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00:00 20 July, 2014

International clean Earth Day 1st October 2016
The Kiwi Daddys World wide Brotherhood will be holding a Clean Earth event across 16 Cities worldwide and a group of Kiwi Daddys and friends and families will be cleaning along the Takitimu Drive waterway at 10.00am this saturday 1st October. But more importantly this is a ‘ non Event’ so wherever you are - 15 mins or 15 sec, fill a rubbish bag or just Pick up one piece - do a live feed or record a video of you doing so, hashtag it #strenghtinUnity and post it to the strength in Unity Facebook Page and you have successfully participated in the event and contributed to the cause.
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Gemstone Crystal and Fossil Show
Hosted by Tauranga Gem and Mineral Club on the Friday 7th, Saturday 8th September 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9th 9.00am to 5pm at the Tauranga Racecourse. Live demonstrations, Gold Panning, Activities, Hands on working machines, Fossils, gemstones, Minerals, Crystals, Jewellery, Huge selection from NZ and overseas for Sale, Metaphysical Supplies.  Entry Fee $5.00 adults and Children $2.00 Family $10.00
Annual Hymnfest
Bible Society Tauranga Action Group presents the  Annual Hymnfest on  Sunday 16th October at 2pm at the The Salvation Army Citadel cnr Cameron Road & 5th Ave .An offering will be collected for the work of Bible Society New Zealand.
The New Zealand Country Music Entertainer of the Year 2016
Held on 8th October 2016 at 7pm at the Rotorua Civic Theatre. Competitors from Tauranga and also featuring Lyn Bowtell and support acts Te Whanau, Khona Va’aga Grey , Siteri Temple. Tickets Available from Ticketmaster, Adult $40 or child under 15 $10 ( fees may apply ) For more information contact Heather Holland 075444 035 or email president@nzcountrymusic.org.nz
What Fill Your Boots this Pinctober 
Make a difference for local people with breast cancer: Gumboot delivered to your door – all you have to do is fill it! The filled Pink Gumboot returned to us by 31 October. Get your colleagues together to fund raise and have some fun for breast cancer awareness month in Pinctober and help us provide support for those in the Tauranga area who are living with breast cancer. It’s as easy as 123: 1/ register your organisation in the Fill Your Boots campaign here 2/ Your organisation name will appear on our “League Table” and we will issue you with a Pink Gumboot for funds you raise. 3/ Once you’ve held your event, return your filled Pink Gumboot to us by 31 October and your total amount will then be entered on the “League Table”. Why is this a good idea? You get to support a local charity working with local people. Having fun and doing good in your community is a great team builder. Your organisation or team could become the winner of the 2016 Fill Your Boots challenge. The winner receives a trophy, and you know you want that trophy Join in, have some fun and make a difference in your workplace! Where can they get more info: Call Helen on P. 07 571 3346, or Visit the website www.breastcancerbop.org.nz

