RMLA Regional News : Feb/March 2016

Auckland – Francelle Lupis

The Auckland branch held its first event of the year last week – the Wynyard Walking Tour where Panuku Developments’ detailed knowledge of Wynyard Quarter and the projects that are underway down there made for a very informative and enjoyable evening for everyone that attended.  On 22 March at Buddle Findlay is an event on tackling the design challenges in the Special Housing Areas and you can register for this now at www.rmla.org.nz/events

This year the RMLA Auckland branch will be running an informal RMLA Mentoring Programme, for younger resource management practitioners looking to build a relationship with an experienced resource management professional who can share their knowledge of the profession, technical expertise and organisational awareness with you.

Unlike previous years, the RMLA Mentoring Programme will not involve a formal Mentor / Mentee programme, but instead we invite you to let us know if you would like to be a mentor / mentee and we will facilitate a partnership with others interested in participating in the RMLA Mentoring Programme.  

If you are:

  • a young practitioner with approximately 2 – 5 years’ experience in the resource management field, and are interested in building a relationship with a mentor who can provide you with support outside of your place of employment; or
  • experienced in the resource management, and are interested in influencing the next generation of RMA practitioners, 

then get in touch with Karol Helmink at karol.helmink@rmla.org.nz for further information about the RMLA Mentoring Programme. 

Nelson – Antoinette Besier

The Nelson and Marlborough Branch is moving into gear after the Christmas break.  For some members, the main focus from an RMLA perspective will be on planning for the conference later this year.  The local branch is also looking at holding regular seminars on various topics and meeting on a regular basis to ‘liven up’ things this year and not rely on nationwide seminars.