I have been in the industry since 1983 and worked in Marlborough, Canterbury and South Canterbury as a livestock rep before moving into management roles since 2000 covering Canterbury and later the entire South Island.
I am married to Pip and we have two great children, Ollie and Kate. My interests are following the children's sports, family time and, of course, rugby.
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.
Originally from Koiterangi on the West Coast Peter started in his first role as a mail boy for a livestock company before being appointed as a junior agent in Cheviot. Peter then had a number of shifts before moving into management roles in the livestock industry. In 2002, he established Peter Walsh & Associates Ltd and Hamish Lane quickly joined him, as an equal partner. Following Hamish’s departure from the company Peter was the sole owner. In 2021 Peter Walsh & Associates joined forces with Hazlett to create a broader, South Island-wide operation.
The stock and station industry has always appealed to me. In 1987 as a teenager, I started my career as an office junior in Greymouth before taking a position as an agent in South Canterbury, and then gradually moving North to Canterbury.
It has been an interesting ride highlighted by meeting so many characters (farmers & agents) along the way. I now reside at West Melton with Julie my wife, son Jack and daughter Grace. We, like many other kiwi families appreciate the community spirit that rural towns have to offer. Motorbikes, horses and sport help balance life as we enjoy being a part of the Hazlett team.
Having grown up on a family farm in the Hawkes Bay and having a real passion for livestock, I have always been set on a career in agriculture.
After finishing boarding school I completed a B. Com. Ag, majoring in farm management at Lincoln University. Following that I started as a junior livestock rep with Hazlett before going on to service the Banks Peninsula / Ellesmere area until mid-2015 when I made the move back to the Hawkes Bay.
In late 2016 I re-joined Hazlett, based from my home in the Hawkes Bay. I was excited about the opportunities ahead and eager to get back into the stock and station industry.
I have previously worked as the east coast regional livestock rep for Firstlight Wagyu.
In my spare time I play a bit of tennis and squash and love to get out hunting and fishing and enjoy helping at the family farm at Maraekakaho.
I've been involved in the stock and station industry since 1988. I started with PGG in the mail room as a junior, progressed to the stock department, then on the road as junior agent in Leeston, then posted to Timaru where I spent 18 months. I was then posted to Fairlie where I looked after Albury area for a year.
I am married to Sarah with three children, Jonty, Alice and Eliza. My interests are fishing, jet boating and rugby.
Allister (also known as “Alby”) has always had a passion for livestock, with all of his younger years spent growing up on relative’s Sheep/Beef & Dairy Farms in North Cantebury. Alby has many years experience in the Stock and Station Industry with his first appointment as the mail boy for Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd in Christchurch in the late 80’s. Allister has worked as a Stock Agent in the Kaikoura & Cheviot areas, before being appointed as Livestock Manager for Marlborough and Nelson. He spent 10 years in Marlborough with a client base and in his spare time he was running his 170 acre farm. Allister then gained the position of Livestock Manager Canterbury/West Coast, up until joining the team here. Outside of work, Allister enjoys spending time with his wife Alex and their three children on their 20 acres in Loburn. He also enjoys rugby, hunting, fishing, boating & skiing.
I joined the livestock industry in 1979 as a junior with Dalgetys and have held several positions as a stock manager and farm manager throughout Canterbury as well as being a livestock rep in Te Anau, Mid Canterbury and now in the Cheviot/Kaikoura region.
I am married to Ginny and we have three sons; Sam, Tim and Gus. We live in Amberley, North Canterbury where the boys are heavily involved in several sports including cricket, rowing, rugby and horse riding. As a keen supporter of the boys, my weekends tend to be very busy. My other interests include fishing, sailing and generally relaxing anywhere where the boat or rugby is involved.
I was born in the Waikato and lived on the family dairy farm until I was 7 years old. My family then made the move south to Greendale where they converted a sheep and cropping farm. I was shipped off to boarding school in Winchester before being sent up to Christchurch to finish my schooling days.
Post high school I spent two years in the highlands of Scotland working as a game keeper before returning home to work on the family farm, starting my first role in the livestock industry in 2011. After two years of training in North Canterbury I moved to the Yukon Territory in Canada and spent a season working as a hunting guide. Moving back to NZ, I took a permanent Livestock Agent role in Methven, where I have lived with my partner Katia and son Finn since 2014.
