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The pub­li­can at the Grand Tav­ern in Te Aroha has spent most of this year look­ing for a chef to work in the tav­ern’s restau­rant. De­spite some ap­pli­cants com­ing for­ward, no one qual­i­fied or suit­able had fit the bill. This means with sum­mer loom­ing, the restau­rant will be un­able to func­tion in­side one of the dis­trict’s iconic tourist des­ti­na­tions. So what’s keep­ing qual­i­fied chefs from mov­ing to the ru­ral towns of the Waikato? Is it be­cause there’s no where to live in Te Aroha? Is the pay for chefs not up to stan­dard these days? Or are the work­ing con­di­tions too tough so chefs are get­ting out of the kitchen? We look for­ward to your feed­back on this mat­ter. Mov­ing now to Te Wiki o te reo Maori. You will see feed­back on our front page which sug­gests peo­ple are be­com­ing more com­fort­able with more te reo be­ing taught in our schools. A gen­er­a­tional change is oc­cur­ring and peo­ple are be­com­ing more in­ter­ested in New Zealand’s his­tory and what makes a dif­fer­ent from the rest of the world. Let us know what you think.

Lawrence Gullery Pi­ako Post, 19 Allen St, Mor­rinsville, PO Box 125, Mor­rinsville, Phone 07 889 7099. AREA MAN­AGER: Ja­son Dou­thett (ja­son.dou­thett@fair­fax­me­ 027 705 1512. NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Lawrence Gullery, lawrence.gullery@fair­fax­me­, 027 839 6388. JOUR­NAL­ISTS: Ka­t­rina Tani­rau, ka­t­rina.tani­rau@fair­fax­me­, 849 9583, 027 201 6310 & Mike Bain, 027 216 3691, mike.bain@fair­fax­me­ DIS­PLAY SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Emah Hira Matiu (emah.hi­ra­matiu@fair­fax­me­ 027 405 2618. SALES CO-OR­DI­NA­TOR: Natalia Ber­ben, natalia.ber­ben@fair­fax­me­, 0274 034 054. CLAS­SI­FIEDS: Kathy Robert­son, kathryn.robert­son@fair­fax­me­, 889 8490. DIS­PLAY DEADLINES: Book­ing and copy: Thurs­day prior, 4pm. CLAS­SI­FIED: Liner: Tues­day prior, 9am. Semi-dis­play: Mon­day prior, 10am. AU­DITED CIR­CU­LA­TION: 11,515.

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