Hynds Paper of the Year 2021

The Hynds Paper Competition, kindly sponsored by Hynds Pipe Systems for 32 years now, is held at our annual conference.

All IPWEA NZ members who had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2021 IPWEA NZ conference are eligible to enter the 2021 Hynds Paper Award.

Judges select the three best papers for presentation at the conference. These three papers will be presented in the Hynds Pipe Systems Paper plenary session at 3:20pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022, with the winner decided by audience vote.


The winner of the 2021 Hynds Pipe Systems Award and partner, will attend the 2022 IPWC conference (Adelaide 1-5 May 2022), to present the winning paper – all expenses paid. The prize for each of the 2 runners up is an Air New Zealand 2-day Deluxe Mystery Break for 2, or equivalent air travel.

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

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.

2021 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, copresenting 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