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World Metrology Day 2023 Event

The Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) warmly invites you to the annual World Metrology Day celebration on Friday 19 May 2023 at Gracefield Innovation Quarter, Lower Hutt.

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Underpinning the quantum revolution

News | 9 August 2022

Experts from around the globe underpin the quantum revolution!

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New national facility for coordinate measurement

News | 8 April 2022

MSL will open a new national facility for coordinate measurement at the end of this year. Read about MSL's new CMM that’s the first-of-its-kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

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World Metrology Day 2022 Event

Event | 20 May 2022

Join us to celebrate World Metrology on Friday 20 May 2022

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Remote Sensing in NZ – Workshop

Event | 4 March 2022

MSL invites you to a virtual workshop to be held on 4 March 2022

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Official Opening and World Metrology Day 2021

Event | 20 May 2021

Join us on Thursday 20th May as we officially open our new building and celebrate World Metrology Day.

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New era of apprenticeships

News | 11 December 2020

A new era of Apprentices

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Elaborate Newsletters

Fresh Food WMD v2

June 2023

Our teams have been busy enhancing MSL's role as a world class national metrology institute over the past few months. We celebrated World Metrology Day, which this year was about supporting the global food system, and we have been hard at work maintaining our measurement capabilities and contributing in a variety of ways to the international quality infrastructure.

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March 2023

In this edition, we introduce MSL’s new Strategic Plan. It was heartening to see our community taking a collaborative approach towards attracting and training talent in our field, a notable upshot from the MSA conference held in February. Another opportunity to get together is World Metrology Day, being held on Friday 19 May!


December 2022

We welcomed over 200 participants to CPEM – finishing the year renewing connections with colleagues and developing many new relationships. The MSA conference is next up in Wellington in February 2023, and we spotlight STEM activities.

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September 2022

The Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM) is coming to New Zealand in December and Dr Murray Early shares his journey in metrology and what he is looking forward to at CPEM. We also spotlight the New Zealand clocks and officially welcome Dr Annette Koo to the MSL and Protoshop Director role.

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July 2022

It was wonderful to celebrate World Metrology Day 2022 in-person and virtually. We also celebrated the end of the McKay Building and former residence, Electrical and Time Standards, completing the move into their new laboratories.

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March 2022

For the first time, we gear-up to celebrate World Metrology Day 2022 hybrid style. We also acknowledge the great work done by our Length Standards team in setting up a national centre for coordinate metrology, and we introduce the MSL Moon Buggy!