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Doing it the Westie Way This is the first article in a new series in which we look at companies who have a different approach. Perhaps we can call it a Westie approach to how they operate and relate to their staff. Readers who’ve been with us for a while will remember that The Trusts stands for a number of things, Giving Back, protecting our community from harm and being the best employer we can be.

soon develop a feeling for just how good our people are and how much pride they take in serving you to the best of their ability.

We publish Our West because we love the West and celebrate all that’s good about West Auckland. Our West sets out to find those stories about Westies and the way we do things that makes the west such a good place to be. Westies love the West with a passion, love their fellow Westies and in a world that is becoming more and more homogenised, like to do things differently and, perhaps, better.

We very proudly say that we don’t offer jobs. When people come to work at The Trusts they take a career and we will train them in that career until they can qualify for a position anywhere in the world.

In the days of Waitakere it used to be called the "Waitakere Way" and it really was a huge point of difference. At The Trusts we reckon we’re leaders in the way we look after our people. We’ve even changed the name of what was an HR department to “People and Culture”. That’s because our people are people, not faceless “resources” and how our people act to each other and to the world, is our culture. Everyone has a name and personality, a history and life, hopes and dreams. We want everyone to feel that when they come to work each day, they come from their home family to their work family. We want them to love doing that because we’re all people and we treat each other well and train our people to be the best they can be. And when you come into our offices, our stores and hospitality outlets, we know that you

There’s a compassion and a sense of humanity in this way of doing things and it certainly works for us. We believe that treating people for who they are is a very Westie thing and because we’re very proud of our people and culture, we are starting a new series about people and organisations that are making a difference. The first is Shanahan’s Law in New Lynn, which also has an interesting approach to honouring the fact that it’s people that make an organisation. Thanks for reading, thanks for caring and thanks for all your support. By the way, have you got your smoke alarms yet? PS: if you know a company making a difference, please let us know.

Simon Wickham CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Investing in the success of The Trusts At the Trusts we are committed to growing our own! What does that actually mean? It means that we bring in great people, invest in their development to enable them to reach their full potential by providing them first class training and then opportunities to advance their careers. We want to bring in a wait person and see them grow into a Hospitality Manager running their own venue, or a sales professional who will end up running their own store. And that is exactly what we do. We recognise there are a great number of people out there who fit in with our values and who are passionate, enthusiastic and want to work but may not have any experience.

Our strategy is to hire for attitude – train for skill. Our Hospitality and Retail Learning Road Maps show our staff from day one what they will be learning in their first week, their first month, even their first year. It also shows them what learning they need to complete to be able to move into different roles. The transparency of the pathway is what excites our people and challenges them to learn and grow.

Further to that commitment we are very proud to be an official partner in the Mayor's Youth Employment Pledge programme. This is a collective partnership between the council, government, local boards and youth connections teams, to assist providing the best opportunities and reducing unemployment of our youth out West. We understand that staff engagement is the key to sustainable success in our business and that we are responsible for providing a healthy and safe working environment, the right tools to do the job, the right training and regular updates on how our people are doing. We have an industry leading performance review programme, remuneration aligned to performance and regular awards for demonstrating the right behaviours and achieving outstanding results. What makes this all worthwhile for us is that we give back to our community and we are incredibly proud of the difference we make. The more successful we are, the more we can give back!


Shanahans Laidback Law The name Shanahan and The Trusts are forever linked. The reason that alcohol is not only sold out West, but is sold under the licensing trust system, is because of the late New Lynn lawyer, Michael (Mick) Shanahan OBE. Until the late 1960s West Auckland was dry; there were no pubs or bars. But under Mick Shanahan’s leadership the public voted to change that and as chairman of the Western Suburbs Trust Promotion Committee he led the setting up of the Portage and Waitakere Licensing Trusts that are still serving West Auckland, and Giving Back, today. Michael Shanahan’s own life story is for another day. Suffice it to say that he was a charming, witty, adoptive Westie of Irish descent who set up his successful law business in New Lynn in 1955. Today, that company continues under the leadership of his daughter, the laid-back Mary Anne Shanahan, who not only encourages the members of her team to achieve a worklife balance that suits them, but even job-shares herself. It has resulted in astonishing stability. The company itself has been around 60 years and presently five women in the office have 185 years of company service between them. Shanahans today, is an all woman team. That’s not deliberate. It just happened that way. When Mary Anne joined in 1980 as a newly qualified lawyer, the firm comprised her father and a number of women divided between legal executives, accounts and administrative staff. Having been made a partner in 1981, Mary Anne took over the business when her father died in 2004 and it became an all woman business as an accidental result of the lenient and liberal employment environment that he created (and Mary Anne has carried on). Basically no-one ever leaves and so the team of women Mick Shanahan had gathered around him, just stayed on. And grew. Mary Anne took on her cousin, Frances Edmonds as a partner and two more women joined as Shanahans bought out another solicitor who was retiring.

