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
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!