The widow of Fielding farmer Scott Guy says the family will do everything it can so her husband can rest in peace.
A jury at the High Court in Wellington on Tuesday found Ewen Macdonald not guilty of the murder of Mr Guy, his brother-in-law, on 8 July 2010.
Kylee Guy has released a statement in which she thanked the public of New Zealand for their messages and continuous support.
"Two years ago our whole world changed forever and will never be the same. Scotty was everything you could ever dream of, a loving amazing husband, the best daddy to his boys and a wonderful caring friend," the statement said.
Mrs Guy said if love could have saved her husband he would not have died, and the family will continue to do everything it can so that he can rest in peace.