With 32 years of real estate experience and a long-time local since 1969, Richard knows the Arrowtown and rural market intimately.

Beginning his real estate career in the Coromandel working for Richardson’s Real Estate, then opening his own office in Arrowtown in 1992, Richard has a vast knowledge of Arrowtown real estate.

Before his real estate career Richard worked in the hospitality industry for over thirteen years, holding senior management positions in Queenstown and Rotorua.

Now Principal of Ray white Arrowtown, Richard shares his time supporting the team helping them to assist in giving their clients the best possible service available and helping many of his repeat customers and clients.

Richard is heavily involved in the local Community and has and still holds many Club and community affiliations. (see below).

Richard and his team are huge on giving honest and open advice and ensuring you achieve the highest price for your property showing you the different options of selling your property and if buying they will support you through the buying process with care and due diligence.

Richard is available to discuss with you any questions you may have about real estate or if you just want some good old fashioned advice.


In Real Estate since 1988 - Fully licensed realtor being an Associate member of the Real Estate Institute since 1992

Licensed Real Estate Agent under the Real Estate Agents Authority, License number 10016190


Diploma in Hotel management and catering administration

Fellow member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand FREINZ

Justice of the Peace


Past Chairman of the Arrowtown Primary School Board of Trustees for over 6 years

Past President of the Central Otago Lakes District of the Real Estate Institute of NZ

Past Chairman of the Arrowtown Village Association for past 12 years

 Secretary of local Community Club - Thursday Club 

Secretary/Treasurer Arrowtown Curling Club

Verger/Warden of the Arrowtown Anglican Church

Past President of the local Thursday Club


Married to Leanne with two loving daughters Emma and Amanda and son Nick.

A local Arrowtown resident since 1969.


Flying, (ex Private Pilot), Skiing, Curling, enjoying the outdoors, tramping and trying to stay fit.

MY MISSION STATEMENT: To give to my clients and all the people I talk to a most open and honest opinion and to help them make their dream become a reality and in doing so having fun along the way.

Email: richard.newman@raywhite.com     Mobile: 0274 970 138     Telephone: (03) 442 1616


2015 Executive Performer (NZ)

2016 Premier (NZ)


Neville Brinsdan

"Great customer service ."

Lois & Peter

"I have always had very good service with Richard."
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