August 2012 marked the inaugural NIWA Excellence Awards. The awards were established to recognise those people who have made an exceptional contribution to NIWA.
This year, the awards were presented at a special dinner by Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman and NIWA CEO John Morgan. During this dinner, the winners of the first NIWA National Photography Competition were also announced.
Click on the photograph titles to find out more about the work for which the winners and runners-up won their awards.