Read about what is happening at Boffa Miskell – from our people news and award results to what we’re doing in the community.


New Technical Lead appointment

Kaiarataki – Strategic Advisor Te Pio Kawe has been appointed as a Technical Lead.

1 March 2021

Harapaki Wind Farm

Boffa Miskell ecologists and landscape planners have been involved with the proposed development for over ten years. More recently, we developed visual simulations to assist Meridian with community engagement on the project.

25 February 2021

Professional and Senior Professional promotions announced

The efforts of 21 graduate and professional level staff have been recognised with promotions.

24 February 2021

Rebecca Ryder celebrates 20 Years

Rebecca Ryder joined Boffa Miskell in 2001 and has been a practicing Landscape Architect since 1998. She became an Associate Partner in 2019 and manages the Landscape Planning team for the Tauranga office.

23 February 2021

Seven Design Awards for Rawhiti Estate

Local and International recognition for design excellence

22 February 2021

We’re back on our bikes: Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2021

Five Boffa Miskell offices are competing in the challenge this year, and at the halfway point of this month-long event, the company’s cycling enthusiasts are leading by example.

18 February 2021

Meet the Boffa Miskell ecology team: Dr Tommaso Alestra

Marine ecologist Dr Tommaso Alestra brings a passion for the ocean and a wealth of experience to the Ecology team.

10 February 2021

World Wetlands Day 2021

Around the world, February 2 is the day to recognise, celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of wetlands.

29 January 2021


Four Topics from 2020 (and a New Year’s Resolution)

We're at the close of 2020 – a year in which days and weeks dragged on forever, and months flashed by in the blink of an eye.

17 December 2020

Four landscape architects achieve NZILA registration

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Tuia Pito Ora (NZILA) has announced those graduate members who successfully passed the 2020 NZILA Registration interview and are now Registered Members of the Institute.

15 December 2020

Three consultants are Urban Design Forum National Committee members

The Urban Design Forum promotes cross-disciplinary understanding of urban design and provides a forum for discussion of design-based approaches that are relevant to the development and management of New Zealand towns and cities.

8 December 2020

Native tree planting to create new habitat at Drury South Crossing

Half a million native plants and trees will be installed as part of the Drury South Crossing development, creating habitat for threatened birdlife.

30 November 2020

Tūpuna Maunga Strategies commended by Commonwealth Association of Planners

The winners of the 2020 CAP Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth were announced in a special web-based event on World Town Planning Day 2020.

18 November 2020

Gold at the DINZ Best Awards for Puhi Kai Iti / Cook Landing

Boffa Miskell consultants worked closely with the Department of Conservation, Gisborne District Council and Ngāti Oneone representatives in the initiative to recognise and acknowledge the voyaging traditions of both cultures as they navigated the Pacific.

17 November 2020

Greg Vossler receives Distinguished Service Award from NZPI

Recognition for "...a contribution that, quietly but steadily, has enhanced how we interrogate and research, how we develop data and information that helps inform our decision-making..."

17 November 2020

Nohonga take their place in Britomart Square

After a mihi whakatau by Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei, members of the Auckland Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Tuia Pito Ora and supporters were able to view the finished designs.

2 November 2020

Helping Kāinga Ora and the community to reduce, recycle, and reuse

Construction waste salvaged from a Kāinga Ora project in West Auckland is used to help create a community marketplace

22 October 2020

From concept to production: the Nohonga Design Challenge

With an early November installation day just two weeks away, we asked the Boffa Miskell finalists in the Nohonga Challenge for an update.

21 October 2020

Consultants earn Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)

Samantha King and Brent Barrett have successfully achieved their CEnvP after meeting the criteria for training, experience, professional conduct and ethical behaviour.

21 October 2020

Auckland Urban Design Panel 2020

Five consultants from the Auckland office have been named to the Auckland Urban Design Panel.

19 October 2020

Policy changes to allow film production in Christchurch

Thanks to spectacular landscapes and the expertise of Kiwi film-makers and crew, New Zealand has developed a multi-billion dollar film production industry. But much of the revenue has been concentrated in Auckland and "Welly-wood."

21 September 2020

Biosecurity Minister announces funding during Mid Dome visit

Our client, the Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust, received over $3 million from the Government to support their efforts to eradicate invasive conifers in Southland.

21 September 2020

2020 Best Awards: The finalists are announced

Two Boffa Miskell projects, and the interior of our Christchurch office, have been short-listed by the Designer's Institute of New Zealand

21 September 2020

Dr Ian Boothroyd named a Fellow of the EIANZ

The EIANZ Board has announced the appointment of nine new Fellows. The status of Fellow is recognition of the leading role that a member has played in the environment profession. It is a well-deserved acknowledgement of their professional standing and the commitment to ethical practice over an extended period.

26 August 2020

Dr Sharon De Luca named a Partner

The Boffa Miskell partner group and directors welcome Dr Sharon De Luca as a full partner.

24 August 2020

A new way of surveying kiwi at Pukaha

Following the loss of six monitored kiwi in the Pūkaha forest during the Level 4 lockdown and the inability to conduct a traditional ‘Kiwi Call count’ due to Covid restrictions, Pūkaha Mount Bruce turned to technology supplied by Boffa Miskell to obtain an estimate of the wild population of kiwi in the 942ha reserve.

21 August 2020

Three new associate partners for 2020

The Partners are delighted to announce the addition of three Associate Partners this year.

19 August 2020

Meet the Boffa Miskell biosecurity team: Sian Reynolds

Sian Reynolds recently joined the Boffa Miskell Biosecurity team after six years with the Department of Conservation.

27 July 2020

2020 Senior Appointments Announced

Promotion to Senior Principal, Principal, and Associate Principal have been made across the design, planning, and science disciplines; adding nineteen consultants to the talented pool of leaders within Boffa Miskell.

20 July 2020

John Potter named Fellow of the NZILA

John Potter has been admitted into Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects – Tuia Pito Ora.

17 July 2020

Creating a National Works in Waterways Guideline

Councils, consultants and contractors are working together to create a best-practice guideline for working in freshwater environments.

14 July 2020

New transformational tools for the Predator Free 2050 effort

Projects led Boffa Miskell biosecurity consultants are among those receiving funding.

9 July 2020

Success for Boffa Miskell at the Nohonga Design Challenge

Teams from Tauranga and Auckland are two of the five finalists in the inaugural design competition

25 June 2020

Our people on the move: from Wellington to the Waikato

Landscape architects Helen and Frazer Baggaley have joined the growing team in Boffa Miskell's Hamilton office.

