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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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 Tuesday 23 September

2014 @ The Clothesline

Quality pre-loved clothing babies - adults 50c - $2, & prayer for the sick. 36D MacDonald St, Mt Maunganui 10am - 2pm.

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Intermediate School Sports Centre. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time), seniors (adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Club racquets & coaching available. Delwyn 027 212 4720

Active Nutrition Women's Fitness Class

Every Tues & Fri meet at Mount cenotaph, Marine Pde, Mt Maunganui 9am. Aimed at women 35 & over. Improve strength, core & flexibility, have fun. Free introductory class, $8 thereafter. 0210 476 155 email:

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

Women's community service group. Dinner & business meeting 2nd Tues. Social programme 4th Tues monthly. Interested? Denise 570 3134

Arataki Table Tennis

Every Tues at Arataki Community Centre 7.30pm. Social table tennis. $4 per player.

Badminton (Social)

Every Tues at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9.30am - 12pm. Racquets available. Lorraine 579 3229

Balmorals Leisure Marching Team

Ladies welcome to join aged 20-60 for fun, friendship & travel. Training every Tues at Greerton 6-8pm. Anita 571 4096 or 021 0257 6094

Bayfair Petanque Club

Every Tues & Thurs at Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive 1pm. Tuition & boules available for learners & visitors. Margaret 572 3173

Bethlehem Pottery Club

Tues & Thurs at 13 Bethlehem Rd 10am - 3pm. Jane 552 0046

BOP Shirley Club Walking Group

Meet every Tues outside the Mount Surf Club 9.20am. Easy walking. Cafe jaunt after. See you there.

Bureta Garden Circle

Monthly meeting at St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 1.30pm. Visitors welcome. Colleen 576 7610

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs at Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4650

Club Mount Maunganui Social Darts

Every Tues at 45 Kawaka St 7pm. Faye 0274 748 061

Conversation Cafe for Seniors

Every Tues at St Andrew's Church, Dee St, Mount 10am - 12pm. Morning tea, fellowship, games. $5. 575 9347

Excel Toastmasters

Meet every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of the month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair 6.15-8.30pm. Learn leadership & public speaking skills. Kaaren 572 5988

Inachord Chorus Womens 4 Part Harmony

Every Tues at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 6.55pm. Enjoy the challenge of singing & performing varied repertoire. Cathy 579 2040 email:

Inner Wheel Club of Otumoetai

Women's community service group - sister organisation of Rotary. Meet 2nd Tues of month. New members wanted. Sue 579 2347

Israeli Dancing

Every Tues at Gate Pa Primary School Hall, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome. No partner required. Maria 544 1680


For people new to the Tauranga area. Meet every first & third Tues of month at The Raft, 65 Chapel St 5pm. Email:

Mount Aglow

For all ladies, meet at Salvation Army, 57 Eversham Rd, Mt Maunganui 8.45am. Join us if you need a new direction to your life. Guest speaker: Ruth Linton. Shared lunch to follow. Raewyn 574 6967

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9am - 12pm. Social, competitive, all ages. Beginners welcome. Racquets available. Visitors $5 per session. Maxeen 575 0162

Neighbourhood Run for Beginners

Every Tues, Thurs & Fri 6am start. Cheyne Rd neighbourhood. Run & fitness. Svetlana 027 616 2124

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues morning class 10am - 12pm. Weds plus, Thurs club night & new dancers, 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall, 543 1063

Otumoetai Toastmasters

Leadership skills, speaking skills. At Lyceum Club rooms, 68 1st Ave 7.15-9.30pm. Allan 544 5989

Overeaters Anonymous

Is your eating affecting the way you, or someone else, live your lives? Overeating, undereating - meet every Tues at Church of Christ, 1400 Cameron Rd 7-8pm. 544 1213


Tuesdays club Mt Maunganui 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. 572 3768

Pregnant? Parenting?

