Husqvarna’s involvement with the Hilux NZ Rural Games

Rural Exchange 20/01/2018

Steve Middleton from Husqvarna joins Rural Exchange to discuss wood chopping and upcoming events in rural New Zealand.

Jack Jordan of Taranaki is a rising star in woodchopping, winning the title of Young New Zealand Rural Sportsperson of the Year at the 2017 Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards.

Jack competed the next day at the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games, where he came third in the ANZAXE Trans-Tasman Wood Chopping Championship just behind his brother, Shane Jordan (who took first).

Husqvarna are proud sponsors of the family-fun, two-day event celebrating the ‘sports that built the nation’.

“It’s pretty much the Anzac of wood chopping competitions,” says Mr Middleton. 

Watch the full interview with Steve above.

Tools of the Trade is a regular feature on REX thanks to our friends at Husqvarna.

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