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NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair 2018

30th August - 1st September 2018
Venue to be confirmed soon!
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2018 The Knower and the Known

27/02/2018 - Welcome to 2018 and the preparation for the Fair! Great to see our past winner in the news, do have a read about what Jonathan Chan is up to and also here on the Prime Minister’s Science Prize page.

Schools need to register NOW for this year’s Fair. Make sure your teacher has done this and volunteer to help!


12/09/17 - Thanks for a great Prize Giving evening. Our Special Prize Winners are now listed here.

1/9/17 - *** 2017 RESULTS ***

If you see any corrections then let us know via facebook or info at our website.

1/9/17 - Great day! The feedback from the judges was buzzing with how wonderful the students and projects were. Still working on results - should be before 10pm now.

31/08/17 - Today’s the day! Make sure to check our facebook page for updates as the Fair progresses.

30/08/2017 - Wondering where to go to drop your project off on Thursday evening? Trev tells us about it here.  

25/08/2017 - The deadline for students registration to the NIWA Auckland Science Fair closed on 21 August.

If you missed the deadline, we may still be able to include you but you will need to complete this form.

This MUST be completed immediately if you wish your project to be considered.

24/08/2017 - And here is a check list for students! The registration link is now closed. If you think you’ve missed out by accident there will be a fix-up form coming soon. The check lists include a link to a map so in case you missed it, here it is again. No parking on site!

15/08/17 - Add the Fair poster to your facebook page or your school website! Welcome to our new sponsor, the NZ Microbiological Society. Check out all our wonderful sponsors here.

10/08/17 - All those last minute reminders wrapped up into one pdf! Check it out and check the boxes :)

05/7/17 - Updated Forms! Safety, photo consent, animal care, and micro-organisms. Download from links on the right.

29/6/17 - Updated Info Booklets! Download from the links on the right hand side of this page. As always, if you spot any corrections needed, let us know.

11/04/17 - Needing a resource to help guide and motivate your students starting projects? Check out the new pdf and powerpoint presentation from Trev. If you have something that you think would be handy for other teachers let us know! Intropdf, IntroPowerpoint10MB, IntroPowerpoint65MB

17/03/2017 - Welcome to the NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair for 2017!

Please note all the dates, times and places in the Timeline Information section below and mark them in your calendar.


Time to make your teacher read this website and get the students creating ideas! What topic are you interested in? There’s no time like the present. For the older ones you can sign up to our Facebook page for feedback and regular updates.

Teachers need to register their school now here.

Students, find out if your school is doing the Fair. If not then talk to us via Facebook to find a mentor for you.

Timeline for 2018

Fair Dates

Entries Close
Monday 20th August

Fair Set up - Location to be confirmed
Thursday 30th August 5pm - 8.30 p.m.

Judging Day
Friday 31st August 7:30 am – 5 p.m.
Y9-10 = 8:45am - 10:15am
Y7-8 = 10:00am - 12:30pm
Seniors = book time at registration

Public Viewing
Friday 31st August 5.00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 1st September 9.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pack down
Saturday 1st September 5.30 - 8 p.m.

Prize Giving

To be confirmed

Committee Meetings:
Thursdays - Kings Prep School 4:15pm

To be confirmed


Animal Care Form


“The NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair, which is an annual event, celebrates the excellence in scientific and technological investigation carried out by Auckland City Year 7 to Year 13 students.”

From the very big, to the very small.
What will your project be finding out about?


Last Minute Info 2018