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Āpōpō History

Man Man

First President, New Zealand Institute of County Engineers (NZICE)

Our organisation started as the New Zealand Institute of County Engineers in 1948, with the first meeting held in Rotorua. 

Murray Pugh

Chief Executive, Āpōpō

Since 2023 our organisation has been known as Āpōpō - Infrastructure Asset Management Professionals Inc.

More than 75 years representing our members

Our organisation started xyz a brief history of our organisations and their purposes, i.e. what they were set up to do and how the focus has evolved over time

Our History in Photos

The focus, nature, and priorities of our members are reflected in photos from over the years. 

Asset Management in Video

This 19 minute video about, "Managing our Community Assets", is presented by the one and only David Lange. Filmed in 2004, it features Mayors, counselors and council engineers, describing what asset management is, and why we need it.

What Does Āpōpō Mean?

"Āpōpō" means "tomorrow", but more specifically it means "the night after tomorrow". 

How Do You Pronounce "Āpōpō"?

The macrons above the vowels in the word Āpōpō lengthen the sound of each letter.  Like much of te reo Māori, the sounds are soft and rounded.

Say: Ahh-paw-paw

You can listen to the word here. 

You might recognise the sound pō from the pronunciation of Taupō – Toe-paw.

The Road to Āpōpō

Our identity has evolved over time to respond to the needs of our members.

Āpōpō Infrastructure Asset Management Professionals Inc

2023 onwards

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia - New Zealand Division Inc (IPWEA NZ)

2013 - 2023

INGENIUM

2000 - 2013

ALGENZ

1988 - 2000

(NZ) Institute of County Engineers

1948 - 1987

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