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Sep 25, 2020, 12:09 PM

NZIEH Podcast with Great.com

When you walk into a restaurant you generally don’t expect to get sick from the food. When you swim in a swimming pool you trust the chemicals in the water won’t damage your skin; and when you drink tap water in many parts of the world you don’t have to worry about it posing risks to your health.

Many people don’t know much about environmental health. We spoke to Great.com on their podcast “Great.com Talks With…” to explain what it is and what part we play in it.

The interview took place with our national president, Tanya Morrison, and spanned topics of concern such as pollution, waste and outdated legislation. This last item is one we kept coming back to as it casts a wide net on the health issues it could potentially resolve. 

Tanya and podcast host Emil discuss the challenge of getting legislation right to suit modern life and making sure the way we choose to live isn’t one we can get sick from. She explains ”We've got some legislation that was written in the nineteen forties, nineteen fifties, and it doesn't always match up with how we live in today's world”, an example of that being no national legislation for tattooing in New Zealand. She reassures us by saying “that's not to say that we just want more and more rules. It's not about that. It's about making sure that people are doing things safely”. 

We believe people want to do the right thing. So what can you do? We recommend small daily actions such as safe waste disposal and following your intuition about if something is safe; and please spread the message about environmental health. For the bigger things, we worry so you don’t have to.

Click here to watch the podcast on Youtube

Click here to listen to the podcast on Spotify

Great.com is an organization that is changing the way people think about charity, development, and organizations. They’re leading the next generation of charitable giving with their completely remote and radically transparent team. 

Sep 20, 2020, 4:56 PM

Noise training by Styles Group

Styles Group are a team of 8 consultants specialising in the measurement, prediction and assessment of noise and vibration effects. We provide noise and vibration expertise to local authorities across New Zealand.

We take pride in providing local authorities with the highest quality advice to ensure statutory bottom lines for the management noise effects are achieved in a way that represents contemporary best practice.

We are currently offering two training courses, both suitable for those working in the Environmental Health field:

  • Noise and Planning
  • Noise Investigations

Click here for more details on these course and other training offered by Styles group.

For more information please email: daniel@stylesgroup.co.nz 

SFS sml Aug 6, 2020, 12:25 PM

Upcoming HACCP Training from Safe Food Services

NZIEH are pleased to announce another Safe Food Services discount offer on the up and coming Advanced Codex HACCP and Hazard Analysis for Risk-Based Measures workshop.

All NZIEH members will be entitled to a 10% discount when attending this HACCP course.


This interactive facilitated two-day workshop has been designed to reflect the requirements of the Food Act 2014, the Food Regulations 2015, the Food Notice for Food Control Plans and National Programmes May 2017, the Codex guidelines and NZQA unit standard 19514 ‘Explain the application of HACCP
principles’ and NZQA unit standard 28265 Develop, implement and review a HACCP application for a food processing operation.


Participants will receive a food safety refresher, a comparison of the regulatory requirements compared to Codex guidelines and a practical step by step approach to the implementation of the preliminary steps and HACCP principles for a cooked to chill meals manufacturer (Chicken stuffed with prawns and garlic in a wild mushroom and walnut sauce).


Facilitated Course Dates and Venue
25-26 August 2020, Level 1, Rob Law Max House, 1
Knights Road, Lower Hutt.

28-29 October 2020, 1061 Haupapa street, Rotorua

Cost of Course per Person
$1,196.40 (inc GST) per person (discounted to $1,031.90 (inc GST) per person for NZIEH members)


Please refer to the Safe Food Services website by following this link for further information on this HACCP workshop.

 

Jun 22, 2020, 4:46 PM

Discounted online food training for NZIEH members with Safe Food Services

Many of you completed the Food Allergens online course during lock down, which NZIEH offered and funded to all members. Your feedback was great, so today we are pleased to announce we are partnering up with Safe Food Services, who is offering a special discount to our members.

Under an annual subscription with Safe Food Services for online food training courses, you will receive a minimum of 6 courses per year. Courses are normally $157 per person however under an annual subscription you will receive each course at $100 per person. (A list of the upcoming courses are detailed via the link below). This is compared to 30-day access for online training when courses are purchased individually.

You will also receive continuous access to your own training portal, supporting resources for the courses, completed CPD plans, checklists, assessment statistics and downloadable certificates 24/7 over a 12-month period.

In addition, a further 20% discount is available for businesses or Councils who can demonstrate that at least 50% of their team are members of NZIEH. That makes it $80 per course! If you meet this membership threshold requirement, then you/your organisation will be provided with a promotional code unique to your business or Council to use when subscribing.

Please refer to the Safe Food Services website and promotional video by following this link for further information on this Annual Subscription Offer.
 
If you have colleagues who would be keen on this offer who are not NZIEH members, they can signup for membership by following this link: https://www.nzieh.org.nz/membership/

For any enquiries about NZIEH membership, please contact our National Secretary at: info@nzieh.org.nz
 
If you have enquiries about the Annual Subscription offer, please contact Karen Perry, Director of Safe Food Services directly: karen.perry@sfs.co.nz
 
On behalf of NZIEH, we hope all members consider this training opportunity and we look forward to hearing your feedback on this initiative in the future.
 

Acoustics 2022 Mar 17, 2020, 3:31 PM

Acoustics 2022

You are invited to the Acoustical Society of New Zealand (ASNZ) and Australian Acoustical Society (AAS) Joint Conference, to be held at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington New Zealand, from 31 October - 2 November 2022. 

Please note this event has been moved to 2022 due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Acoustics 2022 will provide a unique opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase the latest developments in acoustic instrumentation, software and noise and vibration control products.

Save the dates in your calendar and register your expression of interest today to be kept up to date with the latest information and program news.

Go to: https://www.acoustics2020.com/ for more information and register your interest

Sep 20, 2019, 1:40 PM

New Partner - Safe Food Services

NZIEH is pleased to announce that Safe Food Services have joined Styles Group, Chomp and Datacom in becoming partners of NZIEH.  Many members know Karen Perry (founder of Safe Food Services) either through meeting her at the NZIEH 2019 Professional Development Conference in Dunedin or  through one of her training courses.  We are thrilled to have Safe Food Services on board and working alongside NZIEH.

Head over to the partners page under 'About NZIEH' to view information about Safe Food Services, including testimonials and a link to their website.

Upcoming training opportunities offered by Safe Food Services will also be listed in the 'Upcoming Training opportunities' tab under the member's only section.  (Note: You must be logged in to access this information).

 

Jul 2, 2019, 5:49 PM

NZIEH Merchandise

We are pleased to introduce our new merchandise page where you can buy all sorts of goodies that will help you in your everyday role and show your support for NZIEH.

Click here to check out the merchandise options on offer!