Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin Newport

About Me

A driven, detail orientated and reliable individual who thrives in a challenging and competitive environment.

I am a Hawke’s Bay local who gained management experience in the timber industry in various roles over 15 years.

Learning the critical success and failures whilst running a medium sized business gave me the confidence to take the step towards becoming self employed as a real estate professional.

This shift has enabled me to build my brand and hone negotiation and marketing skills. My mindset is to ensure that I am helping people to achieve their goals as people and strong relationships are my business.

Giving for Good is an initiative which we have started in line with our 100 years in real estate. This is something I am passionate about with a focus of ensuring the donations are directed at local organisations.

Having reached a stage in my career where I am able to commit to more a directorship would compliment and benefit from my current skill set.

Contact Details

Benjamin Jackson
027 244 0766


  • Nov 2020 – Current

    Real Estate Sales Manager

    Employer: Harcourts Hawkes Bay - Regent Realty Ltd

    Managing Taradale and Napier sales teams (37 strong). Commercial and local government relationship development.

  • March 2016 – Nov 2020

    Real Estate Sales

    Employer: Cox Partners Estate agents, Hawkes Bay

    Acquisition of sales stock for sale throughout Hawke’s Bay. Negotiation and marketing of residential sales

  • Mar 2014 – Mar 2016

    Head Machinist

    Employer: Timu Timbers Ltd, Hastings

    Management of Machining staff (10), management of circular and band saws sitewide, machine maintenance, strategic planning

  • Feb 2009 – Mar 2014

    Planning and Production Supervisor

    Employer: Timu Timbers Ltd, Hastings

    Planning of cut plans for processing factory, timber purchasing, general staff supervision.

  • Sept 2007 – Feb 2009

    Processing Supervisor

    Employer: Timu Timbers Ltd, Hastings

    Supervision of Remanufacturing factory, allocation of staff (30)

  • Nov 2004 – Sept 2007

    Timber Machinist

    Employer: Rembrandt Fine Arts Ltd, Napier

    Setting of highspeed planers, multi-rip saws, forklift driving, grinding of straight and profile cutters

  • Nov 2003 – Nov 2004


    Employer: Coca Cola Amatil NZ Ltd, Napier

    Merchandising of Supermarket sector throughout Hawke’s Bay.

Interests & Hobbies

Travelling and experiencing new cultures
Research of affordable housing and developments
Continued education/study
Spending time with family and friends
Inline/Ice Hockey

Qualifications and Education

June 2023
Post Graduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy

Tech Future Lab, Auckland

Real Estate
December 2020
Licensed Agent, Individual REA.
Real Estate
March 2016
National Certificate, Real Estate, L4, Open Polytechnic

Covering land ownership, transfer of ownership, and titles; the law of contract and the law of agency; misleading and deceiving conduct and misrepresentation; council zoning and building law, legal matters affecting real estate licensees; use of inspection, appraisal and agency agreement for real estate property; licensing and code of professional conduct under the Real Estate Act 2008; and methods for sale of real estate in New Zealand.

April 2015
NZQA Accredited Assessor for Competenz NZ Limited
Information Technology
March 2014
Bachelor Computing Systems L7, EIT

IT career training with hands-on learning in modern computing science systems including data communications, networking, IT management, web and software development, business intelligence and systems analysis, and design, and cybersecurity.

April 2013
National Certificate Competitive Manufacturing Initiative (LEAN) L3

Developing manufacturing skills and knowledge with competitive manufacturing systems. The implementation of processes and systems that will improve reliability, availability and condition of equipment while also significantly improving production capacity and product quality, technical support and leadership roles.

Timber Machining
January 2007
National Certificate Timber Machining L4, FITEC

Training in the skills and knowledge required by a Timber Machinist for the development and manufacture of profile tooling used in shaping timber components, the maintenance of timber machining equipment, troubleshooting of timber machining operations, and the analysis of costs associated with timber machining operations

Skills & Strengths

Firm but fair leader
Excellent time management
Strong and effective negotiator
Strong and effective negotiator
Quick and proficient at learning new skills
High level of computer literacy
Firm grasp of Competitive Manufacturing Initiatives (5S,LEAN,KAIZEN)
Results driven adhering strictly to DIFOTIS


Christine Caddie
Ckient / Character
+64 21 147 1234
John Armstrong
Character / Professional
+64 21 425 376
Spencer Bartlett
Work Colleague
+64 27 230 0119
Christo Swart
Work Colleague
+64 21 171 9428
Ross Smith
+61 435 208 992

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