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Our Values

We respect the fact that many of our Customers have placed their livelihoods in our hands and therefore rely on us to supply products that achieve results that are profitable, sustainable and environmentally sound.

Treat other people as you would have them treat you, this is a golden rule that we at Totalfert aspire to live by.

Our Team

Read about Our Team below and visit our Contact Page for full contact details.


Managing Director

Trevor started working in the quarry industry in 1982 as a general labourer.

Performing various roles over the years including – general labourer, machine operator, plant operator, blasting supervisor, sales manager, quarry manager and operations manager.

Trevor left the role of operations manager at Bombay quarry in 2003 and designed a plant to blend natural fertiliser for a company that supplied natural fertiliser to the market.

In 2013 Trevor started his own company called Totalfert with a focus on achieving excellent results for his clients whilst ensuring the environment is not harmed.

Trevor is married with 5 children. His hobbies are his family, fishing and community work.

One of Trevor’s community projects building kitset gardens for people in South Auckland. This involves putting in a garden and teaching people how to grow their own vegetables.

“We will be providing the labour, the wooden crates, seedlings, the soil and especially the fertiliser!”

Trevor is very passionate about making a difference in people’s lives both through his business and at home. The Totalfert sales team and advisors share the same desire to also assist their client’s in any way possible.
They all have such a diverse range of skills – there are not many areas that they can not assist you with!

“I honestly believe in treating people well, it is a simple message that would change our world if it was put into practice.”

Teresa Pollard

Matamata Piako District

You can contact Teresa on 0275 300 895

Mike Hodgkinson


You can reach Mike on 022 694 8458.

Ian Garlick

Bay Of Plenty/ South Waikato

You can reach Ian on 021 663 505.

Dave Staite

Central Plateau Manawatu

You can reach Dave on 027 446 4722.


Northland Field Consultant & National Sales Manager

Grant has a natural affiliation with the land and stainable farming practices, he was born and bred at Bell Road Maungatawhiri, North Waikato, where his parents were farming after his father returned from serving in Africa & the Pacific in the second world war.

You can reach Grant on 021 370 505.

Biology has always been of intense interest to Grant and he has worked in the agricultural -horticultural industry most of his working life starting with part time work in glass houses growing tomatoes and beans, also fruit orchards in his college years.
Grant and his wife Janice leased a 150 acre dry stock farm at “Little Huia” on the northern heads of the Manukau Harbour for seven years from the Auckland Regional Authority prior to moving to Northland in 1986 when they purchased a 42 ha property at Riponui, 34kms north west of Whangarei.

This property is primarily used for beef and some sheep rearing, although they have planted about 50 mixed type fruit trees in an orchard that the grand children love to visit.
About one third of Grant’s family property as covered in mature native bush where Kiwi, kauri snails and gecko also call home, this is adjacent to Department of Conservation controlled kiwi reserves.

“This reinforces my belief in caring for the environment and our native flora and fauna.”

In the last 14 years as a biological/organic fertiliser field consultant Grant has attended many instructional seminars in New Zealand and Australia, achieved a level 5 NZQA certificate in organic growing in 2004 and a certificate in small business management 2004.

For several years Grant has been helping private and polytechnic classes with demonstrations in pruning fruit trees, vegetable growing and conducting lessons on soil biology.

As a firth generation New Zealander, Grant has traced his ancestry back to 1838 in the Hokianga and Kaipara Harbours to some of the earliest pioneers and this has given him an interest in genealogy, in studying and achieving certificates through “Te Wananga o Aotearoa” in Maori (Te Waharoa), Mauri Ora, Tikianga Maori – Graduating in 2013.
Grant’s other interests include “te Mahi Whakario” (Maori Carving), in various mediums e.g timber, bone, shell. Also landscape painting and on the rare occasion (when he has any spare time) enjoys reading a good book.

Bee keeping is a special passion of Grant’s and is an essential part of our horticultural/agricultural industry. Grant is D.E.C.A (Disease Elimination Control Authority) accredited and assists other hobbyist beekeepers in the Northland Region.