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  • Branch Events– networking, professional development and problem sharing with other like-minded HR professionals in your local area.

  • Professional Development – member discounted rates for leading edge PD courses and webinars.

  • Access to the latest HR news and research through Human Resources Magazine, Industry News and HRNZ LinkedIn Groups.

  • National Events – member discounted rates on events including The HR Conference, NZ HR Awards and HRNZ Summits.

  • Mobile Discount App – access to discounts from almost 30 nationwide retailers and service providers.

  • Professional recognition – chartered membership means all members can be easily recognised with one of four post-nominals (EPMHRNZ, CMHRNZ, CFHRNZ and DistFHRNZ).

  • Free online access to Legal and Tax  advice service.

Preferential Member Rates for Events

There are 15 HRNZ branches nationwide run by locally elected volunteer leaders, which provide opportunities for members to meet and share experiences with other practitioners. Branch event programmes include a wide range of meetings, networking events, special interest groups, discussion groups, seminars, workshops and informal Café Connects.

HRNZ provide a variety of National conferences and events:

  • Preferential Members rates for Branch and National events

  • Local Networking events

  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Conferences – The HR Conference + Expo (Annually), HRNZ Summits (Quarterly - Virtual), HRNZ Research Forum (Bi-annually)

  • Special Industry Events

  • NZ HR Awards

Professional Development & Recognition

HRNZ's Professional Development Programme of courses, seminars and webinars helps members at all levels of experience and expertise to develop the skills and knowledge they need for effective professional practice and to keep up to date with the latest trends in Human Resource management and deployment.

The HRNZ online Mentoring Programme is also available at no cost for members.

The Professional Development Programme aligns with the HRNZ HR Competencies.

  • Preferential Member rates to Professional Development Programme which includes an extensive range of courses and webinars

  • Internationally benchmarked HRNZ HR Competencies

  • Access to an Online Mentoring Programme at no cost to members

  • NZ HR Awards

Source of Professional Information and Publications

HR professionals must have the resources to keep themselves and their colleagues informed of trends and developments in this critical field of management. HRNZ's publications and information services contribute to your knowledge and information base.

Chartered Membership Accreditation

HRNZ encourages members to apply for Chartered Membership. Members can gain formal recognition of their skills, knowledge and experience in Human Resource Management and development. Chartered status is open to all who work in and are interested in the Human Resources profession as a current financial member of HRNZ. The first level of Chartered Membership is recognised with the post-nominal CMHRNZ. The second and third levels are Chartered Fellow (CFHRNZ) and Distinguished Fellow (DistFHRNZ).

Once achieved, Chartered Membership denotes that academics and HR practitioners have satisfied HRNZ that they have the particular qualifications, knowledge and experience, as well as possessing an ongoing commitment to HR professionalism and excellence in a tertiary or workplace environment.

Further Benefits include

Estimated Membership Value

For those who prefer to quantify the benefits from HRNZ membership, the following are a few examples of the benefits of your membership.

Your Member Benefits


Four issues of HR Magazine


Free legal advice


Free tax advice


Discounts at a range of nationwide retailers (through Mobile App)

Your estimate

Access to selected webinars at no charge

Up to $270

Discounts on selected courses under Strategic Alliances MoU's

Up to 10% off selected courses

NZ HR Conference + Expo

Up to $600 savings

Professional Development Courses

Discounted for members

Research Reports

Up to $400 savings

Time saved by using HRNZ HR Guides

Your estimate

Opportunities for professional recognition via Chartered Membership and HRNZ Awards Programme

Your estimate

Opportunity for involvement with local/national committees