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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, January 10, 2013 --- 7 A taste of Howick Variety the spice of dining life When Oliver said, “more please,” after down- ing his dinner, local foodies could be forgiven if they thought the Dickens character was referring to eating out in Howick. Not because plated portions are paltry but because there is a wealth eateries all offering the very best in food, drink and entertainment – understandably prompting a desire for more of the good life. Eating in or out, patrons are spoiled for choice and the standard of fare is so good it is, indeed, all too easy to say, “more please!” In fact, Howick, with its selection of con- temporary and ethnic cafes, trendy bars, coffee houses and diverse takeaway outlets, has often been described as a mini-Ponsonby, attracting both local residents and out-of-towners. Catering for a wide range of tastes and budg- ets, the village beckons when families, couples, friends or colleagues want to gather together for a social drink, a meal or to snatch a hearty takeout meal to enjoy at home, on the beach or on the run. And those in need of out-catering for the ofﬁce or home have no worries either. There are plenty of companies offering a host of culi- nary and out catering options. Packed with licensed, BYO and unlicensed premises, Howick provides for those who enjoy a pre-dinner drink or wine with a meal as well as for those who place importance on a good coffee selection or a herbal tea. Importantly, the range of opening hours allows for early birds seeking breakfast after the night shift or night owls who like to party after dark. Whatever, your mood, personal preference or numbers game, Howick’s dining scene is bubbling over with suitable choices. Go Irish, Italian, Indian or Thai, try Mid- dle Eastern, Malaysian or European, opt for a ham- burger and fries, a pie or a take home roast – it’s all there from wine and tapas to four-course dining so you won’t be disappointed! Shop 4 Howick Village Mall (Behind Howick Info Centre) Open 7am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Tel: 534 4369 122044 Howick's Best Kept Secret! Delicious home style food and Howick's best ORGANIC coffee by far. Lots of gluten-free options. Cnr Moore & Picton St, Howick. Ph 533 0081. www.basalt.co.nz 121899 Howick's favourite meeting place with the new rooftop Gazebo bar. Open Lunch Monday to Saturday 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner 7 nights from 4.30pm • BYOW • Takeaway available 87 Picton Street, Howick. Ph 533 9568. email email@example.com • www.benjarong.co.nz 120107 Authentic Thai Cuisine in the heart of Howick since 1998 and still going strong. 135 Picton St, Howick. Ph 535 2122. Open 7 days 5-9pm. 120122 The ultimate Kiwi Classic plus our tempting beer-battered onion rings. The Kiwi Classic features AngusPure beef, bacon, melted cheddar, NZ beetroot relish & mayo and a free-range egg. SUMMER CLASSIC $17 Offer valid Jan 8 to Feb 3, 2013 WISHING WELL INDIAN RESTAURANT HOLIDAY SPECIAL MAINS $10 7 DAYS LUNCH, DINNER & TAKEAWAYS LUNCH: Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm; DINNER: 7 days 5.30-10.30pm Home delivery 7 days Corner Picton & Wellington Streets, Howick. Ph 533 3900. www.wishingwellofndia.co.nz 120123 Try our world famous chips combo deal Any pie with chips and drink 35 Cook Street, Howick (opp Countdown). Ph 533 8160. 122050 $9.90 Ridiculously tasty! 120133 The Elephant Thai Restaurant Dine In & Takeaway BYO Restaurant 1 Moore St, Howick. Phone 534 0588 or 534 0599 • www.theelephant.co.nz For more information phone 534 4505 email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.howickvillage.co.nz 122049 Find it Fresh, Find it First Only at HOWICK VILLAGE MARKET Market open every Saturday, 8.30am-12.30pm. Freshest berries and seasonal fruit available. Fantastic range of quality art & handcrafts. Shop Howick Village ﬁrst Where people matter Eastcliffe on Orakei Retirement Resort Available now: One-bedroom, ground floor, serviced apartment. Priced at $279,000. Enjoy amazing sea views from our four large lounges. Security and small hospital onsite. All occupational licenses for units at the village are secured by a first ranking encumbrance over the village land in favour of the Statutory Supervisor. CONTACT US 217 Kupe Street, Orakei, Auckland. Phone: 521 9015 Fax: 521 9011 Website: www.eastcliffe.co.nz 121955 By CHRIS HARROWELL AMAN was gardening in his backyard last week when he heard motor vehicle horns tooting followed by what sounded like a large bomb exploding. Gota Waidyatillake leapt over the fence of his East Tamaki prop- erty and went to investigate. The Toyota New Zealand auto- motive engineer was one of the ﬁrst people on