Meth Testing Hawkes Bay

What are the laws regarding meth contamination and who is responsible for enforcing those laws?



In the Hawkes Bay, your local council is responsible for enforcing laws around meth contamination. However, even with the new standards, there is still currently no legal requirement to test a property and councils generally don’t find out about it unless notified by the Police.

Councils do have powers under the Building Act 2004 and Health Act 1956 to force actions, which can include:

>>> recording the contamination on the property’s Project Information Memorandum (PIM) or Land Information Memorandum (LIM);

>>> requiring the building owner to clean and/or close the building;

>>> requiring the building owner to re-test the building;

>>> requiring the building owner to demolish the building.

The new standards released; NZS 8510:2017 have set one contamination level for all livable areas in properties. Deprecating the previous three-tiered levels.

The new level is: 1.5 µg/100cm². Anything at or above this level is deemed to be contaminated.

The new standards also have very specific testing, reporting and decontamination requirements. For more info check here first.

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Meth testing in NZ is like the Wild West. You need to make sure you don’t get hog tied. Here’s 3 reasons why we are your best choice for meth testing in the Hawkes Bay:

1. We are the only Nationally accredited representatives for Healthy Homes (NZ) LTD in Hawkes Bay. HHNZ is a National Meth Testing licensing authority. We are on the board of MTIANZ which is developing best practice and ethics standards for all meth testers in NZ.

2. Testing for meth is a scientific process and WE ARE scientists. We are not property managers or builders looking to make some extra money on the side.

3. We specialise in meth testing and offer no other services. For you this means no up-sells or conflicts of interest.

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