Manukau Courier : January 6th 2011
13 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 6, 2011 NEWS 792 Great South Road, Manukau Ph: 912-6964 Book Now for your Christmas Party or Function. Menus available now for pre Christmas Bookings. Live on Stage Elvis Brian A. Childs Voted Australasia's Best Elvis Impersonator A visually exciting show with energy to burn! Glass of bubbles on arrival $40 Entry includes a Full buffet Date: Friday 7th January 2011 Tickets on sale now! 33 (conditions apply) Get a free cake on your birthday with 20 or more guests for dinner only LUNCH ~ ~ LUNCH DINNER DINNER B F BUFFET RESTAURANT, BAR, BUFFET RESTAURANT, BAR, FUNCTIONS AND CATERING FUNCTIONS AND CATERING BUFFET SPECIALS BUFFET SPECIALS BUFFET KING MONDAY - - - THURSDAY FRIDAY - - - SUNDAY $14.95 $15.95 $19.95 $23.95 1 PERSON DINES FOR FREE WITH EVERY 10 PAYING GUESTS *conditions apply* BUFFET KING PACIFIC SQUARE, 792 GREAT SOUTH ROAD, MANUKAU PH: 09-9127525 www.buffetking.co.nz DINE FREE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY 3 Located opposite Mega Mitre 10 Home Base Botany, off Te Irirangi Drive, 16J Bishop Dunn Place, Botany South. Phone 09 265-1368 BUY ONE COFFEE, GET ONE FREE Ends 31st January 2011 at Columbus Coffee Home Base % Relaxed atmosphere • Brunch menu available •7days Ample free parking at • door Open January the 6th 2011 Columbus Homebase wish their customers a very Happy and prosperous NEW YEAR!! EASTERN % 2777331AN SOUTH AUCKLAND DENTAL Inside WHITE CROSS CLINIC Tel -- 09 2700 200 ” Free initial Consultation (including Or thodontics) ” Free Winz Quotes ” Free for School Students under 18 ” Extractions (including Wisdom Teeth) ” Fillings (including White Fillings) ” Root Canal Treatments ” Partial & Complete Dentures (including Valplast flexible dentures) 15-23 Station Road, Otahuhu AFTER HOURS DAYS DENTAL CARE &7 Park wonder Pirates ahoy: As you approach the dark cave on the log flume you pass by a pirate scene that Alan Walker dreamed up. He wants to add more pirates, pixies and a sunken ship. Alien nation: This alien keeps Alan Walker company in his workshop. When it's finished, it will be displayed by The Invader ride. Big plans: Around Alan Walker's workshop are sketches like this one, planning new, big attractions for the theme park. Skullduggery: Attention to detail is the name of the game in the sculptures Alan Walker makes. This pirate skull will eventually be part of the log flume ride. FROM Page 2 doesn't stick to one medium either -- he does everything from sculpt- ing to painting to sketching and t-shirt design. He even directed and filmed a short black-and- white western film that screens while people are waiting to ride the Gold Rush. I do a bit of every- thing. There's no one material I work with.'' Mr Walker's creativity started as a youngster building model air- planes. Then I thought I don't need to buy this stuff, I can make it.'' His foray into theming was inspired 15 years ago by a trip to the holy grail of theme parks. I saw places like Disneyland and thought I'd love to do something like that here.'' Before starting at Rainbow's End two years ago Mr Walker worked on movies and television programmes. He created the fibreglass Popsicle figures that stand on Tip Top corner. He's also used his skills at home and built his daughter a Disney- style castle when she was younger. Now she's a teenager, she's a little harder to impress. As long as Mr Walker stays at the park, log flume riders have a lot to look forward to. He has big ideas to help with expanding the thrill''. Eventually there'll be a replica of a sunken pirate ship and pirates in the lake. Pixies will shoot cannons at the boat and the pirates will talk to them. It sounds ambitious but it's just another day at work for Mr Walker. That's the key to doing this -- whatever you can think of, I can make.'' Go to www.manukau courier. co.nz to see a video of Alan Walker's work.
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