About Us

Our Story

Aqualinc are one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading water and land management consultancies. We offer expert advice on:

  • Irrigation management, design and monitoring

  • Resource consents and consent compliance

  • Land management and groundwater investigation

  • Effluent storage and discharge

We provide ‘face-to-face’ active support to primary industries across agriculture, viticulture and horticulture, as well as advice and technical expertise to organisations — from catchment-scale groups through to district, regional and central government. Our advice and support help our clients to make wise, environmentally sustainable water and land management decisions.


How we work

Aqualinc provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to water and land resource management. Our independent consultancy services intersect with our investment in leading-edge research, smart technology and collaborative working, putting us in the best position to help water and land users maximise the potential of our land and water.

Collaborative working is key to our success, and we value the contributions of our extensive network of clients and colleagues in the water and land management community. Collaboration, innovation and a commitment to excellent service are three of our core values.

Our history

John Bright and Ian McIndoe, two like-minded engineers, founded Aqualinc in late 2003. In early 2004 they were joined by colleague Greg Barkle as the initial shareholders.

Since then, Aqualinc have grown to a national company, with over 30 full-time staff actively involved in land and water resource management, research, and irrigation design and development, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

We have offices across the country, in:

  • Christchurch / Ōtautahi

  • Ashburton / Hakatere

  • Hastings / Heretaunga

  • Cromwell / Tīrau

In 2015, Aqualinc acquired HydroServices, an independent irrigation management and soil and water resource consultancy that had been providing services throughout Aotearoa New Zealand since 1983.


Our Values

Our mission is to deliver long-term socio-economic and environmental benefits through world-class water and land management.

To succeed in this task, we hold to six core values:


  • We take the time to listen, communicate and understand our clients’ needs and requirements.

  • We create and provide cost-effective solutions for clients that meet their short and long-term requirements.

  • We incorporate the perspectives of all affected stakeholders.

Our People

Find out more about the people who make Aqualinc such a trusted source of support and advice for all our clients.

What our clients say about us

Christchurch: +64 3 964 6521
Ashburton: +64 3 307 6680
Hastings: +64 6 873 404
Cromwell: +64 27 457 0415

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