Certificate holders - non-local body elected members

This page lists Making Good Decisions certificate holders who are non-local body elected members.

  • Certificates are valid for a 3 year period from the date of first issue. On re-issue (at 're-certification') they are valid for a period of five years.
  • The chairing endorsement column records those who, in attaining re-certification, have successfully demonstrated the competencies for chairing required by the Making Good Decisions programme.
  • If you need to have your information on this page updated email richard.rattray@wsp.com.
Certificate name Position Organisation or company Area of practice Field of expertise

Certificate
expiry date

Chair Contact details
Aaron Leith Programme Leader Office of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu     31 December 2022 No  
Adonica Giborees Planning and Resource Management Consultant   Queenstown, Auckland Planning, Resource Management, Resource Consents 31 December 2022 No  
Adrian Meredith Expert Witness Canterbury Regional Council     30 June 2023 No  
Adrian Percival Environmental Team Leader Civix Ltd Nationwide Civil and Environmental Engineering, Land Development, Flooding, Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, 3 Waters Infrastructure, Onsite Wastewater, Earthworks, Streamworks, Discharge Consents, RMA Compliance & Designations 30 June 2024 No

027 297 2724

Email

Aidan Prebble Barrister       31 December 2022 Yes  
Aimee McGregor PMO (Project Management Office) Manager Rotorua Lakes Council Rotorua Lakes Area Water quality and a general breadth of perspective from education BE(Civil) BCom(Economics) and experience: private & public sector; strategy development, marketing, capital projects and planning policy. 31 December 2024 No

021 482 453

Email 

Alan Catchpole Principal Planner NZ Transport Agency Southern North Island Resource Management issues affecting infrastructure development and resulting effects on the environment 30 June 2024 No  
Alan Matheson Director AM Planning Limited Nationwide with recent focus on Queenstown Lakes, Canterbury, Nelson and Waikato Resource management policy analysis and strategic planning, regional policy statement/plans and district plan policy and plan development and review, plan changes/variations. 31 December 2024 No

021 440 354

Email

Alan Pattle Director Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Environmental Engineering, Groundwater 30 June 2022 No  
Alan Watson Independent Commissioner AR Watson Associates Limited Nationwide but emphasis on upper half of North Island Planning and resource management, chair of hearings panels 30 June 2023 Yes  
Alan Withy Independent Commissioner Alandale Associates Nationwide from bases in Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Queenstown. Commissioner and facilitator, fulfilling chair, panel and sole adjudication and mediation assignments. 31 December 2024 Yes

021 739 529

Email

Alana Standish Resource Consents Team Leader Queenstown Lakes District Council Queenstown Resource Management Planning 31 December 2023 No  
Alasdair Gray Civil/Transportation Engineer Gray Matter Ltd Waikato Traffic engineering and transportation planning 30 June 2023 No  
Alastair Black Transportation Engineer Gray Matter Ltd Waikato Region Traffic engineering and transportation planning 31 December 2023 No  
Alastair Jamieson Biodiversity Principal Advisor Auckland Council Auckland and Northern New Zealand Indigenous ecosystems and biodiversity, Outstanding natural features 30 June 2023 No  
Alastair Jewell Principal Planner Tasman District Council     31 December 2026 Yes  
Alastair Picken Principal Planner Environment Canterbury Canterbury Environmental management (land and water), policy and plan drafting 31 December 2025 No  
Alec Neill Independent Commissioner Hyde Park Consultancy     31 December 2023 Yes  
Alex Gardner Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Alex Findlay Director Expanse Ltd – Development Planning Auckland Over 20 years in the development planning industry, working for a range of clients in the retail, development, institutional/community, and residential markets. She holds post-graduate qualifications in planning and business management. 31 December 2026 No

021 477 177

Email 

Alexander Erceg Senior Advisor Environmental Protection Authority Wellington/Southland Planning and agriculture including land use for farming, intensive winter grazing, dairy effluent discharge, water abstraction for stock water use 31 December 2022 No  
Alexandra King Senior Consents Officer Otago Regional Council Otago Planning, water quality, water quantity 31 December 2022 No  
Ali Timms Commissioner Independent All Regional - Unitary Councils, South Island Territorial Authorities Water and Land use Planning Hearings and consents involving activities that drive water quality improvements via behaviour change. Joint Regional and TA Consent Hearings, Strategic pan-Regional Plan Hearings. 31 December 2022 No  
Alice Balme Partner Wynn Williams Nationwide  Legal – resource management and local government including Reserves Act matters 31 December 2023 No  
Alison Feeney Independent Environmental Consultant Waihi consultants Nationwide Environmental Management, Resource Consents, Environmental Auditing, Stormwater management and Water Quality, and Discharges of wastewater/stormwater to land or water. 31 December 2022 No  

Alison Cooper

Consents Planning - Hearings

Canterbury Regional Council

Canterbury   30 June 2024 No  
Alison Peters Environmental Consultant Enviser Limited Christchurch Hydrogeology and contaminated land. Environmental policy and planning advice. 30 June 2024 No  
Alistair Aburn Independent Commissioner Urban Perspectives Limited     30 June 2024 Yes  
Alister Hartstone Director Set Consulting Limited Northland, Auckland, and Waikato Planning and resource management at national, regional, and district levels, including coastal activities, subdivision and land use activities, and plan change process. 31 December 2026 No

027 755 5607

Email 

Allan Cubitt Independent Commissioner Cubitt Consulting Limited     31 December 2026 Yes  
Amanda Dewar Barrister   South Island/ Wellington – based in Christchurch  I have been practicing environmental law for over 30 years and have also worked in a planning capacity for a Council and a planning consultancy. I have particular expertise in large scale developments (rural and urban) including resource consents, plan changes and designations for airport and port matters.  31 December 2026 Yes

021 242 9175

Email 

Amanda Leith Director / Planner Remarkable Planning Limited Queenstown Planning and resource management, Resource consents, Policy and plan development, Notice of requirements / designations. 31 December 2024 No

021 621 759

Email

Amber Buckley   Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Amberley Gibson Consents Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay Consents 31 December 2022 No  
Amy King Senior Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council Waikato Resource Consents, Environmental Planning 30 June 2025 No

07 859 2741

Email

Amy Robinson Regional Consents Manager Waikato Regional Council Hamilton RMA, regional consents, coastal, biodiversity 30 June 2025 No  Email
Amy Selvaraj Technical Lead - Planning Harrison Grierson Wellington Planning - Resource Management Act and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); Regional planning; Environmental science; Resource Management processes. 30 June 2023 No  
Amy Spurdle   Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Anaru Vercoe Principal Adviser/Pou Whainga Bay of Plenty Regional Council North Island Freshwater policy and planning (NPSFM 2020 and PC12) including: Policy advice to MfE, Policy advice to Kahui Wai Maori, Māori engagement and relationships, Treaty policy, including statutory obligations to Māori under the RMA, LGA, Spatial Planning (Auckland Council), Iwi Management Plans, Mātauranga Māori/methodologies and Consent conditions re kaupapa Maori. 31 December 2026 No

027 269 5643

Email

Andrea Brabant   Tonkin & Taylor Ltd     31 December 2024 No  
Andrea Halloran Associate Pitt and Moore Solicitors Ltd Nationwide Law, Dispute Resolution 31 December 2024 No  
Andrew Bashford Director / Principal Planner Evergreen Consulting Limited Nationwide Planning and forestry. District and regional planning. Resource consents, consent reviews, designations, plan and policy development and plan changes. 31 December 2024 No  
Andrew Braggins Senior Associate Berry Simons Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty   30 June 2026 No  
Andrew Crosland Manager, Regulatory System Assurance Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Nationwide Resource management, regional planning, environmental science, EEZ 30 June 2023 No  
Andrew Curtis Technical Director - Independent Commissioner Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Environmental Science specialising in Air Quality Issues 30 June 2024 No  
Andrew Fenemor Water Management Consultant, Hydrologist and  Researcher A&H Fenemor Resource Management Nationwide Water resource management, regional land and water planning, groundwater, integrated catchment management, land use impacts on water quality. 30 June 2026 Yes  
Andrew Henderson Principal Planner Jacobs South Island District and Regional Planning 30 June 2024 Yes  
Andrew Wilkinson Planning Consultant Scott Wilkinson Planning Auckland and North Island Planning and resource management, resource consents, policy planning, regional planning, coastal planning. water quality, water takes, rural planning 31 December 2026 Yes

09 354 4166

Email

Andrew Willis Director Planning Matters South Island

Regional policy statement, district and regional plan reviews and plan changes; resource consents; recovery planning; place making and urban design; urban growth planning; local government hearings.

30 June 2022 No Email
Ange Paget Community Ranger, Kaitiaki, Āo Hāpori Department of Conservation Central Plateau and Rotorua Statutory Processes 31 December 2023 No  
Angela Fenemor Resource Management Consultant Incite Nationwide Planning - Freshwater management, regional policy development, regional consenting 31 December 2024 No  
Angela Goodwin Principal Planner and Director Potentialis Ltd Nationwide Planning and policy; Large scale earthworks and cleanfills; Medium density residential development; Industrial activities; Rural issues and activities. 31 December 2022 No  
Angela Jones Senior Planner The Property Group Limited - Wellington Office Wellington Planning 31 December 2024 No  
Angela McFlynn Director/Consultant Planner McFlynn Surveying & Planning Hawkes Bay District Planning, Resource Consents 31 December 2023 No  
Angus Ngarangioue Trustee Pakowhai Incorporation Turanganui A Kiwa - Te Tairawhiti Cultural, Iwi Governance 31 December 2022 No  
Anita Copplestone Senior Planner Perception Planning Ltd North Canterbury, Wairarapa, Manawatu Infrastructure 31 December 2022 No  
Ann Nicholas Planning Consultant Sigma Consultants Limited     31 December 2023 No  
Ann Rodgers Planning Manager/Independent Commissioner Mackenzie District Council Nationwide, based in Central Otago Resource Management, Local Government, policy and plan development, resource consents. 31 December 2023 No  
Anna Eatherley Manager Resource Consents Marlborough District Council   Planning & Resource Management 30 June 2022 No  
Anna Johnson City Development Manager Dunedin City Council Dunedin Urban Planning; Plan Changes; Plan Drafting 31 December 2025 No  
Anna Madarasz-Smith Team Leader Marine, Air and Land Science  Independent Commissioner   Nationwide

Estuarine, marine and coastal science.  Land-based impacts on coastal marine systems.  Stormwater and wastewater discharges.  Recreational water quality. Technical support for consent and plan change hearings.

31 December 2024 No

021 182 2082

Email 

Anne-Maree Ellison Iwi Representative Te Ati Awa Ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust     31 December 2022 No  

Annie Reed

Team Leader Subdivision

Tasman District Council

    30 June 2024 No  
Anthony Cussins Independent Commissioner Tonkin + Taylor Ltd Nationwide Groundwater, Contaminated Land, Contaminant Hydrogeology, Drinking-Water Security (Groundwater). 30 June 2023 No  
Anthony Hughes-Johnson Independent Commissioner   Canterbury Law 31 December 2025 Yes  
Anthony MacColl Principal Planning Advisor NZ Transport Agency Otago/Southland Strategic and spatial planning, and urban growth planning. Resource management, including resource consents, plan and policy development, plan changes, notice of requirements/designations and transport infrastructure. 30 June 2022 No

021 244 3616

Email 

Anthony Wilson Independent Commissioner Infrastructure and Water Consultancy Services Ltd Taranaki and Wellington Municipal engineering, particularly water abstraction, treatment and supply; wastewater collection treatment and disposal; stormwater and flood protection; solid waste management; all aspects of transportation and roading. 30 June 2023 No  
Antoine Coffin Consultant Director / Consultant / Commissioner Waikato, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki Maori Resource Management, Cultural Heritage Management, Cultural Values/Impact Assessment, Treaty Settlements and Planning, Community Engagement. 31 December 2024 Yes Email 
Antoinette Besier Barrister & Solicitor Tasman Law Ltd Nelson, Marlborough, Wellington, West Coast Land use planning – all aspects of consenting, Plan making – district, regional and unitary authorities, Coastal hazard management, Discharge of contaminants to air, water or land, Earthworks, Wastewater treatment, Water allocation, Notification decision making 31 December 2022 Yes

 027 455 3319

Email

Auriole Ruka Maori Engagement Manager Northland Regional Council     30 June 2023 No  
Aurora Grant   Environment Southland     30 June 2026 No  
Azam Khan Director Pattle Delamore Partners Limited Nationwide Environmental Engineering, specialising in solid wastes (landfill), biosolids management, wastewater treatment and disposal. Also familiar with stormwater management and discharges to air (contaminants/odour) 30 June 2024 No  
Baden Vertongen         31 December 2024 No  
Bal Matheson Barrister Richmond Chambers Auckland

Legal (all areas but particularly water, farming, and urban development)

