The year started with a bang with a fantastic day’s PD organised by the BOP Client Council of Rabobank – “A Day Out With Agri”. Members were bussed around the BOP visiting industries promoting agricultural career pathways. These included: a dairy farm, a top producing kiwifruit orchard, Comvita, Ballance Fertiliser Works and Zespri.
Check out these photos from Waiariki’s regional dinner at the 2008 CATE Conference. It’s nice to look back at some of the members who are no longer with us, including Denise Hein and Fletcher Tabuteau MP.
The social part of our first meeting this year – a walk in the tree tops of the fabulous Redwood Forest, followed by a picnic afternoon tea. Everybody loved the whole experience. The walk rises from 6 metres to 12 metres above the ground and we soon understood why they only allow a maximum of 8 on a suspension bridge at any one time.
Waiariki CATE recently hosted a great workshop with Dave Turner. Titled Education to Employment, it was designed to link to his workshop the previous day (hosted by the Rotorua Lakes Council) with Rotorua youth and employer representatives. This was part of Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs activities locally. We were delighted to welcome participants from Bay of Plenty CATE, Waikato and Bay of Plenty CDANZ and local organisations working with youth.