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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 – 21 February 2024

Country school on the move : Lobby group wants vehicle ban on beaches : Scientists seek land to burn for a good cause : New life for hangar : Plan Change 29 submissions : $5.8m to fix contaminated sawdust at Tāhunanui : Kākā Valley soils, erosion under scrutiny at hearing : Water restrictions to increase for some : ‘Crazy high’ fire risk means public access to park closed : Proposed ramp launch fee hike rocks the boat : ‘Evidence ‘strongly favours’ Kākā Valley rezoning, says judge : Increased fire concerns closes recreational activity


Property News – 14 February 2024

Burst pipe closes Riverside Pool : Yacht club needs $500k to fix earthquake issues : Construction will begin this year at the New World site : ‘I just have to take it’ says Pascoe St business owner : Council declines to forgive NCMA debt : Fire cause believed to be vehicle contact with road – forestry boss


Property News – 8 February 2024

Motueka to continue coastal rāhui : Council backs landfill fee hike, despite fly-tip fear : $1.5m bridge open : ‘Not in keeping’: Residents weigh in : Water restrictions for Moutere consent holders : Tākaka water samples breach drinking standard at three sites


Property News – 1 February 2024

Building options pondered in a new business report : Cycling rest stop opens up on Tasman’s Great Taste Cycle Trail : New supermarket planned for Nelson Junction : Waimea Rd apartments on track for late 2024 completion : ‘Dismayed’: FreshChoice closing after 66 years : Reservoir reaches full capacity, water flowing : Water restrictions



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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