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Garry Pankhurst
There’s a familiar quality that runs through much of the hoamz staff roll and Garry Pankhurst typifies this trait: he’s a Southlander, born and bred!

Having lived in Invercargill since he was a wee boy, Garry’s experience in sales began four decades ago in a local car yard. After gaining the skills he needed, Garry and his business partner formed O’Callaghan Pankhurst Motors and proceeded to build it into a thriving company.

True to the die-hard sporting tradition of Southlanders, Garry has been a fanatical sportsman his whole life. As well as playing first class rugby for the Invercargill Pirates, representing New Zealand in softball and also enjoying a regular round of golf, he’s shouldered many roles off the field too. He’s served as chairman of the Southland Rugby Union, President of the Invercargill Pirates during their Centenary year and manager of the Southland Rugby team.

Around the end of his fourth decade of selling cars, it was time for a lifestyle change.

Garry and his wife Marie packed up and shifted to Queenstown in 2000, in part for the resort’s great weather.

While Garry’s sales and business experience sets him in perfect stead for real estate, it was his passion for property (he’s bought and sold three times since moving to Queenstown!) that really spurred his eagerness for the job.

“The thing that makes me happiest is a happy environment, and that’s exactly what you get in our office,” he says.

And continuing on with the team’s strong tradition of quality, service and integrity, Garry’s bringing his own strong roots and connection with the community into the job