Testing for asbestos
The only way to be certain if your home contains asbestos is to have suspect materials tested in an accredited laboratory. Do not attempt to obtain a sample without talking to a laboratory first.
For a full list of accredited testing facilities all across New Zealand visit ianz.govt.nz and search for keyword 'asbestos', and click 'Go'.
You can also contact the Health Protection Team working in the Public Health Unit of your District Health Board if you want to find out about approved testing laboratories in your region.