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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

Active Nutrition Woman’s Outdoor Fitness Classes
Move It Month – Play in the Bay. Tuesday and Friday 9:00am.
Meet at Mount cenotaph, Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui.
Aimed at woman 35 and over to improve strength, core and flexibility, have fun.
Free introductory class, $8.00 thereafter. Phone: 0210476155 or Email:

Diabetes Help Tauranga
Is holding a Diabetes Support Group Wednesday 13th August, 2pm, at the Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount Maunganui. Anyone living with diabetes is most welcome to join us! Call (07) 5713422 for more details.

Young Innovator Awards
An innovation forum is happening as part of the Young Innovator Awards on Friday August 8th at Trinity Wharf Hotel. Hear from 6 experts in their fields talk about their careers, ranging from software to sustainability to farm technology. Visit to find out more and register today.

The Big Latch On
To mark World Breastfeeding Week mothers and their babies across the Bay of Plenty are gathering for the Big Latch On events to help raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Tauranga mothers wanting to join the event can come along to Hungahungatoroa Marae in Matapihi, at 10.00am on Friday 1st August. The Big Latch On will also be held at other venues across the Bay of Plenty:
On Friday 1st August at 10.30am - Katikati – Katikati Midwives Clinic, 14 Jocelyn Street and Waihi – Waihi Plunket Rooms, Haszard Street.
On Saturday 2nd August at 10.30am -Te Puke - 4woods Early Learning Centre, 109 Cameron Road.

Build your confidence?
Grow as a leader?
Improve your communication and public speaking skills?
Visit Achieve Toastmasters – it will change your life.
You are invited to our open house, Monday 4th August 2017, 7:20pm start. St Stephens Church Hall, Brookfield Terrace, Tauranga.
Listen to Speakers. See How a Toastmaster Meeting is Run. Participate in a Question/Answer Session.

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.    

Tauranga Synchronised Swimming Club
Are looking for beginners aged 7-11. If you would like to give Synchro a try, come to Baywave on a Saturday morning at 9am for a free trial. Contact Ange on 5525416 for more information.

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!

Fairview Golf Club Fundraiser
You’re invited to Fairview Golf Club’s Sport and Leisure Fashion Show fundraiser on Wednesday 6th August. The event will showcase men and women’s wear while raising funds for the Cancer Society Lions Lodge. Drinks and complimentary nibbles available from 5.30pm, show starts at 6pm. Gold coin donation on entry with a cash bar. Phone the Pro Shop on 549 3412 to book your seat.
St Peters House
Will be running the Boundaries course, starting Friday 1 August 2014, 9.30 am – 12 noon. This is an eight week personal development course for women, on how to put healthy boundaries in place.  It is a safe group setting that encourages honest sharing in ways that model good boundaries and helps women learn to communicate with love and limits. We can be contacted on 07 571 5916 and we are situated at 130 Spring Street.
Mid Winter Gala at Parton Road Community Kindy
On the 16th of August from 10am - 2pm. We will also be officially opening our bike track but also have the support from local community groups such as Plunket, Papamoa Lions Club, the Papamoa Fire Brigade, Community Constable and the Ministry of Education, all of whom will be there. Papamoa College - the winners of the Stage Challenge, will perform on the day. We also have bouncy castles, sausage sizzle, Mr Whippy and a snow drop organised.

Otumoetai College PTA Book-a-rama Fundraiser
Friday-Sunday, 8-10 August 2014 at Baycourt.
8am-8pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday, 9am-12pm Sunday.
Book-a-rama is a bi-annual fundraising event that is a well-known community activity for the benefit of the 2000+ students at Otumoetai College. See you there!
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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Omanu School are having a preloved book sale
Saturday 9th August between 10.00am and 2.00pm. If anybody would like to donate books they can drop them off to Omanu School. Thank you!
Child Cancer –One day appeal - MAUAO WALK-A-THON
Thursday 31st of July 2014 @ 10am.
Where: Meeting at the Base of Mauao (Surf Club side) and finishing on Pilot Bay side.
How: All of our families and educators have been given sponsorship forms to share with families and Friend’s to sponsor their child on the walk.  This fantastic event will be open to all of the Community. We welcome your support. We have had fantastic local support so far, with Farmer Jones kindly donating Sausages and their BBQ for our Sausage sizzle at the end of the event, (Gold coin donation).

One Day for Child Cancer
Choose just ONE DAY in July to raise funds for children with cancer. What will you do for the one day challenge? Sign up at
Txt BEAD to 206 to donate $3.

$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.

Fundraising Campaign for Carlos to get to the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas.
They are held on the 5 – 10th of August 2014. Carlos has finally achieved his goal which is to represent NZ at the Worlds!! Carlos puts in so much time and effort into becoming the dancer he is – along with everything else he does he takes life in his stride and we want to be able to make his dream a reality. For more info and to help with a donation, please go to, thank you for your support!

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.