23 June 2020

Dr Jaz Morris awarded by New Zealand Journal of Botany

Late last year Jaz received the biennial Early-Career Researcher prize by the New Zealand Journal of Botany (published by the Royal Society), in relation to a paper he published in that journal during his PhD studies.

14 May 2020

Alert Level 2: our response to COVID-19

As New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2, here's what Boffa Miskell’s working environment will look like from Thursday 14 May.

14 May 2020

Alert Level 3: our response to COVID-19

As New Zealand moves to Alert Level 3, here's what Boffa Miskell’s working environment will look like from Tuesday 28 April.

28 April 2020

Working from home: over 12,200km from the office

Charlene Lubbe, a senior administrator in the Auckland office, was enjoying a long-planned visit to her family in Pretoria, South Africa. As she was due to return, the world was changing very quickly.

23 April 2020

David Sim: keynote speaker at Transportation 2020 conference

Tim Church, urban designer in our Queenstown office, introduced David Sim, reminding conference goers that David had brought a valuable international perspective and enthusiasm to Christchurch as part of the post-earthquake masterplanning work.

23 April 2020

Boffa Miskell’s role in the Department of Conservation PF2050 Strategy

The Tools to Market programme is well underway, with projects trialling biosecurity and pest-control innovations.

2 April 2020

Boffa Miskell’s response to COVID-19

Like you, we have been keeping abreast of the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation, with our primary focus on our people, our clients, and our communities.

23 March 2020

World Water Day on 22 March

World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater.

20 March 2020

Victoria University Scholarship awarded

Celia Hall is the recipient of the Boffa Miskell 4th-Year Student Landscape Architecture Award at Victoria University.

18 March 2020

2020 Landscape Architecture leaders

Boffa Miskell has named eight consultants as discipline leaders for Landscape Architecture, and Frazer Baggaley discipline coordinator.

18 March 2020

Tiaki Over Time: mentoring visiting students

Fourteen landscape architecture students from the University of Washington (Seattle) participated in a research and design process along the Ōtakaro Avon River Corridor in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

10 March 2020

The results are in: Boffa Miskell in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge

The cumulative effect of Boffa Miskell people making their weekday commute via pedal power equates to 1177kg of carbon dioxide that didn’t go into our atmosphere.

10 March 2020

The Green Team: keeping a focus on sustainability

The Boffa Miskell Green Team was established as part of the company’s commitment to grow awareness around sustainability.

20 February 2020

We’re back on our bikes

After a strong showing in 2019, Boffa Miskell offices across the country have taken up the Aotearoa Cycle Challenge for 2020.

18 February 2020

Following Bats in Fiordland

New Zealand is home to two extant species of native bat, the long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) and the lesser short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata).

13 February 2020

Consultants promoted from graduate to professional level

With experience gained from project work in ecology, planning and landscape architecture, these six consultants are growing their roles within the company.

20 January 2020

Mātauranga Māori profiled by the New Zealand Journal of Ecology

A group of Māori ecologists and scientists have contributed to a special edition of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology, driving change to place Mātauranga Māori alongside Western science.

17 January 2020

Three Waters Review Reports made public

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has published three comprehensive reports on wastewater treatment, which Boffa Miskell assisted in preparing.

13 January 2020


Our ecologists present at the World Congress of Herpetology

In early January, the University of Otago will host over 1000 herpetologists to discuss the ecology and biology of the world's reptiles and amphibians. Three Boffa Miskell ecologists are presenting to the global audience of experts.

17 December 2019

NZILA Creative Panel members

Hanna O'Donoghue and Rangitahi Kawe are part of a newly formed panel within the NZILA which will provide creative direction and help guide the calendar of Institute events.

12 December 2019

Lincoln University student’s playground design wins 2020 Boffa Miskell scholarship

Nicole Tune has won the Boffa Miskell scholarship for Meritorious Achievement in Third Year Landscape Architecture.

6 December 2019

NZILA announces new Registered Members for 2019

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) has announced those graduate members who successfully passed the 2019 NZILA Registration interview and are now Registered Members of the Institute.

2 December 2019

Submissions sought on proposed NPS for Indigenous Biodiversity

The government has released a discussion document on a proposed National Policy Statement (NPS) for Indigenous Biodiversity. Submissions on the discussion document are being sought, and consultation will close on 14 March 2020.

29 November 2019

Mana Motuhake unveiled in Victoria Square

A series of artworks in Victoria Square called Mana Motuhake has been unveiled and blessed. The installation of Mana Motuhake is one of the final elements of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct to be completed.

28 November 2019

Long-life lures receive Predator Free 2050 funding

Long-life lures for rodents, possums and mustelids developed by Dr Helen Blackie are among the predator control tools selected for funding by Predator Free 2050.

22 November 2019

Te Hononga Tangata

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern was present at the recent opening of Te Hononga Tangata.

18 November 2019

Success at the 2019 NZILA Awards

Boffa Miskell was the most-awarded consultancy at the 2019 NZILA Awards, as our work was recognised with five Awards of Excellence, five category wins and the overall supreme award.

13 November 2019

Otira Valley Viaduct — Twenty years on

The viaduct in the Otira Valley ‘flows with the grain of the land’, following a collaborative effort between Boffa Miskell landscape architects and the engineering team.

6 November 2019

Surveying pest plants in the Residential Red Zone

If you think that it’s hard keeping on top of the weeds in your own backyard, imagine looking after nearly 600 hectares of former garden in the Christchurch Residential Red Zone.

5 November 2019

Remote possibilities: Peter Wilder has been appointed Manager UAV Services

Advances in electronics, camera technology and small unmanned aircraft have created a new generation of survey and site data acquisition that is affordable and adaptable to the needs of developers and planners.

24 October 2019

Pop-up Placemaking in Hamilton, Part Two

Thanks to a bit of imagination and a sunny day, Hamilton had a new lunchtime destination... for just three hours!

16 October 2019

Opinion: It’s time to end our love affair with plastic

Ecologist Katrina McDermott explains why she returned from her recent holiday with a heightened concern for the extent of microplastic pollution.

14 October 2019

Planner Sharon Dines analyses the proposed changes in Freshwater Policies

With a goal of stopping degradation, improving quality and reversing past damage to freshwater systems, the government has proposed a comprehensive suite of policy documents and legislative changes related to freshwater management. Water allocation issues, and Maori interests are also addressed within these proposals.

14 October 2019

Silver and Bronze at the 2019 Best Awards

Projects in Auckland, Napier, and Passchendaele (Belgium) were recognised at the 2019 DINZ Best Awards.

7 October 2019

Stories of arrival unveiled in Gisborne

This month marks 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans at the Puhi Kai Iti Wānanga site in Turanganui-a-Kiwa .

