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Saturday 10 October

Alcoholics Anonymous

Women's meeting at St Andrew's, Dee St 10-11am, children welcome. 0800 229 6757

Annual Bookfair

Books, CDs, DVDs, records & puzzles needed for the Lion/Lioness Club bookfair in January. For drop-off points or collection, Christine 575 2144

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:

Book Launch

“Speedy Sprat”, a storybook written & illustrated by Linda Elliott. At Papamoa Library 12pm. Free. Bring the kids. All welcome. A fundraiser for Surf Lifesaving Clubs BOP.

Books Wanted

For Tauranga Harbour City Lions November Book Sale. CDs, DVDs & Jigsaws also wanted. Drop off points: Living Quarters, Bethlehem Town Centre; Payless Plastics, 414 Cameron Rd; Liquor King 140 Otumoetai Rd, Brookfield. 576 7105

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Oct 17 at The Matua Pub 5pm - late. The Jam Tarts performing. Mini Pantomime. Joke contest. Music from Andy & Veronica. Free finger food. Tickets $20 (100% donation); The Matua Pub 576 6794

Cochlear Implant Wearers

BOP Cochlear Implant consumer group meet at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount 9.30am. All welcome. Lyn 575 3958 or

Feast of Tabernacles

Join us at Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre 6pm for an evening of celebration & thanksgiving. $5 per adult, children under 12 free. Bring gifts of fruit, veges or canned food (donated to Food Rescue). Bookings essential - Vicky 021 250 0830/579 1343 or email: Door sales available.

Genealogy Informal Group

Fun afternoon discussing family tree research. 849 SH29, Tauriko 1.30pm. Visitors welcome. $2 per head to cover afternoon tea. Cathy 541 3335 a/hs

Indulge Outlet Sale

All your favourite designer brands at a fraction of the usual cost. ASB Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui 10am – 4pm. Entry $5.

Learn to Windsurf at TYPBC

LTW 1: Holiday programme, in second week of this holiday, 3 days of 3hr sessions (9hrs total) costing $195 (dates tbc). LTW 2: To start Term 4. Once a week (probably Sat) for the duration of the term (6 wks) at approx $300, if own gear $250. Adventure group: to start term 4 once a week of 8 weeks (probably Sat) for the duration of the term at approx $300, if own gear $250. Yacht Club 578 5512 or

Let's Dance Ballroom & Latin Dance Club

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

Mount Sequence Dance

Glitz & glamour, lassies night theme. Monthly sequence dance, dress up & enjoy. Good company, live band, great supper. Mount Sports Centre, cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds 7.30pm. Entrance $7. Organised by Mount Scottish Soc. Elizabeth 544 5633

Papamoa Tennis Club

Open Day Oct 17 2-4pm. For all ages & skill levels.

Sew Retro

A one day sale of retro & vintage fabric, doilies, tablecloths, clothing, scarves, ties, aprons & assorted pieces of nostalgia at affordable prices. Village Hall, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9am – 3pm. Eftpos available & cash accepted.

St Peter's Chamber Concert Series

Presents Italian Duets at St Peter's Anglican Church, Mt Maunganui 7.30pm. Music by Handel, Scarlatti & Carissimi for 2 sopranos, cello & harpsichord.

Sue Nicholson - Answers

From the Other Side - Live show from gifted psychic medium Sue Nicholson. Restricted age group R13 to R18 accompanied by an adult. Baycourt Theatre 7pm.

Taichi Qigong

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

Tauranga Farmers Market

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

Tauriko School Agricultural Day & Gala

Oct 17 - animal judging & student exhibits 9am. Gala opens 11am. Magic carpet rides, candy floss, silent & live auctions & more. See you there.

Te Puke Art Society

Annual exhibition, Constables Gallery, Commerce Lane Oct 10 10am - 4pm, Oct 11 10am - midday. Featuring Tokoroa Potters. Free entry. All welcome.

Te Puke Baptist Church

Annual fair & fun run Oct 17 from 9am. Runners check in 8.30. Fun & food for all ages & great bargains. 573 9042

Te Puke Scottish Society Dance

Oct 17 - Shipwreck party (come dressed up or dressed down) 7.30pm onwards. Old time & sequence dancing. Good company, great supper at Te Puke Memorial Hall, Jellicoe St. Entrance $7. Organised by Te Puke Scottish Soc. 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

Sunday 11 October

Athenree House & Station

Refreshment rooms open Sunday's 1-4pm for their famous ‘Athenree Teas'. 360 Athenree Rd, Athenree.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship service Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. “To Live is Christ” series in Philippians. Preacher: Richard Roodt. All welcome.

