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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

SunLive - The Bay's news first


What driving habit annoys you the most?

Using a mobile phone while driving
Driving under the speed limit
Failing to use indicators
Someone with blindingly bright lights

ATTENTION SPORT AND LEISURE CLUBS - This page is designated for weekly SPORTS DRAWS. Promotional advertising of club activities and or events is available through Sport Bay of Plenty website: Draws for Bay of Plenty sports organisations are compiled by Sport Bay of Plenty and uploaded to their website each Tuesday: For inclusion in this publication, 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 07 578 0016.



Tauranga Ramblers - Monday; 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 & 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. Contact Malcom Taylor 027 292 4411 or 576 0000.


July 4 North Island Cross Country Champs, Spa Park Taupo, WBP1508 Races for all ages: Ramblers send a big team - very popular! Noel Bennett Ph 07 378 3543 or 027 758 3410 Email: Website:



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.



Saturday 4th July

Mens WAIBOP Premiership League

Tauranga City United vrs Cambridge - Away

Mens Bay 1; Tauranga City United vrs AFC Fury – Links Ave – 2.30pm

Mens Bay 2; Tauranga City United vrs Rotorua – Links Ave – 12.30pm


Sunday 5th July

Northern League 1st Division

Belvedere Group Tauranga City United vrs Mt Albert Ponsonby – Links Ave – 2.45pm

Northern League 1st Division Reserves; Broker Web Risk Services Tauranga City United vrs Mt Albert Ponsonby – Links Ave – 12.30pm


Federation Youth

Under 13's; Tauranga City United vrs Claudelands Rovers – Links Ave – 11am

Under 15's; Tauranga City United A vrs Hamilton North – Away

Under 17's; Tauranga City United vrs Geyser Football – Links Ave – 1pm



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 15 July. Handicap Singles (Bowie Trophy) 7.30pm. 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 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 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 7 June. Club Night. Enquires to Mary 541 0687.



Kaimai Ramblers Tramping Group - Wednesday 8 July.  Hot Springs Road, Tuahu North/South Track to Te Rereatukahia Hut, Kauri track return. Easy/Mod, S/C (17km) 8.00 am departure Carpark at Wairoa Bridge Phone Roger 544 1622 – Lisa 552 4854 – Marilyn 572 4304.


Pack ‘n' Boots - Sunday5 July. Thompson's Track to Mt Eliza (via hunter's track). Depart Bethlehem 8.00am leader David Phone 544 3827 Travel $5.


Shoestrings Tramping - Saturday 4 July. Ngamuwahine Track Bobs loop 3hrs. Depart Barkes Corner 9.00am Leader Bob phone 576 5149 Travel $5.


Tauranga Hikoi Group Midweek Tramping - Thursday 9 July Otawa Trig – Girls guide lodge. Shuttle $10 Meet at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre 11th Ave. 8.03am start. Please ring Jean 578 8785 or Shirley 578


Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group - Wednesday 8 July.Tuahu towards Motuapere Hut. Return via short cut (easy off-track). Grade mod, approx 5.5 hrs. Garth 575 7293, Pat 544 0670.


An evening run. Photo by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: