Jon Dey Award

In September 2015, the Board of the NZIF Foundation agreed with the family of the late Jon Dey to establish the Jon Dey Award. Details are as follows:

Note that: The Jon Dey Memorial Award has been discontinued and will not be offered in 2021 or subsequent years.

Purpose:

To assist research projects in the areas of work study or new technology aimed at improving forest engineering and harvest productivity.  Projects need to be regarded as likely to be of practical application in New Zealand forestry.  The research project must be undertaken at a recognised scientific institute or tertiary education institute in New Zealand under qualified supervision, and with demonstrated support from those working in the field of forest engineering and harvesting.

Funding:

Funds for the award arose from donations from the Dey family and Jon’s work, Rotary and NZIF colleagues.

Rather than establishing a separate fund within the Foundation accounts, the Foundation Board made a commitment to the Dey family to make the agreed awards.

Size and term of Award

To be determined annually by the Foundation Board in association with members of the Dey family, taking into account once the available funding is established.  It is anticipated there could be one or more annual awards, made available over a few years.  Up to $3,500 is available in 2020.

RECORD OF AWARDS

Year

Awardee

Topic

Amount

2020 Jacob Allum, 4th year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) student Infrastructure needed when harvesting small-scale woodlots.         $2,000
2020 Campbell Harvey, PhD student at the School of Forestry Management of harvesting residues in steep-land plantation forests.         $2,000
2019 No Award    
2018 Cameron Leslie, M.For.Sc. student at Canterbury University  Productivity of winch assisted machines

 $3,500

2017

No award

 

 

2016

No award

 

 

FUNDING

(This fund is a declining one – awards cease when balance is $0)

Date

 

Additions

Deductions

Balance of Fund

Balance at 1/4/16

 

 

 

$0.00

2016/17

Donations

$5,950.00

 

$5,950.00

May 2016

Addition to fund

$1,050.00

 

$7,000.00

July 2017

No Award

   

$7,000.00

July 2018

Award to Cameron Leslie

  $3,500.00 $3,500.00

August 2019

No Award

    $3,500.00

June 2020

Donation

$500.00   $4000.00
June 2020 Award to Jacob Allum   $2,000.00 $2000.00
June 2020 Award to Campbell Harvey   $2,000.00 $0.00