NZ Chapter Newsletter 
June 2016

In this edition

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

Farewell from the Editor

After 32 editions of the newsletter dating back to March 2013, I am stepping down as the newsletter editor for the New Zealand Chapter. 

I have really enjoyed my experience and my previous roles on the New Zealand Executive dating back to 2008 ranging from the Student and Early Careers representative to acting co-president. I would never have dreamt of the various roles and the great people I have met when I first received a persistent phone call from Tom Burkett (I am sure many volunteers to the Institute have received one of those over the years). 

Some of the greatest achievements I have been involved in with the Institute was the establishment of the annual New Zealand symposium, turning this newsletter from a quarterly update to a monthly publication focused more on news and policy announcements; and seeing a number of the other representatives of the Student and Early Careers committee move up to the board of the overall Institute in Australia. 

I wish the Institute all the very best moving forward and I will no doubt cross paths with many of you in the future. 

Craig Redmond
Newsletter Editor

Latest news

Great news for students in New Zealand

Becoming a member of EIANZ provides students with invaluable networking opportunities and exposure to experienced professionals with wide ranging areas of expertise. For a lot of students, budgets are often stretched to their limits with the essentials of living. To encourage students to invest in their career early on, EIANZ is trialling a pilot program in New Zealand. Student membership will be just $20 for New Zealand students who are not earning a professional wage. 

Find out more >

Applications can be made here >

The Press Box

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

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Have your say

Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity - Consultation document

The Minister for the Environment has released a proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity for public consultation. Submissions are invited until 15 July 2016.

Find out more >

New publication

A guide to identifying freshwater management units under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014

This guide assists council staff to identifyfreshwater management units as required under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

Read more >

Download a copy >


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. All EIANZ events are available on our website here.

An evening with the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
14 July 2016 at 5:30pm
Opus, Level 10, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington

Kelsey Serjeant and Sally Garden from the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) will provide an overview of the PCE's role, recent investigations and upcoming research.

Find out more >

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

The Conference is EIANZ's signature event and provides outstanding value to members and other environmental practitioners. It is an excellent opportunity for environmental practitioners to expand their horizons, challenge conventional thinking and network with fellow professionals. With a great line up of compelling keynote speakers confirmed including Bob Brown, former Senator and previous leader of the Greens, and Brendan Trembath, Senior Reporter with the ABC, it is sure to be a thought-provoking couple of days. Early bird pricing is available until 21 August 2016

Find out more >

Register here >

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 >


Key Institute and Chapter information

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

Please note, the contact details for EIANZ Central Office have recently changed. The new postal address is Suite 3, 255 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn VIC 3103, Australia. The contact phone number for New Zealand members remains the same +64 9887 6972

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)  

Call for articles and ideas

This is a monthly newsletter and we 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 next newsletter. 

Please send any suggestions, articles or photos for the next edition to the newsletter editor at by 20 July 2016

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