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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

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Fellow 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 

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Fellow 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

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Professor 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

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Fellow 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

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2017 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

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



Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi