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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Saturday 12 April

27th Easter Book Sale

Rotary Club of Tauranga April 19-21 at 6 Triton Ave, Mt Maunganui (old Mount Action Centre). Deliver your unwanted books, magazines, records, CD's, videos, DVDs & jigsaw puzzles to Caltex Welcome Bay, Bayfair, Greerton, 14th Ave. Z (Shell) Omokoroa, Bethlehem, Hewletts Rd. Ross 544 0817 or

Alcoholics Anonymous

Women's meeting at Mt Maunganui Primary School, Orkney Rd 10-11am. Children welcome.

Art in the Park

Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui 8.30am – 5pm, weather permitting. Tauranga Society of Artists offer for sale a variety of art to suit all tastes.

ANZ Family Fun Day

From 9am to 1pm, featuring; Hot dogs and spin the wheel, prizes up for grabs including tickets to the Magic vs Tactix game on 19 May, and Magic Netballers Leana De Bruin, Jamie Lee Price, Katherine Coffin and Samantha Sinclair will also be there.

Avalon (BOP) Huge Plant Sale

Autumn clearance. Large variety starting from $1, nothing over $10. Cnr Gill Lane & SH2, Te Puna.

Bay Association Sea Kayakers

Lake Taupo Paddle. Bevan 576 8885

Bible Conference/ One Day-‘Resolute Bible Conference'

14th Avenue Gospel Centre, 9am to 4pm, Four Bible messages through the day, SPEAKERS are Tony Nunez(Shepards Bible College): Lincoln Forlong(Bay Bible Fellowship): Richard Roodt(BBF). Lunch and Refreshments provided, $20pp inclusive. This is an interdenominational gathering. All most Welcome. Gerald Coombes 021 938 618 or Tom Griffiths 022 123 7753. Register on the day or

Community Roast Meal

With Gabrielle Gregory (international harpist) with dessert & choice of beverage. April 26 at Welcome Bay Community Centre 6pm for 6.30pm start. $20pp. Welcome Bay Community Church building fundraiser. 544 8193

Friends of the Libraries

Monthly meeting. Mount Library 1.30pm. Discussion on whether to form a book club. Bring a book to talk about. Afternoon tea provided.

Fundraiser Garage Sale

Welcome Bay Community Church, 500 Ohauiti Rd 7am. Sausage sizzle $2.

Genealogy Informal Group

Bring along any new or interesting web sites you have found. 1.30pm at 21 Francevic Ave, Mt Maunganui.   Daphne 575 4674

Healing Expo

At Welcome Bay Community Centre 1-4pm. Multicultural healing group. Fundraiser, $10 entry includes healing session. Bernie 544 5557

KatiKati Tramping Club

Wharawhara to Franklin Rd - Moderate - 7 1/2 hrs. 8am start Key swap. Brett 07 863 6602

Kids Tree Climbing - CANCELLED

Yatton Park, Fraser St, Tauranga 10am – 1pm. A fun tree climbing event for kids run by local arborists. Suitable for ages 3-12years. Bring a bike helmet (compulsory), a jersey & some patience as it can get busy. Free.

Messianic Weekly Meetings

The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. 570 1438

Mount Sequence Dance

Easter theme. Good company, life band, good supper. Mount Sports Centre, cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds, Mount 7.30pm. Entrance $7. Organised by Mount Scottish Soc. Elizabeth 544 5633

Opus Orchestra

Graham Young Youth Theatre 7.30pm. A sizzling, expressive performance of Haydn, Mozart, Berlioz, Ravel. Tickets at Baycourt office/door sales. $40 – 15/children free.

SPCA Family Fun Day

10am-2pm. Historic Village 17th Ave. Free day for family with plenty of entertainment, pet education, adoptions, food and more.

