We’re pleased to announce that registrations for the 2024 NZPI Conference are now open! This year’s conference theme is Kāpuia e kore e whati! Better Together, and we can’t wait to bring the planning profession together.

The 2024 NZPI conference will be hosted next March 20 – 22 in Kirikiriroa – Hamilton. We’re excited to invite delegates from across Aotearoa New Zealand to Claudelands Arena in the heart of the Waikato.

Not only do we have a spectacular line-up of keynote speakers (each week we’ll be profiling a different speaker) but our breakout sessions promise to be full of big ideas and relevant discussions around topics that are important to you. These sessions are divided into five streams:


  1. Bridging the Central / Local Government Divide

    Never has this been more important. The Panel for the Review into the Future for Local Government released its final report in June – He piki tūranga, he piki kotuku, and included a suite of recommendations for change. What could this mean for planning and place-making in our communities.
  2. Co Governance, Māori in Decision-Making and Tino Rangatiratanga

    Much is being said about co-governance, Māori in decision making and Tino Rangatiratanga in the public discourse. Decision makers need to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to understand the bigger picture.
  3. Facing Climate Change Together

    The effects of climate change are a reality, with many of our communities still picking up the pieces following extreme weather events. How do we work better together to plan for the effects of climate change without leaving anyone behind? This theme includes a must-see panel discussion on climate change.
  4. Planning for diversity and inclusion

    How does who we are affect how we plan? Who has the right to plan for our diverse communities? Don’t miss the important keynote panel on how we plan for indigenous people’s involvement in planning.
  5. Tips for Being a Great Planner

    Everything you need to know about being a great planner, for today and for what’s ahead in our future.

    Why are planning reports so long and how can planners behave more like experts? How do Millennials, Gen Z, Generation X and more work collaboratively together across the generations? Are we profiling for resilience in our communities and how do we build carbon reduction into land transport investment? The sub-theme is full of tips for being a great planner.


But wait there’s more!

Te Kōpū Mānia Marae will warmly welcome you at the opening Pōwhiri, the field trips are your chance to explore the fast growing Waikato Region, social events and more….

Click here to view our full programme

Earlybird Registrations close 29th January so why wait? Register for our Earlybird rate HERE