News and media releases
Packaging has come a very long way since its humble beginnings of gourds and clay pots. These days, the world of packaging is much more complex, needing to be safe and sustainable while remaining appealing and functional. An international guide has just been revised to help organisations ensure their packaging meets growing consumer needs.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released findings from an independent review, commissioned by its Chief Executive Carolyn Tremain on the process undertaken to develop NZS 8510.
Standards New Zealand is now able to email invoices for purchases of standards and subscription services. Effective from Monday 17 September 2018 we will be emailing all invoices to you.
The joint draft standard is currently out for public consultation (combined procedure) and closes on 28 August 2018. If you are interested in providing comment, please visit Standards Australia’s public comment portal here. All comments submitted to Standards New Zealand in the initial public comment period have been passed on to the new joint committee.
Standards New Zealand has been made aware of a document circulating on social media purporting to be the new edition of the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules). This document is not authorised by Standards New Zealand.
Electricians are warned not to use the unauthorised document under any circumstances because it is not safe to do so.
Standards Australia (SA) and Standards New Zealand (Standards NZ), have agreed to implement a 12-month pilot where the commissioning fees for joint standards development projects for the identical adoption of ISO and IEC standards would be waived. The agreement applies to projects initiated on 8 May 2018 or later.
Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders on the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) proposal for the development of a new standard, ‘Tableware, giftware, jewellery, luminaries — Glass clarity — Classification and test method’
Public consultation on the draft revisions of NZS 3640 Chemical preservation of round and sawn timber (DZ3640) and NZS 3602 Timber and wood based products for use in buildings (DZ3602) ends on 6 April 2018. The purpose of this communication is to provide information and clarity on the standards development process for these projects, as well as to encourage you to submit feedback on the two drafts, through the public consultation process
Here at Standards New Zealand, we’re focused on deepening the pool of technical experts on standards development committees. A larger base of willing committee members will help us to ensure we have a sustainable and robust standards development process, and can manage wider work programmes where several projects can be executed at the same time.
We are less than a year away from the deadline for those certified to ISO 9001:2008 to make the transition to ISO 9001:2015 (in New Zealand to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016). ISO outlined a transition period of 3 years for those with accredited certification to the 2008 standard to arrange recertification to the newer standard, and this period will end on 15 September 2018.