30 June 2025 No

0274 222 977

Email

Barbara Mead Director Ingatestone Consulting Limited Marlborough RMA Solicitor 30 June 2026 Yes  
Barry Dowler         30 June 2022 No  
Barry Johnson Environmental Policy Manager Tasman District Council Top of the South/Te Tau Ihu National Instruments, Plans, Resource consents 30 June 2026 No  
Barry Kaye Independent Commissioner Barry Kaye Associates Limited Nationwide Planning, coastal, rural issues, subdivisions, major projects 30 June 2024 Yes  
Barry Mosley Director BKM Consulting New Zealand wide District & Regional Planning 31 December 2024 No

022 010 6429

Email

Basil J Morrison CNZM JP Independent Commissioner Basil J Morrison and Associates Limited     30 June 2024 No  
Ben Potaka Manager Heeni Investment Company Ltd Manawatu, Whanganui, Ruapehu Customary and Traditional Fisheries, Commercial Fisheries, Marae Development, Papakainga Housing 31 December 2025 No  
Beverley James Researcher Public Policy and Research   Social impact assessment. Housing 31 December 2025 No  
Bianca Sullivan Independent Commissioner Enviser Ltd Nationwide Environmental planning, water resource management, coastal & marine developments 31 December 2025 Yes  
Bill Smith Independent Commissioner   Nationwide Local Government 30 June 2023 Yes

021 868 434

Email 

Bill Wasley Independent Commissioner Wasley Knell Consultants     30 June 2023 Yes  
Bonny Hatami   Ngāti Pahauwera Development Trust     31 December 2022 No  
Brad Coombs Independent Commissioner Isthmus Group Nationwide Landscape architecture, urban design, natural character 30 June 2026 No  
Brandon Baillie Senior Resource Consents Planner Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Central Hawke’s Bay (Waipukurau, Waipawa and surrounds) Resource consent processing and compliance 31 December 2024 No  
Brenda Baillie Policy Specialist Northland Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  
Brenda Steele Defence Employment Support Council - NZDF, Benefits Review Panel MSD, Whiti Ora o Kaipara Charitible Trust Chairperson. Self Employed Auckland, Northland, will consider Nationwide if required Local Board – Auckland Council. Reviewing plans and understanding of Rural and coastal challenges including natural resources and Te Ao Maori. Great listening skills, respectful and enjoy meeting people. 31 December 2022 No  
Brendan Sheehan Director / Principal Engineer Mt Aurum Engineering Consultants Ltd Nationwide Dam design and cosntruction, dam safety, irrigation schemes, general civil engineering, project management. 30 June 2023 No  
Brent Cowie (Dr) Independent Commissioner Cowie Resource Management     30 June 2023 Yes  
Brent Limmer Manager – Investment and Planning Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities Nationwide with focus on Central North Island and Wellington Region All aspects of resource management planning including plan development and resource consenting. 31 December 2023 No  
Brent Manning Director Independent Engineering Consultant Taranaki, Nationwide Civil engineering, utility and network infrastructure (roads and water), project planning and delivery, including designations/Notices of Requirement and spatial planning. Engineering and project management. 30 June 2025 No

027 752 2187

Email

Brett Aldridge Regional Planning Manager Environment Canterbury Canterbury All aspects of RMA implementation from development to compliance and enforcement 30 June 2022 No  
Brett Gawn Surveying and Urban Development Leader Calibre Group Nationwide Subdivision and land development, planning, design and engineering 30 June 2023 No  
Bridget Gilbert         31 December 2025 No  
Bronwyn Arthur Principal Arthur Noble Ltd Nationwide with a focus on Canterbury and Kaikoura following the earthquakes Legal interpretation and application of the RMA. Administrative/ public law processes. Legislation impacting on RMA, particularly earthquake related Acts. 31 December 2025 No  
Bronwyn Carruthers Barrister, Independent Commissioner Shortland Chambers Auckland based available to practice Nationwide Legal 31 December 2024 No

021 685 809

Email

Bronwyn Faulkner Senior Principal Boffa Miskell Limited Nationwide Landscape planning and design, rural and coastal assessment, landscape and visual effects assessment 30 June 2024 No  
Bronwyn Hunt Independent Commissioner   Nationwide, Northland RM issues affecting Tāngata whenua, mātauranga Māori, iwi environmental management planning and policy, iwi engagement; local government policies and processes; iwi/hapū economic, social, environmental and cultural development. 31 December 2023 No  
Brooke Loader Director Loader Legal Limited Auckland, Nothland Resource management lead on Henderson-Massey Local Board, practicing Barrister and Solicitor in Māori issues advocacy and environmental issues, governance experience 30 June 2024 No

022 025 0436

Email

Bruce Graham Independent Commissioner Graham Environmental Consulting Limited Nationwide Air quality, Environmental science, hazardous substances 30 June 2024 No  
Bryan Bates Consultant Cirrus Associates Limited Nationwide Water resource management, Wastewater, Dams Stormwater, Coastal, General resource management 30 June 2024 No  
Bryce Phillipson Senior Environmental Engineer Tauranga City Council Tauranga Resource consent processing and decision making 30 June 2024 No  
Burnette O'Connor Planner/Director The Planning Collective Northland, Auckland and Waikato All aspects of resource management planning - resource consents, plan changes 30 June 2022 Yes  
Caleb Sutton Environmental Consents Manager Hastings District Council Auckland – Hauraki Gulf Islands
Hastings District

Experienced resource consents planner with over 15 years in both consent and policy roles for local government

30 June 2024 No  
Cam Twigley Director, Planning and Environment BTW Company Taranaki Planning 31 December 2024 No  
Cameron King Senior Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council Waikato Water Allocation 30 June 2022 No  
Cameron Lines Independent Geotechnical Specialist Baseline Geotechnical Limited Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Tasman, West Coast/Buller Geology, Geotechnical. Specialist in mining/quarrying and large-scale linear infrastructure (water and wastewater supply, roads, rail) 31 December 2026 No

021 378 269

Email 

Camilla Owen Lawyer       31 December 2023 Yes  
Carolyn Wratt Principal Planner Wratt Resource Management Planning Ltd Nationwide Planning, policy and plan development, EEZ Act, resource management processes. 30 June 2023 No  
Carron Blom (Dr) Director, Independent Commissioner Anguillid Consulting Engineers and Scientists Limited Nationwide Trans-disciplinary resource management, environmental science/engineering, infrastructure delivery and operations, coastal, stormwater, integration of environmental sciences and engineering, mediation. 31 December 2025 No  
Catherine Challies   Environment Canterbury     30 June 2022 No  
Catherine Clarke Partner, Planner Boffa Miskell Limited Auckland RMA plans and policy preparation, RMA consenting processes, Coastal planning and experience with marine consents under EEZ Act. 30 June 2023 No  
Catherine Iorns Law Professor Victoria University of Wellington Wellington/Nationwide RMA plans, RMA consents, coastal plans, EEZ marine consents. Climate adaptation, Treaty settlements and legal protection of Māori interests. General environmental law and statutory interpretation. 30 June 2026 No  
Cathy Katene Managing Director/Independent Commissioner Ariari Whanau Trust Taranaki, Hauraki Environmental Management, Cultural Impact Assessment, Conversation, Mataurangi Māori, Cultural Values, Tangata whenua, Kaitiakitanga, Wai Māori, Rural Pest Control. 31 December 2022 No  
Catriona Eagles Cheal Consultants       30 June 2024 No  
Celia Davison Manager Central South, Plans and Places Auckland Council Auckland Region Statutory Planning (RMA) 31 December 2022 No  
Celia Haden Principal Solicitor Environmental Protection Authority Wellington Legal 30 June 2026 Yes  
Ceri Edmonds Manager Policy and Planning Hawkes Bay Regional Council Napier/Hawkes Bay Planning 31 December 2022 No  
Chanti Boyle Intermediate Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Resource consent processing and decision making 30 June 2024 No  
Charlotte Almond Manager Strategy and Policy Horizons Regional Council Manawatu-Whanganui Region Resource Management Policy and Planning 31 December 2022 No  
Chelsea Terei Director Tukau Law Te Taitokerau, Auckland Maori Crown Relations, Waitangi Tribunal, Maori Land Court 31 December 2023 No  
Cherie Lane Planning Consultant Lane Associates Limited Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton. Available Nationwide. Planning and resource management; resource consents, policy planning, and urban land use and development. 31 December 2024 Yes

021 764 201

Email

Cheryl Cleary Independent Commissioner Cleary Associates Ltd Nationwide, based in Waikato All aspects of resource management planning, including district and regional resource consents, policy and plan preparation and reviews, plan changes, and notices of requirement. 30 June 2024 No  
Chloe Trenouth Director Hill Young Cooper Limited Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Bay of Plenty  District plans; regional policy statements; designations; resource consents; stormwater; Māori planning; growth management; Housing development; Industrial site development; and Transport infrastructure. 31 December 2023 No

022 614 7605

Email

Chris Dawson Senior Planner Bloxam Burnett and Olliver Limited Waikato/Bay of Plenty  Land development, rural and urban subdivision, structure planning, wind farms, quarries, large infrastructure projects, heritage buildings. 30 June 2026 No  
Chris Laidlaw Independent Commissioner       30 June 2023 Yes  
Chris Mitchell Independent Commissioner Mitchell Law Nationwide Resource management and Local Government Law 31 December 2023 Yes  
Christin Atchinson Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council   Coastal 30 June 2026 No  
Christine Coste Principal/Planner Boffa Miskell Limited Auckland Planning 31 December 2024 No  
Christine Foster Independent Commissioner CF Consulting Services Ltd     31 December 2023 Yes  
Christopher Hansen Director/RMA Planning Consultant Chris Hansen Consultants Ltd Nationwide Resource management and urban planning including: Major Infrastructure consenting, Hydrogenation and Irrigation consenting, Nutrient Management policy, Hazardous substance storage and use, Quarrying options, Coastal Policies and consenting (discharges), 31 December 2022 No  
Christopher Scrafton Senior Planner MWH Nationwide Town Planning 31 December 2026 No  
Christopher Turbott Principal Planner Auckland Council Auckland, Bay of Plenty All RMA Planning 30 June 2024 No  
Cindy Robinson Independent Commissioner       31 December 2023 Yes  
Claire Gibb   Ministry for the Environment     31 December 2025 No  
Claire Kirman (Dr) Special Counsel - Urban Development (Kainga Ora), Resource Management Consultant Kainga Ora - Homes and Communities, Independent Commissioner Nationwide Resource Management Law 30 June 2023 No  
Clare Barton Group Manager Strategy and Environment Nelson City Council Central and Southern North Island Planning 31 December 2025 No  
Clare Hamilton 

Team Leader: Development Engineering (Environmental Planning)

Tauranga City Council  Tauranga and Selwyn

Engineering aspects developments including service connections, network capacities, upgrading of infrastructure, natural hazards and how these tie back to RMA/ City and District Plans.

30 June 2024  No  
Clare Lenihan Barrister Clare Lenihan Barrister Southland and Otago Law, Department of Conservation 31 December 2025 No  
Clare Sinnott Barrister and Solicitor MinterEllisonRuddWatts   Law and Infrastructure 30 June 2024 No  
Clarke Koopu   Toi Moana Regional Council     30 June 2022 No  
Clarke McKinney Principal Planner, Resource Consents Auckland Council Auckland Region Planning 30 June 2022 Yes  
Clive Anstey Landscape and Resource Planner     Landscape Planning and design, forestry and ecology 31 December 2023 No  
Clive Geddes Independent Commissioner   Taupo District and Regional Plan Changes 31 December 2022 No  

Cole Burmester

Waste Planning Manager

Tauranga City Council

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Thames-Coromandel

Planning, Resource Consents, Urban Development, Natural Hazards, Coastal Environment, Waste Infrastructure, Landfills, Resource Recovery Parks

30 June 2024 No  

Colin Weatherall

Qsm / JP

Independent Commissioner / Mediator Self  South Island  Commissioner & Facilitator, Experienced Chair - panel and sole, All  RMA Matters and mediation assignments. 30 June 2024 Yes

021 717 070

Email 

Craig Barr Principal  Town Planning Group Southland and Otago regions Planning. Land use and subdivision, including rural landscape management, reverse sensitivity and compatibility issues. Indigenous biodiversity management, urban intensification. District Plan and regional Policy Statement preparation including plan review and plan changes. Notice of requirements and alterations to designations. 31 December 2026 No

027 406 5593

Email 

Craig Pauling Kaiarataki - Te Hīhiri / Strategic Advisor - Māori Boffa Miskell Ltd Christchurch, Canterbury and South Island Cultural narratives, values reports and impact assessments, Iwi environmental management planning and policy, environmental monitoring and ecological restoration, Iwi/community consultation and engagement 31 December 2022 No  
Craig Welsh Independent Commissioner Resource and Environmental Management Nelson Limited     31 December 2025 Yes  
Daina-Jane Cunningham

Consents Planner

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Hamilton, Waikato, Otorohanga, Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatāne. Bay of Plenty Regional and Waikato Regional.

Environmental management, science and consent planning. Māori natural resources management (whenua).