the scene of a two- car crash at the intersection of Te Irirangi Drive and Smales Road at about 8pm on January 4. The accident happened when a Ford Mondeo travelling north along Te Irirangi Drive collided with a Nissan Pulsar turning west into Smales Road from Te Irirangi Drive. Mr Waidyatillake, who lives in nearby Caltra Place, says he found the Ford Mondeo in the mid- dle of the intersection. Its male driver was out of the vehicle and uninjured, and police ofﬁcers arrived at the crash scene within minutes. “There were people trying to get a lady out of the Nissan, but the door was jammed and there was a teenage girl lying on the grass near the road,” the 37-year-old told the Times. “I could see on her face she was shocked. Another woman came along and tried to calm her down. “The woman in the Nissan was awake and her eyes were open. She also looked shocked, but not like she was in pain.” Mr Waidyatillake says the Ford Mondeo’s driver told people he was ﬁne and said “I didn’t do any- thing wrong”. Otara station ﬁreﬁghters cut the Nissan’s female passenger from the car. Constable Andrew Petrie, of Counties Manukau Police’s serious crash investigation unit, says the woman was one of two injured peo- ple that were taken to Middlemore Hospital. He’s appealing to mem- bers of the public with information on the crash to come forward. “Eyewitnesses have said one of the vehicles ran a red light, so we’re looking into that,” Mr Petrie says. Mr Waidyatillake, who’s lived in Caltra Place for 10 years, says he’s heard too many motor vehicle col- lisions outside his house to count. “They are very common,” he says. “On December 31 last year, there was a four-car pile-up. “All the accidents there are big, as Te Irirangi Drive has an 80kph speed limit.” Mr Petrie says there may be con- fusion about when motorists must stop at intersections. “If it’s an orange signal, they’re obligated to stop if they can do so safely.” Both drivers involved in the crash on January 4 passed alcohol breath-tests. People who saw the accident at the intersection of Te Irirangi Drive and Smales Road at about 8pm on January 4 can phone con- stable Andrew Petrie on 262-9109. Two vehicles collide AN AVERAGE rate increase of 2.9 per cent is proposed in the super-city’s latest draft annual plan. Auckland Council has approved the 2013/2014 draft, released for public consultation at the end of this month. The council is also seeking people’s views on proposals to contribute to the cost of Wero, the second stage of the TelstraClear Paciﬁc Events Centre, including a white-water rafting course, at Manukau. And it wants residents and ratepayers’ feedback on whether to increase the level of service for parks and open spaces, community and events, and planning and economic development. The proposed rate increase is lower than the 4.8 per cent forecast in the council’s long- term plan for 2012-2022. The council says proposed savings and changes needed to manage the lower level of rates include changing the proportion of costs recovered in fees for animal management, environmental and health licences and mooring fees, along with standardising hairdressing licence charges across the region. The council is proposing to no longer mow grass berms/verges in the former Auckland City Council area, to bring it into line with other parts of the super- city. The Freegal music download service offered by libraries across Auckland will no longer be available, while fees for regional park baches and camping sites are proposed to change. Resident and ratepayer submissions on the Auckland annual plan for 2013/2014 can be made between January 24 and February 25. Plan signals changes Entertainment extraordinaire There's always plenty going on at Howick's darling of the entertainment scene, Prospect of Howick. Every Sunday afternoon, come and soak up the sun and the delightful sounds of acoustic folk duo Chapman Wills Revue in the GBS Restaurant courtyard from 3-6pm. Also revel in the unique sound of Jonny Woods and his guitar on Friday evenings (January 11 and 25) from 8pm at the GBS Bar. Next Friday (January 18), regular duo Wilde and Rich will take to the stage again to break out their awesome blend of rock and country music. Finally, not forgetting GBS' $10 return bus trips to each of the following sensational vineyard concerts featuring top acts such as: ■ Saturday, January 19: A Day on the Green -- Elvis Costello -- Villa Maria 4pm ■ Saturday, February 23: More FM's Summer Vineyard Tour -- Op Shop -- Turanga Creek Winery in Whitford at 2pm ■ Saturday, March 2: A Day on the Green -- Fat Freddies Drop -- Villa Maria 5pm Don't miss out on this awesome summer line up and speak to GBS reception for a spot on the bus today!
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