the Auckland/Northland Branch for networking drinks and a conversation on the
proposed NZPI Constitution changes.
David Curtis, CEO of NZPI will be at the event to discuss the review, gather
feedback from members and answer questions members may have.
The NZPI Board announced at the AGM that they are undertaking a review of the
NZPI Constitution as a key part of their work plan for this term. This is
primarily to address three main matters:
- Maori representation on the NZPI Board: we have had a co-opted Maori
representative on the Board for the last 2 years. The review includes the
proposed changes to formalise this co-opted position as a full member of the
- Compliance with the new Incorporated Societies Act: NZPI is an incorporated
society and as such we operate under specific legislation – the Incorporated
Societies Act from 1908. This Act is currently being reviewed and we, along
with most incorporated societies, are trying to be pro-active in ensuring our
Constitution is compliant with the proposed changes to the Act.
- Administrative tidy up: The Constitution is reasonably complex and contains
information that should be held separately. The complexity has resulting in
drafting errors i.e. we have a definition that points to a non-existent
clause. The unnecessary level of information includes things like the
Institute’s strategic plan being embedded in the Constitution rather than
sitting as a separate document required by the Constitution.
The NZPI has developed a guide to assist members to engage with and
understand the review. This guide sets out in more detail the reasons for the
review along with the changes proposed in the review: CLICK HERE
Auckland/Northland Branch Event - For all queries please contact Nesh Pillay on 021 989579 or firstname.lastname@example.org