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Information on Surveying

 

Only a Registered Professional Surveyor can guarantee that your surveying project will be carried out according to the rigorous theoretical, practice and ethical standards set by the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.


Registered Professional Surveyors work with the land owners and property developers, and their advisors- lawyers, real estate agents, architects, landscape designers, engineers and planners. They provide accurate, precise and up-to-date information pertaining to location, boundaries, topography and legal descriptions of land and land-based developments.

They are experienced in the recording and communication of this data in accurate and appropriate language for legal as well as 'lay' clients.

Registered Professional Surveyors work in construction, mining, deep sea oil recovery, rural, roading, GIS and remote exploration as well as the more familiar 'cadastral' areas where they manage all aspects of subdivision: gaining consents, lodging plans and gaining titles.

Registered Professional Surveyors must continuously keep up with legislative, business, market and technology changes. They must have:

  • 4 year BSur degree or the equivalent
  • Passed the NZIS Professional Entrance exams (formally Registration) in Spatial Management and at least three other survey related disciplines from the following list, and have advanced competency in at least two from the smae list. These normally require at least two and a half years of post-graduate experience: Cadastral surveying; Photogrammetry; Mining surveying; Remote sensing; Hydrographic surveying; Engineering surveying; Geodetic surveying; Project management; Geographic (spatial); Urban and rural planning; Subdivision engineering; Information systems; Resource management; Other relevant expertise.

  • At least three further years of professional experience
  • In addition, each year they must prove to NZIS that they have completed a minimum level of 'Continuing Professional Development' (CPD) so as to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base.

As a condition of membership and in order to use the title, a Registered Professional Surveyor is obliged by the NZIS to maintaina high standard of professional and ethical behaviour. Under this system, a few problems occur. If a client is dissatified, the Insititute has a thorough and objective systems for reviewing the case and, if necessary, disciplining the member.

If you are selling, buying, subdividing or developing land, or constructing a fence, building or other structure, you need to talk FIRST to a Registered Professional Surveyor.

 Why should you call a surveyor first?

Whether you are buying, selling or developing a property, you will find that an NZIS surveyor can advise you on a wide range of matters and provide services to help you to proceed with confidence.

When you are buying you may need to know the true position of the boundaries of the property, rights of access and whether the property has any physical or legal constraints which may affect the size, shape of location of any proposed buildings.

When you are selling, you need to verify the size and extent of the property to give the buyer confidence in the purchase.

When you are building, subdividing, developing or making any changes, you will need advice about development options, opportunities and constraints, site information and the complications of your project on the neighbourhood as a whole. Your surveyor can prepare land development and resource consent applications for subdivisions or other projects.

When you are borrowing money, or insuring, you will need to assure the lender or insurer that the development is being properly managed and that their money is being spent wisely.

To avoid costly delays, or problems that may lead to a dispute, you will want to know of any potential irregularities or possibilities of a cost overrun. If your project is already delayed, or subject to a dispute, you will want to know your rights and opportunities for resolution.

A surveyor is the ONLY land professional who, as well as knowing the law of the land, understands the shape of the land and has the comprehensive knowledge to deal with any land related issue. A surveyor is the professional who has the training, the determination, the equipment and the skills needed for the precise and accurate measurement and recording of land location, size and levels. A surveyor has a unique blend of creativity, lateral thinking and knowledge of the locality, together with an understanding of local authority systems and procedures. A surveyor is a practical, yet creative person who can help you to identify the way to get the best out of your land.

Your surveyor can help you:

  • Manage your land development project through all stages
  •  Maximise the standard and profitability of your development
  • Save time gaining consents
  •  Organise your project and save you money
  •  Increase the salability of your property
  •  Minimise problems and avoid disputes and costly delays

For further information please visitNew Zealand Insititute of Surveyors

 

 

Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand

Contact

Website: www.surveyors.org.nz

Land Information New Zealand

Contact

Website: www.linz.govt.nz

New Zealand Institute of Surveyors

Contact

Website: www.surveyors.org.nz

University Of Otago

Contact

Website: www.otago.ac.nz

 

PNCC Vehicle Crossing Requirements

 

Only Palmerston North City Council approved contractors may undertake vehicle crossing and associated work.

 

Blackley Construction Ltd

Address

Street: 213 Stoney Creek Road, RD10
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 5557
Fax: 06 356 9729
E-Mail: services@blackley.co.nz
Website: www.blackely.co.nz

Chris Gommans Contracting Ltd

Address

Street: PO Box 5166
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 329 2016
Fax: 06 329 2017

City Enterprises PNCC

Address

Street: Depot, Albert Street
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 8199
Fax: 06 359 3210
Website: www.pncc.govt.nz/cityenterpirises

Darryl's Concrete

Contact

Telephone: 06 357 4166

Isles Construction

Contact: Cameron Isles

Address

Street: 127 Ruahine Street
Postcode: 4414
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 355 3319
Fax: 06 355 3309
E-Mail: info@islesconstruction.co.nz
Website: www.islesconstruction.co.nz

Kerb and Concrete Ltd

Address

Street: PO Box 4183
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 355 5284
Fax: 06 355 5382

Manawatu Mini Diggers

Address

Street: PO Box 1355
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 0800 344 421

Tristram Holdings Ltd

Address

Street: 1/5 Chatham Lane
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 9995
E-Mail: info@tristramholdings.co.nz
Website: www.tristramholdings.co.nz

 

