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HH Bunckenburg Memorial Trust


HH Bunckenburg Memorial Trust Scholar Award

This Award is presented to the top two nominated students studying the two degree programmes at Massey University and the University of Technology Auckland. The award winners are presented with a certificate and monetary award up to the value of $1000. All applicants must be a members of NZIQS.

Currently, the following degree courses meet the criteria.

            Unitec – Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics)

            Massey University – Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

2016 Winners:

Unitec - Wayne Barlow

Massey - Bradley Coley

2015 Winners

Unitec – Augustine Fepuleai

Massey – Christie Biggar

Please click this link to see prior year award winners


HH Bunckenburg Memorial Trust Bursary  

The H. H. Bunckenburg Memorial Trust offers an academic bursary each year to provide assistance with the cost of attaining a degree in Quantity Surveying to holders of the New Zealand National Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

The bursary carries a value of $500.00 per paper to a maximum of four papers in an undergraduate degree in quantity surveying offered by a New Zealand Teaching Institution in an academic year to the successful applicant.The degree programme must be recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.  All applicants must be a members of NZIQS.

2017 winner: Ieuan McLeod

2016 winner: Kerryn Williams

2015 winner: Ben Sadowitz (Dunedin)

Please click this link to see prior year bursary winners


On 10 March 1986 the HH Bunckenburg Memorial Trust was established in partnership with New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors “in recognition of the contribution made to the profession of quantity surveying by the late Henry Herbert Bunckenburg, MBE, ED.” 

The three inaugural trustees were Colin Henry Toomey (then of Wellington), Kenneth Holmes (of Auckland) and extant NZIQS President, then Ian Harold Harrison of Christchurch. Colin Toomey remained a Trustee and Secretary Treasurer until 2010.


The Current Trustees are:

Keith Harvey (Trust Chair)

Barry Calvert (NZIQS President)

Ian Harrison

About Henry Herbert Bunckenburg

Henry Herbert Bunckenburg was born in Wellington 28 May 1912, was educated at the Te Aro School and Wellington Technical College.

Prior to World War II Henry was a carpenter, he saw war service in Army in the Middle East, rising to the rank of Warrant Officer, and later at Trentham Military Camp as Medical Adjutant being commissioned.

On return to civilian life he became a quantity surveyor with the Housing Department under Arch Jones, and soon became his Assistant – a post he held until his retirement in 1975. Henry was not a foundation member of then Quantity Surveyors Institute of New Zealand, but joined as an Associate 21 June 1945. Henry became the institute President twice, in 1954 and 1961-63 - a total of 3 years. He was awarded Fellowship in 1956 and Life Membership in 1972. 

He was instrumental in starting the Cadet School for quantity surveyors in the Ministry of Works and Development and was the first full time teacher at the school after retirement. Henry was an outstanding teacher with an excellent exam success rate his teaching had a marked effect on the success of a large number of cadets in qualifying as professional Quantity Surveyors. READ MORE