Beyond Ltd was established in 2017 following the acquisition of Birch Surveyors Tauranga operation by its manager, Carl Salmons.
Our staff, all from different backgrounds have come together over a period of five years in Tauranga to form a driven team of professionals who strive for their clients and each other.
As the nature of our business and the surveying, planning and land development engineering professions are constantly evolving, we felt that the name 'Beyond' was appropriate. It signifies that the work we do and the decisions we often make on behalf of our clients are enduring through future generations.
We encourage our staff to achieve a work/life balance and have facilitated this by providing flexible hours - fit work around your life.
We have ambitions to influence the Surveying, Planning and Land Development Engineering sectors in Tauranga and New Zealand in a positive way through sticking to our core values of hard work, knowledge, fairness and curiosity.
DIRECTOR & LICENCED CADASTRAL SURVEYOR
MEMBER: NZ INSTITUTE OF SURVEYORS & CONSULTING SURVEYORS OF NZ
Carl graduated from the University of Otago in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying and is a Licenced Cadastral Surveyor. Carl moved from Auckland to Tauranga in 2012 and established a branch office of his previous employer’s business Birch Surveyors, rapidly growing it before acquiring it in 2017 and re-naming it Beyond.
Carl leads a number of projects for key clients across the central and upper North Island and has successfully completed a large number of straightforward and complex subdivision and land use projects, from multiple lot subdivisions to intensive farming consents.
Carl is the past Treasurer and current Chair of the Rotorua/Bay of Plenty branch of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.
LICENCED CADASTRAL SURVEYOR
MEMBER: NZ INSTITUTE OF SURVEYORS
Previously based in Wanganui, Julia brings a wealth of surveying, planning and engineering skill to the team and our clients benefit from her technical aptitude, attention to detail and project management abilities.
Since Julia has joined the team, our field and office survey procedures have taken a significant step forward enabling the team to efficiently deliver surveys, making the most of the technology available.
Name: Nikki Harnett
LICENSED CADASTRAL SURVEYOR
Nikki joined the Beyond team in 2017 as a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with 13 years experience, most of which has been in the local Bay of Plenty market. Nikki has experience in a wide variety of surveying projects but specialises in land development having worked on everything from large scale urban development projects through to small rural subdivisions for most of the last 10 years.
Nikki is now involved in subdivision feasibility & planning, project management and advising on complex survey matters with a strong interest in urban design and sustainable development. Our team is very fortunate to have Nikki’s skills on board.
Mark is our technician surveyor. Mark has a wide range of experience in multiple fields of surveying and mapping, including significant experience in the resource sector, both locally and offshore. Mark is responsible for a variety of field surveys, office calculations and CAD design and is currently completing his National Diploma in Surveying.
SENIOR RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER
Belinda has nearly 10 years experience in planning, after starting out with Waitakere City Council as a graduate planner. Belinda started with Beyond in July 2017 and is engaged to assist with all Planning matters in relation to the Resource Management Act and related legislation.
Belinda’s experience includes both preparing and processing Resource Consent applications with a variety of councils so she has a great understanding from both sides of the process.
Belinda brings a lot of energy to the team and our staff and clients respond very well to this.
Hao-Ting (Cody) Chien
BSocSci – University of Waikato,
BE – Hwa Hsia University of Technology, Taiwan
Cody started with the Beyond team in June as a Graduate Planer after graduating from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Environmental Planning and Geography. Cody joins the Planning team with enthusiasm and a love of planning, and is rapidly being schooled in preparing consents and understanding City and District Plans and how we can achieve great outcomes for our clients.
Cody moved to New Zealand from Taiwan in 2013, after completing study and military service. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.
TAUNU (TAU) MANIHERA
SENIOR RESOURCE PLANNER
BSC (RESOURCE & ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING)
Before joining the team, Tau had 10 years in the New Zealand and UK planning sectors, working for local government. Tau's most recent position was Team Leader - Consents at the Western Bay of Plenty District Council and we are grateful for his expertise in managing complicated consenting issues.
Tau is involved in our plan change work, structure planning and consents. He handles a significant number of our planning enquiries and advises the team and clients on strategic planning issues.
Catherine is our Practice Manager. Catherine’s role involves managing our HR, marketing and administration requirements, however her main role is to make sure that our team is happy and performing well for our clients. She does this exceptionally well. Catheine has significant experience in policy and procedure development, quality management, product certification, finance and customer service roles.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF NZ INSTITUTE OF SURVEYORS
A Bay of Plenty local, Bailey started with the team as a summer student in 2013. Bailey is currently working towards becoming a Licenced Cadastral Surveyor.
Bailey is involved in many of our projects doing both the field surveys and office components, including office calculations and CAD design. She has rapidly gained experience in a range of work, delivering smaller topographic surveys to designing large greenfield sub-divisions.
Bailey is treasurer of the NZIS: Rotorua Bay of Plenty Branch.
DIPLOMA IN TOWN PLANNING (UK)
Lynne is a skilled and experienced planner who works with many of our key clients, providing advice on their planning projects. Lynne assists the team with project management and business development.
Lynne's significant experience in planning, estates surveying and management in the public and private sectors provides her with the ability to quickly understand and break through difficult planning issues and advise clients on the best approach to their project.
Simon is our CAD draughtsman and field assistant. He is currently completing his National Diploma in Sureying at Toi Oho Mai (Formerly BOP Polytech).
Simon assists the field team with numerous surveys and is instrumental in managing the logistics and supplies of the survey team. Simon's previous role at the Port of Tauranga involved managing difficult situations and large teams under pressure and as such Simon is adept at managing any challenge that he comes across in his role.
Simon is skilled at draughting a variety of plans from large greenfield subdivisions to complex engineering drawings.
GRADUATE CIVIL ENGINEER
Pukhraj joined Beyond in May 2017, after graduating in 2016 from the Manukau Institute of Technology.
Pukhraj prepares Scheme Plans and does AutoCAD drafting of land development Engineering Plans for the team and is being exposed to a variety of projects ranging from small subdivisions to large greenfield subdivisions.