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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Sunday 26 October

Art in the Park

Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui 8.30am - 4pm, weather permitting. Tauranga Society of Artists offer for sale a variety of art to suit all tastes.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Praise & worship. Listen to Tom Griffiths on Psalm 77 “When troubled I focus on?”

Beekeeping Hobbyists

Meet at 2 Tebbutt Access, off Poripori Rd, Te Puna 2pm. Bring along your bee suit as well as something to share for afternoon tea. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bible Seminars

Every Sun at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Elijah - God's prophet, lessons for us.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

BOP Community Trails

Urban Mountain Bike Rides (guided). Last Sun of month. 9am summer daylight saving. This month: Katikati town; meet at Haiku Bridge next to Robert Harris Café just off main st. 1.5 – 3 hours easy rides. Gold coin donation. 027 297 1213 or or FB BOP Community Trails.

BOP NZ Assn of Rationalists & Humanists

Meet last Sun of month at Alzheimer's NZ House, 116 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30-3.30pm. Judi 576 6872

Czech School for Children

With Czech/Slovak background every Sun at Arataki Community Centre 10am - 12pm except school holidays. New members welcome., email: or Jana 579 3918

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

Computer enthusiasts meet last Sun of month to share knowledge & experience at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West 9.30am – 12.30pm. $3 door charge. Visitors welcome. 544 2067

Kirtan - Melodious Spiritual Chanting

Bring friends for uplifting, joyous Krishna kirtan, spiritual socialising & vegetarian dinner. Last Sun of month at Merivale Community Centre, cnr Fraser St/Kesteven Ave, Merivale 4-6pm. Koha. Bela/Bhadra 552 0073

Let's Fly a Kite

Make, borrow or buy a kite then fly it at Island View Reserve, Seaforth Rd, Waihi Beach 10am onwards. Free family fun. John 027 281 7629

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

NZ Country Music Star Awards

Final Concert at Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre 1pm. Adults $25, children $5.

Papamoa Lions Market

At Simpson Reserve 7am – 12.30pm. Stalls must be set up by 7.30am. Great range of goods for sale including fruit & vege, arts & crafts. Fundraising stalls to support needy causes. $10 per car space. 542 2559 a/hs


Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. 572 3768

Quakers in Tauranga

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

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

Rifle Range Public Open Day

Open to public on last Sun of the month. Range at end of Ngawaro Rd, at the TECT All Terrain Park 9am - 3pm. Some targets available to purchase, or bring your own. Must bring own ammo, shooting rests, ear muffs etc. Fire-arms license must be presented at registration area. $15pp (cash only). No cellphone coverage.

Spiritual Centre, The Psychic Cafe

Greerton Community Hall 7pm. Spiritual study, psychic crafts, crystal balls, tarot, reiki, energy healing & more. Door charge $10, everything else free. 578 7205

Tauranga Arts Festival & Friends Celebrate

A Labour Weekend celebration with the Little Big Markets, Night Owl Cinema, Incubator, food, games & more. At Historic Village on 17th Ave 3-10pm.

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

Baywave Aquatic Centre 12.30-1.30pm Juniors up to & including Year 10 students) 1.30-2.30pm Seniors (Year 11 - adults) meet every Sunday unless an event on at Baywave. Lance 027 287 4731 or 578 7573

Te Puke Spiritual Discussion Group

1st, 3rd & 5th Sun of month at Hair Linez, old railway Station, Jellicoe St 10.30-11.30am. $3 door. Meeting of spiritual minds, to learn & share with each other. Elaine 573 5361 or FB Hair Linez for details.

The Big Beach Dig

Come & dig for chocolate, chips & drinks, outside Waihi Beach Surf Club 2pm. For ages 1-12, no spades, hands & feet only. Free event by Beach Christian Centre.

Vintage Photos & Devonshire Teas

Athenree Homestead, Waihi Beach 10am - 3pm. Heritage tours, teas & yesteryear photos. Clothes for all sizes. D/teas bookings 07 863 6448. Cash only.

Weekend Activities for the over 60's

Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Zeana 544 1513


Monday 27 October

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums

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

Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club

Meet every 2nd Mon of month at clubrooms in Cliff Rd. New members welcome.

Bay Salsa Beginner Salsa Lessons

Otumoetai Action Centre 6.45pm. New intake every 4 weeks. $15 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.

