Te Kōkiringa Taumata | the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI), Board is responsible for the governance of NZPI, it consists of the Chair, Deputy Chair, Hon Secretary /Treasurer and 5 other Board Members. The Board has a regional representation to enable members throughout the country to have ready access to the Board. We encourage you to peruse the attached Board manual to gain an understanding of the role of the Board and its members.

The Board is ably supported by the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC). A recent introduction to NZPI's governance structure PAC is made up of representatives from each of NZPI's branches and NZPI's Special Interest Groups. PAC has proven to be an effective contact between individual members and the Board.

The NZPI Board meets at least four times during the course of a year.

The NZPI Board is elected every three years, typically in the first quarter of the calendar year.

The Board's term of office runs from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting held immediately after its election for a period of no less than three years. The full Board meets at least quarterly to deal with matters of policy, strategic objectives and to debate significant issues concerning the profession.

To contact any of the Board members click here

Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meet at least four times during the course of a year.

In 2011 NZPI Reviewed and Subsequently Revised its Governance Framework, Constitution and Regulations.

The new constitution and regulations came into effect in May 2012 and included the establishment of a Planning Advisory Committee. PAC is made up of :

  • The Chairs of all recognised NZPI branches
  • An Emerging Planner representative elected by the Emerging Planners membership
  • The Chairs of all Special Interest Groups recognised under Clause 25.1

PAC has been charged with the following responsibilities under clause 26.4 of the Constitution:

  • All PAC activities will align with the NZPI Strategic Plan and Constitution. PAC will be expected to contribute to the following NZPI activities and to advise the Board in the following areas:
  • Progress against Strategic Plan Objectives
  • Policy and submissions programme
  • Potential additions/revisions to the Strategic Plan
  • Potential issues through reports
  • Report /communicate to NZPI Board at least twice annually
  • Actively explore and determine what matters and issues are faced within the branches and advise the Board of what actions may be required

We are pleased to present the 2022 NZPI Annual Report.

Like every year, the last feels busier than the one before, but following on from two pandemic disrupted years and with a reform of our 30-year-old resource management system on the immediate horizon, 2022 felt like there was plenty to get on with.

I chose a simple quote for inside the front cover of the report because I felt it reflects the essence of what planners do.

“If we want to live in an earthly paradise, it is up to us to shape it, share it, and look after it”. – Ronald Wright

While covid disruptions were far less in 2022 than in previous years, we found that we’re still rebuilding into a new normal. We also face the threat of natural disasters and responding to changes brought about by climate change. With a new legislative framework for planning in Aotearoa underway, I think this is an appropriate time to reflect on the role of the planner.

Download the 2022 Annual Report

For earlier reports, please visit our Document library.

The NZPI Constitution is the Foundation Document of NZPI and Provides the Governance Framework for all NZPI Activities.

The Constitution is supplemented by the NZPI Regulations. Both documents are current and have been the subject of review and amendments in the past 12 months.


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