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Meet the team

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Debbie Hart

CEO

Debbie has over 20 years history with Manawatu Toyota, having been here for 14 years before purchasing the company in 2004. When she’s not hard at work she can be seen out walking her two dogs Pepper and Coco and loves getting on her bike and cycling around the Manawatu.

New Cars

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Fraser Hart

General Manager - Vehicles

Fraser joined the team in 2003 selling in the Used Vehicle department. In 2009 he moved into management, and is now the General Manager of Sales for the group. Fraser enjoys karting and travelling with his family.
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Kent Hagan

New Vehicle Manager

Kent has lived in the Manawatu for the majority of his life and loves everything green and white and has been with Manawatu Toyota since 2005. He lives in Feilding with his wife and 2 children and enjoys time away boating with the family and is a huge follower of rugby. He has a huge passion for Toyota and our customers.
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Mike McRedmond

New Vehicle Consultant

Mike was born in the Hawkes Bay, but has spent his whole life in the Manawatu. Before joining Manawatu Toyota in 2018, Mike was best known in the community through his years in banking and finance. He is a passionate cyclist and coach, having competed at the Commonwealth Games, and also coached Olympic and World Champion cyclists Simon Van Velthoven and Jesse Sergent, and Junior World Champion Campbell Stewart. Mike is happily married with two amazing daughters and one awesome grandson.
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Jason Smith

Fleet Consultant

Jason comes from a finance background, and joined the team in 2014, originally in the Finance team before taking on Fleet sales. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, working on his lifestyle block, and watching motor racing.
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Josh Henderson

New Vehicle Consultant

Josh is a Manawatu boy through and through, having grown up in Halcombe and attended Feilding Ag High School. He played soccer at rep level in high school and was invited to attend an exclusive one-month football academy in the UK. In his limited spare time, he plays soccer socially, hangs out with friends, and buys and modifies fast cars and motorbikes.
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Jared Goodson

New Vehicle Consultant

Jared joined Manawatu Toyota in 2018 as part of the Toyota New Zealand Graduate Programme. He was born in Balclutha, then moved to the Manawatu when he was 14 and attended Boys High. He currently plays rugby for College Old Boys, and in his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his partner and gorgeous baby daughter.
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Anthony Co

New Vehicle Assistant

Anthony joined the team in 2015. He has been passionate about cars and automobiles since his teen years. He enjoys playing tenpin bowling and is a qualified bowling ball driller. He also enjoys watching live sports in his spare time.

Used Cars

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Fraser Hart

General Manager - Vehicles

Fraser joined the team in 2003 selling in the Used Vehicle department. In 2009 he moved into management, and is now the General Manager of Sales for the group. Fraser enjoys karting and travelling with his family.
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Howard Martin

Used Vehicle Manager

Howard is a trained primary school teacher and taught for a short time before joining the team in 2004. He is a family man and likes to spend most of his time with his wife and two children. When Howard isn’t at work, he is cheering on his daughter at soccer, or watching her ballet, taking his kids to the park, or travelling overseas.
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Harrison Howard

Used Vehicle Consultant

Harrison was an Army Medic for 6 years and volunteered for St Johns before joining the Used Vehicles team here. He enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter, playing basketball, watching sport, and renovating his home.
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Isaac Dickerson

Used Vehicle Consultant

Isaac started with us in 2016. He is a fully qualified furniture maker and also previously worked in security and hospitality management. He enjoys playing golf, football, gaming, fishing, lawn bowls, and watching all kinds of sport.
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Tom Farrugia

Used Vehicle Consultant

Tom hails from the UK and moved to Palmy in 2004 where he attended Boys High. He's a qualified personal trainer and was in the fitness industry for five years before joining Manawatu Toyota in 2018. He loves his football, his partner and his two gorgeous children.
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Brett Hoffman

Vehicle Reconditioning & Internet Direct Sales

Brett joined the team in 2012. He and his wife Kirsty have 2 children. Brett enjoys motorsport, boating, and cars are a big passion of his – with an Escort, Falcon, and Hilux in his garage at home.
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Sandy Waugh

Groomer & Dealership Assistant

Sandy has been helping out Manawatu Toyota since 2015, doing everything from vehicle grooming to DIY work on the buildings! She likes spending time with her little Griffin named Poppy, cycling, renovating houses, and fixing up cars.