Tauranga Community Gardens Tour

Visit the Otumoetai, Merivale & Mt Maunganui gardens for an insiders look at these fantastic initiatives! Meet the gardeners & learn the benefits of growing healthy fresh food. Koha. RSVP to Kim 027 271 9256 or

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Fresh & artisian produced food. Jazz music and ANZAC Day Poppies available at the Market Easter Saturday April 19th. Trixie 552 5278 or

Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild

Every third Sat (early meeting this month due to Easter) at club rooms, Yatton St, Greerton 1pm. Visitors & interested people welcome. Geoff 579 3637

Village Radio

Community radio broadcasting from Tauranga Historic Village 1368 kHz AM. Music of 1920's - 80's weekends 9am - 5pm, weekdays 10am - 5pm. Specialty programmes. or 571 3710


Sunday 13 April

Bay Bible Fellowship-Lord's Day

Welcome Bay primary School Hall 309 Welcome Bay Road. 9.30 Start, Praise & Worship The Lord Jesus Christ. Guest Speaker-Tony Nunez from Sheperds Bible College/”Maintaining mended Hearts in the Church”(Eph 4:7-16) All Welcome. Gerald 021 938 618

Bible Seminars

1:45pm at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: “God's Master Plan part 1” Interactive, Q & A. All welcome. Refreshments provided. Vic 5430504.


Tauranga Domain Sun, Tues, Fri 12.45pm. Peter 571 0633

Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga

The community invited to celebrate Easter April 20 at Matua Community Hall 10am – 1pm. Free entry.

Manpower Australia

The No. 1 Male Revue Show in the world back for the first time in 5 years. At Baycourt 7.30pm. For tickets ph 0800 842 538 or

Mount Mainstreet Farmers Market

Every Sun in Phoenix car park 9am - 1pm. Fresh fruit & veges, breads, cheese, oils, plants & more. All home grown & home made. 575 9911

Omokoroa Lions Market

Western Ave car park, Omokoroa 9am – 12pm. All stall holders & car boot sales welcome. Only $5/5m space. 548 2117

Palm Beach Plaza Lions Market

On the grass by McDonalds 7am – 12.30pm. This weekend's Papamoa Lions market (Sunday 7am to midday) at the Papamoa Plaza looks like being a pretty special event. As well as the usual interesting stalls and hot food available, Red Cross will have a stand raising money for the Solomon Islands Appeal. Plus Papamoa Lions will donate proceeds from sausage sales to the appeal. The Fire Brigade will be doing a display, and a well known publicity company will be filming the market from the air as well as ground level. You could wind up being famous! Also, some talented young violinists will be busking, to raise money for child cancer. So if you haven't been to the Papamoa Lions Market for a while, this Sunday would be a good time to go.

Prestige Singles 50+

Coffee afternoon 2.30pm. Mix & mingle with other like-minded individuals. Email: or 027 439 3267

Produce Share Gathering

At The Arty House, 372 Wairoa Rd, Te Puna 10am - 12pm. Bring along anything for the share table - seeds, seedlings, produce, plants & a plate to share for morning tea. Carina 021 064 9814

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun & Thurs at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa 1.30pm, to sail electron & similar 3ft long yachts. Graham 572 5419

Reiki Development Day

At Olive Tree Cottage, Pyes Pa 10am - 4.30pm. Workshops to suit everyone. Introducing, experiencing & sharing Reiki until 2pm. From 2pm Reiki 2 Revision. Lynn 022 0918 466 or

Spiritual Centre, The Psychic Cafe

Greerton Community Hall. Doors open 7pm - talk, learn, teach, share and laugh - free refreshments, free access to Psychics and Healers, Q and A, Meditations, Workshops, freindship and fellowship, Door charge $10. Enquiries 5787205

Songkran Water Festival

At Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, cnr Devonport Rd & 11th Ave 10am start. Thai traditional new year celebration presented by Buddhist Soc of Wat Pak Nam NZ. Dancing, singing, games, Tuk tuk rides, lucky dips & more. Child $2, adult $5, family of 4 (2 adults) $12.

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Blackboard concert second Sun at McSwiggans Irish Pub, 158 Cambridge Rd, Tauranga 1pm. Paul 579 2346

Tauriko School PTA Car Boot Sale

At Tauriko School back field 10am - 1pm. Cake, coffee & bbq available. $10 per site. PTA Fundraiser. To book email:

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 5.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to race electron & similar 3ft long yachts. Graham 572 5419

Tauranga Rainbow Social Network

For gay, bi, lesbian, trans & intersex. Meet 2nd Sun of month 3pm. Kaye 021 239 7142 or 07 218 1411

