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Team Taranaki Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

51 Devon St West
New Plymouth

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  • Graeme Rogers

    Graeme Rogers

    Rural Manager

    We all know that Rural Real Estate people are masters in many spheres. Graeme Rogers is no exception. Growing up in the shadow of the mountain, he had school holiday jobs on various farms as a lad. But the construction industry beckoned, so Graeme spent the next 14 years as a builder, soon with his own company. Since 1990 he has been selling Taranaki Rural Real Estate, becoming Wrightson's Manager before moving over to set up and manage then become part owner of Harcourts Bell Block. Graeme now resides at the main office (New Plymouth) to oversee the Rural/Lifestyle and Subdivision sector. Family, sport and now grandchildren are a big part in Graeme's life. Playing for NP Old Boys for 20 years and still playing squash for his Waitara Club. In their busy spare time, Graeme and Helen also farm a top finishing/ supplement unit at Brixton, proving that he really does know what he's doing in the farming world. Most of all Graeme enjoys being with people. He relates easily with an understanding of farming, building, rural & lifestyle properties, residential & rural subdivisions, management and business approaches. He is friendly and professional. He takes his Real Estate responsibilities seriously and pays attention to detail. Graeme always enjoys a challenge and doesn't give in.

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  • Graham Richards

    Graham Richards

    Sales Manager

    Graham was raised on a dairy farm just north of Stratford. Beginning his career in telecommunications, Graham worked as Telecom Network Operations Manager for central and south Taranaki, before leaving to purchase a 300 cow dairy farm operation in the Manawatu with his brother. Graham and his wife Diana have since owned a rest home in New Plymouth and later a large north Taranaki Rural mail contract. Graham joined the real estate industry in 1999 and holds a National Certificate in Real Estate and Branch Manager’s Certificate; he is also currently completing the National Diploma in Real Estate. In 2006 a large national real estate company enlisted Graham to open a New Plymouth office for them in the role of branch/sales manager. Graham welcomes the opportunity to manage the sales team for the successful Harcourts office in New Plymouth.

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  • John Christiansen

    John Christiansen

    Principal Officer

    Profile, Performance and Perseverance John is the principal of Harcourts. A combination of professional elements adds up to success in the Real Estate industry. Is it enough to be acknowledged as one of Harcourts’ top residential agents for fifteen years, with successful property transactions now totalling over $50,000,000. Does being an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand help? Accolades from within the industry and academic successes are fine, they are pre-requisites to John Christiansen’s professional self esteem. It is, however, innate thoroughness, a sensitivity for peoples’ feelings and a talent for innovative marketing that mark him as an expert. Contact John directly if you have any problem or query about the Real Estate industry in Taranaki or the services of Harcourts in Taranaki.

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  • Adrian Hogwood

    Adrian Hogwood

    Commercial Property Manager

    Adrian is an experienced commercial agent who specializes in adding value to properties under management. His expertise lies in thrifting operating expenses, forming close relationships with tenants and maintaining the building and its services to a high standard. He has invaluable skills in identifying opportunities to achieve the highest and best use for commercial assets and in sustainably increasing rental levels and security of rental; the results of which assist in increasing contract rental and the value of your property. Adrian has a Business Degree from Waikato University majoring in Management Accounting and has recently attained his National Diploma of Real Estate (Agent). His background and training places him in good stead to manage a wide range of buildings, including office, retail, industrial, medical, education and public use. Business demands results, and this is what Adrian will achieve.

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  • Bruce Woodhead

    Bruce Woodhead

    Commercial Manager

    AREINZ 31st October 1996 No 7023 Branch Manager 31st March 2010 No 09/60417

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  • Cath Matthews

    Cath Matthews

    Rural/Lifestyle Consultant

    What an outstanding place to be working in real estate! "Taranaki is, diverse and wonderful in all that it has to offer", says Cath. Being passionate about this region, Cath's rural real estate role at Harcourts brings with it the privilege of helping others to achieve their real estate goals and dreams. Her personal enjoyment and success in this business is due in no small part to working in an excellent, forward focused company, with a very strong team of agents. Many locals are unaware of the size of the Harcourts rural team with over 130 experienced consultants nationwide. "We really have the country covered", says Cath. "Knowledge is important" says Cath, who provides a committed service when assisting rural clients in preparing land for subdivision or selling existing lifestyle blocks and farms. Correct information helps clients understand the process, smooth the way and deliver successful outcomes. So if you are in the market to buy or sell a rural or lifestyle property, give Cath a call. You will find the possibilities are wide open.

