• Manaaki H
  • Last/current workplace: Fairfax Media Limited
  • 34 years old from Wacol, QLD


I am a young, enthusiastic hard worker looking at getting myself some new skills. I have travelled around the world and would love to call Australia my new home. I have nine years of experience working in the media sector and three years of retail experience in New Zealand. I also love water sports and represented my country in canoe/kayak whitewater slalom. Give me an opportunity to prove myself and I guarantee I won't disappoint or let you down. Minor certificates Forklift License 2.5 tonne (Valid until December 2013) White Card Advanced First Aid Course

Employment History

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    Fairfax Media Limited

    • May 2006 - Mar 2013
    Platemaker - Run state of the art Computer to Plate machinery. Use computer software to image plates with required information sent from Editor to be used in producing the newspaper. Maintain chemistry in processing units and have good communication skills with Editor on any mishaps with photos or spelling typos. Keep to a busy schedule while keeping a cool head in stressful situations. Weekly maintenance on machinery.
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    Fairfax Media Limited

    • May 2004 - Mar 2013
    Publishing Assistant - Set up machinery, problem solve any mechanical errors and organise a small crew of people to run operations in paper inserting lines. Maintain machinery using tools and equipment provided by employer and to fill necessary stock using forklift.
  • Briscoes Department Store

    • Nov 2003 - May 2004
    Retail assistant - Manchester specialist. Assist customers with manchester products suited for their particular needs and wants. Fill stock when low and keep area well displayed and clean. Be able to adapt to different areas such as electrical and kitchen products when staff numbers were low. Have well mannered phone communication for customers. Be trustworthy with tills at checkout.
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    • Dec 2002 - Nov 2003
    Crew Assistant - Adhere to strict hygiene and health and safety procedures when cooking burgers. Clean equipment used for cooking. Fill required food stocks. Operate tills when employee numbers were low and have great people skills when dealing with customers.


  • Stocking and Inventory
  • Stock Control
  • Cleaning
  • Driver
  • Shopping Assistance


  • White Card / OHS

Education History

  • Quality Education - Auckland

    • Jun 2007 - Jan 2008
    Certificate in Advanced Information Technology Level 3 (Applications).
  • Aotea College

    • Jun 1999 - Jan 2002
    Science - 5th Form (Year 11) Certificate