New Zealand Wind Energy Association 2021 AGM


Notice to Members of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association ('NZWEA')

The Annual General Meeting of the NZWEA will be held at 5.30pm, Wednesday 27th October 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  1. Receive and consider a report from the Board on the activities of NZWEA since the last annual meeting
  2. Approve the financial statements of NZWEA for the year ended 30 June 2021
  3. To elect:
    Three Directors to represent the Corporate members
    two Directors to represent the Associate and Individual members
  4. To carry out any other business that may be appropriate at an Annual General Meeting.

Nominations for board positions should contain the following information:

  • The person's name.
  • The person's signature, business address, contact phone number and email address.
  • Whether they represent the Corporate members, or the Associate and Individual members.
  • The organisation the person works for.
  • Short biography of nominee.


  1. The nominations do not have to be seconded - a person may nominate themselves.
  2. Directors representing the Corporate Sector must be a full-time employee or an executive office-holder of a Corporate Member company.
  3. No more than two Directors may work for any one company.

Nominations should be received by the Secretary, NZWEA by 5pm, Wednesday 20th October 2021.  For nominations sent via email - please enter 'NZWEA Board Nomination' in the subject line and send to: Grenville Gaskell

Decarbonisation of the energy sector beckons, and it is clear that the wind industry is at the forefront of an exciting future contributing towards New Zealand meeting its climate change goals.

This year Andrew Beatson, Partner Bell Gully, is our guest speaker. Andy leads Bell Gully’s national resource management practice and will provide an overview of the resource management system reform underway including the recent Government consultation on the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill and its implications for the development of renewable electricity.

As members will be aware the Resource Management Act has made consenting renewable generation development challenging and costly. There are a number of significant risks with the reform proposals which may make consenting more difficult which Andy will outline.  Given the recent increased interest in offshore wind development he will also provide some thoughts on the ability to consent offshore wind under the RMA and relevant marine environment legislation.

His presentation will be an insightful look into proposed legislative reform that will determine the extent to which renewable electricity generation can be built and operated.

NZWEA’s Chair and Chief Executive will also provide an update on the wind industry and the activities of the Association over what has been a busy and positive year for the future of renewable electricity generation.

Voting papers, if required, will be sent out on Friday 22nd October.

We hope members will be able to join us at this year’s meeting. For catering purposes, please advise numbers that will be attending.