Having moved here from Auckland in the year 2000 my family happily settled near the Tongariro River as we felt Turangi is the heart of the Southern Lake Taupo Region with easy access to the Central mountains, Lakes, and Rivers. Just four hours from Auckland or from Wellington on State Highway No.1, it is charmingly semi-rural with a mixture of permanent and holiday homes.
I have enjoyed living in many areas of New Zealand, including Wellington as Associate to a Justice of the Supreme Court. After raising my family, there followed many years in the Insurance Industry in Auckland as an agent, a broker, and finally owner-operator of a specialist Insurance office, which gave me valuable experience in sales. During this time, and from a very young age, music (piano in particular) has been an interest of mine.
Not ready to retire, in 2001 I decided to enter the Real Estate industry and gained considerable experience selling around Turangi & the Southern Lakes region. I joined Harcourts Taupo in 2010 and I have enjoyed working with their dynamic professional team, bringing their expertise to the Southern end of the Great Lake. During the years I have spent in Turangi I have witnessed the market go through many ups and downs (as most areas do), and my experience has enabled me to ease clients through the buying & selling process in all these times.
"I know that for most clients, buying or selling their home will be one of the more important decisions in life, and I see my own role as significant in helping them to arrive at the right decision."