It's the people

He aha te mea nui o te ao? 
What is the most important thing in the world?

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Maori proverb

We know we are only as good as our people. During the year that was - 2017, together we grew, expanded, diversified, sprouted new shoots and had a lot of fun along the way.

We walked (round the bays), ran (Tuesday nights), dived (Poor Knights), stumbled through the mud (in the tough guy challenge), and danced up a storm (with a break-dancing rabbit).

We ate BBQs, lunchtime roasts, snapper sliders (with micro greens), birthday cakes, raw cakes, canapes and cocktails, and a number of things that were not what they seemed... 

We learned some te reo Maori, how to mihi, we laughed and we cried, shared mishaps and injuries, celebrated wins, survived five 40th's and welcomed new babies. 

We spent more money on staff training and conferences this year than ever before, and we hope to spend more again next year – this is why we grow, to build the right scale and expertise to create more opportunities for our people, and to get the chance to work on bigger, hairier, more interesting and challenging projects!

Tihei mauri ora!

 

An adventure earlier this year...


“What the fluoro pink speedo’s have I got myself into?” I thought as a splatter of muddy puddle water splashed up my back and a guy wearing only, and yes by only I mean only, fluoro pink speedos walked past me in the middle of a farm in remote west-Auckland on a drizzly wet grey day. Now you’re thinking what the heck has she gotten herself into?!

Well, I can tell you the splatter of mud up my back was really the last thing I needed to be worried about! In 30 minutes time, I was gingerly avoiding what I thought were the muddiest parts of the 6-km Tough Guy and Gal mud run this year. Within the hour, I’d given up all care for mud at all – laughing hysterically with other team members while submerged in it waist deep. Finally, all decency and care for all mud and water was gone and we hurled ourselves, down a mud slide on our backsides into a stream of freezing water. 

Sitting down later over a pint (or two), the crazy 4Sight team and their even crazier family members shared tales of helping hands, knocked heads, bruised shins, zapping wires, lost shoes, garment choices, winning runners and all the glories of thick, wet, cold mud! There were smiles and laughter a plenty. So team, what’s our next adventure together? 

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