Lower Hutt (04) 939 9245 | Kapiti (04) 904 5420

About Our Team

We have over 30 professional and experienced staff, based in our two offices in Lower Hutt and Kapiti. We pride ourselves on our reputation for high-quality, competitively-priced work, and excellent customer service. We’re passionate about the work we do and our high quality standards. We give good, honest advice on land development projects, based on our extensive experience.

Colin McElwain – Director
(BSurv, MNZIS)
Registered Professional Surveyor
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Colin has over 25 years’ experience as a registered surveyor. He works on a wide range of projects, and has particular expertise in cadastral surveying and subdivision design. Colin has worked at Cuttriss since 1985, and has been a Director since 1998. He is based at the Lower Hutt office.

 

Email: colin@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 920 2972

Nicola Todd – Director
(BSurv (Hons), MNZIS, CSNZ)
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Nicola has over 10 years’ experience as a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. She has expertise in project management, small- to large-scale urban and rural subdivisions, cross lease surveys and engineering-related surveys. Nicola has worked at Cuttriss since 2005, and has been a Director since 2007. She is based at the Kapiti office.

Email: nicola@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 904 4647

Neil Johnstone – Director
(BE (Civil), NZCE (Civil), MIPENZ)
Chartered Professional Engineer

Neil is a chartered professional engineer at Cuttriss. He has over 20 years’ experience in civil engineering, including national and international work experience. He manages a wide range of civil engineering projects, and consults on a range of infrastructure projects for the local council. Neil has been a Director at Cuttriss since 2007. He is based at the Kapiti office.

Email: neil@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 904 4646

Mark Edgar – Director
(BSurv, MNZIS)
Registered Professional Surveyor

Mark has been a registered surveyor for over 30 years. He works on a wide variety of projects, and has particular expertise in subdivision design, project management and resource consent issues. Mark has worked at Cuttriss since 1986, and has been a director since 1990. He is based at the Kapiti office.

Email: mark@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 904 4648

Brett Horne 
(BSurv, MNZIS)
Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Brett is a senior surveyor at Cuttriss. His work includes small to large scale urban and rural land transfer surveys, and easement, topographical and rentable area surveys. Brett graduated from Otago University in 2001, and has over 10 years’ experience in the Wellington region. He is based at the Lower Hutt office.

Email: brett@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 939 9245

Fiona Robertson
(BSurv, (Hons), MNZIS)
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Fiona joined Cuttriss in 2011. She is involved in a broad range of projects, including project management, land transfer surveys, engineering design, cross lease updates and easement surveys. Fiona manages subdivisions, and a range of other projects, from start to finish. She is based at the Kapiti office.

Email: fiona@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 904 5420

Kris Gough – Associate
(BSurv, MNZIS)
Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Kris’s work includes small- to large-scale urban and rural subdivisions, topographical surveys, and setting out of construction works. After graduating from Otago University in 2001, Kris has worked for Cuttriss, as well as two years in the UK as a senior surveyor. He is based at the Lower Hutt office.

Email: Kris@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 939 9245

Hamlin Boyde-Manson
(BSurv, MNZIS)
Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Hamlin has worked at Cuttriss since 2010. He is involved in a wide range of projects, including project management, small- to large-scale urban and rural land transfer surveys, cross lease updates, and topographical and easement surveys. He manages subdivisions and a variety of projects from start to finish.

Email: hamlin@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 902 5930

Nick Taylor
(BSurv / Distinction, MNZIS)
Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Nick is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, and re-joined Cuttriss in 2015 after working overseas. His wide range of work includes land transfer surveys, project management and subdivisional engineering design. Nick manages a variety of projects, including subdivisions. He is based at the Kapiti office.

Email: nick@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 282 1501

Chris Rodie
(BSurv MNZIS)
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Chris is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, and has worked at Cuttriss since 2012. He works on a wide range of projects, including subdivisions, setting out of construction works, and topographical and easement surveys. Chris manages these types of projects from start to finish and is based at the Lower Hutt office.

Email: chris@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 939 9245

Sam Gifford
(BSc(Hons), Assoc.NZPI)
Senior Planner

Sam has been involved in a wide variety of planning projects, from compliance and enforcement to land use and subdivision applications as well as exposure to nationally significant projects such as Transmission Gully. His work includes multi-unit residential developments, subdivisions, preparing plan changes for private clients and consent processing for councils.

Email: sam.gifford@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: 0275362869

Monique Leith
(BREP(Hons), MNZPI)
Senior Resource Management Planner

Monique has planning expertise in land development, subdivision, infrastructure and policy development matters. She has a range of experience, working on the Wellington to Levin Expressway, commercial and industrial activities, major infrastructure projects, quarry activities, subdivisions, childcare and education centres, and environmental restoration projects. Monique is based at the Kapiti office.

Email: monique.leith@cuttriss.co.nz

Jim McMenamin – Associate
(NZCE, (Civil))
Senior Civil Engineer

Jim is a senior civil engineer at Cuttriss, with over 35 years’ experience in civil engineering in New Zealand and overseas. He has managed a wide range of civil engineering and land development projects. He is currently the Cuttriss project manager for the development of the Aotea Block in Porirua. Jim has worked at Cuttriss Consultants since 1995. He is based at the Lower Hutt office.

Email: jim@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 920 2974

Rob Holmes – Associate
(NZDE (Civil))
Senior Civil Engineer

Rob specialises in 12d computer-based civil design and contract management for land development and infrastructure projects. Rob has over 12 years’ experience in civil design and project management. He started working at Cuttriss in 2001, gaining his NZDE qualification in 2003. Rob also has international experience, having worked as a project engineer for a London civil design consultancy from 2007–2010.

Email: rob@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 939 9245

Sheryl Barker
(NZCE (Civil))
Senior Civil Engineer

Sheryl is a senior civil engineer at Cuttriss. She is a experienced drainage engineer who has worked in the Wellington region for over 25 years, predominantly with Wellington City’s stormwater and wastewater networks.  She has a strong understanding of council’s standards, consenting requirements and engineering design to draw upon in order to achieve the best solutions. She is based at the Hutt office.

Email: sheryl.barker@cuttriss.co.nz
Phone: (04) 550 8072

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