What's On In the Bay of Plenty Community Notices

Community Notices

Sun-20-Jul-14 00:00

Otumoetai College PTA International Food Festival 2017
 Come along and explore the Food Festival on  Friday the 24th March 5.30m to 8.00pm at the Otumoetai College Eftpos is available , Helpers are also required If you are able to assist for a few hours either on friday or assist on saturday morning with the clean up, all help will be really appreciated . Contact Debbie Blair 027245 4939 or email pta@otc.school.nz
Run for Life 2 April 2017
Raising money to support people in BOP Affected by Cancer, helping them take their first steps on the road to recovery .Being held at Mount Maunganui How can listeners get involved/what do they have to do: Help us make a difference and be part of something inspiring , 5 km run/walk , 10 km run, Spot prizes for best dressed. T shirt and goodie bag for all entrants. Where can they get more info: Register now at www.runforlife.co.nz

Te Puna School Country Fair 18th March  2017 9am to 2pm

A relaxing day of country fun for the whole family is on offer at Te Puna School's 2017 Country Fair.  It will be jam-packed with fun activities for young and old, flavour-filled food and stalls for all.  Children can enjoy the coconut shy, plate smash, rifle range shooting, face painting and much more.

A cake stall will be chocka with home-baked cakes, slices, muffins for sale plus homemade sweets such as fudge, coconut ice and toffee for those with a sweet tooth.The Café will offer tea and coffee and lots of scones, plus there's a barbecue, hangi, candy floss and drinks. People can pre-order a hangi for lunch or buy it on the day.Plants and produce will be for sale, with a selection of jams, chutneys, pickles and sauces, there's a secondhand book sale – and the world-famous helicopter ping-pong drop is at 1.30pm on the school field – you could win a free helicopter ride!  Any queries please email: pta@tepuna.school.nz or find us on Facebook: Te Puna School Country Fair. See you there!

