From Cape Reinga south, we've got you covered.

At the headquarters of 34°South in Wellington, you’ll find the company founders, Carlene Staines and Greg Norris.

When you work with us, you can take comfort that you will have either Carlene or Greg as your key point of contact, providing you with committed, genuine and friendly service.  

Alongside Carlene & Greg are a team of very talented locals, who all share a love of travel, people, cultures, experiences and of course, Aotearoa New Zealand - the country they call home.  

We're sure you'll enjoy our focused yet relaxed approach, and look forward to sharing our extraordinary country with you.  


"If you are travelling to New Zealand and want to tap into authentic, local knowledge and experience superb service and genuine care and friendship, then look no further then the team at 34°South"

Nick DiBartolomeo | Tennessee, USA

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Greg Norris

Director

Born and raised in Wellington, Greg has worked extensively across New Zealand and around the world designing and delivering events and experiences.

With a background and qualifications in Outdoor Education and Social Work, along with a huge passion for people and travel, there is no surprise that Greg created his dream job, and is one of the founders of 34° South.  

Greg’s reputation for his dedicated approach to designing the very best travel experiences is widely recognised.  You'll enjoy his creativity, intuition and sense of fun and adventure.  He'll work tirelessly to prepare and present itinerary ideas, that will exceed your dreams for your time in New Zealand.

Greg is also the Director of OneNineFive Ltd - a New Zealand company specialising in Corporate Incentive & Reward Programmes, Events and Group Travel Experiences.

"Greg, you have an amazing way of interaction and managing a group of people, mixed with the right humour and timing"

Lee Burrow | York, England

 

 

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Carlene Staines

Director

Carlene’s knowledge and expertise in all things travel is quite simply, world class. Complimenting this is a personality often described by clients as caring, kind and generous.

Carlene has travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and around the world and through this has developed huge 'travel intuition', which is of great benefit to designing customised client travel itineraries.

Early in her career Carlene was the owner-operator of the highly successful business ‘Adventure Travel’.  After selling this business, she went on to work as a senior project and event manager in Wellington, managing many complex and sophisticated events in New Zealand and throughout Asia, the South Pacific and the Americas.   

Carlene is also the Director of OneNineFive Ltd - a New Zealand company specialising in Corporate Incentive & Reward Programmes, Events and Group Travel Experiences.

"We enjoy how relaxed and easy-going you were to deal with, yet through this calm demeanour you managed to have us all organised - no small feat!"

Claire Barnes | Auckland, New Zealand 

 

 

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Brendon Fyfe-Gits

Director

An eye for detail, a love of spreadsheets, a quick wit and a deep understanding of all things financial. Brendon quashes the rumour that accountants are boring.

Brendon is a Chartered Accountant with years of experience working in senior roles both in New Zealand and overseas.  

Alongside his love of an excel spreadsheet is a deep love of travel, and his list of 'countries visited' is a long one.  Name a country, and chances are he's been there. He even got air-lifted out of Nepal once.

A deep understanding of the global financial market enables Brendon to take great care of the spend and investment that our clients make when travelling to New Zealand.

"He really is the funny accountant, and such a lovely man"

Line Flakk | Alesund, Norway

 

 

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Luke Mikaire Crawford QSM

Cultural Advisor

Luke is a close friend to 34’South Director Greg Norris and provides guidance and mentoring to the team in all matters pertaining to Māori culture and custom.

Of Ngāti Porou and Tūwharetoa tribal descent, Luke is a well respected and experienced Māori cultural advisor across private and public sector businesses and organisations.

Luke is currently the kaumatua (respected elder) to the Māori All Blacks Rugby team and has been traveling internationally with the them since 2012. He is also the kaumatua and cultural advisor to New Zealand Rugby which includes working with the All Blacks.

 

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Mike Pennington

Creative Director & Guide

A creative mind, an eye for design and a passion for New Zealand makes Mike the perfect creative director for 34°South.

Mike is responsible for the overall the 'look and feel' of 34°South and the design and production of client itineraries and other materials.

His love of design is matched by a love of fishing, and we love it when he arrives in at HQ with a few fresh fillets for the team. 

 

 

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Tom Tosse

Logistics & Guide

Tom is travelling from the (very) far north to the far south to work with us on the delivery of Pure Pursuits New Zealand in March 2019.

The coastal town of Alesund, Norway is home to Tom where is he the Manager of Boats for the luxury travel company 62NORD.

Tom played a key part in the Pure Pursuits Norway journey, which Greg took part in during 2018.  An initiative of Beyond Luxury Media (UK), Pure Pursuits is a transformational journey for senior people from the global travel industry.

Tom has an amazing work ethic, genuine care of guests and a love of the outdoor environment, and will be joining our team when we host Pure Pursuits here in New Zealand in March 2019.

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