The New Zealand Association of Scientists is a genuinely independent association of scientists who work and lobby to:

  • promote science in New Zealand,
  • increase public awareness of science and expose pseudo-science,
  • debate and influence government science policy,
  • improve working conditions for scientists, including gender and ethnic equality,
  • promote free exchange of knowledge and international co-operation,
  • and encourage excellence in science.

The Association membership includes physical, natural, mathematical and social scientists and welcomes members with an interest in science education, policy, communication and the social impact of science and technology.

News & Recent Posts

19 October 2017

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Association of Scientists (5.00-5.45pm), and the presentation of our 2017 Awards (from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start), will be held on Wednesday 1st November at ‘Caroline’, 1 Manners St, Wellington, or via Skype (email your Skype contact to fiona DOT mcdonald AT otago DOTacDOTnz).

Please RSVP via: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/nzas-agm-and-awards-2017-tickets-38698801156

10 August 2017

The NZAS & PSA Panel on Science: Government as funder of science and employer of scientists took place today in Wellington.  We thank all the MPs and candidates who participated.

The event featured 5 minute introductions from each speaker, followed by audience Q+A. A full video of the panel is available here


01 August 2017

The PSA and NZAS invite you to attend a pre-election discussion with MPs and candidates.


23 June 2017

We hope everyone who attended the conference yesterday enjoyed the event. For those who were unable to be there, the conference was livestreamed on YouTube thanks to Council member Troy Baisden - the complete videos are below. Unfortunately some scheduled speakers couldn't make it due to fog and other delays, so some of the programme changed at the last minute.

Livestreams from NZAS Annual Conference 2017 - Beyond the Usual Suspects


19 May 2017

[UPDATED 05.06.17]

The final programme with full speaker list for the NZAS 2017 Conference is now available (attached). Get in fast to register as seats are limited!

Registrations are now open (link) on Eventbrite for the New Zealand Association of Scientists 2017 conference "Beyond the Usual Suspects - NZ Science at Large", to be held Wednesday 21 June 2017 9am to 7pm at the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.