2019 SWC Awards Guest Presenter

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Davey Hughes, Founder, Swazi

Most working in forestry know of the kiwi outdoor clothing brand, SWAZI® Proudly designed and manufactured in New Zealand, they’ve been at the forefront of producing well designed, hard wearing and incredibly popular outdoor leisure clothing. For those of you who hunt or spend time in the outdoors as your pastime, you’ll all own or aspire to owning a piece of their sought-after clothing range.

We’re very pleased to announce that the man behind the highly-successful SWAZI®outdoor clothing label will be the guest presenter at 2019 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards.

Swazi founder Davey Hughes has hunted Caribou in the Arctic Circle, grizzlies in Alaska and buffalo in Tanzania. He’s the bane of New Zealand Customs officials’ lives and has run the gruelling Coast to Coast adventure race 3 times in the past 4 years. He’s also a passionate conservationist and he sure knows how to spin a yarn or two. Davey Hughes – aka the Swazi Man – is many things, but one thing he’s most certainly not is conventional.

As a kid growing up in Wainuiomata, he spent the weekends in the hills going after pigs and possums. But there’s more to the Swazi Man than hunting and a taste for adventure. He has built an outdoor clothing company on the proudly made-in-New Zealand ‘Swazi’ brand; and he wants to get more kids into our back-country having the roughing-it adventures that kick-started his remarkable life.

Davey lives life to the full, but what underpins all of this is his absolute love of the great outdoors.

Click here for further information about the SWC 2019 Awards Dinner.