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This page has been developed to list key sources of information for researchers including: research, New Zealand Standards, web site links, presentation and training.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency guidance, specifications and templates relating to noise and vibration can be found here:

Noise and vibration standards, guidelines and specifications


Waka Kotahi developed a series of eLearning modules in 2013, which introduces the key concepts of air quality and transport related assessment processes.

The road traffic noise management eLearning module is available: link)

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Road-traffic is a widespread source of environmental noise in New Zealand and can adversely affect community health and well being. Waka Kotahi is committed to addressing the adverse effects of road-traffic noise on people.

Research reports

This lists transport noise and vibration research conducted under our sector research programme.

Full details of the research programme and a list of all research topics can be found here:

Research programme

Other research


External standards


1 This report was produced for the Building Industry Authority (BIA) in 2000. The BIA has been replaced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). This report is reproduced with the permission of MBIE. Please note that the report contains the findings of Bel Acoustic Consulting and MBIE does not endorse the content of the report. In addition, there have been changes to the Building Act, the Building Code and its supporting documents since publication of the report that may (or may not) have an impact on the report’s findings.

Presentations and papers

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