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COVID-19 Assistance

10 June 2020

The Measurement Standards Laboratory’s world-leading measurement expertise is playing a vital role in helping to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our current News articles are below. Older News can be found in our News Archive here.

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Kiwi kilogram flies to Paris

News | 19 October 2020

While 2020 has seen many Kiwis’ travel plans disrupted or altogether halted, one important and regular trip from our shores to Paris has still managed to take place. But it may be for the last time.

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New MSL Laboratories

News | 11 June 2020

Nearly two years on from turning the first sod, MSL now has a new Laboratory.

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Use of infrared thermometers and thermal imagers for COVID-19

News | 5 June 2020

Non-contact infrared thermometry systems (infrared thermometers and thermal imagers) are being increasingly used to measure skin temperature as a proxy for core body temperature as a means to detect people with fever associated with COVID-19.

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World Metrology Day Celebration

Event | 20 May 2020

The Measurement Standards Laboratory is celebrating World Metrology day 2020 virtually

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PhD scholarship with the Measurement Standards Laboratory

News | 30 May 2019

PhD scholarship with the Measurement Standards Laboratory

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Media Release - World Metrology Day 2019

News | 20 May 2019

A new era of Innovation with Quantum Physics.

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Elaborate Newsletters

Interactive Map

October 2020

This month we farewell Director Fleur Francois but celebrate the new interactive webpage. We are also very excited about the launch of a resource kit for primary school teachers to teach Measurement Science.

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July 2020

Thank you for your support of our virtual event to celebrate World Metrology Day on 20 May 2020. Read about our response to COVID-19 and how our commissioning project for the new laboratories is about to commence.

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December 2019

Christmas Greetings and thank you for your support in 2019. In this Elaborate we celebrate our new staff and Eleanor Howick being elected onto the Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP) Executive committee. Check out our Christmas hours and an update on our new laboratory as well as the latest blog from our Apprentice Nina.

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October 2019

We're pleased to update you on upcoming proficiency tests, new technical guides and progress constructing our new building. Also check out the first blog from our metrology apprentice Nina, and watch the video demonstrating how the Lego Kibble Balance works.

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June 2019

On World Metrology Day we celebrated the implementation of the redefined International System of Units (SI). Thanks to everyone who attended our Roadshow events to learn more about this significant change to the way the global measurement standards are realised.

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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.