Our Branches

NZIQS has branches in Auckland, Wellington, CanterburyOtago and Regional.  

The role of the branches is to:

  • organise local seminars, site visits and social functions
  • liaise with other industry groups in their area. 
  • arrange for interviews for new MNZIQS members in their areas
  • organise mentoring schemes for students
  • appoint a member to represent them at the Institute’s Board

Each branch is run by a committee of members. They are elected at the Branch Annual Meeting each year.


The Auckland branch covers the areas north of and including Rotorua and Whakatane. Local committees organise events in Hamilton and Tauranga.

Auckland Branch Chairman: Heidi van Eeden

Auckland Branch Secretary: Nick Johnson


The Wellington branch covers the rest of the North Island. Local committees organise events in the Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North and New Plymouth. 

Wellington Branch Chairman: Bevan Hartley

Wellington Branch Secretary: Stuart Watson


2021 Wellington Annual Meeting: 

Date: 20 April 2021

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: BECA , 85 Molesworth Street , Wellington

Register here


The Canterbury branch covers the area from Cook Strait in the north to the Waitaki River in the south.  A local committee organises events in Nelson.

Canterbury Branch Chairman: Stewart Harrison

Canterbury Branch Secretary: Chris Andis


2021 Canterbury Annual Meeting: 

Date: 26 May 2021

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: Visions on Campus Restaurant, U Block, City Campus, Ara

AgendaProxy Form due by 5 pm, (Mon) 24 May

Nomination Form due by 5 pm, (Wed) 5 May

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The Otago branch covers the area south of the Waitaki River.  Local committees organise events in Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill.

Otago Branch Chairman: Stefan Thorburn

Otago Branch Secretary: Zach Pronk



The Regional branch covers the area outside of cities of Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago Branches.

Regional Board Member: Elwin Sharp

Waikato Contact: Anita Crowe

Tauranga Contact: Martin Bisset

Hawkes Bay Contact: Elwin Sharp

Palmerston North Contact: Tony Nicholls

New Plymouth Contact: Cole Wenmoth

Nelson Contact: Rua Sargent

Queenstown Contact: Neil Gough

Invercargill Contact: Richard Smith


2021 Regional Annual Meeting: 

Date: 3 May 2021

Time: 12 pm

Venue: Webinar

Agenda, Proxy Form due by 5 pm, (Sun) 2 May

Nomination Form due by 5 pm, (Thu) 29 April

Register here