Toyota New Zealand

Miles Toyota


"Our single-minded aim is to provide our territory with a motor vehicle dealership that is second to none - with a level of customer service that today's consumers have every right to expect in the modern competitive world of vehicle trading."

- Bruce Miles, Managing Director.

221 Montreal Street
Christchurch 8011

Postal: PO Box 22482
Christchurch 8140

Freephone: 0800 GO MILES
Telephone: 03 379 0610
Fax: 03 365 2441
Contact Form: Drop us a line
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Opening hours:
Sales & Finance
Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 10am - 4pm
Service & Parts
Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm
Sat 8am - 12pm
Closed Sunday

Meet the team

André Heyns

André Heyns | CEO

It is my pleasure to introduce our team and dealership to you. At Miles Toyota we are proud to represent the Toyota brand in Christchurch and passionate about providing a level of service which exceeds all of your motoring needs. Our dealership has been operating for over 15 years in Christchurch and we believe our values, service, facilities and overall value for money epitomises our slogan, Miles is Toyota.

New Vehicle Sales

Simon Jackson | New Vehicle Manager

I have been with Miles Toyota since 2005 and it is a great company to work for! I just love doing what I do. I enjoy dealing with people and a major part of my role is to make sure my team are looking after our customers motoring needs. There’s always something exciting happening at our dealership which makes Miles Toyota a great place to work.


Laurence Cooke | New Vehicle Sales Supervisor

Hi I'm Laurence,

I joined sales team at Miles Toyota in 2011. It’s a role that I find challenging and rewarding. I am proud of the product we offer and the brand we represent, but I think that it is our core value of Respect for People that makes us successful.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, skiing, running marathons and operating a part-time business providing Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking seminars.

I would be happy to sit down with you and explore the options available, so that you can make a well informed decision for your next vehicle purchase.


Yvonne Miller | Fleet Sales Consultant

After a number of years in sales roles with established companies, I made the move to Miles Toyota in 2010 and am proud to say this role is by far the most rewarding of my career. Moving from New Car Sales into Fleet Sales has been a natural progression for me and I am very excited to show you how our full range of vehicles, as well as various finance and lease options, will help you and your team to stay mobile.

I always have time to listen to your needs and I assure you every attention to detail will be given. So whether you are considering your first company vehicle, you're coming towards the end of your current lease period or you're simply looking to grow your fleet, please let me show you how I can make this process easy for you.

I look forward to working with you; please give me a call or email. I am here to help.


Dryden Thomson | New Vehicle Sales Consultant

Hi I'm Dryden. I was born and bred in Leeston and am still a country boy at heart. I have been in the motor trade for over 8 years and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping people find the right car for them. I have red and black blood running through my veins and love my rugby, cricket and golf.

If you are looking for a new car drop in and see me or give me a call, I'd love to help.


Nicholas Thompson | New Vehicle Sales Consultant

Having grown up in Darfield, I'm a country man at heart. Before joining the Miles Toyota team in December 2013, I spent time in Brisbane where I was involved in the sale of Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Holden and Subaru vehicles. This has given me excellent experience in the vehicles that are currently available on today's market, and a genuine respect for the Toyota vehicles that I am involved with today.

I look forward to meeting you soon and introducing you to your next vehicle.


Barry Leung | New Vehicle Sales Consultant

Hello there, I’m Barry.

I am really thrilled and feel privileged to be part of the award winning dealership, Miles Toyota.

Over the last two decades, I have had an awesome time working in the banking industry. The most satisfying part was helping customers realise their dream of owning their own dream home or making a positive difference with their financial situations.

Being with Miles Toyota, my passion and commitment continues to assist you to make the right decision to purchase your exact motor vehicle for your individual lifestyle. It is all about you and your motoring needs so it’s really imperative for me to ensure you are totally happy with your buying decision.

I am a car-enthusiast and perfectionist (I have owned over 35 cars to date) but accordingly to my wife, 'car enthusiast' is not exactly how she would describe me!
Other interests are playing tennis, fishing, taking road trips, music, properties and spending quality time with friends and family.

I’m really excited to be here and looking forward to have a chat with you over a cuppa.


