From the desk of

Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer 
Property Institute of New Zealand

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
Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

BREAKING: Move to Omicron Phase Two
From midnight Tuesday 15 February the country will be entering Phase Two of the Omicron 'Red Light' setting.
The New Zealand Institute of Valuers is writing to officials to advise on the ability of Registered Valuers to apply for critical worker status and qualify for isolation exemptions.
We will keep members informed of progress.
Coming Soon: Future Leaders Announcement

The Property Institute of New Zealand has a strategic priority to support our members from graduation to retirement.

The Future Leaders framework is an important part of this priority and it is a key component of the Property Institute’s approach to encouraging increased diversity and inclusion.
Participation as a Future Leader represents a unique and valuable member benefit in providing members with credible transferable experience at the leadership and governance level. The programme is open to any member of any age. The only pre-requisite is that members should have had only 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!
The Property Institute launched the Future Leaders process in late 2021 and issued a call to members to join. Applications closed just before Christmas for the upcoming intake. We had an excellent response and will be able to make some exciting announcements about our 2022 candidates shortly. Watch this space!
Encouraging everyone from all backgrounds to join our profession and enabling them to excel will help to bridge the skills gap and inequality in demographic representation that our industry and many other industries continue to face. We are committed to helping members build incredible careers and our Future Leaders process is one of the mechanisms to support that.

ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner joins us via webinar on February 16 to provide an economic update in these turbulent times.
Plant & Machinery Valuers Study Group success

Future Plant & Machinery Valuers turned out in good numbers as they prepare for their upcoming advancement exam in either March or November.
Hosted by the Plant & Machinery Valuers Institute, the recent study group attracted 14 participants, which is a big jump on previous years and a very positive sign for the profession. 

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In this edition:
  1. CFA Institute survey reveals investor perspectives on goodwill amortisation
  2. IVSonline updated as latest IVS become effective
  3. Professional Insights: Interview with ASA CEO, Johnnie White
  4. New and proposed members
  5. Dates for your diary
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Upcoming Events
As previously mentioned in this newsletter, be sure to visit our EVENTS PAGE for the latest updates to Branch AGMs.
We do expect some minor disruption to our timetable, but we have events scheduled at this early stage right through to November.

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