What, and who, are Driver Guide Hire?

Driver Guide Hire is a specialist agency set up in April 2012 by three kiwi blokes who had all spent plenty of time in the hot seat as guides themselves. The company is now family owned and operated by one of the founding directors Bodhi Vette. Bodhi and his team are always looking for ways to grow the business and are diversifying into training as well as continuing to deliver the highest quality of driver guides as they understand the demands and pressures of the job, from a company, management and driver perspective.

As of 2018 the team sits with around 60 driver guides available for hire throughout New Zealand. 

We at DGH are always looking to grow our awesome team of driver/guides. It's our drivers that have been on the front line for us, representing the DGH whanau and delivering great customer experiences all over the country to people from all over the world. If you are interested in joining a great team where you are a valued part of our organisation, give us a call today!

DGH offers clients both short and long term solutions by providing small or large tourism transport and trucking businesses with the very best driver guides available. DGH has an ever growing team of skilled, experienced, adaptable and enthusiastic Driver Guides, available to you for a wide range of role types, including day trips right through to nationwide 30 day tours.

All DGH Driver Guides have a unique profile and special skill sets which you can view on request. You get to choose who you want to best represent your business!

DGH prides itself on our professionalism, safety and customer feedback. Making sure the passengers have the best possible time whilst travelling with your company and maintaining your company image is of the utmost importance.

Please see our testimonials and don't hesitate to contact us with any queries or expressions of interest.

Meet the team behind the scenes 

Bodhi Vette

Bodhi has an extensive career in transport and tourism. He has worked abroad throughout Europe for Kiwi Experience, a division of THL, and became Business Development Manager (BDM) for Flight Centre UK in 2008. In 2009 upon his return to New Zealand he joined nakedbus.com in its early stages as BDM and helped boost it to become one of the leading national carriers. In 2010 Bodhi went into business with Dan Nicholson and the two successfully ran a small tourism bus on Waiheke Island before collaborating with Andy Hoey and diversifying into recruitment with the birth of Driver Guide Hire.

Bodhi has a strong passion for the outdoors and loves to socialise.

Favourite Quote:  “Always say ‘no pun intended’ to draw attention to the intended pun.”

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Susie Vette

Susie has grown up in the Tourism and Transport industry, working among Trucking and Helicopters since she was a wee nipper. Susie initially followed her dreams of becoming a Flight Attendant, as glamorous and fun as it was, she craved a challenge and pursued her career in Business. Susie has had many various roles within Accounting, Operations and Reservations and Recruitment. 

Susie drives the Social Media and Marketing side of DGH. However, on the odd occasion you'll find her behind the big wheel of a bus getting amongst it. 

Favourite quote: “Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, work like a boss”.

Susie Lilburn

Cory Kosterman 

Cory has a strong background in the automotive industry working across a multitude of brands, mainly Nissan and Mercedes-Benz. Cory came to DGH in early 2017 and has a wide range of experience in driving both tour busses and ski busses around New Zealand. He has a large passion for travelling and our beautiful Aotearoa!
Being the enthusiastic man he is Cory has an infectious laugh and if you ever get the pleasure of meeting him you will see why his driver name is "Giggles".

Cory takes care of the HR and Operations for DGH. 

Favourite quote: "Make your life a masterpiece. Imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do"