Monday, May 02, 2016

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Monday 2 May

Alanon Family Group

Meet every Mon at St George's Anglican Church, Gate pa & Cameron Rd 7-8pm. 0508 425 266

Badminton Club: Seniors & Juniors

Juniors: Mon 6-7.30pm. Seniors: Mon & Weds 7.30-9.30pm. Bethlehem College Events Centre, Elder Lane. All levels of players welcome. Sue 021 194 4335 or

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Monday at Bethlehem Hall 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

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

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. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412

Chess, The Mount Club

Every Mon at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd 1-4pm. The only place you play standard chess in Tga. $3 a session. Sets, boards, clocks & refreshments provided. Bob/Viv 575 5845 or 0274 786 282

Citizens Advice Bureau

For free, confidential information and advice about anything call in Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 38 Hamilton Street, Tauranga or Freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP Service every Mon 1-4pm, Weds & Thurs 9am-11.30am. Migrant Clinics Tues - Fri 1pm-4pm. – All welcome no appointment necessary.

Civic Choir Tauranga

Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tga 7.30pm. New members welcome. Heather 575 9092

Dancing@Te Puke

Sequence dance group meet at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave, Te Puke 6.30-8.30pm. For learners & improvers, waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha cha & more. Partners required. $3pp. Gordon 572 0060 or email:

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

Fitness League

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

Free Meditation Classes

Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm in Bellevue, Tauranga. Gain a new awareness. Ian 576 2032

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 5.30pm for tea/coffee. Speaker: Joanna Thomas - Greerton Library update. All welcome. Betty 542 4322

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. Wilf 571 5576 or

Omokoroa Indoor Bowling Club

Meet at Settler's Hall, Omokoroa Rd every Mon 1.30pm & Tues 7.30pm. $3 mat fee. New players free first 3 weeks. Anne 548 1636

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Box Drawn Pairs (Wylie Cup) Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. 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

Silver Singers Choir

Practice every Mon at St Stephens Church, Brookfield Tce 1-3pm. Tenors, bases & contraltos needed for our 35 voice choir. Pat 579 1036

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. Names in by 7.15pm, 7.30pm start. All playing levels welcome. Paul 576 6324

Tai Chi & Taoist Qi Gong

At Arataki Community Centre 9-10am. Warren 574 2464 or 0274 745 389

Tauranga Brass

Practice every Mon at Community Hall, Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. All players welcome. Alex 0274 920 185 or 571 8720

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. Shirley 577 0188

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd, Greerton 8pm. A 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

In hall behind Historic House cnr Cameron Rd/Elizabeth St 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Susan Hanson, well known researcher & author on UFO's. Door $3, incl cuppa.

Womens Art Group

Every Mon at Lyceum Club Rooms, 68 1st Ave 9am - 12pm. New members welcome. Margaret 543 3244

Yoga with HanneHatha

Starts today, Mon & Weds 9.30am & 5.30pm. Small groups. Studio in Bethlehem. Hanne 027 244 6710


Tuesday 3 May

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Intermediate School Sports Centre. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time). Seniors (Adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Club racquets & coaching available. Delwyn 027 212 4720

Badminton (Social)

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

Baby Classes

Learn how to settle your baby in 3 months with former Karitane nurse Lyndsay Morgan. Every Tues at Arataki Community Centre 10am. 577 1355

Bayfair Petanque Club

Tuition & boules available for learners & visitors. Every Tues & Thurs at Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive 1pm. Margaret 572 3173

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

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd. Names in by 12.45pm. 575 4650

CV Writing Clinics (Free Service)

Need help to create a basic CV? Complete the CV form, available at your local library & bring it to one of the CV writing clinics. Tauranga Library Tues 10am. Weds 10am. Papamoa Library Fri 12.30pm. Greerton Library Mon 12.30pm & Thurs 12.30pm. Times are subject to the availability of Volunteers.

