Client services


Expect highly professional staff
and great customer service


Our expectation of excellence plays a role in everything we do. Maintaining honest dialogue and keeping close personal contact with all involved is our way to ensure your project needs will be met.

We can devise innovative ways to accomplish your project and are happy to help you to determine the most appropriate and effective method for your job.

We uphold the highest standards of safety and preventative maintenance, which ensure that both our team and our drilling equipment operate at peak performance at all times.

The benefit to you is high performance, a hassle-free job and superior results.


The right ingredients
for the best results

A complete package on offer


Our ability to offer clients turn-key operations in drilling and distribution services sets us apart from our competitors. Every operation we undertake is fully supported by effective, modern equipment, quality systems and expert operators with extensive industry experience.

By taking responsibility for turn-key operations, we have built up an excellent reputation for getting the job done well and standing behind all our work.

Modern equipment and
knowledgeable staff


Our extensive drilling plant predominantly comprises wheeled units to make McNeill a highly mobile, versatile and a cost-effective choice for our customers. We provide water bore, geotechnical and piling truck rigs, piling crane crawlers and an anchor and drainage rig.

All equipment is expertly operated by key McNeill staff and rig offsiders, many of whom have built their careers with us. Our 10 key drilling employees have an impressive 260 years of collective experience.

Experience and industry skills


We understand our local geology and prevailing conditions. From the sodden, sedimentary earth of Southland to the dry rock of Central Otago, we have the industry knowledge and experience required to consistently achieve the best results.

When it comes to difficult situations, McNeill staff are expert problem solvers with a proven track record for thinking outside the square. We know from experience that communication with our clients is vital to creating the innovative solutions which continue to meet all expected outcomes.

Recent major projects


Our drilling crews have worked on nearly all the major projects in Otago and Southland, plus many others in South Canterbury and the West Coast. These projects include the Southland coalfield investigation, Clyde Dam, the Pegasus Town development and the geotechnical work at Kawarau Falls.