A-OK Soccer Team

The KOA soccer team “A-OK” team finished  third in the mixed grade Wednesday night soccer in Palmerston North.  Great effort by them all and some good tales at smoko on Thursday mornings.

The team was made up of Janette Wakely, Cameron Wansbrough, Gonzalo Sangra, Rachel Findon, Jonathan Lo, Dale Roberts, Tiago Silva, Jacob Simons, Jarrod Lewer.  Absent from the photo are Sharon Braddon-Parsons, Joshua Welsh, Megan Welsh, and Pirran Kendall.


Third place in the PN Wednesday Soccer 2018

Third place in the PN Wednesday Soccer 2018

Palmerston North Engineering Manager

KOA welcome Sinan Ramis to the role of Palmerston North Engineering Manager.

Sinan will be relocating from the Wellington region to settle in Palmerston North.  Sinan brings a wealth of expertise and over twenty years of experience in the engineering field.

He has worked in Australia previously for sixteen years.  He brings specialities in Commercial, mixed used buildings, new design and project management.

Please feel free to contact Sinan directly on 06 353 1672 or the office 06 356 7000.


Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge

KOA sponsored the KOA team in the Wellington to Auckland cycle race. 

Weather  was not on their side but they finished the race and no one suffered any injuries.  Well done KOA team.  This was a great effort from Kevin Judd, Paul Cole, Stuart Doidge, Pirran Kendall, Rachel Findon and Holly Jenkins for completing the race.  Greg Szakats participated in the first leg but this was cut down due to bad weather.  They were very lucky to have some helpful supporters who followed along to help with repairs and support.  Thank you to Rachel’ s dad and Pirran’s mum.


Biking Team 1

Cylce Challenge



QEII National Trust

KOA Christchurch undertakes surveys of Open Space Land Covenants for the QEII National Trust throughout the wider Canterbury Region, Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast areas.

Brent George of KOA Christchurch attended the launch of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy initiative in NZ by Her Excellency, The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZN QSO, Governor General of New Zealand.

The launch celebrated the formal registration of Mount Terako Covenant, New Zealand’s first QCC covenant, established by Sue and Peter Turnbull in partnership with QEII Trust.  Steve Jacobs and Paul Halkett of KOA completed the field survey definition of the covenant (DP 497998) in May 2016.

The Minister of Conservation, Hon. Maggie Barry ONZM, and friends and associates of QEII National Trust were welcomed officially at Mt Lyford Lodge by Iwi representatives, and after a lunch, visited the Mount Terako Covenant where the unveiling of a commemorative plaque took place.

The Governor General, Sir David Gasgoine with Sue and Peter Turnbull after the presentation of the plaque to Sue & Peter.

The Governor General, Sir David Gasgoine with Sue and Peter Turnbull after the presentation of the plaque to Sue & Peter.


KOA Palmerston North

Just to let you know that the  KOA entrance is temporarily off Church Street due to a new commercial building being undertaken on the corner of Pitt and Church Street.

There is client parking available down the driveway of Church Street next to the white plywood fence.


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