Feilding Herald : December 29th 2011
4 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011 NEWS 4258828AA Come to our Café inside the old Church The Church Café C t C féi id th ld Ch h The Church Café is the place to be With a welcoming smile we are here to serve thee With fabulous food from toast and jam To something more substantial with eggs and ham Made on the premises our food is divine My staff are like Angels and their service sublime Our coffee is heavenly, and there is plenty of tea And some of our food can be made Gluten free So....If looking for refreshments as part of your search 38 Dundas Road, Sanson Ph:063293150 Open Mon - Thur from 7.30am Fri, Sat & Sun from 7.00 am Closed CHRISTMAS DAY New Years Day and the 2nd of January 4259476AA the café with attitude we tick all the boxes Excellent food & coffee Great hospitality & service Modern cafe with loads of pizzazz Fantastic outdoor dining area Children's play area Large off road parking SH1, Bulls end of Sanson PHONE: 06 329-3412 4260092AA 4260111AA Open 7 days a week For the Best Pies Around 47 Dundas Road, Sanson Dean: 0275 507986 Office: 06 329 3900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org KIVI-PEKKA 2ND Hand Machinery Proud to support Sanson community. Now Available in Sanson Vehicle Servicing and WOF For all LELY parts and machinery Shop Soiled / Ex Demo / Mowers / Bailers / Spreaders / Mixers Loader Wagons / Muck Spreaders SAVE Thousands 4260117AA Sanson is a delightful place to stop as it sits on the "T" section of State Highways One and Three. Look left; look right and you will find so much choice to satisfy all taste buds. Coffee, tea, cakes, sandwiches, pies and all cafe style meals. Hmmmmm. Sassy Cafe offers food with attitude and genuine smiles. Tucked behind a quiet hedge is the most delightful garden for youngsters to run around, whilst those with more tired feet can stretch and take in the haven. There is plenty of off road parking. The Church Cafe offers 'heavenly coffee' and so much more. They too have an outdoor deck area. Pete's Pies is said by some visitors to have, "the best pies in the region!" Perhaps you need to confirm for yourself. Sanson is very much a rural servicing district, and to add to what's on offer, Country Machinery has added vehicle servicing and WOF. No need to travel far for the locals. Many of the visitors are on their way to Taranaki, Taupo, Auckland, Manawatu, Rangitikei, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, and Wairarapa. Ask any of those folk and they will tell you what a relaxing place to come to.Stroll the main road and you will find plenty to see. In fact if you are lucky enough to be a local in the Manawatu or Rangitikei don't leave the region until you have checked out what this village has to offer. Sanso n THE PERFECT 'T' Lakeside: A quiet stroll around picturesque Virginia Lake puts visitors in touch with some of nature's wonders. For the kids: Keep children happy with a picnic at Kowhai Park where the playground has much to offer. Go swimming: Kai Iwi Beach, patrolled by professional lifeguards throughout the summer, is a great place for families. Photos: DENISE GUNN Whanganui offers great day out By DENISE GUNN email@example.com With beaches, parks and a variety of attractions all within a short dis- tance, Whanganui is an ideal one- stop location for a big day out. In the northern reaches of the city and long recognised as one of Whanganui's top scenic attractions, Virginia Lake puts visitors in touch with some of nature's wonders. A walk-through aviary treats guests to a close-up spectacle of colourful birds while the Winter Gardens with its quirky outdoor artwork contains many surprising elements. The kids will have fun feeding the swans and ducks that line up for any leftovers from picnickers. Further north, just outside the city boundary, a drive through the tiny coastal settlement of Mowhanau leads on to Kai Iwi Beach. Patrolled by professional lifeguards throughout the summer, Kai Iwi Beach is a great place for families. A seaside playground and wood-burning barbecue area provides a great location for picnics and a small creek meandering alongside keeps the little ones amused for hours. A motor camp is also nearby. Located on the outskirts of Whanganui, Castlecliff Beach is also a popular swimming spot patrolled by lifeguards as well as being a drawcard for surfers, fishermen and boaties. Whanganui's Bason Botanic Gardens is set in 25ha of landscaped countryside and divided into six different garden areas, pro- viding ample space for picnickers. The gardens also include an exten- sive orchid collection and several conservatories. For a chance to relax, sit back and soak up the scenery, the Waimarie steam boat runs regular return cruises 13km up the Whanganui River to Upokongaro. Anchoring outside the Maritime Heritage Museum, the Waimarie's history is housed here along with photographic displays on the riverboat era'' and other river- related artefacts. Tucked alongside the river, Kowhai Park's children's play- ground with its imaginative, brightly-coloured features has been a unique place to create childhood memories for many decades. The park also provides a minia- ture train ride and a fountain area for the kids to splash about and cool off. Large, well-established trees offer a quiet, shady place to relax under on a warm summer's day. The Durie Hill pedestrian tun- nel, found just over the City Bridge, leads to New Zealand's only public underground elevator. At the top is Durie Hill Memorial Tower for panoramic views of the city, the river, the Tasman Sea and mountains. For art, culture and history enthusiasts see the Sarjeant Gal- lery, and the Whanganui Regional Museum.
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