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We support and sponsor regional awards for students to recognise and reward young people who are thinking and acting for a sustainable future.
Sustainable Resource Management Awards and Wrybill Trophy
The Resource Management Awards are a special category in the Canterbury-Westland Schools’ Science and Technology Fairs, held annually in Christchurch and Timaru.
Prizes are awarded to students whose exhibits take an innovative investigative approach to solving environmental issues facing Canterbury/Waitaha.
The winners of the school award, in both the junior and senior categories at the fairs, present their exhibits at a special council meeting at our office.
The overall winner is awarded the Wrybill Trophy.
- Read more about the fair and how to enter.
- Read about the Wrybill Trophy and previous recipients.
Young Enterprise Scheme
From 2023, we will be awarding a prize to Waitaha students involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme who show a commitment to environmental sustainability in their business plans.
Students wowed our judges with their innovative ideas at the NIWA Science and Technology Fair.
Regional winners at the 2019 Science Fair recently got the chance to present their projects to our Councillors and staff, with an overall winner crowned.