The New Zealand Coastal Society, being a Technical Interest Group of Engineering New Zealand, has the following categories of membership as applicable from 1 October 2012. Note if you are a member of another Engineering New Zealand group, you will only need to pay the Engineering New Zealand administration fee once.
All members are entitled to receive information, copies of the NZCS newsletter - Coastal News, participate in conferences and seminars at preferential rates, and participate in annual, general or special meetings, workshops, etc.
The benefits and details of each membership category are provided as follows:
Get a head-start while you're still studying! This category of membership is for any individual undergoing full-time study in an area or discipline that has relevance to the coastal environment. Student membership of the New Zealand Coastal Society is FREE! All you have to do is fill out the membership form and confirm your student status by providing a scanned copy of your student ID or ask your coastal lecturer, supervisor or teacher to email the society to confirm your student status.
Free membership is made to students to encourage participation in all areas of activity. The Society subsidises student membership as a means of furthering interest in the coast. It is hoped that student members will become individual members upon completion of their study and maintain an interest in the coast.
Cost: Nil (provided member is in full-time tertiary study)
Student Members will be required to apply for membership every 18 months. They must have a tertiary staff lecturer or tutor provide proof of full-time tertiary study to verify eligibility for membership. If no longer a student, you will have the option of transferring your registration to a full member and be invoiced by Engineering New Zealand annually.
Note: Student Members do not have voting rights.
This category of membership is for individuals, who either work in coastal engineering and/or science, coastal planning or policy or just have an interest in issues related to the New Zealand coast. To become a member simply fill out the membership form.
Cost: $85 per annum +GST
This category of membership is to enable organisations and companies to become part of the New Zealand Coastal Society and support the Society's mission of taking a leading role in facilitating a vibrant, healthy and sustainable coastal and ocean environment. It enables organisations to show their support for the aims and activities of the society and achieve public recognition of that support. To become a corporate member simply fill out the membership form and provide your organization's details.
Cost: $500 per annum +GST
This category of membership is for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the Society and/or knowledge and understanding in the coastal zone. Life Members are elected at the discretion of the Management Committee rather than through subscription. A person so elected has full membership rights of the Society but is not required to pay any membership subscription.