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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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150 Years of Standard Time

Join us at an event to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of New Zealand Standard Time

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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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Revealing Deep Space

MSL supports KiwiStar Optics to deliver precision optics for astronomy.

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Revising the SI

MSL is the New Zealand home for the International System of Units (the SI).

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.