Every six months we get together to look at what we’ve achieved over the last six months, to plan where we want to go in the next six, and to strengthen the sense amongst all the staff that we are part of the same team and working towards the same goals.

For our most recent planning day, we participated in a charity team event called Build My Ride. All the challenges were themed around cycling and successful completion of each challenge earned the team parts for a bike. The final task was for each of the four teams to assemble their bike and have it checked over for safety by a qualified bike mechanic.

As enjoyable as all the challenges were, the final activity – handing those bikes over to deserving kids through the Refugee Service – gave massive satisfaction and significantly added to the sense of community within the individual teams and amongst us all. At the end of the day, we had shared in an experience that made us feel good about ourselves and each other, and we all felt truly touched.

Resolve Group Business Planning Day

Resolve Group Business Planning Day

This year’s recipient of the Resolve Group Engineering Scholarship is Joanna Jarvie, who is entering her final year at the University of Auckland in 2015, studying for a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Joanna has a particular interest in, and passion for, transport engineering, and says, “I have found it easy to be enthused in this topic due to its relevance to our daily lives… as it provides an opportunity to have an impact in bettering New Zealand communities.” She has been awarded the Scholarship for her consistent academic work, experience in project management and a variety of leadership roles, and her well-rounded extramural interests.

The $5000 scholarship is open to third year Civil and Environmental Engineering students at The University of Auckland. As well as academic excellence, the Scholarship was established to recognise and reward excellent project management and problem solving skills, leadership potential, communication skills, community involvement, and the potential to contribute to the roading industry.

Resolve Group Scholarship Winner, 2015

Resolve Group Scholarship Winner, 2015