It suits the team members, it suits the clients and in terms of providing continuity, it keeps knowledge within the firm and avoids the cost of hiring and training newcomers. “It’s a fact of life”, Mary Anne shrugs making it obvious that it’s anything but a problem. “I’m very comfortable with it. We trust each other”, she says rattling off some statistics: one has been with the firm since 1978, another two since 1980, and three more since the mid 80’s. Over the years they’ve all become like sisters. The easy going habits don’t stop at flexible hours. There is growth and job satisfaction on offer too. In many, more “starchy” firms, legal executives don’t have clients of their own. They do at Shanahans if that’s what they want. It’s good for their careers and good for client relationships. One of the team started as a secretary and is now the mortgage manager; two share handling the accounts. They’re a firm that deals in family law; wills, setting up and administering trusts, conveyancing, generating mortgages, protecting assets and that sort of work. But while the staff is female, the clientele is not. Like the staff, clients are loyal and Mary Anne believes it's because they have confidence; confidence in the quality of service and confidence in the continuity of service. Given the firm’s track record of keeping staff, clients have a pretty good chance of seeing the same person year after year. Married with two sons to a retired airline pilot husband, Mary Anne has both an LLB and BA and holds a Diploma of Business (Finance), all from Auckland University. Continuing her father’s commitment to public service, she’s on the Board of Odyssey House, a Director of the Auckland District Law Society and has recently completed six years on the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

Shanahans Law is a proud West Auckland company that does things differently, for the good of everybody.

Mary Anne herself won’t comment on why people stay, saying we’d have to ask her staff, but it’s obvious that working for Shanahans Law in Lincoln’s Inn (New Lynn) is just too good to want to go elsewhere. The pattern was set by Michael Shanahan long, long, before the current legislation on parental leave. Young women have babies and those babies become dependent children. But that wasn’t a good reason why they should have to leave the firm. If the woman herself was good enough to employ she was good enough to keep. The trick was to fit around people’s needs and let them work in the way that suited them best. It gives everybody the best of all worlds. They can work from home, work flexible hours, work parttime and/or job share - as the boss herself does.

From left to right – Jacqui Lettice (Secretary to Mary Anne Shanahan), Betty de La Haye (Trust Account Administrator), Wendy Anderson (Registered Legal Executive – Fellow NZILE), Tracy Ansley (Legal Executive - Estates), Mary Anne Shanahan (Director), Frances Edmonds (Director) and Heather Billington (Secretary to Frances Edmonds).


Don Oliver Scholarship Twelve outstanding young West Auckland athletes have been awarded Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation scholarships for 2015/2016. The list was headed for the second year by world junior backstroke champion and record holder, Gabrielle Fa'amausili, with wrestler and judoka Brahm Richards taking a silver scholarship. The scholars were honoured at the Annual Don Oliver Youth Sport Awards Dinner in late August.

GOLD SCHOLARSHIP: GABRIELLE FA'AMAUSILI SWIMMING Gabrielle is without doubt the brightest young star in New Zealand and world women’s swimming. She’s the current world junior champion and record holder for the 50m. She was flag bearer at last year’s Youth Olympics and won Bronze in the 50m backstroke. She was the first female Aucklander to swim 50m in less than 30 seconds, and she’s beaten both Lauren Boyle and sprint specialist Hayley Palmer. At this year’s open championships, she took a gold and a silver respectively for the women’s 50m back, setting a new national record, and the 50m free, Gabrielle has qualified for the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships. She has also been selected for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games. In 2014 she took the Halberg Award for Emerging Talent of the Year.

SILVER SCHOLARSHIP: BRAHM RICHARDS – JUDO AND WRESTLING Holding your own in a sport on a National level is a tough ask, then there is Brahm who is currently ranked New Zealand number one for his category in both Judo and Wrestling. Brahm took wrestling gold at the Oceania Championships in 2014 and bronze in Judo. He’s aiming to repeat the Oceania wrestling gold in 2016 and then qualify for Olympic Wrestling in Rio.

