Men’s Muster ‘bringing back Buck’

Men’s Muster Fiordland 2022 will offer a range of activities including outdoor challenges in the Fiordland landscape and a chance to hear keynote speaker, former All Black Sir Wayne ‘‘Buck’’ Shelford. Photo: Supplied

AFTER the success of the inaugural Men’s Muster last year, Men’s Muster Fiordland 2022 is returning to Te Anau in August.

The two-and-a-half-day schedule in Fiordland will focus on the theme of ‘charge up your engine’, providing men a better understanding of what is under their hood.

Muster Te Anau Charitable trustee and men’s health and wellbeing coach Sam McBride said this year’s theme was particularly appropriate with the ongoing health, economic and social impacts of Covid-19 being felt by individuals, families and workplaces.

‘‘Muster is an opportunity for kiwi blokes to take time out to think about themselves and refocus in order to thrive in their journey ahead,” McBride said.

Keynote speakers announced to date are Sir Wayne “Buck” Shelford, who beat cancer 14 years ago and remains a passionate ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Foundation; and Dr Amir Zarrabi, Associate Professor of Urology at Otago Medical School and consultant at Dunedin Public Hospital.

Dr Amir Zarrabi is the only urologist in New Zealand with a PhD in Male Fertility and

One of the goals set by organisers is to deliver practical health messages, using the positive drivers of men’s behaviour; such as competition, camaraderie, and adventure.

“Our schedule appeals to guys. Outdoor challenges combined with interesting speakers means it won’t feel like a retreat, it’s fun. You’ll also experience Fiordland hospitality with good food and great mood. Men’s Muster is the perfect mate’s getaway,” trustee and former Super rugby player and Maori All Black Callum Bruce said.

Attendees will take part in two half-day Performance and Wellbeing Seminars, a series of team adventures and activities such as the ‘Charge Up Your Engine Challenge’ in Fiordland’s landscape, Friday night entertainment and Saturday afternoon activities, a four-course dinner with speaker Buck Shelford, a goodie bag and spot prizes.

‘‘We’re really encouraging guys or businesses to reserve their tickets online as soon as they can. We’re still working within the traffic light framework which means there will be a cap on the number of attendees we can bring together,” McBride said.

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