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C4 BUY TICKETS AT HOYTS.CO.NZ NZ • NO COMPLIMENTARIES BOTANY DOWNS - THU JULY 4TH TO WED JULY 10TH SESSION TIMES ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING MAN OF STEEL• (M) Thu-Wed 12:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:20PM (3D) MAN OF STEEL• (M) Thu-Fri 5:20, 8:20PM, SaT-Sun 8:20PM Mon-Wed 5:20, 8:20PM (3D) MONSTERS UNIVERSITY• (G) SaT -Sun 3:30PM MAN OF STEEL• (M) Thu-Fri 6:20, 9:20PM SaT -Sun 12:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:20PM Mon-Wed 6:20, 9:20PM MONSTERS UNIVERSITY• (G) SaT -Sun 12:40, 6:00PM THE LONE RANGER• (M) Thu 6:00, 9:10PM, Fri 6:00, 9:00PM SaT -Sun 11:30, 2:40, 9:00PM Mon-Wed 6:00, 9:00PM (3D) DESPICABLE ME 2• (PG) Thu-Wed 11:10, 1:30, 4:00, 6:20PM (3D) MAN OF STEEL• (M) Thu-Fri 10:40, 1:50, 5:20, 8:20PM SaT -Sun 8:20PM Mon-Wed 10:40, 1:50, 5:20, 8:20PM (3D) MONSTERS UNIVERSITY• (G) SaT -Sun 10:15, 3:30PM ALL TICKETS $7 HOYTS JNR CLASSICS: ANGELINA BALLERINA NUTCRACKER (G) SaT-Sun 10:00aM, Tue 10:00aM DINOSAUR TRAIN: DINOSAUR BIG CITY (G) SaT-Sun 10:15aM, Tue 10:15aM MUMS AND BUBS - Tickets only $9 DESPICABLE ME 2• (PG) Wed 11:00aM GENERAL ADMISSION AFTER EARTH (M) Thu 4:20, 9:15PM Fri 4:20, 9:10PM SaT -Sun 2:40PM Mon-Wed 4:20PM DESPICABLE ME 2• (PG) Thu-Tue 10:20, 12:50, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00PM Wed 1:10, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00PM JATT AND JULIET 2 (PG) Thu-Wed 8:30PM LOOTERA (TBC) Fri 1:00, 9:00PM SaT -Sun 12:40, 8:20PM Mon-Wed 1:00, 9:10PM MAN OF STEEL• (M) Thu-Fri 12:50PM SaT -Sun 10:00, 1:00, 5:20PM Mon-Wed 10:00, 1:00PM MONSTERS UNIVERSITY• (G) SaT -Sun 12:40, 6:00PM THE GREAT GATSBY (M) Thu-Fri 10:50, 6:10PM SaT -Sun 6:20PM Mon-Wed 10:50, 6:20PM THE INTERNSHIP (M) Thu-Fri 10:10, 3:40, 6:40PM SaT -Sun 12:20, 3:50PM Mon-Wed 3:50, 6:40PM THE LONE RANGER• (M) Thu 11:30, 2:40, 6:00, 9:10PM Fri 11:20, 2:40, 6:00, 9:00PM SaT -Sun 11:30, 2:40, 6:10, 9:00PM Mon-Wed 11:30, 2:40, 6:00, 9:00PM THIS IS THE END (R16) Thu 2:00, 9:15PM, Fri 2:00PM SaT -Sun 9:20PM Mon-Wed 2:00, 9:15PM WORLD WAR Z (M) Thu 10:30, 1:10, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00PM Fri 10:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:15PM SaT -Sun 10:10, 3:40, 9:15PM Mon-Wed 10:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:15PM THE LONE RANGER M-VIOLENCE DESPICABLE ME 2 PG-LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE WHITE LIES M-VIOLENCE AND NUDITY THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES R16-VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND DRUG USE MAN OF STEEL M-VIOLENCE THIS IS THE END R16-CONTAINS VIOLENCE, DRUG USE AND SEXUAL MATERIAL STILL MINE PG-NUDITY AND COARSE LANGUAGE WORLD WAR Z M-VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & HORROR AFTER EARTH M-VIOLENCE THE INTERNSHIP M-SEXUAL REFERENCES THE GREAT GATSBY M-VIOLENCE AND SEX SCENES FA ST AND THE FURIOUS 6 M-VIOLENCE 122450-v4 Aname associated with greatness, Columbus has come to town and is serving up great coffee and food worthy of its name. Newly opened, Columbus Coffee’s on Pakuranga Road, proving that it is indeed a hallmark of a good cafe, and a welcome alternative to the busy eat-and-run atmo- sphere the highway is known for. Owned and run by husband and wife team, Bryn Mingard and Zsuzsa Veress, who have had their fair share of cafe cul- ture both overseas and in New Zealand, this cafe showcases the best of Columbus Coffee. The Highland Park locals say they were on a mission to find the perfect cafe for- mula, and their research led them to Columbus Coffee. “Columbus is definitely the best cafe franchise in the country – it’s a very pro- fessional organisation and we were very impressed with its operations,” says Bryn. “It’s truly passionate about its food, coffee and its people and we are able to supple- ment the menu with our own ideas, result- ing in dishes very much tailored to local tastes.” Boasting an inspiring, healthy menu with all items freshly created on-site, expe- rienced chef Michelle Turner, comes from a strong background in catering, restau- rant and cafe operations. She