From the desk of:
Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand


Last quarter 2022 sprint

Tēnā koutou katoa.

It's great to be back following a break in Europe, where the post-Covid landscape is quite different and life, by-and-large, is much back to a pre-Covid 'normal'.
Some of the problem's they're seeing, we are seeing too.
Strong cost of living increases, and a shortage of skilled and unskilled workers is impacting on their economies, just as it is our own. As we know the inflationary issues are likely to spur different challenges and while we have narrowly escaped recession this cant be ruled out with the contingent impact on the labour market in a very different way.  The geopolitical climate can’t be either underestimated or ignored and we are seeing this reflect in NZ in many ways particularly in the supply chain and of course increasing and escalating costs.
But, despite the uncertainty and now significant threat of a war on their back door-step, and the challenge of further Covid-related disruptions as they move into winter - the northern hemisphere countries are rapidly moving on.
I quickly noticed the change on my journey there.
Through Australasia the pandemic hangover was obvious. At the airports closures and restrictions were in place but as we travelled further north, things changed.  It was life as normal, even the forecasted travel disruptions came to naught . No masks and social distancing was non-existent, and  people were just getting back to business.
It was a fascinating glimpse at how the rest of the world is moving forward.
Perhaps we should be concerned that New Zealand is not moving as fast as it should.
The ‘rest of the world’ has adopted a  'get going' approach and it was visible.
Perhaps New Zealand needs some of the 'get going' virus to spread here. Let’s help to make this a pandemic!

Shaping my view
I return to New Zealand feeling energised about the opportunities that lie ahead.
The Property Institute is ahead of the game as always and we have a number of substantive projects in train.
We've been busy planning our big 2023 Conference (story below) which will be an international property event and it is an event you won’t want to miss. I do know that our delegates and their firms are booking accommodation in the Garden City already. We're working with the International Standards Valuation Council (IVSC) and the World Association of Valuation Organisations (WAVO) to make this conference something very special.
And we are already back in business with our very successful face-to-face events, such as the Lincoln Mainland Seminar and Massey Spring Seminar.
We're determined that our education programme continues to grow, drawing on the versatility and experiences we've had over the past couple of years and getting our ground game back up to full speed. Initial survey results say we are achieving this.
Work is going on behind the scenes to set direction for our digital solutions for the coming years to improve the member experience and position PINZ as the home of property professionals for the 21st century. Alongside this you have heard us talk about our rules review with more on this incredibly important piece of work very soon. Our Branches are moving forward rapidly with site visits, social events, and in-person expert speakers with deep local knowledge.
We are proud to celebrate our members incredible careers and last Monday evening (10 October) it was our privilege to attend the Auckland Branch meeting followed by the presentation of our NZIV and PINZ Fellowship and Life Member membership advancements (Story below). 
We are looking forward to bringing all of our branch chairs together and planning for the AGM series in 2023 is under way. We are also planning a branch chairs day for late March 2023 to bring all our branch chairs together for a “wash up” after the AGM series and to also highlight some important areas of focus for 2023 and beyond.
We are working on developing our Future Leaders programme and have a governance training session scheduled and, of course, 2023 will be a big year for our Future Leaders with many opportunities to contribute to the work of the Institutes, the national conference being the big ticket item.

The Property Institute will continue on its mission to be 'the home of property professionals' supporting incredible careers and putting members at the centre of everything we do.

As always, our members come first and I want to hear from you. Please contact me HERE if you'd like to discuss opportunities or share your thoughts.

Nga mihi nui
Viv Gurry
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 7-9, 2023
National Property Conference / IVSC-WAVO Global Valuation Conference
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre,
New Zealand.

Alongside its own National Property Conference, the Property Institute is delighted to host the IVSC/WAVO Global Valuation Conference 2023,  from June 7-9 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The conference promises to be an exceptional international occasion, delivering second-to-none opportunities for all property professionals who want to grow their global networks and benefit from the experiences of inspirational, expert speakers.
The conference is being held at Te Pae Convention Centre, a world class venue in the heart of Christchurch. From there, delegates may decide to explore some more of beautiful New Zealand.
This promises to be an outstanding event, with great people, jointly building incredible property careers.
We hope you can join us.
CPD Policy Review & Changes

The regular review of the Property Institute Continuing Professional Development policy has resulted in a small number of changes that help ensure our programme is up-to-date and promotes best practice.
The new policy will be in effect from 1 January, 2023 for the 2023 CPD calendar year and beyond.
The policy can be found

Key changes 
  • The current annual allowance of a maximum of 5 non-verified CPD points from any one type of activity or any one source of learning in a calendar year has been increased to a maximum of 10 non-verified CPD points.
  • Membership of one or more PINZ committees can now attract a maximum of 10 Non-verified CPD points per annum in total.
  • Verified CPD points will be automatically added to a member’s CPD record by PINZ when the CPD activity has been completed. Verified CPD will only be able to be entered by PINZ but members will still be required to log any Non-verified CPD activity using the CPD diary on their personal dashboard on the PINZ website.
  • CPD certificates will no longer be automatically issued. Members can access an annual certificate confirming fulfilment of the required CPD points from their online member dashboard. Members can also access a certificate confirming compliance with the Ethics and Standards requirements.
  • That future CPD Policy reviews are to be conducted on a bi-annual (every two years) basis.
MEMBERS NOTE: Please remember to update your CPD records to ensure you are on track to achieve the minimum 20 CPD point requirement for PINZ & NZIV membership by December 31. 
Life Member and Fellow Honoured in Auckland

A real privilege to be on hand in Auckland this month as the Branch recognised PINZ/NZIV Life Member Chris Seagar and PINZ Fellow Graeme Berryman.
Both were presented with their certificates at the event.
Pictured from left: Chris Seagar with NZIV Vice-president Matt Snelgrove, (centre) PINZ CEO Viv Gurrey, Chris Seagar and PINZ President Ben Gill, (right) Graeme Berryman with PINZ President Ben Gill.
The Taranaki Branch Rural Event The Halter System was a great success.

A big thank you to Tim Bonner for sharing the new farming system with our rural valuers.
Please take our member survey

Property Institute members should have received an email last wee inviting participation in our Annual Member Survey.

If members did not receive this communication or missed it, simply email Jason
This survey is important for planning and we appreciate your feedback.

PINZ - University Networking Event

A great turnout at the PINZ Professional & Student Networking event held on September 19 in Auckland.

Thank you to the property professionals and students who came along. This event was a fantastic opportunity for students to get to know more about PINZ, connect and hear from different facets of the property industry and network.

“I just want to send a 'Big Thank-you' to the Auckland PINZ team for the very insightful, enjoyable, and rewarding networking function” – UoA Student
Spring Seminar
The Massey/PINZ Spring Seminar, was a great education and networking opportunity for students and property professionals.
The seminar is a staple on the PINZ calendar and we thank Professor Graham Squires and Massey University for ongoing support of this event.
Read more HERE.

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