Supporting the community we're part of is important to us.
We are committed to sponsoring a variety of organisations and events that focus on:
- Supporting Sustainable Farming and Conserving the Environment
- Supporting Our Future Scientists
- Celebrating Scientific Excellence
Supporting Sustainable Farming & Conserving the Environment
Hill Laboratories is a national sponsor of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust facilitates the annual Ballance Farm Environment Awards to showcase the nation's environmentally responsible and profitable farmers.
Hill Laboratories Agri-Science Award
The Hill Laboratories Agri-Science Award replaces the Hill Laboratories Harvest Award from 2018 onwards.
The Hill Laboratories Agri-Science Award recognises excellence in the use of technology tools to increase productivity and minimise environmental impacts. A good understanding of soil and water protection should be demonstrated by recipients, with supporting measurement records. An active weed and pest management plan would also be in evidence.
Supporting our Future Scientists
Hill Laboratories is a significant sponsor of a number of initiatives that support the future of science and technology in New Zealand.
Celebrating Scientific Excellence
Hill Laboratories has been a proud sponsor and supporter of the Kudos Science Trust (formerly the Hamilton Science Awards Trust) since it was established in 2007 to recognise the achievements of our region's top scientists, excite young people about science and its career opportunities and raise the profile of science within our community.
The Trust’s annual Kudos Awards remain New Zealand’s only regional science awards and over the past decade have highlighted the contributions and achievements of the Waikato's scientists, as well as supported their ongoing work.
Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technician Award
This award recognises a technician/technologist from the Waikato region who has significantly contributed to science research. For this award, technicians/technologists should be individuals who are qualified and recognised as technicians/technologists in their discipline and who have worked in their field for at least three years. Fields of work include the sciences (chemistry, physics, biology and all branches of agricultural science), health sciences, food technology, nursing, engineering (civil, chemical, metallurgical, electrical and electronic). School science laboratory technicians are also included. Full award criteria and eligibility requirements can be found on the Kudos website.