Our team

Eastbourne Search Ltd was incorporated in 1980 when partners John and Cathy Deal lived in Eastbourne. It was formed primarily to service the Lower Hutt and lower North Island clients who did not employ their own search clerk. It also meant these clients did not have to travel to Wellington where the legal information was held. Cathy, as a free lance search agent, ran it soley before John joined her in 1985 in a marketing capacity. Clients included lawyers, valuers, real estates, and surveyors. The service offered was to uplift settlement files and search requests and travel to Wellington to attend the Land Titles Office, Companies Office and Courts to research the required information. She also attended property settlements on behalf of the solicitor clients. It was a same day service but the travel and work was time consuming. All the information was paper based therefore had to be photocopied. The change in information technology has enabled their search agency grow to provide a much faster, efficient nationwide service. It now operates, with an experienced team, from their centrally based office on The Terrace in Wellington and offers a wide range of services.
John is responsible for the overall management of Eastbourne Search and the Private Investigation side of the business. His background is in advertising, sales and marketing and he owns and operates in conjunction with the search agency, a promotional pens and products business called Ideal Pens and Promotions. He enjoys mountainbiking , tennis, swimming, the odd game of golf and time with his family.
Prior to forming Eastbourne Search in 1980, Cathy worked for three years as a law clerk for a Lower Hutt firm of Solicitors. These days her work is varied and includes a hands-on role alongside staff, client contact, administration and marketing. She also undertakes major projects for search agency work, private investigation and Ideal Pens and Promotions. Interests are time with family and friends, a good autobiography, music, gardening, retail therapy and walking.
Leanne Hubmann, office manager and legal executive, has been with the firm since 1993. Together with managing the office, she also administers accounts, , conducts Courts due diligence searches, LINZ research and document service. Leanne also enjoys the variety of working in the associated company Ideal Pens and Promotions . The Wellington coffee scene is one of her passions together with movies, snow skiing and time with her husband and daughter Isla.
Becka Moore has been with the firm since 2006. She administers incoming requests, carries out title and document searches, LINZ registration, Courts searches and accounts. She is also involved in the administration and marketing for our associated business, Ideal Pens and Promotions. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, reading, arts and crafts, baking and cake decorating, travelling with her husband and is a keen movie buff.
Lorene Veale has over 20 years experience as a Legal Executive, working for both large and small firms in the Wellington area.
She has been with the firm periodically since 2004 and undertakes land title and document searching, Courts due diligence and general administration. She enjoys reading, travel, cooking and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Charmaine Henwood joined us in 2010 part time as her first job, in conjunction with her studies. She is looking forward to utilising her BA in classics and criminology and in the meantime is full time conducting land title searching and research together with MYOB inputting. She likes to read, listen to and play music, perform in amateur theatre and spend time with family and friends.
Anna Deal has been with us since 2013 and her role is primarily land title searching together with MYOB account inputting and quality control as well as attending the Supreme Court to conduct due diligence searches. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, the gym and spending time with friends and especially her nephew and god children.
Charmaine MacGregor joined us in 2014 in a part time role in MYOB accounts and office administration. She enjoys walking her dog, cooking, crafts, travel and sport much to her husbands delight.
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Level 14 Unit P1
Terrace Tower
126 The Terrace
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

PO Box 38560
Wellington Mail Centre, 5045
New Zealand

Telephone: 04 472 9755
Freephone: 0800 22 22 62
Fax: 04 472 9096
Freefax: 0800 28 88 89

Email: search@eastbournesearch.co.nz

John Deal
Cathy Deal
Est. 1980