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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tommi (Raewyn) grew up a staunch tomboy and at age three changed her name to Tommi which has stuck almost three decades later. Born on the Chatham Islands and raised on Pitt Island Tommi is 8th generation raised there and like those before her, came to the mainland for secondary school attending St Kevins College in Oamaru. While at secondary school Tommi was involved in multiple sports but particularly excelled at rugby and hockey making the South Island Secondary school girls rugby three out of four years and representing South Canterbury and North Otago in rugby and hockey respectively. With school behind her Tommi moved to Palmerston North with the intention of becoming a vet nurse but instead completed Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Animal Science. In Palmerston North Tommi played for the Manawatu women’s rugby team – Cyclones. After finishing university Tommi returned to North Otago and worked for Cleland Shearing where she met her now fiancé Tim and played for Otago women’s rugby team – Spirit. Over the last seven years Tommi & Tim have run TNT Contracting, the only local shearing gang on the Chatham Islands. Following the birth of their daughter Mikayla, Tommi took a job managing a local sheep and beef farm where she remained until transferring to Timaru to follow her fathers’ footsteps into the stock agent role. Tommi plans on eventually returning home to take over the family farm but is keen to sink her boots into the Livestock Agents role in the interim.