The NZ Skeptics Society is a non-profit body that exists to promote critical thinking.

Not all claims have equal value. For instance we all can believe that gravity exists without question, however we should ask for a little more evidence when an “expert” tells us that the Moa is alive and well and living in Moana!

The Society was started in 1986 by Denis Dutton and Bernard Howard, amongst others. We currently have around 400 members and our annual subs are only $40 for waged and $20 for unwaged. Please take a look around, and we would be delighted if you would like to join.

In the News

NZ Skeptic Journal

Financial members of the NZ Skeptics receive the quarterly NZ Skeptic journal, 24 pages of the intriguing, interesting and, sometimes, infuriating. We also make PDFs available online for those members who want even faster access to the information.

Selected extracts are freely available for anyone to peruse.

NZ Skeptics Yahoo Group

This is a discussion forum for members of NZ Skeptics and interested parties.

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NZ Skeptics Facebook Group

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What Do We Do Next?

Over 100 practical ways to promote science and advance skepticism and critical thinking.

The big PDF: “What Do I Do Next?”

More info on our Resources page

2015 Conference

NZ Skeptics Conference 2015

Skeptics in the Pub

These informal gatherings are for socially orientated skeptics in various cities. The events are organized independently of NZ Skeptics, although many of the attendees are members and they are sometimes organised in conjunction with NZ Skeptics activities such as lectures.

Upcoming Events


Check out a range of skeptical debate from our local podcasts:

  • The CUSP
  • Skepticism Today