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About us Editor:

Antoon ( "uN-Tone" ) Moonen

Contact 7-days: 022 673 8006 editor@baywaka.nz Sub-editors:  Writers:

Lisa Hickling Dave Woodhouse Kathryn Stewart

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Andy Belcher Catherine Main

Front Cover - Issue 16 Tony Hammond Motors, 1208 Cameron Rd . Photo: Andy Belcher Circulation: (increased by 2,000) 64,000 Publication Frequency:

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Final booking, Issue 17, Nov-Jan 2020: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 Designed, produced and published by: Bay Media Limited  PO Box 137, Tauranga 3144, NZ Phone: +64 7 262 1000 International Standard Serial Number: ISSN 2538-077X (Print) ISSN 2538-0788 (Online) Material content in Bay Waka may be reproduced in part or in whole, provided appropriate credit and attribution is given, including any changes that were made, and you must also distribute your contributions under this same licence. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Publisher.

The Hammond Family! Speaking with locals always reveals interesting surprising facts. For example, having lived here for only five years, I didn’t know anything about the Tauranga-based Hammond Family (NZ’s answer to the Partridge Family) before this issue. Discovering a strong Hammond Family link to Tauranga born Mayoral candidate Tenby Powell made for an interesting coincidence in our Feature articles. We want to thank Tony for inviting us to announce the "uN-Tone" - Antoon Moonen opening of his new car yard at 1208 Cameron Road! This was a great community story which we were really proud to represent. Between this Spring issue and the next Summer issue, we will be delivering a Bay Waka Election Special issue to approximately 130,000 households that invites every candidate from all local government entities in the Bay of Plenty to present themselves. There will be Western and Eastern BOP versions and these will be with you three days before the voting papers arrive, so keep your eyes open on the 18th September for this very special issue! We invited all current local body elected officials to submit (discounted but paid) content for this issue and only T.C.C. Cr Terry Molloy took up that offer – on ya Terry! On page 25, Terry outlines in his opinion that major causes of recent Council problems stem from a breakdown in relationships combined with unexpected growth. He advocates essential, close, collaborative working relationships between local authorities going forward. We also have a collection of opinion pieces that touch in various ways on the upcoming elections. It is hoped that voters will take to heart some of the issues we face as a region and select those candidates that represent the most potential for a collaborative approach both within and between the local authorities, while critically scrutinising the past performance of current officials. We need proactive, skilled people with proven right energy to rise up and lead our region. As always, we encourage you to support our advertisers however you can, as it is their revenue which has helped grow our circulation every issue since the first. We simply recycle our income into wider circulation, until one-day soon we will be at our target of 85,000 (from Katikati to Te Puke - hopefully with a page count to match!). It is always interesting to find out what’s happening in other parts of our special region. Finally, we would like thank our amazing writers, contributors, designers, photographers, sales-team, editorial team and especially the proof readers. If you have a passion for our community, have ideas for our Bay Waka or Bay Online, want to get involved in any capacity, or to fill some spare time, then reach out to us without delay. We look forward to hearing from you! Until next time! Mā te wā...

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History of Tauranga’s own music sensation 'The Hammonds'

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he Hammond family phenomenon began on their sixweek voyage en route from Ireland to New Zealand when they emigrated here in 1973. Six weeks cooped up on a ship with six kids would test any parents, so the quest was on to find something to keep them out of trouble. That’s how Jim and Pat Hammond came to enter their children Steven (16), Wendy (15), John (14), Noel (12), Tony (11) and Alice (8) – in the ship’s talent contest where they won a landslide victory. When the family eventually settled in Tauranga, they explored this new found talent by entering Studio One’s New Faces, a TV talent show in 1974 where they were runners up with an original song “Amber” written by a cousin back in Ireland. After the TV appearance, offers for gigs came pouring in, so many in fact that Jim and Pat had to hire a professional manager. The Hammonds signed a recording contract with EMI and released an LP in time for the Christmas market. At the end of the year and during the school holidays, the Hammonds packed their bags and hit the road on an 11-day entertainment circuit of the North Island’s holiday spots. They performed with notable musicians such as Erana Clark (now vocal mentor behind the scenes on Australia’s Idol show), Bunny Walters, Craig Scott and the In-Betweens. Things got even more exciting when they returned home to Tauranga to discover they had been signed as

The original record album produced by EMI in 1974.

the support act for “the big O”, Roy Oribison in the Auckland Town Hall in 1975. Later they supported Split Enz with another band called Short Notice. One of the most memorable and highprofile engagements for The Hammonds was in their role as the “face” of an advertising campaign to educate kiwis on how to use the new decimal currency and metric measurement in 1976. A big deal came along in the form of an overseas contract with an agency in

America but Pat and Jim decided against signing this fearing the family would end up perpetually on the road with all the negative consequences associated with this life. As the Hammond children got older and one by one left school and took up full time trades and got full time jobs or careers, it became more and more difficult to practice. So, the family that was often compared to the Partridge Family or the Osmonds, slowly stopped playing and

public appearances became fewer and fewer until they finally ceased performing commercially as a family group. Even though they stopped performing as a family group, individual Hammonds still appeared in the music scene. John and Steve both played with Keith Urban at a charity event, and there were events like Telethons and TV shows like Stars on Sunday where they appeared. Continues on page 5...


