Kirihimete Cocktail 2020 - Auckland
Last night we celebrated the end of another successful year with the TupuToa whanau at our Kirihimete Cocktail in Auckland. The evening was hosted at Bar TwentyOne by TupuToa major partner, SkyCity. The evening began with a word from interns, Taumasina Keil who is interning with Fletcher Building and Tauawhi Bonilla who is interning with ANZ this Summer.
Claire Walker, Chief People & Culture Officer at SkyCity spoke, followed by Tina Wilson, TupuToa Board Co-chair. Adam Heath, Executive General Manager of Insurance Solutions from Suncorp addressed us followed by an item from musical group, The Shades.
After some time to network over canapés, Sione Latu TupuToa alumnus and HR Graduate with Air New Zealand shared a moving address and advice for our 2020/21 cohort, followed by Daniel Siciliano, HR Manager at Bunnings who inspired managers with tips for creating a meaningful internship experience. The chief of our waka, Anne Fitisemanu, closed the evening with an exciting announcement of a new digital initiative with Microsoft set to launch soon and funding received from SkyCity Community Trust.