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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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What's On

Saturday 18 October

Alcoholics Anonymous

Women's meeting at St Andrews, Dee St 10-11am. Children welcome.

Annual Paddy's Market

St Pauls Presbyterian Church, cnr SH2/Mulgan St, Katikati 9.30am - 12.30pm. Garden, white elephant, food, produce, sewing, bouncy castle etc.

Bayswater Village Art, Craft & Market Day

60 Maranui St, Mt Maunganui 9am - 3pm. Wet or fine.

CanSurf Motorcycle Rally & Gourmet Gala

Waihi Beach 9am onwards. Featuring a 300 strong motorcycle rally around the Coromandel Peninsula. Gourmet food gala running all afternoon. Evening of live entertainment. Cost $25. Book your tickets at

Car Boot Sale

At Greerton Village school 7.30am - 12pm, weather permitting. Shirley 577 1116 or 0274 146 040

Car Boot Sale

Every third Sat of month at Evans Rd Church. $5/car. Bargains for all. 021 123 1157

Christian Music Group

Musicians & singers jam session as a group we will decide time & how often. If interested, Pauline 575 5556

Craft Fair

At Kempton Park Village, 40 Te Paeroa Rd, Bethlehem 9am - 12pm. Devonshire morning tea.

Footnote NZ Dance: The Status of Being

At Baycourt Theatre 7.30pm. or 577 7188

Garage Sale

Nana Joan's Op shop, winter clothing clear out, also summer clothing at 7 Oak Lane (behind Resene's off Waihi Rd),Judea. 8am start.

Global Travel Expo

At Club Mt Maunganui, off Totara St, Mount 10am - 3pm. Come & meet over 40 global travel companies. Be in to win a trip for 2 to Hawaii. Free entry.

Healthy Living Festival

Oct 25 & 26 at Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd 10am - 5pm. Natural products, crystals, clairvoyance & more. Free seminars all weekend. Ruth 571 3981

Israeli Dance

Free beginners workshop at Gate Pa Primary School, Cameron Rd 2-4pm. All ages, no partner required. Maria 544 1680

Live Roller Derby - BOP Regional Tournament

3 action packed games with teams from Wha-katane, Rotorua & Tauranga. Adults $10, family (2 adults & 2 children) $15, children 5-14 gold coin donation. QE Youth Centre. Doors open 11am. Email:

Messianic Weekly Meetings

The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. 542 1438

Model Aircraft Flying

At TECT park airfield Saturday mornings. Visitors welcome (no dogs please). Mike 579 1979

Ocktoberfest Gala

Te Puke Baptist Church, Malyon St 9am - 1pm. Fun Run 9am. Hangi, morning tea, puppet show, silent auction, car wash, white elephant & more.

Paddy's Market

At St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Katikati 9.30am. Sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, stalls galore, silent auction & more. 549 0098

Spring Home Show

Find new ideas, products & services at the Tauranga Spring Home Show. Come & talk with the experts & see the latest concepts for new kitchens, bathrooms & outdoor design. At ASB Baypark 10am – 5pm. Entry $5 adult, children aged 13 & under free.

St Enoch's Church Fair

Nov 22 at 134 16th Ave 8am. Auction, books, baking, sweets, white elephant, plants & more. Quality items needed for the fair eg books (no magazines), white elephant, auction items etc. 578 3040

Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild

Every third Sat at club rooms, Yatton St, Greerton 1pm. Visitors & interested people welcome. Geoff 579 3637

Tauranga Farmers Market

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

Tauriko School Ag Day & Gala

Ag day 9am start with judging of livestock. Gala 11am start. Food, quickfire raffles, entertainment.

The Scholars Pro Musica Concert

Oct 25 7.30pm & Oct 26 2.30pm at St Peter's Anglican Church, Victoria Rd, Mount. Decision & Despair Judicium Salomonis by Charpentier & Jephthah by Carissim. Tickets from Mane Fashion or

The Thing from the Place

Mad scientists, crazy experiments & snot monsters combine in this ridiculously silly comedy. Oct 25 at Baycourt Theatre 11am. or 577 7188

Te Puke Forest & Bird

October trip to Aongatete. The Aongatete Trust is successfully controlling pests in this region. Come & spot the riflemen. Carole 575 2662

Te Puke Scottish Soc Ball

Te Puke Memorial Hall 7.30-11.30pm. Dress Std: Formal (ball gown/suit). Tickets $25pp includes a fabulous supper. Music by Sheldon's Dance Band. For tickets/enquiries Valerie 573 7093

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

Wallis Clothing Event

Come into the Mount store between 11am - 3pm & have a chat with kiwi designer of Ketz-ke Jenny Drury. At 425 Maunganui Rd.

