Join the Western North Island Farmer Council for dinner and our Annual Meeting. All are welcome.
At the conclusion of the meeting there will be dinner followed by a guest speaker, Craig Wiggins.
Guest speaker: Craig Wiggins
Craig Wiggins (Wiggy) and wife Annabelle have two children, Genevieve and Millie. They have a small farm north of Ashburton raising cattle and training horses.
Over the last 30 years Craig has commentated and administered many sports with experience in NZ, Australia, and Canada. For 8 years he was the coach and manager of the NZ Rodeo high school team which competed against Australia two times a year. Craig was also the vice president of the NZ Rodeo Cowboys association for five years.
Craig has extensive experience in media and public relations, public speaking and personal support networks for rural NZ. He started up the farmer sale yard health check programme and ran many events throughout New Zealand’s to support rural people in all aspects of wellness.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, Craig started a farmer forum group on the Zoom platform. The name of this group is called “Whatever with Wiggy” where members discuss many topics including current affairs and farmer related issues on a Thursday night. This and other work was recognised by the Rural Media Guild, and Craig was awarded the 2021 Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year for 2021.
Weekends finds Craig performing his duties on horse racing tracks in Canterbury as a Clerk of the Course.
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