Lawyers, Valuers, Accountants & Architects

 

Andrew MacKinnon

Contact

Telephone: 06 323 6684

Barrakuda Designs Ltd

Address

Street: PO Box 680, Postcode: 4440
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 357 1774

Cooper Rapley Lawyers

Address

Street: 240 Broadway Avenue
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 353 5210
Fax: 06 356 4345
Website: www.crlaw.co.nz

Duckett Architecture

Address

Street: 182 Broadway Avenue
Postcode: 4410
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 7355
Fax: 06 356 7356
Website: www.duckettarchitecture.co.nz

Emerge Architectural Design Ltd

Address

PO Box 652
Postcode: 4440
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 353 0217
Fax: 06 535 0218
Website: www.emerge-arch.co.nz

Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers

Address

Street: Levels 7 and 8, 65 Rangitikei Street
Postcode: 4410
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 2621
Fax: 06 351 4719
Website: www.fitzrowe.co.nz

Hobson & Associates

Address

Street: PO Box 755
Postcode: 4440
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 359 3330
Website: www.hobsonassoc.co.nz

Lincoln G Charles & Associates Ltd

Address

Street: 220 Broadway Avenue
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 354 8443
Fax: 06 354 8446

Proarch Architects Ltd

Address

Street: 306 Church Street West
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 9549
Fax: 06 357 3007
Website: www.proarch.co.nz

Terrace End Law

Address

Street: 326 Broadway Avenue, Terrace End
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 355 5303
Fax: 06 355 5302

Wadham Goodman

Address

Street: 192 Broadway Ave
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 358 2076

 

 

Recommended Contractors, Builders

Other Associates

 

Canmap Hawley

Address

Street: PO Box 396
City: Rotorua

Contact

Telephone: 07 349 8470
Website: www.canmaphawley.co.nz

Cheal Consultants

Address

Street: 4 Horomatangi Street
Postcode: 3330
City: Taupo

Contact

Telephone: 07 378 6405
Website: www.cheal.co.nz

Harrison & O'Sullivan Ltd

Address

Street: 13 Church Place
Postcode: 4500
City: Whanganui

Contact

Telephone: 06 345 8828
Website: www.nzsurveyor.co.nz

Harrison Grierson

Address

Street: PO Box 2313, Corporate Main Centre
Postcode: 6140
City: Wellington

Contact

Telephone: 04 385 0005
Fax: 04 385 0006
Website: www.harrisongrierson.com

Jones & Associates Ltd

Address

Street: 104 Collingwood Street
Postcode: 7010
City: Nelson

Contact

Telephone: 03 548 2833
Fax: 03 548 1091
Website: www.jals.co.nz

Lendrums RE & Associates Ltd

Address

Street: Cnr Main St & King St
City: Upper Hutt

Contact

Telephone: 04 527 9028

Nicholson Surveying

Address

Street: 43 Arapuni Street
City: Putaruru

Contact

Telephone: 07 883 3198
Fax: 07 883 3192
Website: www.waikatosurveyors.co.nz

R J Koenders Surveying Ltd

Address

Street: 28 Jade Avenue, Pakuranga
Postcode: 2010
City: Auckland

Contact

Telephone: 09 577 3371
Fax: 09 577 3371

Scandlyn Surveying Ltd

Address

Street: 18 Durham Street, Rangiora
City: Christchurch

Contact

Telephone: 03 313 1272
Fax: 03 313 1274

Tomlinson & Carruthers Surveyors Ltd

Address

Street: PO Box 246
Postcode: 5840
City: Masterton

Contact

Telephone: 06 370 0800
Website: www.tcsurvey.co.nz

 

Sewerage and Drainage Contractors

 

A comprehensive list of local sewerage and drainage contractors we recommend working with.

 

AGM Contracting Ltd

Contact: Aaron McConachy
Mobile: (021) 907 120

Address

Street: 136 Napier Road
Postcode: 4410
City: Palmerston North
Country: United Kingdom

Contact

Telephone: 0800 246 3478
E-Mail: agm@inspire.net.nz

Humes

Address

Street: 171-173 John F Kennedy Drive
Postcode: 4442
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Fax: 06 357 7102
Website: www.humes.co.nz

 

Hynds

Address

Street: 847 Tremaine Avenue
Postcode: 4414
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 357 2638
Fax: 06 357 2142
Website: www.hynds.co.nz

O'Hagan Contracting Ltd

Address

Street: Reids Line, RD 11
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 329 2522
E-Mail:info@ohagancontracting.co.nz
Website: www.ohagancontracting.co.nz

 

PNCC Approved Contractors

 

Contractors approved by Palmerston North City Council.

 

AGM Contracting Ltd

Contact: Aaron McConachy
Mobile: (021) 907 120

Address

Street: 136 Napier Road
Postcode: 4410
City: Palmerston North
Country: United Kingdom

Blackley Construction Ltd

Address

Street: 213 Stoney Creek Road, RD10
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 5557
Fax: 06 356 9729
E-Mail: services@blackley.co.nz
Website: www.blackley.co.nz

City Enterprises PNCC

Address

Street: Depot, Albert Street
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 06 356 8199
Fax: 06 359 3210
Website: www.pncc.govt.nz/cityenterpirises

Contract Drainlaying Services

Contact: Nick Pedley

Address

Street: PO Box 4465
Postcode: 4442
City: Palmerston North

Contact

Telephone: 027 445 8361

 

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