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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

Rural Property Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 - Rodney district Long-term family farm leased to a share milker who employs a manager. Manager is moved on for poor performance and a new person takes [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Rural Property Case Studies

REINZ Meth Standards seminar

MethSolutions committed to supporting the development of the new meth testing and decontamination Lisa Gerrard, Chief Legal Officer REINZ Standard NZS8510, because it is in line with our commitment to reducing the harm caused to people by MethAffected Property. And so, when REINZ advised that they wanted to run a session with their members and [...]

August 12th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on REINZ Meth Standards seminar

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

MethManaged Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 - West Auckland An inspection immediately after a party identified some unusual activity which could not be accounted for by normal behaviour. A Baseline test was previously [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on MethManaged Case Studies

NZ’s “love affair” with meth continues

Each quarter we publish the MethMap of New Zealand - this summarises all the meth tests we have done in the past three months and shows region by region what proportion of tests were positive. In the three months April, May and June 2017, we found One suburb with half the meth tests coming out [...]

July 28th, 2017|MethMap|Comments Off on NZ’s “love affair” with meth continues

Unfortunately, we’ve heard this all before!

Meth Test when buying a house When purchasing a property one of your first steps of due diligence should be a lab based meth test. The results help you make an informed decision to either move forward with further due diligence or walk away from buying that property. If you are buying a home you [...]

July 19th, 2017|Home Owners, Investors, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Unfortunately, we’ve heard this all before!

Owner-occupied Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 – South Auckland A vendor purchased a house 12 months ago from the owner-occupiers, without getting a meth test. A year later, having lived in the house [...]

July 12th, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Owner-occupied Case Studies

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