Alzheimers Tauranga
is holding Community Forum featuring services/organisations that are out in the community to help the elderly stay engaged with in their community and assist them to live health socialised lives and stay in their homes/communities for as long as possible. This will be held on 8th March 2017 1pm to 3pm, at St Stephens Church Hall, 9 Brookfield Terrace .This is a free event , however a gold coin donation would be welcomed to support the work of Alzheimers society .
International Women's day Breakfast 2017
On Friday 10th March 2017 at 6: 45am -8.15am at the Club Mount Maunganui .Tickets cost $40 and Students $25 To purchase tickets go to the www.eventfinda.co.nz search Zonta or contact Gail 021 0385105 breakfastIWD@gmail.com Guest Speaker Louise Nicholas who is the National Sexual Violence Survivor Advocate Proceeds to the skylight Trust and Let us Learn Madagascar Zonta International Project 
Ford Muscle Car Club of New Zealand
All Ford Day on Sunday 5th March 10am to 3pm at Blake Park , Mount Maunganui. Gate Opens at 8am for Exhibitors, $5 per car. All vehicles entered are eligible for sport prizes, prize giving at 2.30pm . Adults $, under 14 years Free For full detials go to FORDMUSCLECARS.ORG.NZ div
Greenpark Playcentre Open week
Come and long and see what our centre has to offer. Monday 17th Feb to Friday 03rd March 9.30 am to 11am daily At the Greenpark Playcentre
19 Sinclair Street, Greerton, Tauranga Special activities include:- bouncy castle, sand and water fun, paint and messy play, shaded outdoor playground, coffee and cake for adults and good Bags. Visit www.playcentre.org.nz or FB Greenpark playcentre Tauranga or call 07 541 0031
Mount New World Parent and Child Tennis challenge
On Sunday the 26th February at the Mount Tennis Club.  A fantastic family day of tennis finishing off with a social BBQ. Children are eligible to play with parents, legal guardians or grandparents. Check out the entry form on the Mount Tennis Club website for more details.
NZ Longboard and SUP Open along with Surfing New Zealand Inc
On 25th Feb 2017 at Papamoa. Put your skills to the test and enter or just come and check out the awesome display of surfing.
The little big markets will be there to
Family Works Tauranga Champion Training 
Presents  An Evening with Jeremy Epiraima from the nation ‘ Its not okay Campaign” Champion Training - Presentation is open to everyone to attend and all is welcome This is part of the requirements of becoming a champion so an awesome opportunity to hear one of the most inspiring speakers the campaign offers. His story is amazing, his journey away from violence is inspirational. I believe this finalizes many of your training requirements so will then be able to get your certificates to you after this training. it is on  Monday 13th March 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Papamoa Library Complex in the conference room Light supper and coffee provided afterwards Contact Heather Beddle 07 575 9709 or visit website www.familyworksnorthern.org.nz
New Zealand China Friendship Society - $11,000 Scholarship up for Grabs
The Tauranga Branch of New Zealand China Friendship Society is very much focused on helping our community to have a better understanding of China and her people. One of the principal goals of our Society is community education, we are striving to provide increasingly better understanding and friendship between New Zealand and China. As a major trading partner China is increasingly important to us, and maybe more important is our understanding of the people of China, so the Tauranga Branch of NZCFS arranges annual school exchanges where local senior secondary school students go to China, they live for up to a month with a Chinese family, attend school there, are hosted by the Foreign Affairs Office and then return to Tauranga where they share their China experience widely into the community, to Rotary, Probus, U3A, schools etc.We think that his programme is working increasingly well. We have $11, 000 Eleven Thousand dollars to give away on student China Exchanges And our current focus is on further developing an art exchange for secondary School Students and arrange a comprehensive program, return air tickets, accommodation: For further information and application forms contact John Hodgson Branch President NZCFS Tauranga p07 577 0583 m 027 284 97 e aideren@xtra.co.nz
Wish 4 Fish Charity Fishing Competition
All funds raised will go to the Wish 4 Fish Charitable trust . Friday the 24th February 2017 is the briefing and Bait Auction and Spot Prizes and the event starts on 9pm Friday 24th Feb and stop 4pm Saturday 25th Feb at Tauranga Sport Fishing Club. 6 different categories for prices - Snapper, king fish , kahawai, mixed catch ,underwater category and kids 12 years and under spot prize $45 pp or $160 per team of 4 people mas kids are $15pp There 2 spots prizes of $500 for the Lucky Angler Draw and $500 Average weight in each category  for futher  info: Contact Bryce 021616601 or email bryce@wish4fish.co.nz for entry forms or Tauranga Sport Fishing club Club
 The Artery Scheduled classes for Term 1 
The Artery is very pleased to announce scheduled classes for the first term of 2017. at the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga Drawing skills, wheel thrown pottery, Oil painting , Surrealist Ink, Silver smithing Stone Sculpture, Classes are limited so book early so you don't miss out Call 07 5713232 or for The full programme visit theincubator.co.nz and you can register there too
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga Immigration Clinic
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga are providing an Immigration Clinic for Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty migrants. The aim of these appointments will be to assess options and map a pathway for people to take.These Clinics start Thursday 26th January between 1 and 3. At the Offices at 38 Hamilton Street, Tauranga on a fortnightly basis.  If you’d like to book an appointment, call the Citizens Advice Bureau on 578 1592.
Get Growin
Papamoa Family Services in Collaboration with The Rock Community Garden . Are offering the dynamic hands on 6 week course. On Wednesdays 10am to 1pm Starting 22nd February to 29th March 2017 at Papamoa Family Services 35 E Hartford Ave Papamoa. Come and join us in the learning the basics for preparation, design and development of a productive vegetable garden Where can they get more info: Tickets cost $15 book now at Papamoa Family Services phone 07 574 7170 or email adminpfs@acw.org.nz
Omanu Swim Club  
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 which ever sport they are involved in, are welcome to come along to meet our Coach, Kevin, and give it a go. 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. 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 more information go to  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OmanuSwimClub/ Website:https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=reczzosc
Kids Need Dadz Free Couses for DadZ
The following Free Courses for DADZ are  Good Dadz to Great Dadz Parenting Program Starting 16th January 2017 running for 8 weeks 6pm till 8pm at 538 Fraser Street, Greerton  and  Dadz Surviving Separation Starting 18th January 2017 running for 8 weeks 6pm till 8pm 538 Frazer Street Greerton Good Dadz to Great Dadz, will cover: Why Dadz need to be involved in Kidz lives.Messages from our Parents/Parenting styles, Working with the other parent always putting the kids first: Budgeting making the $ stretch, Ages and Stages, Effects of Violence on Children, Keeping our Children Safer from Sexual Abuse, Putting it all together: Cost FREE
Dadz Surviving Separation, will cover: Understanding your emotions, Depression fear and loss. Working with the other Parent putting the kids first, Understanding the court process, Unmasking the legal jargon. Family Law, IRD what are my responsibilities. Self-esteem. Being single and confident. Financial Reconstruction. The effects of violence on children, Keeping children safer from sexual abuse. Cost FREE Facilitator Naudeen Heerschap who has a Degree in counselling psychology and an experienced Facilitator For more information/ or enrolement forms contact manager@knd.org.nz or phone 07 571 0379
Tauranga Indoor Racing Control Car Club
Tauranga in door radio controlled car club on and off road racing on carpet at the new Venue of Mount Maunganui Sport Centre , Hull Road and Maunganui Road meet monthly, please check website or facebook under Tauranga indoor radio controlled cars. all public welcome.
New Members wanted for  Bay Dragons BOP
Are looking for women of all ages - 18 to 70, all fitness levels, must be able to swim however. We have a variety of ages on the boat in this age range, so its open to anyone! We train Tuesday / Thursday 5.30pm and Saturdays 7.30am. Leading up to Christmas we also have training on a Monday at 5.30pm Meet at the Bay of Plenty Dragon boat shed opposite the Fish & Dive Club, Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point. Contact Brooke 022-0782308 or through Facebook : baydragonstauranga or email baydragons.bop@gmail.com
Diabetes Help Tauranga
Christmas-time can be particularly difficult time of year for those living with diabetes. Easily accessible festive food and drink means sugar levels are generally outside 'helpful ranges' for days on end; those of us with waist lines that grow at the mere whiff of a mince pie spend the early months of the new year wishing we hadn't. If this is you, visit the Diabetes HELP Tauranga website 'news' page to see some suggestions for Christmas recipes. For Information - advice and support ring our INFOline 07 5713422
Greerton Hall Market 
At the Greerton Community Hall at 1247 Cameron Road. 8am till 12pm. Browse our stalls  and some eats and have a chat with your friends in the warm atmosphere of the hall. Still a few stalls available for new stallholders. 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
Avanti Plus Mt Maunganui 
Avanti Plus Mt Maunganui would like thank everyone who donated their used helmets to Recycling Bicycles for Refugees. This wonderful community has given over 70 helmets to this wonderful initiative.
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
The following free diabetes groups/meetings are available in the WBOP in July
Type One Diabetes Group - Greers Gastrobar, Greerton 7pm, 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
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!

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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