I enjoy playing cricket for the local club and spending time with friends and family.
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.
I was born and bred on a farm at Dunsandel so have had farming in my blood all my life.
On leaving school, where I studied rugby and cricket, I joined the work force as a shepherd on various places around Canterbury. In 1981 I joined PGG in Christchurch attending Addington sale and ewe fairs in North Canterbury. 1982 saw me transferred to Mid Canterbury where I have been working ever since in various roles with in the industry.
Jane and I have a son Tom who is involved in the tourist industry and a daughter Hannah who is at High School. We live at Lake Hood and spend time in the boat skiing etc. I enjoy all sport, lately jogging and coaching rugby.
I have been working as a Stock Agent since 2006, but in my younger days (mid 1980s) worked at Dalgetys in the North Island. My career has seen me in the Farming and Transport Industry in both the North and South Islands. My wife Joanna and 2 children, Bill and Ana, keep me busy. As a family we enjoy jet boating.
Having grown up on a family farm I have always been interested in working in the agricultural sector.
My interests include all activities to do with the outdoors but especially hunting and fishing; and of course, like most kiwi blokes, I have a passion for sports especially rugby.
I enjoy being a part of the Hazlett team and working in the stock and station industry.
I joined the livestock industry in 1977 as a trainee with Dalgety NZ Ltd. I transferred to Cheviot as a junior livestock agent a year later. I have spent time in North Canterbury and on the West Coast and have been based in the Darfield area for the last 30 years.
Vicki and I live on a small farm close to Kirwee. We have a son and daughter, and two beautiful granddaughters. I enjoy rugby, cricket, cycling and whatever sport our grandchildren decide to pursue.
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 have been involved with farming all my life, including driving stock trucks, owning a farm and currently leasing my own farm. It's no surprise my passion is farming and, in particular, stud stock. I have two lovely daughters and my hobbies include cricket, racing and rugby.
I grew up on a sheep and beef farm out the back of Hawarden and have been in the livestock industry as an agent for many years. Three years based in Marlborough, and the remainder in North Canterbury, based in Amberley with Danelle and our two boys Hunter and Mitchell.
Now that I have finally admitted to the fact I will never be an All Black, I have recently hung up my boots to focus on my boys rugby careers. I also enjoy hunting, water sports and having a beer.
Having been brought up on a sheep and beef farm in Northern Hawke's Bay, I have always been interested in the agricultural industry. After finishing boarding school I completed a B.Com Ag Degree majoring in Farm Management at Lincoln University. My interests include most outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing as well as rugby in the winter. I enjoy being part of the Hazlett team and working with different farmers every day.
Ben is North Canterbury born and bred and has a wide range of farming experiences.
From school Ben worked as a shearer and experienced the physical demands of working on fishing boats, before taking 2 years off to do his O.E.
On his return Ben focussed on a farming career and for the next 6 years managed and developed a Cheviot hill country block, bringing it up to a 5,500 s.u. property.
Another career change occurred in 2005 when Ben became a SFF field representative initially in Cheviot and in 2009 he accepted a posting to the Marlborough Nelson region in the same role before joining the team in late April of 2013.
Married to Sarah, the Greenslades have two daughters who they follow closely on the sporting field. They take the opportunity to enjoy their spare time together on anything to do with boats and sailing in the Marlborough Sounds.
There is no doubt that Ben’s extensive livestock background is an asset to our company, and accordingly we are delighted to have him on board and offer to you his services in the Marlborough region.
Duke grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Canterbury always having a passion for livestock & agriculture. Duke spent his high school years boarding at Christchurch Boy’s High, and on leaving followed his passions spending 10 years working on various stations and farms across the South Island. More recently he managed a breeding and finishing farm in North Canterbury before joining the team in early 2019. Outside of work Duke is a keen rugby player for his local club Glenmark - he also enjoys spending time with friends & family, hunting & fishing, skiing and training sheep dogs.
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.
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.
