Northern News : February 2nd 2011
8 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS Homestead PROUD Supporters of the Blues!! Come and enjoy a beer and a snack in our New Garden Bar! Top Auckland DJ Vee from 9pm 3458658AA cnr of Cobham Drive & Kerikeri Road Ph. (09) 407 1050 AFTER RUGGER PARTY FRIDAY 4th FEBRUARY Gigantic party with Johnny Pedro & the Furious Three From 7 o clock extra bar and party will spill out into Car Park. Proud supporter of our town's rugby. Party Hard! Find us at: Wharepuke Subtropical Garden 190 Kerikeri road, Kerikeri -- Ph 09 407 8936 (On left, just before Stone Store) Metro award-winning chef / owner Colin Ashton "Best Dessert Auckland 2008" www.foodatwharepuke.co.nz Lunch Dinner Tours Catering Weddings Functions Gourmet Products European and Thai inspired CAFE / RESTAURANT Rugby buzz building Great venue: Last year's successful provincial rugby fixture at the Domain. Browny points: Far North mayor and rugby enthusiast Wayne Brown helps with a piece of the grandstand scaffolding puzzle. Upstanding: Grandstand components are unloaded by seconded cycleway worker Jonah Sims at the Kerikeri Domain. The scaffolding behind will continue to grow until the grandstand is finished. The stage is being readied for a super event with the construction of a 3500-seat grandstand for Friday s Blues v Hurricanes game at the Kerikeri Domain at 5pm. The grandstand is being built by Auckland specialists Acrow assisted by six workers from the Far North District Council s cycleway project. The workers, whose contribution to the match is being funded from the council s rugby budget, are gaining experience in scaffolding which will be recognised with a basic qualification at the end of the job. Operations manager Sue Hodge says the skills could well lead to employment in Rugby World Cup year when temporary grandstands will be needed at venues. One of Acrow s next jobs is a 20,000-seat grandstand at Eden Park, she says. The buzz is building in Kerikeri where the town is expected to take on a blue and yellow hue next week. Ticket sales are brisk and many people will want to mix with the Blues at a meet and greet at the Domain from 4.30pm to 6pm tomorrow on the eve of the match. Giveaways and autographs will add to the excitement along with the presence of up to 14 current and former All Blacks who are Blues players. All children attending the game will get a Blues poster on the day. The Hurricanes are scheduled to check out the Domain at 11.45am on the day of the game. Tickets are available from council service centres at Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Rawene and the Procter Library in Kerikeri, i-SITES at Kaitaia, Opononi and Paihia and the Doubtless Bay information cen- tre. Kerikeri bars The Homestead, Rock Salt and The Pioneer at Waipapa are also selling tickets -- seated grandstand $30, general admission adult $10 and child $5. Ten corporate packages compris- ing food, beverages and grandstand tickets are available for purchase. Contact www.fndc.govt.nz/rugby, phone 0800-920-029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Warriors to head for Whangarei The Vodafone Warriors will play their second National Rugby League pre-season trial against the Queensland Cup side the Burleigh Bears. The last time the Vodafone Warriors play- ed in Whangarei was in 1995. The match takes place at Northland Events Centre (Toll Stadium), Okara Drive, Whanga- rei, on Saturday, Febru- ary 19. The game will kick off at 5pm with the curtain raiser featuring the Vodafone Junior Warriors at 3pm. Gates open at 2.30pm. Tickets from www. ticketdirect.co.nz, by calling 0800 4 TICKET or from Toll Stadium reception.
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