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Loxley Award Recipients


About the Loxley Award

The Loxley Award has been established to assist New Zealanders, Quakers or non-Quakers to undertake a study programme or project of their choosing, in New Zealand or abroad, which promotes understanding of peace, justice and environmental issues. The Loxley award was a result of a generous bequest from Ken Loxley of the Nelson Monthly meeting. It was first proposed in May 2007. Applications for the first award began in October of the same year and it was first granted to Kate Greenaway in December 2007.

Read our summaries of all the projects we have funded. We have been privileged to fund some amazing people and projects in the past. Have a look at the list below, which shows some of our recipients and talks about their projects.

If you have further questions about whether your project might be suitable for Loxley Award consideration, please contact qpsanz@quakers.org.nz. The application can be down loaded here.

2021 - Elaine Dyer and Andrea O'Hagen

The first 2021 Loxley Award was given to Elaine Dyer and Andrea O'Hagen for their project Jade Speaks Up (JSU), a teacher-led programme. JSU gives children in Years 5 to 8 practical relational strategies to practice emotional literacy and self-agency tools. The Loxley Award allowed the developers of Jade Speaks Up to develop a new resource called YG? YG! (You good? You good!) to help students to be more calm and resilient in the face of the COVID 19 lockdown stressors both at home and in school.

2021 - Janis/Wiki Walker

We awarded two Loxleys in 2021. The second Loxley was given to Wiki Walker to support her proposal hold a two day gathering of Maori women involved in social well-being and the care of the environment. Two esteemed ruahine morehu (female elders) were invited to make it possible to draw on the collective wisdom of Maori women in regard to the climate and humanity. From this gathering Wiki was planning to create a research project exploring how Maori mothers and grandmothers can contribute to solutions drawn on their experience. Wiki is a fluent Te Reo speaker, with long experience in environmental and conservation work.

2020 - No award given

2019 - Anya Bukholt-Payne and James Young-Drew

The 2019 Loxley award was granted to Anya Bukholt-Payne and James Young-Drew for further development of their Climate Challenge project which teaches secondary school students about climate change issues and the actions they can take regarding these issues. See The Climate Challenge Website for more info.

2018 - Lucy Stewart

In 2018 the Loxley was awarded to Lucy Stewart to enable the Disarmament and Security Centre to shift from Christchurch to Waiheke. The award supported the DSC transition, helping the organisation to continue into the next stage of its life, under new personnel and with new systems. Lucy also organized archival material for DSC and upgraded the website.

2017 - Lyndon Burford

The 2017 Loxley award was awarded to Lyndon Burford for his project on creating a short course on disarmament for a New Zealand summer school academic setting. He wished to use the funds to consult widely with national and international experts on disarmament and nonproliferation education and to seek advice from national and international experts on the most appropriate design for a course on disarmament education.

2017 - Tracey Barnett

In a break with precedence, we awarded two Loxley awards in 2017, due to the high quality of the applications. The second Loxley was awarded to Tracey Barnett for three projects related to refugees; touring the “Transplanted” exhibition project; visiting refugee camps in Greece and Lebanon and using discussions with refugees there to inform her “Expressing refugee voices” project; and continuing her advocacy for refugees in New Zealand.

2016 - Murdoch Stevens

In 2016 we awarded the Loxley to Murdoch Stephens to support his work with the “Doing Our Bit” campaign to double New Zealand's refugee quota. This campaign was ultimately successful, leading the Labour Government to raise the refugee quota from 750 to 1500 in 2018.

2015 - Esther Cowley-Malcolm

Dr Cowley-Malcolm's doctoral research was an in-depth exploration of Samoan parents' perceptions of, and responses to, aggressive behaviour in young children and the usefulness of an intervention tool named Play Nicely. The Loxley award funds were used to allow the tool to be adapted as an animated game (the play nicely app).

2014 - Paul Young