Our Team

Professional staff, modern technology, a great team to work with.

Staff photo 

The environment in which we work is constantly changing due to economic factors, changes in legislation affecting businesses, and changes to District Plan provisions. These changes affect both our staff and our clients, the way we do business, and how these factors link together.

Over the last 20 years, Birch Surveyors Ltd has ensured that it continually adapts to new challenges, employs the right people at the right time and with the necessary skills. The Directors also ensure that staff are equipped with the most modern field and office equipment and the latest technology, and that vehicles, computers and software is renewed on a regular basis.

Birch Surveyors offers a wide range of services, and the people they connect with come from all walks of life. Some are familar with the services we offer and others just know they need to talk to someone about a land issue, or a subdivision matter. We aim to ensure that our staff are highly qualified and familar with most aspects of our business. They are encouraged to regularly upskill their knowledge and undergo new training where appropriate. Our graduate training programme ensures we regularly employ new graduates who come to us with new ideas and great enthusiasm.

A brief profile of our key professional staff who will lead your project follows.


Kevin Birch 

Kevin Birch

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Kevin Birch B.Surv MNZIS, MCSNZ, JP (Director)

Kevin graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Surveying, and after completing post graduate experience, became a licensed Surveyor and established the Company now known as Birch Surveyors in 1989. He has grown the Company from humble beginnings to it's present staff of 25 employees. He undertook post graduate training in a Diploma of Environmental Management, and spent 9 years as a Councillor on the Franklin District Council. He served on the Board of Enterprise Franklin, The Arts Trust and the Family Support Centre, as well as a Trustee of Buckland Primary School. Kevin was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1998 and provides JP services to the community.

Kevin's primary role is in the Company administration and development, while offering mentoring and Resource Management and Business advice to the team, and clients.

Kevin has three adult daughters, three grandchildren and lives with his wife, Liz on a small farmlet in Buckland.



 Sir William

Sir William Birch

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Right Honorable Sir William Birch GMNZ MNZIS JP (Consultant)

After concluding an illustrious career in Parliament spanning 27 years, Sir William took up his Surveying tools once again and in 2000 commenced working with Birch Surveyors as a consultant. He had originally established a Surveying practice in Pukekohe in 1957 and played a key role in the development and growth of Pukekohe and the surrounding areas in the 1960's and early 1970's, both as a surveyor and a member of the local Pukekohe Borough Council.

Today Sir William spends long hours overseeing numerous Landuse and subdivision consents, and shares his vast knowledge with the younger Surveyors, Planners and Engineers.

After work, he loves tending to the steers on his 25 hectare farmlet, or sharing his gardening and culinary skills with his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.




Toni Hill

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Toni Hill B. Surv, MNZIS (Senior Surveyor)

Toni graduated from the University of Otago School of Surveying with a B.Surv in 2001. She completed her post graduate experience and further exams and is now a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and heads our team of Surveyors at our Pukekohe Office. Before joining Birch Surveyors in 2014 Toni had extensive experience with a number of consultancies in the North Island. Toni has a lead role in the management of the Survey Tea

m, preparing work schedules, and maintaining Quality Assurance of the Surveying outputs. She also mentors younger members of the team, as well as ensuring our Health and Safety systems are up to date.

Toni is passionate about cricket and utilizes much of her time off during Summer scoring cricket at a provincial level.



 Toby Mandeno

Toby Mandeno

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Toby Mandeno B.Sc, MPlan, MNZPI (Senior Planner)

Toby undertook professional study at Otago University from 2006 to 2011 and completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography followed by a Masters of Planning (with Distinction). He then held a planning position for 3 years with Moonee Valley City Council in Australia where he worked as a statutory planner processing planning applications.

After some well earned OE, Toby returned to Auckland where he has since worked for Birch Surveyors.

Toby works from both our Pukekohe and Auckland offices, where his plays a lead role in managing the consenting side of numerous Landuse, Subdivision, and Plan Changes.

Toby also previously owned and operated a landscaping business which is proving useful as he develops his own property in Auckland

Angina Lal

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Angina Lal B.Surv, MNZIS (Hamilton Branch Manager and Licensed Surveyor)

Angina was employed by Birch Surveyors  in July 2017 to manage the newly established Hamilton branch of the Company. She undertook professional study at Otago University from 1998 to 2001 and completed a Bachelor of Surveying in her final year. Her first 5 postgraduate years were spent working her in home country, Fiji for the Fiji Lands and Survey Department. Angina then returned to NZ and has been working in the wider Waikato region since that time.

Angina brings a wide base of experience to the Company with expertise in Planning, Civil Design and Land Transfer surveys. Her past professional experience extends to being a part time tutor at the University of the South Pacific, and being a past secretary of the Waikato branch of NZIS.

Outside working hours Angina and her husband are busy enjoying raising a young family.