Winners

44th Fonterra
Manawatu Science and Technology Fair 2018
Prize List

A pdf copy of the 2018 winners is available here.

44th FONTERRA - MANAWATU SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR 2018 PRIZE LIST

Fonterra BEST EXHIBIT IN FAIR –RUNNER UP Prize
Technology EQUAL
IT331 Wilson Hannon PNINS for his project Exploring solutions for palmy plastic litter
AIM: to reduce plastic going into the ocean
AND
IT334 Jamie Rea Monrad Intermediate for his project Echo-Location
AIM: to create a device that might
assist a blind person.

Science
IS219 Stephanie Stewart PNINS for her project Reduce food waste
AIM: to explore options to reduce food waste

Fonterra BEST EXHIBIT IN FAIR – PREMIER Prize​:
Technology
IT308 Ruby Mainwaring from PNINS with her product Get a grip
AIM: to create a glove grip for elderly person

Science
SS362 Joseph Chamberlain from Freyberg High School with his project The Mystery of WASP 17B
AIM: Astrological study of the movement of an exoplanet with measurement in order to better understand it’s behaviour

Massey SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Distinction Prizes:
IS206 PNINS Emma Mudford Poo2Power
IS207 PNINS Sophie Peters To wear or not to wear
IS215 PNINS Zlata Shapran Onion Hydroponics
IS227 PNINS Thomas Van Rysewyk Stream Check
IS228 PNINS Tom Brown The weight of the wet dude
IS231 PNINS Annabelle Paddison Annie’s water wheel
IS233 Cornerstone Christian School Edrei Samuel and Judah Pereka Shall we Fidget?
IS237 Cornerstone Christian School Caragh Aspden Watching Paint Dry
IS253 PNINS Ella Wingfield-Smith Erosion
IT313 PNINS Anais Thompson Solar deflector jacket
IT337 Ross Intermediate Ruby Wilkins Paint the dirt
SS351 Nga Tawa Diocesan School Jeph Hawe Can Manuka save our rivers?
SS364 PNBHS Christopher Dewhurst Ricing to the challenge
SS367 PNBHS Finn Martin and Junius Ong Vitafresh Hot or not
SS368 PNBHS Nick Slegers and Max Edwards Sweet Potatoes
ST377 Awatapu College Sean MacDonald-Hill Chin Up
IS212 PNINS Brianna Adkins, Leah Brown, Jade Rowe Flower Power

Fonterra SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY HIGH DISTINCTION PRIZES
IS200 PNINS Charlotte Orme Tō Ngāhere Tō Whare Rongoā
IS210 PNINS Lilly Rooney Waste Embraced
IS225 PNINS Esther Steer Bait expectations
IS229 Ross Intermediate Krissie Bearsley Gluten free
IS236 Ross Intermediate Abby Ives The 5 second rule
IS243 Carncot School Alana Smith Improving post surgical welfare using the "bowlevator".
IS252 Cornerstone Christian School Christian Ruihi-Lewis and John Cagoan Naturally Aerating Water
IS260 Linton Camp School Phoenix Harvie Water Kefir Fermentation
IT300 PNINS Ayja Taylor Essential Potential
IT307 PNINS Lucy McLean The last plastic straw
IT310 PNINS Ruby Hansen -Thomas The plastic bag bag
IT311 PNINS Mackenzie Rate Don't let your grip slip
IT329 Cornerstone Christian School Hamish Couperus Vibra Vest
IT331 PNINS Wilson Hannon Exploring solutions for palmy plastic litter
SS353 Awatapu College Georgia Lunn Cry Me A River
SS357 PNGHS Jessica Goodman Lichen this light
SS358 Awatapu College Willa McLachlan Reading Matters
SS363 Awatapu College Gryffin Powell Time Flies When You're Having Fun
ST375 PNGHS Juliet Fakahau Desalinator: Take #2
ST376 Freyberg High School Justyn Bearsley Saving Lego Lives

FONTERRA SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY JUNIOR Prizes
Highly Commended
PS102 Russell Street School Peyton Hardy Floatatious
PT105 Carncot School Anna Wood, Ivy Hadley-Jones, Sophia Pinkney Underground Detective
PS109 Whakarongo School Finn Bennett Measuring Meteor Mayhem
PS110 Whakarongo School Ava Brock Rabbit Water Consumption
PS114 Bunnythorpe School Lucas MacDonald Aerodynamics