Cherrywood Probus Club

Meet 2nd Mon of month at Citizens Club, 13th Ave 10am. New members & visitors 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 6-11pm Noel 579 5412

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

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

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


Every Mon at Arataki Community Centre 12.30-4pm. New players welcome. Jan 576 3455


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

Mt Maunganui Bridge Club

Sessions Mon - Fri 1pm. Weds 7pm. Novice Mon 7pm. Thurs 11am. Golf Rd, Mount. Judy 575 9910

Steady as you Go Falls Prevention Classes

Every Mon at Accadia Manor, 101 Edgecumbe Rd 1.30-2.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm & Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way 11am - 12pm. Every Tues at Acacia Park, 134 Hamurana Rd, Omokoroa 10.30-11.30am at Hodgson House, 51 Botanical Rd, Tauranga 2.30-3.30pm. $2pp.

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 RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon – no bowls (Labour Day). Tues – Archie Morris. 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 after-noon tea. New members welcome. 571 6663

Toughlove Parent Support Group

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

Vision Probus Club

Meets fourth Mon in the Citizens Club cnr Cameron Rd & 13th Ave 10am. 579 2289

Waihi Beach Environment Society Inc

AGM at United Church Hall, Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach 10am.

Water for the Soul

Do you feel spiritually isolated & seek relationship with like-minded people? Join us for biblical study, shared meals, relationship, celebration & social times. All things working together for good. 571 5188

Yoga with HanneHatha

Every Mon & weds 9.30am & Mon 5.30pm in studio in Bethlehem. Gentle hatha yoga. Hanne 027 244 6710


Tuesday 28 October

2014 @ The Clothesline

Quality pre-loved clothing babies - adults 50c - $2, & prayer for the sick. 36D MacDonald St, Mt Maunganui 10am - 2pm.

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Intermediate School Sports Centre. Seniors (adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Club racquets 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

Awareness Through Movement Class

8 weeks, Mt Maunganui 7-8pm. Gisella 027 286 0891 or 544 4823

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 at Mount Senior Citz, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4650

Chen Wu Kuan Kung Fu

Traditional Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu developing strength, stamina & flexibility. Term 4 Tues & Thurs - Juniors 4.15-5.15pm at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. First class free. Ray 022 0776 484

Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Under the Gracie anti bullying programme. Term 4 kids classes Tues/Thurs at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. First class free. 027 752 5534

Clown Workshop

8 weeks, age 14+, Mt Maunganui 4.30-6.30pm. Gisella 0272 860 891 or 544 4823

Club Mount Maunganui Social Darts

Every Tues at 45 Kawaka St 7pm. Faye 0274 748 061

Dimensions of the Soul

Practical workshops covering the 120 dimensions of the soul & beyond. Attain connection with your God-self, spiritual healing in your daily life. Integrated Therapies 571 5188

Encore 55+

Meet 1st & 3rd Tues of month. A great opportunity for everyone aged 55+ to make new friends. Book reviews, guest speakers, afternoon tea at Bethlehem Baptist Church 1.30-3.15pm.

Fibromyalgia Support Meeting

At Hillier Centre, Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 1.30pm. Speaker: Louise representing St Johns. Maureen 576 3256

Hwa Rang Tae Kwon Do

Dynamic martial art suitable for the family ages 4 & up. Term 4 kids/beginner classes 7 days from 4pm/Sat 9.30am. New class for 4-6 year olds beginning Nov 4 3.45pm. Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. First class free. 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 Hall, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome - no partner required. Maria 544 1680

Mount Aglow

All ladies invited to meeting at Salvation Army, 57 Eversham Rd, Mt Maunganui 9.45am. Join us if you need a new direction to your life. Guest speaker: Anne Glaessens – ‘Prayer'. Shared lunch to follow. Raewyn 574 6967

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

Neighbourhood Run for Beginners

Cheyne Rd neighbourhood. Run & fitness. Every Tues, Thurs & Fri 6am start. Free. Svetlana 027 616 2124

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues morning class 10am - 12pm, Weds Combined A & Plus, Thurs club night & new dancers, 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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

Pregnant? Parenting?

