30 August 2013
Official Information Request No. 9000124706
(Please quote this in any correspondence)
[FYI request #1053 email]
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Re: 14 Norman Close, Manurewa
I refer to your email dated 5 August 2013, which we received on 6 August 2013, requesting
information about the property 14 Norman Close, Manurewa.
Auckland Council received notification of a P Lab at this address from New Zealand police on 26 April
2013. An environmental health officer then sent a letter to the property owner requiring them to –
Professionally test the property for contamination, and provide a copy of the test results to
If contamination is confirmed then professionally decontaminate the property
After the decontamination they are required to retest the property for contamination and provide a
copy of the test results to Auckland Council.
The building can only be occupied if results show property is no longer contaminated
On 26 July 2013, Auckland Council received a copy of the lab test report from Forensic and Industrial
Science Ltd which revealed methamphetamine levels on several surfaces at higher levels than the
Ministry of Health remediation guidelines. The report recommended the following –
Decontamination and remediation of the premises
Testing selection of current occupants contents/possessions
Restrict premises occupancy until it is decontaminated
Access to dwelling and garage to be restricted until remediation and retesting
Further testing after remediation works
Premises to be aired for 2 days after decontamination.
On 5 August 2013, the property owner informed the environmental health officer via email that they
are making arrangements to carry out decontamination works.
If you have any further queries please contact me on (09) 301 0101, quoting Official Information
Request No. 9000124706.
Public Information Advisor Democracy Services
Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142 | aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
09 301 0101