Wednesday, 04 April 2018 07:55

Greenlea goes extra mile

Written by  Mark Daniel
Greenlea livestock manager Bruce Mudgway (right) hands over a Santa Fe to WRST chair Neil Bateup. Greenlea livestock manager Bruce Mudgway (right) hands over a Santa Fe to WRST chair Neil Bateup.

A new Hyundai Santé Fe has been donated to the Waikato Rural Support Trust by Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd.

The trust, one of many in rural New Zealand, is independent and non-profit, offering free, confidential support to rural Kiwis or communities when things get tough.

The support team all have a rural background and can listen, understand and help in times of pressure. 

The trust’s relationship with Greenlea began at the 2017 National Fieldays, with a casual discussion about rural support vehicles, says Greenlea livestock manager, Bruce Mudgway. At the time, the company was the principal sponsor of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, so it already had an affinity for rural support, he says.

“WRST is a great cause and given that nobody really knows when support is required, these guys are out 

there at the drop of a hat,” Mudgway told Rural News. 

“At Greenlea, we are happy to give a little back to those who support folk – who in a lot of case are our farmers and supply partners.”

“We know they are great vehicles. We managed to get a sharp deal out of Gingham Hyundai for the vehicle, and we called on Admark for the graphics and Aon for insurance.”

The Sante Fe will be used to get co-ordinators into the community and see to work that includes supporting community events or during storms etc.

www.rural-support.org.nz

 

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