About Us


We have a great team with offices based in Christchurch and Nelson. Our diverse skillset covers all technical aspects of surveying as well as experience in resource management and land development engineering.

Who we are

Staig & Smith Ltd is a long-established Surveying Consultancy with its origins dating back to 1950. Times have changed considerably and we have changed with them.

Expansion of services to meet the varied requirements of our clients has seen Staig & Smith Ltd develop into a multi-discipline company.  The company has offices based in Christchurch and Nelson, and serves private, corporate, government and local authority clients throughout the lower North Island, the West Coast and the South Island.

Staig & Smith Ltd employs professional planners, surveyors along with engineering staff and support from a team of experienced staff with modern systems and technology.

We offer a broad base of services to assist clients in bringing their projects to fruition within the framework of the Resource Management Act and Local Authority planning regulations and LINZ requirements.

Following the September 2010 earthquake Staig & Smith have become involved in the survey of damaged buildings in Christchurch to assess verticality and floor mis-levelment.


New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS)

Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand (CSNZ)

New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI)

New Zealand Water & Waste Association (NZWWA)

Resource Management Law Association (RMLA)

Nelson Chamber of Commerce

Nelson/Tasman Urban Design Panel

Urban Design Forum


Staig and Smith have won an NZ Institute of Surveyors award for excellence for our work on the Galeo estate project,  The award recognises outstanding practises, innovation and results in the planning and implementation of the project.
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NZ Institute of
Surveyors Award of
Excellence for the
Galeo Estate Project