Employee of the Month

August 2018

Logan Kahu


Cancer Society

Logan started with the company in May of 2017 and is currently working on the Die Line with a team that makes several different types of products.

Logan’s nomination has come about directly from the commitment and dedication he has put into the running and quality of the product on his line. He is constantly checking the line and working as a team player to get the best result he can. While always providing some helpful advice and assistance to his leading hand.

With the consistency he brings this has helped in all aspect of the quality to the product and team support to make this line run better by all.

Well done Logan

July 2018

Tearaka Pauli (TK)


Lakeview School

Going about her business quietly setting up the area for another day’s work, ready to hit the ground running sleeves rolled up. The clock strikes 1.00pm TKs team slowly roll-in.

Another day in the office for TK, already full of smiles and 10 hours to go.

Tearaka is one of our newer members to join the Breadcraft family running the Artisan sliced bread table setting the bar high throwing her passion for people and product into the leading Hands role.

Awesome job well done

June 2018

James Elwin


Breast Cancer Foundation

Always more than happy to go the extra mile, often while running around in all conditions on the forklift, James has had a busy few months given a number of changes we have going on in the plant and the numerous projects on the go.  Filling in where needed and running around after everyone certainly helps to ensure that as a business we can keep running smoothly and keep to timelines.

Well done James!

May 2018

Zachary Clement McEwen


Greyhounds as Pets

 Zach joined the company in May of 2017 and is currently working on the Press team.


Zach’s nomination has come about directly from the commitment and dedication he has put into the press plant helping his leading hand at Breadcraft Wairarapa. His ongoing learning and questions that he has asked have seen many improvements for the line. While always providing some helpful advice and assistance to his leading hand.

Zach is always happy to accommodate shift changes, while no job is too big, he often is seen smiling away.

In the time that Zach has been at Breadcraft he has proved himself to be a great asset to both his team and the bakery as a whole.

Well done Zachary keep it up. 

April 2018

Ariana Waipuka


Equippers Church Youth

Ariana has been with us since July 2008 - nothing is a problem for our Superwoman, instead of fighting crime and helping the weak, Ariana has chosen a life in bread baking.

Over the years Ariana has established  herself as an key ingredient to the smooth running of the Artisan Plant.

Due to Ariana’s outstanding preparation and organisation skills, she has been instrumental in picking up the essential skills associated with Authentic bread baking.

Ariana is a great asset to the team and bakery – Thank you Ariana.

March 2018

Sally McQuade


Suicide Awareness Matters

Sally started with the company in July 2012


She has been instrumental in the implementation and management of final orders with her improvements throughout this area. Sally continues to improve her team by communicating well and keeping them informed

She is a happy, hardworking, trustworthy, and reliable. She is a jack of all trades with skills that make her an asset to the Breadcraft team. If asked to achieve something

Sally is always looking to accomplish the task on hand to the best of her abilities.

Sally and her team enjoy the challenges that comes every day in producing a big range of products for around New Zealand.

Thank you Sally

February 2018

Holly Vickers


Womens Refuge

Holly is a Food Technology Student from Massey, she has worked for us as a Quality Assurance Assistant over her summer break.

It’s been a pleasure to have Holly around. She bounces in every morning with a smile on her face and ready to tackle any task that is asked of her.

Holly has loads of initiative and has been very easy to have on our team. Thanks for all your hard work Holly.

We wish her well in her last year of study.



January 2018

Kevin Turnbull (KT)


Cancer Society

.KT joined the company after transferring from Wellington late in 2006 and is currently runs the pita shift as our leading hand, and overall he continues to improve.

Lately he has been working extremely hard with trials and is only aiming to produce the best quality product.

KT is always making sure his plant is ready for the next crew and maintaining a high standard of hygiene around the plant

He communicants to all his crew so that all are aware of what is going on around them when production starts.

All this effort of him and his crew as seen a big drop in waste over the pass and continues to this day.

KT will do his very best as a qualified baker.

December 2017

Jason Betteridge




Jason Betteridge is Employee of the month with 8 years’ service to the company.

During his tenure Jason has moved around from bread plant to Artisan plant where he was team leader, before returning back to his old stamping ground as dispatch person on the bread plant.  A big part of his role has been spent in dealing with local logistics and product quality,

Xmas time is one part of the year –were Jason’s level head and time management is key.

Most of the time he is last person to leave each night.

November 2017

Adele Spicer



It has been a busy few months for Adele in which she has excelled in trying circumstances. Taking over the Wellington region and establishing new relationships with customers, while in the local market, Pak n Save have gone through a major system change involving a lot of work, both from Adele and the wider team. This combined with the annual busy rush as stores take their Christmas orders and Adele having to help cover other staff at short notice while away

This award is certainly hard earned, well done!!

October 2017

Daniel Evans


Hospice Wairarapa


Daniel has just completed his level 4 plant baking Apprenticeship, (well done). During the past 3 years has an apprentice Daniel has spent time in all major areas of the bakery getting a better understanding how the company functions has a whole.

More recently he has Running the Artisan plant production line - starting early in the morning, stepping-in when short staffed and always quality focused.


September 2017

Robert Towgood


CCS Disability Action

 Robert has been with Breadcraft since April 2002 and has worked on a variety of shifts throughout these years.

Robert has progressed in all areas of the bakery, this month he has been training staff as well as keeping an eye on the plant, to ensure that we continue to produce a high quality product at the end of the days bake.

He has shown that with time he has acquired the knowledge to train staff and run the majority of production lines at Breadcraft.

Well done Robert, you are a big part of our team.

August 2017

Heremaiah Waaka


Wairarapa College



Heremaiah joined the company back in May this year after moving from Palmerston North.  Since joining the staff on the Artisan plant, Heremaiah has demonstrated he is a hardworking and enthusiastic young man ready for new challenges.  Heremaiah’s ability to learn things fast and think on his feet make him a great asset for the team.