Royal Society of New Zealand

Welcome to the
Royal Society of New Zealand

We promote, invest in and celebrate excellence in people and ideas, for the benefit of all New Zealanders—and we make telling these stories a priority. We administer research funds, publish peer-reviewed journals, offer advice to government and foster international research contact and co-operation.

  • Read an overview of the Society's activities and achievements during 2014.

  • 2014 Rutherford Medallist Peter Schwerdtfeger on the super heavy end of the periodic table of elements.

  • UK chemist Dr Peter Wothers will give demonstration lectures, suitable for all ages, and public talks.

  • Social scientist Professor Richard Bedford is the new President of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

  • Read current Code of Professional Standards and Ethics for Members.

  • Read comments on New Zealand's Climate Change Target discussion document

  • Read an overview of the Society's activities and achievements during 2014.

  • 2014 Rutherford Medallist Peter Schwerdtfeger on the super heavy end of the periodic table of elements.

  • UK chemist Dr Peter Wothers will give demonstration lectures, suitable for all ages, and public talks.

  • Social scientist Professor Richard Bedford is the new President of the Royal Society of New Zealand.