News & Events


COVID-19 Response

24 March 2020

Key information about the impact to our services - updated 19 May 2020

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World Metrology Day Celebration

Event | 20 May 2020

The Measurement Standards Laboratory is celebrating World Metrology day 2020 virtually

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New MSL Laboratories

News | 10 February 2020

Check this page regularly for progress updates on our laboratory moves.

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PhD scholarship with the Measurement Standards Laboratory

News | 30 May 2019

PhD scholarship with the Measurement Standards Laboratory

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Media Release - World Metrology Day 2019

News | 20 May 2019

A new era of Innovation with Quantum Physics.

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Upcoming GPS Week Number Rollover Event

News | 11 March 2019

The Global Positioning system (GPS) provides date and time of day in the form of a number of weeks from a start date and the number of seconds within a week.

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The passing of top New Zealand Scientist - Dr Chris Sutton

News | 17 December 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce one of our most valued MSL team members, Chris Sutton, has passed away on the morning of Thursday 13th December 2018. Chris had been unwell for some time and had recently retired after 43 years’ service with Callaghan Innovation (and our predecessor organisations).

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Elaborate Newsletters

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December 2019

Christmas Greetings and thank you for your support in 2019. In this Elaborate we celebrate our new staff and Eleanor Howick being elected onto the Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP) Executive committee. Check out our Christmas hours and an update on our new laboratory as well as the latest blog from our Apprentice Nina.

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October 2019

We're pleased to update you on upcoming proficiency tests, new technical guides and progress constructing our new building. Also check out the first blog from our metrology apprentice Nina, and watch the video demonstrating how the Lego Kibble Balance works.

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June 2019

On World Metrology Day we celebrated the implementation of the redefined International System of Units (SI). Thanks to everyone who attended our Roadshow events to learn more about this significant change to the way the global measurement standards are realised.

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March 2019

Join us at one of our Roadshow events communicating the redefinition of the International System of Units (the SI), culminating with a celebration of World Metrology Day on 20 May. Say goodbye to the kilogram and find out what exciting technological innovations are on the horizon.

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December 2018

This month we mourn the loss of Chris Sutton, one of our most valued MSL members. We launch our Proficiency Testing Programme and announce the dates and venues for our SI Roadshow coming to a town near you in 2019.


October 2018

Join us to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of NZ Standard Time on 1st November. And this month we celebrate Laurie Christian's 40years of service to MSL.