Although it includes MoRST's "traditional" examples such as te reo, it also includes Maori science, experiences of colonisation, urbanisation and racism.
A MoRST report notes: There is widespread recognition by both Maori and non-Maori that the RS&T system does not support Maori innovation as well as it could.
The fourth theme under MoRST's Vision Matauranga Maori refers to interface.
Ministry of Research Science and Technology (2005) Vision Matauranga: Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Maori Knowledge, Resources and People, MoRST, Wellington, www.morst.govt.nz/Documents/work/vm/Vision-Matauranga.pdf.
The award of contracts is actually decided not by some social cost-benefit analysis but by the defining of a research agenda and utilising the resulting rules accordingly (MoRST 1992b, p.78).
The 1992 review of long term science priorities raised concerns about the balance of research funding between research directly impacting on economic performance, and research underpinning areas on which economic activity depends indirectly (infrastructure research, and the social and natural sciences)(MoRST 1992c, p.11).
This allocation of funds by the different providers has been consistent through all the surveys conducted by the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST)(Table 1).
In the MoRST instructions to FRST dated July 1997, these objectives do not appear to have changed (MoRST 1997b).
The STEP report (MoRST 1992b) suggested that redistribution of the PGSF from output classes where there is low private funding, such as agricultural production, to output classes where there is a high level of private funding, such as secondary processing and manufacturing, will reduce the possibilities of `crowding out', or funding appropriable research.
Since 1991, various MoRST publications have discussed these issues.
MoRST suggests that a major policy target should be assistance to firms making the transition to greater technological awareness.
MoRST's policy at this stage, was to encourage co-operative or complementary investments through the public good science funding mechanism.