About the Trust

The National Science-Technology Roadshow Trust (The Trust) has been in operation since 1990. As time has moved on, and the operations have broadened, the Trust is taking on a more public profile as the umbrella organisation to our programmes.

This web site outlines the majority of the programmes and operations which we are now involved in, though smaller projects, of shorter duration often never quite make it here.

Enjoy your visit to our site, we hope you find it useful to you.

The Trust is about:

Providing quality interactive learning experiences in science, technology and innovation to Aotearoa, New Zealand.
  • Current Programme of the Roadshow: The Science Roadshow
  • Current Programme of the Roadshow: Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy
  • Current Programme of the Roadshow: Plan in a Box
  • Current Programme of the Roadshow: Mobile Exhibitions

Completed Programmes

Future Food Roadshow

Future Food Roadshow explored food from its cultural significance and impact on our health to its affects on NZ’s unique position as a primary producer, exporter and innovator.

Client: Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Future Farming Roadshow

A specialised interactive touring exhibition to farmers and rural audiences focusing on farming technologies and practices for 2017.

Client: Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
The Innovation Story

The Innovation Story celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of New Zealanders as well as encouraging people with bright ideas to take them further.

Sponsor: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

The science and technology promotion hub.

Client: Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Telecom Information Technology Roadshow
July 1998 – June 2007

Prior to this Telecom had been the naming sponsor in The Science Roadshow (1991–1998).
The IT Roadshow showcased communications possibilities through a wide range of hands-on experiences coupled with exciting enterprise education programmes.

Sponsor: Telecom New Zealand
The Research Roadshow

A quality cross-curricula learning experience for Year 10 students focusing on measurement, data gathering and interpretation. The programme is contextualised around a non-injury car crash with students doing hands-on investigation into a range of contributory factors.

Biotechnology Roadshow

The exhibition explored bio-technology advances that are changing our future.

Clients: the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.
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Unseen Worlds — New Dimensions

Medical Research and GNS Science) An exhibition of 40 large scale images revealing the unseen worlds that scientists observe and create everyday. Showed real science as art. Toured New Zealand and to Melbourne.

Clients: NIWA, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and GNS Science
NZ Fossils: Dead Precious!

Transportation of this stimulating exhibition which showcased New Zealand’s fossil record and the many uses of fossils.

Client: GNS Science