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

11 April 2017

Registrations are now open (link) on Eventbrite for the New Zealand Association of Scientists 2017 conference, to be held Wednesday 21 June 2017 at the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.


20 March 2017

Beyond the Usual Suspects: NZ Science at Large

02 February 2017

The NZAS press release about the impact of the new US administration on science and on the forthcoming March for Science is here.



Science is, sometimes, political

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is deeply concerned by the impact of the new US administration.

05 February 2017

Membership fees for 2016/2017 and information about joining the New Zealand Association of Scientists have been updated. Please go here for details.

06 January 2017

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



President’s report for 2015/16