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Monday 27 June

Achieve Toastmasters

Keep speaking, keep helping, keep succeeding. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon of month at St Stephen's Church Hall, Brookfield, Tga 7.30-9.30pm. Craig 027 587 5115

Alanon Family Group

Meet every Mon at St George's Anglican Church, Gate pa & Cameron Rd 7-8pm. 0508 425 266

Badminton Club: Seniors & Juniors

Juniors: Mon 6-7.30pm. Seniors: Mon & Weds 7.30-9.30pm. Bethlehem College Events Centre, Elder Lane. All levels of players welcome. Sue 021 194 4335 or www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Monday at Bethlehem Hall 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

For over 50's, social events & guest speakers. Mon & Fri (27th June & July 1 - change of venue: Memorial Hall, QE2, 11th Ave). Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St. Thurs at Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St behind Pak n Save. All classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 ‘Qualified Sport & Physical recreation instructor'.

Chess Mt Maunganui

Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon at Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Early program 6-7.30pm during school term. Late program 7.30pm onwards. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412

Chess, The Mount Club

Every Mon at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd 1-4pm. The only place you play standard chess in Tga. $3 a session. Sets, boards, clocks & refreshments provided. Bob/Viv 575 5845 or 0274 786 282

Citizens Advice Bureau

For free, confidential information and advice about anything call in Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 38 Hamilton Street, Tauranga or Freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP Service every Mon 1-4pm, Weds & Thurs 9am-11.30am. Migrant Clinics Tues - Fri 1pm-4pm. – All welcome no appointment necessary.

City of Tauranga Pipe Band Grade 3

Meet every Mon at Otumoetai Primary School Hall 7.30pm. Comprehensive learning programme for pipers & drummers. Experienced players welcome to join the competitive band. Maureen 541 0532 or pjmflewis@xtra.co.nz


Get fit, while having fun. At Bethlehem Hall, Waihi Rd. Mondays 9.30am & Thurs 9.15am. $5 a class, first class free. Ruth 0274 156 819

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increase strength & fun. Every Mon at Greerton Senior Citizens Hall, 39 Maitland St 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 573 4429

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

Free Meditation Classes

Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm in Bellevue, Tauranga. Gain a new awareness. David/Trisha 570 1204

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. Wilf 571 5576 or www.harmonyaplenty.co.nz

Meditation & See What Unfolds

Meditation & discussion group every Mon 7-9pm with coffee after. $5 fee. Kevin 578 7205

Omokoroa Indoor Bowling Club

Meet at Settler's Hall, Omokoroa Rd every Mon 1.30pm & Tues 7.30pm. $3 mat fee. New players free first 3 weeks. Anne 548 1636

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

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

Pilates Matwork Classes

Every Mon & Fri 10.40-11.30am & Tues 12-12.50pm at Arataki Community Centre. All levels welcome. Claudia 0211 927 706

Plant Based Cooking Seminar

Arataki Community Centre, Zambuck Way, Mt Maunganui 6.30-8.30pm. Talk, Teach, Taste presented by Mt Chef, Arna Buckley & others. Entry $10. Book now 0210 778 214 or 576 0435

Recycled Teenagers

Gentle exercise for 50's forwards, & injury or illness rehabilitation. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club, behind Pak n Save. Tues at St Mary's Church Hall, Girven Rd. All 9 - 10.30am. Classes taken by qualified instructor. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411

Silver Singers Choir

Practice every Mon at St Stephens Church, Brookfield Tce 1-3pm. Tenors, bases & contraltos needed for our 35 voice choir. Pat 579 1036

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. Names in by 7.15pm, 7.30pm start. All playing levels welcome. Paul 576 6324

Tai Chi & Taoist Qi Gong

Every Mon at Arataki Community Centre 9-10am. Warren 574 2464 or 0274 745 389

Taoist Tai Chi

Daily classes. For days/times www.taoist.org.nz

Tauranga Brass

Practice every Mon at Community Hall, Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. All players welcome. Alex 0274 920 185 or 571 8720

Tauranga Creative Fibre

Every Mon at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St from 9.30am. Spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet & more. Also on Thurs evening twice a month. Shirley 577 0188

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd, Greerton 8pm. A relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Visitors welcome. Check the Facebook pages. Trina 575 7461 a/hs

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.

Te Puna Indoor Bowling Club

Every Mon at Te Puna Memorial Hall 7.15pm. Ian 579 3024

The Writing Project

Support, encouragement, info for people working on a piece or wanting to. 4th Mon of month 7pm. Kaye 07 218 1411 or 022 034 0115 or kaye.mclaren@gmail.com

Womens Art Group

Every Mon at Lyceum Club Rooms, 68 1st Ave 9am - 12pm. New members welcome. Margaret 543 3244

Tuesday 28 June

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 Community Service Club

Business/dinner meeting 2nd Tues. Social night 4th Tues, each month. Julie 544 0277

Argentine Tango Lessons

Free for a limited time. Denise 0204 006 1340 & FB Tango in Tauranga.

