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

It’s raining, it’s pouring

Flooding events across the North Island have resulted in fatalities, uninhabitable homes, and vital infrastructure in need of repair. OPMCSA analyst Dr Emma Brown reflects on the situation.

Does science advice make any difference, and how does it get implemented?

Now well into her second term as PMCSA, Juliet reflects on the policy impact of science advice across a range of projects and contexts.

Our second food waste report: Food rescue

Food rescue organisations in Aotearoa captured over 11,500 tonnes of food at risk of going to waste last year, distributing it to people in the community, including those experiencing food insecurity. Our second food waste report, which we are releasing today, explores the food rescue sector’s role as part of the solution to food waste.

In the media

An appeal for improved marine habitat protection

MP and Greens fisheries spokesperson Eugenie Sage has appealed for wider...

Calls to combat polluted information through the curriculum

Professor Stuart McNaughton, Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of...

Why lower speed limits save lives and make cities more livable

Professor Simon Kingham, Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Transport, discusses the importance of speed limits on our roads and that lower limits are ultimately not just about saving lives but also making our cities and towns more livable.