Robert Duke | New Vehicle Sales Consultant

I joined the Miles Toyota team in 2014. My background in business management has helped me to understand people which, in turn, helps me to work with our customers to find not only the right vehicle for them, but also the right accessories and finance options to really make that purchase something special. I look forward to working with you soon.


Karl Harvey | Key Account Manager, Fleet Sales

As the Key Account Manager for Miles Toyota's Fleet Sales division, I'm all about your business. I'm confident that we have both the vehicles and the support that you need to ensure your business has the right fleet for the job with the least stress on you and your company's resources.

With over 9 years experience in sales management and account support, I have the knowledge and expertise to help you find a solution that meets your requirements.

"At Miles Toyota, we're all about your business."


Ariana Adams | Receptionist

Hi there! My name is Ariana and I'm here to welcome you to our showroom, help you to find exactly what you need and ensure your time with us is enjoyable.

I have a background in administration within our dealership, so I have a great understanding of our processes. In my spare time I'm a keen photographer.

Used Vehicle Sales

Paul Taylor | Used Sales Manager

Hi, I'm Paul. I've been with the Miles Group for a number of years before settling into my role of Used Sales Manager at Miles Toyota. My team and I are dedicated towards helping you into your new vehicle as easily and smoothly as possible.


Bill Zuo | Used Sales Advisor

Hi, I am Bill. I had this wonderful job 6 weeks before the February 2011 earthquake; because of the earthquake disaster I went back overseas with my wife for 7 months. Due to 10 successful years of life in New Zealand, we wish to spend our whole life here. I am really glad Miles Toyota kept my job offer open for such a long time which is just like the Toyota advertising “BELIEVE”. I feel very proud to work for Miles Toyota. Here is the place which you should believe and prosper.


Tim Ten Hove | Used Sales Advisor

Hi, I'm Tim. I joined Miles Toyota's used sales team with a strong background in automotive parts sales. This in-depth knowledge of how a vehicle is put together provides me with a better understanding of how your used vehicle will perform on the road and last into the future. I look forward to meeting you soon!


Tama Milne | Used Sales Advisor

Hi, my name is Tama. I previously worked Lexus in Auckland and have owned my own business at Wilding Park Tennis Centre for over a decade before the earthquakes. My wife and I have both missed Christchurch and all our friends and are very pleased to be back long term.

I am very proud to join the used vehicle department at Miles Toyota who I believe to be the best dealership for the strongest brand in vehicle sales in the country.


Peter Urlich | Used Sales Advisor

I joined the Miles Toyota team in mid-2014. Growing up in Wellington, I studied at university in Palmerston North where I achieved a BSc majoring in Geography with a minor in Chemistry. After completing this in 2013, I worked for 6 months for City Care, right here in Christchurch.

I’m a people person with a passion for the automotive industry that I’ve held ever since I was young.

General Sales

Matthew Downing | General Sales Manager

I am delighted to be part of the Miles Team; meeting new customers and providing great experiences at our busy Toyota Customer outlets. I enjoy our dynamic business in Canterbury and the qualities of Toyota that make for a truly great international brand. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Pauline Kearney | Business Manager

In November 2009 I joined Miles Toyota as the Business Manager. Organising finance or insurance for your new or pre-owned Toyota doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it's my job to make it easy for you. With my experience I can tailor a package to suit your business and personal needs and of course your budget.

Curious about how much you can borrow? Use the calculator on our finance page to get an idea.


Yasper Friese | Business Consultant

I joined the Miles Toyota team in 2013 as a Business Consultant in our busy Finance team. I look forward to helping you with your vehicle purchase and can't wait to get you into your new vehicle!

Business Development

Colleen King | Business Development Manager

Hi, I'm Colleen, I have been with Miles Toyota for over 9 years now - and it only seems like half that period. I joined Miles Toyota to set up and manage our Business Development Team. We ring our customers after their visits with us ensuring we have provided the level of service that exceeds all others.  We also look after our group's websites and marketing so it is a very diverse team.  Miles Toyota is an awesome group to be working for, love my job and the people that I work with.


