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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Following the big lottery win in Greerton last weekend, what would be the first thing you did if you won $4.5 million?

Hand your notice in
Donate to charity
Go on holiday
Buy a new car and go on a shopping spree
Give it away to friends and family

What's On

Sunday 1 March

All Ford Day Car Show

16th annual event, at Blake Park, Mt Maunganui. Vehicles on display from 10am - 3pm. Activities for the kids. Food & drink available. Prize-giving for vehicle entrants 3pm. Adult $5, children under 14 free.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Colossians 2:5-7 “Doing battle for the church.” Richard Roodt.

Bible Seminars

Every Sun at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “The Bible's accurate predictions - world superpowers.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

Children's Day

Katikati Primary School, Beach Rd 3-5pm. Free admission. Games, dancing, stories, pizza, gifts, face painting. Fun for the whole family. Gaye 577 1753

Coronation Classic (Triathlon)

At Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui 7.30-11am.

Czech School

For children with Czech/Slovak background every Sunday at Arataki Community Centre 10am - 12pm except school holidays. Kindy takes place at same time, suitable for small children. New members welcome., email or Jana 579 3918.

“Keep the Scene Clean”

Litter working bee 9.30-11.30am. Meet at Anzac Bay carpark, Bowentown. Wear covered in footwear & High-vis vests if you have one.

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

Papamoa March Against Family Violence

Family fun day on the grassed area behind McDonalds at Papamoa Plaza 9am - 12pm. Come & show your support. Free stuff, barbecue, competitions & more. 0800 456 450


Every Sun & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. 578 3606

Quakers in Tauranga

Change of venue today only. Meet in a private home 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea & talk. For venue details 578 7119

Radio Controlled Model Power Boats

Racing at Lake Taurikura off Taurikura Drive in the industrial area of The Lakes subdivision 10am. Follow the RC Boat signs. Brian 548 1334

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

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

Tauranga Historical Society

Jazz in the garden at Brain Watkins House from 2pm. Music from the Silver Tones. Stalls, afternoon tea.

Tauranga Night Market

Bayfair Shopping Centre, cnr Maunganui Rd & Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui 5.30-11pm. Arts, crafts, jewellery, fresh produce, food stalls & more. Free entry. 022 588 2282 or email:

Tauranga Spiritual Society

Clairvoyant: Trixie May Moss. Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Members $3, non $5. 022 067 0467

Weekend Activities for the Over 60's

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


Monday 2 March

Achieve Toastmasters

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

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums

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

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Mon at Bethlehem Hall, Main highway 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Young or old welcome. 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. Friday 6 March - guest speaker after class - Peter Washer, lawyer. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Cancer Society

Mix & match open talks at 111 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 10-11.30am. 571 2035

Cherrywood Probus

Meet 2nd Mon of month at Tauranga Citizens Club, 13th Ave 10am. New members welcome. Pam 578 3757

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. JP service every Mon 1-4pm, 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. Migrant Clinics Tues - Fri 1-4pm. All welcome, no appointment necessary.

Civic Choir Tauranga

Every Mon at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. New members welcome. Heather 575 9092

Creative Fibre

Meet every 1st, 3rd & 5th Tues at Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd 9.30am - 2pm. Marie 579 1230

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 Budget Course

Learn how to budget, save & spend wisely. March 9, 16 & 23 at Holy Trinity Church, 3rd Ave, Tauranga 7pm. 578 7718 or

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy: coffee & chat 10am - 12pm. Junction 579 9890

Learn to Dance

With the Monday night dancers at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave, Te Puke. Dance tuition from 6.30pm then sequence dancing until 8.30pm approx. Sequence dancing for beginners & improvers. $3pp. Gordon 572 0060

Meditation Group

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

Omanu Bowling Club

Twilight bowls every Mon 6-8pm. Flat shoes essential.

