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    Neil Hayes

    After noting on this site that Hayes and Assoc. were closed I googled Neil and found that He died earlier in the year.
    Neil was a gentleman of the old school and will be sorely missed by myself and many others.
    Several times over the years I have rung him about various items and he has posted them with an invoice,a method of trading from a past era.....RIP Neil.

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    Sad but I had a suspicion that might be the case. I dealt with him on a few different occasions and he was knowledgeable and a true gentleman. Alas death is one of the true certainties. RIP Neil.
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    I dealt with him once and got the same impression as the above two posts.
    Will leave a void in the shooting supplies world, as well as his family and friends lives too of course.
    Use enough gun

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    He was also a great supporter of game birds. Did a lot for Brown Teal. And didn't mind getting up Fish and Game and Doc about how hawks are a serious threat and needed to be controlled. Something I agree with.
    Another good guy gone.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    RIP Neil... My dealings with him were always good as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedz50 View Post
    After noting on this site that Hayes and Assoc. were closed I googled Neil and found that He died earlier in the year.
    Neil was a gentleman of the old school and will be sorely missed by myself and many others.
    Several times over the years I have rung him about various items and he has posted them with an invoice,a method of trading from a past era.....RIP Neil.
    I think you may have the wrong Mr Hayes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    I think you may have the wrong Mr Hayes.
    The only death notice I could find was for a Neil Hayes at Whangamata and that person was not Neil Francis Hayes of Carterton.

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    As far as I know, Neil has lost the plot and plod has taken his collection etc? That’s the info I was given, I believe some of which has been sold? Can anyone confirm this?
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Placed an order on his "defunct"? website over the weekend.
    Got this response Thank you for your order with Hayes and Associates. We will be in touch shortly with confirmed delivery costs and a payment link shortly.
    Will see if I get a further response in the next few days from a real person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    As far as I know, Neil has lost the plot and plod has taken his collection etc? That’s the info I was given, I believe some of which has been sold? Can anyone confirm this?
    I was told last week that he is in a home with dementia......

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    [QUOTE=GDMP;1192592]I was told last week that he is in a home with dementia......[/QUOTE

    He is in full time care in Porriua hospital and going downhill fast
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    sad if true great guy ran a bloody good sporting clays shoot at thier western shootinfg club out of carterton.
    puzzled why he,d end up in porirua tho they must have aged care closer than that

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    This is very saddening either way, dead or potty. I had bought a hawken rifle off him and got it sent up to me, and then when i bought my brown bess, the arms officer was on holiday so i made my way down to Carterton to pick it up from him personally. I went down with a bit of trepidation, thinking he might be a grumpy old fellah, (his emails were straight to the point and in capitals if i recall) but instead he was a really cool old dude with an abundance of knowledge, with a treasure trove of a shed, filled with delights, and a fantastic diorama of the perils of the old CAC high flyers. Turned out he knew my mates grandad (a gunsmith/gun salesman) and had done a bit of a wetland project and fowling with him here in Rotorua.
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    I started this thread believing Neil had passed on but reading posts from others who know more I am truly saddened to hear of his plight.
    I wish to offer Neil and his family my sympathy and love.
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    Hey , yeah. Think thats true!

 

 

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