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All beef and lamb in the Waipawa Butchery shops are finished on Patangata Station, 15 and 35kms away from the Waipawa and Havelock North shops respectively.

We own the Station and we own the butcheries, so we can be in full control of the entire process to ensure consistent quality meat for our customers.

Our animals nibble away 365 days of the year on the most delicious mix of nutrient rich green plants: clover, plantain, kale and a range of the land of the Long White Cloud’s natural grasses, that surround the hills of Patangata in Central Hawke’s Bay.


Duncan and his team of well mannered dogs, gently move the sheep and cattle across the lush landscape of the Patangata hills in Central Hawke’s Bay, making sure they remain relaxed and happy.

Good farming practice and excellent animal welfare helps to ensure Patangata Station produces healthy, premium quality beef and lamb that have exceptional flavours. Antibiotic free/ GM free /Hormone free – happy happy days!

Patangata Station owns the Waipawa Butchery shops – the supply chain is short, the story is simple, the outcome is delicious. The Waipawa shop has existed in the same spot since 1948, with Murray Stephens retiring in June 2017 after spending 60 years working in his business.

Murray left behind a trusted reputation for his meat products, especially his award-winning sausages – crowned champion in 1998, this is Murray’s greatest legacy and for that, new owners Duncan Smith and Annabel Tapley-Smith are grateful.

The Havelock North shop has existed even longer in the Village, opening its doors more than 100 years ago.

For the past 8 years, it has been under the ownership of Paul Greaney, who was also crowned a sausage champion in 2013, for his pork sausage. Paul’s award winning pork sausage will still be available in our Havelock North shop, and Murray’s Famous Beef sausage found in our Waipawa shop – as a tribute to both previous owners.

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