30 June 2024 No  
Dale Meredith Senior Policy Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay, Otago Regional resource planning and policy development 31 December 2022 No  
Damian Ellerton Associate Marshall Day Acoustics Nationwide Acoustics/Noise 30 June 2023 No  
Dana Wensley Independent Commissioner       31 December 2025 Yes  
Daniel Rodie Team Leader, Resource Consents Auckland Council   Resource Management Planning and Subdivision 30 June 2026 No  
Daniel Smith Environmental Planning Manager Tauranga City Council Bay of Plenty Resource Management Planning 31 December 2023 No  
Daniel Tingey   Bay of Plenty Regional Council     31 December 2023 No  
Danielle Petricevich Senior Consents Planner Bay of Plenty Regional Council Nationwide Regional Council Resource Consent Planning 31 December 2025 No  
Darrell Statham Independent Commissoner/Transportation Manager Porirua City Council Nationwide Roading, traffic, transportation, subdivisions, developments 31 December 2022 No  
Darren Edwards   Invercargill City Council Invercargill Environmental Matters 30 June 2022 No  
Darren Ludlow Independent Commissioner Invercargill City Council     30 June 2023 Yes  
Darryl Black   Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Darryl Millar Independent Commissioner Resource Management Group Limited     30 June 2023 No  
Dave Marshall Kaitohutohu Taiao/ Environmental Policy Advisor Marshall Planning  Nationwide Natural resource policy and planning. Recognising and providing for hapū and iwi values in resource management systems and outcomes. 30 June 2026 No

021 256 3550   

Email

Dave Serjeant Independent Commissioner Merestone Limited Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch Planning and economics, Environmental Planning (Regional Resource Consents) 30 June 2026 Yes  
Dave Smith Technical Director – Transportation Planning Abley Limited Christchurch Transportation planning and engineering 31 December 2022 No  
David Allen Special Counsel Buddle Findlay Wellington Law 30 June 2025 Yes  
David Bridges Independent Commissioner Kaiuru Consulting Limited Nationwide Water Resource Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Public and Private Sector Infrastructure, Stormwater and Flood Protection, Rivers Engineering and Land Development. 30 June 2024 No  
David Caldwell Barrister Bridgeside Chambers     31 December 2025 Yes  
David Campbell Planning Manager Central Otago District Council     31 December 2023 No  
David Dangerfield Director EHS Support New Zealand Auckland, Waikato and Northland Regions Contaminated Land 30 June 2022 No  
David Forrest Senior Planner Beca Ltd  Lower North Island  Planner  30 June 2025  No  
David Gair Senior Resource Consents Planner Kapiti Coast District Council Kapiti Coast and Greater Wellington Region Subdivision Development and Surveying - land title and related matters 30 June 2022 No  
David Hill Independent Commissioner Sole Practitioner Nationwide, International Planning, social science, Te Ao Maori, Environmental science 30 June 2024 Yes  
David Just Team Leader Consents Planning Environment Canterbury Canterbury Regional Council Consents Planning, Water, Coastal. 31 December 2025 No  
David Marshall         31 December 2024 Yes  
David McLernon Independent Commissioner Octa Associates Limited Christchurch Engineering. Expertise in groundwater, discharges to ground and air 31 December 2023 Yes  
David McMahon Independent Commissioner Resource Management Group Limited Nationwide District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan changes; Resourse Consents: Land Use, Subdivision and Regional Consents; Designations; sole Commissioner and/or Panel member 31 December 2023 No  
David Mead Independent Commissioner Hill Young Cooper Limited Auckland Urban design, plannnig 30 June 2023 Yes  
David Mountfort Independent Commissioner Mountfort Planning Limited Canterbury, South Island General planning and resource management, policy and plan preparation, natural hazards, rural residential 31 December 2022 Yes  
David Murphy City Planner Palmerston North City Council Palmserston North and Manawatu District Plan development, strategic land-use planning, urban design policy, development contributions and placemaking. 30 June 2024 No  
David Newey Planning Manager Department of Conservation South Island   31 December 2026 No  
David Perenara-O'Connell Tribal Representative Ngai Tahu Greater Christchurch, Te Takiwa o Ngai Tahu Tangata whenua values, kaitiakitanga, water management, collaborative engagement 31 December 2022 No  
David Pullar Independent Commissioner   Otago, Southland   30 June 2023 Yes  
David Randal Partner Buddle Findlay   Resource Management, Māori law, local government, EEZ Act 30 June 2026 Yes  
David Stagg Team Leader Waikato Regional Council Waikato Industrial discharges to land air and water 30 June 2023 No  
David Wren Principal David Wren - Planning Policy Research Auckland My main areas of expertise include the planning assesment of resource consents, plan reviews and changes and notiices of requirement. 31 December 2026 Yes

09 815 0543

Email 

Dayle Hunia Independent Commissioner Kotuku Systems Ltd Eastern Bay of Plenty Māori Natural Resource Management and Economic Development, RMA: District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan changes, Resource Consents and Plan Changes, EEZ Act applications and Environmental science. 31 December 2026 No  
Dean Chrystal Independent Commissioner Planz Consultants Limited Nationwide Planning and resource management, including district and regional plan reviews, plan changes, resource consents, including major infrastructure, discharges, and urban and rural development 30 June 2023 Yes  
Deb Godinet Manager Property and Planning Auckland Transport   Law Planning, Local Government, Property, Infrastructure Projects, Urban development poloicy and planning, Land Acquisition, PWA 30 June 2022 No  
Debbie Donaldson   Perception Planning Ltd     31 December 2022 No  
Deborah Kissick Senior Environmental Planner Traverse Environmental Nationwide, particularly North Island Planning 30 June 2024 No  
Deborah Ryan Technical Director - Air Quality Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Air quality and odour effects assessment, industrial/infrastructure developments, air quality planning 31 December 2024 No  
Deborah Te Riaki Trustee Ngati Rangi Trust Ohakune, Southern Ruapehu Maori Cultural Values 31 December 2025 No  
Deepani Seneviratna Team Leader Consents Planning Environment Canterbury Christchurch, West Melton & Bank Peninsula S12 Coastal activities, s15 discharges (Stormwater and other contaminated water), s9 activities 30 June 2026 No  
Deidre Ewart Manager Permissions/SLM Department of Conservation     31 December 2025 No  
Denis Nugent Independent Commissioner   Nationwide District and Regional Planning, coastal Planning, heritage Planning 31 December 2023 Yes  
Dennis Bush-King Independent Commissioner/Planner   Tasman, Nelson Plan development and consenting/designation experience involving land use and subdivision, contaminated land, water allocation, dams, river works, discharges to air and water, and activities in the CMA including aquaculture developments. 30 June 2025 No

027 431 0317

Email

Derek Todd Principal Coastal and Natural Hazards Scientist Jacobs Nationwide Coastal processes, coastal hazards, (erosion, inundation, sea level rise) 31 December 2024 No  
Dhilum Nightingale Barrister Kate Sheppard Chambers Nationwide but based in Wellington Plan changes, plan and policy statement reviews, consenting, infrastructure, utilities, residential developments, national policy statements and NES-consents, fast-track consenting, enabling housing supply / incorporating medium density residential standards, EEZ applications 31 December 2026 Yes

021 385 130

Email 

Diane Palmer Resource Officer-Energy Waikato Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  
Don Anderson Principal Anderson&Co Resource Management and Planning Consultants South Island Land Use planning, urban design, architecture 30 June 2022 No  
Donald Turley Principal Turley Solutions Nelson- Marlborough; Buller -West Coast; Wellington; Wairarapa; Manawatu; Hawkes Bay Resource Management; District and Regional Planning; Resource Consents; Mediation. 31 December 2023 Yes  
Donna Jones   Waikato Regional Council     31 December 2023 No  
Doug Tate Group Manager – Customer and Community Partnerships Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Hawkes bay and wider Manawatu/Whanganui Region Community and integrated strategic planning, places and open spaces, development contributions, consultation and public participation and placemaking. 30 June 2024 No  
Douglas Fairgray Director Market Economics Ltd All of New Zealand Urban form and function (efficiency, sustainability), Urban and regional economies, land use and demand, infrastructure, NPSUDC, Economic /social well-beings, communities, Retail, commerce, centres and business areas, Transport infrastructure 31 December 2024 No  
Dudley Clemens   J.Swap Contractors Ltd     31 December 2025 No  
Dugald Ley Development Engineer Tasman District Council Top of the South Island Region Civil Environmental Engineering 30 June 2024 No  
Duncan Gray Senior Scientist – freshwater ecology ECan Canterbury, West Coast Freshwater ecology, water quality, fish and invertebrates, Mining, land use change/agriculture, urban development, braided rivers, environmental monitoring. River flow and allocation, policy and plan development 31 December 2023 No  
Dyanna Jolly Independent Researcher and Consultant Wītaskēwin Nationwide Relationships between social, cultural and ecological aspects of resource management, cross-cultural and participatory planning, collaborative engagement, Cultural Impact Assessment, Iwi Management Plans. 30 June 2023 No  
Dylan Makgill Consents Team Leader Tauranga City Council Bay of Plenty Consenting 30 June 2022 No  
Dynes Fulton         30 June 2023 Yes  
Edmund Brown Manager Environmental Monitoring Waikato Regional Council Waikato Hydrology (surface water and groundwater), water allocation policy and implementation 30 June 2024 No  
Eileen Von Dadelszen Principal, Independent Mediator and Hearings Commissioner Eileen von Dadelszen Planning Consultant Nationwide, from bases in Hawkes Bay and Wellington Experienced facilitator and Commissioner; fulfilling chair, panel and sole adjudication and mediation assignments 31 March 2027 Yes

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Eleanor Christensen Consents Officer Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Resourse Consents, Planning, Travel Demand Management 31 December 2025 No  
Elizabeth Burge Independent Commissioner   Wellington region Te Ao Maori, District and Regional policy, plans and plan changes, resource consents including regional, land use and subdivision. 30 June 2024 No  
Liz Devery Team Leader - Planning Invercargill City Council     31 December 2025 No  
Elizabeth Palmer Change Agent/Independent Commissioner Paama Group Nationwide, 1st preference North Island & Tairawhiti, Hawkes Bay Te Taiao Management for Marae, Hapu, and Iwi, Treaty Settlement/Claims, Dip. Maori Governance & Leadership, Te Wairoa Reserves Board, & Wairoa District Council (MSC) Maori Standing Committee Trusteeship  30 June 2026 No  
Ella Tennent Principal Advisor Consents Bay of Plenty Regional Council     31 December 2023 No  
Ellen Robotham Policy Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay Freshwater 31 December 2022 No  
Eloise Ryan (Dr) Senior Scientist Waikato Regional Council Waikato Water Quality 31 December 2023 No  
Elva Conroy Director/Planning Consultant Conroy & Donald Consultants Limited Nationwide Planning & Resource Management, Regional Planning, Water Resource Management, Te Ao Māori, Māori Cultural Heritage 31 December 2023 No  
Elyse Neville Senior Consents Officer Otago Regional Council Otago   31 December 2023 No  
Emily Thomson Senior Planner Kapiti Coast District Council Nationwide Planning 31 December 2022 No  
Emma Christmas Independent Commissioner   Otago Planning, water and land use management 30 June 2024 Yes

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Emma Cowan Resource Officer / Land Development, Resource Use Waikato Regional Council   Resource Management Planning, aggregate and mineral extraction, landfills, plantation forestry. 31 December 2023 No  
Emma Larsen Principal Resource Consents Advisor Selwyn District Council Christchurch Resource consent planning 31 December 2026 No  

Felicity Boyd

Associate

Incite

Nationwide

Policy and plan development, freshwater management

30 June 2024 No  
Fiona Blight Manager Resource Consents Queenstown Lakes District Council Queenstown Lakes District Land use, resource consent matters, Designations (including alterations) 31 December 2023 No  
Fiona McTavish Chief Executive Tumu Whakarae Bay of Plenty Regional Council     30 June 2026 No  
Fiona Shaw Kaimahi Putaaio Te Kahui O Rauru South Taranaki/Whanganui Tikanga Maori, Conservation and biodiversity management, Planning 31 December 2022 No  
Fleur Maseyk Practice Leader - Conservation Services The Catalyst Group Nationwide Settlement of complex ecological disputes, mediation; biodiversity policy; biodiversity offsetting & compensation; ecosystem services; terrestrial ecology 31 December 2022 No  
Fleur Matthews Team Leader, Policy & Planning Greater Wellington Regional Council   Policy development, biodiversity, biosecurity. 31 December 2025 No

