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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!

Diabetes Help Tauranga
Is holding its AGM on Wednesday 10th September 2014, 7pm, St Enochs Church Hall, 16th Ave, Tauranga.
Speaker: Chris Baty, President Diabetes New Zealand. Supper provided. All welcome! Come and spend time with like-minded people living with diabetes.
Fundraising event for Otumoetai College
Dancers to go to California in July 2015.
Sunday 14th September 2014, Otumoetai College Car Park.
8am – 12pm $10.00 per car. Contact Liz 021 878 888.
Bring your friends and come along!
Blue Light Roller Disco
Friday 5th September 2014, 7:30pm-9:30pm. QE2 Youth Centre, Tauranga.
$5 per person, includes entry and roller skates. Great music, light show, fun games and prizes. Dress up in your best roller disco outfit (optional). Prize for best costume. Open to everyone aged 12-16 years old. Skating tuition and safety tips given on the night. For more info phone 07 577-8070 or 027-562-8972

AV Logic Charity Fishing Competition, Saturday 20th September 2014.
Open to : Beach/Boat/Jetski/Kayak.
Briefing: 7:30pm Friday 10th September at Omanu Gold Club, Mount Maunganui.
Weigh in and prizegiving: To be held at Mount Maunganui Sports Centre - Cnr Maunganui and Hull Roads.
$8,500 worth of prizes! -Category Prizes -Lucky number draws -Raffles -Auctions.
Dance the night away to the Live Band 'Gap' and enjoy the Mills Reef Cash Bar. All entries $30 per head. For more info and entry details, please visit All proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Auckland.

Are you interested in being involved in Roller Derby?
Our next intake begins Sunday 17th August, 12pm. Mount Sports Centre, Mt Maunganui.
Women and Men, ages 15+
Skates, helmets & pads available for hire ($4)
Info nights: 7pm, 7th August, 14th August.
Groove Bar, Hamilton Street, Tauranga.
For more info, check out: or

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.

Mount Maunganui Golf Course
Is to be available to Golfers on Sunday 24th August 2014. Come along and enjoy the quality course, a game of golf and the impressive facilities. A one tee start and a special green fee of $20 will apply. Phone the Pro Shop on 572-7044 to book your tee time. Available from 8am. Electric golf carts and golf clubs are available for hire.
In celebration of Maria Montessori’s 144th birthday, the Montessori Community Group cordially invite you to join us for:
Montessori in the Park on Sunday, 31st August 2014 from 1pm.
This is an opportunity for all members of the Tauranga community to come along and celebrate the gift of Montessori education for our children and families. There will be pockets of activity set up by Tauranga’s local Montessori preschools, manned by their preschoolers and assisted by older peers attending Montessori @ Bellevue Primary School. Bring your family, a blanket and a picnic lunch and settle in for an afternoon of mingling and celebrations. 20 Princess Road, Bellevue,Tauranga.
Oropi Playgroup presents… Quiz Night 2014
Saturday 13th September, 7pm, Oropi Hall.
$15 per person (tables of 8). Hosted by Bel and Brendon from MoreFM. Gather your friends, family and workmates for an evening of FUN! PLUS…raffles, prizes and auctions. Light supper provided. CASH bar (No eftpos). For tickets and information contact Lorraine Hogan 5784146 or 021394442
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.

Spring Fashion Parade for Te Puke PlunketRural Woman New Zealand & Lynettes Te Puke invite you to the latest Spring Fashion Parade to raise funds for Te Puke Plunket – Monday 8th of September 7pm, The Orchard Church, Te Puke. Entry is $10 and includes a light supper. Tickets available from Lynettes Te Puke.

The Maketu Markets
The Maketu markets are on the 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month, 8 a.m. to Noon. For August the dates are the 17th and 31st. 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.

The Gate Pa Tennis Club
Is holding two pre-season open days for new and current junior members. Sunday 24th August and 7th September. 10am to 12pm and caters for ages 5-16 years. If you are thinking of playing tennis this season, come along to the courts and enjoy the free coaching. Racquets are available for new players.
For further enquiries, call Graeme on 576-5178 or 027-4520-600

Youth Search and Rescue Tauranga
We run a 3 year youth training programme which trains college students (14 to 17) to be active community volunteers in emergency services such as land search and rescue, coastguard, rural fire. The programme is run by volunteers within those organisations. Students meet weekly during school term and have 12 weekend training activities during the year. Each year we take on a new group. Applications are now open for 2015 intake.
To find our more and complete an online application go to

Otumoetai College Quiz Night and Fundraising Auction
All funds raised will go towards the Otumoetai College Mexico Trip, which involves a group of 27 students who are fundraising to purchase and build two prefabricated buildings for two under privileged Mexican families in Tijuana Mexico, in Easter 2015.
Where: Otumoetai College, 105 Windsor Road, Tauranga.
When: Friday the 22nd August, doors open at 6.30pm.
How: Tickets are sold in full tables, $160 per table, with a maximum of 8 people per team, or part tables at $20 per person.
The Auction: the opportunity to purchase “through auction” a range of quality items that have been donated to raise money for the trip.
Come and join us for a fantastically entertaining evening! Any queries Ph Helen, 027 723 2302.
Waipuna Hospice - Life is Special
You are invited to a fun evening on August 21st at 5.30 pm.
Harcourts Auction Room - Cameron Rd.
Guest Speaker - Quiz with great prizes and Auction items to raise money for Hospice.
Beverages & Appetisers will be served.
Additional donated items are greatly appreciated. For more information - contact Sheila Logan on 021 445 865

Botanical Road Kindergarten presents: A Cabaret Night of Glitz and Glamour
Hosted by the outrageous Diva Miss Ribena and the sisters of the moonlight lounge.
Saturday 23rd August 2014. Tickets are $60.00 pp and include dinner – be in quick as tickets are limited and going fast. Contact Vicky or Ange on 578 4481 for further information. Miss Ribena and the sisters of the moonlight lounge are donating their time to Botanical Road Kindergarten to help us raise funds for our Kindergarten renovation next year.    

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

$100 per caged trailer. Untreated, kiln-dried. Help support the future hockey stars of the Tauranga Hockey Association. Phone Malcolm 0272 174962 to book a delivery.

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 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 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 - 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: 
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
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
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.