June 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM
KiwiRAPpers Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk
A team of four New Zealand Transportation Agency (NZTA) and MWH employees, also known as the KiwiRAPpers, completed the Oxfam Trailwalker. This is a tough physical and mental endurance event, with all four team members required to walk the full 100km together. Walls were struck, bonds were forged, and obstacles were overcome for the team to finish in a respectable 24 hours and 54 minutes. The KiwiRaPpers finished in the top 50% at 114th out of 245 teams.
The team included Fergus Tate (NZTA), Colin Brodie (NZTA), Dave Gennard (NZTA), and Gina Waibl (MWH); with an NZTA support crew of Stuart Fraser, Karen Johnson and Kieron McGahan.
The entire team achieved personal "bests" and records for endurance and distance covered, all whilst raising money for Oxfam to help reduce poverty and injustice around the world.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 92 countries, all part of a global movement to free people from the injustice of poverty.
The KiwiRAPpers generated $3,200 in donations.