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Fraser Campbell Independent Commissioner Campbell Consulting Limited Nationwide Environmental Engineering, Economic Analysis, Stormwater and River Management, Irrigation and Water Resource Allocation 31 December 2022 No  
Gabrielle Huria Principal Advisor - Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Representative - Tuahuriri Christchurch City Council - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Christchurch, North Canterbury Maori, Local Body 30 June 2022 No  
Gareth Taylor Director Collaborations Canterbury - South Island Environmental Management, Environmental Assessment and Reporting, Water Resources - Ecology & Quality 31 December 2022 No  
Gary Bramley Principal Ecologist and Director The Ecology Company Limited Nationwide, but particularly Northland and the West Coast of the South Island Ecology 31 December 2025 No  
Gary Rae Independent Commissioner Incite Nelson, experienced in South Island and Central North Island Regions All aspects of RMA planning including District Plan Reviews, Plan Changes, resource consents, designations, with particular expertise in traffic, roading, and noise issues. 30 June 2026 Yes  
Gavin Ion Chief Executive Waikato District Council Waikato Region General Management, structure planning, growth management, Future Proof Strategy, development contributions, rural subdivision 31 December 2026 No

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Gavin Kemble Director, Majority Owner, Planner Enspire Consulting Limited Nationwide based in Tauranga Statutory Planning, Coastal Planning, Planning Document Process, Freshwater Planning, Designations, Network Utilities & Large Infrastructure Planning. 31 December 2026 Yes

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Gavin Lister Independent Commissioner Isthmus Group Nationwide Urban Design, Landscape Architecture 30 June 2026 No  
George Gericke   Environment Southland     30 June 2023 No  
George Lyons     Hastings Mediation, Primary Sector 30 June 2022 Yes  
Gerard Cleary   Anthony Harper     31 December 2022 No  
Gerard McCarten Planning Manager Sentinel Planning Ltd Nationwide Planning, Resource Management, Resource Consents 31 December 2025 Yes  
Gerard Willis Director Enfocus Ltd Nationwide Land and water management (quality and quantity), Rural management issues (district and regional), Natural hazards, Biodiversity, Energy 31 December 2023 No

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Gemma Conlon

Director – Principal Planner

Perspective Consulting Limited

Canterbury and Otago Strategy advice and policy development, Issue scoping, Public consultation, Resource consenting including applications, outline plans, subdivisions, submissions and objections, Pre-planning advice, Environment Court mediation, District Plan changes, Section 32 reports 30 June 2024 No  
Gerry Kessels Director Kessels and Associates Ltd Nationwide - Waikato based Terrestrial and freshwater ecology. Environmental impact assessment. Biodiversity offsetting. Conservation and biodiversity policy. Natural character assessment. Significant natural area assessment. Ecological restoration. 31 December 2022 No  
Gillian Crowcroft Independent Commissioner & Freshwater Commissioner Harrison Grierson Consultants Nationwide

Freshwater management, integrated catchment management, hydrology (esp. groundwater), regional land and water policy & planning, and resource consents (3-waters take & discharges, structures and land use).

31 December 2023 No  
Gillian Wratt Independent Commissioner   Nationwide, based in Nelson Environmental Science 31 December 2025 No  

Gillian Ensor

Environmental Consultant 

Enviser Ltd

Christchurch and South Island  Planning and resource management, resource consents, policy and plan drafting  30 June 2024 No  
Gina Ferguson Compliance Manager Marlborough District Council Marlborough RMA, Regional and District, Noise 30 June 2024 No  
Gina Jones Architect Consultant Catalyst Consulting Ltd Wellington, Wairarapa Architecture; Heritage 30 June 2024 No 021 456 088 
Gina Rangi Independent Commissioner Koi Consulting Ltd     30 June 2023 No  
Gina Sweetman Independent Commissioner Sweetman Planning Nationwide Resource management, local and regional planning, policy and plan development. Resource consents. Te Ao Maori, Freshwater and Chair of Hearing Panels. 31 December 2024 Yes

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Giulia Lazarim   RedCrow     31 December 2023 No  
Glen Cooper Principal Planner AECOM Nationwide Resource management, regional and district planning, environmental science (marine biology), proposals of national significance, regulatory policy 30 June 2023 No  
Glenice Paine Independent Maori Commissioner Independent Nationwide  A wide range of Environmental issues affecting Tangata Whenua. Iwi environmental management including economic, social, and cultural development. Fisheries incl; Maori customary and commercial 30 June 2024 No  Email
Glenn Wilcox Board Member Independent Maori Statutory Board     31 December 2025 No  
Graham Macky Principal Engineer DHI New Zealand Auckland, Canterbury, Wellington River and coastal hydraulics, Sediment transport, Water resources, Stormwater management 30 June 2022 No  
Graham Taylor Independent Commissioner Resource Management Group Canterbury/South Island District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan changes; Resource Consents: Land Use, Subdivision and Regional Consents; Designations; Sole Commissioner and/or Panel member 31 December 2025 No  
Graham Thomas Consultant Resource Management Consultants Nelson, Tasman, West Coast Engineering, Maori Issues, Developments and Land Use Consents 30 June 2024 No  
Grant Blackie Land and Soil Programme Manager Waikato Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  
Greg Burrell (Dr) Scientist and Independent Commissioner Instream Consulting Ltd Nationwide Ecology, water quality, environmental flows, allocation and limit setting 31 December 2022 No  
Greg Carlyon Director The Catalyst Group Nationwide Biodiversity, land and water management, regional and district planning, resource consents 31 December 2024 Yes  
Greg Hill Independent Commissioner Greg Hill Consultants Nationwide Planning – District and Regional Planning – Plan reviews, changes and resource consents (all facets, but particularly growth management and coastal management) 31 December 2023 Yes

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Greg Ryder (Dr) Independent Commissioner Ryder Environmental Ltd Nationwide Abstractions, aquatic ecology, flow setting, impoundments, non-point source discharges, water quality, wastewater discharges to coastal and freshwater environments 30 June 2022 Yes  
Greg Shirras Senior Consents Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay   31 December 2022 No  
Grey Wilson  Principal Good Earth Matters Consulting Ltd Hawke’s Bay, East Coast, Manawatu, Central North Island Community infrastructure and three waters consenting; water resources; infrastructure policy development; aggregate resources; rivers and flood protection; electricity generation and transmission including renewables. 31 December 2023 No

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Gwyneth Elsum General Manager Strategy, Policy & Science Otago Regional Council     31 December 2023 No  
Hadley Mills Planning, Science and Innovation Manager West Coast Regional Council West Coast Landscape Architecture 31 December 2025 No  
Haidee McCabe   Irricon Resource Solutions     31 December 2025 No  
Hamish Barrell District Planning Manager Timaru District Council     31 December 2023 No  
Hamish Dean Consents Team Leader Bay of Plenty Regional Council     31 December 2023 No  
Hamish Lampp Planning Manager Whanganui District Council Central North Island Planning 31 December 2022 No  
Hamish Lowe Independent Commissioner Lowe Environmental Impact Limited Nationwide Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, water takes, waste discharges, subdivisions 30 June 2023 Yes  
Hamish Rennie Independent Commissioner Eclectic Energy Nationwide, Waikato, Bay of Plenty Regions Coastal and marine Planning and resource management (especially aquaculture, marinas, reefs), tourism facilities, social science, Environmental impact assessment, common pool resources and co-management 30 June 2024 No  
Hannah Goslin Senior Resource Management Consultant Incite (Christchurch) Ltd Nationwide Planning, Resource Consenting and regional policy planning 31 December 2023 No  
Hans Versteegh Manager Marlborough District Council Nationwide RMA Regional and district 31 December 2025 Yes  
Harriet Fraser Consultant Traffic Engineer and Transportation Planner Harriet Fraser Engineering and Transportation Planning Nationwide  Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning  31 December 2025 No  

Haupai Puke

Senior Lecturer

University of Waikato

    30 June 2024 No  

Hayley Brunel

 

Tauranga City Council

    30 June 2024 No  
Hayley Lawrence Kaiwhakahaere Taiao – Environmental Manager Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust Maungaharuru-Tangitū Takiwā north of Napier   31 December 2022 No  
Heike Lutz Building Conservation Consultant BCon Consultants Ltd Nationwide Architecture, Building Conservation, Cultural heritage, Historic heritage, Sustainability, Urban design 31 December 2025 No  
Helen Anderson Technical Director - Planning GHD Limited Nationwide Resource management, local and regional planning, resource consents, EEZ 31 December 2025 No  
Helen Atkins Partner Atkins Holm Majurey Nationwide Law 31 December 2024 Yes  
Helen Brown   Environment Southland     30 June 2023 No  
Helen Creagh Consents Manager Bay of Plenty Regional Council     30 June 2026 No  
Helen Hamilton (nee Webb) Principal, Environment and Planning Aurecon Nationwide—particularly Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu and Wellington All Planning, including Consenting, Designations, Policy and Plan Preparation, Major Infrastructure, Water and Wastewater, Landfills, Contamination, Coastal Consents, Discharges, Historic Heritage, Land Development, Consultation and Iwi Engagement 31 December 2023 No  
Helen Mellsop Director and landscape architect Helen Mellsop Landscape Architect Nationwide Landscape architecture, Landscape planning 31 December 2025 No  
Henry Weston Independent Consultant Weston Consulting Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Law, Planning, Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Treaty of Waitangi 30 June 2024 No  
Henry Winchester Senior Planner Environment Canterbury Canterbury Planning and resource management, mainly regional policy and planning and resource consents, including waste activities, discharges, water, agricultural activities, and air. 31 December 2024 No  
Hilary Lennox Senior Consultant Ahikā Consulting Ltd Otago/Southland Environmental science, planning and regulation 30 June 2023 No  
Hilke Giles (Dr) Independent Commissioner Pisces Consulting Limited Nationwide, based in Hamilton Coastal and marine science, aquaculture, resource consents, policy and plan preparation and reviews 30 June 2025 No

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Hinemoa Dixon Senior Employment Mediator Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Hiikina Whakatutuki Hamilton  Has worked in dispute and conflict resolution situations, with confidence managing matters requiring cultural considerations to be observed including te reo and tikanga Maaori. Other skills: effective communication, facilitation, problem solving and enjoys working with people.   31 December 2026 No Email 
Hiram Garcia Senior Consultant/Contract Manager Golder Associates NZ Ltd Auckland and Canterbury Contaminated Land 31 December 2022 No  
Hoani Langsbury Ngai Tahu Representative Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu South Island Zoology, Ecology, Te Ao Maori, Water Quality, Wastewater, Kaitiakitaka. 30 June 2022 No  
Hugh Keane Programme Manager Waikato Regional Council   Infrastructure 30 June 2026 No  
Hugh Leersnyder Independent Commissioner   Nationwide Environmental science, regional consenting, coastal and soil and water related matters 30 June 2022 Yes  
Hugh Thorpe (Dr) Independent Commissioner Independent Nationwide Groundwater science. Environmental science. A fair understanding of Te Ao Maori. Have passed SC in Te Reo. 30 June 2023 No  
Hywel Edwards Senior Associate - Planner Beca Ltd Nationwide, Particularly Lower North Island Planning 30 June 2022 No  
Ian Boothroyd Senior Principal, Senior Ecologist Boffa Miskell Ltd Auckland Environmental impact assessments, water and ecology management, environmental monitoring and management plans, Expert Witness and Independent Mediation 30 June 2026 Yes  
Ian Carstens         31 December 2024 No  
Ian Davidson-Watts Independent Commissioner Davidson-Watts Ecology Nationwide Independent Commissioner that specialises in biodiversity 30 June 2022 No

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Ian Goldschmidt Independent Commissioner   National Large scale industrial/major infrastructure developments, Design and operational understanding of wastewater treatment plants, nutrient management for land systems, land contamination, stormwater treatment and design, water take and discharges to air (gas, coal and particulate). 31 December 2024 No

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Ian Leary Independent Commissioner Spencer Holmes Consultants Lower North Island Planning, survey and land development. 30 June 2026 No  
Ian Mayhew Principal Planning and Policy Consultant 4Sight Consulting Predominantly Auckland based, but have worked in a number of areas in NZ including Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Canterbury. Water resource/freshwater management, Urban land development (stormwater, earthworks, contaminated land management etc), Major infrastructure, environmental impact assessments, Natural resource policy and planning. 31 December 2022 No  
Ian Millner Senior Advisor Rural Directions Advisory Services Ltd Nationwide Land management, Nutrient management, Catchment modelling, Policy analysis, Agriculture, Freshwater management, farm planning, AEE, community resilience, Landscape Analysis. 31 December 2025 No  
Ian Munro Independent Commissioner Urbanism Plus Limited   Urban Design, Strategic Planning, and Resource Management 30 June 2023 No  
Iván Eiroa Santamarina

Director:

Urban Planner, Urban Designer and Registered Architect.

Urbanhub Aotearoa Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington / Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, Ōtautahi Christchurch. All Aotearoa.

RMA Planning, Urban Design and Architecture:Planning and Resource Management, District & Regional planning, Land use and Transport Integration, Urban development, Urban design, Spatial Planning, Special Character, Built and Cultural heritage, Building Conservation and Architecture.