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  • Christine Kenning

    Christine Kenning

    Sales Consultant

    Chris brings international experience and understanding from her draughting background and working overseas - more recently, in the rental property market in the Middle East. You may know Chris through her love of golf - her favourite activity when away from work. Chris joined the Harcourts team in 2012 and it was one of the best decisions Chris has made. She loves their brand, cutting edge technology, professionalism, systems and support services. She also embraces their four core values; People First, Do the Right Thing, Be Courageous, Fun and Laughter. Great communication skills are an asset when it comes to the marketing of a property and Chris keeps in contact consistently with her clients, following up all prospects and offering regular feedback to her vendors and buyers. In the past two years, Chris has the enviable record of 100% success with her property sales. If you are considering a move in the future or would just like to have your property appraised, Chris would love to hear from you. Give her a call today for the very latest real estate market news or for a free market appraisal of your home.

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  • Coreen Jans

    Coreen Jans

    Sales Consultant

    Coreen is very familiar with New Plymouth properties, having lived in the area for the past 38 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else. Having a past career with the New Plymouth District Council, Coreen is aware of the importance of doing thorough research on properties to avoid problems arising further down the road. Coreen has held a variety of positions in which she has had to use very good negotiating skills and rely on her excellent customer service talents to arrive at an expected conclusion. Coreen enjoys her volunteer work at Riding for the Disabled. Looking after the horses and ensuring the children and adult clients get the most benefit out of the programmes being run. She is also an active committee member for the New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled group. Coreen is known for her honesty and transparent giving of appropriate information.

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  • Denise Ries-Woodhead

    Denise Ries-Woodhead

    Sales Consultant

    Denise has been selling residential Real Estate for Harcourts since 1990 and enjoys friendly, professional communication with people. She has an energetic and positive approach dedicating herself to helping her clients achieve their goals, successfully selling their properties. The key to her success is understanding buyers and sellers, listening to what they say. She makes a personal commitment to them on a one to one basis. Denise grew up in Oakura and gained S.C. and U.E. qualifications in New Plymouth, followed by a diploma in Journalism from Wellington Polytechnic. She has travelled and lived overseas for many years. This gave her the opportunity to gather a wealth of experience meeting people from all walks of life and enjoying many different fields of employment. Denise enjoys swimming, snorkeling, and fishing amongst other pursuits. She also has a passion for animals and lives on a farmlet with her partner caring for livestock, chooks and two very busy Border Collie dogs. If you want to sell your property or farmlet in the Oakura, Okato and New Plymouth areas, and you want guaranteed service and rewarding results, please call me.

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  • Di Brien

    Di Brien

    Sales Consultant

    Di Brien’s Real Estate mantra is ‘Out there for you’. Never one to rest on her laurels or miss an opportunity, Di’s tenacity and pro-active approach to all that she does for her clients is reflected in the success that she has attained in the industry over 8 years. A love of design and marketing, plus an ability to nurture lasting and rewarding business relationships with a broad range of clients, are real assets which Di has made work to her advantage as a valued member of the Harcourts team. Self-driven and a dependable team player, Di works to her strengths and networks widely to ensure that her vendor clients are well-represented in the market place and have the best opportunity to attain optimal results. The well-established and reputable Harcourts brand underpins Di’s Real Estate business and adds tangible value to her clients’ results. Di is an accomplished salesperson whose people skills and flair for sales were consolidated when she owned a successful speciality kitchen store for close to 9 years. She thrives on seeing a property deal come to fruition and is steadfast in her determination to streamline the process and make it as stress-free as possible. In line with Harcourts marketing philosophy - which is founded on quality, impact and reach - Di is adept at putting together effective marketing campaigns that showcase her clients’ properties to the widest possible target audience and, after proficient negotiating, see the SOLD sign go up. Di lives in a seaside Taranaki village and in her spare time is an SPCA animal walker and is actively involved in the local arts and music community. She is a Friend of the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust and champions the region’s progressiveness and vision when it comes the arts scene.

