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 Services For All Aspects Of Planting, Maintenance, Landscaping and silviculture Throughout New Zealand.

We have planted approximately 14 million plants in many different project types within the last 9 years and still growing. We provide a comprehensive focused service to nurseries, landscape designers, civil engineers, land developers, forestry contractors 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
Mobile: 027 203 3587


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: Construct Safe Tier 1, Growsafe certified, Approved Agri Chemical Handler, Frist Aid certificate holder.

Kate Townsend


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: Construct safe Tier 1 & 3, First Aid Certificate.

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: Construct Safe Tier 1 & 3, Growsafe certified, Approved Agri Chemical Handler, Frist Aid certificate holder and certified in UTV use.

Pedro Capelino
Team Leader #1 – South Island


Pedro has been with Native Solutions for a short time but has quickly become an integral part of the company. Originally from Argentina, Pedro came to us on a Working Holiday visa 2 years ago and it became apparent very quickly he was destined to do great things in the company. He holds a bachelor in Agricultural Engineering and has a passion for the outdoors and the environment.

Pedro is meticulous and thorough in all he does and has a great understanding of Native Solutions and the services we offer.

H & S: Construct safe Tier 1 & 3, First Aid Certificate, Certificate in UTV use, Grow safe Certified and approved agrichemical handler

Charlie Brown
Team Leader #2 – South Island


Charlie came to Native Solutions as a Second In Charge just over 1 year ago. He is now a Team Leader to our Second South Island team.

Charlie has a Batchelor of Forestry and has a solid understanding of the forestry industry as a whole. He is always kean to help in anyway and has a great relationship with his team and contractors.

H & S: Construct Safe Tier 1, First Aid Certificate, Certificate in UTV use, Grow safe Certified and approved agrichemical handler.

Tekapa Luke (TK)
Team Leader – North Island


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
Team Leader – North Island


Liam has been an integral member of our Native Solutions team for approx. 3 years.

Liam has a background in Arboriculture but has gained extensive experience in our industry, working his way up through to a Team Leader position. Liam is a newly appointed Team Leader and is an easy to deal with guy who will make sure your project is run to time and of the highest quality.

H & S: Construct Safe Tier 1, First Aid Certificate.

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