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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 19 Fully Licensed & BYOW Available both dine-in & takeaway Unit 2B, 2 Bishop Browne Pl (Off Bishop Dunn Pl, Near Mitre 10 Mega) Ph 273 4234 Open 6 days (closed Sundays) Lunch 11.30am-3pm, Dinner 5.30-9pm NOW OPEN! Under new management 120506 Smales Rd Ormiston Rd TeIrirangiDrChapelRd Mitre 10 Mega We are here H NA NA Thai Restaurant NA NA NA NA Thai Restaurant NANA NA NA Thai Restaurant Hilight of Thai taste and variety of Thai food Fully Licensed & B.Y.O Wine 4/308 TE IRIRANGI DRIVE BOTANY SOUTH AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND PH: + 64 9 274-9990 NANA Fax: + 64 9 274-9930 LUNCH 12-2PM FRIDAY-SUNDAY DINNER 7 NIGHTS 5.30pm UNTIL LATE All main courses served with rice — 10% discount for takeaway SPECIAL BUFFET LUNCH $16.90 PER PERSON • Extensive selection of meats including beef, lamb, pork, chicken and duck; and seafood. • Fully licensed bar and BYOW. • Direct access to the beach and a gorgeous view to match. Open for Dinner 6 nights - 5pm until late (Tuesday to Sunday) 4/308 Te Irirangi Dr, Botany South, (next to Garden & Orchard). Phone 274 9990. 1C Eastern Beach Rd, Eastern Beach. Phone 533 9996. 10% discount for takeaway All main courses served with rice 120756-V2 1 Ara-Tai Road, Half Moon Bay Promenade Ph 533 0047 • 0800 2 Handi • Great Meals • Great Marina Location MONDAY-WEDNESDAY DINNER MAINS ONLY $10* LUNCH 7 DAYS $9.99 * (excluding Tandoori & Seafood) BYO Wine • Dine In/Takeaway/Delivery (*Conditions apply) 120716 120572-v3 THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL S THE HUB, 451 TI RAKAU DR, BOTANY. PH 271 4880.WWW.OCEANZ.CO.NZ Open until 7pm Sun to Thurs and 7.30pm Fri & Sat *Specials run through to Sunday, March 17 or while stocks last. All specials weather & catch permitting. *Specials run through to Sunday, March 17 or while stocks last. All specials weather & catch permitting. BLUFF OYSTERS INSTORE NOW TARAKIHI FILLETS $24.95 KG RAW PRAWN MEAT 700G PKT 2FOR$1890 SAVE $7.00 GREAT FOR STIR FRIES, BBQS OR RISOTTO BUY TICKETS AT HOYTS.CO.NZ NZ • NO COMPLIMENTARIES BOTANY DOWNS - THU MARCH 14TH TO WED MARCH 20TH OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL•(PG) Thu-Wed 11:50, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00PM (3D) LIFE OF PI (PG) SaT-Sun 3:30PM (3D) OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL• (PG) Thu-Fri 6:40PM SaT -Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:40PM Mon-Wed 6:40PM A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (M) Thu-Wed 9:20PM BROKEN CITY• (R16) Thu-Wed 8:40PM I GIVE IT A YEAR (M) Thu-Wed 6:20PM MT. ZION (PG) SaT-Sun 1:20PM OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL• (PG) Thu-Fri 6:00, 9:00PM SaT -Sun 3:00, 6:00, 9:00PM Mon-Wed 6:00, 9:00PM (3D) LIFE OF PI (PG) Thu-Wed 3:30PM (3D) OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL• (PG) Thu-Fri 10:00, 12:50, 2:10, 3:50, 6:40, 8:20PM SaT -Sun 10:00, 12:50, 2:20, 3:50, 6:40, 8:20PM Mon-Wed 10:00, 12:50, 2:10, 3:50, 6:40, 8:20PM MUMS AND BUBS - Tickets only $9 GREAT EXPECTATIONS• (M) Wed 11:00aM GENERAL ADMISSION 21 AND OVER• (R16) Thu-Wed 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10PM A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (M) Thu-Wed 4:00, 6:40, 9:20PM ARGO (M) Thu-Fri 11:20aM Mon-Wed 11:20aM BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (M) Thu-Wed 4:10PM BROKEN CITY• (R16) Thu-Wed 1:10, 3:40, 8:40PM DJANGO UNCHAINED (R16) Thu-Wed 8:50PM GREAT EXPECTATIONS• (M) Thu-Tue 10:30, 1:20, 6:15PM Wed 1:30, 6:15PM IGIVEITAYEAR(M) Thu-Wed 11:00, 6:20, 8:50PM JOLLY LLB (M) Thu-Wed 8:30PM LES MISERABLES (M) Thu-Wed 5:10PM LIBERAL ARTS• (M) Thu-Wed 11:30, 1:50, 6:10PM MT. 