Tauranga Badminton Club

Play Badminton for fun, fitness or competition. All options, coaching and free use of club racquets. Aquinas College Events Centre, Pyes Pa. Monday's from 7.30-9.30pm. Fees yet to be set, casual fee currently $10 per night. Contact Sue: 021 1944 335


Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club

Meet every Monday night at Mount Maunganui R.S.A. Juniors (6pm to 7pm) Seniors (7pm to 10pm) Contact Noel Pinic on 07 579 5412

Mount Chess Club

Meets 1pm to 4pm every Monday afternoon at the Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd Mt Maunganui. The only place you can play standard time control chess in Tauranga. Contact Bob Smith on 5755845 or 0274786282


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 Bowling Club

25th October- Fun Bowls 7.30pm.

Greerton Indoor Bowls

20th October-AGM and prize giving. Any questions contact Sally 021 172 6004.

South City Indoor Bowls

24th October- End of year club dinner. Any questions contact Mary 07 541 0687.

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 on 07 578 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 on 075793024


Tauranga BOP Petanque Association

Each Sunday and Tuesday for general play, Saturday for more competitive play at Blake Park, 1pm weather permitting. All equipment, coaching available. Contact Jo Anne on 07 578 3606 / 021 836 067

Bayfair Petanque Club.

Tues & Thursdays at 1pm. Russley Drive. Equipment & Coaching available at this friendly club. Phone Margie on 07 542 0084 or 021 029 37459


Tauranga Rifle Club

Tauranga Target Rifle Club is up and running for the Indoor shooting season. We have two options our club night is Tuesday from 7.00 pm new shooters are very welcome! Our high school program is also under way on Monday nights from 5.30 pm. High school students only with the aim of developing teams of three to compete in local, regional and national competitions. Last year the Bethlehem College team won the New Zealand Secondary Schools competition. High school shooting nights run during the term but during holidays prospective shooters can come to our Tuesday club nights. Andy Lawson 0274 785691


Athletics Tauranga Inc. (Tauranga Ramblers) Club Nights
All athletics and running enquiries to Malcolm Taylor on 07 576 0000 or 027 292 4411 / email:

Training Sessions

Monday: Waipuna Park, Kaitemako Road, Waipuna Park at 4:00 pm. Targeted at Secondary School and Year 7 and 8 students. Every Monday , with Malcolm Taylor.
Contact Malcolm Taylor 576 0000 or Mobile 0272924411. All welcome.

Tuesday: A regular pack run training group leaves from the Tauranga Domain Grandstand at 5.30 pm. every week. This is a road run going through the streets of Otumoetai. Various distance options of your own choice.Contacts: Gavin Smith 5443666

Wednesday: Tauranga Domain 5:15 pm another option for speed work on grass at Tauranga Domain.

Thursdays: The Cornerstone Pub, Bethlehem Shopping Centre at 6:00 pm. Meet in car park. Contact Les Dobson 0274 824646.

Sundays: Own training- Suggest talk to fellow club members to link into runs.



Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group - N/A

Hikoi Group

Thursday 26th October- Maungatautari shuttle, difficulty M/H, leader Karin, meet Marist, cost $15.

Kaimai Ramblers

Wednesday 25th October- From Woodlands road Waitengaue up to top of Ananui fall sand return. Easy/Mod. S/C. 14km)-8.00am departure from carpark at Wairoa Bridge.
Contact Roger 544 1622 / Lisa 552 4854 / Keith 572 2660.

Pack n Boots - N/A

All Shoe String- N/A


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