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The Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) is New Zealand's national metrology institute.

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We provide our clients with the most accurate calibration service in the country for a wide range of instruments, and give advice and training to ensure that the equipment can be used effectively by our clients.

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The passing of Dr Chris Sutton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chris Sutton on 13 December

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Proficiency Testing

The Measurement Standards Laboratory runs a Proficiency Testing Programme.

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Kiwi innovation pinpoints the new kilo as global measurement standards change

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Revising the SI

News, updates and events

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The Kiwi Kibble Balance

MSL is home to the only Kibble Balance in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Flicking the Switch

Helping to secure NZ’s Electricity supply, now and into the future.

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Come Fly with me

MSL support keeps New Zealand's aviation sector in the air.

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Quantum Balancing Act for the SI

Novel measurements support redefinition of the International System of Units.

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Our clock display has been removed until further notice while we work through technical issues. If you require advice about NZ Standard time please refer to our Official NZ Time page.