Speaker Date Topic
Gavin Trethewey Apr 01, 2019 6:30 PM
Warbirds at Ardmore
Warbirds at Ardmore

Farm Cove resident Gavin Trethewey was a RNZAF strike pilot for 12 years, then 34 years an airline pilot during which time he got interested in warbird aircraft. During his time with NZ Warbirds he has held the positions of Chief flying instructor, Operations manager, and President. He has been involved in airshow organisation and displaying.

Gavin has flown displays at all of N.Z.’s major airshow venues and most of the minor ones with over 300 displays in aeroplanes ranging from WW1 through WW2 fighters and post war jets. 

Peter Willyams Apr 15, 2019 6:30 PM
Big Cruise Liners and Container Vessels
Big Cruise Liners and Container Vessels

Peter was born in the Cook Islands but grew up in Howick, heavily interested in sailing and water sports from a young age. He was in the Howick Sea Scouts, a member of Howick Sailing Club and also Shelly Park Sailing Club. Peter and his dad learnt to sail together and his dad's investment in a Sunburst yacht set the ball rolling, great investment for father and son bonding. This influenced Peter's career choice greatly, especially after a trip on the Spirit of Adventure. He attended Cockle Primary School.

At aged 18 - Peter went away to sea in 1981 and finally returned to New Zealand at the beginning of 2015.

It’s been a real journey to many corners of the globe and back as a Qualified Master Foreign Going and a Maritime Pilot.

Noel Holyoake May 06, 2019 6:30 PM
Rotary and Business
Rotary and Business

Noel is a pioneer of New Zealand’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Holyoake Industries is the largest manufacturer of air distribution equipment in the Asia-Pacific region, and employs more than 350 people in New Zealand and Australia.

A proud Rotarian, Noel established Rotary's Trees for Survival Project 25 years ago and now it involves 5,000+ school students planting 70,000+ tree each year.

John Taylor May 20, 2019 6:30 PM
The Cloud Application And Cost Benefits
The Cloud Application And Cost Benefits

John drives the Consegna business as the Managing Director and Founding Partner - he is an Amazon Web Services Certified Professional who has vast SMB and Enterprise customer practical Cloud Delivery Consultancy experience.

With over 20 years IT Infrastructure delivery experience throughout the UK, Europe and APAC regions, John has a passion for technology and cloud transformation.  He has successfully delivered numerous cloud initiatives for organisations across multiple industry verticals, to both private and public cloud topologies.  

A few of the companies Consegna have helped on their cloud journey recently include : Quotable Value, The University of Auckland, NZ Defence, Department of Conservation, Oranga Tamariki, IRD

The cloud can be a daunting proposition, John can simplify and explain clearly the benefits of being in the cloud - both for big business and personal use.

Georgie Chalmers Jun 17, 2019 6:30 PM
A Year in Denmark
A Year in Denmark
Viktoria Melber Jun 17, 2019 6:30 PM
A Year in New Zealand
A Year in New Zealand
Inbound Student Aug 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange