Team NZ Bus hit the waters of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
December 6, 2011
During the recent Rugby World Cup, a dedicated and tireless team from NZ Bus worked on moving over 120 000 rugby fans to and from Eden Park and Westpac Stadium. The team headed up by Darek Koper worked in partnership with Auckland Transport and the Greater Wellington Regional Council to deliver safe and reliable bus transport for RWC events. 170 drivers received special RWC Customer Care training to provide outstanding service to visitors and fans traveling to the games, and to all customers during the tournament. The team was recognised for their RWC customer service by Transport Minster Stephen Joyce and RWC Minister Murray McCully.
In recognition of their efforts and to celebrate their success, the NZ Bus Rugby World Cup team once again got together and sailed around Auckland’s Waitemata harbour on the America’s Cup Team Emirates Yachts followed by a team dinner.
A “titanic” battle ensured, with team NZL 68 captained by Mary-Ann Pange aka “Ariel” just beating team NZL 41 with “Captain Hook” Stead Chou-Lee at the heal and ably assisted by "Captain Blackbeard” Johnathon Armitage. Captain Hook attributed the loss to the wind conditions on the day and the fact that he had an all-male crew whose focus was on the mermaids around them. The winning captain was humble about their win but accredited this to “Girl Power” and team work on the grinders.
“Celebrating and rewarding success is important in building a team and culture that is passionate about their business and what they do. I am proud to be working with such an inspiring team and look forward to the re-match” - Zane Fulljames CEO NZ Bus.
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