The Government believes excellent, high impact science is fundamental to our ability to achieve excellent economic, environmental, social, and cultural outcomes for New Zealand. The National Statement of Science Investment sets out the Government’s long-term vision for the science system, and a strategic direction to guide future investment.
New Zealand has a unique environment and biodiversity, fast-growing knowledge-intensive sectors, a distinctive and inventive culture, including mātauranga Māori, and world-leading concentrations of scientific expertise. New Zealanders typicallyembrace opportunities to connect internationally through trade and investment, to absorb new ideas from around the world and to contribute to the global pool of knowledge. Our international connections help us generate commercial gain from these strengths and spur innovative change here.