Sunday 19 October

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd. 10am praise & worship. John Kerr teaches on Psalm 76: “The God who fights.”

Bethlehem Lions Market

1st & 3rd Sun of month at Bethlehem Town Centre 8am - 12pm.

Bible Seminars

Every Sun at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Kings of Israel - lessons for us.” Q&A, refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

Bluelight Trolley Derby

Presented by Te Aranui Youth Trust. An event for the whole community. Join Bluelight, Tauranga Police, Mitre 10 & More FM to race down Westmorland Rise 9am - 4pm. Food & refreshments available. Entry fee $5 for kids & community groups & $40 corporates. 577 8072

BOP Radio Controlled Car Club

Come & watch large scale 1/5 truck & buggy racing. Venue, Whataroa Rd off SH36 from Pyes Pa Rd. Gates open 8.30am, racing from 9.45am, weather permitting.

Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga

Movie screening - “The Story of a Godfather” in Rialto Cinema 6.30pm. Tickets include a drink & nibbles. Jana 579 3918 or Facebook@csclubtauranga

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

Free Blues Rock Concert & Meal

“The Romany Stones” at Central Baptist Church cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 4pm. Peter 022 323 9102

Huge Kids Gear Garage Sale

Pre-loved & new items at Memorial Hall, QE2, Tauranga 10am – 12pm. Janine 576 6926 or 027 758 2117

Maketu Rotary Club Market

3rd & 5th Sunday at Village Green, Park Rd, Maketu. Stalls $10. Maureen 533 2340

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

Ngai Tahu ki Tauranga Moana

Bi-monthly hui, Tauranga 1pm. Please bring a plate. Joe 578 5997


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

Spring Home Show

Find new ideas, products & services at the Tauranga Spring Home Show. Come & talk with the experts & see the latest concepts for new kitchens, bathrooms & outdoor design. At ASB Baypark 10am – 5pm. Entry $5 adult, children aged 13 & under free.

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 Country Music

Club Day at St Pats Hall 1pm.

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.

Vintage Photos & Devonshire Teas

Oct 26 at Athenree Homestead, Waihi Beach 10am - 3pm. Heritage tours, teas & yesteryear photos. Clothes for all sizes. D/teas bookings 07 863 6448. Cash only.

Walk for Hope

5km walk or 10km run, at Fergusson Park, Tauranga 2-3.30pm. Money raised goes to ‘A Girl Called Hope' a non-profit organisation working for young women who face life-controlling issues. $10 registration - register at

Weekend Activities for the over 60's

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

Monday 20 October

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

Badminton - Summer Club

Bethlehem College Events Centre every Mon 7.30-9.30pm. $5pp. All players welcome, racquets available.

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. All classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

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


Mount Senior Citz, 345 Maunganui Rd 1.30pm. Entertainer: Dennis August followed by afternoon tea. $3 door cover.

Education & Achievement Assn

Support group meetings for families with dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers, ADHD, visual & auditory processing disorders etc. Free meeting open to anyone. Held at Summit Motor Lodge, 213 Waihi Rd 7-9pm. Jenny 027 297 5164

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

Junction Mental Health

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


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

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Fun Night, Closing Night (please bring a plate), Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. 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

Soroptimist International of Tauranga

ECPAT evening (End Child Prostitution, Pornography & Trafficking of Children), ECPAT speaker supported by Police, CYFS & NZEI. Village Hall, Historic Village 7pm. No charge.

