Our Clients and Projects


Some of the clients we've worked with include:

Environment Canterbury LogoScion LogoChristchurch City Council Logo

MetService LogoWinstone Wallboards LogoLifeLine Christchurch LogoHolcim Cement Logo

BRANZ LogoInland Revenue LogoEnergy Mad Logo

designindustry LogoBHW LogoTait Logo

DCC LogoDSF LogoHumanWare Logo

SPELD LogoMaatua Whangai LogoMaatua Whangai Logo


Recent Projects

Project: Rural Waste Minimisation Project

For: Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is undertaking a multi-phase project to facilitate better rural waste minimisation in New Zealand. This nationally applicable project aims to find and implement solutions to minimise rural waste and promote waste minimisation within the rural sector. This project will be collaborative, solution-focussed and practical. True North has been engaged to manage and undertake this project.

Project: Construction Waste Engagement and Accreditation Project

For: Christchurch City Council

True North Consulting was engaged by Christchurch City Council to better engage senior executives in construction companies in reducing waste to landfill from rebuild activity. As a result of the recommendations made, a follow-up project was launched to assess the feasibility of launching a certification service for construction companies and waste collection service providers.

Project: Environment Canterbury Regional Hazardous Waste Disposal Contract Feasibility Assessment

For: Environment Canterbury

True North Consulting was engaged by Environment Canterbury to investigate the current arrangements for hazardous waste disposal and determine the feasibility and desirability of a region-wide hazardous waste disposal service and contract.

Project: Canterbury Earthquake Waste Timber Recycling Feasibility Study

For: Environment Canterbury / Ministry for the Environment

The project aimed to test the feasibility of, and subsequently develop a sustainable business model for the large scale collection and reuse, recycling and/or recovery of hazardous treated timber waste, with a particular focus on earthquake-related building and demolition waste.

Project: Canterbury Earthquake Plasterboard Waste Recycling Feasibility Study

For: Winstone Wallboards

The Gypsum Recycling for Cement Manufacture (GR4CM) feasibility study was launched on August 1, 2011 with an overall objective of “reducing the amount of waste plasterboard entering the waste stream by 32% per annum through improved design and onsite management practices and increasing the amount of plasterboard being collected and recycled in the Canterbury region by 3,000-6,000 tonnes per annum".

Project: LifeLine Christchurch Database

For: LifeLine Christchurch

True North Consulting was contracted to LifeLine create a multi-user database system to manage:

Project: Increasing Commercial Food Waste Recycling in Christchurch City

For: Christchurch City Council

True North Consulting was engaged to work closely with Christchurch-based hospitality businesses to determine how rates of food waste recycling could be improved.

Project: MetService Design Evaluation

For: MetService

True North Consulting conducted a service design evaluation for MetService in Wellington.

Project: Director of Strategy and Systems

For: Energy Mad

True North Consulting's Managing Director was contracted to Energy Mad, New Zealand’s fastest growing company – Deloitte Fast 50 Winner) for several years to develop a new business venture.

Project: Inland Revenue Department Service Design Coaching

For: Inland Revenue

True North Consulting was contracted to the Inland Revenue Department to provide coaching in service design processes and methodology.



What some of our clients have to say about us:

"The quality of [True North's] feasibility study was top shelf. From the start the project was well planned and professionally executed – it was a joy to receive well written, high quality reports for every milestone. The methodology for the feasibility study was robust, generating useful data, feasible business models, and honest, practical recommendations for implementation. This project could provide a good model for future feasibility studies under the Waste Minimisation Fund."

Fiona McGregor, Ministry for the Environment

“MetService engaged [True North] in 2011 to review how we design services and products and to provide recommendations as to how we could improve. We found the process...to be thorough, professional and insightful. The questions asked were both thought-provoking and penetrated to the heart of the issues we were grappling with as an organisation. The analysis and report presented were of the highest quality and the observations and recommendations made were extremely useful and appropriate. We are now pursuing a course of action in our development that is the direct result of the work...and we are aiming to align our processes and output with their findings.”

Peter Lennox, CEO MetService

"In 2005 SPELD NZ started on a strategic planning phase to examine its role in the education sector...SPELD NZ’s requirements for this project were complex. However, we found that True North was always conscious of the needs of SPELD NZ and helped the project team remain focussed on the outcomes it was trying to achieve. Fraser Scott has a very personable demeanour and was professional in all his dealings with SPELD NZ. We found Fraser’s input to be very beneficial to SPELD NZ. His recommendations and evaluations were always practical, easily understood and relevant to the needs of SPELD NZ."

Rodney Barber, SPELD NZ

"My company Gist Communication Services has been fortunate to have access to the services of True North Consulting for the last three years. True North has provided us with a wide range of services that have assisted us to develop and market a new organisation in a highly competitive market."

Tricia Dawson, Managing Director, Gist Communications

"We have utilised the services of True North Consulting for the past two and a half years. We have found their service to be very professional, appropriate and beneficial in more ways than one. In particular, their open communication lines and flexibility to cater for our needs has been a standout feature in our working relationship."

Eugene Davis, Manager, Te Ahurei a Rangatahi


Want to know more? Send us an email or download our Organisation Profile.