Sir Angus Tait dies

New Zealand electronics and communications pioneer dies at 88

Sir Angus Tait, the New Zealand electronics pioneer and founder of Tait Electronics, has died at the age of 88.

Sir Angus founded Tait Electronics in 1969, with a second mortgage on his house, after a previous business went broke in 1967. Since then it has grown to employ 750 people with revenues of around $170 million. He was a critic of the free market "Rogernomics" policies of the 1990s.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel, three children and a grandchild.

A full obituary is here on Stuff.

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