Certified WOF Assessors

A certified Dairy Effluent WOF assessor is an independent, experienced industry professional.

WoF Assessors - ALL REGIONS

See below for a list of Certified WoF assessors throughout New Zealand.

Certified WoF assessors offer a very thorough and consistent assessment of effluent systems. One of the problems in assessing effluent systems is getting consistent advice, but Certified WOF Assessors use the same methodology every time.



Alan Frost

Dairymaster Milking Systems NZ Ltd

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Dairymaster Milking Systems NZ Ltd
76 Juliet Street
Stratford  4332
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06 765 6075 / 027 554 9150
Taranaki
Wanganui / Manawatu

Dairymaster is a world leader in dairy equipment. As well as distributing Milking, Scraping and Feeding equipment in New Zealand, we run a contracting business specialising amongst other things in Effluent design, sales and service.

  • Effluent Design Accreditation
  • Certified independent dairy effluent WOF assessments
  • Qualified NZMPTA FDE Hydraulic Design
  • FDE system consultation
  • 30 years of experience in the industry
  • One of the largest teams in the business
We are obligated to give independent FDE WOF assessments and advice.
This is a thorough appraisal of your system and if you require it a detailed path forward to compliance.

Dairymaster offers full FDE design and installation using quality products and innovative practical solutions.

 

Anna Thomas

Independent Project Consultants

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Independent Project Consultants
P.O. Box 1017
Cambridge
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021 041 7944
Waikato
N/A
Independent Project Consultants is a specialist consulting firm providing independent, tailored and confidential advice and solutions to your dairy effluent challenges.

We focus and specialise in the areas of;
- Farm dairy effluent accredited designs
- Certified dairy effluent compliance ‘WOF’ assessments
- Independent dairy effluent system consultation
- Comprehensive independent written reports that can be provided as evidence to local council.

We have extensive knowledge and experience in all components of a farm dairy effluent system and the impact it has on the entire farming operation. Drawing from our background of dairy farming enables us to have a full understanding of our client’s business and their requirements to ensure we provide the best possible independent advice.

 

Chris Frost

Opus International Consultants

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Mansfield Service Land
125a Bank Street
Whangarei
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021 081 56443
Northland
Northland
Chris is a member of the Opus Rural team and based in Whangarei. He was born and raised on a Dairy Farm in Northland, and is a qualified Civil Engineering Designer with more than 12 year experience working on civil and rural projects.

Opus is a Farm Dairy Effluent Design Accredited company and provides independent environmental and engineering services tailor made for your farm including:

•    Farm Dairy Effluent system design
•    Farm Dairy Effluent WOF assessments
•    Effluent pond sizing, design and construction monitoring
•    Farm Dairy Effluent management plans
•    Staff training
•    Site surveys
•    Pond sizing and design
•    Soil profiling
•    Consenting
•    Irrigation design
•    Liner selection and testing
•    Construction compliance testing
•    Leak detention
•    IPENZ Professional engineer sign of

 

Colin Kay

Kay Consulting Ltd

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Kay Consulting Ltd
Established 2012
New Plymouth
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021 46 28 91
Taranaki
King Country, Wanganui, Manawatu

Colin is an experienced Consultant with over 28 years working in the agricultural sector specialising in:

• Farm Dairy Effluent System design and evaluation
• Farm Dairy Effluent WOF assessments
• Effluent pond design and construction monitoring
• Farm Dairy Effluent Management plans
• Staff training

Farm Dairy Effluent Design Accredited company and provides independent
environmental and engineering services tailor made for your farm.

 

Craig Strong

Pasture Production Ltd

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Pasture Production  Ltd
131 Liddles Road RD5
Ashburton
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027 PASTURE / 027 727 8873
Canterbury
Otago

I am an Ex dairy farmer, Now an independent consultant available throughout Canterbury and Otago.

Buying or selling your dairy farm or preparing your FEP for an independent assessment contact Craig 027 PASTURE

 

Dave Stopforth

Enviro Sense Ltd

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Enviro Sense Ltd
1A Arundel Street
Oamaru 9400
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027 7461 662
Otago
Southland/ Canterbury
  • SAVE TIME AND MONEY – Use Enviro Sense Ltd
  • TWO qualified assessors available – cuts down time on farm
  • North Otago Based – ability to travel  Otago, Southland and Canterbury
  • I Piloted the ‘WoF’ programme throughout Canterbury, Otago and Southland for DairyNZ
  • Ex-Environmental  Compliance Officer (4yrs)
  • Independent Effluent Consultant (6+yrs
  • Electronic Technician

Enviro Sense Ltd offers a confidential and independent advice; we provide a service not products.

