Pongaroa Hotel Newsletter July 2012

Newsletter – July 2012

 

WAIKATO MAGIC, winners of the ANZ Netball Championship - What a game, isn’t it great to see a Kiwi netball team win!

Lambing is just around the corner and with a couple of early ones on the ground already……...…look out here comes Christmas!

Community Cameras

A meeting in late June has seen ‘Pongaroa The Way to Go’ team pick this project up and continue with the quotation and funding options. Good discussions were had about the do’s and don’ts and the positives this project will offer our community.

The ‘P’ Party

Thanks to the netball girls, the Puketoi Rovers for holding their ‘P’ party at the Hotel. This has given us the opportunity to recoup some of our courtesy coach costs for their season. It’s great to see groups recognize our sponsorship and return the favor. Thanks girls! A great night it turned out to be with a lot of people getting into the dress up mood! Let’s hope it flows on to the 4th of August! Does anyone have photos of this night to share with us?

Cheques

We have had to put a $300 limit on cashing cheques unless by prior arrangement as it has been impossible to keep cash on hand for daily eftpos and multiple large cheques. The other thing to remember is if we don’t identify with someone local owning the cheque it will not be cashed!

Roast Meals

We have one Sunday left for ‘Roast Meals’ for July, the 29th and we have saved the best until last, ROAST CHICKEN! These roasts have proved very popular and we have decided to continue them through August. The blackboard at the hotel will continue with the weekly details and bookings are very much appreciated.

Warming up Winter in Pongaroa

Together with the girls from Pahiatua and the ‘DC’ band we are organizing a mid-winter bash! The theme ‘Undies on the Outside’ with a ‘Traffic Light Code’. The Vet girls are coming out to warm up winter in Pongaroa on Saturday the 4th August. Tighten up the G—Strings and iron the wrinkles out of the ‘AHH’ Bras, wash ya ‘Y’ Fronts & Jock Straps and blow out your Boxers as its ‘Undies On The Outside’ with a great band to boot! This will be a night of hilarity so don’t miss out! There is a $15 cover charge and all funds raised will go to the S.P.C.A. for the relocation of retired farm dogs. There will be buses from Pahiatua and Dannevirke, bookings essential for these. Laughs galore guaranteed!

Meetings

Thank you to all the clubs and organizations for using the hotel for your meetings. It is great to see and thanks to those who pre-book the BNZ dining room.

Hotel Shirts

These have proved very popular and a huge thank you to Ali Finnie for her ‘Route 52’ design. We now have singlets available in both female and male sizes. Cost is $40.

Bookings

If you have made a prior booking for the Sunday Roast evening please let staff know when you arrive so they can place your order through the till system as this ensures you get your meal sooner rather than later!! Thanks to all that have made prior bookings we really do appreciate it as it helps us staff accordingly to ensure quality service can be delivered.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday Roasts $15pp – 29th July 6-8pm (bookings essential)
  • ‘Stamp it Up’ with Heliza - Monday 30th July 7pm in the BNZ dining room.
  • Warming up Winter in Pongaroa – Saturday 4th August from 7pm at the Hotel, together with the Vet girls from Pahiatua and the ‘DC’ band we are organizing a mid-winter bash – theme ‘Undies on the Outside’, traffic light code. $15 cover charge, buses from Dannevirke and Pahiatua (bookings essential for buses) all funds raised will go to the S.P.C.A. for the relocation of retired farm dogs.
  • Steak ’n Ale - All Blacks Tri-Nations games, free big pint with all steak meals & keep the big pint for the night.

2012 All Blacks Test match schedule in New Zealand
25 August v Australia at Eden Park, Auckland
8 September v Argentina at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
15 September v South Africa at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
2012 The Investec Rugby Championship match schedule
18 August v Australia at ANZ Stadium, Sydney
25 August v Australia at Eden Park, Auckland
8 September v Argentina at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
15 September v South Africa at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
29 September v Argentina TBC (in Argentina)
6 October v South Africa TBC (in South Africa)

2012 Netball - ANZ Championship Winners THE WAIKATO MAGIC – What a game!

World netball series - 9th - 11th Nov Venue: Vector Arena, Auckland
Countries: New Zealand, Australia, England, Jamaica, Malawi, And South Africa.

Website

Have you had a look at our updated new look website yet? www.pongaroahotel.co.nz

Thanks for your support. Paula & Guy, Demi, Matthew, Sara-Jane and Pippa

websites? www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz  www.tararua.com  www.pongaroahotel.co.nz

Take a look at our updated new look website!

 

Pongaroa Hotel & Kitchen Hours

Monday 3-9pm Kitchen 6-9pm

                                                 Tuesday 11am-11pm  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm      

Wednesday 11am-11pm  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm

Thursday 11am-11pm  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm (Pizza night)

Friday 11am-12am  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 5.30-9pm

Saturday 11am-12am  Kitchen 12noon-9pm

Sunday 11am-10pm  Kitchen 12noon-9pm

Open Public holidays / Courtesy coach available phone 06 376-2864

If in need of on/off licence services outside these hours please phone 06 376-2595

 

Remember we offer vouchers for that special gift!

Bay Espresso Coffee now at Pongaroa Hotel.

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