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Operating locally since 1964

As Nelson’s longest-established property consultancy practise, our property valuers offer a wide range of valuation and property consultancy services in the Nelson and Tasman regions. 


Fully accredited

We are members of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, assuring the quality of your valuation advice. 

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Local expertise, national network

Throughout our long history, we have stayed locally owned and completely independent. We are members of ValGroup, a nationwide valuers network which allows you to manage your national portfolio with one simple point of contact.

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Complete Property Services

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We are approved by all major banking institutions and insurance companies.​

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With over 30 years of combined experience, our commercial team delivers accurate valuations in your time-frame.

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As Nelson’s most experienced rural valuers, we offer in-depth advice for every type of lifestyle or productive property.

News & Publications

Property News – 19 April 2024

The summit has been – what happens next for the CBD? : ‘Extraordinary’ Ruby Bay house fetched $3.08m : Stopbank cycleway will just be ‘bloody havoc’ : Affordable rental homes get green light : Park heritage project ends over fears of 32% rates rises : Council ‘lottery’ around tiny home rules to be examined : Eight new homes on track for Stoke : Buy-out of 10 at-risk properties completed : Dam water releases : More cash needed to protect Tāhunanui sawdust pile : New Maitai School under threat in Government review : Fast-track land zoning sought : Bridge St concept signed off : ‘Heartbreak’ for high-needs students : 40 million project boosts flood resilience


Property News – 4 April 2024

Great Taste Trail generates more than $34m a year : Bite of Connings planned for Nelson : Summit to revitalise Nelson as city slumps : Stoke Library roof repairs under way : Asking prices decrease : Resource Management Act to be amended this year: Bishop : Motueka’s old wharf restoration closer : Bioenergy pilot aims to slash emissions : $90m library, community hub, civic centre proposed : Fundraising hoped to fill $250k shortfall


Property News 14 March 2024

EBus damage at $400k : Tasman water restrictions eased as dam opens the tap : Tracks back in action : Talks to resolve boat ramp dispute after court ruling : Reliable water supply is finally here : Water restrictions threatening crops : Extra commissioner for plan change


Property News – 7 March 2024

Beach cleanup gets funding : High risk sees tracks closed : Nelson city apartment plans scrapped : : Water levels ‘dangerously low’ : Trails reopened : Water fines : Kākā Valley development promotes social and economic aspirations of iwi



All work requested has been completed to a high professional standard

Chris Gosling Corporate Service Manager

Duke and Cooke currently provide professional valuation services to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and have done so for a period of excess of ten years. All work requested has been completed to a high professional standard and within the agreed time frames. Duke and Cooke have been particularly responsive in dealing with ad hoc requests for advice and assistance, which are often accompanied by very short deadlines.

I am very happy to recommend Duke and Cooke for professional valuation services. 

We would have no hesitation in recommending Duke and Cooke for property valuation services

Kaye McNabb Nelson Airport LTD

Nelson Airport Ltd has reasonably significant property holdings. Valuations, rental property return and financial reporting have been provided by Duke and Cooke since this company was established in 1999.

Valuations provided by Duke and Cooke have always met our requirements in an efficient and timely manner.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Duke and Cooke for property valuation services.

Professional [and] extremely knowledgeable

Lyn Marshell Tasman Holdings Nelson

Our property company of 20 years prefers to use Barry Rowe of Duke and Cooke for all our valuations.
Barry is professional, extremely knowledgeable and a nice guy. His valuations are very thorough and an accurate assessment of current market values.
He is accomplished at valuing subdivisions and houses off the plans, which is important for our company’s planning.

Duke & Cooke valuations are a valuable tool for us both when pricing to buy or sell property and for financing.

We confidently refer clients to Duke & Cooke as they are experts in their field

Adam Hills Regional Manager

As a business we have dealt with Duke & Cooke and more specifically Barry Rowe since 2006 for all of our house valuations and in that time we have also referred a large number of clients for valuations. The service we receive is always of the highest standard and completed with the timeframe provided, for the agreed price.
Barry also makes himself available with regards to discussions around the residential market in general and has also been very generous with his time to get involved in various seminars and presentations we have hosted.

We confidently refer clients to Duke & Cooke as they are experts in their field and are always professional and reliable. The team here at Milestone Homes all enjoy working with Duke & Cooke and dealing with them is always a pleasure. We look forward to continuing this relationship and working together for many years to come.

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