31 December 2024 No

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Jack McConchie Independent Commissioner WSP New Zealand Limited Waikato to Marlborough Hydrology,Groundwater, Land Use Impacts, Environmental Science, Flood Hazard and Risk Assessment 30 June 2024 No  
Jack Turner Director | Engineer | Planner Tektus Consultants Limited Auckland Field of expertise (250 Characters or less) Expertise in civil and environmental engineering, in tandem with environmental planning, and with specialisation in water sensitive design. 31 December 2023 No  
Jacky Bartley Director/Principal Planner Bartley Planning Ltd Nationwide Strategic Planning, Unitary and District Plan Reviews, Plan Changes, Resource Consents, Treaty of Waitangi. 30 June 2024 No  
Jacob Steens Senior Consents Planner Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Planning 31 December 2026 No

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Jacqui Robson Senior Engineer Vision Consulting Engineers Ltd Auckland, Northland Engineering: transport planning, traffic, road safety and road construction; stormwater, water and wastewater planning; stormwater treatment and discharge; water treatment and supply; wastewater treatment and discharge; parks and recreation planning 31 December 2022 No  
Jacqui Todd Principal Consents Planner Canterbury Regional Council Canterbury region Planning 30 June 2026 No  
Jade McRae   Environment Southland     30 June 2023 No  
Jade Wikaira Managing Director Wikaira Consulting Limited Lower North Island - Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatu. Central North Island - Taupō, Turangi Māori Cultural Values/Building Māori Cultural Capability, Environmental Planning, Resource Management. 31 December 2022 No  
James Clark Compliance Manager Marlborough District Council   Compliance, Enforcement Ta and Regional councils 31 December 2022 No  
James Gardner-Hopkins Barrister   Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Hawkes’ Bay, Queenstown Legal aspects of consenting, including notification (and identifying risks for consent authorities); as to subject matter, major projects, Maori legal issues, development, conservation, coastal, plan changes, process and procedure. 31 December 2026 Yes

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James Sinclair Division Manager - Consents Waikato Regional Council Waikato Region Consent Planning 30 June 2022 No  
James Whetu Director and Principal Planner Whetū Consultancy Group Waikato, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki

Planning and Policy; Māori Planning / Māori in Resource Management; Te Ao Māori

31 December 2023 No  Email
Jan Caunter Director Jan Caunter Ltd Nationwide Resource management law (land use, subdivision and regional consents), Designations, Waste management, Contaminated sites, Applications under COVID-10 Recovery (Fast-Track) Consenting Act 2020. 31 December 2026 Yes

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Jan Crawford Planning Consultant Planning Consultants Limited     30 June 2022 No  
Jane Black   People + Places     30 June 2026 No  
Jane Kitson (Dr) Company Director Kitson Consulting Ltd Southland, South Island Environmental Science (water quality), human ecology, and mahinga kai 31 December 2022 No  
Jane Macartney Consultant Town Planner  Tollemache Consultants Limited

Auckland/Waikato

Resource consents, plan changes and designations. Recently completed s42A hearing reports for the Proposed Waikato District Plan (Industrial Zone, Heavy Industrial Zone, Designations, Landscapes, Rural subdivision – transferable development rights, rezoning requests at Te Kauwhata). 31 December 2026 No

027 206 9905

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Jane Sinclair Independent Commissioner       30 June 2023 No  
Jane Taylor Independent Commissioner       30 June 2026 Yes  
Jane Whyte Resource Manager Response Planning Consultants Limited     30 June 2023 Yes  
Janeen Kydd-Smith Director & Principal Planner Sage Planning (HB) Limited Hawke’s Bay Region, Gisborne Region Environmental Planner, policy analysis and formulation, district plan preparation and review, hearing decision writing, resource consents (district and regional), renewable energy projects. 31 December 2026 Yes

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Janette Campbell Partner Meredith Connell Nationwide   31 December 2025 Yes  
Janette Dovey Independent Commissioner Bellbird Consulting Group Limited Nationwide, Canterbury Planning and Resource Management – Consents and Policy, Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas, Land Use Recovery Plan Actions, Local Government Bylaws 31 December 2022 No  
Janice Carter Planner URS New Zealand Limited Nationwide, South Island, Christchurch. Resource Management Planning-policy, Plans, Statutory and Strategic Planning 30 June 2023 Yes  
Janine Bell Associate Partner, Planner, Managing Principal Boffa Miskell Limited Auckland Statutory planning and district plan preparation, urban, transport and strategic planning and projects, Local Authority management, independent hearing commissioner 30 June 2023 Yes  
Jared Pettersson Director  Enviser Ltd Nationwide  Coasts and ports, contaminated land, infrastructure, stormwater  31 December 2025 No

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Jasmine Mitchell Team Leader – Consents Horizons Regional Council Manawatu-Whanganui  Planning 31 December 2026 No

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Jason Evans Director ET Urban Design Ltd Nationwide Urban Design, Town Planning, Historic Buildings Conservation 31 December 2022 No  
Jason Jones Independent Commissioner Resource Management Group Ltd Nationwide Policy planning; District, Unitary and Regional Plan making and plan changes; resource consents and designations; informal mediation and facilitation. 31 December 2026 Yes

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Jason Smith Environmental Scientist Morphum Environmental Limited Primarily Auckland Environmental Science 31 December 2023 No  
Jason Ward Manager, Planning & Development Solutions Rotorua Lakes Council     31 December 2025 No  
Jayne Macdonald Partner Mactodd South Island Planning and law 31 December 2025 Yes

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Jeff Farrell Manager Strategic Projects Whakatane District Council   Natural hazards, public infrastructure projects, landuse and subdivision, building development; contaminated sites. 30 June 2022 No  
Jeff Kemp Independent Commissioner Bay of Islands Planning Limited Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty Planning, Resource Management, Resource Consents, Coastal Consents 30 June 2023 No  
Jeff Smith Science Manager Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Hawke’s Bay Resource management science and planning 31 December 2024 No

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Jenni Vernon Independent Commissioner JJ Consultants Limited     30 June 2023 Yes  
Jennie Smeaton   Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Inc     30 June 2026 No  
Jennifer Green Senior Resource Management Planner Southland District Council Southland Resource Consenting 30 June 2023 No  
Jennifer Hayman Researcher Hayman Consulting Aotearoa NZ Archaeology, cultural heritage management 31 December 2024 Yes  
Jennifer Lancashire   Beca     31 December 2024 No  
Jennifer McGirr Independent Commissioner and RMA Practitioner   Nationwide RMA Planning, Resource Consent Compliance, Drinking Water Management and Compliance 31 December 2026 No

022 384 5130

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Jennifer Valentine Technical Director - Planning 4Sight Consulting Ltd Auckland Planner - particular experience in preparation and processing of resource consents 30 June 2025 No

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Jenny Harrison Independent Commissioner WSP New Zealand Limited     31 December 2023 No  
Jenny Ross Team Leader Consents Otago Regional Council Otago Consents 31 December 2023 No  
Jenny Simpson Senior Environmental Engineer Tonkin & Taylor Limited Nationwide Environmental Engineering, Air Quality 30 June 2023 No  
Jenny Tamakehu Hapu Representative Te Runanga o Tamaupoko Whanganui/Ruapehu Tangata whenua 31 December 2022 No  
Jerald Twomey Policy Analyst (Iwi) Horizons   Kaupapa Maori 31 December 2022 No  
Jeremy Brophy Planning Manager BTW Company Limited Taranaki, Waikato, Whanganui Regions Planning and Resource Management 31 December 2022 No  
Jeremy Phillips Independent Commissioner Novo Group Canterbury Land use planning 31 December 2022 Yes  
Jerry van Lier Policy Analyst Ministry for the Environment Wellington   31 December 2024 No  
Jesse Burgess Planning Manager Selwyn District Council Christchurch City and Selwyn District Strategic Planning Policy and Resource Consents 30 June 2023 No  
Jessica Phillips Senior Analyst Ministry for the Environment Nationwide Resource Management — national direction, plan-making, resource consents 30 June 2023 No  
Jill Sheehy Independent Commissioner Whanganui District Council/Te Runanga o Tupoho Whanganui   30 June 2026 Yes  
Jim Bradley Independent Commissioner MWH New Zealand Limited     30 June 2023 No  
Jim Cooke (Dr) Independent Commissioner   Nationwide Environmental Science (40+ years experience) particularly water quality (freshwater and marine) and ecology, water quantity (allocation), soils, point sources, diffuse sources, cumulative effects.  31 December 2025 No

021 738 587

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Jim Milne Barrister Barrister     30 June 2022 Yes  
Jinty MacTavish Principal Policy Advisor Dunedin City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Jo Cavanagh Research Priority Area Leader/Research scientist Manaaki-Whenua National, physically located in Christchurch Environmental toxicology and chemistry/effects arising from anthropogenic chemical contamination, primarily focussed on soils 31 December 2022 No  
Jo Cranswick Consents Planner Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Water take and use, Wastewater discharges, Instream structures and works 31 December 2023 No  
Jo Gould   Department of Conservation     31 December 2023 No  
Jo Lester Independent Commissioner   Wellington Resource Management, Local & Regional Planning, Resource Consents 30 June 2022 No  
Jo-Anne Cook-Munro Policy and Planning Manager, Governance and Strategy Thames Coromandel District Council Waikato, Thames-Coromandel and South Waikato Resource management law and policy environmental law and policy, iwi environmental policy, transport law and policy. 31 December 2022 No  
Joanna Gilroy   Environment Southland     31 December 2025 No  
Joanna Noble Principal/Director Noble Planning Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay Planning, focus on coastal and freshwater management, but a range of experience 31 December 2023 No  
Joanne Lewis Independent Commissioner Lewis Consultancy Limited     30 June 2026 No

027 446 0386

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John Childs Consultant   North Auckland, Auckland Region, Waikato, Bay of Plenty District and Regional Planning, Coastal Planning 30 June 2023 No  
John Gwilliam Lawyer Main Street Legal     31 December 2023 Yes  
John Hudson Independent Commissioner Hudson Associates     30 June 2026 Yes  
John Iseli Independent Commissioner Specialist Environmental Services Nationwide Air quality science 30 June 2024 Yes  
John Maassen Lawyer Cooper Rapley Limited     30 June 2023 Yes  
John McLean         31 December 2024 No  
John Milligan Independent Commissioner, Barrister   Nationwide, South Island Resource management and Local Government Law 30 June 2023 Yes  
John Olliver Managing Director Bloxam Burnett and Olliver Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Auckland, Wellington Major Infrastructure projects, designations, resource consents, District Plan Policy 30 June 2022 No  
John Parlane Independent Engineer and Economist Parlane & Associates Ltd Nationwide Traffic engineering, Infrastructure, urban and transportation planning. 31 December 2023 No  
John Rapana Independent Commissioner Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority Waiaraki/Bay of Plenty Environmental Management, Resource Consents, Water Quality, Mātauranga Māori, Iwi Management, Cultural Monitoring. 31 December 2023 No  
John Roberts Statutory Manager Department of Conservation Inland Otago Tourism Development Proposals 31 December 2025 No  
John Sule Senior Planner Dunedin City Council     31 December 2026 No  
Joinella Maihi-Carroll Trustee Mana Ahuriri Trust Napier - Hawkes Bay, Hastings Administration and Management Negotiation 30 June 2023 No  
Jonathan Clease Partner Planz Consultants Ltd Canterbury 

Urban growth, spatial planning, and urban regeneration matters and the District Plan policy and zone frameworks. Experience with preparing large-scale resource consent applications for commercial, medium density, and tourism projects. A pragmatic approach to both policy and consent processes and decision-making.

 
31 December 2026 No  
Jonathan Shaw Manager Planning and Building Services Invercargill City Council Invergargill/Southland Planning and Building 30 June 2023 No  
Jorge Rodriguez Technical Lead - Planning GHD Waikato

Resource consents related to soil disturbance activities, infrastructure works, mining and quarries,  state highways, landfills, cleanfill and managed fills.

