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

06 January 2017

The latest issue of New Zealand Science Review -  NZSR 73(2) - can be found here.



President’s report for 2015/16

06 November 2016

The NZAS President's report, delivered by Craig Stevens at the 2016 NZAS AGM at GNS Avalon, Lower Hutt on October 26th, is attached.

29 September 2016

The NZAS AGM has been scheduled for Wednesday October 26th, starting at 5:30pm.  It will be held at the Avalon campus of GNS (Geological and Nuclear Sciences), although a videoconference setup is planned for those who cannot physically be there.

At the AGM the President's report will be presented as well as reports on the state of the NZAS and its activities through the year.  Officers (President, Treasurer etc.) will also be elected for the next year.

More details will follow.

25 September 2016

The New Zealand Association of Scientists has announced its annual medal winners for 2016. New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards celebrate long-term fundamental science that has had significant value for New Zealand. See links to news coverage and interviews with the medal recipients at the bottom of the page.


10 August 2016

On-line first: New insights into ancestry and health of Polynesians and New Zealand Māori

by Geoffrey K. Chambers, Hisham A. Edinur, and Paul P.J. Dunn