Even cold, wet, windy Wellington days don’t dampen Abra’s spirits.
“We have all the gear to keep us warm and dry, and once you’re out there it’s fine, you just get on with it.”
Regardless of weather or motorists’ temperament, what Abra loves is being an ambassador for the city.
“We get asked a lot of questions, people approach us about all sorts of things, where can I find good coffee, where’s a good place to eat, where is such-and-such a business or street, where is the Cable Car?"
The job definitely keeps Abra on her toes.
“Believe it or not, this position really helps with memory, awareness and being in the moment.
“My short-term memory has significantly improved, we have to always be aware of our location and what is happening around us.
“It’s part of the reason time moves quickly because you are always in the moment - there’s no need for some fancy mindfulness seminar, you get it for free on this job,” she laughs.