What's On In Tauranga Community Notices

If it's happening locally and you've heard us talking about it, all the info is here.

Community Notices
Small grey fluffy cat called Wolf. He is 9 months old and has no collar but may be microchipped. He went missing on the 27th November from The Drive in Brookfield. If you have seen Wolf or have any information, please call 027-222-2419. Thank you!

Te Puke A&P Show 2015
Saturday 7th February from 9am.
Sheep racing, police dogs & handlers, tractor & truck pulling competitions, digger competitions, endurocross, horse & pony Rides, a pet corner, ladies Gumboot throwing competition.
Plus: Trade & Food Sites,  Bar Facilities, Horse/Sheep/Cattle & Shearing events, Home Industries/Hargreaves Children’s Competition.
Highland Dancing and Fire Brigade Demonstrations.
GATE FEE: $10/Adult 13 years & Over, Children $2/Under 5 FREE, Family Fee (2 Adults/4 Children) $25. For entry forms & schedules visit the Website: www.ras.org.nz

Charity Event - Surf Ball
Supporting those that look out for you!
ASB Stadium 7pm-midnight, Saturday 29th November.
Live Music: Brilleaux, Rock House Party. $80 a ticket, buy 7 and get the 8th free! No booking fees, bubbles on arrival, supper provided. Tickets online at eventfinda, keywords: surf ball. See you there!

Market - Greerton Hall
Saturday November 29th, 8am-midday. Crafts, Plants, Produce, Bric-a-Brac, Stalls inside and out. Phone Nancy or Merv (07) 863-6697

The Balmorals Leisure Marching Team
Welcomes ladies to join for fun, friendship and travel. Aged 20-60, experience preferred but not necessary. Contact Coach Anita MaCleod on 07 571-4096 or 021-0257-6094.
Mount Maunganui Golf Club
Friday Night Twilight Gold starts Friday 7th November. Tee off times from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. 9 Holes of Golf.
Visitors welcome. Exciting Golf prizes plus lucky draw prizes each friday. A great way to finish off your week - an enjoyable game of golf on a great golf course and a chance to win a prize followed by a sumptuous meal afterward in the comfortable clubrooms.

Arataki Omanu Scouts present The Ultimate Girls Night Out!
The hilarious comedy 'What to Wear & What Not to Wear" The unique style night. Bring the girls, some cash and spare undies in case you wet your pants laughing! 6:30pm, drinks and nibbles, 7:00pm show begins.  Mount Maunganui College Hall, Thursday 11th Dec. Only $25, tickets by email to: omanuscouts@gmail.com. Raffles, spot prizes and cash bar. See you there!
Tauranga SPCA Op shop
Tauranga SPCA Op shop are looking for volunteers to work in the afternoons from 12.30pm to 4.15pm. To apply for a position please phone 07 5813462 or call into the shop 193 Chadwick Road Greerton. The Tauranga SPCA are also looking for good quality 2nd hand goods to sell in the Op shop, all profits from the shop go directly to supporting the animals at the shelter to find forever homes. Donations can be dropped off at 193 Chadwick Road Greerton or phone 07 5783462 to arrange pick up.

Owens Park Community Fun Day
10am-2pm Saturday 6th December 2014. Owens Park Welcome Bay – next to Welcome Bay School. There will be stage entertainment from local school Kapahaka performances, bands, food, art and craft and  information stalls, Hangi, kids games, rides and activities. If you are interested in a stall site contact the Welcome Bay Community Centre for details 5449774/info.wbcc@xtra.co.nz
The Mount Maunganui Lions
The Mount Maunganui Lions and Lioness Clubs would appreciate donations of unwanted Books, Puzzles, DVD's, CD's and Records for their Annual Book Fair. All profits will go to worthy charitable causes. For drop off points or pickup phone David 574 0347 or Pam 543 0708.