3​rd​ Place
PS111 Whakarongo School Adiel Ngirazi Plastic Wrap Polymer
PS106 Carncot School Allie Booth, Sophie Kirkwood, Ashleigh van Rynbach Sparkling Clean

2nd​ Place
PS104 Russell Street School Campbell Mackintosh Iron - Not just for robots

1​st​ Place
PS108 Ashhurst School Caridy Chittenden and Emma Taylor Slimy Slinky

Fonterra S​cience Encouragement Prizes ​- judged by our youth judges.
These awards recognise students whose research has that certain spark and is a really good idea, but may not be fully researched or developed. It shows potential for excellence.
IS204 PNINS Jesse Franks Aerodynamics and turbulence
IS217 PNINS Zachary Hintz Skyscraper aerodynamics
IS223 PNINS Scott Grady Ethanol extravaganza
IS224 PNINS Anika Paterson Bio.d.bag
IS234 Monrad School Sophie Dobson Picture Perfect???
IS240 Ross Intermediate Mereana Gulbransen, Jayda Maniapoto, Shae Te Whata Te reo kia rere
IIS241 Cornerstone Christian School Jiyeon Hahm The Sweet, Sour and Salty effect on Rice
IS244 Carncot School Jiya Bothra Do you see what I see?
IS249 Carncot School Thomas Malone To Grow or not to grow?
IS254 PNINS Georgia Packer, Ashlee Purves Invisible
IT303 PNINS Abby Stones, Sonja Li Sunwipes
IT304 Newbury School Joshua Moss Sweet Tooth!
IT306 Ashhurst Maia DeWit, Logan Jennens-Penketh Speak Up
IT322 Ross Intermediate Sophie Cumming Classroom for kids with autism
IT332 Cornerstone Christian School Joel Woodmass Bridge in a Bag

Youth Judged Science and Technology Prizes
These are the top projects as judged by our youth judges.
IT329 Cornerstone Christian School Hamish Couperus Vibra Vest
IT308 PNINS Ruby Mainwaring Get a grip
SS360 PNGHS Hem Chokshi Strickin' Lichen
IS221 PNINS Abbie Taylor Is it all lies?
SS353 Awatapu College Georgia Lunn Cry Me A River
IS245 Carncot School Amy Macpherson Developing Eye Sight
IS252 Cornerstone Christian School Christian Ruihi-Lewis, John Cagoan Naturally Aerating Water
IT307 PNINS Lucy McLean The last plastic straw
IT320 Cornerstone Christian School Petra Brookie 5+ and 5 star Muesli Bar
SS368 PNBHS Nick Slegers and Max Edwards Sweet Potatoes

SPECIAL PRIZE CATEGORY
These are the prizes that are linked in someway to the topic of your project.

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
For correct protocol through the animal ethics committee, &/or human care of the animals involved
Highly Commended:
IS225 PNINS
Esther Steer Bait expectations
First Place:
IS243 Carncot School Alana Smith Improving post surgical welfare using the "bowlevator".

Horizons Regional Council Internship Prize
This prize is a day out with Horizons Regional Council experiencing various areas of council business including
freshwater science, biodiversity, catchment operations, transport, and hydrology
IS206 PNINS Emma Mudford Poo2Power
IS215 PNINS Zlata Shapran Onion Hydroponics
SS351 Nga Tawa Diocesan School Jeph Hawe Can Manuka save our rivers?
SS353 Awatapu College Georgia Lunn Cry Me A River
IS252 Cornerstone Christian School Christian Ruihi-Lewis John Cagoan Naturally Aerating Water

Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) - Manawatu Branch Prize
This is for a Science or technology project that illustrate how engineering is considered as the development of a concept right through to detailed design and construction.
IT332 Cornerstone Christian School Joel Woodmass Bridge in a Bag

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research Environment Prize and Day Tour
For the best intermediate and secondary exhibit featuring an environmental aspect.
These exhibits use both science and technology to develop a real solution to a real problem in the outdoors.
Intermediate:
IT331 PNINS Wilson Hannon Exploring solutions for palmy plastic litter
Secondary:
SS351 Nga Tawa Diocesan School Jeph Hawe Can Manuka save our rivers?