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  • Fliss Sies

    Fliss Sies

    PA to Jay Mura

    Fliss is PA to Miss Jay. Holding a Real Estate ticket for 9 years, making Waitara home and being Local is just perfect. Fliss’s work history has always been cusomer focused. From being in the first woman’s forestry gang in New Zealand to Household Removals and driving trucks all over New Zealand, to owning and running her own Bed & Breakfast business to 7 yers at the Waitara Post & Lotto Shop, Fliss is not scared of hard work. Customer service is her top priority, looking after your Real Estate.

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  • Gemma Patten

    Gemma Patten

    Sales Consultant

    I am a qualified Real Estate Consultant and have worked as a Personal Assistant to Pat McFetridge for 6 years. I had last year off to spend time with my family, but was excited when Pat approached me a couple of months ago to be her business partner. I will be in New Plymouth, concentrating on residential properties while she focuses on farms, lifestyles and residential properties around the Coast. Together, we cover a variety of options for you. We will also be working in the Whalers Gate area for Harcourts Team Taranaki. This is where I grew up; my family still lives there and we have watched the many exciting changes that have occurred over the years. I have an indepth knowledge of the area and can offer you expert property advice. I look forward to working with you - call me today to discuss your Real Estate needs.

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  • Graeme Rogers

    Graeme Rogers

    Rural Manager

    We all know that Rural Real Estate people are masters in many spheres. Graeme Rogers is no exception. Growing up in the shadow of the mountain, he had school holiday jobs on various farms as a lad. But the construction industry beckoned, so Graeme spent the next 14 years as a builder, soon with his own company. Since 1990 he has been selling Taranaki Rural Real Estate, becoming Wrightson's Manager before moving over to set up and manage then become part owner of Harcourts Bell Block. Graeme now resides at the main office (New Plymouth) to oversee the Rural/Lifestyle and Subdivision sector. Family, sport and now grandchildren are a big part in Graeme's life. Playing for NP Old Boys for 20 years and still playing squash for his Waitara Club. In their busy spare time, Graeme and Helen also farm a top finishing/ supplement unit at Brixton, proving that he really does know what he's doing in the farming world. Most of all Graeme enjoys being with people. He relates easily with an understanding of farming, building, rural & lifestyle properties, residential & rural subdivisions, management and business approaches. He is friendly and professional. He takes his Real Estate responsibilities seriously and pays attention to detail. Graeme always enjoys a challenge and doesn't give in.

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  • Jack Kurta

    Jack Kurta

    Sales Consultant

    Jack is assisted by his wife Paula and together they have over 40 years Real Estate experience, consistently achieving in the top 5% Nationwide. Jack has spent the majority of his time based in New Plymouth. After graduating from Massey University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology, (early 1970s) Jack assumed the role of Company Secretary/ Partner in his families Fish Exporting Co, a fascinating career to say the least. Far removed from his University qualifications. In 1980 he entered Real Estate. He is passionate about his golf (current handicap 3) and escapes every now and then as a release from his busy career. For an indepth knowledge of New Plymouth Real Estate call Jack & Paula.

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  • Janine Slootweg-Zwart

    Janine Slootweg-Zwart

    Sales Consultant

    Since Janine joined Harcourts in 2009, her clientele has been growing rapidly and she has established a reputation of an honest, enthusiastic, reliable & dedicated real estate consultant which is reflected in the many testimonials she receives. She has received numerous sales awards as a result of her work ethics and she has an outstanding success rate; since 2012, every property she has listed in New Plymouth, has been sold successfully. Janine has the skills and tools to market your property at its best to achieve the very best result possible – she is happy to organize a gardener, painter, cleaner or interior designer for you to prepare your property for the market. She has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and worked as a contract manager for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines before moving to New Zealand. In this position, she was responsible for catering contracts worldwide which included negotiation of prices, signing the contracts and dealing with different cultures. These skills combined with her former experience as head hunter for a leading recruitment company, make her an excellent matchmaker and negotiator as she listens carefully to her clients needs. Please contact Janine for any Real Estate advice you require.

