Paulette Tainsh

Operations Manager | Head Office Team
A born and bred Kiwi, I am lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.
I have always been drawn to the sea and more than a decade ago my family and I made a permanent move to live at Cooks Beach.
I am passionate about this area, from its stunning scenery, reserve walks, marine reserve to the boating, fishing, diving and community spirit. Cooks Beach is definitely a great choice for raising a family, or relaxing on your beach holiday.

What the Clients are Saying

"The service, communication and knowledge shared of the local community by Paulette and Penny was outstanding! A pleasure to do business with."

Annie and Chris

"Paulette is amazing!!"

Tristan & Deborah

"Paulette at the Cooks Beach branch gave us exceptional service and communication was second to none and the price achieved was above expectation very happy indeed."

Logan and Janette

"Miriam and Paulette were amazing. Such good communication and I felt like they were going the extra mile for me the whole time. Super helpful and hard working."

Oliver Ferrick

"The office manager in cooks beach is amazing (Paulette)"

Sam Daley

"Friendly staff. Easy to deal with."

Gregory and Sally Cox

"Paulette at Richardsons in Cooks Beach is always professional in all dealings but still manages to look after us in a friendly manner. We have total confidence in her."

Paul & Christine HOPKINS

"Fantastic service from the whole team with great communication from start to finish."

Graham & Janine Kennedy

"all of the above, plus great people."

Wayne & Jan Bullot

"Amazing to deal with - very impressed."

Todd & Kate Broughton

"Myself and my partner had the pleasure of selling our home & purchasing our new section in Longreach with Paulette, we found her not only professional and easy to communicate with but found she went above and beyond when accommodating both us as vendors on our property sale and the purchasers in getting them the relevant information required to complete their purchase.

We would not hesitate in recommending or enlisting Paulette again as our agent in the future. She is a asset to the Richardson’s team.

Thanks again. "

Nikki, Jason & wee Nixon

"Paulette makes selling a hassle-free and enjoyable experience. We have dealt with Paulette now over several years and numerous transactions. Paulette has a refreshing and honest approach to real estate and she consistently goes above and beyond to deliver results. Paulette’s local knowledge of Cooks Beach is invaluable, and we would highly recommend her as a trusted area expert and performer that won't disappoint.  "

Tristan Jones

"Cooks beach team are fantastic to deal with, communication and service have been second to none."

Glenn & Linda Blaker

"We recently purchased a property at the beginning of the year through Richardson Real Estate. Their help and insight during process is to be recommended. They furthermore since then have continued to offer help and advice as we are settling in the community. Thanks Paulette and Miriam."

Andre and Lesley Hofer

"Fabulous Service from Day 1, a great team effort."


"Very professional and friendly service. A stress free sale.

Alan and PatriciaTodd

"Honest professional helpful timely"

John Knappett

"Richardson Real Estate Cooks Beach have the most wonderful and helpful staff you could ask for.  I recommend you use Richardson Cooks Beach and you will never regret your decision.  All of the staff are wonderful and do the best they can for you whether you are purchasing or selling, you will never go wrong.  The staff work extremely hard and do their best."

Maree & Jason London

"The staff at Richardsons Cooks Beach were amazing. We mainly dealt with Paulette, she kept in touch with new listings and we were able to purchase a lovely Bach that we just love."

Donna and Paul Govorko

"Excellent communication. As we were in Auckland Pauline ensured that we received all communications and documentation straight away without putting pressure on us."

Val and Richard Carey

"Thanks to Miriam, Paulette and Phillip.  We had a difficult property to sell and they did a great job talking through the options, risks and potential. Being out of town owners the extra bits and pieces they did for us was a great benefit. Cheers."

Jeremy Quiding

"Our family have now sold two houses through Cooks Beach Richardsons and I want to thank Miriam, Paulette and Phillip.  They were great to deal with.  They kept us up to date right throughout the process, and explained all the different options.  Even when we had an offer on the table, they still worked hard to get the sale, they continued to conduct open homes and contact interested parties.  Which was just as well, as the first offer fell through, which was through no fault of Cooks Beach Real Estate.  But when it did fall through, they had another couple of families interested, from whom they were able to secure another offer and the eventual sale.  They were very patient with us, always friendly, and answered all our questions and concerns."

Bret Watkins

"Thank you so much to the team at Richardsons Cooks Beach!  We sold our bach with them in November and the whole process was so easy.  Paulette was extremely knowledgeable, always professional and very helpful and easy to communicate with.  The whole process, from listing until settlement date, went so smoothly.  Thank you again!"

Chris and John

"Your Cooks Beach manager/salesperson was pleasant, professional and efficient, the best experience I have ever experienced in a real estate transaction."

