An association for Utility Locators

Nulca NZ represents the utility location industry in New Zealand. It is an organisation created to support and grow the capabilities of individuals and organisations involved in locating, tracing and mapping underground services.

Nulca is a contraction of National Utility Locating Contractors Association, an organisation originally formed in the United States in 1994. Australia also established a similarly named association in 2004.

In choosing to adopt Nulca as our name we join an international collective of people dedicated to building better and stronger national and global utility locating industries. 

While the US and Australian associations are still sometimes referred to by their full name, they are more commonly now known just as Nulca. The full name is a bit of a mouthful to get out so the New Zealand association will simply be known as Nulca New Zealand or Nulca NZ.

Elle Archer
President

Elle is on the Board to help and add value to the Locating industry sector. She is passionate about what we do, how we can aid our Locators in NZ, and how we can integrate our knowledge with the global community. Her favourite hobby is Shaolin Kungfu; move the body, focus the mind. Her favourite part of NZ: East Coast, top to bottom of the North Island, and the Marlborough Sounds (ALL the seafood!).

Andrew Healy
Treasurer

Andrew is on the Board to give structure and support to initiatives that will save lives and prevent damage. beforeUdig have an important part to play in lifting industry standards, so being part of that change and Kaizen is why he’s here. He is an avid rower and loves to get out on his coastal rowing scull – you can’t beat it. His favourite part of NZ is anywhere coastal with lots of NZ bush fragrances.

Goldie Beeton
Secretary

Goldie is on the Board to help bring qualifications, standards, and guidelines to the Locating industry. She is passionate about high quality work and getting everyone home safe. Her favourite hobby is landscape and nature photography, closely followed by skiing! Her favourite part of NZ: Wanaka! By far. Relaxing, beautiful, and amazing people (plus the ski fields!)

Justin Bell
Board Member

Justin is on the Board to help raise the quality and standards of Utility Locating and mark-outs, plus to help raise awareness and importance of what can be produced with integration of data collection to aid the project design phase. His favourite hobby: He loves hunting and the outdoors, and can't wait to get out again! His favourite part of NZ: Central Otago.

Ben Giles
Board Member

Ben is on the Board because he wants to contribute to the Locating industry. He believes Nulca NZ’s vision, mission and objectives will benefit everyone involved including locators, excavators, engineers, designers, and asset owners. He feels privileged to be working with key leaders in the industry who give their time and energy to establishing this industry voice. His favourite hobby is spearfishing His favourite part of NZ: Thames - Coromandel.

Brent Lowry
Board Member

Brent joined the Board to help bring a community of locators together and raise the quality of the industry through shared thoughts and experiences. His favourite hobbies include hunting and fishing and his favourite place in NZ is the Te Urewera National Park.

Chris Scott-Aiton
Board Member

Chris is keen to be involved in order to make a positive influence by setting the expectation and removing the assumptions that exist within our industry. Through Nulca NZ, we can educate the importance of a consistent utility language used by all and raise the standards in Locating and utility data collection. His favourite hobbies include getting outside with their dog Winnie, camping and swimming. His favourite place in NZ includes anywhere new - he is still exploring and finding new places.

Sam Allen
Board Member

Sam sees value in joining the Board as he sees Nulca NZ and its members at the centre of all the action when it comes to protecting people and critical infrastructure. Sam is all about music, getting outdoors, and hanging out with hisawesome family. His favourite place in NZ cannot be pinpointed - the entire country is amazing.

Could this be you?
We'd love to hear from you

If you'd like be part of a fantastic team and have an active role in growing the industry then get in touch. We're always looking for new board members.

Working Groups

Standards

In 2020/2021, the Standards Working Group will support locators in NZ by developing Best Practice Guidelines around suitable deliverables and on-site techniques in order to mitigate risk and share knowledge of the subsurface utility network.

Chris Scott-Aiton - Chair
Locaters Ltd
Andrew Healy
beforeUdig
Goldie Walker
Geotechnics Ltd
Ben Giles
Utility Scan Taranaki Ltd
Brent Lowry
Reveal Infrastructure Ltd
Jordan Moratti
Reveal Infrastructure Ltd
Matt Ward
Piritahi Alliance
Sam Allen
Citycare Water

Skill Development

In 2020, we will identify 3 to 5 objectives, and develop a biannual tactical plan, focussing on education and skills development, for the locating sub-sector and wider infrastructure sector.

Sam Allen - Chair
Citycare Water
Elle Archer
Justin Bell
Sub Surface Detection Ltd
Callum Bruce
Reveal Infrastructure Ltd
Emily Pickup
Sub Surface Detection Ltd
Jackie Henare
Accurate Instruments (NZ) Ltd
Matt Ryan
UDS / Greg Donaldson Contracting Ltd
Shayne Goodwin
Simone Grogan
Civil Project Solutions Ltd