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Denis Thomson

Denis Thomson
Director
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Registered Professional Surveyor
B.Surv
M.N.Z.I.S.
M.C.S.N.Z.

Work Experience
30 years experience in land surveying in Southland and Northland

History
Denis grew up in Raglan. He operated his first business as a registered surveyor in Invercargill in 1985. He has extensive experience in business management, and has been a director at Thomson Survey Ltd and its preceding companies for 19 years.

Specialty
Denis designs subdivisions and negotiates client’s needs with the local council. He has valuable experience in finding solutions that best meet the needs of the client.


Sam Lee

Sam Lee
Graduate Surveyor
B.Surv
Professional Associate MNZIS
L1 STMS

Work Experience
Experience since 2008 in Northland including subdivisions, roading, legalisation, Maori land, and topographical surveys

History
Sam grew up on a dairy farm in the Hokianga and attended Horeke and Okaihau primary, and Okaihau College. He is familiar with the wider Northland area.

Specialty
As office manager Sam keeps track of most projects throughout the office.  Sam also deals with most survey enquires and provides survey estimates. 
Sam also specialises in Cadastral Surveys, Asbuilts, Landonline, E-survey, Subdivisions, Topographic Surveys, Design and Setout, Maori Land Surveys & Occupation Order Plans, GPS

 


Tony Worrall

Tony Worrall
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
B.Surv NZCLS
Professional Associate MNZIS

Work Experience
Spending time in New Zealand, the U.K and Australia, Tony has been involved in large and small scale Cadastral Surveys, Engineering Surveys, Building set-out Surveys, As-built and Topographical Surveys.

History
Tony grew up in Kerikeri. He started work at Thomson Survey as a chainman in his school holidays. He studied in Dunedin and obtained his Cadastral License in Auckland. He has worked in NZ and overseas before moving back to town with his wife and two boys.

Specialty
Cadastral Surveys including subdivisions, Boundary redefinition, Land and Building Leases.

 


Paul Henry

Paul Henry
Cadastral Surveyor
B.Surv

Work Experience
Worked for various firms in New Zealand and Australia over the last 25 years, which included subdivisions, boundary redefinition surveys, topographical surveys and as built surveys. Paul worked on numerous large engineering projects in the coal mines and construction industry in Australia. This consisted of the setout of buildings and other engineering structures such as conveyor belts, pulley alignment, wash plant machinery setout, just to name a few.

History
Paul grew up in Kerikeri, and has been in the surveying profession since 1989. He started off with Thomson Survey as a chainman, and became a Survey Technician a few years later. Paul graduated from UNITEC in Auckland obtaining a National Diploma in Surveying in 2000. Several years later Paul went to Dunedin to further his education by obtaining a Bachelor of Surveying. After University he moved to Australia, with his wife, for several years, and worked in various coal mines in the Central Highlands in Queensland. He moved back with his family to Kerikeri early 2017 to work for Thomson Survey, and to return to the lifestyle that the Bay of Islands has to offer.

Specialty
Cadastral Surveys that include subdivisions, topographical Surveys and boundary redefinition surveys.

 


Reuben Heger

Reuben Heger
Surveyor

Work Experience
5 years experience NZ Cadastral Surveying both in Northland and Christchurch
4 years experience Australian Engineering Surveying in QLD and NSW

History
Brought up and trained as a Survey Technician in Northland, Reuben has a firm knowledge of the area. He was trained under and worked for Thomson Survey for 4 years before heading to Christchurch and working through the Canterbury Quakes where he was involved in earthquake recovery surveys and high rise monitoring in the red zone along with normal Cadastral surveying jobs.

In 2011 Reuben moved to Queensland, Australia, and started work as an Engineering Surveyor. During his time in Queensland, he worked as a project surveyor for large scale construction sites such as Queensland Curtis Island LNG Project and Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal before moving to Sydney to start early works on the Sydney Light Rail Project.

He has now moved his young family back to Kerikeri for a change of pace and lifestyle.

Specialty
Cadastral Surveys, Engineering/Construction Surveys, Landonline, GPS

 


Lynley Newport

Lynley Newport
Senior Resource Management Planner
BA (majoring in Environmental Studies)
Associate Member of the NZ Planning Institute
Accredited RMA Hearings Panel Commissioner (MfE’s MGS Programme)

Work Experience
Lynley has over 20 years experience in the resource management policy planning and consent processing fields. Lynley has worked in both the public and private sectors, in both policy and consent processing. Lynley previously worked for Thomson Survey for seven years before moving to the public sector, and has recently returned to Thomson Survey as Senior Planner, preparing planners reports and assessments of environmental effects for both subdivision and land use consent applications, and regional council consents. Lynley manages the consent process for clients and provides planning advice on a wide range of matters.

History
Lynley was born and raised in the district and has extensive knowledge of the district’s geography, its culture and its people. She obtained her graduate degree through Waikato and Massey Universities.

Specialty
Lynley specialises in investigating proposals and what consent requirements those proposals might have, including walking people through the consent application process – focusing on the value of the end result. She provides advice on district, regional and national planning provisions and standards and how these may impact on a proposal. Whilst Lynley’s work is predominantly related to subdivision applications, she also specialises in land use consent applications required under the District Plan.

 


Warwick Pascoe

Warwick Pascoe
Resource Management Planner
BSc (Geol.), BSc (Hons)

Work Experience
Warwick has over 21 years experience in the resource management field, including nine years working for Environment Canterbury as a consents planner and team leader. For the last 12 years Warwick has been running his own environmental consultancy, and has been sub-contracting to Thomson Survey since 2015, preparing subdivision and land use applications.

History
Born and educated in Wellington, Warwick then spent seven years working as an exploration geologist in New Zealand, Australia, the Solomon Islands, Borneo, Namibia and South Africa. Upon his return to New Zealand Warwick was based in Christchurch for the next 20 years, prior to moving up to Kerikeri with his wife and three of his five children.

Specialty
Preparing subdivision and land use applications.

 


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