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New Zealand

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Annex 2 State*

No

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Signature Date

1996-09-26

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Ratification Date

1999-03-18

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Monitoring Facilties

Location Type Treaty Code Status
Raoul Island Auxiliary Seismic AS070 Certified
Chatham Island Infrasound IS36 Certified
Rata Peaks, South Island Auxiliary Seismic AS069 Certified
Urewera, North Island Auxiliary Seismic AS071 Certified
Chatham Island Radionuclide with Noble Gas RN46 Certified
Kaitaia Radionuclide RN47 Certified
National Radiation Laboratory Christchurch Radionuclide Laboratories RL12 Certified

Additional Information

Workshops and seminars hosted (selection):

  • Technical Training Programme Course for Seismic Station Operators, from 5 to 9 November 2001
  • Technical Training Programme Course for Radionuclide Station Operators, from 4 to 15 December 2000

New Zealand was the 30th State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

Facility Agreement entered into force on 19 December 2000, see CTBTO press release.  

EIF Activities

"Although the CTBT has yet to enter into force, the near universality of the CTBT sends a strong signal about the legitimacy of nuclear weapons testing and development." Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control Phil Goff in CTBTO Spectrum 8.