Kevin Biggar

Kevin was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group when he decided to take part in the world’s toughest endurance event – the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race. This requires rowing a 7m plywood dinghy, 5000 km between the Canary Islands and Barbados. An unusual choice for anyone but particularly someone who had never rowed before…

Alex Worker

“I did not know what to expect going into the week long Rotary Youth Leadership Awards of Rotary District 9920 held out at Willow Park and was pleasantly surprised ““and slightly apprehensive- by the rigorous challenge set by the Rotary programme. I was blown away by the comprehensiveness of the leadership course and the many…

Genevieve Mora

“One of the best things I”˜ve ever done was to apply and attend RYLA. It really was a life changing experience that tested me both mentally and physically. The friendships, skills and lessons that I took away from my week at RYLA have helped me in more ways than I could have imagined.”

Annah Stretton

Annah Stretton’s business, Stretton Group, is based in the Waikato. Here, her success has grown to include a chain of 30 fashion retail stores throughout New Zealand, export accounts to the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, and a publishing arm that delivers three magazine titles to the market ““ one of which is the highly successful “˜Her…

Murray Thom

Murray left school at 15 with no qualifications and by the age of 23 he became the youngest Managing Director in the world for CBS Records NZ. He founded and owned Personalised Plates in 1987 as a result of winning a government tender to act as the Ministry of Transport’s exclusive marketing agent to introduce…