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 and Auckland 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.
25 August 2017
August has heralded a new chapter for Birch Surveyors with the opening of an office in Hamilton. We are fortunate to have employed an experienced Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, Angina Lal to manage this office, and we are centrally located in Garden Place.
27 April 2017
With the rapid advancements in technology over the last 50 years, the Surveyor’s toolkit has greatly expanded. Traditional methods of land measurement involved the use of theodolites to determine angles and tapes and chains to measure distances, and these
28 March 2017
Over the last couple of months Wesley Street has been subject to a major reconstruction programme. Initially the Northern lane of the Road was closed to traffic, and now that that has been completed, the Southern lane is closed to traffic.