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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



An Independent Standards Institute

In July 1964 the Minister of Industries and Commerce announced that, if sufficient support for the move were forthcoming, the Standards Institute on 1 April 1965 would become an independent body. This new organisation would then be the sole recognised standards body in New Zealand.