Free teen parent drop-in service Te Puke. Every Tues at 100 Jellicoe St 2-4pm. Need information/support? Tiffany 027 559 9324

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. Every Tues at St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 7-9.30pm. Second Tues of month 3-5.30pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

South City Indoor Bowls Club

Box Drawn Triples (Loughnan Cup). At Greerton Hall, Tauranga. Names in by 7.15pm. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

McSwiggan's Irish Pub, 158 Cambridge Rd 7.30pm. Friendly jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen. Blackboard Concert 7.30pm. Paul 579 2346 or

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Speaker: Tauranga Ophthalmologist Dr Mike O'Rourke - “How the eye & its imperfections determine how well we see the stars at night & everyday things. Fergusson Park Observatory 7.30pm.

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 9am. 3 games $3. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Toastmasters

Tga Lyceum Club 7.15-9.30pm. Confidence building, speaking skills, leadership skills. Alan 544 5989

Widows & Widowers Club

People living alone invited to the Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St 2pm. Margaret 576 5292

Wednesday 24 September


Even decades ago? Start ‘Living in colour', an 8 week healing & recovering course 2 hrs/week. Email:

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Dawn View Rd, off Minden Rd, Te Puna 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance Group

Learn this ancient form of dance while having fun & meeting people at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. Raffa 576 4112 txt 021 124 5982

Badminton Mt Maunganui

Club night Weds at Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd 7-9pm. All past & new players welcome. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529

Baywide Community Law Service

Drop in clinic every Weds at 63 Willow St 5-6.30pm. No appointment necessary. Free legal assistance. 571 6812. Every Tues morning at Te Puke Clinic. For appointment 573 5614. Every Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399

Bipolar Support Group

Support for people with bipolar 1-2pm. If you need a ride, or for info, Junction 579 9890

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4560

Cribbage Club Tauranga RSA Greerton

New members wanted for this long established club, all ages. Every Weds 1-3.30pm. Entrance $3. Robert 579 1342

Fernlands Spa Water Exercise Classes

Weds 10.45-11.45am held rain or shine but not during school holidays. New participants planning to attend ph Jennifer 571 1411

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Box Drawn Pairs (Norris Shield) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Names in book. Kevin 543 4044

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

Ladies all ages invited to join them for fun, fitness & friendship every Weds at Morland Fox Park 8-9.30am. No experience required. Marion 578 1108

Healing Rooms

Every Weds at Bethlehem Town Centre, corner shop behind PO/Bookstore 1-3pm. Christian prayer for healing. 021 110 0878

ICONZ for Girls

Every Weds at Welcome Bay Community Centre, W/Bay Rd, behind hall 4.15-5.45pm. For girls aged 7-11yrs (yr 3-6). Badges, games, stories & more. Carolyn 544 0400

Kiwi Toasters

Learn to speak with confidence & grow leadership skills. Meet 2nd & 4th Weds at Te Puke Hotel 5.30-7pm. Guests welcome. Chrissy 543 9493 or

Living in Harmony evening

At the Village Hall in the Historic Village at 17th Avenue..

This evening is run by students of the English language school at BOP Polytechnic and is about culture, dance, music and food of Punjab.

As usual – everybody is invited to learn about our new arrivals to Tauranga and as usual please bring a plate of food for a shared potluck dinner.

Starts at 7pm until 9pm.

Donations are welcome.

Social Tennis

Every Weds at Welcome Bay Tennis Courts 9am. Men & women. Dorreen 577 0462

Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club

Every Weds at Wharepai Domain, Cameron Rd 9am - 12pm. All levels welcome. Gaynor 544 7071

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Club

Otanewainuku Logging Rd. Longer option available. Grade easy, approx 5.5hrs. Pat 544 0670

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Guest speakers: (Platform), Bev, Elaine, Kay, Paula. At Art Gallery, Commerce Lane, Te Puke. Doors open 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. $4 entry.

Te Puke Toy Library

Weds - Sat at 248 Jellicoe St opp Atuaroa Ave, Te Puke 9.30am - 12pm. 021 130 6476

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Improve communication, leadership & teamwork skills. Every Weds at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe 6.45-8.15am. Toastmasters is the answer for building confidence & leadership skills. To find a club near you email: or 571 1545.

