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Thursday July 21, 2016

inbrief news Cable Car’s reopening delayed The return to service of Wellington’s iconic Cable Car will be delayed by two weeks. Cable Car Company chief executive Simon Fleisher said the time needed to upgrade the system’s two 1970s carriages had proved to be slightly longer than originally scheduled. The first trips for members of the public will now be on August 15.

Newcomers events The Wellington Newcomers Network invites anyone and everyone along to their July events. The group will meet for a coffee catch up on Thursday, July 28 at Clarkes Cafe in the Central Library for coffee and conversation from 2.30pm.

CORRECTION In last week’s edition of the Cook Strait News we misspelled Jane Fahy’s name. We apologise for the error.

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Local collaboration By Nikki Papatsoumas

A budding young chef and a local potter have collaborated in a hope of presenting the perfect dining experience. Josh Ross, grill chef at Logan Brown will pack his bags and head to Melbourne later this month for the semi-finals of the San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition. There, he will compete against nine other chefs, who have made it into the semi-finals for the Pacific Region. Josh said in an attempt to take his dish of wild hare loin, shitake, mead gel, gingerbread, hazelnuts and pickled blackberrys to the next level, he got in touch with Nicola Dench from the Clay Pigeon Studio in Seatoun and collaborated to come up with a design. “The head chef at Logan Brown thought it would be a cool to talk to an artist about plates for a point of difference. “They are handcrafted and

have had a lot of effort put into them, I think it could really boost the level of the dish.” Nicola said she was excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with Josh. “I am always excited to be involved in artistry that promotes pottery and young people.” Josh said in the lead up to the competition he was busy perfecting his dish. If successful, he will head to Milan and face those who topped their regional title to take out the competition. The young talent said he had always been excited by the idea of being a chef, and liked the concept of locally sourced, foraged food, with unique flavours. “I have always had a passion for food… when you cook for lots of people I like seeing the expression on people’s faces when I cook them something they haven’t had before.” He said when choosing a protein he wanted something

Nicola Dench alongside Josh Ross, who will head to Melbourne to take part in the San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition.

the judges wouldn’t expect so went with hare. “Lots of people will do beef, lamb or chicken, where hare

is a different kind of cut, so hopefully it will make my dish stand out a bit, pairing it with some different flavours.”

Amazing accolade for local carer By Nikki Papatsoumas

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Manager of Rita Angus Retirement Village in Kilbirnie, Rik Dixon, with Nelson Tom, winner of the Ryman caregiver of the year award 2016.

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A male caregiver at a local rest home has taken away an accolade for his work. Nelson Tom, from Rita Angus Retirement Village in Kilbirnie won the caregiver of the year award at the 2016 Ryman Healthcare awards. Winners were announced at the company’s annual conference, which was held at Te Papa earlier this month. At the awards ceremony, Nelson was praised for his kind and caring approach and for always going the extra mile to make sure his residents were comfortable. Nelson said he loved his job, and he cared for his residents in the same way he would for his

own family, which was part of his culture. “I look up to the older people here and I treat them like my parents,” he said. He said he was thrilled to be recognised for his work. “I am really excited that I got this award, I didn’t expect to get it because I only joined the company two years ago. I really appreciate that I got this award.” Looking ahead, Nelson said he hoped to start studying nursing next year and wanted to continue working with elderly people. The awards are open to all Ryman caregivers from across New Zealand and Australia and this year more than 3000 staff members were nominated.

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