Monday, September 26, 2016

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What do you think of the new Council Chambers plan?

Love it. It's high time we updated the CBD like this.
It looks nice.
I don't care or didn't know.
It's not necessary; the current chambers are fine.
It's a waste of money that could be used for other things.

What's On

Monday 26 September

Alanon Family Group

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

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners

Free dance lessons at Club Mount 7pm. Just come along, easy & fun. Udance2 - The Dance Centre. Dean/Miki 542 1295 Email:

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 Greerton Hall Cameron Rd. 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'.

BOP Pipes & Drums

Practice Monday's at Hauraki Reg Hall, 11th Ave, Tauranga 7pm. Experienced players & learners welcome. Andrew 021 669 027

Brass & Percussion Players Welcome

Practice every Mon at 10 Yatton St, Tauranga 7pm. Jeremy 021 132 3341

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 Mon -Fri 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 & Fri 2-4pm & Migrant Clinics Tues - Fri 1-4pm. All welcome. No appointment necessary. Employments Disputes Clinic fortnightly Tues - appointments necessary.

City of Tauranga Pipe Band

Grade 3, meet every Mon at Otumoetai Primary School Hall 7.30pm. A comprehensive programme for pipers & drummers. Experienced players welcome to join this competitive band. Maureen 541 0532

Dancing in Te Puke

Every Mon at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave 7-8.30pm. New Vogue & modern sequence dance lessons early in session then program dancing waltz, foxtrot, blues, tangos, cha cha & more. $3pp. Gordon 572 0060

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 548 0377

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 at 41 Sherwood St, Bellevue. Find peace, truth & wellbeing, its right inside you. 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

Line Dancing

Every Mon evening at Tauranga Citz Club, cnr Cameron Rd/13th Ave 6-8.30pm. 6-7pm beginners. $6pp per night. Pat 544 2574 or just turn up.

Meditation & See What Unfolds

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

Nam Wah Pai

Kung Fu Chinese martial art training at Tauranga Boys' College Tues & Thurs 6-7.30pm. At Tahatai Coast School Mon & Thurs 6.15-7.45pm. New members welcome. Brian 021 241 7059

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

Club night - progressive, Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Piloga Classes

A fusion of Pilates & Yoga exercises. Consists of 30 mins Pilates, 30 of Yoga & 10 mins relaxation. Experienced teachers. Mon & Fri at Arataki Community Centre 10.30-11.40am. $12 per class. Check F.B. Piloga.

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

Spring into the Summer

Get your free wellness evaluation. Svetlana 027 616 2124

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

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

Taoist Tai Chi

Beginners class every Mon 9.30am. Tues 12.30pm & 7pm. Weds 1pm & 5.30pm. Thurs 12.30pm & 5.30pm. Sunday 10am. 15 Koromiko St, Judea. 578 9116

Tauranga Brass

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

Tauranga City Silver Band

Practice every Mon 7pm. Some instruments & tuition available. New players welcome. Jeremy 021 132 3341

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.

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

Women's Art Group

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

Tuesday 27 September

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

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 542 0084 or 021 0293 7459

Brave Hearts NZ

Meet at Tauranga Boys' Highschool staffroom 7pm.

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

Excel Toastmasters

Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair 6.15-8.30pm. Learn excellent public speaking & leadership skills.

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 548 0377

Friends of the Library

Mt Maunganui Library Book Group meet 10am. Theme this month: Rivers. Gail 574 3376

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Mackay Shield at Papamoa (16 Players required). Kevin 543 4044

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

Israeli Dancing

Beginners group every Tues at Gate Pa Primary School Hall, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome, no partner required. Maria 544 1680 or 022 165 2114

Junction Mental Health Peer Support

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

Mount Aglow

Salvation Army Hall, 57 Eversham Rd 10am. Guest speaker: Eunice Chivers, from the Ruel Foundation which provides medical care, including cleft palette operations & runs a malnutrition clinic for children in the South Pacific. Shared lunch to follow. Barbara 576 5870

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9am - 12pm. Social, all ages, beginners welcome. Racquets available. Daily fee $5pp. Margaret 575 9792

Ocean Running

5k run & walk around Mauao base track every Tues. Register from 5.15pm at Mt Ocean Sports Club, Pilot Bay. $5 entry includes free drink after run/walk & chance to win spot prize. Walkers start 5.45pm, runners 6pm. Phil 021 383 354

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

Tues, Sat & Sun at Club Mt Maunganui 1pm start. Equip available, all coaching given. Try a new sport! Jo Ann 578 3606

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai. Tues 7-9.30pm except 2nd Tues of month 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

Sewing Connexion Tauranga

Meet 1st & 3rd Tues at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St 9.30am - 2pm. Sew, share ideas & improve techniques. Pam 021 276 5390

South City Indoor Bowls

Box Drawn Triples (Loughnan Cup) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Keith 577 1116

Spiritual Wellbeing & Chakra Workshop

Tues & Fri 3pm. Learn about the energy centres governing your body, how to balance & use them. $5. Txt Beth 027 394 1078

Tauranga Astronomical Society

A video documentary that looks at the possibility & requirements for ‘Another Earth.' In 2018 the James Webb, Hubble's replacement, lifts off & we also view its potential. Fergusson Park Observatory 7.30pm.

