Keeping in touch with people in the Northern region

2024 Events – Save the dates!

We are looking forward to a busy year of branch events in 2024, and should have some exciting presentations for you to learn from and a good group of local peers to network with. 

Our first event of 2024 will be in Whangarei!
We are heading to Northland in April, so keep an eye on our website and your in box for your invite.

Thanks to those who supported our events in 2023. You can read more about these and learn from the slides in the reports below. 

Open to everyone

Our branch meetings are open to everyone, and we encourage Āpōpō members to bring colleagues along.

Branch area

The Āpōpō Northern Branch encompasses the following regional councils: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty; as well as the area covered by the Ruapehu District Council, and the Taupo District Council. Click to see a map.

Branch Chairperson

Parvati Patel, Asset Planning Team Leader – Hamilton City Council

Parvati Patel is the Asset Planning Team Leader at Hamilton City Council, looking after asset management of the Three Waters.

She has worked in the local government space for over 20 years, primarily in Three Waters with experience in operations, compliance, project management and asset management over the last 10 years.

Recently she has been involved with the DIA in developing AMPs for the Waikato area. She’s enjoying being in the industry and sees the changes as opportunities to grow and make sure asset management is forefront to the success of any changes that do occur in the Waters Industry.

E: Parvati Patel

Branch meetings are like free mini-conferences
for people in Asset Management

Branch news

We hope you can join us!


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. 

Previous branch meeting presentations

This year

On 3 November 2022, the Northern Branch hosted an evening networking event focusing on Fresh Water Management and the Water Sensitive Cities Model. Find the full agenda here and the presentation on Water Sensitive Cities below: 

On 25 August 2022 the Northern Branch hosted its second branch meeting for 2022. The meeting was hosted in at Hamilton City Council in Hamilton. Thank you to Hamilton City Council for hosting us, and to Beca and EnviroNZ for sponsoring the event. Click here for agenda and presentations and video links are available below.

On 11 March 2022 the Northern Branch hosted its first branch meeting for 2022. Whilst the meeting was held online due to COVID-19 regulations, it was a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and catch up. Thank you to all our presenters, Waikato District Council and everyone who attended. Presentations are available below, as well as a link to the video presentations. 

Last year

There was a great turnout for our industry branch meeting on 3 March 2021. We had to think quick on Sunday morning in response to the Government’s latest lockdown restrictions, so we moved our Tokoroa meeting hosted by South Waikato District Council to an online virtual session by Monday lunchtime.


No presentations from 2020.