Jenny Woolley | Business Development Advisor

Hi, I'm Jenny and I'm a Business Development Advisor here at Miles Toyota. I am lucky enough to speak to many of our customers on a regular basis, making bookings and following up to ensure recent servicing and vehicle purchases were up to customers' expectation and went smoothly.

I really enjoy being of assistance to you all and working with the terrific team here to make sure that we maintain good relationships with you and look after your needs.


Mark Lincoln | Digital Media Team Leader

As the Digital Media Team Leader, I'm responsible for developing and maintaining our online communication channels. I'll often be your first point of contact on our Facebook Page and Twitter account and can quickly find responses to your online queries from within our highly skilled teams.


Ash Pearson | Marketing & Events Specialist

Hi there, I’m Ash, and I joined the Miles Toyota team in March 2014. After growing up here in Canterbury and graduating with a Bachelor in Visual Communication - Graphic Design, I've recently returned home from my OE, working throughout Europe.

As Marketing Events Specialist I’m responsible for putting together print marketing material and events for our customers – see you at our next event!


Nicole Musson | Digital Marketing Assistant

Hi there,

My name is Nicole, I have recently graduated from Christchurch Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Visual Communications and a Diploma of Photography. I then recently joined the Miles Group team in February 2015 as your digital marketing assistant. In this role I am working with the marketing team to keep our website and social media updated for you. Also, I will be working to keep you updated through emails and newsletters about our latest events, deals and what has been happening with our team!


Tania Taylor | Operations Manager

Hi, Tania Taylor Operations Manager for Miles Toyota.

Under my portfolio is the financial reporting for for our Miles Group branches. I am also proud to be part of a management team that supports and continually works towards achieving the BEST. Working for the group for a good number of years, each day has given me a different challenge ensuring that I never fall to sleep!

Being a working mother of two children - my daughter, Jaimee, and my son, Jackson - ensures that my time management needs to be up to scratch at all times. Having good support outside of work and a very understanding husband and children has allowed me to travel regularly with my job working from my North Island sites on average one in every three weeks.

The friendships and relationships that I have been lucky to be part of over the years and working with a team of people supporting them each to succeed in their desired roles has made me proud to be part of Miles Toyota and gets me through the challenges presented to see the next one succeed.


Sonya Smith | Senior Administrator

Hello my name is Sonya and I am the Senior Administrator.

I joined Miles over 8 years ago and have been fortunate to work within a dedicated team and for a very committed company who value highly customer service and high standards. My role includes financial control of daily cash flow in coordination with our Operations Manager, verifying accuracy of documents and records relating to Control Accounts for the Miles Group.

I thoroughly enjoy my time working with Miles and believe what I do further supports the company's fantastic name.


Tim Monk | Service Manager

After completing my apprenticeship in 1990 at a small country garage 40 minutes North of Christchurch I moved to the city and started working for Toyota as a Technician, I soon became Foreman and then Service Advisor. I have been Service Manager of Miles Toyota for the last eight years. I strongly believe our business is all about the people, customers and staff. I am a strong believer that all customer experiences with our company will be nothing but the best. I believe we have the best group of people working for us and this ensures great customer service which makes us better than the rest. At the weekends I like to snow & water ski & follow my sporting family as I am their number one fan!!


Jodie Tait | Assistant Service Manager

I have been with Miles Toyota for over for 11 years. My part of the city service team is ensuring the workshop jobs go out on time and are carried out correctly to the highest of standards.


Mike Ward | Service Foreman

My name is Mike, I have been working for Miles Toyota for 9 years, I firstly started as a technician but have recently moved up into a Service Foreman role.


Jenna Manahi | Direct Delivery/Environmental Administrator

Hi, I have been with Miles Toyota for 3 1/2 Years. I started off working in Customer Relations and moved into Marketing, assisting with Events and updating and maintaining the websites. I have since changed positions and am currently working as a service advisor, as well as our Direct Delivery/Environment Administrator.


Alissa Sharp | Service Frontline Reception

Hi, my name is Alissa and I work in the service department as a service advisor. I’ve been working in customer service since 2005 and I always enjoy meeting friendly customers every day and working with a great team of people. I look forward to the challenges this role sets me and a bright future with Miles Toyota.


