Taking the mood of members

Tēnā koutou katoa

Greetings to you all as we head towards the close of a very challenging year.

I'd like to invite you all to take part in our NZIV Mood of Members Survey which you can access by clicking HERE.

In the past couple of years we have started doing these surveys towards the end of the year as we take stock of the year that's past and look ahead to the next.

As a member-led organisation your views are very important to us and we appreciate the thought, effort and commitment that many of you put into your responses.

This year, we have attempted to make the survey short and sweet, tackling key issues that are contained within your NZIV Council's immediate work plan.  By answering this three minute questionnaire you will be letting us know if we're on the right track or should be taking another look at our priorities.

Please take the time to fill this out.  We'll keep it open until December 31, so you have plenty of opportunity to get your thoughts into us so we can review them in the early new year.

Thanks in advance for your help.  Your interest and your views are greatly appreciated.

Take the survey here
I would like to wish all our members the very best wishes for Christmas.  I hope you all get the opportunity to relax over the festive period and take some time away from what has been a very challenging year.
I look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible in 2022.
Kind regards
Adam Binns 
New Zealand Institute of Valuers
Fighting for our profession

In recent weeks we have engaged in some fairly robust conversations with our Minister and the Covid 19 Response Minister in our efforts to assist members who have urgent work to undertake across alert level boundaries.
Despite multiple emails, including personalised examples of harsh consequences (for valuers and their clients) we have received little more than automated responses from officials and Ministers.
Our most recent advice is that no exemptions have been granted for valuers wishing to cross alert level boundaries and we can only hope that the move to the Covid 19 Framework (more below) will provide opportunities to those members who have been frustrated by their inability to provide professional services ,which your Council agrees, are frequently essential for the stability of our economic framework.
Never-the-less, we remain hopeful that the next few weeks will deliver further freedoms for members to resume more business as 'unusual' activities.
Containing costs and delivering more

You should be receiving your 2022 membership subscription invoices.
Your Council has been very mindful of the situation a number of our colleagues find themselves in and we have worked extremely hard to contain costs while adding value for money.
You will note this year there have been a number of FREE webinars which we have delivered and we've continued to improve the other services we offer to our members.
We were also delighted with a very professional Conference in July where we get a strong line-up of quality presentations and were able to recognise and honour our best and brightest (in person) for their services to our sector.
For 2022 we have contained fee increases to less than a third of the projected rate of inflation (2%) and we have negotiated five free webinars for members in 2022.  That amounts to five free verified CPD points which will put you well on your way to achieving the minimum requirement for NZIV Membership.   
Alongside this, the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) delivered through our Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Property Institute is being expanded to encompass a wider group of members, which we think is an important initiative at this time when mental well-being is so important.
Members are reminded that their subscriptions are due for payment by December 31, 2021. 
Thank-you for your ongoing support and engagement.
Calling all Future Leaders

One of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers priorities is to support your incredible career from graduation to retirement. You may have seen in the recent PINZ Chief Executive’s newsletter that the National Support Team has been working on an exciting refresh and extension of the Young Leaders initiative and this has now been relaunched as the Future Leaders programme!

Participation as a Future Leader will provide you with valuable experience and knowledge about how the Institute’s Boards and Councils work and will enable you to play an active role in the discussions that guide the operations of the Professional Communities. Future Leaders will then be able to take this experience into their own careers and into their own organisations to provide added value.
We are now seeking applications from our prospective Future Leaders who have a passion for the profession and a willingness to actively participate in the governance and operation of the Institutes. Any member may apply to be part of the Future Leaders programme regardless of age. The only prerequisite is that members should have only had limited experience or exposure to leadership or governance processes during their career to date. A positive attitude and a willingness to actively participate is also a must!
To find out more click here.
Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement outlining why you want to participate and should be emailed to membership@property.org.nz by Friday 17 December.
NZIV agrees that our Future Leaders should be involved at all levels within the profession during their professional journey and is committed to offering Future Leaders the potential opportunity to join one of our governance boards or councils.

The skills and experience that our past Future Leaders have gained by participating has enabled many of them to develop their careers and hold key leadership positions. We look forward to you being one of them!
NZIV Logo Use Policy

The New Zealand Institute of Valuers Council has adopted a new logo use policy which members can read HERE.
We recognise that membership of the NZIV, and subsequently the use of the NZIV postnominals, name and logo are important tools for Members to clearly identify and promote themselves as professional valuers who are members of the NZIV.
NZIV Council has also approved the use of a new member logo below. However, members need to follow the policy and applications for use should be made to: g.garner@nziv.org.nz.

Rating Revaluations to hit Auckland
In early December 2021, Auckland Council will release new rating valuations to Owners across Greater Auckland effective 1 June 2021.  The increase on previous Rating Valuations will be significant from when the last revaluation was undertaken in 2017 (the 3 yearly revaluation cycle was deferred 12 months due to Covid-19).  Auckland Council has this explanatory link in preparation for the release.
Revaluation 2021: Everything you need to know - OurAuckland (aucklandcouncil.govt.nz)
Climate Standards for New Govt Buildings
  • From 1 April 2022, new non-residential government buildings with a capital value over $25 million will have to meet a minimum Green Star rating of five.
  • The same standard will apply to government buildings with a capital value over $9 million from 1 April 2023.
It's part of the plan for a carbon neutral public sector by 2025.

Find out more by clicking HERE

Moving to the Covid Protection Framework

As New Zealand prepares to move to the new Covid Protection Framework, or "Traffic Light System" as we've come to know it, members are reminded to follow all Government guidance.

Click HERE to be taken directly to the Covid-19 website explaining the framework.

Click HERE for the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment advice for business and HERE to learn about the new Rapid Antigen Tests available for business. Those using Vaccine Passes can get more information HERE.

Most members will be aware that those who have been vaccinated will enjoy more freedoms than those who have not.  We also remind members that the New Zealand Institute of Valuers has adopted policies for external events under the Alert Level system, and these will be updated to reflect the requirements of the Protection Framework.

In summary though, it means that NZIV events and attendees will need to abide by the rules set by the venue, such as social distancing, mask wearing and vaccine passes - depending on the alert levels or 'traffic lights' as indicated by Government.

We would also encourage members to prepare for the arrival of Vaccine Passes by following the instructions you can find HERE.

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.

The 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 required very occasionally.

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.
In Memoriam
Past-President Hugh Reynolds
- An appropriate tribute to Hugh will be uploaded HERE once available
Arthur Geoffrey Stewart 1940 - 2021 - Read the tribute to Arthur 
In the webinar library

Members are urged to ensure their CPD Diaries are up to date by December 31 to ensure compliance with NZIV requirements

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