175 Papanui Road
Merivale, Christchurch 8014

“Leading the real estate line.”
– Nicky Armitage

Insight, Knowledge & Commitment

Nicky proudly holds 15 years experience selling real estate and offers considerable insight and knowledge of the New Zealand real estate market. She has represented sellers and buyers with great skill and has worked tirelessly on behalf of her clients and her immense level of commitment is evidenced through record-setting listings and remarkable turnover values in both high-end residential and lifestyle properties.

New to the Canterbury region but not new in real estate, Nicky has a proven track record with not only selling luxury and lifestyle properties but also specialising in developments which have seen her recognised in the top 2% of agents. With an eye for detail, empathetic communication skills and steadfast commitment, she quite simply delivers on the promises she makes – with integrity and genuine care.

Nicky has joined Lines & Co, working alongside Sean Lines and Karena Lines. Nicky and Karena previously worked together selling real estate for ten years as a mother/daughter team.

Lines & Co is the perfect choice for your next real estate move.

Call Nicky, Sean or Karena today to have a confidential chat about your next move.

Meet Tony Hamilton

Tony joined the Real Estate industry after dedicating over 40 years to a successful career in the Motor Industry. He began his journey for franchise dealerships, specializing in the sale of new cars, and steadily advanced to running his own dealership. This included an independent motor vehicle service centre and two finance companies.

Tony’s extensive expertise spans a wide spectrum, encompassing negotiating sales, promotion, marketing and arranging finance and services. He could even give you some advice on where to get your car serviced.

As you can see, Tony is no stranger to hard work. He seizes every opportunity, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to assisting buyers and sellers in discovering the best options tailored to their specific needs. This genuine passion has led to the establishment of a substantial and highly satisfied client base, fostered through years in the Motor Industry. Many of these clients have become cherished personal friends, a true testament to Tony’s character.

Tony does not engage in high-pressure selling tactics. Instead, he offers honest, friendly, confidential advice. If you’re interested in a conversation, he would be delighted to hear from you.

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Next Generation Real Estate

Milla Newbury is the next generation of real estate and has been a part of the Harcourts family since 2022, learning and honing her customer service skills through her role as an administrator and gaining insight into all facets of the real estate industry. Milla understands the value of hard work; from a young age, she has been a competitive figure skater, representing Canterbury and achieving a New Zealand national title. Drawing from her over 13 years of competitive figure skating experience, Milla recognizes the importance of discipline, resilience, and always striving for excellence. These qualities have seamlessly transitioned into her professional life with a winning mindset. While still actively participating in figure skating and dedicating time to the gym, Milla’s work ethic is truly admirable. In addition to her athletic pursuits, Milla also engages in modeling and enjoys a vibrant social life.

She stays up-to-date with the latest market trends and readily embraces new technologies to ensure her clients receive top-notch service. Her bubbly and fun-loving personality fosters an enjoyable and stress-free experience, making her someone you can trust. Whether you’re buying or selling, Milla is committed to assisting you in your property endeavors and looks forward to being of help not only today, but also in the future.

Have confidence in the call!

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“Custom strategies, pushing expectations and committed to quality.
– Sean Lines

Leading the real estate line

Sean’s move into the world of property and real estate marketing was a natural progression that he had been working towards for years. Prior to real estate, Sean owned and directed two building companies. He won the ‘Most Trusted Business Award’ in 2021 and 2022 and was the top rated in the Bay of Plenty region.

Having established a track record of achieving outstanding results in the business sector and buying and selling multiple personal homes, Sean’s passion for real estate only strengthened so naturally he joined Harcourts Holmwood alongside Karena Lines as a husband and wife duo.

The team’s dynamic and strategic marketing campaigns are a large component to their sales results. All options are investigated when considering the buying audience for your home and they use advanced marketing tactics to ensure your property is seen and targeted appropriately.

Combining in-depth building knowledge with strong marketing and negotiating skills enables Sean to deliver great results time and time again. He possesses an evident and infectious passion for real estate, has a commitment to providing the highest level of service to his clients and is consistently refining his astute negotiating skills.

Call Sean or Karena today to have a confidential chat about your next move.

Drive, Passion, & Excellence…

Ryan’s passion for real estate is driven by his desire to help others achieve their property goals.

Ryan’s passion for Real Estate is driven by his desire to help others achieve their property goals. He is motivated by the challenge of finding the perfect home for his clients and the satisfaction of seeing them happy with the results. His excellence is demonstrated through his commitment to providing the highest level of service and his dedication to staying up to date with the latest market trends. Ryan’s enthusiasm and dedication to his clients are what sets him apart from other agents. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure his clients are more than satisfied with the outcome.

He may be one of the younger agents, but that does not stop him when it comes to the effort and distance he will go to help his clients. Ryan is also working alongside Tom Hardy who is a phenomenal Sales Consultant in the industry. With both Ryan and Tom, they are sure to do a fantastic job in all things real estate related for you.

Prior to Real Estate, Ryan’s previous career was face to face working with clients to kit out their homes with furniture, beds, whiteware, and all things essential. Refining his eye to navigate and create lovable and well-designed spaces.

When Ryan finds spare time from work, he loves visiting the beach, walking the Bridle Path, and spending time with friends and family.


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Passionate, Dedicated & Genuine

To be successful in Real Estate, Whitney understands that it is critical to develop strong client relationships. Her ability to create lasting connections with those she meets, is the key to her success. Whitney has worked in a variety of industries, including tertiary support and event management. Within these roles, communication and problem solving are at the forefront and she brings these skills with her into Real Estate.

