Expert help for your environmental projects.
Our team of planning, kaupapa taiao, and ecology specialists can help you design and carry out exceptional policy reviews and environmental projects. We'll connect you to the right tools and knowledge, every step of the way.
We love what we do.
We work with central and local government, community groups, marae, hapū, iwi, and NGOs across New Zealand. We believe your projects can create a future where sustainability is the norm, the environment comes first, and Māori partnerships are honoured.
Some recent work.
Do you need some big picture scoping help for your environmental project? An extra person and technical skills to keep your policy review humming along? We are set up to work anywhere and can fit in where you need it most - whole projects, specific tasks, at your place or ours.
We collaborate with humans (that's you) and operate as an extension of your team. You'll have our deep experience and broad subject matter knowledge at your fingertips. Your projects will be in good hands, and you can get on with doing other important, strategic, and future-focussed work.
Regional and district plan review
Section 32 evaluation and reports
Section 42A reports
Submission data management (Spoken)
Writing and presenting hearing evidence
Treaty settlement support
Iwi management plans
Freshwater issue facilitation for wananga
Iwi and hapū-based research and monitoring
Papakāinga housing development
RMA process training
The Kāhu Environmental story.
Since 2007 we’ve evolved from one planner in his garage to a diverse team of 15 resource management planners, kaupapa taiao experts, and ecologists. In 2021 we changed our name from Perception Planning to Kāhu Environmental. It evokes the vision and fine skills that we are known for, and neatly describes who we’ve become.