4 October 2019

Landscape-led design wins Festival of Architecture competition

A team of three landscape architects from Boffa Miskell's Auckland office re-envisioned transport infrastructure as a public amenity and won the Auckland Architecture Association's first annual Public Good Urban Design Competition.

1 October 2019

Festival of Architecture: three offices join Park[ing] Day 2019

Tauranga, Auckland and Hamilton took part in the annual global event which encourages the reimagination of public space through guerrilla re-design of parking spaces. It all started in 2005 when an art and design studio converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco.

25 September 2019

View through a creative lens: when science and creativity meet

Auckland-based ecologist Samantha King has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year.

19 September 2019

Peak to Peak Success for the Queenstown office

Boffa Miskell's Queenstown consultants participated in Peak to Peak, a stunningly scenic one-day multisport race that challenges competitors to test both their physical and mental strength. The event is New Zealand’s longest running winter multisport race.

16 September 2019

Enter the Dragon (Boat) — and bring back a gold

Tauranga-based landscape architect Rebecca Ryder recently attended the IDBF World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.

5 September 2019

An expedition to the Auckland Islands

Brent Barrett is part of a Department of Conservation expedition investigating the feasibility of eradicating pigs, cats and mice from Auckland Island (Maukahuka) in the New Zealand subantarctic island region.

12 August 2019

Five projects are finalists for Best Awards

The Designers Institute of New Zealand have notified all projects that have been short-listed for the 2019 Best Awards.

9 August 2019

Eco-visionary Dr Antwi Akom speaking at 2019 NZILA Conference

One of the international speakers at the upcoming NZILA Conference is Dr Antwi Akom, named by former US President Barack Obama as one of the world’s top innovators.

24 July 2019

Creative thinking benefits native fish

Connectivity of our natural systems is a key part of ecosystem function and, while sometimes overlooked, even highly-modified urban environments can provide habitats for aquatic species.

19 July 2019

Wellington consultants mentor young entrepreneurs

Jos Coolen reports on Boffa Miskell's invovement with Entreprenuers In Action

9 July 2019

Biosecurity budget increase to fight invasive lake weeds

More than $7.5 million over four years has been set aside as part of Budget 2019 in support of biosecurity work to protect lakes, rivers and lands from invasive weeds and pests.

8 July 2019

Senior appointments announced for 2019

Promotion to Senior Principal, Principal, and Associate Principal have been made across the design, planning and science disciplines, and add eleven consultants to the talented pool of leaders within Boffa Miskell.

2 July 2019

Ecology Quarterly: a success story

Our Ecology Quarterly newsletter is officially 18 months old and continues to prove that a good idea, strategically implemented, will deliver on its objective.

27 June 2019

Waterview Connection scoops an International Award

The Waterview Connection has won the LABC’s Tripartite Award. This award fosters design and collaboration between sister cities Los Angeles, Auckland and Guangzhou in China, and acknowledges commitment to shared urban development and sustainability goals.

24 June 2019

Boffa Miskell achieves CEMARS® certification

In light of increasing concern over climate change, Boffa Miskell's Board and Partners are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and assessing our contribution to New Zealand's move towards a green or low-carbon economy.

21 June 2019

Getting Ready for AC36

Just as the 2011 Rugby World Cup was the catalyst for many public realm improvements in Auckland City Centre and along the Waterfront, New Zealand's next opportunity to welcome an international audience and host one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, the 2021 America’s Cup, is providing similar urgency to the ambitious agenda of public realm improvements.

17 June 2019

Several projects short-listed for 2019 NZILA Awards

The NZILA Awards judges have notified all projects that have been short-listed for the 2019 Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards.

28 May 2019

Te Ana Marina wins at Commercial Project Awards

The Woolstore & Te Ana Marina took a Bronze Award at the NZ Commercial Project Awards event held at Auckland Sky City.

27 May 2019

New Partner and Associate Partner Appointments

Consultants in landscape architecture, planning and ecology are named Partners and Associate Partners for 2019.

13 May 2019

Foxton Pump Track named Active Park of the Year

Foxton Beach’s popular pump track has been awarded Active Park of the Year at the Recreation Aotearoa 2019 New Zealand Parks Awards.

10 May 2019

Boffa Miskell selected for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement

Boffa Miskell is one of the key consultants appointed to undertake the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral and will oversee the urban design and landscape architecture components.

10 May 2019

What You Need to Know about the Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

Since 2010, the Government has made several starts on the development of a proposed National Policy statement on Indigenous Biodiversity (pNPSIB). A National Policy Statement (NPS) was seen as an essential response to the continuing decline in native plants, animals and their ecosystems.

1 May 2019

Meet the Boffa Miskell ecology team: Dr Katherine Dixon

Dr Katherine Dixon adds a scientific component to Boffa Miskell’s ever-growing presence in the lower South Island.

1 May 2019

Opinion: Will ‘Enduring Stewardship’ be a New Chapter for the High Country?

After nearly twenty years, Government has signalled the end of the Crown Pastoral Land Act and the Tenure Review Process. Ecologist Katherine Dixon examines the pros and cons of this often-controversial legislation; and what might take its place.

1 May 2019

Issues for EcIA in the marine environment in New Zealand

Assessments of ecological effects on the marine environment in New Zealand can be challenging due to a number of factors. Dr Sharon De Luca outlines the ways in which some of these factors affect the reliability of descriptions and impact assessments, and considers how these might influence the quality of resource management in the marine area.

29 April 2019

Ecologists get a close-up look

In the warmer months most of Boffa Miskell's ecologists are away from the office and out in the field. Recording data and taking photos is an essential part of any ecological survey.

16 April 2019

Boffa Miskell at the NZPI Conference

From presentations and discussion panels, to sponsoring keynote speakers and winning awards, the 2019 NZPI Conference was a great success for our planning consultants.

15 April 2019

Engagement Innovations Win Awards

Wellington projects have been recognised: a Golden Quill Award of Merit related to the Omaroro/Prince of Wales Reservoir Consenting for Wellington Water, and an NZPI Best Practice Award for the Pre-1930’s Character Area Review undertaken with Wellington City Council. The creativity and skill of our Technical Services team played a key role in these wins.

15 April 2019

An imaginative playspace in Underwood Reserve

A first-of-its-kind playspace for Auckland has opened, based on traditional Maori games and play artefacts. Te Mara Hupara playground is part of Te Auaunga Awa in Mt Roskill, Auckland.

9 April 2019

An unexpected discovery in the Mackenzie Basin

A routine survey added another species to the list of New Zealand's unique indigenous fauna.

