AusIMM New Zealand Branch Education Endowment Trust Scholarships
The New Zealand Branch Education Endowment Trust (EET) was set up with initial funding from profits of the Auckland PACRIM Congress in 1995. The New Zealand Trust is separate from the Education Endowment Fund operated by the AusIMM in Australia as New Zealand students are not eligible for the Australian EEF for tax reasons. Since the EET’s inception there have been 93 scholarships awarded to students at New Zealand universities. Information on the EET can be found in the Trust Deed.
The purpose of the EET is to provide scholarships to students undertaking research in geology, engineering or the environment that is related to the minerals industry. Students must be enrolled in a New Zealand university for the duration of the award. Preference will be given to projects based in New Zealand and to Student Members of the AusIMM.
The EET grants two types of scholarships:
- Postgraduate scholarships of $5,000: these scholarships are for a 1 year term and normally awarded to students undertaking a Masters degree by thesis, and are awarded in the thesis year of their study. Closing date: 28 February 2017.
- Undergraduate BSc(Hons) project scholarships of $2000: these scholarships are awarded to students undertaking a BSc(Hons) degree in their fourth or Honours project year of their study. Closing date: 28 February 2017.
In addition to the EET postgraduate scholarships there are two awards with a value of $1000 each which are for outstanding candidates applying for the EET Postgraduate Scholarship, meeting the following criteria (there is no separate application for these awards):
- Lloyd Jones Award of $1,000 – to an outstanding candidate whose proposed study area is related to mining engineering.
- Jock Braithwaite Award of $1,000 – to an outstanding candidate whose proposed study area is in the fields of mineral exploration, as well as oil/gas, alluvial gold and industrial minerals.
- Only one of each of the awards will be awarded in any one year.
- In the event of no candidates meeting the criteria, the award will not be made.
- These awards are granted solely on the discretion of the trustees.
Application for AusIMM New Zealand Branch EET Scholarships
Please provide all of the below information in your application, and email it to Roger Briggs, Secretary, New Zealand Branch Education Endowment Trust (there is no application form). The electronic submission of your application MUST be in PDF format in one file not greater than 2 Mb. The file should be named as per the following convention: Family name_EET_degree name_2016_Feb.pdf
- The title of your research project and its location.
- A short summary of no more than 300 words of the research objectives and how it is relevant to the minerals industry.
- A brief CV with photo, and your academic record to date. An uncertified copy of your academic record is acceptable.
- The degree or course you are enrolled in.
- Details of any other funding you are receiving or have applied for.
- Your supervisor or the Chairperson of Department/School must sign the application.
The EET is funded from donations, and from the New Zealand Branch of the AusIMM which derives most of its income from annual conferences. The EET is registered with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department as a charitable trust, and donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made by members when annual membership subscriptions are paid, or directly to the EET at any time.
John St George – Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently retired from his position as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland. Graduated with a BSc degree in mining engineering from Imperial College, London, MSc in Rock Mechanics and Excavation Engineering from Newcastle University and a PhD from the University of Auckland for research into slope stability. Practical experience in the minerals industry in Africa and the UK. Research interests include the strength of coal in relation to stress effects and its permeability; the environmental effects of blast vibrations and subsidence related to mineral extraction sites.
Roger Briggs – Secretary email@example.com
Recently retired as Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Waikato, after 37 years of service. Graduated with an MSc in petrology, and a PhD on high pressure blueschist metamorphism of sulfide deposits in New Caledonia from the University of Auckland. Research interests include the volcanic geology of the Coromandel and Taupo volcanic zones, the South Auckland volcanic field, and the volcanic rocks and blacksands of western North Island.
Graeme Fulton – Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Graeme graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University in Scotland and was a recipient of an AAC Scholarship. He has more than twenty years’ experience in mining and information systems, gaining practical mining experience with French-Kier on their Benbain Opencast coal mine (UK); Anglo American Corporation at Vaal Reefs Gold Mine, Premier Diamond Mine and Springbok Colliery (South Africa); and as Senior Mining Engineer for Avgold – Target Project on the development of a new deep-level gold mine. Extensive experience in mining information systems, having worked at Andersen Consulting, Intertech Systems and Datamine on information systems for mining, petroleum and manufacturing companies as well as mining software development, GIS and mapping. Additionally, he has extensive experience in mining and quarrying consultancy projects over a wide range of minerals and deposits both locally and internationally. Consultancy work has been undertaken in a number of countries including New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Southern Africa and Malaysia. A member of New Zealand Branch Committee from 2000-2010, which included terms as Newsletter editor (3yrs), Chairman (2yrs) and Treasurer (3yrs). He has previously been an ex-officio member of the EET and Trust Treasurer, and now returns to the Treasurer role and a Trustee after a four year gap.
