This year our annual Summit took place within the beautiful mountains at Mt Nicholas Station, an event where we get the whole team from across the country together and show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication we receive from them.  
This year we were honoured to have Keven Mealamu, former All Blacks player, who shared his valuable life lessons from his time on the field. He emphasised the importance of prioritising people over process and strategy.  

Our time was filled with team building exercises, motivational talks and games, like cricket and giant Jenga. This gave an opportunity for our staff at different branches to get to know each other in person and work together in completely different scenarios, which was also a whole lot of fun for the whole team. 

We also took some time to celebrate members of our team that have gone above and beyond. Congrats to our Award Winners for 2023: 

Longevity Award for 5 Years Service
Carrie McFarlane, Administration 

Longevity Award for 5 Years Service
Rodrigo Moura, IT Manager & Solutions Architect 

Peer Nomination Award for Culture Champion
Rachel McIsaac, National Partnerships Manager

Peer Nomination Award for Game Changer
Thomas Howie, Business Improvement Manager 

Peer Nomination Award for Most Valuable Employee
Kent Fawkes, Product Design 

Value Nomination Award for Dig Deep When It Matters
Bianca Fepulea’i, Sales Consultant 

Value Nomination Award for Right Thing, Right Now
Bettina Budai, Christchurch Operations 

Value Nomination Award for Seize the Opportunity
Hayden Drake, Production Team Leader 

Value Nomination Award for Together We Win
Andrew Leef, Logistics Team Leader 

Here’s to 2024!