2018 Crew Conference Awards

21 June 18

The 2018 Crew Conference was held in Wellington/ Masterton, officially marking the end of another successful touring season.

The Awards Dinner was held at The White Swan Hotel in Greytown where we recognised the 2017/18 season Coach Captain and Tour Guide high achievers based on traveller scoring.

It was a brilliant night where our Crew came together to celebrate the end of another season and raise a glass to the award winners and retirees.

This year we included the Cole Marsh 'Rising Star' Award in memory of our late friend and dedicated Coach Captain. The award was presented to Lindsay Ferguson (Coach Captain - North Island) recognising his commitment and dedication. 

Grand Pacific Tours 2017/18 Season Coach Captain and Tour Guide High Achievers:

TOUR GUIDE OF THE YEAR

RUNNER UP - Tony O’Brien 
WINNER - Nick Huria 

COACH CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR - NORTH ISLAND

RUNNER UP - Linda Cruickshank 
WINNER - Megan Forrest 

COACH CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR - SOUTH ISLAND

RUNNER UP - Alex Rollinson 
WINNER - Peter Kearney 

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING RECOGNISING COACH CAPTAINS

David Underwood 
Chris Hannah 

TOP PERFORMER!

Paul Campion 

COLE MARSH ‘RISING STAR’ AWARD

“Most improved, recognising commitment
and dedication”
Lindsay Ferguson

RETIRING COACH CAPTAINS

Steve Mahon (North Island, 2007-2018)
Steve Roskilley (South Island, 2010-2018)


THE PERFECT 10

“The Perfect 10 is based on all travellers voting the individual performance as perfect!”

TOUR GUIDES

Dianne Stanford (1 tour)
Kenn Morrissey (2 tours)
Kerrie Jeffreys (2 tours)
Lorraine Alexander (2 tours)
Peter Talbot (1 tour)
Tony O’Brien (2 tours)

COACH CAPTAINS - NORTH ISLAND

Kevin O’Connell (1 tour, 1 travel agent famil)
Linda Cruickshank (1 tour)
Megan Forrest (3 tours)
Steve Mahon (1 tour)

COACH CAPTAINS - SOUTH ISLAND

Alex Rollinson (1 tour)
Andrew Cleland (1 tour)
John Taylor (1 tour)
Murray Hall (1 tour)
Peter Kearney (1 tour)
Rod Harris (1 tour)
Steve Roskilley (1 tour)

COACH CAPTAINS - ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP

Chris Hannah (4 tours)
David Underwood (1 tour)
Linda Cruickshank (2 tours)
Paul Campion (7 tours)

We would like to thank all our Coach Captains and Tour Guides for their commitment and dedication to GPT and our travellers. 

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