Fieldays 40th Birthday Competiton - Terms and Conditions

To celebrate our 40 year success story, we're giving away a free test* to 40 lucky winners who enter on our stand at Fieldays, 12-15 June 2024, Mystery Creek, Hamilton. Come and see us at site PE24 in The Pavilion to enter!

40 Years of Environmental Excellence

Over the past four decades, Hill Labs has been at the forefront of environmental testing in New Zealand. We initially provided basic water tests for farmers, but in 1986, following an enquiry about water analysis for mining projects, the Environmental division was established. The landscape of environmental testing shifted significantly with the enactment of the Resource Management Act in 1991, which precipitated a surge in demand for Hill Labs’ services.

The First 40 Years

When Roger and Anne Hill started Hill Laboratories, they had no idea what was ahead of them. Roger had been working as the manager of a small, private soil testing lab in Cambridge, but when it was clear the promised significant shareholding was not going to happen, it was very unsettling. Anne finally said to him “You know what you are going to have to do. You need to leave and start your own laboratory, otherwise you will just grow into a grumpy old man, wondering what might have been.”

Kings Birthday Lab Closures

A friendly reminder that our Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Blenheim, and Christchurch labs will be closed on Monday 3rd June 2024. Our Bay of Plenty lab will remain open. If you plan to send any time or temperature-sensitive samples, please ensure you schedule these to arrive before or after this date, to avoid delays.

Reliable data key for protecting our waterways

For nearly four decades, Hill Labs has provided high quality testing solutions to enable decision making to protect the future of New Zealand’s waterways. Over the years, our operations have been optimised to allow for high-quality, reliable test results to be delivered around the country as quickly as possible.

Understanding soil health for environmental management

Soil health has become a hot topic in recent years – and rightly so. If our soil has the nutrients and organic matter it needs to thrive, production also thrives. Soil testing takes the guesswork out of nutrient management and allows sound decisions to be made, whether that’s how to optimise the use of fertiliser or other management practices for sustainable production.