Inspire Net Electronic Display Prize
This is a new prize this year. For the first time we trialed students presenting their projects using an electronic display rather than the traditional science fair board.
Second Place
DDIT501 St Peters College Eugene Wu Jarrus
First Place
DDST504 Ross Intermediate Linn Herzig Super Soil

Manawatu Branch Geoscience Society of NZ
For a Science investigation related to geology and mineralogy
IS253 PNINS Ella Wingfield-Smith Erosion

Massey University, Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Biology Prize
For the best exhibit relating to the understanding of biology
Highly Commended:
SS353 Awatapu College Georgia Lunn Cry Me A River
First Place:
IS200 PNINS Charlotte Orme Tō Ngāhere Tō Whare Rongoā

Massey University, Institute of Fundamental Sciences – Chemistry Prize
For the best exhibit involving chemistry
Chemistry Prize:
IS209 PNINS Hazel Gregg Zara Isles Apple's sweetside

Massey University, Institute of Fundamental Sciences–Physics and Biophysics Prize
For the best exhibit relating to the understanding of the principles of Physics
Physics and Biophysics Highly Commended:
PS102 Russell Street School Peyton Hardy Floatatious
IS204 PNINS Jesse Franks Aerodynamics and turbulence
Physics & Biophysics First Prize:
SS362 Freyberg High School Joseph Chamberlain The Mystery of W.A.S.P. 17B

Massey University, Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Statistics Prize
For the best exhibit relating to the understanding of the principles of Statistics
Highly Commended:
IS233 Cornerstone Christian School Edrei Samuel Judah Pereka Shall we Fidget?
Statistics First Prize:
SS357 PNGHS Jessica Goodman Lichen this light

Statistics NZ and NZ Statistical Association Prize
For the best projects involving statistics
Statistics 2nd Place:
PS100 Cornerstone Christian School Room D5 A pain of a stain
Statistics 1st Place:
IS215 PNINS Zlata Shapran Onion Hydroponics

Massey University, School of Agriculture and Environment - Ecology Group Prizes
For the best exhibit promoting conservation and native biodiversity to:
IS225 PNINS Esther Steer Bait expectations
For the best exhibit promoting New Zealand ecology to:
SS357 PNGHS Jessica Goodman Lichen this light

Massey University, Institute of Agriculture and Environment - Land Based Industries Prizes
For the best intermediate and secondary soil, plant, animal exhibits
Intermediate:
IS253 PNINS Ella Wingfield-Smith Erosion
Secondary:
SS353 Awatapu College Georgia Lunn Cry Me A River

Massey University, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT) Prizes
For an outstanding exhibit demonstrating engineering principles.
Third:
IT325
Cornerstone Christian School Hamish Couperus Vibra Vest
Second​:
IT334 Monrad Intermediate Jamie Rea Echo-Location
First
IT308 PNINS Ruby Mainwaring Get a grip

Massey University School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT)
For an outstanding exhibit demonstrating chemical and bioprocessing.
Highly Commended:
IS206 PNINS Emma Mudford Poo2Power
ST375 PNGHS Juliet Fakahau Emily Vickerman Desalinator: Take #2
IT313 PNINS Anais Thompson Solar deflector jacket
IT327 Cornerstone Christian School Jessica Beere Bread Tag
First:
ST377 Awatapu College Sean MacDonald-Hill Chin Up

Massey University Internship
For projects that shows excellence in their research, science understanding and exceptional promise for a career in the Sciences
Internship:
IS231 PNINS Annabelle Paddison Annies water wheel
IS214 PNINS Aami Sahana Sasha Mikhyeyeva Madison Ihl Boomtastic black holes
PS102 Russell Street School Peyton Hardy Floatatious
PS106 Carncot School Allie Booth Sophie Kirkwood Ashleigh van Rynbach Sparkling Clean
IS254 PNINS Georgia Packer Ashlee Purves Invisible

The Massey University Sustainable Prize
For the project that shows future forward thinking to help sustain our environment
PS101 Russell Street School Room 8 Wrap it up for the planet
IT331 PNINS Wilson Hannon Exploring solutions for palmy plastic litter

MSTF Approval prize
For a project that has shown thoroughness while adhering to the correct ethical and safety protocols
IS200 PNINS Charlotte Orme Tō Ngāhere Tō Whare Rongoā

