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90 Years Of Improving Standards For A Better New Zealand

Thursday, 7 July 2022, 3:35 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand turns 90 today! A unit within MBIE since 2016, Standards New Zealand has gone by several names over its much longer lifetime. It has survived world war, evolved with the digital age and globalisation, and responded to the ever-changing ... More >>

New standard to target meth-contaminated properties

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 9:09 am | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand has today released NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties, which will provide industry guidance on good practice methods in the testing and clean-up of methamphetamine contamination ... More >>

Draft standard on decontamination of meth contaminated homes

Monday, 12 December 2016, 1:27 pm | Standards New Zealand

Feedback on a draft standard for the testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties is now sought by Standards New Zealand. More >>

Imagine a world without standards

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 9:28 am | Standards New Zealand

Imagine a world where your credit card would not fit into every cash machine, where you could not just stroll into a shop and find the right light bulb for your lamp, or you could not fit the plug into the socket outlet. More >>

Flagship quality management systems standard published

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:28 pm | Standards New Zealand

A new edition of the international flagship standard ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Requirements has been published. This concludes over 3 years of revision work by experts from nearly 95 participating and observing countries to bring the ... More >>

Revised Dairy herd testing standard

Friday, 17 July 2015, 4:36 pm | Standards New Zealand

A revised dairy herd testing standard will help herd testers meet the objectives of the Dairy Industry Herd Testing Regulations. More >>

New Acting Chief Executive for Standards New Zealand

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 12:42 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand will have a new Acting Chief Executive from 1 October 2015, Standards Council Chair, John Lumsden, announced today. The current Acting Chief Executive Michelle Wessing will leave the organisation, to pursue new opportunities. ... More >>

First standard in the world for rainbow-inclusive workplaces

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 10:18 am | Standards New Zealand

The first standard in the world to assist organisations achieve a truly inclusive workplace has been published by Standards New Zealand. Acting Chief Executive, Michelle Wessing, said Standards New Zealand was very pleased to have published NZS 8200:2015 ... More >>

Standard to help with new regulations for building work

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:36 pm | Standards New Zealand

New consumer protection regulations for building work costing $30,000 and over are expected to take effect from 1 January 2015. Acting Chief Executive of Standards New Zealand, Michelle Wessing, said the New Zealand standard 3902 Housing, alterations ... More >>

From No. 8 wire to bungy jumping – World Standards Day

Monday, 13 October 2014, 3:41 pm | Standards New Zealand

Did you know that the first New Zealand standard developed was for No. 8 wire? And that New Zealand was the first country in the world to establish a standard for bungy jumping? More >>

New iBook for DIYers to improve access for disabled people

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:49 am | Standards New Zealand

A new iBook will help DIYers – and trades people – with improving building access for people with disabilities, with a particular focus on access ways and ramps. More >>

Revised standard for flotation aids

Monday, 1 September 2014, 5:27 pm | Standards New Zealand

A new standard for flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition has been published by Standards New Zealand. AS/NZS 1900:2014 Flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition specifies the design and performance requirements ... More >>

Award winners make NZ safer and more prosperous

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:46 pm | Standards New Zealand

Awards were presented at the Beehive this week to people whose work plays a significant part in making New Zealand a safer and more prosperous place to live. More >>

Revised standard for testing child restraints

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:13 pm | Standards New Zealand

Revised standard for testing child restraints A revised joint Australia/New Zealand standard provides manufacturers and testing authorities with a method for testing a child restraint for ease of adjustment. The test set out in AS/NZS 3629.4:2014 ... More >>

New standard for hand signals used with cranes

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:01 pm | Standards New Zealand

A set of universal hand signals has been published. The set is for adoption wherever lifting operations take place in building or construction and will make those operations safer and more efficient. More >>

New standard for measurement of ‘water footprint’

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:02 am | Standards New Zealand

A new international standard will guide organisations to measure their 'water footprint', and New Zealanders were involved in developing the standard. More >>

Big win at excellence awards for committee

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:30 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand is delighted that one of its committees won a top award at the recent Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s (IPWEA NZ) excellence awards, Acting Chief Executive Michelle Wessing said today. More >>

Improving the safety of gas appliances and installations

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:15 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand has published and reconfirmed several gas standards that will improve the safety of many gas appliances. More >>

Helping electricity and gas industries to improve safety

Monday, 26 May 2014, 5:29 pm | Standards New Zealand

Electricity and gas industries will benefit from a new risk-based standard that helps them manage their assets to reduce risk and improve public safety. More >>

New sustainable forestry management standard

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 4:03 pm | Standards New Zealand

A new standard provides forest owners and managers with environmental, economic, social, and cultural criteria that support the sustainable management of forests. More >>





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