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

Out and about on the AMR beat

We’ve been making the most of a COVID-free South Island, getting out and about as part of our project on antimicrobial resistance and infectious disease.

Mangrove management in Aotearoa New Zealand: A bird’s eye view

Watch intern Jacques de Satgé present on his internship project investigating mangrove management in Aotearoa New Zealand.

An update on our infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance project

We are now well into our project and the team and panel are working hard to collate the vast range of evidence about AMR in Aotearoa New Zealand, within the broader context of infectious diseases.

In the media

NZ tops world for trust in scientists, govt – study

Aotearoa New Zealand’s trust in scientists is among the highest in the world, according to a new study. Juliet spoke to science journalist Jamie Morton at the NZ Herald about the findings.

Wading into mangrove research

Intern alumni Jacques de Satgé features on RNZ’s Our Changing World, discussing his research into mangrove management in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Who is who in the Government’s Covid-19 response team

Meet some of the key players in the Government’s COVID-19 response.

Sink your teeth into the evidence on fluoride

Water splashing out of glass