Employees and their families from across New Zealand came together on Saturday 30th November for the annual Abley Christmas function, organised by our Social Non-Club Committee.
The day started early afternoon with lawn bowls in Merivale, Christchurch. After a lesson on bowling technique and rules, there were a variety of casual and competitive games enjoyed by all. There was a sausage sizzle, delicious ice creams by "The Rollin' Pedaler" tricycle and Christmas colouring in for the younger ones, to keep everyone entertained and well nourished for the afternoon.
Employees and partners met up again early evening for a circuit on the iconic Christchurch tram, treated to drinks, canapes and a tour of the every-changing city.
The final tram stop was outside the Christchurch museum, followed by a brief walk through the Botanic Gardens to our dinner venue for the evening, Ilex Cafe. A three-course meal was devoured by all, then the entertainment began with live band "The Bubblemen" encouraging everyone up on the dance floor til late.
With 83 attendees, this was our biggest Christmas function ever! It was a great opportunity to bring our growing team together and celebrate a successful year - Merry Christmas from our team to yours! :)