About us

The original Survey & Planning Solutions Ltd was formed in 2002 from Thomson & King Ltd and, before that, von Sturmer Group Ltd.

Von Sturmer Group comprised the offices trading as Thomson and King (Paihia and Kerikeri), Reyburn & Bryant (Whangarei and Dargaville) and Cowan & Holmes (Greymouth).

The Group was formed in 1990 from an existing partnership of Registered Land Surveyors. At that time the Group was in the process of purchasing the Greymouth business but prior to this the partnership was established in 1987 from the Bay of Islands practice of D.B. von Sturmer and Associates. The partnership expanded its base in 1988 by purchasing the well known Whangarei practice of Reyburn & Bryant.

In 1998 the decision was made to split the Bay of Islands offices from the remainder of the Group and in 2001 wheels turned a full circle with the purchase of D B von Sturmer and Associates Kaitaia office followed, in 2002, by the split of Thomson & King.

Chris Williams and Brett King formed Survey & Planning Solutions Limited (trading as Williams and King in the Bay of Islands, and von Sturmers in Kaitaia and the Far North).

The company was reorganised in 2011 to become Survey & Planning Solutions (2010) Ltd and currently has a work force of 10, which includes one registered professional and licensed cadastral surveyor, two licensed cadastral surveyors, one planner, three survey technicians, two surveyor's assistants and one administrator.

The directors and senior staff have a wide range of experience in surveying, construction, computerisation and management, both in New Zeraland and overseas.

The offices in Kaitaia and Kerikeri are committed to modern survey, planning and management practices which includes modern GNSS equipment, computer aided field data capture, calculations and plan presentation using Listech's LISCAD software suite and Land Information NZ's Landonline.

Survey & Planning Solutions (2010) Ltd is an active business with proficient and loyal staff and a wide range of clients. The company is available and competent to perform most survey tasks.


Kerikeri office

Williams & King
27 Hobson Ave
PO Box 937
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 407 6030
Fax: +64 9 407 6032


Kaitaia office

Von Sturmers
131 Commerce Street
P.O. Box 128
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 408 6000
Fax: +64 9 408 6002