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Some of our latest news updates.
  • 10 May 2017
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  • 9 May 2017
    May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.  MSL will be celebrating WMD alongside the Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA) at an event in Auckland on Tuesday 23rd May.  Approximately 40 customers and key stakeholders are attending the full day programme which includes a technical presentation, workshop and a trip to the Defence Technology Agency in Devonport. 
  • 14 March 2017
    Science and Technology around measurement is rapidly changing. 
  • 21 November 2016
    The International System of Units (SI) will undergo a major revision in 2018 that will be agreed and implemented by the international metrology community.
  • 26 September 2016
    MSL Mass & Pressure staff member Greg Reid has just returned from the Rio Paralympics where he represented New Zealand in the Shooting. Greg did us proud qualifying for the final of the 10m Prone Air Rifle and finished a very respectable 7th place.
  • 13 July 2016
    Callaghan Innovation CE Mary Quin has appointed Eleanor Howick as Chief Metrologist effective 1 August 2016.  Eleanor Howick is a Principal Research Scientist and Leader of the Length Standards Section at MSL where she has been working since 1991.
  • 2 May 2016
    Dr Fleur Francois commences as Director of MSL replacing Tim Armstrong on Monday 2nd May.  Fleur previously held the role of Manager Policy and Planning for Callaghan Innovation and brings a fresh and energetic approach to the way MSL functions now and into the future. Fleur has a very experienced management and science background that will keep MSL in good hands. Tim Armstrong is stepping aside from the Director role to concentrate on the Chief Metrologist role.
  • 5 April 2016
    MSL once again celebrates World Metrology Day on 20th May but this year it's a combined effort with the Metrology Society of Australasia co-hosting proceedings.
  • 25 November 2015
    The World Radiocommunication Conference, currently in session in Geneva from 2 to 27 November, has decided that further studies are required on the impact and application of a future reference time-scale, including the modification of coordinated universal time (UTC) and suppressing the so-called "leap second".
  • 18 November 2015
    High-value manufacturers, calibration labs and metrologists  came together in Queenstown earlier this month, to shine a spotlight on how measurement contributes to profitability.
  • 11 May 2015
    The 20th of May is the date in 1875 when the metre convention was signed by 17 nations.  Metre convention has now been signed by 55 nations (including New Zealand) who are full members of the metre convention as well as another 44 nations and economies who are associative members.
  • 30 January 2015
    The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) has announced that on 30 June 2015 at 23:59:60 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) a leap second will be inserted into UTC. In New Zealand, the leap second will occur in at noon on the 1st July 2015.
  • 11 December 2014
    The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.
  • 10 September 2014
    The MSA 'Good Measurement, Great Business' Conference is being held in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2015.
  • 21 May 2014
    In addition to calibration and consultancy services, MSL offers a wide range of practical training courses. Scheduled courses, open to all, are conducted annually. The 2014 schedule is now available and we're taking bookings.
  • 20 May 2014
    The 20th of May is the date in 1875 when the metre convention was signed by 17 nations. Metre convention has now been signed by 55 nations (including New Zealand) who are full members of the metre convention as well as another 37 nations and economies who are associative members
  • 7 June 2013
    A new video has been released giving a brief history of the origin of the international system of units and on the need to update the definition of the kilogram.
  • 20 May 2013
    The 20th of May is the date in 1875 when the metre convention was signed by 17 nations. Metre convention has now been signed by 55 nations (including New Zealand) who are full members of the metre convention as well as another 37 nations and economies who are associative members.
  • 10 April 2013
    A paper just published in the British journal Measurement Science and Technology, entitled "Object-oriented software for evaluating measurement uncertainty" (Meas. Sci. Technol. 24 (2013) 055004), shows how new algorithms developed at MSL can be used to carry out measurement uncertainty calculations.
  • 5 February 2013
    On 1 February 2013 IRL and MSL officially became part of Callaghan Innovation – a new crown entity.