Welcome to Waikato

When you’re thinking of building your dream home in the Mighty Waikato make sure you talk to your local Golden Homes team first. With showhomes in Hamilton City and Te Kauwhata in North Waikato we have the depth of local knowledge and experience to help make your dream home a reality.

The Waikato is a diverse region of beaches, rural retreats and urban communities and there wouldn’t be many places where Golden Homes Waikato haven’t built over the past 25 years.

For a beautiful home with innovation built in and an exceptional quality finish you’ll be as proud as we are of your new Golden Home.

No matter where or when you want to build come and see the team at Golden Homes. Let us show you through our show home in Karewa Place or Te Kauwhata and let’s talk about building your brand new dream home, a Golden Home, together.

Meet Our

Leadership Team

Leadership team
Neil Richardson

Neil Richardson

Chairman

Neil is a well-known businessman, entrepreneur, mentor and professional director. He is active in both business and community circles locally, nationally and internationally. He is currently involved with many enterprises in investment and governance capacities, including Chair of WTS Homes Limited and Chair of Marque Group Limited. He is the former Chair of New Zealand Homes Loans, Waikato Aggregates, AgResearch and the Foundation for Research Science and Technology. Neil is also a member of the Primary Sector Council and is an advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Neil has had a long-term involvement in the not-for-profit sector. He is a Trustee of Momentum Foundation and of Te Awa Trust and was a long-term Chair of Child Matters before stepping down in 2017. Neil is a former Adjunct Professor at the Waikato Management School.

As Chairman/Shareholder at Golden Homes Waikato/Taranaki (WTS Home Ltd), Neil is focused on community and, along with his fellow Directors, fully embraces the vision of ‘Better homes build healthier communities.

Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Director - Special Projects

Craig is locally born and bred and is from a Waikato farming background. Craig has made a successful career in the building industry with over 30 years experience in the construction sector. Craig has developed valuable relationships with many developers throughout the Waikato and Coromandel over the years; and has been involved in build projects ranging from Farm cottages and beach homes though to larger scale multi builds.

Craig is Special Projects Director at WTS Golden Homes and his extensive knowledge of the building process and his infectious personality makes the building process a pleasure.

As a Director/Shareholder at Golden Homes Waikato/Taranaki (WTS Homes Ltd), Craig is focused on community and, along with his fellow Directors, fully embraces the vision of ‘Better homes build healthier communities'.

Neil Welch

Neil Welch

Director

Neil Welch’s involvement in the building industry goes back a long way and it was his father, a master craftsman joiner and builder who initially ignited his passion, which then set the foundation for Neil to pursue a future in the trade. With over 30 years of experience, Neil Welch is still passionate about his industry and firmly believes in the quality of a Golden Home.

As a Director/Shareholder at Golden Homes Waikato/Taranaki (WTS Homes Ltd), Neil is focused on community and, along with his fellow Directors, fully embraces the vision of ‘Better homes build healthier communities’

Blake Richardson

Blake Richardson

Director - Finance and Legal

Blake has LLB and BCom from the University of Otago and an MBA with distinction from Trinity College Dublin. Blake is passionate about helping innovative and sustainability focused Waikato businesses grow. Blake has extensive experience in residential property development. Blake works with a number of Waikato businesses and environmentally focussed organisations. As a Director/Shareholder at Golden Homes Waikato/Taranaki (WTS Homes Ltd), Blake is focused on community and, along with his fellow Directors, fully embraces the vision of ‘Better homes build healthier communities’.

Wayne Smallwood

Wayne Smallwood

CEO

Wayne has made a successful career with Operations and Project Management within several industries over the last 30 years. His experience in Project Management and Operation’s Management have enabled him to work both Domestically and Internationally in Senior Management roles in a variety of manufacturing and construction industries.

Wayne originally hails from the Waikato region with a strong farming background, so he has strong ties to the region and a passion for construction and an appetite for challenging projects.

Wayne has spent many years working internationally which has enabled him to gain a wealth of experience when working in challenging and diverse environments. Wayne is focused on community and, along with the Directors, fully embraces the vision of ‘Better homes build healthier communities’.

Our

Community

01 Oct 2019

Softball New Zealand’s Golden Partnership

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30 Aug 2019

Building a brighter future

Building a brighter future for Bay children with dyslexia

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Waikato Showhomes

Hamilton House

Hamilton

Showhome

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NOW OPEN:

Monday to Friday: 9 - 5pm
Sunday: 12:30 - 3:30pm

3 Karewa Pl
Te Rapa, Hamilton
07 849 3979

AREAS COVERED:

Coromandel
Hamilton
Thames
Waikato
Waipa

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Te Kauwhata House

Te Kauwhata

Showhome

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NOW OPEN:

Monday to Friday: 9 - 3pm
Sunday: 11 - 3pm
Or afterhours by appointment

6 Bragato Way
Waikare Estate, Te Kauwhata
07 826 3330

AREAS COVERED:

Te Kauwhata

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