Join us as we set the stage for an exciting new chapter in our journey, where threads of identity, diversity, and unity are woven into the very fabric of our brand-new uniform.
Connecting New Zealand's Hidden Gems
Picture this: you find yourself in the heart of Aotearoa, a land of surreal beauty and untamed nature. Our scenic rail journeys, rail packages, and unique rail tours act as your magical ticket to discover the hidden gems that make New Zealand extraordinary. Departing from major cities like Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Hamilton, Great Journeys New Zealand unveils the secrets of places like Arthur's Pass, Moana and Lake Brunner, Kaikoura, Picton, Blenheim, the wild West Coast, Ohakune and beyond.
As you step onto our carriages, the first thing you'll notice is our dedicated team, resplendent in their brand-new uniforms. These uniforms are more than just clothing; they're a vivid reflection of our essence and values.
The Significance of Our New Uniform
Our new uniform is like a canvas, painting a story of who we are and what we stand for. The emblem we proudly wear, the "Manuhiri," represents the gathering of birds and embodies the spirit of a special bird landing after a long journey. It's a symbol of unity, belonging, and pride.
In curating these uniforms, we made it a point to embrace non-gender binary choices, creating an inclusive environment within our whanau (family). This ensures that everyone, from our team to our guests, feels the warm embrace of KiwiRail's hospitality. We're not just a train journey company; we're a conduit to connect you with the heart of this remarkable land.
The Colours of Our Identity
Oh, the colours! Our uniforms aren't just about fabric and threads; they're a vibrant reflection of our team's diversity and their unique roles. Black and silver signify our on-board managers, the backbone of our journeys. Black and green grace our Leaders, guiding the way with expertise. And black and blue are the signature shades of our friendly customer hosts, ensuring your journey is as delightful as it is comfortable. Justin, our valued Train Attendant, mentions:
I feel that the new uniform will provide conformity, a sense of being, and a unity where we all feel like a collective group
Sustainability at the Heart
Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for us; it's a core commitment. We're not merely about wearing a uniform; our team is championing cherished 'legacy items' that stand the test of time. These aren't just clothes; they're an extension of our ethos, reducing waste and building lasting connections.
Our clothing provider, Producto, is on board with our eco-conscious mission, working tirelessly to minimise environmental impacts. They actively oversee every element of our supply chain to lessen environmental effects, including factory audits for alignment with our goals and collaborating with logistics providers for transparent, environmentally friendlier options. Moreover, Producto promotes eco-friendly materials and packaging choices because, let's face it, the Earth deserves our TLC."
Immersive Narratives and Human Connection
Join us, and you'll be immersed in narratives that transport you into new worlds and stories. Our team, our guardians of our signature manaakitanga, are natural storytellers, hosts, and caregivers. They make you feel completely welcome, looked after, and at ease. Dressed in a distinct premium uniform with a name badge and gender identifier, they're here to make your journey unforgettable.
Manuhiri - The Gathering of the Birds
Our emblem, the Manuhiri, is more than just a logo; it's the spine that holds the experience together. It's a nod to marae architecture, the backbone of the Manu (bird), and it's delivered in a world-class way. Drawing from the colors, textures, and forms of our native birdlife and the local landscapes they call home, Manuhiri gives us a natural richness we can draw upon to visually express our unique story.
Ma Te Huruhuru Ka Rere Te Manu Nui: With Strong Feathers, The Great Bird Will Soar.
Join Us on Your Great Journey
Now, here's the fun part: we're opening our doors to adventurers of all kinds. Whether you're a thrill-seeker craving a laid-back adventure, a visitor to New Zealand yearning for a safe and easy way to explore this wondrous country, Great Journeys New Zealand welcomes you with open arms.
So, what are you waiting for? Let's make memories together on the rails of Aotearoa. See you aboard.
Become part of the story
Experience firsthand the care and commitment to customer service embodied by our staff in their brand-new, identity-rich uniforms.