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Monthly Archives: August 2017

A place for you to get to know our team, our place and our restaurant a wee bit better. Plus we love to share great recipes, events and the odd laugh right here from our General Manager, Eddie Parker, our Operations Manager, Nelson D'sa, our Consultant Chef, Martin Bosley and more.

Get to know Sue

Posted by Martha & Sophie on August 31, 2017

I just want to share a little bit about myself.......my name is Sue Waddell.

I'm the administration manager at 35 Degrees and Alongside in Paihia.  I've been here for about 15 months and I really enjoy working here.  My favourite part about my job would be counting the cash in the morning.  I find counting money very therapeutic - it slows my mind down and is a great way to start my work day - I know that sounds odd - but each to their own, right?

I have a daughter Abi. I spend a lot of time with her and her family.  We cater for the Kerikeri senior rugby club together and have been for the past 3 years.  I enjoy helping her with this.  Abi has 3 Sons, my grandsons Awatea 11, Wiremu 6 and Manu 3.  I love spending time with the boys. We enjoy playing cricket, going to the skate park and throwing the ball around at the rugby fields.  They have a lot of energy and keep me on my toes.  My eldest grandson Awa is awesome at rugby and I enjoy supporting him by watching his games on the weekends.

Other ways I fill my time outside of work include my role as a gymnastics coach based in Opua.  I have been in this role for roughly 20 years.  I really enjoy this role because I love the confidence that grows with each individual child as they learn new techniques and overcome their fears and insecurities.  It's a very rewarding role and I am honoured to be in this position.

When I do manage to find some down time in my life I really enjoy sleeping!  When I am not sleeping, I also delve into crosswords and/or reading romance novels.  Yes - I am a romance novel fan!  In the office at work, the girls constantly pick my brain for synonyms so I've got to keep my mind active to stay ahead of them! 

I've been a round a few years and I'm well-known because of my various roles I have held over the years in our region.  I love Paihia and I love my work too!  

 

 

 

My love affair with Paihia

Posted by Website Admin on August 09, 2017

My name is Kate and I am originally from Staffordshire in England. I've been here  in Paihia for about two and a half years now.

My role here at 35 Degrees South and Alongside is sales manager. That's running shifts, doing some ordering, working the bar, running the floor.  I love working here.

What brought me all the way to New Zealand from England is a bit of a funny story actually.  It was completely by accident. I didn't intend to come here. I was travelling around Australia, but I thought I might as well do New Zealand while I'm this far over the other side of the world. My plan was to come here for three months and then work for two months, save a bit of money, do a month's traveling and then go home.  

Well - it didn't quite work out that way at all.  Instead, I flew into New Zealand and came all the way up here to Paihia and I fell in love with the place straight away.  That was two and a half years ago.

What I love the most about being here in Paihia is the people and the views.  I'm originally from the midlands of England, and the closest beach is two and a half hours away, so to have the beach on my doorstep here in Paihia is such a luxury!  I count myself lucky to be here.  The summer's here are amazing.  I'm quite the sun worshipper - so I lap up as much of the summer weather as I possibly can.  

In my downtime I can be found at the beach, at home or socialising down Kings Road in Paihia.  As I had mentioned before I love the people here in this community and I have formed some lifelong friendships with a range of awesome people.

 

                                           

 

 

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