By Nina Burton
Bosses at an Italian restaurant in Auckland are going a long way to show employees how much they value them – through a staff trip to Italy.
Coco's Cantina on Auckland's Karangahape Rd is closing its doors for two weeks so staff can learn first-hand about Italian culture and cuisine.
Restaurant owner Renee Coulter says they wanted to do something fun for staff.
"[We've] got some staff who've had to get a passport to come – never been on a plane before, never been anywhere."
It wasn't handed to them on a plate. While Coco's chipped in for insurance and accommodation, staff still had to come up with the rest through learning to budget, saving tips and the odd bit of fundraising.
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