The Bowling Stones 2019

Tesla’s Business House bowling team, has competed in another enjoyable summer league at the Frankton Junction Bowling Club. 

The team self-titled “The Bowling Stones” is made up a group of keen Tesla staff members.  The teams enthusiasm has resulted in success on the greens, and provided entertainment for their opponents!

All team members started out without any bowling experience and are now playing some very competetive games.  We done Team!


2019 Wine Tour

Waiheke was the destination for our fourth wine trip for staff wanting to participate in an organized tour of a wine region. These trips are organized every two years.

Those attending meet in Auckland on Saturday afternoon, taking the ferry from downtown Auckland to Matiatia, Waiheke. We were welcomed by our guides and taken to three vineyards, Obsidian, Stony Ridge and Batch.  

During our tour we were informed of the wine history on Waiheke and at each vineyard visited, a tasting together with a brief history on their vineyard.  

Our tour concluded with a visit to Mudbrick vineyard, where we had lovely dinner with a view of the Hauraki Gulf and were entertained by a lovely sunset.


2019 Annual Fishing Trip

An annual trip to Coromandel for a morning of fishing has Tesla staff competing to have their name engraved on the Richard Moore Memorial Fishing Cup.

Cup holders:

2020 – Along with everything else “cancelled”

2019 – Mark Macdonald, Snapper 3.38kg

2018 – Nick Lessing, Snapper 3.86kg

2017 – Graeme Hope, Snapper 2.27kg

2016 – Chris Schinkel, Snapper 1.8kg

2015 – Not contested, bad weather scared us off

2014 – Karen McKell, Snapper 2.59kg

2013 – Paul Rowland, Snapper 1.93kg

2012 – Debbie Ross, Kingfish 7.8kg

2011 – Matt Hall, Kingfish unkown kg but massive!

2010 – Karen McKell, Snapper 3.4kg

2009 – David Harris, Snapper 4kg

2008 – Paul Rowland, Snapper weight not recorded