About

Tag IT Technologies came to life in 2002. Originally focussing on rural security and CCTV systems the company quickly developed a solid reputation for doing fast and efficient work whilst providing awesome customer service. As technology developed further Tag IT starting working with on-farm WiFi systems and was a key technical partner in the development of LIC’s ProTrack automatic drafting gate. As ProTrack developed the Tag IT team travelled throughout New Zealand training regional installers how to install this complex technical product.

Seeing an opportunity to develop the use of on-farm data the HALO product began development in 2008. By 2009 we had our first live system up and running and we knew the product had great potential. Now with more than 5,000 systems live on farms, growing operations and industrial applications throughout the world, we are now helping over 10,000 users in both sole trader and multi-unit businesses to run more efficient operations. Monitoring many aspects of their businesses along with fully automated, command and control systems. Controlling, reporting and monitoring from anywhere in the world HALO System does it all.

 
 

Our Team

Josh White

Josh White

Managing Director

Having started the business in 2002, Josh is responsible for the day to day running of the business; he works on key accounts, growth and strategy.

 
Agha Shoeb

Agha Shoeb

Technical Development Manager

Agha is a PMP certified Project Manager and has more than 19 years of experience in industrial automation and project management. He has a strong background working on complex projects in large scale organizations. He is passionate about project management, business processes improvements, stakeholder management and product and solution development.

 
Andrew Llewelyn

Andrew Llewelyn

Head of Information Systems & Technology

Andrew has been responsible for the technology behind the Halo platform since 2007. He enjoys a variety of creative pursuits from wood and metal work through electronic and software design.

 
Blake Lattin

Blake Lattin

Business Development Manager

Blake’s main focus is driving sales and marketing of our HALO Farm Systems product. He develops key relationships with new dealers and makes sure HALO customers get the most out of their systems.

 
Chris Smith

Chris Smith

South Island Area Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in farming, both in NZ and the UK Chris boasts a wide range of skills covering all aspects of agricultural management. He has huge experience in all areas of Precision Agriculture, and has worked with on farm computer systems for over 15 years.

 
Sean McChlery

Sean McChlery

Sales Executive

Sean has a mechanical engineering background which holds him in good stead for his current position. His vision is to build on the growth of the company and to expand the Halo product.

 
Joel Paterson

Joel Paterson

Account Manager

Joel is a positive, solution focused Account Manager. He's business minded and enjoys finding the best solution for customers. In his spare time Joel can be found spending time with his young family and catching up with friends.

 
Elysia Johnston

Elysia Johnston

Marketing Manager

Elysia is responsible for telling the Halo story. She’s had over 10 years’ marketing and digital marketing experience in a variety of industries including the building and agricultural sectors and central government departments. In her downtime she loves spending time with friends and family and getting into anything creative, cultural or outdoors.

 
Annica White

Annica White

Projects Administrator

Annica is our Projects Admin, she helps with the maintenance and monitoring of projects.

 
Emma Bradley

Emma Bradley

Senior Office Administrator

Emma has been with the business since 2010. As our senior office administrator, she will help you with any enquires and manages all of the accounts for the business.

 
Rebekka Snowball

Rebekka Snowball

Office Administrator

Rebekka helps with your enquiries and assists with the management of our accounts.

 
Tim Kong

Tim Kong

Head of Operations

Tim brings with him an analytical and strategic mind from his technical and operational background, managing the day-to-day operations for Tag IT Technologies.

 
Sean Clarke Grey

Sean Clarke Grey

Projects Installation and Technical Support

Sean is passionate about hi tech solutions which makes him our go to man for CCTV installations and Wi-Fi Solutions. Sean is a keen outdoors enthusiast.

 
David Brown

David Brown

Head Technical Support/Workshop

Experienced in Telecommunications & Electronic engineering, software & systems development. He currently manages our workshop and production facilities and systems R&D

 
Charlie Nelley

Charlie Nelley

Technical Support/Workshop

Charlie is a recent university graduate from the University of Waikato. He studied Electronics and Computer Science through a Bachelor of Science. He works in our team as a workshop technician.

 
Kieran Bennett

Kieran Bennett

Technical Support

Kieran oversees the HALO Network and dashboard support. He has a passion for IT and networking.

 
Zac Anderson-Smith

Zac Anderson-Smith

Technical Support

Zac helps oversee the HALO Network and dashboard support. He has a passion for technology and travel.

 
Harry Litchfield

Harry Litchfield

Technical Support

Harry is part of the customer support team assisting with HALO Network and Dashboard queries. He has a passion for the outdoors and travel.

 
Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown

Technical Support

Elaine has an IT Service Desk background and a passion for delivering the best customer experience possible.
From a kingdom far, far away. She likes sushi and hot-tubbing any time. Her hobbies include cooking and cleaning for her family, 7 chooks and 3 cats.

 
Helen Wakelin

Helen Wakelin

Technical Support

Helen and her husband (and their dog) have returned home from 12 years in Australia. Helen has a solid background in administration and customer service. When not at work, she can be found socialising with family and friends, camping or riding around the countryside on motorbikes!

 
Dave Larsen

Dave Larsen

Software Developer

Dave is a software engineer with experience in the AgTech sector. He especially enjoys working on projects involving hardware, making HALO Systems a great fit for his skills and interests.

 
Russell Thompson

Russell Thompson

Full Stack Developer

Russell is a Software Engineer with 35 years of experience in programming and 6 years as a dairy farm manager, which makes him an ideal fit for the business. He has been a full stack developer on the dashboard website and support systems since 2016.

 
Owen Lingard

Owen Lingard

Senior Field Technician

Owen is no stranger to the farming sector, born and bred in the Waikato’s dairy heartland, he completed his electrical apprenticeship in Te Aroha, and spent a number of years as a rural pumping and farm service technician before gaining his NZCE in electrical engineering and shifting his focus towards Industrial automation and project management.

 
Ray Adams

Ray Adams

Senior Field Technician

Ray is an electrician and technician. He has been designing, building and servicing dairy systems, and industrial control systems since 1992. Ray loves mountain biking and the outdoors.

 
Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs

Senior Field Technician

Hi my name is Ryan and I have been a sparky for 7 years and love working in the dairy industry. I also like that no two days are the same and enjoy getting out in the country for some fresh air.

Assisting farmer’s with the management of their farm is always my main focus.

 
Venktesh Naidu

Venktesh Naidu

Senior Field Technician

Very experienced in field installation of complex agricultural systems. Venktesh also delivers after sales support, scheduled maintenance and repairs.

 
Vikram Jeet

Vikram Jeet

Field Technician/Technical Support

Vikram is an IT specialist, working as a workshop technician for Tag IT Technologies Limited. Capable of building, testing, as well as installing agricultural systems (MVM). Vikram specialises in computer networking and works progressively to get into the role of network engineer or system administrator.

 
James Lord

James Lord

Field Technician

Experienced in installation and servicing of equipment in the agricultural and horticultural industries, and with a background in computer science, James installs and services HALO systems around the country.

 
Chris Bolton

Chris Bolton

Field Technician/South Island

Chris has come from a farming background with National Certs in Agriculture and Dairy Farm Management. His experience in automation and agriculture is a unique blend for providing robust solutions for most circumstances.
Chris offers sales and technical service support throughout the South Island striving to build on relationships and showcase Halo’s innovation & capability.