Patangata Station is in the unique position that it owns the local butcher shop – Waipawa Butchery is located 15kms away from The Station, all of the stations top quality beef and lamb sold in the Butchery comes from exclusively from Patangata Station.


Patangata Station is a supplier to a select few restaurants; Chefs appreciate the quality Beef and Lamb produced at the station, the personal care they receive from our award winning butchery team and the heritage which makes Patangata Station such a sought after supplier.

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We have a few key people making this story a reality.

It all starts in the shop, every week with Duncan (the owner) selecting the most handsome animals from the paddock for the shop.

Our friendly butchers set to work, happy in the knowledge that they are delivering top notch, consistent, quality, cuts to our customers, because they know that Duncan will grow and supply only the finest animals for his butchery.

We have five butchers, two sausage specialists, four production staff and several helpful shop assistants, spread across our two locations. We also have Susan taking care of accounts.

Waipawa Butchery-HN-Oct2019-team

Duncan Smith & Annabel Tapley-Smith

Duncan Smith is the Patangata Station owner/farmer and the owner of the Waipawa Butchery. He loves farming but also enjoys people, so you will find Duncan behind the Butchery counter two afternoons a week, most probably sampling new products and making suggestions for what meat is best to buy for your optimum enjoyment.

Annabel Tapley-Smith, married to Duncan, is owner of the business and a big part of the inspiration to connect their farming enterprise to an exclusive local retail market. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing, sales, human resources, event management and sponsorship and is the person to contact for all enquires in these areas. Happy staff, happy lamb chops!

Family Connection

Family is important to Duncan and Annabel, they are supported by numerous family and friends who offer encouragement, guidance and positivity for their new ventures.

The Smith’s have been in Central Hawke’s Bay since before WWII and began shopping at the Waipawa shop the year it opened, in 1948.

We are a small production house with only 15 Beef & Lamb boxes available per day. Dismiss