Wednesday April 9, 2014
Crowd goes berserk for Zirka Circus
inbrief The Sun Hundreds have say on highs
By Adam Poulopolous Zirka Circus managing director Jeni Hou said she was delighted with spectator turnout as the troupe stopped in Blenheim over the weekend. The performers put on five shows in the big top at A&P Park between Friday and Sunday, with each filled up to its 500-person capacity. Ms Hou said they were looking forward to coming back to Blenheim with a new show in two years’ time. “We had to turn people away because there wasn’t enough space. “We’ll definitely ask for more shows when we come back next time!” Zirka’s two-hour show featured acrobatics, clowns and choreographed routines.
A total of 403 submissions have been lodged with the Marlborough District Council by people wanting to have their views heard on the sale of synthetic highs within the Blenheim CBD. Mayor Alistair Sowman said it was a strong indication there was a high level of interest in the community about the contentious issue. Councillors will meet on Friday May 2 to hear from the 29 submitters who have asked to speak in person on the matter. Monday May 5 has also been set aside to hear submissions if required.
Worker injured A forestry worker who suffered head and shoulder injuries while working in the Wairau Valley on Monday was airlifted by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. At 2.45pm the chopper responded to the logging accident in the Leatham valley, near Lake Argile. The injured man, a 31-year-old from Blenheim, was assessed and treated at the scene by the helicopter’s onboard intensive care paramedic, before being flown to Wairau Hospital for furthur treatment.
Field to remember the fallen
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Blenheim woman Wendy Cannan photographs the field of remembrance on the Taylor River. Wendy has visited war memorials all across Europe, including over 70 cemeteries during a trip to Gallipoli, and says the crosses are a 'lovely representation' of the local men and women that have been killed in wars across the world. The 280 crosses have been erected on the riverbank opposite the Clubs of Marlborough to coincide with Anzac Day, Friday April 25. Inset: Mayor Alistair Sowman plants the first cross.
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Thai New Year celebrated with special Thai themed set menu Bamboo Garden Restaurant will be marking a very special Thai celebration this month with a special menu and unique cultural display. The Thai New Year is an important date on the Thai calendar and has a strong focus on family and water, something which will be reflected in the restaurant’s own celebrations. Owner Bu-nga Krataitong is inviting people to bring their loved ones to sample the Thai New Year menu which will feature a number of traditional Thai dishes. “Spending time with family during the Thai New Year is a big part of the celebrations. “Everyone takes a week off work to go home, and because April is the hottest month in
BamBoo Garden restaurant
thai new year menu Soup
Kra Por Pla Nam Dang (Thai Fish Maw Soup with Shitake Mushroom)
Starter Miang Khum: Spinach leaf topped with sweet pork, crunchy coconut & lime, dash of ginger & chilli
Main • Braised beef ribs with creamy coconut curry sauce • Sizzling chicken with garlic sauce • Hor-Mok-Kuang-Ma-Prao-On - Thai curried prawns custard in young coconut • Wok fried fresh Asian Greens with oyster sauce • Pad Thai in egg net with BBQ Pork • Steamed Rice Bamboo Garden Restaurant staff invite you to join them in celebrating the 2014 Thai New Year by trying their specialised menu.
Thailand people also spend a lot of time playing with water. “So here at Bamboo Garden Restaurant we will have a beautiful Thai display with a water feature and a Buddha for
our guests to enjoy with their meal,” she said. The set menu features four courses and will be available from April 10 to 13. Bookings are essential.
Dessert Ice cream with kumara and strawberry sauce Available from 10th -13th April 2014 $40/person minimum 4 people • Bookings Essential
(03) 579 1118
31 maxwell road Blenheim
open 11.30am - 2pm tuesday - saturday dinner from 4.30pm oPen 7 days
Full menu also available
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