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(...Continued from page 4) The eight Hammonds that got off the boat in Auckland in 1974, has now increased to 26 with a grand total of 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren for Pat and Jim. Sadly, Mum Pat passed away in January 2016 but she couldn’t have been happier with her life which had totally centred around her family unit. Today both John, Steven and youngest Alice live in Brisbane where John runs property and motor businesses and Steven is involved in hospitality and owns a hotel in Toowoomba.

Despite the family being widespread, everyone keeps in close contact and reunites in Tauranga on regular occasions, in particular to maintain contact with their father James who has achieved a great young age of 83. (source: The Right Note: An insight into Tauranga’s Historic Music Scene by Graham Clark, 2015)

New uniforms and ready for the next show!

The `Hammond Family on live TV - The Entertainers Show.

Plenty of newspaper clippings were collected in the day.

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The six kids now grown up, here celebrating father James' milestone birthday in Tauranga.

Alice works in Brisbane for an orthopaedic company as a Finance and Property Manager and has been based in Brisbane for the last seven and a half years with her husband Richard. Wendy has operated her own travel business in Auckland for many years, while Noel and Tony still live in Tauranga. Tony, of course is well-known about town for being the owner of Tony Hammond motors for over 32 years on Cameron Road.


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Laughter, Song and Hammond Family

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he summer of 1973 was the beginning of a joyous journey through Otumoetai College and, with it burgeoning friendships which, as time has testified were to last a lifetime. This was the third form as it was known then, and our job as the new kids was to keep our heads down, stay out of trouble and steer clear of the seniors to which we were easy prey. One minor problem, 1973 was also the year the Hammond Family arrived and, together with the sea of bright red hair, came laughter, song and constant chatter. Keeping a low profile was abandoned for the fun and exuberance of friendships with an Irish family who had spent six weeks at sea honing their musical skills. And skills they had in abundance.

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Steven and Wendy were two years ahead of me, John was my year while Tony, Noel and Alice were younger. John was an instant hit in my group, who had mostly been together since age 5 at Matua primary. We couldn’t understand much of what he said and the novel accent, which of course we mimicked mercilessly, made him even more endearing. This was the year we young laconic Kiwis learnt the world sounded and acted somewhat differently to us as The Hammond family took New Zealand by storm. They were feted musically as the singing Irish family, sought after to perform in stage shows, and even appeared on the nationally high-profile, Telethon. This didn’t happen by accident; it was the result of talent and hard work. Hard work was what this industrious family, who journeyed the high seas from the farthest reaches of globe, also bought to New Zealand and it started at a young age. In between musical gigs and stage shows, John managed a lawn mowing enterprise of which any modern franchise owner would be proud. He towed a trailer with two lawn mowers behind a Morris Minor and had numerous customers in Otumoetai on whose properties on which he toiled most weekends. I witnessed his work ethic first-hand in 1975 when he lived with my family for most of that year; it was like having a boisterous brother whose battery never flattened. The summer of 1973 will always have a special place in my memory and heart; it was the year the Hammond family arrived in Tauranga. By Tenby Powell I write for this magazine because I am proud to celebrate my hometown, Tauranga, and the enduring school friendships created here.

TCC Mayoral candidate Tenby Powell, grew up with the Hammond Family in Otumoetai and lived to tell the tale!

Eight cars bought from Tony

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first met Tony when my aching knee and my manual car were about to part company. Driving home one day, I glanced over at Tony’s yard and a red BMW caught my eye and that was the start of my auto journey. Tony was relaxed, efficient and made me feel at ease buying another car. Recognising the name, (Hammond) I instantly recall how my family had enjoyed listening to the Hammond Family all those years ago in Fielding! What could possibly go wrong...? Well nothing! The search is on for my eighth car from Tony. Managing to get the right one has always brought me back to Tony Hammond Motors. And now that Lachlan has joined the team at the new look car yard, it’s a great place to call in for a chat and a coffee. I’ve had more cars than the proverbial hot dinners and Tony has always seen me right! I can fully recommend Tony and his team for efficient and friendly service, and outstanding after sale backup. By Rosemary I write for this magazine to acknowledge the positive influence the Hammond name has had on our community.


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hat people may not know is that Tony Hammond Motors is a foundation advertising supporter from our very first Issue in 2015. Back then, Tony had a stamp of pride on his half-page advert that stated “28 years on Cameron Road”. Four years later, I guess that makes it, “32 years on Cameron Road”! Since that first issue, every three months the Editor has stopped his car and walked into what was the previous card yard site on Cameron Road and handed over new magazines to the Tony Hammond Motors team. Every three months without fail, we had a brief chat about the development plans that were slowly, but surely edging themselves closer to today. Tony always said, “When the new yard is finished, we’ll announce it in the Bay Waka”.

