The New Zealand Planning Institute 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
  • A Young Planner representative elected by Young 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

2020 - what a year.

Filled with challenges as well as opportunities, it saw us continue to push towards our strategic goals, including being recognised by Central Government as a key stakeholder in the reform process and completing stage one of our Constitution review, in which we formalised the te ao Maori seat on our Board.

We responded to the pandemic by adjusting the annual CPD requirements and shifting CPD online. We introduced new opportunities for member engagement with panel discussions and lunchtime sessions. These initiatives proved very popular, and we will continue on-line panels and lunchtime sessions in 2021. We were also forced to postpone our annual conference and we held the first streamed NZPI AGM which attracted a record number of attendees.

Through it all we continued to engage with Central Government around reform, with international partners on global issues facing the planning profession and with our supporters on local challenges and opportunities in the profession.

We could not have done this without your support and so I thank you, our membership, for the many and varied ways you supported us as we all felt our way through all 2020 threw at us. We look forward to your continued support and engagement as we move into 2021 and the challenges and opportunities it will undoubtedly present.

Download the 2020 Annual Report


For earlier reports, please visit our Document library.


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