Service

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Kelly Sutton

Service Manager

Kelly started in 2010 and was a Technician and Service Advisor with us before taking on the Assistant Service Manager Role, then in 2017 became Service Manager. He enjoys squash, fishing and spending time with his family.
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Jennifer Yanko

Assistant Service Manager

Jennifer is a qualified technician who has been with the group for eight years. She loves the outdoors, a good red wine and long walks on the beach with her pet cat Gordon.
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Brendon Reid

Workshop Controller / DMT

Brendon joined us in 2009 as an apprentice. When he can get away, Brendon loves to head up to Taupo for fishing, or hunting at his grandparent’s farm. He also enjoys a bit of DIY and likes to spend time renovating his house.
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Emma Simpson

Service Advisor

Emma started off in a receptionist role when she first joined the team in 2009. After her OE, Emma joined the Service team in 2013. She enjoys sports and plays netball in her spare time, as well as hanging with her friends and family.
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Mere Carroll

Service Advisor

Mere originally started with Manawatu Toyota in 2016, then spent a year in the recruitment industry before returning to our team in 2018. Mere enjoys travelling, going to the beach with her dog, and spending time with friends and family.
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Stephen Johnson

Service Advisor

Stephen is another one of our local lads born and raised in the Manawatu. He has a varied skill set, from massage to dive instruction to engineering, and in his spare time he also enjoys snowboarding and travelling.
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Matt Peters

Service Advisor

Matt comes from a farming background, which is where he learnt to work on tractors and motorbikes. He's always been into sport, previously representing provinces in high jump, but now prefers rugby and going to the gym.
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Krystal Uncles

Service Administrator

Krystal initially joined us as a temp, and quickly made her mark in the company using her five years of previous experience in the motor service industry. She hails from New Plymouth but made Palmy her home in 2005 and hasn't looked back. If she's not sweating it out at the gym, she can be found exploring the outdoors with her daughter.
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Amy Bliss-Bennett

Service Assistant

Born in Wales, Amy has lived in NZ for the last 13 years. She joins us from Ngatawa where she used her passion for horse riding to teach students how to ride. She also enjoys competing in eventing for a bit of fun.
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Nicola Signal

Service Assistant

Nicola joined Manawatu Toyota in 2018 after six years as a teacher aide and almost 12 years in the hospitality industry. She's a true blue Manawatu lass and grew up on a farm in the area. Julia enjoys squash, bush walks, great movies and the occasional glass of wine.
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Paul Krakosky

Service Groomer

Paul was running his own business prior to joining the Manawatu team in 2009. Outside of work, Paul and his family are involved with theatre work, constructing sets and helping out backstage.
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Mohammed Shaad

Diagnostic Master Technician

Mohammad started with the team in 2016. He likes to play soccer - competing in social teams. He also likes to spend time with his friends and family.
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Clayton Smith

Technician

Clayton has spent a lifetime working on vehicles - he started at 16 with farm machinery, and at 19 progressed to cars as a technician. He's very keen on deer stalking, duck shooting and all forms of fishing.
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Tyson Scott

Technician

Tyson started as a mechanic in 2013. He loves sport, playing netball, soccer, cricket, and hanging out with his friends.
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Shaun Robertson

Technician

Shaun started with Manawatu Toyota as an apprentice in 2011. Shaun loves the outdoors - going on off-road adventure in his 4WD, as well as camping and hunting.
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Garry Seamer

Technician

Gary joined the team in 2013, with a background in forestry, building, and automotive. He enjoys music, playing guitar, and travelling.
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Rob Anderson

Technician

Rob joined the team in 2014, and has 17 years experience as an automotive technician. When Rob isn’t at work, he likes to spend time with his wife Catherine and to be outdoors kiteboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking, and jet skiing. He also likes to fit in some golf and fishing too!
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Jamie Wiggins

Technician

Jamie was building kayaks before joining us in 2014. He enjoys bushwalks, mountain climbing, hitting the beach, and spending time with his family.
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Alex Toye

Technician

Alex re-joined the team in 2017. He was with the team from 2013-2016 before spending a year over in Hawkes Bay. Alex enjoys walking his dog, and spending time with his family.
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Mark McBride

Technician

As a previous employee, Mark returned to the Manawatu Toyota fold in 2018 after two years at VINZ. He's always had an interest in mechanics, so he left his job in dairy farming and completed an adult apprenticeship, and has now been in the industry for 21 years. He lives with his family on a lifestyle block where he collects old John Deere tractors.
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Cam Mclean

Apprentice Technician

Cam has a serious love for motor sport - when he's not working, he's driving his rally car around the country.
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Lucas Greig

Apprentice Technician

Lucas joined the team in 2017 after completing his studies at UCOL. Lucas enjoys hockey, hunting, and racing motorbikes.
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Harlen Chase-Raharuhi

Apprentice Technician

Harlen is a Manawatu boy through and through - he's lived in the same house in Bulls his whole life! He spent a year studying at Mara Marketing, then began a work experience internship at Manawatu Toyota in 2017, which lead to him becoming a full-time team member in 2018. He's passionate about rugby and basketball, particularly the Boston Celtics, and he enjoys playing both sports.
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Tony Allpress

Technician - Hospital

Tony has been a motor mechanic since 2002, and returned to Manawatu Toyota in 2018 after a 10 year hiatus from the group. Like many of our technicians, Tony has a passion for motor sport, but he also enjoys renovating his home, travelling, and being happily married with no kids.

