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Saturday, July 04, 2015

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What's On

Saturday 4 July

American Group

New group forming for Americans living in the BOP and Kiwis with American connections, who would like to meet & socialize. Kerry 07 281 2100

Andre Rieu Friendship Group BOP

For lovers of music of Andre Rieu, monthly weekend gatherings in each other's homes, annual garden party & celebrations at local cafes all to the music of Andre. Pete/Jennifer 574 4238

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.


Presented by Tauranga Civic Choir July 18. Organ music from Handel's Water Music & Royal Fireworks Suites at Wesley Church, 13th Ave 7.30pm. Tickets $25 from Eventfinda & at the door. School students $10.

Bayfair Night Market

Arts, crafts, jewellery, fresh produce, food stalls & more. Bayfair Shopping Centre, cnr Maunganui Rd & Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui 6-11pm. Free entry. 022 588 2282 or email:

Come Dance the Night Away

Sequence & old time dancing, Greerton Hall 7.30-11pm. Great music & supper. Entry $7. All welcome. Run by Tauranga Social Dance. Allyson 576 9194

Garage Sale

July 11 at St Andrew's Church Hall, Dee St, Mt Maunganui 8am. Big selection of bargains.

Ha Derech/The Way Messianic Kehilat

Now at Hillier Centre, Bayfair Shabbat/Saturday 10am. A one new man community & welcome all seekers of the truth. 544 7424 or 021 0226 3515

Let's Dance Ballroom & Latin Dance Club

Second Sat of month at Bethlehem Hall 7-10.30pm. Live dance tempo music. Bruce 576 5598

Papamoa Group Dogwalking

Fortnightly group dog walk around waterways & beaches. Meet at Papamoa Plaza 9am. Tennille 021 030 6835

Sailing (IOM) International

One Meter Radio Controlled Yachts - The fastest growing sailing class of today. Come for a sail & get hooked. Every Sat & Weds at Landing Drive, The Lakes 1-4pm. Pat 0274 731 765

Taichi Qigong

Every Sat at Memorial Park between mini golf & playground 10am. Free to join. All welcome.

Tarot Workshop

Held July 11 - Learn to read & understand the tarot. 1 day workshop covering the meanings of the cards, layouts & readings. Held at Constables Gallery, Te Puke 9.30am – 4pm. To book ph Kerry 552 6768

Tauranga Farmers Market

Fresh & artisian produced food. Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Trixie 552 5278 or

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 5 July

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship & communion service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. “To Live is Christ,” series in Philippians. John Kerr. All welcome.

Bethlehem Lions Market

1st & 3rd Sun of month at Historic Village on 17th Ave 8am - 12pm.

Brass Band Concert

Pre-contest preview concert at Salvation Army Hall, cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd 4pm, by Tauranga City Silver & Rotorua Brass Bands who have joined to compete at the NZ National Championships. Gold coin entry with all proceeds going to Waipuna Hospice.

Petanque Tga/BOP Club

Every Sun & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 578 3606

Quakers in Tauranga

Mainly silent worship, hour long meeting followed by tea & talk. Every Sunday in hall behind Brain Watkins Historic House 10am. 544 0448

Radio Controlled Model Power Boats

Racing at Lake Taurikura Drive, industrial areas of the Lakes subdivision 10am. Follow the RC signs. Brian 548 1334

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

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

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

Walks, dinners & outings for over 50's. Barbara 544 7461

Tauranga Organ & Keyboard Society

Meet at Carmel Country Estate Social Centre, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti 1.30pm. Play or listen, Organ EL900 or Clavinova 405. Carole 572 2919

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St. Guest speaker: Clairvoyant Colleen Teal. Free healing & meditation. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Members $3, non $5. 0220 670 467

Underwater Hockey

Every Sunday at Baywave. Gear & coaching available for beginners. New members welcome. Juniors (under 15) 5-6.15pm. Seniors (over 15) 6-7.40pm. Lance 027 287 4731 or

Weekend Activities for the Over 60's

Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Gloria 544 1834

Monday 6 July

Achieve Toastmasters

Making it on Mondays. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon at St Stephen's Church Hall, Brookfield, Tga 7.30pm. Chrissy 543 9493


Tauranga Badminton Club every Mon & Weds at Bethlehem College Events Centre 7.30-9.30pm. All players welcome. Sue 021 194 4335

Badminton Junior Club

Bethlehem College Events Centre every Mon 6-7.30pm. Racquets available. Sue 021 194 435

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums

Army Hall, cnr 11th Ave & Devonport Rd 6.45pm. Annette 577 9272

Bay Salsa

Presents beginner salsa lessons at Otumoetai Action Centre 6.45pm - new intake every 4 weeks. $12 per class.

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 Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Carnival Time at Bayfair

July 6-9 10am - 3pm. Bring the kids in for fun carnival games. A different game every day.

