Brian John Hockings (Hank)

Passed away on 15 Nov 2019

Brian John Hockings (Hank)

Passed away on 15 Nov 2019

HOCKINGS Brian John (Hank)

Suddenly on the farm on Friday 15 November 2019, aged 77.

Cherished husband of Beth Pottinger-Hockings.

Dearly loved Dad of Liam, Lucy and Jason, Kate and Marc, Wills and Eloise, and Tubs and Alex.

Much admired Grandad of George, and Hector; Nea, Ethan, James, and Grace; Sidney; Penny.

In preference to flowers a donation to Taranaki Rural Support Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

Messages to the Hockings family may be left on Hank’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Hank’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Saturday 23 November 2019 at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.


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What an amazing send-off for your beloved husband.
He would have been so proud of you and the kids once again.
It was a real privilege to be present at the occasion.
Thank you.

Ulla ( 23 Nov 2019 )

Sincerely sorry for your loss Beth. Cherish the memories xx

Zay Griffith ( 22 Nov 2019 )

I found Hank to be a knowledgeable,understanding and considerate leader. My favourite memory is the NP office revolt led by Hank over MAF's desire to change the fishy @ logo.
I would have liked to have attended the Celebration of Hank's life but will be out of town visiting grandchildren. Kind regards. Richard O'H

Richard O'Halloran ( 21 Nov 2019 )

To Beth and family my sincere condolences to you all .
Hank and i go back a long way , when farming was enjoyable and science was a very important part of farming , Hank's way of explaining a complex question in famers speak was always entaining . i recall a question at a farm conference in Waitara , "when is the best time to apply lime "? a question from the conference floor . Hank's reply DAYTIME very simple but correct .
Hank I'll mis your towering height in stature and your wicked sence of humour .

Mike Davey Inglewood

Mike Davey ( 20 Nov 2019 )