Profile

Terramark Ltd has evolved from Johnston Hatfield Anderson & Partners in the 80's, DG Hatfield & Associates in the 90's, The Otago Surveying Company Ltd since 2004, and now to our new identity, Terramark.

The earlier practices had strong origins in the Mosgiel/Taieri area and were founded with the opening of the Mosgiel Office in 1973, followed by Dunedin in 1982 and Balclutha in 1984.

Our company today still proudly operates out of these three offices to provide an enviable level of local knowledge and professional service to clients throughout the wider Otago region.

The current Directors, Geoff Bates and Paul Haddon, have been part of the business for the last 30 years.

Why the recent name change? Simply, we are more than just surveyor's. We have identified a need to establish a brand that more clearly defines who we are, what we do and how we go about setting new boundaries in service delivery and performance.

Terra (land) represents the core of our business – mark is what we leave, not just on the land but also on the people we deal with. Building relationships and exceeding expectations is our key focus.

Directors

  • Geoff Bates
  • Geoff Bates
    Manager of Dunedin and Balclutha Offices
    Registered Professional Surveyor
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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: geoff@terramark.co.nz
  • Licenced Cadastral Surveyor
  • BSurv with Credit (1982)
  • Crown Accredited Supplier
  • Member of NZ Institute of Surveyors and the Consultants Division (CSNZ)

Born in Milton, Geoff has lived the majority of his life in Dunedin. He attended Otago Boys High before completing a Bachelor of Surveying at the Otago University in 1982. From university, Geoff commenced employment with the Company, where he worked towards becoming registered in 1984.

Geoff has been a Partner/Director of the Company since 1989, whilst managing the Balclutha office. He returned to Dunedin in 2000 and took over the management of the Dunedin office in 2002 on the retirement of Don Hatfield. His amassed experience and expertise is available to a broad range of clients and focuses on resource management, cadastral surveying and business management.

In 2005 Geoff was the Convener of the NZ Institute of Surveyors Conference in Dunedin, and has previously been Chairman of the Otago Coastal Branch of the NZ Institute of Surveyors. Geoff is a past Chairman of the Consulting Surveyors of NZ Executive Committee and in this capacity sat on the Advisory Board of the National School of Surveying at Otago University and the Survey and Spatial NZ Council. He is also a Board member of the Land Professionals Mutual Society (LPMS), a risk management organisation that represents the interests of surveyors and valuers through a tailored group insurance scheme.

Geoff served on the Otago Girls and Otago Boys High School Board of Trustees, and is a past Chairman of the latter. He remains connected to Otago Boys as the President of the Old Boys Society.

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  • Paul Haddon
  • Paul Haddon
    Manager of Mosgiel Office
    Registered Professional Surveyor
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    Phone: (03) 489 7107
    Email: paul@terramark.co.nz
  • Licenced Cadastral Surveyor
  • BSurv with Credit (1982)
  • STMS
  • Member of NZ Institute of Surveyors and the Consultants Division (CSNZ)

Born and educated in Auckland, Paul moved to Dunedin in 1977 to attend Otago University. Graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Surveying Degree, full time employment commenced initially in the Dunedin office, then the Cromwell and Mosgiel branch offices.

First registered in 1984, and now the holder of an Annual Practicing Certificate for 36 years, Paul has developed a broad client portfolio through his involvement in all stages of land related projects. His expertise is applied in resource management, project scoping, residential, rural and lifestyle subdivision, development engineering and contract administration, precise measurement and deformation monitoring.

Paul became the Manager of the Mosgiel office in 1987, a Partner in 2002, and a Director of the Company in 2003. Paul has also been a past Chairman of the Otago Coastal Branch of the NZ Institute of Surveyors.

Paul now proudly claims to have lived in the South Island longer than the North. An avid outdoorsman, he has a particular passion for salmon fishing, hunting and telemark skiing; and is also an active member of Dunedin LandSAR Search and Rescue.

