Duncan Garner

PHOTO: For the past four years, TV personality Duncan Garner has been able to escape the pressures of work and chill out on the Hokianga.

TV personality Duncan Garner’s Omapere bach has sold under the hammer for 53 per cent more than the $310,000 CV.

The holiday home, which Garner co-owns with two other families, fetched $475,000, says listing agent Sheree Robinson of Bayleys Kerikeri.

“He was very happy – everyone was happy with the outcome,” Robinson says. “The new owners are a family, who settle in late January, but they will have plenty of time to enjoy the bach over the summer.”

Garner separated from his second wife Deanna at the beginning of last year. His three-bedroom bach, which he and his friends had owned for four years, sits within a group on a single block, with large sweeping lawns leading down to the water.