Davieth Verheij

AgFirst Engineering (Waikato) Ltd

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AgFirst Engineering (Waikato) Ltd
328 Bond Road
Te Awamutu
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021 925 534
Waikato
Auckland / Taranaki

Independent Agricultural Engineering Consultant with 12 years’ experience in design / supply / build / servicing of dairy effluent systems.

Farm Dairy Effluent Design Accredited with excellent knowledge of all aspects of effluent treatment systems from concrete infrastructure, catchment and containment, solids removal, pond agitation and an in-depth knowledge of effluent irrigation systems.

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Donna Corbin

RES - Rural Environmental Solutions

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Donna Corbin
3 Wye Street
Invercargill 9812
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027 890 1234
Southland/Otago
South Island
Donna Corbin from RES (Rural Environmental Solutions) is an independent consultant that is well known throughout the dairy industry and environmental field for her honest risk assessments of systems and practical solutions for both managing what you have and upgrading your system based on the risk priorities.
Donna does more than assess what is happening on the day, she will also identify what might be happening the next time the inspectors are out to mitigate any potential exposure to risk.
Donnas past roles include:
•    RDAgritech Ltd- pond design and construction
•    DairyNZ – Environmental Extension Specialist.
•    EnviroSense Ltd – contracting to Environment Southland to undertake dairy inspections, application rate tests, effluent system risk assessments, consent requirements and Regional rules, advice and as well as consulting directly to farmers.
For further information on Donna and RES please visit www.RES.kiwi.nz

 

Dr Debbie Care

PhD, MSc 1st class hons, Member of the NZIPIM

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AgVice Ltd
PO Box 50
Otorohanga
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027 242 0586
Waikato
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AgVice ltd has been offering independent advice in the on farm environmental space since it was formed in 2009.  With previous experience including 5 years at DairyNZ where I was providing farmers and the industry with advice on sustainable effluent management practices, and 25 years at AgResearch as a scientist – I am able to take an independent and analytical approach to your Farm Dairy Effluent (FDE) system.  I have completed the Intermediate & Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management, FDE design and FDE hydraulics courses.  I wrote the Primary ITO FDE management course (stage 2) and teach this.    I was on the technical panel that developed Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for FDE system design.   I currently chair the accreditation review panel for companies wishing to become accredited designers against the COP.   I was a key contributor in the development of the WoF programme with DairyNZ.

We offer risk assessment of the whole FDE system and components. Our independence and ability to integrate the farm system, people management and technical assessment are key to the value we can add to your farming enterprise.

 

Emma Brand

Synlait Milk Limited

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Synlait Milk Limited
1028 Heslerton Road
Rakaia
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027 699 4696
Canterbury

An Environmental Advisor for Synlait Milk Limited for the past 3 years, and have helped farmers with consenting and achieving compliance over this time. Assisting with writing and implementing Farm Environment Plans. I have a good understanding of nutrient management having completed both the Intermediate and Advance Sustainable Nutrient Mgmt Courses.

I’m able to provide confident and practical advice to farmers to improve their farm dairy effluent systems. Passion for assisting farmers to reduce their environmental footprint, while maintaining productivity through the whole farming system.

 

Glenn Thomas

Independent Project Consultants

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Independent Project Consultants
P.O. Box 1017
Cambridge
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021 265 9066
Waikato
N/A
Independent Project Consultants is a specialist consulting firm providing independent, tailored and confidential advice and solutions to your dairy effluent challenges.

We focus and specialise in the areas of;
- Farm dairy effluent accredited designs
- Certified dairy effluent compliance ‘WOF’ assessments
- Independent dairy effluent system consultation
- Comprehensive independent written reports that can be provided as evidence to local council.

We have extensive knowledge and experience in all components of a farm dairy effluent system and the impact it has on the entire farming operation. Drawing from our background of dairy farming enables us to have a full understanding of our client’s business and their requirements to ensure we provide the best possible independent advice.

 

Greig Stephens

First Base Ltd

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First Base Ltd
61 Leet Street
Invercargill
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027 459 6924
Southland

Having spend much in the High country of the South Island, he has an absolute love of the country and the folk that farm our country.

Educational choices and opportunities took him away from farming and into the field of Civil Engineering but his love for the land is still strong.

