Tribute to the late Renata Apatu

Rural Exchange 23/06/2018

Described as a man who would do anything for anyone, Renata Apatu was one of five people travelling in a commercial helicopter last Thursday when it went down at Ngamatea Station on the Napier-Taihape Road.

Tragically, Mr Apatu passed away from his injuries. 

Mr Apatu co-owned the 80,000 acre Station, along with family members. He was described as a much-loved father, husband and family man to his brother, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Mr Apatu typified the people who make the iconic Ngamatea Station "much more than a farm".

While we wish to respect his family's privacy, the Rural Exchange team feel it is important to pay tribute. Philippa Wright and Mark Warren joined the show to reflect on the fantastic life of Ren Apatu.

Watch the full conversation with Philippa Wright and Mark Warren above.

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