New Zealand Property Group - Invitation to Join

The New Zealand Property Group (NZPG) was launched in 2001 and became a registered society in April 2004.

MEMBERS Property developers recognised the benefits of getting together in early 2001 when the building industry suffered a major setback and the property market was generally lacklustre. There were frustrations over the Resource Management Act that many of them were suffering independently.  So a group consisting of developers, investors and solicitors was formed that represents a major portion of the property industry in New Zealand.  It is conservatively estimated that members have contributed $8 billion to the New Zealand economy in completed projects which provides thousands of jobs and the associated flow of work to contractors such as financiers, solicitors, accountants, quantity surveyors, engineers and architects.

PURPOSE To advocate and represent the interests of developers and provide a public voice for development issues that the members, as a Group, can add weight to. NZPG provides a forum for developers to network, lobby and socialise. 

The group lobbies government, local councils, banks and financiers, etc, about causes that it identifies as common problems or issues (usually to all members) needing addressed.  They invite key industry experts, such as high-level business people and politicians, to address the group. To date, the media has shown a healthy interest, seeking comment on topical issues such as leaky homes, development levies, resource management act and changes to the definitions of associated persons.

FORMAT The group has a committee consisting of developers, solicitors and a co-ordinator. It holds an annual general meeting in June and meets two or three times per year. It is administered by Knight Coldicutt Limited, commercial property law specialists.

BECOMING A MEMBER  We welcome new members who have something valuable to add to this influential group.  Complete the [Application for membership] form and email it to nzpg@kclaw.co.nz or mail to PO Box 106214, Auckland City, Auckland 1143. The annual membership fee is $100. You will be included on the distribution list for notifications of all activities of the group.

For further information contact:

Taff Bennett
Tel. 09 306 1130, Email taff@kclaw.co.nz

Kim Murdoch
Tel. 09 306 1122, Email nzpg@kclaw.co.nz

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