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 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 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 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.