The Wonder Project wouldn't be possible without the support from our partners. So here's a shout out to them for being wonder-ful. Thank you for inspiring Kiwi kids to see the wonder in STEM!

Challenge sponsors

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Transpower owns and operates Aotearoa’s high voltage transmission network, connecting areas of energy generation to all our towns and cities. As Principal Sponsor for the Power Challenge, they supported its design and development, and now help fund challenge kits to schools across Aotearoa. Transpower people are also volunteer Ambassadors and help out in classrooms.

By sponsoring the Power Challenge, Transpower is investing in empowering New Zealand’s energy future. We’re going to need thousands more highly skilled people in the energy sector as we work to create a low-carbon future. This starts with getting our rangatahi energised about learning STEM skills in a hands-on and engaging way.

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Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is the water community. They are the largest water industry body in Aotearoa New Zealand and with 3000-plus members, provide leadership through collaboration, professional development and networking.

All of us want a future where everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand can drink healthy, safe water and swim in our rivers, beaches and lakes. To ensure this we need the expertise of more engineers, planners, scientists, technicians, drinking and wastewater operators, matauranga Māori practitioners to name a few.

They want young New Zealanders to see the rewarding future that working in water can offer them.

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Power Challenge Supporter

Downer is committed to being stewards of New Zealand’s future by reducing carbon emissions, mainly through providing renewable energy. They are proud to be able to sponsor the Wonder Project to encourage and inspire the next generation to step into the STEM world.

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Gold supporters


Engineering New Zealand Foundation

The Foundation is here for the profession – whether it’s supporting the next generation with scholarships, helping Engineering New Zealand members through tough times or funding innovative initiatives to drive systemic change.

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Tonkin + Taylor

Tonkin + Taylor is one of New Zealand’s largest environmental and engineering consultancies. Their purpose is ‘together we create and sustain a better world’ and believe that through STEM, we can create positive change for our communities and the environment.

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Silver supporters



AROA is committed to unlocking regenerative healing for everybody. They believe it's important to support community initiatives that align with their mission, so are delighted to partner with the Wonder Project, inspiring rangatahi to explore STEM.

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Holmes are strong believers in the Wonder Project. They're excited to play a part in improving and enabling great STEM education for tamariki and rangatahi in schools across Aotearoa.

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As the premier engineering and environmental consultancy in Aotearoa, WSP exists to future-proof our cities and environment. Their 2,500 experts in 36 offices across NZ are united by the common purpose of creating what matters for future generations.

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Bronze supporters


Davis Ogilvie

This multidisciplinary engineering firm, proudly backs the Wonder Project, fostering educational opportunities and supporting future generations. Their endorsement of this not-for-profit initiative showcases a commitment to nurturing young minds, especially in STEM fields, reflecting their dedication to community growth and development.

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Egis is a global engineering consulting and infrastructure management firm, creating joyful, connected and sustainable cities. Egis are excited to invest in STEM, empower our ākonga to achieve remarkable things at school and invest in future prosperity for themselves, their whānau and community.

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Jacobs is a leading professional services provider. Volunteering brings their purpose to life by enabling their people to truly live their company values so they can positively impact the communities they serve. Jacobs is proud to support the Wonder Project.

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McConnell Dowell

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TEKTON Engineering use groundbreaking methods to tackle real-world issues in seismic engineering, so they are thrilled to be involved in the Wonder Project and wholeheartedly support promoting STEM subjects in schools.


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Engineering New Zealand

Aotearoa is facing a huge skills and diversity shortfall across STEM. Many fields of engineering are on Immigration New Zealand’s skills shortfall lists and 80% of future jobs are predicted to require STEM skills. STEM professionals are essential to driving major innovations and progress for our motu. So, to protect our future, we need more of them.

Engineering New Zealand created the Wonder Project in 2018 to address this issue. Their mission is to inspire more young Kiwis with STEM to help build a diverse and thriving future STEM industry. With support and funding from partners, their award-winning in-house team run the Wonder Project.

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