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Scifest events coming to Queenstown!

As part of Queenstown Research Week, we are joining forces with the University of Otago, Catalyst Trust, the QRW organisers and Otago Polytechnic to bring the world science to Queenstown from August 30 - September 3. From debates, kids workshops and public talks to scifest favorites like Dining in the Dark and The Science of Beer, there's something on for all ages, so don't miss out on some of the unique events. They are a hit during the... science festival, so now it's time to take them on the road!

Message us or e-mail the festival  for more information and to ask about the popular Dining in the Dark and The science of Beer. Tickets are limited, and will move fast.

Registrations will be required for other events too, so for more information go to

And the winners of our competition "Sharklab '14: Why Sharks Matter" are...Sharklab '14

  • Year 1-6 category: Jessica Naidu
  • Year 7-8 category: Kyla Smith
  • Year 9-13 category: Alexander McAdam & Hamish King
  • out of school category: Kathy Richards

See all winning entries here!

The judging panel consisted of white shark expert and festival guest Ryan Johnson; Damian Newell, More FM; Adelle O’Neill from the University of Otago Marine Science Department and Riley Hathaway (13 years) a TV presenter from Young Oceans Explorers.

Congratulations to the four category winners who each received a GoPro outdoor camera kit worth $800!

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