Does NZ have a 'PhD student problem'?

Several NZ PhD students are keen to take some action on addressing the problems faced by NZ graduate science students. We're looking for collaborators to assist us with this and to help us network with the wider commmunity. Some of the topics we wish to specifically address are:

2012 NZAS conference: Do Emerging Scientists have a Future in New Zealand?

The NZAS is hosting a one-day conference at Rutherford House in Wellington, on 16 April. The conference will focus on early career scientists. 

The conference is targeted at emerging scientists, their existing and potential employers, future emerging scientists, policy makers and politicians.