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First National Real Estate Celebrates – Upper South Island – Regional Winners

First National’s top regional performers for Picton, Blenheim, Nelson, Richmond Mouteka, Golden Bay and Christchurch regions are celebrating after being recognised at the real estate network’s regional conference and awards.

First National Group general manager Colleen Milne says the awards are recognition of the commitment, professionalism and putting the customer first.

“The achievements of these salespeople are great to see after the previous, very difficult years within the Real Estate industry. We are all celebrating 2012 as a great year of growth in sales and in the performance of our offices.” states Colleen Milne


10.   Geoff Dentice – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim

9.     Greg Jones – First National Motueka

8.    Lorraine Barrett – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim

7.     Logan McCosh – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim

6.    Ian Fyfe – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim

5.    Anne Goodyer – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim

4.    Robert Moore – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim

3.   Bob Brereton – First National Motueka

2.   Andrea Church – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim

1.    Mike Murphy – First National Richmond, Nelson

Top 10 Sales Consultants in Region Four

Top 10 Sales Consultants in Region Four


“These sales people have built enduring relationships with in their communities,  with vendors and buyers. Building  trust and confidence with all clients is a predominant aspect driving the sales agents success” states Colleen Milne

First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim celebrated their Top Performers on the night with Andrea Church receiving the award for Top number of confirmed sales; Top exclusive lister; Top exclusives sold and Top residential sales person.

Bob Brererton, the Principle of First National Motueka and Chairman of the First National Board was recognized for his consistency as a high achiever over the last three year with a Platinuim award.

Also recognized for consistency in high performance were Andrea Church and Anne Goodyer receiving Platinum who are both from First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim. Finally, Mike Murphy of First National Richmond was presented for his exceptional performance over the last 19 years within First National.

The TradeMe – Rookie of the Year Award was won by Michael Rea of First National Blenheim. Michael Rae has been licensed in  real estate less than 18 months and has achieved  exceptional results. Michael also received the Next Generation Award – for success in sales awarded to new generation of sales people under 30 years of age.

Top Office: Awards in Group 1 ( 1 -5 consultants)  was awarded to First National Motueka. Top Office: Group 2 ( 6 – 10 sales people) was won by First National Richmond.

First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim also received the Top Rural Office award and the Top Commercial Office award, finally they received the Top Office Award for their category for Group 3 ( 11 + sales consultants)

The Property Management To Office and Property Management Growth Awards were both won by First National Giera Progressive, Christchurch in recognition for their excellence in management and growth. “this achievement is especially significant in view of the difficulties Christchurch and the team at Giera Progressive have endured over the last years” states Colleen Milne.

For additional comment please contact

Colleen Milne, General Manager

First National Group

(029) 771 0750



First on Friday over 6,000 property owners were told their Orange Zone properties were now Green Zone and can be repaired or replaced on that land. In other words, the land is safe, it’s just down to whether replacement is the lesser cost  of the fix-rebuild options. http://cera.govt.nz/news/2011/6430-orange-zone-properties-turned-green


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And then it was Saturday and thousands turned out to the old Cashel Mall, which had seen over thirty major buildings either fall down or torn down….to see a marvellous new retail and café sector created mainly through the use of colourful shipping container buildings…. and no, not from the Bay of Plenty!

Check this video…