Falun Dafa

Free exercises & meditation classes. Every Tues at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7pm. Judy 021 0425 398

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

Forbidden Roads

May 17 at Te Puna Hall, SH2, Tauranga 7pm. Performing a huge range of Country Blues & Rock n Roll. Tickets $25 available from Waipuna Hospice &

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

Learn Self Defence

And get fit, a Chinese style martial art training every Tues & Thurs at Tauranga Boys College Gym 6-7.30pm. Mon & Thurs at Tahatai Coast School 6.15-7.45pm. Free lesson first time. Brian 021 241 7059

LOL Laughter Wellness

Enjoy a laughter pick-me-up session at Penguin Room, Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui 7.30-8.15pm. $3 door. Trish 022 036 6768 email:


Every Tues at Gate Pa Bowling Club 1-4pm. Beginners welcome. Pearl 578 6556

Matua Otumoetai City on its Feet

Meet every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

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

Other Roads

Launching their latest album Long White Cloud, featuring the hit song “Akaroa” at Historic Village Hall, Tauranga 7.30pm. Tickets $20pp at the door or via Eventfinda

Overeaters Anonymous

Do you or a family member or friend have a problem with over or under eating? Overeaters Anonymous can help - meetings Tues & Fri. 544 1213 or 022 0642 186


Tauranga/BOP Club every Tues & Sun at Blake Park 1pm. Equip available, coaching given. Jo Ann 578 3606

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 the month 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

South City Indoor Bowls

Open Fours Tournament (plate & raffle item) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Keith 577 1116

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8.50am. 3 games $2.50. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Society of Artists

Tuesday evening group meet at 171a Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. Friendly & supportive, any level of ability welcome. 576 9592

Tauranga Target Rifle Club

Club night every Tues at Elizabeth St West 7pm. Casual shooters $7.50 per 13 shot card. All equipment & coaching supplied. Tauranga Target Rifle Club Inc .

Te Puke Lyceum Club

Meet every Tues. Also have readers & garden groups. Mah Jong meet every Thurs & Sun. Singing every Fri. 8 Palmer Court. Jenny 573 7487

Welcome Bay Wheelers

Recreational cycle group meet every Tues at Palmers, Ohauiti Rd 9am. Pam/Andrew 544 3272


Wednesday 4 May

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Omanu Beach Surf Club 10am. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

Reflections at Te Puke, Te Puke Baptist Church cnr Malyon St/Station Rd 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Beginners welcome. 575 4650

Breakfast with Jake Bailey

May 18 at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga 7-8.30am. Christchurch Boys High Heat Prefect who inspired the world with a speech that went viral. Tickets $30, available from Waipuna Hospice &


Do you play crib or would like to learn? Every Weds at Greerton RSA 1pm. Rona 578 7939

Community Bible Study International

Every Weds at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm. Bible study on Galatians for 7 weeks from today. Julie 552 4068

Dance Fitness

Getaway fun for mums & others. Get your grove fix, disco, hip hop, Latin & more. Free trials & discounts. Every Weds at Matua Hall 9.30-10.30am. Helen 022 882 0237

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 St 2.45pm. Guest speaker: Sandra Simpson - writer, photographer, poet. Cost: Friends, gold coin. Visitors $5. Linda 544 2818 or

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Champion Finals 7pm. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch at Bethlehem Town Centre, cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore, open Wednesday's 1-3pm. All inquiries 021 110 0878. And at Papamoa Healing Rooms, Baptist Church, cnr Dickson & Longview Rds every Weds 2.30-3.30pm. No appointment necessary, no charge, all ages welcome.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Learn to do basic formatting, saving & printing 1.30-2.30pm or 5.30-6.30pm. $8. Tauranga Library Learning Centre. Bookings essential. 577 7085

Kiwi Toasters

Building communication & confidence 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds at 3 Palm Springs Blvd (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Matua Bowling Club Bolivia

Starts today, names in by 12.45pm.

Mount Maunganui Badminton Club

Every Weds 6.30pm for 2 hrs. $8 to play. All skills welcome. Eve 021 906 481

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm start. Mini workshop with 6 people teaching something different (plus a stall selling cards, crystals, healing wands & jewellery. Eftpos available). $5 entry. Janet 0272 640 226

Mount RSA 8 Ball Club

Every Weds at Mount RSA 6.30pm. Enjoy a game of pool or learn to play. Come along. Gail 022 647 5314

New Plymouth High Old Girls' Assn

AGM at Raft Café, Chapel St 11am. Subs due. Margaret 549 1124

Papamoa Outdoor Bowls

Roll-ups every Weds & Sun, Gordon Spratt Reserve 1pm. 574 8334

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd. Step practice & formation revision 7pm, regular class 7.30pm. Lynne 573 5055