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  • Chris Milburn
  • Chris Milburn
    Co-Manager of Dunedin Office
    Registered Professional Surveyor

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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: chris@terramark.co.nz
  • Licenced Cadastral Surveyor
  • BSurv (1997)
  • NZCLS (1995)
  • Member of NZ Institute of Surveyors and the Consultants Division (CSNZ)
  • STMS

Chris' employment commenced in 1990 as a Survey Technician based in the Mosgiel Office. Since then, he has advanced his career by obtaining a New Zealand Certificate in Land Surveying in 1995, a Bachelor of Surveying (Otago) in 1997, achieving Registered Surveyor status in 2000 (now Registered Professional Surveyor), and became a Director in 2016.

He is involved in most aspects of the profession, amassing particular skills in land development engineering and project management, building set-out surveys, topo surveys, and general cadastral surveying.

He has been closely involved with a number of major projects in Dunedin City including the Caledonian Sports Facility, the University of Otago Dental School upgrade, the Otago Polytech Student Village, and the Speight’s Brewery redevelopment. He has project managed numerous residential subdivisions including the impressive Highland Park Subdivision in Mosgiel and the Plantation Heights Subdivision in Balclutha, and has undertaken many road legalisation and rural subdivisions throughout Otago.

Chris is married to Lee-Anne and is the proud father of two children. Chris enjoys rugby, touch rugby, cricket, and social outings with family and friends.

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Staff

  • Maaike Duncan
  • Maaike Duncan
    Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
    Dunedin
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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: maaike@terramark.co.nz
  • BSurv with Distinction (2005)
  • Member of NZ Institute of Surveyors
  • Member Otago Property Investors Association
  • STMS

Maaike joined the company in 2004 following the completion of her university studies and graduating with a Bachelor of Surveying with Distinction. She has since passed her Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board requirements and admitted as a full member to the NZ Institute of Surveyors. Maaike is now working toward becoming a Registered Professional Surveyor.

She has worked on an extensive range of projects with the company, the most notable being the Dunedin Chinese Garden, where she was responsible for construction setout. Maaike has also been responsible for all aspects of engineering design, construction setout/asbuilting, contract administration and unit title surveying required as part of Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Santa Sabina Apartments.

In her capacity as a Futureintech Ambassador, Maaike commits her time and enthusiasm to local schools to promote careers in technology, engineering and science to young people and their teachers.

Maaike grew up in Nelson but now calls Dunedin home and with her husband, Andrew they enjoy the quiet of living in a small coastal community north of the city. She is an avid road cyclist and active member of Cycling Otago, as well as being a member of the Macandrew Bay Boating Club. In the spare time she has left she enjoys tending to her garden.

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  • Darryl Sycamore
  • Darryl Sycamore
    Resource Management Planner
    Dunedin
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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: darryl@terramark.co.nz
  • BSc Botany and Ecology (1998)
  • Member of NZ Planning Institute

Darryl is a strategic planning professional with a record of working in local government and non-government organisations for over fifteen years. He has broad experience in all types of resource consent applications, preparation of Environment Court evidence, mediation and appeal resolution, and offers expertise to Terramark clients in all aspects of district and regional land use planning.

He has an active role in the Otago branch of the New Zealand Planning Institute and is a certified RMA Hearings Commissioner. He is also the chairman of the Guardians of Lakes Manapōuri, Monowai & Te Anau providing advice and recommendations to the Minister of Conservation.

On a personal level, he aspires to complete his 10th Kepler Challenge ultra marathon and enjoys camping in the West Coast forests with his family.

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  • Doug Barton
  • Doug Barton
    Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
    Dunedin
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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: doug@terramark.co.nz
  • BSurv with Credit (2009)
  • Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
  • Member of NZ Institute of Surveyors

Doug graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Surveying in 2009, before moving to Auckland where he joined a small multidisciplinary firm as a Graduate Surveyor. He achieved Licensed Cadastral Surveyor status in 2012 and became a Director of the same firm in 2016.

He has extensive experience in land development through his involvement in all facets of many different sized projects and has a comprehensive skill set in resource management/consenting process, land development/civil engineering, cadastral surveying (rural/urban/lifestyle), unit tile developments, spatial measurement and project management.