Qualifying as an Effluent Assessor in 2017, affords him an opportunity to finally work in the Agricultural sector. This coupled with his engineering skills of pumps, pipes, and earthworks gives him the ability to look at many situations and draw some good information and solutions for possible problems.

Greig, in partnership, has recently started a Health and safety company (First Base Ltd) that provides small to medium business with Health and safety systems and advice. Many of his current customers come from the farming sector.

Greig see significant strength in being able to offer farmers Dairy effluent system assessment, H&S systems and advice, and Engineering ideas that are common on typical farms.

Call him for a chat on 0274 596924

Hazel Carr

Dave Ashby Rural Consultants Ltd

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Dave Ashby Rural Consultants Ltd
256 Hicklands Road, Flaxton RD1
 Kaiapoi 7691
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027 757 7195
Canterbury
Southland / Otago

Dave Ashby Rural Consultants Limited are Certified Nutrient Management Advisors, Farm Environment Plan Auditors and assist in Land-use resource consent processing. The next step in becoming a one-stop-shop for farmers is to become Certified Dairy Effluent WOF Assessors.

The principal Dave Ashby also owns a 400 cow dairy farm in North Canterbury which is run by contract milkers.

Hazel Carr who holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree, First Class Honours joins the business too assist in satisfying the needs of the growing clientele. She also runs a small block of land raising calves and beef cattle. She is passionate about farming and keen to learn more about the environmental aspects of the industry.

We offer: Farm Environment Plans, Nitrogen Baselines, Nutrient Budgets and Nutrient Management Plans, Resource Consent Applications and Staff training

Check out our website for more information on what we do. www.darcl.nz

 

John Main

Dairy Effluent Consultant

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Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions
85 Avenue Road South
Morrinsville 3340
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07 889 7755/ 027 664 4149
Waikato
Waikato
John works as an effluent system salesman for Hi -Tech which is a company based in Morrinsville that sells a range of effluent equipment including irrigators and pumps.

 

Kathryne Easton

Opus Consultant Rural Infrastructure

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Mansfield Service Land
125a Bank Street
Whangarei
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021 285 0663
Northland
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Kathryne is a member of the Opus Rural Team based in Whangarei and also is a Field Program Leader for Intergrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group.

Opus is a Farm Dairy Effluent Design Accredited company which provides independent environmental and engineering services tailor made for your farm.

Having spent 12 years in the fertiliser industry I have become highly proficient at helping farmers get the most out of their nutrient inputs under Northland’s challenging climatic conditions and varied soil types by use of both natural and manufactured fertiliser sources including farm dairy effluent.

I furthered my understanding of nutrient management and sustainability in Northland as a Land Management Advisor for the Northland Regional Council. This further complimented my role as a Sustainable Dairy Advisor for Fonterra, where I worked with farmers to reduce their environmental footprint and optimise their nutrient inputs and ensure compliance 365 days of the year in regard to effluent systems and the contributing facilities.

 

Michael Edmondson

Synlait Milk Limited

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Synlait Milk Limited
1028 Heslerton Road, RD 13
Rakaia
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021 915 677
Canterbury

I am working as an Environmental Advisor for Synlait Milk Limited and have 10 years’ experience in the field of environmental management and monitoring, predominantly in the dairying and water management sectors.

I have an extensive knowledge of many types of farm dairy effluent collection, treatment and dispersal systems and can offer practical friendly advice to help improve system efficiency and on farm cost effectiveness.

  • Certified Farm Environment Plan Auditor.
  • Intermediate and Advanced nutrient Management courses, as well as Farm Dairy Effluent: System design and management course through Massey University.

I enjoy face to face interactions with farmers, and working together to help them get/stay ahead of ever changing regulatory requirements as well as the challenges of farming within the limits that are now part of the farming environment.

Murray Devery

First Base Ltd

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First Base Ltd
61 Leet Street
Invercargill
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0275 557 557
Southland
Throughout South Island

I have a very diverse career background with qualifications in Business, Project Management, Health and Safety and the Effluent Warrant of Fitness.

I also have in depth experience with Risk Assessment, Asset Management as well as Emergency Preparation and Response Management.

I was bought up on a farm and have provided Health & Safety systems for Dairy Farmers over the last three years.

Now being qualified in the Effluent WoF I can provide an end to end service for Dairy Farmers as and when they need it.

