Western Leader : January 19th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 5 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 19, 2012 NEWS Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Auckland Anniversary Usual collection day New collection day Monday 30 January (Auckland Anniversary) Tuesday 31 January Tuesday 31 January Wednesday 1 February Wednesday 1 February Thursday 2 February Thursday 2 February Friday 3 February Friday 3 February Saturday 4 February Waitangi Day Usual collection day New collection day Monday 6 February Tuesday 7 February Tuesday 7 February Wednesday 8 February Wednesday 8 February Thursday 9 February Thursday 9 February Friday 10 February Friday 10 February Saturday 11 February OG_AC0600_SUB1 Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling collection changes Normal collection schedule resumes on Monday 13 February 2012 During Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day holidays all Auckland Council rubbish, recycling and paper collections will be one day later than usual. This will affect collections for two weeks starting Monday 30 January (Auckland Anniversary). Please see the table below for your new collection day: 4305992AA Save up to $40 when you dine with us Get 25% off your total bill when you bring this advert in with you For example: spend $40 and get $10 off spend $100 and get $25 off Not applicable with any other offer Redeemable Sun-Thur only Limit 1 voucher per couple & 2 vouchers per table Expires Thursday 2nd Febr uary 2012 5 Clark St, New Lynn Ph: 826 3495 10-12 Todd Ave, New Lynn Ph: 826 0060 Social side keeps spirits high Young leader: Emily Forbes is the manager of Bar 159 in Henderson. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES Emily Forbes, 23, lives in Avondale and is the manager of Henderson's Bar 159 on Lincoln Rd. She tells reporter Stephen Forbes about a day in her life. WEST LIFE Go to www.western leader.co.nz to see Emily Forbes talking about her job. My usual day starts at 11am. We start by sorting out the takings from the night before. Then the bar opens so we have to do the set up. That involves making sure there's enough stock avail- able for that day and sorting out everything that the staff need. Then if there's anything on that night we usually set that up so it's ready to go. As the manager I'm also in charge of updating the bar's website. There's heaps of little things that need to be done throughout the day, but every day is different. You have people during the day walking in off the street and you might have to answer queries about the bar. You've got to be able to man- age your time quite well. I also have to deal with the takings from the bar's pokie machines. The time I finish depends on what's on that day and the number of people who are at the bar. We don't get bands playing here often but we normally have comedy shows. We've had Ewen Gilmour, Brendhan Lovegrove, Paul Ego -- some of the country's best comedians perform here. We do those shows twice a year. With this bar we want it to be somewhere where you can have a couple of drinks and something to eat without heaps of loud music. I first started working in hospitality when I was just 16 years old. I was a waitress at the Te Atatu Tavern. It started out just as a part-time job. I was actually training to be a beauty therapist at the time. But I enjoyed working in the bar more. I went from part-time to full-time and from there I moved to Player's Bar in Hen- derson. I was there for two- and-a-half-years. I worked my way up to duty manager and then started working here at Bar 159. I worked here for eight months and then I was promoted to bar manager. But by then I'd been a duty manager for about three years. I've been the bar manager here for the past two years. The thing I like most about the job is the people. All the people that you meet and the social side of it. It's great. I want to stay within hos- pitality and would eventually like to be the owner operator of my own venue. But at the moment I'm only 23 so I'm happy where I am.
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