More recently Whitney has worked in Real Estate administration, she has a vast knowledge of the industry and appreciates the finer details that go on behind the scenes. You can be assured that with this sound knowledge you are in capable hands.

Her kind and compassionate nature means she will always strive to get the best results for her clients. Whether that’s finding the right buyer for a property and achieving a great price, or matching a buyer with their dream home, the experience will be second to none. The aptitude to create a unique experience for each and every transaction while keeping it as straightforward as possible is her main goal.
Her passion for Real Estate is infectious, and that combined with her dedication, drive and genuine desire to help her clients through what can so often be a stressful experience is above all what sets Whitney apart from the rest.

Exceptional and driven with a Devine eye for detail, Art has an innate passion for Real Estate.
– Art Devine

Exceptional and driven with a Devine eye for detail, Art has an innate passion for Real Estate

Art has an unmatched level of personal experience, having been through the process of sale and purchase of 17 property transactions covering not only his personal homes and relocation, but investment success, relationship dissolution and estate sales.

He can empathise with how emotional a residential sale can be, and this is where he excels.

For over 20 years, Art has been the owner of businesses where people and relationships are at both the forefront and heart, and many of Art’s clients have become loyal friends. Art’s business team too, are like family and many have worked with him for much of his career.

This is testament to the way he treats people – with the care, attention and integrity he believes should underpin every human interaction.

With a charismatic charm that naturally connects with people from all walks of life, Art is quick to gain trust and respect.

Art thinks logically and is decisive and pragmatic when choices need to be made and priorities set, which places him in the highest calibre.

With a drive for working with consistent focus, Art’s tendency towards perfectionism provides a level of attention that gathers all of the finer details. Through his positive and infectious personality, Art has curated a collaborative network across the country of the very best marketing professionals to confidently put your property ahead of the rest and in front of buyers.

Art is driven by a dedication and commitment to empower his clients while using strong communication skills, knowledge of their best options and the ability to achieve exceptional results no matter their situation.


The only bad time to buy property is later!
– Steve Bolton

Here to Help You, Every Step of the Way.

Born and raised in Christchurch, Rachel has returned to New Zealand, after 27 years of living and working overseas, namely in Australia, Scotland, Norway and most recently Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Having originally completed an honours degree in Pharmacy at Otago University, Rachel went on to work in the industry for 11 years, both in hospitals and community pharmacy. This taught her a high standard of professionalism, attention to detail, empathy and kindness.

Whilst living in Malaysia, she was part of a team working with the UNHCR, supporting Afghan refugee women, assisting them through personal networks and connections, to set up self-sustaining businesses so that they could support their communities. This amazing journey has taught her to be comfortable dealing with people from all walks of life, connecting with different cultures and communities, whilst building trust and connections.

She is the proud mum of three amazing sons, realising too the importance of time management and quality time together as a family.

Having bought, lived and sold homes around the world, developed in her a love for real estate and a passion and drive to help others with their property needs. In all the areas she has worked in, the common denominator has always been about the people.  She hopes to bring a new and fresh approach to real estate, with all the resources and support from the Harcourts family right behind her.

Bubbly and friendly, Rachel brings a natural enthusiasm to all her interactions and would simply love the opportunity to help you achieve your real estate goals.


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“There Is No Such Thing As Failure. There Are Only Results.”
– Josh Hilbers

Here to Provide Value and Exceptional Service

Josh Hilbers is committed to helping his clients navigate the intricacies of an ever changing real estate market, making sure that a successful outcome can be achieved. With exceptional listening skills and a trustworthy manner, you can be sure that if it can be done, Josh will help you get it done.

Being a born and bred Cantabrian, Josh has a strong connection and love for Christchurch City and is proud to be a part of the rise and rebuild that enables people to create a home and a promising future in this soon-to-be SuperCity.

Previously, Josh has had a very successful career as a skydiving instructor, however, in the last few years he has been working hard to build both a successful business in the personal development space and more recently a career in real estate with the Holmwood team.

Spending time to develop his skills in business and psychology, Josh has an avid understanding of negotiation and marketing. Most importantly, Josh understands the importance of providing value and exceptional service to ensure your most significant investment goals can be achieved and to make sure your own personal journey in real estate is a smooth and enjoyable process.

Joining the incredible team at Harcourts Holmwood Merivale, you can rest assured that Josh has some of the best systems, resources and training behind him to ensure you get the best outcome, whether buying or selling your home. With integrity and knowledge Josh will help you succeed with your real estate goals.

You are in good hands, and he looks forward to getting to know you.

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“Client focussed, results driven.”
– Deb Beesley

A Wealth of Knowledge…

Years of experience and expertise along with an unstoppable work ethic has seen Deb achieve award after award, year after year, with over $200 million in settled sales. Deb is a qualified Branch Manager which ensures her in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Real Estate transactions.

When you choose Deb you will soon understand why she is known for her drive and exceptional level of dedicated care in meeting and exceeding her client’s needs and expectations.

Totally committed, Deb knows buying and selling property is often emotional, stressful and time consuming. Deb in her no fuss way works tirelessly to ensure a smooth process and an outstanding result.

In her relaxed, upfront, honest and unflustered way Deb works alongside her clients delivering clear, precise communication and sound professional real estate advice. Deb simply loves her job and has a natural enthusiasm for her chosen career.

For outstanding real estate service and results, talk to Deb now!

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