Kevin Birch has been writing articles for local newspapers since the company was established in 1989. Originally these were published on a weekly basis, and are now published monthly. The articles are written with the general public in mind and are informative and usually based on current events pertaining to land development and the Resource Management Act. The company's team of Surveyors in Pukekohe, Auckland and Hamilton ensure that they are up to date and participate in all significant plan changes proposed by Councils in their area and these articles serve to keep the public informed of these changes. Changes to relevant legislation is also discussed, along with articles on new technology, significant changes in the Company, and major events effecting Surveyors, such as the Christchurch Earthquake. Periodically the articles provide information on the subdivision process or explain terminology used in the Industry.
Over the years, we have received very positive feedback from these articles from people from many walks of life, and now provide through these pages copies of historical articles. These are updated at least monthly. Please feel free to browse - selected years can be chosen from the selection tools. If you have any comments on any articles please contact us through the contact page. Enjoy reading.
26 November 2018
Most people recognize the white painted wooden survey pegs which mark the boundaries of properties. These are the visible markers that are placed by Licensed Surveyors. In addition, Surveyors place a number of other marks, which are often not so visible.
13 October 2018
This month we are pleased to announce the employment of a Business Development Manager. Mark Hatten joined us in this key role, as part of a restructuring of our management team. Mark is a licensed Surveyor who graduated from Otago University in 1994.
20 September 2018
By the time this article is published, there will remain only two weeks for submissions to be made to the Proposed Waikato District Plan. The Proposed plan can be read online at https://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/your-council/plans-policies-and-bylaws/pl
17 August 2018
The Proposed Waikato District Plan 2018 (Stage 1) was notified on Wednesday 18 July 2018. Currently, properties in the Rural parts of the Waikato District which were previously part of the Franklin District are governed by the Franklin District Plan rules
17 July 2018
The Proposed Waikato District Plan 2018 (Stage 1) was notified on Wednesday 18 July 2018. This document is the first to amalgamate the Franklin District Plan and Waikato District Plan into a single planning document. Previously one needed to refer to the
17 May 2018
The survey profession have utilized aerial photography for many years to obtain high quality up to date images of sites, and to also use photogrammetric techniques to derive good quality contour maps. This is achieved by the use of overlapping images take