It could be said our Chief Executive Langley Cavers has led his staff on many a merry chase over the years, but this one may just take the cake!
On 10 and 11 March he will lead (drag, push, bribe) hiking team of four, the Hauraki Thrill Sneakers, on a 100km trek through the back-blocks of Whakatane to raise money for Oxfam, a charitable organisation taking on the much bigger challenge of global poverty and inequality.
The idea came from a desire to support less fortunate communities to establish safe drinking water and sanitation.
“As the provider of these services in Hauraki, this is an issue particularly close to our heart,” says Cavers.
The team has been training hard for the last few months and discovering parts of the District (and muscles) they never knew existed in the process.
“We have some incredible bush and coastal walking tracks right on our back doorstep, the scenery alone has been worth the effort and verbal abuse from my team members,” he laughs.
Other team members are Group Manager Engineering Services Adrian de Laborde, Construction and Maintenance Manager Mike Voykovich and Communications Officer Paula Trubshaw.
To support the Hauraki Thrill Sneakers by making a donation to Oxfam go to https://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz/otw18/teams/hauraki-thrill-sneakers