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Join the B+LNZ Eastern North Island Extension team and many others on November 10, 2023, in Hawke's Bay for an unforgettable afternoon filled with unity, support, laughter, and learning. In a year defined by unprecedented challenges, the resilient Hawke’s Bay community has shown incredible strength. Now, it's our time to come together, share stories, enjoy some fun and laughter with friends, and, most importantly, stand behind the Rural Support Trust Hawke's Bay.

#MATESofMATESforMATES (#MOM4M) began with a simple press-up challenge during the 2020 lockdown. Today, it's a movement driven by friends sharing their journeys and supporting one another. Let's give #MOM4M wings and support our mates while contributing to a great cause.

You'll have the chance to hear from inspiring individuals like Matt Chisholm, local farmer Matt Holden, David Todd (Toddy), and others who will guide us in embracing the Five Ways to Wellbeing: Give, Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning.

Join us in supporting #MATESofMATESforMATES & the rural community in the Hawke’s Bay.


1pm: Mix 'n Mingle - In the stunning Waikoko Gardens, with some classic Kiwi music playing.

2pm: #MOM4M Workshop - An hour to remember, learn, take notice and be active.

  • MC Toddy - Welcome and how the afternoon will roll, combined with his great humour.
  • Co-hosts Matt Chisholm & Matt Holden - Will have a yarn on well-being, life experiences and some banter thrown in too.
  • Hamilton Logan - A local legend, who is fast approaching his 99th birthday will share his wisdom and knowledge as he vividly remembers the 1933 Earthquake and the 1938 Esk Valley Flood. Our beloved province has bounced back from previous disasters and together we can do it again. Hamilton will inspire us with his charisma, energy and knowledge.
  • Special Guests - Let's acknowledge some of our local heroes who go beyond the call of duty.
  • Cam & Kate McLeay - Who run Cape South, Country Escape & Wellness Retreat. They will guide the crowd through some breathing techniques and a few yoga poses, equipping us all with valuable well-being tools to take home. These can be practiced at any time and any place, whether you're in the paddock, orchard, vineyard, or office.
  • #MOM4M Video Clip - A very real, raw, powerful 5 minute watch. After all this is how it all started and why we are here.

3pm: Lets do the Mahi - Matt Chisholm & Matt Holden will lead a fun mass press-up challenge - not compulsory...a yoga pose will also be fine - it's going to be epic!

3:15pm: Happy Hour - Time to socialise and enjoy each other's company with some complimentary hospitality. Silver Fern Farms will be feeding everybody, with responsible bar staff serving drinks.

5pm: Events end - gates closing at 5:30pm.

Ticket holders will receive a goodie bag, which includes a #MOM4M cap and t-shirt, a Bullet coffee cup, Whittaker's chocolates, as well as valuable well-being information from FarmStrong and Mates4Life.

Ticket information

Ticket: $50.00 per person (plus $4.51 processing fee)

Grab your ticket. Click here  >> https://bit.ly/matesofmatesformates

All ticket proceeds directly benefit the Rural Support Trust Hawke's Bay.

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