This is pretty big for New Zealand as of 1st of October they are banning the importation of asbestos containing materials. This follows on New Zealand back in April adopting Asbestos Management Plan and Register Laws similar to Australia’s. Why this is so big is because prior to April New Zealand didn’t have specific guiding modern regulations on managing asbestos in workplaces. SO suddenly all this poor condition asbestos containing material is being found because nobody really looked before…….. Their laws on the subject were still similar to what ours in Australia were in the 1980’s so it will come as a shock and serious period of adjustment for them to come into line with our type stringent WH & S laws.