Badminton (Social)

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

Bayfair Petanque Club

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

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 Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd. Names in by 12.45pm. 575 4650

CV Writing Clinics (Free Service)

Need help to create a basic CV? Complete the CV form, available at your local library & bring it to one of the CV writing clinics. Tauranga Library Tues 10am. Weds 10am. Papamoa Library Fri 12.30pm. Greerton Library Mon 12.30pm & Thurs 12.30pm. Times are subject to the availability of Volunteers.

Excel Toastmasters

Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way 6.15-8.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. brooke_bop@hotmail.com

Falun Dafa

Free exercises & meditation classes. Every Tues at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7pm. Judy 021 0425 398

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increased strength. Every Tues at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 573 4429

Friends of the Library

Mt Maunganui Library Book Group meet 10am. Theme this month: Authors with your surname of beginning with the same letter. Gail 574 3376

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


An interactive forum to explore innovative wellness practices. Every 2nd & last Tues of month at Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St (behind Pak n Save), Tauranga 7-9pm. Entry $2. 022 159 1199 or shareinterchange.weebly.com/

Junction Mental Health Peer Support

And advocacy: Coffee & chat at St James' Hall, Greerton 10am – 12pm. 543 3010

Learn Self Defence

And get fit, a Chinese style martial art training every Tues & Thurs at Tauranga Boys College Gym 6-7.30pm. Mon & Thurs at Tahatai Coast School 6.15-7.45pm. Free lesson first time. Brian 021 241 7059


Every Tues at Gate Pa Bowling Club 1-4pm. Beginners welcome. Pearl 578 6556

Matua Otumoetai City on its Feet

Meet every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Mount Aglow

Salvation Army Hall, 57 Eversham Rd 9.45am. Guest speaker: Deacon Hank Gielen. Shared lunch to follow. Corrin 542 1304

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

Nonviolence & Conscious Living

Want to speak more compassionately to yourself & others? Learn non violent communication Tues or Weds at Historic Village 7pm. 021 0238 0340 RhondaLAPowers@gmail.com

Overeaters Anonymous

Do you or a family member or friend have a problem with over or under eating? Overeaters Anonymous can help - meetings Tues & Fri. 544 1213 or 022 0642 186


Tauranga/BOP Club every Tues & Sun at Blake Park 1pm. Equip available, coaching given. Jo Ann 578 3606

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai every Tues 7-9.30pm except second Tues of the month 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

South City Indoor Bowls

Club night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Keith 577 1116

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Presentation on orbital mechanics, how things move in space. Followed by part one of our 4 part presentation on Stars. Telescope viewing weather permitting. Fergusson Park Observatory 7.30pm.

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Every Tues & Thurs at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Memorial Park, cnr 11th Ave/Devonport Rd 9-11.30am. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Samba

Every Tues meet at Mount Sports Centre 7-9pm. Brazilian drumming & percussion. No experience needed. Rob 021 232 7185

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8.50am. 3 games $2.50. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Society of Artists

Tuesday evening group meet at 171a Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. Friendly & supportive, any level of ability welcome. 576 9592

Tauranga Target Rifle Club

Club night every Tues at Elizabeth St West 7pm. Casual shooters $7.50 per 13 shot card. All equipment & coaching supplied. Tauranga Target Rifle Club Inc.

Te Puke Lyceum Club

Meet every Tues. Also have readers & garden groups. Mah Jong meet every Thurs & Sun. Singing every Fri. 8 Palmer Court. Jenny 573 7487

Welcome Bay Wheelers

Recreational cycle group meet every Tues at Palmers, Ohauiti Rd 9am. Pam/Andrew 544 3272


Intro to Anam Cara Care & Reverie Harp Healing Heart & Soul - a group healing session. Free service offered for people bereaved by homicide or suicide. Check out www.accc.kiwi.nz/workshops/Tauranga June 28 7-9pm. Bookings essential.

Wednesday 29 June

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Carlton Street Reserve, off Ngatai Rd 10am. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

Reflections at Te Puke, Te Puke Baptist Church cnr Malyon St/Station Rd 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Beginners welcome. 575 4650


Do you play crib or would like to learn? Every Weds at Greerton RSA 1pm. Rona 578 7939

Fernland Spa Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine but not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants ph Jennifer 571 1411

Fitness League Te Puke

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, increased strength. Every Weds at St Andrew's Church Hall, Oxford St 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 573 4429

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Champion Triples (Wallace Cup) at Greerton Hall 7pm. Names in book. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch at Bethlehem Town Centre, cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore, open every Weds 1-3pm. No appointment necessary, no charge, all ages welcome. 0211 100 878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Kiwi Toasters

