28 May 2012

New lease on life for landmark Moerewa cafe

8:48 am on 28 May 2012

A popular Moerewa cafe is re-opening this week as a hands-on training centre for local people.

The Tuna Cafe, with its gardens, carving centre and art gallery, closed last year to the disappointment of many Northland travellers.

But it's gaining a new lease on life through Northland's polytec.

NorthTec has responded to a call for job training in Moerewa by creating a tourism hospitality skills course.

Programme leader Lisette Buckle, who's had a successful cafe and catering business, says the well-equipped Tuna Cafe is the perfect place for the course.

The hospitality course at the Tuna Cafe starts on Monday.