Al­ways here to help out

It’s all about the peo­ple

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Malaga Malii Findlay Sia­nia’s big­gest re­gret about walk­ing away from his job is not get­ting to in­ter­act with mem­bers of the Porirua com­mu­nity on a daily ba­sis any more.

The whole­saler and buyer for Cap­i­tal City Mo­tors has taken re­dun­dancy af­ter 13 years with the com­pany.

He says he en­joyed his job but made a snap de­ci­sion af­ter re­struc­tur­ing moves were an­nounced.

‘‘I am go­ing to miss it, es­pe­cially deal­ing with the com­mu­nity and schools, touch­ing base with reg­u­lar clients and the pub­lic.’’

Findlay is go­ing to be a house dad for a few weeks but ex­pects to test out the job mar­ket soon. He does not know if it will be an­other job within the car in­dus­try.

The ‘‘mini break’’ will al­low him to fo­cus at­ten­tion on his chil­dren.

In 2008 Mr Sia­nia coached a Pa­cific Is­land team – made up pre­dom­i­nantly of Porirua-based play­ers – to the semi­fi­nals of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup in Aus­tralia.

He still has to de­cide whether putting an­other team to­gether for this year’s tour­na­ment in Eng­land is pos­si­ble.

His main mo­ti­va­tion for con­tact­ing KapiMana News was to as­sure his long-term clients from Cap­i­tal City Mo­tors that he is still avail­able to of­fer ad­vice, any time, when it comes to buy­ing ve­hi­cles.

He says this is es­pe­cially per­ti­nent to those in the Samoan com­mu­nity that speak lit­tle or no English.

‘‘I’ve built up a lot of trust with peo­ple in Porirua and want them to know they can still con­tact me; I’m glad to help out any way I can. I guess this is a chance to thank ev­ery­one, past and present, that I’ve dealt with over the years.’’

Mr Sia­nia is avail­able on 027 257 3386.

Ad­vice avail­able: Findlay Sia­nia may be no longer an em­ployee at Cap­i­tal City Mo­tors but he wants peo­ple to know he is still con­tactable for ad­vice when buy­ing mo­tor ve­hi­cles.

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