Tauranga Rainbow Youth

For gay, bi, lesbian, trans & intersex 25 yrs & under. Kaye 021 239 7142 or 07 218 1411

Te Puke Spiritual Discussion Group

1st, 3rd & 5th Sun of month at Hair Linez Hair Salon, old railway station, Jellicoe St 10.30-11.30am. Meeting of spiritual minds, learning & growing from each other. Door entry $3. Closed Easter next meeting Sunday 4th May.Elaine 573 5361

Theosophical Society,“Yogis of Tibet,”

At the Tauranga Yoga Centre, Elizabeth St West, at 2pm. All welcome. Entry by donation to cover costs. June 5766106

Unity of Tauranga

Metaphysical study and Meditation group meet 2nd Sunday monthly at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. 10am cuppa 10:30 start. All welcome 576-0165


Monday 14 April

Achieve Toastmasters

Feeling anxious about that forthcoming presentation. Learn to speak with confidence. 1st, 3rd Mon at St Stephens Hall, Otumoetai 7.30pm. Fraser 544 4579


(Active lifestyle for seniors). Smooth Movers class Mon 9-10am & 10.15-11.15am at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. Also 9-9.55am & 10-10.55am at Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St). Tues 9.15-10.15am & 10.30-11.30am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Weds 9.15-10.15am Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. First class free. Thurs 9-10am at Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd. Also 10.30-11.30am at Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd. Fri 9.15-10.15am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Also Fri at Papamoa Library 10.20am. 578 9272


Tauranga Badminton Club every Mon & Weds at Bethlehem College Events Centre 7.30pm. All players welcome. Sue 021 194 4335 or

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Mon at 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

For over 50's, social events & guest speakers. Mon & Fri Greerton Hall Cameron Rd. Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St. All classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Martial art which teaches self defence techniques & boost self-confidence. Classes Mon, Weds, Thurs 7-9pm & Sat 10am-12pm. Kids classes Tues & Thurs 4.30-5.20pm. At 22/3 Macdonald St, Mt Maunganui. 021 264 3211

Chess Mt Maunganui

Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon at Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Juniors 6.15-7.15pm during school term. Open club 6-11pm Noel 579 5412

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, confidential info & advice about anything call in Mon - Fri at 38 Hamilton St, Tauranga 9am - 5pm or freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP service every Weds & Thurs 9am - 11.30am. Weds CAB service at Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am - 12.30pm, Fri at Mount Library 11.30am - 1.30pm. No appointment necessary.

Community Yoga

With Yoga by Amanda, certified yoga teacher. Mon at Pyes Pa Hall, Tues at Te Puna Hall both 6.30-7.30pm. Weds Te Puna Hall 9.30-10.30am. Beginners welcome. Amanda 021 0830 1662

Diabetes Tauranga

Offering education, support & advocacy for anyone living with diabetes. 571 3422 or

Fire Brigade Bowling Club

Club Tournament Pairs at Greerton Hall, Cameron Rd 7.30pm. Plate please. Sharon 543 3929

Fitness League

Safe effective, low impact fun exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. Every Mon at Settlers Hall Omokoroa 9.30am & Tues St Johns Anglican Church Waihi 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378

Greerton Garden Club

2nd Mon of month at St James Hall cnr Devon St & Pooles Rd, Greerton 12.30pm. You don't have to have a big garden to come along. Jill 543 0390

Growing Through Grief Te Puke

are currently taking enrolments for children to attend their Seasons programme during Term 2. Seasons™ is a peer support programme that helps children and young people cope with loss and change in their lives due to family separation, divorce, or death of a family member. Children attend for one hour a week, after school for 9 weeks during term time. We also run in school times at various schools around the Te Puke Area. For more information on this and the other programs we run. Claire Roberts 0757371593 or 02108155377 for more information.