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

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

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Grp

At Tauranga Art & Craft Centre, 177 Elizabeth St every 1st & 3rd Tues of month 7pm & 2nd & 4th Fri 10am. Helen 0274 177 581

Tauranga Scrabble Club

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

Tauranga Toastmasters

Meet weekly at Tauranga Lyceum Club 7.15-9.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. Guests welcome. Alan 544 5989

Vinyasa Yoga Class

At Matua Yoga Club, Matua Hall every Tues 7pm & every Weds & Fri at Fergusson Park 9.30am. Stella 021 0249 6390 

Wednesday 28 September

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Puriri Street off Totara St 10am. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance

Learn the right moves & drills & dance with us. No partner required. Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. 576 4112 or 021 1245 982

Bipolar Support Group

Support for people with bipolar 1- 2pm. 1-2pm. Transport available if required. Junction Mental Health Peer Support & Advocacy 543 3010

BOP Plastic Modellers Club

Meet last Weds of month at Gallipoli Room, Mt Maunganui RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd 7.30pm.

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


Gate Pa Lodge meet at Hairini Masonic Centre 7pm. Glen 027 918 9096

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch, at Bethlehem Town Centre cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore, open Weds 1-3pm. No appointment necessary, no charge, all ages welcome. or 021 110 0878

Make Life More Wonderful

Learn to speak compassionately to yourself & others. Learn nonviolent communication. Weds night, Historic Village. 021 0238 0340

Multicultural Tauranga

Living in Harmony evening “Plurinational Sate of Bolivia” at the Village Hall, Historic Village on 17th Ave, Tauranga 7pm. Tonight: Ann Gabriel Cardenas, of Bolivia - her country, present films, folk dances & food samples. Entry with a plate of food (any food) to share for a potluck dinner & a donation to help run these events.

Narcotics Anonymous:

Working the steps. Closed meeting every Weds. Downstairs Hall (accessed from the building's rear), Salvation Army Recover Church, 375 Cameron Rd 7.30-9pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Opera Forum

Madame Butterfly: DVD Screening. Puccini's tragic opera from Japan. Tickets from Bureta Pharmacy or House of Travel Spring St. Complimentary wine & canapes. Tauranga Opera Forum 577 0583

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 or Gayle 027 439 3267

Speed Dating

Speed Dating Tauranga Mount Maunganui 35 - 45 year olds, 5th of October at the Mount Mellick (upstairs), 6.30pm - 9pm, $40 (no door sales) this includes a drink, pizza and appetizers, to qualify you have to be 35-45 Single and English speaking, for more information and or to register by the 30th of Sept please email"

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Meet every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome.

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Guest speaker: Yvonne - Channelled Medium. At Settlers Hall, Te Puke Memorial Hall. Doors open 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. Door charge $5, raffles at the door.


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

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Tuahu return via Kauri Grove. Grade mod, approx. 5.5hrs. Steve 548 1627

Women's Bridge Group

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

Yoga with HanneHatha

Mon & Weds 9.30am & 5.30pm. Gentle hatha yoga, small groups. Bethlehem studio. Hanne 027 244 6710

Thursday 29 September

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 rock n roll dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizen's 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. Subsidised monthly dinners. John 575 2422

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 Meditation Classes

At Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre, 80 Alice Way, 1st left in Parton Rd, at Gordon Spratt Reserve 7pm. Find peace, truth & wellbeing. It's right inside you. 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

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

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

Papamoa 500 Card Club

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

Summer Fashion Parade

Katikati Bowling Club, 8 Park Rd 7pm. In assn with Kelly's of Katikati & McLeays Shoes. Nibbles, raffles, spot prizes. Tickets $10 available from Kelly's of Main St, Katikati, Helen Board 549 1970 or McLeays Shoes.

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 Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart & associated diseases. Every Mon & Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai Rd 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Diana 021 0476 155

Ukulele Lessons

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

Women's Singing Group

Every Thurs at 68 1st Ave, Tauranga 11am. Beginners welcome. Interested? Marie 576 1300

Friday 30 September

27th Waterfront Workers Reunion

Tauranga Citizen's Club 12-5pm. John 577 0929

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

Arataki Artists Group

Meet every Fri at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way 9am - 12pm. Occasional tuition with local artists. All levels welcome. Chrissy 572 0818

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

Chess Tauranga

At Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Werner 548 1111

Genealogy Research

Members of Papamoa Genealogy Branch at Papamoa Library between 10am – 12noon to assist researchers with their family history. Daphne 575 4674

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

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


Based on Hans Christian Andersen's “The Ugly Duckling” presented by Steps Performing Arts & Paula Harrison Sept 30 – Oct 1 at Baycourt Addison Theatre. Tickets from Ticketek or Baycourt Box Office.

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

Papamoa Patchers Quilt Show 2016

Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2 at Mount College Hall 10am – 4pm. Merchants, free demonstrations, raffles, sales table. Entry: gold coin donation.

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

Te Puke Lawn Bowling Club

Palmer Court. Friday friendly roll up 12.30pm. New players welcome, bowls available. Mufti, flat soled shoes. Paul 573 8991

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