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BUY TICKETS AT HOYTS.CO.NZ NZ • NO COMPLIMENTARIES BOTANY DOWNS - THU MAY 16TH TO WED MAY 22ND SESSION TIMES ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) Sat-Sun 10:00aM STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS• (M) thu-Wed 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00PM (3D) IRON MAN 3 (M) Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:35PM (3D) STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS• (M) thu-Fri 5:00, 8:00PM Sat-Sun 2:00, 5:00, 8:00PM Mon-Wed 5:00, 8:00PM SNITCH• (M) thu-Wed 6:20, 8:45PM STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS• (M) thu-Fri 6:00, 9:00PM Sat-Sun 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00PM Mon-Wed 6:00, 9:00PM (3D) IRON MAN 3 (M) thu-Fri 12:50, 3:35, 8:10PM Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:35, 8:20PM Mon-Wed 12:50, 3:35, 8:10PM (3D) STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS• (M) thu-tue 11:00, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00PM Wed 2:00, 5:00, 8:00PM (3D) THE CROODS (G) Sat -Sun 3:40PM ALL TICKETS $7 PETER PAN (G) Sat-Sun 10:00, 12:00PM MUMS AND BUBS - Tickets only $9 STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS• (M) Wed 11:00aM GENERAL ADMISSION ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) Sat-Sun 11:20, 4:20PM IDENTITY THIEF (M) thu-Fri 12:40, 5:40PM Sat-Sun 10:40, 1:10PM Mon-Wed 12:40, 5:40PM IRON MAN 3 (M) thu-Wed 10:00, 1:30, 6:20, 9:10PM OBLIVION (M) thu 10:40, 1:10, 6:40PM Fri 10:40, 1:10PM Sat-Sun 4:20, 6:40PM Mon-Wed 10:40, 1:10, 6:40PM OLYMPUS HAS FA LLEN (R16) thu 10:20, 4:00, 9:20PM Fri 10:20, 4:00PM Sat-Sun 4:00, 9:20PM Mon-Wed 10:20, 4:00, 9:20PM SNITCH• (M) thu-Fri 11:10, 1:40, 4:20, 6:20, 8:45PM Sat-Sun 10:30, 1:40, 6:20, 8:45PM Mon-Wed 11:10, 1:40, 4:20, 6:20, 8:45PM SONG FOR MARION• (PG) thu-Fri 10:50, 3:50, 6:10, 8:20PM Sat-Sun 3:50, 6:10, 8:20PM Mon-Wed 10:50, 3:50, 6:10, 8:20PM STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS• (M) thu-Wed 1:00, 7:00PM THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (M) thu-Fri 10:00, 3:00PM Mon-Wed 10:00, 3:00PM THE CROODS (G) thu-Fri 4:10PM Sat-Sun 11:00, 1:20, 6:00PM Mon-Wed 4:10PM SNITCH M-DRUG USE AND VIOLENCE SONG FOR MARION PG-COARSE LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL REFERENCES STAT TREK INTO DARKNESS M-VIOLENCE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP M-OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE JURASSIC PARK 3D M-VIOLENCE IRON MAN 3 M-VIOLENCE OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN R16-VIOLENCE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH PG-LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE OBLIVION M-VIOLENCE AND NUDITY IDENTITY THEIF M-VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND SEX SCENES 121225-V6 4/2 Fencible Dr, Howick Ph 532 7034 • montereycinemas.co.nz BARGAIN MON/TUES $8.50 (3D $11.50) – Excl Public Holidays Gambit (M) Thurs 2.35, 4.00, 6.30, 8.30pm; Fri/Mon 10.40am, 2.35, 4.15, 6.30pm; Sat/Tues 10.40am, 2.35, 4.15, 6.30, 8.30pm; Sun 10.45am, 2.35, 6.30, 8.30pm; Wed 10.40am, 2.35, 6.30, 8.30pm Kon Tiki (M) Thurs 10.30am, 3.40, 8.20pm; Fri-Mon 11.10am, 3.40, 8.20pm; Tues 10.20am, 3.30, 8.20pm; Wed 10.45am, 3.10pm Song for Marion (PG) Thurs 10.00am, 12.00, 2.00, 6.00pm; Fri/Sat/Mon 10.20am, 12.20, 2.20, 6.15, 8.10pm; Sun 1.15, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30pm; Tues 12.20, 2.20, 6.15, 8.10pm; Wed 11.00am, 1.00, 3.00, 5.00pm The Company You Keep (M) Thurs 3.00, 8.20pm; Fri/Sat/Tues/Wed 1.15, 8.20pm; Sun 12.40, 7.45pm; Mon 1.15, 8.30pm Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Thurs-Sat/Mon-Wed 3.15pm Barbara (M) Thurs 1.15, 6.00pm; Fri-Mon 10.30am, 1.30, 6.00pm; Tues 10.10am, 1.00, 6.00pm; Wed 10.30am, 1.00, 5.45pm Monterey Cinema Abroad: In a Better World (R16) Fri 6.30pm Met Opera: Rigoletto (EX) Thurs 10.20am; Sun 1.00pm Iron Man 3 3D (M) Thurs 8.20pm; Fri-Wed 8.00pm Haute Cuisine (M) Thurs/Sat/Sun/Tues 12.35, 5.45pm; Fri 12.35, 4.30pm; Mon 12.35, 4.00pm; Wed 12.35, 5.30pm Exhibition: Manet (EX) Sat/Tues 3.45pm; Mon 7.00pm Coffee and Kids: Song for Marion (PG) Tues 10.00am Performance (M) Thurs 10.15am, 6.00pm; Fri/Mon 11.00am, 5.45pm; Sat/Tues 11.00am, 6.00pm; Sun 10.45am, 5.15pm; Wed 3.45, 6.00pm 120606-V12 Iron Man 3 2D (M) Thurs-Sat/Mon-Wed 12.40pm; Sun 3.15pm First Position (G) Thurs/Sat-Wed 4.30pm; Fri 3.45pm The Paihia Food and Wine Festival is a renowned success because it’s essentially a local affair run by the local community for their own enjoy- ment. Avoiding the overt commercialism of traditional food and wine festivals that are tourist orientated, Paihia’s carnival is a fun day with continuous entertain- ment for young and old. Apart from the food and wine, other activities are non- stop music on centre stage by some of the country’s leading big-bands, cook- ing competitions and a magician for the kids. The festival revolves around the township and, like every other year, offers ways to sample the region’s gas- tronomic food and wine riches. Since its conception it has continued to grow and now draws crowds from as far away as Auckland and from the far north. Set in the picturesque surrounds of the historic Village Green the festival reflects the atmosphere of a true coun- try carnival. Much of the local food and wine is showcased by the 50-odd stalls all eager to share their knowledge and bounty of culinary and beverage delights with the enthusiastic food and wine loving audience. Some of the region’s best restaurants have set up stalls with offerings of their finest local produce. Most of the recog- nised wineries that make up the North- land wine trail are also here providing wine connoisseurs with the perfect opportunity to sample some of their distinctive hand crafted wines. While winemaking in Northland is still in its infancy and with still a way to go, if any- one can boast stability it’s Rod McIvor of Marsden Estate. Rod is a prominent player in the industry and his winery is the pick of the bunch with tastings of some of their award-wining vintages. Beer drinkers need not be disappointed either as Monteiths have a major pres- ence in their marquee beer garden. One of the Bay of Islands treasures is its harvest from the sea and the fes- tival is a seafood lover’s dream with stalls offering fresh oysters and mussels served raw, marinated, deep fried and barbecued. Other gastronomic delights include lamb, chicken and beef kebabs, hamburgers served with salad or french fries, whitebait and paua fritters, Thai fish cakes, chicken, beef and rice dishes, gourmet sausages, meat balls and pat- ties, and if you still have hunger pangs you can finish off with yoghurt and ice cream. Much of the festival’s success comes from community efforts behind the scenes. Everyone pitches in to help and any profit goes towards the next year’s festival and various charities. With entry restricted to a maximum of 2000, would be participants should purchase their entry passes early. “It’s a matter of making everything and everybody comfortable and accessible,” say the festival organisers Anika West and Steph Godsiff who manage the event. The idea for the festival stemmed from the Paihia business community and a team of dedicated volunteers with the idea of stimulating the local economy. Paihia Food and Wine Festival is held in October. For further information contact the festival organisers ph (09) 402 5593 or visit www.paihianz.co.nz 103091-V58 OPENING SPECIALS Unit 7, 15 Cook St, Howick Ph 533 7117 Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 3-9pm. Monday Closed. 