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    Waikaremoana and Kaikoura shine at national holiday park awards

    The importance of training was in the spotlight at a glittering awards event held last night to celebrate industry excellence at the Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand Conference dinner at Rotorua’s Bath House.

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    Advance Australia fare

    Melissa Lacascade is a talented and highly skilled supervisor at Delaware North’s buzzing multi café and bar operation at Wellington Airport; she holds a New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage, a National Certificate in Business, and is the recipient of a Future Leader’s Scholarship to complete a New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality.

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    SKYCITY's All Star Apprentice Chef in Oz

    Getting the chance to prep for renowned international chef Pierre Koffmann during Melbourne’s Food & Wine Festival 2016, was a serious highlight for talented up-coming apprentice chef Harrison McIntyre from Auckland’s SKYCITY.

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    Maitre d's Perfect Masterclass

    Melbourne’s famous Food & Wine Festival headlines some of the world’s hottest acts in chef-dom, with a series of Masterclasses held in the city centre that attract hundreds of diners passionate for great food.

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    Teen gamers’ ANZAC exhibit wins highest honour

    A group of secondary school students who used gaming technology to recreate the Anzac experience in Gallipoli have won the highly coveted ServiceIQ Best Museum Visitor Experience Award 2016. The honour was announced last night at the ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2016 held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland.

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    The best tourism retail service baaaaaaa none

    Ask any tourist, or local for that matter, what they think of when someone mentions New Zealand - Spectacular scenery? Lord of the Rings? Bungy jumping? - and sooner rather than later, someone will say, “sheep”.  

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    School leaver to award-winning chef

    At just 22, Ashley is already a qualified chef with a big plan to open his own restaurant. He got started when he discovered the only thing he loved at school – the hospitality class. He was also great at it. He graduated with NCEA cooking credits, landed a job in a kitchen and started an apprenticeship. 

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  • Nicole

    Dreary office job to aircraft engineer

    Nicole Brian’s career took off by leaving an office job to work in an aircraft hangar. The 24 year-old is on the way to becoming an aircraft engineer by training on-job with Air New Zealand in Christchurch.

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    Back to the future

    In 1977, Lynley Martin got her first taste of the hospitality industry when she took on a casual weekend waitress job clearing plates after the hangi at Rotorua’s THC Hotel. She was just wanting a bit of extra cash to supplement the salary from her full time role at the Department of Forestry, but as things turned out, it was hospitality where Lynley ended up building her exciting career. 

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    All aboard the Tamaki waka…

    The bus drivers who take tourists from their Rotorua hotel to the Tamaki Māori Village aren’t bus drivers. They are story tellers who take tourists on an enthralling cultural journey. 

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