Amongst a backdrop of rolling green hills, turquoise water and vineyards the TRC team met for the annual retreat on Waiheke island, New Zealand. With consultants spread across Australia and New Zealand it is not often the entire team is in the same room. Professional development for the team was the primary focus with a facilitation workshop delivered by Jumpshift’s Don McVeigh exploring innovative methods for stakeholder engagement and further developing the team’s design thinking expertise. Also on the agenda was business development, industry trends, and sessions designed to deepen the team’s understanding of Māori culture and language delivered by TRC’s Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana. The TRC retreat would not have been complete without getting out on some trails and exploring the island, and stopping off at wineries to sample the local produce. It was a fantastic few days together and we look forward to putting the learnings into action over the next year to continuously improve TRC and continue providing excellent results for our clients.