Papamoa Rotoary Monster Charity Garage Sale

Will be held on Labour Weekend Monday 24th October starting 7am at Gordon Spratt Reserve, unwanted treasures and Products wanted that are in good working condition to sell, So dont Throw it away, donate it by phoning Papamoa Rotary, on 021 181 2136.  The proceeds are going to help local Papamoa Youth Projects
Animal Blessing
St George's Church and Tauranga SPCA invite All Creatures Great and Small to the 2016 Blessing of the Animals  on 10.00am Sunday 2nd October 2016 at  St George's Church, Gate Pa. All Pets Welcome Dogs on lead, Cats in Carriers, birds/Mice and other small critters in cages and horses and donkeys in the garden. For Further information call Tauranga SPCA 578 0245 Or visit www.taurangaspca.co.nz
An evening with Kerre McIvor
Boobops and Tauranga Breast Cancer Support Service present an evening with Kerre McIvor Busting out and MC Pete’ Blackie’ Blackwell.
Proceeds of evening go to assist local women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and long term recovery for survivors through dragon boating with Boobops. Held at  6.30pm Saturday the 19th November 2016 at ASB function room at BayPark. Tickets cost $85 per head or $850 for a table of 10.
Includes quality 3 course meal, glass of wine or juice on arrival and charity auction. Tickets available from Boobops Team. Email boobopsinfo@gmail.com or call Fiona on 021 887 864
Golden Sands Papamoa 5KM Fun Run / Walk
Sunday 5th November 2016 at Golden Sands, Papamoa. Tickets are adult entry $15, child entry ( under 14) $10, Kid’s Dash Gold coin donation. For more information go to www.raeenties.co.nz or facebook.com/goldensandspapamoafunrun. Food stalls, loads of spot prizes , entertainment and finishing medals on the day and all funds raised will go towards Golden Sands School resources, which the school is in desperate need of, as the growth of Papamoa east means the school has grown exponentially. Golden Sands have 6 new entrant classes!
Battle of the Gyms Fight Night
R18 Corporate Boxing Event held on Saturday 1st October at ASB Arena, . This event is about athletes VS athletes showcasing the sport of boxing. Cost is $180.00 for Gold tables, $160 for Silver Tables, $120 for Bronze Tables Limited tables available. 10 fights in total including main fight. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets now on sale email battleofthegyms001@gmail.com - get in quick or call Hannah on 021 229 8416
Fab Forty and Beyond
for Inspirational women over 40, fashion, beauty, health, lifestyle, motivation, tips and thoughts and events. Rejecting all notions of the invisible women When: 6.00pm - 8.30pm Thursday 27th October 2016 at the The Raft, Chapel Street, Tauranga. Visit our facebook site to register for your free entry . limited tickets available. Contact Kymberley Paige 027 5383777 The evening will have the following Talks and activities on Botox and fillers, Rediscovering an adventurous life, glam jewelry, fashion tips and advice, change your mind change your life with Hypnotherapy, too good to toss fashion show, our latest Make over tells all, networking , meeting new friends and much much more.
Katikati Art Group’s Annual Exhibition
From the 30th September until the 4th October from 10am to 4pm at Katikati Memorial Hall, Main Road, Katikati. Beautiful original art by a group of over 30 talented artise Raffles, music, art, enjoy the ambience - be impressed and inspired 
The Incubator Presents Punk Chaos to Culture
Showcasing the influence of Punk in Art, fashion and Music. On Saturday 6pm November 12th at the Incubator , Tauranga. Punk sparked a cultural evolution of rebellious radical fashion styles, so there is call out for submissions for catwalk quality designs influenced by Punk culture and couture. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes  to be won . Visit our website for submissions and criteria and entry details www.theincubator.co.nz 
Bay Dragons Race at the Lakes
All proceeds go towards the South Island Nationals in 2018 Race day is on Saturday 29th October at The Lakes , Tauriko. Have you got what it takes? Race details, are 200m races , finals will be mixed and / or womens subject to teams entered. Each corporate team is required to attend a 1 hour training session prior to the event. On Training Day , 15th October 2016 , Teams is made up of 10 paddlers and a caller ( must be a min of 4 female paddlers.) Prize giving will held on site after the final races are complete, there will also be raffles, sausage sizzle and a coffee cart throughout race day.Entry fee is $250 per team and a discount of $50 for a 2nd team Where can they get more info: Register by 1st October 2016 baydragons.bop@gmail.com or call Bets Thomas on 021 711 260
