Operating as an assessor/assistant, Anais watched on as external contractors safely repaired the pothole and carefully levelled it over, ensuring a smoother journey for road users.
With the mahi done, Anais and Brad drove back to the Council building, and discussed– sandflies.
According to Anais, it was “the best day ever”.
She thanked Brad and the Transport and Infrastructure team with the surprise delivery of a delightful card and morning tea, emphasising how “amazing” the visit was and how impressed she was by our dedication to making Pōneke “fell [sic] safe”.
Anais's mum Hayley believes this trip will inspire her daughter in the future.
"It was so magic seeing how passionate everyone is about their work, and how connected they are to why it matters for the city. Anais has an impression of what work is about - it’s fun, important and all about serving others. That’s such a great thing for her to see at a young age when she’s thinking about what she might do one day.
"I’m just so grateful to Brad for hosting us and for the thought that went into our visit by everyone in the team. It was so amazing to see how much everyone enjoyed sharing their work with Anais and more than happy to answer her very long lists of questions!"
Brad is grateful that he got to spend the day with the eight-year-old engineer.
"It's not often that we get to see how the work we do daily impacts the community we serve. Anais’s trip really showed us how much our tamariki care, and the impact we can have on their futures. Definitely the highlight of my year!"