So long 2021 - Roll on 2022

Well, 2021 has certainly been a challenge.  From the personal perspective as head of a valuation firm, as President of NZIV, and as a member of this great profession of ours, the last year has brought with it a multitude of obstacles to negotiate, mostly around the pandemic and the rules and requirements which we’ve had to operate under.

A large proportion of our profession has spent the second half of this year significantly restricted, and unable in many cases to undertake property inspections, with almost no chance to cross the border, and at Council level we have been repeatedly rebuffed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment in trying to get our profession classed as an essential service.
Now that the traffic Light System is in place, hopefully the profession will be able to regain some normality.
2021 was not all doom and gloom though.  I hope that members will agree that July’s Conference in Auckland was one of the best in years, and we must thank Viv Gurrey and her great team at the PINZ National Support Office for their great work.
Notwithstanding the pandemic, many local property markets around New Zealand have been buzzing over the last 12 months, and many firms have had very strong years indeed.  Long may that continue.
I am looking forward to getting around the country in 2022 to meet as many members as possible and hopefully COVID-19 will oblige us in that regard.
In the meantime, your Councillors and I would like to wish every member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers a very happy Christmas and new year.  Get a good rest – with any luck next year will be a big one.
Kind regards

Adam Binns
New Zealand Institute of Valuers

Pleasing valuers poll result

From time-to-time the NZIV Council through the Property Institute conducts a public poll on the public's attitudes towards Registered Valuers.
Given the volatility of the property markets and the efforts of other industry players, we thought it was time to update the survey we did in 2018, which showed 62% of the public trusted registered valuers the most to give them an accurate market value for their property.
Pleasingly this December's survey (carried out by Curia) has yielded a similar result with 63% trusting registered valuers the most to give an accurate market valuation.
It's a useful baseline for us as we work to deliver on our strategy to provide public confidence and promote the profession.    
Branch AGMs locked in for 2022
Please be sure to check the events page for your Branch AGM dates in February and March next year.
NZIV's General Secretary Dr Gary Garner is hoping to be at all of the meetings and the President, Adam Binns, wants to get to meet as many members as he can during the annual AGM cycle.
The Branch network is what makes NZIV and PINZ successful and we greatly appreciate the time our volunteers give back to the profession through their involvement.
NZIV Logo Use Policy

REMINDER: 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:

Expression of Interest
Land Acquisition Resolution Service

Fair Way is delighted to have been selected to run the Land Acquisition Resolution Service (LARS) which will support the New Zealand Upgrade Programme.  As part of the tender process Waka Kotahi and LINZ have asked Fair Way to run an Expression of Interest process to appoint the mediation panel.  The service will launch in February 2022, with full training provided to the full mediation panel immediately prior to launch.For experienced mediators who are interested in this opportunity we ask that you complete the following EOI questions and submit to by Monday 20th December.  If you have additional questions regarding the LARS programme please contact Chris Pickering, Client Manager at Fair Way (
VISIT: PropertyJobs by clicking here for more information
Busy year ahead for valuer education

Our Christmas elves at the National Support Team have been busy setting up a strong education calendar for 2022.
In addition to the Conference NZIV Members are being urged to save the dates for the 2022 regional valuers summits. These are a full-day valuer focused programme.
They will include:
  • NZIV compulsory standards module,
  • NZIV compulsory ethics module
  • A report writing masterclass
The dates are:
  • Hawkes Bay - March 10
  • Christchurch - May 5
  • Marlborough - September 8
  • Auckland - October 27
Your NZIV Council has also been working with the team to set up a strong webinar programme. This is the list so far, with more likely.
  • Understanding the Complaints Process - February 8
  • Concerns & NZIV Mentoring Program - February 9
  • Auckland University Webinar - February 15
  • Webinar: Preparing for Registration - April 5
  • Webinar: Depreciation with Mark Withers - June 7
  • Webinar: Rating Valuation webinar series - 9, 16 & 23 August
  • Webinar: The Intricacies of Unit Titles - November 15
  • Webinar: Ground Leases Presented by Nigel Dean - December 6.
Apply to become a future leader

There's only a few days left for people considering whether or not they want to become a future leader and join our new programme to offer experience in Governance and gain an understanding of the workings of NZIV.
If you're interested you can find out more by CLICKING HERE.
Upcoming Events
Be sure to check our EVENTS PAGE to find out when your Branch Christmas social and AGM is on.

Members are reminded that their CPD must be up to date by December 31.
You can find quality content in our webinar library which you can access by clicking on the image below.