Martie grew up on Pitt Island, where his family still farms today. Like most Chatham and Pitt Island children, he was sent to boarding school on the Mainland for his high school years. Upon leaving school, he moved to the North Island and worked for a shearing gang. For the next eight years, Martie found himself employed on sheep and beef fattening properties in the Hawke’s Bay, before returning to the Chathams. Back home, he managed a farm for two years and spent time on the fishing boats. Martie then spent the next 5 years servicing our clients in the North Otago area. He has now returned home to the Chatham Islands, but will miss the opportunity to support his family on the sports fields.
Known to all as “Snow", this Blenheim boy’s first job was on a Romney stud over the Cook Strait, just outside of Wanganui. He then moved to West Otago, where he was stud master for a well-respected Romney stud. In the early 1990s, Snow joined the livestock industry – initially working in Southland – before moving to South Canterbury in 1997. He joined our team in 2002 and, while he is a generalist livestock broker for the wider Timaru area, the company does call on his specialist stud knowledge and experience when required. Snow’s out-of-work time is spent following his family’s sporting interests and he is also a keen hockey player.
Wayne’s stamping ground is the Cave, Pleasant Point and Geraldine districts of South Canterbury, but he started life in West Otago – in the small settlement of Heriot. He has spent all of his life on the land – progressing from farm labourer jobs, through the ranks to farm management. He spent 14 years on a South Canterbury sheep and cattle farm – during which time he studied and earned a Diploma in Sheep and Beef Production Management and Agribusiness Management. Wayne’s extensive knowledge and experience of on-farm operations is appreciated by his clients. He joined the team in 2006. Wayne enjoys following his family’s sporting interests, as well as pursuing his own – specifically hunting, rugby and golf.
Hamish grew up on the family sheep and beef farm in North Canterbury, then attended boarding school in Christchurch. After finishing school Hamish attended Telford then moved onto shepherding from intensive irrigated flat paddocks in North Canterbury to extensive high country mustering through Canterbury and Otago, where he worked his way up through the ranks to stock management and onto farm management. Hamish then spent four years managing a large scale trading operation handling up to 65,000 lambs and 3000 cattle per year. Hamish is married and in his spare time he has been enjoying time with his two children. He is also keen on boating, hunting and running. Hamish also enjoys being involved in and supporting the local community.
Greg was born and raised in South Canterbury, having lived in Taiko, Albury, Claremont then Timaru. He moved to Levels Valley, Pleasant Point when he was 21 and has spent 30 years managing a 400ha lamb and beef fattening operation for a relative. He is now based just out of Fairlie.
Greg is married with three daughters, enjoys golf, rugby, jet boating and camping with family and friends. He also enjoys whitebating when time allows.
Madison is from Rakaia, where he attended school before heading away to boarding school in Christchurch. After finishing school Madison began work in a rural merchandising store. As well as this he assisted at the sale yards after work to draft up sheep & cattle for the following days sale. Madison joined the team in November 2012 based the South Canterbury region - you will find him at the Temuka sales each week. Outside of work, he is keen on hunting and fishing. He also plays rugby and is a drum major in a pipe band.
I was bought up on a family farm where I developed my interest for the agriculture sector. I have a strong passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping where I spend a lot of time with friends and family. I enjoy being part of the Hazlett team and developing relationships with farmers and others within the industry.
Andrew was born in Hastings and in 1995 moved as a young boy to the family farm in Kerrytown just north of Timaru. He spent his high school years in Timaru, working during school and summer holidays shifting irrigators and on a spud digger. On finishing high school Andy attended Otago University studying for a Bachelor of Commerce. After graduating he worked in Banking for 6 years. In 2011 Andrew left for his OE to the UK and Europe for 9 months and returned to work on a grazing property in the Waitohi Area, wintering cows and working with export heifers. Outside of work Andy enjoys cricket, golf, fishing and various other sports.
I have been involved in the stock & station industry since 1984 starting at PGG as an office junior for three years, then two years on the road as a livestock rep, before shifting back to the livestock office for the next the 15 years. I have also worked for Frews Transport as a dispatcher and sales rep for 10 years before joining Hazlett. I am married to Marg and have two children Georgia & Jacob. My interests include rugby, golf and tennis.
