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Selwyn Times: June 06, 2017

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26 Tuesday June 6 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi TASTE SELWYN SELWYN TIMES The Silver Dollar Bar & reSTauranT Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Restaurant To experience a selection of fine wines, cold beers and great food. The Extensive lunch & evening menu includes a variety of dishes, both affordable satisfying meals as well as ‘Special Dishes’… Relax in comfort in either the amazing indoor Bar & Restaurant or large sunny & sheltered courtyard. Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm Now open for breakfasts, Sunday’s 9am – 12pm Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston A jewel in Rolleston’s crown Quartz - Wine Bar & restaurant The friendly Quartz team offers great service in a comfortable, modern setting. An extensive food & beverage menu has something for everyone. Delicious, hearty versions of favourites - burgers, steaks, fish, chicken & salads. The earlybird special entices families to dine before 6pm with $5 kids meals, leaving an ambient setting later for couples or friends catching up. Bookings appreciated. 82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192 Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-Late. Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook Tai Tapu HoTel ‘unique CounTry pub’ Fine food, friendly folk, fabulous scenery and relaxed atmosphere. Sheltered courtyard and outdoor areas, perfect for dining or platters and wines. A La Carte Restaurant Open 7 Days 12pm to Last seating around 8pm 780 Old Tai Tapu Road P: 03 329 6819 The Pedal Pusher rollesTon Vibrant Funky Gastro Pub with Great Food, Great atmosphere... Fantastic service... Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.. Make us your local... your home away from home!! Open 7 days - 9am till Late Bookings recommended Ph 03 260 0866 55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston 284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington Heading out for dinner is fun and it is particularly easy to take a night off from cooking with the Quartz handy in Rolleston. Have a date night or catch up with friends and family for a drink and snacks in their very pleasant setting. The Quartz ticks all the boxes. Families wanting dinner before tucking the children into bed will love the Quartz ‘Early bird special’ with $5 kids’ meals for orders placed before 6pm. The children’s meals include a roast, pasta, platter or the ‘Kids Plate’, where you and your child choose from a list of ‘treat’ or healthier foods. In the evening, couples and groups of people can linger over a drink and delicious ‘tapas style’ sharing plates with just some of the options: sticky pork ribs, southern style chicken, pan seared scallops, arancini risotto balls or a platter selection. There are plenty of choices in wine and beer too. For diners, there is a wide range of meals with many favourites like fish and chips, burger, schnitzel, and creamy chicken and bacon fettuccine. Also tasty daily creations with the fish of the day, creamy garlic chicken breast, lamb shanks or the ever popular pork belly. There are also lipsmacking steak meals. The Quartz caters for all dietary needs with clearly labelled options on the menu and even has a gluten-free dedicated fryer. Quartz opens for lunch Friday to Sunday with great lunch specials including the brunch stack, open steak/chicken sandwiches and the hearty pea, pie, spud. Local, talented singer Lee Martin performs at the Quartz on the first Saturday of every month so your fun weekend entertainment is covered. Start with a delicious meal in Quartz enjoying Lee’s singing, then move through to The Rock bar right next door and be entertained by a DJ or live band. With a courtesy van to get you there and take you home, why would you go anywhere else? For more information, visit www. and like their Facebook page for regular updates on what is happening at the Quartz. Milanese A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn... Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret no longer. The Milanese fully licenced Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an exceptional place to dine when you want a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara, Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine In or Takeaway. Licensed/BYO wine only. Private Functions available. Cnr Springs & Marshs Road 407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652 (entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop) THE LINCOLN PANTRY A treasure trove of local, organic and gourmet goodies for the health-conscious foodie. The wood-panelled deli counter delivers old world charm and an extensive array of NZ and European cheeses. Fine foods and artisan goods adorn the rustic pallet shelving along with tempting treats for gluten, dairy and sugar-free devotees. Try the awesome takeaway Atomic coffee or turmeric latte. Gift hampers & vouchers available. Gourmet Platters to order. 5 Robert Street, Lincoln | 03 325 7717 Mon-Sat 7am – 6pm Sun 10am – 4pm

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 6 2017 27 Travel LAwyERS Spell-bound in Hobbiton • By Mike Yardley MATAMATA’S lush emerald pastures and roly-poly hills are happily home to Hobbiton, the ultimate cinematic shrine for set-jetters in New Zealand. Like a third of all visitors, I have never watched or read an entire story or movie, from either trilogy. But for starryeyed Tolkien junkies, a journey here has acquired the stature of a pilgrimage. To reach the movie set entails a short drive by bus across the Alexander family’s farmland on a private sealed road, which was built by the New Zealand Army to service the convoy of crew production vehicles and equipment. Sir Peter Jackson sweet-talked the then Prime Minister, Helen Clark, to approve the road’s construction. Alighting from the bus, the bright green grass is long and lush as we trundle down the muddy track to the first hobbit house, where ‘the Hobbiton effect” suddenly washes over me. Unlike so many movie locations, Hobbiton casts you under its spell because it’s exactly the same as it appears on screen. It’s all so sweet and tender, with washing hanging REALISTIC: Hobbiton is exactly the same as it appears on screen. on a line near a chimney poking out of a grassy mound. Baskets are plump with pumpkins, while flowers and herbs have been hung up to dry by a round yellow door. As we walked down a gravelled path, some members of my group frothed with delight, recognising it as the spot where Frodo Baggins greeted Gandalf at the start of The Fellowship of the Ring. And these tingly movie moments just kept on coming, as we strolled around the 44 hobbit houses that are strung around the hillsides, fizzing with excitement being photographed outside Bag End or sitting on the see-saw beneath The Party Tree, where Bilbo held his eleventy-first birthday. I was fully submerged in the fantasy-meets-reality world of Middle Earth. It’s little wonder that 450,000 visitors toured the movie set, last year alone. Winding our way around the hills, the panoramic views reach right across the lake to the stone bridge, the watermill and the Green Dragon Inn, which looked like a life-sized thatched cottage from my grandmother’s Lilliput Lane collection. •Turn to page 29 We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Advice regarding Retirement Villages • General Legal Advice on all matters Call John, Brendan or Andrew today 03 366 8996 Email. Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road, Christchurch 8042 SMART BRANDS SMARTER PRICES DESIGNER FASHION AT OUTLET PRICES HORNBY 409 Main South Road | Open 10am–5pm, 7 days