Advertise in the official publication of the New Zealand Planning

Influence the Influencers! PQ is a unique product that allows advertisers a rare opportunity to target all of New Zealand's planning professionals through their preferred medium and in their own idiom. Those who should think about advertising in PQ include suppliers targeting planners, architects and designers, and also private practice planners wanting to give their consultancy increased exposure at an affordable price.

The New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) was established in 1949 to promote professional excellence in the practice of planning. Its membership consists of local government planners, central government planners, consultants, planning directors, planning commissioners, teachers, lawyers and students and other individuals involved in the strategy and implementation of urban and rural environments.

NZ Planning Quarterly (PQ) has been the Institute's official journal since 1965 and remains a key resource for professionals wishing to read about the latest planning matters in both theory and practice - and in a local context. In fact, issues that have always been central to the role of planners, like the Resource Management Act and Coastal Planning and Transport, are now crucially relevant and highly topical for professionals working in the broader architecture, design and landscape industries, thus enhancing the PQ's already crucial role. Published four times a year, the magazine is the perfect vehicle for communicating ideas, activities and opportunities to a tightly-focused audience of 2,000, made up of NZPI members (both private practice and governmental) and those working in planning-related fields.

  • Full Page
    - 215 mm (wide) x 250 mm (tall)

  • Half Page
    - Vertical 105 mm (wide) x 250 mm (tall)
    - Horizontal 215 mm (wide) x 120 mm (tall)

  • One Third Page
    - Vertical 80 mm (wide) x 250 mm (tall)
    - Horizontal 215 mm (wide) x 78 mm (tall)


Bleed Add 3mm all round trim



Magazine Mechanics

  • Size: 215 mm (wide) x 250 mm (tall)
  • Paper: 100/200 satin matt art
  • Binding: Saddle-stitched
  • Colour: CMYK

Files should be supplied as PDFs using one of the following methods (for Mac or PC):

Using Acrobat Distiller

    1. Print document to file by selecting PostScript® File printer option in the print dialogue window
    2. Select Adobe PDF or Acrobat Distiller PPD
    3. Select an output paper size that accommodates the page trim size, including crop marks and 3mm bleed all round
    4. Select crop marks
    5. Select composite CMYK output
    6. Include all fonts
    7. Set transparency flattening options to high resolution
    8. Save to create the PostScript® file
    9. Launch Adobe Acrobat Distiller
    10. Select PDF/X1a as the default job options
    11. Drag and drop the PostScript® file into Adobe Acrobat Distiller to create the PDF

    Exporting from InDesign

    1. From the export options, select preset PDF/X1a
    2. Select crop marks and 3mm bleed all round
    3. Ensure font subsetting is set to 100%


    • March Issue
      - Booking: 05 Feb
      - Artwork: 12 Feb

    • June Issue
      - Booking: 04 May
      - Artwork: 11 May

    • September Issue
      - Booking: 03 Aug
      - Artwork: 10 Aug

    • December Issue
      - Booking: 02 Nov
      - Artwork: 09 Nov


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    Digital PQ

    Browse our collection of digital Planning Quarterly (PQ) - the official publication of the NZPI. All the issues listed here are available to purchase online.

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