A Bridge Between Traditions: The Āpōpō Guide and IIMM
As we eagerly approach the launch of the Āpōpō Guide, we wanted to shed some light on an important topic: the relationship between the Āpōpō Guide and the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM).
The IIMM has long been a cornerstone of asset management practice, providing valuable insights and guidance to professionals across New Zealand, Australia, and around the world. Originally created in New Zealand, before the emergence of ISO standards, over time the IIMM has undergone significant adaptations to align with ISO and to reflect current practices.
However, the development of the Āpōpō Guide marks a new era. The Āpōpō Guide is a reflection of the unique cultures, spirit and values of Aotearoa New Zealand. Every part of the guide is infused with the essence of our whenua or land, our culture and te ao Māori, and our deep knowledge and Mātauranga Māori in relation to infrastructure asset management.
It’s worth noting that both the IIMM and the Āpōpō Guide will coexist, each offering different perspectives on asset management (IIMM = internationalised perspectives, Āpōpō Guide = application of asset management in Aotearoa New Zealand). Some people may use both resources, or have a preference for one over the other. However, we firmly believe that the Āpōpō Guide is poised to become the cornerstone of infrastructure asset management practices in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We invite you to embrace the journey that the Āpōpō Guide represents. It’s not just a guide; it’s a living representation of our rich cultural tapestry, and a blueprint for a sustainable and prosperous future.
Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we get closer and closer to the guide’s launch. We can’t wait to embark on this new phase of striving for infrastructure asset management excellence with you, and witness the positive impact it has on our community. Check out our website for past emailed content and more information.