Rodney Times : February 3rd 2011
6 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 NEWS Advertising Feature Great news for diners at Farmhouse Café, Orewa. Eating out can sometimes be a costly luxury, Orewa's Farmhouse Cafe now offers BYO - bring your own wine. Minimal corkage fee applies. A glass or two of wine can make a meal more pleasurable and relaxing. A couple having a meal and two glasses of wine can potentially save $20. The Farmhouse Cafe offers excellent service and restaurant quality food at very competitive prices. Because they don't have any restaurant overheads, customers don't have to pay high prices. Dining is available Thursday's 6pm - 9pm, Friday's and Saturday's 5pm - 9pm. "We have a good selection on our menu with many tasty options for our diners", chef Maggie says. Members of clubs, groups and societies receive 10 percent off their bill when they book a table for ten or more. Talented musicians with their own equipment are invited to entertain diners during the summer months. In return they'll receive dinner for two or a free breakfast including coffee and tea. Just let us know when you'd like to perform. As a special treat, throughout the month of February, diners can enjoy a free dessert with every main course purchased. If you have a great recipe you think enhances the Farmhouse Cafe menu let us know. If we add it to our menu you'll get to eat the dish for free, with a free coffee. Contact us now to book your wonderful summer dining experience. Phone the Farmhouse C a f eo n0 94 2 65 5 7 1o rv i s i t u sa tH i l a r yS q u a r e ,O r e w a . . Spacious dining, inside or out Enjoy an evening meal at Farmhouse Cafe, Orewa Twins score a perfect 100 in exams Double triumph: Coatesville twins Jack Alexander, left, and Harry, pulled in 100 percent in seven subjects between them in their recent Cambridge international examinations. Their surprising results had Harry initially wondering if a mistake had been made by the exams board when grading their paper. By MICHELE ONG Summer fun: More than 30 youths from the South Kaipara district enjoyed a week of outdoor activities and workshops at Highams Beach, organised by Helensville's Te Awaroa Youth Club. OUR SCHOOLS Coatesville twins recorded a string of perfect scores between them in their recent Cambridge exams. Harry and Jack Alexander scored 100 percent in seven Cambridge subjects between them. Harry scored 100 percent in English, physics, chemis- try and geography, and Jack 100 percent in English, phys- ics and history. Release of the Cambridge examination results also fell on the twins' birthday, and their wait for results dominated the day. I thought they had made a mistake when the results were announced. But it's kind of sunk in now we've been back at school a couple of days,'' ACG (Academic Colleges Group) senior col- lege student Harry Alexander says. The results were a bit of a surprise. I'm happy with it,'' the 17-year-old says. Harry says he is pleased with a score of more than 90 percent with some of the other subjects, and the rest scoring over 95 percent. I wanted to do my best, and have an aim of what I wanted to do. My favourite subjects are maths and chem- istry but I enjoy the other subjects as well,'' he says. Jack says he felt really good with the results because it showed the hard work he has put into achieving it has paid off. He felt both the math and physics papers were challeng- ing. I've always wanted to do as well as I could,'' Jack says. I really owe it to the school. All the teachers were always available to give you assistance and are also there to motivate you.'' He studies about five to six hours daily. Mum Fiona Alexander says the twins worked hard and are very focused. I did not have to push them to study or anything,'' she says. Fiona says when the twins got their results they told her she must not tell any of her friends. They are very hum- ble kids.'' Harry plans to pursue medicine while Jack intends studying law next year. Te Awaroa Youth Club in Helensville hosted another successful camp for youths at Highams Beach in January. More than 30 teenagers from South Kaipara took part in a week-long camp packed with activities, which focused on the attitude of gratitude. I see gratitude, or lack or, as a common concern with teenagers. The young people at camp embraced the theme with both hands, showing in various ways how important it is to be grateful for some- thing,'' camp facilitator Heidi Van Duyn says. Youths spent their time kayaking, a night out in the bush, boat fishing, musicals, plays, survivor challenges, attending a Treaty of Wai- tangi workshop and learning South Kaipara's history -- to name a few. We look forward to offer- ing next year's camp with the theme of consequences,'' Heidi says. The club thanks the Com- munity Organisation Grants Scheme, Lotteries, ASB Trust and the former Rodney Dis- trict Council for their sup- port. The club also thanks Hans Van Duyn Jnr, Noel Higham and Kevin Wright for taking the youths fishing on their boats. Visit www.teawaroayouth club.co.nz or ring Josephine Palmer on (09) 420-7977 for the club's upcoming events and more information. A Christchurch mum is con- tinuing her petition to have speed limits outside school zones reduced as children head back for the new term. We'll be advised we need to drive carefully near chil- dren as they make their way to school, yet the 100kmh speed limit still stands,'' mother-of-two Lucinda Rees says. She says 30kmh or 40kmh is a relatively safe speed'' near children, but the mess- age still seems to remain that is it ok for motorists to drive near children at any speed they wish. Petitions have been sub- mitted to the House of Rep- resentatives and since referred to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee for consideration. She says she has noticed drivers slowing down outside her local school in Swanna- noa, North Canterbury, since she started the campaign. A 40kmh restriction has been adopted outside some schools during peak hours. Email Lucinda Rees on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/ pages/NZ-School-Speeds for updates.
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