 Pyes Pa School Calf Club and Gala Day
From 8.00am on the 15th October 2016 at Pyes Pa School, Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga. Calf Club and Judging starts at 8.00am Gala Starts at 10am - 2pm They have all the usual activities as well as some new and exciting attractions. Mini Jeeps, Merry Go Round, Horses and the famous BBQ. Classic Flyers will do a flyover at approx 1.00pm
Tauranga Indoor Racing Control Car Club
Tauranga in door radio controlled car club on and off road racing on carpet at Greerton Hall monthly, please check website or facebook under Tauranga indoor radio controlled cars. all public welcome.
St Vincent de Paul Donations Required
St Vincent de Paul helps people in your community. Whether you are donating or giving you are helping those in need all throughout the Western Bay of Plenty. Please think of us when clearing out furniture, bric a brac, clothing and electrical. Donations can be dropped off at our shops at 766 Cameron Road or 134 Chadwick Road or for collections please phone 578 8218
Tauranga Harbour City Lions Club Annual November Book Sale
Books wanted for the Annual book sale. Venue will be advised closer to time but the dates are Friday 11th November 5pm-9m Sat 12 and Sun 13th November 2016  8am to 4pm. All Books, CD’s, DVD’s, Jigsaws and Puzzles wanted. Drop off points are Living Quarters, Bethlehem Town Centre Liquor King, 140 Otumoetai Road ( Brookfield ), Payless Plastics, 414 Cameron Road . No magazines, videos, cassettes or encyclopaedias please. for more info contact Christine 576 7105
The following free diabetes groups/meetings are available in the WBOP in July
Type One Diabetes Group - Greers Gastrobar, Greerton 7pm, Thurs 7th July Bob Owens Retirement Village 10 am Weds 13th July St Enochs Church Hall 2pm, Weds 27th July Drop In - WBOP PHO 154 First Ave Friday 29th July 2-3pm Clinic- Bongard Pharmacy, Greerton Thurs21st July Clinic - Life Pharmacy Te Puke Monday 11th July Ring our INFOLine on (07) 571 3422 for more details Do you have type one or type two diabetes? Would you like to meet others living with diabetes? Ring our INFOLine now on 5713422
The Artery at the Incubator
Stacks of classes and workshops coming up involving art, writing and music. Including creating a twisted art doll, greenman mask making, writing, printmaking, weaving and more. At the incubator in the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 
The full programme is online at theincubator.co.nz and you can register there too. Many of the classes are even free!
'Plant Based Goodness' TALK TEACH TASTE cooking program.
Presented at the Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui at 6:30 - 8:30pm on the 4th Monday of each month til Oct. To register by text/email/ph Frances 0210 778210 frdowney@xtra.co.nz. Entry is $10 per head for all of the above and a 3 course meal While this program has been running successfully for 7 years in Hamilton it will be coming shortly to Mt Maunganui. Presented by a chef who works in one of the top Mount Cafes the philosophy fits right in with the latest NZ Ministry of Health Eating Statement that "Dietary patterns high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, nuts, milk and milk products and seafood are linked with better health and lower rates of disease." (Ministry of Health. 2015. Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults. Wellington).
Omanu Swim Club
Is a not-for-profit organisation that runs swimming lessons and fitness squads. We have been fortunate to receive community funding which has allowed to us to install additional heating equipment to heat the pool to over 28 degrees celsius over the winter months. The times for adults are Monday to Friday, 6.00am-7.30am, and 7.30am-8.30am. Monday and Friday mornings, 8.45-9.45am. And Monday to Thursday evenings, 6.30pm-7.30pm. at the Mount College Pool, Mount Maunganui. We offer a range of lessons and squads to cater for children and adults. Adults who wish to learn to swim, improve their technique or fitness, for whichever sport they are involved in, are welcome to come along to meet our Coach, Kevin, and give it a go. There is no charge for a one off swim to see how it goes, from there it will cost either $80.00 per month for 2 swims per week, or $95.00 per month for 3 or more swims per week. For further information on classes please email: info@omanuswimclub.co.nz; visit our webiste: https://www.teamunify.com; or phone Trish: 07 572 4136,
