As an NZPI member, you have access to a range of benefits and services. These include discounts on networking and training events, complimentary issues of Planning Focus and back issues of the Planning Quarterly magazine, the Institutes' official publication.

An NZPI membership:

  • Will help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market
  • Meet employer requirements
  • Can increase your earning potential and enhance your career
  • Provide you with a voice through NZPI's advocacy work
  • Provide you with opportunities to network and work with local branches
  • Access to the professional development you need to help you excel.
  • Keep up to date with planning policy and research.
  • Use post-nominals: promote yourself or your business.
  • NZPI Consultants Directory: advertise your services for a fee.
  • Code of Professional Ethics: demonstrates why you can be trusted.
  • Be known: Membership will give you additional standing in the Court
  • International recognition: Have your experience recognised overseas by affiliate planning
  • Planning Focus ebulletin: weekly news updates, event reminders & job listing alerts
  • Planning policy & research: advocate on a range of planning issues.
  • Salary Guide: Free copy of the NZPI annual salary survey report which provides a snapshot of remuneration, qualifications, and conditions within the NZ planning profession
  • Careers: boost your employability.
  • Mentoring: be part of the emerging planners mentoring programme
  • Events: receive discounted events and training rates

Planning is about sustainable development - about making positive changes that stand the test of time. However, risk is inherent in both change itself and the planning profession.

For example:

  • Unclear briefings
  • Poor input from other professionals
  • Unrealistic client expectations
  • Changing regulations

All of the above can result in project problems and allegations of professional negligence from an unhappy client, who then seeks financial compensation.

To ensure you have the legal and financial backing to defend and/or settle such a claim, the NZPI has asked leading insurance broker, Aon, to secure the most comprehensive and competitive Professional Indemnity cover available.


Membership Options

NZPI offers a class of membership to suit all stages, membership opens doors and helps you connect with your peers.