ensures the food is of exceptional quality not just for social settings but for corporate catering too. “We can also deliver top notch cater- ing and offer gluten-free and vegetarian options,” says Bryn. More importantly, coffee connoisseurs can come to Columbus Coffee for their regular fix of the hugely popular blend comprising beans from six different coun- tries and also purchase beans or ground coffee direct for home use. The cheerful, setting with an abundance of sunshine, greenery and FREE WIFI, is fast becoming a meeting hotspot so call into: ADVERTORIAL 122982A ONEFREECOFFEE Redeemable only at: Columbus Coffee (next to Carl’s Jr.) 490 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga • Ph 213 9594 • www.columbuscoffee.co.nz Only redeemable at Columbus Coffee Pakuranga. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Only original coupon will be accepted - no copies. 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Stopping by McDonald’s, Ti Rakau Drive recently – one of just a few outlets where the pies are available – I expected a taste of nostalgia and wasn’t disap- pointed; Georgie is still a gorgeous girl! However, while the Kiwi favourite has made a return, McDonald’s certainly hasn’t ‘brought back Buck’; the classic Steak Mince ‘N’ Cheese is now selling at more than four times the price. I contacted Erin Roberts, communica- tions’ executive for McDonald’s Restau- rants (NZ), asking if, in fact, our bucks are no longer tops there. She says: “The Georgie Pie is a pre- mium product, but we feel it is still great value. While we all fondly remember the famous dollar pies, they weren’t sus- tainable at that price. “We use quality chuck steak minced for the pie and a less-flakey Georgie Pie pastry than everyone remembers. We hope that once customers try the pie they will taste the quality and agree the Georgie Pie pie is a premium product.” Premium product? Perhaps. But, does that mean McDonald’s own chicken mayo burger ($2) isn’t? How about all the gourmet pies costing less than $4.50? Considering the price wars that appear to be raging out there in fast food land, with ‘loose change’ menus all- too-common, it does seem strange that McDonald’s would send young Georgie out into the market weighed down by a 450 percent price increase. This had me wondering whether old McDonald had set its own product up to fail. Conspiracy theory, maybe, but it would make sense; this way, the com- pany could announce that despite calls for their return, disappointing sales meant the pies just weren’t wanted by the market, thereby casting off the scar- let G that marked Macca’s as ‘the people who killed Georgie Pie.’ I asked Erin if McDonald’s was set- ting the price high to deter sales, so the company could then shelve the product once and for all. She responds: “No.” I guess that’s me told! But, she contin- ues: “The capital investment which has gone into the research, product devel- opment and implementation of the trial in restaurants is significant. We have invested this money because we want the trial to go well. “In recent years, the interest in Geor- gie Pie has remained high and our research tells us that Kiwis still hold the brand dear to them, so we’re excited to offer it again. If all goes well, we would love to bring the Georgie Pie brand back to Kiwis permanently.” So, it seems it’s expensive to rerelease a product that’s already been successful and to market it to a public that has been salivating over its return. Still, I guess there’s no harm in making sure... After digesting Erin’s replies to my questions, I’m left with a sour taste in my mouth. Underneath, Georgie is still the lovely girl we remember, but has she shed her humble beginnings and, suffering delu- sions of grandeur, moved upmarket, leaving behind her genuine admirers? The Times welcomes dining, wining and entertainment news – Has your restaurant/venue undergone a change? Do you have a special event coming up? Have you launched a special price or menu? Tell me about it – Helen Perry 271 8036 or firstname.lastname@example.org Hey there, Georgie Pie!
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