PlanTechNZ recently launched as a new Special Interest Group within the NZPI.

PlanTechNZ is pleased to announce its launch event: Insights on COVID19, planning & technology

We have a great line up of speakers from a range of organisations to share some reflections and insights on their experience during the COVID19 response.

Our speakers will provide a range of perspectives from Ministry for the Environment, local government (Auckland Council, Wellington City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Council), infrastructure/ utilities sector and on community engagement in these challenging times. We will also share some insights and shared experiences from our planning colleagues in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Ollie Sangster, Senior Analyst, Ministry for the Environment
Sean Audain, City Innovation Lead, Wellington City Council
Ian Smallburn, General Manager, Resource Consents, Auckland Council
Chris Watt, Western Bay of Plenty District Council
Graeme McCarrison, Engagement and Planning Manager, Spark
Nick Williamson, Principal Planner and Civic Hacker, Align Ltd
Christine Coste, RMA Digital

This event will be held online over NZPI zoom. We will also have time for our speakers to answer questions submitted from the audience.

Registrations close 9am, Friday 1st May. For late registrations please email

The link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed once registrations close.

This is a PlanTechNZ event - for all queries regarding this event please contact Christine Coste -