Our Team

Michael Murray

Principal Officer

Mobile: 027 474 6736
Email: michael@wre.co.nz


Michael Murray grew up in the Waikato with Putaruru as his home town. He was farming sheep and cattle in Waotu with his parents from the 1950’s. This farm was later converted to a Dairy farm but is still a family enterprise.

Michael is happy to support Pride in Putaruru, local businesses, culture and sporting events, and believes Putaruru is the best place on the planet to invest in property. Michael is now responsible for the leading and most experienced Real Estate team in Putaruru. Waikato Real Estate has been promoting Putaruru and the South Waikato region since 1965. Michael welcomes property investors and loves helping the home buyer turn their dreams to reality.

Andrew Wells

Sales Manager

My Listings

Mobile: 027 728 7965
Email: andrew@wre.co.nz

Andrew began his Real Estate career in 2010 where he thrived from day one being awarded Rookie of the Year at Lugtons Real Estate. That same year he also placed in the top 15 salespeople after only twelve months in the industry.

From there Andrew moved to work as a Buyer Specialist alongside Ray Whites’ number 1 Sales Person. During this time Andrew has gained a wide range of experience that has led to his success not only within the Real Estate industry, but sales, and customer focused roles as well.

As well as Real Estate, Andrew knows about business. Having worked as a Business Banking Manager at The Bank of New Zealand he understands the financial side of the operation as well.

Andrew keeps himself well informed and educated within the industry and also holds his AREINZ License as well as a Salesperson License meaning you are in good hands when the time to sell arrises. Andrew is a strong advocate for keeping up with current legislation, exchange rates, and all aspects relevant to the sale and purchase process.

Dedicated to great results and a motivation to succeed means you will always get the best service with Andrew Wells.

Rosalind (Ros) Hill


My Listings

Mobile: 027 499 7147
Email: ros.hill@wre.co.nz

Ros has lived rurally in the South Waikato for most of her life. She and her husband raised their 4 children on their family farm and being supporters of all things local, their children attended local schools and played sports in the area. This local knowledge is invaluable to Ros’ clients, especially to those new to the area, and Ros really enjoys meeting new people.

One of Ros’ strengths is guiding people through the process and the huge decisions they have to make when purchasing or selling a home. “ I get great satisfaction when my clients return to do repeat their business with me”, says Ros.

If you’d like to discuss any of your real estate needs, please give Ros a call.

Don Mackenzie


My Listings

Mobile: 027 497 2696
Email: don.mackenzie@wre.co.nz

Don classes himself as a “true-blue” Putaruru boy, and he’s proud of it!

From his school days, through his carpentry apprenticeship, and then on to his Building Construction business (Registered Master Builder inducted July 1973), Don has done it all in Putaruru.

This August Don  completed 39 years of actively selling Real Estate in and around the town and has become a well-known, respected local with a wealth of local knowledge and contacts.

Don gets a real buzz from handing the keys over to new property owners, especially if it’s their first home. So call Don, he’s more than happy to have a chat and provide a FREE no obligation appraisal.

Tanya Konings


My Listings

Mobile: 027 419 8816
Email:  tanya.konings@wre.co.nz

Born and raised in rural South Waikato, Tanya has extensive knowledge of this unique part of the Waikato and is extremely passionate about showcasing it’s attributes to all of her clients.

Tanya comes from years of working in industries where customer services is paramount and knows that her customer focus and superior communication skills are what set her apart from the pack.

Some of Tanya’s biggest accomplishments include her key involvement for a local Waikato business achieving the Waikato Regional Top Shop Award, successfully establishing and operating a childcare business, as well as her biggest and most rewarding achievement raising her two children, now young thriving adults.

Being a problem solver by nature Tanya gets great pleasure from seeing happy, satisfied clients and customers. She achieves this through hard work, dedication and extreme focus.

Tanya enjoys being in the outdoors so when she has some down time, she can often be found gardening, tramping, or enjoying time with her family and friends.

“I absolutely love being in Real Estate, every day is different, and I get so much satisfaction from meeting new people and helping them to achieve their property goals”

Tanya is backed by a company with a strong local reputation for being the top performer with integrity and a desire to provide outstanding service.


