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

Branch update – 23 December 2021

Dear IPWEA Bay of Plenty/ East Coast Branch member,

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, and if you are planning a break, a very relaxing time.

We look forward to creating more opportunities to learn from each other at our “mini conference” branch meetings and to network, in person, with other members in the newly created Bay of Plenty/ East Coast branch in 2022.

Pencil the following dates into your calendars:

IPWEA’s vision is “Sustainable communities enabled by public asset management excellence” with a focus on the following for the next couple of years:

– Sustainable communities – drive public asset management as part of Aotearoa’s solution for climate adaption, decarbonisation and waste minimisation

– Reform support

If you would like to share with the branch any interesting work that you have been doing in this (or any other) space, would like to hear about or discuss any specific topics or can offer sponsorship or meeting space, please let myself or Jako know.

Open to everyone

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

Branch Chairperson

Natalie Rooseboom – Manager for Asset Services
Tauranga City Council


Natalie was elected as Branch Chair for Bay of Plenty / East Coast in November 2021.

Natalie is Tauranga City Council’s Manager for Asset Services and looks after teams that cross over the entire lifecycle of assets. These teams include infrastructure development code, land development engineers, and monitoring advisors who focus on the detail, design and construction phase of assets, and the asset information and planning teams that support activities in operation, maintenance and renewal planning. 

Natalie is a civil engineer with more than 20 years local and international experience and with a master’s degree in engineering studies, specialising in sustainability, from Auckland University.

E: Natalie Rooseboom

Deputy Branch Chair

Jako Abrie


Branch area

At the 2021 AGM we made some changes to the IPWEA 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