12 Aug 2011

Murray Heays

From Country Life, 9:32 pm on 12 August 2011

Eighty-year-old Murray Heays is one Hawke's Bay's first deer farmers. Throughout the 1970s he captured wild deer on his steep, gorge carved, property west of Tutira. After gradually fencing them in and getting them calm, he began harvesting velvet, travelling to South Korea on several occasions to sell the product. He returned one time with a suitcase stuffed full of US dollars.