Our Rules dictate how Engineering New Zealand is run, from how the Board is comprised and elected, to how Branches are run and what is expected of members.
We’re taking this opportunity to ask members what else they would like to see changed.
What do our rules cover?
As an incorporated society, we are required by law to have a set of Rules. The rules set out how our society is run.
The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 sets out certain things that our Rules must cover, including:
- Our objects
- How members join and leave
- How the Rules can be changed
- How meetings are summoned and held, including how voting is conducted
- The appointment of officers, and
- How our funds are controlled and invested.
The consultation process
Phase 1: February-March 2018
We started this process with a blank slate, inviting members to share their feedback on any aspect of the Rules.
Phase 2: May-July 2018
The second round of consultation provided some alternative approaches to specific sections of the Rules, and asked for feedback.
Phase 3: September - November 2018
We took that feedback and created a new draft of the Rules, which we then consulted on. Our third round of consultation showed overwhelming support for the new Rules (from more than 92% of respondents).
Final draft: February 2019
We revised the draft based on the feedback from Phase 2.