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Kotare Consultants

Surveying | Engineering | Planning
Subdivision and Land Development Professionals


Land development across the Waikato, Auckland and  Bay Of Plenty.



Civil Design


Project Management


Land Development

“Kotare Consultants designed Te Awamutu Country Club alongside Sanderson Group. They added valuable Engineering and guidance to ensure we have the best outcome. It’s a delight operating with Ciaran's support. Look forward to doing my next project alongside Kotare Consultants”

Nathan Sanderson - Development Manager - Sanderson Group


Professional Land Development Consultancy

Ciaran Murphy - Director, General Manager

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, BSurv with Credit, MNZIS, CSNZ

Ciaran began his career over 15 years ago as a chainman and draftsman for a Land Development Consultancy, at which time he studies for his Bachelor of Surveying at Otago University. Over his career he has become a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (MNZIS) and is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor (LCS).

Early in his professional career Ciaran specialised in dimensional control and industrial measurement and was involved in the deformation monitoring and structural analysis of reservoir dams and water towers, the instalment of offshore oil platforms and wells, and the remote fabrication of modular gas plants. 

Further to this, he has over ten years’ experience in subdivision and land development, civil engineering design, construction supervision, and project management. 

Julian Thom - Director, Taupō Regional Manager

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, BSurv(Hons) First Class, NDS, MNZIS, CSNZ

Julian is an outcome focused Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with a track record of success in client management and has many professional and academic industry-related awards. He has worked in the Auckland, Gisborne, Dunedin, Tauranga and Taupō regions on a broad range of land development projects and rural subdivisions.

Julian's practical experience combined with his extensive knowledge on cadastral surveying and land tenure issues enables him to deliver innovative solutions with accuracy. Committed and enthusiastic, Julian is recognised for his effective communication, sound judgment, proven project management skills, meticulous approach, and attention to detail.

Outside of work, his love for nature and outdoor adventures takes him to the mountains, forests, and rivers of New Zealand where he enjoys tramping, mountain biking, snowboarding, running and more recently packrafting.