How the ZORB team is surviving the lockdown

New Zealand is currently at Level 4 of our Covid-19 alert system. This means that everyone must stay home for the next four weeks, except for those providing essential services. As much as we think ZORB rides are an essential service they are unfortunately not and the whole ZORB team are in lockdown at home for the next four weeks. In what feels like the longest game of go home stay home ever, it can be hard to keep team morale up and make sure everyone is engaged and happy. So, we have come up with a few fun ways to virtually keep the team connected and help to survive the lockdown. Because let’s be honest, everyone is on their phone scrolling through the gram or binge-watching Netflix anyway!


Each morning Steph, our Operations Manager has been posting in the private crew page asking the team to share their word of the day and an explanation of why they chose that particular word. Today we had to share our word of the day in Maori with a translation of what it means for everyone else! The day before that we had to share our word of the day and our favourite shows to binge watch.


The team were given the same bird template and told draw a bird and let those creative juices flow! Who would have known we had so many artists in our midst! Especially when drawing on your phone isn’t easy at all! Here is a snapshot of our birds for your viewing pleasure.


Another way to keep the team connected and help to survive lockdown, is to continue on with our weekly Wednesday team meetings. This gives the Operations and Marketing teams the opportunity to share the projects they are working on behind the scenes with the full team.

Now there are a couple of advantages of having virtual staff meetings. One is a later start time of 10:00am so plenty of time for a sleep in and the other is being able to connect in your PJs! Also getting the whole team together is great for team morale! ZORB team meeting


Not many people know this but before they became masters in ball rolling, Andrew and David Akers had a stint at developing board games! You can read more about it here. As a result, they have earned the title Quiz Masters and have been working hard in the background crafting a weekly quiz for the team via Kahoot as we speak!


Let’s not forget about our furry little friends! The new co-workers of ZORB who now have to deal with us being home all day and sitting on their favourite chairs! Most of the ZORB team have cats or dogs but did you know our front office superstar Shanyse has a pet pig! Lulu is 3 years old and according to Shanyse’s Mum was easier to house train than the dogs!

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April 2, 2020


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🕺🏼Our Operations Manager Owen is switching out his chucks for dancing shoes for this years @rotoruahospice  Dancing for Hospice. Vote for Owen and Hamo (sponsored by our mates at @vipplumbing_gas_rotorua) for people's choice and donate to an incredible charity while doing so, link in bio. #twinkletoes #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz
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Catch us in our football number ones on
New Zealand game days for the duration of the cup 🎉

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School holidays started off with a bang! We are rolling rain, hail or storm - come and see us 💥 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #thingstodorotorua #thingstodonewzealand
It's that time again.. Darkest Night is back for 2023 🌚

All the thrills and spills except without the daylight.

Tickets from $20pp 🔥

We've paired up with our mates at @teshascoffeecart to offer delicious food, real fruit ice cream and hot drinks to keep you warm and of course the main event...rolling down the hill in a ball in the DARK! 

For more information and to book tickets check out the link in our bio. 

- Saturday 24 June 2023
- 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Finally some sunshine for our long weekend, no better way to spend your King's Birthday weekend (rain or shine) than rolling down a hill 🤩. Open all weekend long 9am - 4pm. #ZORBRotorua #rotoruanz #fun #longweekendvibes
You asked, we delivered.. 🤪 **Do we have to remind you that these stunts have been performed by trained professionals and not to try at home?**
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