What's On In the Bay of Plenty Community Notices

Community Notices

00:00 20 July, 2014

Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga Immigration Clinic
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauraranga 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
 
Mount Manunganui Lions and Lioness Club annual Book Fair
Thanks to public generosity the Mount Maunganui Lions and Lioness Clubs have a record number of books, CD’s, DVD’s, vinyl records and puzzles for their Anniversary Weekend Book Fair. Due to public demand the Book Fair will now be open on Friday 5pm to 9pm as well. Opening times are Friday 27th5pm to 9pm, Saturday 28th 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm Venue is Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park, corner Hull and Maunganui Roads. Something for everyone. EFTPOS available. Please bring your own bags.
 
Rotorua Fishing & Casting Club
Are holding their 48th Annual Surf Fishing Bonanza on the Matata Straights, Eastern Bay of Plenty, on Auckland Anniversary Sunday, 29th. January. HQ is the Matata Tennis Club. Fishing commences 7.00am. Over $10,000 in cash and product prizes with great children's prizes as well. Tickets just $25 and can be purchased on line (www.thebonanza.nz) or from Sports Shops in the Bay or, contact Graeme on 027 288 2790. This is an average fish weight competition so all in with a chance for the big prizes."
 
Omanu Swim Club Summer Holiday
The Mount Maunganui College heated outdoor pool is open for community/public use. There is a lifeguard on duty. The cost is $4 per person, under 5's are free. The pool will be open from 10.00am - 4.00pm everyday of the school holidays, and then weekends once school goes back next term. Where can they get more info go : 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
 
Colouring Book city - Tauranga presents
Chalk Garden Art Event, Inspired by NZ Children’s Storybooks with a local connection.  Come help us create a beach scene in chalk outside Books A Plenty on Grey Street, Friday 20th January. Inspired by NZ children’s storybook, ‘Hemi and the Whale’, draw your memory of a time you rescued or helped someone (or something) who needed you. Be in to win spot prizes every 15 minutes, enjoy readings of our feature book and chalk is provided! With support from Tauranga City Council Creative Communities Scheme. We’re on a mission to turn Tauranga into a giant colouring book! More details at www.facebook.com/colouringbookcity
 
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
  
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!
  
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
MONDAY
10:00 am - 12:00 noon  Bayfair Shopping Centre, Management Office.
TUESDAY
10:00 am - 12:00 noon , 11:00 am - 01:00 pm at Te Tuinga Whanau, 190 Chadwick Road, Greerton and Mount Mainstreet Centre.
WEDNESDAY
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.
THURSDAY
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.
FRIDAY
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.
                          
SAVING  SPECTACLES
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeQYTIdHdEg&feature=youtu.be
      
TURNING POINT TRUST
(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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