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Read the latest update from Carmen Mak on what's been happening in the world of Standards New Zealand.

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Publication announcements

  • Standards Published (10)

      • AS/NZS ISO 19165.2:2020 Geographic information - Preservation of digital data and metadata, Part 2: Content specifications for Earth observation data and derived digital products

        Standard adopts ISO 19165 2:2020 which aims to extend the long-term preservation of digital geospatial data to provide details about content describing the provenance and context specific to data from missions that observe the Earth using spaceborne, airborne or in situ instruments.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.84:2020 (Includes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.84: Particular requirements for toilet appliances

        AS/NZS 60335.2.84:2020 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.84:2014 on 27 November 2023.  During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.84:2014 will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2020 (Excludes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.95: Particular requirements drives for vertically moving garage doors for residential use

        AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2020 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2012 on 27 November 2023.  During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2012 will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2020 (Includes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.95: Particular requirements drives for vertically moving garage doors for residential use

        AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2020 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2012 on 27 November 2023.  During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2012 will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.116:2020 (Excludes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.116: Particular requirements for furniture with electrically motorised parts

        AS/NZS 60335.2.116:2020 is an identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-116 Ed 1 (2019) and will take effect on 27 November 2020.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.116:2020 (Includes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.116: Particular requirements for furniture with electrically motorised parts

        AS/NZS 60335.2.116:2020 is an identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-116 Ed 1 (2019) and will take effect on 27 November 2020.

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      • AS/NZS 61558.1:2018 A2 Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 1: General requirements and tests Amendment No. 2

        AS/NZS 61558.1:2018 A2 applies to the Foreword and the Australian and New Zealand National variations.  The National variations in this amendment take effect on 27 November 2020. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2016 A2 (Excludes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.103: Particular requirements for drives for gates, doors and window Amendment No. 2

        AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2016 A2 applies to Clauses 3, 7, 11, 19, 25, Annex DD, Annex GG, Annex HH and Annex JJ.  The IEC text in this amendment takes effect on 27 November 2022. During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2016 without this amendment will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2016 A2 (Includes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.103: Particular requirements for drives for gates, doors and window Amendment No. 2

        AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2016 A2 applies to Clauses 3, 7, 11, 19, 25, Annex DD, Annex GG, Annex HH and Annex JJ.  The IEC text in this amendment takes effect on 27 November 2022. During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2016 without this amendment will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 61558.1:2008 A3 Safety of transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - Part 1: General requirements and tests Amendment No. 3

        AS/NZS 61558.1:2008 A3 applies to the Foreword and Annex ZZ.  The National variations in this amendment take effect on 27 November 2020. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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Latest articles

  • Timber standard NZS 3604 being revised - experts invited

    New Zealand's main standard for the design and construction of timber-framed buildings, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, is being revised. Standards New Zealand is in the process of managing the formation of a standards development committee and technical experts interested in participating on working groups are invited to register their interest.

  • New Data and Digital Community of Practice for the NZ Public Service

    The Digital Public Service Branch, an operational arm of the Government Chief Digital Officer, Statistics New Zealand / the Government Chief Data Steward, and Standards New Zealand have formed a new Data and Digital Standards Community of Practice (CoP). This CoP will replace an existing Data Standards Community of Practice.

  • 29 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 review, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw.

  • Standards’ key role in the fight against COVID-19

    New Zealand’s ingenuity and adaptability are apparent in how businesses are transforming in the fight against COVID-19. If you are providing or accessing services, or designing, producing or buying products related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult standards. Standards are a tried and tested way of improving quality and safety, enhancing products and services, and meeting industry best practice. There are some recommended standards that could help with this work.

  • Sustainability and gender diversity key themes at IEC General Meeting

    Standards New Zealand’s Senior Advisor International Relationships, Steve Lowes, attended the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) General Meeting in Shanghai late last year. Steve, who is also the Secretary of the IEC’s National Committee of NZ (NCNZ), was joined by the NCNZ President, Peter Berry, and 12 representatives from leading New Zealand companies and organisations.

  • Standards support hydrogen technologies for a greener future

    The New Zealand government’s energy strategies are focused on transitioning our country to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. Hydrogen is emerging as a key technology that could help to achieve this target by ‘decarbonising’ parts of our economy. Standards are playing an important role in helping develop the safe and efficient introduction of hydrogen technologies.

  • Electrical Wiring Rules have been updated

    AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations – Known as the Australian/ New Zealand Wiring Rules, has been updated. This is an important standard for the electrical industry, as it sets out the requirements for the design, construction, and verification of electrical installations. It’s important for New Zealanders in general too, as the standard is designed to protect people, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire, and physical injury.