From left to right: Brahm Richards, Michael Mincham, Mitchel Murray, Aaron Booth, Jared Free, Peter Bethell, Britt Kindred, Nicole Mettam, Liz Cui, Kanah Andrews-Nahu, Nicola McDonnell.

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This 14 year old Olympic Weightlifter now holds 31 New Zealand Youth Records. Kanah placed 3rd in the Youth 69kg division in this year’s Oceania Weightlifting Championships and has been selected for the New Zealand team to the 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa. After the Commonwealths she’ll go for gold in the Olympic Weight Lifting New Zealand National Championships on her way to the Olympics.

Nicola has been selected to play for Auckland in the National Hockey league. Her current aim is to help the team win another National title and in the process be selected to play in the Junior World Cup qualifier in December. She’s also been selected for the Future Black Sticks squad for the Junior World Cup 2016 and has her sights set making the Black Sticks hockey team in time.

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Nicole Mettam - Soccer

Over the past year Peter placed 25th in the Junior Downhill World Championships in Norway and he aims to compete in Europe over the next year in the hopes of making a World Cup Team.

At 14, Nicole was the youngest member on the NZ U18 development team, helping the team reach the final. Now 15, Nicole captained the U16 New Zealand Secondary schools team against NSW recently and was part of the record breaking Mt Albert Grammar team that won the Auckland and National Championships scoring 114 goals and conceding none.

Aaron Booth – Decathlon Aaron won 13th place in the 2015 World University games, competing against athletes older than himself while battling patella tendonitis in both knees. He aims for a place on the 2020 Olympic team, using the 2017 World University Games and 2018 World Championships to gain the necessary experience to perform at Olympic level. Elizabeth Cui – Springboard Diving Elizabeth Cui continues to dominate women’s diving with Gold in the New Zealand open and age group women’s events for four consecutive years and Gold in the one metre age group category for 3 years straight. Recently returning from open competition in Puerto Rico with an 11th place finish against a number of past Olympians and a 4th place with diving partner Liam Stone in the synchronised category. The next six months see Elizabeth taking part in 2 Olympic Qualifiers aiming to make the team to Rio next year. Jared Free - Racewalking Jared has taken Gold at three major events this year: the 2015 senior men’s 500m track walk and the 10km road walk at Oceania Area Championships in Australia and; at the senior men’s New Zealand Race Walking Championships, setting a championship record time. At 17 years old Jared is ranked 1st in New Zealand for 5,000m and is top of the table with his time for U20 10km race. Britt Kindred - Surfing The Scholastic Championship Series winner for the past three years, 16 year old Britt has also claimed the Auckland Open Women’s Championships and U20 National Backdoor Grombash trophy. Britt aims to represent New Zealand at the World Junior Surfing championships with the hope of winning a place in the World Surfing League.

She hopes to make the NZ U17 Team to the World Cup in Jordan 2016. Michael Mincham - Swimming At 16, Michael holds 23 age group records. He is clearly dominant in his age group in middle distance freestyle and is climbing the ranks in the open category, with a 3rd place in this year’s National Open Championships. He has qualified for the World University Games in Korea. Michael plans to qualify for World Championships in Hungary 2017, win a medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and take an Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020. Mitchell Murray - Cricket Mitchell has had successive years of achievement as an all-round cricketer. In 2012 he was Kings College 1st X1 Bowler Of The Year, Suburbs New Lynn Junior Cricketer of the Year and Captain of the Auckland under 16 squad. In 2013 he captained Kings College and was Best All-Rounder. He made the most runs for the Western Districts U17s with 195. He was again Suburbs New Lynn Junior Cricketer of the Year and a member of the Auckland Winter Academy. In 2014 captaining Kings he was named Gillette Cup Young Cricketer of the Year, making a cup record top score of 171 runs. Mitchell was Suburbs New Lynn Youth Cricketer Of The Year and joined the Auckland U19 Developing Future Aces Programme, a place he holds this year as well.

The Trusts is proud Associate sponsor of The Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation and warmly congratulates the scholars.


Open Studios Waitakere is back!

Anna Crichton at work in her studio.

