Members attending Engineering New Zealand’s AGM on Friday 29 March 2019 overwhelmingly voted to approve our new Rules.

During the AGM, the Rules were amended in response to a motion from Alex Chisholm and Lindsay Robertson to provide more urgency to the introduction of remote attendance and voting at AGMs. Instead of the Rules saying the Board “may” make provision for this, they say the Board “will take all practicable steps” to make provision for this. 

Other motions by Alex and Lindsay proposing changes to the draft Rules were defeated. 

There was a discussion about creating good-character obligations for group members who aren’t Engineering New Zealand members, and the Board will consider this further in consultation with technical groups.

The meeting also approved Engineering New Zealand’s 2017/18 financial statement and announced the outcome of the Board elections.  

The approved Rules will officially become our Rules once they have been lodged with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies.

Thank you to everyone who made time to attend and participate in the AGM.