Terry Jarvis

Terry Jarvis

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Terrence (Terry) Wayne Jarvis (born 29 July 1944 in Auckland) played 13 Tests for New Zealand. Together with Glenn Turner, Jarvis holds the opening partnership record in Tests for New Zealand against all nations with 387 runs scored against the West Indies in Georgetown, Guyana during the 1971-1972 season.

Terry was raised in the Auckland suburb of Remuera and attended Auckland Grammar School from 1958-1960, where he played in the 1st Eleven, a team that included two NZ cricket captains, Mark Burgess and Hedley Howarth and the NZ representative, Ross Morgan. On leaving high school he began work as a sales representative for the former Auckland stock and station company, Alfred Buckland & Sons Ltd., selling textiles such as jute wool bales, which the company imported. He then went into business on his own account, forming Jarvis Trading Company Ltd., a very successful company, importing and manufacturing similar products from premises in East Tamaki. He also became involved in the development and sale of industrial land in East Tamaki. A clever, honest and resolute businessman, Terry was one of the people responsible for bringing Sky TV to New Zealand. He also became involved in the breeding and racing of thoroughbreds, while owning the The Oaks stud property near Cambridge,in the Waikato. In 2009, as the neighbour of Sir Edmund Hillary, Terry bought this New Zealand icons house in order to extend his own property. The house, after being gifted to the nation, was moved to...
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