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Tahunui-a-Rangi

Recognising excellence in invention and creation.

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

Tahunui-A-Rangi will be open for nominations for the first time in 2020.  

The 2020 round has opened with a closing date of 31 March 2020.

If you wish to make a new nomination can you please advise us as soon as possible (academy@royalsociety.org.nz) and we will send you a URL to access the web portal.