A core value at Surveying The Bay is contributing to our region.

We do this by initiating and supporting beneficial land-based projects, using our expertise for the public good, and engaging in constructive relationships with councils, the community and other professional groups.

This way of working is inherent in the way we do business and live our lives. Our work in the natural, social and built environments entails responsibility to do the best job we can for the current and future generations.

We support staff involvement in initiatives that enhance the environment and make Hawke’s Bay an even better community in which to live.

Recent initiatives we have led or supported include:


We grow native trees from seed and gift them to developments or community projects, often assisting with the planting too. We have donated trees for revegetation programmes at Kairakau, Roys Hill, Otatara Pa, Whakatu, and at the Whatever it Takes Trust’s health facility at Riverbend Road.

We have prepared a handbook, Propagation Guidelines, to assist others interested in raising native plants and given away around 100 copies to date. The handbook is available for downloading as a pdf document of less than 3 MB – click here.


We have been either Gold or Silver sponsors of the Magpies, and sponsored the inaugural Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition in 2008. We have provided local charities with free surveying services including the branch of the Cancer Society and the Flaxmere Gardens planting programme.

The Surveying The Bay team also serve the community and profession through memberships of Rotary Clubs in Hastings and Napier, the local Chamber of Commerce, the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and its Consultants Division Management Committee. Also the Business Network International organisation, the New Zealand Contractors Federation, the local Property Investors Association and through giving lectures to school and tertiary students.