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.
Sam is from a farming background growing up on a family deer and beef farm in Loburn, North Canterbury. He then attended boarding school in Christchurch and went on to Lincoln University where he completed a course in agriculture. Since finishing study Sam continued working in the industry and on joining the team here was introduced to all facets of the livestock business. In his spare time Sam has a keen interest for the outdoors enjoying hunting and fishing as well as playing sports such as rugby. Sam has grown up in a polo family and has represented New Zealand on a number of occasions in polo playing in both New Zealand and overseas.
Spike (Craig) was born in Geraldine where he spent his earlier years before shifting to Omarama. He then moved to Blenheim, finishing his secondary schooling at Marlborough Boys. Spike started his farming career at Muller Station up the Awatere Valley and worked on several other well known High Country Stations in the South Island. Spike shifted to Mt Peel where he gained his velveting certificate and discovered his passion for Deer. Spike’s next position was a Stock Manager for Cheviot Hills, going on to become the manager. After seven years at Cheviot Hills, Spike moved to manage Black Forest Deer Farm in South Otago, where he remained for seven and a half years. During his time in farming Spike has gained an extensive knowledge of all aspects of Velvet and Trophy Industry as well as a mixture of experience from high country farming to very intensive farming. Outside of farming Craig likes to follow his three children and their interests, which include Rugby, Sevens, Touch and Dance.
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.
Waimate born and bred, Ken grew up on a small dairy/beef farm. After leaving school he was a farm worker for several years, before training as an A.B Technician for Livestock Improvement, where he worked for 15 years, whilst also working nightshift at the freezing works.
Ken then became a buyer for the freezing works, focusing on prime stock which he did for many years.
Outside of work, Ken enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.
I grew up in South Canterbury, attending Timaru Boys High.
In my last year of school, I completed work experience for Peter Walsh & Associates, where I found my passion for the Stock & Station industry.
Following this I worked on a local sheep and cropping farm for three years where we ran 8000 fattening lambs and 2000 breeding ewes.
I am a keen hockey player and play the bagpipes. Outside of work I love filling my time by hunting/fishing and water skiing on the local lakes.
I'm loving being a part of the Hazlett team and look forward to helping farmers get the best results with their livestock.
Shaun grew up on a family sheep farm in Tapanui- West Otago and has always had a passion of livestock and farming. After being educated at Blue Mountain College he spent two years in England where he played rugby and took the opportunity to travel. On returning to NZ, Shaun started shepherding and over the past 17 years has worked his way into a management role where he is currently the overseas/manager of a fine wool station in Central Otago. Shaun has also run his own sheep contracting business for the past eight years. Outside work Shaun enjoys hunting, fishing, rugby and spending time with his wife Sarah and their four children.
Nick has been farming for the last 30 years based around the lower South Island, with the last 15 years based in the Waitaki. From management, to sheep contracting, to lease farming, Nick has experience in all aspects of the sheep and beef industry. Nick understands how important relationships are and enjoys seeing farmers thrive. Nick was co-coach of the North Otago Heartland team that won the Meads Cup in 2019. Nick continues to coach in various roles and pursues his passion for the sport, developing its upcoming talent. Nick is married to Tania, they have two children, both at boarding school in Dunedin. Family times revolves around sport or time at the lake.
Jack was born, bred & educated in Southland. On leaving school Jack began his farming career in Northern Southland before moving on to work on properties in both Otago & Canterbury. In 1979 Jack took on his first management role on a property owned by Landcorp. In 1986 he moved to the Waikaka area to take up further management roles until 2005 when he was appointed to the position of Sales & Marketing Manager for Wairere South Romney’s, before joining the team here in July 2012.
Jack continues to live in Waikaka and will be covering the Southland and Otago areas.
Outside of family his interests include rugby, dog trials & harness racing. He is very much involved in the local community of Waikaka and the surrounding district.
Nick was born and raised as a true Southlander, growing up on a sheep farm on the outskirts of Winton. After attending Central Southland College he started his stock and station career as a trainee agent based in Lumsden with Wrightson. After moving around most of Southland and 12 years as a lamb drafter for Alliance Group Ltd he ended up as a livestock rep based out of Gore.
