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Take two minutes to learn about Standards New Zealand, our country’s national standards body and leader in:

  • developing consensus-built standards that work for all
  • providing access to thousands of New Zealand, joint Australian/New Zealand and international standards

Standards New Zealand is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). We manage the development and publication of standards and standards-related solutions. 

Most of our standards are developed in partnership with Standards Australia. We are New Zealand's gateway for participation and representation with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), so that New Zealand has a voice in the international standards community.

With over 90 years’ experience we help ensure New Zealanders have standards that provide safety, trust, good practice, regulatory compliance, interoperability, and competitive edge.

Management team

Standards Approval Board

Standards New Zealand organisational chart  [PDF, 53 KB]