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  • GOOD Measurement - GREAT Business is the theme for the MSA Conference being held in stunning Queenstown 13th - 16th October 2015.
    Any profitable organisation depends on three pillars: understand, engage and grow your customer relationships. While it might seem simple in theory, the rapidly changing tools and technology we have at our fingertips are making implementing these pillars increasingly complex. So where do you and your team make sense of it all? At the MSA Conference 2015.
    The MSA Conference brings together like-minded business, scientific and technical practitioners for an opportunity to get up-to-date with the latest advances and tools for the business of metrology.
    The conference will present a mix of case studies, presentations and workshops which showcase research, innovation and success in the world of calibration and measurement.
    This must attend event for high-value manufacturers, product test and measurement facilities, and businesses seeking a competitive advantage.  It will be inspiring and thought provoking, highly relevant and practical for all levels of Metrologists.

  • Chris Young verifying a weigh station

    MSL offers calibration services


    As New Zealand’s National Metrology Institute, one of our main functions is to provide calibrations traceable to New Zealand’s National Standards and to the SI. All of our routine calibration certificates are recognised internationally as demonstrating traceability to the SI.

  • Resistance Bridge Calibrator

    New Zealand's measurement structure


    The measurement infrastructure in New Zealand presently consists of a number of autonomous organisations with specific and separate responsibilities which cooperate to ensure a coherent measurement system is possible.


    MSL has the primary responsibility for the provision of physical measurement standards.

  • 11-05-2015 World Metrology Day 2015
    The 20th of May is the date in 1875 when the metre convention was signed by 17 nations.  Metre convention has now been signed by 55 nations (including New Zealand) who are full members of the metre convention as well as another 44 nations and economies who are associative members.
  • 30-01-2015 Leap Second on 30th June 2015
    The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) has announced that on 30 June 2015 at 23:59:60 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) a leap second will be inserted into UTC. In New Zealand, the leap second will occur in at noon on the 1st July 2015.

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