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Internoise 2012 will be held this year in the heart of New York City, 19-22 August, at the Marriott Marquis hotel. 

Click here to learn more about the session topics, find guidance for writing abstracts and papers, and to submit your abstract. Papers were due 15 May 2012.

Internoise 2012 will feature, along with the technical program, a sold out exposition of over 60 vendors displaying noise and vibration control materials, analysis software, and measurement systems and instrumentation, a series of 14 short courses on noise and vibration preceding and following the conference and Plenary sessions on City Noise Codes, the Effects of Noise on Children, and Airport Noise.

The 21st Biennial Conference of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand will be held in Wellington on September 6th and 7th, 2012.

Participants are invited to submit papers on topics relevant to the society in all areas of acoustics.

See the Conference link for more info.

 

The abstract deadline for the 21st biennial conference has been extended to 13th July 2012. 

 
The organisation of the 21st Biennial conference is now well underway and there will be an interesting and stimulating programme for attendees.
Registration is now OPEN, so please sign up for what will be a great conference experience.  Circle September 6 & 7, 2012 on your calendars.
G6 Workshop
The first morning of the conference will be a workshop on the proposed revision to clause G6 of the New Zealand Building Code. Staff from the Building and Housing Group of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will be attending so this will be a valuable opportunity to give feedback.
Keynote Talk
On day two there will be a keynote talk: "Noise Source Identification" given by Bernard Ginn from Bruel and Kjaer, Denmark.
Bernard has been with B&K for many years and has a wealth of experience in noise measurement. We are looking forward to hearing him speak.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Wellington at the conference.
 
Regards,
The ASNZ Council

 
We are pleased to announce that there will be a second keynote presentation at the conference, on the topic of wind power and noise, given by Paul Botha, who is the Wind Technical Strategy Manager at Meridian Energy. Wind power is a current and important topic in New Zealand acoustics and we are looking forward to benefiting from Paul's considerable experience in this area.
We have also allowed one-day registration at the conference for those who are only able to attend one of the two days. The new registration form is now available on this website.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Wellington in September.
ASNZ Council.

The 21st Biennial ASNZ Conference is now over.
It was a great conference. There was a lot of heart and positivity, as well as some good nitty-gritty in the G6 workshop.
Thanks a lot to the keynote speakers Paul Botha and Bernard Ginn, and to all our other presenters.
Also a heart-felt thanks to the conference organisers who put in such a grand effort.
 

Issue 3 (2012) of NZ Acoustics was published and sent out last month, and should be in everyone's hands now. Articles from the issue are now on the website.

Issue 4 (2012) of NZ Acoustics was published and sent out last month, and should be in everyone's hands now. Articles from the issue will be on the website soon.

Issue 1 (2013) of NZ Acoustics has just been published and sent out. It should be in everyone's hands now. Articles from the issue are on the website now.

Information about ASNZ's Continuing Professional Development Scheme uploaded

New Zealand Acoustics journal issue 3 should be in the hands of subscribers now.
We will post the original articles on the web site soon.

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All ASNZ Members please note the Acoustical Society of New Zealand 22nd Biennial Conference “Acoustics in a Rebuilding City” is to be held in beautiful Christchurch City 24/25 November 2014. 

Further updates and information to follow in the upcoming ‘New Zealand Acoustics’ Journal. 

The conference is done and dusted. Thanks to all who attended, helped, and sponsored.

Articles for NZ Acoustics volume 27 issue 3 have been posted on thw website

The first Volume of the 2015 'New Zealand Acoustics' Magazine is currently at print and will be posted across the next few weeks to members.

The NZ Transport Agency is updating its policy guidance on managing reverse sensitivity effects on the state highway network. We have now released a draft Guide to the management of reverse sensitivity effects on the state highway network for public consultation. This guide describes how the Transport Agency manages reverse sensitivity, working together with territorial authorities and landowners or developers. Once finalised this updated guidance will replace the Transport Agency’s existing reverse sensitivity guidance contained within our 2007 Planning Policy Manual. The new guide maintains the same overall approach by encouraging the separation of noise sensitive activities from the state highway network. It documents current good practice and provides information that can be applied to avoid adverse health effects for people living or working in new and altered buildings located near to state highways.
 
Following extensive internal consultation the Transport Agency is now seeking your feedback to ensure the refined guidance in the draft is practical, efficient and effective. In particular, comment is sought from developers, local government, planning, legal and acoustics professionals working in this area.
 
A copy of the draft Guide to the management of reverse sensitivity effects on the state highway network and our feedback form can be found here.
 
Additional feedback should be sent to: environment@nzta.govt.nz by Friday 17th April 2015 

The second volume of the 2015 'New Zealand Acoustics' Magazine is currently at print and will be posted to members in the next few weeks.

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Vol 28 No 2 of 'New Zealand Acoustics' Magazine is currently at print and will be posted out to Members over the next few week.

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Vol 29 2016 #1 of 'New Zealand Acoustics Magazine' is current at print and will be posted out to Members over the next week or so.  This issue is a special topic issue on Occupational Noise in New Zealand.

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This year’s Joint Australian and New Zealand Acoustical Societies 2nd Australasian Conference

will be held in Brisbane in November of this year.  Registration is now open.  Paper abstract has been extended to April 22nd.  For more information please see www.acoustics2016.com.au