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Recognising excellence in invention and creation.

Award detail

Discipline: Technology

Award offered: Every two years

Prize: Award

Tahunui-a-Rangi is awarded in even numbered years to a person or team who, while in New Zealand, has invented or created a unique and ingenious structure, device, product, design, system, process, service or artefact(s) which is significant in its economic, cultural, social or environmental impact.

Such an invention or creation must demonstrate world-class ingenuity and/or creative use of new knowledge and would not normally be based on published research. Nominations are invited from any of the private, non-profit and public sectors.

Current status

The 2024 round is now open. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2024