Government pays tribute to Sir Ian Axford 18 Mar 2010
- NZ hosts nuclear non-proliferation meeting News
- Minister looks at court systems in Europe and UK News
- New Zealand hosts Pacific fisheries meeting News
- Awards showcase amazing New Zealanders News
- PM congratulates David Cameron after UK election News
- Budget provides $321m for RS&T activities News
- Navy takes delivery of HMNZS Wellington News
- New Zealand Music Month turns 10 Living
- New Zealand 2011 Business Club launched Business
- McCully names new Ambassador to France News
“Sir Ian had an outstanding international reputation in astrophysics and space science.
“He made a unique contribution to both science and the country’s research system, “ Dr Mapp said.
Sir Ian was a leader in New Zealand’s science system and in the public policy arena. He was New Zealander of the Year in 1995.
He was Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University from 1982 to 1985, and had chaired the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and the Marsden Fund.
More recently Sir Ian was a strong supporter of the joint New Zealand-Australian bid to host the Square Kilometre Array, an international radio telescope project.
The Government-sponsored Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy, named in recognition of Sir Ian’s efforts, have helped New Zealand and the United States share the latest thinking in public policy.
“On behalf of the Government, I offer sincere condolences to Sir Ian’s family and friends,” Dr Mapp said.
30 Apr 2018 Environment
30 April 2018 Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor launched Biosecurity New Zealand at the Zealandia... more
30 Apr 2018 News
30 April 2018 Auckland Council is to be congratulated for this afternoon voting 15-2 in favour of the regional fuel tax, Transport... more
30 Apr 2018 Business News
30 April 2018 Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri today welcomed the signing of a partnership between New Zealand Customs and dairy... more
4 Aug 2018 Entertainment
'Theres two things you need to know about I Am Giant.. one.. they're awesome. and two.. they're awesome' Daniel P Carter - Radio 1... more
1 Aug 2018 Entertainment
Fresh off the boat from Aotearoa, Modern Maori Quartet were back in London to treat us to an awesome Sunday afternoon of entertainment... more
12 Feb 2018 Property
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 The Government's housing stocktake report released today adds no new knowledge or... more
12 Feb 2018 Property
12 FEBRUARY 2018 An independent stocktake of New Zealand’s housing sector has found the housing crisis the country faces is deeper... more
26 Jan 2018 Migration
26 JANUARY 2018 Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has today announced the four community-based organisations who will be the... more
22 Feb 2018 Travel & Tourism
International visitor spending reached a record high of $10.6 billion in the year to December 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis... more
28 Aug 2017 Travel & Tourism
Tourism fund for infrastructure and conservation Posted by Kris Faafoi on August 28, 2017 Labour will estaba Tourism and... more
13 Mar 2018 Rugby
12 March 2018 France's upset victory over England in the Six Nations at the weekend was the perfect result for the All... more
22 Feb 2018 Sport
New Zealand has tripled its Olympic Winter Games medal count in a single stunning afternoon at PyeongChang 2018. Zoi... more
11 Nov 2016 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade First published on Werewolf The ghastly likes of Marine Le Pen in France and Geert ... more
30 Apr 2018 Appointments
30 April 2018 Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced new chairs to lead Auckland’s three District Health Boards. The... more
8 Mar 2018 Recruitment
8 MARCH 2018 Minister of Employment Willie Jackson today visited the Auckland CBD Jobs and Skills Hub and the Southern Initiative in... more