“The replacement for the RMA will achieve better planning, rather than legal, outcomes.”

This will be an opportunity to hear a range of perspectives and ideas from speakers with hard-hitting insights into the topic. (RMLA arguing the affirmative, NZPI the negative)

You will be assured to get a head start on understanding the outcomes to be achieved from the RMA reforms in what promises to be a very lively debate.

RMLA team:

  • John Hardie, Barrister;
  • Amanda Dewar, Barrister; and
  • Andrew Schulte, Partner at Cavell-Leitch

NZPI team:

  • Ivan Thompson, Director, Ivan Thomson Planning;
  • Holly Gardiner, Planner, Boffa Miskell; and
  • Helen Caley, Manager, Environment and Planning, Aurecon


  • Environment Judge Pru Steven QC; and
  • Patricia Harte, Principal Planner at Davie, Lovell-Smith

During COVID-19 Level 2 this will be a seated event for up to 60 persons with the usual protocols for physical distancing observed. This will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the key arguments presented in the debate and networking. The first drink and nibbles will be provided, with a cash bar available (with any applicable protocols). Please advise of any special dietary requirements.

Registration is easy! Simply click the ‘Add to Cart’ button above and follow the prompts.

Hope you can join us!

Event Queries

This event was organised by the NZPI Canterbury/Westland Branch. If you have any questions about the event, please email Duncan Whyte canterbury.westland@planning.org.nz.

Registrations Close

Thursday 14th October.

Late Registrations

If you cannot see an 'Add to Cart' button above, online registrations have closed. If there are tickets available we may be able to accept late registrations, please click here if you are interested in attending.