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Foodstuffs' future: Foodstuffs Cold Storage winners in the front row, Coby Te
Pairi, left, Troy Hunt and Mathew King. Behind are supply chain human
relations/training assistant John Thomson and general manager distribution
centre operations David Couper.
Photo: NEIL MACKENZIE
Three Foodstuffs distribution
workers have been described as
guys for the future'' after winning
prizes for their outstanding work
and study achievements at
Foodstuffs Wellington Cold Storage
Facility in Kelvin Grove.
Coby Te Pairi, Troy Hunt and
Mathew King received their prizes
at the Foodstuffs Wellington Train-
ing Awards at the TSB Bank Arena
in Wellington this month.
The three distribution workers
received places on the next level of
career development programmes as
part of their prizes.
Mr Te Pairi, team leader in the
selection department, was named
the Supervisory Development Pro-
gramme Top Student.
This is a Foodstuffs Supreme
Award and, as a result, Mr Te Pairi
won a place on the Foodstuffs Man-
agement Programme which devel-
ops people identified as potential
Mr Hunt, 2IC in the selection
department, won two prizes -- the
Distribution Top Student Award
and Assessor of the Year.
He wins a place on modules of the
Foodstuffs Management Pro-
Mr King of the inventory depart-
ment won the Distribution Achieve-
ment Award and a place on the
Supervisory Development Pro-
Twenty-five Foodstuffs Welling-
ton students completed the six-
month supervisory development
qualification which developed the
skills of department managers and
It is a nationally recognised quali-
fication that teaches communi-
cation, team leadership and quality
Foodstuffs Wellington Cold
Storage operations manager Brian
Walker said the three men stood out
for their potential, work ethic and
These are guys for the future.
They do an excellent job on a con-
sistent basis, they're reliable and
they relate well to other people,'' he
Coby had a couple of attempts to
get selected for the Supervisory
Development Programme before he
His perseverance won out for
him. He has done exceptionally
well,'' Mr Walker said.
He does an excellent job of train-
ing the staff.
He gets the right message across
and works well with different
cultures -- and we have a variety.''
Mr Walker said Mr Hunt works to
a high standard at all times.
I have no doubt he can do the job
at the same level as his manager.
To have two guys so good in the
selection department which makes
up supermarket orders definitely
helps us manage our site here.''
Mr Walker said Mr King was a
quiet achiever, but he always gets
the job done.
We know we can set him a target
and a challenge and he can produce
He's a guy for the future when a
position becomes available.''
Fun and games on Broadway
The Badcave, a new resident in Palmerston
North's once premier shopping strip, is
hoping to put some Broadway buzz'' into
the festive season.
The comic, game and toy shop has set
aside a big bookcase in its shop and is
asking for donations of children's books and
The donations will be presented to Palm-
erston North Hospital children's ward by
some of the shop's costumed friends.
Fellow businesses along Broadway have
already donated to the collection, The
Badcave owner Amber Velich said.
On Saturday the business ties
celebrating its move from King St to the old
Silver Surfers shop with the Christmas par-
We chose December 3 because we
thought it would be good to try and get the
people of Palmerston North, who are
already out that day due to the happenings
in The Square and the Christmas Parade,
down Broadway,'' Ms Velich said.
We have freebies, balloons, and all sorts
going on and I have chatted with fellow
businesses along the road who may also do
something on this day.
We are hoping it to be a fun time and
hope to get a bit of Broadway buzz back.''
Steps toward a warrant of happiness
The theme for Mental Health
Awareness Week last month was
training for happiness.
The week may be over but we can
carry over this energising theme
into every day of the year. And this
is probably what the Mental Health
Foundation had in mind.
Mental health is about enjoying
life and being happy. Thus the
training metaphor is very powerful
for people on the recovery journey.
When people are training for an
important event, the right attitude
is crucial to achieving their goals. So
how do we train for happiness?
The Mental Health Foundation
has made five practical suggestions,
all designed to refocus our attitude
on living as fully as possible in the
It feels good to give. Everyone has
something unique and important to
give, so how will you play your part?
Do what you can, enjoy what you
do, be active and move your mood.
Take notice of the world around
you. Savour the moment. What are
the simple things that bring you
Keep learning throughout your
life. Seek new experiences and chal-
People are stronger when they pull
Who could you connect with
today? Taken together, these activi-
ties are great training for a rich,
happy and fulfilling life.
Happy people give of themselves
because they believe they have
something to give.
Chances are if you train yourself
to do just the first, the other four
will eventually fall into place.
Journeys to Wellbeing, Level 2, 140
The Square on the Rangitikei St
corner, phone 355 3387.
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