About us

NZ Environmental Management (NZEM) has a great team of practitioners that have been providing environmental management services in Northland and the South Island since 1994. Whether you need ecological or HAIL assessments, environmental or pest management advice or project management services, our team delivers a service tailored to meet your needs.


NZ Environmental began offering resource management and environmental monitoring services to the Far North District community in 1994 and in the South Island in 2005. One of our first jobs was to secure a Resource Consent for ITT Rayonier to log pine forest at the Northland College School in Kaikohe.

This was the beginning of many projects, the biggest of which was (and still is) the Ngawha Geothermal Power Station near Kaikohe in Northland.

Other projects have included:

Working with the Far North District Council through each iteration of the Proposed District Plans through to the Operational District Plans and we have enjoyed having the opportunity to interface between the public and Council throughout these plan changes.

Working with the Northland Regional Corrections Facility between 2002 and 2005, which involved water quality assessment monitoring during earthworks, air quality assessment monitoring, and to give advice on habitat protection and enhancement for a new corrections facility.

We’ve been involved in many shorter duration construction monitoring projects such as sediment control monitoring and advice for Cable Bay Developments and Ngawha Power Station. In addition, we have prepared many tailored management plans such as Water Supply Management Plans, Waste Management Plans, Weed and Pest Control Plans, Landscape Plans, Ecological Enhancement Plans, and Land Use Plans. These plans may form part of the information required in support of Resource Consent Application(s) or as a Resource Consent Condition.

NZEM has provided Weed and Pest Management Plans and Ecological Assessments for many Resource Consent Applications including Carrington Estate, Rangitane Park Subdivision, Ngawha Generation Limited, Waitangi Trust, FNDC and other private landowners.

In the South Island, we have worked on landscaping, restoration and enhancement projects ranging from tourist accommodation, private homes, cafes, and farms (Tekapo, Fairlie, Geraldine, Raincliff, Woodbury, Rakaia, Waipapa, Paihia, and Kerikeri) to hydro-scheme projects (in the Lewis Pass and Rakaia Gorge) each with important landscape and ecological considerations. Funding for the protection of kanuka shrubland and restoration of a wetland on a deer farm in Gapes Valley, South Canterbury was secured and this was a rewarding project.

Since the inception of the current National Environmental Standards (NES) in January 2011, NZ Environmental practitioners have undertaken numerous Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI), Detailed Site Investigation (DSI), and Site Validation Reports (SVR) on HAIL or contaminated sites. Assessments for soil disturbance, sub-division and change of land-use on a range of HAIL sites (in Kaitaia, Waipapa, Kerikeri, Paihia, Moerewa, Kohukohu, Waimate North, Whangarei, Rakaia, Methven, Mt Somers/ Staveley, Ashburton, Timaru and Waimate), have been done; some of these have required advising on remedial options and implementation for site validation.

2022 brings an exciting new chapter, with a change of ownership and expansion of expertise we can offer. NZ Environmental Management retain all NZ Environmental staff and their experience, and rest assured that Tricia remains an invaluable member of our team and will continue to provide her expertise for years to come. Our sister company Hoskin Civil expands our team to include access to project management capabilities and extensive experience in the construction sector.

Despite all our experience, the bottom line is that we care. We care about our staff and contractors, our clients, our colleagues, our community and our country.

Starting a new project?

If you’re starting a new project and would like to see how we can help, give us a call today.