Stephen Horsfall


My Listings

Mobile: 027 575 2414
Email: stephen@wre.co.nz

With around 40 years’ experience in the building industry including rural, industrial, and predominately residential, Steve has an extensive knowledge of the construction industry and is well equipped to assist with preparation advise for the successful sale of your property.

A self-employed bricklayer in the north of England with a travel bug Steve spent 6 months visiting NZ and fell in love with the beauty and freedom New Zealand offered. This led Steve to emigrate and settle in Putaruru in the early 1980’s. He started his own small building contracting business covering a broad range of construction, including farm buildings/cow sheds, industrial (including Fonterra and Forest Products), School extensions and modernizations, residential (including Rangiura Retirement Village and A1 Homes), plus being the facilitator and project manager for the St John Station and Hall re-build.

With a strong need to be involved in the community Steve firstly joined Kiwanis in the late 80.s then became a volunteer with St John ambulance in 1994. Qualifying as a Paramedic then ICO in 2002. Continuing in construction until 2008 when his love for ambulance work persuaded him to become a full-time officer based in Putaruru. Steve moved to Tirau in 2014 and has extensively renovated his home and joined Tirau Fire Brigade as a volunteer to fulfil his need to be involved in the local community.

Steve feels Real Estate is a great avenue to allow him to fulfil his need to help people and his strong commitment to assist in any way will help you achieve your dreams.

Ksenia Kruchkina


My Listings

Mobile: 021 0264 5289

Ksenia’s passion is to help people find the right property for their unique investment or life goals. Having been a Property Manager and working with investors for over 4.5 years, Ksenia has helped many of her investors successfully grow their property portfolios.

Originally from Russia, Ksenia came to New Zealand in 2012 to seek further education and work opportunities. Amongst many other achievements in this time Ksenia has obtained her real estate sales person certificate, almost achieved her LLB at the University of Waikato all while working full time as a leading Property Manager for Waikato Real Estate. Ksenia is a life long learner and is always seeking ways to expand her knowledge and applies herself to every opportunity that comes her way.

Ksenia’s clients frequently comment on Ksenia’s superior communication skills and her drive to make results happen. Ksenia says that her ultimate goal is to have a satisfied customer and she goes above and beyond to make this happen.

Ksenia is a super user of technology and is always looking for new ways to use technology so that her clients get the maximum benefit from technology. Drone footage, professional real estate photos and video, social media marketing and 3-D imagery are just some of the tools Ksenia uses to market your property.


Sharon Walsh

Property Manager

Mobile: 027 248 6300
Email: sharon.walsh@wre.co.nz

Sharon has lived in the South Waikato since 2003 and enjoys the surrounding area having grown up on a sheep and beef farm. She has had a varied career over the past 50 years, including working for accountants, lawyers, insurance, social work, tutoring students, corporates, project management, commercial fit-out and building developments, business development projects for New Zealand, an engineering company and other administration and supervision positions. Sharon also spent a few years working overseas, which incorporated similar positions, and she gained great value from the contrasts, experiences and travel. University study amongst this was always a fascinating highlight and still is part of future goals.

Family is always the most important part of life for Sharon. She also enjoys interests such as craft, garden, reading, movies, documentaries, ancestry and exploring our country.

Working in real estate since 2005 has been a challenging, interesting and enjoyable time, bringing past skills and finding them to be very valuable and useful. Meeting so many people and to be able to help them is very rewarding. Sharon has found that property management has given her a lot more confidence, knowledge, and understanding of people and property. It is always a joy to match people to a home they are happy with. She values her colleagues and clients and is willing to go the extra mile to help with property requirements.

Cherie Osbaldiston

General Manager / Property Manager

Email: cherie@wre.co.nz

Cherie has over 10 years’ experience working with Waikato Real Estate. She brings considerable knowledge to the team, providing superior service to all our clients, which brings peace of mind to our property investors and to our tenants.

Cherie has an unwavering ability to manage many tasks at the same time, with precision and excellence – you can count on Cherie as one of your points of contact at Waikato Real Estate.

We strive to provide excellent service to all of our clients and ask that if you are not happy with our services to contact us directly to try and resolve any matter. If, however, you are not happy with that approach Click here to go to the REA website for information on How to Make a Complaint.

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