We are very pleased to report the return of New Zealand as a member of the Pacific Science Association. The Royal Society of New Zealand will be the official Adhering Organization from New Zealand to PSA. The historical ties between PSA and New Zealand date to the very first Pacific Science Congress in 1920. New Zealand was quite active in the organization in the past, and hosted the 7th Pacific Science Congress in 1949, and the 15th Pacific Science Congress in 1983. New Zealand withdrew from PSA in the late 1980s due to budgetary concerns.

We look forward to RSNZ’s return to PSA, and believe this reinvigorated relationship will bring mutual benefit both for New Zealand and for the region’s scientists in the opportunity to have enhanced interaction with New Zealand’s scientists. We hope this will foster new scientific collaboration to examine and address common areas of research interest.