Steve Ballmer in New Zealand

Today many of us Wellington 'softies flew to Auckland for a VIP visit. Now that its over we can reveal who it was - Steve Ballmer!

Steve is in New Zealand for a family holiday and was able to spend a day in Auckland with a few customers and press and then spend a little time with those of us from the local subsidiary (actually nearly the whole sub was there).

It was great to listen to him again - he's a tremendously passionate person and his competitive nature was revealed for a brief moment in a Q & A session :-)

He also spent some time with the local media and a slot with him will be aired on the 6 o'clock news on Chrismas day on TV One.

If you miss it you'll be able to see it on boxing day at the TVNZ web site here.