Advocacy

NZBIO provides a concerted front for our members to advocate and support policies beneficial to New Zealand’s biotechnology sector, ensuring the industry has an effective voice in policy decisions.

Submission on Proposed Plan Change 18 – Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

NZBIO is the industry association for New Zealand’s bioscience community. Our role is to help advance New Zealand’s economic growth by assisting companies developing high value businesses from bioscience. While NZBIO members have a variety of interests, NZBIO has no direct financial interests in commercialised genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Submission on the Draft National Statement of Science Investment – 22 August 2014

NZBIO is the industry association for New Zealand’s bioscience community. Our role is to help advance New Zealand’s economic growth by assisting companies developing high value businesses from bioscience.

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Budget 2014: Why the size of the cap really does matter

NZBIO CEO welcomes the new ability to cash-out tax losses on R&D expenditure but points out the cap on the payment is too small to help many companies in the biotech sector.

Read Sunday Star Times Article 1 July 2014

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan / Hastings District Plan 2013

NZBIO made submissions to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan and the Hastings District Plan 2013 opposing proposals to prohibit the release of and restrict trials of GMOs.

Please read our submissions in response to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (September 2013) and the Hastings District Plan (November 2013)

Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019

Access to qualified staff is one of the constraints regularly identified by members as limiting the ability of your companies to grow. The Bioscience sector is not unique in this and the Government has recently issued a Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019

Please read our feedback in response to the Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019

Tertiary Education Strategy Submission

Options for Defining Monofloral Manuka Honey September 2013

In response to an MPI discussion paper calling for feedback on options to define and label monofloral New Zealand Manuka Honey, NZBIO made a submission supporting the option of using both pollen content and methyl glyoxal content as an interim standard, pending further research, to define honey as Manuka Honey.

Our submission is available to view here: Manuka Honey Submission