Parts

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Dominic Scott

Group Parts Manager

After a brief career start with GM, Dom has worked for Toyota since 1981, apart from a spell overseas for the big O.E. Trade qualified, he has been with Manawatu Toyota since 1988. Away from work he’s a keen classic and sports car enthusiast and landscape photographer.
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Richard Deller

Assistant Parts Manager

Starting out with Toyota in 2005, Richard holds several trade qualifications including First Line Management and a National Certificate in Parts and Accessories. He enjoys cycling and spending time with his young family.
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Brendon Lester

Trade Sales Representative

Brendon joined Manawatu Toyota in 1994. Qualified through the Motor Industry Training Board, Brendon manages the important trade sales area of our parts operation. His hobbies include vintage go kart racing, mountain biking, and camping with his family.
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Mark Ireland

Parts Advisor

Mark began his automotive career with Manawatu Toyota in 2006. He has completed a MITO qualification gaining a national certificate in parts and accessories merchandising. He enjoys working on his cars, watching club racing, and motorsport activities.
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Josh Reddiex

Parts Advisor

Josh is the newest member of the Parts team, starting in 2016. He is well on the way to becoming a parts professional, having completed various TNZ courses, and he’s a trained first aider – so we’re in safe hands! Away from work, Josh enjoys his young family and various sports activities.

Vehicle Finance, Insurance & Toyota Care

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Rochelle Morgan

Finance Manager

Rochelle Joined the team in June 2016. She previously spent a few years in Australia working with Toyota, and has been part of the wider Toyota family in the South Island too. Anything you may need help with protecting or financing your next vehicle come and spend a little time with Rochelle and the team.
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Alannah O’Brien

Business Consultant

Alannah joined our team in 2018 after seven years in retail. Originally from Taihape, she moved to Invercargill to study Environmental Management, then settled in Palmy in 2014. Her passions include anything to do with the great outdoors, and her two canine fur babies.

Business Support

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Jaimie Carmichael

Financial Controller

Jaimie joined the Manawatu Toyota team after 13 years of experience in the accounting industry. Originally from Auckland, Jaimie is happily adapting to rural life in the Manawatu. In her down time, health & wellbeing is her fundamental passion.
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Tony Greer

HR Manager

Tony joined us in 2015 and comes from a background in education – he has been a principal, deputy principal, and teacher at various schools in our region. Tony has a passion for cars – he loves 4-wheel driving and owns a classic muscle car.
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Adrienne Cable

Admin Team Leader

Adrienne is a born and bred Manawatu girl, who loves to spend time with her family and friends. Adrienne joins us with a wealth of experience in sales admin and accounts that she has gained from working for companies such as the Ministry of Justice and Cervus Equipment.
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Caetlind Stewart-Davies

Accounts Administrator

An Aucklander by birth, Caetlind moved to Palmy in 2017 for a change of lifestyle. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking. Her main passion is travelling and she rates Asia as her favourite destination…so far.
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Louise Taylor

Accounts Payable Specialist

Louise relocated from Auckland to Palmy for the outstanding quality of life in the Manawatu, and to be closer to her family. She has 20 years experience in Accounts Payable, enjoys reading and the great outdoors, and is a proud nana to a baby boy.

Guest Experience

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Brendon Hart

General Manager

Brendon has worked in vehicle sales from a young age, both here in the Manawatu and then in Wellington before returning to Palmerston North when he and Debbie purchased the dealership in 2004. He loves motor sport of all kinds, still racing karts himself - trying to get spotted by one of the formula one teams we think? Brendon also enjoys playing soccer.
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Gee Prangnell

Guest Experience Manager

Gee started with us in 2016, coming from a background in event management, marketing, and customer relations. She is the group Toyota Experience (TEx) champion and the administrator of TUNZ, cyber security and the phone system. Originally from South Africa, Gee is now a proud Kiwi citizen whose love for the All Blacks is second only to her love of her husband and two children.
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Nikki Hurdle

Guest Experience Host

Nikki is well known in the community for training racehorses, being involved in thoroughbred racing for over 30 years. She initially started here in 2009 in Customer Relations, and since 2011 has been in a receptionist role. She lives on a lifestyle block with her partner, who trains standard bred horses.
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Alice Davies

Guest Experience Specialist

Alice joined the team in 2017 with a wealth of customer service experience after her time working at a charity call centre, and completed studies at UCOL in Business Administration and Computing. When Alice isn't at work, she enjoys being outdoors playing netball, or kicking back and relaxing with her favourite TV shows.
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Kylie Kaihe

Guest Experience Specialist

Kylie was born a Southern Girl, but has lived in Palmerston North for 6 years and the Manawatu has stolen her heart. She has a passion for interacting with people, and customer service is her "ultimate honourable job". Outside of work, Kylie enjoys roller derby, karaoke, and family time.