Metadata Update

21 Apr 2017

Here is the link to access the latest version of the draft metadata standards.

The documents housed within this link will be used as the basis for the upcoming workshops (1st, 2nd and 3rd of May). The aim of these workshops is to work through feedback to date, and propose any amendment/s required to enable public release of the standards. As previously stated, the aim is to have the standards ready for release by the end of June 2017. It is our intention to provide the standards in both .pdf and ‘table format’ when they are formally released – we are still working on the technical solution to enable this. Send any comments to Dave Hipkins at LINZ. Dave Hipkins

The link provides access to the following documents:

  • The Sector Feedback document – this contains a list of feedback received to-date and how that feedback has been addressed; either within the latest drafts, as a noted item, or an item to be discussed at the workshops
  • A feedback template – please use this template to provide future feedback
  • Draft Standards - Buildings - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Draft Standards - Potable Water – Volumes 1& 2
  • Draft Standards - Storm Water - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Draft Standards - Waste Water - Volumes 1 & 2

For those planning on attending the workshops in May, please:

  1. Register for the appropriate workshops (if you haven’t already) by emailing Elissa directly
  2. Access and download the standards via the above link
  3. Populate the ‘feedback’ template with any desired amendments, and then forward to Elissa
  4. Attend the workshop prepared to discuss your desired amendments

Workshop Schedule:

  • To register interest in attending these workshops please email Elissa McIntosh (
  • Technical workshops – 1st round (in Wellington)
    • 1st May - 8am-noon – Water volume 2
    • 1st May – 1pm-5pm – Buildings volume 2
    • 2nd May – 8am-noon – Water volume 1
    • 2nd May – 1pm-5pm – Buildings volume 1
    • 3rd May – 9am-noon – contingency workshops/meetings as needed
  • Technical workshops – 2nd round (in Wellington)
    • 24th May – 8am-noon – Water volume 2
    • 24th May – 1pm-5pm – Buildings volume 2
    • 25th May – 8am-noon – Water volume 1
    • 25th May – 1pm-5pm – Buildings volume 1