Instead of doing his usual job at the bank, he ended up spending the day at CINews as part of the BSP “In Your Customer Shoes” initiative.
And he only found out early yesterday morning that he was to become a journalist for the day.
“I thought it would be a good experience and in particular I was looking forward to getting behind the camera,” he said.
Kavana, a member of the BSP IT Technical support team, joined one of our reporters, helping to compile Saturday’s street poll before heading to the Tereora College versus Kaitaia College rugby match.
Though he admits to not being much of a sports fan, Kavana said he relished the time spent on the sidelines, taking pictures of the rugby action.
“It was good to go back to my former school, Tereora and see the support they all gave to the school rugby team. It was also nice to see some of my former teachers - and this time not being told off!”
After the stint as a sports photo journalist, Kavana helped to pick the back page photograph for today’s CINews, and after trawling through over 500 pictures, found out that getting the right shot can be quite a challenge.
But he enjoyed the experience so much, he is now contemplating buying himself a camera and continuing to take photos.
Other BSP staff members also went out to work for the day at a variety of other businesses including Trader Jacks, Cook Islands Television and Prime Foods.