Key Dates


Key dates that are very important when planning for the event. Key Dates…read more.

Entry form

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Event Schedule


Judging Day: Saturday 10th September.
Prizegiving: Tuesday 13th September.
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NIWA Canterbury-Westland Schools' Science and Technology Fair


Welcome to the Home Page for the NIWA Canterbury-Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair, proudly sponsored by NIWA, in association with Ara Institute of Canterbury, the University of CanterburyLincoln University, the Canterbury Science Teachers’ Association, Kiwanis,  the Science Award Trust, and Environment Canterbury.

In 2016, the Fair will be held on Saturday the 10th of September (see Key Dates and Event Schedule for more detailed information) at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch.

This event regularly attracts up to 400 entries from Intermediate Schools, Secondary Schools and Home Schools throughout the Canterbury and Westland regions.

The Fair has been held in Christchurch for over 30 years and throughout this time has grown considerably in size and reputation to become one of the premier Science and Technology Events in New Zealand.

The fair is organised by an independent committee consisting of:

We are very proud to be supported by a wide and ever increasing range of sponsors.

We are very fortunate to be able to draw on the experience of over 100 well qualified judges from Research Organisations, Industry and the Education Sector who willing give up their time to encourage the exhibiters to follow their interest in science and technology.

The “Best in Fair” exhibit may be nominated for National Science and Technology events if they qualify for ‘Powering Potential’.

Please note: the online entry form link can be accessed in the footer menu below from mid July.