A talented tourist

By EMMA CORNFORD

WALESI Taumury is truely multi-talented.

Not only does she work as a chef at the Evergreen Bungalows resort on her home island of Tanna in Vanuatu, she is also a waitress and a receptionist.

Now she is in Grafton to learn more about the hospitality business.

"I prefer being the chef, I think. I love cooking," Miss Taumury said.

And with speciality dishes including lobster and coconut crab, who can blame her?

The 24-year-old is looking for work experience in any areas of hospitality during her time in the Valley, but she is not the first to forge links between Tanna and Grafton.

Her step father, Iaken Kiero, came here in 1994 to learn about business practices and now runs Tanna Co-op -? one of the most successful businesses on the island.

"She's going to Roches and we're hoping other places will be able to give her a bit of experience so she can learn as much as possible," said former Business Enterprise Centre manager John Pullinger, who is helping Miss Taumury find placements.

Miss Taumury's ultimate goal is to travel overseas and continue in the hospitality industry.

Anyone offering experience can contact John Pullinger on 66424542.



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