Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways, the long-awaited government green paper on reshaping Aotearoa New Zealand’s science system, has been released, and consultation is open now. This is a very wide-ranging consultation covering many issues including the setting of national science priorities, embedding Te Tiriti in the system, addressing science careers and precarity, improving opportunities for mātauranga Māori, research funding and overheads, institutions and infrastructure.
You can find the green paper, supporting documents and a recording of the video announcing and introducing the green paper from Minister of Science and Innovation Dr Megan Woods and Associate Minister of Science and Innovation Dr Ayesha Verrall, on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.
Te Ara Paerangi - Future pathways
MBIE will be running webinars on the green paper on (November 2,3 and 10) which anyone can register for here and future workshops and detailed meetings on the consultation are planned.
Submissions are due 2 March 2022 by 5pm.
Other useful links:
The New Zealand Association of Scientists:
Renewing the Aotearoa New Zealand Science System discussion document
Te Pae Kahurangi – 2020 review of the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs)
The Research Science and Innovation Report 2021
Science New Zealand:
The Value of CRIs in the New Zealand Science System
Pathways to the Future