Toyota New Zealand | Believe

An official Toyota Customer Centre

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:
Holiday Hours
Sales & Finance
Good Friday: CLOSED
Easter Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Easter Sunday: CLOSED
Easter Monday: 10am - 4pm
ANZAC Day: 1pm - 4pm
Service & Parts
Good Friday: CLOSED
Easter Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Easter Sunday: CLOSED
Easter Monday: CLOSED

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

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.


Simon Jackson | New Vehicle Manager

I'm the New Vehicle Manager; I have been with Miles Toyota for over 7 years. I really love dealing with people and a major part of my role is to make sure my New Vehicle Team are looking after our customers' motoring needs. I find this a challenging but very rewarding role.


Ruby Hunt | Reception Administrator

Hi I'm Ruby, Reception Administrator here at Miles Toyota. I enjoy meeting and talking with our customers as it is an excellent opportunity to talk to a huge range of different people! I look forward to meeting you and helping to put you in touch with the right people for your needs.


Ranulf Overton | New Vehicle Sales Consultant

In 2009 I joined the sales team here at Miles Toyota - the South Island’s largest and most successful Toyota dealership. Like most Kiwis, I'm passionate about Toyota; NZ’s most successful and iconic brand. Having relocated from the UK in 2004 I am now a fully fledged adopted red and black Cantabrian, passionate about sports (and an expert in seismic activity).

Clients say that I have a very friendly and non invasive approach to sales – I just love dealing with and meeting new people. Talk to me today on any of our range from small passenger to large commercial. I look forward to making everything perfect for you.


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.


Laurence Cooke | New Vehicle Sales Consultant

Hi I'm Laurence. I grew up in Christchurch, however I did spend 10 years away travelling the world on cruise ships while selling art. These days I keep busy chasing around my three young kids. I am new to vehicle sales but like most New Zealanders I have been a proud Toyota owner for years.


John Ballingall | New Vehicle Sales Consultant

I love life, enjoy engaging people and having a good laugh. I was raised in Rangiora where I met my beautiful wife, Joanne, to whom I have 2 wonderful kids; Rayana and Harvey. I love snowboarding, I play Saturday soccer when I can and I have a passion for technology and computers. I look forward to meeting you soon.


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.

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.

Fleet & Commercial Sales

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.

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.


Courtney Murray | Business Development Advisor

As Business Development Advisor for Miles Toyota, I'm here to help ensure our service operations run smoothly and to make sure that our customers are 100% satisfied with the work carried out on their vehicle.


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.


Kylie Keown | Digital Media Specialist

Hi, I'm Kylie. As Digital Media Specialist I'm responsible for developing and maintaining our online communication channels. Along with Mark, you'll find me over at our Facebook Page and Twitter account - be sure to drop by and say hi!


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


Nikita Browning | Warranty Administrator

Hi I'm Nikita and I work here at Miles Toyota's service department as our Warranty Administrator. I look forward to seeing you at our dealership soon!


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.


Vicky Grant | Service Frontline Reception

Hi my name is Vicky and I work in the Service Department as a Service Advisor. After 12 years working in various frontline customer service roles - including as a Flight Attendant and working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Nelson - I am now looking forward to meeting our customers and a bright future with Miles Toyota.


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!


Victoria Neal | Parts Administrator

Hi my name is Victoria, I am a Parts Administrator for Miles Toyota, and a support role for the guys here in the largest Toyota Parts Department in NZ. This is a recent new role for me in the company as I was previously in the Business Development department. It’s a great team here and I am sure they will keep me on my toes.


Simon Booth | Parts Consultant

I've been working for Miles Toyota for over 3 years and I work in the Parts Department, working with both retail and trade customers.


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.


Mark Chinnery | Parts Consultant

Hi, I'm Mark and I work here at the Miles Toyota Parts Department. I am thoroughly enjoying everything that Toyota has to offer and look forward to a long career with the company.

"I would like to express my thanks for the assistance that Mark has given ... I found him to be very helpful and efficient."

- Zak Saba, Daiken New Zealand


Mika Owen | Parts Consultant

Hi, my name is Mika. I have been working with Toyota since October 2010. I started off in Customer Relations and then the Service Department before finally settling into my role here with the Miles Toyota parts team.

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:
Holiday hours
Service & Parts
Good Friday: CLOSED
Easter Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Easter Sunday: CLOSED
Easter Monday: CLOSED

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.


Julie Cramond | Service Advisor

It has been my pleasure to have been the service advisor/receptionist at Miles Toyota Airport for more than seven years. Over the years I have learnt a lot about vehicle maintenance and I enjoy passing on my knowledge to clients as well as friends and family.


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/ service advisor role.