Where to start when to start ?
Wind back the clock to 1973 a bright eye and bushy tailed 19 year old youngster is looking for a job in Wellington having finished high school and completed one year full time studying Civil Engineering at the Wellington Polytech.
The vocational guidance people organised interviews with a number of government departments, at that time known for their excellent career path structure and more importantly broad training opportunities.
The obvious candidates for someone on a civil path would have to have been the Ministry of Works, with lesser opportunities at the rest of them.
As it happened by good fortune I was sent to see the MoT at that time on The Terrace, ten floors up straddling the Wellington fault line.
There I was introduced by a very enthusiastic young man Wayne Petersson to a field I had never heard of "Traffic Engineering" - one of the civil disciplines but not one covered extensively in NZ at that time.