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 been in the farming industry for the last 25 years, working on and managing properties throughout Canterbury & Otago. In the last 8 years I have taken on Operational Manager roles in large scale corporate farming businesses. I enjoy spending time with my wife Justine & three grown up children. My interests also include hunting, fishing & rugby.
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.
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.