Steven Joyce

Artist’s impression of Hobson Street view of revised NZICC design

New SkyCity convention centre plans get govt tick, await council approval

Tue 26 May 2

Casino operator, Joyce insist new approved design is also improved. It's certainly smaller.


Nick Grant discusses the new convention centre plans on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

Artist's impressions released by SkyCity of the new International Convention Centre

SkyCity lifts minimum convention centre investment to $430m, says total cost could reach $470m

Tue 26 May

In the face of public opposition this year, the government said it wouldn't provide funding for the centre’s cost overruns.

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce

Budget 2015: CRIs 'open minded' on new regional research institutes

Fri 22 May 5

Steven Joyce said the government would work with regional stakeholders to identify the best opportunities to develop up to three new institutes.

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce

Mining needs takeoff


Mineral exploration is risky and, although politicians have occasionally made brave speeches supporting it.

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce

ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification - Joyce

Fri 15 May 1

A report shows exports of IT services have grown at an annual pace of 14% to $930 million in the six years ended 2014.

Billionaire's Team NZ rival got two R&D grants but not $17.25m

Thu 23 Apr 6

A Warkworth-based company wholly owned by Larry Ellison's Oracle Racing gets multi-million dollar boost while government sets sail from Team New Zealand.


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