Tourism Ticker - An Operators View / July 2019

OneNineFive director Greg Norris on developing a niche business offering customised incentives, events and group travel experiences for corporates, his new inbound brand, 34°South, and running NZ’s first Pure Pursuits event, which hosts senior travel and event visionaries and influencers from around the world.

Dominion Post / April 2017

Backstage Pass to the whole world.

Tucked away in a bustling New York clothing store is an underground whiskey bar you access from a secret door in the changing rooms.

Meanwhile, in a small 17th century village in Southern France, a well-respected chef forages for wild mushrooms in the countryside before cooking a meal at his family home.

Back in New Zealand, a chartered aircraft flies a group of people to Queenstown for breakfast, then Taupo for dinner.

These are the experiences business partners Carlene Staines and Greg Norris can make happen. OneNineFive (named after the number of countries in the world) offers group travel, mostly for corporate incentive programmes, where employers will reward staff, or clients, by sending them on trips.

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Meetings News NZ / December 2016


New Zealand corporate and incentives event company, OneNineFive, has been recognised internationally.

At the ICESAP & CEI Awards, held in Singapore last week, OneNineFive was one of two runner-ups for ‘Best Incentive Travel Programme of the Year’. 

The award entry was based around ‘The Finest Cut – a slice of Melbourne Food, Wine & Hospitality’, which the company ran earlier this year for Gilmours wholesale food and beverage company, says OneNineFive director, Greg Norris.

LifeStyle Magazine, China / December 2016

Since its conception, OneNineFive has created and delivered unforgettable events and adventures around the world from its headquarters in New Zealand.

With a philosophy of ‘Aligning People through Experiences’, their reputation for dedicated approach and extensive experience is widely recognized, and now they have been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2016 ICESAP and CEI Asia ICE Awards for Excellence.

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CEI Asia Excellence Awards: 2016 Shortlist revealed

CEI Asia Excellence Awards: 2016 Shortlist revealed

Celebrating the best in business events, CEI Asia and ICESAP’s annual Excellence Awards recognise event agencies and corporates applying best practice to the creation, planning, production and management of innovative and successful events.

Let's Travel / October 2016

Melbourne - Australia in one place

We all know Melbourne is one the best cities in Australia – and many New Zealanders have been multiple times to the Victorian state capital. The diversity and multitude of venues, restaurants and events makes it a prime location for your clients or delegates to head to. 

“It’s a vibrant, creative and cosmopolitan city that offers something for everyone, and it’s why we’ve really valued taking our clients and their customers to Melbourne,” says Greg Norris, Director of corporate incentive & reward and events company, OneNineFive Ltd. 

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Meetings Newz / July 2016

The Finest Few Days - Australia really makes the cut

If your business event is about the latest trends in food, beverage and hospitality, why would you need to look beyond Melbourne, Australia?

That’s a question posed by Greg Norris, founder of OneNineFive and the event director of the hugely successful The Finest Cut - an incentive designed to motivate, inspire and educate Gilmours store owners and their customers. 

‘What we are really doing is giving them a back stage pass to the Melbourne hospitality scene – they are getting an in depth reveal of the look and feel of the city that they couldn’t get any other way. 

Hospitality Business / May 2015

Rugby World Cup: On tour with Al Brown

If the rugby goes bad it won’t matter (too much) for those joining great friends, chef Al Brown and event planner Greg Norris, on what Brown himself calls a culinary trip of a lifetime, later this year.

“Off the Bench’’ is an exclusive tour package that encompasses four Rugby World Cup matches, plus 18 days of outstanding culinary experiences with Chef Brown and some high profile hospitality friends, in New York, Paris and London.