Doug is married to Ange and they have two young children. He enjoys all sports and outdoor activities with a particular interest in rugby, cricket, running and fishing, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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  • Tyler Hagar
  • Tyler Hagar
    Graduate Surveyor
    Dunedin
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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: tyler@terramark.co.nz
  • BSc Geology (2011)
  • PGDip Environmental Science (2005)
  • BSurv with Distinction (2015)
  • STMS

Following completion of his BSurv with Distinction in 2015, Tyler began working for Terramark as a Graduate Surveyor, gaining experience in a wide range of surveys including topographical, cadastral, unit title, and land development engineering projects.

Tyler is presently working toward his professional licensing and is active in the local surveying community, acting as the secretary of local branch of Survey & Spatial NZ.

When not surveying, Tyler is a keen runner and enjoys exploring Dunedin with his wife Katie and their two young boys.

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  • Aaron Palmer
  • Aaron Palmer
    Graduate Surveyor
    Mosgiel
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    Phone: (03) 489 7107
    Email: aaron@terramark.co.nz
  • BSurv (2009)
  • STMS

Born and educated in Dunedin, Aaron graduated from Otago University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Surveying degree.

Overseas travel and work experience followed, and a return to his hometown saw him join the team at Terramark in 2012. Aaron’s expertise is applied to a wide range of projects from both the Mosgiel and Dunedin offices.

Spare time activities cover a variety of sports, including hockey, tennis, netball and tramping.

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  • Tom Drennan
  • Tom Drennan
    Graduate Surveyor
    Dunedin
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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: tom@terramark.co.nz
  • BSurv with Credit (2018)
  • STMS

New to the Dunedin Terramark team, Tom Graduated from University of Otago in 2017 with a Bachelor of Surveying degree.

Upon completion of University studies, Tom spent 2 years working in Wanaka and the greater Central Otago region. During that time, he gained experience in the land subdivision and development process and has been involved in a range of cadastral, topographic and engineering survey projects.

In his spare time Tom can be found in the surf, out climbing or tramping.

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  • Courtney Donaldson
  • Courtney Donaldson
    Graduate Surveyor
    Mosgiel
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    Phone: (03) 489 7107
    Email: courtney@terramark.co.nz
  • BSc (2011)
  • PGDip Survey Measurement (2017)

Originally from Bream Bay south of Whangarei, Courtney spent a few years surveying in Melbourne, Australia, working for a large multidisciplinary company before returning to Dunedin to complete his University studies in 2017.

Now living in Mosgiel with his young family, Courtney is working towards becoming a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.

In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching all sports and spending time with family.

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  • Haydon McLeary
  • Haydon McLeary
    Surveying Technician
    Balclutha
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    Phone: (03) 418 0470
    Email: haydon@terramark.co.nz
  • STMS

A South Otago man at heart, Haydon was brought up in Inch Clutha and now lives in Balclutha.

He is a long-serving staff member of 25+ years, and his accumulated experience and knowledge of the Clutha District make an invaluable contribution to the operation of the Balclutha Office and the Company as a whole. Haydon's project involvement is "across the board", but with a definite local rural bias.

Married to Vickie and the proud father of three girls, Hayden still finds time for community involvement. He is a member of the KSL Church, sings and performs for the South Otago Theatrical Society, and assists with the South Otago A & P Show.

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  • Mac Robertson
  • Mac Robertson
    Survey Technician
    Dunedin
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    Phone: (03) 477 4783
    Email: dunedin@terramark.co.nz

Mac has enjoyed a varied working life spanning horticulture, cooking, bike mechanic, manufacturing and surveying. He worked as a Survey Assistant for six years in the upper North Island on a broad range of projects. In 2007 he moved to Dunedin, the home of his forebears. In 2018, he commenced employment with Terramark, and is presently training as a Survey Technician.

When not working Mac is a keen gardener, conservationist, knitter and occasional tramper. He lives on a lifestyle block with his partner, two goats, a garden, regenerating bush and an increasing amount of native wildlife.

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