Cooking up a storm in Hedland

23 December 2020

Royal Life Saving WA would like to congratulate former pool lifeguard Maliriko Bule-Turner and her fellow culinary aspirant, Yasmine Hodder, who both secured chef apprenticeships at the Hedland Hotel in Port Hedland. Both young women have now been employed for nearly two months and are loving their chosen careers in the kitchen.
Royal Life Saving WA has pursued an expanded youth employment program under the Northwest Aboriginal Housing Fund (NWAHF) and was able to secure support from the new owners of the hotel who are planning on investing 45 million dollars to rebuild and refurbish the iconic hotel affectionately known as the ‘Heddy’. 

Maliriko has been a member of Royal Life Saving WA for many years, completing her pool lifeguard, bronze medallion and first aid training with us and even representing our team in the Lake Argyle Swim! She is also an ambassador for the Don’t Drink Grog and Drown campaign, which she believes is an important message to spread among her peers and others in the community.
Executive Chef, Bradley Martin, has big plans for the two young women and intends to skill them up and prepare them for a world of competitive cooking competitions under his regime of training in the coming years. We wish them both well in their culinary endeavours!

Royal Life Saving WA has built a network of partnerships with business and has been able to secure a commitment of over 100 first-time jobs for youth across the Pilbara under the NWAHF.