NZTMS was established by Will Bowden as an independent and specialist turf-related advisory group in April 2019.
We are proud to be 100% Kiwi owned and operated. Over the first year of its establishment, we have grown from 1 to 3.5 staff (plus dedicated admin support).
NZTMS Maori Receptivity Strategy;
Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ai te rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu
Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
We have developed a clear journey to be responsive and effective for Maori communities across Aotearoa/NZ. NZTMS is committed to growing its partnerships with Maori through early and meaningful engagement. By including Maori early, we believe it will greater support Maori aspirations and values to enrichen design-led opportunities.
NZTMS fully embrace the involvement of Maori at the front end of design proposals which will help exercise kaitiatki/guardian responsibilities, advocate for social and wellbeing of Maori, environmental protection and enhancement. We pride ourselves with some of our own sustainable design initiatives such as our stormwater outlet filtration system ‘bioreactor’ with the intent to purify stormwater before being released. Our NZTMS whanau are actively searching for new design methods to be environmentally and operationally sustainable, gentle with the land and growing our ecological and native tree systems.
With our vision in place we have our culturally aware design that will be exercised to strengthen Maori identity and values.
He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
The home of NZTMS is in Glenbrook, South Auckland. Here we operate from a dedicated building that houses office space, turfgrass pathology facility, and a specialist soil and plant laboratory. On our doorstep is an operational turf farm and as part of this site, NZTMS has an established turfgrass research and development facility. The facility is constantly expanding and offers a unique environment in which to carry out scientific turf-related trials and short and long-term research programmes across a wide range of industry-related sectors. All of our research platforms are laser leveled and can be adapted to either sand carpet or soil profiles with in-ground automated irrigation.
In October 2019 NZTMS appointed Spencer Myer as a Turf Advisor. Spencer brings with him a wealth of specialist experience and knowledge, in particular relating to areas of sports field feasibility, concept and detailed design work. NZTMS now has the ability to offer our clients CAD concept designs and overlays.
Spencer is also one of the leading independent authorities on synthetic turf surfaces in New Zealand.
In March 2020, we appointed Tyla Otene as a Turf Specialist (formerly the Sports Park Advisor for Auckland Council). Tyla brings with him a wealth of knowledge around the Public Sector and operational management of the sports parks in New Zealand's largest region. He also specialises in stakeholder engagement.
Where appropriate NZTMS is able to work in alliance with a wider group of companies. These include FieldTurf NZ, E-Turf and TIC Contracting. All of these companies offer a significant resource of practical and academic expertise which we believe enables us to offer a unique and highly experienced service to our clients.
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