Locally Owned and Experienced

Central Districts Surveys Limited (CD Surveys) is owned and operated by Stephen Oldfield and David Smeaton who are both Licensed Cadastral Surveyors with a comprehensive skill set within the surveying industry.

CD Surveys is based in Feilding (Manawatu), with most of our work being undertaken within the Manawatu and central regions of the North Island, however, we also offer our services elsewhere in New Zealand.

As a surveying company we undertake work for private land owners, developers, Local Authorities, contractors, engineers and other land-based professionals.

We offer surveying services to undertake subdivision and boundary adjustments, topographical and site surveys, boundary identification surveys, building and construction set-out surveys, easement surveys, as built and GIS surveys, aerial surveys and more.

Who we are

Meet the team

Stephen Oldfeild

BSurv (Otago), Licensed Cadastral Surveyor


Stephen Oldfield has at least 25 years surveying experience in the surveying industry throughout New Zealand and Australia, working in private practice for engineering and surveying consultancies and for local authorities. For the last 10 years Stephen has dedicated his surveying skills to the building of a Feilding based surveying company, Central Districts Surveys Limited.

Stephen enjoys working with clients within the various disciplines of land surveying, land development, infrastructure and construction. Stephen uses modern technology but is still willing to use a steel band or plumb bob to check measurements where need be.
Stephen is married to Amanda with four children and committed to the local community. Time with the family is spent doing life together and where the chance allows holidays and other life experiences.

Being a born-again Christian Stephen enjoys time in the Bible and other spiritual disciplines.

E-mail : stephen@cdsurveys.co.nz
Mobile : 021 071 2381

David Smeaton

BSc. Dip. Grad, Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

David has over 15 years of experience in the surveying industry. David is originally from Dunedin where he spent 11 years working in private practice on a variety of projects ranging from high country tenure review surveys for the Crown through to small urban infill subdivisions. In 2015 David moved with his family to the Manawatu to be a part of Central Districts Surveys with long-time friend Stephen Oldfield.

David brings a technological advantage to CD Surveys; this includes aerial surveying in which David is the Director of Central Districts Aerial Surveys Limited.

David is married to Hayley and they have 6 children. Outside of work David spends his time with family on their lifestyle property and involvement with their local church.