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. Currently Geoff is the Chairman of the Consulting Surveyors of NZ Executive Committee and in this capacity sits on the Advisory Board of the National School of Surveying at Otago University and the NZIS 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.

For 8 years, Geoff served on the Otago Girls High School Board of Trustees, and is now Chair of the Board at Otago Boys High School.

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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 28 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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Staff

  • Chris Milburn
  • Chris Milburn
    Registered Professional Surveyor
    Dunedin
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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
  • 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, and achieving Registered Surveyor status in 2000 (now Registered Professional Surveyor).

Chris is involved in most aspects of the profession, and has amassed particular skills in land development and engineering, building set-out 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 DCC's Waldronville wastewater pipeline extension, the Chingford View and Seaview Heights residential subdivisions, and numerous road legalisation and rural subdivisions throughout Otago.

Chris is married to Lee-Anne and is the proud father of two young children. Chris enjoys rugby, touch rugby, cricket, social bbq's with family and friends, and is looking forward to an involvement on various committees in the years to come.

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  • 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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  • Scott Cookson
  • Scott Cookson
    Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
    Mosgiel
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    Phone: (03) 489 7107
    Email: scott@terramark.co.nz
  • BSurv with Distinction (2008)
  • STMS
  • Member of NZ Institute of Surveyors

Scott completed his University studies in 2007 by obtaining his Bachelor of Surveying Degree with Distinction, and was the proud recipient of the BECA Second Year Scholarship in 2006.

Based in the Mosgiel Office, he has developed particular interests in rural subdivision, GPS surveys, and in the Company's work on the precise monitoring of local hydro electricity related structures. With his computer based skills, he has played a leading role in developing and implementing new software for use with this work.

Scott has recently completed the Professional Entrance examinations for full membership of the NZ Institute of Surveyors and to become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. As a Futureintech Ambassador, he enthusiastically gives his time to local schools to promote careers in technology, engineering and science to young people and their teachers.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys the outdoors, basketball, motorbiking, tennis and golf, and is active and skilled in trapshooting, a sport in which he has represented New Zealand. He is currently a member of the Dunedin Clay Target Club Committee.

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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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  • 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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  • John Galbreath
  • John Galbreath
    Surveying Assistant
    Balclutha
  • NZTC

John joined the Company early in 2007 and provides essential field support to the Balclutha office.

He comes from a third generation family farm in the Catlins and has been an active community member, most notably in the Rural Fire Service and Search & Rescue.

The Company values John's local knowledge and strong work ethic.

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