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Increase to funding thresholds for Envirolink Advice Grants 06 July 2020

In 2019, we commissioned an independent evaluation of the Envirolink Scheme. Envirolink is a fund that provides grants to selected smaller Regional Councils adapt environmental management tools to local needs, and translate environmental science knowledge into practical advice.

ANZSRC review outcomes released 30 June 2020

A review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) system has created new divisions for indigenous research, and changes to existing divisions for medical and health sciences and environmental research.

Additional Budget 2020 funding announced today for research, science and innovation 03 June 2020

The Government has today announced additional funding for research, science & innovation as part of Budget 2020 and the COVID Response and Recovery Fund.

New Zealand launches COVID-19 vaccine strategy 26 May 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine strategy sets out the Government's mission to ensure that New Zealand has access to a safe and effective vaccine as early as possible.

Government invests in rural broadband capacity 29 April 2020

The Government has allocated up to $15 million in savings from the Ultra-fast Broadband initiative to improve rural broadband capacity.

New Zealand signs innovation and R&D agreement with Israel 05 March 2020

Today the Government signed the ‘Agreement between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of New Zealand on Cooperation in Technological Innovation, Research and Development’ with Israeli Ambassador HE Dr. Itzhak Gerberg in Wellington.

New Zealand joins NASA science mission to monitor climate change impacts 25 February 2020

New Zealand researchers and engineers will join NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment signed a science partnership agreement with the world’s biggest space agency in Washington DC last year.

Government partners with Wisk for passenger trial of self-flying air taxi in Canterbury 04 February 2020

Today the Government announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with urban air mobility company Wisk (the new trading name of Zephyr Airworks) to support a world-first passenger transport trial of the company’s all-electric, self-flying air taxi ‘Cora’ in Canterbury.

Science and the plastics problem 15 January 2020

A short documentary by Shirley Horrocks focusing on plastics in New Zealand – the issue, facts and work being done to address and rethink our use of plastics.

Winning Kiwi school pupils dream up an inspiring future in space 04 December 2019

New entrant pupils in Room 3 at Hope School in the Tasman District have won an online meet and greet with a NASA astronaut after dreaming up a creative entry to the New Zealand Space Agency’s ‘Message to the Future’ competition.

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