19 March 2019

Boffa Miskell takes on the Aotearoa Bike Challenge

The audited results have been released, and it’s official – Boffa Miskell cyclists turned in outstanding performances locally and nationally during February's Aotearoa Bike Challenge.

19 March 2019

Dave Moule appointed Managing Principal for Hamilton

Just over three years ago, planner Dave Moule was the first consultant hired for Boffa Miskell's then-new Hamilton office.

8 March 2019

Boffa Miskell consultants get on their bikes

From Auckland to Queenstown, our staff are taking part in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge. The challenge runs through February; and with just four days to go, the competition is fierce.

25 February 2019

Urban Design Forum debate live-streamed from Auckland’s North Studio

Our Auckland office started the 2019 Studio Sessions by hosting a debate sponsored by the Urban Design Forum. Mediated by Nick Williamson, senior planning consultant at Align Limited, a panel of six urban design experts and opinion leaders argued the topic, "Urban Design: The panacea we had hoped for?"

20 February 2019

Ahuriri Lagoon Mātauranga Māori Monitoring Programme

A journey towards reinstating and restoring a thriving cultural ecosystem and habitat.

19 February 2019

Another summer of placemaking at Riverlink

Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being. It's an on-going element of the Riverlink project.

11 February 2019

Our Tauranga team volunteers with the Aongatete Forest Project

The Tauranga office team left their desks and computers behind, and headed out to spend the day getting hands-on in the forest.

5 February 2019

Opinion: examining the ongoing debate about 1080

Few topics are as polarising or divisive in New Zealand as the use of aerial 1080 for the control of introduced mammalian pests.

1 February 2019

Ecologists in the field: studying coastal protection structures

Ecologist Daniel Ahern's fieldwork supports a project that was funded through the Boffa Miskell Research Programme. The objective is to provide robust quantitative data in order to determine if certain coastal protection structures, or methods of construction, provide better ecological outcomes than others.

30 January 2019

Meet the Boffa Miskell ecology team: Andrew Blayney

Terrestrial and freshwater ecology is Andrew Blayney’s passion, and since joining Boffa Miskell he’s carried out ecological surveys and assessments throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

30 January 2019

Here’s what you need to know about managing construction impacts on avifauna:

On a global scale, New Zealand is home to a reasonably low diversity of bird species; however, what we lack in diversity, we make up for with uniqueness.

30 January 2019

Steve Dunn honoured for 40 years at Boffa Miskell

Landscape architect Steve Dunn has been recognised for 40 years at Boffa Miskell. As the company's longest-serving employee and a member of the Wellington office, Steve provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise to projects of all scales – from residential sites to large scale commercial and public works.

21 January 2019

Natural character assessments and provisions in a coastal environment

Rhys Girvan and Emma McRae delve into natural character assessments in the coastal environment and help define the difference between natural character and landscape evaluation. They also consider how to define the coastal environment, scale of assessment, and outstanding natural character.

17 January 2019

Innovative accommodation on Mid Dome for biosecurity contractors

Portable accommodation built from a repurposed 26,000 litre plastic water tank is the latest innovation in the fight against wilding pines in Southland’s vulnerable high country.

16 January 2019

Landscape Planning Workshops

In late November and early December, landscape architects and landscape planners throughout the company attended Landscape and Visual Effects Assessment (LVA) workshops run by James Bentley.

10 January 2019

Hessian matting is ‘a game-changer’ in Lake Wanaka

Biodegradable hessian matting continues to be at the front line of defense against the spread of the invasive weed lagarosiphon in Lake Wanaka.

8 January 2019


2018: A landmark year of making places for people

Thinking about how we want to live and the ways we move around; shaping the future, while preserving the best of the past. Creating better places for people has been one of the overarching themes of the past year.

17 December 2018

Rangitahi Kawe & Te Pio Kawe: two generations

The dictionary defines a generation as "the period during which children are born and grow up, become adults". In kinship terminology, it designates the parent-child relationship; and as a verb, ‘generation’ is also known as bio-genesis: “life-beginning”.

10 December 2018

Provincial Growth Funding for Dolomite Point Redevelopment

West Coast tourism will benefit from an $87.46 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), including a commitment of $25.6 million in funding for Dolomite Point at Punakaiki.

4 December 2018

NZILA announces 2018 new registered members

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) has announced those graduate members who successfully passed the 2018 NZILA Registration interview and are now Registered Members of the Institute.

3 December 2018

Small Town Forums: sharing ideas and finding solutions

Bringing local government officials together, starting conversations and helping regional communities find new vitality

13 November 2018

Te Ana Marina: honouring the past, moving to the future

Reconnecting with the site's history inspired a new look and name for this waterfront destination, and guided the design of the development

13 November 2018

Botanical Surveys in the MacKenzie Basin

Ecologist Scott Hooson has worked on various projects in the MacKenzie Basin. He shares insights from his botanical surveys of the native plant communities on the basin floor.

30 October 2018

Opinion: The Annual Whitebait Run

Every year, sometime between August to November, various articles are published about the state of our whitebait fishery. These usually begin with a reference to the “good old days” when whitebait were so plentiful that they were used as fertiliser in gardens and chicken feed.

30 October 2018

Meet the Boffa Miskell ecology team: Dr Sharon De Luca

When Sharon De Luca started university, she expected she’d end up with a degree in law or accounting. She clearly had some inkling of her future, because although she discovered a passion for marine science that changed her career path, you’re now as likely to find Sharon in a courtroom as out in the field.

30 October 2018

What you need to know about the 2018 EIANZ Guidelines

In May of this year, the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) issued the second edition of their guidelines for ecological impact assessment.

30 October 2018

Opening blessing for Wairākei Stream

A ceremony on the banks of the Wāirakei Stream, and the planting of five kahikatea marks the start of a landscape enhancement plan for Te Ara O Wāirakei and Wāirakei/Taylor Reserve in Papamoa. 

25 October 2018

Opinion: Can cultural attributes help guide us as we restore degraded waterways back to health?

Norm Hill, Kaiarataki in Boffa Miskell's Te Hihiri discipline discusses the intersection between indigenous beliefs and colonial regulations on New Zealand’s environment. Incorporating Maori cultural values to legislative frameworks highlights mana whenua’s spiritual connection with, and stewardship of, New Zealand’s freshwater rivers, lakes and wetlands.

16 October 2018

Waterloo Park recognised for Urban Design Excellence

Congratulations to Waterloo Business Park - winner of the Resene Urban Design Award at the 2018 Property Council New Zealand Southern Excellence Awards.

