Catherine Rochester

Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Hastings

The Rochesters


has been actively involved in the  real estate industry for over 28 years — the last 25 have been in Hastings and Havelock North, where she has earned a reputation as a specialist in residential sales and is consistently one of the  top award winning salespeople. Much of her success can be attributed to hard work, dedication and a true desire to help people achieve their ideal result. Her patience and understanding of clients circumstances are a unique strong point and why most of her listings come from recommendations past clients.

Catherine and Peter

have been married for over 40 years and are lucky enough to have their 3 children and families all living in the Bay and thoroughly enjoy the time spent with family. They both enjoy music and are fortunate in that respect to have their eldest son working locally as a musician, as well as  a granddaughter studying music at University.


has grown up in Hawke’s Bay and loves everything it has to offer. He has a passion for motorsport & fishing, and has always had a keen interest in the property market. During his 9 years with a local builders merchants in a management role, he has established a very good relationship with builders, tradespeople, suppliers and fellow employees. Andrew's knowledge of building practice, skills in today’s technology and drive to achieve great results for people is evident - in his first year of Real Estate awarded Ray White's 3rd top salesperson for the region.

Peter (AREINZ)

Has been in the industry for 40 years in various sales and management roles including 6 years as Principal of  Peak Realty in Hawke’s Bay, a company which gained 30% market share at its’ “Peak”! He has taken a step back from selling but still very much part of the team with sound advice and as the marketing specialist.

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Very Knowledgeable and Professional

Peter & Denise

Catherine was so friendly and not pushy, made us feel comfortable. Had full trust in whatever she suggested. We are sure we only sold because of her total input.

Ian, Pauline & Susan

Catherine is the consummate Estate Agent - she always has been and will always be (I have enlisted her experience on many occasion)

Joan & Trudy

She is friendly, experienced & non-pressuring.

Alister & Vicki

Very professional in everything she did

Peter & Denise

Good approach to marketing, good commuication and a high level of service.

Ronald & Judy

Good attention to detail. Catherine and Andrew's skill sets compliment each other. Realistic pricing and commission

Gordon & Garthue

Extremely Professional, yet Caring and Understanding.

Brendon & Emma

We went through Andrew rather than Catherine. Andrew was very calm, relaxed and thorough. His mannerism and approach to the sale was refreshing because he wasn't like your stereotypical agent. Very happy with the whole process which Andrew made very easy.

Andrew & Sasha

Very Enjoyable

Peter and Mary

Catherine and Andrew were so supportive throughout our sale and kept us fully informed and up to date with all inspectons and open homes. What a great result they achieved for us. We couldnt be happier.

Hudson & Kellie

Good communication. Friendly. Professional and got good money for our house.

Lee & Melanie

We had excellent service and felt she was very honest.

Owen & Christina

We felt that Ctherine looked after us extremely well and was observant of our requests.

Christopher & Catherine

Catherine made our recent property sale easy and stress free. Both Catherine and Peter have a relaxed manner and coupled with their wealth of experience made the process flow very smoothly for us. Catherine ensured we had all the information we needed and kept us informed throughout the selling exercise. We really appreciated the sensible advice given and the non pushy approach that Catherine has. Thank you Catherine for your kindness, your professionalism and for achieving such a great price for us!

Katie and Roger Wiffin

Thank you “Team Rochester” for your professional expertise in marketing and selling our property. The outcome exceeded our expectations and we did appreciate your hard work in the sale.

Gill & Gary

I would like to thank Catherine for Her Amazing help in the purchase our new home. Because I wasn't interested in Tenders process she gentle gave me confidence to keep going forward with a top result we are very happy and Thankful for your encouraging support and gentle approach .

Brent and Anna Ell

Catherine assisted us with the sale of a rental property in 2016. Catherine communicates clearly and ensures the vendor is kept well informed. Overall the sale process went smoothly and we would certainly use Catherine again and recommend her to others for her personal and professional approach.

Lorna and Murray Cowan

It was a pleasure working with Catherine Rochester in our recent purchase of a Havelock North property. Catherine always greeted us with a smile and nothing we ever asked of her was too much trouble. Her ability to provide accurate and timely information regarding the property made the entire process smooth and easy.

