Our Team  

Peter Cuff

POSITION: Principal            

QUALIFICATIONS: B.Com, C.A.            

EXPERIENCE: 27 years experience in Chartered Accountancy            

EMAIL: peter@cuffs.co.nz      

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I love to see my clients succeed. Even more so when myself and Cuffs have played an integral part in their success. We have built a business on delivering expert advice, in plain English, and providing real service to our clients. Outside of work my wife Robyn and I are raising 2 young children, Liam and Olivia.  I am an enthusiastic member of the Hokitika Volunteer Fire Brigade, carrying on a family tradition passed down through many generations on both sides of my family and also enjoy a spot of fishing/whitebaiting when I find the time.        


Sally Cuff

POSITION: Accounting Services Manager            

QUALIFICATIONS: NZ Diploma in Accounting, MYOB Certified Trainer           

EXPERIENCE: 23 years in a Chartered Accounting Practice          

AREA'S OF EXPERTISE: Accounting Software, Medium - Larger Businesses

EMAIL: sally@cuffs.co.nz

I am NOT married to the Boss, I am his little sister. I live with my partner Jason, my dog Max and 2 cats.  My other interests include traveling, walking, reading, fishing and spending time with my nieces and nephews.


Jackie Gurden    


POSITION: Business Manager                     

QUALIFICATIONS: Dip Parks and Recreation, Grad Dip Economic Development           

EXPERIENCE: 12 years in local government, 20 years as an independent consultant, 2 years with Cuffs Ltd            

AREA'S OF EXPERTISE: Strategic Planning, Project Management and Marketing            

Email: jackie@cuffs.co.nz

After graduating from Lincoln University I undertook a career in sport, recreation and community planning in local government. The challenge of establishing and directing my own company saw my career move into regional economic development management and a wide range of public and private strategic and project planning work for 20 years. While initially working full time in this role, I now work on part-time, mainly on marketing.


Melanie Anderson

POSITION: Client Services Manager                        

QUALIFICATIONS: A.C.A., B.Com                       

EXPERIENCE: 15 years in a Chartered Accounting firm             

AREA'S OF EXPERTISE: Medium - Larger Businesses, FIF, online software training.            

EMAIL: melanie@cuffs.co.nz

After completing my degree at Otago University I moved up to the Coast intending to save some money then head off overseas...  Instead I settled down with a local lad and we now have 2 daughters. Moving to Nelson at the end of 2015 I've been lucky enough to have the best of both worlds. With setting up an office here I get to keep working with my awesome clients (some of whom I've had a 15 year relationship with) and at the same time live in the Sunshine Capital of NZ, where I've been able to rekindle my love of the surf.


Sue Teen

POSITION: Client Services Manager            

EXPERIENCE: 28 years in a Chartered Accounting Practice            

AREA'S OF EXPERTISE: Rental Properties, Small –Medium Businesses           

EMAIL: sue@cuffs.co.nz

I am married to Tim who runs his own Painting/Plastering business and we have 2 daughters Anna and Treacy and 3 beautiful granddaughters. My interests are definitely family first. I also enjoy most sports especially netball and rugby, love travelling and spending time with family and friends.


Nancy Woolhouse

POSITION: Client Services Manager                        

EXPERIENCE: 29 years in a Chartered Accounting Practice            

AREA'S OF EXPERTISE: GST, Small - Medium Businesses         

EMAIL: nancy@cuffs.co.nz

I have  2 adult children , Grant and Scott and four grandchildren.  The eldest is a Computer Programmer and the youngest is an Aircraft Engineer  and they all  live in Christchurch. My interests are gardening, golfing, decorating and whitebaiting.


Jeffrey Kay

POSITION: Client Services Manager           

EXPERIENCE: 12 years in a Chartered Accounting Practice           


AREA'S OF EXPERTISE: Small – Medium Businesses & Farming Businesses           

EMAIL: jeffrey@cuffs.co.nz

Since graduating from Lincoln University in 2003 I have moved to the West Coast to enjoy the lifestyle. During my spare time I like to mountain bike, read, or socialize with good friends. I am also a member of the local hockey club.


