The contaminated site consultancy

  • Welcome to Hail Environmental

    Welcome to Hail Environmental

    Qualified and experienced contaminated land specialists helping clients around New Zealand

  • Preliminary Site Investigations (PSI)

    Preliminary Site Investigations (PSI)

    A PSI is often the first step required in assessing a contaminated site and defines what further action, if any, should be undertaken.

  • Detailed Site Investigations

    Detailed Site Investigations

    Detailed Site Investigations (DSI) are used to determine the impact of former land use activities on a site.

  • Environmental Due Diligence

    Environmental Due Diligence

    HAIL Environmental carries out Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) for clients who are looking to purchase property that may be impacted by former land use activities.

  • Remediation or Management of Contaminated Sites

    Remediation or Management of Contaminated Sites

    The selection of appropriate remediation or management options for a contaminated site is complex and influenced by a wide range of environmental factors and clients requirements.

  • Compliance monitoring

    Compliance monitoring

    Compliance monitoring is often required on consents. HAIL Environmental offers cost effective monitoring services for clients to ensure compliance with resource consent conditions.

  • Emergency Response

    Emergency Response

    Acting quickly to isolate and contain accidental releases of hazardous substances can save time, money and reputational damage.

  • Project management and stakeholder engagement

    Project management and stakeholder engagement

    Large remediation projects often require significant investigation, consultation and planning prior to implementation.

Latest News

HAIL Environmental reaches the South Island

HAIL Environmental is delighted to announce that Reagan Knapp CEnvP-SC has joined the HAIL team as our Canterbury regional specialist, based in Banks Peninsula. This gives us a formal presence in the South Island, doubling down on several successful projects in Canterbury, Marlborough and Tasman over recent years. If you have a contaminated site issue in the central South Island, message us on our contact form or call Reagan on (03) 669 3376 or (027) 666 3535 to see if the HAIL way is right for you.


HAIL Environmental was formed by Brendon Love in early 2014. Brendon’s vision was inspired after seeing a gap in the consulting market.

Since the introduction of the National Environmental Standards for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NES) the need for contaminated site investigation and management services has increased.

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Our contaminated site services cover a range of investigation techniques that are designed with our clients’ needs in mind.

Whether you have been requested to provide a report on your site to fulfil the requirements of the National Environmental Standards (NES), or are looking to assess environmental liability as part of pre-purchase due diligence our team of experienced consultants can assist.

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Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project

This $21.3M project involved removing dioxin-contaminated sediment from a 5.1 km reach of the Kopeopeo Canal, in the Rangitaiki Plains west of Whakatane, eastern Bay of Plenty. Tuna (eel) living in the canal accumulated hazardous levels of dioxins, preventing local iwi Ngati Awa from making use of their highly prized traditional food source. Moreover, the contamination prevented regular canal maintenance dredging being carried out, threatening the regional flood management network and risking discharge of contamination onto surrounding farmland in a major flood. The sediment was safely removed into two containment cells, where it is securely contained while being bioremediated. 

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Hawke's Bay