Her work ‘ A beautiful night’

The hugely popular Open Studios Waitakere is on again. West Auckland has historically been a creative centre of New Zealand, especially for the visual arts. The Open Weekend on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November provides artists in the Waitakere Ranges Local Board area the opportunity to open their studios to the public. Artists and their public get to meet and discuss art and see completed works, art in the process of being created and local artwork is available to be purchased.

Anna Crichton - Kiwi Curtain

This iconic event will attract visitors from across the region, with a brochure, tour map and website ensuring strong promotion of the studios and artists involved. The artists involved will encompass a range of disciplines. The programme will also target a range of audiences, as well as including projects of varying scale. You can sign-up for the Open Studios Waitakere Newsletter by going to openstudioswaitakere@gmail.com or phone Renee on 021 149 6707. And while the opportunity for artists to register to be involved is officially closed, if you’re an artist and interested you can contact organiser Renee Tanner at the above email address or phone. She may still be able to squeeze one or two more in!

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Dean Buchanan - Wa itakere Waterfall


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Pat Booth

Pat Booth, former Waitakere City Councillor and Waitemata District Health Board Member is also New Zealand’s greatest ever journalist. In a ten year period he helped free Arthur Allan Thomas, brought down the murderous Mr Asia drug ring and defied the government to win a better deal for Pacific Islanders in the early days of Pacific immigration. His work was every bit as good and as brave as that of the legendary Bernstein and Woodward who brought down President Richard Nixon and made “Watergate” a by-word for corruption. But, whereas Bernstein and Woodward did their work on company time, Pat Booth completed much of his work in his own time, at his own cost, after finishing his ongoing tasks as deputy editor of the Auckland Star. And he genuinely did risk his life. Murder was business as usual for Mr Asia (born Martin Johnson) and his lieutenant, Terry Clark (aka Alexander Sinclair). They put a price on Pat Booth’s head. The contract was taken up but why it was never carried out isn’t clear (maybe he wasn’t home the day the hit man came calling) but it didn’t stop him. Judged by the immense depth of his research, the quality of his writing, his willingness to tackle situations no matter how powerful the opposition and the sheer courage to literally risk his life, Patrick Booth stands comparison with the world’s greatest journalists. Patrick John Booth was born in Levin and grew up mostly in Hawera, Taranaki. He spent a less than happy last year at school as a boarder at Auckland’s Sacred Heart College, before becoming a cadet reporter on the Hawera Star. By the late 1940’s he’d joined the Auckland Star and as a young journalist, covered the 1951 Waterfront Strike that scarred the country as brutally as the 1981 Springbok tour. In early 1953 he began an enduring friendship with Sir Ed Hillary on his return from climbing Everest. At Christmas that year, he was reporting from the scene of the Tangiwai train disaster that took 151 lives. One of Pat’s school friends was among the lost.

Russian, Yuri Gargarin. It was to be one of 17 books, fact and fiction, Pat Booth has written over 40 years. Scroll forward to 1973 and the beginning year of a decade in which Pat Booth ran not one but three massive investigations. That year the second trial of Arthur Allan Thomas ended in Thomas’s second conviction for murdering Jeanette and Harvey Crewe at Pukekawa. To Pat Booth, the Crown case didn’t ring true so he launched a personal investigation that lasted for the next six years. It ended when Thomas was pardoned and freed. A year later a Royal Commission accused the police of framing Thomas. By now he had gone from being a good journalist to being a great one. Meanwhile, the first wave of Pacific immigration to New Zealand was creating hidden workplace exploitation, poverty and appalling living conditions for Islanders and not so hidden racial discrimination. As deputy editor of the Star, Booth forced the police to withdraw a blatantly unjust prosecution of a young Islander, and then began to campaign about the shocking conditions endured by Islanders at that time. The campaign forced Prime Minister Muldoon to back down on a major issue and opened the door to social change. Typically, it was based on meticulous research which ended up as university study resources. At around the same time, information began trickling into the Star’s newsroom about shadowy New Zealanders running a massive drug operation bringing marijuana, cocaine and heroin into Australasia. One was identified as Martin Johnson (aka Mr Asia), a former Takapuna Grammar boy then based in Singapore. His sideman was fellow Kiwi Terry Clark (aka Alexander Sinclair). People were murdered when Clark was around. For two years, Booth and a small team dug painstakingly through an increasing pile of evidence. They started with an investigation of businesses owned by Johnson and then as the investigation gathered momentum, they got on the trail of witnesses.

After marrying and setting up home in Te Atatu, Booth was tempted to the Sydney Morning Telegraph. He came back after a year with unpleasant memories of a brawling Australian newspaper scene.

