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Welcome to the website of the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia.

Join us to celebrate science in Aotearoa New Zealand and stay up to date with our work.

We welcome your ideas about how science can make a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Updates from the Office

Expressions of interest open for Tairāwhiti internships

The Prime Minister has asked the PMCSA to host two internships to undertake future-focused projects centred in Tairāwhiti. Expressions of interest are now open.

Introducing our next major project

We are now ramping up work on our big project for 2021, titled ‘Kotahitanga: Uniting Aotearoa against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance’.

Science advice on commercial fisheries: It’s dark down there

The OPMCSA’s new report provides advice to government on how science and innovation can improve the sustainability of commercial fisheries. Juliet reflects on our deep dive into the world of commercial fishing.

In the media

How New Zealand’s COVID success made it a laboratory for the world

Universal genome sequencing and exquisitely detailed tracing of COVID-19 cases in Aotearoa New Zealand offers unique insights into how COVID-19 spreads.

Commercial fisheries report reveals how ‘frighteningly little’ we know about ocean

A new report on commercial fisheries is calling for a more holistic approach to managing and assessing the health of the marine ecosystem, reports James Fyfe for Newshub.

New short film on genome sequencing released

How is Aotearoa New Zealand using genome sequencing in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Watch the latest documentary from independent filmmaker Shirley Horrocks.

Snapper fish underwater front on to camera with more fish in the background

       Tāmure/Australasian snapper (Chrysophrys auratus). Image credit: lcolmer/iNaturalist NZ (CC BY-NC 4.0)