Christine Terrey - Principal

 Commencing a real estate career in 1991 Christine Terrey’s genuine commitment to her clients has enabled her to achieve over 20 years of successfully selling properties all over Taranaki.

In the past Christine served on the local Regional Real Estate Committee in Taranaki.  Then in 2001 set a new real estate company along with her husband, Brian Murray.

 “ Taking pride in what you do” as well as having “a  positive outlook” plus “extensive knowledge” of residential sales through to lifestyle and subdivisions made the decision to form Taranaki Independent Real Estate Ltd an easy one.

A mother of two and young grandmother Christine enjoys gardens, cycling, fishing, travelling, experimenting in the kitchen and anything to do with the great outdoors.

Supporting the local community, gardening groups and local bowling club Christine is known as a “Peoples Person” who is committed to offering a long time trusted real estate service.

Brian Murray

Starting a career in Real Estate in 1990 for a large stock and Station company Brian has always been a top performer in Rural Sales . 

Experienced dairy farmer and heavy machinery contractor enhanced his wealth of knowledge for the Taranaki Rural  Region.

Currently an expert in subdivisions, lifestyle blocks and farm sales both in North and South Taranaki Brian Murrays client base is long standing.

Married to Christine Terrey, a father of two and grandfather, Brian manages to squeeze in a day or two of his favourite sport, fishing along with holidays by the sea.


David Cruikshank

Born in Kaponga, I grew up on my parents farm in Kapuni & (apart from a stint in Ireland) I’ve lived my whole life in Taranaki.

In 2000, myself & Kel (we met each other at high school) had the opportunity to live in Ireland where I got to play rugby, get into a sales job and visit every square inch of the country.

What began as a one year excursion ended up being a five year lifestyle change, and in August 2005 we came home to an exciting few months.

In September I finished off my real estate salesperson’s certificate and began working with Brian & Christine at Taranaki Independent. In November we welcomed our first son Tyler.

Fast forward a couple of years and Ella arrived on the scene on Valentine’s Day 2008 (yes the same day as me - every one of my birthday cakes since have been of princesses, or mermaids, or just plain pink).

Exactly one year later we celebrated our wedding day (yes - three things to remember now on the one day).

I completed my Graduate Diploma In Business Studies (Real Estate) in April 2011 - gaining my AREINZ (giving me the opportunity to run my own real estate business)... 

...and to the present day. Kel now manages the Lockwood Manor Motel where we live, Tyler is at New Plymouth Boys High, Ella attends Highlands Intermediate and Molly (who we welcomed on the 12th of August 2013) is at Central Primary.

Peter Bevins

After 25 years of dairy farming in South Taranaki my wife Sharon and our three children moved to New Plymouth. Still having strong connections in South Taranaki and now living in North Taranaki I found it ideal to commence my next venture that being a career in real estate.

Still a keen farmer I have kept my farming interests going, however now its on a smaller scale as we have small dry stock farm at Oakura. Another one of my hobbies is restoring old Capri cars. Lots of fun.

I enjoy working with the team at Taranaki Independent Real Estate and look forward to assisting past and new clients with all their real estate needs.

Christine Terrey

Mobile (021) 241 3961
After Hours (06) 752 0721
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Brian Murray

Mobile (027) 442 3790
After Hours (06) 752 0721
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David Cruikshank

Mobile (027) 632 1122
After Hours (06) 758 0582
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Peter Bevins

Mobile 027 484 5143
After Hours (06) 758 8666
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