69 days ago

New Year Honours: Grey Lynn physicist Shaun Hendy commended for Covid-19 response

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

A physicist who played a major role in the nation’s Covid-19 response has been appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours.

Grey Lynn resident Shaun Hendy used his expertise in the science of complex systems to map out how the virus could spread across the country under various scenarios.

His models revealed the severity of the threat and influenced the government’s decision to “go hard and go early” in its response.

“It has been a very difficult year, but in the end it has been very satisfying to have played a role in helping New Zealand get through this pandemic."

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Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

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