True to his word

Imagine, to our immense surprise, when instead of talking about cars, Tony began to recount his upbringing and national fame, along with that of his five siblings, singing as 'The Hammond Family'. He pulled out a record album, newspaper clippings, played songs on YouTube, TV appearances and he and his siblings were also strongly represented in that incredible book, “The Right Note, by Graham Clark (2015) – An insight into Tauranga’s Historic Music Scene”. To be perfectly 'Francis' with you; we were flabbergasted.

Bay Waka Editor, Antoon Moonen reminds us Tony Hammond Motors are a Issue 1, Foundation Advertising Supporter for this magazine.

Hammond and counting

On one hand, we knew Tony was a stalwart of the Tauranga motor industry and his solid reputation precedes him; but we had no idea that he grew up so ensconced in the National music industry, sang backup to Roy Orbison, sang the jingles for the new Metric system implementation, all while attending school in Otumoetai. In preparing for this edition, I found myself researching the reputation of 'The Hammond Family' in Tauranga and I discovered the best method was to start singing one of their famous songs, “Mama's gonna make a little short'nin' bread”; and invariably, that was enough to get an, “Oh, yes, I do remember them”. Being less than 5-years in Tauranga, and not growing up with a TV in the 1970’s, I had never heard of The Hammond Family, but it seems I might be the only one! Certainly, in Tauranga especially, they were a household name, and still are today for most people. Needless to say, the past 4-years, following the step by step development and progress of 'Tony Hammond Motors’ new car sales yard at 1206 Cameron Road has been extremely interesting. It was no small feat to merge three properties into one (including $100,000 of asphalt), so it is worth taking a look around, especially if you like cars, coffee, or want to reminisce! Our hearty congratulations and thanks to Tony, for sharing so much of his personal life with us and our readers, and for giving Bay Waka the scoop to announce his new 100-car capacity yard in Cameron Road. We can highly recommend a visit to this friendly team, for any excuse! By Antoon Moonen

Rosemary at home behind the wheel of her Nissan 350Z Roadster convertible.

I write for this magazine to share our community memories with everyone who is interested.

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From the Emerald Isle to the land of the long white cloud

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remember well the 6-week journey on the ship “The Fairstar”, which left England from Southampton for a better life in New Zealand, from the troubles of Belfast. At the time it was a sad occasion to leave behind aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends, but we were all excited about the adventure ahead. There was not a lot to do on the ship, and when a talent quest was announced, Mum decided we kids should all learn a song and enter. To our surprise, we won! When we arrived in Auckland, Dad purchased a 24-foot caravan to house all eight of us, so we could travel the North Island to see New Zealand and find a place to settle. After exploring from Auckland to Hawkes Bay, and back through Manawatu we finally arrived in Tauranga and it felt like our new home.

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Schools were the first thing we needed to organise (not that we really wanted to go to school) and some of us went to Bellevue Primary, some to Otumoetai Intermediate and the older ones to Otumoetai College. It was at this time Mum decided to continue with the newfound musical talent and she entered us all into a TV talent quest called ‘Studio One - New Faces’ which was, several televised heats leading up to a final. We auditioned in Auckland, did the first heat and the rest was filmed down in Avalon Studios, Lower Hutt where we arrived as runner-up in the final. As a result, we signed a record deal with EMI for a single and an album and the rest is history. While all this was going on, Dad purchased a Nephew Lachan Hammond (right) enjoys honing his motor industry knowledge with Uncle Tony. Europa Petrol Station with some extra land in First Avenue and opened up a used car sales yard which evolved into the Mazda Franchise Dealership on Cameron Road where the Warehouse is today, called for Tauranga. As you could imagine, there were plenty of City Car Court. Back in those days, it was a huge deal as part time jobs for us kids, pouring petrol, cleaning cars and young fellas to obtain a Car Dealer’s licence and to have serving customers. commercial premises. To achieve that took a lot of effort to convince the industry authority to grant a licence at such In actual fact, back in Ireland Dad had for many years a young age. Today, it is much more relaxed, and you can operated his own Renault Franchise in a little town simply buy a licence for $600 or thereabouts. called Moira, County Armagh, 17 miles from Belfast, so the motoring industry was already in the Hammond family These were really fun times and after a number of years I blood. Dad’s father was also in the motoring industry and was ready to branch out on my own and Tony Hammond worked alongside in the Renault business. Motors was born. Leaving school at age 16 to complete a business management diploma at Waikato University, I decided to enter the motor industry and spent 3 years working for an Auckland Ford Dealer gathering experience and making contacts, which are still with me today. Back in sunny, warm Tauranga again my best mate Graham Cameron, Dad and myself opened up a new car sales yard

Tony Hammond Motors started out on the corner of Twelfth Avenue and Cameron Road where Subway is today, by sharing the premises with another great mate and Motor Dealer, David Semple of David Semple Motors. We shared this yard for over 11 years together and called ourselves 12th Ave Vehicle Centre. This was a great partnership where Continues on page 9...


Tony Hammond Motors sparkling new car-yard at 1208 Cameron Road couldn't fit in all cars, into this recent night time picture.

