About Us

We first met when we held managerial roles at one of the local Big 4 offices.

It became clear that we shared very similar values and interests (a passion for rugby) but felt disconnected with the values of the organisation we were part of.

With the support of a large client who also shared our beliefs, we started Duncan Dovico. The key principles to our business are:

  • We don't want to be a large organisation. We want to work along side and intimately know how our client’s businesses work.
  • We believe in fair fees for an honest service. We have found that our fees are often much lower than our competitors, not because the standard is poor, but because we want to serve our community and are realistic with what is fair.
  • We are part of our community. Ethically, we judge ourselves everyday by asking "are we proud of the way we are adding to Taranaki and our clients?"
  • We work very hard, but it is not the most important part of our lives. We have passions that are outside the office and we work hard to be able to enjoy and participate in these.
  • We are not tax aggressive. We believe we are very thorough, but understand that that tax system is designed to support all aspects and levels of our community. We will always act with your best interest at heart, but will also tell you when we feel you are moving outside the rules.
Craig Wisnewski

Craig Wisnewski

BMS (Hons) CA

“Is there any better place in the world to raise a family than Taranaki? When you see the mountain, you know you are home.”

As the second youngest of twelve children, family has always been the central theme to Craig’s life.  After being educated at Inglewood High School, and graduating the University of Waikato with a degree in economics and accounting, Craig worked for one of the Big 4 in Auckland before the magnetism of the mountain drew him home.

Craig leads the small rural practice within Duncan Dovico, and his large commercial client base is diverse. His interest lies in technology, Trusts and the “big picture”, he also looks after the practice management side of the business.

Roles have included governance positions on education boards (both locally with our colleges, and on regional boards based in Wellington). Craig has a passion for education.

Married to Aimee, they have three children, Isla, Olivia and Emma, which helps Craig with a positive work-life balance, and takes up most of his time outside of the office. He is a retired first class rugby referee and club cricketer.

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Grant Hassall

Grant Hassall


“I am passionate about Taranaki; it’s an honour to be able to give back.”

Born into a proud Taranaki family, Grant was educated at New Plymouth Boys’ High School and he still has a very close connection with the school.

After completing a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University, Grant has held senior positions in New Plymouth, in both the private sector as well as in public practice. Because of this experience he has a very broad knowledge of accounting and commercial issues, and his clients seek his advice and opinion on all aspects of running their business.

Grant enjoys the detail, and is an accredited auditor, with significant experience in community based financial statements and governance. He is a respected Trustee and Board member of many community organisations, and sees his ability to contribute in this way as a means of giving back. His clients regularly comment about the passion and dedication he brings to them.

When not in the office, you will find Grant on bowling greens around New Zealand, either playing or writing.  If he’s not involved with bowls he will be near a rugby ground, either as a passionate spectator of the “Old Amber and Black hoops” or as a referee. 

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(06) 769 6627
20 Robe St, New Plymouth 4310