About Us

Our Co-Founders

Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill


Qingmei Pang

Qingmei Pang


Importing Farm Machinery For Over 15 Years

Geoff Hill has been importing agricultural and construction machinery from China for over 15 years. Qingmei Pang has an engineering background, as well as qualifications in international business.

In 2017, they founded Tuatara Machinery Limited, trading as Tuatara ATV, to produce an ATV specifically for New Zealanders: the Tuatara.

Why “Tuatara”? The iconic tuatara is an ancient lizard species found only in New Zealand. Each tuatara can live for more than 100 years, and its rugged appearance is strangely appealing. What better image could there be for New Zealand’s own ATV?

Geoff and Qingmei have designed the Tuatara ATV from the ground up to handle New Zealand conditions. It’s manufactured in China to their exacting specifications. The Tuatara is designed with strength in mind. It’s got plenty of power and carrying capacity, and a go-anywhere capability. Best of all, it’s made of tough, enduring steel, with plastic banished to the passenger compartment shrouding.

The Tuatara continues to evolve in response to customer feedback. Tuatara ATV is determined to make the Tuatara the side-by-side of choice for farmers, hunters, contractors and recreational users.


The TUATARA ATVUltra Terrain Vehicle (UTV) is unmatched and unrivalled in features and quality in its class.  This is a truly versatile machine, suitable for just about any application, including farming, farm contracting, apiculture, horticulture, hunting, or for purely recreational purposes.  In fact, the TUATARA ATV’s all steel structure makes it probably the toughest ATV/UTV available in New Zealand.

We also export to all countries, including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Europe, South America and many more countries.

“This is handS down the most versatile atv I have purchased for the farm.”  A. Farmer

“Brilliantly Engineered”

“Handles hills with ease”

“Looks and runs as reliably as a 1950’s Land Rover”

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about the TUATARA UTV, or any of our other products, just send us a message including your contact details and the nature of your enquiry. We generally respond the same day that a message is received.


291 Weedons Ross Road, R.D. 5, Christchurch 7675
(+64) 3 347 4956 
(+64) 274 770070
[email protected]


Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tue: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thur: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 3pm
Sun: Closed

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