The huge story that ran in the Star dragged the Mr Asia syndicate into the open and began a campaign of pressure that finally saw it unravel and Johnson (29) and Clark (39) both dead. Mr Asia was murdered on Clark’s orders and Clark died in a British jail.

In 1961 Booth produced “Long Night Among The Stars”, a novel about a fictitious British astronaut and received a signed photograph of the first man into space, the

Pat Booth went on to work in talkback radio before becoming editor-in-chief of Suburban Newspapers. He finally retired to Kumeu this year, aged 85.

Pat Booth, Icon of the West, the West salutes you.

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Steam Ferry Toroa Restoration - rebuilding from the inside out and reinventing lost trades

The May issue of Our West told some of the story of the restoration of the Devonport steam ferry Toroa, currently overlooking SH16. The 40m 1925 ship is being rebuilt from the inside out, much harder than building a new ship from the keel up. But this is how it had to be done, to preserve the shape of the fragile hull during restoration. The steel ribs inside the wooden planking were badly corroded, and it was essential to provide a sound new skeleton before tackling planking, decks and superstructure. The ribs are of 5” x 3” bulb-angle steel section, common when riveted and composite-construction ships were the norm. Bulb angle is obsolete, the new rib section was extruded in England especially for the Toroa, 13 tonnes, or a kilometre’s length, with the aid of a TTCF grant.

The picture shows the set-up: Andrew heats the flangeweb root to near white heat with an oxy-acetylene torch, starting at the near end, and uses a winch at the far end to pull the frame into the pattern bar, working steadily along the frame to prevent kinks. His assistant bends the flange out with a large spanner to match the bevelled of the planking. 277 frame segments have been formed, fitted to the hull, removed, hole-punched for planking bolts, sandblasted, primed and topcoated, and bolted back into the hull. A huge achievement.

New frames in the hull, with some of the 200 sq m of newly riveted bulkheads in the background.

The original rolled-steel bulb-angle section for Toroa’s ribs, 5” x 3”. Bending lengths of this section to fit the shape of the hull must be done at nearly white heat, or they bend sideways as much as in the right direction. Each original frame was heated in a ‘soaking’ furnace, dragged out onto a cast-iron dog-slab, and rapidly crowbarred and sledgehammered, before it cooled, to the right curve and bevel against a pattern bar dogged down to the slab. The soaking furnaces are long gone, and Toroa’s steelwright, Andrew Macbeth of Henderson engineering firm ADM Contractors, invented a new way to bend the ribs.

With the steelwork nearly done, the timber planking and backbone renewal is about to start. Only a handful of traditional wooden boat builders are capable of heavy shipwrighting, so this project will provide the opportunity to train young people in this traditional craft. Check out the restoration of the Toroa and her massive triple-expansion steam engine by joining an Auckland Heritage Festival Toroa Tour on 11th October. For details see the Festival programme or Toroa website, bookings are essential. Or better still, join the Toroa as a volunteer. Some expert work is done by contractors; much is done by volunteers – painting, engineering, carpentry, fund-raising, publicity. Email crew@toroa.org.nz to join the sociable crew on this heritage project.

The Toroa Preservation Society acknowledges the significant and continuing support of the Toroa restoration by The Trusts Community Foundation and in particular, their new grant towards the acquisition of large timber baulks essential for the ferry's keel and planking. The Toroa website has more on the restoration and the history of the ferry - www.toroa.org.nz


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Exciting Changes at the Trusts Hospitality Venues West Auckland has a bright future ahead in hospitality thanks to new thinking and new leadership at The Trusts. Recent changes at The Trusts saw industry leader Guy Randall appointed to a new Senior Multi Venue Management role to lead the development of a modern hospitality strategy that will transform The Trusts present portfolio of bars.

Senior Guy Randall,Ma nager. Multi Venue

Guy notes “I’m excited about bringing to The Trusts some fresh thinking at a time when the opportunities for new growth in West Auckland and new thinking for hospitality can come together”. Randall’s background certainly gives him plenty of experience to draw on having formerly coowned a number of venues in Christchurch. Recently, as Operations Manager at Cook Brothers Bars, Guy oversaw the operation of leading modern hospitality offerings across the country including Freeman & Grey and Fort St Union in Auckland. The Trusts CEO, Simon Wickham adds “We’ve undergone a lot of change in recent years at The Trusts, modernising our brands, improving our profitability and give back, transforming our retail network of West Liquor and Village Wine & Spirits stores, so it made sense that Hospitality would be next”. The Trusts are presently drafting a new hospitality strategy that includes opportunities for new modern gastro bars and potentially a brew-bar or two and some redevelopment and/or closure of some outdated premises.