16 October 2018

Willow Removal on the Kawarau River

Keeping Lake Wakatipu free of the fast-growing invasive weed lagarosiphon takes considerable effort.

10 October 2018

Two consultants join Urban Design Forum leadership

The Urban Design Forum promotes cross-disciplinary understanding of urban design and provides a forum for discussion of design-based approaches that are relevant to the development and management of New Zealand towns and cities.

9 October 2018

Improving Freshwater Quality: what do the new policies mean for you?

The government has announced the next steps to improve New Zealand’s waterways, seeking to deliver better water quality within five years.

9 October 2018

RMLA Conference and Awards

Two Boffa Miskell projects were award-winners at the 2018 Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) Conference

27 September 2018

Te Onewa Pā wins 2018 Arthur Mead Award

Industry and community recognition keeps coming for Te Onewa Pā. The project's latest commendation is the coveted Arthur Mead Award, presented by the Auckland branch of Engineering New Zealand.

12 September 2018

Boffa Miskell hosting IFLA President

James Hayter, the new president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) is heading to New Zealand and delivering a series of lectures.

11 September 2018

Boffa Miskell joins the Festival of Architecture

Last year, the inaugural Festival of Architecture was held in centres from Kaikohe in the north to Queenstown in the south. This year, the New Zealand Institute of Architects wants expand on their success, and have involved urban designers and landscape architects in the schedule of events. The Festival runs from 14 – 23 September, and includes presentations, …

6 September 2018

Campbell Crescent and Sir John Logan Campbell Fountain

The new design enhances the visibility and prominence of the Sir John Logan Campbell statue and fountain, and restores Campbell Crescent as the main point of arrival to Cornwall Park.

6 September 2018

Waikato District Landscape Study

Boffa Miskell was engaged by Waikato District Council to undertake a review of the existing landscape characterisation and classifications, and to re-evaluate the landscapes for the Council’s District Plan Review.

5 September 2018

On the move and growing in the South Island

It’s been a busy time for Boffa Miskell, as the company’s presence on the South Island has expanded into Otago, and the Christchurch office has moved to new premises in the city centre.

16 August 2018

Changing our city streets: reframing the debate

In print and on-line, the discussion around changes to our city and suburban streets continues. Landscape architect John Potter considers the situation from a design- and people-based perspective.

13 August 2018

Boffa Miskell delivers with BIM

Embracing innovative technologies is nothing new for Boffa Miskell – and the company initiative to advance its design team’s capability in Building Information Modelling (BIM) is moving at a rapid pace.

10 August 2018

Consultation is the key: the Hurunui District Plan

When the Hurunui District Plan became operative, there was a greater-than-usual level of satisfaction at the District Council Offices in Amberley because the plan had been approved with no appeals received from the public.

6 August 2018

Opinion: An ecologist’s perspective on stream diversions

If stream diversions are to achieve good aquatic ecological outcomes, a new set of paradigms is required when considering maintenance, flooding, erosion and visual amenity.

2 August 2018

Meet the Boffa Miskell ecology team: Scott Hooson

In his role at Boffa Miskell, Scott Hooson's natural habitat spans the South Island wetlands, estuaries, lakes, streams, grasslands, shrublands and forests from coastal sites to the alpine zone.

2 August 2018

Is your project near bat habitat? Here’s what you need to know

New Zealand has two species of native bat, both of which are of conservation concern. The long-tailed bat is classified as ‘Nationally Critical’ and the lesser short-tailed bat has three sub-species, all classified as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Threatened’.

2 August 2018

Lagarosiphon: the journey from home aquariums to our lakes and waterways

Lagarosiphon major may not be a name you know, but once you have seen a photo you’ll probably recognise it as the oxygen weed that you had in your fish pond or aquarium when you were a kid.

2 August 2018

A Landscape Architect’s Approach to Waterplay

Sarah Collins presented "A Landscape Architect's Approach to Waterplay" at the 2018 Green Pavlova Conference. The event showcases thought leadership and best-practice in recreation, sport and play.

2 August 2018

Community Engagement: What is it, and why does it matter?

Read an article about any large-scale public works project, and you’re sure to see phrases like “robust community engagement” or “after consultation with residents and iwi” – but what do those words mean?

9 July 2018

The Business Case for Walking wins 2018 Golden Foot Award

When it comes to justifying investment in public sector infrastructure, the economic benefit of improvements to the pedestrian experience have historically been hard-to-quantify, and therefore misunderstood and under-valued.

9 July 2018

Senior appointments announced for 2018

It’s with great pleasure that we announce our 2018 Senior Principal, Principal and Associate Principal promotions, which took effect 1st July. These appointments have been made across our design, planning and science disciplines, and add to the talented pool of leaders within Boffa Miskell.

9 July 2018

Revised threatened plant classification – what does it mean for you?

Last month, the Department of Conservation re-classified a number of New Zealand plants as 'threatened' (402) or 'at-risk' (851). Ecologist Ian Boothroyd, a senior principal and technical leader in our Auckland Office, examines how this change might affect Councils and developers.

9 July 2018

2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference

The first Urbanism New Zealand Conference in over a decade saw a contingent of planners, urban designers and landscape architects from Boffa Miskell participate in the two-day event.

12 June 2018

A Management Plan for Lindvart Park

Boffa Miskell has delivered a Draft Reserve Management plan for Lindvart Park in Kaikohe to the Far North District Council (FNDC).

12 June 2018

Two awards for Pukaha National Wildlife Centre

Pukaha National Wildlife Centre received two awards from the Australasian Zoo and Aquarium Association. Close to 200 delegates from 12 countries gathered for the conference, which was hosted by Wellington Zoo.

12 June 2018

Boffa Miskell names three Associate Partners

Consultants in planning, ecology and urban design are appointed Associate Partners

4 May 2018

Victoria Square is restored and open to the public

One of the best-loved spaces in Christchurch city centre is open to the public again, and in a landscape that still bears significant scars, it once again welcomes locals and visitors with its soft, green and familiar character.

4 May 2018

Planting Day at Pegasus Town

For the second year in a row, Boffa Miskell’s Christchurch office held a planting day in lieu of giving gifts to clients at Christmas time.

4 May 2018

Strategies and success against invasive aquatic plants

The words 'predator-free' and 'pest-control' usually bring to mind animals like possums and rodents; but for New Zealand lakes and rivers, biosecurity threats are more likely to involve weeds and plants.

4 May 2018

Join us at the 2018 UrbanismNZ conference

Hosted by Wellington City Council and the Urban Design Forum the program theme for 2018 is ‘Joining the Dots’. The aim of the conference is to shape New Zealand’s cities and places by identifying the key issues, thereby making the connection to bring about change.

