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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, January 14, 2013 --- 13 118232-V2 We build custom-sized kitchens at sensible prices. • Our advice and design service is free of charge. • Carpentry service available. • Phone for a design appointment or visit our showroom with 10 kitchens on display Jag Kitchens Inside Danske Mobler Furniture Store, beside The Warehouse, Botany Town Centre. Open 7 Days. Phone 271-3131 www.jagkitchens.co.nz 111450-V4 Wrights Watergardens 128 Mauku Rd, Patumahoe (short d Ph 09 236 3211 • Open 10am-4.30pm www.wrightswatergardens.co.nz 121589 • Specialist watergarden centre, come and visit our glorious gardens • Dogs are welcome to walk in the gardens • Watergarden Function Room available for private groups, functions and weddings all year round (cafe not open for casual dining) LOTUS FESTIVAL Saturday, Jan 26 to Sunday, Feb 10 Check the website for more information. Open 7 days during festival. WIN! Visit the COMPETITIONS page for lots of great fashion giveaways! New Zealand's TOP fashion website NEW ZEALAND FASHION ONLINE www.fashionz.co.nz To enjoy island offerings More than 32,000 people attended the free, three-week event in 2011. This year the island’s best food and beverages are also on the menu at the Sculpture on the Gulf pavilion, where a “taste of Waiheke” is expected to be served up. The full daily menu is designed by Ana Schwarz, runner-up in the TVNZ Master Chef 2012 competition and prepared by French chef, Nico Fini. Both are Waiheke Island residents. Nico is the owner/operator of catering business, Urban Escargot, and says the dishes are designed with local produce used as much as possible. “In France, people travel to regions to enjoy the food specialities of that region. We wish to recreate that mentality here where people enjoy world- class products produced in Waiheke.” They include local sheep yoghurt, enjoyed with a house-made blend of toasted oats, fresh and dried fruits, nuts and seeds and Waiheke honeycomb. Locally-produced brioche and pastries could proudly stand beside those of a boulangerie in France, Nico says. “All the food will be very affordable. We are trying to provide a menu the whole family will enjoy with lots of options. Fresh and healthy, off the grill and a little bit different is the mantra.” Lunch and dinner offerings off the grill include swordfsh, salmon, venison and Angus sirloin steaks. They can be eaten simply from the grill or added to freshly-made salads from the cabinet. Alternatively, a selection of salads may be ordered on their own and both platters and a la carte options will be available. Local wines will come from selected vineyards, Obsidian, Kennedy Point, Goldie Wines in association with the University of Auckland, and Batch Winery, the exclusive sparkling wine distributor. Wine is available with meals and by the glass, while craft beers, cider and ginger beer from Waiheke Island Brewery will be on offer. Island Coffee, Rangihoua Estate olive oils and Waiheke Aqua water will be featured along with a range of produce from other Waiheke suppliers. Local musicians and bands will also showcase their talent in the pavilion throughout the event, along with artists’ talks and wine tastings. n The Headland Sculpture on the Gulf pavilion is open to the public from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Wednesday, 8.30am to 10.30pm Thursday to Saturday, and 8.30am to 8.30pm on Sundays. n More information is available online at www.sculptureonthegulf. co.nz or on facebook.com/ SculptureontheGulf. JUNGLE GYM: Beyond Good & Evil serves as a roost for seagulls and crows.
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