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Laura Knox-Whyte

Compliance Manager


Laura is highly motivated and committed to real esate.

A long-time local Kerikeri resident and was a student at the local Kerikeri Primary and Kerikeri High School.  Laura has lived and worked in Auckland and in London where she worked for numerous corporations covering a variety of industries including banking, advertising and Asia Pacific Group travel headquarters.  

Upon returning to Kerikeri, Laura and her husband, a licensed building practitioner, have designed and built several houses.  Both of them enjoy the kiwi DIY and have relocated and also renovated other homes over the past 24 years.  Laura understands the building and renovation process first hand.   She has a strong family background in real estate, an interest in the design, structure and building process and a passion for her local community and lifestyle she grew up in, which she now sees her own children enjoying and growing.

Starting in the family company in 1997 which included Kerikeri, Paihia and later Russell Laura become a licensed salesperson in 1998, and has worked in administration, Property Management, Personal Assistant to her father Ian, accounting aspects and introduced the company into the IT world.  In 2011 Laura became Managing Director of the Kerikeri company and then owner.  In 2015 Laura became co-owner of Ray White Paihia | Kawakawa | Kaikohe for four years with Gary Stead from Ray White Kaitaia, Mangonui and Doubtless Bay.

Laura and her family live on a lifestyle block in Kerikeri which has been home to horses, sheep, cattle, motorbikes and more recently her and her daughter have moved into goats with personality plus.

Laura is dedicated to offering family values with commitment to service, integrity and honesty in the real estate profession.  With an interest in advancement in technology and to overall provide a superior professional and personal service within our industry. 

She considers her team to be our greatest strength, and together they have achieved many successful years of helping people sell and find their home or investment.


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