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Budget 2016: Improving water quality – Expert reaction

Peter Griffin posted in on May 26th, 2016.

The national budget announced today introduces a new Freshwater Improvement Fund valued at $100 million.  Over the next 10 years the fund will support initiatives to clean up New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and aquifers. The SMC collected the following commentary. Dr. Marc Schallenberg, Department of Zoology, University of Otago and President of the New Zealand […]

BUDGET 2016: Bowel cancer screening

John Kerr posted in on May 26th, 2016.

The national budget announced today reveals an investement in a national bowel screening programme: Budget 2016 invests $39.3 million over four years for national bowel screening – starting with Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs. This will be followed by a progressive roll-out across the country. The SMC collected the following commentary. Associate Professor Brian Cox, […]

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BUDGET 2016: Science and research

John Kerr posted in on May 26th, 2016.

The Government has released this year’s Budget, with a number of funding increases in the science and innovation sector. This page will be updated with new announcements and expert reaction. The national budget announced today reveals a large increase in science and innovation funding as part of  an ‘Innovative New Zealand’ package. “Innovative New Zealand […]

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$97m funding boost for NZ health research – In the news

John Kerr posted in on May 18th, 2016.

Health research in New Zealand is set to get a $97 million boost over the next four years. The Government this week announced that funding to the Health Research Council (HRC) will increase by 56 per cent over four years – from $77 million in 2015/16 to $120 million in 2019/20. “The HRC supports research […]

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