Freshwater Environmental DNA Sampling

Genetic clues left behind by the organisms that swim through, splash in, and make their homes in streams, rivers, and lakes. Last month, our freshwater Ecologist, Nicola Pyper, went out to assess an underground stream, searching for any signs of aquatic life within the caves! Enspire were asked to assist with a large-scale project that … Read more

Stormwater Conference 2021

This May, Tauranga was the proud host of the Stormwater Conference 2021.  In 2020, we were living in a rapidly changing world due to the recent emergence of COVID-19 and the delegates of the conference were unable to meet face to face.  This year the opportunity to mix and mingle, discuss challenges, and share innovative ideas was … Read more

Freshwater Ecological Monitoring in Canterbury

As the season changes and the wet, cold and dark weather drawers closer, ecologists also say goodbye to the field season and days out in the sunshine with dirt under their fingernails. Earlier this year, Enspire’s freshwater ecologist, Nicola Pyper, spent a week under the beautiful Canterbury summer sunshine. The days were long but working … Read more

NZPI Conference 2021

“No one said it is going to be easy – but if it was, we would not be in the resource management space in the first place.” During March I was lucky enough to spend three beautiful days in Nelson at the New Zealand Planners Institute Annual Conference.  The theme of this year’s conference was “values, … Read more

As the Year Draws to a Close

2020 has been a year like no other.  It has been a year of uncertainty, of change, of hardship and of fear and heartache for many, with mass devastation around the world.  While a difficult year, to say the least, 2020 has taught us many valuable lessons.  It has taught us that we can’t take life as we … Read more

Opening of Parliament and the Resource Management System

The Speech from the Throne at the State Opening of Parliament has outlined the legislative policy agenda and priorities of the Government for the next three years. The speech by the Governor General has outlined that ‘improving the planning system’ is a priority for the Government. The Government will repeal and replace the Resource Management Act … Read more

Meet the team: Nicola Pyper

Originally from London, I moved to New Zealand as a child, and the change in environment as a young person had a huge impact on me. I grew up making the most of everything the natural environment of New Zealand has to offer, and made the easy decision to make this passion into a career. … Read more

Meet the team: George Sariak

I am from a small market town in the Wye Valley of the Welsh Borders. Since 2018, I embraced my inner hermit moving regularly between Wales and London before bigger adventures to Aotearoa, Australia and Scotland. Reconciling my love for both the natural and built environment made the decision to return to Aotearoa an easy … Read more

Meet the team: Kristal Shaw

For the last decade I have worked in administration throughout Aotearoa, before calling Tauranga home. In January 2020 I took up a paddle and joined the Enspire waka as Administration Support. Since then I haven’t looked back, taking on new challenges and extending myself to support the team to bring the best quality services to … Read more

Meet the team: Shannen Bagge

Shannen commenced with Ryder Consulting Limited (the predecessor organisation to Enspire) in 2015, as a fresh-faced graduate with little business experience but a lot of knowledge that she wished to share and apply. The fact that she has been appointed to a General Management role five years later is a testament to her hard work … Read more