Goverment/Council

An Interview with Bindi Norwell, CEO REINZ

The performance of the real estate industry, and those businesses, like MethSolutions, that are part of the real estate value chain, has the potential to influence our economic, social and emotional wellbeing. The ‘glue’ that holds the real estate industry together, is REINZ. The Real Estate Industry of New Zealand. And REINZ has a new [...]

August 24th, 2017|Goverment/Council, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on An Interview with Bindi Norwell, CEO REINZ

Q&A on new Meth Testing Standard

Standards New Zealand has released helpful question and answers about the new Standard NZS8510. They answer these questions What is the purpose of the Standard? What does the Standard include? Who developed the Standard? How was the Standard developed? Why was the Standard necessary? Who will use the Standard? What does the Standard say about [...]

August 8th, 2017|Goverment/Council, Meth News|Comments Off on Q&A on new Meth Testing Standard

The New Meth Testing Standard in NZ

Today, Standards New Zealand released their report and recommendations into the new Standard for meth testing.  Miles Stratford, CEO of MethSolutions was involved in the Standard development and now gives his expert view on the outcome. NZS 8510:2017 – Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties The new Standard is a great step in the [...]

June 29th, 2017|Goverment/Council, Meth News, Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on The New Meth Testing Standard in NZ

A new Standard for Meth Testing

Our CEO Miles Stratford has committed around 10% of his time in the past year to working with Standards New Zealand helping to create a new standard for meth testing and decontamination. The new Standard is close to being agreed and finalised. The group collaborating on developing the Meth Testing Standard includes diverse backgrounds including representatives [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Goverment/Council|Comments Off on A new Standard for Meth Testing

Government working to amend Residential Tenancies Bill

Here at MethSolutions, we are watching closely the amendment to Section 59 of Residential Tenancies Act.  It strengthens the law for prosecuting landlords who tenant unsuitable properties, tenants will be liable for the cost of their landlord’s insurance excess up to a max of 4 weeks’ rent for each incident and also allows easier access to test [...]

June 1st, 2017|Goverment/Council, Investors, Policy, Tenants|Comments Off on Government working to amend Residential Tenancies Bill

Standards for Meth Testing

Testing anything is meaningless unless you have an agreed standard. In the meth clean-up industry the Ministry of Health Guidelines for Remediation of Clandestine Meth Lab Sites have been in place since 2010. Territorial Authorities have used these as the basis for benchmarking acceptable levels of meth residues. This is regardless of whether the source of [...]

December 7th, 2016|Goverment/Council, Policy|Comments Off on Standards for Meth Testing

MethSolutions guests on TVNZ Breakfast Show

Interview date 27th October 2016. Miles Stratford is interviewed by Jack Tame on Breakfast Jack Tame, TVNZ: An investigation into Methamphetamine levels could mean that Housing New Zealand evicted some of its tenants unnecessarily. Every year thousands of homes test positive for traces of “P” and then millions of dollars is spent cleaning [...]

November 28th, 2016|Goverment/Council, Policy|Comments Off on MethSolutions guests on TVNZ Breakfast Show