Alchemists

Supporting sound environmental management and providing robust field equipment

About Us

Alchemists Ltd is a small two person, two dog consultancy company based in Rotorua, New Zealand.  We have a range of skills with strong backgrounds in science, policy and implementation of projects.  We have university backgrounds in earth sciences (hydrology/geology) and biology (ecology).  Over our careers, we have both worked in regional government and central government agencies as well as in the private sector.

Alchemists  can provide a diverse range of skills and knowledge to environmental management, science, GIS and science communication projects.  Some of the  areas we may be able to help you include:

  • Science knowledge in a range of disciplines including ecology, restoration projects, catchment management, water quality, hydrology, land use and soils;
  • Provision of geospatial analysis and geographical information systems (GIS) services;
  • Experience in science/environmental monitoring including methodology development, field work, project implementation and analysis;
  • Knowledge of environmental/conservation frameworks in New Zealand including policy, organisational mandates and management and their application to work projects and processes;
  • Project management and technical services for environmental science, research and resource management policy projects;
  • Leading or assisting with project planning, strategy development and business planning;
  • Engagement and facilitation services for science and environmental projects as well as organisational and stakeholder groups;
  • Science and environmental communication;
  • Provision of specialised monitoring equipment.

Definition: Alchemy

  • a power of transforming something common into something special (Webster Dictionary)
  • a process that is so effective that it seems like magic (Cambridge Dictionary)

What We Do

Alchemists can assist organisations and stakeholders in their work towards achieving sustainable environmental and resource management. We can work with you on the basic elements of a project, process or issue to make something of value. Our role can be to assist you, provide expertise and help make your project or process happen smoothly and effectively. We are also available to help with moving work through to the “doing” or implementation stage.

What We Make

Alchemists is also a provider of specialist production and design services for environmental monitoring and research equipment.

We have some standard products but are just as happy to talk to you about custom building what you might need for your particular work.