Vivienne Bull – Assistant Treasurer email@example.com
Graduated MSc in geology from the University of Auckland. Over thirty years of experience in the New Zealand mining industry with AHI Minerals, Ministry of Energy and BHP Gold. Currently running Vivienne Bull Tenement Consultant specialising in New Zealand prospecting, exploration and mining permitting under the Crown Minerals Act. Member of AusIMM for more than thirty years and past member of the AusIMM Board.
Tony Haworth firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony holds an MSc(Tech) degree majoring in Earth Science from the University of Waikato and a Masters in Finance degree from the London Business School. Over the past 20 years Tony has held a variety of technical, managerial and governance roles in New Zealand and offshore in the mining and investment banking sectors. For the past 10 years Tony has worked for New Zealand corporate advisory firm Campbell MacPherson Ltd where he currently holds the position of Director, advising clients on a wide range of M&A, valuation and capital raising projects.
René Sterk email@example.com
Rene is consultant geologist and managing director of RSC Consulting Ltd, a New Zealand head-quartered consultancy with offices in Australia, Asia and Africa. René established the RSC New Zealand office in 2008, and specialises in exploration management for gold and base metals, with a strong skill set in resource modelling, grade control, reconciliation, QA/QC and successful sampling. He holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Geology and Tectonics and is a chartered professional (CP) with the AusIMM. Rene is the current chair of the AusIMM New Zealand Branch.
Rene is a Trustee as a part of the responsibilities of being the current New Zealand Branch Chairperson of the AusIMM.
SGS Natural Resources Analytical Support Scholarship
Analytical Funding for Postgraduate students in Geochemistry and Fossil Energy
To invest in the future of the natural resources industry in New Zealand, SGS New Zealand Ltd, in association with the AusIMM New Zealand Branch, is proud to offer an Analytical Support Scholarship to students undertaking a postgraduate study in geochemistry and fossil energy. The scholarship is in the form of in-kind geochemical or coal based analysis over the course of the research project. The value of this award is to a maximum value of $2000 worth of analytical services. For more information about the SGS Natural Resources Analytical Support Scholarship, including application details, please click on the following link:
Previous EET Scholarship Recipients
*also received Jock Braithwaite Award
|Anna Eames||University of Waikato||The chemistry and texture of sulfides (pyrite): the Waihi epithermal system|
|Alastair King||University of Otago||Mineralisation and structure of the mineralised fault system at the Lot’s Wife gold prospect, Central Otago|
|Fraser Shand||University of Otago||Conditions, style and paragenesis of mineralisation in the Cascade Creek porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Westland|
|Fraser Shand||University of Otago||Structural controls, mineralising fluids and alteration halo at the Big River South-St George gold deposit, Reefton Goldfield|
|Jim Dickie||University of Otago||Timing and conditions of mineralisation of the Blackwater Dike in the Greenland Group, Westland, New Zealand|
|Andrew Mason||University of Otago||Understanding the structural and lithological controls and paragenesis of gold mineralisation within the Aorere Goldfields with special interest in the Johnston’s United Mine|
|George Stick||University of Otago||A structural and paragenetic study of the Energetic Gold Mine, Reefton, New Zealand|
|Ryan Lee*||University of Waikato||Identifying alteration signatures and vectors towards mineralisation in the Sams Creek dike-hosted gold deposit|
|Lance Molyneaux||Victoria University||Mine disaster search and rescue robot eek dike-hosted gold deposit|
|Grace Frontin-Rollet||Victoria University||The geochemistry and ecotoxicity of New Zealand seafloor phosphorites|
|Simon Alder||University of Otago||Structure and seismicity in the Moonlight Fault Zone, Matukituki valley, Wanaka|
|Alexis Belton||University of Otago||Timing of peak metamorphism and associated fluid flow in the Greenland Group metasediments in the Collie Range, Westland, New Zealand|
|Billy Bodger||University of Waikato||Volcanic geology and epithermal mineralisation at the Wharekirauponga gold-silver prospect, Hauraki Goldfield, New Zealand|
|Troy Collier||Victoria University of Wellington||Geology of the Pegasus Basin based on seismic data, with insights from outcrop correlatives in southern Wairarapa and northeastern Marlborough|
|Jordan Crase||University of Otago||Diamond potential of a peridotite bearing alkaline dike, south Westland, New Zealand|
|Hayden Dalton||University of Otago||A chemical study of elevated rare earth element concentrations in carbonatite –affected peridotites in Otago|
