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Published 10 October 2019

Livestream: 2019 Research Honours Aotearoa

This year's Research Honours Aotearoa will be available to watch live for the first time, either via our website, or on our Facebook page, @RoyalSocietyNZ.


Royal Society Te Apārangi proudly presents Research Honours Aotearoa, our annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and contributions of innovators, kairangahau Māori, researchers and scholars in science, technology and humanities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

The event is being held in Ōtepoti Dunedin at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday 17 October, with formal proceedings starting from 6:45pm.

Watch above or on Facebook from our page @RoyalSocietyNZ

Further updates and reaction can be found by following our Twitter @royalsocietynzor the hashtag #RHA2019.


Mihi whakatau

MCs: Julian Wilcox and Moana Theodore

President’s welcome - Professor Wendy Larner FRSNZ


Early Career Research
Cooper Award
Hamilton Award
Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences
Hatherton Award
Te Kōpūnui Māori Research Award

Communications and Leadership
Callaghan Medal
Thomson Medal

Physical and Biological Sciences
Hector Medal
Hutton Medal


Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)
Te Tohu Rapuora Award
Beaven Medal
Liley Medal

Humanities and Social Sciences
Te Rangi Hiroa Medal
Humanities Aronui Medal
Pou Aronui Award

Co-Created Research
Te Rangaunua Hiranga Māori Award


Technology and Applied Sciences
MacDiarmid Medal
Pickering Medal
Scott Medal

Our Finest Honour
Rutherford Medal

Rutherford Medal image on black background

Royal Society Te Apārangi would like to acknowledge the tremendous support from our Kaitautoko Partners in presenting this awards ceremony.

2019 RHA sponsor logo lock v3 w Callaghan

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi