NZ Chapter Newsletter 
May 2016

In this edition

  • From the Editor
  • Latest news
  • The Press Box
  • New publications
  • Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme
  • Events
  • Call for articles and ideas
  • Key institute and chapter information
  • Website instructions

From the Editor

Welcome to your new look and newly re-named New Zealand Chapter newsletter! I hope you like the changes. If you would like to see any new features, send me an email to 

Craig Redmond
Newsletter Editor

Latest news

A new EIANZ fellow for New Zealand

The New Zealand Chapter congratulates Judith Roper-Lindsay, the Chapter's newest EIANZ Fellow. Judith is a Founder Member of EIANZ (having joined the Environment Institute of Australia in 1988), and was the second President of the New Zealand Chapter.  In 2010 she was the recipient of the Simon Molesworth Award which is awarded to members who have made a substantial contribution to the Institute. 

Read more >

The day after - Sea Level Rise Conference

Following Porirua's second 20-year flood event in a year, Keith Calder, New Zealand Chapter Vice President, reflects on some of the key messages from the New Zealand Sea Level Rise Conference that he attended in April.

Read more >

The New Zealand Chapter is looking for a Newsletter Editor

Contribute to environmental management in New Zealand by volunteering your time to collate and edit the New Zealand Chapter's monthly newsletter.

Read more >

Call for papers open for EIANZ's Annual Conference - Foundations for tomorrow
3-4 November 2016
Sofitel Hotel, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD

Our Annual Conference is an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons, challenge your thoughts, share some time with like-minded individuals and perhaps present a case study on a dynamic topic. Abstracts are sought from a diverse range of perspectives, areas of practice, research and policy. Contributions from environmental practitioners with skills, knowledge and experience that crosses the boundaries of traditional environmental practice are encouraged. Abstracts are due by 24 June 2016.

Find out more >

The Press Box

Snippets of environmental news from around New Zealand. Read articles from the last month on legislation, climate change, ecology and more.  

Read articles >

New publications

Royal Society of New Zealand: Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand recently released an in-depth report detailing climate change options for New Zealand entitled Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy for New Zealand. The report finds that many mitigation options are already well-understood and achievable.  

Read more >

Download a copy >

New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2014 Snapshot

This snapshot of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions summarises New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2014 and how the inventory data are used for climate change reporting.

Read more >

Commissioner supports streamlined pest control regulations

In a letter to the Minster for the Environment, the Commissioner has outlined her support for a recent proposal to streamline the regulatory regime for pest control.

The Commissioner's submission is available here >


Certified Environmental Practitioner

For those thinking of applying

The CEnvP website provides some useful application tips and advice – these are the things that will help with the processing of your application.  

One of the bits of advice is to take the requirement for continuing professional development seriously. This is probably one of the areas where the more information you can provide as part of your application the better.  

Read more >


The following professional development opportunities are coming up. As always, all EIANZ events are available on our website here.

Resource Management Environmental Law Reform Conference   
14 - 15 June 2016
Amora Hotel, Wellington NZ

The 2016 Resource Management and Environmental Law Reform Conference is the only forum this year that will give you a comprehensive, practical understanding of what you need to know as a key stakeholder when enforcing and upholding changes to the Resource Management Act. Hear from industry experts so you can more easily navigate your way through the next phase of RMA reform, reducing the time and effort involved in implementing change.

Find out more or register >

EIANZ Annual Conference - Foundations for tomorrow
3-4 November 2016
Sofitel Hotel, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD

This year’s theme is Foundations for Tomorrow in which we will explore the environmental future and try to forecast where the environment industry may be in 2030 - 2050. Registrations will be opening soon. 

Find out more >

NZAIA Strategic Environmental Assessment in New Zealand: Enhancing Policies and Plans
7-9 December 2016
Lincoln University, Christchurch

This two day conference at Lincoln University will bring together speakers and submitted poster papers to address strategic impact assessment. Examples and case studies will include planning for natural hazards and adverse events, land use change and urbanisation, catchment planing, tourism and iwi plans. A training day and field visit will precede the conference.

Find out more or register >



Call for articles and ideas

We will be putting out this newsletter monthly and need interesting and informative articles every time!

Have you:
•    Finished an interesting project?
•    Attended a training course you found valuable?
•    Have some photos that you just have to share?
•    Got some ideas for other things you would like to see in this newsletter?

If so, we would love to add your two cents to the newsletter. If you would like to share, please do send any suggestions, articles, photos to Craig Redmond.

The next newsletter will be out at the end of June, so please send any submissions through by 20 June 2016

Key Institute and Chapter information

You can find contact details for the Board, Advisory Council and Central Office on the EIANZ webiste here.

Contact details for the New Zealand Chapter are available here.

New Zealand Chapter Executive
Back row:
Rod Murray, Chris Bailey (Treasurer), Ian Boothroyd (Chapter President), Keith Calder (Chapter Vice President) Front row: Taryn Pearce (secretary),  Justine Quinn (Auckland Branch Coordinator), Bronwen Harper (Membership Strategy Coordinator), Stephanie Brown (CEnvP Coordinator) and Di Buchan, (EIANZ Vice-President)  

EIANZ website instructions

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