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Category Archives: Kiwi Staff

Mover of the Month – January

Name: Glen Pearless

Date joined Kiwi:  August 2014

Nickname: George Clooney (G.C)

Home Town:  Nelson, New Zealand

Most Memorable Job at Kiwi: Driving to Bristol in hurricane force winds

Interesting Fact: Held the junior world record for 100m breath stroke in high school

Interest: Football, Travel

Rugby Team: Tasman Makos and anyone playing Australia!

What do you enjoy about working at Kiwi? The great bunch of lads, work place banter and getting to see different sites in London every day.


Favourite place visited? Belgium. I like eating waffles for breakfast.
Sports Played: Nothing at the moment as I am afraid of mud but I do enjoy playing football when I can.

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Staff Profile – Move Manager

Name: Jake George
Role: Move Manager
Where from: Auckland, New Zealand
Date joined Kiwi Movers: September 2012
Most interesting move you have managed: A 10 bedroom house I surveyed just off Oxford Street 
in the West End. For a house in that area it was massive!
Interesting Fact: I am training for the Paris Marathon (editors note: Jake’s being modest here, he 
completed his first marathon last year (London) in 3 hrs 15mins…a bit of a gun)
Hobbies: Travelling, music, food and most sports

Which Rugby team do you support: The Silverdale Seahawks! And most definitely the All Blacks

What do you most enjoy about working at Kiwi?: The people I work with and getting to see all of London

Best place in Europe?: The islands off Croatia would top the list

Do you play sports in London?: I have been playing tag rugby, but running is my current sport

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Mover of the Month – November

Name:  Aaron Atutahi Simpson
Nickname:  Azza
Place of Birth: Rotorua, New Zealand
Most Interesting Move:  Every move presents its own challenges and unique obstacles, which makes every move an interesting experience as movers in London.
Interesting fact about yourself:  Enjoy lifting heavy objects of an awkward nature.
Hobbies:  Music
Which Rugby team do you support:  All Blacks
What do you enjoy most working at Kiwi Movers:  The Can Do attitude. 
How did you enjoy your first English summer: 10/10
What is the best place you have traveled in Europe:  Ibiza
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Mover of the Month – October

Name? Hami Tangiora

Date you joined Kiwi Movers? 22 June 2013

Nickname? MDM (Million Dollar Maori)

Place of Birth? Lincoln, New Zealand

What is the most interesting move you have done at Kiwi Movers? Anything that goes outside of London

Interesting Fact About Yourself? I can whistle through my nose. 

Hobbies? Sport, outdoors, photography, travelling.

Which Rugby team do you support? West Coast, Canterbury, Crusaders, All Blacks

What do you enjoy most about working for Kiwi Movers? The fact that everyday offers a new challenge.

How would you rate the English Summer? Must say the English summer surprised me, not good to work in though.

Best place you’ve travelled to so far in Europe? Iceland

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Mover of the Month – August

Chris Barry
This month we have two movers of the month! Chris and Matt

Full Name?
Chris Barry (Rugby photo) – 2nd time winner
Matthew Henderson (photo in Egypt)Nickname at Kiwi Movers?

CB: Irish
MH: Hendo

How do you think Kiwi Movers compares to other Removal and Logistics companies in London?
CB: The staff. Our team have a huge range of skills which enables us to undertake a variety of jobs. 
I’m a qualified Engineer for instance!
MH: Very good, a higher level of service and a much more professional appearance than many other companies.
Most interesting job lately?
CB: I spent a number of weeks as a Supervisor on a new Data Centre site in Cambridge, which was working to a tight
timeline and running a team of 5.
MH: Three day shop move for a high end Chelsea furniture company was interesting, some really old antiques
and some massively heavy pieces of furniture.
How would you rate the English Summer so far? 
CB: Excellent, I’m now a darker shade of white.
MH: Pretty amazing really, considering I’ve only been here six months and was pre-warned the summers here are garbage.Best place you’ve travelled to so far in Europe?

CB: So far it has to be with with my friends back home. What any awe inspiring weekend. 
MH: Brussells in Belgium, amazing food and beer, good nightlife.Do you play sports in London? Is so which team and what position?

CB: Rugby with the Battersea Ironside’s as fullback.
MH: Play football for BB Eagles FC. Right back or right midfield but I’m the utility of our team and often end up in every 

position on the park.

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Mover of the Month – July

Full Name?  Simon Blayne de Vries

Nickname?  Top dog…no not really, it’s Blayne. 

How does it feel to win this award for the 2nd time in less than 3 months?  Great to be doing well, ha ha. Surprised not to have won it three times to be honest…!

Your now known as the Master Remover at Kiwi Movers (and probably the whole of London)…what tips do you have out their for any new recruits/novices?  Stay focused, ask questions and keep fit. 

How do you think Kiwi Movers compares to other removal and man and van companies in London?  Cant say I know a lot about the other companies, but I do know we have a good crew of friendly hard working guys.
Have you had anymore interesting moves lately?  We moved a film company which was interesting also dismantled and removed a bar from the Guildhall to an old church.
How would you rate the English Summer so far?  The English summer has been surprisingly pleasing, even hot for a time.
Best place you’ve travelled to so far in Europe?  Croatia was amazing.
Do you play sports in London? If so, which team and what position?  I play rugby, touch, mixed netball and tennis. In netball I play goal attack and in rugby, Fly Half.
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Mover of the Month for June

Name:  Chris Barry

 

Place of Birth:  Limerick, Ireland.

 

What is the most interesting move you have done with Kiwi Movers:  The head of Marketing for Coca Cola in Europe

 

Interesting Fact:  Able to combine Guiness and amateur stunt work…Also a qualified Engineer.

 

Hobbies:  Rugby, Histroy, Hurling, Football and Cycling

 

Which Rugby team do you support:  Munster

 

What do you enjoy most about working at Kiwi Movers:  The people I work with

 

 

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Mover of the Month – May

Name: Mark SalafiaPlace of Birth: Melbourne, Australia

What is the most interesting move you have done at Kiwi Movers:
Interesting moves tend to be the ones when someone has a lot of stuff and and they are downsizing.

Interesting Fact: 
I am not a tall person.

Hobbies: F1, Ballroom Dancing

Which Rugby team do you support: Brisbane Broncos

What do you enjoy most about working for Kiwi Movers? Places you see, people you meet and the guys you work with.

Most embarrassing moment: Let me just say I cry a lot.

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Mover of the Month

Name: Simon De Vries (aka Blayne)
Place of Birth: Invercargill, New Zealand
What is the most interesting move you have done at Kiwi Movers: 
A large alien from the film War of the Worlds we moved from Camden Sci fi markets to a Laser Tag arena.
Interesting Fact: 
Representative sportsman in Rugby and Cricket. Trained an award winning Sheepdog.
Hobbies: Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Squash, Touch
Which Rugby team do you support? Waiau Star and the All Blacks + anyone playing Australia – Go the British Lions!
What do you enjoy most about working for Kiwi Movers? All the guys. They’re a great bunch of lads and all up for a laugh.
Most embarrassing moment: Once sustained a neck injury playing table tennis and was in a neck brace for two weeks.
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