Steve joins the Pimp my Lawn team in opening our first operation and his own business in Rotorua with his wife Stella.
After 28 years of service at the Rotorua District Council it was about time for a change.
Steve joins Pimp my Lawn with a list of gongs and Turf qualifications longer than your arm and has been involved in some very prestigious events. He was responsible for looking after the Rotorua International Stadium, Smallbone Cricket Block and outfield, and adjacent club cricket blocks for first class cricket and rugby games, including televised matches.
Here is some of the impressive duties he carried out during this period of time.
QUALIFICATIONS AWARDS AND COURSES
- Project work – Overseeing the construction of the sand carpet at the Rotorua International Stadium No. 1 rugby field
- Preparation of Televised Rugby Games e.g. NPC, , Super 12, All Black Trials, Rugby League Tests, Maori All Blacks, British Lions Tour, Rugby Sevens and other overseas visiting International Rugby Teams – Scotland, Ireland, England, Australia, France, Fiji, Samoa.
- Project work - In charge of the construction of the Smallbone Park cricket and club wicket blocks
- Preparation of First Class Cricket Matches e.g. Shell Trophy 3 days, Shell Cup one day, Blacks Cap fixture and international visiting teams – Pakistan, India, Twenty 20, Fergus Hickey Bay of Plenty 2 days games, Senior Club and Reserve Matches, Tournaments
- Turf Assessor and Trainer for the NZ Sports Industry Training Organisation, training and assessing Rotorua District Council employees in Turf Management for Levels 3 and 4, as well as some Horticulture Apprentices, working through modules, skills and knowledge and signing off work
- Extensive practical work experience at all levels of maintaining parks, gardens and sports fields - Mowing, fertilising, spraying for weeds, gardening, horticulture maintenance, overseeing sub-contractors to do under-sowing and organising truckloads of sand for turf renovations
When Steve is not at work he eagerly dedicates his time to his family and friends, coaches Special Olympics Basketball, enjoys tramping and is a mad keen gardener. We’re delighted to have Steve and Stella on board. With their infinite enthusiasm, professionalism and extensive Turf Knowledge, we know you can expect a service that is second to none!