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

23 July 2014

The New Zealand Association of Scientists has a tradition of asking all political parties registered for the general election to provide their science related policies, in order to inform our membership and other interested New Zealanders. We also aim to provide a forum for the discussion of these policies, both here on our website, and elsewhere, such as in the NZ Science Review.

18 July 2014

Wednesday 30 July | 5.30pm for a 6pm start |

members (including NZAS members) $10 non members $20

Royal Society of New Zealand 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon Wellington
RSVP to scanz2011@gmail.com

Does investment in science influence society?  Can we really expect it to meet New Zealand's economic, social, environmental and cultural needs? Is it the level of investment or the areas in which the investment is made?

29 May 2014

Thoughts on the National Statement of Science Investment are available at the President's Blog - find out how you can contribute to the NZAS submission!

17 June 2014

Come along and hear from Kaitlin Thaney, CEO of Mozilla Labs about the future of open
research practice
. We will also hear from people in universities, government, and the
private sector who are active in open practice.

Aronui Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of New Zealand,
11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington
24 June 2014
4 – 6 pm

RSVP here

11 June 2014

The presidents column from NZSR vol 71, issue 1 can be found here.