Christine Jenkins AREINZ

Principal, Property Manager

Christine brings to Connect Realty over 20 years experience in the Real Estate industry in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.

Chris can help advise you on what is a desirable property and location should you be looking to invest in further properties and offers a free market rental appraisal device.

She will also advise you on future ongoing maintenance required for your investment property and is always only a phone call or email away if you want to have a chat.

Lisa Vale

Inspection Manager

Lisa has been involved with property investment in Tauranga and further afield for over 10 years. She enjoys property management especially meeting the tenants and viewing the multitude of differently designed houses.

Lisa has an administration and database management background. Lisa has lived in Tauranga for most of her life. With its golden sand beaches, blue ocean, green forests, cycling and tramping Tauranga offers an idealistic lifestyle for her and her family. Lisa enjoys traveling, family get togethers and socialising. Along with camping, off-roading and boating.

NZQA Diploma in Property Management.

Debbie Wilson

Property Manager

Debbie Wilson has many years of experience in office management, administration and quality control, with a strong focus on building and maintaining relationships with clientele.

Debbie has lived in Tauranga and surrounding districts for most of her life so has a sound knowledge of the area and enjoys all what the Bay has to offer. Debbie enjoys the interaction with tenants, owners and tradesmen and has introduced some great office systems to Connect Realty which improve speed and accuracy.

Debbie is a keen sailor, enjoys the sailing with the local clubs and has sailed over 16000 miles offshore. When not sailing up the islands Debbie enjoys her cycling, tennis and the local beaches in the area.

NZQA Diploma in Property Management.

Kobie Lindstrom

Personal Assistant

A South African born New Zealander for the last 20 years.  Currently applying my skills as a Personal Assistant to the Property Manager.  Have had the wonderful opportunity to start my career in the immigration industry, before moving onto insurance and finally real estate before joining Connect Realty.

Recently moved to the lovely Bay of Plenty and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle combining my love for the beach and fishing.

Joanne McLean


Joanne has had many years’ experience in the floriculture industry. Being heavily involved in setting up and running the office, systems and accounts of their consultancy and growing supply business. She has always been the friendly face and first contact for their business.

Joanne and her family lived rural in Pyes Pa for 30 + years and is currently enjoying a new lifestyle in Mt Maunganui. Enjoying the beaches and climbing the Mount. She has spent many years rowing with the Bay Coast Rowing club, being active in Gate Pa tennis club – Currently enjoys learning bridge!