NZ Scientists

Peter Witehira — developer of a revolutionary car battery

Morton Coutts — whose brewing process revolutionised beer making

Bill Gallagher — maker of New Zealand's first electric fence

David Illingworth and Robert Norris — and the Dairy Research Institute, worldwide developers of spreadable butter

Bill Robinson — who developed seismic isolators

John Hart — inventor of the thermette

Jacqueline Rowarth — has pioneered outstanding research in the area of fertiliser application

Lucy Moore — who discovered agar from a specific type of seaweed

Norm Rumsey — improved maritime safety with sector navigation lights

Allan Croad — developer of the Mountain Buggy