(...Continued from page 8) we also sold each other’s cars. Finally, the property was on sold to a Developer who created the current shopping complex, and Tony Hammond Motors went on the hunt for suitable new premises. In 2001, I purchased the property at 1198 Cameron Road, just up from the old Gilmours site in Greerton where I rebranded with the colours and logos still in use today. After 18-years, I had the opportunity to buy the three adjoining sites, to expand the car yard with onsite grooming and with room to spread out, to easily display 100 cars with nice modern onsite facilities and parking for our customers and staff. Customers who have repeatedly purchased cars from us over the years are blown away with the wide range of cars and the quality of the newly finished premises in Greerton. Our business has always been built on repeat and referral customers, and has even sold cars to three generations of some families.

12th Ave Vehicle Centre on Cameron Road operated for over 11 years.

Over the many years in business we have proudly sponsored many sports teams from customers' kids sporting events to senior bowls, hockey, sailing and many other worthy local causes. Now that my nephew, Lachlan Hammond (son of brother John) has joined the team as Sales Manager, we have another generation of the Hammond Family continuing to serve our customers in Tauranga with the same quality service and values that follow the Hammond name. By Tony Hammond I write for this magazine to celebrate our sparkling new premises.

City Car Court 32-years ago on Cameron Road, before The Warehouse.

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Planning the Western Bay of Plenty’s future Urban Form and Transport System

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he Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI) is a partnership between SmartGrowth (Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and tangata whenua) and the NZ Transport Agency with support from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

By early 2020, UFTI aims to deliver an integrated, strategic and shared funding programme, with immediate and future priorities and investment opportunities in urban form, transport, and other connected areas such as education and health. It will build on existing SmartGrowth

UFTI objectives: > To enable and shape a sustainable, vibrant, efficient, and more liveable urban form;

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> To enable and support sufficient housing supply in existing and new urban areas to meet current and future needs; > To support access to economic and social opportunities as the western Bay of Plenty’s population and economy grows; > To improve measurable transport outcomes such as congestion levels, road safety, travel choice and private vehicle dependency, and environmental impacts (including CO2 emissions); > To ensure long lasting economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits and value for money from the agreed strategic plan.

Together, we have committed to developing a refreshed, coordinated and aligned approach to key issues across the sub-region – such as housing, transport and urban development. UFTI is focused on supporting liveable community outcomes – finding answers for housing capacity, intensification, multi-modal transport (such as public transport and cycleways) and network capacity.

and other partner work, including bringing together more than 24 plans and projects for the Western Bay of Plenty led by the partner councils and the Transport Agency, and other relevant information, to describe how the sub-region’s transport system and urban form will need to evolve over the next 50 years. The story will be more detailed for the next 10 years, setting out the major land use changes and transport investments that will

be essential to accommodate growth and create a better quality of living for residents across the Western Bay. Population projections tell us that in 50 years’ time we can expect the population of the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region to be more than 250,000. That’s nearly double what it is today. While this growth is positive for our local economy and delivers diverse social and cultural benefits, the challenge is to make sure urban development and transport infrastructure meets the needs of our local communities. We would also need to find space for at least 80,000 more people, over 51,000 more homes, create more than 40,000 new jobs, and manage the 500,000 plus additional transport movements per day that this growth will generate across the sub-region. At times, our transport system struggles to cope with our current population and the nature of our vastly spread out communities – which render a lot of us reliant on private vehicles to get around. UFTI provides an opportunity for us to consider and develop solutions that will help ensure we have good housing and more viable transport choices to help us move around easily and safely. A strength of the Western Bay of Plenty has been the long-term view of land use and transport needs created by SmartGrowth. Within the next twenty years the urban growth areas identified in the SmartGrowth Strategy (Tauriko, Omokoroa, Te Tumu) will be full. Quality intensification within Continues on page 11...


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The environment is also top of mind in this project. Our current use of private vehicles over public transport is having a significant environmental impact, with 61% of the CO2 emissions in the Bay of Plenty coming from transport sources. We must find alternative ways of living and moving around in our city that emit less greenhouse gases. These are big challenges, with no simple fixes but we can’t afford to wait until the problems are upon us. Instead, UFTI will set out a 50-year plan of action to ensure the Western Bay of Plenty remains a great place to live, work, learn and play in New Zealand. Our first milestone will be the publishing of our Foundation Report in August. This report looks at what

it will be like living in and moving around the Western Bay of Plenty if we simply deliver our current plans and do nothing else. Understanding this ‘base case’ will help us understand the magnitude of the challenges ahead of us and the areas we most need to intervene and at the same time telling the Western Bay of Plenty story.

In December we plan to release an interim report that sets out a shortlist of three possible investment programmes. Working closely with our key stakeholders is vital as we work towards this milestone. We are planning a number of opportunities for stakeholders to engage in the process between now and March.

In the meantime, progress will continue on the council-led and Transport Agency initiatives already underway. This include delivery of the Public Transport Blueprint by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and planning change work being done by Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District councils with the government.

In March 2020 we aim to produce our recommended investment programme, with immediate and future priorities and investment opportunities, for SmartGrowth partners, the Transport Agency, and the Government to consider.