The Gate Pa Tennis Club
Junior Season is underway and runs through the school holidays. Club days for 10 and under are Saturdays commencing 9am and for intermediate and college players, club days are thursdays commencing 4:30pm. Coaching is provided and new members welcome. For further enquiries call Graeme on 027-452-0600 or the clubhouse on 578-9156 during club times.

The Maketu Markets
The Maketu markets are on the 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month, 8 a.m. to Noon. Go for breakfast, then enjoy the fruit and veggies and all the bargains at the stalls. The Maketu market is known as ‘The Bays Friendly Market’ and is sign-posted from State HW 2 to the Maketu Village Green. Run by the locals for the locals. Phone Maureen on 07 533 2340 for questions and information. Another awesome community initiative.

Female, her name is Kuki (cookie). She is mainly white with the red coloured ears. She has not got her collar on and went missing on Friday 29th from Cumberland Crescent, Welcome Bay. Kuki has been clipped recently so her hair is short. If you see her or have seen her around please call 07 544-8452. Thank you!

Masterchef wannabes are eager to stock their kitchens with pots, pans, dishes and utensils. 
If ‘Your Kitchen Rules’ more than it needs to and the crockery cupboards and cutlery drawers are overflowing, Waipuna Hospice Shops will gladly take any surplus kitchenware and bric a brac off your hands.  Goods must be clean and in working order. Items can be taken to the Hospice Shop Depot, Unit G, 4 Brook Street, (just along from Fraser Cove) or 2 MacDonald Street, Mount Maunganui.
The Red Cross
The Red Cross Curtain Bank is in need of donations of clean curtains in good condition to help those in need.
Drop off at the Red Cross 245 Chadwick road Greerton or phone 5786987.

Black Belgian Shepherd. Female, her name is Blue, she is 3 years old and is micro chipped but was not wearing her collar. Blue has a small scar below one of her eyes that is only noticeable up close. She went missing on the 20th of July from Oak Drive, off Rangiuru rd, Te Puke. Please call (07) 573-6179 if you have seen her or have any information, Thank you!
Welcome Bay Markets
Are on the first Saturday of every month from 9am till midday at the Welcome Bay community centre. Cost of a stall is $5.00. The proceeds go back into the Community development projects run by the Welcome Bay Community Centre. There is always an opportunity for local community groups to run a sausage sizzle as a fundraiser (BYO BBQ). The stall holders are a mixture of regulars and casuals and include a natural medicine stall, clothing, seeds, plants, art, coffee, knick-knacks, Jewellery, worm fertiliser and many others who turn up on the day. We have a local band performing on the day. The market is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and old and find a bargain.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Looking for a fundraising idea for your school?
Couponbusters voucher and discount book for Tauranga / Mt Maunganui & Papamoa is Out Now!
Filled with Dining deals, food vouchers, retail stores & service providers discounts and much much more
heaps of bargains & savings for only $20. For more info where to purchase a book - go to their facebook page - Couponbusters Tauranga or email couponbusters@xtra.co.nz today.

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.          

NZ Institute of Directors: Financial Tool-box for non-financial director/managers
For those we want to improve their financial skills and understanding. How to read a financial report and know what it is telling you. Programme runs over a three month period on the first Thursday of every month starting 5th June from 4.00 – 6.00pm. Held at the KPMG rooms, Level 2, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga. There is a cost, see www.iod.org.nz for more info.

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.
The Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club is running a Twilight Market.
It is to run weekly on Thursday evenings from 4pm-8pm in the Bethlehem Town Centre. It is restricted to new products only, Grower produced fruit and vegetables. Most food lines hot or cold. Booking is Essential. Enquiries to: bethlehemmarket@lionsclubs.org.nz 
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 $2 for a Large Bag. You Pick! All Good Quality!
Men’s Summer & winter Shoes, Sheets, Women’s All Sizes, Bags, Duvets, Kid’s All Styles, Hats, Bedspreads, Accessories, Cushions.
TIME – 9am-11:30am.
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month.