Weds during school term at TYPBC, Keith Allan Drive, Sulphur Pt 6.15-9pm. Micah 021 336 719 or or

Yoga with Ocean Views

Every Weds & Fri 9.30am & Tues 7pm at Fergusson Park, Matua. Stella 021 0249 6390 

Thursday 25 September

Age Concern Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker: Jessica Davis, ACC community injury prevention consultant - “ACC & falls prevention.” At Hinton Lounge, Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Rd 10-11.30am. $3pp, refreshments provided. Ample parking.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Salvation Army, Eversham Rd, Bayfair 7.30-8.30pm.

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Every Thurs 12.45pm. Play indoor bowls, 500 & bolivia. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

Join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational in-depth Bible study until Sept 25. Jack/Betty 544 3809

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for females. All ages & abilities, complementary first class, every Thurs Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 9.30am & Weds at Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 170

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Come & meet like minded people over a relaxed drink. Meet every second Thurs at Comida between 4.30-6.30pm. Email Andrea:

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained, start any date. $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes, next class Oct 9 7-8.30pm.

Katikati Cycle Group

Meet at Nourish Café, Te Puna (ex Quarry Tavern). Total distance of ride 20km. A few moderate hilly bits. Laraine 552 5708

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's chorus meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2714

Knitting Classes

For children 8yrs onwards (adults also welcome) every Thurs at St Andrew's Church, Dee St, Mount 3-4.30pm. Free 575 9347

Mainly Music

Every Thurs at St Enoch's Church, 16th Ave 9.30am. $3 per family. New members welcome. 578 3040

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church Hall cnr Chadwick Rd & Oropi Rd 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts with talented tutors. Inspection welcome. June 544 0823

Mount Art Group

Every Thurs at St Peter's Church Hall, 11 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 9am - 1pm. Visitors welcome. Merilynn 575 6777

Mt Maunganui Creative Fibre

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre 9am - 1pm. Share & learn spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, felting & other creative crafts. Visitors & new members welcome. Jan 574 1265

Petanque Tauranga/BOP Club

Every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd venue 1pm start. Jo Ann 578 3606

Salsa on the Strand

Presented by Bay Salsa, intro class 8pm followed by social dancing at La Mexica. No partner required. $2 entry, members free.

Simplee Cr8ive

All crafts welcome every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. Jenny 572 5396

Sunshine Dance Group

Learn sequence dancing at a friendly club. Meet every Thurs at Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 7-8.30pm, followed by dancing till 10pm. $2pp entrance includes supper. Jan 544 4379

Tauranga Rock n Roll Social Dancers

Authentic music - DJ Pete, every Thurs at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 7.30-9.30pm. $3 entry pp - supper included. Maria 576 7326

Tauranga Storytellers' Group

Meet last Thurs of month. Learn how to develop your storytelling skills. Claire 577 7220

Te Puna School Art Auction

Artwork by notable NZ artists, local artists & the kids of Te Puna School. At Te Puna School Hall 6.30pm.

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Every Thurs at Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain, Cameron Rd 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. New members & visitors welcome. Lynda 575 0627

Toastmasters - Kickstart Club

Have fun while learning to speak confidently. Breakfast meeting at Alimento Cafe, 1st Ave, Tauranga 7-8.15am. Guests welcome. Helen 571 6181

Young Parents Group

(For ages 23 & under) every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 12pm. Lunch provided. Text Rozi 027 924 6526

Friday 26 September

10pin Bowling Quicksilver League

Every Fri at 13th Ave 10.30am. Play in pairs. New members welcome. Come for a fun morning. Ngaire 575 3806

Alcoholics Anonymous

Open meeting every Fri at Hamner Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton (behind Bridgestone) 7.30pm. 0800 229 6757 for more meetings or assistance.


Every Fri at Tauranga South Bowls, Tutcheon St 1pm. June 541 0161

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm onwards for the whole family. Werner 548 1111

Free Immigration Assessment

By Licenced Immigration Adviser. Tauranga Multicultural Ethnic Council, Historic Village, 17th Ave. For appointment ph Iryna Stewart 543 912


Kowhai trees on Mount Maunganui. Photo by Christine Willoughby.
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