122331 ASIAN TAKEAWAYS HALF PRICE SMORGASBORD Valid until June 15, 2013 This voucher must be presented HALF PRICE BLACKBOARD MENU MAIN MEALS UP TO $50 Valid until June 15, 2013 This voucher must be presented HALF ✃✃✃✃✃✃ HALF ✃✃✃✃✃✃ Right Royal Weekend ight oyal Weekend To celebrate THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY the Government is giving you an extra day off so you can enjoy a Ph 271 8000 • www.times.co.nz Boost your sales and your business this Queen’s Birthday weekend – be part of our special lift-out (Distributed in the last week of May) We are making Queen’s Birthday Weekend a right royal occasion. Before winter sets in there is plenty to see and do – whether our readers are after a three-day escape, fun activities close to home or need to tackle all those little jobs around the house and garden before the wet and cold sets in, our special supplement will have it covered. If a new wardrobe or winter shopping for the home is on the cards, this Times feature will let the locals in on where to shop. Book your advertising space NOW... HOWICK and Pakuranga music lovers will have the good for- tune to hear two of the great- est shorter compositions in the choral repertoire at a local concert this month. The Pakuranga Choral Society will present Vivaldi’s Gloria and Gabriel Faure’s famous Requiem at All Saints Church, Howick, 2pm, Sunday, May 26. The Gloria is a work of rejoic- ing with lively rhythms and excit- ing variations. Vivaldi wrote it in Venice in about 1716, possibly to celebrate a Venetian victory. However, after his death it lay undiscovered until the late 1920’s when it was found buried among forgotten manuscripts. The Requiem, by contrast, con- tains music of the greatest sensitiv- ity, coming from a high point of the Romantic era. It contains that won- derful soprano solo, the “Pie Jesu”. Both works are old friends of the choir who, with accompanist Valerie Sowerby, and led by highly experienced conductor Nicho- las Forbes, intend to display all the qualities which these works demand; accuracy, balance, clarity and beautiful tone quality. Joining the choristers for this concert are Michael Bell, resident organist at St Matthews in the City, who has accompanied the choir previously; Timothy Carpen- ter, baritone and Dilys Fong, alto; Fiona Tibbles and Luana Prictor, all sopranos who are extensively involved in choir work and musical studies generally. Promising an afternoon of out- standing music, this is one concert which should not be missed. Ticket sales at the door – adults $25, sen- iors, $20. – Hal Marryatt Diary concert date I CAN’T believe it – Choi’s Korean BBQ Restaurant in Sommerville Shopping Court is celebrating its 18th birthday. We had just built a new home in Meadowlands when the restaurant opened and I have fond memories of dining there. The table top cooking was quite a novelty and we enjoyed it immensely. But having moved from the area some years ago it is a long time since I last dined at Choi’s. However, this anniversary has prompted me to rethink a visit to the long-standing venue. I see the set menu table barbe- cue, which is usually $42 for two people, is on a birthday special of just $34 for two – sounds good to me and the perfect time to return and see if the restaurant is as good as I remember. Kiwi chefs, got game? BEFORE man became a farmer, settling down to grow crops and (eventually) sit with his feet parked up on the coffee table, drinking back a lager and goggling the box, he was a hunter. Harkening to those bygone days of exploring the world’s backyard, revelling in the glories of nature, before shooting some of it to bring home and lay on a plate, the Mon- teith’s Beer and Wild Food Chal- lenge is a true test for Kiwi chefs. Now, as the 16th edition of the annual contest fires up, keen cooks from Monteith’s outlets are being asked to throw their hats into the ring. To be eligible for entry, each dish must feature readily-availa- ble wild ingredients and be pre- pared and presented in a unique or intriguing way, and at least two of the primary ingredients must also be sourced from within 100km of the entrant’s outlet to provide a distinct local element. Dishes must be matched with Monteith’s beer or cider. The winner will bag the title and $15,000 cash. All hunter and gatherer chefs across the land are encouraged to register their wild dish with a Monteith’s pair- ing before Friday, May 31. Are you ‘game’ enough to answer the call of the Wild? Visit www.monteiths.co.nz for more information. Choi’s celebrates 18th birthday HORNY STAG: Basalt’s entry in last year’s challenge.
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