Nick joined the team back in March 2021 and is really looking forward to bringing his auctioneering and livestock skills to the company. Nick has the upmost respect for all his clients and their families and can usually be seen helping in the community when it comes to fundraising events.
Nick and Lea have three children and live on a 50ha property on the outskirts of Riversdale. In his spare time Nick enjoys following the kids sport, is a committee member of the Northern Southland Trotting Club and loves it on the West Coast white baiting.
Austin is a born and bred Southlander spending his younger years in Gore attending secondary school at St Peters College. During Austin’s school holidays he spent time on his grandfather’s farm and as he got older he then started working on both sheep and beef farms around the Gore district gaining knowledge in all areas of the farming sector. He also secured himself a part-time job as a barman in a local pub.
In 2016 Austin attended Lincoln University completing a Diploma in Agriculture and during mid-2017 joined the team as a Livestock Broker.
In his spare time Austin plays Division 2 Rugby for Albion Excelsior in Gore and spends time with his mates.
I lived all my childhood in Kaiapoi and Woodend, but I am definitely no country girl. There were no farm blocks for me. I have worked in Administration since leaving Kaiapoi High and have worked in many different industries. I happily joined the Hazlett family in July 2018 after working 18 years as an Administration Manager in the fire industry. I love the change and the real family feel that Hazlett has. I am married to Damian and have two daughters, Mackenzie and Tayla. Outside of work I love walking, running, bike riding in the forest close to our home, camping, boating and catching up with friends and family.
I grew up on a farm in Kaikoura and have wonderful memories of farm life. I then went to the big smoke and was educated at a Girls School in Christchurch and started my working career.
I worked for several years in the export industry exporting wool, skins and animal by products. I then established a successful business in partnership with my husband, which gave me the flexibility to spend time with my children while they were young - they are now young adults. I then moved onto Hazlett and have been here pretty much from the start of the wee company, which is not so wee anymore.
I enjoy walks, gardening and generally socialising with friends and family (and I'll watch rugby if it's on).
Originally from a farm in the Hakataramea, Karen attended primary school in Kurow before heading off to boarding school in Dunedin. Her first job was in a bank, where she worked for a year, before heading overseas. While travelling, Karen worked a variety of casual jobs that included barmaid, waitress and factory worker. When she returned, she worked on her father’s farm before joining a livestock company as a livestock clerk. Karen was then appointed as a stock agent in Kurow – a new area for the company – and was responsible for establishing and growing the business. She transferred with the company to St Andrews, where she also held an agent’s role, before moving into the insurance industry. She moved up through the company and was appointed South Island area manager. Karen returned to the livestock industry in 2011. She enjoys following her family’s sporting interests – rugby, cricket and athletics – and spending time on their small holding.
Katrina nicknamed by the engine room staff as “Colesy” grew up as a ‘townie’ in Timaru. After leaving school she worked in administration for 3 years, before marrying a farmer and moving to Kohika. Katrina and Stu have two adult sons. Katrina joined the team in 2017, after helping out on their 256ha farm for 20 years. Katrina loves spending time with her family and friends and being out and about on the farm.
Kath was born and bred in the Willowby/Eiffelton farming area near Ashburton, leaving for the bright lights of Auckland, then Christchurch, before settling in Timaru to raise two girls. Previous work history has been predominantly in the shipping/export field - Kath joined the team in 2020 for a fresh new challenge. Current passions include motorcycle riding/touring, sailing (with a good book and beverage) and skiing. Kath loves travel and adventure, also enjoying cycling, gardening and quality time with family.
Lanes earlier years began in Southland, later seeing her family relocate to Timaru. Lane spent her 5 secondary years at Timaru’s Craighead Diocesan School where she enjoyed a range of activities such as clay target shooting. Lane is passionate about travel and fitness and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Born and bred in South Canterbury, Brittany has a passion for anything country and has been an avid member of the Mackenzie Young Farmers Club since joining in September 2021.
Brittany has two executive roles within the club, one being new member liaison and the other publicity officer.
Brittany enjoys spending spare time with friends, family and baking and is looking forward to the new contacts she will make through working with us at Hazlett.