Welcome to the New Zealand Planning Institute!

Connecting, Informing and Empowering

Established in 1949, the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) is the home of planning in New Zealand. Possessing 11 branches both within New Zealand and overseas. As part of a dynamic, varied and challenging profession, our growing membership of over 2000 members are involved in strategic planning initiatives and implementation of urban and rural plans.

The NZPI has evolved since 1949 and is now a complex organisation that delivers extensive training, networking opportunities, advocacy, real time planning news, mentoring, professional standards monitoring, accreditation of tertiary planning education in NZ and good practice guidance through the Quality Planning resource.

Membership of NZPI is the hallmark of professional expertise and integrity within the planning profession and your key to success.

Latest News

  • REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! 2018 NZPI Breaking New Ground Conference
    10 November 2017 |

  • Planning & Engineering Guidance for Potentially Liquefaction-prone Land
    26 October 2017 |

  • 15 Things I Learnt at Habitat III
    12 October 2017 |

For more check out the NZPI Newsroom

NZPI Proudly Supports the Quality Planning Website

The Quality Planning website promotes best practice by sharing knowledge about all aspects of practice under the Resource Management Act (RMA). This website is for council practitioners and consultants, environmental managers and others involved in resource management practice under the RMA.


NOTE: The Quality Planning website is currently down due to technical issues - we apologise for the inconvenience this may be causing. In the meantime, please contact manfred.lee@planning.org.nz if you are after any specific guidance material and we can send this out to you.