What's On In the Bay of Plenty Community Notices

Community Notices

00:00 20 July, 2014

Justice Rally for Moko
A group of volunteers in the Tauranga district, Nationwide rally/marches are taking place across NZ all at the same time. A rally is being held for the public to show support and to take a stand against the abuse, neglect and murder of our New Zealand children. Our child abuse, neglect and murder rates are one of the highest in the world. The sentencing of the perpetrators is hugely compromised when the charges are dropped from murder to manslaughter. this in turn is extremely compromising to the victim, family and our communities. Monday 27th June start 9am finish at 10am at Edgewater Fan, The Strand, Tauranga DHB. There is no march in Tauranga as there were issues closing off the main arterial route. Tauranga will have a rally only. Participating speakers - - Heather Beddie Family Violence Response coordinator - Stuart Crosby Mayor of Tauranga - Tauha Te Kani Manager of Merrivale Community centre - Clayton Mitchell NZ First - Russell Langton BOP Labour Electorate committee member Waiata - Te Wharekura o Mauao - Paola Gutierrez
Otamarakau School PTA Trail Ride Sunday  3 July 2016 
 The Trail Ride track a (4km loop is on rolling to flat crop paddocks) suitable for intermediate riders and up. There are a number of steep drop offs. There is a maize scramble (short race track), and a kids track.  Held at Blennerhassett’s property, 1533 State Highway 2, the Te Puke end of the Matata Straights Sign in – 8.30am,Briefing – 9.15am,Ride starts – 9.30am, Finish time 3pm Entry :-Adults: $30, Under 16: $20, Under 10: $10, Family, 2 Adults and upto 3 children living at the same address: $70 * Entry fee allows riding on BOTH the Maize Scramble AND Trail Ride FOOD - Bacon/Egg buns, Sausages, also cold and hot drinks available for sale CASH ONLY NO EFTPOS AVAILABLE
More information is available at this link http://www.silverbullet.co.nz/event.php?id=13300 More FM
Opus Orchestra
18th Century Unwrapped Concert , conducted by Peter Walls On Saturday 2nd July, 5 pm . At the Addison Theatre, Baycourt Taurnga,The Soloist of the night is Diedre Irons and the piano Programme Includes Mozart piano concerto and Haydn ‘Oxford’ symphony. Tickets are available at Ticketek but school children are free.
Lantern Making Workshops,
On Monday 11 th , Tuesday 12 and Thursday 15 th July at the Greerton Hall, Taurnaga from 10 – 2pm. If you are looking for something new to do with the kids this July school holidays, how about Lantern Making Workshops, All Lantern makers are invited to lead off the parade at IlluminART on 15 July from 5.30pm at Greerton Hall Gold coin donation and under 13’s must be supervised Register on line at www.greertonvillage.org.nz
Diabetes Help Tauranga
Looking for some help with your diabetes? Held on Friday 24th June 2-3pm. Pop into the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation Health and Wellness Service building, 154 First Ave West Tauranga to talk to our diabetes nurse for free confidential advice Ring 07 571 3422 for more details.
Tauranga Creative Fibre Exhibition & Fibre Fair
29th - 31st July at Tauranga Racecourse from 10am till 4pm. We are having 20 trader stalls selling everything a fibre person could wish for, so you can buy all the wool, silk and dyeing requirements which are usually quite difficult to access. There will be a café where you can bring you knitting and 'knit and natter' and relax among like minded people.  For further information contact Margaret Russell, Vice President and Trader 021 08170 350 www.facebook.com/taurangacreativefibre and www.taurangacreativefibre.org.nz Entrance Fee is $2
The Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust
Are holding a special screening of the epic movie FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES in 3D The film includes a Amazing footage of the monarch butterfly's amazing migration to Mexico and detailed filmography of millions of monarchs at the Mexican overwintering site.  is SOLD OUT On Wednesday, 8 June 6.30pm, But a new Screening is on Wednesday 22nd June 6.30pm at the Event Cinema, Elizabeth Street, Tauranga. Tickets for this extra night go to mb.org.nz/movie. You won't regret it! 
Family Roller Disco
Katikati War Memorial Hall Sat 11 June and 16 July 4-6 pm and Greerton Hall Sat 28 May and 25 June 4-6 pm. Come have a boogie on skates - its wheelie good fun! Skates provided in price. Inline and old school quads :) $10 pp or $35 Family pass. Under 5's and spectators free.
Email: skatescooltauranga@gmail.com or Call/text 021-118-0513 Skatescool Tauranga Ph: 021-118-0513 Email: skatescooltauranga@gmail.com
We also still run after school classes for kids , held on a Mon and Wed 3.45pm at Greerton Hall for beginners and intermediate level. Adults and teens skate classes at the  Mount Sports Centre Fridays 7-8pm
Red Cross in Tauranga is holding a third Book Fair On the weekend of 3rd and 4th of September
If you have any books, C.D’s, DVDs, games or jigsaws that you would like to donate to this worthy cause please deliver them to Our Red Cross Office 245 Chadwick Rd, Tauranga Or ph Jane Ford on 07 578 6987
Otumoetain College PTA Bookarama 13th and 14th August
Bookarama is second hand book sale and more, which is fundraiser held by the PTA for the College Initially we are looking for donations of Second hand books Music(Vinyl records, CDs,Sheet Music) Sewing Patterns Games Puzzles. Event will be atthe Otumoetai College, 105 Windsor Road, Otumoetai
on the 13th and 14th August, with entertainment by the students and of course a coffee cart.  Donations can be dropped off at School Office in office hours at Otumoetai College, or to arrange pick up contact 0272 442 659. No entry fee. Plenty of parking.  
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
Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions Book Fair
We need you books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, records, games and music to Support you local community for the 21st Annual Book fair. All proceeds distributed by Kiwicoast Lions to Te Puke community projects. Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June 8am to 6pm, Saturday 25th June 9am to 3pm at Te Puke Memorial Hall , Te Puke. Please drop off your donations  at the following locations Te Puke :- Shed at Bunnings , Z Te Puke or Bennetts Proactive Papamoa :- House of Travel and Z Papamoa Please NO Encyclopedias, National Geographics or condensed Reader's Digest  For more information please contact Te Puke : Maxine 573 3325 or Colleen 5739048 Papamoa Fran 542 0840 Pukehina Pat 5334345 Paengaroa: Julie 5331550 or 021738181
Greerton Hall Market - 25th June 2016
Come along to our monthly market which is on the last Saturday of each month 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
Diabetes Drop-In Centre
Need free diabetes information, support or resources? Visit the Diabetes Drop in Centre on the last Friday of each month at the WBOP PHO, 154 First Ave West Tauranga to get more info: ring our INFOline (07 571 3422) for details of diabetes support groups, and other services in your area contact
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.
They have a new opportunity shop called 'Bits and Bobs' opening soon! Any donations of good quality saleable items would be much appreciated and can be dropped off at 538 Fraser Street or call 07 5710379 for pick up. They also need positive, fun people to become part of the op shop team. If you would like to volunteer please call 07 5710379

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. For more information contact Debbie on (07) 571 3422 or check out their website www.diabeteshelp.org.nz for details of support groups or drop in clinics in your area

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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