About Us

Not a bad spot for planting! From Lewis’ crew at Glen’s of Tekoa

Hawkswood job – what an incredible view!

Small and large trees taken care of.

Unique planting opportunity being airlifted to site!

Welcome To Native Solutions

We provide a mobile service for all aspects of planting, maintenance and landscaping throughout New Zealand.

We have planted approximately 10 million plants in many different project types within the last 7 years and still growing. We provide a comprehensive focused service to nurseries, landscape designers, civil engineers, land developers and farmers.

All our projects are of the highest standard with an emphasis on quality, working to job specifications and time frames.

We cater for small and large scale projects with up to date techniques and equipment. All our staff are NZQA accredited and safety is of the highest priority, which is reflected in our ACC history.

Morgan Townsend
Director

Morgan oversees all Team leaders and their teams across the business, their general running and the business running. If you are based in the North Island, Morgan is the person you will deal directly with for quotations and planning your project.

Morgan has been in the profession of planting trees for approx 16 years. He originally started out in the forestry industry but identified that there was a niche market for native planting.

Morgan brings a huge amount of experience and enthusiasm to this industry. He has a unique ability to capture a vision and mould certain aspects of it, in order to improve or take it one step further. He has exceptional knowledge in plant species and knows which conditions and areas best suit each plant type.

You can rely on Morgan to see the project through from start to finish easily, effortlessly and with minimal error. He believes his staff are one of the most highly important assets to his business and without them this company would not be possible.

H & S: Advance Site Safe Passport, Construct Safe Tier 1, Growsafe certified, Approved Agri Chemical Handler, Frist Aid certificate holder.

Kate Townsend
Director

Kate has 10 years’ experience in the administration side of the business. She has a vast amount of knowledge not only in the administrative side of the company but also what happens out on the field.

She is the link between external providers such as Work and Income, Immigration, and LSV.

Kate also takes care of the invoices, any queries for accounts receivable and the administration behind quotations, recruitment and HR.

Kate works on a part time basis between the hours of Monday to Friday 9am – 2.30pm in the office.

H & S: Advanced Site Safe Passport.

Lewis Sinclair
Area Leader – South Island

Lewis has been with Native Solutions for approx. 4 years and is our South Island Area Leader

He has an extensive history in forestry and Native Landscaping. He is responsible for the overall running of our South Island teams’ along with quotations and project advice for South Island projects.

If you have a project in the South you would like to enquire about please contact Lewis, he is more than happy to help.

H & S: Advance Site Safe Passport, Growsafe certified, Approved Agri Chemical Handler, Frist Aid certificate holder and certified in UTV use.

Matthew Templeman
Team Leader – South Island Based

Mathew is starting with the South Island team in May of 2019. He has extensive background in forestry in Canada. He has a love for the outdoors and is looking forwards to surfing our New Zealand beaches.

Mathew is responsible for the everyday running of the South Island team and projects.

H & S: Frist Aid certificate holder.

Ferdinand Menguito (Ferdy or Ferds)
Area Leader – North Island Based

Ferdinand is a long-standing member of the Native Solutions team approx. 10 years! He holds a Bachelor in Forest Science obtained in 2003. Ferdinand has extensive experience in all aspects of planting and has been responsible for running projects such as Waterview Connection in Auckland and M2PP motorway in Wellington.

Ferdinand is our Area Leader for the North Island and is responsible for the overall running of the North island teams. He will manage your north Island quotations and projects with precision and expertise.

If you have an enquiry about your North Island project or current project please contact Ferdinand, he will be more than happy to help you.

H & S: Advance Site Safe Passport, Construct Safe Tier 1, First Aid

James Cooper (Jimmy)
Team Leader – Auckland / Mobile Crew

James (Jimmy) is currently he is Team Leader to our Auckland based crew and responsible of their everyday running of this team . He has a vast background in forestry from Canada and 3 years’ experience in running Canadian planting crews.

H & S : Construct Safe Tier 1, First Aid

Michael Bisio - 2.IC for Auckland Mobile:

E-mail: michael@nativesolutions.co.nz Mobile: 027 533 8893

Ronald Orpia
Team Leader – Waikato Based

Ronald is also a long-standing member of the Native Solutions team. He has vast knowledge and experience in environmental and restoration planting techniques.

He is the Team Leader to our Waikato crew currently based on WEX Huntly and Hamilton projects.

H & S: Advance Site Safe Passport, Construct Safe Tier 1, Growsafe certified, Approved Agri Chemical Handler and Frist Aid certificate holder.

Allain Orpia - 2.IC for WEX Huntly:

E-mail: allain@nativesolutions.co.nz Mobile: 027 275 6977

Tekapa Luke (TK)
Team Leader – WEX Based

TK is started with us in 2011 and has worked his way up to our Team Leader. He has a vast amount of experience in the industry.

He is responsible for the everyday running of the WEX Hamilton team.

H & S: Advance Site Safe Passport, Construct Safe Tier 1, Growsafe certified, Approved Agri Chemical Handler and Frist Aid certificate holder.

Liam Foote - 2.IC for WEX Hamilton:

E-mail: liam@nativesolutions.co.nz Mobile: 027 541 6133

Melissa Munster
Administration and Accounts

Melissa is our office based accounts and administration extraordinaire. She works closely with the office team, Kate Townsend and Michelle Tocker. She has an extensive background in administration and Accounts Payable and Receivable.

She is responsible for Accounts Payable and Receivable, Bookkeeping and anything administration based.

Melissa works part time Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm.

Michelle Tocker
Administration Assistant

Michelle has a broad background in operations, project, event management and social media management. She is our office based administration assistant and is responsible for multiple facets of the office such as accommodation, travel, H & S record keeping, fleet management, recruitment, equipment orders and all the nitty gritty bits.

If you have an enquiry about any aspect of the company please feel free to contact Michelle. She will send you in the correct direction.

Michelle works part time, Monday to Thursday 9am – 2pm