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We work in the sectors that are most significant to our well-being.

 

 

Energy Resilience

Natural Environment

Food & Farms

Business & Climate

Community Engagement

 
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Energy Resilience

Working with businesses to use energy sustainably

 

 

Effective energy solutions conserve the natural environment while improving business profitability.  Lloyd and Nathan are our energy geeks and provide a holistic approach incorporating demonstrated experience in industrial and commercial energy efficiency. This expert advice is specifically for our New Zealand energy markets, offering best results for the customer.

 
 

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Research & Analysis

 ENERGY AUDITS:

DCC Pool

TARIFF ANALYSIS:

Stadium

FEASIBILITY STUDIES:

Otago Polytechnic

 

ENERGY SERVICES

 

Planning & Strategy

ENERGY PLANNING:

Oceana Gold

ENERGY MANAGEMENT:

MONDELEZ

STRATEGY:

COSY HOMES

 

Wood Energy Futures

REGIONAL ASSESSMENTS:

Coastal Otago Wood Energy Supply

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WOOD FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIONS:

Central Otago Wood Energy Feasibility Study

 
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Natural Environment

Working with others for a diverse and productive environment

 

 

At Ahika, the natural environment is central in our thinking.  Natural spaces are fundamental to our way of life, providing immeasurable social, economic, and cultural benefits to local communities.

We work with landowners, local governments, NGOs and community groups to meet the challenges of managing the natural environment for its many benefits – from food and timber production, to wildlife habitat, to carbon storage and clean water – while ensuring its vitality and sustainability

 
 

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Operational Management & Implementation

LANDSCAPE SCALE PLANNING:

Beyond Orokonui

FOREST CERTIFICATION:

FSC Group Certification

RE-DESIGN & DISCUSSION DOCUMENTS:

Waikouaiti Domain Reserve

 

Research & Analysis

BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT:

Biodiversity Credits

CHARACTER ASSESSMENTS:

Rural & Rural-Residential

COASTAL HAZARD ASSESSMENT:

Tomahawk School

 

Design & Planning

LANDUSE & MANAGEMENT OPTIONS:

Glendhu Station

PLANTING DESIGNS & PLANS:

Park Street

FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANS:

Bells Island

 

Policy, ADvice & Strategy

MANAGEMENT PLAN:

Hereweka

WILDING PINES ASSESSMENT:

Maungatua Range

STRATEGIC PLAN:

OPBG

 

LANDSCAPE-SCALE RESTORATION:

HUNUA FOREST RESTORATION

 
 
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Food & Farms

Strengthening Local food economies for greater resilience

 

 

Food is at the heart of every community, and food production underpins New Zealand’s economy.  We have been exploring our food economy for a few years now, with a major focus on strengthening our local food system.

The system of producing, processing and distributing food creates jobs, provides opportunities, drives innovation and productivity, facilitates creativity, and bridges the gap between rural and urban.

We have been exploring new regional food system models that are capable of building community resilience.  The work we do in this sector tends to be research focused but always grounded by community input.  Both Rhys and Niki are quickly becoming our food system boffins having led and managed a variety of food related research project.

 
 

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Research & Analysis

 
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Business & Climate

Helping businesses operate sustainably in a wide range of fields to
gain a competitive edge

 

 

We enjoy working closely with businesses that want to gain a competitive edge and make positive changes within their companies.  We focus on building “resilience”, or strengthening of businesses to be able to weather some of the unknown storms of the future, as well as exploring opportunities for businesses to gain competitive advantages from making sustainability decisions.  We work with staff within workplaces to ensure they are on the journey, as well as providing the technical assistance and expertise to help them identify opportunities.

 
 

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Management & Advice

 

Research & Analysis

 
 

Biochar in Vineyards Experiment

 

Sustainable Business Development

 

Waste Management

Inner City Residential Recycling

Shared Business Recycling Scheme

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Community Engagement

Facilitating community participation in local things that matter

 

Our community and our environment are at the heart of what we do!  This means that we work hard to ensure local involvement in projects where it is fundamental that we understand our communities’ wants and needs. Listening and capturing concerns and constructive aspirations for creating positive futures are our focus, whether that is within a research and analysis project, a planning and strategy project or where we offer guidance and advise..

 

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Design, Planning & Strategy

 

Research & Analysis