Taupo Drug Testing

Errol and Tracy Brain – General Managers

My wife Tracy and I joined the TDDA TEAM in December 2013 after 3 years living in Portugal where I was the National Head coach of their Rugby Team. Before then I coached and played Professional rugby in New Zealand France and Japan.

I believe my background in professional sport has provided me with the skills compassion and professionalism to make a real difference and I look forward to the challenge. My wife Tracy and I are very excited about our involvement in this company and are very motivated to make a positive change.

Kevin McFarlane – Operations Manager

I joined TDDA in 2008 after 15 years with the NZ Police. I had a varied and interesting time in the police and gained first-hand knowledge of the massive harm that drugs & alcohol can impose in our society. The transition to TDDA has allowed me to make positive changes to people in the Bay of Plenty with drug & alcohol issues as well as making our workplaces safer for everybody.

I enjoy working with local businesses in providing a first class service together with the rest of our team. TDDA have been the pioneers in many ways in this industry and it has been rewarding to be a part of it from the early days to where is stands today.

I play and coach soccer in my spare time and have two young children and a 12 year old son. The Bay of Plenty Steamers are now my adopted Rugby Team (I’m from Taniwha country – Whangarei) and I enjoy raising a family and living in Tauranga.

With 3 offices based in Mount Maunganui, Rotorua and Taupo we are a 24/7 operation with 14 staff in total, 11 of these are qualified workplace drug & alcohol testers. We have 6 mobile vans on the road covering from Katikati down to Turangi.  At TDDA Bay of Plenty & The Lakes, we are passionate about workplace drug testing to help minimise the risks that drugs and alcohol present for everyone.

We have a diverse range of clients and industries that we do workplace drug & alcohol testing for.  We are very fortunate to have the Port of Tauranga here in the Mount, but we also do a lot of drug & alcohol testing in the forestry industry, transport, manufacturing and construction industries.  At this time of the year we also do a lot of workplace pre-employment drug testing in the kiwifruit industry and other companies that support the kiwifruit industry here in the Bay.

Over the last 12 months we have seen an increase in hair follicle testing.  Not only is this in the family court, government department space but also companies are starting to do a lot more hair testing as the matrix of choice when doing pre-employment testing.

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Taupo Office

1 Raywood Crescent


07 376 7698

Postal Address

PO Box 4439
Mt Maunganui South

Errol Brain

Errol Brain

General manager

Mobile: 027 406 3609

Kevin McFarlane

Kevin McFarlane

Operations Manager

Mobile: 027 556 6441

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