Lisa Arrell and Ken Parsons

Catherine Rochester has assisted me with real estate since returning to New Zealand in 2007. We purchased our first home in Hawkes Bay in 2008, and have recently sold two properties in Hawkes Bay this last month. Catherine is always very pleasant and polite, which makes the process a lot more enjoyable. She has a very professional character, but is similarly kind and thoughtful. It is always a pleasure working with Catherine, and I'm grateful for her service.

Sarah Reo

Catherine has a solid record for being reliable, honest and very pleasant to deal with. We have recently engaged Catherine and Andrew to both purchase and sell a property for us, in a very tight time frame, which they achieved with great results. Nothing was too much trouble and Catherine kept in touch throughout the entire process. Thanks


Very easy to talk to and relate to. Felt that she was doing all she could to sell the property.

Lorraine & Theo

Catherine and Andrew are kind, honest and genuine. Catherine has been very thoughtful and patient with me, staying in contact throughout the process, keeping me informed about progress and being gentle when things get difficult. I feel I can trust the team of Catherine and Andrew, and leave things in their capable hands, to work on my behalf.


Catherine was very good at her job. She kept in contact and very pleasant to work with.

Pamela & Grant

She was professional, honest and kept us informed

Wayne & Gaylene

Catherine was very professional and efficient, with good advise for the best way to market our flat.

Julie, Philip & John

It was a pleasure to engage your services as agents for the sale of our property. We found you were always courteous, trustworthy and gave good advice. You certainly went the “extra mile”.

Stan & Trisha Walton

I wish you and Peter well for your years ahead but am confident that your reputation precedes you!

Chris Russell

A pleasure to deal with, very honest. We will recommend her to all our friends who are looking at buying or selling.

Amanda Brough

Fantastic. I loved the fact that they kept me informed and they were very down to earth and reliable.

Mandy Jensen

We found Catherine & Peter to be professional & hardworking throughout the process. Communication was excellent, good advice during negotiations & great result. Thank you.

Viv & Steve Foster

Our sincere thanks for all you did to assist us in the sale of Kirkpatrick Place and the purchase of Heynes Place. A Huge thank you! We could not have done it without you.

Pete and Tania Philipsen

A lovely lady, with empathy and patience — a true professional

Debbie Dewey

I would certainly recommend you to anyone wishing to buy or sell

Sue Boekhorst

Most recent or updated property listings from Catherine Rochester

4 Beds
3 Baths
2 Parking
57 Puflett Rd
Havelock North, New Zealand
By Negotiation
57 Puflett Road Havelock North HWKBAY 4130 NZ
-39.685331 176.884694
3 Beds
1 Baths
1 Parking
6A Ritchie Pl
Havelock North, New Zealand
Offers Over $495,000
6A Ritchie Place Havelock North HWKBAY 4130 NZ
-39.674014 176.902555
3 Beds
1 Baths
2 Parking
23 Rakau St
Havelock North, New Zealand
Offers Over $498,000
23 Rakau Street Havelock North HWKBAY 4130 NZ
-39.675937 176.874042
4 Beds
2 Baths
4 Parking
42 Busby Hill
Havelock North, New Zealand
Offers Over $1,100,000
42 Busby Hill Havelock North HWKBAY 4130 NZ
-39.674685 176.883450
4 Beds
2 Baths
2 Parking
81 Simla Ave
Havelock North, New Zealand
By Negotiation
81 Simla Avenue Havelock North HWKBAY 4130 NZ
-39.672428 176.894879
3 Beds
2 Baths
2 Parking
904 Fitzroy Ave
Mahora, New Zealand
Offers Over $579,000
904 Fitzroy Avenue Mahora HWKBAY 4120 NZ
-39.629395 176.839472
4 Beds
2 Baths
2 Parking
Lot 2 - 20 Reynolds Rd
Havelock North, New Zealand
By Negotiation
Lot 2 - 20 Reynolds Road Havelock North HWKBAY 4130 NZ
-39.679395 176.872827