At McInnes, Read & Lucas, we have been providing surveying, engineering and planning services in Papakura and the Auckland region for over 70 years.

Our surveying practise was established in 1949.

This gives us an unequalled advantage in terms of familiarity with local authority requirements as they relate to land in the Auckland region.

While large enough to offer a total surveying service, our structure allows us to continue to provide a personal service to our clients.

Our credentials are well established in that we are members of:

  • Survey and Spatial (the NZ Institute of Surveyors)
  • Institute of Cadastral Surveying Inc
  • The Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand
  • The Planning Institute
  • The Urban Design Forum

Our company has two directors, with a combined surveying experience of over 60 years. Both Duncan and Noel are registered Professional Surveyors, a qualification allowing them additional sign off authority.

Duncan Lucas B. Surv, M.N.Z.I.S.

Noel Armstrong B.Surv, M.N.Z.I.S.

Solomone Manuopangai is is our specialist planner. He holds a Master’s degree from Waikato University and is a member of NZPI.

With additional technical staff and support personnel we provide a full range of surveying services to assist you in your project.


Surveying. Engineering. Planning. We’re large enough to offer a complete solution, yet small enough to ensure you receive personal service at every stage of your project.