The purpose of the Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! awards programme is to identify and foster young leaders who, through their knowledge of science, technology, engineering or mathematics, their entrepreneurial vision, and their persuasive communication skills, will bring about the New Zealand foreseen by Sir Paul Callaghan: “the most beautiful, stimulating and exciting place in the world in which to live.”

Regional organising committees based on Rotary clubs are responsible for organising regional workshops and preliminary competitions. This committee organises the national finals in Wellington each October. $28,000 worth of prizes and scholarships were available in 2014. More information is available at


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