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RMA reforms, urban development & natural hazards key issues

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:03 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Resource Management Act reforms, urban development and natural hazards will be the top three planning issues affecting New Zealand in 2017, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). More >>

NZ to take major role in Pacific Island Planners Association

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:20 am | NZ Planning Institute

Key New Zealand and global experts attending ‘The Planning for Sustainable Development’ conference in Fiji will address central issues facing planners and local and central government practitioners around the world, with a particular focus on the Pacific. More >>

An improved, simplified and streamlined RMA better for all

Monday, 30 November 2015, 3:41 pm | NZ Planning Institute

November 30, 2015 The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill before Parliament this week seeks to simplify and streamline the planning processes which would be good for all Kiwis, the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) chair Bryce Julyan says. ... More >>

Need for Constructive Solutions on Affordable Housing

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:40 pm | NZ Planning Institute

In a recent set speech the Hon Bill English has once again attributed inequality, poverty and the lack of affordable housing within New Zealand to ‘planners’, citing Auckland as the ‘most evident indication of the problem.’ More >>

NZPI’s “Back to the Future” Conference

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:50 am | NZ Planning Institute

Young Planners and Maori Focused Projects Shine at NZPI’s “Back to the Future” Conference More >>

Planning Awards panel begins looking over nominations

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:34 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Planning Awards panel begins looking over nominations Nominations have closed for the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) Awards covering 2014, and the judges are now considering them. Awards include the Wallace Ross Graduate Award for undertaking ... More >>

Don’t scapegoat the RMA, say planners

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 1:57 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Building and Housing Minister, the Hon. Nick Smith, last month stood in front of 80,000 pages of printed regulations and blamed the Resource Management Act for slowing the development of new housing. More >>

Positive planners win national Distinguished Service Awards

Friday, 7 November 2014, 3:11 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Planners from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and the Kapiti Coast have been honoured this week with Distinguished Service Awards from the New Zealand Planning Institute. More >>

NZPI backs Minister’s affordable housing stance

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:40 pm | NZ Planning Institute

NZPI backs Minister’s affordable housing stance NZPI is supportive of Hon. Dr Nick Smith’s, efforts to use the RMA as a mechanism for taking the heat out of the housing affordability challenge in New Zealand. “As Minister for Environment ... More >>

Urban planning not to blame for inequality

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 2:34 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Regardless of whether the government accepts or rejects a growing gap in equality within New Zealand, it has agreed that there are a variety of national and international issues that cause inequality, including finance and tax policy, under and un-employment, ... More >>

Positive planning no handbrake on development

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 12:00 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Positive planning no handbrake on development Planners in New Zealand are doing an efficient job of processing resource consents according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). More >>

Remote Pacific atoll challenge lures Christchurch planner

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:30 pm | NZ Planning Institute

How do you come up with an urban development plan for a city which consists of tiny islets connected by causeways located in a remote Pacific atoll and subject to flooding on the next king tide? More >>

A glimpse into NZ’s future at planning conference launch

Monday, 4 August 2014, 5:37 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Insights into a world first for planning are to be delivered on Wednesday at the award winning Auckland Art Gallery, with proceedings set to be a precursor for the New Zealand Planning Institute’s (NZPI) 2015 Conference. More >>

NZPI urges Government to consider planning principles

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 4:21 pm | NZ Planning Institute

The New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) is urging the Government to consider a suite of NZPI-developed guiding principles on freshwater quality issues when it implements its upcoming freshwater reforms. More >>

Queenstown planner in 4000km Race Against Time

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 1:03 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Queenstown planner Carey Vivian will ride his mountain bike 4000km off road from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise awareness and funds to fight the insidious disease that struck his father two years ago. More >>

NZPI backs Minister’s right to submit on Unitary Plan

Monday, 16 June 2014, 3:20 pm | NZ Planning Institute

NZPI backs Minister’s right to submit on Auckland Unitary Plan The New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) is backing Environment Minister Amy Adams’ right to have a say on Auckland’s Unitary Plan through a controversial submission made today. More >>

Canterbury and Auckland star in national planning awards

Monday, 7 April 2014, 10:27 am | NZ Planning Institute

Canterbury and Auckland projects were the big winners at the 2014 New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) Awards, presented in Queenstown tonight, with Canterbury sweeping five of the 11 awards and an Auckland planning consultancy picking up the Supreme ... More >>

Guiding principles on urban growth released

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:19 am | NZ Planning Institute

Guiding principles on urban growth released More collaboration is needed to deal with the country’s burgeoning urban growth issues and future-proof our communities, according to a report released this week by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). More >>

Unmanaged Urban Sprawl A Step Backward

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 4:32 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Releasing land to saturate the housing market, as the Government seems to be keen to do through the Housing Accord Bill, will not solve housing affordability issue, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). More >>

Auckland Student Planners Gain World Wide Recognition

Friday, 31 May 2013, 10:08 am | NZ Planning Institute

Ying Liu and Yuqing Zhou, both student planners studying at Auckland University were two of many entrants who participated in the International Federation of Housing and Planning competition. Entrants from student teams around the world illustrated ... More >>



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