Dexter Cattle Society NZ Inc. is an organisation run by volunteers who have an interest in developing the breed and ensuring that the development of the breed is managed professionally with clear standards and regulations. The Society is governed by a Council, which is ably supported by people across New Zealand who organise and run local events and activities.

The following tables detail the contact information for the Council, Officers and Area Representatives. Please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate person with any queries and we will work to respond in a timely manner.

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Council Members

Contact Address Phone / Email Available?


Grant Keymer

Taipuha Settlement Road
RD 1
Paparoa 0571

P: 09 950 3075
E: president [at]


Robyn Snelgar

92a Clevedon - Takanini Rd
RD 2
Papakura 2582

P: 09 298 1789
E: secretary [at]



Jillian Walst

1324 State Highway 10
RD 3
Kerikeri 0293

P: 09 407 1508
E: membership [at]



Grant Keymer

Taipuha Settlement Road
RD 1
Paparoa 0571
P: 09 950 3075
E: webmaster [at]


Bobbie Wisneski

  P: 021 1678751
E: webassist [at]
Colin Read
12 Kotuku Place
Masterton 5810
P: 06 216 2787
E: treasurer [at]
Showing & Judging
Rosalie Bakker
E: showing [at]


Officers Outside Council

Contact Address Phone / Email Available?
Herd Registrar

Michelle Goodwin

57 Papaiti Road
RD 14
Whanganui 4584
P: 022 3156554
E: herdreg [at]
Dispatch Editor

Maureen Pettersson
137 Colletts Road
RD 1
Upper Hutt 5371
P: 04 526 3785
E: dispatch [at]

Tony Cutten
179 The Coastal Highway
RD 1
Richmond 7081
P: 021 985 824
E: research [at]




The Society takes any complaints raised seriously.  These are managed systematically to ensure that the fairest result is obtained and that the rules of the Dexter Cattle Society NZ are maintained.  The Society has two complaints officers who will investigate and report the findings to Council.  Complaints must be signed and in writing, and should be sent to the Secretary in the first instance.

Complaints Officers

Contact Address Phone Email
Tracey Dovey-Reid 152 Ashworths Road, RD 1, Amberley 7481 027 4600985 dovey.reid [at]
Deb Goodwin 354 Hughes Line, RD 7, Masterton 5887 021 635632 hughes354 [at]




Dexter Cattle Society NZ Inc. is a national organisation and the country is divided into a number of areas.  Each area has its own representative and runs local events, discussion groups and open days.  For more information about what is happening in your area please contact your local representative. 

Area Representatives

Area Code Contact Phone / Email
Northland / North of Warkworth NL Rosalie Bakker P:
E: showing [at]
North Harbour / Auckland NH Dayle Flannagan P: 09 427 5262
E: dartfarm24 [at]
Counties Franklin (Bridge to Bombay) CF Robyn Snelgar P: 09 298 1789
E: secretary [at]
Waikato WK Patsy Leek P: 07 829 9746
E: charming.stud [at]
Bay of Plenty BP Lizzi Thompson P: 07 863 9312
E: lizzi [at]
Hawkes Bay HB Vacant  
Taranaki TK Vacant
Manawatu / Northern Wairarapa MW Michelle Goodwin
Adrian Light
P: 022 3156554
E: manawatudexters [at]
P: 022 4661089
E: adrian [at]
Wellington / South Wairarapa WW Maureen Pettersson P: 04 526 3785
E: maureenandwaynep [at]
Nelson / Marlborough NS Vacant
Canterbury / West Coast CT / WC Marion Mangnall P: 03 318 7237
E: jimari [at]
Otago / Southland OT / SL Vacant