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  • The Measurement Standards Laboratory has prepared a translation of the BIPM’s Concise Summary of the SI in te reo Māori. Part of our role as a national metrology institute is to disseminate the International System of Units (SI) in New Zealand, so we are making this resource available to support the teaching and learning of science in te reo Māori.

  • Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand

    Our team of testing and measurement experts can help you to understand your products and processes with world-class calibration and verification, measurement and consultancy services.  Our services also include technical advice on difficult measurements, and R&D on measurements and measuring instruments.

  • 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.

  • 21-11-2016 Revision of the SI in 2018
    The International System of Units (SI) will undergo a major revision in 2018 that will be agreed and implemented by the international metrology community.
  • 26-09-2016 MSL Paralympian Greg Reid
    MSL Mass & Pressure staff member Greg Reid has just returned from the Rio Paralympics where he represented New Zealand in the Shooting. Greg did us proud qualifying for the final of the 10m Prone Air Rifle and finished a very respectable 7th place.

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