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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...


small firms’ R&D credit access

The Government has held onto submissions to its research and development tax credit proposal for three months and there’s no sign yet that it has tackled the inequities, National’s Research,...


No certainty for pre-profit start-ups

Megan Woods appears to expect pre-profit start-up companies to hope and pray they won’t be overlooked by the Government’s proposed R&D tax incentive plan, National’s Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet...


Govt won’t support better health for newborns

Last night the Government voted down my Members Bill that would improve health outcomes for mothers and their babies by ensuring that newborns are enrolled with a GP before they...


Industry concerns prevalent in R&D tax credit submission

The only publically released submission so far on the proposed R&D tax credit scheme will worry the Government as it highlights some industry concerns about whether the tax credit system...


MP launches petition to improve intersection

National List MP based in Mt Roskill, Dr Parmjeet Parmar has launched a petition to have a roundabout built at the intersection of Arundel Street, Rogan Street and Stamford Park...


Major flaws with R&D tax credits policy

The Government’s R&D tax credit policy has major flaws – it only benefits a small group of large companies, does nothing to help smaller businesses looking to grow, and will...


Govt planning to reduce support for business R&D

The Government is planning to reduce support for business research and development in New Zealand’s fast-growing R&D intensive tech firms, National Party Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says....