The Aotearoa Pacific Practitioners is an inclusive group of resource management professionals that is the trusted source, reference and voice for pacific issues, values and goals in Aotearoa resource management.

A pacific-facing network of resource management practitioners working together, supporting professional regional forum, regularly sharing our experiences and knowledge, and helping to build capability in our pacific home-nations.


Our values are framed around the concept of "The Pacific Way", where our priorities are:

  • People, family, community - tagata, aiga, nuu
  • Land and natural resource
  • Pacific values and belief-centred
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Inspiring and supporting Pacific success in planning and resource management
  • Respect - faaaloalo
  • Guarding pacific futures.


Encourage, inspire and support knowledge-sharing through professional forums which inspires sustainable and viable pacific places and communities.

Increase the presence and reflective voice of pacific practitioners in the planning, resource management industry at every level of influence.

Connect and re-connect
with professional planning and resource management networks (aiga) of the pacific region, creating opportunities for collaboration and successful future environments and communities.

To contact the Aotearoa Pacific Practitioners Group (APPG) please phone/email Vishal Chandra, APPG Chair:
Phone: +64 27 886 4181 or Email:

Join us