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Meet The Team

We strive to meet and exceed all our customer expectations and remain your mechanic of choice

Meet The Team

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Rauten Vorster

General Manager

Rauten has 15 years' experience in business management and sales within the automotive industry. He recently moved to New Zealand from South Africa and brings strong leadership and management skills. Rauten enjoys fishing and renovating classic off-road motorcycles.

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Stephen Kirkham

Lead Technician

Steve began his career in 2004 and has a certificate in Trade Technology Heavy Equipment, automotive heavy engineering road transport certificate and an automotive light certificate. He is an experienced trade qualified diesel mechanic with 8 years' experience working on buses and prior experience working on heavy mining equipment on the mines in Australia. Steve enjoys fishing, hunting and overseas travel.

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Tinus Gouws

Technician

Tinus began working in 2005 and completed his Trade Test Level 4 in 2010. He has experience working on Public transport vehicles and a large variety of machines and equipment. He is skilled at field services and working on all sorts of diesel vehicles including busses.
Tinus enjoys all outdoor sports including fishing and hunting as well as going to the gym and having barbeques

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Paul Harley

Technician

Paul has a NZ Trade Certificate in Automotive Engineering and a NZ Advanced Trade Certificate in Automotive Engineering. He has 31 years experience in automotive, marine, construction mining and Oil/Gas drilling working in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, USA and South America.
Paul enjoys farming, dirt biking, surfing, skiing, boarding, hunting, fishing and diving.

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Joseph Kora

Technician

Joe has his National Trade Certificate, CBIP qualification and welding certificates. He began working for Transport Maintenance in 2000 and has experience in all departments of general automotive engineering from lawn mowers to 4 axle trucks and wheel alignments. Jo enjoys motorbikes, fast cars and sports.

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Callum Marshall

Technician

Callum started with his level 3 automotive certificate from Toi-Ohomai in 2018 having cut his teeth working on his dad's and grandfather's cars from a young age. He still loves to work on his and his friend's cars in his spare time. Callum enjoys attending the drift events and helping the pit crew.

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Roberto Mattas

Technician

Roberto gained his automotive diploma in 2001. He has experience working with cars, bobcats, trucks and trailers. In order to learn more about the heavy automotive trucks he signed on at Toi OHomai as a diesel mechanic apprentice in 2019. Roberto enjoys football, rugby and kayak fishing.

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Joseph McGregor

Apprentice Technician

Dojo always had an interest in heavy transport and repairing them. He began in the Army and then became a Bus driver before deciding to become a technician. He has always worked on his own vehicles in his spare time. Dojo is a third dan Karate instructor with his own school. He also enjoys treasure hunting and fishing.

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Taffy Richards

Driver

Taffy is a 1st class diesel trawler engineer with many years of experience as skipper/engineer.
He holds his class 1,2,3,4,5,6 Drivers licenses with Endorsement F. 
Taffy enjoys going for long rides on his motorbike and gardening.

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Bill Clough

Sales

Bill is an indentured fitter & welder with NZ Certificate in Engineering. His background is in engineering , design, manufacture and fabrication. At the same time Bill has established a career in sales and account management in New Zealand and Australia. 
Bill enjoys time with his family and caravan travel throughout NZ.

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Robert Green

Parts Administration Manager

Rob began working in parts after leaving school in 1985, his 34 years of experience in vehicle parts, aftermarket parts and specialized braking are highly regarded. He handles our supplier invoices as well as direct part sales to the public. Rob enjoys motor biking, camping, outdoors and overseas travel whenever he can get the opportunity!

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Vanessa Viljoen

Office Manager

​Vanessa began working in administration and finance in 2001. She covers all the office administration, invoicing, wages and finance among other things. Vanessa enjoys horse riding, ballroom dancing, swimming, hiking, gardening and baking.

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