Free teen parent drop-in service Te Puke. Every Tues at 100 Jellicoe St 2-4pm. Need information/support? Tiffany 027 559 9324

Saintly Shakers Preschool Music

Every Tues at St Peter's Church, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am and every Thurs at St Mary's Church, Bayfair 9.30am. $3 per family. 575 9945

Sequence Dancing

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

South City Indoor Bowls Club

End of year club dinner & remembrance evening at Greerton Hall, Tauranga. Mary 541 0687

Take a Break with Craft

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

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Cherrywood Arms, 44 Cherrywood Dr 7.30pm. Friendly jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen. Paul 579 2346 or

Tauranga BMX Club

Strider racing for under 5's every Tuesday, rego 5pm, racing 5.30-6.30pm. Helmets must be worn. 021 054 6668

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

Widow & Widowers Club

People living alone invited to Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St 2pm. Margaret 576 5292


Wednesday 29 October

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Fraser Cove Burger King 10am. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance Group

Learn this ancient form of dance while having fun & meeting people. Every Weds at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6-8.30pm. Txt 021 124 5982 email:

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

Bowls Indoor:

Every Weds & Fri at Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4560

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

Diabetes Help Tauranga Support Group

Church of Christ, 1400 Cameron Rd, Greerton 2pm. All welcome. Free diabetes support available 24/7 571 3422

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Fun bowls at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Global Hearts Exercise Group

Weds 2pm & Fri 11am. Provides group activities combined with health education that encourages members to live a healthy & active lifestyle. Proudly supported by NZ Heart Foundation. Amber 575 0470

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

All ladies invited to practice with them every Weds at Morland Fox Park 8-9.30am. No experience required. Marion 578 1108

Healing Rooms

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

ICONZ for Girls

Every Weds at Welcome Bay Community Centre, W/Bay Rd, behind hall 4.15-5.45pm. For girls aged 7-11yrs (yr 3-6). Badges, games, stories & more. Carolyn 544 0400

Kiwi Toasters

Learn to speak with confidence & grow leadership skills. Meet 2nd & 4th Weds at Te Puke Hotel 5.30-7pm. Guests welcome. Chrissy 543 9493 or

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Healing buzz night. Door charge $3. Janet 027 264 0226

Opera Forum Tauranga

“Mikado”, one of Gilbert & Sullivan's funniest comedies at Tauranga Club 19 Nov 5.45pm. Complimentary wine, finger foods, lucky ticket draw & opera screening. Tickets from Creative Tauranga. Info 928 5270 or 577 0583

Original Art Sale

By Tauranga Society of Arts Inc at Community Centre, Elizabeth St West. Oct 29 2-5.30pm. Oct 30 - Nov 1 9.30am - 5pm. Nov 2 9.30am - 4pm. Amazing selection of original art. Cash & carry.

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 7pm Children over 8 years welcome. 573 5055

Serious Coffee

Great coffee & lively chat for women. Biblical teaching, discussion, guest speakers. Creche facilities. Every Weds at Bethlehem Baptist Church 9.30-11.30am.

Social Tennis

Every Weds at Welcome Bay Tennis Courts 9am. Men & women. Dorreen 577 0462

Table Tennis Tauranga

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

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 Lawn Tennis Club

Every Weds at Wharepai Domain, Cameron Rd 9am - 12pm. All levels welcome. Gaynor 544 7071

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Te Tuhi to Mangamuka Hut & swamp rimus. Longer option available. Grade moderate, approx 5.5hrs. Bruce 543 1034

Te Puke Toy Library

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

Toastmasters - City Early Start

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

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

Yoga with Ocean Views

Every Weds & Fri 9.30am & Tues 7pm at Fergusson Park, Matua. Stella 021 0249 6390


Thursday 30 October

Age Concern Tauranga

Monthly meeting at Hinton Lounge, Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Rd 10-11.30am. Guest speaker: Blue Lagoon Charitable Trust & Bay Audiology “Do you have a hearing impairment? What kind of help is available.” $3pp refreshments provided.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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

Awareness Through Movement Class

Yoga Centre 1.30-2.30pm. Gisella 544 4823 or 027 286 0891

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Every Thurs 12.45pm. Play indoor bowls, 500 & bolivia. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

At 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational in depth Bible Study until Nov 6. Jack/Betty 544 3809

Dine Down at the Village

Historic Village, 17th Ave open on Thursday nights 5-7pm. Dine, shop, relax.

Documentary Nights

Every 2nd Thurs at the tiny house theatre 7pm. Many interesting & thought provoking subjects covered. Kim 576 9427 or 027 285 9611

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 Oct 30 at 1235 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 6-8pm. 579 6470 or 0800 842 426

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

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes self-contained so start any date. Cost $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes, next class Nov 6 7-8.30pm.

