Story: Agricultural and horticultural research

Formation of Crown research institutes

On July 1, 1992, 10 Crown research institutes were formed – the most radical reorganisation of government science in New Zealand’s history. The aim was to group scientists into institutes with separate research aims and subject areas. They also provided for commercial funding of research. This sound file and newspaper clipping describe aspects of the change in research organisation.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Science – Crown Research Institutes start today/sa-mr 0920701-02-501-fr01-sc).

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 4 June 1992

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How to cite this page:

Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - AgResearch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/19666/formation-of-crown-research-institutes (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Nov 2008