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Filmmakers and environmental advocates James and Suzy Cameron have been confirmed as keynote speakers for the inaugural National Just Transition Summit, Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods has announced.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods today announced the appointment of Ms Angela Bull and the reappointment of Ms Frances Valintine to the board of New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation.

Changes to the Terms of Reference for the Interim Climate Change Committee will better prepare the Government to initiate meaningful change to key legislation, addressing the implications of our changing climate.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today congratulated the winners of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes.

Another important milestone in Christchurch’s regeneration has been achieved with the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration receiving the draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan.

 

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a new appointment and two re-appointments to the Marsden Fund Council.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods welcomed news that total R&D spending across New Zealand grew by $758 million to $3.9 billion, or 1.37 percent of GDP.

The inaugural Just Transition Summit to be held in Taranaki in May will be a chance for businesses, workers, Māori, youth and communities to have their say on New Zealand’s pathway to a low emissions economy, Minister of Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods and New Plymouth Mayor Neil Holdom say.

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today opened the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund for a new round of applications.

A major milestone has been achieved in the Canterbury recovery, with Christchurch City Council being given back control over their district planning process years ahead of schedule, Minister Megan Woods has announced.

Homeowners can now access more information about a property’s previous Earthquake Commission claims, says Minister Megan Woods.

The Government will grant the transitional use of several Crown-owned properties in Sumner for a new permanent skate park and the creation of a community green space, says the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Megan Woods.

Community groups have given a boost to the Government’s new insulation programme Warmer Kiwi Homes, meaning in some parts of the country low income homeowners will be able to insulate their homes for free, Minister Megan Woods has announced.

Low emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today.

A proposal to clarify the rules for rebuilding homes in some eastern suburbs of Christchurch has been given the go ahead.

New Zealand now has around the clock experts on the lookout to help keep the public safe from geological hazards, with today’s opening of a world-first monitoring centre.

Government Digital Services Minister Megan Woods has confirmed today that New Zealanders will get their say on how they are recognised online, with the government committing $5.15 million funding for research into digital identity.

Kia ora and welcome to another update on the Research and Development Tax Incentive.

Drilling is now underway at the Canterbury Arena site as part of early work to fast-track the project.

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou, katoa.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a funding increase of $13.75 million over three years for research to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a new appointment to the Board of Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd (REANNZ).

Former Governor-General and High Court Judge Dame Silvia Cartwright will lead the public inquiry into EQC, Minister Megan Woods has announced.

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Dr Megan Woods, is seeking feedback on a proposal aimed at clarifying the planning rules for residential homes in some eastern suburbs.