Continuing these projects is necessary to ensure infrastructure is in place soon to support the release of land for new housing in places such as Tauriko West and Omokoroa. This work involves making sure the Government’s objectives in the Urban Growth Agenda and Government Policy Statement are supported.

If you want to know more about UFTI or stay up to date with how the project is going and contribute your ideas you can visit www.ufti.org.nz By Robert Brodnax, Programme Director - UFTI I write for this magazine in order to prompt a conversation about how we will live and move around the Western Bay of Plenty in the future. A failure to plan is a plan to fail.

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Towards better decision making in Council

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"Where can I read about her?" Our Bay Waka Editor was repeatedly rung and asked this question by our readers after Nicky Williams became a last-minute addition to the previous issue 15’s front cover. Williams is a Flight Data Assistant (one of four in NZ) working alongside Air Traffic Controllers at Tauranga Airport’s Flight (Control) Tower providing weather reports, flight plans for the Christchurch Radar Centre for planes leaving the Tauranga airspace, dealing with crane and drone operators operating at heights, and providing administration tasks to the Tower. It takes 3-4 months’ training to learn her role with a combination of exams and experience. Her favourite

part of her job is watching the variety of aircraft travelling through the airspace from the NZ Airforce and Air NZ, right through to a wide range of private planes. Williams also has her private pilot’s licence and has competed in many plane competitions (including one where she throws a streamer out her window and cuts it several times with her plane wing). As much as she’d love to be an Air Traffic Controller, she’s not sure she would make the cut, “Because your brain has to work a certain way!”. Not all applicants are successful in the position so, if not that job, then what’s next? Surprisingly she is training as

a building apprentice and is enjoying working on residential refurbishments in the BOP, “When you do renovations it’s a smaller job and you do every part of it. I first started labouring when I returned from the yachts and really love it”. Watch out for Williams promoting Apprentice Training in a drive to attract more women into trades. From a Deck Hand on super yachts, to a trained Pilot, Flight Control Tower Assistant and now a Builder’s Apprentice - she’s living proof that girls really can do anything! By Kathryn Stewart, Kat Comms. I write for Bay Waka because I love seeing Tauranga women inspiring younger generations.

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Response to 'Waterfront pathways enhance house values’ For the sake of balance and fairness, a response needs to be made to the full-page article 'Waterfront pathways enhance house values’ published in the Bay Waka (Winter 2019 - issue 15). It is difficult to know whether this prominent article by Barry Fredheim was an opinion piece or an advertisement, given that he has provided no evidence for his claim that waterfront pathways lift house values. He says that he lives close to the proposed Avenues walkway/cycle track but it needs to be pointed out that he is not one of the residents whose lives would be adversely affected by the project. The properties of those who would be directly affected would almost certainly fall in value should this project proceed. The information put forward by Mr Fredheim, like that of Tauranga City Council, is very one-sided. He makes no mention of the potential harm, both to the natural environment and to the privacy and security of a community of residents, that this project would inevitably cause. Unfortunately, what may advantage one group of people, financially or otherwise, may at the same time cause harm to another group of people, who deserve some consideration. By Robin Rimmer We write for this magazine, as we believe this is a publication that promotes free speech and fairness when presenting information and/or opinions in public.

Nicky Williams, Flight Data Assistant, Tauranga Airport Flight (Control) Tower. Photo by Catherine Main Photography.

Update on dangerous dogs in Maungatapu In the previous Winter issue Bay Waka, together with Welcome Bay Vets we wrote about a dog or dogs, who had attacked or killed over 20 cats in Maungatapu this year. We are relieved to say that the main culprit was identified by several

people in our community, one even managed to photograph him. Information identifying the dog and his owner was shared with Animal Services at Tauranga City Council who were extremely helpful, communicative and

proactive in our dealings with them. Consequently, the dog was surrendered by the owner and following initial positive DNA test results that matched saliva on one of the dead cats, the dog was put to sleep with the owner’s consent.

TCC Animal Services are considering the possibility of laying charges should the laboratory evidence be deemed sufficient for a successful prosecution. We are advised that, at time of print, a decision on this matter is still pending.


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Tauranga Rotary Club defibrillator at Lucky 7 Superette Maungatapu Ross Prestidge, President of Tauranga Rotary Club used his discretionary fund to provide a new life-saving AED Defibrillator for the Maungatapu community. This is available 24/7 for adults, children and infants in a very visible location on the exterior of the Lucky 7 Superette, corner of Maungatapu Road and Vine Avenue. It is under 24/7 lighting and CCTV security camera surveillance. If an AED Defibrillator is used within 3 to 5 minutes of a cardiac arrest, survival rates increase by up to 40%. Emergency access is by a break glass panel. St. Johns Ambulance says, “one day this will save a life”.

