The Constructure team recently embarked on one of their famous annual team trips when both the Auckland and Christchurch office shut down for staff to reconnect and take a breather.
This year’s event took the Constructure staff to Rotorua for an action-packed trip that could not have been timed any better.
“It worked out really well, because a few days later the country started to shut down because of the Covid 19 virus,” said director Cory Bedford who was pleased that all staff members were able to come to Rotorua.
Staff flew and drove into the Sulphur City for a cruisy afternoon and barbeque to reacquaint everyone, before an action-packed second day.
The day started with a cruise on Lake Okataina, fishing and clay pigeon shooting and a visit to the sunken Māori Pa site.
In the afternoon the team explored the stunning scenery in the Redwoods Treewalk before the adrenaline junkies were let loose on the Rotorua Skyline.
“We didn’t want to pressure anyone into doing anything they weren’t comfortable with, so everyone was able to pick activities that were at their own level of fun and adrenaline,” smiled Cory.
In the evening the team enjoyed the full Rotorua cultural experience at the Mitai Māori Village where the Constructure crew enjoyed a hangi buffet. They finished an amazing day with a night walk in the native bush with glow worms lighting the way.
The next morning, the team discovered what the Rotorua region is famous for at one of its Thermal Experience sites, getting up close to the bubbling mud ponds.
“We have quite an international mix on our team, so it was nice to take them along to one of New Zealand’s great attractions,” said Auckland-based director James Knight.
One other typical Kiwi attraction awaited the crew in the morning when they loaded into a jet boat to roar through the Tutukau Gorge and experience “the squeeze” – tight rocky passages and the refreshment from dipping in a mystical hot spring waterfall.
James says he always looks forward to the team trips to get to know the staff a bit better outside the office, especially the Christchurch-based team.
“And from talking to them, they also really appreciate it and it always gives us plenty to talk about when we get back to work.”