David Henshaw’s Farmer Jock cartoon characters, bigger than they’ve ever been seen before, proudly adorn the Pukekohe East School bus. It’s the world’s first and only Farmer Jock Bus.


The late David Henshaw brought humour to farmers nationwide for four decades with his character Farmer Jock. His ‘Jock’ cartoons appeared in the New Zealand Farmer magazine for 34 years, he published books and he illustrated an extensive range of agricultural publications. In 2011 he became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Read Franklin County News’ article Farmer Jock Lives on with Bus.

Mr Henshaw always had a special interest in child education, and he went out of his way through his cartooning to help children of all ages. He kindly granted Pukekohe East School permission to use his iconic Jock cartoon characters. We are grateful to the Henshaw family for their ongoing support.

Businesses can advertise on our  Farmer Jock Bus and proceeds help fund the school bus.

Please consider advertising your business logo on the side of the Farmer Jock Bus for $400 +gst for 12 months or have your logo on BOTH sides for $600 +gst. Our Farmer Jock Bus is turning heads every day and you’ll enjoy great exposure. 

Advertising revenue helps to keep the wheels turning for the kids of Pukekohe East. Pukekohe East School has the only remaining cooperatively-owned school bus in New Zealand, tracing its origins back to 1946. The school bus gets no government funding. We are 100% community-funded.

Many thanks to all our current advertisers!