Are you a lifestyle block owner seeking a strong community network and valuable resources to confidently navigate emergencies, including the well-being of your beloved animals? Look no further! The Lifestyle Block Connection Workshop supports and empowers you on your recovery and preparedness journey.

Get ready for an awesome in-person workshop in Masterton, where we’ll dive into recovery and resilience, supporting your lifestyle block, led by Dr Hayley Squance.

Hayley is an international emergency management expert and is a lifestyle block owner. Hayley is a veterinary professional with extensive experience as a first responder and founder of the Massey University Veterinary Emergency Response Team. She was the National Animal Emergency Management Coordinator for the Ministry for Primary Industries with over 50 deployments and works with international organisations such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).

What to expect

Discover a unique opportunity to connect with your local lifestyle block community and vital agencies and organisations who can support you before, during, and after an emergency. This interactive workshop is designed to:

  • Facilitate Networking: Build lasting connections with fellow lifestyle block owners, emergency services, and recovery organisations.
  • Share Insights: Engage in a dynamic discussion where all participants share their experiences and insights regarding their challenges and effective emergency management strategies, including caring for their animals.
  • Access Resources: Tailored information and resources to address your specific lifestyle block needs, encompassing the safety and well-being of your animals.
  • Plan Together: Collaborate on crafting an emergency management plan to ensure the safety of your property, loved ones, and cherished animals.
  • Become a Lifestyle Block Community Champion: Explore the opportunity to become a community champion, a vital role in promoting resilience within the lifestyle block community.


Workshop dates and times

Book online at

  • In person: 2pm, Saturday 21 October, Netball Wairarapa, Masterton Club Rotary Lounge,15 Colombo Road, Masterton [Limited to 30 tickets]
  • Online at 6.30pm, Tuesday 24 October {Limited to 50 tickets].