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New joint standard provides guidance on high-intensity outdoor light sources

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The level of knowledge and sophistication regarding outside lighting has grown significantly over recent years. New Zealand has historically used the Australian standard AS 4282 to help guide our local industry, but the recent release of a joint update to this standard has filled the gap.

It has particular value for urban planning in that the new standard gives guidance on how to measure and monitor the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting and covers sensitive ‘dark sky’ areas.

Getting the packaging right – International guide just updated

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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.

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  • New joint standard provides guidance on high-intensity outdoor light sources

    The level of knowledge and sophistication regarding outside lighting has grown significantly over recent years. New Zealand has historically used the Australian standard AS 4282 to help guide our local industry, but the recent release of a joint update to this standard has filled the gap.

    It has particular value for urban planning in that the new standard gives guidance on how to measure and monitor the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting and covers sensitive ‘dark sky’ areas.

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  • Tackling counterfeit with ISO and IEC standards

    Counterfeit goods are nothing new, but with globalisation, the internet, and increased movement of goods the fakes business is booming. From fake versions of widely sold pharmaceutical brands to phony designer watches and handbags, counterfeit has grown into a thriving underground economy. 

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The consumer and occupational safety sector

Standards for consumer safety have been developed with the aim of ensuring that products made, or imported, into New Zealand are safe and reliable. The reassurance provided by standards covers hundreds of products for work and play. These include dishwashers, garden hoses, fire protective clothing, and cycle helmets.

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