New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science Prizes
For a science investigation and/or technology project that relate to: (1) Agricultural Science, (2) Horticulture, (3) Animal Science and (4) Soil Science
(1) Agriculture:
IS215 PNINS Zlata Shapran Onion Hydroponics
(2) Horticulture:
IS251 Cornerstone Christian School Gabriel Taylor-MacLean Have You Bean Listening? The Power of Words
(3) Animal Science:
IS206 PNINS Emma Mudford Poo2Power
(4) Soil Science:
DDST504 Ross Intermediate Linn Herzig Super Soil

New Zealand Microbiological Society (Mike Baxter Prize)
This is a prize for the best microbiology project.
IS200 PNINS Charlotte Orme Tō Ngāhere Tō Whare Rongoā

New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Prize
For the exhibits that most effectively present an aspect of food science or food technology.
Highly Commended:
IS229 Ross Intermediate Krissie Bearsley Gluten free
IS241 Cornerstone Christian School Jiyeon Hahm The Sweet, Sour and Salty effect on Rice
Runner Up:
PS101 Russell Street School Room 8 Wrap it up for the planet
Best Exhibit:
SS367 PNBHS Finn Martin Junius Ong Vitafresh Hot or not

New Zealand Baking Industry Research Trust Prizes
For the best use of flour or bakery products in food related projects.
Runner up:
DDST503 PNINS Rebecca Golding Sugar rush
First Place:
IS219 PNINS Stephanie Stewart Reduce food waste
The Science Centre Inc. Prize
Science investigation and/or technology project that best displays the curiosity and ingenuity of the young investigator
Second place:
IT334 Monrad Intermediate Jamie Rea Echo-Location
First place:
IS231 PNINS Annabelle Paddison Annie’s water wheel

New Zealand Institute of Chemistry prize
For the best exhibit relating to chemical principles
Highly Commended:
SS364 PNBHS Christopher Dewhurst Ricing to the challenge
First place:
SS367 PNBHS Finn Martin Junius Ong Vitafresh Hot or not

S+ART
The S+ART Art Installation Prize is for a 3 dimensional artwork that celebrates, recognises and tells a story about the
intersection between art and science.
Primary
Danika Woodroofe, Peyton Hardy, Libby Sloan and Noah Rives - Russell Street School
Intermediate
Michaela Reid - Cornerstone Christian School
Secondary
Devon Snedden - Cornerstone Christian School

Science Award Trust Prizes
For projects relevant to the science badges offered by the Science Award Trust
DDIS502 PNINS C J Reid Gluten free scones
IS203 Whakarongo School Axis Simon Steve Jiji Kyson Davenport Microfibres
IS232 Carncot School Madeleine Hehir Purrfect Litter.
IS245 Carncot School Amy Macpherson Developing Eye Sight.
IT302 PNINS April Holman Mission inpawsible
IT317 PNINS Sophie Ward Winter warmer
IT325 Ross Intermediate Kayleigh Greig A kid's kit
IT327 Cornerstone Christian School Jessica Beere Bread Tag
IS214 PNINS Aami Sahana Sasha Mikhyeyeva Madison Ihenfeldt Boomtastic black holes
IT335 PNINS Hudson Aish Luke Atienza Send it right

UCOL Faculty of Health and Sciences prizes
UCOL Laboratory prize for the best laboratory techniques demonstrated.
IS200 Charlotte Orme PNINS Tō Ngāhere Tō Whare Rongoā
UCOL Graphics prize for the best graphical display of results.
IS260 Phoenix Harvie Linton Water Kefir Fermentation
UCOL Vet Nursing- Animal Care prize for the best project involving care of animals.
IT313 Anais Thompson PNINS Solar deflector jacket
UCOL Vet Nursing - Animal Behaviour / Physiology / Anatomy Prize for the best project involving animal
behaviour, physiology or anatomy.
IT302 April Holman PNINS Mission impawsible
UCOL Best Health prize for the best project involving health.
IS221 Abbie Taylor PNINS Is it all lies?
UCOL Best Science prize for the best project for applying science to everyday life.
PS109 Finn Bennett Whakarongo School Measuring Meteor Mayhem

