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Business R&D spend rises – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 7th, 2016.

New Zealand businesses increased their research and development spending by more than 15 per cent in the last year, according to Statistics New Zealand. The findings come from the latest Business Operations Survey undertaken by Statistics. According to the survey, business spending on R&D has grown from $1.25 billion in 2014 to $1.44 billion in 2015. […]

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 […]

Report shakes up NZ innovation

John Kerr posted in on November 4th, 2011.

The much anticipated ‘Powering Innovation’ report, released this week, sets out a number of recommendations to improve New Zealand’s high-value manufacturing sector. The report – and the governments support of it – has been the cause of much excitement in the business community. Among the reports recommendations, the most notable was the call to restructure […]

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Sunday Star Times: NZ too slow on ETS uptake

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2009.

The Sunday Star Times’ Rod Oram writes about New Zealand business’ approach to the Emissions Trading Scheme, and the fact that it is significantly slower than those of our international counterparts.  In particular, he compares the situation in New Zealand with that in Australia. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The tone was set early […]

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