4 May 2018

Meet the Boffa Miskell ecology team: Tessa Roberts

In her role at Boffa Miskell, Wellington-based ecologist Tessa Roberts blends a passion for the environment with keen analytical skills. She has been part of the on-going environmental assessment and monitoring teams on major infrastructure projects, including Transmission Gully and the MacKay’s to Peka Peka Expressway.

20 April 2018

White-flippered penguins: These flightless birds are found only in Canterbury

The kiwi may be New Zealand’s official bird and it has a kooky Dr Seuss-ian appeal, but for charm and personality, a 30 cm-tall little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) is tough to beat.

20 April 2018

Does your project involve native lizards? Here’s what you need to know.

New Zealand's native lizards are all protected under various legislation. If your project site is near their habitat, you'll need to follow the required protocols.

20 April 2018

Opinion: Dr Sharon De Luca on the value of mangroves

The values of mangroves in New Zealand are often misrepresented and misunderstood, and this has led, in some cases, to mismanagement and unanticipated adverse ecological outcomes. 

20 April 2018

Boffa Miskell recognised at the NZPI Conference

Kudos for Boffa Miskell's planners

4 April 2018

Stakeholders put words into action at Mangawhai

Agreeing on a strategy for Fairy Tern recovery

27 March 2018

Our biosecurity team rubs shoulders with the ‘who’s who’ of the aquatic plant world

The 15th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants was held in Queenstown, the week of February 18 – 23. It’s the first time the event was hosted outside of Europe, and Boffa Miskell was major sponsor through our Biosecurity Partnership with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The Symposium was attended by our Christchurch-based biosecurity consultants as …

28 February 2018


A partnership for protection

Boffa Miskell joins iwi, private business and the Department of Conservation to protect at-risk shorebirds

13 December 2017

Six of our consultants have joined the ranks of NZILA-Registered Landscape Architects

Thomas Keal (Tauranga), Megan Walker (Christchurch), Benjamin Loh, Hanna O’Donoghue, Meg Kane and Tom Lines (Auckland) all passed the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects examination in November.

12 December 2017

Sculpture in the Gardens is now open

Boffa Miskell continues its association with the Auckland Botanical Gardens’ exhibition ‘Sculpture in the Gardens’, which opened for the 2017/18 season in November.

4 December 2017

Enduring Gifts, Visionary Landscapes

Thomas Woltz lectured on the future of public parks and the legacy of private philanthropy during a visit to Auckland in November.

4 December 2017

Dr Leigh Bull will be the keynote speaker at NZCS Conference

Dr Leigh Bull, a senior principal ecologist in Boffa Miskell’s Wellington office, will be one of the keynote speakers at the New Zealand Coastal Society conference, along with Manea Sweeney, Discipline Manager – Horizon Planning of Tonkin & Taylor. The conference takes place in Tauranga, 15 – 17 November.

6 November 2017

Four projects recognised in regional and national awards

Te Ara Mua Future Streets, Marine Parade Redevelopment Skate Park, M2PP Expressway and Greenhill Park projects have been awarded in the recent Bike to the Future, New Zealand Concrete and We are Waikato Awards held throughout the country in October.

1 November 2017

Boffa Miskell’s Te Hihiri Cultural Advisors and Papa Pounamu

Two members of Boffa Miskell’s Te Hihiri team, Jade Wikaira and Norm Hill, are on the national committee of Papa Pounamu, a special interest group of the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

1 November 2017

Appointments to Te Kahu o Te Taiao – Waimāori / Iwi Science Panel – Freshwater

Te Hihiri advisors Craig Pauling, Norm Hill and Nicole Hodgson have been appointed to the 2017 National Objectives Framework Iwi Science Panel – Te Kahu o Te Taiao, to assist in setting freshwater objectives as required under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS).

29 September 2017

RMLA 2017 keynote address

As sponsors of the keynote address at the 2017 RMLA conference, our team of Sharon Dines, Stuart Houghton and Julie Harp-Johnson were instrumental in securing Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner of the City of Toronto, to lead off the Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) conference.

29 September 2017

Biosecurity services strengthen at Boffa Miskell

Boffa Miskell is building on its 15-year experience in biosecurity, by establishing a specialist team to help protect and enhance environments through innovative and effective biosecurity solutions.

31 August 2017

Marine Parade redevelopment opens

Napier celebrates the opening of The Reef Garden, which is the latest project in the redevelopment of Marine Parade.

31 August 2017

It’s play time again at Potters Park, Takapuna

Jump, slide, swing and climb! Youngsters are enjoying the Potters Park playground with renewed enthusiasm following its refurbishment, designed by Boffa Miskell.

26 July 2017

Partnering to protect biodiversity on Banks Peninsula

Boffa Miskell has teamed up with the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust by becoming a gold sponsor of the community-driven organisation, which works to protect and enhance biodiversity in the area.

27 June 2017

Quail Island planting day

Our Christchurch office recently participated in a planting day to support the Ōtamahua/Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust in its efforts to restore native vegetation on the island.

27 June 2017

National Planning Standards

Do you work with RMA planning documents? Are you involved in providing advice to clients on the content of RMA plans/policy statements? If so, the proposed National Planning Standards will affect you.

27 June 2017

Repairing Kaikōura’s transport links

Work is continuing apace to fully reconnect Kaikōura’s road and rail links following the massively damaging 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the area in November last year.

27 June 2017

New Managing Principal for Tauranga

A significant milestone in our Tauranga office has seen Sharon De Luca succeed longstanding Managing Principal, Craig Batchelar, in the role.

30 May 2017

Prison expansion proposed

The Department of Corrections is seeking to increase capacity at Waikeria Prison in the Waikato, to meet the rising demand for prisoner places

30 May 2017

Putting theory into practice

A summer internship has given Victoria University landscape architecture student, Yousr Ali, an introduction to the realities of landscape architecture in practice.

20 April 2017

Landscape architecture awards

Boffa Miskell projects have been recognised in the 2017 NZILA Pride of Place landscape architecture awards, including the Cornwall Park Master Plan and Croftfield Lane Stormwater Wetland.

20 April 2017

Executive appointments for Rebecca Ryder

Rebecca Ryder has been elected to the NZ Institute of Landscape Architects' Executive Committee and the Tauranga Heart of the City Technical Advisory Group.

10 April 2017

Sharing knowledge with paruauru (gardeners)

Meg Kane, from our landscape architecture team, shares her knowledge of garden design with households throughout the country via TV ONE’s Whanau Living show.

