Info about asbestos in New Zealand, from the Worksafe NZ website.
- where to dispose of asbestos
- management and removal of asbestos
- and Importation of asbestos containing products –
Since 1 October 2016 importation of asbestos-containing products is prohibited unless the importer has a permit for the shipment issued by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Or go directly to Information for residential landlords.
If you are a residential landlord, you will need to know what to do if planned work may involve asbestos.
Under HSWA you have a duty to identify asbestos and prepare an asbestos management plan for work involving a risk of exposure to respirable asbestos fibres. The policy clarification explains how these duties apply for residential landlords.
Also includes the latest Policy Clarification document.
Or directly to information for homeowners.
If you are having asbestos removal work done, ask the contractor whether the work requires an asbestos removal licence. If it does, you should request to see their company’s asbestos removal licence. Householders can check the register of licensed asbestos removalists