Keeping in touch with people in the Bay of Plenty / East Coast
Branch update – 1 June 2023
After a busy start to the year with the unexpected event, Cyclone Gabrielle, which I was privileged to help out with at the Hawkes Bay ECC as part of the Civil Defence a few weeks after the Cyclone, we held our first branch meeting on Friday, 26 May 2023.
Our meeting was hosted at Tauranga’s newly commissioned Waiari Water Treatment Plant and offered as both in person and online.
Our next branch meeting will be in August. Watch this space and your inbox for more details on this event.
We very much look forward to catching up for this opportunity to share knowledge within our industry.
Āpōpō Bay of Plenty | East Coast Branch Chair
Open to everyone
Our branch meetings are open to everyone, and we encourage Āpōpō members to bring colleagues along.
Jako Abrie, Senior Associate, Asset Management – Beca
I’m passionate about asset management that leads to practical outcomes, and enjoy providing insights and information that changes decision making. During my career I have:
- held governance roles in local government and charitable organisations
- completed asset management maturity assessments and developed asset management plans, strategies, and policy for electricity generators, local councils, and government agencies
- lead various project teams
I’m a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineering New Zealand, a member of the Institute of Directors and a Certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute. My education includes a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Master of Engineering Management (Hons) and a Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance.
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At the 2021 AGM we made some changes to the Āpōpō branch boundaries to combine our former East Coast Branch with the Bay of Plenty region (which used to be part of our Northern Branch). Click to see a map.
This change helps to balance branch member numbers and will increase the opportunity for participation in branch activity in this newly formed Bay of Plenty East Coast Branch.
Branch meetings are like free mini-conferences
for people in Asset Management
Yesterday we were thrilled to host the first IPWEA NZ golf day of the summer season! Members of the East Coast/Bay of Plenty Branch came together in the Hawke’s Bay.
We look forward to creating more opportunities to learn from each other at our “mini conference” branch meetings in 2021.
These meetings are a free mini-conference!
Share this learning opportunity with younger team members, and let’s build the next generation of public works professionals.
Bring them along to meet new contacts and network, learn from expert speakers, and present at future sessions.
Past meeting presentations
We hosted the first 2022 Bay of Plenty | East Coast branch meeting on 20 May 2022 in Tauranga. Click here for agenda and see presentations below:
- Janine Speedy RM Reforms
- Jodie O’Doherty IPWEA NZ Update
- Mark Ivamy Natural Hazards
- Cathy Davidson | Orapai Woon Three Waters Collaboration
- Tim Haig Takitimu North Link