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Written by National Public Radio   
Friday, 07 September 2012
Melanie Jones, winner of this year’s Northland Regional Council’s ‘Excellence Award’ at the Top Energy Far North Science and Technology Fair, carries out her research at Long Beach, Russell.

A 15-year-old Kerikeri High School student’s study into dune plant growth has earned her this year’s Northland Regional Council ‘Excellence Award’ at the Top Energy Far North Science and Technology Fair.

Melanie Jones’ project ‘Spinifex on the Coastal Dune’ was one of 147 science fair entries involving 196 students from 12 Far North schools.

The science fair – which began in 1978 - was held over three days recently at the Turner Centre in Kerikeri and is organised by Far North science teachers.

The Northland Regional Council prize contributes $1000 towards the cost of the winner’s university studies and must be used within three years.

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