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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. […]

NZ ranks well in material wellbeing index

John Kerr posted in on July 28th, 2015.

New research has found that New Zealand ranks highly in a new index of wellbeing based on household consumption. The research, undertaken by economic and policy research institute Motu, drew on OECD student surveys covering almost 800,000 homes across 40 countries. Data on consumer goods, such as household cars and appliances, was collected by the […]

Are carbon sinks keeping up with emissions increase?

Peter Griffin posted in on November 18th, 2009.

While natural carbon sinks have historically been able to absorb over half of global carbon dioxide emissions, this may no longer be the case if these emissions continue to increase as they have, say scientists from leading climate research group the Global Carbon Project (GCP). In addition, carbon dioxide emissions are still rising, to reach […]

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