Dean McHardy

General Manager and Stud Master

Dean and his wife Joanne moved to Tangihau Station in late 1989 when Dean was just 26 years old. Tangihau has been a changing landscape since Dean arrived. When Dean first arrived, there were up to 18 staff members but that number has dropped to around 11 mainly due to the development of extensive laneways and metal roading enabling staff to transport horses by truck or float. During Dean’s time in management Tangihau has expanded geographically, with 3 neighbouring properties having been purchased since.

Tangihau has a team of 6 shepherds including a head shepherd, full time fencers, general hands, 1 cook and 1 machinery operator. A total team of 14. All shepherds have involvement with the Angus stud as well as the commercial stock operations.


Vacancies will become available and are posted on the Tangihau Angus facebook page. Please follow us there to keep up to date @tangihauangus.