Text says 'Haere mai, welcome' above a purple landscape of mountains and dark tree silhouettes reflected in Lake Matheson, New Zealand

Tēnā koutou katoa, nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei whārangi ipurangi. He wāhi tēnei hei whakamōhio atu ki a koutou mō ētahi o ngā kaupapa o te ao, he wāhi anō hoki e taea ai e mātau te torotoro atu ki ā koutou. Nā reira, nau mai haramai.


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

Navigating the complexities of pollution from the space industry

Measuring pollution produced by the space sector can be quite complicated and it seems there's more to it than just space debris. OPMCSA fellow Priyanka Dhopade and analyst Carolle Varughese reflect on caring for the final frontier. The space sector Historically,...

Our latest intern report

One of the pleasures of working in the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor is getting involved with the interns on their projects. The projects provide opportunities for the interns to apply their knowledge in a policy area, build their skills and...

Announcing a series of workshops: Connecting Researchers and Policymakers

In September, we are piloting informal workshops to connect researchers and policymakers in both Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington (18 September) and Ōtautahi Christchurch (27 September). We invite you to be part of these workshops. Read More

In the media

Juliet discusses the PMCSA role

Juliet discusses what it is like to be the PM's Chief Science Advisor with...

The Gangs report in the media

The OPMCSA's report, "Toward an understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand's adult...

Jacinda Ardern speaks at WHO’s 76th Assembly

Former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at WHO's 76th Assembly, discussing...