Erica Packham

POSITION: Client Services Assistant            

EXPERIENCE: 7 years in a Chartered Accounting Practice, NZ Diploma in Accounting          

QUALIFICATIONS: NZ Diploma in Business            

EMAIL: erica@cuffs.co.nz

I grew up here on the West Coast and really enjoy it especially the lifestyle. I lived in Christchurch for a year and completed an Interior Decor course. When relocating back to the West Coast to be with my partner an opportunity came up for me to do an apprenticeship at Cuffs which was great. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends.  I enjoy my sport, especially netball and basketball, and love to go travelling.

Tina Alison

POSITION: Office Administrator/Client Services Assistant

EXPERIENCE: 18 years in Administration                       

EMAIL: tina@cuffs.co.nz

Growing up on the Coast was a great place to live and is still a great place to live. My husband and I currently have a young daughter (and one on the way) living on a semi-rural section, so she will be able to experience the relaxed lifestyle too. Being a mum and working part-time keeps me busy, so I don't have much spare time. Outside of work and being a mum I enjoy tinkering in my garden or a little craft work.e to do.

  Marg Nolan

POSITION: Office Administrator 

EXPERIENCE: Many years experience in office administration                         

EMAIL: marg@cuffs.co.nz

Born and bred in Whataroa, I have spent most of my working life between Canterbury and the West Coast.  I come from a farming, hospitality and corporate background.  My interests are home and garden renovations, reading and family.  A recent addition to the family is my new granddaughter whom I am thrilled to be spending time with.


Linda Sweney

POSITION: Receptionist                       

EMAIL: linda@cuffs.co.nz          
I'm a busy mum of two who returned to the Coast in 2005. I was a legal secretary in Christchurch and have worked part-time in administrative roles since returning to Hokitika.  I love spending time with my family and friends, mountain biking and reading a good book when time allows.

  Christine Reed

POSITION: Office Administrator

EMAIL: christine@cuffs.co.nz
I have lived on the Coast for 21 years. I  have worked part-time in admin roles and, before starting my family, completed part of my NZ Diploma in Business.  My two lovely children keep me super busy and in my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, reading, interior design and Seido karate. 
   Cathy Jones

POSITION: Office Administrator / Payroll Assistant

EMAIL: cathy@cuffs.co.nz
I grew up in South Otago and moved to Hokitika 16 years ago with my husband Gary. We have three girls, Aimee, Jemma and Libby. I have worked in administration for 14 years. Outside of work I enjoy quality time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, bike riding and tending to our small lifestyle block.
   Sophie Roberts

POSITION: Client Services Assistant

EXPERIENCE: 3 years in a Chartered Accounting Practice

EMAIL: sophie@cuffs.co.nz

I come from a West Coast family stretching back a number of generations. I moved away to Canterbury for a handful of years before realising how much 'the Coast' had to offer, so I returned to appreciate it and be close to my family, especially my niece and two nephews. I am currently studying toward a Bachelor of Accountancy. When I find time outside study I am a keen sportswoman and enjoy the outdoors.

Logan Keenan

POSITION: Client Services Assistant    

EMAIL: logan@cuffs.co.nz

I have lived on the Coast my entire life and love the lifestyle this land has to offer and the sense of community this region provides. In my spare time I enjoy running, sailing, hiking and drama. I plan to become qualified in accounting as I believe It's an invaluable skill to have, I see it as a great way to be able to help out our local business's.

   Tineke Wyatt

POSITION: Client Services Assistant             

EXPERIENCE: 6 years in a Chartered Accounting Practice.           

QUALIFICATIONS: B Com             

EMAIL: tineke@cuffs.co.nz

Originally from the Coast and after 10 years living in Christchurch, my husband and I made the decision to come back to the Coast to bring up our family. We have been back here for over 11 years and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and all the opportunities the outdoors offer here. Outside work my three girls keep me busy. This usually involves getting out and about on their ponies.