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's chorus meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2714

Knitting Classes

For children 8yrs onwards (adults also welcome) every Thurs at St Andrew's Church, Dee St, Mount 3-4.30pm. Free 575 9347

Mainly Music

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

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church Hall cnr Chadwick Rd & Oropi Rd 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts with talented tutors. Inspection welcome. June 544 0823

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

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

NZ Mountain Film Festival Tga Screening

Inaugural screening at Tauranga Art Gallery Oct 30 7pm. Featuring award winning adventure films from NZ & around the world. Tickets $15 for advanced purchase see

Petanque Tauranga/BOP Club

Every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd venue 1pm start. Jo Ann 578 3606

Salsa on the Strand

Presented by Bay Salsa, intro class 8pm followed by social dancing at La Mexica. No partner required. $2 entry, members free.

Simplee Cr8ive

All crafts welcome every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. Jenny 572 5396

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 Qigong

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

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Note change of day. Tonight's documentary video looks at the 4.6 billion year history of planet earth from origin to today. Fergusson Park Observatory 7.30pm. Telescope viewing.

Tauranga Rock n Roll Social Dancers

Authentic music - DJ Pete, every Thurs at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 7.30-9.30pm. $3 entry pp - supper included. Maria 576 7326

Tauranga Storytellers' Group

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

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Every Thurs at Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain, Cameron Rd 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. New members & visitors welcome. Lynda 575 0627

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

Young Parents Group

(For ages 23 & under) every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 12pm. Lunch provided. Text Rozi 027 924 6526


Friday 31 October

10pin Bowling Quicksilver League

Every Fri at 13th Ave 10.30am. Play in pairs. New members welcome. Come for a fun morning. 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.

Boat Expo & Water Festival

Tauranga on the Waterfront Oct 31 – Nov 2 10am – 4pm. Exciting on the water displays including: jet ski stunts, wake boarding, paddle boarding & rescues. Marine exhibitors showing the latest in boats & all other marine ‘toys. $5 adults, children under 14 free.


Every Fri at Tauranga South Bowls, Tutcheon St 1pm. June 541 0161

Chess Tauranga

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

Entertaining Angels

A night of music, comedy & inspiration for all. Malcolm Gordon - tunes; Tammy Rose Wiley & Esmerelda Smith - inspiration; James Keating - laughs. A charity fundraising to help children feel safe at home. Nov 14 at 8 Dee St 7-9pm. Tickets $15, incl light refreshments. or 0508 484 253

Fairy/Scary Party

Katikati Resource Centre 4-6pm. Games, dancing, magic, stories, pizzas, gifts. Entrance koha. 577 1753 or 027 274 8753. A Christina Productions Event.

Free Immigration Assessment

By Licenced Immigration Adviser. Tauranga Multicultural Ethnic Council, Historic Village, 17th Ave. For appointment ph Iryna Stewart 543 9125 or 021 0226 2619

Free Immigration Clinic

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

Gay/Bi Men Support Group

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

Halos & Heros

Mount Ocean Sports Centre 5.30-7.30pm. Join us for a fun night of games & activities for kids aged 3-12years. Come dressed as an angel or superhero. Prizes for best costumes! Gold coin donation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. or 021 625 344

Halloween Ball

Dinner & dance at Sir Tristan Lounge, Tauranga Race Course 7pm start. Live band, Halloween treats, photo booth, raffles, best costume prize & more. $55 per ticket, available from Countdown Papamoa or Fraser Cove. Kids hospital appeal.

Halloween Hoedown

Presented by Richard O'Brien & his musical mates, along with St John Katikati. Held at Katikati Primary School, Beach Rd, Katikati 7-11.30pm. Music, dancing, cash bar, prizes for best dressed. Tickets $30 available from Katikati Info Centre or Molly's at Waihi Beach.

Light Party

A positive alternative to Halloween at St Peters in the City, 130 Spring St, Tauranga 4-6.30pm. Dr Seuss theme. Gold coin donation. 578 9608

Nak Rop Muay Thai Kickboxing

A unique & challenging form of self discipline & fitness. Term 4 kids classes every Fri at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. First class free. Alexis 578 5344

Omokoroa Playcentre Fundraiser

At Omokoroa Settlers Hall 7pm. Omokoroa playcentre clothing swap, $10 for bubbles/nibbles & clothes galore. Email: ph/txt 021 922 751

Saints & Angels Fair

(Alternative to Halloween)St Mary's carpark (opp Baywave). Drop in anytime between 4.30-6.30pm. Free games, snacks, activities, bouncy castle, small cost for hot food. 575 9945

St George's Pre-School Music

Every Fri at St George's Church, 1 Church St, Gate Pa 9.30-10.30am & morning tea. Koha. 578 7916

The Sociables

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




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