2016 has been a huge year all round! Like any year there has been a mixture of highs and lows. I think we were all taken by surprise by “Brexit” in June, and Donald Trump becoming the 45th US president last month. Not to mention of course that we now have a new Prime Minister, the Honorable Bill English. We sadly said farewell to some famous faces such as David Bowie, Ronnie Corbett, Prince, Muhummad Ali and Gene Wilder – and of course New Zealand’s own pop pioneer Ray Colombus. But in happier moments we were delighted on screen by “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” – another of Taika Waititi's films which included him appearing as a priest presiding over a ridiculous funeral in possibly the year’s funniest cameo role! The Rio Olympics kept us glued to our screens to watch New Zealand bring home 18 medals (our best result to date) and across more sports than ever before. Speaking of sports, who could forget our All Blacks and that wonderful new world record of 18 consecutive wins!

We’ve been chalking up wins here at Te Pou too and with the New Year approaching it’s a great time to look back over some of the highlights. If you missed any of our big moments you can catch up on them here.

Phew - and that was just the highlights! We'll be back in 2017, supporting with growing and developing your workforce.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Ngā mihi,