Northern News : December 5th 2012
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Wishing Everybody Seasons Tidings 4972140AB window onWA I PA PA Advertising Feature 5044612AA 4967531AB State Highway 10, Waipapa 09 407 1999 -- Telephone Orders Welcome Free WiFi for Internet Christmas Eve Monday December 24th -- Open 7am -- 7pm Christmas Day Tuesday December 25th -- Closed Boxing Day Wednesday December 26th -- Open 8am -- 7pm December 27th -- Open 7am -- 8pm December 28th -- Open 7am -- 8pm December 29th -- Open 8am -- 8pm December 30th -- Open 8am -- 7pm December 31st -- Open 7am -- 7pm January 1st -- Open 8am -- 7pm Normal Summer Opening Hours Resume FRESH FISH with CHIPS OUR SPECIALITY Lindy, Stephen and the team would like to wish all our customers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. During the Festive period we will add to our product range Seasonal Fare. We are only closed Christmas Day, our Opening times during this period will be: Pioneer Restaurant & Bar SH10 Waipapa Ph: 09 407 4761 Bar or 09 407 4764 Restaurant Restaurant Opening Hours: Tuesday -- Sunday 12pm -- 9pm Courtesy Van Available (Thursday - Saturday) WHAT'S ON FOR DECEMBER! The Frettz Blues Band Sunday Afternoon 2nd December Mark Taupari Solo Artist from the Coromandel Saturday Night 8th December Hewson Project Duo Sunday Afternoon 9th December Cake & Eat It Covers Band from Whangarei Saturday Night 22nd December 5022400AA Lighting up the night Loi Krathong, above: Lanterns float into the night sky at the festival of the full moon. Krathong boats, right: Float your troubles away. The Chang Siam Thai restaurant in Waipapa was packed to the rafters on Wednesday evening in celebration of Loi Krathong. Owner Charles Timm and his Thai team held a sumptuous dinner to celebrate the Thai festi- val of the full moon to raise funds for the teenage cancer charity CanTeen. The evening included authentic Thai food, tra- ditional Thai dancing and several hours of wonderful harp playing by Therese Wunrow, who donated her fee to Can- Teen. Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, which usually falls in November in the West- ern calendar. Loi means to float, while krathong refers to a lotus-shaped container which floats on the water. Traditional krath- ong are decorated with elaborately folded banana leaves, incense sticks, and a candle. At the end of the Chang Siam festival din- ner candle-lit lotus boats, made by Jur- awadee Ruangsrijun (Ann), the head chef s wife, were floated on a temporary pond. They are a traditional way of honouring Buddha. Individuals float their troubles away in the boats along with a coin for the river spirit, which in this case was donated to CanTeen, and make a wish. The night concluded with a spectacular release of nearly 100 Thai lanterns into the clear, still night sky. It was the perfect end to a perfect evening and there was thunderous applause when Charles introduced his entire team including head chef Weerasak Pongrasertsin (Andy) and chef Worawit Phorasri (Mann) who had made huge efforts to make the evening as authentic as possible. It was a double cele- bration for the res- taurant s manager Suc- hart Sasoongneren, who had just received perma- nent residency for New Zealand. This was the perfect way to introduce my team and Thai culture to our community, while raising much needed funds for CanTeen, Charles says. The evening raised $270 for CanTeen. Chang Siam Thai res- taurant intends holding more cultural functions. For details of upcoming events visit kerikerthai.co.nz or call 09 407 8424. Donations to CanTeen can be made any time at the restaurant. Bridge to close for work Waipapa Landing Bridge in Kerikeri will be closed for short periods this month to allow for essential mainten- ance. The Far North District Council plans to close the bridge, which spans Waipapa Stream on Landing Rd, to traffic on December 10 to replace deck boards. Council spokesman David Penny says contractor Transfield Services expects to take two days to complete the repairs which cannot be underta- ken safely while traffic is using the bridge. We hope to finish the repairs on December 11 but have given Trans- field permission to close the bridge on other days until December 20 if bad weather interrupts work. Traffic will be diverted along Kapiro Rd, State Highway 10 and Waipapa Rd while the bridge is closed. We appreciate this detour will sig- nificantly lengthen people s journeys, so plan to carry out the repairs when daytime traffic volumes are at their lowest. Transfield will close the bridge at 9.30am each day and reopen it at 2.30pm so people can use the bridge to travel to and from work or school.
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