Research, Science and Innovation

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Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods, and Health Minister David Clark today announced a COVID-19 vaccine strategy, which will enable New Zealand scientists to contribute to global research efforts and explore the potential of vaccine manufacturing capability in New Zealand.

Rt Hon Winston Peters Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon Dr David Clark
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“This Budget is about creating jobs. We know how businesses and workers have been impacted by this global pandemic. This Government is backing businesses to regain the confidence to invest as we work together to grow the economy in the face of this global recession,” Finance Minister Grant Robertson said.

Hon Phil Twyford Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon David Parker Hon Stuart Nash Hon Kris Faafoi
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The Government 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, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods announced today.

Hon Dr Megan Woods
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​​​​​​​The Wellbeing Budget provides opportunities to grow and modernise New Zealand’s economy while ensuring a just transition to a low emissions future. We need to preserve and enhance our environment, as part of the foundation for our long-term wellbeing.

Rt Hon Winston Peters Hon Phil Twyford Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon David Parker Hon Damien O’Connor Hon Shane Jones Hon James Shaw Hon Eugenie Sage
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The Coalition Government also wants to make sure all New Zealanders can share in the opportunities provided by the digital age by both increasing the availability of technology, and programmes for people to acquire the skills required to use it. We also want to foster innovation and encourage smaller start-ups to expand, which will in turn help improve productivity, wages and drive export growth.

Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon Chris Hipkins Hon David Parker Hon Willie Jackson