Think Water Tasman Bay

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Brief History

Gordon and Maria Jackett co-own Think Water Tasman Bay, originally Irrigation Con-X-ion & Pumping, an established family business which has serviced Nelson, Motueka and Golden Bay regions for over 30 years.

Think Water Tasman Bay is located in the town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand on the western shore of Tasman Bay. It is, after Nelson and Richmond, the third largest centre in the region, with a permanent population of around 6-7000. The surrounding area has a population of around 14,000.

The Tasman district is renowned for its sheep and dairy farming, a large number of fruit orchards, as well as growing a variety of specialised crops such as hops. A number of small vineyards have developed in recent years gaining international reputation. Motueka has one of the country's highest annual sunshine-hour indices so water and irrigation plays an integral part in the success of these industries.

Gordon & Maria are proud of the great team they have on board. They work well together, sharing their diverse range of skills and expertise in irrigation, water reticulation, pumping, water filtration, drainage and water storage.

Think Water Tasman Bay have an on-site designer to advise and design domestic, agricultural and horticultural irrigation systems and system implementation. The company is becoming more involved in effluent disposal as the regions dairy industry increases.

Think Water Tasman Bay has recently moved and now has a bigger and brighter showroom. We provide our customers with a diverse range of products and will order anything else they require.

Gordon can be found weekdays at his desk under a pile of paperwork, overseeing the team and dealing with rep’s.

Gordon Jackett - Managing Director

Gordon Jackett - Managing Director

Gordon came back to the family business in 1998 from a number of years working with John Deere Water in the South Island.

Gordon grew up with water and machinery in his blood. He brings a very practical aspect to Think Water Tasman Bay and can usually find a fix to a problem that a customer has and also can’t wait to get out of the office and onto a job.

Gordon has a love for old machinery, motor sport and 4 wheel driving and he can be found off road somewhere.

Frans Van De Loo

Frans Van De Loo

As a long standing member of the team, Frans has been with the business almost as long as Gordon. he has developed the business as our Pumps and Filtration Technician. This includes water softeners, green sand filters, neutralizing filters and UV Units.

He also installs and services irrigation, submersible and household pumps as well as Water Rams and Micro Hydro Units.

He spent 14 years as a Fitter and Turner by trade, fitted milking machines, fixed vacuum pumps, milk pumps and is a pattern maker. Seven years travelling, four of which he fixed safes in hotels rooms across the US, Britain, France and Hong Kong.

Frans brings a wealth of knowledge from various backgrounds to the business.

Jarron Spalding

Jarron Spalding

Jarron has been with the company many years and is a qualified Fitter and Turner. Handling the majority of our fabrication, engineering and maintenance needs Jarron has become an integral part of the team.

Servicing and installing a wide variety of pumps is a major part of Jarron’s role. In addition he is experienced in filtration issues and works closely with Frans to meet the needs of our customers.

Jarron now has a number of industrial projects under his belt - apple packhouses, cool stores, cheese factory.

As an all rounder Jarron is always willing to assist any of the field staff who may require an extra pair of hands.

Tony Pont

Tony Pont

Sales & Service

Tony is keen to advance our territory into the dairy industry with stock water, irrigation and dairy effluent. He is also working with the food and mining industries.

Tony is embracing the learning opportunities he is obtaining in quoting and designing a range of water systems.

Phil Burn

Phil Burn

Retail Sales

Phil has worked for us in customer service in Motueka Hire and assisted the Think Water team when an extra pair of hands was needed in the field. He moved across when the position became vacant in our retail sector.

Maria Jackett

Maria Jackett

Accounts and Administration Manager

Maria has stepped into the business a few years ago to help out in the office and ensure Health & Safety is an important consideration in everyone's working environments.

Maria continually strives to improve and streamline the systems and processes required to keep a very interesting and varied business running effectively.

Every day offers a unique learning challenge especially as she is now an additional member of the shop sales team.

Our services include:

  • Agricultural & Viticulture Irrigation
  • Centre Pivot, Lateral /Linear Move Irrigators Supply and Service
  • Domestic & Commercial Water Pump Supply, Installation and Maintenance
  • Domestic, Rural & Commercial Water Filtration & Treatment Design, Installation, Maintenance
  • Rainwater Harvesting Systems
  • Residential Pressure Pumps
  • Solar Pumping Systems
  • Stock Watering Systems
  • Submersible Drainage Pumps
  • Subsurface Design & Installation
  • Water Filtration - Supply, Installation & Servicing
  • Water Tanks - Poly & Steel Liner Tanks
03 528 8888


monday08:00 – 17:00
tuesday08:00 – 17:00
wednesday08:00 – 17:00
thursday08:00 – 17:00
friday08:00 – 17:00
saturday08:00 – 12:30
397 High Street , Motueka South Island, 7120, New Zealand Visit Our Website
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