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Āpōpō Guide

Your comprehensive asset management resource

What is the Āpōpō Guide?

The Āpōpō Guide is an online resource for those practicing infrastructure asset management in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The Āpōpō Guide is more than just a guide - it is a comprehensive compilation of best practices, expert insights, and te ao Māori principles - tailored specifically to the unique context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

It brings together internationally-sourced practices (such as ISO 55000) with locally-developed guidance (including our Āpōpō digital badges) to provide you with a holistic approach to infrastructure asset management.

Practical Guidance

Practical guidance to professionals in infrastructure asset management

Te Ao Māori

Reflects the principles of te ao Māori (Māori worldview)

Mātauranga Māori

Incorporates mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and wisdom)

ISO Aligned

Brings together internationally sourced practices (such as ISO 55000) with locally developed guidance (including our digital badges)

Buy access to the Āpōpō Guide at 2024 rates until 30 June

The Āpōpō Guide is free to all members of Āpōpō. To find out more about membership, visit the Āpōpō Membership page.

Or, simply choose your access plan below to get started.

Buying on behalf of others? If you have a team / group of staff members who need access to the Āpōpō Guide, then "Corporate Membership" might be for you. This allows one person to coordinate access on behalf of others.

Standard Membership / Āpōpō Guide Subscription

NZ$330.00 excl GST now, and NZ$330.00 excl GST on July 1st each year

Emerging Membership / Āpōpō Guide Subscription

NZ$220.00 excl GST now, and NZ$220.00 excl GST on July 1st each year

Senior Membership / Āpōpō Guide Subscription

NZ$90.00 excl GST now, and NZ$90.00 excl GST on July 1st each year

Student Membership / Āpōpō Guide Subscription

NZ$0.00 excl GST now, and NZ$0.00 excl GST on July 1st each year

What’s in the Āpōpō Guide?

The Āpōpō Guide weaves together principles of te ao Māori and the practice of infrastructure asset management.

Below is a summarised preview of the contents (subject to change).

 -  Welcome to the Āpōpō Guide

  1. Fundamental Principles
  2. Understanding Context
  3. Leadership
  4. Kaitiakitanga and Sustainable Asset Management
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Tactical Planning
  1. Financial Management
  2. Successful Service Delivery
  3. Risk and Resilience
  4. Data for Asset Management
  5. Performance Measurement
  6. Continuous Improvement
  7. Case Studies Overview
  8. Resources and References

Principles of te ao Māori (Māori worldview)

The Āpōpō Guide recognises the significance of te ao Māori and its relevance to our unique context. By weaving te ao Māori principles through the Āpōpō Guide, we create something that reflects the values of Aotearoa New Zealand and fosters a holistic and inclusive approach to asset management.

Within the Āpōpō Guide, you will find examples of how te ao Māori enhances infrastructure asset management in various ways. For instance, the guide explores the integration of Māori cultural indicators and values into performance assessment, acknowledging the relevance of Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and wisdom) in measuring asset sustainability and social impact.

The Āpōpō Guide is more than a compilation of asset management practices – it is a celebration of the richness and diversity of our culture. By embracing te ao Māori, we enhance the effectiveness, sustainability, and inclusivity of infrastructure asset management practices in Aotearoa New Zealand.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how te ao Māori relates to infrastructure asset management, consider taking our digital badge AO 101 – Introduction to Te Ao Māori.

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What about other asset management guidance?

The Āpōpō Guide is different.  It is a living, interactive resource of globally sourced asset management guidance and experience – specifically tailored for our Aotearoa New Zealand context. 

The Āpōpō Guide gives you information you can’t get anywhere else:  how to apply ISO standards and international good practice in Aotearoa New Zealand – reflecting the principles of te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori.

For infrastructure asset management professionals practicing in Aotearoa New Zealand, the Āpōpō Guide is your essential companion.

How to Access the Āpōpō Guide

All members of Āpōpō can access the Āpōpō Guide at no additional cost. Here’s how:



Use the "Sign In" option on the
top-right of the screen. 



Once you're logged in, a button will appear in the main navigation that says "Āpōpō Guide". 



Click the "Āpōpō Guide" button and you'll
go straight to the Guide.

Alternatively, you can:

  1. Go to kete.apopo.co.nz
  2. If you’re not logged in, choose “Sign In” from the main menu. Your login details are the same as for apopo.co.nz
  3. Once you are logged in, the Āpōpō Guide will be visible on the homepage.
  4. Any other resources you have access to will also be visible on the Kete homepage. (For example, the Asset Management for Social Housing manual.)

For any questions, please Contact Us.

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