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

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.

Mahi Tahi 3 – Our third annual report is ready to download

Beginning a second term as Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia, Juliet looks back on the past year of science advice, evidence, communication and conversation.

In the media

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.

Delta Skelter: ‘A formidable enemy’ – inside the battle and what the Govt knew when

The behind-the-scenes story in the lead-up to our Delta COVID-19 outbreak, as told by NZ Herald journalist Matt Nippert.

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)