Wedding of Gavin & Casey

This photo really does say so much…

I had a wonderful experience of being asked to perform their wedding, and these guys were a hoot. They even had ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe playing just prior to the bride walking down the aisle!! Ha ha, crack up.

After meeting with them several times before the wedding, I got to know them pretty well. They were incredibly relaxed and connected. Not only did they laugh at almost everything, not only were they chilled about all the wedding plans, not only was Casey still giving time to help child mind for other family members, but also writing their own vows and inviting me to their reception… Aww… Beautiful ceremony and reception held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre.

I really wish them all the best for their new future together and all the successes they deserve. I thank them for the honour of being their celebrant and letting me into their lives, just a little bit.



Qantas / Jet Connect new crew training #61

Yet again, I had a marvellous privilege of supplementing the training for new cabin crew for Jet Connect/Qantas. It’s strange how encouraging and inspiring others can really help encourage and inspire myself! Thank you for that.

This learning group was fully involved, questioning and being present. All 18 participated and actively learnt new techniques, as well as new points of view. One even threw me a curve ball, which I had never had before, that’s saying a lot!!

Good on them and I wish them all the best for their futures in the Qantas family.


Show Off Day (Auckland Spinal Unit)

This Show Off Day is a fantastic event, put on by TASC, in order to highlight the successes of the disabled community, also showcase new products thats available, and so much more… It really is a day few hours mixing with other likeminded individuals (& supportive companies) to help disabled people int he community just ‘be’ better.

Thank to RexBionics, this year I was there walking around and ‘stepping up my game’ with Tracey & Faisal in the gym. We were able to share with a few wheelchair users the benefits of stand and walking, and why Rex is really needed on a day/weekly basis.

Later this month at ANZSCoS, Gilly Davy from Connect Neuro Physiotherapy will be at the event speaking about Rex-exercise, benefits and why walking is needed to help support spinal injured patients.

Big thanks to Rex for the day and of course TASC for putting on this awesome annual event 😀  I’m so proud to be a member of TASC in supporting Anita to do more of this. I apologise for the dirty looking beard, but it was the start of Mo-vember.