We have been around since the 1950s and are one of the largest water, wastewater, and environmental testing laboratories in New Zealand. Our IANZ accredited labs are located across the North and South Islands which means comprehensive water and air quality testing is at your fingertips. When it comes to water, we are responsible for testing drinking water for more than one third of New Zealand’s population. While our air quality testing operation is the largest in the country, we combine the latest technology with years of experience, and a personalised approach, to provide a complete service for businesses, district and regional councils, and residential customers. 

If you’re thinking the name Watercare sounds familiar, you’re right. We are a division of Watercare Services which each day provides high quality drinking water and efficient wastewater services to 1.7 million customers across Auckland. We share Watercare’s intrinsic values and focus to provide a first class, reliable service that our customers can count on. 

Auckland Laboratory
52 Aintree Avenue, Mangere, Auckland 2022 0800 522 365 Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm. Saturday & Sunday 7:30am - 3:30pm.
Wellington Laboratory
480 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012 04-595 6665 Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Saturday & Sunday - by appointment only.
Queenstown Laboratory
74 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9371 03-409 0559 Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm. Saturday & Sunday - by appointment only.
Invercargill Laboratory
142 Esk Street, Invercargill 9810 03-214 4040 Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Saturday by appointment only. Closed on Sunday.

How we can work with you

We treat all our customers as partners, working with them to understand what they need and how quickly they need it. With our laboratories located across both the north and south islands of New Zealand, we offer a personalised, efficient testing service. We’re proud to be a New Zealand owned and operated laboratory servicing New Zealand communities. 

Meet our team

Chris Kinley

Head of Laboratory Services

You-Sing Yong

Operations Manager - Analytical Laboratories

Phil Dobson

Head of Department Air Quality

Robyn Abernethy

Compliance and Technology Manager

Peter Nobilo

Finance Manager

Peter Boniface

Head of Department Organic Chemistry

Neil Leat

Head of Department Microbiology

Steve Money

Head of Department Inorganic Chemistry

Tonia Bulling

Head of Southern Laboratories, Invercargill

Darren Cadman

Head of Department Sampling Logistics

Kenny Lau

Head of Department Technical Development

Bruce Winter

Sales Manager

It all starts with the click of a button

Whether you’re a new or existing customer, our experienced team is here to talk through your needs and guide you in the right direction. Deciding what testing you require and why can seem daunting, but our team is here to make it seamless. When you click our ‘get in touch’ button, your enquiry will be sent to one of our experienced team. You can expect a prompt response and that is when our personalised service begins.