Update from the NZSE

Read the end of year update from Carmen Mak on what's been happening in the life of Standards New Zealand. Read

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Publication announcements

  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (10)

      • AS/NZS 3200.2.33:2005 Medical electrical equipment - Particular requirements for safety - Magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosis

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 3200.2.44:2005 Medical electrical equipment - Particular requirements for safety - X-ray equipment for computed tomography

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 4059:1996 Anaesthetic machines - Non-electrical - For use with humans

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 2153.1:1997 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Technical means for ensuring safety - General

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 2153.3:1997 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Technical means for ensuring safety - Tractors

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 2153.4:1997 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Technical means for ensuring safety - Forestry winches

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 2153.5:1997 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Technical means for ensuring safety - Power-driven soil-working equipment

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 2153.6:1998 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Technical means for ensuring safety - Equipment for crop protection

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 2153.7:1997 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Technical means for ensuring safety - Combine harvesters, forage and cotton harvesters

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

      • AS/NZS 2153.9:1997 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Technical means for ensuring safety - Equipment for sowing, planting and distributing fertilizers

        Withdrawn 17 February 2020

Latest articles

  • 8 joint Australia-New Zealand standards proposed for withdrawal

    Standards New Zealand constantly reviews standards that are more than 10 years old to ensure they are current and continue to be fit for purpose. As part of this process, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw. We are now consulting on 8 joint Standards Australia/ Standards New Zealand standards across some key sectors.

  • Successful collaboration supports health and wellbeing of New Zealanders

    A standards and accreditation seminar for health and disability sector agencies was held at MBIE’s Wellington offices on Wednesday 13 November. It explored how the regulation, international standards and accreditation community can work with the health and disability sector to minimise risk and help deliver positive health outcomes for all New Zealanders.

     

  • New Zealand adopts ten standards to support international supply chain efficiency

    Ten international standards that help streamline the business supply chain have been adopted by the standards committee P3511 Information Technology and Communication – Unique Identification. These ISO/IEC standards relate to the technology that supports the traceability of supply chain items and are widely-known as GS1 standards. They also let trading partners share this information with each other in a way that is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.

  • Future casting: The path to 2030 at the ISO General Assembly

    Carmen Mak, Manager Standards New Zealand and Sanjai Raj, Standards New Zealand Executive and General Manager Consumer Protection and Standards at MBIE, attended the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) annual General Assembly (known as ISO Week) in mid-September. The event was focused on defining ISO’s future strategy under the theme ‘On the path to 2030’.

  • World Standards Day celebrated

    Standards NZ celebrated World Standards Day at our Wellington offices on Monday 14 October with an expo, workshops and a recognition ceremony.

  • 82 joint Australia-New Zealand standards proposed for withdrawal

    We are currently seeking feedback on 82 joint Standards Australia-Standards New Zealand standards. Affected sectors are Building, Business and ICT, Consumer and occupational safety, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Fire Protection, Health, Materials technology and Transportation. Feedback closes in mid-October.

  • Innovation delivers 75% time saving to standard construction contracts

    Standards New Zealand is looking for partners to work with us on digitally innovative ways to repurpose standards content. The aim is ensure that standards are accessible by the people who need to use them, at the right time, and in an effective format. Our first partner in this 'value add' programme is Kiwi document automation specialists, LawHawk. Read about how this award-winning company is using their innovative technology to deliver significant time saving to standard construction contracts.

  • Public consultation open for timber standards NZS 3640 and NZS 3602

    A second round of public consultation on the draft revisions of NZS 3640:2003 Preservation of timber and wood-based products (DZ 3640) and NZS 3602:2003 Timber and wood based products for use in buildings (DZ 3602) has opened. Individuals, organisations, and the wider building and construction sector are encouraged to have their say on the drafts. Public consultation will close on 23 August, 2019.