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Long-time business owners Richard and Sue Hopkins are passionate about partnering with their clients on their journey to financial freedom. Whether it's your first home, second, or a rental the team offers personalised advice to help you take control of… Read More


Long-time business owners Richard and Sue Hopkins are passionate about partnering with their clients on their journey to financial freedom. Whether it's your first home, second, or a rental the team offers personalised advice to help you take control of your finances and ensure your money is working best for you.

Their offices are based in Papanui Ashburton, Timaru and the team supports those in and the West Coast regions.

Office Contact Information

Our Team

Richard Hopkins

Business Owner

Phone: 03 471 9533

Mobile: 021 767 639

Email: [email protected]

Having worked as a General Manager for the Smiths City Group, and then running More FM in Christchurch for a stint he thought it time to jump into….

Sue Hopkins

Business Owner

Phone: 03 335 3512

Mobile: 021 878 640

Email: [email protected]

Sue started as a Consultant at the beginning of 2008 and completed her internship in that same year, progressing to Business Owner 18 months later. Sue loves helping….

Tania Sheridan

New Business Consultant

Mobile: 021 959 813

Email: [email protected]

Tania started working at NZHL at the beginning of 2023, with 15 years of banking experience. Tania believes that NZHL has a strong message, and because of this,….

Yerane Davies

New Business Consultant

Mobile: 022 303 8557

Email: [email protected]

Yerane’s passion has always been to help people dream big and accomplish their goals. She is confident in her ability to provide guidance to those willing to find….

Alexandra Hopkins

Client Servicing Consultant

Mobile: 021 288 3554

Email: [email protected]

When I was in high school, I worked a number of part-time jobs to save up a deposit to purchase my first house. When I left high school,….

Nicola O’Halloran

Client Servicing Consultant

Mobile: 021 199 0340

Email: nicola.o'[email protected]

Nicola joined NZHL in early 2019.  She has strong sales and management experience from the retail sector, where she performed at a high level in sales and client….

In our customers' words

"Hi Richard, David and I would just like to thank you once more for all the effort that you are putting into organising our New Zealand Home Loan.Ours has been a little ‘different’, and we do appreciate the extra mile that you have always willingly gone. Your professionalism and ability…" Read More

"Hi Richard, David and I would just like to thank you once more for all the effort that you are putting into organising our New Zealand Home Loan.Ours has been a little ‘different’, and we do appreciate the extra mile that you have always willingly gone. Your professionalism and ability to connect with and support you clients at all stages of this sometimes nerve wrecking process is greatly valued – thank you."

David & Dinky F
West Coast

In our customers' words

"In 2010 I was in a position to consider purchasing an investment property and although residing in Australia decided to purchase in my home town of Christchurch, New Zealand (yes, this was before the earthquake). The issue I faced was how to do this from Melbourne? Who would I use…" Read More

"In 2010 I was in a position to consider purchasing an investment property and although residing in Australia decided to purchase in my home town of Christchurch, New Zealand (yes, this was before the earthquake). The issue I faced was how to do this from Melbourne? Who would I use and trust as an agent to research and recommend a good investment? Through previous associations I was aware of Richard Hopkins and New Zealand Home Loans as I had used the New Zealand Home Loans product for previous mortgages so at least that part was an easy decision. Upon discussing my plans with Richard my concerns were allayed immediately. Not only was Richard able to recommend a couple of good property agents, he actually took on the job of contacting them and getting them into the market on my behalf. Through the agents Richard relayed back to me all the properties being recommended and for any I showed interest in he took the extra step of attending the open homes to “check them out” on my behalf and report back all the real facts on the properties. Through having Richards’s eyes and ears on the ground in Christchurch we found a property which met the criteria perfectly. In the meantime Richard had already taken care of the financial arrangements so I was a pre-qualified buyer. But did the service stop there? No way! Richard then negotiated with the owners on my behalf and got us through to the offer stage. At every step of the process Richard was on the phone to me so I could make appropriate and timely decisions throughout the buying process. After the acceptance of my offer I had to deal with my Christchurch Lawyer remotely as well. Richard stayed in the loop during the whole process to ensure that he could gather and supply any additional information required. To sum up the experience would I would say that it was the least amount of stress I have had during a property transaction and Richard’s contribution was quite simply amazing. In fact I’m not sure I could have done it from Melbourne without his input. I write this reference not just to others in the same situation of purchasing investment property but to anyone who just wants to deal with someone who is open, honest and will go the extra ten miles to help you through your particular scenario. The New Zealand Home Loans product speaks for itself; a representative such as Richard is the cream on top. I would be happy to verify these facts verbally at any time."

Ray M
West Coast

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