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Market - Greerton Hall
Saturday September 27th. 8am - midday.
Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac, stalls inside and out.
Phone Nancy or Merv on 07 863 6697.
The Modern Family Survival Guide - Nigel Latta.
The Welcome Bay Community Trust presents Nigel Latta with "The Modern Family Survival Guide." 
28th Oct @ Bethlehem Baptist Church, 90 Bethlehem Road. Tickets $30 each, available online at or Creative Tauranga, Willow Street.
Katikati Art Group Exhibition
Katikati Memorial Hall. Friday 3rd to Monday 6th October, 10am to 4pm.
Admission - Adults $2, students 50cents.
Opening by guest award winning photographer Ross Brown. This year the local artists will be showing an eclectic display of their years work including a variety of paint mediums as well as collage and original prints. Come along and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles and meet our friendly and creative artists. The works will be available for sale at affordable prices for original works. Several of the art group sell both in NZ and overseas and may be available to take commissions.

Civil Defence
Get ready week next week for civil defence – 21 – 27th of September
Are you ready for a disaster ? Sign up for our text alert system – register now at

Tauranga Multiple Birth Groups twice yearly garage sale is coming up the 19th October!
We have tables left for people to sell babies and kids gear Wednesday the 17th September will be the last day to confirm that you would like a table.
The Table Fee of $25 goes toward supporting all our members in the TMBG, any profit you make from the sale of items on your table on the day is yours to keep. QE2 Memorial Hall, 10am-12pm. Contact
Preventing Elder Abuse Meeting
Have your say and hear from professionals about what's available in your community...
For more information, phone 578-2856. Thursday 2nd October. 10am-12noon. RSA Cameron Road, Greerton.
Age Concern Tauranga are having an Open Day!
10am to 1pm, Wednesday 1st October. 177a Fraser Street.
Bring a friend! Become a dignity champion and make a real difference towards an inclusive society where two older people are respected, empowered, connected and supported. Celebrate International Day of the Older Person and Age Concern Awareness Week.

Red Cross Red Rose Day

The New Zealand Red Cross is currently recruiting volunteers to help out with a variety of activities for their latest fundraising event Red Rose Day, happening in Tauranga on Friday 24 October. If you would like to join their fun and friendly team please phone Heather on 578 6987, or email

Roller Derby - War of the Wheels 3
Doors Open 3:30pm - Saturday 27th September. Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Tauranga.
Bay City Rollers vs Mount Militia Derby Crew: 4pm
Bay City Rollers vs Richter City Roller Derby: 5:30pm
Richter City Roller Derby vs Mount Militia Derby Crew: 7pm
$10 presale, $15 on door, Kids $5, Family pass $30 presale only. Performances by: Mezmerise, All Star Dynasty Cheerleading and the Urban Dance Company.
Swing into Spring with SNAG at the Lakes
 Give golf a go or polish up on your swing!  The SNAG (Starting New at Golf) Inflatable Golf Driving Range and pro team will be at The Lakes Recreational Oval, corner Double Bay Rd and North Bay Rd, on Sunday September 21 from 10am-2pm.  SNAGGOLF is a golf coaching system developed by PGA professionals to make coaching and instructing simple, but most of all fun!  Bring the whole family for a free drive - you'll have a ball!  Four hours of fun, golf coaching, prizes and BBQ - gold coin donation to Waipuna Hospice for the BBQ.  More info call 0800 THELAKES

The Gate Pa Tennis Club Junior Season
Commences Saturday 13th September.
For ages 10 and under, Club Days are Saturday's commencing 9am.
For intermediate and college players, club days are Thursday's commencing 4:30pm.
New players are welcome and coaching is provided. For further enquiries call Graeme on 576-5178 or 027-452-0600

Have a go at Waka Ama! Come join Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe Club
for the Sport Bay of Plenty Play in the Bay - Outdoors Month.
Waka Ama Activity
Saturday 4th October 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm.
Sulphur Point Boat Ramp by the Tauranga Fish and Dive Club. Free to all participants. Wear suitable clothing for being on the water - Shorts, T-Shirts,
thermal gear (no Jeans or heavy long pants - Sports tights are suitable). All queries to

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!

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.
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.

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.

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

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.