Karyn Hodgson Sales Person 0297799019 094311016

Karyn has been part of the First National Roper & Jones team since 2016 and she offers an open and honest approach to both buyers and sellers. With a strong background in retail and customer service, the shift to Real Estate was the natural progression, and Karyn prides herself on her ability to listen to what her customers want, and she endeavours to deliver on that.
Karyn lives on a lifestyle block in Maungaturoto with her husband and children and over the years has been involved with school events and fundraisers, local sports clubs and was also a volunteer at the Maungaturoto Country Club.
With so many hidden Kaipara treasures to discover, why not let Karyn help you buy or sell your gem.

Awards for First National year ended 31 March 2023
• No. 7 Magnificent Seven

Awards for First National year ended 31 March 2022
• Ruby Achiever

Awards for First National year ended 31 March 2021
• Emerald Award Achiever
• 5 Years Long Service Award

Awards for First National year ended 31 March 2020
• Ruby Award Achiever


Thank you Karyn for your excellent work with selling our house. You were so professional with all the dealings between us the vendors and the eventual buyers. We appreciated you giving us advanced warning about all viewings and sharing feedback. Thankyou for going the extra mile in facilitating an easy exit for us and handover to the new owners. Good luck with all your future endeavours.



Husband and I after 43 years in our loved family home made the hard decision to sell and move. After looking at several houses in Maugaturoto, we found our perfect house real easy with First National Kaipara with their agent Karyn. Lovely home and amazing garden! Unfortunately too small to fit all our furniture. Karyn was so lovely and knew that I really loved the house and garden. We told Karyn what we needed from our forever home. Karyn called us a few days later to tell us she had a place for us to look at, also told me it had a blank canvas for me to work with in the garden. All I can say is Karyn really listened! She had found our forever home!

Thank you Karyn for also being there for all our queries and guidance with the purchase……cannot wait to sit and watch the sunset with a glass of wine on the deck  of our forever home.

To say that we cannot wait to move to this property is an understatement.

Alumita and Ian

Karyn and the team at First National helped us navigate our way through to the successful sale of our property; we were very impressed with their professionalism and communication skills , always keeping us up -to- date with progress ,and going the extra distance by making numerous personal visits to the property to ensure both the seller and the purchaser were comfortable with all aspects of the sale. We highly recommend their services.




I found Karyn to be polite, approachable and very professional. She disclosed everything I needed to know about the property I was viewing and provided all written information needed. Karyn’s non-pushy manner was refreshing, yet she was more than happy to research detail for my later enquires. Her communication skills were excellent, and I was impressed by her prompt, informative, concise replies. When my computer and printer both broke down at a critical moment, Karyn calmly came up with a solution of emailing the documents direct to my solicitor. She showed good attention to detail, ensuring accurate information was obtained for the legal documents and enabling settlement to suit both parties.

Karyn did a perfect job of helping me surprise the children with the keys to our new holiday home (that I had kept a secret) when I took them to it for the first time for a ‘camp night’. She gave us a huge gift bag with  a beautiful wine, and loads of other amazing gourmet treats, that we were able to start enjoying straight away.

This was really an unexpected and especially lovely touch that clearly showed Karyn’s thoughtfulness. I would happily recommend Karyn’s sales and marketing consultancy services to anyone.

Thanks Karyn!

Jan T

“I never got around to saying a proper thank you for the super job you did in selling our house. And how fast you delivered as promised. That all went very smoothly. High quality service and extremely professional. Thanks Karyn.”



On the Market

Karyn's Listings

4.962 ha

Nestled on 12 sprawling acres, this property offers a picturesque setting blending grazing land, woodlands, and a tranquil stream. Currently undergoing a conversion, the elevated 100m2 pole shed is being transformed into a stunning three-bedroom home awaiting your personal touch. The expansive open-plan design allows you to craft your ideal living, dining, kitchen and bathroomMore info

Ideal Self-Sustaining Lifestyle Property

Lot 3/504 Wairere Road, Mareretu

7.72 ha

This approximately 8-hectare, predominantly flat property (subject to final survey) is fenced into four paddocks. A picturesque stream runs along the boundary beneath a canopy of native trees. The land includes a preferred building platform, perfect for creating your ideal lifestyle. Opportunities abound for planting an orchard and vegetable garden, grazing animals, and raising chickensMore info

Prime Grazing Land with Endless Potential

Lot 2/504 Wairere Road, Mareretu

22 ha

Escape to your own slice of paradise on approximately 22 hectares (subject to survey) of prime grazing land, dotted with pockets of native bush and a tranquil stream meandering through the property. Nestled within this idyllic setting are substantial steel cattle yards, a versatile 4-bay pole shed, a convenient concrete fertilizer pad, and even three-phaseMore info

Great Home – Great Views – Great Price

7 Te Opi East Road, Whakapirau

4 2 3

This 1/2 acre property blends country living with practicality, ideal for both home life and remote work. • Spacious Living: Open plan 3-bedroom Sunshine home with seamless indoor-outdoor flow. • Work From Home: Ample space for a home office in a peaceful setting. • Self-Contained Sleepout: Perfect for guests, an office, or potential income stream.More info