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 Ladies Probus Club

Meet 3rd Mon of month at Tauranga Citizens Club 10am. Interesting speakers. Visitors & new members welcome. Clare 576 5973

Tauranga RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon report 12.45pm for 1pm start. 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 afternoon 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

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 21 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

Anxiety Support Group

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

Awareness Through Movement Class

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

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

Diamond Fellowship 60+

1st & 3rd Tues at Salvation Army cnr 5th Ave/Cameron Rd 10am morning tea. Speaker: Steffi Mueller - Her escape from East Germany to the West 1pm. Bring a plate for shared lunch. New members welcome. Jennifer, Salvation Army 578 4264 (extn 712).

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.

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 & perform-ing 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

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy: Coffee & chat at Papamoa Community Centre (Papamoa Library) 15 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa 10am – 12pm. 579 9890


For people new to the Tauranga area. Meet every first & third Tues of month at The Raft, 65 Chapel St 5pm. Email:

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

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

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

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

AGM, prizegiving & supper. At Greerton Hall, Tauranga. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

McSwiggan's Irish Pub, 158 Cambridge Rd 7.30pm. Friendly jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen. Blackboard Concert 7.30pm. 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 Central Ladies Probus Club

Third Tues of month at Daniels, Memorial Park 9.45am. New members welcome. Gene 578 7733

Tauranga Continuing Education (50+) Group

At Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga, 3rd Tues of month. Lectures start 10am. & $3 charge to cover expenses. Speaker: Mr Bill Cochrane “Interpreting public opinion poles.” David 544 4179

Tauranga Orchid Society

Monthly meeting at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 7.30pm. Speaker: Bill Liddy - Native orchid reserve ‘Iwitahi'. Visitors welcome. Natalie 543 0847

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

Wednesday 22 October

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Carlton St Reserve, Otumoetai 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

Bipolar Support Group

For people with bipolar 1-2pm. Junction 579 9890 for info or if you need a ride.

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

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

Freemasons, Gate Pa Lodge

Meet at Hairini Freemasons Masonic Centre. Glen 572 4972 or 027 918 9096

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Aussie Butcher Open Day Tournament (Fours) at Greerton Hall 10am. Kevin 543 4044

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

Hot Pink Walk

Get your costumes organised, rally your mates, meet at Masonic Park 5pm. Raise funds & awareness for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Entry tickets from House of Travel or Z Energy Stations $5.

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

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

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 Lawn Tennis Club

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

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

From Franklin Rd, Deam Track, Daly's Hut, towards Waitawheta Hut & return. Grade easy, approx 5.5hrs. Garth 575 7293

Te Puke Toy Library

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

The Parenting Show with Pio

Packed full of practical tips & stories, presented with humour & style of a master entertainer. Held at Bethlehem Community Hall, SH2, Bethlehem 6-8.30pm. Sausage sizzle. Entry by koha. 021 0856 6289 or email:

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

World Vision Kids for Kids

Kids for Kids is back with its iconic mass choir performances fronted by Jackie Clarke. At Baycourt Theatre Oct 22 & 23 7.30pm. or 577 7188

Yoga with Ocean Views

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

Thursday 23 October

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

Body & Soul Fitness for Over 50's

New class every Thurs at Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St behind Pak n Save 9.15-10.15am. Dianne 576 5031. Qualified Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

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

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 & abil-ities, 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

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Come & meet like minded people over a relaxed drink. Meet every second Thurs at Comida between 4.30-6.30pm. Email Andrea:

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 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 24 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.


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

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

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support BOP

EasiYoga Oct 24 at 14b Hocking St, Mg Maunganui 11am – 12pm. Gentle exercises. Bring your own mate. All welcome. Tina 281 1480 or email:

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

NZV8 Pick Up Round Up

Rotorua & Taupo Oct 24-26. Fundraising show & shine Labour weekend. All proceeds to NZ Cancer Support Ser-vices.

Omokoroa Playcentre Fundraiser

Oct 31 at Omokoroa Settlers Hall 7pm. Omokoroa playcentre clothing swap, $10 for bubbles/nibbles & clothes galore. Email: ph/txt 021 922 751

Red Cross Red Rose Day

Volunteers will be at street & supermarket sites selling fresh, wrapped, long stems roses for a minimum $2 donation each. Fun promotional fundraiser for Red Cross in Tauranga & Katikati. Bouquets can be pre-ordered for delivery on Oct 22. Heather 578 6987 or

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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