I have had spent most of my working life-time in the stock and station industry starting in Christchurch at PGG in the wool division in 1987. The past 20 years have been spent working across the North Island in various roles including wool, finance and management roles. I now reside in Hawkes Bay with my wife Ginny and we have 3 school age boys. Interests include cricket, rugby, farming and travel.
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.