Rural Blank Canvas

426 Wairere Road, Paparoa

38.6629 ha

Explore rural tranquility on this 38-hectare property boasting 17 spacious paddocks, ideal for agricultural pursuits. The fertile soil and native bush backdrop offer diverse opportunities for cultivation. A gentle stream meanders through, providing both scenic beauty and practical water access. Quality fencing ensures livestock safety, and well-designed races facilitate efficient management. Additionally, envision your dreamMore info

106.8678 ha

Calling all hunters and outdoor enthusiasts! Discover your own slice of wilderness paradise with 106 hectares of untamed land awaiting your exploration. Nestled amidst mainly native bush, with occasional pockets of grassland, this expansive property offers a rugged terrain ripe for adventure. Traverse the landscape via 4×4 tracks that wind through the wilderness, providing accessMore info

Choose these Views

12 Cliff Street, Pahi

3 2 1

Step into seaside living with this spacious 147m2 house boasting vaulted sarked ceilings in the living area. The open plan layout seamlessly connects the living, dining, and kitchen areas, creating an inviting space for relaxation and entertainment. Be inspired in the modern and sleek kitchen, featuring character bi-folds that open out to a new conservatory,More info

Opportunity for Transformation – Price Reduced

78 Freyberg Road, Ruawai

3 1 1

Unlock the potential of this hidden gem! Nestled on a spacious 984m2 section, this 110m2 residence boasts three bedrooms, a bathroom that features a shower over the tub and a vanity, and a separate toilet for added convenience. This home is designed with practicality in mind, offering an abundance of storage space throughout. The open-planMore info

Diamond in the Rough

63 Freyberg Road, Ruawai

2 1 1

Embrace the potential of this vintage gem – an older home brimming with character and endless possibilities. With a keen eye and a touch of creativity, this property has the potential to transform into the home of your dreams. Step inside to discover the allure of yesteryear, where beautiful timber flooring graces the hall andMore info

Welcome to your private pine paradise

Lot 1/0 Bull Road, Paparoa

4.872 ha

Welcome to Lot 1, 0 Bull Road, your very own private paradise. This stunning 4.7820 hectare block is nestled in the heart of nature and boasts mature pine trees, a refreshing stream and a tranquil pond that will take your breath away. As you explore this beautiful property, you will discover the endless possibilities forMore info


504 Wairere Road, Paparoa

37.1241 ha

Welcome to 504 Wairere Road Paparoa! This bare land property now features a limestone driveway that gracefully meanders down to a private grassy platform, perfect for building your dream home. This stunning piece of land offers a unique opportunity for those in search of a countryside retreat. Encompassing an expansive land area of 37.1241 hectares,More info

Absolute Waterfront in Pahi

12 Piccadilly Street, Pahi

3 1 3
This property is currently not available.

Experience the epitome of waterfront living at 12 Piccadilly Street, Pahi. This 829m2 section boasts an original 1960s-era 120m2 house in original condition, offering a nostalgic glimpse into the past. Featuring three bedrooms, a study/office, and essential amenities like a separate toilet, bathroom with vanity, and a charming laundry with its original concrete tub, thisMore info

3 1 1
This property is currently not available.

Nestled at 64 Freyberg Road, this property is an ideal opportunity for first home buyers and investors alike. Set on a generous 961m2 section, the cozy 3-bedroom house offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. Inside, the large living room becomes the heart of the home, featuring a built-in fire for those chilly evenings and anMore info

3 1
This property is currently not available.

Discover an extraordinary opportunity with the Mortgagee Sale by Tender at 184 Paparoa Station Road, Paparoa. This lifestyle property spans approximately 11.64 acres, featuring a house in derelict condition awaiting restoration or removal. Restricted viewings are available exclusively during open home sessions on – Saturday, 4th Nov 12-1pm – Sunday, 12th Nov 12-1pm – Saturday,More info

4002 m2
This property is currently not available.

Nestled on 71 Matakohe East Road, this 4002m2 section promises a glimpse of waterfront tranquility with its elevated position offering a peak of water views. As you enter through the well-defined formed concrete entrance, the potential of this property begins to unfold. While the fencing is incomplete, allowing for a sense of openness, it’s worthMore info

4.872 ha
This property is currently not available.

Welcome to Lot 2/0 Bull Road Paparoa, a stunning lifestyle section that offers the perfect opportunity to create your dream home. Boasting a generous land area of 4.872 hectares, this property offers plenty of space and privacy to enjoy the tranquil rural surroundings. Alternatively, you could harvest the 27 year old pines, replant and waitMore info

The Good Life Awaits You

46 Whakapirau Road, Maungaturoto

3 1 2
This property is currently not available.

Discover the idyllic rural lifestyle at 46 Whakapirau Road! Situated on a generous 7597m2 parcel of land, this three-bedroom haven offers both space and modern comfort. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by an open plan living, dining, and kitchen area that’s perfect for hosting family and friends. The kitchen is a chef’s dream,More info

First Time on the Market

78 Jellicoe Road, Ruawai

3 2 1
This property is currently not available.

