More than 400 young people in south Auckland will benefit from SouthSci funding to find science-based solutions to community problems, Auckland Council announces. Funding of over $170,000 has been approved for 11 projects to be carried out in collaboration with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) experts. SouthSci, a Te Hononga Akoranga – COMET initiative, is a part of Curious Minds, the Government’s strategic plan to encourage everyone in New Zealand to get engaged with science and technology.