Who is that on Aotearoa New Zealand’s $100 bill? It’s Ernest Rutherford - the very first kairangahau researcher in nuclear physics. Born in Nelson, this Hereturikōkā August marks 150 years since his birth. Celebrate with us by learning about who he was, what he did, and his incredible impact on the world today!
If you are a tauira student in Years 1-13, we are launching a competition for you to design your own $100 bill showing us what you know, or what you have learned, about Ernest Rutherford. You could win $100 AND have your design shared across our social media channels.
The competition opens on 30 August - Rutherford's birthday!
We will also be sharing a variety of resources, including a video series and 150 facts on Rutherford to help those entering the competition and broaden the wider population's understanding of Rutherford's amazing legacy. Stay tuned...