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Trev Terry Marine Staff Christmas do 2016

Our staff numbers have increasingly grown over the last few years and we wanted to organize a staff function that was different to previous years. Graeme our head of the social club went to google for an answer and typed in Archery and Poronui came up. After some enquires that were responded to very friendly and promptly by Claire Hall and Eve Reilly and the thumbs up from the rest of the team we decided to spend the afternoon here for our 2016 Christmas work do.

Taking it a little bit further we all decided to get into themed costumes and made the theme of the Day Medievil. There was a bus that arrived to pick up the Wizards, Nuns, Vikings, Madams, Kings, Executioners and everything in-between.

We arrived at the Poronui after approx. 40 mins on the bus and were greeted by a very friendly staff member, Eve Reilly who helped organize all 28 of us into groups and talked us through what we would be doing for the afternoon. The children, aged from 4 to 11, were also welcome and put into their own group and there were activities arranged for them. By the laughter and screams of delight coming from the kids it was a hugh success.

A safety brief was given and each group went to their station where they were instructed on techniques and what they were meant to do. The instructors were all very friendly and knowledgeable and created a light-hearted environment. Everything is always a competition within our team and today was no different. Points were scored on each event – Knife throwing, Axe Throwing, Air Guns and Archery. Everyone loved it!

After the events we all gathered around the brazier for some refreshments until we got back on the bus to return to Taupo.

What a great afternoon out! Everyone was able to take part in all activities and the staff were very friendly and professional. Nothing was too much trouble even after a few last minute changes. We would recommend all companies to give this a thought for your next work do. You won’t be disappointed.

Looking forward to the next one

A big thanks to the team at Poronui

The Team at Trev Terry Marine

Real Wedding – Danelle and Dirk

Article published with the kind permission of Together Journal.

Dirk and I had known each other for a number of years before we started dating. We met through our local church and had many mutual friends, and one day those mutual friends decided to set us up on a date... and the rest is history. Being a part of the wedding industry myself, as a photographer, I’ve seen an array of weddings, and from the beginning we knew we wanted our wedding to be all about the people, creating an atmosphere for everyone to gather and have a good time with one another, all on a beautiful winter’s day. I knew I didn’t want to have our wedding in a location I’d photographed before, because I wanted fresh memories, so I was on the lookout for venue that wasn’t a commonly used one and that would work for wintertime. We both love nature, and in particular mountains, so when we came across Poronui online, it captured my heart and I knew we couldn’t get married anywhere else. We had to make some sacrifices on other things to be able to get married there, but I’m so glad we chose to do it the way we did. I drew my inspiration for the day from all sorts of places – it was really just a reflection of the things in life we both like. Obviously the venue and the landscape spoke for itself, so I was inspired visually from the natural surroundings at Poronui. We wanted it to feel like a big family dinner, all cosy and romantic, everyone with a mulled wine in one hand and a marshmallow toasting over a fire in the other, wrapped up snug in blankets. I knew it was going to be quite cold, so I would need to have something over my shoulders, but I never had a set dress in mind. Rue de Seine’s Louvre gown was the first dress I tried on and it was that simple. I also opted to get changed later in the evening into a blush pink cocktail-style gown, purely because I fell in love with it in the shop – such a gorgeous colour! The cake could have been the only flop of our wedding day. I’m a huge lover of cheese, so I told Dirk I’d love it if we could have a ‘cheese’ cake. He agreed, but on the day realised it wasn’t the sort of cake he thought we’d have – he was thinking baked cheesecake! So I guess it was a highlight for me but a disappointment for him – he still hits me up about it every now and then!

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