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ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

set out

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

All publicly funded research will have to have an ethical basis and serve a demonstrated need. The results will become public property.
Increase funding for pure research ... such as soil degradation, violent behaviour, urban sustainability.
NZ has considerable potential for ethical economic development in the supply of small-scale appropriate technology to developing nations.
Development and study of traditional Maori knowledge within the public science system.
The way we do and teach science needs to change from reductionism to holistic science.

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Pete Hodgson

Leverage current sectoral strategies in the creative industries, ICT, and biotechnology by boosting their value as inputs across the economy
Boost spending on research and development; monitor the effects of changes to the tax treatment of R&D, and work to improve the intellectual property performance of New Zealand firms
Continue to increase overall research and science funding
Develop a multi-year funding pathway for research, science & technology funding in the Budget process

Move a greater proportion of research investment into longer-term funding arrangements

Maori Party Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Dr Paul Hutchison

set out

New Zealand First Hon Brian Donnelly

Provide tax incentives for businesses to engage in research and development leading to export and employment growth
Focus Public Good Research funding more tightly on job growth and increased export earnings
Introduce further scholarships to ensure that we keep our best students and provide for research and development expertise
Assist New Zealand companies in developing new technology and facilitate technology transfer
Provide improved lower cost intellectual property protection for innovators in New Zealand

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Review the tax treatment of Research and Development, to generate incentives for an increase in private sector expenditure to 1.5% of GDP
Actively support the role of research and development into the sustainability of primary industries and the ongoing development of new niche industries

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
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