Big news! The Āpōpō Guide is now available! Read more here: The Āpōpō Guide

We are excited to continue our journey of exploring the Āpōpō Guide, the groundbreaking resource for infrastructure asset management professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this second post, we delve into the importance of the principles of te ao Māori (the Māori worldview) in the guide.

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 this right now, consider taking our digital badge AO 101 – Introduction to Te Ao Māori.

One of the key aspects that sets the Āpōpō Guide apart is its inclusive and collaborative approach. We believe that your expertise and input are invaluable in shaping this guide to meet the needs of our community. If you are interested in reviewing content or have case studies that could be featured in the guide, please reach out to Mike Curry at

In our next email, we will explore how the Āpōpō Guide aligns with ISO 55000, the internationally recognised standard for asset management, highlighting the synergy between the two and how they work together to support asset management excellence.

Stay tuned for more exciting insights and updates on the Āpōpō Guide. Or, check out our website:

Hei konā mai
Murray Pugh
Āpōpō – Infrastructure Asset Management Professionals