At our HQ in Wellington, New Zealand you’ll find Greg, Carlene and Brendon (the Qwners and Directors of OneNineFive) and a team of very talented individuals, who all share a love of travel, people, creativity and authentic experiences.

Over the last few years, we’ve been delivering some exceptional food and wine focused group travel experiences around the world, including New York, London, Paris, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, New Zealand and most often, Melbourne.   

We have some amazing contacts and friends in Melbourne, all who are at the top of their game in this food-mad city and so over some great food and a few bottles of wine, we developed ‘Serving Up Melbourne’. 

'Serving Up Melbourne' is a culinary expedition to an extraordinary city!  Think amazing food, inspirational and passionate people, urban exploration and the surprise and edge of a OneNineFive event! 

We’re very proud of the team behind Serving Up Melbourne who live both in New Zealand and in Australia.  It’s a truly collaborative international team made up of event managers, chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers, coffee aficionados, entrepreneurs, hosts and guides, food writers and more. 

One client described it as an "all-star line up" - and we agree.

We all pride ourselves on excellent communication and have a big focus on hospitality, keeping it real, and having tonnes of fun along the way.

greg norris

Director Greg Norris

Greg brings extensive experience in incentive & reward programmes, experiential events, meetings & conferences, team building and organisational development.

Greg’s reputation for his dedicated approach to developing people and organisational teams through highly creative team building, events and experiences is widely recognised. For Greg, understanding the objectives for any experience is number one. Once this is clear, his creativity, intuition and sense of fun and adventure kicks in and he'll work tirelessly to prepare and present ideas for exceeding your objectives.

Greg is a highly skilled and very experienced event manager. His passion for people and their personal development, understanding of the principles of organisational development, extensive group management and team building experience and his genuine love of travel has led to an impressive CV spanning over 15 years of creating and delivering corporate events and group experiences around the world.

"Greg, you have an amazing way of interaction and managing a group of people, mixed with the right humour and timing"

Staff Member Carlene

Director Carlene Staines

Carlene’s knowledge and expertise in travel, logistics and operations is world class.

Early in her career she was the owner-operator of the highly successful business ‘Adventure Travel’.  After selling this business, she then went on to work as a senior project and event manager in Wellington, New Zealand. 

It was during this time that Carlene managed many complex and sophisticated events, including a series of high-level Government delegations to countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore.   She also worked with the United Nations on a major project in the Pacific Islands involving 3000 delegates. 

Carlene has travelled extensively around the world and brings a caring and relationship-focused approach to OneNineFive, clients and suppliers.

"We enjoy how relaxed and easy-going you were to deal with, yet through this calm demeanour you managed to have us all organised - no small feat!"