Welcome to Mt Hobson Group. Below is our wonderful team of resource management consultants. Established in 1999, MHG is a specialist Town Planning and Resource Management consultancy.

We are here to achieve a consent solution that best fits your aspirations. We do this by strategically managing what you would like to do with the myriad of bureaucracy that is often found with local authorities and the Resource Management Act. We achieve great results for our clients by being involved in the development process from the early stages. We find solutions before they become problems. We build and maintain relationships with relevant local authority and a number of relevant specialists across Auckland. This ensures that no matter the challenge we are poised to tackle any issues head on.

We are an experienced team of planning professionals who are constantly working towards simplifying and making the consent process as straight forward and simple for you as we possibly can. From car ports to apartment developments, no task is too great or small. We are your resource management consultants.

MEET THE TEAM

Hamish Firth

Hamish Firth

Director

Hamish has extensive commercial, industrial and residential resource management experience. As Director, Hamish does a lot of work within the community. He often speaks to various organisations sharing his planning knowledge and getting to know potential clients.

DDI: 09 950 5110

Mark Benjamin

Mark Benjamin

Principal Planner

Mark has comprehensive experience in consenting mixed-use developments, intensive residential developments, and rural and urban subdivisions. He has good working relationships with key Council staff and the wider property consulting industry.

DDI: 09 950 5107

Mike Yu

Mike Yu

Senior Planner

Since spending a lot of time in the UK as well as in New Zealand, Mike has extensive resource management experience. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments. Mike is also our professional development officer and has helped keep everyone up-to-date on the Auckland Unitary Plan developments.

DDI: 09 950 5108

Rose Bayes-Powell

Rose Bayes-Powell

Intermediate Planner

A specialist in CBD resource management, and commercial, residential and mixed-use developments, Rose is a core part of the MHG team. She is the point of contact for new clients, doing plan and site checks before allocating projects to the most suited team member. Rose is also a key individual in ensuring the smooth running of the office and the wider business.

DDI: 09 950 5101

Shilpa Maharaj

Shilpa Maharaj

Intermediate Planner

Shilpa is a diligent and creative planner who has worked on multiple land use developments and subdivision projects. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of both the old district plans and the new Auckland Unitary Plan.

DDI: 09 950 5105

Sam Gibbs

Sam Gibbs

Intermediate Planner

Sam is an enthusiastic planner passionate about achieving high quality outcomes while providing advice and guidance throughout the consenting process. Sam has several years’ experience and has worked on a variety of commercial, residential and subdivision applications within Auckland. Sam has knowledge of legacy and operative plans and is keen to give honest advice to all involved in a project while providing great customer service.

DDI: 09 973 0694

Rakad Jaffar

Rakad Jaffar

Planner

Rakad has experience in rural and urban residential and subdivision consents under the Legacy and Operative Plans. She also works on medium density residential developments, mixed use development for care centres, schools and medical facilities, retail/commercial buildings and resource consent fit-outs. Rakad prides herself in providing clients accurate, concise and competent planning advice, in a very timely manner.

DDI: 09 950 5103

Harrison Burnard

Harrison Burnard

Planner

Harrison is a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Hons) graduate, with a particular interest in urban design and transport issues. Harrison has experience at Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and MRCagney Ltd. He has a good understanding of the Council’s working environment and processes and will be managing site reviews and residential consents.

DDI: 09 950 5106

Bella Jackman

Bella Jackman

Marketing and Office Manager

Bella is a Bachelor of Communication Studies graduate. In addition to helping Hamish with his day-to-day tasks, Bella helps our entire team with a range of things. She is essentially the go-to person for all office issues as well as helping chase Council, managing liquor licence applications, and MHG accounts. She also works with Hamish on the marketing and branding for Mt Hobson Group, which is where her real passion lies.

DDI: 09 950 5100