1 March 2017


Kāpiti Expressway nears completion

The opening of the M2PP Expressway in early 2017 will mark the fruition of a major infrastructure project on which a multi-disciplinary Boffa Miskell team has worked for seven years.

22 December 2016

Urban Tree Groups Protected

Urban tree groups in Upper Hutt are now protected after a successful Plan Change, which was based on assessment methodology developed by Boffa Miskell.

11 November 2016

Boffa Miskell in the Waikato

Boffa Miskell recently celebrated the opening of its Waikato office, based in Hamilton.

11 November 2016

GEM Awards for Waterview Connection motorway project

The Well-Connected Alliance team, including Boffa Miskell’s Al Rigby (pictured left with Lesley Hopkins from Beca, and Ray Chang from the Well-Connected Alliance), has been recognised for ‘Going the Extra Mile’ on the Waterview Connection project at the NZ Transport Agency’s 2016 GEM Awards.

28 September 2016

Bringing life back to Kā Pūtahi Creek

An ecological survey provides robust baseline information to measure hoped-for stream health improvements in the recently realigned Kā Pūtahi Creek.

19 September 2016

New best practice in managing environmental impacts

Auckland Harbour Bridge adaptive management framework project wins again.

16 September 2016

Senior Boffa Miskell Appointments

We are pleased to announce the following senior appointments within Boffa Miskell, which took effect on 1st July 2016.

13 July 2016

Bledisloe Lane, Waterview Playground and YMCA Camp Adair award winners

Award winners at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards and the New Zealand Planning Institute Awards 2016.

13 July 2016

Setting the bar high for residential housing to attract the elderly

Creating a pleasant outdoor living environment for the residents at the Mary Potter Apartments to complement the award winning architecture.

30 June 2016

Walk-through aviary advocates wildlife education

A new walk-through aviary was recently opened at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre by the Minister for Conservation, Hon. Maggie Barry.

30 June 2016

Focus 01 Housing Feature Winter 2016

Paying attention to housing

22 June 2016

Virtual flythrough assists with visualising designs

Drone pilot certification will facilitate increased drone filming on urban design projects.

13 June 2016

Ensuring indigenous design strengthens creative communities

Boffa Miskell was a proud sponsor of Ngo Aho Inc.’s 2016 I Ta Timatanga indigenous design conference.

31 March 2016

Leigh Bull named first female editor for Notornis

The Ornithological Society of New Zealand (popularly called Birds New Zealand), has selected Dr Leigh Bull to be the first female editor of Notornis.

24 March 2016

Cutting edge technology identifies and monitors wildlife using footprints

In partnership with Lincoln Agritech Ltd, our ecologists have helped design an electronic animal detection and identification tool which is now in use in Northland forests.

26 February 2016

Resource management under scrutiny

New Zealand’s resource management, urban planning and development scene is currently under scrutiny. What are these about and what are the timeframes?

24 February 2016

Giving back to the Creative Capital

Boffa Miskell is excited to be an Innovation Partner of the renowned Wellington-based New Zealand Festival 2016, in the year the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.

24 February 2016

Kindergarten project impresses landscape architecture students

When planning a summer school course, ‘Designing Children’s Environments’, Sue Wake, Senior Lecturer at Unitec’s Department of Landscape Architecture, contacted Boffa Miskell to find an example of a well-designed children’s environment for her students to visit.

22 February 2016

Introducing Dave Moule, first consultant in our new Hamilton office

Boffa Miskell welcomes planner and associate principal, Dave Moule, to help front our newly established Hamilton office.

22 February 2016


Leadership project continues to bear fruit

At Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital in Epsom the kitchen is overflowing as aged residents reactivate their green fingers alongside youngsters in the ‘Garden of Knowledge’ – a legacy leadership project landscape architect Heather Wilkins helped create.

16 December 2015

Natural Character Workshop

Our Landscape Planners were approached by the Department of Conservation (DOC) to assist in the preparation of a workshop on providing guidance around Policy 13 (Natural Character) of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 (NZCPS)

11 December 2015

Sculpture in the Gardens 2015

Boffa Miskell is a sponsor of the Auckland Botanic Gardens’ biennial Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition, which is now open to the public for the summer 2015/16 season.

9 December 2015

Coasts and Ports Conference 2015

Supporting discussion on the issues that affect our coasts and ports

30 September 2015

Move to South Island

We welcome back urban designer and principal, Rachael Eaton, to our Christchurch office.

30 September 2015

Biosecurity partnership wins procurement award

Boffa Miskell and Land Information NZ received the Best Supplier Relationship Management Award at the CIPS Australasia Supply Management Awards 2015.

30 September 2015

Professional integrity recognised

Landscape architect, Frazer Baggaley, was awarded the inaugural M2PP Values Award for ‘Individual of the Year’.

24 August 2015

Independent Directors appointed

Hamish Bell and Greg Barclay have been appointed as Independent Directors to the Boffa Miskell Board.

27 July 2015

Quality outcomes for expressway urban design

As construction of the M2PP expressway on the Kapiti Coast progresses towards its early-2017 completion, the project’s urban design components are being implemented – but not without challenges.

23 July 2015

Senior appointments

We are pleased to announce appointments to Senior Principal, Principal and Associate Principal positions within Boffa Miskell.

22 July 2015

Senior appointments announced for 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce the following Senior Principal, Principal and Associate Principal appointments within Boffa Miskell, which took effect 1st July 2017.

22 July 2015

Albion Square wins ‘Engaging Communities’ award

Albion Square won the ‘Engaging Communities’ category of the biannual 2015 New Zealand Community Boards Best Practice Awards.

23 June 2015

Introducing Chris Ferguson

New to our Christchurch planning team is Senior Planner, Chris Ferguson, who brings with him valuable knowledge and work experience of the lower South Island.

23 June 2015

Boffa Miskell team releases Project Kiwi’s latest chick

Supporting, protecting and enhancing our kiwi population

19 June 2015

New appointments to leadership team

Boffa Miskell welcomes two new appointments to our partners group - John Potter as a full partner and Janine Bell an associate partner.

20 May 2015

Three projects recognised at 2015 NZ Planning Institute Awards

Three very diverse projects we have been involved in received accolades at the 2015 New Zealand Planning Institute Best Practice Awards.

19 May 2015

Cultural Landscapes – an emerging field of opportunity to work with iwi

At the 2015 New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects’ conference, Boffa Miskell was proud to sponsor the first plenary session, themed ‘Cultural Landscapes’. This provided an opportunity to have a much-needed discussion on ways the profession can better recognise Māori culture in our landscapes and work with iwi and hapū to do this.

