Delaying Wellington science hub plan would have blown 'once in a generation' opportunity – Verrall

Delaying Wellington science hub plan would have blown 'once in a generation' opportunity – Verrall
Research, science and innovation minister Ayesha Verrall. (Image: NZME)
Greg Hurrell
A "once in a generation" chance to integrate disparate research institutions would have been lost if the government had followed Treasury's advice to delay the Wellington Science City project, says research, science and innovation minister Ayesha Verrall.In May, the government announced a $451 million initiative to create three science hubs in the Wellington region. The sum is made up of $400m in capital expenditure and $51m in operating expenditure.The project aims to improve the scientific research system by increasing collabora...

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