FROM THE NEWS DESK
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.
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