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required, it’s so simple that a child can use it. People need to be relaxed if there is an emergency. The machine starts talking to you, plus there are flashing lights for instructions. It has two pads that are connected by wires to the machine and then the machine Ross Prestige with son-in-law Mark Wassung installed the new Defibrillator. advises you when to shock saved with a similar machine. Most the patient, you cardiac arrests happen in the home, press the flashing buttons, then the so the more of these machines in Defib gives an electrical charge to the the community the better. Thanks patient to reset their heart back to a heaps Ross - from Our Community! normal rhythm. Previously a worker at the Maungatapu Petrol Station had a cardiac arrest in front of St. John Ambulance and was

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Kai Aroha’s cargo van gets a big step closer

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Since our exposé in the previous Bay Waka issue 15, I am excited to share the good news of a local couple who donated Kai Aroha $10,000 toward our cargo van. To the generous couple out there who wish to remain anonymous, I personally thank you on behalf of my team for responding massively to our ‘call to action’ story in helping us achieve our goal of attaining a cargo van. We are aiming for $35,000 to setup the van and hope to reach this goal this year. We are urgently requiring to get the cargo van so we can customise the interior for our supplies and we have other plans for the van also, in taking

the next step in helping our community. We are also delighted to have new team members join us since the Bay Waka editorial. We cannot say thank you enough for jumping on board with us! In October of this year, we are hosting the third World Homeless Day event on October 10th, in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness week. We will continue to do our ‘cardboard korero’ public art installation in the city and we are holding an art exhibition at the ‘Incubator Art Hub’. Our community can enter artwork into the exhibition. The public exhibition is to pave the way for our tamariki (children) and

rangatahi (youth) to be leaders of change toward a (our) community who need each other. We do invite donations towards assisting this exhibition to take off as planned. We are so grateful to the Tauranga Moana community who support Kai Aroha, thank you! We are blessed to have Bay Waka support us once again in getting our story out there to the wider public. You are amazing awesome Bay Waka! By Tania Lewis-Rickard I write for Bay Waka because it is a powerful media tool that is successful in bringing our community together :-)


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Voting. Are you bored yet? Put yourself in the ring..! Tauranga Friends of the Library BOOK GROUPS Monthly morning Book Groups at Greerton, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa Libraries. Member benefits As a member you receive our monthly 'Bookline' newsletter with a calendar of our activities, and Library news updates. Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries activities include Reading in Rest Homes, support of the Children and Teens Summertime Reading Programme and the Arts Bus. A monthly morning General Meeting is held at Greerton Library, sometimes with a guest speaker. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Friendly and lively discussion over a tea or coffee. For more information check our website www. fol-tauranga.org.nz or contact secretary@foltauranga.org.nz or phone Betty 542 4322

OPINION: It’ll be spring soon enough, and with it the inevitable changeable weather, flowers, Pick Rick signs and oh, there must be an election in October. My oh my, that was a fast three years, 2016 bleeding into 2019 overnight. In a few short months we’ll have the privilege of voting for our civic leaders. We could learn a lot from Mark Twain, who famously said, “If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.” Which is an entirely reasonable viewpoint, but until someone comes up with something better, it looks like were stuck with it. Or, as the old British Bulldog says, "Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried from time to time." The problem to me seems to be that people just don’t care. I mean, they do when they’re stuck in traffic, get a rates bill, their rubbish doesn’t get picked up, or they can’t find a car park. Then they really care. Like, big-time care. They just don’t seem to be able to sustain this through to actually voting. In 2016, only 38% of eligible voters participated in the Tauranga City elections: 62% of us just couldn’t be bothered. Yawn. Too Boring. We’re probably too busy checking out Ruby’s new tattoo on Instagram to even notice there was an election on. It gets worse when you drill down into the numbers. If you’re old-ish (over 70) you’re 89% likely to vote, if you’re younger, 18-29 years old, you’re only 34% likely to vote. Hello Grandma, goodbye millennial. Thirty

eight percent of us said they were too busy, or not interested enough. Given this, you wouldn’t even respect a potential councillor that didn’t spend the vast majority of their time wooing the grey vote. If they not smart enough to do that, they’re not going to be smart, or pragmatic enough to run a city. No surprise that this creates problems. I could buy a poorly fitting suit, brush my hair and run a campaign based off no rates increases on my watch policy, targeting pensioners (with a special focus on retirement villages) promising heating subsidies and a discount card for funerals and Chinese buffets. Sure-fire way to get elected. If anyone is thinking of running, I’ll be your campaign manager for a 15% cut of your net earnings. You only need to get three to four thousand votes in the Te Papa Welcome Bay ward and you’re in the big seat. Think you can do better? Candidate nominations open on 19 July and close on the 16th of August. Go ahead, throw your hat in the ring. If you get in, you’re in! If you don't, who cares, you can say you ran for council, and were just too ahead of your time for the plebs. You'll be able to dine out in it for ages. Well, when I ran for council..... By John Connor I write for this magazine because it’s easier to say ‘I told you so’ when it’s in print.

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Free Expo to Welcome Newcomers to Western Bay of Plenty The “New to the Bay Expo 2019” is a free event to be held at Tauranga Boys College on Saturday, 28th September 2019 from 10am – 3pm. The expo was created to support and inform locals and newcomers to the Western Bay of Plenty about services and activities in the community that support settlement and to encourage community participation. The event is a ‘welcoming’ initiative as part of the Welcoming Communities pilot programme delivered by Tauranga City Council and Western Bay District Council in partnership with the local community.

