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

We are here to achieve a consent solution that best fits your aspirations. This is done by strategically managing what you would like to do with the myriad of bureaucracy that often comes hand in hand with dealing with local authorities and the Resource Management Act 1991.

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 with a wide variety of skill professionals to support us and you.

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.

Email: hamish@mhg.co.nz
Phone: 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.

Email: markb@mhg.co.nz
Phone: 09 950 5107

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.

Email: rose@mhg.co.nz
Phone: 09 950 5101

Kelsey Bergin

Kelsey Bergin

Senior Planner

Kelsey has experience in, and understanding of, both sides of the resource consenting process, having worked in private consulting in NZ and Council in the UK. She has extensive knowledge with regards to infrastructure, contaminated land and large scale land development and has worked with Councils and planning rules all over NZ.
Kelsey values communication, both with her clients and the Council, and focuses on getting things right the first time.

Email: kelsey@mhg.co.nz
Phone: 09 950 5108

Harrison Burnard

Harrison Burnard

Intermediate Planner

Harrison graduated with a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Hons) from Massey University, and joined MHG as a graduate planner in 2017, having previously interned at Auckland Council. He deals with a wide range of consents, including residential subdivision, multi-unit developments (including terraced dwellings and apartments), commercial/industrial land use and even the odd liquor licence.
Harrison has a passion for planning that permeates through his work, and in particular takes great satisfaction in achieving residential intensification in the inner city, which is one of the key tools to getting young people into their first house and out of their cars.

Email: harrison@mhg.co.nz
Phone: 09 950 5106

Ekrina Iose

Ekrina Iose

Graduate Planner

Ekrina is a recent Masters of Planning graduate. After studying for 5 years at Otago University she has returned to Auckland. She will be working on residential property appraisals and small residential, land-use and subdivisions consents. Ekrina is of Pacific decent who is passionate about people and the environment. She wishes to use her planning knowledge to educate people, pacific people in particular, about the importance of planning in helping to maintain a sustainable environment.

Email: ekrina@mhg.co.nz
Phone: 09 950 5103

Aarti Jadeja

Aarti Jadeja

Administration Manager

Aarti recently completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Business. She is passionate about human resources and administration. She helps Hamish and the team with daily tasks and office administration. She also handles general office tasks and issues along with chasing Council, managing liquor licence applications, and MHG accounts on various media platforms.

Email: aarti@mhg.co.nz
Phone: 09 950 5100