What's On


Sunday 4 December

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship & communion service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. “The Messiah - Our only hope.” Preacher: Bevin Hayward. www.bbf.net.nz

Bethlehem Lions Market

Held 1st & 3rd Sun of month at Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 8am - 12pm. Stallholders - booking a carpark site is essential. Email Alf hvm@lionsclubs.org.nz

BOP Model Powerboat Club

Race day 10am - 4pm. Follow the signs on Taurikura Drive, The Lakes, Tauriko.

Carols on the Waterfront

Held Dec 11. Procession from No 1 The Strand 5.30pm with Mary & Joseph. Carols on the Waterfront at Edgewater Fan 6pm. Free family evening, carol sheets will be distributed to all attendees on the night.

Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga

Czech School & playgroup at Tauranga Boys' College, Devonport Rd 10am - 12pm. Guests welcome.

Pepi Toot Beach Train

Salisbury Ave 10am - 2pm. $5 a ride.

Quakers in Tauranga

In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth St/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk. 544 0448 www.quaker.org.nz

Spiritual & Healing Meet

The psychic cafe at Greerton Community Hall 7pm. Large group of spiritual, psychic & healing practitioners to meet & greet, cafe style. Door fee $10, everything else free. 578 7205 www.psychiccafe.nz

St Nicholas - Mikulas

At Czech & Slovak School & Playgroup - everyone invited to attend at Tauranga Boys' College 10am - 1pm. Bring a plate, coffee/tea/juice free of charge. klara.luxfordrulisek@csclubtauranga.nz

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

One day show at the Legion of Frontiersmen's Hall, Elizabeth St West, Tauranga 8.30am - 3.30pm. Admission $5. Fuchsia sales table. Janette 544 5279

Tauranga Motorcycle Club

Christmas Moto Trial at Roberts Farm on the Kaimais 10am - 3pm. Spectators welcome - free entry. No dogs please.

Tauranga Organ & Keyboard Society

Meet at Carmel Country Estate Community Hall, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti 1.30pm. Listen or play the EL900 organ, piano, Clavinova. Shirley 575 6344

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

End of year Healers & Readers night at Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St 7pm. Members bring a pot luck meal. Non members $10. Raffles $2. 022 0670 467

Welcome Bay Family Fun Day

Tye Park, Forrester Drive, Welcome Bay 10am – 2pm. A family focused day with music, dance, food, market stalls, water slide, kapahaka, pony rides & more. To book a market stall email: events@welcomebay.org.nz

Monday 5 December

Achieve Toastmasters

Promoting communication & leadership. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon. St Stephens Church Hall, Brookfield 7.30-9.30pm. Craig 027 587 5115


Tauranga Badminton Club - summer season. Every Mon at Bethlehem College Events Centre 7.30-9.30pm. $5pp. All senior players welcome. Sue 0211 944 335

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

For over 50's, social events & guest speakers. Mon & Fri Greerton Hall Cameron Rd. Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St. Thurs at Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St behind Pak n Save. All classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 ‘Qualified Sport & Physical recreation instructor'

BOP Pipes & Drums

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

Brass & Percussion Players Welcome

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

Chess Mt Maunganui

Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon at Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Early program 6-7.30pm during school term. Late program 7.30pm onwards. Standard Chess Rules. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412

Citizens Advice Bureau

For free, confidential information & advice about anything call in Mon -Fri 9am-5pm 38 Hamilton Street, Tauranga or Freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP Service every Mon 1-4pm, Weds & Thurs 9 -1 1.30am & Fri 2-4pm & Migrant Clinics Tues - Fri 1-4pm. All welcome. No appointment necessary. Employments Disputes Clinic fortnightly Tues - appointments necessary. New CAB Papamoa Satellite Service each Tues, Weds & Thurs 10am - 1pm weekly. All welcome, no appointment necessary.

Counsellor Available

Would you like to speak to someone in confidence? Kidz Need Dadz have a counsellor available by appointment. Payment by donation. 571 0379

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increase strength & fun. Every Mon at Greerton Senior Citizens Hall, 39 Maitland St 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 548 0377

Fitness League

Safe effective, low impact fun exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. Every Mon at Settlers Hall Omokoroa 9.30am & Tues St Johns Anglican Church Waihi 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378

Friendly Support Network

Coffee morning at Vintage Car Clubrooms, Cliff Rd 10am. For those with Dutch roots (we speak English). $2 donation. 548 2835

Friends of the Library

Tauranga Library 6pm (Note later start time). Members' Christmas Party - please bring a plate. Monthly meetings restart March 2017. Betty 542 4322

Learn to Dance Argentine Tango

Classes starting soon, more info at facebook.com/goldenaxistango Phillip 027 309 1355

Mah Jong

Every Mon at Tauranga South Bowling Club, 11th Ave 12.45-4pm. Visitors & beginners welcome. Free teaching available. Shirley 576 0014

Meditation - Free Classes

Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm at Bellevue. Find peace, truth & wellbeing, its right inside you. David/Trisha 570 1204

Oceanside Probus Club

First Mon of month at Mount Golf Club, 15 Fairway Ave (off Golf Rd) 9.30am. Guest speakers, social activities/outings. Lyn 575 6339

Pilonga Classes

Mon & Fri at Arataki Community Centre 10.30-11.40am. A fusion of Pilates & Yoga. $12 per class until Dec 16.