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SESSION TIMES ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING JOLLY LLB M-VIOLENCE LIBERAL ARTS M-ADULT THEMES BROKEN CITY R16-VIOLENCE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE ARGO M-VIOLENCE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE GREAT EXPECTAT IONS M-VIOLENCE AND CONTENT THAT MAY DISTURB OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL PG-SCARY SCENES 21 AND OVER R16-VIOLENCE, SEXUAL REFERENCES AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGEI GIVE IT A YEAR M-LANGUAGE AND NUDITY BEAUTIFUL CREATURES M-SUPERNATURAL THEMES AND VIOLENCE SAFE HAVEN M-VIOLENCE AND SEX SCENES A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD M-VIOLENCE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE MT ZION PG-COARSE LANGUAGE DJANGO UNCHAINED R16-GRAPHIC VIOLENCE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE PARANORMAN PG-SCARY SCENES LES MISERABLES M-VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL REFERENCES THE LIFE OF PI PG-SOME SCENES MAY DISTURB THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY M–CONTAINS FA NTASY VIOLENCE 120574-V5 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 email@example.com Dining and Leisure with Helen Perry By Natalie Brittan GettinG to know America seems easy enough with the help of Hollywood and MtV. But there still remains plenty to discover – some weird, some wonderful and some downright loopy! And after three weeks of hon- eymooning in West Coast Amer- ica, my husband and i found the following Americanisms quite bizarre... Driving and navigation Sure, it’s common knowledge that Americans drive on the right side, but less common is the free right turn rule, which sees driv- ers given the green to turn right even when the traffic light says otherwise! Back home our eastern suburbs are rife with roundabouts, but there are little to no roundabouts in USA. instead, there are StOP signs at the smallest of junctions (yes, even residential areas). ever wonder how far a block is? Well, how long is a piece of string? initially, we thought a block was the distance of one intersection to the next with buildings in between but it turns out that the intersection had to be a major one – side streets don’t count! On the nose those accustomed to unsavoury odours from some third world countries would feel right at home in some big USA cities. We frequently caught off- putting wafts of urine, marijuana (medicinal marijuana does exist!) and sewage in downtown LA and San Francisco. in San Diego, an odd smell would pop up occasionally – something that could best be described as a cocktail of sewage and stale spit. Moving on to the country – Jerome in idaho to be specific – i don’t think my nostrils have ever been assaulted by such pungent, agricultural air. no prizes for guessing what the small town’s main industry is! Way cookie crumbles Fancy brews such as cappucci- nos, lattes, and flat whites have no home in America. Settle instead for brewed cof- fee accompanied by pottles of half and half (half cream, half whole milk) – quite good, if i do say so myself. And while Kiwis sit down with a cuppa and a bikkie at tea-time, a biscuit, in American terms, is really a scone. Sweet biscuits are not as common as savoury biscuits which are served with a variety of meals such as fried chicken (biscuits, not bread rolls at KFC), sausages, and gravy (often white and creamy, not brown!). The store for drugs Walk into any fast food joint and find listed the number of calories for each menu option. Great for calorie counters but judging by the clientele in certain locations, i think many opt for “ignorance is bliss”. Pharmacies are known as drugstores in the USA which i think is rather appropriate con- sidering they also stock ciga- rettes and alcohol in addition to drugs, of course. Conflicting health aims? no worry, in America chalk and cheese coexist harmoniously. ‘Blue’ news i can see how scriptwriters obtain fodder for intense, sus- penseful dramas such as 24 and Homeland. Just as we began our trip, a disillusioned cop-killer (he killed cops and was a cop himself) with a personal vendetta against the LAPD had incidentally begun his killing spree leading to a wide- scale manhunt spanning multi- ple states and cities. We were in San Diego when the saga culminated in a cabin fire in San Bernardino (about 170 miles north), where the perpe- trator’s body was found. How’s that for drama? So on that note, head to the “greatest country in the world” for some exciting high speed car chases, hostage situations and police stand-offs! Or just stay home, in little old nZ and watch, from a safe distance, on tV. Musing on American life Only in USA – Stop signs at every corner, downtown LA downright smelly and futile calorie-counting at fast food chains. Photos supplied Biscuits resemble scones and are commonly served with white, creamy gravy.
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