Land Matters




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Land Matters is a multi-disciplinary property and land consultancy driven by expertise, innovation, and results.

Join the team at Land Matters working on large land use and property projects across Wellington and the Kapiti Coast.





About Land Matters

Land Matters is a successful property consultancy providing clients with the highest level of service. First established in 2007 by Sam Pritchard and Bryce Holmes, they now have offices in Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Tauranga with the ability to service projects across the whole country. They currently focus on providing advice to clients on resource planning and consenting, engineering, surveying, project and property management. Their clients include government organizations, developers, landowners and local authorities.

Land Matters Project Portfolio 

Resource Consent Process – Vincero Holdings Limited


Vincero Holdings Limited wanted to create an eco-friendly development for a 100ha coastal block of land in the Horowhenua District. We helped them find the best route to issue new titles for the subdivision, and achieve the required consent.

Our solution? Come up with a stellar subdivision design – and a point of difference. We took the extra step to create a development management plan that addressed a myriad of complex issues presented by the council. This unique approach proved pivotal to the Independent Commissioner’s decision to grant consent.

Impressed with our results, Vincero Holdings asked us to continue with the project through to its successful completion.

Plan Change Process - Carolina Farms


Carolina Farms were concerned a District Plan review would affect farm operations on their 1000+ ha of prime coastal land on the Coromandel Peninsula – and restrict changes to land use in years to come.

Our challenge: to ensure the District Plan was amended to allow for existing operations and provide a balanced planning document for future changes – as cost-effectively as possible. The solution? Think efficiently – and go straight to the people who make the call.  

We started with strong, directive submissions on the plan - and a strategy to use the Environment Court process if the council did not accept these submissions. This was followed by a mediated process directly with decision makers, allowing frank discussion and governance input to Council officials.

The dual strategy paid off, resulting in an amended District Plan and a favourable out of court settlement for Carolina Farms.

Project Management - Defence Housing Rationalisation Programme – New Zealand Defence Force


Selling 232 houses quickly is no easy task. But we did it - and exceeded expectations of proceeds and number of sales.

After successfully disposing of 70 houses on behalf of the New Zealand Defence Force, the programme was extended to a further 150 – and time frames shortened to fast-track sales. A robust project plan, careful planning around evaluation and acceptance of tenders, and development of additional templates such as health and safety checklists and site remediation approvals to ensure critical steps were not missed, ensured continuing success.

Total sale proceeds to date amount to more than $7 million. Our team ensures smooth collaboration across multiple work streams and agencies and manages all project strands including:

  • Chairing the Project Management Group (includes senior NZDF Department Directors, an internal communications manager, a valuation consultant, and a LINZ Accredited Agent)
  • Risk register input
  • NZDF communications, finance and legal team liaison; coordination of accredited suppliers and consultants
  • Being a part of the tender evaluation team
  • Project forecasting, milestone and project-specific reporting
Job Opportunities

Civil Designer

The Role

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Civil Technician with some years of experience seeking the next challenge in their career and looking to join an organisation that has an extensive and diverse project workload.
Responsibilities in this role include:

  • Designing a range of civil projects 
  • Working in a team-based environment 
  • Delivering developments within specified time periods
  • 20% of your time will be spent on site so that you understand civil works and gain further experience around constructability of our designs

The Ideal Candidate

The person we are after has experience in AutoCAD and/or 12D design and the ability to liaise with clients and oversee projects from concept to completion.
They will be proficient and technically skilled in their abilities in order to meet the demands of this role. In particular, the successful candidate will have a sound understanding and knowledge of civil design with experience in tailoring towards high-quality project output to the relevant design standards.

To be considered you will need to have:

  • Proven experience 
  • Solid experience with AutoCAD or 12D
  • Developed interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Local industry experience will be beneficial
  • The ability to oversee projects and liaise with clients

This is a great chance to work alongside industry experts and professionals, within an organisation that places a high value on its people and work/life balance. We pay market rated remuneration for our staff.

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Civil Engineer

The Role

Due to a recent jump in workload and continued growth of the business, Land Matters now require an additional 'hit the ground running' Civil Engineer to join their busy Kapiti Coast office.

We are looking for someone that has an urban development background in civil design. Everyone in the office is an all-rounder with all the engineering staff doing their own drafting. This role will see you contribute to the design of roads, drainage, storm water reticulation and bulk earthworks on a range of challenging but exciting subdivision projects spanning residential, commercial, industrial or municipal works.

This is a mixture of being a Project Engineer and Design Engineer - this 360 role will see you involved in a wide variety of work.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have had NZ experience preferably working within a consultancy and be familiar with local civil engineering and building codes and standards. You will need a relevant Civil Engineering qualification – it would also be great if you hold CPEng or are close to achieving this.


We are able to offer a market rated remuneration package, flexi / glide time, work / life balance. A vehicle is also available to the right candidate. The role will see you work closely with the Directors, who are keen to support your development and see you grow in this role.

This is an opportunity to work outside Wellington City and still be involved in challenging engineering projects that will add value to your resume.

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If you are interested in either of the roles above, give Daniel Gallen a call on 021 276 2657 to discuss your suitability or email him at You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand to be considered for these roles.

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