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ODT: More science crumbs

Peter Griffin posted in on May 18th, 2010.

An editorial in the Otago Daily Times discusses why, in terms of last week’s budget announcement for research, science and technology funding, a few crumbs is better than none, and that the renewed focus on science and research is reassuring. However, it says the commitment is a limited one for a limited period, and government […]

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Dom Post: Igniting potential, but where are the matches?

Peter Griffin posted in on May 17th, 2010.

In an opinion piece in the Dominion Post, Colin James wonders whether Prime Minister’s funding for Research, Science and Technology (RS&T) is quite as incendiary as claimed. Having had a look at the amount of money Government will be spending on new initiatives, James suggests that the proportion being spent on RS&T isn’t big enough, […]

Oamaru Mail/NZPA: Local scientist in ‘two minds’ about National’s investment

Peter Griffin posted in on May 17th, 2010.

Rosa Studholme writes in the Oamaru Mail about a local scientist who feels Prime Minister John Key’s research, science and technology budget should have had a larger proportion of funding going directly to scientists, not business. He says that many of the country’s scientists are operating on a shoe string, and could boost the technology […]

The Dominion Post: It’s not rocket science

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2009.

An opinion piece by the Dominion Post’s Colin James in which he examines the recent attitudes and behaviour of the New Zealand government – and various members thereof – towards research, science and technology.  He also looks at the impact being made by Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, the PM’s Chief Science Advisor. An excerpt: (read […]

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