Past New Zealand Brain Bee Challenges

The Brain Bee Challenge was introduced in New Zealand in 2007, with regional finals taking place in Auckland. In 2008, Otago/Southland joined the competition.

2014

North Island region winner: Nicholas Kondal, Massey High School, Auckland    See more winners and prizes

South lsland region winner: Matthew More, Christ's College, Christchurch    See more winners

Thomas's Diary - International Brain Bee Competition 2014

2013

North Island region winner: Thomas Chang, Auckland Grammar School, Auckland    See more winners and prizes

South lsland region winner: Millie Young, Villa Maria College, Christchurch    See more winners

2012

North Island region winner: Jiantao Shen, Mt Roskill Grammar School, Auckland    See more winners and prizes

South lsland region winner: Ja Won Kim, Riccarton High School, Christchurch    See more winners

2011

North Island region winner: Byung Cheol Cho, Auckland Grammar School, Auckland    See more winners and prizes

South lsland region winner: Connor Clemett, Riccarton High School, Christchurch    See more winners and prizes

2010

North Island region winner: Rachael Wiltshire, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington   See more winners and prizes

South lsland region winner: Kerstin McEwan, Riccarton High School, Christchurch   See more winners

2009

North Island region winner: Kate Burgess, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington   See more winners and prizes

South lsland region winner: Tharun Sonti, Riccarton High School, Christchurch    See more winners and prizes

 

2008

New Zealand winner: Stephen Mackereth 
Stephen represented New Zealand at the International Brain Bee in Baltimore, USA, in 2009.

Auckland region winner: Stephen Mackereth, Kings College, Auckland    See more winners and prizes

Otago and Southland region winner: Kieran Bunn, Logan Park High School, Dunedin    See more winners and prizes

Stephen and Kieran competed in the Australia-New Zealand finals at the Queensland Brain Institute in August 2008, where Stephen was named New Zealand Brain Bee Champion.

Stephen’s diary - the Australia-New Zealand final

2007

Auckland region winner: William Zhang, Auckland Grammar School See more winners and prizes

Auckland region runner-up: George Shand, Kings College

In 2007, both William and George represented New Zealand in the Australia-New Zealand Brain Bee finals at the joint Australasian Neuroscience Society – International Brain research Organization meeting in Melbourne. They were placed second and third in the overall competition.