ESR | Keeping people safe and healthy through science


ESR provides science services to a range of New Zealand and international government agencies, including forensic and crime scene expertise, public health surveillance, water and environmental testing, radiation consultancy, food analysis and testing of pharmaceutical and natural health products.

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As New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises is science relating to people and communities, ESR has over 25 years’ experience providing science services to government. ESR provides a range of testing and consultancy services to the Ministry of Health and our environmental and health expertise is also called on by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ESR is the sole provider of forensic services to the NZ Police and works closely with NZ Customs on illicit substance screening. 

Read about some of our work with government below or contact us to find out how we can help you.

Making services reachable

Making services reachable

How do we enable families/whānau to succeed to ensure that all New Zealand children fulfil their potential? What are the critical causal influences on positive outcomes for family/whānau, and are there connections between them? How do these critical influences differ for ‘family’...

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Public health

ESR’s internationally renowned experts collect, collate and analyse data and intelligence on a wide range of diseases present in New Zealand.

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