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. 572 3345 or

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy. Coffee & chat 10am – 12pm. 579 9890

Learn to Dance Te Puke

Sequence dance lessons for beginners and people wishing to improve their dancing. We always need more male partners for our dancers. New program for April Learners from 6:30 pm improvers from 7:00 pm. $3.00 pp Gordon 5720060

Mandarin Learning

For adults only. Non-profit but contribution of $80 for 8 sessions to cover cost of rentals. Ian 578 9668


Free classes Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm. Find peace, spiritual awareness & the meaning of your life. David 576 9764

Mount RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon & Thurs. Names in by 6.45pm. New members welcome. Joy 574 8003

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Aggregate, Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Papamoa Genealogy Branch

NZSG meet 9.30am - 2.30pm. 100 years - ANZACs & WWI - displays & talks given by branch members. Small door charge. Coffee/tea provided. Bring your own lunch. 575 4674

Papamoa Progressive Assn

2nd Mon of month at Dune Room, Parton Rd, Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ken 574 2332

Parkinsons Society

Exercise class weekly Tauranga, Te Puke & Whakatane. Red Tulip support meetings monthly Tauranga, Katikati & Whakatane. or Kylie 07 218 0620

Recycled Teenagers

is gentle exercise for 50's forwards, and injury or illness rehabilitation, Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 10.30am. at 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club behind Pak N Save. Tuesdays 9am to 10.30am at St. Marys church hall Girven Rd. Classes taken by qualified instructor. First class free. Jennifer on 571 1411.

Rhys Darby – Mr Adventure

New Zealand's very own comedy super start at Baycourt Theatre 8pm. For tickets ph 0800 842 538 or

Taekwon Do

The Silla Club train Mon & Thurs at Te Puna School Hall. All ages welcome. Gwyn 0274 587 871

Taoist Tai Chi

Pioneer Room, Community Hall, Te Puke 9.30-11am. 573 5560 or 027 575 3272

Tauranga Bridge Club

Sessions Mon, Weds, Thurs 7.30pm. Tues & Fri 1pm. Social bridge Thurs 1pm. 252 Ngatai Rd. 576 5022

Tauranga Civic Choir

New members welcome to join & rehearse every Mon 7.30-9.30pm. 574 6366

Tauranga Creative Fibre

Every Mon at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St from 9.30am. Spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet & more. Learn & share in a mutually supportive club. Also on Thurs evening twice a month. Joan 577 6781

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club

Monday club nights 8-9.30pm. Lessons 7-8pm. Tauranga RSA Cameron Rd. Website: Colleen 544 4676

Tauranga RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon report 12.45pm for 1pm start. Weds 3.45 for 4pm start. Leanne 570 0154

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Cards, 500 & Bridge Mon & Thurs. Indoor Bowls Tues, Weds & Sat at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 1-4pm. Register by 12.45pm. $2 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club Indoor Bowls

Every Mon at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd 1-4pm. Names in by 12.45pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. New members welcome. 571 6663

Te Puna Indoor Bowls

Every Mon at Te Puna Hall 7.15pm. Norma 552 5563

The Writing Project

For people working on a piece of writing or wanting to. 021 239 7142 or 07 218 1411

Toughlove Parent Support Group

Every Mon at Totara House, 1428 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7-9pm. No need to register. 543 3194


(Active lifestyle for seniors). Smooth Movers class Mon 9-10am & 10.15-11.15am at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. Also 9-9.55am & 10-10.55am at Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St). Tues 9.15-10.15am & 10.30-11.30am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Weds 9.15-10.15am Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. First class free. Thurs 9-10am at Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd. Also 10.30-11.30am at Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd. Fri 9.15-10.15am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Also Fri at Papamoa Library 10.20am. 578 9272


Tuesday 15 April

16 Sqn Air Training Corps (ATC)

Every Tues (during school term), Tauranga Army Hall 6.30-9pm. Lynn 027 291 6150 or email:

2014 Face2Face Clothing

Cheap pre-loved clothing available from babies-adults for $1-2 36D Mc Donald street, Mount Maunganui, opposite Nosh Cafe. To view 574-4266

2014 Face2Face Coffee Group

Coffee & friends make the perfect blend! 36D Mc Donald Street, Mount Maunganui opposite Nosh Cafe 10-12 pm $2 for refreshments. 574-4266

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

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

Anxiety Support Group

Support for people with an experience of anxiety 1-2pm. 579 9890

Badminton (Social)

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

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. Call in for info or ph Jane 552 0046

Christian Friendship Group 40+

Meet 1st & 3rd Tues at Mount McCafe 10am. Come & meet some new friends.

