About Us

Chestnut Contracting

Chestnut Contracting, Trading as Lynart Ltd, is a small professional landcare company that is directed by Stuart and Lynda Atkinson.

Based in Kumeu, they service the South Kaipara Region, and most of Auckland.


About Stuart Atkinson

Having grown up on the land, either a farm or an orchard, it was natural I follow what I know and enjoy.

After leaving school I worked on a pip and stone orchard for 5 years.  Whilst doing this I trained in and passed a Certificate in Horticultural Practice, and a Certificate in Horticultural Management.

After returning from a short OE, I changed direction a little, and worked as a landscaper for 4 years. This lead me to starting my own landscaping company in 2000.

In 2001 I was given the opportunity to buy Chestnut Contracting Ltd, along with a good friend.  This mixed the skills learned in the orchard with my passion for country living, and lead to a very enjoyable time in my life.

A year ago I was given the opportunity to buy out my business partner, leaving me to run Chestnut Contracting by myself. Though nothing has really changed this has renewed my enthusiasm, and given me new challenges.  This also means I talk to each and every customer.  I enjoy this as I get to understand their needs better, and get to see and share different ideas.

In my spare time I love hunting deer or pigs, as well as playing sports like touch and indoor cricket.


Stu’s qualifications:

  • Certificate in Horticultural Practice
  • Certificate in Horticultural Management
  • Certified First Aider
  • Certificate in Sitesafe
  • National Certificate in Agrichemical Application
  • Growsafe Approved Handler
  • Applied Growsafe and Commercial Spray Registration
  • Approved Handler and Applied Growsafe Certificate
  • Registered Chemical Applicator: TVC, Broadacre, Brush, Aquatic