Kapi-Mana News : April 3rd 2012
19 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 3, 2012 NEWS 44822 7 AA the food lover's food experience REVIEW LITTLE INDIA - LUNCH 4493412AA Little India is a New Zealand owned family business that began in Dunedin 20 years and now boasts 19 restaurants both here and Australia. Invercargil just opened. Their recipe for success starts with the legacy of fine cooking passed down from the family's mother Premjit Kaur Gill. Her expertise in North India cuisine and collection of recipes from the Punjab region has been a winning formula. Such is her skill, she has trained everyone of little India's head chefs in her own kitchen in Chandigarh. The comprehensive menu offersfavourites suchasButterChicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Rogan Josh along with classic North Indian fare such as Bhuna Chicken, Bengali Fish and Prawn Malabari. While the elegant appointed Restaurant is the perfect dining choice for couples and groups, owner Jugnu Gill recommends Little India's Takeaway and home delivery service for those planning gatherings. "Indian food is made for sharing, gather up some friends and make a night of it" Little India's home delivery service is a bonus for customers as they deliver throughout the Porirua Region. Little India's North Indian dishes are good for you. Studies have shown that tumeric works as a blood purifier and also helps liver function;cardamon helps prevent the formation of kindey stones and counteracts stomach acidity while nutmeg can relieve stress. HEALTH & HAPPINESS!! Cuisine: Fine Indian Cuisine Specialties: Authentic North Indian dishes Prices: Mains $13.50 to $20.70 Vitals: 1D Mungavin Avenue Porirua, phone 2382555 HYPERLINK "http://www.littleindia.co.nz" www.littleindia.co.nz Open: Monday-Friday 11.30am-2pm Dinner 7 days from 5pm Little India Restaurant is Porirua's newest indian cuisine restaurant which opened only 6 months ago. This restaurant is a beautiful homestead that overlooks our city. We were really impressed we to see the refreshing new modern decor mixed in with the original wooden furnishings. They have really put alot of thought into this. We were seated at a lovely table by the window.The waiter came and took our orders for our food, we then proceeded to the bar to order our drinks, I suggest taking our drink orders prior to our meal orders. I ordered the chicken korma, Kylie ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala and Jess ordered the butter chicken. All these dishes were delicious with fresh authentic indian flavours. The Naan bread was really good I as always upgraded to a garlic naan which I recommened doing for that little bit extra. Little India would be great for a large function, there are two seperate dining areas which would be great for any occation. Little india is also fully licensed and also cater for Takeaways and Deliveries in our region. Over all I was really satisfied with my experience,I recommend everyone to go and check it out. Parking - ample onsite parking available Price: Lunch - from $11 • Dinner Mains $13.50 to $20.70 Address: 1D Mungavin Avenue, Porirua Open: -Friday 11.30am-2pm CENTRAL CITY Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Carpet Protection 24 hour Flood & Spillage Service Chem Dry Spot Remover available at Devon and Paterson Carpet Stores Phone 499 2222 Email email@example.com INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED Central City 4458828AD 4456574AA • Invisalign Provider (The clear alternative to Braces) • Late night Thursday • Emergency Dental Appointments available Ph: 2376148 • Address: 4 Lydney Place, Porirua Pupils get lessons solar powered By SELINA POWELL Sun smart: Redwood School students Fergus Hewitt, 10, left, and Dillon McKenzie, 10, listen to a music player powered by the sun during the Schoolgen Cluster Day at Muritai School. Students from Tawa and Lower Hutt listened to music players powered by the sun as part of a solar energy event at Muritai School. They spent a busy day on March 16 powering small fans with solar panels, debating the pros and cons of sustainable energy and illustrating posters about ways of saving power in the home. Ss Peter and Paul student Finn Boland-Taylor s favourite part of the day was a solar energy activity where students were given special glasses that divide light into strands. It was so cool how the light got transferred into colours. The day was part of the Gen- esis Energy-funded Schoolgen programme. Schoolgen gifts solar panels to selected schools. Muritai and Eastern Hutt were the only schools attending the event which have solar panels installed. Muritai teacher Kirsten Berry estimated that the school s solar panels generate enough power to supply the lights in Muritai s senior block and teach children about solar energy. It s having a visual reminder that there is a better way to move forward in the world, Ms Berry said. Fellow Muritai teacher Mur- ray McMillan said that teaching students about their energy choices was important. We re planting the seed now -- the sustainable seed. Genesis Schoolgen team leader Maggie Twaddle said the cost of installing the solar panels for the first schools was about $40,000. Schoolgen will expand into the South Island this year with three schools in Christchurch joining 42 North Island schools already in the programme. Since it began in 2007, participating schools have produced enough solar power to supply about 30 homes for a year. Growing Pacific business The growing number of success- ful businesses owned by Pacific people is good not only for their owners but for New Zealand s economic future, says Pacific Island Affairs Minister Hekia Parata. Ms Parata addressed busi- ness people at a Pacific Busi- ness Trust seminar in Porirua last week. It takes a lot of courage to start a new business and I understand how important it is to nurture Pacific business owners, says Ms Parata. Sessions like this, which showcase successful businesses and encourage more business start-ups, are of immense value. These sessions have helped establish 244 new Pacific-owned businesses over the last four years and have created 506 new jobs. The Pacific population is the fastest naturally growing popu- lation in New Zealand. By 2026, one in 10 people will be of Pacific descent and they will make up a significant pro- portion of our workforce, Ms Parata says. The Pacific Business Trust, funded through the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, offers training, support and business development services to help Pacific entrepreneurs and busi- ness people succeed. No-one can guarantee that every business venture will suc- ceed. With every start-up there is a degree of risk, she says. However, the support of the Pacific Business Trust means that Pacific people starting out in business, or those already established, have someone to help support and guide them toward their goals.
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