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Leading private company recognise and celebrate long serving staff

Thursday 18 May 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Weekend

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Leading private company recognise and celebrate long serving staff
From Left: CITC Executive Chairman Trevor Clarke, Tara Cummings - 15 years CITC Long Service Award, CITC General Manager Gaye Whitta, CITC Human Resources Manager Andy Thompson, our HR Manager, Liquor Operations Manager Victor Reremoana and Darren Piri. 23051203

Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC), the country’s second biggest employer (after government) with over 400 staff, recognised and celebrated the ‘Long Service Years’ of their employees earlier this month.

CITC creditors clerk Miimetua Tutaia was acknowledged for her five years of service with the country’s principal wholesaler and retailer.

“It was exciting to receive an award and I am thankful,” said Tutaia.

“I’m very grateful to CITC for having me on board for the past five years and I’m looking forward to many more.

“A very big meitaki maata to the administration family for welcoming me to be a part of your family and the amazing memories we have made together.”

Tutaia said CITC have a “good family friendly working environment” among the staff and highlights for her has been the support in learning new skills.

The Long Service Awards event was held on May 2 at Tamarind House.

The CITC May 2023 Long Service Years awards list is as follows:

Five years: Miimetua Tutai CITC Administration Division, Kianga Manuela CITC Airport Duty Free, Malcolm Browne CITC Supermarket, Rita Heather Foodland, Maine Richmond Fresh/Frozen - Butchery, Devyn Solway Fresh/Frozen - CITC Supermarket, Ann Marsters KAPS Matavera, Andrew Tamatoa Purchasing & Inventory, Kien Teaukura Purchasing & Inventory, Matangaro Ave Purchasing & Inventory, Ngametua Mataara Purchasing & Inventory, Stewart Taverio Sales & Distribution, CITC Food Group.

Ten Years: Ngametua (Nga) Torotoro Fresh/Frozen - CITC Supermarket, Kurere Tuaputa Security, Jaemal Pakitoa CITC Avarua, Mata Tatakura Satelite Stores, CITC Food Group; 15 Years - Tara Cummings CITC Administration Division; 20 Years Pa Taoro Warehouse & Dispatch Manager; 25 Years Dianna Clarke-Bates CITC Avarua and Maru Moo Sales & Distribution, CITC Food Group.

CITC operates as an importer, distributor, wholesaler and retailer of a wide variety of products.