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 6pm & 7.30pm onwards. Noel 579 5412

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, confidential info & advice about anything call in Mon - Fri at 38 Hamilton St, Tauranga 9am - 5pm or free-phone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. Justice of Peace service every Mon 1-4pm, Weds & Thurs 9-11.30am & Weds CAB Service at Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am - 12.30pm. Migrant clinics Tues - Fri 1-4pm. No appointment necessary.

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

Friends of the Library

No meeting in Tauranga Library in July.

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. Alan 579 3177 or

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy: coffee & chat 10am - 12pm. 543 3010

Leisure Marching

For exercise, fun & fellowship. Ladies 50+ required. No experience needed. Coreen 570 0172

Meditation Group

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

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

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

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

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 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 UFO & Paranormal Soc

Meet in hall behind Historic House cnr Cameron Rd & Elizabeth St 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Door $3 inc light supper. Ian 578 5373

Welcome Bay Art Group

Meet every Mon at Lighthouse Church 9.30am - 12pm. Bob 544 4499


Active Lifestyles For Seniors. First class free. Open to both men & women. Mon: Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd 9am & 10.15am. Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St) 9am. Tues: Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd 9am & 10.30am. Sit & Be Fit at Papamoa Community Centre 11.30am. Smooth Movers Weds Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd 9.15am. Sit & Be Fit Greenwood Park Village, Welcome Bay 11am. Thurs: Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd 9am. Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd 10.30am. Fri: Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd 9am & 10.15am. 578 9272

Yoga with HanneHatha

Starts again July 20, Mon & Weds 9.30am - 5.30pm. Gentle hatha yoga, peaceful studio in Bethlehem. To enrol ph Hanne 027 244 6710

Tuesday 7 July

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Mt Maunganui

Open meeting every Tues at St Peters Hall, 11 Victoria Rd 7.30pm. Ph 0800 229 6757 for more meetings or assistance.

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

Badminton (Social)

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

Bayfair Petanque Club

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

Bethlehem Pottery Club

Open Tues, Weds & Thurs 10am - 3pm, or when the flag is flying. Call in & meet the members & find out how to join. Email: or Jane 552 0046 after 6pm.

BOP Linux Users

Share & learn about free Open Source software & the Linux computer operating system. 1st Tues of month , LJ Hooker cnr Cameron Rd & 8th Ave 7-9pm. Experts & beginners welcome. $2. 578 6024

Computer Courses for the 50+

Introduction to computing using Winows 7 & 8.1, Apple iPad, Android tablets, Android Smart Phones. Desktop computers provided, bring your laptop or tablet. Enrolments today at the Learning Centre, the Village on 17th Ave, second gate bottom of hill, turn right 10am - 2pm. Sorry no eftpos. 577 1912

Depression Support Group

Support for people with an experience of depression 1-2pm. Ph Junction 543 3010 for info or if you need a ride.

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

Fire & Grace Nights

Releasing the fire of the Father's love for the restoration of a nation. Every Tues at Bethlehem Town Centre, above Metro Pharmacy 7pm. FB: The Father's House Aotearoa NZ Ministry School.

Fitness League

Ladies 50 plus 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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Group support meetings first Tues of month at St Peters in the City, cnr Cameron Rd/Spring St 10.30am -12.30pm. Karen 021 225 5108

Greerton Village Community Music Morning

For seniors – come along & join us in a morning of music. 1st Tues of month at Greerton Hall 10-11.30am. Guest artist. Entry $4, includes morning tea. Di/Charley 027 626 2496

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:

Katikati Herb Society Meeting

St Paul's Presbyterian Church Lounge cnr SH2 & Mulgan Ave 7pm. Anti-oxidants for health. Super – all welcome. Visitors $4. Jenny 552 0697

Lantern Making Workshops

July 7-9 at Greerton Hall.

Leisure Marching Team

Seeking new members aged 30-50+ for friendly leisure marching. Practice Tues 6-8pm. Ph/txt Ardell 027 937 4248

Mount Morning Badminton

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

Oriana Singers

Community choir meet every Tues at St Andrew's Church Hall, Dee St, Mount 7-9pm. New members welcome. Terry 578 5937

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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

Recreational Cycle Groups

Every Tues meet at Palmers, Ohauiti 9.30am. Pam/Andrew 544 3272. Every Weds meet at Sulphur Pt, near Nautilus, off Cross Rd 9am. Cam 552 4513. Every Sunday meet at Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre, Parton Rd 9.30am. Heinz 574 1543

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 month 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

South City Bowling Club

Club night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen & enjoy. Greerton RSA 7.30-10pm. Sheryl 552 5906

Tauranga City Council Tsunami Open Day

ASB Arena, Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui 10am – 5pm.

