Policy

Webinar about the new Standards for meth testing and decontamination in NZ

Please find the link to the MethSolutions 30 minute webinar held on the 4th of July 2017 and led by Miles Stratford, CEO of MethSolutions discussing the newly released Standard for Meth Testing and Decontamination in New Zealand. We trust you find it informative and we would welcome any feedback or questions. As Miles explains [...]

July 4th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Meth News, Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Webinar about the new Standards for meth testing and decontamination in NZ

WEBINAR: New Meth Testing Standard

Join us on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 11.30am for an update on the new Testing Standard for Methamphetamine contamination which was released on 28th June 2017. Led by CEO, Miles Stratford, the FREE webinar will last 30 minutes in total, comprising Miles' summary of the changes the new Standard will bring to the industry [...]

June 30th, 2017|Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on WEBINAR: 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

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

Scientist Research – What it’s Like Living in a Meth House

When we heard that Dr Jackie Wright was visiting NZ for a forensic science conference, we got in touch and arranged a seminar for her to tell us about her work.  Australian academic, Dr Jackie Wright wanted to speak to people who had the experience of living in a meth house. Dr Jackie wrote her [...]

October 1st, 2016|Discussions on Meth, Policy|Comments Off on Scientist Research – What it’s Like Living in a Meth House