 

Neil McLean

Agricultural Business Associates

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Agricultural Business Associates
Box 14 107
 Hamilton
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0274 947 865
Waikato
N/A

I am an independent farm consultant operating for over for 25 years in the Waikato region. My interest is in optimizing farm systems with a strong practical viewpoint so that the objectives of the farm business are met. To compliment this interest, I have undertaken the courses that allow me to formally report on dairy effluent systems.

These reports provide the independent benchmark for the ongoing farm operations of the effluent systems. As well there will be specific situations such as changes of farm ownership or sharemilking that require a historical standard of the effluent system to be recorded. 

 

Nikki Kelly

Enviro Sense Ltd

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Enviro Sense Ltd
1A Arundel Street
Oamaru 9400
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027 7461 661
Otago
Southland / Canterbury
  • Worked  with DairyNZ and contributed to the development of the ‘WoF’  
  • SAVE TIME AND MONEY – Use Enviro Sense Ltd
  • TWO qualified assessors available – cuts down time on farm
  • North Otago Based – ability to travel  Otago, Southland and Canterbury
  • Independent Effluent Consultant (6+yrs)
  • Ex-Compliance Officer  (5yrs)
  • Electronic and Instrumental Technician
  • Ex-Dairy Farmer (10yrs)
  • Enviro Sense Ltd; we provide a service not products

Having worked on both sides of the fence (Farming and Compliance) I can understand needs and wants of both sides and therefore can offer confidential and independent advice.

Paul Brown

Cow Consultant Ltd

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Cow Consultant Ltd
81 Belt Road
Ashburton 7700
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027 433 0486
West Coast
South Island

For over three decades I have worked in New Zealand's innovative dairy industry as a milker, dairy farm own, dairy livestock service business owner, and I have an agricultural science degree.

From this varied industry experience my point of difference is that I have theoretical, practical, tehcnical and management skills.

It can be difficult to assess different on-farm options available relative to requirements. My instincts and calculations assess what practical on-farm solutions are available. This involves adapting to farmers' preferences, diverse market changes and compliance issues.

Industry-wise I am a negotiator, go-between and advisor. With this knowledge and my natural empathy, I find outcomes to match clients' objectives.

 

Pieter Fransen

Lead Environmental Auditor

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Enviro-Mark Solutions Limited
Suite 1, Level 2, 20 Augustus Terrace, Parnell, Auckland 1052
PO Box 137182, Parnell Auckland 1151
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09 574 4195/022 489 5564
Auckland
New Zealand Wide
At Enviro-Mark Solutions we provide audit and verification services using a range of national and international compliance obligations and standards.

I have been at Enviro-Solutions since July 2015 and audit environmental, health and safety management system processes and greenhouse gas emissions for our customers in a range of industry sectors . My industry experience is in the mining and forestry sectors.  Qualifications are in the earth sciences, geology, environmental science and management systems.

My wife and I run a small lifestyle block with some cows, a macadamia orchard, and have gown own native plants for our stream/wetland. I have been involved in my wife’s family farming activities (Arohena, Waikato), farm-forest catchment research studies and field-days (Hawkes Bay/Coromandel), and the Waihi Gold Mine’s management of farmland surrounding the mine site including extensive riparian and wetland restoration in conjunction with community projects. My aim is to help achieve sustainable land management practices.

Sefton Lonsdale

Efor Ltd Effluent & Engineering

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Efor Ltd Effluent & Engineering
5 Hossack Road
RD1, Ngakuru, Rotorua 3077
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07 333 1899 / 027 608 3089
Rotorua
Waikato / BOP
I have always had an interest in agriculture and since completing an engineering apprenticeship have worked in the agricultural, servicing and support industries.
This experience has given me an excellent working knowledge of the challenges found on farm and in managing effluent systems.
I have been a major contributor to the pilot program to develop the WOF programme with DairyNZ .

Efor Ltd is an Independent owner operator offering:
•    Effluent storage calculations
•    Effluent system consultation
•    Effluent system design
•    Effluent servicing and repairs
•    Effluent Equipment supplies & installation
•    On farm engineering

 

Stephan Capillon

GREEN FLOW Services

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GREEN FLOW Services
33 Waterhouse Street
  Nelson 7011
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021 028 57 898
Nelson
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Green Flow Services specialise in effluent, irrigation and milking systems. We provide confidential advice and solutions to your Farm Dairy Effluent (FDE) opportunities.

We focus and specialise in the areas of;
- Certified dairy effluent ‘WOF’ assessments
- FDE designs, implementation and servicing

 

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