Be Better with Money

From financial adviser Andrew L'Almont of Baptist Savings. At Bethlehem Baptist Church, 90 Bethlehem Rd 9am & 10.45am.

Bible Seminars

Every Sunday at Greerton senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “The Bible's Hidden Treasure.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

Cards 500

Do you live in the Mount or Bayfair area & play 500? Social evenings. Night of week flexible 572 3834

Children's Dance Class

7 weeks starts Oct 18 at Tauranga Primary School Hall, 5th Ave. Learn Latin America, Rock & Roll, Cha Chat & more. Sonia, Supreme Dance Centre 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Otumoetai Playcentre Garage Sale

And open day, 75 Windsor Rd, by Otumoetai Pool 10am - 1pm. Baby & kids' gear, bake sale, sausage sizzle, kids' activities.

Papamoa Lions Club Market

Held second & fourth Sunday of month at Simpson Reserve, cnr Dickson & Parton Rd 7.30-12.30pm.

Petanque Tga/BOP Club

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

Pink Papamoa Beach Walk

Supporting Breast Cancer Support Services Tauranga Trust. Start/finish in front of Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club 10am. Entry: Donation to support local women.

Recreational Cycle Group

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

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 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

Spiritual Gathering, the Psychic Cafe

Presents: Karen Roach, interactive talk “Your thoughts affect your health.” Also BOP's top spiritual & healing practitioners. Greerton Community Hall 7pm. After door charge $10, everything free. 578 7205 or

Te Puke Forest & Bird

A day with a difference - workday to help look after the kokako in the Rotoehu Forest. Dorothy 573 8152

The Hidden Treasure Markets

Held 2nd & 4th Sunday's at Cherrywood Shopping carpark 8am – 12.30pm. 022 099 8528

Theosophical Society

“What is natural health?” Presented by Clarity Henderson, at Tauranga Yoga Centre, Elizabeth St West 2pm. All welcome, entry by donation. June 576 6106

Weekend Activities for the Over 60's

Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Richard 578 3894 

Monday 12 October

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. Summer season at Bethlehem College every Monday 7.30-9.30pm. All players welcome. $5, racquets available. Sue 021 194 4335

Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club

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

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'.

Capoeira Classes

Learn this unique artform from Brazil that combines martial arts, dance movements & music. All fitness levels, great social activity. Mon 6-7pm. Tues 6.15-7.15pm at Studio 162, 162 Durham St Tauranga. Visit

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.

Dance - Modern Sequence Dancing

Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St, Tauranga Mon 7.30-10pm & Weds 7-10pm Tauranga Sequence Dance Club, partners required. Owen 574 2714

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

Fitness League

Ladies 50 plus 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 573 4429

Free Antenatal Classes

Te Ha Ora. Day & night classes. Kaupapa Maori - but open to all cultures. Awhimai 552 4573 or

Free Financial Health Check

Oct 12 7-9pm & Oct 13 2-4pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 90 Bethlehem Rd. Includes budgeting, investment & mortgage repayment options, retirement, wills etc. No need to register.

Learn to Dance

With Te Puke Sequence Dancing group. Dance lessons for beginners & improvers every Mon at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave, Te Puke. Dance tuition 6.30pm followed by sequence dancing. $3pp. Gordon 572 0060

Leisure Marching Team

Switchfoot Tauranga seeking new members. Have fun, socialise & march. Practice Mon 6-8pm. Ardell 027 937 4248 or 544 1183

Marlin Probus Club

Meet 2nd Mon of month at Club Mt Maunganui, Kawaka St 9.45am. Liz 572 1794

Meditation Group

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

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

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

Papamoa Genealogy Branch

NZSG meet in the Tohora Room, Papamoa Community Centre 9.30am - 2.30pm. Small door charge. Coffee/tea provided. Bring your own lunch. Daphne 575 4674

Papamoa Progressive Assn

2nd Mon of month at Dune Room, Parton Rd, Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ken 574 2332

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 Brass

Practice every Mon at Elizabeth St West Community Hall 7-9pm. New players welcome. Alex 571 8720

Tauranga City Silver Band

Meet every Mon at their band room, Yatton St. Brass & percussion players welcome.

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 Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd 8pm. A relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non $5. Visitors welcome. Checkout FB. Trina 576 7461 after 5pm.

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.

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise your body & challenge your mind. Monday beginners class at 15 Koromiko St, Tauranga 9.30-11.30am. Come along. Yvonne 576 7216

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd 8pm. A relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non $5. Visitors welcome. Checkout FB. Trina 576 7461 after 5pm.

