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Transporting the Navy

It was a proud first for our VIP Transport Team to spend a few days over ANZAC weekend looking after the crew of the HMNZS Aotearoa.

The 173-metre-long HMNZS Aotearoa is a supply ship and although she will reside in Devonport, Auckland, Port Taranaki is her ceremonial home. It’s a tradition that dates back years and serves to connect the navy with the regions.

We certainly hope to make it a tradition to look after the ship's crew again when she next returns to port.

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Sensational Simulator

A big thank you for the team and NZI and Autosense for bringing their driver simulator to site.

It's not easy to safely test a driver's reaction to hairy scenarios they might face on the road but this simulator is as close to the real thing as it gets. We put a bunch of the team through several scnearios ranging from pedestrians racing out in front of them, horses darting across the road, cyclists passing on the inside of a unit right through to a Police car pulling out from a park into the path of the truck!

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The Symons Team Celebrate a Big Year

While we were sad that not everyone could make it along on Saturday night, we saw great attendance at the annual Symons Group Christmas function. It was especially pleasing to see partners come along to be recognised for the part they play in the business.
While the evening was about getting the team together to celebrate a challenging year, we also took the opportunity to recognise a few individuals.

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Symons Delivers Winning Christmas Cheer

Always great fun to help the local community deliver a bit of Christmas cheer.

For the second year running we've been part of the Fitzroy Scout Group's winning entry into the New Plymouth Christmas Parade. 

Thanks for letting us come along and be part of the day.

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