Why we do what we do
Marina Manager Karenza Harris attended one of the largest marina industry conferences in the world in May – the Marinas22 International Conference and Trade Exhibition. It was a fantastic opportunity to see what’s happening in marinas around the world and bring back a raft of tools and learnings. It was also a good reminder of why we do what we do, to enable Aucklanders to get out onto the water. See you out here reminds us of our happy place! You can read the wrap-up of the conference here.
Meet the team – new staff introductions
We recently welcomed Guy Satterthwaite to the marina team as Logistics Team Leader. Guy has worked in management and logistics across a few different industries, including boat building. After many years in Australia, Guy moved his family home to Auckland five years ago. In his spare time, he is a passionate sailor and outdoors person.
Ngapoko (Poko) Taripo joined our Customer Service team this month, taking over Toni’s old role now that she’s flown the coop to embark on her OE. Poko, who previously worked in healthcare, is deeply passionate about food and being in the water whenever she can. Poko is incredibly happy and excited to be joining the marina team, and to share our epic view of Tāmaki Makaurau. Please join us in welcoming Poko and say hi if you spot her around the marina.
We’ve gone solar!
If you’ve driven over the harbour bridge citybound recently, you may have noticed the new additions to the Marine Village roof. PV panels (solar panels) have been successfully installed on the roof. The solar energy generated from the PV panels will pay for itself over time with lasting benefits being the building will become more energy self-sufficient. Read more.