NZPI Supporter Initiative Programme

The NZPI Supporters Initiative Programme has been designed to forge stronger links between employers of planners and the Institute.

Benefits to becoming a NZPI Supporter include discounts on membership, CPD and advertising fees, access to NZPI communications such as Planning Quarterly, Planning Focus and NZPI's highly valued Salary Survey.

In return employers agree to support their planner employees in their professional membership of NZPI and their continuing professional development. To review a copy of the NZPI Supporters Agreement, please email to

  1. Encouraging, through various incentives, financial and otherwise, all planners within the organisation, to become and remain membership of Te Kōkiringa Taumata | New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

    Incentives may include any one or more of the following:

    - Payment of NZPI membership subscriptions
    - Facilitating NZPI members' attendance at NZPI CPD activities
    - Promotion of full membership as a requisite of key, if not all, planning positions.
    - Supporting planners to progress their membership with appropriate training leave.
    - Identification of a planning champion who will promote planning and NZPI within the organisation.
    - Providing details of membership status of existing employees including those that are potential members.
    - Establishing a percentage target of increased NZPI membership within the organisation over the term of the Supporter Agreement.

  2. Encouraging, through financial support, all planners within the organisation to meet their NZPI membership professional development goals (see CPD requirements).

  3. Providing NZPI with contact details of all planners employed within the Supporter Organisation on an annual basis.

  4. Exploring opportunities for the organisation to assist the NZPI and its members, for example by offering to create CPD courses or workshops and encouraging members to participate in their local NZPI Branch.
  • Discounted advertisement on NZPI's Jobs Board.
  • Up to three electronic copies of NZPI's national annual Salary Survey.
  • A logo and certificate that identifies it as a Supporter of NZPI
  • Guaranteed early bird discount for both Membership and Conference for planners employed by the Supporter Organisation, no matter when booked/paid for.
  • The opportunity to provide input into the Continuous Professional Development needs of planners.
  • Electronic copies of NZPI's quality journal 'Planning Quarterly' and weekly e-newsletter 'Planning Focus' for up to three members of the organisation.
  • Logo on the NZPI website and weekly eBulletin
  • Recognition in the NZPI Consultants Directory
  • Providing a briefing to all non-members of the organisation on how to become a member.

Please be aware that NZPI has definitive criteria for individual membership categories of NZPI and that those criteria will be applied without bias or preference for all new member applicants under the Partnership Agreement.

NZPI Affiliations

New Zealand Affiliations

The purpose of the Forum is to promote cross-disciplinary understanding of urban design amongst urban professionals, to raise awareness generally at the national and local levels of the benefits of urban design and to provide a forum for discussion of design-based approaches that are relevant to the development and management of New Zealand towns and cities.

For more information see the Urban Design Forum website.

The Quality Planning website promotes best practice by sharing knowledge about all aspects of practice under the Resource Management Act (RMA). This website is for council practitioners and consultants, environmental managers and others involved in resource management practice under the RMA.

For more information see the Quality Planning website.

International Affiliations

The Global Planners Network is a plurality of voices with diverse and relevant experience to advocate for effective planning. Member organisations work to advance inclusionary and sustainable planning practice worldwide.

CAP is a major global institution in planning and is playing an increasingly significant role in the worldwide promotion of planning as a fundamental part of governance for sustainable human settlement. CAP currently represents over 40 000 planners from 27 countries throughout the Commonwealth

For more information see the Commonwealth Association of Planners website.