Since 1991 I have been working as a livestock rep throughout the country. From a beginning in Mid Canterbury, my career has seen us work throughout both the North & South Island where we have made some great friends and really enjoyed the experience.
My wife Rachel and I have 3 great sons, Archie, Jed & Travis whom keep us both entertained & busy. As a family we enjoy camping holidays and supporting the boys skiing, cricket, rugby & soccer. Myself I’m a keen golfer and enjoy all sports.
Having grown up with rural background it was evident from a young age that in some way I would be involved in the agricultural industry.
After finishing boarding school I went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture at Lincoln University. It was then, I knew that the stock and station industry was for me where. I spent 2 years working for another livestock firm as an agent before having a great opportunity to explore and live in France before returning to South Canterbury and taking up my current role.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing field hockey, boating and catching up with a few familiar faces.
I enjoy being a part of the Hazlett team and the continued growth of the company.
I joined Hazlett in 2019 as a junior in North Canterbury. Growing up in town I always had a passion for the agricultural sector, with many family farms. I’ve worked as a shepherd, farm general and attended Lincoln. Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and play rugby in the winter months. I’m enjoying being part of the Hazlett team, and am looking forward to dealing with livestock and farmers.
Raised in the Levels Valley, Dean attended Pleasant Point School, spending holidays working in the shearing sheds as a presser. His first job after leaving school was as a labourer on the chain at the local freezing works. He then took up shearing and spent the next 16 years in the sheds. As well as shearing locally, Dean travelled to Australia, where he worked on runs, shearing Crossbreds and Merinos. He also shore in England and Scotland – a considerably different experience, where shearing involved setting up a mobile unit in the corner of the paddocks and doing the job there and then. Dean competed in shearing competitions and represented New Zealand in the sport. He won an intermediate Golden Shears title and also intermediate and senior titles at the New Zealand Shearing Champs. In 2009, he joined the team here. Dean is based in the Temuka area, where he services both the strong dairy farming community and local sheep and beef clients. After work, he enjoys a spot of fishing and can be found following his family on the rugby field and around the athletics track.
Don hails from the Nelson area, where he grew up on the family’s sheep, beef and dairy farm. He started his working life as a butcher and was in the business for 13 years, despite a strong dislike for working inside. When the opportunity arose to become a stock agent in Golden Bay, he jumped at the chance and spent the next 28 years over the hill. As the Bay was predominately dairy country, Don became a specialist in this field and, when he shifted to South Canterbury in the 1990s, he maintained his career interest in this sector. In his spare time, he’s a keen follower of sport, especially rugby and league.
Peter grew up in Christchurch and started his working life in Springston working on various dairy farms. From there Peter moved to the West Coast where he worked on a sheep & beef farm. Moving back to the dairy industry Peter became a sharemilker and he made Waimate his home ever since. Peter's roles more latterly have been in dairy associated industries and on joining the team he will now be servicing clients in the Waimate/North Otago area.