Operations under 'Red' setting
Tēnā koutou katoa
I do hope all members had a restful break over summer and grabbed the opportunity to catch up with friends and whanau.
But, as we roll into 2022, it's hard to look past a sense of déjà vu.
Despite not being locked down, we are all still operating under restrictive uncertain conditions which continue to impact on the way we live, work and play.
And, so it is, that the Institute is again leading the way on implementing a business continuity plan that will ensure seamless services to members, with their health and safety front and centre of everything we do.
Like all businesses, we regularly review our plan to ensure it is fit-for-purpose and appropriate for the environment we find ourselves in.
But in the same way we made early calls in 2020 to provide, leadership, certainty and act responsibly, we are again adopting that proven strategy.
As a result we have been working closely with Branch Chairs to help them make the right decisions for the wellbeing of their members when it comes to the AGMs being held this month and next.
Many of them are now adopting a wisely cautious approach and moving these events online.
Members need to check the EVENTS PAGE for changes to your local Branch meeting.
For example, one smaller Branch made the decision to go online because of the risk of disruption to the local valuation industry in their area should their members be required to isolate in the event of exposure to Covid.
I applaud their caring approach, their leadership and their foresight.
Of course the decisions to shift these events online is not an easy one, nor is it our preference, as we were looking forward to catching up with you all and had spent considerable time organising the schedule to allow for members of our team to be there in-person.
But the Institute is determined to look after the best interests of members and maintain the momentum we have built up over the past couple of years in the face of global and domestic uncertainty.
Our Institutes are modern and have navigated the shifting sands of Government policy extremely well in the past and I have every confidence that the team can and will do so again.
Events & Vaccination Policies
Members should have also received a message from the Presidents of the Property Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers last week.
Both Institutes have now formally adopted policies for Events and Vaccinations.
As with all our other decisions, these policies make member and community safety the priority.
In the coming weeks you will be hearing more from us about our plans for the first quarter of this year and how we will manage the risks, putting the welfare and wellbeing of members first while delivering great educational opportunities and adding value to the work you do.
Ngā mihi nui
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand