Manukau Courier : January 13th 2011
4 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 13, 2011 NEWS MT WELLINGTON WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park 6am-TUESDAY&FRIDAY 9am-SUNDAY TV3 PRIME .com stardome.org.nz Bookings Essential - 09 624 1246 Suits 5 -12 Years. $10 Child / $ 7 Adult Summer School Holiday Sessions January 10 th - 28th 10 am & 1pm Each Weekday 8 Lakewood Court, Manukau City Ph: 263 8605 Open 7 Days Lunch 12 - 2pm Dinner 5.30 - 9.00pm MANUKAU Family Friendly Buffet Free Private Dining Room Available 30-60 people-bookings essential Enquire now for the In Store Specials 'A' Grade Food Hygiene Dine Free on Your Birthday *conditions apply Advertising Feature entertainment Dining& 33 (conditions apply) Get a free cake on your birthday with 20 or more guests for dinner only LUNCH ~ ~ LUNCH DINNER DINNER B F B 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 Managing animals and people Dog lovers: Animal management shelter worker Monique gets plenty of affection from a black labrador waiting to be collected. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS By NICOLA WILLIAMS A big part of Animal Manage- ment is people management. The East Tamaki-based company is contracted to enforce dog control laws on behalf of the city council. Much of their work is pick- ing up wandering dogs and caring for them at their shel- ter. But making sure people abide by the dog laws, are educated about dogs and ensuring disputes are mediated, makes it largely about people. Animal Management also offers free education pro- grammes to schools and the community. Our company philosophy is we are the fence at the top of the cliff, not the ambulance at the bottom, education manager Tricia Gillingwater says. Specialised education pro- grammes include responsible ownership, bite prevention for community workers and dog training. The feedback we get is that people don t realise how much difference having a well-trained animal makes. Staff are also responsible for collecting animals on the motorway. Roaming dogs are taken to a shelter where owners have seven days to claim them. Unclaimed animals are put up for adoption and offered to agencies such as MAF, cus- toms and police or taken for fostering by the Humane Society. The ones that don t have good temperaments are euthanised. The shelter has 50 to 80 dogs at any one time. Mrs Gillingwater says the staff are all passionate dog lovers. For some dogs in the shel- ter the last week of their lives is the best they have had. They are fed well, given exer- cise and attention -- a con- trast to the way some cruel and negligent owners have treated them. Euthanising dogs is the toughest part of the job for staff, Mrs Gillingwater says. There are also many heart- warming moments with animals being reunited with owners amid tears of happi- ness and seeing dogs become high performers at agencies they are sent to. Phone Animal Management on 272-0068. IN BRIEF Financial help South Auckland is getting its share of a fund set up to help community groups under pressure because of the economic recession. Local groups getting financial aid from the Ministry of Social Development's Community Response Fund include South Auckland Family Refuge $30,000, Manukau Pacific Island Trust $49,998 and Iosis Family Solutions Ltd $50,000. More than $7.5 million nationwide has been allocated to 131 community organisations in the fifth round of funding. The final application round closes on February 25. See www.familyservices.govt.nz for details. Ports boss A 30-year veteran of the shipping and logistics industry will take the helm at Ports of Auckland next month. Former Maersk New Zealand managing director Tony Gibson will replace chief executive Jens Madsen from February 1. Mr Gibson is chairman of ERoad and is on the MoT's road user review group. Great value buffet dining Buffet King: Provides beautiful cuisine at great prices. Lovers of great food are in for a treat at Manu- kau s newest buffet res- taurant and bar -- Buffet King -- which provides fantastic cuisine at com- petitive prices. Full buffet selections of deliciously fresh food are provided for both lunch and dinner daily, with dishes changing on a day-to-day basis. The chef prepares all meals personally, many being his own creations. The daily lunch buffet is available between 12 noon and 2pm and con- tains delicious treats such as fried rice, butter chicken, sweet and sour pork, noodles, and pork and lamb. The dinner buffet, available from 6pm till late, provides even more to tempt the tastebuds, with a larger selection of roasts, seafoods, salads, and desserts. The restaurant is fully licensed with an exten- sive range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. It s also an excel- lent venue for private functions like weddings, birthdays, parties and work functions. Lunch is available Monday to Thursday for $14.95; Friday, Saturday and Sunday it s $15.95 per person. Dinner is $19.95 from Monday to Thursday; on Friday, Saturday and Sunday it is $23.95 per person. Recently refurbished, warm and welcoming, Buffet King makes dining a pleasurable experience. Buffet King Restaurant and Bar is located at 792 Great South Rd, next to the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre. Phone 912-7525.
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