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Tina Tarawhiti

Client Service Officer - Finance

Tina brings a wealth of experience to our finance team and there is not a lot she can’t do when it comes to meeting the needs of our valuable clients. Her previous finance broker experience has proved to be invaluable in heading up the back office of our Finance Department.

Tina assists Eddie in qualifying, pre-assessing, lodging applications, liaising with the lenders, and finding the most suitable options for our customers. “The most important role we play in finance is matching the client up with the right lender and right product that suits their individual situation and needs” says Tina. Tina is a mother of five, and her organisation skills definitely show her strength is in multi-tasking. At most times, Tina and Kayla can have many applications on the go at one time – all at different stages, and they have mastered a fantastic system between the two of them that ensures nothing is missed.

Tina lived & studied abroad in Hawaii, graduating with High Honours with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She loves going back there to visit any chance she gets! She also has a Graduate Diploma in Teaching.

When Tina is not busy servicing the needs of our customers, she enjoys keeping fit and healthy and can often be found sweating it out at her local crossfit gym. She works hard to ensure that her busy family are also kept active and spends a lot of time running her kids around to their various sporting events. She also plays an active role in her church community running a weekly youth group. Without a doubt though Tina’s most passionate hobby is EATING - and she has left many men sitting there in shock at the amount of food that can fit into such a tiny lady.

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”

Specialisation

  • Residential Lending
  • First Home Buyers
  • Investment Property
  • Debt Consolidation

Qualifications and Awards

  • Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching
  • National Certificate in Computing (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Business Administration (Level 4)
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Get to know Tina!

Do you have a favourite quote?
“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”

Favourite travel spot?
Hawaii

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
I can bench-press more than my body weight.

What is an ability you wish you had?
Photographic Memory!

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A trip around the world with my family.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people don’t refill the toilet paper roll!! .. At home & work!

What is your favourite meal?
Hangi from New Zealand

What is your least favourite food?
Kidney.. Childhood nightmare

What is your biggest fear?
Sleeping with my feet out of the blanket

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
CrossFit, Health & Fitness, Nutrition

Are you messy or organised?
Organised 🙂

Where is your favourite place to eat?
Grill’d is my go-to

Where is your hometown?
Wairoa, New Zealand

You’re happiest when?
When workouts complete, my tummy’s full, chores are done and there’s plenty of time to relax with friends & family.