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Congratulations to Leigh Hopper MNZM

Leigh Hopper of Whitianga has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to property development and philanthropy in Mondays King’s Birthday Honours. Leigh is synonymous with Hopper Developments and Hopper Lifestyle.
 |  Pauline Stewart  | 

It is a rare experience when you can read about a person online or in the paper in your hometown and be able to look out the window of your home or of your car and  see the achievements of that person and what they have made possible for others to achieve. This is true for Leigh Hopper.

He would say don’t forget those who have gone before him in his family and the people who are now his family and his team.

However, this is Leigh’s day and his achievement and he is most deserving.

We congratulate him and urge him to keep going.

Leigh Hopper says his proudest achievement continues to be the building of a solid New Zealand-owned legacy brand which is now successfully transitioning to a third family generation.

“Maintaining my involvement at directorship level across the various activities provides me with a great deal of satisfaction,” he said.

Leigh is just 68 and says he has been fortunate enough to be able to support a range of worthy community endeavours and deliver significant public benefit within the developments he had overseen.