2013 Reginald Hammond Scholarship

This scholarship commemorates the first New Zealander to complete a Town Planning qualification which led to him being appointed the first Director of Town Planning in 1926.

About Reginald Hammond

Reginald Hammond, who was born and brought up in the Kaipara area, originally trained as an architect but had become interested in the newly emerging discipline and profession of Town Planning in the first decades of the twentieth century. He participated in the Town Planning Conference and Exhibition in 1919 and shortly afterwards left New Zealand to complete a Town Planning diploma at the University of London. He then worked and travelled in Britain and the USA, including for a time in the office of Herbert Baker when the plans for New Delhi were being developed. He went on to have a distinguished career in New Zealand, mainly in the Housing Construction Division which developed the early state housing programme. He was also involved in the establishment of the Town Planning Institute that would become the New Zealand Planning Institute and encouraged those who worked with him to become qualified Town Planners.

About the Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded annually for the final year of study for an accredited planning degree at the undergraduate or post-graduate level in New Zealand. The planning degree must be recognised as an Accredited degree in the year in which the application is made. The applicant must be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent resident status in New Zealand. The scholarship has a value of $4,000 which will be paid in April/May of the year in which the Award is held.

The Criteria

The award of the scholarship will be determined by the Awards Committee who will be guided by the following considerations:

  • The academic achievement of the candidate which will be determined by reference to their academic transcript.
  • The financial circumstances of the candidate, and
  • The recommendation of two (2) referees, one of whom must have taught or supervised the candidate.

The scholarship will be formally presented at the annual conference.

Please note: All applications must be made on the required form and must be received by 20 March 2013. The decision of the Awards Committee is final and correspondence will not be entered into.

How to Apply

Submit application with attachments to:

New Zealand Planning Insititute
Chief Executive, Susan Houston
PO Box 8658, Symonds Street
Auckland 1150


Click here to download an application form.