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Revising the SI - news, updates and events

26 September 2018

In the lead up to World Metrology Day 2019 the MSL team will be delivering and partnering on several events to help communicate the importance and impact of the SI revision - we hope you can join us!

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Upcoming GPS Week Number Rollover Event

News | 11 March 2019

The Global Positioning system (GPS) provides date and time of day in the form of a number of weeks from a start date and the number of seconds within a week.

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The passing of top New Zealand Scientist - Dr Chris Sutton

News | 17 December 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce one of our most valued MSL team members, Chris Sutton, has passed away on the morning of Thursday 13th December 2018. Chris had been unwell for some time and had recently retired after 43 years’ service with Callaghan Innovation (and our predecessor organisations).

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Chris Sutton Retires

News | 7 December 2018

Dr Chris Sutton retires from MSL after a long and incredibly influential career shaping the Measurement Standards Laboratory as we know it today.

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Media Release - Kiwi innovation pinpoints the new kilo as global measurement standards change

News | 20 November 2018

Media Release - Kiwi innovation pinpoints the new kilo as global measurement standards change.

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Media Release

News | 1 November 2018

Media Release - NZ's Bold Step to standard time 150 years ago

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The Kiwi Kibble Balance

News | 3 October 2018

MSL is home to the only Kibble Balance in the Southern Hemisphere, and it is unique in the world.

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Elaborate Newsletters

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March 2019

Join us at one of our Roadshow events communicating the redefinition of the International System of Units (the SI), culminating with a celebration of World Metrology Day on 20 May. Say goodbye to the kilogram and find out what exciting technological innovations are on the horizon.

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December 2018

This month we mourn the loss of Chris Sutton, one of our most valued MSL members. We launch our Proficiency Testing Programme and announce the dates and venues for our SI Roadshow coming to a town near you in 2019.


October 2018

Join us to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of NZ Standard Time on 1st November. And this month we celebrate Laurie Christian's 40years of service to MSL.

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July 2018

Act fast to register for our Training courses happening in Auckland and Lower Hutt in August.

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March 2018

MSL is delighted to launch our new and improved website. This is a refreshed look that is easier to navigate and find out about our services and provides a useful resource for metrology in New Zealand.

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Touted as the most extensive and exciting development in Metrology, the redefinition of the SI marks an important and historic leap forward.