About Us

Who We Are?

The Auction has been operating in Timaru as registered auctioneers since 2006. We are a general auction house offering a wide range of goods from antiques & collectables, all manner of vehicles (cars, boats, motorbikes, caravans & even diggers) whiteware, camping, commercial, along with a full range of house hold furniture, every type of gardening & workshop tools and so much more.

We deal with estates, people moving over-seas or downsizing their home, as well as on-site auctions for business or commercial situations, whatever the situation may need.

Our weekly auctions have an average of 500-600+ lots per week on our floor. The auction starts each Thursday at 12 noon.

Monday, Tuesday & Friday’s are our inward goods days, this means if you have 1 item or a trailer full, bring it down to us on those days, and we will have a look at it. Please don’t be offended if we say we can’t sell some things. We know what sells and what has no value.

Wednesday and Thursday (before the auction start) is our viewing day, where you can view/feel and test what we have on offer. We do strongly recommend that you come down and look over the item/s before bidding to satisfy yourself.

Back in 2006, Craig & Pete brought an existing auction house, and from January 2014 Craig is now the sole owner of the business.

We are a small team, and we work well together, offering a wide range of knowledge and experience. We are very approachable and friendly, so don’t be afraid to ask us any question about what we have on the floor.


Craig has been involved in auctions since 2003, and grew up with antique furniture being the normal household furniture. Over his 50+ years he has gained a wide range of knowledge and experiences.

The Auction Calculator program, which is used in our daily business was written by Craig, and is under ongoing development to enhance it, along with several other software packages.


Shaun has been with the firm since about 2016. Shaun comes from a building background, but has grown massively in his knowledge since working here.

Shaun takes care of the recording of bids and the customers paying for their goods. From time to time, Shaun is called up to the podium when Craig needs a break, which he handles with ease. Shaun like Jody is a major asset to getting the floor setup each week.


Jody goes out in the truck with Craig to collect items for sale. He has, like Shaun a varied background and is a major asset to getting the floor setup each week. To lean more about Jody, you will need to ask him.