Keeping in touch with people in Wellington / Taranaki

Next meeting

We would like your input via a quick 4 question survey to hear from your preferred format, time and topics for branch meetings to best support you. 

Complete the survey here. 

The 2023 Wellington/Taranaki branch meeting schedule and location is below, with the format, time and topics TBC by you:

      1. Mar/April in Wellington region (Note School holidays are 17 – 28 April)
      2. May/June in Manawatu Whanganui region
      3. August/Sept in Taranaki region
      4. October/November a joint branch meeting with Bay of Plenty/East Coast.  We are hosting this joint branch meeting to be followed by a social event

Open to everyone

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

Mt Taranaki

Branch Chairperson

Raj Suppiah, Group Manager – Corporate, Tararua District Council



Raj was appointed to the IPWEA NZ Board in June 2019.

E: Raj Suppiah

Branch Vice- Chairperson

Keith Ashington, Senior Asset Management Specialist (Infrastructure), Arup


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Branch area

IPWEA NZ’s Wellington / Taranaki Branch encompasses the following regional councils: Wellington, Manawatu-Whanganui, and Taranaki, but excluding Ruapehu District Council area. Click to see a map.

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 your branch chairperson.

Why attend?

These meetings provide learning, networking, and overall contribute to advancing our collective excellence as a profession. To quote one of our favourite presenters Dr Paul Wood:

“Challenge is the catalyst for growth”

Branch meetings are a vital avenue for challenging ourselves and stepping into our stretch zone.

Extend this learning opportunity to your younger team members.

Together we can build the next generation of public works professionals.

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

None as yet

Last year

None recorded


Friday 28th February 2020, New Plymouth