Celebrating our achievements
Senior Kairangahau Māori Shaun Awatere has been appointed as a Kāhui Māori member of the Deep South National Science Challenge. The Kāhui Māori members provide the Deep South Governance Board and Science Leadership Team with strategic advice and input into their science strategy and priorities. They also help with the assessment of science quality, performance and responsiveness to iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori business goals. Shaun Awatere took over from Garth Harmsworth.
Senior scientist Andrew Fenemor, has been appointed as one of five members of the Government’s Freshwater Independent Advisory Panel. The panel, chaired by retired Environment Court judge David Sheppard, is tasked with considering submissions on the 2019 Essential Freshwater proposals and making recommendations to the Government on the form and content of the proposed new National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management, the new National Environmental Standards for Freshwater, and supporting regulations under s360 of the RMA. Andrew is carrying out this role independently of Manaaki Whenua.
Andrew has over 35 years’ experience in hydrological research and water management. He was appointed a member by the Minister for the Environment, Hon. David Parker. The appointment is in place until 30 June 2020.
Peter Buchanan has received an award from the Governor General for his support of student science communication. The Paul Harris Fellow Award was presented at the annual Eureka Forum at Government House in Wellington in September 2019. The award is named after the founder of Rotary, and honours people who demonstrate an outstanding contribution to the community.