The government's new agency has begun culling commercial activity that does not fit its future operations or is judged to be unsustainable.
Callaghan Innovation will target high-value manufacturing and service businesses already in cahoots with other government export and capital funding agencies.
"Only business can grow business. What on earth do a bunch of bureaucrats know about growing business? Or innovation?"
"No person has put in more time into growing the venture capital industry in NZ than Neville Jordan, and he is to be congratulated for this initiative."
"Exceptional New Zealander" Dr Mary Quin was kidnapped in Yemen in 1998.
"Finally the government got it right (fingers crossed): a Kiwi who doesn't think provincially, has real world experience and isn't one of the typical lot of government appointed Kiwi CEOs."
The government has launched the cornerstone of its policy to encourage new, high-value, high-tech products and services.
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