Busy start to 2023
Tēnā koutou katoa.
- Branch AGMs
- Constitution Consultation
- National Conference
Happy New Year and a warm welcome from the Property Institute to 2023.
We have a very full programme of events this year and it's off to a roaring start.
The Branch AGMs get underway on February 1, and will run across February and for most of March.
I encourage members to attend these important local events. The feedback and comments we receive from the grassroots of our organisation help us set the agenda and focus on what's important to you in the coming months.
I intend to get to as many of these meetings as practically possible. We'll also be joined by delegated NZIV representatives.
You can find all the details relating to your local AGM HERE. Remember, attending an AGM will earn you one CPD point.
One of the important topics we'll be canvassing at these meetings is the recently released 'Constitution'.
On Monday January 16, Property Institute President Ben Gill released a new 'Constitution' for member review.
The Constitution is the result of a lengthy review by our Rules Review Sub-Committee. Changes were signalled as far back as 2021, but made more urgent by a new Incorporated Societies Act which passed into law in 2022.
In other words, some reform is required to ensure PINZ remains compliant with the law it operates under.
However, the Constitution provides us with a good opportunity to modernise the Institute to ensure it is fighting fit for the future.
Our proposals have been (and continue to be) reviewed by legal experts and those who have a deep understanding of incorporated societies structure and best-practice.
The Constitution will also allow us to address some of the confusing rules and by-laws currently in place.
To be clear, this has no impact on NZIV - which operates as a separate entity under its own legislation.
Members should refer to the email of the announcement on January 16 for more detail. If you are a member and did not receive this communication, please email me HERE and I will send it to you.
We are asking for feedback no later than March 1.
One final note: We have already received some feedback from members who would have liked a summary of changes tracked against what we currently have.
Unfortunately, this is impossible to do because they are very different documents. It would make comparisons meaningless.
Suffice to say, the Constitution is a high-level document with a refreshed and modern focus that will serve the organisation for the years ahead.
The work behind the scenes continues at pace for the 2023 National Property Conference being held in Christchurch during June.
Of course, this year we are also lucky enough to be hosting the IVSC/WAVO Global Valuation Conference alongside our own event.
We are pulling out all the stops to ensure this is our best ever conference providing a showcase for the great talent we have within our ranks and promote the work we do within New Zealand and beyond.
Late last year we launched our Conference website HERE, which is being regularly updated as more programme details are finalised. Registrations are expected to open towards the end of February.
We've already signed up some thought provoking speakers and you can read more about them below.
2023 is only a few weeks old, but as you can see the Property Institute of New Zealand is continuing with its drive for constant improvement and putting members at the centre of everything we do.
If the economic forecasts are even partly correct we are in for some turbulent times ahead.
Members can be assured the Institute will do all it practically can to help members through the storms that may be coming.
Happy New Year.
Nga mihi nui
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand