welcome to the neill group - results driven & service focused since 1987

Wherever you are in New Zealand, The Neill Group can find you the best field agent, security professional, repossession agent or process server (legal document server).

We specialise in field services, private investigations, legal document serving and security risk management

We operate New Zealand's largest network of licensed field agents, security consultants, repossession agents, private investigators and process servers (legal
document servers). We also have an extensive global network of contacts, resources and informants to provide solutions to complex problems. Using our significant knowledge of people, locations and information caches, we are able to conduct a range of field services, paralegal support and private investigation assignment across any region of New Zealand.

Our people act within the law at all times, and are governed by a strict code of ethics and professional standards. Each team member contributes to a
significant resource of collective experience from the defence forces, intelligence and law enforcement sector. They have been carefully selected for their proven resilience, skill sets and operational expertise. We offer every client a genuine commitment to delivering exceptional service with integrity and the highest level of professionalism.

Founded by one of New Zealand's most experienced private investigators

The Neill Group is owned and managed by Dion Neill, one of New Zealand’s most experienced operatives for private investigation, surveillance, security and process serving.
Dion sets the benchmark for his people, who are among the best in New Zealand.

About Dion Neill

In the 1980s, Dion acquired his knowledge and skills from former detectives, police officers, military personnel and intelligence officers. He was trained in every aspect of security, investigation, surveillance and risk management.Here are some highlights from Dion’s career:

1987: As a surveillance operative, Dion was a key witness in a high-profile theft case, Dion famously withstood cross-examination in the High Court by the late Mike Bungay QC. His evidence resulted in over 20 convictions.

1989: When ACC needed to take fraud investigation to a higher level, Dion was one of the first private investigators they selected.

1996: Dion personally managed the security and personal protection of a sports team representing New Zealand in South Africa.

1997: Dion was certified as a fraud examiner and was also awarded a Certificate in Investigation Skills by the private training establishment of the Royal New Zealand Police College.

1999: Dion was a senior manager with Group 4 Security (known globally as G4S). In this role, he was responsible for leading a national security team and managing the relationship of several key clients.

2001: Dion achieved a number of security related certifications including a Diploma of Security and Risk Management (Australia). 

2001: Wellington Investigations Limited, a private investigation and security consultancy, was founded by Dion and three other experienced associates.

2002: Dion founded Protective Services Limited, recognised as one of the first executive care and personal protection companies operating in New Zealand (acquired by Platform 4 Group Limited in June 2021).

2001 - 2005: Dion was contracted as a security manager for Wellington's Cuba Street Carnival (now operating as Cuba Dupa).

2002 - 2021:  Dion was engaged as a security contractor and risk management consultant to film production companies, including A24, Weta, Apple TV and New Line Cinema.

Nationwide Field Services, Private Investigations, Legal Document Serving & Security Risk Management


Process Servers 

The Neill Group are New Zealand's most experienced process servers. We have been serving legal documents, court proceedings and dissolution of marriage (divorce) applications in New Zealand since 1987.

Our carefully vetted process servers in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and throughout every region of New Zealand will professionally serve your documents.

We know that serving your documents efficiently is vital to any legal matter. That is why we are dedicated to delivering the highest level of legal support to clients anywhere in New Zealand or worldwide. 

Field Agents

Our field agents interview debtors to assess their personal and financial circumstances. We proactively engage with debtors to negotiate payment arrangements and assess their financial circumstances. 

Our field agents throughout New Zealand are trained in conflict resolution and manage each field assignment with care to mitigate any risk to our clients business. 

As licensed repossession agents, we offer a tracing and asset recovery service to financial institutions. We have recovered spa pools, motor vehicles, light aircraft, marine vessels, consumer goods and industrial equipment.

Private Investigators

Are you searching for a professional and cost-effective private investigator in Wellington or other region of New Zealand? We offer our clients the best service focused private investigators in the market.

Our licensed private investigators (often referred to as private detectives) have informants and information caches that are often used to assist our investigations. 

We have over three decades of experience catching thieves, fraudsters, scammers and cheating partners. If you need peace of mind or need to know the truth, contact us for Wellington's leading private investigators. 

5 Facts

1.  Dion Neill our founder is one of New Zealand's longest serving process servers, private investigators and security professionals. 

2.  We have invested in the latest GPS technology and file management software to provide clients with live updates directly from the field.

3.  Our licensed private investigators apply investigation methodologies based on recognised best practice and robust operating procedures.

4.  We engage agents and associates throughout New Zealand who are sourced from the defence forces, law enforcement and intelligence

5.  The Neill Group operates New Zealand's largest network of field agents,
process servers, security consultants, private investigators and repossession agents.

Licensing & Compliance

The Neill Group is the approved trading name of Dion Neill (licence number: 11-000153). The Neill Group is licensed by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority as personal guards, property guards, security consultants, crowd controllers, monitoring officers, private investigators, repossession agents and confidential document destruction agents.

The Neill Group complies with the New Zealand Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. The Neill Group operate to the New Zealand and Australian Security Risk Management framework (AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009) and is aligned to the New Zealand Government's Protective Security Requirements (PSR).

We have implemented a recognised quality assurance (QA) programme to provide the framework for business continuity, operational capability and management requirements. Our quality assurance framework provides an additional layer of business transparency and accountability to our clients throughout New Zealand. 


We proudly support

Wellington Free Ambulance - Wikiwand       Well Well Wellington: Life Flight Trust      GoodSAM | West Yorkshire Police      Process Servers & Private Investigators - New Zealand - Wellington    

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