NZ Herald/NZPA: Science will be ‘at the heart’ of the budget – PM

Prime Minister John Key has said that next week’s budget will have a strong focus on science, technology and innovation.

Other initiatives include removing bottlenecks in portfolios, and exploring the implementation of sustainable mining.

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“”The challenge for us is to get more of our firms using science, research and technology to deliver more valuable products and services,” he told delegates.

“”That will translate through to better paid jobs for New Zealanders. You can expect to see science at the heart of what we do in the budget a few days from now. We have made this area a priority for new spending.””