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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SunLive - The Bay's news first


Were Kiwirail right to close the historic railway crossing linking Ngatai Road and Seaway Terrace in Otumoetai?


ATTENTION SPORT AND LEISURE CLUBS - This page is designated for weekly SPORTS DRAWS.

For inclusion in this column, only e-mail is accepted, with a deadline of 4pm each Tuesday to in WORD FORMAT (NO GRIDS/ TABLES, TABS OR EXCEL). Enquiries regarding draws can be made at Sport Bay of Plenty on Phone 07 578 0016. The hotline website is - please check this for draw details.

DRAW INFORMATION: For further information on Sports draws and results please phone the Info Hotline 07 578 3626.


Tauranga Ramblers - Monday; Waipuna Park, Kaitemako Road, Waipuna Park at 4.00pm. Targeted at Secondary School and Year 7 and 8 students. Every Monday, with Malcolm Taylor. All welcome. Tuesday; a regular pack run training group leaves from the Tauranga Domain Grandstand at 5.30pm every week. This is a road run going through the streets of Otumoetai. Various distance options of your own choice. Tuesday; 5.15pm Targeted at Secondary School and Year 7 and 8 students, with Malcolm Taylor. All welcome. Thursdays; the Cornerstone Pub, Bethlehem Shopping Centre at 6.00pm. Meet in car park. Sundays; Own training- Suggest talk to fellow club members to link into runs. 25 April Tauranga Ramblers Club XC Run, Waipuna Park Welcome Bay 2.00pm Races over 2km course, various distances to suit all ages, meet 1.45pm. Contact Malcom Taylor 027 292 4411 or 576 0000.


Freestyle BMX Club - BMX Inc have a club night every Tuesday night. We meet at 17th Ave Skate Park at 4.30pm. A decision is then made as to what skate park we will go to. Participants must be 11 years or older to join the club. Helmets are compulsory and you should bring money for fish and chips. Check us out on Facebook. Key word BMX Inc. For more info phone Paul on 027 742 1756 or 021 916 571.


Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club - Meet every Monday night at Mount Maunganui R.S.A. Juniors (6.00pm – 7.30pm), seniors (7.00pm – 10.00pm). Contact Noel Pinic on 579 5412.


Tauranga City United Football - Saturday 25 April
Northern League 1st Division; Belvedere Tauranga City United vrs Mt Albert Ponsonby – Away
Northern League 1st Division Reserve League; Tauranga City United vrs Mt Albert Ponsonby – Away
Men's WAIBOP Premiership League; Tauranga City United vrs Papamoa – Away

Monday 27 April
Northern League 1st Division; Belvedere Tauranga City United vrs Takapuna – Away
Northern League 1st Division Reserve League; Tauranga City United vrs Takapuna – Away
Men's Bay 1; Tauranga City United vrs Otumoetai – Away
Men's Bay 2; Tauranga City United vrs Kawerau – Away


Bethlehem Indoor Bowls - Mondays 7.30pm at the Bethlehem Hall. People of all ages welcome. For more information contact Maxine 578 2481 or Wendy 578 2585.

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls - Wednesday 29 April. Champion singles (seager trophy) markers required 7.00pm. Names in book. Enquiries to Debbie Reid 571 5919.

Mt Maunganui Indoor Bowls - Every Wednesday night, arrive at 6.45pm.  All welcome. Enquiries Phone Jim 5721983.

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1.00pm. Names in by 12.45pm please. Everyone welcome. Coaching Saturday. Join in the fun. Phone club daily. 578 7534 after 12.30pm.

Te Puna Indoor Bowling Club - Every Monday 7.15pm at the Te Puna Memorial hall. For more information phone Ian 579 3024.

Welcome Bay Indoor Bowling Club - Mondays, names in by 7.15pm. Welcome Bay Hall. New members welcome. Come along and give bowls a go. Coaching available. Phone Jill 544 1941.

South City Indoor Bowls - Tuesday 28 April Club. Enquires to Mary 541 0687.


Kaimai Ramblers Tramping Group - Wednesday 29 April. Hot Springs Road, Kauri Track to Te Reratukahia Hut to Wahine Rock and return. Moderate to Rugged, (18 km). 7.30am departure, carpark at Wairoa Bridge. Roger 544 1622 - Lisa 552 4854 – Marilyn 572 4304. Phone Roger 544 1622 – Lisa 552 4854 – Marilyn 572 4304.

Pack ‘n' Boots – Sunday 26 April, Waitawheta Hut. Depart Bethlehem 8.00am Leader Brian 576 5933 travel $9.

Shoestring Tramping - Saturday 25 April. Lakes Walkways. Meet turnoff to Lakes 9.00am Leaders Jill and Graham phone 570 6200. No travel.

Tauranga Hikoi Group Midweek Tramping - Thursday 30 April. Wairongamai high level to stope. Med Meet at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre 11th Ave 8.00am $15. Please ring Jean 578 8785 Shirley 578 6559

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group - Wednesday 29 AprilReservoir Rd Paeroa to the strawberry trees & return. Grade easy, approx. 5 hrs. Doug 548 0689, Pat 544 0670.


A shag on watch. Photo by Chloe Phillips. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.