From the desk of:
Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand
Members: Please take our survey

We're asking all members of the Property Institute of New Zealand to complete our Annual Needs Assessment & Satisfaction Survey.
You can do that by clicking HERE
If you have already done the questionnaire we thank you very much. Your feedback is incredibly important to us as we plan for the year ahead and review how we have gone throughout 2021.
You also have the opportunity to enter the draw for one free registration to next year's Property Institute Conference in Rotorua during June.
The information we receive from the survey helps us deliver on our strategic priorities of continuous service improvement in the support of members from graduation to retirement. Our 'members first' philosophy means that we listen to what you have to say as we strive to maintain the momentum that we have built in the past few years.
The survey closes on November 30.


Putting Members First - Extending more benefits to members

Those of you who follow the Property Institute will know that in the past few years we have been strongly focused on delivering more value to members through strong support, effective delivery and continuous improvement in everything we do.

These priorities come from the top down, with strategy led by an extremely capable and future focused Board. PINZ has undergone significant back office changes that have streamlined structures and driven an emphasis on putting members first. 

The Board has worked very hard to become more focused on professional Governance, providing strategic direction in our activities, which includes the new strategy that was launched at the July Conference in Auckland.  

With strong processes now in place the Property Institute team is ready to move onto the next phases of our journey, which includes giving more back to those who support us and our membership.

Shortly members will start to receive their annual invoices from the Institute/s. Two years ago we aligned all of our membership subscriptions and the payment will be due by December 31.

We appreciate there's never a good time to be asked for subs, particularly after a year where Covid has cause considerable disruption. With this in mind and keeping our Member First philosophy at front of mind  the National Support Team and your Professional Community Councils have been relentlessly focused on adding value. We've already been doing that in several ways through our free webinars, free Employee Assistance Programme, (OCP) and maintaining our exclusive member benefits, such as discounted Professional Indemnity Insurance through our partners at Marsh. Behind the scenes we are working on several other initiatives to continue to add value.

You can assist us in developing these further by completing our survey to tell us what you would like to see. HERE

As we look ahead to next year, we, like you, remain mindful that every dollar spent needs to be adding value and delivering something back to the membership. That has been front of mind as we've set our subscriptions for the coming year.

Where we have landed is a carefully balanced equation that considers the need to continue to keep expanding services and offering more back to members. That means in 2022 PINZ & NZIV will be limiting subscription increases to just 2%. That's less than half the rate of inflation.

But that's just part of it.  Because we are very focused on supporting members to become better professionals, we will be including five free webinars in the price of your subscription. Those will be verified CPD points and can (if you choose) make up the verified CPD component of your membership requirement with PINZ.

We will continue our programme of expansion of our education programme with range and variety and extending our wellbeing package to the wider membership through the OCP Employee Assistance Programme. More details below.

These come on top of the many benefits we already offer members such as respected post-nominal qualifications, quality networking opportunities, and a first-class annual National Property Conference to name just a few.

I have taken great pride in the way the organisation has pulled through the past couple of years. The National Support Team has a committed workplan leading an ambitious path for the future of your Institutes.

Ngā mihi nui

Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

Future Leaders watch this space

Future Leaders watch this space!

The Property Institute of New Zealand has a strategic priority to deliver a lifelong career path and to support our people from graduation to retirement. In line with our recent work on inclusion and diversity PINZ is working on an exciting refresh and extension of the Young Leaders initiative. We are now seeking expressions of interest for the coming year from our Future Leaders of any age that have a positive attitude and a willingness to actively participate in the governance and operation of the Institute. To register an initial expression of interest, please email with your name, contact details and a short bio. Watch this space for further details!
Privacy Act Advice for Property Managers

On behalf of the Property Managers Institute of New Zealand (PROMINZ), Property Institute of New Zealand is acting with urgency to express its concerns to the Privacy Commissioner's Office relating to just released guidelines for Property Managers.
The Chief Executive Officer of PINZ is also meeting with Associate Housing Minister Hon Poto Williams this morning and will be raising the issue with her as well.
PROMINZ members can expect an update in the near future. 
Property Institute Logo For 2022 Conference
The Property Institute's National Support Team continue to carefully plan for the 2022 National Property Conference being held in Rotorua during June.
A registrations page will be established in the very near future, some significant signings have been secured, and we've been working with our professional communities to ensure we have the best mix of relevant education on offer.
Keep an eye on our events page HERE for the registration portal once it becomes available, which will also contain presenter announcements as they are confirmed.
Covid Policy for Events

The Property Institute and New Zealand Institute of Valuers have put together a comprehensive policy for holding face-to-face events in the foreseeable future.
This guidance has been discussed extensively with Branch chairs and the Governing Council/Board.
This advice is an internal document which we are sharing with members so they know what to expect, and what to prepare for, when they sign up for an in-person event.
The policy is available HERE.
We thank members in advance for their cooperation and understanding, as branches are working in difficult circumstances, but remain committed to delivering high quality events.
National Support Team Announcement

Our members will be familiar with Bronwyn Starke and to many of you Bronwyn is the ‘face’ of our annual webinar programme. We are delighted to announce Bronwyn has been appointed as the Property Institute's Marketing and Brand Manager.