Recycled Teenagers

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


At Mt Maunganui RSA every Mon 12.15pm & Weds 6.15pm. New members welcome, tuition available. Keith 021 170 2394

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

Every Mon at Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd. Names in by 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry $2. New members welcome. Paul 576 6324

Tauranga Brass

Meet at Frontiersmen's Hall, Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. New players welcome. Some instruments available. Peter 572 4358

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 Library Friends

Tauranga Library 5.30pm. “What have you been reading?” Led with reviews by 2 members. Tea/coffee. Visitors & new members welcome. Betty 542 4322

Tauranga Open Support Group

Support for those with a cancer diagnosis & their partners/support persons. 2nd Mon of month at Cancer Society Rooms, 111 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 1.30-3pm. 571 2035

Tauranga UFO & Paranormal Soc

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

Theatre Club Nights

First Mon of month at Litt Park Theatre, Park Lane, Te Puke 7pm. Learn about theatre without any pressure to ‘perform'. Jim 575 8977

Twilight Bowls

Every Mon at Bowls Matua, 108 Levers Rd 5.30pm start. Bowls & tuition available. Flat shoes please, bare feet or jandals. $5 per evening. 576 9980

Water for the Soul

Do you feel spiritually isolated? Study Genesis to Revelation in a way that comes alive. Join us for evening study, relationship & social times. Vivienne 571 5188 or 021 264 6002


Tuesday 3 March

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 11 Victoria Road St Peters Hall 7.30pm. 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

Bethlehem Pottery Club

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

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

Brookfield Walking Group

Meet every Tues & Fri at St Stephens Church, Brookfield Tce, Otumoetai 9am. New members welcome. Judy 576 6443

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs at Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 1pm. 575 4650

Chen Wu Kuan Kung Fu

Traditional Chinese shaolin Kung Fu developing strength, stamina & flexibility. Term 1 Juniors Tues/Thurs at the Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 5-6pm. Ray 022 0776 484,

Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Under the Gracie anti bullying programme. Term 1 Kids classes Tues/Thurs at the Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 578 5344,

Depression Support Group

Support for people with an experience of depression 1-2pm. Junction 579 9890 for info or if you need a ride.

Does Your Loved One have an Addiction?

Do you wonder what you can do? How to help? Hanmer Clinic Tauranga ‘Significant Other' programme for spouses, partners etc of people who have an addiction. 7 weekly sessions starts March 24 - May 5 1-3pm at 1234 Cameron Rd, Tga. Free. 579 6470 or 0800 842 426

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

Home Instead Senior Care

Community music event on March 3 is cancelled. Apologies.

Hwa Rang Tae Kwon Do

Dynamic martial art suitable for the family ages 4 & up. Term 1 kids/beginners classes 7 days from 4pm/Sat 9.30am. New class for 4-6yr olds Tues 3.45pm. The Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. Christine 021 980 878,

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:

Israeli Dancing

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

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. Season commences March 3. Maxeen 575 0162

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

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

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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


Twilight Tuesday's at Club Mt Maunganui 5.30pm. All equip available but bring your own if you have it. Bar snacks & meals available. 572 3768

Preschool Music

Saintly Shakers every Tues at St Peter's Church, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am & every Thurs at St Mary's Church, Bayfair 9.30am. Bring your preschool children along for music, dancing, social interaction & morning tea. $3 per family. 575 9945

Seasons Group

For children & youth who have experience of separated parents, or a family member having died or moved away. Meet every Tues or Thurs 4-5pm in Mt Maunganui. Children talk together about their loss or change. Naudeen 021 766 769 or 07 213 0218

Separated Fathers

Have you recently been served papers? Have you recently separated & don't know who to turn to? We may be able to assist. Union of Fathers meet every Tues at 538 Fraser St, Tauranga 7.30pm. 928 4323

Sequence Dancing

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

South City Bowling Club

Club night & Aggregate starts, Greerton Hall 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary 541 0687

Take a Break with Craft

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

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Play for the season commences March 3 & thereafter every Tues & Thurs at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Memorial Park cnr 11th Ave & Devonport Rd 9-11.30am. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Samba

Practice nights every Tues at Mount Sports Club cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds 7-9pm. New members welcome. Kim 021 173 9416

Tauranga Tango Practica

A great opportunity to practice Argentine Tango in an informal setting. At The Citz Club, 170 13th Ave (opp Boys College), Tauranga 7-9.30pm. Free of charge.

Tauranga Toastmasters

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


Wednesday 4 March

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Historic Village gate, 17th Ave 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

Alzheimers Fundraiser Movie Night

“Still Alice” based on bestselling novel of the same name. Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating illness: early-onset Alzheimers disease. At Rialto Cinema, Devonport Rd 7.15pm nibbles, 8pm movie screening. $15 per ticket. Purchase from Alzheimers Tga, 116 13th Ave, Tga. 577 6344


Every Weds at Mount Indoor Sports Centre 7-9pm. Trial it for free, then only $5pp. Racquets available. Eve 021 906 481

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

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd names in 12.45pm. 575 4650

Club Mt Maunganui

Every Weds Indoor bowls stats tonight. 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. Classes recommence March 11.

