2001 Award Winners

(the inaugural Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards)

Year 1 – 4 Winner

Paparangi School, Paparangi, Wellington: Duncan Lint’s class of Year 2/3 pupils triumphed in this category, with their Solid Waste Recycling project, working with engineer Sandra King.



Swanson Primary School, Swanson, Auckland: the Sunshade Project, done with the help of engineer Mono Bindra, led to a merit prize for the group of Year 7 pupils and teacher Leisha Cooper.


Year 5 – 8 Winner

Carncot School, Palmerston North: won this category with their bike stands. The Year 6 class worked with teacher Diane Lewis and engineer Catherine Stapp.

View Case Study (Pedal Power Rack)



South New Brighton, Christchurch: an extension group of Year 7/8 pupils investigated local pollution with their Avon-Heathcote Estuary Project. Teacher Andy Kemp and engineer Mathew Shepherd worked with the group.


West End Primary School: Jude Hudson and engineer Graeme Lindup of Transfield Worley Limited worked with twelve Year 5/6 pupils on the Sun-dials Project.


Swanson Primary School: another merit prize was awarded to the school, this time for four Year 5 pupils who had worked with teacher Phil Spriggs on a Confidence and Challenge Course Project. Mono Bindra was the Neighbourhood Engineer for this group as well.


Year 9 – 13 Winner

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Sue Shone’s Year 12 pupils designed a range of kid-friendly poolside seating and, together with engineer Jonnette Gordon, won with their Huia Pool Children’s Furniture Project.

Pupils of Lower Hutt's Sacred Heart College at work on their designs for kid-friendly poolside furniture.