Welcome to Veritas Investigations

Parkview Towers L4 28 Davies Ave Manukau

Veritas Investigations Limited (VI) is an established investigation bureau working for a range of clients including commercial entities, lawyers, insurance companies and individuals. VI promotes efficient and effective investigations with integrity, transparency and in confidence.


Prevention – Undetected crime can kill a business far quicker than a competitor

Intelligence – How can you be sure the person you are dealing with is not hiding something from their past

Investigation – If you understand the why and how questions you will often know the who


Veritas Investigations Limited (VI) undertakes client based private investigations.  

VI’s principals Richard Middleton and Dave Pizzini are both experienced investigators, with over 50 years of police investigative experience between them. 

VI uses the ABCs of investigating:




What we do

VI provides bespoke investigation services to suit your requirements undertaken with professionalism and in complete confidence. We are able to handle any investigation requirements you or your business may have, we specialise in the following areas:

Company Thefts

Litigation Support

Company fraud

Locating Persons

Background & CV Checks

Document Service

Every investigation is meticulously planned including who, when, where, what and how the investigation is to be undertaken.  These include time estimates and associated costs. For lengthy investigations, regular updates will be provided. Investigations will remain within agreed parameters and all solutions consulted with clients.

VI also undertakes crisis management for clients providing them with timely advice in times of adversity.


Richard Middleton

Richard has an extensive criminal investigation background with NZ Police.  He spent the majority of his career investigating serious crime across Auckland.  Post his retirement from police Richard has worked on contract for MBIE, Companies Office, managing an integrity unit.  He is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Richard has both a governance and investigative background.  He works with senior managers and board members helping them to untangle their issues. 

Richard has extensive business and legal networks and provides common sense advice.  He looks for solutions based on client requirements. 

Dave Pizzini

Dave Pizzini had a 35 year career with the NZ Police including 30 years in the criminal investigation branch investigating a wide range of crimes, mostly in south Auckland.  Since his retirement from Police in 2014 he has worked as a licensed private investigator specialising in complex fraud and insolvency act enforcement.

Dave has an extensive criminal trial background.  He now focusses on company thefts, fraud, staff investigations and trial previews.  He also is adept at people tracing and interviewing.

Dave is a very intuitive investigator who uses determination and attention to detail to get the right results for his clients