Single Coffee Club 60+

Mixed company for singles 60+ that meet once a week for coffee, enjoy socialising & making new friends. Email: or 027 439 4267

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club rooms, Memorial Park 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Juniors 4-5.30pm. Beginners & experienced stitchers welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Te Aroha summit from Domain via Tui Mine track. Grade mod, approx. 6.0hrs. Paula 07 889 7420

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. 021 044 5654 or

Wednesday Evening Mountain Bike Ride

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

Wednesday Recreational Cycle Group

Meet at Sulphur Point, near Nautilus, off Cross Rd 9am. Cam 552 4513

Women's Bridge Group

Every Weds at Lyceum Club rooms, 68 1st Ave 12.50pm. New members welcome. Helen 579 1947


Thursday 5 May

Argentine Tango

Social dancing for men & women. Classes starting soon, please express your interest. Especially looking for men to teach. Want to learn to dance? Why not have a go? Phillip 027 309 1355 or

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $5 a bag. You pick. Historic 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 Citizens 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. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

Every Thurs at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm. Bible study on “Return to Jerusalem.” Jack/Betty 544 3809

Craft Club - Ladies

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2pm. All crafts welcome. Social day. Jenny 574 7401

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

Free Mediation Classes

Every Thurs at Papamoa Sports & Rec Centre, 80 Alice Way, off Parton Rd 7pm. Find peace, love & joy & make your life rewarding. Ian 576 2032

Happiness & Our Mind

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

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

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

Leisure Marching

Requires new ladies for non competitive marching. No experience required. Every Weds at Moreland Fox Park, Greerton 8-9.30am. Tricia 543 4581


Every Thurs at Bowls Matua Bowling Club, 108 Levers Rd, Matua 1-4pm. Beginners welcome. Julia 576 4127

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Mount Ocean Sports Clubrooms (Cnr the Mall & Salisbury Ave, Mount) 7.30pm. Annual General Meeting. New members welcome. Gail 021 471 768 or

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues morning class 10am - 12pm. Weds Advanced, Thurs Club Night & New Dancers. Frontiersmen's Hall 7.30pm. 543 1063

Otumoetai Golf

Men & women 9 hole competition 8-9am start. Free coaching offered for new members. Graeme 576 2436

Papamoa 500 Card Club

Every Thurs at Gordon Spratt Reserve 12.45pm. Dave 575 5887

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 Que Gong

Every Thurs at Ohauiti Hall 11am - 12pm. Eric 577 1988

Tai Chi & Taoist Qigoing

Every Thurs morning at Elizabeth St Community Centre. Warren 574 2464 or 0274 745 389

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Mon at St Enoch's Church Hall, 16th Ave & every Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai. Both 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Hannah (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) 0508 227 342

Toastmasters - Kickstart

Every Thurs at Alimento Cafe, First Ave, Tauranga 7am. Guests welcome. Helen 571 6181

Ukulele Lessons

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

Waihi Drama Society

Presents Ken Ludwig's ‘The Games Afoot' directed by Carol Hayden May 5-14. Tickets $20. Matinee 2pm, evening 7.30pm.


Friday 6 May

A World Class Performance

Will Martin & Rebecca Nelson in concert June 17 at Holy Trinity Tauranga 8pm. Joined by LBD, Tauranga Girls College 12 voice choir & 3 piece band. Adults $45, students $25. Tickets available from Waipuna Hospice, Hospice Shops &

Alcoholics Anonymous

Open meeting every Fri at Hamner Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton (behind Bridgestone) 7.30pm. For more meetings or assistance 0800 229 6757

Chess Tauranga

At Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Werner 548 1111

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Night Tournament (2 plates per person please). Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Tauranga Home Show

May 6, 7 & 8 10am – 5pm daily at ASB Arena, Baypark, Tauranga. Entry $10 adults, children 13 & under free. Friday entry special: 2 for One Friday.

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner third Weds with varied & interesting speakers. Other activities include; painting, mah jong, music appreciation, bridge & book club. 68 1st Ave. Wendy 543 1146

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

Workshop for Migrants

Driving Safety Regulations at Kaimai Room, Tauranga City Council 12-1pm. To register ph 578 1592


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