We're blessed to have Matt helming the Pub, who brings a wealth of experience including managing bars and pubs in both Australia and New Zealand. Matt leads from the front, and is generally the first to show up, and the last to leave. He's the genius behind all of our delicious cocktails and is a the man on the free Friday BBQ. Matt really show's his leadership skills in delicate situations, with a cool head and his calm demeanor diffusing a scene.
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A familiar face at the Pub is Rawiri - but most just know him as Ra. Always, always, always smiling, Ra is a much loved member of our team, and is guaranteed to make your day better by just being around him. Also a skilled multi-instrumentalist, Ra showcases his brilliance on our Jam nights when he steps up to the mic. His longevity here at the Hotel meant cross-training was inevitable, so you might also find him at the Bistro.
You might've spotted a couple new faces around - Jesse is one of them! Contrary to this, he has slotted into our team, always willing to help out with whatever is required of him. Also a wonderfully skilled musician, Jesse wow'd us one night by jumping up centre stage and singing his heart out -- the next day he got a job as a bartender!
Like Jesse, Josh is new to the Hotel -- but he certainly isn't new to the sector! He's been in hospitality all his adult life, and has worked across NZ doing what he does best. Josh is guaranteed to meet you with a smile and a laugh. He is cross-trained, so you might also find him taking care of guests at the Bistro next door.
Local girl Marijke is no stranger to the Waihi Beach Hotel - growing up in the town meant she has enjoyed a wine or two at "the Pub" on a Saturday night! Now on the other side of the bar, she enjoys making her patrons experience the best it can be.