Simon Malcolm | Service Advisor

Hi, my name is Simon. After spending 5 years working in the workshop I am now working as a Service Advisor. I am here to make sure our customers have a hassle free pleasant experience and provide sound technical knowledge where necessary. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your vehicle's servicing and repair needs.


Victoria Grant | Service Frontline Reception

Hi my name is Victoria and I work in the Service Department as a Service Advisor. After 12 years working in various frontline customer service roles, I am now looking forward to meeting our customers and a bright future with Miles Toyota.


Rachel Barham | Warranty Administrator

Hi! I became part of the team at Miles Toyota as a Warranty Administrator in June and am thoroughly enjoying my role already. I love the demand and diversity my role entails, and especially the social environment I am placed in working with a great team and customers.

Previously I was a student at the University of Otago, studying a Master of Science in psychology. As much as I enjoyed my research I was ready for a change from the student lifestyle and Miles Toyota has gone above and beyond that.

I am excited for what is to come in this challenging and fulfilling role.’


Barry McCarthy | Parts Manager

I have been with Miles Toyota for over 20 years, and in the Toyota Parts industry for 28 years. We are proud to be the largest Toyota parts dealer in the country!


Chris Peters | Parts Supervisor

Hi, I'm the Parts Supervisor at Miles Toyota and have been with the Miles team for over 15 years. When I'm not at work, I'm usually playing weekend Golf games and supporting New Zealand's top Rugby Province: Canterbury!


Nathaniel Smith | Parts Consultant

Hi, I joined the Miles Toyota Parts Department in 2012 but have been in the parts industry for over 7 years. I'm thoroughly enjoying my role here with our great team and great customers.


Jamie Newman | Parts Consultant

I’m Jamie and I am a Parts Consultant here at Miles Toyota. I look forward to helping our customers to locate the correct parts that they need, as smoothly and efficiently as possible.


Adam Griffin | Parts Consultant

Hi, I'm Adam and I'm proud to be one of Miles Toyota's Parts Consultants. I joined the team in mid 2014 and am really enjoying the opportunities and challenges working within the Toyota Parts industry offers me.

I look forward to assisting you with your next parts enquiry and helping to keep your Toyota in top condition.


Caleb Ramage | Parts Consultant

Hi I’m Caleb and I joined the Miles Toyota team in August 2014. I look forward to being able to assist you with any parts enquiries or supplies and respond in a timely manner. It is great to be part of such an enthusiastic team here at Toyota.

80 Orchard Road, Christchurch, 8053



Telephone: 03 358 0103
Fax: 03 358 0104
Contact Form: Drop us a line
Click here to view a larger map
Opening hours:
Service & Parts
Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm
Sat 8am - 12pm
Closed Sunday

Meet the team

André Heyns

André Heyns | CEO

It is my pleasure to introduce our team and dealership to you. At Miles Toyota we are proud to represent the Toyota brand in Christchurch and passionate about providing a level of service which exceeds all of your motoring needs. Our dealership has been operating for over 15 years in Christchurch and we believe our values, service, facilities and overall value for money epitomises our slogan, Miles is Toyota.


Bill Potter | Service Manager

My name is Bill Potter I am the service manager of the Miles Toyota Airport branch.
I have worked for Toyota for 15yrs + , I manage a team of 9. We are located at ChCh airport in a dedicated satellite service and new rental vehicle delivery centre.

Business Development

Colleen King | Business Development Manager

Hi, I'm Colleen, I have been with Miles Toyota for over 9 years now - and it only seems like half that period. I joined Miles Toyota to set up and manage our Business Development Team. We ring our customers after their visits with us ensuring we have provided the level of service that exceeds all others. We also look after our group's websites and marketing so it is a very diverse team. Miles Toyota is an awesome group to be working for, love my job and the people that I work with.


Emma Gibbs | Business Development Advisor

Hi I’m Emma, and I am delighted to have recently joined the Miles Toyota team since moving to Christchurch from the UK.

I'm part of the Business Development team where we contact our customers following their visits to us, ensuring we have provided exceptional customer service that exceeds all others. I am here to listen to you, as your feedback helps us to further develop our our services. I look forward to speaking to you soon!