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We are now located at 125 The Strand, Parnell. All other contact details remain the same.

Styles Group, Acoustics and Vibration Specialists

Jon Styles
Director & Principal Consultant


  • BAppSci (EH)
  • NZCE (Civil) (partially complete)
  • Currently Studying PGDip Acoustics & Noise Control (UNSW)

Professional memberships

  • Secretary and Council Member & Member (MASNZ): Acoustical Society NZ
  • Member: Resource Management Law Association NZ
  • Member: Acoustical Society of America
  • Sponsor: Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Coastguard, Hauraki Gulf Mussel Restoration Project

Founder of Styles Group, Jon is known for his thorough approach, perfectionist tendencies and a fervent commitment to providing clients with value for money. He’s been practicing in the acoustics industry since 2001 and is particularly respected for his ability to integrate his advice into the Resource Management framework.

Jon’s specialties lie in environmental acoustics and vibration and he has spent a lot of time assisting local government organisations with resource consent processing and policy development work. Most of his recent work has involved environmental aspects of transport and infrastructure works and he has been the Auckland Councils main witness on noise and vibration matters throughout the development of Auckland’s Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

Jon has been delivering training courses to people in the town planning and environmental compliance professions for several years now, including for numerous local authorities and the New Zealand Planning Institute.

Having completed the Ministry for the Environments’ ‘Making Good Decisions’ programme, Jon is now an accredited commissioner for Resource Management Act planning hearings. He has also undertaken numerous professional development courses relating to the environmental/resource management aspects of acoustics and environmental law.

Jon was elected Secretary and Council Member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand in 2008, then re-elected in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Beyond work, Jon looks forward to spending time with family and friends – preferably in the outdoors. He enjoys fishing, scuba diving and reviving old cars and machinery. In line with his chosen profession, he also has a passion for music and hi-fi.