From the desk of

Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

More events closer to home in '24

Tēnā koutou katoa

As members have come to expect from the Property Institute we're planning for an exciting 2024, with more events closer to home, more convenience and at a price which is more affordable.
As part of our priority to put members at the centre of everything we do, we have spent many months contemplating our annual programme, including surveys asking members what they want to see from us and how we could refresh our line-up of events to make it easier for members completing CPD, create more certainty in the programme, and deliver more opportunity to property professionals based in the regions.

2023 in review
Before I elaborate on those plans I want to quickly recap on 2023.
We started with an ambitious programme, that saw the membership back the proposal to modernise the Institute through the adoption of a new constitution, which offers us more flexibility and will provide the bedrock for the organisation as it grows into the future.
This was supported by an overwhelming majority of members. We are working on the policies to support the Constitution. Once this process is complete, PINZ will begin a new era operating under a new Constitution.
Of course, we also held a highly successful annual conference, which showcased our most respected members with the annual awards and boasted a quality programme which featured our now Prime Minister Christopher Luxon.
PINZ also maintained solid results in its annual survey of members. According to an overwhelming majority of respondents, the Institute delivered CPD that was often or always of assistance in their development (61%), that PINZ Communications were universally of a high calibre and that its priorities are aligned with those that members view as important.
Importantly, we delivered a first-class education programme.

  • More than 160 Continuing Professional Development hours offered.
  • More than 10,000 Registrations for PINZ events.
  • 33 Webinars with 5,468 registrations.
  • 9 seminars with more than 1,000 attendees.

Building on our success
Our agenda in 2024 continues to build on the solid progress of 2023.
In a bid to help members with personal CPD planning, and give our vital grassroots Branches more certainty in their own planning, we are today releasing our indicative 2024 education programme.

Members can download the 2024 programme by clicking HERE.

Critically, members will notice we are ramping up our education offering.
The 2024 plan will improve accessibility to in-person seminars.  For example, over the next two years, we will be hosting at least one seminar in every region of the country – providing benefit to all members not just those who live in our major cities.
In releasing our programme earlier we expect this will allow members to consider what to attend and identify priority presentations, and consider how they access their compulsory modules.
On top of all this we will be continuing to expand our very successful webinar offerings as well.

Conference & Awards
2024 will also look different following strong member support for holding National Property Conferences every two years rather than annually.
In off years, members expressed a strong preference for more regional events, which would be more affordable and convenient. We still intend to celebrate the annual awards with a top-class gala dinner. The annual AGMs will be held online in late July.

Christmas wishes
Lastly, I want to thank all the great people who have supported me personally, and the Institute this year.  I can’t name you all, but you’ve been fantastic, and I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful group around me.
The Property Institute's National Support Centre will be closed from 21 December until 8 January, but for anything that simply can't wait, members are welcome to call me on my mobile 021 222 3790.
Please do have a great Christmas. Take all the time you can with your family and loved ones.

Ngā mihi nui

Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

We wish to remind members that annual subscriptions are due by December 31, 2023. There is a prompt payment discount for subscriptions made by the due date. Your annual CPD should also be up to date with at least the required minimum of hours completed. Anyone who has not yet completed their minimum annual CPD can visit our webinar library HERE.
Attention Registered Valuers: The Valuers Registration Board has asked us to remind practising valuers that their Annual Practising Certificate fee is due at the end of this year.

"All valuers must re-register on 1 January of every year and no registered valuer may practise without a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC).... The right to practise as a Public Valuer lapses as at 31 December in each year and the Board is entitled to remove a valuer from the Register for non-payment of membership fees. Any valuer who practises after 31 December in any year without an Annual Practising Certificate, is guilty of a misdemeanour under the Valuers Act 1948 and may not be entitled to continue practising as a Registered Valuer. If an application for restoration is made at a later date, the valuer may be reinstated on payment of a fee determined by the Board, provided the application for reinstatement is in accordance with the Act."

The VRB is a separate entity to the Property Institute of New Zealand and/or the New Zealand Institute of Valuers.  This fee is paid directly to the VRB and is not connected to PINZ/NZIV subscriptions.
Members can contact the VRB with any questions HERE
Property Professional Magazine - Out Now
Our final Property Professional Magazine for 2024 is now available to download for free by clicking on the image below.

Get involved in shaping our future

The Property Institute Branch network is asking members to consider standing for their local Branch management committee.
Branches are the lifeblood of the Institutes and their role is to help raise the professional standing of members, and support and promote incredible careers in property. We need your help to foster an engaged and vibrant Branch network to enable collegiality, collaboration, and an exchange of knowledge that empowers members to excel in their respective field and be advocates for the property profession.
Nominations to join your Branch management Committee can be made by filling in the form that is available on the event page for your Branch AGM HERE and returning this to the email address noted on your Branch AGM event page.
Nominations are straightforward and can be done prior to, or on the day of, the AGM. Nominations need the support of two other Branch members and self-nominations are permitted. To discuss the role of a management committee member and what is involved, please contact your Branch Chair who will be happy to help.

Professional Community Representation

We are also encouraging members of all our Professional Communities and, in particular, our plant and machinery valuers, commercial property managers, property advisors and property consultants to get involved on their Branch management committee by making a nomination as described above. This will help ensure diversity of representation on your local Branch and provide a voice for the professional interest of your community.
By being involved in your local Branch you can help foster a strong membership-driven culture; providing engaging, enriching local education, and networking events; facilitating membership advancement; recognising achievement; and promote property careers to the next generation.
Please consider joining the team.

Visit our events directory by clicking HERE
Be sure to check our events directory to find out about Branch end of year celebrations near you.

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