Waiheke Marketplace : May 18th 2011
9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 18, 2011 NEWS 72 Onetangi Rd Ph 372 6372 BORDEAUX BLEND FRESH OFF THE OAK BYO BOTTLE OR CONTAINER $9.00 DRINKING WELL NOW OR YOU CAN CELLAR BULK WINE SALE Phone 372 8846 for your reservation. Come and enjoy our new 5 course Menu package prepared by executve Chef Ken Anderson. To celebrate our new menu we are featuring weekly Live Entertainment . We are also available for Functons and Events. SALT WiLL noW bE opEn To ThE pubLiC on ThEFoLLoWing DAyS Saturday Evenings from 6.00pm Featuring Live Entertainment May 28th -- ChoCoLATE FiSh Sunday from 12 noon to 5.00pm featuring our new Long Lunch Menu and Live Entertainment May 29th -- pAT uRLiChbAnD Salt Restaurant/The Dunes Function Centre Announcing new Restaurant Hours Effective from 28th May until Labour weekend Ethan a legend' for returning dory Dory glory: Ethan Holmes, 11, with his 3kg john dory. Ethan Holmes reeled in more than he was bargaining for on an evening fishing trip to Orapiu Wharf. The 11-year-old for- mer Waiheke Isl- ander, who was visiting from South- land, caught a 52cm, 3kg john dory with a very light rod and tackle''. Not only that -- he scored the dory on his third cast. Then he put it back into the gulf because it was so big'', his mum Debbie Lasher says. A fisher- man at the wharf called him a legend.'' Brandon's a rising star Applying himself: Brandon Smith, left, is forging a career in rugby league like big brother Dylan. By GILL ALCOCK Brandon Smith is follow- ing in big brother Dylan Smith's league playing footsteps and playing his chosen sport in Aust- ralia. The 14-year-old left Waiheke on January 18 to live with his brother, who plays prop forward for the Cowboys in Townsville, to further his rugby league career. Just four days later he was trialling for the team at his new school Kirwan High. Next he trialled for the Townsville city team -- and made both. Kirwan School runs a great sports programme, Brandon's parents say. The school's director of sporting excellence selec- ted Brandon to trial for the North Queensland under 15 league team. Dad Shane Smith says he was not sure he would make the team. But not only did Bran- don get picked, he won player of the tourna- ment. One result of his suc- cess was the opportunity to trial for Queensland. We were very sure this would be a step too far and too early,'' Mr Smith says. But he and mum Tee were blown away'' when Brandon took out man of the match in two of the four matches played and was approached by three league talent scouts. Brandon has taken to Australia like a duck to water and with the sup- port of his brother is thriving,'' Mr Smith says. Now Brandon and his family are waiting to hear from his manager about a scholarship for Brandon to join an NRL club. In the meantime he will be playing in Perth from June 21 to July 1 to see if he can make the Australian schoolboys team. This is a Mount Everest-type climb,'' Mr Smith says. Many, many very highly rated players have failed to even make the Queensland team. We are very proud of him.'' Mr Smith says the achievements have come at a cost and the family is grateful for all the help they have received to get Brandon to this point. But he is also keen to point out to all Waiheke Rams juniors that just like Brandon, they can go anywhere if they apply themselves.
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