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1920

Hopper's family

Pictured left to right: Ian, Trish, Bill, Edith, Guy, Barbara, Tony

1920

Settling in Auckland

WHANGAPARAOA, Auckland

Initially from Yorkshire, Ken and Edith Hopper immigrated to Auckland in 1920, later settling in Whangaparaoa in 1927.

1950

Hopper Bros begin

WHANGAPARAOA, Auckland

Brothers, Tony and Ian, started their own property development firm in the early 1950's. Starting with developments around Whangaparaoa and surrounds.

Hopper's early construction

1950

Pauanui creation

1967

1967

Pauanui Beach

COROMANDEL

Pauanui is where Hoppers truly found their forte in creating property, and delivering lifestyle emerged to the forefront of their planning and decision-making.

Pauanui book

1987

Leigh takes the lead

PAUANUI WATERWAYS

Ian's son, Leigh, became paramount to the organisation and took over management in 1987. Ian and Leigh had a vision for some remaining land in Pauanui, and so the Pauanui Waterways canal development was brought to life in the early 1990's.

1987

Ian and Leigh

2020

Family and lifestyle focus

Hopper Developments has certainly expanded in the last 20 years or so. The company has diversified from property development into retirement living, marine associated activities, commercial, retail and residential development, with much more planned on the horizon. Family and lifestyle is certainly still the company focus and remains core to the company strategy.

Child and mum

2020

2021

Leigh and Linda

2021

Leigh semi-retires

Leigh has chosen to retire in Whitianga Waterways and enjoys much of his time boating and exploring the Coromandel East Coast. As for the business, his two children Gray and Shana, alongside his nephew Andy, and a few key personnel such as CEO Tim Brooks whom has been with the company for 40 years, are collectively driving company activities.

2023

Next generation

Gray and Andy, with their families, live and work on the Hibiscus Coast - where Hoppers HQ is based, and Shana is located at the Waterways at Marsden Cove, balancing family and work-life between the two offices. As Hoppers continues to grow, the company remains in good hands with the next generations forging ahead.

Child and mum

2023