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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2017 Fellowships and their research reports

  • Joseph Bergin will travel to Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK to explore how municipalities and NGOs promote and incentivise local economic development specifically in the youth innovation space.

  • Samuel Brown will travel to the Cook Islands to survey the weevil fauna, focusing on Rarotonga and collecting specimens from as many of the other islands as possible.

  • Michael Cameron will travel to Washington to study their world-leading laws and processes for protecting the community against dangerous former offenders, while protecting the rights of these individuals.

  • Lynn Campbell will travel to the UK to research current practices in the conservation of historic wallpapers.

  • Jennifer Dunn will travel to Sweden and Switzerland to visit leading sites for tetraplegia nerve transfer surgery and develop and test the GRASSP (Graded and Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension) procedure.

  • Michael Jackson will travel to the US to investigate key programmes and research related to rural farm safety programmes in schools. 

  • Patricia Knight will travel to Mexico and the USA to investigate conservation measures being put in place for the monarch butterfly.

  • Ben Lakomy will travel to Ireland and the UK to explore SPCA Animal Welfare Inspectorate best practice.

  • Gretchen La Roche will travel to UK and investigate strategies employed by international orchestras to increase their relevancy and contribution to their immediate communities.

  • Stephen Macaulay will travel to Europe and the USA to research how New Zealand primary industries can position and add value to its primary products in international markets to take advantage of new and disruptive technologies occurring in the global supply chain for food and fibre products.

  • Anne McLeod will travel to the UK and the USA to investigate co-creating relationship centred health models and lessons learnt from their implementation.

  • Taiaroa Royal will travel to Cincinnati to spend 2 weeks of choreographic research with Exhale Dance Tribe to start developing a united choreographic language and voice. From this research it is intended to create the beginnings of a collaboration that will come to fruition in a full length dance theatre work to premiere in 2019/2020.

  • John Sinclair will travel to the UK and study successful volunteer-led prisoner rehabilitation programmes both in prisons and post-release.

  • Philip Squire will travel to Germany and the UK to compare and contrast urban climate change and sustainability programmes operated by local and central government, and investigate the roles of local and national NGO's and other social enterprises.

  • Abann Yor will travel to Australia to research refugee resettlement programmes.

Winston Churchill NZ China Friendship Society Fellowship Recipient

  • Diana Coop will travel to China and learn more about working practices of conservation of Chinese cultural materials.

Winston Churchill NZ Hawkes Bay Design Trust Fellowship Recipient

  • Turumeke Harrington will travel to Italy to attend Salone del mobile and design fair in Milan, and the European Design Academy Conference, to meet with local designers.