Mark Poynter

MARK HAS A GIFT FOR BEING ABLE TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE AND FIND A SOLUTION THAT STRIKES THE RIGHT BALANCE

 

Mark joined 4Sight in August 2014 after running his own successful consulting practice for 12 years. He now gives scientific and resource advice to our private sector and local government clients, and is a specialist in marine and estuarine investigations.

 

In addition to being responsible for running our Northland office, Mark oversees the marine biological, habitat and water quality surveys carried out for our clients. He has extensive experience working in the port and marine industries, and his wider experience includes assessments of discharges of process water, wastewater and stormwater on the marine environment.  He also has a wide knowledge and a long record of contract work in relation to the effects of water abstractions on small stream ecosystems. 

 

With more than 33 years of experience, Mark is one of our most experienced Ecologists. His work often requires analysis of regional water and soil plans, the NZ Coastal Policy Statement, National Environmental Standards and regional coastal plans. He has also been an expert witness before Judicial Committees and the Environment Court on many project, and is frequently involved in expert caucusing, mediation and consultation with iwi and resource users as part of his work under the RMA.

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NORTHLAND MANAGER, PRINCIPAL ECOLOGY CONSULTANT

 

027 487 5012

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Design, Implementation and Analysis of Marine Ecological Investigations (Intertidal and Subtidal) including Sediment and Water Quality


Estuarine and Coastal Dye Tracer Studies in Relation to Coastal Discharges


Design, Implementation and Analysis of Freshwater Fish (Trapping ad Electrofishing)


Macroinvertebrate and Water Quality Surveys in Relation to Discharges and Water Abstraction


Receiving Environment Effects Assessments in Relation to Dredging


Stormwater and Other Discharges


Preparation of Technical Reports and Associated Statements of Expert Evidence


Peer Review of Technical Ecological Reports


Interpretation of Technical Information within the Resource Management Act Framework


Strategic Advice on Environmental Management


Monitoring Requirements and Consenting