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Branches of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors

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. 
Branch Guidelines

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