UCOL Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology Prizes
UCOL Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology - Carpentry / Wood prize for the best project involving carpentry or wood construction.
IS231 Annabelle Paddison PNINS Annie’s water wheel
UCOL Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology - Electrical prize for the best electrical project.
IT317 Sophie Ward PNINS Winter warmer
UCOL Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology - Automotive/Propulsion prize for the best automotive/propulsion project.
PS114 Lucas MacDonald Bunnythorpe School Aerodynamics
UCOL Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology - Innovative prize for the best project innovative project.
IT309 Teise Teumohenga PNINS My wonderful windbreak
UCOL Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology - Metal Construction prize for the best project involving metal construction.
IS243 Alana Smith Carncot School Improving post surgical welfare using the "bowlevator".
UCOL Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology - Hair and Beauty prize for the project involving hair and beauty.
IT300 Ayja Taylor PNINS Essential Potential

UCOL Faculty of Humanities and Business Prizes
UCOL Faculty of Humanities and Business Prize for Creative Innovation for the best project demonstrating creative innovation
IS232 Madeleine Hehir Carncot School Purrfect Litter.
IT332 Joel Woodmass Cornerstone Christian School Bridge in a Bag
IT329 Hamish Couperus Cornerstone Christian School Vibra Vest
UCOL Faculty of Humanities and Business Prize for ICT Innovation for the best use of emerging technology
DDIT501 Eugene Wu St Peters College Jarrus
IT334 Jamie Rea Monrad Intermediate Echo-Location
UCOL Faculty of Humanities and Business Prize for Business Potential for the best business innovation project
IT308 Ruby Mainwaring PNINS Get a grip

Memorial Prizes
Dr Gregor Yeates Memorial Prize -​ in memory of Dr Gregor Yeates, FRSNZ
For an investigation relating to Soil Biota
IS210 Lilly Rooney PNINS Waste Embraced

Langley Memorial Prize​ – in memory of Keryn and Callum
For creativity, passion and commitment in Science or Technology.
IT329 Hamish Couperus Cornerstone Christian School Vibra Vest

Mina McKenzie Indigenous Science Prize
For the best investigation of some aspect of science related to indigenous culture
IT309 Teise Teumohenga PNINS My wonderful windbreak

Cultural Prizes
Tāhuri Whenua - National Māori Horticulture Collective
For the best Kaupapa projects.
IS248 Emma Miers Telaina Fa'aea Ross Intermediate School Most sugar or least?

Te Reo Māori me te Pūtaiao Prize - Māori Womens’ Welfare League Ikaroa branch - Rangitaane
o Manawatū.
For an exhibit presented and interviewed in Te Reo Māori at all levels
IS258 Kellan Galloway Bunnythorpe School Close Up

Vaka Science Excellence Awards – Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Science (Biology & Chemistry) Prize Winner
IS248 Emma Miers Telaina Fa'aea Ross Intermediate School Most sugar or least?
Engineering (Physics & Maths) Runner up
IT335 Hudson Aish Luke Atienza PNINS Send it right
Engineering (Physics & Maths) First place
ST375 Juliet Fakahau, Emily Vickerman PNGHS Desalinator: Take #2
Technology (Applied Science) -Prize Winners
IS203 Axis Simon, Steve Jiji, Kyson Davenport Whakarongo School Microfibres
IT309 Teise Teumohenga PNINS My wonderful windbreak
Environmental Science Prize Winners
SS359 Celestial Brown, Rhema Brown PNGHS Rock my Island
Vaka Primary Science
PS100 Room D5 Cornerstone Christian School A pain of a stain

Big Special Prizes<.>
Royal Society of New Zealand - Manawatu Branch Inc. Prizes
For an outstanding exhibit that demonstrates strong potential for the student's future in science or technology.
IS200 Charlotte Orme PNINS Tō Ngāhere Tō Whare Rongoā
IT307 Lucy McLean PNINS The last plastic straw
SS362 Joseph Chamberlain Freyberg High School The Mystery of WASP 17B

DairyNZ Prizes
These prizes are awarded for projects related to a field of interest to the Agricultural sector
High Distinction
IS226 Jake Rayner PNINS Effects of soil pH on grass growth
IS239 Olivia McIntyre Cornerstone Christian School Grow Grass Grow
2nd Place
IS206 Emma Mudford PNINS Poo2Power
1st Prize
SS351 Jeph Hawe Nga Tawa Diocesan School Can Manuka save our rivers?