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EVENTS AT THE
MOTAT, Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology, has
been capturing the hearts of New Zealanders since 1964.
n recent years the museum has also
enjoyed recognition as a venue for private
and corporate events quite unlike any
other in the market.
Holding your next corporate event at
MOTAT puts your guests up close with
treasured historical items as well as displays
showcasing new innovations and
technologies that will leave them inspired.
MOTAT is spread across two spacious
sites located either side of the beautiful
Western Springs parklands and lake. Visitors
can travel between the sites on a historic
tram and it is conveniently close to the city
centre, arterial transport routes and has
plentiful parking options on hand.
A popular venue within the museum for
large scale events is the award-winning
Aviation Display Hall (ADH). The ADH is home
to MOTAT’s aviation collection and can host up to 700 for cocktails or as many as 450 seated
for dinner. Guests mingle comfortably with aircraft suspended above and parked around them.
Arrival into this expansive hangar will be a truly breathtaking sight for your guests.
MOTAT’s iconic Historic Village offers a softer and perhaps more intimate venue and it is a
popular choice for company picnics, wedding ceremonies and receptions, garden parties, and
In contrast the adjacent MIND LAB venue, with its industrial décor, roof to ceiling
contemporary art and raw warehouse atmosphere, has become the go-to location for events
that demand a futuristic and creative edge.
MOTAT’s popularity amongst corporate event organisers is due to the flexibility and variety of
its spaces, their heritage character and the professional functions team who are on hand to
guide your event from start to finish.
With a diverse range of suppliers at their fingertips, any catering, event management and
audio-visual requirement is easily delivered by the MOTAT team, leaving you and your guests to
enjoy a truly memorable event.
Call MOTAT’s professional functions team now to discuss your unique requirements.*
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (+64) 9 815 5801. m
*Attending the PCOA conference in Melbourne? Visit the MOTAT stand (#9) in the trade exhibition hall
and talk to the team about your specific event needs
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BUSINESS | NGAHIHI O TE RA BIDOIS
found myself in the situation
where someone’s car has either
broken down at the traffic lights
or they have a flat battery and I have joined
several others to push the unfortunate
person’s car off the road.
One fact I have learnt is that it is a lot
easier to push the car once it is in motion.
There is a lot of initial effort to getting the
stationary vehicle moving, especially if you
are the first one there to push, but once you
do, moving the car gets a whole lot easier.
Momentum is such a strong force. For
example, American leadership guru John C
Maxwell outlines that a train travelling 55 mph
on a railroad track can crash through a five
foot thick steel-reinforced concrete wall
without stopping. That same train, starting
from a stationary position, won’t be able to
go through an inch-thick block in front of the
He goes on to explain that when it comes
to solving problems such as those in our
industry it is never the size of our problems
that is the problem. It is a lack of
momentum. Without momentum, even a tiny
difficulty can prevent us from moving forward.
With momentum, we are often able to
navigate through many problems and barely
Ngahihi o te ra Bidois believes that activity leads to success.
I have had the privilege of working with many leaders who understand the importance of
momentum. They know how to develop and maintain momentum in their organisations and will
often use phrases such as “let’s keep moving”, “kia kaha, kia maia” (Be brave and courageous)
or “let’s keep this flow happening.”
As Maxwell points out, leaders who understand the importance of momentum are focused,
usually on the future rather than the past, and have a strong emphasis on team rather than the
individual. They revel in creativity that leads to change and are constructive, passionate and
have an attitude of gratitude.
In other words they remember who “pushed their car” and got their businesses moving from
standing still to gaining some momentum. Having been an inspirational speaker for more than
12 years it seems like a very long time ago that my business went from zero to 100 in a very
The people who helped me develop my brand as The Face of New Zealand and gain
business momentum are still close friends today. Leaders who understand momentum know
their achievements are never theirs alone. “Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.”
In the business events space momentum is certainly important as we keep up our
momentum to meet the never ending but ever satisfying goals and outcomes our industry
demands of us.
One of the most important aspects of MICE leaders who understand momentum is their
ability to take action. They keep active. Action leads to success and as Winston Churchill once
said “I never worry about action, but only about inaction.”
So how is your momentum going? Are you moving along nicely or is it time to contact one of
your mentors for a “push”.
Remember a moving car is always easier to push, so don’t wait until your business is stationary
or the battery has run out of energy. Is your business like a moving train? Our leadership starts
and ends with us. I encourage you to take one momento to consider your momentum. m
Ngahihi o te ra is The Face of New Zealand and is an international leadership speaker.
Book him for your conference through his website at www.ngahibidois.com.
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