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UPDATED: Budget 2015: Kiwi conservation funding – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 21st, 2015.

More than $11 million of new operating funding for Kiwi conservation efforts, spread over four years,  has been announced in the new budget. The funding boost aims to to arrest the ongoing decline in wild kiwi numbers, which are falling by 2 per cent a year. “Kiwi are known around the world as a symbol […]

UPDATED: Budget 2015: What is in it for science? Expert Reaction

Peter Griffin posted in on May 21st, 2015.

The national Budget announced today reveals a number of announcements on research, science and innovation funding. Some key initiatives announced in the budget include: Up to $25 million over three years to support the establishment of new privately led Regional Research Institutes, An $80 million operating boost over four years to R&D growth grants administered […]

Budget 2015: R&D funding in the NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on May 21st, 2015.

Hamish Fletcher, the New Zealand Herald‘s business reporter, looks at the possible outcomes for the science sector ahead of today’s budget announcements. An excerpt (read in full here): Budget 2015: Grants boost likely to be R&D’s lot   Any Budget surprises for innovation expected to be geared towards growing business spending, says expert. Any surprise […]

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