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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...


Newsletter - April/May 2019

Back to Work Parliament is back in session and the many thousands of people who took a 10 day holiday to take advantage of the Easter break are also hard...


Government should fund fire research

The National Party is calling on the Government to fund potentially lifesaving research into preventing rural fires, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says.


Why NZ should rethink rules on genetic modification

New Zealand has a proud history of innovators and pioneering entrepreneurs who have turned ideas into world-beating businesses. It is vital that as a country...


Capital Gains Tax will deter R&D

New figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show strong progress in Research and Development (R&D) spending under the National-led Government’s R&D framework, while also showing what a Capital Gains...


R&D plan leaves too many questions unanswered

The Government’s R&D Tax Incentive policy shows it has taken on board some of the concerns raised by submitters but today’s release leaves too many unanswered questions, National’s Research, Science...