Leading by Example

Despite opposition from home, NZ’s method of funding scientific and technological development is being used as a model by EU countries looking to overhaul their outdated research structures. Cordis: “The OECD has declared the country’s framework for allocating funding to research, science and technology to be one of the best in the world, the World Bank has claimed that NZ’s economy is the best globally for doing business, and New Scientist has alluded to the country punching ‘way above its weight’ in scientific research … With its recognition of the importance of basic research and moves to make research less dependent on government funding, NZ could be regarded as ahead of Europe in many respects.”


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Former Equinox Head Sarah Robb O’Hagan in New Role

Former Equinox Head Sarah Robb O’Hagan in New Role

Former Equinox president New Zealander Sarah Robb O’Hagan, who has been advising fitness brand Exos’ board since September of last year, will take the reins as chief executive officer, Fast Company…