Triple P-Positive Parenting

For any parent, caregiver or whanau with children aged from birth to 12yrs to help manage those common parenting challenges. Free parenting program with resources. Ardell 571 0144 or 027 311 2140.

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 today, Mon & Weds 9.30am. Gentle hatha yoga, peaceful studio in Bethlehem. To enrol Hanne 027 244 6710

Zonta International Tauranga

Meet 2nd Mon of month at Tauranga Club, Devonport Rd 5.30pm. Visitors & new members welcome. Gail 021 038 5105 

Tuesday 13 October

Alcoholics Anonymous Mt Maunganui

Open meeting every Tues at St Peters Hall, 11 Victoria Rd 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? Marie 576 5495

Badminton (Social)

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

Balmoral Kilties

Marching team. Ladies aged 30-60yrs welcome to join this awesome sport for fun, friendship & travel. Experience preferred but not essential. Anita 571 4096 or 021 0257 6094

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 - 2pm until December. Call in to find out about joining or ph Jane 552 0046 after 6pm.

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

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

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


Starts today, 6 week introductory course; explore & practice different aspects of meditation. Develop your own meditation practice. Hanne 027 244 6710

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

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

Training every Tues & Thurs at Tauranga Boys' College 6-7.30pm & every Mon & Thurs at Tahatai Coast School 6.15-7.40pm. Brian 021 241 7059

Overeaters Anonymous

Are you, or someone close to you, eating out of control? We can help. Meet Tues at Church of Christ, 1400 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7-8pm & Fri at Baptist Church cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 1-2pm. 544 1213

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

All welcome to try a new sport. Equip available, all coaching given. Club Mt Maunganui 12.45pm start. Neita 572 3768

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. John 578 9716

South City Bowling Club

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

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Friendly jam sessions every Tues at Greerton RSA 7.30pm. All welcome. Sheryl 552 5906

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Water in the universe. Tonight's lecture looks at water on 2 of Saturn's moons. Fergusson Park Observatory 7.30pm. Telescope viewing weather dependent.

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 Scrabble Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 9am. 3 games $3. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Sunrise Lions

Meet 1st & 3rd Tues of month at the Oaks, Tauranga RSA 6.30am. Diane 578 8682

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

Te Puke Lyceum Club

Coffee morning 10.30am. Committee meeting 12.30pm. 8 Palmer Place, Te Puke. Margaret 573 5355

Wednesday 14 October

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Quarry Road Gardens, Te Puna 10am. Take lunch. All welcome. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance

Learn this exciting form of dance while getting fit & meeting people. Every Weds at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. 576 4112 or 021 124 5982

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 1st & 3rd Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399


If you enjoy the game, join us every Weds at the Te Puke Senior Citz Club, Jocelyn St 1pm. Marie 573 9219

Bromeliad Club

Meet at Yacht Club 12.30-2.30pm. Jo Elder & Kevin Pritchard will lead a discussion on outstanding small bromeliads. Plant of month: small & midi bromeliads, not tillandsias. 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

Dadz & Kidz Playgroup

For Dads who are Primary Caregivers & their preschool children every Weds at 538 Fraser St 10am - 12pm. Cost: koha. 571 0379

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

FitSteps Dance Fitness

Cha cha, Charleston, jive, waltz & more. Proven to enhance mental wellbeing. No partner required. Every Weds at Bethlehem Community Hall 9.30 – 10.15am. Helen 022 882 0237 or 571 3107

Floral Art Group Tauranga

Meet at Baptist Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 12.30-3pm. Visitors & new members welcome. Barbara 281 1679

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Ladies vs Men, Greerton Hall 7.30pm. 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. No appointment necessary, no charge. All ages welcome.


Gate Pa Bowling Club 11am. Friendly group. All welcome. Mary 543 0823

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

Matua Garden Club

Meet monthly 3rd Weds at Matua Hall, Levers Rd 1.30pm. October speaker: Francine Thomas, world-class floral artist; represented NZ in Dublin 2014. Maureen 576 5768

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Support BOP meeting upstairs 14b Hocking St, Mt Maunganui 10.30am. Speaker: Bev Dowling from Health Consumer Service. Tina 581 1480 or email:

Mountain Bike Group

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

Mt Maunganui Lioness Club

Meet 1st & 3rd Weds. A volunteer service organisation where members enjoy fun & friendships whilst serving the community. Jennifer 578 5190

Omanu Probus club

Fellowship, new friends, interest groups, fun. Meet at Mount Club 2nd Weds of month. Margaret 575 8975

Opera Forum

Cyrano De Bergerac, Alfano's great opera. Complimentary wine & canapes. 577 0583

Scottish Country Dancing

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

Single Coffee Club 60+

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

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 Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Ave 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Juniors 4-5.30pm. Beginners & experienced stitchers welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Otanewainuku – Old Mangatoi track/Waterfall easier option. Grade hard/mod. Approx 7/5.5hrs. Sheryl 574 3743

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

Thursday 15 October

Awesome Clothing Sale

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

Beat Debt!

