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. 

Following an assessment of the standards catalogue, we are now seeking feedback from the general public, nominating organisations, and a broad range of stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw. These standards are 10 years or older and:

These standards are being proposed for withdrawal, unless we receive advice to the contrary from the consultation. This approach recognises the fact that while many documents within this group may well be suitable for withdrawal, some documents within this group may still be used in some way within an industry, community, or by government. If the standards are still being used in your industry or community, then we will work to continue making these standards available. When commenting, please ensure you identify the standard, and send your comment to 

If we receive objections* to the withdrawal of a standard, we will consider the feedback and will make appropriate recommendations to the Standards Approval Board. Recommendations could include:

Please be aware that when standards are withdrawn, they are still available for purchase. 

If you have any questions please send them to

Batch 1 [PDF, 37 KB] proposed for withdrawal. This proposal is open for comment from 31 March 2017 to 12 May 2017.

Batch 2 [PDF, 37 KB] proposed for withdrawal. (These standards are all 28 years or older). This proposal is open for comment from 12 April 2017 to 24 May 2017

*An objection needs to be supported by specific reasoning including how and why the standard continues to be used, the impact that withdrawal would have on users, and evidence to support this. 

Last updated 12 April 2017