Kapi-Mana News : August 9th 2011
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 9, 2011 NEWS Book an appointment today and get 50% off the cost of a professional eye examination from one of our friendly, local optometrists. We'll also donate $1 from your eye exam to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, helping to restore the sight of people in need. 50OFF EYE EXAMS* % *50% off eye exam applies to standard eye examinations only, normally valued at $60, reduced to $30. Excludes contact lens examination. Limited to one per person and subject to appointment availability. Conditions apply. Limited time only. ^Equivalent offer of the competitor voucher can be redeemed up to the value of $60. Competitor original voucher must be presented in store for redemption of offer. Must be valid and current and cannot be redeemed for cash. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. See specsavers.co.nz for full details • SMART_SPE12290. PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE MADE EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE Proudly Partnering Available Monday to Friday, 9-5pm. Bring in an eye exam coupon from any competitor and we'll honour it. ^ Porirua - North City Shopping Centre: 238 4030 specsavers.co.nz This year the eyes of the world will be on our environment and it's up to every person to make a lasting impression, and get our waste sorted. Roll up your sleeves for Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week 2011 and adopt your spot today, and forever. We can help with gloves, etc. For more information please visit www.kpb.org.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 238-1641 proudly supported by www.broderickprint.co.nz 20--27 August 2011 KM108240-Q Unit 9, 73 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua Just along from Moore Wilson's Ph 237 6836 Wayne Montague Sole Owner & Operator Vehicle Servicing Transmission Servicing Mechanical Repairs Brake & Clutch Repairs Tune Ups Suspension WOF When your vehicle needs servicing or repairs, you need a service centre you can trust to keep you safely on the road. At Vehicle Service 2000 Ltd, YOUR vehicle comes first. Bring your vehicle in and give us a chance to show you the 1st class service we offer you. 3524122AA Are you enrolled to vote? Voters should check they are correctly enrolled to vote in this year's general election. Preliminary electoral rolls have been printed and are available for viewing at local PostShops, public libraries and the Registrar of Electors offices. Voters whose details are incorrect or do not appear on the roll need to fill out an enrolment form. Forms are available by free-texting your name and address to 3676, visiting elections.org.nz, calling 0800367656or visiting a PostShop. The final printed rolls will close about a month before election day on November 26. Those who enrol in time will receive an EasyVote information pack in the mail, which will include information about the referendum on the voting system. Passion for chocolate French fancy: Whitby chocolate maker Annette Esquenet's French- inspired wares will be on display at New Zealand's first chocolate festival in Wellington this weekend. By ANDREA O'NEIL Living in foodie mecca, France inspired Whitby woman An- nette Esquenet to make arti- san chocolates, and it seems Kiwis are catching on. New Zealand's first-ever chocolate festival will be held this weekend as part of this year's Wellington on a Plate food festival. Whitby chocolatier Mrs Esquenet will be among the stallholders at the chocolate festival, and looks forward to the opportunity to meet like- minded food lovers. Wellington is a fabulous food city,'' she says. Her own enthusiasm for food began in Rheims, in the Champagne region of France, where she lived for years with her French husband and their three children. There, chocolate is top qual- ity but eaten in small quan- tities as a treat. Moving to New Zealand eight years ago, she decided to recreate French-style choco- late here. I knew I wanted to do something that allowed me to share a bit about what I learned in France,'' she says. She started by trial and error in her kitchen with minimal tools and knowledge, but plenty of gusto. When I think back now I don't know how I did it.'' The sailing was not always smooth -- figuring out how to incorporate honey into choc- olate was a challenge, and Mrs Esquenet still hasn't cracked a palatable lavender flavour. But making chocolate soon became a passion and has blossomed into a full-time business, Esque chocolates. Once I got going I got really very excited about it,'' Mrs Esquenet says. I like making chocolate. It's what I'm passionate about.'' A Gallic influence is obvious not only in the classic French flavours of her chocolate bars, but in their careful present- ation and high quality. People want to be given something really thoughtful rather than something really expensive. And that's what this is, little gifts made with love,'' Mrs Esquenet says. But there is also a strong British essence in her choco- lates. Mrs Esquenet is originally from England and has devised two flavours based on child- hood memories, a salty cara- mel bar that recalled the Eng- lish seaside and her grand- mother's toffee apples, and an unusual thyme flavour de- signed to evoke English mead- ows. New Zealand Chocolate Festival, August 12-14 at Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington. Tickets $20.
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