The Professionals

Tim Gittos (BArch Hons) formed Space Craft Architects in 2012 with Caroline Robertson (NZRab, BArch Hons).  We bring design experience in residential, commercial and public architecture here and abroad while hands-on construction work from furniture to full house builds gives us an in-depth understanding of putting things together.

We create beautiful, affordable, architecture which springs from climatic and cultural context. Environmental responsibility underpins all of our work along with a commitment to creating spaces that are a delight to experience. Our work is going up on sites from the far north to the chilly south and dotted about in between.

Mike Farrow - landscape designerMike Farrow leads Littoralis Landscape Architecture, a Whangarei practise whose expertise includes urban structure planning, neighbourhood design, broad landscape assessment studies, managing ecological restoration and developing walking/cycling facilities.

During almost three decades of experience, Mike has developed an interest in more sustainable ways to optimise urban land use, manage storm water, promote alternative (ie non-vehicular) transport and heighten the amenity of people living within increasingly compact residential areas.

Michael Badham is a very experienced lawyer with a large general practice. He advises mainly on business and property matters, wills, trusts and estates. His clients are diverse, and include individuals and families, businesses in many industries, and public sector entities.

Michael genuinely enjoys turning his mind to a gnarly legal challenge, whether that involves drafting a complex commercial contract or helping his clients resolve a complicated dispute. He is known for his calm logic, strategic thinking and efficient practice style. Less well-known, except within the halls of Thomson Wilson, are his interest in art and his talent for producing outrageous costumes at the firm’s Christmas parties.

James Andrews is a co-founder of and Thrive Permaculture.  Following a bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Lincoln University, he spent several years working (and playing!) in the mountains as a glacier guide and snowboard instructor.  He then worked for the Department of Conservation in the Southern Alps and on offshore Islands.
While working for DOC his understanding of his place in the world progressed from the standard conservationist thinking, where people and nature are separated and ‘nature’ is visited in the weekend… into a more integrated approach where people take their place as a positive force within nature.
Exploring life through a permaculture lens, James has gardened at home, developed a market garden, launched a sourdough bread business, worked as a polytech tutor in horticulture and rural sustainability, run workshops on permaculture, gardening, seed saving, nutrition, pruning and orchard design, taught on PDCs and helped to establish a compost toilet business.  He established Thrive Permaculture as a professional permaculture design service in 2015 and lives with his wife and two young kids near Mangawhai in Northland.

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Kia ora!

We are a web design company based in Whangarei, New Zealand, and design, develop and maintain websites.
We enjoyed making the Ahi Wai | Eco Neighbourhood website – a special initiative standing for a better way of building and living.

At Koru websites, our aim is to create simple but powerful websites for New Zealand and international companies. Backed up by quick and efficient support, which we believe is essential for keeping your site
up-to-date and working.

We make websites for all types and sizes of business: from a basic brochure-style website through to automated e-commerce websites. Besides that, we can also host your website and set up your email accounts.

We’ll help you create the website that you have imagined.

Koru Websites
Garret Dekker – Director/Developer
Irene Groeneveld Dekker – Director/Designer

Ahi Wai - Eco Neighbourhood

Shaun Davison and Carmel Henry
Whangarei 0112
09 4372120