Free ESOL Christian Conversation Classes

For all levels of English every Tues during school term at Holy Trinity Church cnr 4th Ave & Devonport Rd 7.30-9.15pm. Janice 576 7839

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:

Genesis - Women's Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays during School Term, 10am. Mornng tea, St Paul's Co-operating Church. 242 Dickson Rd Papamoa. All women welcome

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy. Coffee & chat at Papamoa Community Centre (Papamoa Library), 15 Gravatt Rd 10am – 12pm. 579 9890

Mates Mens Network

Every 2nd Tues at Totara House, 1428 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7-9.30pm. 0800 4 MATES

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. Maxene 575 0162

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club.

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 7-9pm. Second Tues of month 3-5.30pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

South City Indoor Bowls Club

Club night. At Greerton Hall, Tauranga. Names in by 7.15pm. Mary 541 0687

Take a Break with Craft

Every 2nd Tues starting today, at Monowai St Chapel. All ladies welcome. Betty 574 3042

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

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

Tauranga BMX Club

Club nights every Tues. Registration 5.15-5.50pm. Racing starts 6pm at Tauranga MTB & BMX Park, 280 Cambridge Rd, Tauranga. $2 per club member. First 3 nights free to new riders.

Tauranga Central Ladies Probus Club

Third Tuesday of each month at 9.45am. Daniels, Memorial Park. New members welcome. Jean: 544-6516

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Meet every Tues & Thurs at QEII Youth Centre, Memorial Park, Tauranga 9-11.30am. New players & visitors welcome. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Continuing Education (50+) Group

At Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga, 3rd Tues of month. Lectures start 10am. & $3 charge to cover expenses. Speaker: Prof Shaun Holt “Medical uses for bee products.” David 544 4179

Tauranga Orchid Society

Monthly Meeting Tuesday 15th April, 7.30pm at the Wesley Church Hall, 13th Avenue. AGM followed by power point showing of the Awarded plants for 2013. Visitors welcome. Natalie 5430847.

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

The ABBA Show

A magical journey into the magic, talent & history that is the legacy of ABBA. At Baycourt Theatre 8pm. For tickets ph 0800 842 538 or

Treasure Box

Songs & stories for under 5's every Tues at Changepoint, 131 Poike Rd, Ohauiti 9.30am. Morning tea provided. 544 2713


Wednesday 16 April

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Briscoe's, Chapel St 10am. 578 2631

Tauranga Scottish Society are holding there A.G.M tonight at 8pm at 14 Whakaruru Place Matua Tauranga. Allyson on 576 9194.

Badminton Mt Maunganui

Club night Wednesdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm at the Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Road. All past and new players welcome. Inquiries to Janice 5752438 or 0272010529.

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

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

Excess Breath Alcohol

1 day workshop April 16 10.15am – 1.30pm. Ph Ngati Kahu Hauora 576 0160 extn 2.

Fernlands Spa

Water exercise classes. Wednesday 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine, but not during school holidays. New participants planning to attend please call Jennifer on 571 1411.

Forest & Bird walk (Tauranga Branch) -

Papamoa Dunes beach walk – Papamoa Surf Club to Wairakei, Grade easy $6. Meet at Bethlehem carpark 9 am or at Surf Club car-park 9.45 am. Leader: Enid 575 6146

Friends of the Libraries

Papamoa book club. Papamoa Library 10am. Theme: Royalty.

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night 7.30pm. Super Liquor Ladder 7pm at Greerton Hall. Kevin 543 4044

Global Hearts Exercise Group

Weds 2-3pm & Fri 11am - 12pm. Provides group activities combined with health education that encourages members to live a healthy & active lifestyle. Proudly supported by NZ Heart Foundation. Mark 0274 444 945

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

Ladies 50+ invited to join Weds at Morland Fox Park 8-9.30am. No experience required. Marion 578 1108

Healing Rooms

At Bethlehem Town Centre, shop C1, behind PO, open 1-3pm. Prayer for healing. 0211100878

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Please join us for fellowship and celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount, doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30pm. Our guest speaker is Gary Chadwick (Rainbow Rings). Door charge $3. We welcome all. Janet 027 264 0226.

