Some of Dicker Data New Zealand's Lenovo resellers hit the tracks recently for a South Island getaway which included the TranzAlpine train ride, the Pancake rocks, whitebait fritters at Monteith's Brewery and a visit to the picturesque Hokitika Gorge.
The 12 resellers were the winners of Dicker Data and Lenovo's TranzAlpine Express Promotion.
The weekend started with a ‘sublime' Asian Fusion meal in Christchurch on Friday. Saturday saw the team boarding the TranzAlpine Express for the iconic journey through the Canterbury Plains, over the Southern Alps – stopping at Arthurs Pass – and into Greymouth.
A visit to Punakaiki's Pancake Rocks was followed by beer tasting, a brewery tour and gourmet meal at Montheiths. Sunday saw a relaxing bus trip to the Hokitika Gorge, which Dicker Data Lenovo BDM, Cameron May, says left the team ‘in awe of the beauty that can be found on the West Coast'.
“And if your bus driver recommends a place to go for the best mussel fritters in the world, you do what he says – and the team will echo that!,” May adds.
Sam Mathieson from Computer Concepts dubbed the weekend as a game of two halves with the first half – Saturday – all about ‘better brews and better views', while the second half was ‘bus driver yarns, fresh whitebait, fish and chips and a snooze on the train'.
Meanwhile, Tony Gilbert from New Era, says the best things about trips like these is ‘getting an understanding of the elk of the people that support you and your business'.
“Through late nights and shared experiences there is no escaping the highs, lows and true personalities - a bit like a school camp without the shared ablutions,” Gilbert says.
“The team at Dicker Data certainly showed their true elk. Nothing was a problem and the weekend flow between laughter, awe inspiring sites and the odd nap. What a great team of people and a great business partner. Thanks team Dicker Data.
The distributor's next promotion will see resellers heading to the Roger Waters concert in Auckland in January.