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Raised on a Wairarapa hill country farm near Castlepoint my father and grandfather were rehab farmers from WW2 & WW1 respectively. My fathers ancestors hail from Scotland and England and came to NZ in the 1840's and my mother of Maori descent from Ngati Kahungunu & Rangitaane ki Wairarapa.
I am a keen sportsman. Golf, fishing and tennis are three favourites currently but I've also played competitive rugby in Wairarapa, Wanganui, North Auckland and in South East Asia.
I have lived and worked in Singapore, Australia and most recently 2.5 years in Thailand / Cambodia. During my time in the NZ Navy back in the 70's & 80's I also traveled up west coast of the USA, Canada, Australia as well as visiting our cousins in Hawaii & the Pacific Islands.
Our business has been devastated by the COVID 19 border closures. 95% of our clients are from offshore so THANK YOU Kiwi's for supporting us in our time of need :-) We really appreciate that.
Originally from Wellington I have enjoyed living in a variety of places. I have worked as a teacher all my life in Wellington and environs, Christchurch, Bangkok and Nelson. We are now living in the beautiful Nelson/Tasman area and feel lucky that we can also work in such beautiful surroundings.
We enjoyed country living in the Moutere for three years but now Owen and I have moved to Tahunanui in Nelson to be closer for our guest pick ups.
After living overseas for four years it seems ideal that we can now share our 'patch' with our clients. I have traveled extensively and seen many wonderful places but I believe we have one of the most naturally beautiful and accessible countries in the world. It is an absolute privilege to be able to share some of the best of it with our clients. Our aim is to ensure visitors have a relaxed and memorable experience.
Life is too short to be anything but happy!