Get ahead & save money with the free 4 week budgeting course Oct 15, 22, 29 & Nov 5 10am & 7.15pm at Lifezone, 7 Oak Lane. To book, 571 6525 or

Building Awesome Whanau

Presented by Bluelight Tauranga, with Pio Terei. An entertaining evening for parents & caregivers, full of helpful information to help you build an awesome family. Free event open to all parents & caregivers in Tauranga. Held Oct 22 at Tauranga Intermediate School Hall, 30 18th Ave 7-9pm. Contact your nearest school or for registration.

City on its Feet 10 Years

Anniversary with a wine & cheese evening at Tauranga's Historic Village.

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500 & bolivia every Thurs 12.45pm. Prizes to be won. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

At 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am – 12pm for a non-denominational Bible study starts Oct 15 – Dec 10. Jack & Betty 544 3809. Also at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm for Bible Study on 1 John starts Oct 15 – Nov 26. Charmaine 576 0467

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

Forest & Bird Tauranga

Matakana Island beach walk. Meet Cross Rd (Sandfords) 9am. $8 ferry fare. If participating, Leader Rosemary 576 3745

Grey Power Coffee Morning

Pacifica Garden Centre, Tara Rd, Papamoa 10am. All welcome.

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

Mainly Music

Every Thurs at St Enoch's Church, 134 16th Ave 9.30am. $3 per family. New members welcome. 578 3040

Positively Me for Women

Are you interested in building self-esteem, growing confidence, overcome fears of rejection, failure or criticism? Gain skills & insights to make changes to be who you want to be. Course starts Oct 22 for 6 weeks. St Mary's Church, Bayfair 6-8pm. $55 covers whole 6 weeks. Mount Anglican Parish 575 9945

Relationship Addiction Anonymous

For women. Are your relationships causing more pain than pleasure? Are you always falling for the wrong man? R.A. meet every Thurs at Hanmer Clinic, 1234 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 10-11am. Liz 0274 362 800

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

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise your body, challenge your mind. Beginners class Thurs at Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd 6.15-7.45pm. Neale 576 7216

Tauranga Cake Decorators Guild

Meet third Thurs Feb – Nov at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. Visitors $3. Contact us through our Facebook Page

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs (guest speaker today 9.15am) 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

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Every Thurs 7.30pm. Ed 543 1108

Tauranga Rock & Roll Social Dancers

Have fun dancing to authentic rock & roll music every Thurs at Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St (behind Pak n Save) 7.30pm. All welcome. 576 7326

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35+, Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. New members welcome. Lynda 575 0627 or

Ukulele Lessons

For primary age children. Every Thurs at Otumoetai Baptist Chapel 3.30-4.30pm. Enquires Linkt Community Trust email: 

Friday 16 October

Bi/Gay Men's Support Group

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

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6-7pm, 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

Mobile Phone Workshop

Not sure how to use your technology devices? Book now for your lessons & learn the basics. Gayle 0274 393 267

Rangiuru School Fair

Games, food, stalls, rides, animals, entertainment. 7kms up Rangiuru Rd 3.30-8pm. Fun for all.

SlowPitch Softball

Social softball league for players of all ages & experience, beginners welcome. Every Fri at Carlton St Reserve, Otumoetai Oct - March. Patrick 027 247 4150

Tauranga Spring Home Show

With over 180 exhibits. Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm. Sunday 10am – 4pm. ASB Baypark Arena, TECT Court, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui. Friday tickets: Free Friday brought to you by The Weekend Sun. Sat & Sun $10 per adult, children 13 & under free.

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. 022 0120 376

U3A Tauranga

Guest speaker: Bob Tulloch, photographer “The life & times of an intrepid photographer.” - 40 years of photographing in & around the BOP. Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga 10am start. Visitors welcome.

Saturday 17 October

Meaningful Afternoon Tea

“Taste & See – The cuppa that keeps on giving” at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Mt Maunganui, Saturday October 17th, 2-4pm hosted by cbm! Each $25 ticket includes fine tea time delights, a Dilmah Blind Tea Tasting experience and a donation helping to provide cataract surgery for someone living in poverty. Tickets are limited – buy now at or 0800 77 22 64.

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