Hynds Paper of the Year 2023

The Hynds Paper Competition, kindly sponsored by Hynds Pipe Systems for 33 years now, will be held at our annual conference.

All IPWEA NZ members who will have a paper accepted for presentation at the 2023 IPWEA NZ conference will be eligible to enter the 2023 Hynds Paper Award.

Judges select the three best papers for presentation at the conference. The three presentations will be presented in the Hynds Pipe Systems Paper Session on the first day of this year’s conference. The winner will be decided by audience vote on the day. 


The winner of the 2023 Hynds Pipe Systems Award and partner, will attend an IPWEA Australasian Conference in 2023. The prize for each of the 2 runners up is a $1,200 travel voucher.

Our thanks go to Hynds Group for sponsoring this award annually since 1990.

Any queries, please feel free to contact us

The Hynds Award was established by John Hynds in 1990 to encourage IPWEA NZ members to improve their presentation skills, by presenting papers on asset management and engineering for infrastructure.

We’ve had more than 30 years of the Hynds Award – that’s more than 90 people who have had the opportunity to improve their presentation skills.

Hynds support is a significant contribution to the advancement of the Asset Management industry.

2022 Hynds Paper Finalists

  • David Pattinson, Engineering Manager at McConnell Dowell – with his paper: Daldy Street Outfall
  • John Tetteroo, Principal Engineer at GHD Limited, co-presenting with Veenay Rambisheswar, Senior Manager, Auckland Transport – with their paper: Prioritising Road Water Quality Outcomes to Deliver Safe Waterways and Harbours
  • Rebekah Roberston, Disaster Risk and Resilience Specialist, co-presenting with Alex Cartwright, Climate Change, Risk, & Emergency Management Consultant – both of Tonkin + Taylor, with their paper: How to communicate risk when it feels like no one is listening.

Previous Hynds Award Winners