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  • Jay Mura

    Jay Mura

    Sales Consultant

    Excellence, success, commitment and complete transparency are words that describe exactly what Jay Mura “MisJay” is all about. Jay is a Waitara local and has been successfully selling Real Estate is North Taranaki since 2006. Jay is consistently in the top performing echelon of salespeople in Harcourts and is recognised for her strong commitment to providing the very busy service to her clients. Jay’s knowledge of the local market allows her to provide sound advice to buyers and she is quick to provide potential buyers with updates about properties entering the market. She looks upon each client with empathy and understands that while it can be one of the most stressful times of your life, those stresses can easily be smoothed out with the right tools and people around you. Hard working, tireless and down to earth, Jay has a genuine passion for property and loves meeting and working with buyers from all walks of life. Openly communicating with buyers and sellers in her community to the completion of a sale and beyond, she listens intently to clients in order to perfectly meet their needs.

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  • Jim Gould

    Jim Gould

    Sales Consultant

    Jim is well known in the Taranaki region, having ran a very successful computer retail and service business for almost 20 years. His motto is 'setting the standard in customer service'. This dedication to exceeding client's expectations has not changed and it has carried over into the Real Estate business. Jim is hard working, loyal and client focused. He listens to your needs and finds the outcome that best suits his you. Whether selling your property or looking for the perfect home Jim will be sure to go that extra mile. Jim is very active in the community, DJs online and is a huge football fan. A cooking maestro who can whip up a dish from anything, who knows, you may even get some muffins in your thank you package.

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  • Peter Walsh

    Peter Walsh

    Sales Consultant

    Peter has over 40 years sales experience, having previously owned and managed his own home appliance company, Walsh's Home Appliance Centre in Waitara. He has three daughters and son in laws, and 8 fabulous grandchildren. Peter is motivated to exceed your expectations, and is very good at attention to detail, communication, and going the extra mile for his client. Nothing is too much trouble. Peter has also held some high profile community positions, showing his interest in his community, and also reflecting his capabilities. Among these are: Past Chairman Board of Directors St Joseph's School, Past President, secretary and treasurer Waitara Lions Club, Past President of the Waitara Offshore Fishing Club (responsible for the new four lane launching ramp and jetties), Past Committee chairman for Waitara Golf Club. So if you want to sell your home, expect top service, require excellent communication, and want results see Peter!

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  • Phil Quinney

    Phil Quinney

    Sales Consultant

    Phil has launched his Real Estate career with Harcourts after 30 years in the Radio industry bringing with him a wealth of local knowledge and a wide network of friends and associates from all walks of life. Having been a New Plymouth District Councillor for 12 years Phil has gained a thorough understanding of local issues and his previous role as Chief Commissioner of the Councils Hearings Commission developed an in depth understanding of the requirements of the District Plan. Phil is married to Kim and they have 3 boys, all born, raised and educated in New Plymouth. Phil can also be heard commentating Taranaki rugby and cricket matches on the Radio Network, is a popular MC at many local events and when not watching his boys play sport, can be found playing golf at Ngamotu which he has a huge passion for.

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  • Raj (Ranjit) Singh

    Raj (Ranjit) Singh

    Sales Consultant

    Raj is new to the residential market in Taranaki but has a passion for the business, which will ensure your success. He has very good communication skills and brings enthusiasm and attention to detail. A Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from India and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from Wintec (Hamilton), helps provide Raj with a good basic understanding of business. His 7 years of success driven sales makes Raj a real asset. Raj has developed systems to access buyers not just confined to Taranaki. Taranaki is a world class place to live in and deserves world class customer service.

