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New Zealand biggest loser in innovation rankings

Once again New Zealand’s innovation ranking has dropped under this Government, despite it claiming to be committed to building a more innovative economy, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet...


Bushfires illustrate need to fund fire research

The bushfires ravaging Australia are a sobering illustration of why New Zealand’s life-saving research into rural fires needs consistent Government funding, National’s Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says....


Auckland should honour Gandhi’s legacy

On the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, it seems fitting that Auckland Council should do its part to honour his legacy, National List MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar says. “Mahatma...


Auckland Transport improve intersection in light of National petition

Last year National launched a petition calling for improvements to be made to a key intersection in the Mt Roskill electorate and after months of delay, Auckland Transport (AT) is...


Opinion: Magic Talk - New Zealand must allow biotechnology to flourish

Every day, 63 New Zealanders will find out they have cancer. For some of them, they’ll be told it’s terminal, with limited treatment options and an estimate of the time...


Government can’t continue to ignore biotech

The Royal Society’s report has reinforced that the Government can’t continue to ignore biotechnology, National’s spokesperson for Research, Science and Innovation Dr Parmjeet Parmar says. “The report shows that that...


No plan to grow scientific community

It’s disappointing to see an opportunity to grow our scientific community lost due to the Government’s decision to not commit to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, National’s Research, Science...


Opinion: Plummeting business confidence will hit research and development

It should come as no surprise that our country is greatly dependent on innovation through research and development to improve the standard of living for Kiwi families. ...


June/July 2019 Newsletter

Winter is here but the shortest day has come and gone. As always, it’s been a busy past few weeks here in Mt Roskill. Thank you for all the feedback...


Auckland Transport must restore Mt Roskill bus services

Today I am giving notice of a petition I’m launching to restore the bus services cut due to the Labour government’s changes to employment laws, National List MP based in...