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

We are excited to let you know The Āpōpō Guide is now available to all Āpōpō members.

The Āpōpō Guide had its official release at a special launch event right after our AGM yesterday.

We would like to thank those who contributed their time, expertise, and mahi to this mammoth project, including our oversight group:

  • Nicola Chisnall (Ara Poutama Aotearoa)
  • Troy Brockbank (PDP)
  • Natalie Rooseboom (Tauranga City Council)
  • Debra Bradley (Writing for Councils)
  • Kathy Dever-Tod (Palmerston North City Council)
  • Kristina Hermens (Beca)
  • Hinewai Pouwhare-Anderson (Waka Kotahi)

Also our major contributors:

  • Beca
  • WSP
  • GHD
  • Waugh
  • Adapt Solutions

Members of The Āpōpō Guide oversight group at its live launch on Thursday 12 October 2023.

Left to right: Āpōpō President Gary Porteous (WSP), Hinewai Pouwhare-Anderson (Waka Kotahi), Priyani de Silva-Currie (Beca), Murray Pugh (Āpōpō), Mike Curry (Āpōpō), Debra Bradley (Writing for Councils), Nicola Chisnall (Ara Poutama Aotearoa), Kathy Dever-Tod (Palmerston North City Council), Kristina Hermens (Beca).

Over the last 12 weeks, our emails have taken you through various elements of the development of The Āpōpō Guide – from how the guide has woven te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori into asset management, as well as sharing interviews with our talented subject matter experts. You can look back through our past email content here.

How to access The Āpōpō Guide

As of yesterday, all Āpōpō Members have been given full access to the guide when logged in at The guide is hosted on where we also host other infrastructure asset management resources.

You will also find a several links to the guide when logged into, like the one on our navigation menu at the stop of your screen.

If you are having any problems accessing the guide, please feel free to reach out to and we will happily answer any of your questions.

Who can access The Āpōpō Guide?

The Āpōpō Guide is an exclusive member benefit. If you aren’t yet an Āpōpō Member, join now to ensure you have access to the Āpōpō Guide, and be part of our community.

Āpōpō Membership categories are:

Member Category Āpōpō Guide Membership / access subscriptions*
Life and Honorary As elected by Āpōpō members Included $0 Complimentary
Student Fulltime study and working less than 40 hours / month Included $0 Complimentary
Standard For all asset management professionals Included $330 annual
Emerging Less than five years working as an asset management professional Included $220 annual
Senior 65 years+ and not regularly working as an asset management professional Included $90 annual
International Not resident in Aotearoa New Zealand Included NZD$275 annual

*quarterly pro-rata for membership year to 30 June

This guide is not just another publication; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration, expertise, and a shared commitment to shaping a more sustainable future through the application of infrastructure asset management excellence.

It is a living resource designed to evolve and grow in response to the ever-changing landscape of infrastructure asset management practice here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are excited to step into the future of asset management excellence with you.