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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 – 7 December 2023

ED to undergo $8.7m extension : ‘Give it a chance’ says manager, as new cycleway takes shape : Water restrictions to begin : Water restrictions start : Fewer high-end lifestyle blocks selling in the top of the south


Property News – 30 November 2023

Club hopes for wave of support for new sports hub : Forgotten 1870s rail bridge abutments discovered during sewerage work : Roof pitched for Saxton netball courts : 300k boost for new museum facility : Gallery seeks more funding


Property News – 22 November 2023

Staff cover books with tarpaulins and use buckets at leaky library : More new beds needed for ageing population : Confidence slowly returning to Te Tauihu property market : Visions for future of the city CBD explored by designers


Property News – 15 November 2023

Taskforce: Stop clear felled forestry on council-owned land : Council to dig up cars buried on riverbank after 2018 storm : Slip-threatened houses in Nelson City buy-out : Dozens of new homes for Nelson, what about Motueka, Golden Bay?


Property News – 8 November 2023

How do you solve a problem like the CBD? : ‘Huge sense of pride and also relief’ as Tenths hearing concludes : Landlords take aim at rates, regulations, parking loss : The projects for the Nelson CBD that didn’t get off the ground



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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