Saturday morning: extreme New Zealand style

Before sending our international staff and visitors back to Australia, England and America after our great partner conference yesterday and awards evening last night, we thought it only fitting that we encourage them to have a bungy jump experience.

By the time we got to Taupo Bungy, only Wayne (Xero Country Manager, Australia) and Jason (visiting partner from Blumer & Associates CPAs in South Carolina) were still up for the challenge, well Wayne not so much but he jumped! Wayne’s approach was to shuffle slowly – very slowly – up to the front of the platform and after several minutes, folded off; Jason stomped on up and dove off and we nearly missed getting a photo of him!

I could never do it, nor could many of the Xero team who turned out to cheer them on – well done guys!

More conference photos on the Xero Facebook page.


Jason M Blumer, CPA
February 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

You’re too far away to import drugs, so I guess you have to jump off stuff to get your kicks! New Zealanders are adrenalin junkies… and I loved it!

Thanks for the experience.

Wayne Schmidt
February 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I love working for Xero, where else can you start your day by jumping off a cliff? Ok it might have been the world’s slowest bungy jump, the 10 minute shuffle to the edge might be a world record. Great to share the experience with our US Partner Jason Blumer. Thanks Rod for encouraging me to face my fear of heights!

Wendy Field
February 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Dear Skippy,

You done us proud!


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