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Hi-tech sector grows exports to $6.1 billion

Laura Goodall posted in on October 24th, 2014.

The latest snapshot of New Zealand’s hi-tech sector shows the category remains the country’s third largest export earner behind dairy and tourism. The latest TIN100 report marks a decade of research reports that benchmark the progress of New Zealand’s top 100 hi-tech companies and smaller companies (the 100+ group). Over that decade, annual revenue from […]

Election 2011 – Major parties on agri-policy

John Kerr posted in on October 5th, 2011.

In the lead up to the election, the Dominion Post has quizzed National and Labour on what the key issues are in the agricultural sector. Excerpts (read in full here): Big issues loom over agriculture With Parliament rising on Thursday, and campaigning for Election 2011 getting under way in earnest, the parties were asked to […]

Owen Glenn: science & innovation key

John Kerr posted in on July 29th, 2011.

In an opinion piece for the New Zealand Herald, businessman Owen Glenn makes a case for science and innovation to lead our economy. An excerpt (read in full here): Use science, technology to be innovative In the second of a series leading up to the election, Owen Glenn says exporters’ form matters even more than […]

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The future of coal in New Zealand

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 17th, 2011.

The future of coal and proposed lignite developments in Southland, and their role in feeding growing energy needs here and abroad was the focus of a symposium in Wellington today. The event, organised by Victoria University of Wellington’s Institute for Policy Studies, featured visiting NASA climate scientist Dr James Hansen, and canvassed the views of […]

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The Press/Stuff: Technology third-biggest export

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2010.

Ben Heather of The Press reports that technology was New Zealand’s third largest export industry last year, leaving behind both wine and meat exports. New Zealand exported over $5 billion in technology last year, and technology firms also weathered the recession better than many other industries. An excerpt: (read in full here) Ernst and Young […]

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