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Trades & Services Vacancies
Sheet Metal Worker/Fabricator -
ESL Industries Limited
Required for manufacturing business in
Miramar. We are seeking a capable worker
familiar with stainless steel, aluminium and
mild steel to join our team. Must be able to
read and interpret drawings through to
processing and completion of jobs.
To be successful in this role you will need to
be an enthusiastic, self-managing, self-
motiviated and reliable person.
If you are interested, please email your CV
to Louise Beauchamp at
Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street,
PO Box 2199, Wellington • www.Wellington.govt.nz
Fixed term position based at Island Bay
Wellington City Council
Want an opportunity to work in the community, with
the community, for the community?
We're looking for someone who would seize the
opportunities offered by this position. The role offered
is fixed term due to parental leave, starting early
The Community Facilities Adviser (City) is based at the
Island Bay community centre and is also responsible
for managing the Wadestown community centre.
You will be a confident communicator who thrives on
variety. Each day will be different. Experience in team
leadership, relationship management, and delivering
community programmes is desirable. What's essential
is that you like people, can engage with diverse
community groups, can assess community needs,
deliver programmes, and manage two community
For more information please visit the job vacancies
section of our website www.Wellington.govt.nz
Applications close 9am, 19 December 2011.
Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand
to apply for this job.
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Kai time by the lagoon
It was a warm day, so the
three of us headed to
Karaka Cafe in the
wharewaka on Wellington s
The spacious cafe takes up the
bottom half of the wharewaka
and opens out towards Frank
Kitts Lagoon on one side and
Odlins Plaza on the other.
Cafes in the best locations
often lack in food quality, service
and decor. That s not the case at
Karaka, which is bright and
modern, has friendly staff and
By the time we arrived, many
people had already taken advan-
tage of the cafe s outdoor tables
and coffee cart. So, we headed
indoors, by the windows facing
A staff member promptly
opened the slider doors next to
us, so we felt like we were sitting
Paul and Keri Retimanu, who
own Karaka, want it to have a
strong Maori flavour, so several
dishes are prepared with tra-
ditional ingredients and the
menu has te reo translations.
The menu is split into break-
fast (parakuihi), platters (kai
timotimo) and meals (kai). There
is also a cabinet with
sandwiches, pies and cakes. The
cakes looked particularly
One of our party commented
that this was a fun way to learn
a bit of Maori. We now know
toast is tohi; chicken, hei hei;
and hanawiti, sandwich.
I ordered horopiti heihei --
spicy chicken -- but mangled the
pronunciation. The friendly
waitress corrected me, without
making me feel like an idiot.
We also ordered a couple of
coffees and a milkshake. We
were thrilled to see the milk-
shake arrive in a traditional
Longest Drink in Town cup.
Our meals took a little longer
to arrive, but when they did we
were impressed with their size.
The steak sandwich came
with two substantial bits of
steak, as well as greens, the
chicken was a accompanied by a
generous portion of fresh water-
cress, and the eggs with a beau-
tiful crunchy handmade hash
Karaka Cafe has a relaxed
atmosphere and we were happy
to take our time over our meals.
How wonderful it is to have a
waterside cafe that produces the
The meal for three cost
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