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Science matters - it’s time to have your say

Hon Jim Anderton

Minister of Agriculture, Minister for Biosecurity, Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Forestry
Associate Minister of Health,
Associate Minister for Tertiary Education,
Minister Responsible for Public Trust

Progressive Leader

07th December 2006 Press release

Science matters - it’s time to have your say

Biosecurity New Zealand has released their draft Biosecurity Science, Research and Technology Strategy for New Zealand – Mahere Rautaki Putaiao Whakemaru.

Minister for Biosecurity, Jim Anderton says the consultation period, which closes 28 February 2007, will provide an opportunity for the public to have their say in the future of New Zealand’s science system.

He says the strategy doesn’t just focus on research needs but also outlines ways to better deliver biosecurity science and make sure that it is being used to underpin and improve the biosecurity system.

“The strategy is wide ranging. It covers biosecurity science needs for both land and water systems while recognising the importance of protecting our environmental, economic, social and cultural values. It also identifies and prioritises our science needs which will help focus effort where it will make the biggest difference.

"The document reflects the fact that prevention is definitely better than cure for biosecurity and priority action areas for future science direction demonstrate the need to focus research on pushing risk offshore before it reaches New Zealand, while continuing to secure our borders," Jim Anderton says.

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