Tauranga Machine Embroidery Club

Meet 1st Tues of month at Methodist Church, 13th Ave 9am - 3.30pm. New members welcome. 543 5168

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 Patchwork & Quilters Group

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

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Every 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

Te Puke Lyceum Club

Garden Circle 1.30pm. 573 5153

Te Puke Senior Citizen's Club

Players & beginners invited to play indoor bowls, cards, 500 every Tues & Fri 12.45pm. $3 includes afternoon tea. Weds, bolivia cards 1pm. Jocelyn St, Te Puke. 573 7887

Wednesday 8 July

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at St Stephens Church off Brookfield Terrace 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

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 2nd Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399

Bromeliad Club Meeting

Held at Yacht Club 12.30-2.30pm. Speaker: Roger Allen. Plant of the month: large vrieseas. Good sales table. Visitors welcome. Lynley 576 7711


Do you play cribbage or would like to learn the game? Every Weds at Tauranga RSA 1pm. New members welcome. Rona 578 7939

Club Mt Maunganui Indoor Bowls

Every Weds night. Jim 572 1983

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

Memorial Night (Friendship Trophy), Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Small plate for supper please. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch at Bethlehem Town Centre cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore every Weds 1-3pm. 021 110 0878 or at Papamoa Fashion Island, 42 Gravatt Rd, next to Esquires every Weds 3-4pm. 022 120 5406. No appointment necessary, no charge. All ages welcome.

La Leche League Tauranga

Supporting your breastfeeding goals – mothers & babies meet second Weds of month at Wesley Community Centre 10am – 12pm. Topics will revolve around Preparing to Breastfeed, First 6 weeks, Overcoming difficulties & Introducing solids. Joanna 577 6892

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support BOP

Meet upstairs at 14b Hocking St, Mt Maunganui 10.30am. Speaker: Denis Toovey (ex pharmacist & author) on Better Health For You. Tina 281 1480 or email:

Papamoa Palms Probus Club

Meet first Weds of month at Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre 11.15am. All welcome. Sue 574 3280

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui. Beginners class 6pm, regular class 7.30pm. Lynne 573 5055

Table Tennis Tauranga

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

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

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

Tauranga Floral Art Group

Meet at Baptist Hall cnr Cameron Rd & 13th Ave 12.30pm with a special children's floral activity programme 1-2.30pm. Child must be accompanied by adult/parent. Includes bling posies, framed fancies, floral cupcakes, fun with flax, kokegamas & succulents.

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Tuahu towards Motuapere Hut. Return via short cut (easy off-track). Grade mod, approx. 5.5hrs. Garth 575 7293

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Mediation, development & learning night at Constables Gallery, Te Puke 7.15pm. All welcome. Kerry 552 6768

Toastmasters City Early Start

The 6 F's Club - Fast, focused, flexible, feedback, friendly & fun. Confidence & leadership building. Every Weds at Avgas Cafe, Classic Flyers 6.50-8.15am. 021 044 5654 or

Wednesday Evening Mountain Bike Group

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

Thursday 9 July

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $3 a bag. You pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Bay Salsa Presents Salsa on the Strand

Intro class at La Mexica 8pm followed by social dancing. Really social, no partner required. $2 entry fee (members free).

Christian Services

Held every Thurs 7.30-8.30pm & Sun 3.30-4.30pm at Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. 021 026 86421

Concert Band

Every Thursday. Katikati's long established friendly concert band, new wind players welcome, school age through to retirement. Sue 021 132 3804

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

Mount Maunganui Creative Fibre

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre 9am - 1pm where we share, learn & enjoy spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, felting & other creative crafts. New members welcome. Kris 579 9994

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

Papamoa Table Tennis

Every Thurs at Papamoa College Gym 7-9pm. New members welcome. John 572 0129

Performing Arts Workshop

For children at Anglican Church Hall Katikati 10am - 2pm. Dance: Song: Stories: Acting: etc $10 per child. Lunch supplied. Gaye 577 1753 or 027 274 8753

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 Qingong

Every Thurs at Ohauiti Rd Settlers Hall 11am. Class takes approx 1hr. $1pp. All welcome. Eric 577 1988

Tauranga Heart Support Group

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

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35+, Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. New members welcome. Lynda

The Mount Art Group

Meet every Thurs at St Peters Church Hall, Victoria Rd, Mount 9am - 1pm. Merilynn 575 6777

Toastmasters - Kickstart Breakfast Club

Speak confidently in a fun environment. Alimento Cafe 7am, guests welcome. Helen 571 6181

Winter Delights

Free cup of soup & entertainment held by Mount Lions, at Arataki Community Centre 6.30-8pm, 9 July, 6 August, 27 August. If you'd like to help contact Brenda 021 188 8308

Friday 10 July

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.

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm & 7pm onwards for the whole family. Werner 548 1111

Free Immigration Clinic

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

Illuminart Festival

Greerton Village Square 5.30-8.30pm.

The Sociables

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 & event. Email

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