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Dave Hutchison

Rural Sales
027 286 9034

NZR Real Estate Limited | Licensed REAA 2008

Dave Hutchison B.Com.Ag (VFM), NZIPIM, MPINZ, National Certificate in Real Estate 

Dave’s passion for the farming sector and the local area in particular comes from a home grown link to the land in the region and over 25 years as a Senior Rural Banker and Leader in farming areas throughout New Zealand.

Having been brought up on a local sheep and beef farm and worked on a number of other farms in the area, this local tie to the land and its people has seen him return to the region to add his expertise and enthusiasm to the NZR team.

Developing long lasting and trusted relationships is a real focus and this can only be achieved through treating every property and client with respect, honesty and an absolute desire to achieve the best outcome for each property transaction. Dave believes that professionalism, attention to detail and a proactive approach to communicating with all parties involved is the key to a successful sales process.

Bringing a strong industry knowledge base, well developed negotiating skills and a real understanding of rural marketing strategies means that Dave is well placed to add real value to his clients and their farms.  “Good information along with reliable, professional and unbiased advice means that farmers and farming businesses can make the best decisions about their properties and I am driven to make sure that is what they receive.”

Dave has managed rural clients from the Waikato to Wairarapa (across diverse farming businesses) in previous banking roles as well as Rural Corporate Banking experience here and overseas, and lead the North Island Agribusiness team for a major NZ bank. 

He has a B.Com.(Ag) in Valuation and Farm Management, has judged Nationally in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, is a member of the NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management and holds a National Certificate in Real Estate. 

Dave has been awarded the REINZ New Zealand Rural Rising Star of the Year 2019/2020.


Other accolades include being the Winner of the Multimedia Marketing Award - REINZ Awards for Excellence 2022, and a Finalist for the Small Rural Office - REINZ Awards for Excellence 2019 (Top 3 in NZ).


In the last 4 years Dave, in partnership with Blair Stevens, has sold more than $259 million of rural real estate.






31st July 2022

To Whom It May Concern

After making the difficult decision to sell, Jude and I chose NZR to market Ngaruru. Blair and Dave made our decision to sell as easy as possible with their advice on how to prepare the property and what to expect. Both communicated with us regularly and kept us up to date with all enquiries.

We were very pleased with the process and with the outcome, both Jude and I would recommend to anyone to use Blair and Dave in marketing their property.

Yours sincerely


Dave and Jude Mitchell


19 March 2022


To Whom it May Concern

Ngapotiki Station

Dave and Blair were recommended to us when we were looking at selling the family farm.  We were impressed with their knowledgeable, professionalism, and understanding of the farm and our position. 

From the very beginning of the process there was a very clear strategy and well thought out campaign.  This was essential as the property is unique and any standard selling campaign would not have achieved the outstanding results that we got. 

Nothing was ever too much, and Dave was always available to talk with and had answers, thoughts, and drive to keep the momentum going as there was a lot of moving wheels in the background.  His professionalism and knowledge were appreciated and enjoyed.  Both Blair and Dave made the process seem easy and we enjoyed ourselves through it all.

We are so happy not only that the farm sold, but that Dave and Blair found the most perfect new owners for the property who will bring their own touch and get to enjoy the magic of this property.

We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Blair and Dave and will really miss dealing with them.

Thanks again Dave and Blair and NZR.


Kind regards


Jennifer Wilton & Karen Koers



Alan & Margie Schofield

Mt Pleasant




December 2021


To Whom It May Concern

 We were recommended Blair Stevens and Dave Hutchison from NZR, when we made the big decision to sell our farm where we had lived and worked for 38yrs.

From the initial meeting to the finalised sale, nothing was too much trouble. There was a clear plan with great communication, and excellent advertising and marketing.

Dave kept us informed all the way, was always friendly, respectful and discreet and made the whole process seamless.

 We would happily recommend this highly professional team


Thankyou Blair and Dave


Kind Regards

Alan & Margie Schofield



12th August 2021





The decision to sell Hutinga arose because of my decreasing mobility and I realised matters were not being addressed.

Selecting a real estate agent/s to assist with this process was given careful consideration, and on reflection, the selection of Blair Stevens and Dave Hutchison of NZR was pivotal in achieving a strong result.

Both Blair and David were very highly organised and particularly respectful of everyone involved.

The process of negotiation is not for amateurs and their numeric skills and knowledge of farming are excellently honed after both having significant careers in rural banking.

Margot and I have no hesitation recommending both Blair and David for their excellence and knowledge in the sale of rural land.



Douglas and Margot Barton



9 February 2021

To whom it may concern,

We sold a 126 ha block of land through NZR with Dave and Blair November 2020. 

We found these two agents professional, personable and extremely helpful.

They have a huge amount of knowledge about marketing property and got us a very pleasing result.

Selling land can be a stressful experience but Dave and Blair eased us through the process and made it much easier, especially seeing as they both were farming bankers and understood our aims in reducing our workload.

