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Take the first step on Monday 19th
March 2012, Quality Hotel, 233
Cuba St, Wellington, 6.00--7.00pm
This seminar aims to provide information and options
to anyone experiencing difficulties in achieving
pregnancy. Dr Andrew Murray, Medical Director of
Fertility Associates Wellington, will be available to
answer any questions about fertilit
• Causes of infertility
• Options for treatment
• The IVF experience
• Opportunity to arrange free basic fertility testing
( 0800 10 28 28 fertilityassociates.co.nz
To register or for more information
Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street,
PO Box 2199, Wellington, 6140 • Wellington.govt.nz
COUNCIL GRANTS AVAILABLE
Applications closing 30 March
The following grants rounds are now open for
• General Grants for social, environmental,
cultural and economic projects
• Community Venue Assistance -- to improve
access to community spaces
• Sports Development Grants -- to help
sports groups and organisations get
professional advice for large projects or
their organisational planning
• Built Heritage Incentive Fund -- to help
heritage building owners maintain and
conserve their property
• Community Preparedness Grants -- to
help community organisations run an
event or project which encourages people
to get to know their neighbours and be
prepared for an emergency.
The deadline for applications for all of these
grants is 5pm, Friday 30 March.
Find out more and apply at
or phone 499 444.
Oil & Filter Change for only $149*
It doesn't matter whether your BMW is from Germany,
New Zealand or Japan; we look after every vehicle as
if its part of our family. That is why we have put together
a great offer of an Oil & Filter Change, including free
diagnostic check, for only $149*.
To redeem this offer mention this coupon upon booking
and present it upon arrival. Bookings are essential.
Jeff Gray BMW
138 Hutt Road, Kaiwharawhara, Wellington. Ph.(04) 499 9030.
*Offer is vaid for 4 & 6 cylinder BMW vehicles between
manufacturer years 1995 - 2005 only. Not applicable to
any BMW M3 models. Offer expires 31/03/2012
Cheap and cheerful
at Asian Kitchen
With friends up from
Friday, a catch-up over
lunch was in order. So to Asian
Kitchen in Victoria St we
We were lucky to find a table
for four, because the place was
nearly full by 12.30pm. Evi-
dently Asian Kitchen is popular.
Even after we were seated
people kept coming in.
A large mirror and simple
wooden table create an illusion
of space, yet the restaurant is
actually quite snug. Well-spaced
tables keep the place from feel-
These premises were once
Cambodian restaurant Siem
Reap and Asian Kitchen chef
Tim Cheng previously worked
Cheng is from Hong Kong and
his wife, Sue Teo, is Singapor-
ean. The menu they have
created for Asian Kitchen
reflects a mix of Asian cultures.
There seems to be everything
from laksa and mee goreng to
chow mein, spring rolls and mee
The four of us ordered shrimp
spring rolls, satay lamb kebabs,
pork spring rolls and pad thai.
The staff were friendly and
efficient. Our orders were taken
soon after we sat down and our
meals arrived shortly thereafter.
Aromas of Asian spices wafted
over us as our meals were placed
on the table.
Our Canterbury friends
commented that the delicate but
crunchy spring rolls must be
home-made because they tasted
really rather good.
The skewered meat kebabs
were cause for amusement when
one of our party tried politely to
pull the meat off them with a
fork. We told her to just eat the
pieces straight off the stick.
Everyone commented about
the tastiness of their meals,
which were consumed with
For my part, I wondered how I
would get through the pad thai --
it was huge -- but I bravely
Unbelievably, the entire meal
cost just $48, leaving us wishing
we had opted for a glass of wine
Asian Kitchen has a fairly
decent wine list, comprising
mainly New Zealand wines.
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