Our Team

Meet the team
at North Ridge

We pride ourselves on providing customer service that’s second to none, helping property buyers or investors feel informed and supported every step of the purchasing process.


John Shearer

North Ridge Living’s director John knows Christchurch like the back of his hand and uses his understanding of the city and what makes it tick as the starting point for finding and buying land for North Ridge projects.

John draws on his personal experience as a property developer and the family expertise in architectural design and project management to help identify the hidden gems in terms of new sites and turn them into appealing homes that will stand the test of time.

Email: john@northridge.nz

Phone: +64 27 425 3687


Mary Webster

Mary is the face who greets you when you walk through our door, from running our accounts to managing our workflow, she does it all. However, she’s not only the backbone of the office but she’s also a Lab Scientist. After living in London she went to study at ARA in Christchurch, where she graduated with a Certificate in Science then went on to work in medical laboratories.

We value family here at North Ridge, so being John’s mum she has a great understanding of the business, as she helped build it from the ground up.

Email: mary@northridge.nz

Project Manager

Josh Blomquist

Josh has an extensive background in the industry and has been in management for the last decade.

Another Christchurch lad who won't be caught too far away from local motorsport events!

Email: josh@northridge.nz

Senior Development Designer

Hugh Shearer

Hugh is the secret sauce behind the design of North Ridge’s developments. He helped pioneer Christchurch’s property development scene, with more than 40 years of residential property experience. He’s also been involved in the design of big commercial projects including the Little High Complex.

His knowledge and experience in property and the needs of our buyers shows through when he designs each development. He considers the buyers’ perspective and how to work with the available land to create the best possible value.

Email: hugh@northridge.nz


Brendon Karamba

Brendon has bought to the team an extensive level of knowledge of pricing and quotation within the industry.

Brendon can be found playing football or social sports and walking round the local beaches.

Email: brendon@northridge.nz

Architectural Designer

Dean Gant

Dean has come from a background in architectural design with a huge wealth of experience in housing and commercial. He is the man who puts the dream to paper.

Born in Christchurch and a family man, Dean is never too far away from his bike or from the team here at North Ridge.

Email: dean@northridge.nz

Marketing Officer

Caleb Dearlove

Caleb brings a blend of experience in Sales, photography and customer relations to the team and is here to help paint the picture and tell the story of Northridge.

A keen outdoorsman with a special interest in Aviation Caleb can be found flying above the port hills in the easterly winds with the Canterbury Paragliding Club.

Email: caleb@northridge.nz

Phone: 027 300 2672

Sanity Preserver


Toby is the face of North Ridge Living, he’s a part of all site meetings and works closely with all prospecting clients to ensure they have the best experience with us here.

Our Experience

We have built a team of experts to deliver on every step of the process, from finding land to scoping each project, designing houses and exterior spaces that are suited to the space available, and of course building each home to a high spec that we know will withstand the test of time and ensure every buyer is happy with their investment.

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years collective experience


team members & 


Homes sold


happy customers

Team photo of North Ridge Living from Christchurch New Zealand

Our Approach

We have built a reputation for being ‘straight up’ in our approach to property development, focusing on building developments within Christchurch City so we can draw on our history of local knowledge and identify locations that we know will work best for our buyers.

Property development is a competitive industry and everyone will tell you that they’re offering the finest quality in build and finishes. Our difference is that Christchurch is our home and we can show you how good our developments are from concept to finished build.

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