Free Legal Education Seminar

‘Law for Lunch' held first & third Weds of month at Baywide Community Law, 63 Willow St, Tauranga 12.15-1pm. Today: Consumer Law Changes (BWCL). 571 6812

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Nana Ormsby Darby & Joan & Mixed Pairs, Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Names in book. Kevin 543 4044

Gate Pa Tennis Club

Every Weds 9am - 12pm. Social tennis for all levers. Make new friends while getting some exercise. No commitment or fee for first 3 attendances. Geoff 570 1168 or 021 474 807

Healing Rooms

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

Kiwi Toasters - Te Puke

Meet 1st & 3rd Weds. March meetings: Strong Speech Structure. Jellicoe Room, Te Puke Hotel 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 543 9493 or

Mid-Week Tramping Group

Track clearing day, North Henderson towards Hurunui Hut. Bring loppers, gloves etc, approx 5.5hrs. Garth 575 7293

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Robin Teague - face reader. Door $3. Janet 027 264 0226

NZSO: Freddy Kemf's Beethoven

At Baycourt 7.30pm.

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui. Beginners class 6pm, regular class 7.30pm. Every Fri at Papamoa Primary School Hall, Dickson Rd 7pm. Children over 8 years welcome. 573 5055

Single Coffee Club 60+

Mixed company of singles 60+ that meet up once a week of coffee, enjoy socialising & meeting new friends. Email: or 027 439 3267

Tauranga Embroider's Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club rooms, Memorial Park 10am - 2.30pm & 7-9pm. Juniors 4-5.30pm. Beginners & experienced stitches welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Tauranga South Garden Club

First Weds of month at Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 1.30-3pm. Visitors welcome. Margaret 578 1017

The Parenting Course

For those parenting 0-10 year olds. Weds evenings from March 4 - April 1 7.15-9.30pm.

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

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


Thursday 5 March

Awesome Clothing Sale

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

Botanical Road Kindergarten Fundraiser

March 19 - Annual fundraiser “Medium Night” with Karen & friends at Worlds End Bar & Restaurant. Doors open 6pm with bar & full menu. Tickets $20pp, from Worlds End, Fraser Cove or Botanical Rd Kindergarten, 18th Ave. 578 4481

Community Bible Study International

Join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational 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

Grey Power Coffee Morning

Held first Thurs of every month at Village Café, next to Grey Power Office, Historic Village, 17th Ave 10am. 571 2558

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes. Beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. $14 per class. New venue: Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd. Monthly classes, next class March 5 7-8.30pm.

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church Hall 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts with talented tutors. $3 entry. Colleen 574 6665

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Mount Ocean Sports Clubrooms (Cnr The Mall & Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunganui) 7.30pm. Presentation from Project Jonah. New members welcome. Gail 570 1935 or 021 471 768

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 Settlers Hall, Ohauiti Rd 11am. Class takes approx 1 hr. $1pp. Eric 577 1988

Tauranga Branch of NZ Soc of Genealogists

Monthly meeting at St James Church Hall, cnr Pooles & Devon, Greerton 7.30pm. 578 1689

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Meet every Thurs 7.30pm. Ed 543 1108

Young Parents Group

(For ages 20 & under) every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 12pm. Lunch provided. Text Rozi 027 924 6526


Friday 6 March

10pin Bowling Quicksilver League

Come for a fun morning on Friday's at 13th Ave 10.30am. We play in pairs. New members welcome. 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.

Cancer Society

Relaxation series at 111 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 2-3.30pm. 571 2035

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

International Women's Day Breakfast

Hosted by Zonta International Tga at the Mount Club, cnr Totara/Kawaka Sts, Mt Maunganui 6.45-8.15am. Guest speaker: Brigitte Wuest - lead sculptor for Weta Workshops. Cost $35, fabulous raffle prizes & spot prizes. Tickets from Vogue Lighting, 35B Totara St Mount or Creative Tga, Willow St Tauranga or & search “Zonta”.

Mobile Phone Workshop

Not sure how to use your mobile phone? Book now for lessons & learn the basics. Gayle 578 1878 or Age Concern 578 2631

Nak Rop Muay Thai Kickboxing

A unique & challenging from of self discipline & fitness. Term 1 kids classes every Fri at The Martial Arts Academy, 154 1st Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. 578 5344

New Zealand Leisure Marching Tauranga

Nationals 2015 at ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui. or 577 8560


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