Excellent news for the Celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light in New Zealand! The fund will be used to run events in conjunction with IYL and various museums around New Zealand to celebrate the vernal equinox and Matariki. Read more here.

The New Zealand government just announced today the allocation for the 1 million dollar Unlocking Curious Minds fund, with the goal of “…engaging more New Zealanders to learn about science, particularly our young people.” The bid by A/Prof Cather Simpson, was one of the 28 successful projects awarded funding from the grant.