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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SunLive - The Bay's news first


Drink-driving limits are being lowered from December 1, but should there be a complete ban on drinking and driving?


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.


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.

Tauranga BMX Club - Club Winter Days - will resume from Sunday 8th June 2014 and will run fortnightly. Registration from 1:15pm - 1:45pm. Racing starts at 2.00pm.
Sprocket Training (7 and unders) and any other newbie riders 9 and under. Sprocket training will run every Sunday from 8th June right through winter, starting at 12:30pm weather dependant. Phone 027 544 2121 Website:


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.


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.

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1pm. Names in by 12:45pm please. Everyone welcome. Coaching Saturday. Join in the fun. Phone club daily. 578 7534 after 12:30pm any day.

Te Puna Indoor Bowling Club  -  Every  Monday  7:15pm  at  the  TePuna  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.


Thursdays Run/Walk
Smiths Sports Shoes Everyone's Run & Walk. Maxwell's Road Reserve off Chapel Street. 3km & 5km Option. Register 5:15. Walk starts 5:45 pm, Run 6:00pm. Adults $5.00, Students $3.00.
Organised by Tauranga Ramblers. Contact Malcolm Taylor 07 576 0000
Mondays: Greerton Athletics Club Tauranga Domain All Weather Athletics Track 5:30 pm Tuesdays: Bellevue Athletics Club Tauranga Domain All Weather Athletics Track 5:30 pm
Tuesdays: Tauranga Ramblers Athletics Club Tauranga Domain All Weather Athletics Track 5:30 pm

Club Contact: MalcolmTaylor 07 5760000 027 2924411


Pak n Boots - Mt Karioi Raglan/Karamu walkway enroute if take option to stay Saturday night at Raglan. Daywalkers leave Barkes Cnr at 7.30am.  Travel to Raglan for 9.30 track start Travel cost to  be confirmed-Contact Eveie for booking own accommodation at either Raglan Holiday park (campervan sites and usual variety of cabin/lodge options) or Karioi Backpacker and Lodge. Long Day Saturday Leader Eveie – Phone 5421199

Tauranga Tramping Hikoi Group – Wednesday 3rd  December Tuhua (Mayor Island) 2 nights. Ring Erin 5446096 Day walkers, Harbour bridges walk FREE. Meet at QE2 Youth Centre, 11th Ave.

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group - Wednesday 3rd December - Upland Rd to Aongatete Lodge plus loops, or Sheryl's special 9 hour option (phone 027 3250281 for details). Grade moderate, approximately 5.5 hours. Optional swim! Phone Pat 5440670 or Dave 5742429.


Pilot Bay sunset. Photo by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.