Tuesday, 14 December 2021 12:30

Nice lift!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: The Hound reckons the country's hard-pressed wool growers will be pleased to know that rural banking specialist Rabobank has laid woollen carpets in its new Hamilton-based HQ.

Apparently, after relocating its head office from Wellington to the third and fourth floors of a central Hamilton building, it was suggested synthetic carpet squares would be more appropriate because rolls of carpet were too big to lift.

However, Rabobank chief executive Todd Charteris, recognising it would be a bad look, wasn't having a bar of it.

In fact, he was so determined to have wool carpet he arranged for it to be craned in.

Rabobank sourced 3000kg of wool from three of its clients to be woven into the carpet. 

It's good to see a major rural service company backing the industry.

Good work Rabobank!

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