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.
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.
Nicol 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.
Nicol joined the team back in March 2021, bringing his auctioneering and livestock skills to the company. Nicol 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.
Nicol has three children and in his spare time enjoys following their sports. He is a committee member of the Northern Southland Trotting Club and loves it on the West Coast white baiting.