NZ Herald: Science ‘the linchpin in NZ’s ability to innovate’

The New Zealand Herald’s Andrea Fox covers Chief Science Advisor Peter Gluckman’s speech yesterday in Hamilton.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“Science is at the heart of almost everything this country must do to meet the health, social, environmental and standard-of-living ambitions of every New Zealander, says Sir Peter Gluckman, the first chief science adviser to a New Zealand Prime Minister.

“In a call to New Zealanders to change their attitude to science to regain the “positivity and innovative strength” of the 60s and 70s and lift the country’s productivity, Sir Peter told an audience at the crown’s AgResearch institute in Hamilton yesterday he could not think of one challenge society and the planet faced in which science was not part of the solution.

“”I believe the issue of public understanding of science is central to science being part of our national strategy for building.””