For Members, by Members


Water Services Act 2021

Under the new Water Services Act 2021, any potable water supply for more than one dwelling MUST BE REGISTERED. The new regulator is called Taumata Arowai and to register your water supply you can go to:


Minimum Construction Standards Australia

As the NZS4411 Standards and Good Practice Guidelines review process is taking a long time, our good friends at the ADIA have agreed that we can use theirs in the interim. File attached below

MCR Edition 4


NZ Drinking Water Standards

This has been the new drinking water standard since March 2019. It provides strict standards on what is a secure bore so all members need to be familiar with this and make sure all tenders are using this standard



NZDF Audit Checksheet

    • Council recently compiled this worksheet as there was none available for non-hydrocarbon drilling sites
    • It has been sent to Worksafe to use instead of the hydrocarbon one they previously used
    • There is mention of this by MITO in the information for learners in US30265
    • Below is link for members to download and use as a checksheet
    • If you would like it in another format email

Non-hydrocarbon audit check sheet version 1


Welcome to our “Classifieds” for member to member

  • Are you holding a training course with some spare spaces? Other members may not have enough staff to book a course.
  • Looking for temporary staff to finish a contract? You could borrow one from another member to fill that gap.
  • Suppliers, have you got some special deals for members? Try them out here.
  • To get your info on this page email

Utilise your complimentary n3 Membership


As part of your NZDF membership, you have access to an n3 membership at no extra cost.

n3 is a business buying network with 16,000 Members dedicated to making it simple for Kiwi businesses to save money across all day-to-day expenses.

In 2022, the average NZDF member saved $18,261* utilising n3 Suppliers, primarily on building materials, health & safety equipment, office supplies and fuel.

n3 are New Zealand’s largest buying group and have saved their Members over $67 million in the last year


Two ways to save with n3:

    • On-Account: Trade directly with any n3 Supplier and receive a monthly invoice.
    • Trade Card & App: Trade with selected n3 Suppliers, pay cash/EFTPOS at the time of purchase for your goods to receive your discount.

If you currently purchase from one of their Suppliers, they can connect your existing account to the n3 price file if beneficial. You keep the direct Supplier relationship, purchasing as you usually would – simply at a lower price.

Browse all n3 Suppliers

Activate your n3 membership today to start saving


Calling all New Zealand Drilling Federation Members


Our new responsive website works on all mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Also, we now have the ability to showcase more relevant drilling industry images throughout the site, so how it looks from here is up to you.

As an official Member of the Federation, your input is important to us. We want the site to contain vital information your drilling operation requires and finds helpful. At the same time we want the site to look good, so if you have any historical or interesting drilling images we would love to show them off. If you are going to send us any images, we do require them to be of a reasonable quality and size (they must be at least 1,500 pixels wide).

Email your drilling pics to


Give us your feedback


To ensure this section of the web site reaches its full potential and becomes a useful business tool we would appreciate feedback on the material you would like to see appear on this page.

Click here to contact us and give feedback on the Members Only area of the site.

Remember it is the aim of the NZDF to assist all members in developing their business within the drilling industry.


Council Meeting and AGM Minutes


The links below will give you access to a PDF copy of the minutes from NZDF Council meetings and AGMs which are uploaded once they have been ratified at next meeting. If you require copies of older events email


Council Meeting Minutes

AGM Minutes


New Zealand Standard


The NZ Drillers Federation has secured a licence to make NZS 4411:2001 available to its members.

Electronic copy below – hard copies available email

NZS 4411:2001 Environmental Standard for Drilling of Soil and Rock


On this page


Helpful links


MITO Industry Training Organisation 
For Training Industry Information

Keep up to date with safety legislation

Australian Drilling Industry Association
The voice of the drilling industry in Australia

Employment Relationship Service
For all employment matters

Minex Safety Alerts
Read alerts and subscribe from this link

NZ Ground Investigation Specification
Click here to view document

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