Chris Temple - The Water Chemist
Chris Temple - The Water ChemistManaging Director and Founder
Qualified NZCS Chemist Chris Temple founded Temple Water Technologies to provide rural New Zealand with the highest standard of scientifically engineered water treatment. At Temple Water, Chris continues to add to an extensive career in water filtration and treatment, with over 30 years of experience encompassing consulting, laboratory analysis, engineering and sales.

A graduate of the Auckland Technical Institute, Chris has worked throughout the Pacific region and has successfully completed projects in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and his country of birth, Fiji. His customers have come from a variety of sectors and have included government & community agencies, food & beverage manufacturers, horticulturalists and dairy farmers.

Chris’s multi-disciplinary abilities and purist approach to water treatment have seen him highly sought after both on a consulting and system manufacturing basis. For Chris, water treatment has been both a career and an obsession where his relentless investigation and ultimate resolution of each water situation is somewhat of a calling.

A member of the Water Quality Association since 2003, today Chris continues to oversee all aspects of Temple Water’s fully guaranteed treatment solutions including the analysis, design, assembly, testing and installation of each system.

Robyn Lonsdale
Robyn LonsdaleGeneral Manager
In her role as General Manager of the business, Robyn has gradually transformed the systems, processes and standards within the organisation to the highest levels. With a career background in banking and personal training through International Leadership Development, Robyn has brought her professional customer focused experience to the company and developed a culture of excellence and continuous improvement amongst the team.

Robyn applies her expertise across the whole business including Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Sales and Customer Service. Under Robyn’s guidance, Temple Water proudly achieved ISO 9001 status for Quality Management in 2016.

Robyn has also developed Temple Water’s Customer Relationship Management system to ensure the business continues to remain customer-oriented as it grows. This ‘Customer for Life’ approach has become a key advantage for the company, which now has accessible, up-to-date history and records on all Temple Water customers and their systems.

Thanks to Robyn, Temple Water customers have total assurance in the quality of their system, the standard of service received and the recorded history of how their water treatment solution is performing.

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Our Valuable Team Members

Kyra Lennon
Kyra LennonWater Treatment Technical Sales Engineer
As our Water Treatment Technical Sales Engineer, Kyra is responsible for developing the tailored system proposals for our customers based on their specific water needs and test results. Kyra holds a Bachelor’s of Science (University of Auckland) and her career has included roles in Industrial Water Treatment both in New Zealand and Australia and at Hill Laboratories, which had a strong client management focus.

Kyra says she really enjoys being out in the field meeting people and doing hands-on work, plus the problem-solving aspect of her role means no two days are ever the same. When she’s not at work you might catch her snowboarding down the side of Ruapehu or at the local SPCA looking for her next foster dog.

Ezra Tharmapal
Ezra TharmapalWater Treatment Technical Sales Engineer
As a member of our Water Treatment Technical Sales Team, Ezra meets with customers at their property to understand their water application requirements and conduct testing of the existing water source. Then, based on the water analysis results and the needs of the customer, he’ll develop a detailed proposal that outlines a tailored Temple Water Treatment System Solution for the property.

Ezra holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Malaysia) and has work experience across industrial waste water and water treatment, indoor air quality systems and integrated building technologies (Smart IOT systems).

Although his home country of Malaysia has an established Oil & Gas industry, Ezra chose to apply himself in the Water Treatment sector due to the future growth he foresees in the sector and his environmental awareness.

He moved to New Zealand with his family in 2022 and brought his exotic cooking skills with him. Despite the wide range of choice Malaysian cooking has to offer, when asked what his signature dish was Ezra had no hesitation: Shephard’s Pie!

Aaron Murphy
Aaron MurphyProduction Technician
As our Production Technician, Aaron’s role is to assemble and test our water treatment systems componentry to exact specification. His attention to detail and quality control is present in everything he does. From managing our parts inventory to building the waterboards to packaging up a system for delivery (an artform in itself), Aaron is fastidious (his own words). Outside of work Aaron has a very active family life which includes soccer netball, gym and a lot of protein shakes.
Arran Mansell
Arran MansellTechnician
Arran’s role sees him applying his strong technical abilities across the manufacturing, assembly, installation and servicing of water treatment systems. Whether he’s in our workshop or out in the field, Arran’s high attention to detail ensures our systems perform to the highest standard. Outside of work you’ll find Arran and his son dropping fishing lines off the side of their kayaks.
Jason Zheng
Jason ZhengDesign Engineer
Jason graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (China) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (AUT) before joining the team here at Temple Water as a Design Engineer. In his role Jason creates the computer-generated drawings that our water treatment systems are built from and specifies all the required parts and materials. When he’s not at work you’ll find Jason shooting hoops on the basketball court or enjoying a long hike.
Blessing Nyasha
Blessing NyashaField Engineer
As one of our Field Engineers, Blessing is part of the team responsible for the installation and servicing of our Water Treatment systems across the North Island.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Blessing has worked as a service technician in the commercial bottling industry and also as a maintenance fitter for a diamond mine, and many of his automation and programming skills have transferred nicely into the water treatment industry.

Blessing says he enjoys the perfectionist culture at Temple Water and the constant striving to do things right the first time so that customers expectations are exceeded.

When he’s not working you’ll find Blessing on the soccer field playing in Auckland’s division one league. And like a true perfectionist he’s not stopping there – he hopes to one day get selected and play for the All Whites. Watch this space!

Geoff Ward
Geoff WardTechnician
A registered electrical inspector with a degree in electrical engineering, Geoff services the Taranaki region and is involved in everything from installation to annual check ups and ongoing servicing of our systems. With a background in dairy farming, Geoff has a customer centric approach to everything he does. Outside of work, Geoff and his wife enjoy traveling abroad and meeting people from different cultures.
Sam Marshall
Sam MarshallOffice Sole Charge
When you phone us at Temple Water the chances are you’ll be greeted with the friendly voice of our Office Sole Charge, Sam. As well as handling general enquiries, Sam’s role encompasses a wide variety of administrative support including accounts payable & receivables, stock management & ordering, couriers and payroll. With a background in finance and holding a Diploma in Accounting and Certificate in Bookkeeping; with Sam on the case we know our accounts are always in great shape. Additionally, she’s often lending a hand in the manufacturing centre and has taken charge of mixing up the super media for use in our water treatment systems. In her spare time, Sam enjoys making diamond dot art, where she painstakingly adds coloured dots to a patterned fabric to create amazing works of art. One of her recent pieces contained 9,000 dots and took 16 hours to make, proving the old adage “good things take time”.
Ralph Taylor
Ralph TaylorTechnician
With a background as an electrician specializing in water pumps, Ralph handles installations and servicing of our water treatment systems throughout the Waikato and enjoys getting to know our customers during his annual check up visits. Outside of work Ralph collects Minis and currently has twelve in his collection including a 1963 classic. Ralph says the collection is currently on hold until he finds a bigger shed!
James Smith
James SmithMarketing Manager
As our Marketing Manager, James is responsible for all things ‘marketing’ at Temple Water. From developing our strategic marketing plan to creating our branding and website, James works closely with the rest of the management team to help grow the business. A father of two busy young boys, James can often be found sitting in a dark movie theatre by himself as he takes a breather!