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Anneke Kawau

Managing Director & Consultant (AREINZ)


James McRobie & Anneke Kawau, along with their super capable sales associate Bridget Colyer offer a fresh approach to real estate which will maximise your chance of a great sale.

Their quality marketing, seamless auctions, fastidious customer service and powerful online presence is proving to be a successful formula.

Anneke holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in management and marketing. This has been the backbone to the team's astute delivery in campaigns, relationships and consistent success. James’ ability to connect with people combined with his exceptional communication skills has meant his switch from Radio to Real Estate has been a great success story. He’s now the head auctioneer for the company, a role he absolutely loves. This job certainly plays a big part in the success of the Ray White business. Bridget Colyer works as the team's Sales Associate with a focus on looking after all of the teams amazing buyers. With her outgoing, down-to-earth personality she thrives on helping people achieve their goals.

Team James & Anneke sit within the top 10% of Ray White agents internationally. The goal for us, whether you’re buying or selling, is for our clients to have a great experience and be looked after like royalty.

Both James & Anneke are business co-owners of Ray White Invercargill. Their vision and drive for the future and commitment to the industry is evident with their involvement not only within their own brand but also planning and implementing the future direction of Ray White Invercargill.

When Anneke is not at work she prioritises her family time with Jason, Rio, Opi, and Zinzan. As a family, property ventures are a true passion and often a hot topic discussed on the home front. Throw in some fitness and Anneke is content.

James lives in Rosedale with his wife Nikki and two young children, Scarlett and Otis, and believes Invercargill truly is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. When he finds a gap he enjoys keeping fit, embracing the music culture, and is even known to MC Invercargill's best events.

Bridget comes from a Southland farming background, she worked in the banking industry then helped build a successful electrical business in Invercargill for 17 years with her husband Sean. Together they have two adult sons and love living out in Otatara with a focus on family, friends, and fitness. The team collectively believe Southland has it all and is one of the best places in NZ to live with the best outdoor adventures on its back doorstep.

Team James & Anneke are on a mission to provide locals with great results. Taking a fresh approach and always striving to be one step ahead. #sellproud


  • 2021/2022 - Elite Business Leader of Ray White Invercargill
  • 2021/2022 - Premier Performer
  • 2020/2021 - Chairman's Elite Business Leader
  • 2020/2021 - Chairman's Elite Business Leader of Ray White Invercargill
  • 2019/2020 - Premier Performer
  • 2018/2019 - Executive
  • 2017/2018 - Executive
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