31 December 2024 No  
Joy Comrie   Department of Conservation     31 December 2026 No  
Jude Pani Democracy Manager Hamilton City Council   Democratic process, community engagement 30 June 2023 No  
Judith Batchelor Independent Commissioner Hurunui District Council Canterbury Planning 30 June 2026 No  
Judith Makinson Transportation Engineering Manager CKL Nationwide Traffic and Transportation 30 June 2023 No

022 685 5496

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Julia Byrne Consents Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council     31 December 2022 No  
Julia Wick Landscape Architect Boffa Miskell Limited Auckland Landscape Architecture, Landscape and Visual 31 December 2026 No  
Julia Williams Independent Commissioner Drakeford Williams Limited   Landscape planning and design, landscape and visual effects assessment. 31 December 2023 No  
Julian Ironside Independent Commissioner, Barrister     Resource Management/Local Government Law 31 December 2023 Yes  
Juliane Chetham Independent Commissioner Chetham Consulting Ltd Nationwide Planning, environmental science, geography, coastal and marine ecology and management, cultural Impact Assessment, Tikanga Maori, Matauranga Maori 31 December 2023 No  
Julie Shepherd Senior Māori- Environmental Planner and Resource Management Independent Consultant Manaaki Taiao Ltd Western Bay of Plenty District, Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty Region Planning, from a Maori perspective to negotiate outcomes of conditions of consent and their implementation of augier agreements 30 June 2022 No  
Julie Bevan Manager Policy and Planning Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Statutory planning, regional and district plan preparation, resource consents. 30 June 2023 No  
Julie Geange Partner, Independent Commissioner I Could Do That Consulting Nationwide, based in Wellington Local Government, Regional and District Plan Development 31 December 2023 Yes  
Justine Ashley Director Planz Consultants Limited Christchurch  Planning and Policy: district plan reviews, strategic planning, urban growth, plan changes, resource consents, rural issues and activities.  31 December 2026 Yes

027 285 9458

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Justine Bray Independent Commissioner WSP New Zealand Limited Auckland, Nationwide Planning, designations, social impact assessment 31 December 2023 Yes  
Justine Quinn Senior Freshwater Scientist Tonkin & Taylor Ltd Auckland based, but have worked in other parts of NZ. Freshwater science (water quality and ecology), freshwater management, urban land development (streamworks, stormwater), ecology, environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring and management plans 31 December 2025 No  
Karen Baverstock Principal Planner Tonkin & Taylor Ltd Auckland, Northland, Waikato Planning, Coastal Planning, Infrastructure and Industry, regional consenting 31 December 2024 No  
Karen Coutts Representative Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Nationwide Matauranga Māori, tikanga, māna whenua, Māori - Iwi - hapū, HSNO - as understood by Māori 30 June 2022 No  
Karen Mitchell Kaitātari Taiao Ngā Waihua o Paerangi Trust     31 December 2022 No  
Karen Price Lawyer Price Consulting Nationwide Law; resource management policy, plans, consents, designations; climate change; mining; water; coastal; Treaty of Waitangi; infrastructure; advanced mediator; restorative justice 30 June 2027 Yes

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Karla Kereopa   Bay of Plenty Regional Council Rotorua Te Ao Māori, Law 30 June 2022 No  
Karyn Kurzeja Director Purpose Planning Auckland Region Rural Subdivision, Urban Subdivision, Greenfield Subdivision, Coastal Land Development, Integrated Housing Developments, as well as Residential, Retail and Commercial land uses. 31 December 2025 Yes  
Karyn Sinclair Independent Commissioner Sinclair Environmental Limited     31 December 2023 Yes  
Kataraina O'Brien Staff Member Bay of Plenty Regional Council     31 December 2025 No  
Kate McArthur Practice Leader - Water Quality The Catalyst Group     31 December 2025 Yes  
Kate Searle Principal Planner Boffa Miskell Wellington, lower North Island Planning and resource management, including district and regional plan making, resource consents 30 June 2025 No Email
Katerina Pihera-Ridge  Independent Commissioner Scion Research  Bay of Plenty Resource & Environmental Planning, Mana o te Wai, Mana o Te Taiao, Cultural Impact Management, Climate Change, Biosecurity, Biodiversity 31 December 2023 No  
Katherine Kaue   Bay of Plenty Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  

Katherine Luketina

Independent Commissioner

  Nationwide

Regional Policy and Plan development, regional consenting matters, critical analysis of scientific and technical evidence, geothermal energy, geophysics.

30 June 2024

No

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Kathy Mason Environmental Consultant  Allegrow Rural Environmental Specialists Bay of Plenty/Waikato    31 December 2023 No

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Katia Fraser Special Counsel Meredith Connell Nationwide Law, Resource Management, planning, environmental. 31 December 2023 No  
Katrina Brunton Planning and Regulatory Consultant Regulatory Solutions Nationwide RMA Planning and Policy Development, RMA Consenting, Local Government, Local Government Regulatory processes, Mediation and Facilitation. 31 December 2026 No  
Katrina Ellis Senior Planner The Property Group Nationwide Planning 31 December 2023 No

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Katy Dimmendaal Senior Planner Thames-Coromandel District Council Coromandel Land use, Subdivision and Designations 30 June 2022 No  
Kay Booth Independent Commissioner Lindis Consulting Limited     30 June 2026 No  
Keita Kohere       30 June 2023 No  
Keith Hamill Director River Lake Ltd New Zealand, Nationwide Aquatic ecology and water quality 30 June 2023 No  
Keith Hovell Independent Commissioner Hovell Environmental Planning     30 June 2023 Yes  
Kelly May Independent Commissioner Independent Nelson/Marlborough/Wellington Fisheries, Aquaculture, Māori Perspectives 31 December 2026 No  
Kelly Walker Senior Consents Planner Environment Canterbury South Canterbury Process consents and provide recommendations on mainly: Ground and surface water take and use, s9 earthworks, discharges including single site wastewater and territorial authority wastewater treatment plants. 31 December 2024 No

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Kelvyn Eglinton Director Eglinton Consulting Waikato/ Bay of Plenty/ Manawatu-Whanganui, Central North Island Corporate social responsibility, minerals and mining sectors, growth planning and strategy, civic infrastructure projects. 30 June 2023 No  
Ken Fletcher Independent Resource Management Commissioner   Canterbury Economics, Modelling, Retail, Trade Competition, Housing Affordability, Mediation, Dispute Resolution 31 December 2026 Yes

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Ken Gimblett Planner Boffa Miskell Limited Christchurch Statutory planning and policy preparation, Independent hearing commissioner, plan development and administration, project evalusation and effects assessments, resource consents, urban planning 31 December 2023 Yes  
Ken Lawn Independent Commissioner Independent Commissioner Canterbury Resource management planning, local government operational management 31 December 2022 No  
Kendra Monteith Consents Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay Resource consents, Environmental Planning 30 June 2024 No  
Keri Johnston Principal Consultant, Director Irricon Resource Solutions Limited Canterbury, Otago and Southland Natural resources engineering, surface and groundwater hydrology, water and nutrient allocation frameworks. 31 December 2026 No Email 

Kerstin Strauss

Team Leader Consents – Coastal Otago

Otago Regional Council

Auckland, Otago District and regional consents, unitary authority ‘bundled’ consents; particularly heritage, urban design, traffic, noise/ vibration, subdivision, large-scale earthworks, wastewater, contamination, coastal 30 June 2024 No  
Kim Hardy Group Director Environment New Zealand AECOM New Zealand Nationwide Regional and District Consents, Infrastructure, Commercial and Residential Development, Resource use and allocation including water, Plan Changes, Designations. 30 June 2022 Yes

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Kim Seaton Independent Commissioner Novo Group Limited South Island Planning 30 June 2024 Yes  
Kim Smith Senior Policy Advisor Rotorua Lakes Council Bay of Plenty and Gisborne Regional and District plan development and natural hazards. 31 December 2024 No  
Kiritahi Firmin         30 June 2022 No  
Kirsten Tebbutt Resource Management Consultant Mitchell Daysh Limited     30 June 2026 No  
Kirstin McDonald Iwi Member Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Whanganui Taranaki Cultural and Environmental 31 December 2022 No  
Kirstyn Lindsay Senior Planner Dunedin City Council Dunedin Resource consents 30 June 2024 Yes  
Kitt Littlejohn Independent Commissioner Self-employed barrister  Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki Resource management and planning law and procedure; resource consents (district and regional); land-use, urban and natural environment planning (plan changes; variations); designations; coastal; s357 objections.  30 June 2024 Yes

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Kura Stafford He Pou Taiao Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Nelson, Tasman region RMA Planning, environmental management, Mātauranga Māori, Cultural attributes and activities. 30 June 2026 No  
Lacey Bragg   Environment Southland     30 June 2023 No  
Lachlan Muldowney   Barrister Nationwide RMA/ Local Government/Public Law 30 June 2026 No  
Laura Swan Senior Resource Planner Haines Planning Consultants Limited     30 June 2024 No  
Lauren Maciaszek Consents Officer Environment Southland Southland Resource consent applications to regional councils, including water takes, dairy farming and discharges, and industrial discharges to land. 30 June 2022 No  
Lauren Semple Partner Greenwood Roche South Island predominately but work nationally Resource Management Law 31 December 2025 No  
Lauren Wallace Partner Govett Quilliam New Plymouth RMA/Local Government Lawyer  30 June 2025 No

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Laurence Dolan Independent Commissioner Independent Commissioner Nationwide Resource Consents, particularly in respect of waste management 30 June 2022 No  
Leana Shirley Consents Planner Horizons Regional Council   Planning 30 June 2026 No  
Lee Beattie Independent Commissioner Town Planning and Design Limited     30 June 2024 Yes  
Lee Sampson Director Habitus Group Christchurch Project Planning, Management Land and Development Management 30 June 2026 No  
Leigh Bull Senior Ecologist Boffa Miskell Wellington Ecological, environmental assessments, effects and environmental monitoring, ecological/scientific advice, peer reviewing 31 December 2022 No  
Leigh McGregor Independent Commissioner   Nationwide Lawyer, full time Hearings Commissioner with more than 25 years experience as chair of regional and district planning and resource management hearings. 30 June 2023 Yes  
Les Simmons Independent Commissioner L J Simmons Limited Nationwide, Upper North Island Planning and resource management, chair of hearings panels 30 June 2023 Yes  
Lesley Jenkins Local Area Manager: Upper Harbour - Rodney – Hibiscus and Bays, Local Board Services Auckland Council Auckland, Northland, Dunedin Planning, Resource Management and Governance 31 December 2022 No

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Liane Ngamane Member Independent Maori Statutory Board Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions Kaupapa Maori and Planning 31 December 2025 No  
Lilian Harley Director/Consultant Allegrow Limited Bay of Plenty, Gisborne Environmental Consulting, Water quantity, Water quality, Nutrient Management. 30 June 2022 No

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Linda Kerkmeester NZILA Registered Landscape Architect Boffa Miskell Wellington Landscape Planning and Design, Landscape and Visual effects assessment. 30 June 2022 No  
Linda Te Aho Tribal Member University of Waikato     31 December 2025 Yes  
Lindsay Daysh Independent Commissioner Incite Central New Zealand Consenting, policy development, designations, infrastructure, transportation 31 December 2023 Yes

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Lisa Gibellini Planning Advisor Nelson City Council   Planning Subdivision and Land Development 30 June 2026 No  
Lisa Hayes Senior Planner Wellington City Council Wellington Planning 31 December 2023 No  
Lisa Mein Independent Commissioner Mein Urban Design and Planning Ltd Auckland Urban Design, Heritage, Planning 30 June 2024 No  
Liz Curry (Dr) Technical Director - Ecology Tonkin & Taylor Ltd Nationwide Terrestrial Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment 31 December 2026 No

027 568 1995

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Liz Gavin Director, Landscape Planner Canopy NZ Ltd Nelson/ Tasman based; New Zealand wide Landscape and visual effects assessment, rural and coastal landscape assessment; landscape classification (RMA Section 6 and 7 landscapes) and landscape related policy. 31 December 2022 No  
Liz Lambert Planning and Resource Management Consultant Domus Consulting Hawke’s Bay-based; Nationwide Regional and district policy development and planning, regional and district resource consents; spatial and transport planning; mediation and facilitation. 31 December 2023 No

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Lochiel McKellar Planner Environment Canterbury Canterbury Regional and Policy Planning 31 December 2022 No  
Logan Brown Freshwater and Partnerships Manager Horizons District Council Lower Half of the North Island Freshwater quality, freshwater ecology, lakes 31 December 2022 No  
Loretta Lovell Partner/Director Lovell and Associates Ltd Nationwide Legal, resource consents, policy statements, plan changes, reviews, designations. Decisions involving natural resources, SNA's, ecology, freshwater, infrastructure, energy, farming, nutrients, housing development, heritage, Te Ao Maori matters. 30 June 2026 No  
Lou Wickham Independent Commissioner Emission Impossible Ltd Nationwide Industrial/Technical Consents, National Environmental Standards, Air Quality 31 December 2025 No  
Louise Mischewski Ringa Tāhūhū Te Rarawa     31 December 2023 No  
Louise Taylor Director Taylor Planning Primarily South Island Resource Consents – regional and landuse, Designations, District and Regional Plans and Infrastructure, Ports, Landscape, Water, Discharges, Subdivision, Education, Hospitals, Retirement Villages, Mixed Use Developments 31 December 2022 Yes

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Lucie Desrosiers Principal Advisor City Design & Place Planning Wellington City Council Wellington Land use and transport integration, Urban design, Masterplanning, Transport infrastructure 31 December 2024 No  
Lucy Cooper Independent Commissioner Planalytics Nationwide Resource consents, plan changes, and policy research and development across a range of topics including water quantity and quality, biodiversity, land transport, network utilities, hazardous substances, and residential and rural development. 30 June 2024 No  
Lucy Holden Senior Consents Planner Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Planning  31 December 2026 No  
Luka Jansen   Horizon's Regional Council     30 June 2022 No  
Luke McSoriley Independent Commissioner WSP New Zealand Limited Southland Planning Policy and Resource Consents 30 June 2022 Yes  
Lydia Hayward   Environment Southland     31 December 2022 No  
Lyn Carmichael Senior Planner Environment Canterbury     31 December 2022 No  
Lynette Wharfe Consultant The Agribusness Group Nationwide Regional and district plan development, Rural 31 December 2025 No  
Lynley Newport    