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  • Renee Zehnder

    Renee Zehnder

    Sales Consultant

    Renee was born and raised in Stratford on a dairy farm and has been working in hospitality for the past 4 years. Renee is a very social person and loves working with and around people. A hard worker with great customer service skills, she is always looking out for her clients. Renee’s strengths are her communication skills and her energy and drive to provide excellent customer service. She is very motivated to help people with their real estate needs - whether it be selling their existing home or finding their first home. Or their dream home, family home, forever home or an investment property! Renee looks forward to meeting you and making your Real Estate experience an enjoyable experience.

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  • Ritu Jaswal

    Ritu Jaswal

    Sales Consultant

    Ritu is a true professional and a team player. With an exceptional eye for detail and passion for marketing, she understands how to position your property in the market in a way that expresses its uniqueness. By listening to client’s needs she is able to reduce the stress associated with selling, making the experience pleasurable. To be entrusted with the sale which in most cases is your most valuable asset is something she does not take lightly. She communicates brilliantly with buyers, ensuring they have a positive connection to your property and trust her as your representative. She is also awarded with Volunteering New Plymouth for her valued contribution of voluntary service to the community. A consistency in achieving great results. Selling solutions, not promises. Call Ritu.

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  • Robyn Prentice

    Robyn Prentice

    Sales Consultant

    Time flies when you're having fun, and my years in Real Estate have certainly flown by since I began in1995. I love the Real Estate business. The challenges, problem solving and negotiating deals make for a fascinating life. I guess being an eternal optimist helps, just as it does with my golf; I never give up until the putt goes down! My enjoyment and success in this business is due in no small part to working in an excellent, forward focused company, with a very strong team of positive colleagues. I look forward to the opportunity of talking with you on any matters of Real Estate which may be of interest to you at the moment.

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  • Shelley Landon-Lane

    Shelley Landon-Lane

    Sales Consultant

    Shelley has an extensive advertising sales and writing background for local magazines – Ragtime and LIVE, respectively, plus a career in advertising sales for stations of The Radio Network. Her trusted experience gained representing these media brands sees her now utilise her strengths for property sales. She brings to the table 30 years of local knowledge, a genuine interest in people and their ambitions, an ability to actively listen and act on behalf with frank communication and strong negotiating skills. Engage Shelley’s upbeat personality, positive attitude and friendly manner for your next property sale. See Shell. She sells!

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  • Tina Greenhow

    Tina Greenhow

    Sales Consultant

    Tina has been in the real estate industry since 2006 and brings a wealth of experience with her role. She has a proven sales record and provides a high standard of service to her all her clients. Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to Tina and she enjoys building long lasting relationships with both buyers and sellers. Her commitment to her clients enables her to exceed expectations and achieve the best possible results. Give Tina a call today to discuss any of your real estate requirements.

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  • Val Neil

    Val Neil

    Sales Consultant

    Raised in rural Taranaki, I have a great affinity with the outdoors, so I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds! After 15 years in the retail sector, I have an excellent background in sales, marketing and management. I've been in real estate since 2005. I offer you the opportunity to work alongside a salesperson with the utmost honesty, integrity and the skills required to help you to achieve your dreams. The Sales Consultant you choose to help market your home or to provide advice on the purchase of your next property is an extremely important decision. It is essential to get the best service available and the best results possible during one of the more stressful events of most peoples’ lives. Through my personal commitment to my clientele and the knowledge I have accumulated, my references speak for themselves. They come from “just folks” from all walks of life and in many different circumstances. My marketing skills enable me to maximize every last dollar for my sellers. This quality has helped me to build a satisfied client base who offer regular repeat business. Buyers? Tell me what you are looking for and I will go above and beyond to seek it out!! With over $40 million in sales behind me I look forward to helping my clientele achieve the next $40 million!

