* 1. Do you believe there should be an organisation representing the Landscaping Industry in New Zealand?

* 2. Have you ever considered becoming a member of Landscaping NZ (LIANZ)?

* 3. If you were to join Landscaping New Zealand, please rate the following items on their attractiveness:

  Very Important Important Neutral Unimportant
a. Networking and camaraderie
b. Using the LNZ Standard Contracts documentation
c. Business advice and mentoring
d. Bulk buying benefits and member discounts
e. Professional development, conferences and talks
f. Keeping up to date with current information on legal obligations, legislation and compliance specific to the landscaping industry
g. Entering LNZ awards (currently only awards in NZ
h. Complaints procedure - LNZ Mediation process for client disputes
i. Credibility
j. Accreditation - being assessed by my peers
k. Prospective business leads and business promotion
l. Landscaping New Zealand's reputation with the general public for quality work
m. Other (please explain)

* 4. Please list, in order of value, the FIVE main benefits which you consider, would make a membership with LNZ worthwhile

* 5. If, sometime in the future, the government were to regulate our industry, which title would you be happy to have applied to your business name? Please list, in order of preference:

* 6. Landscaping New Zealand is currently reviewing its organisational structure. Currently we are an incorporated society with an elected President and up to 7 elected officers, which are all voluntary unpaid positions.

Do you think the current structure allows the organisation to perform effectively in their day to day operations within the industry?

* 7. By comparison, it has been proposed that we have a small Governance Board with a paid "Executive Officer". In your opinion, would this proposed structure allow us to perform more effectively or less effectively than we do at present?

* 8. By comparison, it has been proposed that we merge with another organisation that has similar interests. In your opinion, would this proposed structure allow us to perform more effectively or less effectively than we do at present?

* 9. Landscaping New Zealand was initially formed as a guild-based organsation in the 1980's to promote quality trade practices with membership limited to an accreditation process.

Please read the statements below and indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement.

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Landscaping New Zealand should be a large industry organisation representing any landscaper who wishes to join and pays a membership fee.
Landscaping New Zealand should be limited to members who undergo a rigorous accreditation process so that we can truly promote excellence.
Landscaping New Zealand should be open to any landscaper in the industry but also offer a rigorous accreditation process for those landscapers that wish to be recognised at a higher level.

* 10. Do you have any comments or suggestions about membership, accreditation, governance and leadership or titles, that you would like to add:

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