Tonight at Government House Wellington, Dame Cindy hosted the Royal Society Te Apārangi Wellington Research Honours Aotearoa for 2023. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of New Zealand researchers and scholars across their respective disciplines: from climate change and freshwater ecosystems, to the decolonisation of research methodologies. Many congratulations to all of this year's Honours recipients, whose work affirms the spirit of the whakataukī: ‘Whaia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou. Seek knowledge for the sake of your wellbeing.’
You can find more images from the event at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Wellington Research Honours 2023 image gallery, and read Dame Cindy's speech via Royal Society Te Apārangi Wellington Research Honours 2023 speech.