Northern News : December 22nd 2010
18 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 22, 2010 NEWS ALL NEW Homestead Family Restaurant Restaurant Open daily from 12pm Families Most Welcome Enclosed Garden Area $10 Lunches 12- 3pm THIS FRIDAY XMAS EVE PARTY! DJ FROM 9pm Check our New Menu. FRIDAY 31 December NEW YEAR'S EVE MONSTER PARTY! Celebrate in style. Join us to see the New Year in! Drinks Specials / Prizes / Giveaways A Great Place and Party Atmosphere Courtesy Van Available cnr of Cobham Drive & Kerikeri Road. Ph. (09) 407 1050 Party Hard! FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Midnight New Year's Eve 2010 Bay of Islands Supported by the businesses of Paihia, Haruru Falls, Opua and Russell PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Organised by www.paihianz.co.nz Business Paihia, Calders Design & Print, The Lion Foundation, The Bay Chronicle, The Northern News, The Excitor - Ultimate fast Boat Experience, Fullers Great Sights, Kingsgate Hotel, 35º South, AwesomeNZ, Classique Souvenirs, 4 Square Paihia, Explore NZ, Paihia Pharmacy, Scenic Hotels, Heartland Hotels, Mako Beach Bar, Northfreeze, Professionals - Dianne Quinn Real Estate Ltd MREINZ, Far North Holdings Ltd, Community Russell, Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Salt Air, Paihia Accommodation Group, Russell Kororareka, Retail Holdings Ltd. PLEASE NOTE well be closed Dec 25 & 26, re-opening Dec 27 09 407 8479 www.thepeartree.co.nz 215 Kerikeri Rd, Stone Store Basin Adults $29.50 - Kids (Under13) $15.00 Bookings recommended Bookings essential SPECIAL 2 COURSE MENU 5-9pm CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER $45.00 per person FREE lift home - some conditions apply SPIT ROAST DINNER & LIVE MUSIC TILL LATE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS VISITORS AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Monday: Card Evening Wednesday: Quiz Nite Thursday: Raffles Friday: Pool and Jackpot Draw Jam Session for Jan 2nd Sat of the month 7pm Bar Open from 3.30pm Daily Snack Menu available Restaurant Open Wed-Sun Meals from $11 Non Members Meals $14.50 Kerikeri RSA Inc, Cobham Road, Kerikeri Ph: 09 407 8585 www.kerikerirsa.co.nz Kerikeri R.S.A 2606447AJ Rugby world cup in the frame The shoe fits: Creative use of footwear and laces by Whangarei man Raymond Downing, the people's choice winner. Creative use of a diverse range of materials from shoelaces to drenching syringes has earned prizes in a photo contest. Northlanders were challenged in September this year to use their imagination to come up with clever ways to spell out the phrase One Year ToGo--tomarkoneyear until the official start of Rugby World Cup 2011. The best of the 18 entries in the contest have now been chosen by a public vote and by Northland 2011, the group organising RWC activities in the north. The four category winners are: Kamo Pri- mary (primary/inter- mediate school section), Pompallier College (secondary section), Mid- Northern Rugby Club (club section) and Whangarei man Ray- mond Downing the people s choice winner. Mr Downing s win -- which involved a creative use of footwear and laces -- was decided by votes on social networking website Facebook. The other winners were picked by a panel of Northland 2011 mem- bers. Both Kamo Pri- mary and Pompallier s entries involved the use of students to spell out the One Year To Go phrase, while the rugby club used tyres in a pad- dock. All four winners will receive a digital video camera worth $700 and Gilbert Rugby World Cup 2011 official replica balls. Another four entries were drawn from a hat and will receive Rugby World Cup mer- chandise worth $300. . To see the entries go to www.Northland2011. com. Kent Passage danger The Harbour Master issued a warning that the overhead wires cross- ing Kent Passage were in danger of falling down, so the Kerikeri Cruising Club was unable to use any of their courses going through the pass- age for the A1 Security two-handed race 5 last week. There was a nice brisk 15 to 20 knot NW wind for the start and the sur- prise leader at Flat Island was Paperchase, who was caught by Northern Rebel on the beat across to Motutera- kihi Island. A tight reach back to Te Puna was where Zindabar caught up for the kite run across to Kent Passage buoy. A beat up the river allowed Northern Rebel to take the lead and cross the line in first place. Zindabar was fol- lowed over the line by Physical Favours. The very quick S26 Jagged Edge took handi- cap points from Northern Rebel and Paperchase. The fresh winds made a welcome change for most crews but also pro- vided a stern test for two-handed sailing.
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