|Tristan Menzies||University of Otago||Structure, fluid flow and mineralisation in the Moonlight Fault Zone, Moke Lake, Queenstown|
|Kate Mauriohoho*||University of Waikato||The thermal evolution of the Tauhara Geothermal Field|
|Megan Saunders||University of Waikato||Taranaki Foreland Basin record in northwestern South Island reconstructed from fission track and helium thermochronology|
|Patrick Turner||University of Canterbury||Mineralisation potential, hydrothermal alteration and the mechanism of emplacement of the alkaline layered intrusives of the Mt Tapuaenuku igneous intrusion, Inland Kaikoura, New Zealand|
|Sarah Fyfe||University of Auckland||Geometallurgy of the Waihi vein system|
|Ayrton Hamilton||University of Auckland||Textures and mineralogy of the Kohuamari Silica sinter, Coromandel, NZ|
|Taylor Knight||University of Auckland||Structural Geology of the Trio epithermal Deposit, Waihi, NZ|
|Nichole Moerhuis||University of Otago||Timing and nature of fluid flow and mineralisation of Onekaka schist in NW Nelson|
|Marshall Palmer||University of Otago||Timing and conditions of Mesothermal fluid flow in the Greenland Group, Westland|
|Markham Phillips||University of Otago||Timing and Genesis of an Intrusion -Related Gold deposit: Sams Creek, NW Nelson, NZ|
|Tom Ritchie||University of Otago||Timing and conditions of Mesothermal fluid flow in the Greenland Group, Westland|
|Ravinder Singh||University of Waikato||Development and application of new methods for the application of stable isotopes to mineral exploration|
|Erin Skinner||University of Auckland||Evolution of the Waihi vein system: Constraints from microscopic textural analysis and Ar40/Ar39 dating|
|Lhani Voyle*||University of Waikato||Cenozoic Stratigraphy and Struture of eastern Taranaki Basin margin|
|Rae West||University of Canterbury||Trialling passive remediation on AMD-affected mine waters, Bellvue Mine , West Coats, NZ|
|James Conway||University of Auckland||Origin of sulphides and their effects on groundwater chemistry at the Martha Mine|
|Tobias Francis||University of Auckland||Soil gas sampling Wharekirauponga epithermal Au-Ag prospect, Hauraki Goldfield|
|Alicia Newton||University of Auckland||Structural geology of the Rahu prospect|
|Rob Hunter||University of Canterbury||Mechanism causing erosion in embankment dams|
|Lorraine Hamilton||University of Auckland||Mineralogy and geochemistry of the Union-Trio, Waihi District, New Zealand|
|Hayden Mackenzie||University of Canterbury||Determining the origin of subsidence features, Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand|
|Simon Taylor||University of Waikato||The mechanisms and controls on basaltic volcanism in the South Auckland volcanic field|
|Anna Lawless||University of Waikato||The nature, distribution, origin and potential economic importance of glauconite in authigenic carbonate-phosphate-glauconite deposits on central Chatham Rise, Southwest Pacific|
|Kirsty Vincent||University of Waikato||U-Pb dating of zircons from rhyolitic volcanics in the Coromandel using LA-ICPMS|
|Scott Carruthers||University of Auckland||Soil geochemistry in minerals exploration, as an indicator for the presence of epithermal Au – Ag deposits|
|Sam Hemming-Sykes||Victoria University of Wellington||Faults as Barriers and conduits to Flow ; Investigating the dual Influence of Faulting on hydrocarbon migration and Accumulation in the Kupe Field, South Taranaki|
|Courtney Briggs||University of Canterbury||Evolution of the Globe Progress orogenic gold deposit, Reefton gold field, New Zealand|
|Robert McCann||University of Otago||Fingerprinting heavy metals in the Southern South Island, New Zealand|
|April Gibson||University of Waikato||Eruption styles and controls on magamatic and phreatomagmatic volcanism in the South Auckland Volcanic Field|
|Daniel Strang||Geotechnical investigation of Whitehall quarry|
|Ben Andrews||University of Waikato||Origin and Paleoenvironmental significance of widespread unconformities in NZ Paleocene sedimentary|
|Larissa MacMillan||University of Waikato||Comparitive sedimentology and paleoecology of fossil giant oyster beds in Tertiary strata from New Zealand and Argentina|
|Melissa Troup||University of Waikato||Stratigraphy, sedimentology and petrology of Miocene cold-seep limestones in the Wairapa ; the geological evidence for past seabed hydrocarbon seepage.|
|Rebecca Richards||University of Waikato||U-Th and U/Pb double dating of detrital sedimentary grains from Fiordland Eocene – Miocene sedimentary section for provenance history.|
|Jenny Stein||University of Otago||Paleogeography of the Eastern Southland Coal Basin|
|Bradley Hopcroft||Waikato University||Depositional system of eastern Taranaki Basin and implications for hydrocarbon habitats|
|Hugh Davies||University of Otago||Geochemical changes following pH remediation within the Mangatini Stream, Stockton Mine|
