NZIQS has branches in Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago.
The role of the branches
Each branch is run by a board of members. They are elected at the Branch Board AGM each year.
The role of the branches is to:
- appoint one board member to represent them at the Institute’s Council
- arrange for contact and interviews for new members in their areas
- organise mentoring schemes for students
- organise local seminars, site visits and social functions
- liaise with other industry groups in their area.
NZIQS Branch Guidelines to assist Branch Boards to run meetings and events under NZIQS rules.
The Auckland branch covers the areas north of and including Rotorua and Whakatane. Two sub-branches run local events in Hamilton and Tauranga.
Auckland Branch Chairman: Heidi van Eeden
Auckland Branch Secretary: Sam Steven
Waikato Sub-branch Chairperson: Anita Crowe
Tauranga Contact: Martin Bisset
The Wellington branch covers the rest of the North Island. The Hawkes Bay has a sub-branch to run local events.
Wellington Branch Chairman: Brent Jefferys
Wellington Branch Secretary: Neil Edwards
The Canterbury branch is based in Christchurch. It covers the area from Cook Strait in the north to the Waitaki River in the south.
Canterbury Branch Chair: Stewart Harrison
Canterbury Branch Secretary: Chris Andis
The Otago branch is based in Dunedin. It covers the area south of the Waitaki River. Sub-branches in Queenstown and Invercargill run local events.
Otago Branch Chairman: Craig Masters
Otago Branch Secretary: James Young