About us

A PROUD FAMILY OWNED
NEW ZEALAND BUSINESS

KORONEIKI DEVELOPMENTS GREW FROM A GRASS ROOTS PASSION FOR RURAL NEW ZEALAND

Antony and Matt grew up on a 650ha sheep and beef farm in Port Waikato where they enjoyed catching kōura and Eels as kids in the freshwater streams that run through the property. From a young age the pair had a love for the outdoors which developed into a passion for rural New Zealand and adventure pursuits. They both draw upon knowledge and principles growing up on the farm. They have seen first hand the ecological diversity of riparian systems surrounded by covenanted native bush compared to open farmland streams.

With farming at the centre of the New Zealand economy the team at Koroneiki want to see farms and farmers succeed together with the environment by improving farm diversity and water quality.

Providing a trusted solution for native planting services in New Zealand is what we’re all about.

Our Difference

Koroneiki Developments Team

WE STRIVE FOR GOLD STANDARD ON EVERY JOB FROM SITE PREP RIGHT THROUGH TO ONGOING MAINTENANCE. WE PUT IN THE GROUND WORK TO ENSURE EACH AND EVERY PLANTING PROJECT IS A SUCCESS.

WE WORK TO ENSURE THE LONGTERM SUCCESS OF YOUR PLANTING PROJECT

Anyone can plant trees but we work to understand soil quality, land dynamics and existing vegetation before the roots hit the soil.

It’s our extensive knowledge of New Zealand plant species and attention to detail, coupled with a background in the agricultural industry that has made us the team of choice throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

We are proud that so much of our work comes from repeat business as farmers and industry professionals alike can see the quality of our services years after the project is complete.

Meet Antony and Matt

Koroneiki Developments Antony

ANTONY SNODGRASS

Forever the tinkerer Antony is a hard worker and is constantly finding ways to be more efficient with the advice and services we provide. Antony has a background in Industrial Design and founded Koroneiki with Brother Matt after seeing the value of native planting for New Zealand farmers. Antony has a hands on approach to managing the company and first hand experience working on dairy farms, planting natives and as a beekeeper throughout the North Island. Antony’s passion is to push for the gold standard in service that produces real results.

Koroneiki Developments Mathew

MATTHEW SNODGRASS

Matt has a background in Agricultural Science and a certificate in Science and Engineering majoring in Environmental Science. Matt worked for the Ministry for Primary Industries for three years in a number of roles, including Biosecurity Policy, Sustainable Farming Funding, and as a primary produce export consultant. Matt has experience and knowledge of planting in both a Canada and New Zealand with both pines and natives. He has since shifted his focus to natives, focused on providing a service that’s reliable and easy for future-proofed for farmers.