 

Northland Environmental Management (General) 31 December 2023 No  
Malcolm Green Independent Commissioner/Consultant  

RMA Science

Nationwide Estuarine, coastal and marine science 30 June 2024  No  
Malcolm Miller Consents Manager Hawke's Bay Regional Council Hawke's Bay  Resource Management, Consents and Planning 31 December 2026 No  
Mandy Bishop Manager Consents and Compliance Nelson City Council Nelson RMA consenting and monitoring 31 December 2024 No  
Maramena Vercoe General Manager Te Runanga o Ngati Manawa Waiariki, Waikato Environmental connection – whanau, hapu, iwi. Matauranga Maori and ancestral knowledge transfer. Awareness of and role of relationships – people, the environment. Governance and management. Cultural foundations. Life balance and wellbeing. 31 December 2025 No  
Marcia Christian   Bay of Plenty Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  
Marcus Roy Team Leader - Resource Management Southland District Council Southland Resource consents and Policy hearings 30 June 2023 No  
Ma-rea Clayton Independent Commissioner    Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) Maori – Cultural and Tikanga
Natural Resource Management
Economic Development RMA
District and Regional Policy, Plan, and reviews plan changes and variations
Resource Consents and Plan Changes
Including major, infrastructure, discharges etc.
 30 June 2025  No

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Marei Apatu Te Kaihautu Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga     31 December 2022 No  
Margaret Cousins         30 June 2023 Yes  
Margaret Ferguson Policy Planner – Resource Management Southland District Council Invercargill Resource consents, Policy Development 31 December 2024 No  
Margaret Rika-Heke (Makere) Iwi Representative Waikato-Tainui     31 December 2023 No  
Maria Bartlett Senior Policy Advisor Te Runanga of Ngai Tahu South Island Water management, RMA reform, Mining, Oil and Gas activities, EEZ Act and marine consent process 31 December 2022 No  
Maria Hokopaura Planner Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi     30 June 2024 No  
Marian Smith Partner Waa Rata Most Regions Historic Treaty of Waitangi Settlements 31 December 2023 No  
Marian Weaver Independent Commissioner Weaver Consulting Ltd Nationwide Natural resources. Water, discharges, coast, air 30 June 2024 Yes  
Mariana Waitai   Whanganui District Council     31 December 2025 No  
Marie Doole Practice Leader - Policy The Catalyst Group Nationwide Biodiversity management, Compliance monitoring and enforcement. 31 December 2022 No  
Marija Batistich Consultant Tomkins Wake Nationwide Planning, resource management Law 30 June 2024 No  
Mark Apeldoorn Practice Leader: Transport Advisory Stantec Nationwide  Traffic and Transportation   30 June 2024 No

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Mark Ashby Independent Commissioner 4Sight Consulting Ltd  Nationwide District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan Changes; Resource Consents: Land Use, Subdivision, Regional; Notices of Requirement for Designation; Renewable Energy; Sole Commissioner and/or Panel Member  30 June 2024 Yes  
Mark Brockelsby Council Staff Waikato Regional Council Waikato General resource management practitioner 31 December 2022 Yes  
Mark Chrisp Independent Commissioner Mitchell Daysh Limited     31 December 2025 No  
Mark Christensen Director Natural Resources Law Limited Nationwide Resource Management law and policy 31 December 2022 No  
Mark Davenport Program Manager, Water Allocation Waikato Regional Council Waikato Region Water Allocation 30 June 2022 No  
Mark Farnsworth MNZM Independent Commissioner Farnsworth Management Services Nationwide Coastal issues, Plan Changes, Notices of Requirement, Land use and Water allocation, Good understanding Maori and RMA, Aquaculture, Panel Chair 30 June 2023 Yes  
Mark Geddes Director Perspective Consulting Ltd South Island Consents, notice of requirements, district/regional plan changes/reviews, expert evidence, mediation, consultation, spatial planning, urban regeneration, planning research, submissions, enforcement, residential, commercial, heritage, Te Ao Māori 31 December 2024 No

027 948 6575

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Mark Harris Renewable Development Programme Manager Meridian Energy Ltd. Wellington Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE); development of grid scale electricity generation projects 30 June 2022 No

021 358 636

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Mark Kearney Group Manager Terra Group NZ Limited Auckland, Christchurch Civil Engineer. CPEng, IntPE(NZ), FIPENZ 30 June 2024 No  
Mark Lowe Principal Scientist Morphum Environmental Ltd Auckland primarily, Waikato, Wellington and Nelson Ecology: (Wetland, Freshwater and Terrestrial); Ecological Impact Assessments; Biodiversity Offsetting; Ecological Management Plans and Enhancement Plans; Wetland delineation and stream classification; SEVs (Stream Ecological Valuations) . 31 December 2022 No  
Mark Peck Independent Commisssioner   Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, Lower North Island Including Wanganui, Raetihi, Ohakune, Central Otago, Southland No particular discipline 31 December 2022 No

027 446 1650

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Mark Row   Waikato Regional Council     31 December 2024 No  
Mark St Clair Independent Commissioner Hill Young Cooper Limited Nationwide District/Regional Policy, Plan Reviews and Plan changes; Resource Consents: Regional Consents; District Consents, Notices of Requirement/Designations; Chair and or Panel member and/or Commissioner Sole. 31 December 2023 Yes  
Mark Tamura Independent Commissioner   Nationwide

District and Regional Plan making and plan changes.

Particularly coastal management, natural heritage and biodiversity, strategic planning, rural land use and subdivision.
30 June 2024 No  
Mark Tollemache Town Planner/Director Tollemache Consultants Ltd North Island

Town Planning

30 June 2025 No

021 106 8991

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Marlene Bosch Senior Consents Officer Bay of Plenty Regional Council   Industrial Sites, discharges (air, water and land), contaminated land 30 June 2026 No  
Martin Kennedy Independent Commissioner Westcoast Planning Limited     30 June 2023 Yes  
Martin Neale (Dr) Lead Scientist Puhoi Stour Limited Upper North Island, New Zealand Environmental Science, Freshwater Ecology, Water Quality 30 June 2022 No  
Martin Visser         31 December 2022 No  
Martin Williams Barrister Shakespeare Chambers     31 December 2025 Yes  
Mary Carmine         30 June 2023 Yes  
Mary Honey Senior Policy Manager Tasman District Council Nelson Urban and Rural and Biodiversity policy and plan development 31 December 2023 No  
Mary McConnell Senior Planner Harrison Grierson Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago Resource consent preparation and considering applications, notice of requirements, planning and resource management, plan reviews and plan changes, Exclusive Economic Zone applications, Fast Track Applications 30 June 2025 No

027 314 6935

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Mary O'Callahan Planning Consultant GHD Limited Nationwide, based in Wellington Resource consents, district and regional plan review, infrastructure, coastal and urban development 30 June 2023 Yes  
Mary Pappon   Bay of Plenty Regional Council     31 December 2025 No  
Mathew Bell Senior Consents Planner Otago Regional Council Otago Planning 31 December 2025 No  
Matire Duncan Independent Commissioner Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust Bay of Plenty, Nationwide Te Ao Maori, tangata whenua community engagement, resource & heritage management & planning, iwi environmental management, consultant. 31 December 2023 No  
Matthew Bacon

Planning Manager

Waimakariri District Council

Canterbury

District and land use planning, urban design, subdivision (including post consent processes), consent process and pathways.

30 June 2024 No  
Matt Baber Principal Ecologist / Director Alliance Ecology Ltd Nationwide (located in Auckland) Terrestrial and Wetland Ecology including Ecological Assessment of Effects; Biodiversity Offsetting and Compensation; and Ecological Monitoring and Adaptive Management. 31 December 2026 No

027 589 5076

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Matt Harrex Consents Team Leader Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Regional consents 31 December 2023 No  
Matt Heale Senior Planner and Independent Commissioner The Property Group Nationwide Resource Management, local and regional planning, policy and plan development. Resource Consents. 31 December 2025 Yes  
Matt Hoggard Strategy, Policy and District Plan Manager Kaikoura District Council     30 June 2022 No  
Matt Muspratt Independent Commissioner Muspratt Consulting Ltd Nationwide Resource consents, land use, subdivision, designations, resource management policy, plan changes, section 32 analysis, technical peer review, natural hazards, ecological sites, housing, heritage, spatial planning. 31 December 2024 No Email 
Matt Riley

Senior Principal Urban Designer

Boffa Miskell Auckland Urban Design 31 December 2025 No

021 201 7781

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Matt Smith Principal Consents Planner Environment Canterbury     31 December 2025 No  
Matthew Barbati-Ross   Ministry for the Environment     31 December 2024 No  
Matthew Byrne Director Babington and Associates (2004) Limited Auckland Earthworks & Streamworks, Erosion and Sediment Control and Streamworks Methodologies. Land Use Compliance. Stormwater Discharges. Contaminated Land Discharges. 30 June 2024 No  
Matthew Casey Barrister (Queen’s Counsel)  Matthew Casey QC Nationwide  Resource management, plan changes/reviews, resource consents (all), designations, Reserves Act, Local Government, DC objections  30 June 2026 Yes

021 375 113

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Matthew Highway     Waikato Catchment management, Dairy farming, Biodiversity management, Land management 30 June 2024 No  
Matthew Holder New Zealand Planning Manager Development Nous Nationwide Town Planning/ Resource Management/Environmental 30 June 2026 No  
Matthew McCallum-Clark Planner Incite Nationwide Planning: Resource consents and water resource management (consents and plans) 31 December 2024 Yes  
Matthew Bonis Associate Planit Associates Limited     30 June 2022 No  
Maxine Day Co-ordinator: Urban and Rural Policy Development Tasman District Council Tasman, Hauraki Urban and rural policy development; plan making; Subdivision and Land-use consenting; mining 31 December 2024 No  
Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai Iwi Authority Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui     31 December 2025 Yes  
Megan Justice Associate Mitchell Daysh Limited Dunedin, Central Otago, Invercargill, Southland Land use planning 30 June 2026 No  
Megen McKay Independent Commissioner Megen McKay Consulting Limited Ngāi Tahu takiwā – Canterbury, Otago, Southland, West Coast (Canterbury region preferred) Law, Mātauranga Māori, Māori (Iwi, hapū, rūnanga) engagement and relationships, Strategic advisor, Business and Operations consultant 31 December 2024 No

027 331 5131

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Mel Sutherland         30 June 2023 No  
Melanie Taiaroa Senior Advisor, Māori Partnerships Group Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay/Napier Māori engagement, Policy and planning and legal background. 31 December 2023 No  
Melean Absolum Independent Commissioner Melean Absolum Limited Nationwide Landscape architecture, landscape assessment 31 December 2023 No  
Melissa King-Howell Ahu Whenua Trustee & Marae Reservation (Sec 439) Trustee Ngaati Maahanga Waikato Conservation, Te Ao Maori Tikanga and kawa 31 December 2025 No  
Merianne Orlowski

Independent Commissioner

Kaitiaki Solutions

North Island 

Maori engagement, iwi environmental management  31 December 2025 No

027 204 8997

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Michael Campbell Director Campbell Brown Planning Limited     30 June 2024 No  
Michael Durand Service Leader RMA Planning Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Natural Resources, Water, Land use, Air Pollution, Health, Environmental Toxicology and Health, RMA 31 December 2026 Yes

021 035 2593

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Michael Lester         30 June 2023 Yes  
Michael Morris Legal Counsel Invercargill City Council Southland/Otago Planning Law/ Resource Management Act, Resource Consents including Land use and Discharges and Plan Making. 31 December 2023 No  
Michael Parsonson Independent Commissioner Southern Skies Environmental Limited Nationwide District and Regional Planning; Boards of Inquiry; Earthworks; Stormwater; Infrastructure; Subdivisions and Development. 30 June 2024 Yes  
Michael Stewart (Dr) Director/Environmental Chemist Streamlined Environmental Ltd Nationwide Environmental chemistry; Water quality, primarily environmental effects of contaminants (nutrients, metals and emerging organic contaminants) in discharges (wastewater and stormwater); Risk assessments (human and ecological health); Chemical ecology 31 December 2025 No

021 070 4874

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Michaela Howard Project Manager WSP New Zealand Limited Bay of Plenty, Waikato Resource consents 31 December 2025 No  
Michelle Carmine Independent Commissioner Element Planning Ltd Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Coromandel/Auckland Planning, Rural and Urban Subdivision and Land Use, Designations, Notification Decisions 30 June 2022 No  
Michelle Grinlinton-Hancock Senior RMA Advisor KiwiRail Holdings Ltd Southern North Island District and Regional Planning, Designations, Subdivisions, Land Development, Transport Infrastructure, Earthworks. 31 December 2024 No  
Michelle Hingston Strategic Engagement Coordinator Bay of Plenty Regional Council Nationwide Legal, Policy, Co –Governance, Tangata Whenua, Mātauranga Māori, Cultural 31 December 2023 No  
Michelle Mehlhopt Senior Associate Wynn Williams Nationwide Legal – resource management, local government, biosecurity. 30 June 2026 No  
Michelle Sands Principal Environmental Scientist Jacobs Nationwide Water quality, Hydrology, flood Management 31 December 2025 No  
Mick Abbott Professor in Landscape Architecture, Independent Commissioner Lincoln University Nationwide Landscape and landuse planning and design, rural and coastal assessment, landscape and visual effects assessment. 31 December 2025 No  
Mike Freeman Senior Scientist/Planner Landpro Based in Central Otago

Water resources, water quality, nutrient management and contaminated site management.

