AgResearch to cut 78 staff, keeps five jobs after staff submissions

Suze Metherell
Thu, 29 Oct 2015

By Suze Metherell Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - AgResearch, the crown research institute, will cut 78 staff, five fewer than first flagged a month ago, as the government puts pressure on the science body to deliver more bang for its taxpayer-funded buck.  The Waikato-based CRI will lose 31 scientists and 46 science technician roles across different research areas, while hiring 18 new scientists and nine new technicians, taking the net loss of staff to 51, out of its 769 full time and 95 casuals. Chief executive Tom Richardson said after review...

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