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The expo will focus on showcasing products, services and information from a wide range of commercial, civic, regulatory, emergency, social, sporting and other community organisations active in Western Bay of Plenty. Kim Saunders, Manager of Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga and Papamoa encourages local organisations to get involved, and invites locals and newcomers to come along, “This event is all about people helping you to make a great life in the Bay, with lots of useful information, advice and organisations ready to offer their services.”

Richard Cox from Citizen’s Advice Bureau with volunteers from the Legion of Frontiersmen.

A Football Tournament to be won! The Ethkick Multicultural Football Tournament, led by Multicultural Tauranga, New Zealand Police, and Blue Rovers Football Club will also be run alongside

Bay of Plenty Indian Women’s Social group members.

the expo on Saturday, 28th of September and will offer some extra excitement at the event. Ethkick aims to bring together diverse cultures through sport, and promotes social cohesion, understanding and community involvement for the many ethnic communities who live in Tauranga. The 2018 tournament had a diverse line-up of teams representing a range of different cultures including Brazil, India, Nepal, Czech, Vietnam, China, Pacific Islands and Korea. Mixed teams are also able to participate. Register your stall for the Expo today! Ann Kerewaro, President of Multicultural Tauranga says, “Multicultural Tauranga is very pleased to be part of organising

this expo as a useful way to promote information that many newcomers seek when they first arrive in the Western Bay of Plenty.” Local organisations are warmly encouraged to participate in the expo and showcase what they have to offer newcomers and locals alike in Western Bay of Plenty. Registrations for expo stall sites close on Monday 26th August. Organisations wanting to promote their services, and learn more about the expo can register by emailing: commdev. admin@tauranga.govt.nz. For more information visit: www. facebook.com/newtothebay By Pieter de Zwart I write for Bay Waka because it's a great platform to spread the word to all in our community.


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The awards night, sponsored by Westpac, will also recognise business generosity in the region. Being a good corporate citizen is becoming more and more relevant so this is an opportunity to nominate that business you know gives back to the community. While cash contributions are important, we also want to recognise those businesses that donate time and resources. For more information, please visit www.businessawards.org.nz By Matt Cowley, CEO, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce I write for this magazine to encourage readers to nominate a local business that deserves recognition in the 2019 Westpac Business Awards.


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Terry Molloy: Some thoughts for the future 1. A break down in relationships 2. Unexpected growth Ever planned a BBQ and told guests don’t come if wet? The afternoon of the BBQ it pours down with rain so you stop preparing for the BBQ. At the last minute, the sun comes out and the guests start pouring in - and you are caught with your proverbial pants down. Massive growth in Tauranga has left us with our pants down and there are no quick fixes. It started after CEO Steven Town left and significant changes to elected members occurred which required the staff to fill the gaps. Along came the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) and it was decided the BBQ was not required. Wrong. The guests started pouring in and we were just not ready to deal with the extra demands on transport, green field development and infill planning. Nope, not ready at all. But

to be fair it was always going to be difficult. This leads me to the next breakdown: relationships.

What happened? During the eight years of Steven Town’s reign as TCC CEO the relationships between the staff and governance (elected members) and our partners in the sub region were well managed and professional. Following Mr Town’s departure, relationships slowly started to change, not only with staff but the Regional Council, Western Bay District Council and the SmartGrowth structure. The relationships were no longer working well. TCC and the main players in our sub region struggled to achieve consensus. Egos often got in the way. There is no place in Council for people with big egos. They eventually kill relationships and a break down in relationships has played a major part in the numerous problems we face today.

Terry Molloy, Tauranga City Council Councillor

of Marty Grenfell, our new CEO, the other Mayors, Chairs and CEOs, the right governance structure and the goodwill of all the players we still can make it work. We can’t be a unitary authority but we need to act like one. In relation to transport and Welcome Bay, unfortunately there are no easy answers. At peak hour all major roads and intersections are full.

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irstly, kudos for Bay of Plenty Regional Council for announcing the free bus trial starting in January 2020. It was only one issue ago that Bay Waka asked for our free school bus network to be returned, and boom! So, I thought I’d try rubbing the Bay Waka Genie myself… Why not extend the trial to cover the entire Bay of Plenty and make it 24/7? Let’s imagine a whole generation of kids who are not car dependent, who have the Public Transport App snuggled between Instagram and Spotify on their phones.

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Currently the free bus trial is Tauranga only, doesn’t include the School holidays or the weekends and ends at 6.30 p.m. This feels like death by incremental change, did you not just declare a climate EMERGENCY BOPRC? Between writing our submissions on this subject for the long term plan and the announcement of this trial, my 14 year old has surpassed me in height. By the time it rolls out he’ll be eligible for his learners licence, and in the blink of an eye he’ll be joining the 97% of Bay Of Plenty residents who believe you can’t live in this town without a car. Kids are smart, adaptable and respond way faster than us, because change is their normal. Once they get in to the swing of riding the bus, more of us will too, and before long the bus system will start responding to the increase in ridership, and when the next public transport innovation comes out, the

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kids will be on it, they’ll have the AP already, and we’ll be on our way to having a bona fide multi modal transport system.

