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

15 December 2014

Early notice: 2015 NZAS Annual Conference

Going Public: Scientists speaking out on difficult issues

Aronui Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington
10 April 2015

Further information can be found here and will be updated when further details are avaialble.


17 November 2014

Note that if you are attending the AGM and wish to have dinner beforehand, please arrive around 5.30pm on Wednesday 19th November at the Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave St, Thorndon, Wellington.

The official AGM business will start at 6.30pm.

Minutes from the 2013 AGM and the annual financial report are attached.

17 November 2014

The press release for the 2014 NZAS awards can be found here.

17 November 2014

The president's column fromn NZSR71(2) can be found here.

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?