In response to our strategic goal to build capability and capacity in marketing and building our brand, 

 this is now a key focus of Bronwyn’s role.

Bronwyn continues to lead project work on the Branch Resource Hub, brand identity and style guide, while the National Property Conference and webinars already fall under marketing and brand management.

This role is effective immediately and Bronwyn is already working on an exciting promotion and marketing programme for the Institutes.
Bronwyn has significant experience in marketing and sales from her many years working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. This expertise has been an asset to the PINZ organisational objectives to date, and the formalisation of this role under Bronwyn’s capable leadership will continue to build on this.

Through the AGM series this year membership feedback tells us you want to see greater visibility of our Institutes and the professions they represent. With that clearly at front of mind the Marketing and Brand Manager’s role is to develop, establish, and maintain marketing strategies to meet the priorities and goals of our strategy. A key component is to build brand identity, strength, and awareness to identified audiences, with a focus on promotion of the Institutes and the professions we serve.

The PINZ Strategy defines our brand identity in our values, purpose, aspiration, and priorities. Putting the tools in place to support the consistent communication of this brand across our activities and communication channels will be an important initial and ongoing priority. Bronwyn is currently working on pulling together a strong marketing plan to lead us into the future.

Members First: Support in challenging times

Times are very tough for many, and we have recognised a number of our members need support and a ‘hand up’ over this time. We've had some very positive comments of the programme and a positive uptake from members who have used our new Employee Assistance Counselling benefit.(OCP)

This benefit to members was put in place a few months back and allows members of the Property Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers to claim a fully subsidised session with one of Oceania's leading providers, OCP.

Looking after our mental wellbeing in these difficult times is one of the most important gifts we can give to ourselves - and PINZ is proud to be in a position to offer this as part of its strategy for continuous improvement of wrap-around service & support to members.

If you missed the member communications and are interested in taking up this offer, please email Catherine Flannigan at the National Support Team and she will provide you with the exclusive member access  code. This is a confidential service and we do not collect member details.

NZIV Clarification: Ethics and Standards CPD Timeframe
NZIV Council, at its meeting on 31 August 2021, agreed to issue a clarification on the requirements of the NZIV CPD policy as relating to the compulsory Ethics and Standards requirements. The NZIV CPD policy requires that members must complete the compulsory NZIV approved Ethics and Standards CPD events every two years.
For the avoidance of doubt the NZIV Council have confirmed that, as the NZIV CPD policy was introduced in January 2021, members that are required to comply with the policy will have until 31 December 2022 to complete the Ethics and Standards events to ensure compliance with this aspect of the policy. Setting this date as the absolute backstop for all members to have undertaken the compulsory modules represents a realistic and pragmatic approach which will set all members on a two-year cycle from then on. Members that have already completed the Ethics and Standards events in 2021 will have two years from the date of last completion to attend the events again.
The requirement to obtain at least 20 CPD points (including a minimum of 5 Verified CPD Points) on an annual, calendar-year basis remains unchanged.
All upcoming Ethics and Standards CPD events will be advertised HERE so keep an eye on this page and your inbox for details of upcoming events near you.

Land Valuation Tribunal:
High Court Appointment

Expressions of Interest are now open for Registered Valuers with extensive professional experience in urban land valuation (not location specific), as an additional member for appointment to the High Court to assist it in determining appeals and other matters submitted under the Land Valuation Proceedings Act (1948) or other relevant Acts.

The person ultimately appointed is required to sit with the Justice who will rely upon the valuer’s technical knowledge in order to draw conclusions and consider evidence. Some preparation before each case is required.

Ministry of Justice advises that despite the 5-year term of appointment, the workload is optimistically detailed as 2 – 3 cases per annum, but in recent years a lot have settled before they progressed as far as a hearing. Therefore, as a result, appointees are only typically only very occasionally required.

The document available HERE provides a Position Description containing remuneration details, appointment criteria, and workload expectations. A three-page Expression of Interest in Appointment document, incorporating Statutory Declaration is also included. EOI’s are to be forwarded directly to the Ministry of Justice (details as provided on the Position Description).

