Lattey people: moving up


Soli Petaia

Soli started working for Lattey in 2007 as an unskilled labourer. Soli progressed to become a qualified precaster. He took an opportunity to broaden his skills and move to the patching, sealing and install department. Equipped with his new skillset, he has now returned to precast as Leading Hand.

Pererika Nepia

Pere joined the Lattey team during the build of our Levin plant in 2019. He worked on the building of the plant itself, and then moved to the precasting tables when production began.


Precast Plant Manager Peter Zwart saw that Pere was a man with a strong sense of family, and a great team player - values that aligned with Lattey Group’s own.


As a result, Pete began to develop Pere’s leadership and management skills. Pere is now Precast Foreman at our Levin Plant, and has recently completed his BCITO precast trade qualification.

Meet more of our talented team here.