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Standards New Zealand is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. We specialise in managing the development of standards. We also publish and sell New Zealand, joint Australia-New Zealand, and international standards.


Latest news

Review of New Zealand standards

Standards New Zealand is currently reviewing standards that are more than 10 years old. The aged standards review seeks to ensure that New Zealand standards are current and continue to be fit for purpose. 

Comments for batch 2 of the standards proposed for withdrawal close 24 May 2017.

Painting building

AS/NZS 2311:2017

Guide to the painting of buildings

Revised standard available now

International standards on clothing size get a makeover

The ISO 8559 series is aimed at increasing customer satisfaction and reducing returns of items as a result of a poor fit.

Revised standards ISO 8559 Parts 1 and 2 available now