South Canterbury

South Canterbury based brokers: Peter WalshStuart BlakeDon BorlaseCraig (Snow) BuckleyWayne AndrewsDean CoxMax BensemannAndrew ScottMadison TaylorAlex BorlaseAngus AyresAustin Smith

Brokers

Peter Walsh
South Canterbury,

Mob: 027 561 4087
Email: peter@peterwalsh.co.nz

Originally from Koiterangi on the West Coast, Peter grew up on the family’s dairy farm before moving to Cronaden, where the Walshes had purchased the local pub. Peter attended boarding school in Christchurch, then joined a livestock company in the city. His first role was mail boy, before being appointed a junior agent in Cheviot. Then it was on to Geraldine and Fairlie, as he progressed up through the ranks, and finally Timaru. At this point, Peter moved into management roles, including head auctioneer, branch manager and company livestock manager. In 2002, he established Peter Walsh & Associates Ltd and Hamish Lane quickly joined him, as an equal partner. Peter’s role in the company initially included servicing clients and, while this has continued as the company has grown, he now spends most of his time providing day-to-day direction and support to the staff and guiding the company’s development and future. Peter’s interests outside of PW&A include spending time on the family’s small block just outside Timaru and following his children’s sporting interests, which include rugby, cricket and athletics.

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Stuart Blake
South Canterbury, Central Regional Manager

Mob: 027 433 9088
Email: stuart@peterwalsh.co.nz

Stuart was born to an Australian farming family, and after attending boarding school Stuart joined one of Australia's leading stock and station companies, transferring to work in New Zealand in the same industry and marrying Fiona McKenzie from Hakataramea Valley. Stuart has also been employed in the livestock industry as a livestock buyer and livestock manager in both the North and South Island for a New Zealand processing company. Stuart has a passion for livestock that deliver quality results. Away from work Stuart's interests include his family, golfing, gardening and tramping.

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Don Borlase
South Canterbury, Dairy Specialist

Mob: 027 561 4025
Email: don@peterwalsh.co.nz

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 interest in this sector. Don was the first livestock broker to join PW&A. In his spare time, he’s a keen follower of sport, especially rugby and league

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Craig (Snow) Buckley
South Canterbury, Stud Stock Specialist

Mob: 027 561 4652
Email: craig@peterwalsh.co.nz

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 PW&A 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.

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Wayne Andrews
South Canterbury,

Mob: 027 484 8232
Email: waynea@peterwalsh.co.nz

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 PW&A in 2006. Wayne enjoys following his family’s sporting interests, as well as pursuing his own – specifically hunting, rugby and golf.

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Dean Cox
South Canterbury, Dairy Specialist

Mob: 027 561 5007
Email: dean@peterwalsh.co.nz

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 PW&A. 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.

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Max Bensemann
South Canterbury, Deer Specialist

Mob: 027 561 0000
Email: max@peterwalsh.co.nz

Born and bred in Kaikoura, Max attended school at Kekerengu before heading up the Awatere Valley to work as a shepherd. He then moved to the Mid/South Canterbury area and started in the livestock industry. Max has picked up a broad range of experience over the years, including time in management roles, such as head auctioneer and livestock manager. He has also developed expertise in the deer industry. He came to PW&A in 2007 and is the company’s deer specialist – assisting other livestock brokers who may be less familiar with the sector. His experience has seen PW&A develop a name for procuring deer and velvet for processing. Outside of work, Max is a keen golfer, gardener and enjoys sea fishing.

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Andrew Scott
South Canterbury,

Mob: 022 184 3204
Email: andrew@peterwalsh.co.nz

Andrew was born in Hastings and then in 1995 moved as a young boy to the family farm in Kerrytown just north of Timaru. He spent his highschool years in Timaru, working during school and summer holidays shifting irrigators and on a spud digger. On finishing high school Andy attended Otago University studying for a Bachelor of Commerce, once graduating he got a role in Banking for 6 years. In 2011 Andrew left for his OE to the UK and Europe for 9 months and returned to work on a grazing property in the Waitohi Area wintering cows and working with export heifers. Outside of work Andy enjoys cricket, golf, fishing and various other sports.

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Madison Taylor
South Canterbury, Hakataramea

Mob: 021 656 851
Email: madison@peterwalsh.co.nz

Madison is from Rakaia, where he attended school before heading away to boarding school in Christchurch. After finishing school Madison began work in a rural merchandising store. As well as this he assisted at the sale yards after work to draft up sheep & cattle for the following days sale. Madison joined the PW&A team in November 2012 as a trainee in the South Canterbury region. Part of his role is to attend the Temuka sales weekly. Outside of work, he is keen on hunting and fishing. He also plays rugby and is a drum major in a pipe band.

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Alex Borlase
South Canterbury,

Mob: 027 687 6695
Email: alex@peterwalsh.co.nz

At a young age going to work with his father (Don) who was at the time a butcher, Alex knew that is what he wanted to be – he left school at the age of 14 to start his butchering career of 24 years.  When Don moved into a Livestock Broker role, Alex often travelled with him to sales in Brightwater, Nelson.  Having now decided to start a new career as a Livestock Broker,  Alex wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, however only so far as livestock brokering goes - there are apparently hundreds of birds in the home aviary that are not part of the deal.
His interests include hunting, sports, and dirt bike riding.  He is married with 4 children

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Angus Ayres
South Canterbury, Trainee

Mob: 027 801 2106
Email: angus@peterwalsh.co.nz

Angus grew up in North Canterbury and attended Rangiora High School. Outside of school Angus worked on a Dairy Farm gaining knowledge in the Industry. Angus then worked for one and a half years at Luisetti Seeds before joining the team at PW&A at the end of 2016 as a Trainee Livestock Broker.

While a Trainee, Angus’s role will be to attend the weekly sales at Coalgate and Temuka. He will also spend time learning the administrative side of the business in both the saleyards and office.

Outside of work Angus is a keen pig hunter, enjoys watching the rugby and spending time with friends.

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Austin Smith
South Canterbury, Trainee

Mob: 027 208 4053
Email: austin@peterwalsh.co.nz

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 was employed by PW&A Ltd as a Trainee Livestock Broker.
In his spare time Austin plays Division 2 Rugby for Albion Excelsior in Gore and spends time with his mates.

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