Howard McNamara

"We have been coming to Cooks Beach as a family for 25 years, first renting and then my parents buying a house in the early 2000s. We purchased our first house in 2011 and have recently sold it and purchased another house at Flaxmill.  All of these transactions have involved Richardson’s Real Estate and it has been a pleasure to deal with them for many years.  Our recent purchase was, as Phil said “The most difficult sale process he had been involved with” but they did go the extra mile and we finally got the deal over the line and we are stoked with our purchase.

Richardsons are definitely the local experts and are great to deal with. They put a lot back into the local community and we would highly recommend them to prospective purchasers / sellers."

Marc & Maria

"Paulette sold me a place at Cooks Beach belonging to members of her own family. I found Paulette’s ethics as a real estate agent to be the highest I’ve ever encountered. In fact, working with Paulette and her family was quite simply the best property purchase experience I’ve ever had. I just couldn’t be happier. I have absolutely no hesitation in warmly recommending Paulette to any prospective purchaser or seller."

Wendy Wallace

"In both the listing of one property with her and the purchase of another we found Paulette to be an absolutely genuine salesperson who energetically, and with complete enthusiasm and professionlism, helped us achieve our desired goals in both instances.  

We would unreserverdly recommend Paulette to anyone considering either selling or purchasing real estate.  "

Jim and Kay Gaskins

"Paulette is just an awesome person to deal with in regards to buying or selling and I would highly recommend her to anyone."

Sam Daley

"From a purchasers perspective our dealings with Phil, Miriam and the team at Cooks Beach Richardsons were fantastic from the moment we stepped into their office. Miriam was true to her word that she would follow up with any new listings, which she did. When the right property came along we really appreciated Phil’s honest and informed advice which made our decision making simple.  Post purchase the team has gone over and beyond to point us in the right direction of amazing local contractors and get us settled into this wonderful community. I have no hesitations in recommending the team at Cooks Beach Richardsons for all your local real estate needs and will certainly be using them again in the future."

Ash and Caroline Rainsford

"Thanks for the great job done by Paulette as our lovely family bach sold in 1 week to another happy family to enjoy ...20 years of fun family/friend memories for us at Cooks Beach - time to see NZ in our mobile bach now."

Annette Gledhill

"The service we received from Paulette and the Richardsons Cooks Beach team with our recent property sale, was excellent. Great contact throughout the process, knowledgeable and just easy to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending the team at all."

Ken and Karen Cunningham

"We worked with Paulette recently for the sale of our property at Cooks Beach.  Throughout the process Paulette was efficient, professional and easy to work with.  She achieved a good result for us in a short period of time, and definitely went above and beyond. We would absolutely use Paulette again."


"My husband and I are very happy with the effort and energy Paulette and Richardson’s Real Estate put into selling our Cafe and property.  The Website and Advertising of our property was spectacular and easily accessible with clear colour photographic images.

Paulette’s communication was very thorough and informative, with emails and phone calls every few days and sometimes daily, before, during and after the sale.  We found Paulette’s professional and friendly approach helped move things forward in a very timely manner for all concerned.

We were very pleased with the sale price negotiated and have no hesitation recommending Paulette from Richardson’s Real Estate to any person needing professional help to sell or Purchase property and would definitely use them again.  Thank you"

Glennis & Don McIntosh

"Well what an amazing experience! Driving down Captain Cook Rd on a nasty rainy, windy, cold day in June, we saw a Richardsons For Sale Sign. We stopped and were very interested, we immediately rang Cooks Beach Richardsons real estate and Paulette answered the phone (after being especially encouraged by our two daughters). We asked for a look through and ten minutes later, we were inside and standing on the deck enjoying the views. 

We loved the property! 

A few days later we had a contract on it.. Then it was ours!

A huge thank you to Paulette and the Richardsons team who were so professional. There just wasn’t anything we didn’t know, as they explained everything we needed to know.  They are such an asset to the Cooks Beach Community and we can not speak highly enough of how well our purchase process went. 

Thanks so much Paulette for being a part of us buying a beautiful part of paradise."

Allan & Kelly Westbrook

"Paulette - Thanks again for your help & professionalism in regards to our property sale. This has been a great outcome for us, & we really appreciate your efforts in presenting our property to the market so well, & for your ongoing communication & guidance throughout the sale process.

It’s been a pleasure & we certainly will drop in when next visiting!"

Brian & Tina

"It is with pleasure that I write this brief reference for Paulette and the team at Richardsons at Cooks Beach. Since our first introduction they have been nothing but professional. They have been attentive, upfront and reported constantly the activity with our property.

Additionally they gained a result where we achieved more than our listing price."

Ken - Crosson Architects

"Approachable, efficient, professional and friendly.

All issues were satisfactorily resolved during our dealings with Phil, Paulette and Miriam when we set about purchasing a new holiday home and selling our existing property in beautiful Cooks Beach.

Nothing was too much trouble for this experienced, lateral thinking team. Each went out of their way to assist however they could, beyond the call of duty.

Their service was much appreciated – and worth every cent."

Nick & Stephanie Francis