Keeping in touch with people in the Northern region

Open to everyone

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

Branch area

IPWEA NZ’s 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

Cushla Anich, Director – Morrison Low

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

Cushla is an experienced infrastructure manager and a chartered professional engineer.

In her role as Director at Consultancy Morrison Low, she provides strategic advice to clients in central and local government sectors in New Zealand and Australia across a diverse range of assets. She enjoys helping clients build their internal asset management capability.

Cushla’s recent experience includes strategic practice reviews, infrastructural health checks, asset management improvement programmes, and procurement advice. She is a recognised strategic manager in the water industry.

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

Branch news

Feature presentations

Feature presentations of note are available on the links below.

12 August 2021 – Successful Sustainability
17 October 2020 – Climate Change Breakfast Panel Discussion

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 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.