We are proud to present to you this beautifully maintained family home. Built to a high standard in the late 70’s, the house retains many of the original features. The open plan kitchen and dining area is the hub of the house, and with room for a couch and TV it is the perfect placeMore info


171 Arcadia Road, Paparoa

14.75 ha
This property is currently not available.

Set out in the hills of Paparoa is this truly versatile 14.7479 ha block, the title being split into two blocks by a road. The smaller of the two blocks, consisting of approx. 1.9 hectares could be described as a little slice of paradise. With so much to explore and discover, it is easy toMore info

Come home to this stunning country residence

5562 State Highway 12, Arapohue

4 2 2
This property is currently not available.

Come in the front door you quickly discover that this is the hub of the house where everyone loves to gather. The high vaulted ceilings and timber beams add to the spaciousness you feel in the open plan living area and ample windows allow you to bathe in the light and the absorb views. TheMore info

Peaceful and Private in Paparoa

2239B State Highway 12, Paparoa

2 1 1
This property is currently not available.

Head down the agapantus lined driveway to find your rural retreat nestled within a mixture of native, tropical and fruit trees. With many of its original features having been retained, this cute 1920’s two bedroom bungalow takes you back to yesteryear. The kitchen remains mostly untouched, with the exception of a new benchtop and theMore info

Build a Bach and Bring the Boat

10 Goebel Street, Tinopai

876 m2
This property is currently not available.

If you are looking for a section to build a bach or relocate a house then this 876m2 section in Tinopai is perfect. The gentle sloping section is a blank canvas that offers a sneak peak of the water and has power and phone at the boundary. With no building covenants to restrict you, theMore info


15A View Street, Maungaturoto

4 3 2
This property is currently not available.

If you are looking for an investment property or home and income then look no further. This property consists of two houses on one title. Each house has its own driveway and fencing provides for totally separate outside spaces. House One has road frontage, garage, 3 double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining, lounge, two bathrooms, newlyMore info

Home and Income or Investment

93 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

8 5 2
This property is currently not available.

Sitting on a generous 1800m2 section in the heart of Maungaturoto are two dwellings with the potential for three income streams. The main dwelling has been converted into two separate spaces. Upstairs the main house has timber lined walls and there are 4 bedrooms, office, bathroom plus ensuite, a large laundry with ample storage, openMore info

WOW!!! What a View

158 Petley Road, Paparoa

3 3 2
This property is currently not available.

If you are looking for a three bedroom family home with outstanding water views then look no further than this 1.2 hectare lifestyle property situated on the Petley Road peninsula. The split level house has been recently renovated in the bathroom, laundry and two of the bedrooms and new flooring extends through to the kitchen/dining/familyMore info

Recently Renovated and Ready to Go

103 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

3 1 1
This property is currently not available.

This beautifully renovated house has something for everyone. From the fresh tiled bathroom to the modern, stylish kitchen, you will love this recently refurbished family home. There are three double bedrooms upstairs and the downstairs room could be a fourth bedroom or a home office. There are several living spaces, from the open plan kitchenMore info

**PRICE REDUCED** Country living close to town

63A Brynderwyn Road, Maungaturoto

3 1 1
This property is currently not available.

Tucked away down the rural Brynderwyn Rd just off State Highway 12, this ‘cute as a button’ 2.2 hectare lifestyle block comes complete with a picturesque dam. The compact farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area as well as a single garage with internal access. The house has underfloor and ceiling insulationMore info

Country Lifestyle in Town

61 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

5 5 3
This property is currently not available.

Nestled down a shared driveway you will discover this immaculate property. At a very generous 433m2, this house has everything you might need and then some. With room to accommodate a large family or extra guests the possibilities are endless with the well thought out configuration of this house. At one end of the foyerMore info

1 1 1
This property is currently not available.

This 10 acre block is conveniently located between the township of Maungaturoto and the quaint village of Paparoa on SH 12. There are stock yards at the entrance and down the driveway is a shed that has been partially converted into accommodation with a small kitchen, bathroom, new Masport fireplace and a bedroom upstairs onMore info

3 1 1
This property is currently not available.

This spacious family home is perfectly located just off the main road but still an easy stroll to the shops, schools and parks. Step back into yesteryear with this split level 3 bedroom home and soak up the retro carpet, burgundy bath and hand basin and the copper fireback. The open plan living, dining andMore info

Don’t miss out…Call me NOW!!!

187 Hurndall Street West, Maungaturoto

2 1 1
This property is currently not available.

On the market for the first time in 25 years, this 1940’s Art Deco bungalow is calling out for some TLC to turn it into something truly special. The house features two double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining, lounge, separate toilet, laundry and bathroom with plenty of storage cupboards throughout as well as a single garageMore info

5 3 2
This property is currently not available.

Set on 128 acres, this property has so much to offer, and then some. The spacious family home sits comfortably on the top of the hill and offers panoramic views of the countryside. The house consists of five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, open plan kitchen/living and dining and a double garage. Outside you willMore info

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