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

MSL has primary responsibility to provide measurement standards in accordance with the International System of Units (SI).


August training courses – open!

Upskill and register now for Lower Hutt or Auckland


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King’s Birthday Honours

Keith Jones becomes a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

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Launch of te reo Māori resources

We have created te reo Māori versions of two of our most popular resources

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Measurement in daily life

Modern society simply could not exist without measurement

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UNESCO Recognises Metrology Day

World Metrology Day officially becomes a UNESCO International Day

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World Metrology Day Celebration

Please join us on Friday 24 May 2024 at MSL

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Meet a Metrologist

Dr Early talks about his background, his career, and his hopes for CPEM 2022

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An online Introduction to MSL

Learn all about our role as New Zealand's National Metrology Institute

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The Quantum Revolution

Experts from around the globe underpin the quantum revolution!

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New national facility

MSL to open a new national facility for coordinate measurement

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New MSL Laboratories

Nearly two years since turning the first sod, MSL's new Laboratory is complete

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Use of Infrared Thermometers

Use of infrared thermometers and thermal imagers for COVID-19


Developing Metrology Technicians

MSL has introduced an apprenticeship style approach to develop new talent