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Start-up companies need clarity on wage subsidy

The Government needs to urgently provide clarity to start-up firms about what criteria they must meet to receive the wage subsidy, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says....


Let’s back Kiwi scientists in fight against Covid-19

National is calling on the Government to back New Zealand’s scientists by funding them to join the global effort to develop and manufacture a Covid-19 vaccine, National’s Research, Science and...


Saying thank you to essential services with art

We live in extraordinary times where we have a majority of the population in lockdown at home while others are providing the essential services to keep our communities safe and...


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...