The Neill Group

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The Neill Group
PO Box 6649, Wellington 6141, New Zealand, Wellington City, Wellington
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0800 482 738
Establishment year 1987
Employees 1-5


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The Neill Group is a highly experienced para-legal and field service agency based in Wellington with a network of contracted private investigators, security specialists, legal process servers and field agents throughout New Zealand. The Neill Group provides a diverse range of professional services to the commercial, government and private sectors.

The Neill Group directs all requests for private investigation, security and asset recovery services to Dion Neill. All private investigation activities are carried out by licensed private investigator, Dion Neill who is one of Wellington’s most experienced private investigators, legal process servers and security risk management specialists.

By working as a partner, Dion and his nationwide network of agents and associates provide clients with access to expertise, innovation and superior personalised service.

Legal Process Serving

The Neill Group provide nationwide legal process serving (service of legal documents), para-legal support and field services.The Neill Group are widely recognised as New Zealand’s leading process servers with over 30 years of experience serving documents and legal process in the greater Wellington region and throughout New Zealand.

The Neill Group serves New Zealand and international legal documents, including district court, high court, family court and employment court legal proceedings along with dissolution of marriage, protection orders, court summonses, demand notices, trespass notices, charging documents, subpoenas and time-critical documents that require personal service by a process server.

Our highly experienced document and process servers in the Wellington region and throughout New Zealand serve legal documents on behalf of government departments, law enforcement agencies, legal firms, debt collection company’s and private individuals.

The widespread nature of our process servers, allows us to have a detailed knowledge of local geography and the individuals who are the subject to legal proceedings, this insight provides a beneficial edge in carrying out your instructions with a high degree of efficiency using decades of gathered intelligence.

At The Neill Group, clients can monitor every step of the document service process with the most advanced online technology available, this live from the field technology provides accurate reporting on all service related activities providing transparency across all New Zealand and international document serving assignments

Nationwide Field Services

The Neill Group’s provides a range of nationwide field services, including: debtor interviews, asset audits, field visits, payment negotiations, address confirmations, background checks, floor plan audits and the verification of financial data for a number of leading financial institutions. We have established an excellent reputation as New Zealand’s leading field service provider to a growing number of commercial and government clients.

A personal visit by a field agent has proven to be an effective way to re-engage with debtors and to ensure compliance of contractual obligations. Our nationwide field agents communicate effectively with people in our community who respond best to a personal visit, including: habitual debtors, multi-cultural clients and people with disabilities, addiction issues or mental health problems.

Dion has many years of experience managing sensitive issues that require a high level of care because of potential damage to a clients brand or market reputation. In some cases, clients or debtors are unable to be contacted by telephone or by post, the best solution is a personal visit to their last known address or a discreet visit to their workplace. Field visits are a powerful tool when assessing an individuals circumstances and the potential for debt recovery, collecting payments, or simply making informed decision based on accurate information.

Asset Trace & Recovery (Repossessions)

Dion Neill is licensed to carry out asset recovery and repossession services by the Ministry of Justice in New Zealand. Dion is the agent of choice for a number of New Zealand’s leading financial and lending institutions along with several government agencies.

Dion contracts only licensed repossession agents for all asset tracing and recovery services. Dion will not engage in any repossession activities for private clients or assignments that include the repossession of household chattels or personal property used as security on finance agreements.

Commercial & Private Investigations

The Neill Group directs all requests from clients for investigation, security and asset recovery services to Dion Neill. As a licensed private investigator, Dion Neill personally carries out all private investigation assignments in the greater Wellington region.

To facilitate a nationwide service to clients, Dion contracts only licensed private investigators, certified fraud examiners, forensic experts and surveillance operatives throughout New Zealand.

Dion specialises in the field of commercial and private investigation, including: workplace theft, complex fraud and the investigation of insurance related matters. Dion also provides a personal investigation service in Wellington with decades of experience finding the answers and revealing the truth when dishonesty is suspected.

Private Investigators are commonly referred to as Private Detectives or P.I’s – The role of the private investigator has changed over the years. Today, private investigators assist with civil and criminal legal matters along with carrying out investigation assignments for the commercial, government and private sectors.

