Property council tees off

A game of golf is often an opportunity to combine business and recreation, and that’s exactly what the Property Council New Zealand did recently, teeing off in Christchurch.

Chief executive of Property Council New Zealand, Leonie Freeman says the Christchurch Golf Day is always a popular event. “This year was no exception, with a solid field of competitors enjoying a beautiful day on the greens at Harewood Golf Club.

Leslie Hedges, Jon Robertson, Greg Hedges, Spencer Smith,

“Although a social gathering at heart, these days are integral to bringing our broad church of members together from all sectors of the property ecosystem.
“From architects, planners, lawyers and engineers to property developers, construction professionals, and agents, any occasion where we can unite the local property community and strengthen business relationships is a pleasure to host.”

Leonie added that it is thanks to sponsors such as Kelleher Real Estate that events like this can take place. “We sincerely appreciate their partnership in helping connect Canterbury property professionals.” Jeremy Kelleher, of Kelleher Real Estate, says it’s a great opportunity to meet colleagues in the same field of business, and to enjoy a day out, mixing business with pleasure.

Tom Sevier, David Moylan
Property Council is the leading advocate for New Zealand’s largest industry: property. Each year, it canvases its members to craft its annual advocacy priorities. These priorities form the foundation of all the work the council does, both nationally and in the regions.

In 2023/24 these priorities are grouped under five key work streams:

  • Enable thriving cities and infrastructure
  • Reform the planning system
  • Deliver housing that enhances communities
  • Adopt fairer regulation and tax settings
  • Improve sustainability and resilience


Property is New Zealand’s largest industry, making up 15% of economic activity.  As a sector, it employs 9% of New Zealand’s workforce and contributes more than $41.2 billion (and growing) to GDP.

Property Council New Zealand is the one organisation that collectively champions property, bringing together members from all corners of the property ecosystem to advocate for reduced red tape that enables development.

Patrick Stone, Liam Conaghan, Harry Staples,

Golf Day sponsored by Kelleher Real Estate

175 Montreal Street, Christchurch, 8011, 027 873 5722

Photos by John Ross

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