The Kiwi Team
Meet the Team:
From a military background, Colin has spent virtually his entire life in the field. In the business for more than 20 years, he has guided and hunted extensively around the world, including Africa, Europe and all over North and South America and the South Pacific. Colin is 110% committed to client satisfaction and will oversee all aspects of your hunting experience with us. His favourite New Zealand animal to hunt is the tahr, while his global choice is a toss up between Spanish ibex and Sonoran desert mule deer.
Rodon was born in Zimbabwe - Africa. He and his family immigrated to New Zealand. Very well known within the international hunting fraternity, Rodon was one of the youngest Professional Hunters to qualify for a full unrestricted Professional Hunters License in Zimbabwe. He has guided for 22 years and managed two leading safari companies in Zimbabwe before joining Kiwi Safaris in the marketing & administration side of the operation. Well traveled and experienced in the safari business he can deal with almost all questions and can advise you when arranging your hunt with us.
"Mitch" has been hunting and fishing his whole life with close to 20 years of professional guiding. There are not too many situations which Mitch has not experienced, a stickler for detail, wealth of knowledge, great sense of humor, enthusiastic and passionate drive to get his hunters great trophies but at the same time laid back, patient and fun to be around make Mitch very unique and a valuable senior member of the team.
John has the outdoors in his blood. He is an accomplished mountaineer, a competitive kayaker and a keen hunter. The mountains are his passion. John is always up for a challenge, he is in great shape and not scared of hard work. When you're around John you just know that you are in good hands and feel comfortable and confident to give him the reins. But when the day is over and you are back at the lodge John is casual, relaxed and laughs easily. A true professional and a perfect gentlemen.
Very rarely does a guide have the precise balance of youthfulness and experience. Fraser is clean cut, polite, eager to please and energetic young man but with over 10 years of guiding experience in New Zealand and some in North America. Fraser a keen hunter himself and has hunted in Africa. Whether you a young hunter wanting to get out and stretch the legs or an older gentlemen wanting to be treated with respect, Fraser ticks all the boxes of a great all round guide.
Known for his sharp wit and dry humour, Steve is fun to just be around. Guiding for around 20 seasons now, Steve splits his time between the New Zealand hunting season and guiding in Scotland where he is the Head Gamekeeper of a large shoot. Steve enjoys all aspects of the hunt, including the butchering and his enthusiasim rubs off on everyone around him. Another valuable member of our guiding team.
Lodge staff - Stew Point Lodge
Lee's bubbly cheerful personality is infectious, fun and extremely easy to get along with, nothing ever seems to be a problem for Lee. Meal times are a real treat, the only complaint ever heard is that our guests have put on weight during their stay. With years of catering experience from small groups to large dinner functions Leeann has the knowledge and ability to deal with most groups and their dietary requirements. Although all the background work of supplies, cooking and cleaning is often not noticed Lee is certainly a key pin in the team effort during your hunt.
Lodge staff - Sherwood Lodge