In New Zealand, you must be licensed as a Private Investigator by the Ministry of Justice to carry out investigation activities including surveillance, intelligence gathering, background inquiries and undercover operations.

The Ministry of Justice in New Zealand has licensed Dion as an individual licence holder to carry out private investigation, security and asset recovery (repossession) related activities on a national basis.

Security Risk Management

Dion and his team of contracted security and risk management professionals assist clients with developing and implementing comprehensive security strategies to manage the risk to people, assets and information. Dion assists New Zealand and international organisations with the first response to any critical incident.

When the threat to any individual, business or organisation is particularly acute, Dion will deploy a highly skilled contracted security specialist with decades of operational experience to manage the risk anywhere in New Zealand or worldwide.

Dion has the ability to source personal protection officers (internationally experienced and highly trained bodyguards), event security personnel, risk management consultants, personal security escorts and security trained drivers.

Dion established his private security and risk management consultancy, Protective Services, following demands in the market for a service focused, high-level security provider. Dion and his team of contracted security professionals are deployed to provide security for a variety of assignments from movie premieres and red carpet events to private functions and high profile weddings.

The security professionals and risk management consultants who contract to Dion are selected exclusively from the police and military with international experience providing specialised security for people in any environment from the corporate boardroom to private residences.


The Neill Group expertise is founded on the experience of Dion, a former member of the New Zealand military and emergency services. Dion provides his clients with the benefit of over 30 years of security risk management, private investigation and para-legal experience.

Dion is a foundation member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators Incorporated (NZIPI) and the Security Institute of New Zealand. Dion is a former Certified Fraud Examiner with a number of recognised qualifications in security, investigations and risk management.

Dion featured on the popular television series, ‘Private Investigators’ and was interviewed on the TVNZ Breakfast programme regarding protecting high-profile people in New Zealand. Dion has spent a number of years conducting covert surveillance, managing undercover operations and hundreds of investigations.

Dion was one of the first licensed private investigators in New Zealand to carry out assignments for the ACC and other government agencies. In the 1980’s, Dion provided evidence in the High Court of New Zealand following a lengthy investigation focusing on a major theft operating within a large multi-national business. Dion’s evidence was key to the successful conviction of over 25 employees and shop owners in the High Court of New Zealand.

Government Licensing

The Neill Group and Protective Services directs all requests from clients for investigation, security and asset recovery services to Dion Neill.

The Neill Group and Protective Services are the trading names of Dion Neill. Dion is a sole trader and a licence holder (individual) issued by the Ministry of Justice as a private investigator, security consultant, repossession agent, personal guard, property guard, crowd controller and confidential document destruction agent.

The Neill Group and Protective Services do not employ staff. Dion only engages contractors (agents and associates) who hold a current certificate of approval or licence issued by the Ministry of Justice to ensure compliance with the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010.


Our agents (contractors) must sign a confidentiality agreement prior to deployment on any operational assignment. Trust is an important element of our relationship therefore our agents understand the seriousness of breaching this agreement. Our agents have experience working within confidential environments and always respect the privacy of our clients.

Areas of Service

Dion Neill and The Neill Group are based in Wellington with a strategic network of contracted licensed private investigators, legal process servers (document servers), field agents, security specialists and repossession agents in every district and region of New Zealand, including:

Northland, Whangarei, Auckland, Wellsford, Warkworth, Orewa, Albany, Takapuna, Mangere, Manurewa, Pukekohe, Coromandel Peninsular, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga, Waikato, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Huntly, Morrinsville, Matamata, Putaruru, Tokoroa, Otorohanga, King Country, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Murupara, East Cape, Gisborne, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Ruatoria, Te Kaha, Taranaki, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, Waitara, Inglewood, Manawatu, National Park, Waiouru, Taihape, Palmerston North, Marton, Bulls, Feilding, Ashhurst, Foxton, Horowhenua, Levin, Otaki, Kapiti, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Wellington, Plimmerton, Porirua, Tawa, Johnsonville, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Havelock, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Wairarapa: Featherston, Pahiatua, Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Tasman, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Motueka, West Coast, Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika, Wanaka, Queenstown, Twizel, Alexander, Te Anau, Canterbury, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Southland, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, Balclutha, Mossburn, Gore.
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