REAA: Profiling Board Members – Joan Harnett-Kindley (née Martin)

Joan Harnett, Christchurch, the ex-wife of CML employee, Joseph (Joe) Harnett

Lauda Finem have obtained evidence of further corruption and conflicts of interest in the appointment of the REAA’s board and its Complaints Assessments Committees (CAC) Our investigation of just a handful of individuals has lead us to believe that in both the  case of the REAA board and its CAC’s there are strong links to the New Zealand National Party.

In the public interest we have decided to publish the results of those investigations and the names and personal details of the Board and CAC members involved (all of this information is available online):

Joan Harnett-Kindley (née Martin)

Note: According to Joan, when interviewed by Laudafinem, she had held on to the surname “Harnett” after divorcing Joseph (Joe) Harnett for social climbing (our interpretative opinion) and self promotional reasons, we are left to assume as a real estate agent; Unfortunately after Joan hung up her most recent husband Don Kindley refused to let us speak with her and then threatened violence……given what Donald threatened us with we believe that Don has connections to the National Party and at least one somewhat dubious Dunedin police officer!

Mobile: 0274847846

Home: 03 443 7021

MSN: Skype: Joan and Don Kindley

Kindley D & J 1 Wicklow Tce Albert Town, Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand.

About Joan:

69 years old and living in Otago.Apart from my position as a member of the REAA Board, we are now semi-retired,Don and I have built our new home on the banks of the Clutha River where we enjoy the the peace and seclusion of the landscape and mountains.Truly a haven after a hectic life in Real Estate.We enjoy tennis,golf,fishing and skiing as our pastimes and,of course, catching up with our 4 grandchildren.

St Teresas School, Riccarton, 1949-1950 (This has a great deal of significance)

Sacred Heart Girls’ College, 1950-1960

Wallace (Wally) Knox, Colonial Mutual Life, ( CML), Joan’s first husband’s employer.

Joan Harnett-Kindley  (nee Martin) has had wide practical experience in the operation and administration of real estate businesses in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wanaka.  She has been a REINZ President and committee member of three districts over the past 20 years. Joan has served on licensing sub-committees, investigation sub-committees and has served as chairperson, panel member and prosecutor for regional disciplinary sub-committees.  She is a fellow and life member of REINZ and was appointed to the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board in September 2006.

(b.1943), New Zealand netballer. Born in Dunedin, she was educated at Sacred Heart Girls’ College. She played 100 games for New Zealand from 1963to1974, and was captain in 45 games from 1969to1974. She has been described as one of the most outstanding netball players ever to have represented New Zealand

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Joan (now Harnett-Kindley) was one of the outstanding players who helped transform the image of “basketball” as a schoolgirls’ game to netball as a fast, entertaining international sport.

It helped too, in the style of the day, that Harnett gained more than usual attention because of her looks. “It was flattering,” she said. “You have to have someone like that.” But Harnett wasn’t just a pretty face. She first played for Canterbury in 1960 and was in the shooting circle for New Zealand at the inaugural world championships in England in 1963, when the Silver Ferns lost the final by a goal to Australia.

By the next championships, in Perth in 1967, Harnett was in devastating form and was one of the standout players of the tournament, which was won by New Zealand.

Harnett captained New Zealand at the 1971 championships (again second) and retired unexpectedly in 1974.

She coached Canterbury for two years, for a first and a second in the provincial tournament.

Joan Harnett-Kindley is a member of the Board of Governors of the Hall of Fame.

Back Row right Donald Kindley, toughman, front row right Joan Harnett-Kindley, corrupted member of the REAA Board

Real Estate Agents Authority members appointed

Justice Minister Simon Power has announced the appointment of 6 members of the Real Estate Agents Authority. They are:

  • John Auld, a New Plymouth commercial & property lawyer, director of John Auld Consulting Ltd & Port Taranaki Ltd and former director of Powerco Ltd
  • Barrie Barnes, Auckland, former director of Profile Realty (2000) Ltd, now a director of Arkon (NZ) Ltd, Mcro Utilities Ltd & PC Link Ltd, who’s had a long involvement in the real estate industry, both in sales & management
  • Denise Bovaird, Auckland, who’s held senior corporate & consultancy risk management roles for 12 years, president of the Institute ofChartered Accountants in 2007, director of Bovaird Partners Ltd
  • Joan Harnett-Kindley, Wanaka; she & husband Don Kindley retired from Otago real estate business Kindleys Ltd in 2006, both after holding senior roles in the Real Estate Institute & the industry; she captained the NZ netball team 45 times and is on the board of the NZ Sports Hall of Fame
  • Peter McDermott, Wellington, who held senior positions at the Bank of New Zealand & National Australia Bank
  • David Russell, Wellington, former chief executive of the Consumers’ Institute.

Kristy McDonald QC, Wellington, was earlier appointed to chair the authority.

The Real Estate Agents Act was passed last September and comes fully into effect on 17 November. It reforms regulation of the real estate industry, focusing on shifting regulatory responsibility away from the industry to independent bodies. The authority replaces the Real Estate Institute as the oversight body for the industry. It will have up to 7 members, of whom at least 2 must be real estate licensees or former licensees.

  • Board Member at Real Estate Agents Authority
  • Real Estate at Kindleys
  • Real Estate at Joan Harnett Real Estate
  • Sacred Hearts Girls College
  • St Theresas Primary School


Sacred Hearts Girls College

U E Certificate


St Theresas Primary School

Joan Harnett-Kindley 2008-10-13 14:54 – (Reply)

I am hopeful that Mr Key will promise to give keen attention to the recent Real Estate Agent’s Bill that was passed so hurriedly through Parliament recently. This is a most important piece of legislation which requires close scrutiny to ensure that the Public interest is served fairly and well.The Act, in it’s present form,sets out an elaborate disciplinary system,the costs for which will be too onerous a burden on the Industry people who will be forced to pass these costs on to the consumer. The disciplinary system does not need such a drastic overhaul – an upgrade on the old system would be a prudent move and is all that is required to run things smoothly and cost-effectively. There are many people awaiting Mr Key’s comments on the subject . Regards Joan Harnett-Kindley

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