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The Grapevine

02 May 2011 03:17 pm

Valuers join northern team
Warkworth-based valuation company Buchanan & Morison has joined Northland Valuers, a Whangarei-based company with more than 35 years experience in residential, rural, insurance, compensation, matrimonial and horticultural work. Valuers Matthew Buchanan and Scott Morison will continue to cover the district spanning from Kaukapakapa to Mangawhai and Ruawai. Matthew says banks are taking a new approach to instructing on how valuations are done so there are advantages in joining a larger firm.

Spire re-brands
Sire Accountants in Warkworth and Auckland has re-branded to KGA. KGA is a relatively small (by Auckland standards) firm, but advisers to many high profile, high net worth clients and corporates with values in excess of $50 million. The Warkworth office retains the existing team members and premises, including Rick Middleton and Wade Glass. KGA is owned by Wade Glass and Keith Goodall.

New name for Warkworth real estate
Harveys Warkworth has become LJ Hooker following a national buyout of the Harveys real estate business by the Australian-owned firm. However, the Warkworth real estate team remains unchanged under the continuing ownership of Warkworth businessmen Greg Allen-Baines and Viv Wyatt. Greg says linking with the international LJ Hooker brand was a carefully considered decision that made business sense. They will continue to focus on building their business around property management services and sales of a broad range of properties, specialising in coastal lifestyle.

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