Dean McHardy


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.

Ian Risseto

Livestock Agent

Ian originally started working for the Bayly Group as an agent for Williams and Kettle, based in Wairoa. In 1990, Ian became the branch livestock manager of Williams and Kettle and a few years later Ian became the stock agent for Tangihau. Now a Livestock agent for PGG Wrightson, Ian is an integral part of the team at Tangihau Angus.

Tangihau has a team of 5 shepherds including a head shepherd, 2 full time fencers, 2 general hands, 1 cook and 1 machinery operator. All shepherds have involvement with the Angus stud as well as the commercial stock operations.


Vacancies will become available and posted here as they arise.


Full time permanent role

We are looking for a new shepherd to join our team. This position will be working alongside an immediate team of up to 5 other shepherds.

  • Sheep and beef breeding with some finishing
  • Competitive remuneration package to suit experience and skill level
  • Capable working dogs required. A team of 3-7 dogs expected
  • Experience working with horses preferable
  • Good facilities
  • Room available in single shepherd quarters
  • Cook house meals provided
  • Hunting available on farm
  • Position available immediately

    Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa

    For more information or to apply, please contact Dean on 027 242 53 21 or (+646) 867 0837