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  • Zay Griffith

    Zay Griffith

    Sales Consultant

    After more than 15 years in the Real Estate Industry, Zay has developed a reputation of being a very accomplished and successful Real Estate consultant in the New Plymouth marketplace. She recently surpassed $100 million dollars in Real Estate Sales. As a business person, she realises that results are the key. Her clients find her professionalism and her willingness to serve to be her strongest characteristics. As a result she is often referred by former clients as a person whose personal service qualities stand out above the rest. Real Estate transactions are major decisions that must be handled with care and as a consultant, Zay knows that the process of selling a property needs to be done smoothly and efficiently with a minimum of stress to her clients. Zay is someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. Her energy and business accuracy create a sense of confidence. Along with all of that, when you read Zay’s client testimonials you will note a key ingredient is her vibrant and fun personality. One call to her will prove it

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    • Adrian Hogwood

      Adrian Hogwood

      Commercial Property Manager

      Adrian is an experienced commercial agent who specializes in adding value to properties under management. His expertise lies in thrifting operating expenses, forming close relationships with tenants and maintaining the building and its services to a high standard. He has invaluable skills in identifying opportunities to achieve the highest and best use for commercial assets and in sustainably increasing rental levels and security of rental; the results of which assist in increasing contract rental and the value of your property. Adrian has a Business Degree from Waikato University majoring in Management Accounting and has recently attained his National Diploma of Real Estate (Agent). His background and training places him in good stead to manage a wide range of buildings, including office, retail, industrial, medical, education and public use. Business demands results, and this is what Adrian will achieve.

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    • Graham Richards

      Graham Richards

      Sales Manager

      Graham was raised on a dairy farm just north of Stratford. Beginning his career in telecommunications, Graham worked as Telecom Network Operations Manager for central and south Taranaki, before leaving to purchase a 300 cow dairy farm operation in the Manawatu with his brother. Graham and his wife Diana have since owned a rest home in New Plymouth and later a large north Taranaki Rural mail contract. Graham joined the real estate industry in 1999 and holds a National Certificate in Real Estate and Branch Manager’s Certificate; he is also currently completing the National Diploma in Real Estate. In 2006 a large national real estate company enlisted Graham to open a New Plymouth office for them in the role of branch/sales manager. Graham welcomes the opportunity to manage the sales team for the successful Harcourts office in New Plymouth.

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    • Jack Kurta

      Jack Kurta

      Sales Consultant

      Jack is assisted by his wife Paula and together they have over 40 years Real Estate experience, consistently achieving in the top 5% Nationwide. Jack has spent the majority of his time based in New Plymouth. After graduating from Massey University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology, (early 1970s) Jack assumed the role of Company Secretary/ Partner in his families Fish Exporting Co, a fascinating career to say the least. Far removed from his University qualifications. In 1980 he entered Real Estate. He is passionate about his golf (current handicap 3) and escapes every now and then as a release from his busy career. For an indepth knowledge of New Plymouth Real Estate call Jack & Paula.

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    • Phil Quinney

      Phil Quinney

      Sales Consultant

      Phil has launched his Real Estate career with Harcourts after 30 years in the Radio industry bringing with him a wealth of local knowledge and a wide network of friends and associates from all walks of life. Having been a New Plymouth District Councillor for 12 years Phil has gained a thorough understanding of local issues and his previous role as Chief Commissioner of the Councils Hearings Commission developed an in depth understanding of the requirements of the District Plan. Phil is married to Kim and they have 3 boys, all born, raised and educated in New Plymouth. Phil can also be heard commentating Taranaki rugby and cricket matches on the Radio Network, is a popular MC at many local events and when not watching his boys play sport, can be found playing golf at Ngamotu which he has a huge passion for.

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    • Shelley Landon-Lane

      Shelley Landon-Lane

      Sales Consultant

      Shelley has an extensive advertising sales and writing background for local magazines – Ragtime and LIVE, respectively, plus a career in advertising sales for stations of The Radio Network. Her trusted experience gained representing these media brands sees her now utilise her strengths for property sales. She brings to the table 30 years of local knowledge, a genuine interest in people and their ambitions, an ability to actively listen and act on behalf with frank communication and strong negotiating skills. Engage Shelley’s upbeat personality, positive attitude and friendly manner for your next property sale. See Shell. She sells!

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