What's important to us?

Making your project simple from the ground up.
We strive to be affordable and approachable. 
We are easy to work with.


Chris, loves nothing more than a creative challenge. He has been a builder on commercial and residential projects for the last 20 years. He chased high end creative projects around rural New Zealand for almost a decade and settled in Matakana 5 years ago. No challenge is too big for him. Chris is passionate about making people's lives easier and less complicated. Nothing seems to bother him except inefficiency.

A sharp-witted humour and high levels of cheekiness can bring laughter to anyone. He comes up with new ideas all the time; if only there was more time to implement them all.

Otherwise: He loves spending time with his wife and toddler, cooking and tending to his orchard and olives.

Janneke is our client happiness golden girl. She is responsible for our emails and does a tremendous job making sure our customers are well looked after. She responds to any enquiry in record time and no question is left unanswered. When Janneke is not busy supporting our clients, she is creating content for various social media channels. This girl is a seeker of knowledge and inspiration that will spark your curiosity and intrigue.

Otherwise: Janneke loves spending quality time with her family, in her garden, on bush walks and roasting marshmallows over an outdoor fire.

Caleb will move mountains for you one scoop at a time and bring your vision to life. He has the patience of a saint and even when the weather has turned bad, you can rely on Caleb to persevere until the job is done. You are in safe hands with Caleb - he’s been around diggers his whole life. He smiles and laughs all the time; nothing seems to upset him except unexpected delays because he prides himself on being efficient.

Otherwise: He loves spending time outdoors with his partner and two gorgeous kids and is passionate about his beloved motorbike.

Rich is our logistics guy at Matakana ITM. Ensuring our customers are happy is his passion! Rich is responsible for showing you how the Little Digger works so you can do the job efficiently and safely. When he's not sharing digger tips or information about the ideal materials to complete your job, you can find him hitting up local music gigs and having a boogie on the dance floor.

Otherwise: Rich loves surfing and is passionate about his bees.

EASY AS 1-2-3

We know people don’t have time to muck about, so we’ve made hiring a ‘Little Digger’ really easy. With a quick phone call or website visit, you can check availability and then book.


Before we set up The Little Digger Company, we researched and tested loads of digger options. We picked Hitachi as we wanted a digger that people could rely on to get the job done – plus it was comfortable and easy to use.


When you hire a ‘Little Digger’, you hire from Chris, a vastly experienced builder with the knowledge to field any number of digger based questions. Plus he genuinely enjoys the challenge of trying to help clients solve their problems in the easiest way possible.


Operating machinery can be a little intimidating. However with The Little
Digger Company there is no need to worry. Chris and Caleb have the ability
to turn even the most nervous hirer into a confident, efficient operator in
next-to-no-time. Their simple one-on-one step-by-step lesson, covers all the basics and safety aspects too. Or hire our driver to do the digging for you. 


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