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Property project and asset managers
Linking your environmental legacy to property project delivery.

Project Apōpō are property project and asset management experts who ensure quality, successful collaboration, and a positive environmental legacy for your development.

We are Māori-owned and based locally in Northland.

About Project Apōpō


"Energy and commitment to the task.  Fantastic use of resources including Māori electoral roll, social media.  Māori language and protocol skills.  It's hard to imagine how you could have done a better job for us."

- Tony Quayle, Metservice

Let our team be your key to successful property management and development


Work with us to ensure collaboration, quality, and a committed team for your property project - from property developments to commercial asset management, we coordinate everything according to your requirements.

Quality Assurance

Quality is at the forefront of everything we do. We use local designers, contractors and suppliers known to be the best in their fields, and source New Zealand-produced construction materials wherever possible.


Our carefully selected team members work collaboratively, are tikanga astute, and are environmentally considerate in their project delivery.

Health and Safety  

Project Apōpō has a policy of prioritising health and safety and is SiteWise Gold registered.  All this ensures that every aspect of your project not only meets the highest standards of craftsmanship and durability, it will be delivered safely, have community buy-in and leave a positive environmental legacy. You can trust us to deliver results that stand the test of time.

Local Collaboration and Legacy

Our clients share our environmental and social goals and recognise the benefits of procuring a local company with aligned values for their property development project or management of their commercial asset. 


Project Apōpō's local Northland team delivers project solutions with a legacy of broader outcomes, like tangible environmental and social benefits. Our comprehensive local project delivery is coordinated through collaborations with other Northland and Amotai registered companies.

"Always kept me informed.  Project was completed on time. Very easy to deal with."


- Peter Duncan, residential developer

Client Satisfaction

Our commitment to client satisfaction is unwavering. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate openly and transparently throughout the entire project, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

Get in Touch

Ready to bring your property project to life? Contact Project Apōpō today to explore how our expertise in property project management and commercial asset management can drive your projects to success.


From commercial fit-outs and residential renovations to large-scale infrastructure and new subdivision developments, we deliver exceptional results, aligning with your strategic goals. Our dedicated team ensures your assets are managed efficiently, enhancing their lifespan and value, all within your time frame and budget.

"Project Apōpō offered valuable hands-on services to move a stream rehabilitation pilot project for Whangārei District Council from initiation to closure. She was responsive and efficient with good connections in the District.


Natalie showed a dedication to carrying out the project in a way that would be fair to suppliers, provide best value-for-money and achieve optimal community/ sustainability outcomes. Hope to work with Natalie again."

- Hayley Mulder, Synergine / Whangārei DC  

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"Clear and concise communication backed up with online planning and discussion tool.


Deep understanding of project needs and requirements.  Keeping to timelines, outcomes and milestones.


Great work that's been produced.  You have definitely raised the bar."

- Tania Pene, Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

   Our Services   

Project Apōpō proudly operates three specialised service divisions, each designed to contribute positively to positive environmental, social, and cultural outcomes in New Zealand. Property Project Advisory Our property project advisory team performs critical tasks across three key areas: Business Case: The team crafts comprehensive business cases that articulate the value and rationale of proposed projects. This includes detailing project benefits over costs and justifying the project's necessity for strategic alignment and potential returns. Feasibility: In feasibility assessments, the team evaluates the practicality and financial viability of projects. This includes detailed cost estimations and analyses of project risks and opportunities, ensuring that every project is both achievable and strategically sound. Cost Management: The advisory team is integral in managing costs effectively throughout the project lifecycle. This involves initial cost planning, ongoing monitoring, and adjustments to ensure projects remain on budget and deliver maximum value. Property Project Management This service focuses on sustainable development and construction management. We employ environmentally responsible practices and culturally sensitive approaches to ensure that every project meets its intended purposes and contributes to the community's well-being and the preservation of our natural environment. Facilities and Asset Management Dedicated to sustainably extending the lifecycle of assets, this service incorporates eco-friendly management techniques that minimise environmental impact. Our approach enhances the environmental, social and cultural value of the buildings and facilities we manage. Each division upholds our commitment to excellence and responsibility, ensuring that every project and asset management initiative aligns with our sustainability and community enrichment core values.

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Property Project

Are you looking to ensure that your property project considers more than just the cost and timeline? By engaging our services for your project feasibility, you can guarantee that your project will take into account broader outcomes that can significantly impact your project's success.


We are committed to optimising environmental, social, and cultural legacy outcomes throughout the entire process, from site selection to materials, suppliers, and contractors. 


Property Project Management

Our Northland-based team is highly skilled and ready to take charge of your commercial, residential, or infrastructure development project.


With our team of local experts, we guarantee you a smooth project journey. Our extensive local networks enable us to deliver your project on time and with maximum efficiency. You can trust us to get the job done right.


Facilities and Asset Management

Our Facilities and Asset Management division is committed to utilising eco-friendly approaches for managing commercial buildings. We firmly believe that sustainability is a critical aspect of creating a better future for our planet and our communities.


Through green practices, we can enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of buildings and facilities. 

"Project Apōpō provides comprehensive project management services for any sized project.  The real value is in their local Northland knowledge and connections."

- Kylie Cox, Far North Holdings Limited


"Three great things about Project Apōpō?  Project management, communications and presentation."

- Tina Latimer, Te Uri o Hau Environs Trust


Natalie Blandford Managing Director

Natalie Blandford

Managing Director and
Senior Project Manager, MPMINZ, MWIN, 
(Environmental), Dip Mgt

With over 20 years of experience in consultancy, local government, and central government organisations, Natalie is a Senior Project Manager and Northland local. She has a strong track record of managing projects for Northland organisations and has tribal affiliations to Ngai Tahu and Ngapuhi. Natalie founded Project Apōpō to provide high-quality project management services that are considerate of environmental and social legacies, particularly for Māori organisations and commercial and residential developers.

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Kane Almond

Project Manager

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Di Grant Project Manager

Diana Grant

Assistant Project Manager

Kane, originally hailing from the northern town of Kaitaia, has forged a career in commercial construction spanning over 24 years. His journey has taken him through a series of leadership roles where he has made significant contributions to some of the largest and most technical construction projects in both Australia and New Zealand. Kane has led award-winning teams in environments that demand technical expertise and innovative solutions. His practical knowledge spans various construction types, underpinning his ability to excel in meticulous project planning and execution. Kane’s ‘ground up’ experience in the construction industry completes Project Apōpō’s stable of professionals providing project management experience from both contractor and client side.

Di, a team member based in Kaeo, is highly valued for her passion for the natural environment and local community. She enjoys building relationships with clients and delivery partners. Diana appreciates the holistic approach of Te Ao Māori and has spent time learning Te Reo Māori to develop her knowledge further. With her diverse career across many sectors, including senior management positions, Diana brings valuable skills to her role as Assistant Project Manager. She supports our project teams to deliver efficient and streamlined projects with positive social and environmental outcomes.


"Prompt communications. Late commissioning but quick response. Thorough and comprehensive final report."

- Emma Coote, Tegel Foods Limited


© 2024 Project Apōpō

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New Zealand

027 600 4237

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