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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 – 12 July 2024

Five subdivisions proposed : Where debt-to-income ratios will hit hardest : Fish farm trial approved : Skifield making snow : Granny flats – cramming or housing solution? : ‘Substantial’ work needed for Morrison Sq : Torpedo7 in Nelson to close : Chemist Warehouse to open in Nelson : Nelson challenges Government as 8.2% rates hike confirmed : Change ‘likely’ to prompt loans, insurance concerns : Potential for ‘multimillion-ounce’ project at Sam’s Creek discovered : Nelson farmer recognised : Developer: Increase in fees punishes new homeowners : Aquaculture trial in Tasman Bay : More repairs in store for eBus entranceway lane damage


Property News – 4 July 2024

How councils can help on housing : Chemist Warehouse confirmed for Nelson : Club Waimea: What’s our next project? – Richmond Room Extension : Local councils ‘not strongly advocating’ for Rocks Rd : Collingwood’s Battle for the Beach highlights coastal issues : Wastewater Treatment Plant under pressure after rainfall : Divisive boat ramp plan advanced $150,000 by council : Climate change forces $150m wastewater plant relocation : Bike Park land discussions continuing with Fonterra


Property News – 27 June 2024

Sandwich board ban on the menu : Tāhunanui Slump properties skewing prices : Tuning into Nelson : Housing provider fails to recover $15,000 unpaid rent : Road closures approved to bring Spectacle to town : Students gain new tools building Kāinga Ora homes : Go ahead for school base : Gravel on the move from the Maitai River


Property News – 12 June 2024

Wilding pine plan under fire : Stoke loses banking hub : Major resilience upgrades for airport : Totara homes on track : Award-winning surf lifesaving club gets facility green light : Epic Ruby Bay home wins NZIA award : Building activity down 4% in the first quarter of year


Property News – 6 June 2024

Nelson Tasman economy ‘weak’, new data shows : Rents, rates, insurance and power: the costs households can’t control : Fast-track goldmine plan a ‘huge concern’ : Tackling social housing needs : Growth brings opportunities and challenges, mayor says



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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