Otumoetai Care & Craft Group

Every Weds during school term at St Columba Church, Cherrywood 9am - 12.30pm. Dawn 576 7783

Papamoa Garden Circlet

Meet in Dune Room, Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre 1pm. Elaine 575 5044

Scottish Country Dancing

Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd Beginners class 6pm, regular class 7.30pm. Fri at Papamoa Primary School Hall, Dickson Rd 7.30pm. 573 5055

Table Tennis Tauranga

Weds 1-3pm & 7-9pm, Fri 7-9pm at Memorial Hall, QEYC. or Bill 578 1662

Tauranga Floral Art Group

Meet at Baptist Hall cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 1-3pm, plus 9.30-11.30am following the Wednesday. New members welcome. 572 2193

Tauranga Pryde Youth group for lesbian, gay, bi, trans*

TaurangaPryde is Rainbow Youth's Tauranga based group set up to support queer and trans* youth in the area. They meet 6.30pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month and the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Contact one of the facilitators 022 3536 968 if you have any questions.

Tauranga Senior Badminton Club

Every Weds & Mon 7.30pm onwards. Racquets available. All welcome. Sue 0211 944 335 or 543 0035

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

AGM at Constables Gallery, Commerce Lane, Te Puke 5pm.

Te Puke Toy Library

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

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise your body, challenge your mind. New class starts April Wed 23 1pm 15 Korimiko St, Judea. Caroline 5481209 Ann 577 9145

Toastmasters - City Early Start

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


Thursday 17 April

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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

Army Cadets (WBOP Cadet Unit)

Every Thurs at Tauranga Army Hall 6-9.30pm. Ages 13-17 youth development with a military flavour. Email:

Awesome Clothing Sale

Borderline Personality Disorder

Support group for people who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder 1-2pm. Junction 579 9890

Club 55 Tenpin

New members welcome to join a fun seniors tenpin bowling league. Meet Thurs at 13th Ave Tenpin 10.30am. Jenny 543 0539

Community Bible Study International

At 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational in depth Bible Study. 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

Keynote 4 Part Harmony Women's Chorus

Meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave Tauranga 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2714

Mainly Music

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

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

Meet 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

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Phase 3 rehab exercise, social events & guest speakers for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs at City Church Hall, Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St 9.30-10.45am. Men & women welcome. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Meet every Thurs evening. Ed 543 1108

Tauranga National Jazz Festival

April 17 – 21. NZ's largest Jazz Festival. Iconic to the people in the BOP, showcasing some of the best jazz musicians in the worlds who are right here on our doorstep. Counter sales from Baycourt Theatre. 0800 842 538 or

Tauranga Storytellers' Group

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

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


Friday 18 April (Good Friday)

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Chamber Music Concert

St Peter's Anglican Church, Mt Maunganui 7.30pm. Music for Good Friday. Stabat Mater for solo alto (Tracy Scott) & strings. Double concerto for flute & violin. Music director, Chalium Poppy.

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm onwards for the whole family. Noel 579 5412

Documentary Nights

Every 2nd Fri 7pm. Many interesting & thought provoking subjects covered. Kim 576 9427 or 027 285 9611

Free Immigration Assessment

By Licenced Immigration Adviser. Tauranga Multicultural Ethnic Council, Historic Village, 17th Ave. For appointment ph Iryna Stewart 543 9125

Free Immigration Clinic

Every Fri - legal advice & information on immigration issues. For appointment, Baywide Community Law 571 6812

Friday Friends 10 Pin Bowling League

Join our friendly league playing every Fri at 13th Ave 10 Pin 1pm (3 games). We play in pairs. New members welcome. Barry/Loris 571 5492

Growing Through Grief Te Puke

Are currently taking enrolments for children to attend their Seasons programme during Term 2. Seasons™ is a peer support programme that helps children and young people cope with loss and change in their lives due to family separation, divorce, or death of a family member. Children attend for one hour a week, after school for 9 weeks during term time. We also run in school times at various schools around the Te Puke Area. For more information on this and the other programs we run. Claire Roberts 0757371593 or 02108155377 for more information.


Downtown Mount Maunganui will be a hive of activity on Saturday 19th April. From 10am to 2pm there will be FREE family fun and entertainment from slides, face painting, gym, & zumba demos, to live music, Easter Bunny and loads of hot rods! Something for the whole family. For more info, go to

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The Royal couple driving along Oriental Parade in Wellington. By Ian Pike. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.