Born and bred in South Canterbury with Pleasant Point being home for my formative years, living in a small rural town I was immersed in all things agricultural from a young age. My father was a shearer for 40 plus years, which is something I always endeavoured to replicate. However, following completion of my studies at Lincoln University I chose a career path that didn’t necessarily require a sweat towel. I started my agri-supplies venture undertaking a store-based role in Timaru which then led to a sales representative role focusing on agronomy. Some overseas travel thereafter, before settling back in Timaru for another sales representative role. From there, in the process of shifting to Christchurch, I switched from retail sales to wholesale where I worked for a wholesale seed company for 13 years. My wife Alice and I have two boys, Finn & Monty. I am a long-suffering Warriors fan - I love watching cricket and enjoy going on tramps with the family, with the goal of completing all the NZ great walks.
I was born and bred in Darfield and have lived there all my life. I started my career working in the Darfield Bakery for 5 years which is where the nickname 'Scones' originated from. After that and an OE, I moved back to New Zealand, and in 2015 starting working for Hazlett Agri-supplies - and I'm having a ball.
I am married to Lauren and have a daughter Ella and son Jed . I play a lot of rugby and enjoy a hit of golf and a few cold ones with my mates.
I am pleased to be able to provide Hazlett's client base in the Selwyn and surrounding areas with all their Agri Supplies needs.
Spending my time growing up in rural Canterbury, I have always had a keen eye for agriculture. Prior to my role with Hazlett, I was involved in the agricultural machinery industry and so am pleased to be able to bring experience in that sector with me. I now live in Darfield and have a large involvement with the footy club here, as well as playing hockey. I enjoy fishing, tramping, having a few tubes with my mates and when there is snow on the mountains, skiing. I am stoked to be a part of the Hazlett agri-supplies team and look forward to establishing and growing networks within the rural community.
From Christchurch and originally in IT for 8 years, I got the urge to chase down another passion of mine, which is all things farming - can't get enough of it! I have two children, Noah and Isabella, who I love spending time with - when I'm not teaching them they're teaching me. In between all of that I'm a keen 4wd-er, hunter and fisherman as I really enjoy getting out of the chaos and into the peaceful wilderness. I enjoy my role supporting the farming community.
Born in Darfield, I lived on sheep, beef and cropping farms in Darfield, Oxford and Te Pirita for 20 years before moving into the accounts receivable industry. I have three young adult children, Thomas, Annabel and Henry all living in the central Canterbury area. I’m a life member of the Darfield rugby club and also enjoy tennis, mountain hiking and the odd game of golf. I am thrilled to be part of the Hazlett Agri-Supplies team and look forward to meeting and dealing with all our clients.