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Charlie Hopkins  |  Principal Planner - Resource Management

Charlie has built on his environmental science and planning qualifications to refine his analytical skills and his sharp eye for good environmental outcomes. Charlie has a passion for understanding and studying the natural environment and a keenness for empirical and practical solutions to solve natural resource management challenges. Charlie is an open, 'no surprises' communicator and has a natural ability to bring parties together without compromising his evidence-based approach to natural resource management.

An enthusiast of two-wheels and New Zealand's great outdoors, when not in the office Charlie can be found whipping it down the Makara trails or out on the harbour, fishing. 

CHarlie's areas of expertise include:

  • Resource consent planning

  • Plan development processes and planning advice

  • Expert evidence into consent and plan hearings

  • Stakeholder facilitation with iwi, environmental groups, council staff, developers, and landowners

  • Environmental monitoring programmes

  contact Charlie on:

p. 027 228 5292

e. charlie@thecatalystgroup.co.nz

Greg Carlyon

Managing director

 practice leader - planning

Peter Taylor

Practice leader -

Catchment ManagemenT

 Dr Fleur Maseyk

Practice leader - conservation science

Charlie Hopkins

Principal Planner -

Resource Management

Kate McArthur

Practice Leader -


Dr Marie Doole

(nee Brown)

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