I thoroughly recommend their professionalism and personally found the whole process a pleasant experience.


Yours sincerely

Stuart Cowan



9 December 2020

To whom it may concern

Our family worked with Blair and Dave from NZR in the purchase of two adjoining blocks totalling 154ha just south of Greytown.  We had previously indicated what class and size of land we were after, and received a proactive notification from Blair.  Throughout the rest of the sales process we worked with Dave, and were extremely impressed with his service. 

Dave was extremely professional and prompt in responding to requests.  He had clearly done his research and knew the property well, and acted with integrity throughout the process.

The process involved some complexity due to one of the adjoining blocks being marketed by another agency and under different processes, and us requiring both blocks to suit our requirements. Dave managed this complexity, ensuring that we primarily only had to deal with NZR.

I would not hesitate to recommend the services of NZR, Blair and Dave to others.  For us the process was hassle free, with the outcome being the result we were after.


Kind regards,

John Stevenson


14 June 2020

To whom it may concern,

In the Spring 2019 Blair Stevens and Dave Hutchison marketed our Eketahuna farm, “Clyro”. The farm was sold on time and to price expectations, which was an excellent result for all. Blair and Dave were professional at all times and clearly experienced.

Their marketing systems work smoothly exploring all options to bring potential purchasers forward. 

I found that they were courteous at all times and showed good communication in keeping us informed throughout the sale process. With their marketing skills and reputation for achieving good sale results. I would recommend Blair and Dave for marketing real estate.


Yours sincerely

Derek Neal


11th June 2020

Thanks Dave & Blair for your work in securing us our farm.  We have dealt with a large number of real estate agents over the last few years throughout New Zealand in trying to find our piece of paradise and by and large it has been a frustrating journey.  

It has been such a breath of fresh air in dealing with Dave, his communication has been flawless, his knowledge of the property he was selling was the best I have seen and the viewing was a great experience as Dave made it enjoyable even through the Wairarapa weather was throwing everything at us.  I can hand on heart say it is the best real estate experience I have had and that really was the icing on the cake of the purchasing process.  Thanks for making it so fun and easy.



Stephen Dench

Chief Executive Officer


3rd May 2020

"Te Rau"

Route 52


To whom it may concern

I chose to use Blair Stevens and Dave Hutchison of NZR Real Estate to conduct the sale of our 775 hectare property Te Rau Station at Pongaroa. This was a decision I didn’t take lightly. 

After a busy marketing period we received multiple tenders. This became an intricate sale process that they handled with particular care and detail, leaving no stone unturned. The result was Te Rau was sold three ways to maximise the total sale price. 

They were happy to take whatever pathway either of us thought necessary or beneficial. 

Every facet of the sale process was conducted at the highest standard making it seamless and faultless going beyond any high expectations I have. 

How they have conducted the sale process right through has been outstanding, with the results to match. If I have this decision again it would be easy, “Blair and Dave” - their level of expertise goes above and beyond. 

After the lengths they have gone to for us I would be happy to verify and discuss this on the phone if it helps. 

“If you want something done well give it to the busiest person”



Don McCreary

Ph 06 3088857



10th February 2020

"Langdale Station"

Langdale Road



Hi Blair,

Thanks for all your and Dave's help with the sale of Langdale Station, Craig and I were stoked that we chose NZR as our agents and will certainly recommend to other people your highly professional service and attention to detail.


Many thanks.

Kind regards

Craig & Jenny Booth




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Current Listings

Current Listings

Sold Properties

838 State Highway 53 Featherston

2828 Masterton Castlepoint Road Masterton

1630 Alfredton Road Eketahuna

173 Castle Hill Road Eketahuna

192 Underhill Road Greytown

- Ngapotiki Road Martinborough

7 Hikawera Road Martinborough

558 Ngaumu Road Masterton

317 Te Ore Ore Bideford Road Masterton

1972 Lake Ferry Road Martinborough

- Te Ore Ore Bideford Road Masterton

5676 Masterton Castlepoint Road Masterton

Te Maire Road Featherston

Mikimiki Road Masterton

419 Daggs Road Masterton

14781 Route 52 Eketahuna

255a No.1 Line Greytown

Kahutara Road Featherston

255 No.1 Line Greytown

96 Bruces Road Mauriceville

189 Thorburn Road Dannevirke

1791 Whangaehu Valley Road Masterton

Settlement Road Masterton

884 Surreydale Road Pahiatua

32a Victoria Street Pahiatua

1899 State Highway 2 Greytown

338 Tinui Valley Road Masterton

Mikimiki Road Masterton

00 East Taratahi Road Carterton

00 East Taratahi Road Carterton

84134 State Highway 2 Eketahuna

Western Lake Road Featherston

Western Lake Road Featherston

390 Langdale Road Masterton

273b Diversion Road Featherston

10284 Route 52 Pongaroa

631 Otahome Road Castlepoint

1938 Te Ore Ore Bideford Road Masterton

616 Lake Ferry Road Martinborough