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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.


David Stringer

David Stringer
Resource Management Planner
B.For.Sc; M.For.Sc; Dip.Nat.Res;
Member of the NZ Association of Resource Management

Work Experience
20 years experience in the policy planning and resource management planning field. Worked for the Far North District (Proposed District Plan processes, and Plan Changes). Worked at Thomson Survey Ltd (previously Thomson & King Ltd) since 1998, as Resource Management Planner, preparing Planner’s Reports and Assessments of Environmental Effects for both subdivision and land use consent applications, Northland Regional Council consents, and Scoping Reports (re obtaining consents): Management of the consent processes.

History
Born and raised in South Canterbury. Obtained resource management degrees, and diploma, at Universities of Canterbury, and Lincoln. Post Graduate studies (M.Plan papers). Planning Department University of Auckland.

Specialty
Investigations (including walking people through the consent processes - focusing on the value of the end result), Risk Management, Budgets to obtain consents, feasibility & scoping reports; discretionary & non-complying resource consent applications, coastal consents, commercial and industrial consents, Assessments of Environmental effects, Planning Reports (including pre purchase reports), Consent Conditions, Consultation with Affected Parties (including DOC, Tangata Whenua, community/environmental organisations), Hearings, NZ Environmental Court appeals, and Plan Changes; applications to Heritage NZ (dealing with Archaeological Sites, and Sites of Significance to Maori).


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

 


Sam Lee

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

 


Sam Lee

Tony Smitheram
Survey Technician

Work Experience
Trained with Thomson Survey and has been surveying in Northland since 2007.

History
Born in Auckland and moved to Northland in 1978 and immediately realised that this was a great place to live so decided to make this area home. He has extensive knowledge of the area, through work and sport.

Specialty
Topographical, Engineering, and Construction Surveying, GPS

 


Lillian Alridge

Lilian Aldridge
Reception / Personal Assistant to Director
7 CSE’s, 1 GCE ‘A’ Level, Basic Auto CAD

Work Experience
8 years experience working in a Surveyors office, 6 years of these with Thomson Survey Ltd. General duties include reception, survey administration and liaising with Clients, local Council, Engineers and Solicitors. Promoted to Personal Assistant 2 years ago and handle the Directors administration.

History
Born and raised in the UK and worked for over 25 years in various Drawing Offices as a Tracer and later a Draughtsperson. Emigrated to New Zealand 10 years ago and I have since worked for the Far North District Council doing office administration. Then worked for 2 years in a local Survey Office doing reception and survey administration before joining Thomson Survey Ltd where I have been for the last 6 years doing reception, survey administration and then after promotion to Personal Assistant the Directors administration.

Speciality
Survey administration, liaising with Clients, Council, Engineers and Solicitors.


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