Keeping in touch with people in the Bay of Plenty / East Coast

Branch update – 1 June 2023

Kia ora!

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.

Ngā mihi,
Natalie Rooseboom
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.

Branch Chairperson

Jako Abrie, Senior Associate, Asset Management – Beca

Email: jako.abrie@beca.com

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.

E: Jako Abrie

Branch area

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

Branch news

Upcoming local events

Ideas and suggestions?

If there is a topic you’d like to hear more on or to present on, please contact the branch Chair with your ideas.

Feature presentations

Feature presentations of note are available on the links below.

June 2017 meeting
August 2016 meeting

Free mini-conference

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

This year

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:

 

Last year

None recorded