Central Govt Law & Policies

NZ School Cell Phone Ban Comes into Force

The Government has introduced regulations that require all state schools and kura to have student phone rules in use. This guidance is structured to support schools to step through the process of implementing student phone rules.

STANZ Summer 2023-24 Newsletter

It has been a while since the last STANZ newsletter, but the committee has been steadily making progress. Amongst other things the STANZ website has been upgraded to be more user-friendly and our AGM was held in late July.

NZ School Cell Phone Ban Comes into Force

The Government has introduced regulations that require all state schools and kura to have student phone rules in use. This guidance is structured to support schools to step through the process of implementing student phone rules.

STANZ Summer 2023-24 Newsletter

It has been a while since the last STANZ newsletter, but the committee has been steadily making progress. Amongst other things the STANZ website has been upgraded to be more user-friendly and our AGM was held in late July.

STANZ Letter to MOH on Minimising the health risks of wireless radiation

In 2020 the Safer (EMR) Technology Aotearoa/New Zealand Incorporated Society (STANZ) was established in response to growing public concern about adverse health effects on humans, flora and fauna from exposure to radio frequency radiation (RFR) emitted by various types of cellular technologies being rolled out in our communities.

Conflict of Interest Letter Sent to NZ Ministry of Health

In February SaferTech NZ (not to be confused with STANZ) sent a letter of complaint to the NZ Miniatry of Health (MOH) complaining of a serious conflict of interest by having Martin Gledhill on the lnteragency Committee on the Health Effects of Non-Ionising Fields (overseen by the Ministry).

STANZ Submission to the NZ Climate Change Commission – March 2021

STANZ in general agrees with the Climate Change Commissions (CCC) overall goal that Aotearoa must focus on decarbonising and reducing emissions at the source (both locally and globally). Unfortunately, the CCC reports do not currently adequately consider the massive (and growing) increase in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by the digital economy through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Cloud computing and wireless communications through the 4G and increasingly 5G systems, mobile smart phones and the infrastructure and data centers required to run them (both locally and globally).

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