The National Speakers Association of New Zealand NSANZ Bay of Plenty Branch
Are you Interested in the business of speaking? Maybe you’re a coach, trainer or speaker and want to up-skill, network and expand your business? Why dont you join us in the monthly meetings. The Topics for 2016 are (change to suit upcoming date) 11th May: Topic Development to meet client needs,
8th June: Presentation and Performing 13th July: Authorship and Product Development 10th August: Professional Relationships 14th September: Professional Awareness 12th October: Platform Mechanics 9th November: Managing the Business Each meeting will have either a local, national or international speaker share their expertise and wisdom with the audience. Where: 7pm – 9pm at the Tauranga Club, 5th Floor of the Devonport Hotel, Tauranga.  Visitors and new members welcome. for More details www.nsanz.org.nz/eventsor any other Enquiries: Roberta 07 576 0922 or 027 6854229
Greerton Hall Market 
Come along to our monthly market At the Greerton Community Hall at 1247 Cameron Road.  Browse our stalls and then grab a cup of tea or coffee, and some eats and have a chat with your friends in the warm atmosphere of the hall. Still a few stalls available. So get your craft, bric-a-brac, plants etc together and book a table inside or space outside. If you only have a small amount of stuff, share a table with a friend. Discounts for stall hireage for charity groups. For  more information Contact: Tricia or Gary, 543 1487 or 027 908 2952, greertonmarket@actrix.co.nz, www.facebook. com/greertonhallmarket
Teaching Disadvantaged to Grow Food
Grow Food Instead has launched a pledge me campaign to raise money to to create small scale educational market gardens dedicated to showing disadvantaged youth how they can earn a living growing nutrient dense food in their own communities. Please contact Visit http://pldg.me/growfoodinstead or If you are a business and may want to sponsor or donate equipment please get in touch with Rachel at sprout@growfoodinstead.co.nz.
Bethlehem 'UP' Market.
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month 10am till 2pm. Being held at  Bethlehem Hall opposite countdown state highway 2. Come along and enjoy Handmade Craft and Art. Music . Food Available.
Grief Support Services- After Suicide Support Group
If you have lost a loved one to suicide we invite you to our safe and caring group. Held every second Monday of each month at 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Please note that we have not included a venue as this is subject to change if too many people decide to attend. For information contact Grief Support Services Phone 578 4480 Email support@griefsupport.org.nz. Counselling is also offered
Smiths Sport Shoes are collecting shoes for our Fijian friends
Trade in your old trainers for a $20 discount and go into the draw for $5000 worth of travel. Contact Smith Sports Shoes at 100 Grey street, Tauranga or Telephone  07 578 6363.
Gate Pa Car Boot Market
If you are a fan of markets, or just have a few things spare to sell, this market is just the thing for you! On the first Saturday of every month, this market will be kicking off! The next market will be taking place on the 5th of March, so if you'd like to book your $10 car space, call Wiki on 07 578 3321! 
Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust
Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust was established to strengthen families by supporting and educating Dads on the importance of them being involved in their children's lives. Bitz & Bobz is now open at 82 2nd Avenue Tauranga, all profits go to help the men who need our assistance. Why: Any donations of good-quality saleable items would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the shop in 2nd avenue or call 5799 093 for pick up. We also need positive fun people to become part of the op shop team. If you would like to become a volunteer please call
Legacy Trust Project - Alf Rendell's Historic Tauranga from Above
Legacy Trust Project have the perfect gift - share what Tauranga was like 70 years ago with this great coffee table book: Alf Rendell's Historic Tauranga from Above which is on sale now at Books a Plenty on Grey Street - a limited edition publication thanks to Legacy Trust and Alf Rendell, don't miss out!

