The Green Party will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Cabinet, to better represent the interests of manufacturers and ensure they thrive.
This announcement is about creating well-paid, clean-tech jobs for the future, right here in New Zealand.
Manufacturing innovation is a critical part of our transition to a clean, low-carbon economy.
For manufacturing to thrive and take advantage of new technologies like 3D printing, we need leadership across the whole sector now. National hasn’t shown this leadership. We hear more from National about deep sea oil drilling and dairy farming than we do about clean-tech, high value-added manufacturing.
High-value manufacturers create well-paid jobs and enable us, as a country, to earn our way in the world.