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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, November 22, 2012 --- 7 The new water's-edge entertainment and dining experience THE PROMENADE at Half Moon Bay Marina It's new, it's refreshing. It's a great place to relax, so close to the water, to meet, eat and drink. The Promenade at Half Moon Bay Marina is awash with exciting new places to try. For breakfast, coffee, lunch, a stop for refreshments or a leisurely dinner 'SEE YOU AT THE PROMENADE' 1 Ara Tai Half Moon Bay PIGEON MOUN TAIN ROAD HOWICK ARA TAI FERRIES Marina Shopping Centre Marina Customer Service & Boatyard OPENING SOON! www.hmbmarina.co.nz 121371 Ara Tai Café Open all day from early offering a wide range of light meals, cabinet selections and snacks. A liquor licence is on the way. Phone 534 4818. A&JCafé Bohemian Patisserie and Deli. Popular light meals plus original recipe European sweet cakes. Phone 535 8652. Grangers Taphouse & Kitchen Your local by the marina. Enjoy a bite to eat, a drink at the bar or a relaxed dining experience. Craft beers on tap. Hand selected wine list. Open Mon-Fri 11am till late, Sat & Sun 9am till late. Phone 533 0950. Handi Tandoori Contemporary Indian cuisine. Quality authentic tastes in both takeout and dine in. Open for lunch and dinner till late. Phone 533 0047. Blue Whale -- Fish & Crepe Fish and chips -- and crepes. International style. Crepes in all flavours and fish of every description Sit down and take out. Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Phone orders 534 3586. Delishimo The Deli at FreshChoice Supermarket. Delicious food and coffee to go. Fresh, tastes from pies and pastries to salads and sorbets and everything in-between. Marina Thai Another Eastern area outlet of Pop and May. The best of Thai food with restaurant and takeaway service. Open 7 days from 11.30am -- Licensed BYOW. Phone 533 2099. 122105 By CHRIS HARROWELL POLICE are hunting for two burglars who crashed a stolen car into a petrol station before stripping its shelves of cigarettes. Both thieves were captured on security cameras during the inci- dent at Gasoline Alley Services in Pakuranga, which happened at about 11.50pm on November 12. Acting detective sergeant Sam Hutcheson, of Counties Manukau East Police’s tactical crime reduc- tion unit, says the two burglars arrived at the Cascades Road crime scene in a stolen black Subaru Leg- acy sedan motor vehicle. The car’s passenger got out as its driver twice reversed into the serv- ice station’s entrance, which shat- tered in the impact. The offenders then entered the gas station through the broken front doors. They walked behind the counter and helped themselves to dozens of packets of cigarettes, which they put into the Subaru’s boot before ﬂeeing. The driver of the vehicle, which police have recovered, is described as a male Polynesian or light- skinned Maori, aged in his teens to early 20s and about 182cm tall. He was of medium to solid build, and had on dark clothing except for a light-coloured hood worn over his head and a bandana on his face. The driver wore gloves on his hands, light-coloured sneakers and grey slim-ﬁt jeans. His alleged co-offender was male or female, about 170-175cm tall and of medium build. He or she had on dark blue or black clothing, with a hood cover- ing his or her face, dark jeans, light- coloured sneakers and dark gloves on both hands. “The service station had an alarm and it sounded, but not immediately,” Mr Hutcheson told the Times. “It didn’t sound on the impact at the front, but when they went behind the counter to take the cigarettes. “The two offenders were inside the station for nine minutes.” The service station’s supervisor, who asked not to be named, says quite a lot of damage was done dur- ing the burglary, including to two tills. “They also stole Motor Trade Association vouchers and a small amount of cash,” she says. “It really gives you a shock. You don’t expect to be phoned by some- one at 12am saying your business has been burgled. “We were still there at 4am cleaning up for that day’s trade.” Mr Hutcheson says the ciga- rettes may have been stolen to be on-sold. “It’s happened in the past and may have to do with a price increase in cigarettes,” he says. “It’s possible the offenders have been to this service station before, and it’s clear this has been planned. “They’re forensically aware of the security camera and know what they wanted. “That they went straight to what they were targeting and knew what time to arrive shows that. It’s evi- dent they made a plan and executed it.”The ram raid burglary in Pakuranga follows a similar inci- dent at a dairy on October 23. A man who’s yet to be identiﬁed reversed a motor vehicle into the front of the Farm Cove Superette in Fisher Parade at about 4.30am. The thief, described as Maori or Polynesian with bad skin acne, stole cigarettes from the business before driving away. People with information on the burglary at Gasoline Alley Services in Pakuranga on November 12, or who saw the black Subaru Legacy vehicle in the area, can phone Counties Manukau East Police on 261-1300, or the Crimestoppers free and anonymous tip-off line on 0800 555 111 Raid nets cigarettes TARGETED: Gasoline Alley Services petrol station in Pakuranga was burgled by two people on November 12. Times photo THE Pakuranga Choral Society brings fresh life to old favourites in this year’s Christmas concert, The Colours of Christmas. The audience will hear the likes of In the Bleak Mid Winter, Gabriel’s Message and Joy to the World to say nothing of Jingle Bells and Away in a Manger. They will also hear new Christmas music including The Colours of Christmas, which gives the concert its name. This work was composed by the director of the Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, whose CD, The Colours of Christmas has been the inspiration for the concert’s entire programme. Exuberant singing at rehearsals has indicated the spirit of Christmas is already alive and well among choir members, due in part, to conductor Nigel Weeks, who constantly impels the choir to greater efforts and skilful execution. Nigel is currently the head of music at Macleans College, Bucklands Beach. Instrumentalists from the college will also participate in the concert which takes place at 2pm on Sunday, December 2, at All Saints Anglican Church, Howick. Audience participation is a given and refreshments at interval will encourage enjoyment of the Spirit of Christmas in all senses of the word. Tickets available at the door — adults $25; seniors $20; children $10. — Hal Marryatt Colours of Christmas WIN TICKETS Music lovers will be delighted that Pakuranga Choral Society is giving readers a chance to win one of two double passes to The Colours of Christmas concert on December 2. All readers need do to enter the draw is visit www.times.co.nz, then click on the competitions link and ll in the form. One entry per person; entries close Thursday, November 29, 2012. Winners noti ed by phone or email.
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