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14 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 www.times.co.nz Unit 1, 15 Cook Street, Howick BARREL INN Phone 535 5540 NOW! 124086 CHRISTMAS FUNCTION? Book with us! With ham on the bone, we can accommodate and cater to all. Group bookings welcome. Tickets $37 Members $40 Non Members Tickets available from reception or phone 5377103 Door Open 6pm Show Starts 8pm Bar Snax Available 6-8pm R18 Limited Seating OTHER EVENTS -- Friday, December 20 -- CLASSIC HITS...with top NZ Band CONTAGIOUS - no cover charge • Tuesday, December 24...one for the kiddies...Christmas Carols and Disco from 4pm till 8pm • Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve Superstar Bash Tickets $15 on sale December 2 – Members, their invited guests and affliated members only. 124324 123768 Celebrate by the sea 32 The Esplanade, Eastern Beach thebarracuda.co.nz | Phone 534 1989 124314 À la carte or set menu available for functions and groups OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY $12 special Lunch and Dinner Dinner Tuesday--Thursday; Lunch Wednesday--Sunday Amazing Food for Amazing People Call us now to book 274 4479 ext 3 mobile 021 040 8389 www.cafebosporus.co.nz Cafe open 7am to 5pm 7 days or 7am-1am for functions • Fully licensed • Large or small groups • Seating indoors/outdoors for up to 110 people • Extensive breakfast & lunch menus • Function menu including canapes & cocktails • Space for live music and dancing 124241 PRIVATE FUNCTIONS, WEDDINGS, CATERING Reservations can only be taken over the phone on 09 292 8111 54231 CLEVEDON CAFE LUNCH 7 DAYS 8.30AM -- 3PM DINNER WED TO SUN 6PM -- 11PM CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS We do not take bookings for lunch. Dinner reservations are recommended. www.clevedoncafe.co.nz FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS CALL US ON 09 533 0950 THE PROMENADE - 1 ARA TAI - HALF MOON BAY - WWW.GRANGERS.CO.NZ We’ll make it easy for your xmas function - choose from a selection of set menus, from small boxes + bites to a 5 course experience @ 124265 It's time to plan your Christmas Function END of year Christmas functions may still seem some way off – but, not for much longer. Soon the bells will be jingling and while locals may not be riding in one- horse open sleighs they could be the spinning around like crazy elves or moving their bodies like hairy trolls when entering into the festive spirit. Importantly, the next ﬁve or six weeks will be all go with festivities. So, ﬁrms or social clubs that haven’t yet booked a venue or caterer will have to get Christmas cracker-ing quick! Those opting for a low-cost affair at the ofﬁce or perhaps a family pic- nic day at the beach will have to think catering – barbecue, spit roast, ﬁn- ger foods, picnic hampers. There are plenty of companies that can oblige. But for those wanting to step up end of year celebrations at a venue which provides for all weather, then locally there are a variety of functions centres, bars, taverns and restaurants from which to choose. The ﬁrst thing to do is take a head count and ensure commitment from staff. When the company is paying it is all too easy for staff members to say, “yes I’ll be there” and then, should something better come along, fail to turn up at the work do. This can prove costly when compa- nies are paying for food by the ‘head’. Not only do the ‘no shows’ incur a ﬁnancial cost on the ﬁrm, which may even include gifts, there is food waste to consider as well as disap- pointing work mates and department heads. Once clear on numbers be sure to book a venue with ﬂoor space appro- priate to numbers attending and an ambience to suit the type of function planned – formal, informal, sit down meal, mix and mingle, dance ﬂoor required, stage for entertainment, jukebox or DJ set up and so on. Be sure employees have a clear idea of what is expected in the way of dress. No one wants to turn up at the ball wearing jeans and a jumper; by the same token most people won’t want to be all glitz and glitter if a wine trail has been arranged. Check with the venue that it can provide for all your needs. Put together a list so everyone is clear on what is Fun festivities NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR PRIVATE AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS - FULLY LICENSED - 124222 Ph 274 0471 19 Cryers Road, East Tamaki, Auckland Casino-themed Christmas parties are a fun way to celebrate.
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