At 16 years old Kauri Gray, Ngāti Kahungunu, is the youngest member of the Quality Roading and Services team but his determination makes him a man with potential.
People and capability manager Jeremy Harker first met Kauri as part of the Wairoa Young Achievers Trust CACTUS programme.
“In Kauri I saw a young man who is resilient and likes to be challenged. I knew what he was capable of and we have offered an opportunity to him.”
CACTUS is an eight-week leadership and life skills training course for people aged between year 9 and 13 run through Wairoa College. Two groups graduate each year.
The course exposes participants to goal setting, self-leadership, teamwork, and physical challenges similar to those done by New Zealand armed forces personnel.
Mr Harker, one of the programme’s volunteer fitness trainers and a former Colonel in the New Zealand Army, says Kauri demonstrated personal strength and teamwork during his time on the course.
“With commitment, there’s no reason why Kauri cannot fulfil his potential at this company. All our staff are offered individual training plans allowing them to acquire new skills and increase their contribution.”
Kauri is working in traffic control, but one day hopes to become a truck operator.
8 November 2019
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© - https://www.qrs.co.nz / +64 6 838 9030 / email@example.com