Who are we?

The New Zealand Association of Resource Management (NZARM) was first formed as the New Zealand Soil Conservators Association in 1953. Members of NZARM are professional people and practitioners involved in natural resource management, particularly land and water. This includes individuals from central, regional and local government, research and educational institutes as well as consultants and staff from companies dealing with primary industries.

About - How did NZARM come about and why?

How did NZARM come about and why?

The inaugural meeting of the New Zealand Soil Conservators Association was held in Timaru in 1953.

A certification process was established along with a separate Certification Board.

In the late 1970s, the Associations activities were broadened to include water management as well as soil conservation.

In the early 1990s, the Association further broadened its scope to allow a wider range of professionals involved in natural resource management. This reflects the more holistic approach to natural resource management encouraged by the Resource Management Act 1991.

NZARM is committed to representing professional and technical staff of organisations working in natural resource management to provide a strong forum for communication and information exchange, with a focus on land and water management.

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How does NZARM work?

NZARM is an incorporated society with an Executive Committee of 6 to 8 people elected on a biennial basis. The administration and clerical services are contracted out, leaving the Executive Committee to concentrate on supporting the broader membership, through the NZARM publication (Broadsheet), Regional Workshops, Annual Conference, NZARM Professional Certification, and study / travel awards.

Who is behind NZARM?

The NZARM Executive Committee draws on expertise from staff from regional councils, private organisations and corporations involved in primary production, soil and water consultants, research and tertiary education. A key focus of NZARM is to have a strong affinity to practitioners when dealing with sustainable land and water management. In this respect, the annual s normally alternate between the North and South Island each year, and deal with relevant land and water issues with practical applications based on good robust science.

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