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THE WELLINGTONIAN, MARCH 22, 2012
Since Monday 6 February, H2O Xtream has been under
the knife and receiving its biggest makeover in years.
Now we've trimmed years off its age, brought it back
to life and it's looking amazing for its 16 years of age.
Beautiful clear blue water, scrubbed tiles, bright funky
colours and a brand new roof that keeps the bad
water out and the good water in are the products of
weeks of hard work put in by contractors and our very
I think our dear lifeguards will be more than happy to
have the customers back and surfng the waves so
they don't have to scrub anything else for a while!
We have done some major work on the plant
mechanics, the electrical wiring, the chlorine tanks,
the list goes on. A lot of time, effort, early and late
hours have been put in to bring this already awesome
facility back to life just for you.
These photos show some of the work in progress, but
we haven't included photos of the fnished product,
you have to come see for yourself - we think you'll
love what you see!
This Sunday 25 March is the special Open Day with
Classic Hits radio station and free entry between 1-3pm
with the slides, waves, river ride and other awesome
features running at their pristine best!
Visit www.h2oxtream.com for
opening hours, prices and
general info. And just note --
we may have spent
thousands doing the place
up, but we aren't going to
increase our prices!
FREE ENTRY 1 - 3pm
sunday 25 march
Competitions | Prizes | Slides |Infatables | Waves
Come check out
H2O Xtream's new look!
For info tel: 04 527 2113 or
with Dave and
the Classic Hits team!
• Quality eyecare for the whole family
• Comprehensive eye examinations
• Contact lens fitting and supply
• Behavioural optometry and vision therapy
• Wide selection of frames from budget to designer
• Professional and friendly service
• Free advice and adjustments
• Repair service
• Easy parking and access
164 Main Road, Tawa • Ph: 232 7900
9am to 5pm Mon-Fri
9am to 1pm Saturdays
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TJ Katsu's quick and
tasty Japanese fusion
Fast food has come a long
way. No longer is it lim-
ited to burgers, fried
chicken and kebabs.
TJ Katsu & Udon, newly
opened on Courtenay Place,
serves quick, tasty Japanese
I had been aware of TJ Katsu
but thought it served only sushi.
On closer inspection I discovered
it had an extensive menu.
It sounded like the perfect
place for a quick bite before
heading to a 7.30pm Inter-
national Arts Festival show.
When the three of us arrived
at the restaurant at 6.30pm we
had the pick of the room -- just
one other table was taken.
Perhaps others also do not
realise this place offers more
than just sushi. The sushi was
popular though, with a steady
stream of patrons coming to buy
The dine-in menu states the
food is Japanese fusion and
proffers goodies such as teriyaki,
udon soups, bento boxes,
sashimi, curries and donburi
We narrowed our choices to
teriyaki bento beef, teriyaki beef
donburi, spicy seafood and
noodles and a small bottle of
Bento consists of rice, fish or
meat and cooked vegetables,
served in a partitioned box-
shaped dish. It s a nifty idea and
we all ooohed and ahhed as the
well-presented box arrived.
The curried noodle was bright
red in colour, hinting that this
was going to be one spicy dish. It
My friend quickly downed a
glass of water, but not before
proclaiming the curried noodles
were not too hot.
She also noted there was a
good variety of seafood including
shrimp, squid and mussels.
My donburi (rice with teriyaki
beef strips) was nothing much to
look at but was full of flavour.
Our meals were good, the staff
were friendly and efficient and
the surroundings have a certain
charm. Several Japanese manga
characters are painted on the
walls which are otherwise quite
Unfortunately the blaring
music, a mix of Japanese pop
and 90s dance music, was down-
Even so, TJ Katsu is a good
addition to Courtenay Place.
Our meal for three cost $55.
New Zealand artist
Susan Wilson will lec-
ture on Lucien Freud at
the NZ Portrait Gal-
lery, March 29, at
5.30pm. Wilson was
active in the recently-
opened Freud show at
London s National
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