Former New Zealand Rugby All Black Captain Buck Shelford is putting together a whole new
team, and this time he’s fighting for the state of men’s health in New
This series features the legendary rugby player and a team of top-flight
health professionals: New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan,
Professor Grant Schofield from AUT Millennium’s Human Potential Unit
and Nutritionist Hereni Marshall.
Central to the series is the shockingly bad care New Zealand men - and
Maori in particular – take of their health.
Each week Buck and his team will combat a new health issue faced by the
modern Maori man – issues that are so serious, the men featured in the
series stand on the edge of fatality.
Each threat will be different, and each will require a new type of
intervention and makeover if the potentially fatal outcome is to be
“I know what it’s like, I’ve been there. I’ve been the fat guy, the guy who
got cancer. I’ve had a death threat, but I’m not that guy anymore” says
Buck of his reason for joining the fight for men’s health.
Dr Lance O’Sullivan (named New Zealander of the Year for his
ongoing public health initiatives to improve the state of Maori health) says “It’s all too easy for Men and Maori men in
particular to slip through the cracks when it comes to their health. It’s
time for us to stand up and take charge when it comes to our wellbeing.”
For anyone concerned about the health of their fathers, husbands, sons
or brothers – this show is a must watch.
Topics include: chiolesterol, diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, gout, obesity, sleep apnea, depression and stress.
Watch a clip here.
Faultline Films, New Zealand