Auckland and Nationwide

Private Investigator

Welcome to “Terra Firma Investigations.” A Private Investigation company based in Parnell, Auckland. Despite being Auckland based we are able to carry out investigations anywhere in New Zealand with a network of Investigators.

Meaning Of Our Name

“Terra Firma” is Latin for firm land. It has the meaning of “Solid Ground” and the findings of any investigation must have solid groundings.

Mission Statement

Providing Solutions, Not Problems

We are in the investigation business and pride ourselves on providing solutions not problems for our clients.

We will treat all our clients, and those that we interact with on their behalf with dignity and respect. It goes without saying that we will act with integrity, use the utmost discretion and work in the interests of our clients.

As a private investigator, these are some of the issues we typically help with:

Workplace investigations

Breach of restraint of trade

Internal and external fraud

Employee Theft

Theft by contractors

Legal assistance in criminal defence

Insolvency investigations

Locating persons of interest

Process serving

How We Can Help

Our Services

Private Investigations

These can be an array of problems that clients have, some distressing and life changing. Situations such as matrimonial issues, child custody and missing relatives.

Business Investigations

Business or Corporate investigations can relate to a wide array of situations. Commonly internal or external theft or fraud, assaults or drug abuse.

Legal Assistance

We have supported the legal profession with numerous cases including criminal defence cases, locating persons of interest and serving documents.


Surveillance is a very useful investigative tool. We use surveillance for private and business investigations, either physical surveillance or by way of cameras.



Simon Lamond

I have been a licenced private investigator since 2016. Prior to this, my investigative background was with the New Zealand Police with two decades of work in the Criminal Investigation Branch. I also undertook a secondment at the Serious Fraud Office and a fixed term contract at Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. I have a history of multi-agency investigations and have a good knowledge of the government agencies and their processes. Further, I have managed the fraud function of a large Insurance company.

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Administration Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 am to 5 pm