“The aim is to provide a range of leading modern venues across a range of offers suited to a wide range of people that live in West Auckland” says Randall. He notes “The Trusts has a number of modern offers now such as The Hangar and Black Salt and we’ve got some plans to upgrade our recent acquisition, Takahe, in Titirangi. It’s time to grow the modern offer further while also considering whether or not some traditional offers have a future value to West Auckland” notes Randall. “We’d love to hear the views of others on any offers and areas they’d like to see us develop and grow and we’re keen to hear more about what people have seen elsewhere that they’d like us to consider for out West”.

Feedback is welcomed and Guy and his team are keen to hear your views. If you’ve got a favourite bar outside of the West, or a current bar out West you want to provide feedback on, all views (positive or negative) are welcome at info@thetrusts.co.nz


We are looking for star employees Do you have a young go-getter in your workplace? An employee you'd like to reward for his or her contribution to the team? Nominations are now open for The Pathways to the Future Trust Awards. The Pathways to the Future Trust encourages and rewards young employees who contribute to the success of a business. Established in 2007 as a joint venture of the Rosebank Business Association and the Rotary Club of New Lynn, its objective is to reward younger employees who show genuine leadership, good attitude and aptitude towards their employment roles.

“The aim is to give promising young people a ‘leg up’ in their career,” says Rosebank Business Association CEO, Mike Gibson. “It’s wonderful to watch these young people flourish - the awards allow them to excel in their roles, as well as pursue opportunities for advancement in their companies.”

West Auckland businesses are encouraged to nominate an employee worthy of recognition. Successful nominees will be presented with a trophy at an awards function in December along with funding from the Trust to further advance their vocational careers. Funding may be granted for contributions to vocational courses, text books or tools of trade, etc. In eight years, the Pathways to the Future Trust has contributed over $100,000 to nearly 60 young people working in West Auckland.

Nomination forms may be found at www.pathwaystrust.co.nz and close Friday 16 October 2015.

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West Liquor Westgate Centre among the nation's best West Liquor Westgate Centre, the new store we opened just over a year ago has shot straight to the top of the leader board of leading retail liquor stores in New Zealand. At the time of writing, the Westgate store was one of just two finalists in its category of the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. “We aim to be absolutely world-class and that also means the best in New Zealand at whatever we do and this confirms that we are succeeding,” says a very happy Simon Wickham, CEO of The Trusts. Simon says that the transformation of the retail liquor operation was designed to lead the way in New Zealand, in the attractiveness of the stores to customers. This covered team training to give world-class customer service, an exceptional range of product and pricing which is competitive, while not trying to boost sales irresponsibly by loss-leading and price cutting.

West Liquor Westgate is conveniently located beside Countdown.

“Our aim is to be the best by being the best and to ensure that we always deliver exceptional customer value and we think the overwhelming majority of our owners, the community, support that,” he says. Giving customers an experience was at the core of the entry to the Awards. “Customer experience is always the priority for our team. They clearly understand the importance of building long term customer relationships so naturally enjoy providing a first class service offer. Customer feedback around store range, product knowledge and overall quality of the store environment has been very positive” says General Manager of Retail, Mark Clayton.

Laisa (previous manager) and Daniel (Duty Manager) with the welcoming smiles that have made this store a champion.

“The look and feel of the store is clean, bright and modern. The products are well merchandised and laid out highlighting new products and focussing on the latest market trends to keep our range interesting and unique,” he says. The West Liquor brand came out of extensive market research that identified that our community wanted stores that were uniquely ‘West’ and highlighted the community ownership. It also identified a number of customer insights and ‘pain points’ with traditional retail stores. “To be rated so highly by our industry is very rewarding and proof that we’re getting it right for the people of West Auckland and we’re very proud and excited by that,” says Simon.

Igor, our new Store Manager, and his excellent team are looking forward to meeting you soon!

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Braised Rolled Pork Belly w. kumara & miso mash, asian cabbage and coconut red Nam Jim sauce

$28

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$25

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$33

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$8 $7 $7 $7 $7 $7


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18

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15

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3

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99

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