Secretary Val's profile ....John, Rugby, and a surprising connection in Kiwi Corner

Every so often the club has a speakers slot for a members profile and it usually results in learning something about our club mates that we didn't know. Val's was full of surprises with her early upbringing, rugby, family and a strong background in education and "making a difference" to so many students that have benefited from Val's mentoring. 
They say that there's only 6 degrees of seperation between us all, and a certain scribe can affirm that from his own experience.
But it was the NZ connection that brought out a connection that few us in the club were aware of...
What is the connection between this building and Val and a certain Kombi logistics guru in our club??