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
  • 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

We are pleased to present the 2021 NZPI Annual Report.

Even with the ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic, 2021 saw continued growth in our profession. We experienced a rise in membership and enjoyed a stronger than expected level of attendance at the 2021 Conference. Our advocacy and engagement with central government continued to grow as we continue to focus on the RM Reform programme, with strong member engagement evidenced by the high attendance levels at the MfE updates events we provided. Once again, this growth was underpinned by growth in our finances, with another surplus achieved, more than offsetting the small loss from 2020.

For more information on NZPI’s activities and results from 2021 please download the 2021 NZPI Annual Report below.

Download the 2021 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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