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Published 10 May 2018

Celebrating Alert's 1,000th issue with he kāhui whetū | shining stars

Today the 1,000th issue of our Alert newsletter coincides with some outstanding achievements. Fellows Margaret Brimble, David Penny and Wendy Larner have each been honoured by prestigious international organisations, Fellow Bill Manhire received an Icon Award, 2017 Pou Aronui Award winner Professor Ngahuia te Awekotuku has been named Emeritus Professor and Iritana Bennett Fakahau of Ōtaki College has won our inaugural Māori scholarship to attend the London International Youth Science Forum.

Ha kāhui whetū | shining stars

First-ever New Zealand woman elected Fellow of The Royal Society, London

Professor Margaret Brimble CustomFellow and Rutherford Medallist Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble CNZM of the University of Auckland has become the first New Zealand woman to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. Read more

 

 

Fellow David Penny named foreign associate of US National Academy of Sciences 

Penny David 161 CustomFellow Professor Emeritus David Penny, Massey University, has received one of the highest honours in the science world, being named a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (United States). Read more

 

Next President of Society to receive prestigious research medal

Wendy Larner PR Landscape RSNZ 04052018 VUW CustomProfessor Wendy Larner FRSNZ FAcSS FNZGS, Royal Society Te Apārangi President-Elect, will receive the prestigious Victoria Medal from the UK’s Royal Geographical Society. Read more.

 

 

Poet and writer Bill Manhire one of five new Arts Icons

Arts icons 2018 CustomFellow Bill Manhire has received an Icon Award - Whakamana Hiranga, the Arts Foundation of New Zealand's highest honour. Read more.

 

 

 

Scholar, dreamer, rebel-rouser – now Emeritus Professor

2018 04 03 Ngahuia Te Awekotuku Emeritus Professor 76822 Custom2017 Pou Aronui Award winner Professor Ngahuia te Awekotuku, who was the first Māori woman to earn a PhD in Aotearoa, has been named Emeritus Professor by University of Waikato. Read more.

 

 

Māori scholarship awarded to Ōtaki College student

IMG 7008 Large3Iritana Bennett Fakahau has won a Māori Scholarship to attend the London International Youth Science Forum. Read more.

 

 

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi