Environmental Consultant, Water Quality and Construction Services, Great Barrier Island - Sustainable Aotea
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Sustainable Aotea is a New Zealand owned and operated environmental and construction consultancy based on Great Barrier Island.


We are passionate about sustainability, the environment, our community and helping protect, maintain and enhance our beautiful islands environment for future generations to enjoy.


We specialise in Ecology, Water Quality, Pest Management, Community Engagement, as well as Construction and Landscaping.

we offer a range of

ecological and construction services



Introducing Taryn and Bow, experts skilled in environmental and construction services who own and operate Sustainable Aotea.

“We are a family business, have two lively children and are passionate about the environment in which we live. Living on a remote island we are off the grid, so source our power from the sun, collect our own water and live off the land and ocean, living as sustainable as we can.”

Taryn is a Senior Environmental Scientist at Sustainable Aotea. Graduating with Distinction at the University of Canterbury, Taryn now has over 15 years experience and has gained a wide range of technical and practical experience in environmental management, ecology, water quality, wetlands, restoration/rehabilitation, wastewater, minimisation and mitigation of environmental contamination and community engagement during her career. She has been involved in numerous environmental projects, both nationally and internationally and has significant experience working with community groups.

Having grown up on a high country farm, Taryn has a strong passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors and nature. Taryn has a deep understanding and appreciation for the environment and chose her career in Ecology so that she can help make positive contributions to science, conservation and the community through educating and supporting.

Bow Davenport is a Builder at Sustainable Aotea. Bow has been in the building industry for 16 years, and is a qualified building practitioner with a background in residential, commercial, and remodeling. His skills have been honed in deadline driven environments where time and safety are of fundamental importance. Renowned for quality workmanship, uncompromising commitment to high-level service, and attention to detail.

contact us for your next project

Taryn Wilks
Senior Enironmental Scientist
09 4290 626
Bow Davenport
027 9343494

sustainable solutions to

protect our aotea for future generations