|Sarah Ewen||University of Waikato||Miocene cold-seep limestones in northern Hawke’s Bay: the geological evidence for past seabed hydrocarbon seepage.|
|Helen Cocker||University of Auckland||Broken Hills Mine, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand|
|James Mortimer||University of Auckland||Structural aspects of the Favona low-sulphidation Au-Ag deposit, Waihi, New Zealand|
|Danielle Payne||University of Waikato||North Kaipara shelf sands|
|Orla Hansen||University of Waikato||Silica in limestone at Oparure quarry, Te Kuiti|
|Callum Browne||University of Auckland||Mercury in soils at Martha and Favona, Waihi|
|Remalia Sharplin||University of Auckland||Tui mine site water quality remediation|
|Annette King||University of Otago||Arsenic levels and plant uptake on revegetated tailings, Macraes mine|
|Lauren Sunde||University of Auckland||Golden Cross u/g vein textures, mineralogy and geochemistry|
|Campbell Ryland||University of Otago||Geology, mineralisation and structure at Bald Hill, South Westland|
|Joanna Lea||University of Canterbury||Geotechnical investigation of the highwall at the proposed Terrace opencast mine, Reddale, Reefton|
|Tim Mulliner||University of Otago||Metals in Southland groundwater, and the influence of geological setting on their concentrations|
|Shannon Martin||University of Auckland||Mineralogy, texture and geochemistry of vein samples from the Martha mine, Waihi|
|Philip Jones||University of Otago||Structural evolution and mineralisation of the Hyde-Macrae’s shear zone, Golden Bar pit, East Otago|
|Alistair Stuart||University of Auckland||Geology and geochemistry of the Karangahake epithermal gold and silver deposit, North Island, NZ|
|Matthew Harris||University of Auckland||Geophysical characteristics of epithermal deposits in the southern portion of the Waitekauri Corridor, Hauraki Goldfield , NZ|
|Roelant Dewerse||University of Auckland||Highwall stability assessment, Awaroa 4 Opencast Coal Mine, Rotowaro Coalfield, Huntly|
|Charles Rands||University of Otago||Molybdenum bearing plutons of NW Nelson: geology, mineralization and tectonic setting|
|Joseph Hughes||University of Otago||Environmental geochemistry of Stockton Mine and implications on water quality|
|Andrea Todd||University of Otago||Hydrogeology and revegetation of an historic mine site at Kaitangata, South Otago|
|Lucy Hewlett||University of Otago||Comparing the mineralogy, hydrogeology and geochemistry of waters from gold and coal mines in Reefton|
|Kirsty Macorison||University of Auckland||Geology of the Taharoa ironsand deposit|
|John Morton||University of Otago||Manganese and scheelite mineralisation in the Mt Patriarch region of Central Otago|
|Michael Fitzgerald||University of Waikato||Structure and hydrothermal alteration of epithermal mineralisation at Ohui, Hauraki Goldfield|
|Stuart Cartwright||University of
|Cenozoic geological evolution of the Central-Eastern King Country Basin, North Island|
|Craig Noble||University of Auckland||Arsenic in West Coast coal mine drainages|
|Nathaniel Wilson||University of Otago||Arsenic and antimony in West Coast and Otago mine sites|
|Greg Carter||University of Auckland||Deep hydrothermal alteration and mineralisation in the Ladolam epithermal gold deposit, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea|
|Jennie Dingley||University of Auckland||Stratigraphy, sedimentology and mineralogy of the Waikato North Head ironsand deposit|
|Wendy Hampton||University of Auckland||Textures and mineralogy of Pliocene silica sinter at Whenuaroa, southern Puhipuhi, Northland|
|Erin Hollinger||University of Otago||Vein textures, mineralogy and ore grades at Martha Hill epithermal Au-Ag deposit, Waihi, New Zealand|
|Alexandra Johansen||University of Waikato||Facies analysis and hydrocarbon reservoir potential of Miocene sandstones, East Coast Basin, North Island, New Zealand|
|Andrea Strand||University of Auckland||Geochemical and mineralogical changes associated with alteration envelopes around mineralised veins in the Coeur d’Alene mining district, Idaho, USA|
|Craig Anderson||University of Otago||Microbial remediation of a wetland contaminated with arsenic near the Barewood gold mine, Central Otago|
|Reece Harrison||University of Waikato||Geochemical processes occurring within gold mine tailings with low sulphide content in the high precipitation temperate environment of Waihi, New Zealand|
|Amanda Black||University of Otago||Remediation of the effects of coal mine tailings, Kaitangata, South Otago|
|Stephen Krippner||University of Waikato||Geology and mineralisation of the Kapowai caldera, Coromandel Peninsula|
|Ian McIntosh||University of Auckland||Hydrothermal feldspar occurrence in the Broadlands geothermal system, Taupo Volcanic Zone|
|Josie Robertson||University of Auckland||The Calypso undersea geothermal system, White Island|
|David Tillick||University of Auckland||Clay mineralogy of the Golden Cross gold-silver deposit, Coromandel Peninsula|