23 Oct 2009

Inaugural PM's science prizes announced

5:11 pm on 23 October 2009

Prime Minister John Key has launched the inaugural Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.

There will be five categories of prizes worth a total of $1 million.

Mr Key says New Zealand scientists are doing high-quality research in many areas, but too often their achievements receive little public acclaim.

The inaugural winners will be announced in February and subsequent winners will be announced in November each year.