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Risk management Standard seminars – last chance to register

Risk Management logo of searching person in a maze and NZ Risk Management logoWhether you are in manufacturing, the trades, service provision, a Crown entity, or a not-for-profit, the effective management of risk within your organisation is certain to be a priority. The Risk management Standard seminar series offers you a unique opportunity to gain practical insights into how you can manage risk more effectively in your organisation.

Risk management – Principles and guidelines ISO 31000:2009 provides guiding principles, a generic framework, and a process for managing risk. It also includes 11 risk management principles an organisation should comply with, and a management framework for the effective implementation and integration of these principles into an organisation's management system.

Standards New Zealand and the New Zealand Society for Risk Management are conducting these seminars to provide practical advice and guidance on how to apply the new international Standard.

  • Auckland – 12 April – 9am to 1pm (including working lunch)
    Novotel Ellerslie
  • Christchurch – 14 April – 9am to 1pm (including working lunch)
    Rydges Hotel
  • Wellington – 19 April – 9am to 1pm (including working lunch)
    Intercontinental Hotel

More details on the seminar outline and speakers are available on the Standards New Zealand website.

Last chance to registeryou can register online now through the Risk Management Seminar information page. (www.standards.co.nz/risk+management+seminar.htm)

(Note - prices subject to change from 1 May 2010)

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Upcoming pricing changes

Like many organisations, Standards New Zealand regularly monitors the impact of inflation on the cost of providing its products and services. The cost of printing and publishing Standards and our ongoing operational expenses have been steadily rising in recent years. We do not receive government funding and rely on revenue from development contracts and the sales of Standards to cover our operating costs.

As a result of a recent review, we wish to advise our first price increases in 2 years, effective from 1 May 2010.

More information on these pricing changes is available on the Standards New Zealand website.

These price increases are necessary to ensure we can continue to deliver the consensus-based quality products and services that we are proud to have been delivering for over 75 years.

Minor change to our pricing structure

You may be aware that we are having to change our finance system this year. As part of preparing for this, we are taking the opportunity to make a minor change to the way we price publications. From 1 May 2010, our retail publication prices will be set in 'flat' dollar amounts (such as $68.00 plus GST).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 0800 782 632 during business hours, or email enquiries@standards.co.nz.

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Most popular international Standard PDFs – now available directly from Standards New Zealand

PDF titlePurchasing Standards from the principal worldwide Standards bodies has just got much easier! We have just re-negotiated our agreements with several overseas Standards bodies and now offer both hard copies and PDFs for:

  • ISO
  • IEC
  • BSI
  • ASTM
  • AS (Standards Australia publications).

PDFs of Standards from these Standards bodies are now available directly from Standards New Zealand. Call 0800 782 632 or email enquiries@standards.co.nz to order. 

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Standards 'Meritorious Service Award' winners announced

Standards New Zealand celebrated and announced Standards New Zealand's 'Meritorious Service Award' winners at awards breakfasts in February and March 2010. Guest speakers Hon Maurice Williamson (in Auckland), Hon Lianne Dalziel (in Wellington), and Hon Pansy Wong (in Christchurch) presented the awards.

Each year, the Standards Council and Standards New Zealand celebrate the winners of the 'Meritorious Service Awards' and honour the 2000-plus Standards development committee members for their work over the previous year.

'Congratulations to our winners,' said Richard Westlake, Chair of the Standards Council. 'The Meritorious Service Awards are an opportunity for Standards New Zealand to recognise some of our outstanding committee members. These are people who have shown exceptional commitment to producing high quality Standards – Standards that affect nearly every New Zealander, every day.

'We rely on our volunteer committee members to champion Standards in New Zealand and Standards New Zealand could not accomplish what it does without its volunteers.'

Standards New Zealand also launched a new campaign at the Awards breakfasts – '101 benefits of standardisation' – to promote the benefits of Standards and standardisation to New Zealanders. As Chief Executive Debbie Chin said during the award ceremonies, 'There are 101 ways that Standards and standardisation improve our economy, our environment, and our quality of life – but none of those benefits would be possible without the dedication and hard work of our volunteers.'

The 2009 'Meritorious Service Award' winners are:

  • Don Bunting, Auckland, architect and Chief Executive at Construction Information Limited – timber and wood Standards
  • Dr Stephen Chiles, Castle Hill Village, acoustics consultant and Principal with URS New Zealand Ltd – acoustic and wind farm Standards
  • Brett Gawn, Eastbourne, land surveyor and Senior Manager at CPG New Zealand – land development Standards
  • David Prosser, Rangiora, Product Manager at Tyco Safety Products – fire protection Standards.

This year, Standards New Zealand introduced two new awards.

  • Winner of the 2009 'Outstanding Committee of the Year Award' (as voted by Standards New Zealand) is the Joint Australian/New Zealand committee on the safety of household and similar electrical appliances, tools, small power transformers, and power supplies, EL-002. EL-002 is chaired by Derek Johns from Edgeware, Christchurch, Principal of Electrical Consultancy Services.
  • Winner of the 2009 Standards Council Award for 'Outstanding contribution to Standards and standardisation' is Patricia Cunniffe from Whanganui, Managing Director of Joll Cunniffe Developments.

Winners photos

For more information on the winners, please read the media release Standards 'Meritorious Service Award' winners announced.

Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake with Meritorious Award winner Don Bunting.
Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake with Meritorious Award winner Don Bunting in Auckland.

Meritorious Award winner Dr Stephen Chiles with Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake.
Meritorious Award winner Dr Stephen Chiles with Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake in Christchurch.

Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake, Hon Lianne Dalziel, and Meritorious Award winner Brett Gawn.
Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake, Hon Lianne Dalziel, and Meritorious Award winner Brett Gawn in Wellington.

Meritorious Award winner David Prosser with Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake.
Meritorious Award winner David Prosser with Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake in Christchurch.

EL-002 committee member Richard Bollard with Hon Maurice Williamson. EL-002 received the 2009 Committee of the Year Award.
EL-002 committee member Richard Bollard with Hon Maurice Williamson in Auckland. EL-002 received the 2009 Committee of the Year Award.

EL-002 Chair Derek Johns, Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake, and EL-002 committee member Miles Bonfield.
EL-002 Chair Derek Johns, Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake, and EL-002 committee member Miles Bonfield in Christchurch.

Patricia Cunniffe received the Standards Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Standards and Standardisation. Patricia is pictured with Hon Lianne Dalziel.
Patricia Cunniffe received the Standards Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Standards and Standardisation. Patricia is pictured with Standards Council Chair Richard Westlake and Hon Lianne Dalziel in Wellington.

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