What is Planning?

May 30, 2024
Put simply Planning directs what land owners can and can’t do on their property under the Resource Management Act 1991. The truth is Planning is more than just ‘red tape’.  It has a significant bearing on how communities are shaped and how the environment is ...
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Pets, with their unyielding curiosity, often become unexpected companions to land surveyors as they diligently work to map out the terrain and property boundaries. Your goats, cats, dogs, cows and chickens have followed our survey teams around your properties in recent month...
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Councils throughout New Zealand are bound by National Policy Statements which are in place for the purpose of stating objectives and policies for matters of national significance.The latest one we have encountered in our day to day work is the National Policy Statement for H...
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What is a Limited Title?

April 3, 2024
Some titles have the wording “Limited as to Parcels” appearing underneath the title heading.  This does not mean that the title is defective. It does mean that the area and boundaries of the land are not guaranteed. It was not always a requirement that land had...
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Easements explained

March 19, 2024
Easements come in many shapes and forms. Generally it gives one person the right to use another person’s land for a particular purpose, and are recorded on the properties certificate of title. There are private easements between individuals for services and access, and ‘...
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What is a Cross-lease?A cross-lease is a form of property ownership arrangement, primarily found in New Zealand. In a cross-lease, multiple parties own a share of the land collectively, and each party has a leasehold interest in a specific portion of the land. Typically, thi...
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Meet our new Planner

January 22, 2024
Sam has a total of 15 years experience in the field of planning ranging from processing resource consents, undertaking policy drafting work, infrastructure planning and reserves management planning within local government.  Sam began her career with New Plymouth Distric...
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Environmental benefit lots are a form of subdivision that allows landowners to create new lots in exchange for protecting and enhancing areas of significant natural value.Today we were undertaking the physical survey of a proposed environmental benefit lot in the Waipa Distr...
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This Christmas, we're swapping the traditional sleigh for a black water tube at Waitomo Caves.  Embarking on a thrilling underground journey, both RPC and Nicklin CE offices explored the magical glowworm-lit caverns to celebrate the end of 2023.Who needs snow when you h...
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Landslide monitoring

November 28, 2023
Our dedicated survey team is diligently monitoring the houses atop the recently shifted terrain following the landslide. Armed with the precision of a Total Station, we're conducting x, y, z measurements – a crucial aspect of our detailed monitoring surveys.  These pr...
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