Building communication & confidence 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds at 3 Palm Springs Blvd (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm. Speaker: Elaine Sollitt - mediumship. Janet 027 264 0226

Mount RSA 8 Ball Club

Every Weds at Mount RSA 6.30pm. Enjoy a game of pool or learn to play. Come along. Gail 022 647 5314

Nonviolence & Conscious Living

Want to speak more compassionately to yourself & others? Learn non violent communication Weds or Thurs at Historic Village 7pm. 021 0238 0340 RhondaLAPowers@gmail.com

Otumoetai Care & Craft

Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, Cherrywood, Otumoetai 9am - 12.30pm during school term. . Crafts, fun, games, entertainment. Lunch provided. Dawn 576 7783

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd. Step practice & formation revision 7pm, regular class 7.30pm. Lynne 573 5055

Single Coffee Club 60+

Mixed company for singles 60+ that meet once a week for coffee, enjoy socialising & making new friends. Email: mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz or 027 439 4267

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise your body, challenge your mind. New class starts July 20, 15 Koromiko St 1pm. Caroline 548 1209

Tauranga Badminton Club

Weds at Bethlehem College 7.30-9.30pm. Some racquets available, casual players welcome. Sue 0211 944 335 www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club rooms, Memorial Park 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Juniors 4-5.30pm during term time, Beginners & experienced stitchers welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Ngatamahinerua off-track with Mt Eliza easier option. Grade mod, approx. 6.0hrs. Sheryl 574 3743


Build your confidence, find your voice & open doors of opportunity in 2016. Join the happy bunch at City Early Start. Every Weds at Avgas Cafe, Classic Flyers 7-8.15am. 021 044 5654 or www.cityearlystart.co.nz

Weds Evening Mountain Bike Ride

Meet at RideBikes, 393 Cameron Rd 6.15pm. Jen 578 0016

Wednesday Recreational Cycle Group

Meet at Sulphur Point, near Nautilus, off Cross Rd 9am. Cam 552 4513

Women's Bridge Club

Every Weds at Lyceum Club rooms, 68 1st Ave 12.50pm. New members welcome. Helen 579 1947

Thursday 30 June

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $5 a bag. You pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Bay City Rockers Social Dance Group

Social Rock n Roll dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St 7.30-9.30pm. Gavin 027 643 6222

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500, bolivia & 5 crowns every Thurs 12.45pm. Prizes & visits to other clubs. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

Every Thurs at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm. Bible study on “Return to Jerusalem.” Jack/Betty 544 3809

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, balance & stamina, combination of exercise, movement & dance. All ages & abilities. Complementary 1st class. Thurs: Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 9.30am. Weds: Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170

Free Mediation Classes

Every Thurs at Papamoa Sports & Rec Centre, 80 Alice Way, off Parton Rd 7pm. Find peace, love & joy & make your life rewarding. Ian 576 2032

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's Chorus meet Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2614


Every Thurs at Bowls Matua Bowling Club, 108 Levers Rd, Matua 1-4pm. Beginners welcome. Julia 576 4127

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Chadwick Rd & Fraser St 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts available. Talented tutors. $3 entry. June 544 0823

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

From 1-2pm. Transport available if required. Junction Mental Health Peer Support & Advocacy 543 3010

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues morning class 10am - 12pm. Weds no dancing. Thurs dessert evening & new dancers. Frontiersmen's Hall 7.30pm. 543 1063

Otumoetai Golf

Men & women 9 hole competition 8-9am start. Free coaching offered for new members. Graeme 576 2436

Papamoa 500 Card Club

Every Thurs at Gordon Spratt Reserve 12.45pm. Dave 575 5887


Every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd 1pm. Tuition given to new players. No equip needed to start. Charles 570 1099

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

Tai Chi & Taoist Qigoing

Every Thurs morning at Elizabeth St Community Centre. Warren 574 2464 or 0274 745 389

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Mon at St Enoch's Church Hall, 16th Ave & every Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai. Both 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Hannah (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) 0508 227 342

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35yrs+, Tauranga lawn tennis club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. New players welcome, $3 ball fee. tsw-bop@gmail.com or 021 0576 601

Ukulele Lessons

For primary age children. Every Thurs at Otumoetai Baptist Chapel 3.30-4.30pm. Enquires Linkt Community Trust email: learn@lead.co.nz

Friday 1 July

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Chess Tauranga

At Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Werner 548 1111 http://www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Bi/Gay Men's Support Group

Do you need a trusting person to talk to? Discretion assured. For meetings & locations ph/txt Alex 027 358 5934

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Club night. Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Narcotics Anonymous

Open meeting every Friday at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7.30-8.30pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner 3rd Weds with varied & interesting speakers. Other activities include: painting, mah jong, music appreciation, bridge & book club. 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244

The Sociables

A 30's/40's age group of males & females that meet up once a week to socialise by dining out or participating in local activities & events. 022 0120 376

Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz 



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