William Hursthouse

Present Position

Family Dispute Resolution provider, Mediator, Building Consultant.

Career Summary

1973 - 2002 Residential construction, including design and build.

1997 - present: Registered Building Surveyor. Served on the Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors for several terms, recently elected to "Life Member" status.

2010 - present: Mediator, specialising in family disputes over the last few years.


Contracts with Building Industry Authority, Department of Building and Housing and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment as consultant/advisor.

Technical Advisor to the Licensed Building Practitioners Board

Speciality Areas

Family disputes, construction related disputes


Since 2010, completed range of additional training including: Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) at Massey and

Graduate Diploma in Restorative Justice, Victoria University, Wellington

Training with both AMINZ and Resolution Institute (formally LEADR), accredited with both as a Family Dispute Resolution Service provider.

Additional training in conflict management coaching, elder mediation and dementia (University of Tasmania)