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14 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, March 6, 2014 www.times.co.nz 125081-V2 SMALL CARROTS 69C BOSC PEARS $ 149 PLUMS $ 199 RED KUMARA $ 269 RED CAPSICUMS 79C CELERY $ 149 CAULIFLOWER $ 149 GREEN SEEDLESS GRAPES $ 299 NZ MANDARINS $ 129 MUSHROOMS $ 699 1KG BAG 1KG BAG BAG 1KG BAG EA EA EA KG 1KG BAG KG Abeautiful new dining experi- ence is being carved out at The Elephant Thai Restaurant in Howick thanks to the arrival of a new chef. Thai chef Errn is a deft hand with the knife and has been carving out beautiful banquet delights creatively served in a pumpkin and water- melon. Delicious to eat and easy on the eye, these new additions are proof that The Elephant Thai Restau- rant is continuing to raise the bar on culinary standards. These beautiful carvings are avail- able not just for banquet meals but also for advanced group bookings. Regulars, too, will be pleased to know that three-course set dinners are still available for a limited time. Choose from just $23.90 for chicken or lamb options, or $26.90 for a seafood alternative which includes fish, squid, prawns; or mixed. For that price elsewhere, diners would receive only a main. But at The Elephant Thai, it’s choices galore with a starter of chicken soup, mixed entrees or fresh spring rolls. Also, $10 lunches are available every day. Great crowd pleasers, the mixed entrees include a curry puff, fish cake, prawn on toast, and a fried spring roll – all the Thai favourites. And the variety doesn’t stop there. All mains can be tailored to a pre- ferred meat and can even be veg- etarian. Mix and match meats with popular green and red curries, mas- saman curry, or pad thai and pine- apple fried rice – life doesn’t have to be boring! Have it mild, or have it spicy; the experienced chefs are more than happy to adjust the levels. These mains are accompanied by rice and salad and portions are more than generous. Owner Nu Kraiya says there’s no skimping with ingredients or quality. “I just want to make it easier for people to dine out and enjoy the simple pleasures of a nice meal with- out having to worry about how much they’re spending.” Finally, included in the set dinner and sweetened by the price, dessert is a yummy affair that changes every night. In fact, nobody does tropi- cal desserts like the Thai with fresh and fruity combinations drizzled with coconut milk. A beautiful dining experience enhanced by the enchanting ambi- ence of the restaurant with its elegant wooden finish, glittering gold fea- tures, and soft candlelight, it is easy on the wallet as well as on the eye. So, take advantage of this fabulous deal from now until the end of April, 2014, and call into this local favourite – bookings recommended. The Elephant Thai 1 Moore St, Howick Ph 534 0588 / 534 0599 www.theelephant.co.nz Carving new creations ADVERTORIAL 125090A ONLY$15EA PROUDLY HOWICK! The perfect reminder of everything Howick. 100% cotton teatowels. Buy them for yourself, give to friends or send abroad. To buy call into Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Or order online @ www.times.co.nz Also available at: Victoria’s of Howick, 87 Picton St, Howick. Ph 534 2490. And: Howick Historical Village. QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be THE WOMEN’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING! THE story of one of history’s bravest polar explorers is being brought to life by an actor well suited to the dramatic role. The stage show, Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer, plays at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manu- kau on March 20. Written by and starring actor Aidan Dooley, it’s performed as part of this year’s New Zealand Fes- tival artistic project. Born in 1877, Tom Crean was an Irish explorer considered to be one of his country’s unsung heroes. He’s one of the few men to serve alongside British explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. Crean survived three famous expeditions: Discovery, from 1901- 1904; Terra Nova, from 1910-1913; and Endurance, from 1914-1917. His story is considered a testa- ment of human fortitude against some of the planet’s harshest and dangerous elements. It includes his famous 58-kilo- metre solo trek to base camp dur- ing the Terra Nova expedition to rescue comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly. The arduous land journey is described by leading historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”. Crean passed away due to illness in 1938, aged 61. Mr Dooley was raised in Galway, Ireland, and trained at London’s Guildford School of Acting in Eng- land. He’s also worked in London as a freelance actor, writer and director. His previous theatrical high- lights include starring in the plays Philadelphia Here I Come, Elegies for Angels, Players and Painted Stage and Last Apache Reunion. As part of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company in the English West Country, Mr Dooley took part in national tours of stage plays Tales of the Lost Formicans, Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet. He’s also worked with the Spec- trum Drama and Theatre Projects, developing performance pieces and historical characters for Brit- ish museums. The stage show Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer plays at Voda- fone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau, at 7pm on Thursday, March 20. Tickets cost $10-$35. To book, phone 0800-224-224, or visit www.ticketdirect.co.nz. They’re also available at the door. Icy escapades are uncovered in show HEROIC TALE: Actor Aidan Dooley unveils the true story of explorer Tom Crean in a one-man stage show in Manukau this month, left; explorer Tom Crean pictured with four sleigh dog puppies during Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica from 1914-1917, right. Photos supplied Win tickets The Times has five double passes to the Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer stage show, at Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau on March 20 to give away. Write your name and full daytime contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to: Tom Crean Competition, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259 243, Botany, Auckland 2163; or enter online at www.times.co.nz. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, March 14.
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