Alert Level Update - 4th October, 2021

On behalf of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers Council I wish to offer our warmest thoughts to our Auckland colleagues following the announcement that Covid Alert Levels in the region are to remain the same.

This has been an incredibly difficult time for many in Auckland, which has paid a heavy price during this phase of the pandemic. For myself based in Dunedin, it's hard to imagine the frustration and disappointment that many of you must be feeling at this point.

Never-the-less as a group of responsible professionals we have come through these tough challenges before and I remain confident that we can do so again.

As we have throughout the lockdown, we have been in contact with officials and recently wrote to Minister Damien O'Connor passing on the concerns we have been receiving relating to property inspections which could take place without any person-to-person contact.

But as it currently stands, all our previous advice on safe operations under Alert Levels 2 & 3 remains relevant and should be followed.

  • Advice relating to Level 2 operations for Valuers is HERE
  • Advice relating to Level 3 operations for Valuers is HERE
Valuers located in certain parts of the Waikato (i.e. Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, and Hamilton City) commenced Alert Level 3 conditions from Sunday 3 October. The Alert Level boundary map is located here. Members are reminded of restrictions operating for travel across Alert level boundaries (for more information go here) including the probable need to apply for a business travel exemption (go here to make an application and / or register). In addition, kindly note the North West Waikato area remains in Alert Level 3, and is specifically excluded from the Auckland region’s three step plan to ease restrictions applying for Alert Level 3 conditions there.

I understand the immense pressure some members may be under in these difficult circumstances, and would like again to highlight the recently announced FREE Employee Assistance Programme benefit that is available to members who might need someone to speak with.

Once again, the thoughts and warmest wishes of the NZIV Council and all our members throughout the rest of the country are with our Auckland colleagues and we remain at the ready to support you in whatever way we can.

Warmest regards

Adam Binns
New Zealand Institute of Valuers