The Ministry of Justice are wanting to make an appointment as soon as possible in time for commencement in 2022.
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SAD NEWS: Arthur Geoffrey Stewart
(1940 – 2021)

It is with deep regret that the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and the Property Institute of New Zealand marks the passing of Arthur Geoffrey Stewart.
Arthur died peacefully surrounded by his family on 24 October 2021 after a short illness.
Arthur was a registered valuer, a Fellow of both the NZIV and PINZ.  He graduated from Auckland University in 1961 with a Diploma in Urban Valuation and in 1966 completed graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Commerce.  He obtained registration and Associate membership status with the NZIV in 1965 and was elevated to a Fellow of the Institute in 1986.
Born in Dunedin he completed his secondary schooling at Auckland Grammar and upon leaving school he commenced an urban field cadetship initially with the Ministry of Works and then with the Government Valuation Department.
Upon leaving the Department, Arthur spent ten years with S. George Nathan & Co in Wellington as a valuer and when he resigned in 1973 he was also managing their commercial real estate division.  He left to set up practice as an independent valuer, practicing in Wellington and after several mergers his practice developed into the national practice of Darroch & Co where at his retirement he was senior partner and chairman of the group.
Arthur served the Institute of Valuers as an examiner and as a member of the Education and New Technology Committees.  For six years he was a Government appointee to the Valuers Registration Board.
He has also participated on numerous occasions as a speaker at seminars and wrote a number of articles for The New Zealand Valuer and other professional journals.  One article was particularly controversial at the time, written around 1970 it mocked the use of depth tables by valuers and argued for the use of market related per square metre rates, now very much the norm.
Arthur’s professional standing and his technical competence in the field of valuation was without peer as his frequent engagement by barrister’s and QC’s would attest.
Arthur was also widely known in yachting circles having represented New Zealand  five times between 1977 and 1989 competing internationally in many major off shore keelboat races which included five Sydney to Hobart races.  He also competed in two Clipper/Kenwood Cup series in Hawaii.  The Big Boat series and World One Ton Cup in San Francisco and one Admiral Cup series in Cowes (the pinnacle of yachting).  He was also a Commodore, President and life member of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club and as a crew member of the yacht Pacific Sundance included as Wellington Sportsman of the year in 1983.
He will be sorely missed by all members of the Property Industry, and by his former colleagues and friends.
Arthur is survived by Dianne, his wife of 55 years, children Fiona, Megan and Craig,  son in law Mike, daughter in law Chiara and grandchildren Hannah, Oliver and Lorenzo.
The Institutes extend their deepest sympathy to Arthur’s family for their very sad loss.

Contributed by: Graeme Horsley
SAD NEWS: Graham Lloyd Bayley 
(1940 - 2021)
It is with much regret and sadness that the Property Institute of New Zealand and the Plant & Machinery Valuer’s Institute advise of the passing of our mutual and much respected colleague Graham Bayley.
Graham died unexpectedly but peacefully early on Sunday morning 31 October.
Graham was a founding member of PINZ, a Senior Member of the Institute and was awarded the status of ‘Fellow’ in 2013. He, alongside his wife Prue, was still actively working at the time of his death albeit for a few select clients having sold his practice some years earlier.
Graham was born in Ashhurst in 1940 and unfortunately lost his father during World War II in Italy having really never known him. He then sadly lost his mother at age 8 and was brought up lovingly by his grandparents.
Graham began his working career as an apprentice diesel mechanic with “International Harvester” in 1956.
In 1960 Graham was informed by his boss that they were sending him down to Christchurch to assemble 15 motor scrapers that had just been landed at Lyttleton wharf and was then to follow them over to the Benmore Dam construction site where he would be one of the team involved with their ongoing servicing.
Graham continued to work for “IH” in both sales and servicing in both New Zealand and Australia until 1974 – specialising in heavy earth moving equipment, transferring back to NZ in 1972 to concentrate on the Forestry Industry in the Rotorua Central Plateau region.
He was then employed by the ‘New Zealand Forest Service’ to value all forestry equipment throughout New Zealand and establish reserve values prior to the sale of the asset.
In 1987 Graham was employed by ‘Works and Development Services Corporation (formally the ‘Ministry of Works’) to value all of the plant & machinery assets owned by the ‘MoW’ during the introduction of SOE’s. This valuation was of 9,000 items which is still one of the largest valuations undertaken in New Zealand.
He subsequently became their National Plant Manager involved in the purchase and disposal of all of their plant along with establishing service periods for that plant.
Graham then went on to work as an independent Plant & Machinery Valuer joining the ‘Institute of Plant & Machinery Valuers’ in the mid 1990’s consequently becoming a founding Member of ‘PINZ’ and was a member of the Plant & Machinery Special Interest Group set up upon the inauguration of ‘PINZ’ under Connor English.
The Special Interest Group morphed into the ‘IPM Council’ and then the ‘PMVI Committee’ all of which Graham has been very actively and fervently involved in.
Apart from his own extensive involvement in large valuations in both New Zealand and Australia, Graham was always willing to help and/or advise any of his colleagues - both younger and older, has undertaken lectures on the valuation of plant for all of the major finance houses and banks, has addressed various local branch seminars and made presentations at several Plant & Machinery conferences.
Graham was also a professional member of the ‘Association of Local Government Engineers’.
Graham is survived by his very loving wife Prue, his 4 children Shane, Suzanne, Grant & Charlene, their partners and his very much loved 9 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren.


Contributed by Steve.C.Bown 
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