Baypark cancelled and Waipuna Hospice

Waipuna Hospice charity shop manager Pip Arnold and volunteer Allan Morpeth with some of the beachy items people will be able to buy at the new Papamoa shop.

Good morning Sunners and welcome to the first day of a rainy weekend. If you are trying to find something to do this weekend, other than shopping, you might be out of luck at least for today.

Due to the hideous weather, many events have had to either cancel or postpone such as Baypark's North Island Sprint Car Championship.

The championship, which was meant to bring tones of sprint car enthusiasts to Tauranga at 6.30pm has been cancelled.

In a Facebook post Baypark Family Speedway say, “Due to the bad weather predicted for this weekend we unfortunately have made the decision to cancel the North Island Sprint Car Championship this weekend

“We will announce a new date to run this event on our Facebook page next week.”

In lighter news, Waipuna Hospice is celebrating the opening of its new charity shop in Papamoa with a special opening party today.

Reg Tahau from Tamapahore Marae will offer a blessing, followed by a ribbon-cutting by Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. The grand opening will also feature entertainment, a coffee cart, sausage sizzle and an ice cream van to treat the little ones.

Shoppers will also get first dibs on the goods available for sale, the proceeds of which are used to provide palliative care services for people within the Western Bay of Plenty region.

The store will be open Monday to Friday, from 9am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

The grand opening is at the new shop at 157 Domain Road, Papamoa from 10am.

Waipuna Hospice also needs more items donated to sell in the store, including clothes, shoes, handbags, school wear, books, mirrors, toys, bric-a-brac, drapery, bed linen, wedding dresses, gifts and furniture. They also require volunteers to help in the shop.

For more information call the shop manager on: 07 282 7143 or visit: www.waipuna-hospice.co.nz

Saturday 10 February

Balmoral Kilties Marching Team
We welcome ladies to join our fabulous sport. Ages 30-60. No experience required. Ph Anita 07 578 8996 or 0210 257 6094 evenings


Come Dancing @Te Puke
Te Puke Scottish Society dance (Red theme), Saturday 17th February, 7:30-11pm. Live band, lovely supper, great company. Ph Valerie 573 7093


Film Night
How To Train Your Dragon 2 +6:30pm for the whole family. Free Entry at 53 Te Okuroa Drive Papamoa. Ph Julie 0274 205 375 or visit: http://www.communityofstaidan.com/


Genealogy Informal Group
Holidays over - what did you discover? 1:30 pm, 849 State Highway 29, Tauriko. $2 for cuppa. Ph Cathy 541 3335 a/h


LOL Laughter Wellness
Keep well on LAUGHTER - the best medicine ever. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email lollaughterwellness@gmail.com


Market Market Market
ZEE is on rain or shine, something for everyone under one roof, come check it out! 169 Elizabeth Street, 10am-2pm zeemarkettauranga.wordpress.com


Narcotics Anonymous
Open meeting, 7:30-8:30pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton


Nemesh Exhibition & Workshops
"Gennie Collection" Exhibition by NEMESH: 2 Feb-1 Mar. Opening & Art Demo: 2 Feb, 5-7pm. Oil Workshops: 3-4-5 Feb, 11am-5pm. Contact: theartoungenz@gmail.com


Sport BOP Bike Month
From group rides and bike maintenance to mountain biking, there's something for everyone in our Bike Month calendars. Plus prizes to be won! www.sportbop.co.nz/bike-month


Sunshine Sequence Dance Group
Tea Dance Saturday, Mar 31. Baptist Church Hall, 13th Avenue. 5-9pm. $5pp. BYO food, plates, cutlery, non alcoholic drinks. Jan 544 4379


Taumarunui High School 100
100 Year Reunion 2-4 March www.ths100reunion.com PO Box 216, Taumarunui 3946. i-Site 07 895 7494 See: websites; Fb, to reminisce & RSVP. Athletic Sports Centre, Turaki St; High School, Golf Rd.


Tauranga Rotary Easter Booksale
Please donate books, records, Cds, Dvds, Jigsaws & Sheet music for next Rotary Charity Book sale. Ph Anne 543 5350 or Ross 544 0817


Te Puke A&P Show
112th Lifestyle Show, Te Puke Showgrounds, Showgrounds Rd, Paengaroa, Te Puke 9am-5pm. Door sales only.


Te Puke Menz Shed
Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays @ 9am at 86B No. 3 Road Te Puke. New members welcome. Ph 573 8655 or 573 6779




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