A selection of useful links relevant to planners and those studying or working in the industry.

Planning is a global profession, particularly for those in commonwealth nations or western nations there are commonalities in planning practice and opportunities for work abroad, see the below international planning associations.

Planning in New Zealand is guided by national government legislation, including the Resource Management Act 1991 and national policy guidance. Key government bodies in resource management include:

    There are five Universities in New Zealand that run courses accredited by NZPI, these are:

    North Island

    • Auckland University
    • Waikato University
    • Massey University

    South Island

    • Lincoln University
    • Otago University

    See the Tertiary Study section for more details.

    We welcome your feedback and suggestions for the inclusion of links not currently listed. If you know of a site that you believe would add value to this list please send the relevant details to admin@planning.org.nz.
    Please let us know if any of these links do not work.