Diabetes Help Tauranga
Diabetes Tauranga offer FREE information, support and advice for anyone living with diabetes. or check out their website www.diabeteshelp.org.nz for details of support groups or drop in clinics in your area Is diabetes killing you or someone in your family? Contact the Diabetes HELP INFoline on 07 5713422 now

Pyes Pa Sunday Walking Group
Join Pyes Pa Sunday Walking Group every Sunday 9am at Roberts Coffee Bar, 83 Pyes Pa Road. Meet new people, get active and stay motivated!
Volunteers are needed for our busy Dadzkare Crisis Phone line, and to help out in the office and around the refuge
Full Crisis Intervention training will be given to all volunteers working on the crisis phone.
If you would like to Volunteer with Kidz Need Dadz please phone Pam on 07 571 0379 or call into the office 538 Fraser Street Greerton 
Waipuna Hospice Shop
If your walls are buckling and your cupboards are bulging, perhaps it’s time for a sort out? Waipuna Hospice shops are seeking donations of good quality household items and furniture that you no longer have need for. Goods that are clean, in working order, and have some value will be gratefully received.  You can take them to the Shop Depot at Unit G, 4 Brook Street (behind the Fraser Street Shop) or phone 571 5083 for free pick-up. Waipuna Hospice Shops, turning second hand goods into first class care.
Monthly meeting of Zonta International Tauranga
Held the second Monday of the month commencing at 5.30pm at Mount Maunganui Club, corner Totara and Kawaka Streets, Mount Maunganui. Visitors and new members welcome. Enquiries 027 5333 501 or 5792 335.
Monthly meeting of the National Council of Women, Tauranga
Held on the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army Community Centre, 51 Fifth Ave, at 7.15p.m. Organizational representatives or individual members welcome. Enquiries to  5792 335.          

Tauranga Citizens Advice Bureau
Do you have a few hours a week to spare, why not volunteer with the Tauranga Citizens Advice Bureau. Volunteers give free confidential and impartial information, advice and support. If this sounds like you please call Kim on 578 1596 for more information and an application form.

Tauranga Miniature Railway
- Operates every Sunday at Memorial Park from 10 til 4
- Train rides are just $1 or $10 for a 12 ride concession ticket

Justice of the Peace Service Centres
These centres used to be known as JP Clinics, currently there are 14 of them serving the wider Western Bays area. Each of these Centres is open for 2 hours or so per week to enable members of the public to drop by for any service that can be performed by a JP. We have found that many people prefer to use these Centres rather than make an appointment to visit a JP in their home
10:00 am - 12:00 noon  Bayfair Shopping Centre, Management Office.
10:00 am - 12:00 noon , 11:00 am - 01:00 pm at Te Tuinga Whanau, 190 Chadwick Road, Greerton and Mount Mainstreet Centre.
09:00 am - 11:30 am , 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm , 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Citizens Advice Bureau, Hamilton Street,  Te Puna School and the Papamoa Library.
09:00 am - 11:30 am , 10:00 am - 12:00 noon , 11:30 am - 01:30 pm , 12:00 noon - 03:00 pm  Citizens Advice Bureau, Hamilton Street , Te Puke Anglican Church , Tauranga Ethnic Council, Historic Village and the Welcome Bay Community Centre.
12:00 noon - 02:00 pm , 10:00 am - 12:00 noon , 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm , 10:00 am - 12:00 noon , 11.30 am -  1.30.pm at the Tauranga Library, NZ Room
Katikati Resource Centre, Tauranga RSA, Greerton, Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffatts Road and the Mount Manganui Library.
Don't throw your old glasses away!
Spec Savers in Devonport  Rd  are now saving your old glasses - they collect them then pass them on to the Greerton Lions Club.
They in turn gather them up then send them to Auckland where they are cleaned and indexed. Then  N.Z. optomotrists take them to the Paicfic Islands where they can be passed on to those in need. The glasses you no  longer require may well be exactly what the visiting optomotrists has
prescribed. This is an on going project. Old glasses are welcomed at Spec Savers or any member of the  Greerton Lions Club.

Donate $4 to The 4 good charitable trust and 100% of your monthly donation will go to the charity of choice for the month. Sign up and donate your $4 now at 4good.org.nz
We love helping out NZ charities, but sometimes it's hard to choose who to help. That's why we created 4good. With a new charity every month it's easy to spread the love! Get amongst it at www.4good.org.nz
Dan and Sheldon from 4 Good have been busy spreading the word about how feel good '4 good' is.
(07) 5786934  (ask for Noeline)
17th Ave, Historic Village
Awesome Clothing Sale!
Only $3 for a Large Bag. You Pick! All Good Quality! Rain or Shine.
Men’s Summer & winter Shoes, Sheets, Women’s All Sizes, Bags, Duvets, Kid’s All Styles, Hats, Bedspreads, Accessories, Cushions.
TIME – 9:30am-10:30am.
Every 2nd Thursday of each month.

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