Be Part of the 2019 NZPI Conference 'Weaving the Strands'!

06 July 2018




Join us in Napier for the

2019 NZPI Annual Conference!

Taking place 2 - 5 April.


Nā tātau i whatu te tukutuku, he tūmatakahuki tā te iwi.
The tukutuku was woven by us, but the people bind it together.

The 2019 NZPI Conference 'Weaving the Strands' is designed to inspire, influence, inform and raise awareness of the challenges facing planners today. During the conference we will highlight how water quality and coastal hazards will influence future planning and development.



Call for Abstracts


NZPI seeks speakers for the 2019 Conference, to weave together the strands of planning, opening the mind to new possibilities for our people and environment.

Planning is a discipline that challenges us to create a fabric from diverse, and often competing, issues and interests. The provincial setting of Napier City, Hawke’s Bay – a region experiencing change on many levels and in many areas of planning – provides the inspiration for the conference’s streams: natural resources, settlements, practice and theory, climate change, and the future of planning. Across these streams will run the threads of leadership, integration and collaboration, Maori and indigenous planning, technology and science, and culture.


Next year’s conference offers you the opportunity to inspire the planning community by demonstrating your innovative ideas and approaches, and share your learning experiences. We want to hear from all planners, and those involved in planning, from across New Zealand and beyond – from planners just starting out to those in the twilight of their career, and everyone between. Emerging planners, this is an opportunity to come forward with your ideas about how planning can inspire, and how existing and new processes can be more innovative. For established planners, share how we can learn from our successes and failures, and how planning can weave the strands to respond to the challenges we face to create a sustainable future.


Abstracts must be submitted to vanessa.white@planning.org.nz by 4pm, 31 August 2018.


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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities


NZPI is calling for Sponsorship Support for the 2019 National Conference, Weaving the Strands.

Being a sponsor at the largest planning event to be held in Napier will maximise your brand awareness and increase your credibility with the decision makers within planning.

If you have stories, new technology, projects or practices to share with industry professionals throughout New Zealand, then this is your opportunity to leverage this gathering in a showcase of the latest in best practice and planning expertise.


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