Fun-lov­ing mum loses life in crash

Col­leagues de­scribe work­mate as ‘vi­va­cious’ and a pop­u­lar team mem­ber

Hawke's Bay Today - - LOCAL NEWS - Astrid Austin astrid.austin@hbto­day.co.nz

The fe­male driver who lost her life in a car crash in Have­lock North this week is be­ing re­mem­bered as a lov­ing mum who would al­ways go out of her way for any­body else.

Po­lice yes­ter­day re­vealed Me­gan Na­tion, a 43-year-old mother of two, was the vic­tim of the Tau­roa Rd crash, which hap­pened about 6.30am on Mon­day after her ve­hi­cle went about 10m down a bank among tall trees.

Staff at Prop­erty Bro­kers in Hawke’s Bay were yes­ter­day still reel­ing from the news that they’d lost one of their work­mates, re­mem­ber­ing her as a “vi­va­cious” friend and a “won­der­ful mother”.

“She was a very kind, fun-lov­ing woman, who was a fan­tas­tic mum to her two boys, and some­body we were very proud of.

“She will be sadly missed by the whole team,” Prop­erty Bro­kers re­gional man­ager Paul Whi­taker said.

For the past two-and-a-half years, Na­tion had worked as a sales con­sul­tant with the com­pany and Whi­taker said her death was a tragic ac­ci­dent. “It’s just a big shame. “At Prop­erty Bro­kers, we’re a big fam­ily. When it’s one of your own, it hurts. “And the pain is felt by every­one.” The whole Prop­erty Bro­kers team were dev­as­tated by Na­tion’s death, and the com­pany’s thoughts went out to her fam­ily, Whi­taker said.

“Me­gan was a val­ued col­league and pop­u­lar among the whole team.”

Now, all her friends and wha¯nau could do was look out for each other, he said.

Na­tion’s two young sons at­tended Hau­moana School and prin­ci­pal Liz Van­der­pump said she was a val­ued and im­por­tant mem­ber of the school com­mu­nity and would be missed.

Van­der­pump said they were think­ing of Na­tion’s fam­ily.

A friend of Na­tion, who did not wish to be named, said: “She was an amaz­ing mum and did heaps with her kids.”

Po­lice ex­tended their deep­est sym­pa­thies to Na­tion’s fam­ily.

The crash is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Hawke’s Bay se­ri­ous crash unit.

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Have­lock North crash vic­tim Me­gan Na­tion is be­ing re­mem­bered as a “fan­tas­tic mum”.

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