21 April 2015

Special Housing Areas on fast track

With the first Special Housing Areas in the Bay of Plenty approved, Boffa Miskell is assisting several landowners and developers through the consenting process, to enable construction as soon as possible.

16 April 2015

Transport study wins supreme award

Boffa Miskell is proud to have been on the winning team that produced the Auckland Transport: City East West Transport Study, which received the Charlie Challenger Supreme Award at the 2015 Resene NZILA Pride of Place landscape architecture awards.

16 April 2015

Return from China

Senior Planner and Principal, Jane Masters, has returned to our Auckland office after four fascinating years living in Shanghai.

14 April 2015

Introducing Jade Wikaira

We are delighted to welcome Jade Wikaira, in the newly created position of Kaiarataki; Te Hihiri – Strategic Advisor, Māori in our Wellington office.

10 March 2015


Te Arai Reserve gifted for public and iwi benefit

How can an iwi rebuild an economic base from its Treaty of Waitangi Settlement land whilst also protecting the land’s high natural and recreational values? For Te Uri o Hau, the solution lies in the approval of a private Plan Change and the gifting of a 196-hectare reserve for conservation and public recreation.

16 December 2014

Auckland urban design panellists 2014

We’re proud that four Boffa Miskell people were recently appointed to the Auckland Urban Design Panel. Between them, Rachel de Lambert, Janine Bell, Lisa Mein and Stuart Houghton will contribute considerable experience in landscape architecture, urban design and planning.

15 December 2014

The Strand Plaza opens in Whakatane

A newly-opened pedestrian plaza, which better connects Whakatane’s commercial centre with the adjacent riverside reserve area, has received accolades from the local community.

10 December 2014

WAN urban design award for Christchurch Blueprint

The Blueprint for central Christchurch, prepared by a Boffa Miskell-led consortium, has won the Future Projects sub-category of the prestigious World Architecture News (WAN) Urban Design Award 2014.

4 December 2014

Royal Honours

Boffa Miskell’s namesakes, Frank Boffa and Don Miskell, have been made Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to landscape architecture.

26 November 2014

Sponsoring NZ IceFest

Celebrating New Zealand’s close associations with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

30 September 2014

Passchendaele remembrance

One of seven poppy shaped gardens being developed at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum 1917, in Belgium, is the New Zealand memorial garden designed by Boffa Miskell.

29 September 2014

SKYCITY Hotel and New Zealand International convention centre concepts

Bringing the vision for New Zealand’s first truly international convention centre into reality

15 August 2014

Ruakura Board of Inquiry Approval

Approval of the proposed Ruakura Development Plan Change was announced in the Board of Inquiry’s draft report and decision of 5th August.

15 August 2014

AIMS Games on the map

For the third year, our Tauranga office is supporting the New Zealand Community Trust’s AIMS Games International Sporting Championships by providing GIS services to upgrade the sports venue and venue location maps.

15 August 2014

Bold directions for inner city transport

How are bold decisions made for future transport needs in already congested city centre streets? – By recognising the need for decisive action, creative thinking, stakeholder involvement and rigorous analysis.

7 July 2014

Shanghai Office Sichuan Field Trip

The Shanghai office travels through world famous landscape and cultural sites.

26 June 2014

Two projects win best practice NZ Planning Institute Award

The Rolleston Town Centre and Foster Recreation Park Masterplans have been awarded Best Practice for the Strategic Guidance and Planning category of the New Zealand Planning Institute’s 2014 awards.

2 May 2014

Two New Associate Directors Appointed

Boffa Miskell is pleased to announce that Landscape Architects, Sarah Collins and Michael Hawes, have been appointed as associate directors.

29 April 2014

Wellington office has moved

Wellington office moves to handsome and strengthened Huddart Parker heritage building.

28 April 2014


Farewell Nicole

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Nicole Sutton while climbing Mt Taranaki with her partner Dr. Hiroki Ogawa.

8 November 2013

Project Kiwi chick release

Precious cargo was carefully transported from Rotorua to the Coromandel Peninsula, by planner Kirsten Hauschild

1 August 2013

International Federation of Landscape Architects’ 50th World Congress

Getting behind this international event - Shared Wisdom in an Age of Change

1 August 2013

Award winners

Our environmental planning and design skills have been recognised in multiple awards this year.

1 August 2013

New director appointment

Peter Hall has been appointed a Director.

31 July 2013

Boffa Miskell shares top planning award

The supreme award for excellence in planning at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute’s (NZPI) annual awards went to Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Boffa Miskell for their Ngāti Rangitihi Iwi Environmental Management Plan.

8 May 2013

Landscape award winners

Boffa Miskell was proud to receive seven awards for projects around the country in a range of categories in the 2013 NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Awards, which were announced on 8 April.

9 April 2013

Moonrise over Mount Victoria lookout

Full moon silhouettes goes viral

3 April 2013

Scientific Journals

Post-construction avian mortality monitoring at Project West Wind

3 April 2013

Rivers Group 3rd Annual Symposium – November 2012

Promoting enviornment enhancement

3 April 2013

Future Built Environments – 13-14 March 2012

Promoting understanding within the built enviornment

3 April 2013

Looking ahead from Christchurch

The scope of design projects based in our Christchurch office is broadening again as the focus shifts from immediate earthquake recovery to development projects in Christchurch and the South Island.

3 April 2013

Design Recognition

Design well received by Christhcurch City Council in the Breath - The New Urban Village’ design competition.

3 April 2013

Putting it on paper

The meaning of ‘significant’

3 April 2013

New premises for our Christchurch team

After working from two temporary premises the Christchurch team are reunited in Hazeldean.

3 April 2013


Boffa Miskell projects highly commended for urban design

The Talbot Park Renewal Project and the Blueprint for Christchurch were highly commended in the inaugural New Zealand Urban Design Awards© announced on 8 November 2012.

12 November 2012

Looking back to look forward

Welcoming new Chief Executive Kerry Gupwell

1 November 2012

Auckland urban design panelists

Three experts appointed to the panel

1 November 2012

NZPI Board member

Governance role appointment

1 November 2012

Project Kiwi

Establishing Motutapu Island's kiwi population

1 November 2012

Shaping New Zealand’s environment since 1972

In our 40-year history, Boffa Miskell has been associated with projects that have influenced change in New Zealand’s urban and rural landscapes.

1 November 2012

Roading Excellence Awards 2012

Boffa Miskell is proud to have contributed to two winning projects in the Roading Excellence Awards 2012: - the Victoria Park tunnel and the Auckland city centre shared space streetscapes.

28 August 2012

Winning use of colour

Two awards for the best use of colour have been awarded to Boffa Miskell in the Resene Total Colour Awards 2012.

24 August 2012