30 June 2026 Yes

021 957 563

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Mike Jebson Managing Consultant Southern Falcon Consulting Limited Nationwide Agriculture, Horticulture, Indigenous and Exotic Forestry, Water, Mining, Irrigation, Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Natural Coastal Processes, Resource Policy, Roading, Telecommunication sites. 31 December 2022 No

021 499 759

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Miriam Robertson Manager, New Organisms Environmental Protection Authority     31 December 2023 Yes  
Mirka Langford Sustainable Dairying Advisor Fonterra Top of the South Island Sustainable Land Use; Cert. Nutrient Mgmt.. and Agr. Green House Gas Advisor; Farm system modelling; Dairy Effluent design & mgmt.; Freshwater and Soil management implication and solution working on catchment scale 31 December 2023 No  
Mitch Lewandowski Resource Management Consultant Urban Perspectives Ltd Wellington RMA Planning 31 December 2026 No

021 515 481

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Muriel N TeH Johnstone Iwi Representative Oraka Aparima Runaka Inc     31 December 2022 No  
Murray Arnold     Hawkes Bay Landuse and Subdivision 31 December 2023 No  
Murray King Independent Commissioner   Nationwide Transport 30 June 2024 No  
Murray Palmer Principal Nga Mahi Te Taiao, Environment and Natural Resources (Te Mahi a Taiao Ltd) Tairawhiti, Wider Nationally Planning, Natural Resources, Freshwater, Bicultural approaches to Resource Management 30 June 2026 No  
Myles McCauley Environmental Consultant Enviser Limited Christchurch  Air quality, land use, discharges to land and water, general RMA planning  31 December 2026 No

022 367 5486

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Natalia Repia Director and Independent Commissioner Luff Consultants & Associates Ltd Nationwide Maori Natural Resource Management, Marine Biodiversity, Urban Planning and Design, Environmental Monitoring & Planning, Matauranga Maori, Cultural & Ecological Impact Assessments 31 December 2023 No  
Natalie Bedggood Principal Planner Auckland Council   Planning 30 June 2022 Yes  
Natasha Adsett

Senior Planner

Evergreen Consulting Limited

Nationwide (Manawatu Based)

Independent planner with experience in Resource Consent at both Regional and District Levels  30 June 2022 No

022 309 6105

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Natasha Pritchard Senior Consents Officer Otago Regional Council Otago (currently) but previous experience in Wellington Region Planning 31 December 2024 No  
Natasha Tod Group Manager Regulatory Services Kapiti Coast District Council Wellington   31 December 2024 No  
Nathan Capper Pou Ngaio (Cultural / Technical RMA Specialist). Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Region Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Marine and freshwater Science Degree. Planning and resource management advice at national, regional, and district levels. Freshwater policy and planning (NPSFM 2020). Policy advice, Māori engagement and relationships, Treaty policy, including statutory obligations to Māori under the RMA. Iwi Management Plans, Consent conditions re kaupapa Maori. Planning and consenting advice to support capability and capacity for Iwi Māori. 30 June 2024 No  
Nathan O'Connell Principal Planner Nathan O'Connell Planning Ltd Christchurch/Canterbury Resource Consents, Resource Management Planning 30 June 2025 No

021 302 107

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Navik Dahya Consents Planner Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Resource Consents 31 December 2023 No  
Ned Norton Independent Commissioner Land Water People Ltd Nationwide Water quality and quantity resource management, NPSFM plan changes 30 June 2026 No

027 243 9546

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Nessie Kuka Resource Manager Ngāi Tuwhiwhia - Matakana Island Western Bay of Plenty District Māori Resource Management 30 June 2022 No  
Neville Williams Director Community and Services Waikato Regional Council Waikato Region Pre and post Treaty of Waitangi settlement arrangements 30 June 2026 No  
Ngaire Phillips (Dr) Director/Aquatic Ecology& Ecotoxicology Specialist Streamlined Environmental Ltd Nationwide Environmental science, particularly aquatic ecology (freshwater, estuarine, urban), ecotoxicology, ecohealth (human health/environmental health links), impact assessment, iwi resource management issues (especially customary fisheries) 31 December 2025 Yes

021 076 3603

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Nichola Nicholson Policy Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay   31 December 2022 No  
Nicholas Aiken Principal Planner, Urban Designer WSP New Zealand Limited Nationwide Urban Design and CPTED, RMA Planning esp. Major Infrastructure, Urban Design based District Plan Policy - Frameworks, Urban Centres, Mixed-use and mixed density, Urban growth, Subdivision, Objections 31 December 2025 Yes  
Nicholas Jessen Lawyer / Partner CR Law (Cooper Rapley) Nationwide Law - Resource Management and Local Government, Civil Litigation 31 December 2023 No  
Nicholas Tutengangana Manukau Iwi Representative Waikato-Tainui     31 December 2023 No  
Nick Barratt-Boyes Founding Director Studiopacific Architecture Nationwide Urban design and Architecture 31 December 2022 No  
Nicki Williams Independent Commissioner Mitchell Daysh Limited Wellington, Coromandel, Auckland Resource Management, Plan changes and Policy 30 June 2026 Yes  
Nicky Carter Senior Policy Planner Environment Southland Southland Transport and Environmental 30 June 2023 No  
Nigel Bryce National Planning Manager 4Sight Consulting Dunedin Planning and Resource Management and Principal Level Planner with a diverse range of experience covering policy and consent related projects across New Zealand. 31 December 2026 No

022 047 8500

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Nigel Mark-Brown Director Environmental Context Limited Auckland Civil and environmental engineering: subdivisions, stormwater, terrestrial and coastal flood management, sediment management, land contamination, landfills, wastewater, water resources, groundwater, assessment of environmental effects of development on surface and groundwater 30 June 2027 Yes

021 656 121

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Nigel Williams Independent Commissioner Clearway Consulting Limited   Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning. Sustainable transport. Impacts of climate change and resource limitations on transport demand and infrastructure. Also qualifications and experience relating to land-based aquaculture 31 December 2026 No  
Olivia Cook Principal Planning Advisor Environment Canterbury Canterbury RMA policy and plan development – with an emphasis on freshwater management 31 December 2025 No  
Olivier Ausseil (Dr) Independent Commissioner Aquanet Consulting Limited Nationwide Environmental Science, water quality and aquatic ecology 31 December 2023 No

027 227 7400

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Pamela Gare     Invercargill District   30 June 2023 Yes  
Patricia Harte Planner Davie Lovell-Smith Limited     30 June 2024 No  
Patricia Routley Team Leader Consents Far North District Council     31 December 2023 No  
Patrick Killalea Resource Consents Manager Far North District Council     31 December 2023 No  
Patrick Smith Consultant Independent Hokianga, Northland Māori Relationships 31 December 2022 No  
Patrick Young Lands Trust Chair, Marae Committee Chair, Farmer, Speaker on Marae Paetapu Sponsored by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Hapu (subtribe) and iwi (iwi authority) engagement, Maori tikanga and reo (practices and language); Marae Committees; Agricultural (farming); Marine 31 December 2026 No  
Paul Barrett Team Leader Consents Hawke's Bay Regional Council Hawke's Bay Planning 31 December 2026 No  
Paul Cooney Independent Commissioner Cooney Lees Morgan     31 December 2023 Yes  
Paul Hopwood Resource Consent Team Leader Canterbury Regional Council Canterbury   30 June 2024 No  
Paul Horton Te Ao Turoa Environmental Officer Te Ao Turoa Environmental Centre. Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated Manawatu Ecology and Cultural Values 30 June 2022 No  
Paul Maxwell   Northland Regional Council     31 December 2023 No  
Paul Rogers Independent Commissioner Adderley Head RMA lawyer admitted 1981 Chair, Resource consents - many sectors, Plan changes, Plan reviews, Particular interest, freshwater, irrigation 30 June 2023 Yes  
Paul Thomas Senior Consultant Mitchell Daysh     30 June 2023 Yes  
Paula Costello Planner/Urban Designer Williams and Co. Queenstown Lakes District Planning/Urban Design 30 June 2022 No

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Paula Hansen Senior Policy Advisor Gisborne District Council     31 December 2025 No  
Paul Waanders Director/Planner, Independent Commissioner PLANUP Ltd Upper North Island Policy and Resource Planning, Spatial Planning 31 December 2025 No

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Paula Hunter Planning Consultant MWH New Zealand Limited     30 June 2023 No  
Pauline Whitney Principal/ Senior Planner Boffa Miskell Ltd Wellington Statutory planning, regional and district plan preparation, resource consents and effects assessments, consultation and public participation, project management 30 June 2024 No  
Penny Pirrit Director Independent Commissioner Northland, Auckland Land use planning, policy and plan development, growth management, urban development, integration of infrastructure and land use, spatial planning 31 December 2023 No  
Pere Hawes Manager Environmental Policy Marlborough District Council Marlborough Resource management policy and plans 31 December 2023 No  
Perry Empson Senior Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council Waikato Land disturbance, aggregate and mineral extraction Consent Processing and Compliance Monitoring 31 December 2023 No  
Peter Callander Technical Director – Water Resources Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Groundwater, Water Resource Management, Contaminated Land 31 December 2026 No

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Peter Canton         30 June 2022 No  
Peter Christensen Technical Director Storm Environmental Ltd Nationwide  Stormwater Management, Floodplain Management, Environmental Engineering, Land Development, Water Quality, Construction Impacts 31 December 2026 No

022 342 2164

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Peter Christophers Principal Consents Officer Otago Regional Council     31 December 2025 No  
Peter Constantine Principal PlanWrite Nationwide RMA plan making and plan change making (district and regional) but with a focus on integrated freshwater management. 31 December 2022 Yes  
Peter Eden         31 December 2024 No  
Peter Fuller Independent Commissioner Quay Chambers Nationwide Regional, territorial, policy, consents and Planning Law 30 June 2022 Yes  
Peter Johnson Resource Management Officer Marlborough District Council     30 June 2023 No  
Peter Kensington Consultant Planner and Landscape Architect KPLC Limited Nationwide Planning and Landscape Architecture 30 June 2023 No

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Peter Mackay     Western Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hauraki Local Government, Coal Mining, Dairy Processing, Dairy Farming, Kiwifruit Growing, Kiwifruit Post Harvest. 30 June 2022 No  
Peter Phillips (Dr) Managing Director Dialogue Consultants Ltd Nationwide Social impact assessment, consultation, tourism, strategic planning, instrastructure project (including roading, airports, water treatment, wastewater treatment, mining, electricity generation including wind power, and distribution) 31 December 2025 No  
Peter Smith Team Leader: Monitoring and Compliance Tauranga City Council Southland, Tauranga Legal background. Regional Council and District Council monitoring and compliance. Drafting input and advising policy on interpretation of rules. Previous experience in forensic audit investigations, conducting prosecutions, litigation hearings and environmental investigations. 30 June 2024 No

027 345 8106

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Peter Reaburn Director - Planning Cato Bolam Consultants Nationwide Planning - Urban and Rural, resource consents and plan changes / reviews 31 December 2022 Yes  
Phil Doole Resource Consents Manager Tasman District Council  Southland, Tauranga   30 June 2024 Yes  
Phil Mitchell (Dr) Environmental Consultant Mitchell Daysh Limited Nationwide Resource Management Planning, Environmental assessment 30 June 2024 Yes  
Philip Brown Director / Planner Campbell Brown Planning Limited Nationwide All aspects of planning and resource management, including resource consenting and plan development 31 December 2024 Yes  
Philip Burge Team Leader Consents Planning Environment Canterbury     31 December 2025 No  
Philip Kelsey Senior Hydrgeologist Earthtech Consulting Limited Auckland, Waikato and Northland Groundwater and Engineering Geology 30 June 2023 No  
Philip McKay Associate & Napier Office Team Leader Mitchell Daysh Limited Napier / Hastings, Hawke’s Bay Planning 31 December 2026 Yes

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Philip Milne Environmental Lawyer, Barrister, Commissioner Barrister Milnelaw Nationwide All aspects of RMA consenting, with particular expertise in water allocation and quality, discharge consents, regional planning and infrastructure projects, issues associated with notification decisions and legal issues, chairing hearings including complex hearings. 30 June 2024 No

021 803 327

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Philippa Cope Team Leader Consents Investigations Canterbury Regional Council     30 June 2026 No  
Philippa Lynch General Manager