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Farmstrong ambassador Sam Whitelock. Photo: SUPPLIED

Farmstrong comedy shows planned for pick me up

Following the success of events in Hawke’s Bay last year, Farmstrong are taking their comedy shows on the road to flood-affected Pukekohe and Te Aroha next month.
The 2024 event series is supported by FMG, Ministry for Primary Industries and the Rural Support Trust and will see comedians John Carr, Pax Assadi, Courtney Dawson and Tarun Mohanbhai line up for a night of entertainment in front of a crowd of farmers and growers.
Farmstrong ambassador and All Black Sam Whitelock visited Pukekohe last year and reflected on the need to keep the community coming together in good times and bad.
“Pukekohe and the Waikato region in particular were badly impacted by last year’s cyclone and severe weather,” he said.
“There were large crop losses, slips on farm and many roads impassable resulting in isolated communities.
“Following a tough season, this region is getting back on its feet and the Farmstrong comedy nights are a great opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the good times”.
Staying connected with mates is one of the five ways to wellbeing highlighted by Farmstrong.

The comedy nights are designed to do just that.
“The Five Ways to Wellbeing make a big difference. They have a positive, cumulative effect over time and gives you something to draw on when you are under pressure. They also make you healthier and more productive on the farm” Sam said.
The shows both include a barbecue or supper and there is a cash bar at Te Aroha and the Pukekohe event is fully licensed.
DETAILS: February 21 – Silver Fern Farms Event Centre, Te Aroha, tickets $20 Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 7.30pm; February 22 – Franklin Club, Pukekohe, tickets $20 Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 7.00pm. More information: