David Smyth, FNZIV, FPINZ, passed away on June 7, 2018, after a short illness.

He was 76 years old. He was the loved and loving husband of Anne, and father of Christopher (Melbourne) and the late Anthony. After receiving a Diploma in Valuation and Farm Management, and Diploma in Agriculture from Lincoln College (now University), David achieved Registration in 1968.

Waikato Branch recently celebrated with David his 50th year as a Registered Valuer, and while he was 76 years old, when many others are taking it easy, David was still enjoying his profession. David continued to provide valuable knowledge to clients and mentor many.

Most recently, from 1996, David was in practice with Curnow Tizard, Hamilton. His speciality was rural valuation and consultancy, with emphasis on larger scale dry stock and dairy properties. He specialised in assessing environmental impacts and compensation for both land and property right acquisitions, and acted as expert witness.

In 1966 David started with State Advances Corporation/Rural Banking and Finance Corporation, with roles including Farm Appraiser Rotorua, Te Kuiti, & Whangarei, and Senior Appraiser Auckland. In 1977 he farmed in his own right, in northern Waikato while also running his own valuation practice.

In 1990 David joined Land Corporation, Hamilton, working throughout Waikato, Coromandel and King Country, before returning to his own practice in Hamilton in 1993. David was also a Member Land Valuation Tribunal (Waikato No.1), Past chairman of Waikato and Northland Branches of the NZIV, Deputy Chair Auckland Branch NZIV and an Examiner (Rural Practical and Oral) NZIV, Auckland.

Messages of condolence can be sent to: The Smyth Family, C/O PO Box 276, Hamilton 3240