Tauranga City Silver Band

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

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. Also on Thurs evening twice a month. Margaret 571 3483 or 021 0817 0350 or marg.rus@gmail.com

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd, Greerton 8pm. Relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Visitors welcome. Check the Facebook pages. Trina 575 7461 a/hs

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Cards, 500 & Bridge Mon & Thurs. Indoor Bowls Tues, Weds & Sat at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 1-4pm. Register by 12.45pm. $2 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Tauranga UFO & Paranormal Soc

Meet in hall behind the Historic House cnr Cameron Rd/Elizabeth St 7.30pm. Speaker: Andrew Ash, from Auckland - “His experience & encounter with a UFO aircraft, plus other experience.” Door entry $3 incl cuppa. Kay 0274 168 701

Tuesday 6 December

Altrusa Community Service Club

Business/dinner meeting 2nd Tues. Social night 4th Tues, each month. Julie 544 0277

Argentine Tango

Guys, we need you to rotate, as partners, with the girls. No experience necessary as you will be given free lessons until you are confident. Denise 0204 006 1340

Badminton (Social)

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

Bayfair Petanque Club

Tuition & boules available for learners & visitors. Every Tues & Thurs at Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive 1pm. Margie 542 0084 or 021 0293 7459

BOP Linux Users

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

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs Mt Maunganui Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4650

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increased strength. Every Tues at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 548 0377

Ocean Running

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

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club meet at St John's Anglican Church Hall, Bureta Rd, Otumoetai every Tues 7.30-9.30pm except 2nd Tues of month 3.30-6pm. Last dance for 2016 today. Christmas dance starts 7pm. First dance in 2017 is Feb 21 7pm. Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

Toi Ohomai Campus Tour

Check out all the facilities at the Business School. The Bongard Centre, 200 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 12-1pm. Ph 0800 86 46 46

Wednesday 7 December

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Katikati behind Robert Harris Cafe 10am. 578 2631

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri Mt Maunganui Senior Citizen's, 3.45 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4650

Fernland Spa Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine but not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants ph Jennifer 571 1411

Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery

Art in the Afternoon first Weds of month at Gallery cnr Wharf/Willow Sts 2.45pm. Guest speaker: Hannah Wilson, TAG Learning & Engagement Manager - “Snapshot view of the Gallery's Art Education & how it benefits the community, as well as her arts practice as a printmaker.” Followed by refreshments. Cost: Friends, a gold coin, visitors $5. Linda 544 2818 or friends@artgallery.org.nz

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch, Weds 1-3pm. No charge, all ages welcome. Change of venue in December so please call/txt first. 021 110 0878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Healing Rooms

Bay Coastal Healing Rooms, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd (Bayfair) Mount. Caring, trained Christians pray for your physical, emotional & spiritual health. The last healing session for 2016 is today 2.30-3.30pm. No appointment necessary, no charge. 022 120 5406

Little Bang Big Bang

Nanogirl Labs with Spark NZ & the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering. At Baycourt Addison Theatre 5pm & 7pm. www.baycourt.co.nz

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm start. Come along for our Christmas celebration. Door entrance - donation to Food Bank & small plate for supper. Janet 027 264 0226

New Plymouth Girls'

Past Pupils Assn Christmas Function, Lyceum Club, 1st Ave, Tauranga 5.30pm. Bring a plate. Margaret 549 1124

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall Maunganui Road starts 7pm. Last night for the year. Lynne 573 5055

Tauranga Embroiderer's Guild

Meet every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Upland Road towards Thompsons Track. Grade mod, approx. 5.5hrs. Jane 021 766 232

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


Build your confidence, find your voice & open doors of opportunity in 2016. Join the happy bunch at City Early Start. Every Weds at Avgas Cafe, Classic Flyers 7-8.15am. Last meeting for the year. 021 044 5654 or www.cityearlystart.co.nz

What's with Wheat Documentary

Why have we become so wheat intolerant? 15 world renowned authorities & influential people interviewed. Screening at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 7.15pm. Tickets $5 with all proceeds going to Homes of Hope Charitable Trust. Tickets from Te Puke Chiropractic, Plum Organics, Mt Maunganui Chiropractic, The Gluten & Allergy Free Shop, The Healing Room Welcome Bay, Bethlehem Health Shop. Presented by Mt Maunganui & Te Puke Chiropractic. 574 3099

Thursday 8 December

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $5 a bag. You pick. His-toric Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Bay City Rockers

Social rock n roll dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7.30-9.30pm. Gavin 027 643 6222

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500, bolivia & 5 crowns every Thurs 12.45pm. Prizes & visits to other clubs. Subsidised monthly dinners. Final meeting for the year – restarts January 26th. Gloria 575 0059

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, bal-ance & 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

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Come & meet like-minded people over a relaxed drink. Every second Thurs at La Mexica on the Strand 4.30-6.30pm. Andrea: agohns@yahoo.co.nz

LOL Laughter Wellness

Laughter - the best medicine. Come & get your weekly dose. Penguin Room, Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui 7-7.45pm. $3 door charge. Trish 022 036 6768 email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com


Cliff Road Club every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd 1pm. Equipment & tuition available. Charles 570 1099

Step by Step

Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting every Thurs at Salvation Army Hall, Eversham St, Bayfair 7.30pm.

Tauranga Heart Support Group

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

Young Parents Group

For ages 20 & under, every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd 12pm. Lunch provided. Txt Rozi 027 293 0353

Friday 9 December

Brick Kids Lego Club

Every Fri at Te Puke Library 1.30-4.30pm. During school term only. Free entry.

Chess Tauranga

At Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Standard Chess Rules. Werner 548 1111 http://www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Coastal BOP & Districts Grey Power Assn

Meet at Canton Kitchen, Fashion Island, Papamoa 12.30pm. Come & join our friendly members for a Christmas 2 course lunch, plus tea/coffee for $14.50 & see what Grey Power can do for you. RSVP Bill 578 2114

The Sociables

A 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 & events. 022 0120 376

Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz


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