According to the Regional Council report, extending the trial to include weekends and school holidays in the Tauranga region would cost an extra $165,000 per year in lost ticket revenue. The “lost revenue” is paid in to The Council coffers by the families of kids currently using the bus system on the weekends and holidays. I’d argue that this revenue would not be lost at all: It would pay soccer subs, school fees and school lunches, circulating in our local economy as local currency should. “Lost revenue” in my books happens when we pay people to write a strategy and having endless meetings when there’s a solution staring us in the face. We may however never need to find this lost revenue, $165,000 equates to only 600 adult fares per week. It may well be that the extra tickets generated by adults travelling with children will cover this cost completely.

Right now they are young, resilient and full of great passion for their future. Invest in them Councillors. Give them buses for free, then give them protected bike paths to get around on (couldn’t help myself). Then join them on the bus and try out a bike yourselves. Add some ferries, a train service and a great carpool APP, and we may not need as many new roads and carparks as we once thought. By Heidi Hughes, Greater Tauranga I write for this magazine to contribute to better transport solutions in the Bay of Plenty. If you support 24/7/365 free buses in Bay of Plenty for school aged children please sign the petition. Web link: baylive.nz/sign

There are some complex and expensive challenges involved in designing better infrastructure in our Bay of Plenty transport network, and solving these will take time. For this reason the school bus trial on its own will be not be a silver bullet for solving rush hour congestion, so let’s not treat it like one. There are far too many benefits for us to use such a narrowly focused measurement for success. At some point we must invest in the next generation and enable them to be part of the solutions to the local and global challenges we have created. Allow them to rub shoulders with the diverse people who make up their communities, to get rain on their faces and wind up at the wrong bus stop and discover the crocheted trees of Greerton. If we keep driving them around in our protected bubbles, they’ll quite likely turn out exactly as we hope they won’t - slightly boring, a bit on the fat side, and resigned to sit in traffic whinging as the tarmac spreads out to accommodate them.

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(...Continued from page 25) To grade separate our ring road, SH2 and SH29, fix SH29 at Tauriko, construct the northern arterial, plus sort out Turret Road/15th Avenue, would cost three billion dollars and take ten years to deliver. This, as you can appreciate, is not going to happen. Technology and a change of approach is required. My answer is ROAD PRICING. We need to get rid of fuel tax and charge motorists for the road and the time they are driving on it. Easy? Well, it would be if you could change people’s habits overnight: more driving outside peak hours, more people on buses (once we get them working properly and school buses a good start), more cycling and more walking. Current Welcome Bay transport issues are a clear example of how making decisions based on political expediency is never a good idea and will always result in problems.

Underwhelmed by the Underpass Just as the Bay of Plenty is celebrating the opening of another section of the 19km Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway, the 1.5km Plummers Point Connection, the opening of Kopurererua Valley shared path and the announcement of the inclusion of shared pathways along the 15km Wairakei Stream reserve corridor, we get the appalling news that NZTA has decided to cut the underpass from the Bayfair interchange. Apart from being an absolute disgrace you have to wonder if this an astonishing miscalculation by NZTA, incompetent leadership and planning, or a budget blowout? It is bewildering to think as new safe transport connections are being opened up NZTA has successfully divided the community and cut an important link to one of them, used by elderly, school children, commuters and recreationalists. They have taken away this very important connection on one of the busiest roads. The underpass is critical to allow cyclists and pedestrians,

and mobility scooters to travel safely. For NZTA to now pull out from construction is appalling. Bluntly it beggars belief that the only solution was $33 million. NZTA say once the underpass is closed in September and Bay Link project is complete, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross Maunganui Rd using the signalised Bayfair roundabout. However, there is no better safety mechanism than getting people off the roads and the underpass was the perfect solution. The city need a quality network of safeways, and a smooth cycle path separate from cars. I applaud both Scott Illingworth and Megan Clarkin and the people who are campaigning against NZTA’s decision to shut the underpass. It is astounding that these government agencies don’t put community at the forefront of their planning and decision-making. Frankly, this is yet another example of our city being completely let down. By Todd Muller, MP for Bay of Plenty

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Tenby Powell - A New Boy in Town? Certainly Not... I have previously interviewed Mayor Brownless, Deputy Mayor Clout, and Councillor Baldock to understand better their goals and aspirations for our city. A Mr Tenby Powell has arrived in town and said that he wants to be Tauranga’s new Mayor. Powell’s CV is interesting; in fact it is quite outstanding I thought, so I asked him to meet me in order that I can share his goals and aspirations with Bay Waka readers. Someone new? – No, Powell grew up in Tauranga, went to Matua Primary then Otumoetai College. He completed his apprenticeship here at Edwards Engineering. Powell has since been effective both in NZ and further afield.

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Our meeting was a pleasure, Powell listened to my questions, far too many to recant here, and responded clearly and concisely. His eyes were riveting; he made sure I understood every word he said. There was a refreshing energy

and certainty in his words. Powell has stood for election in Auckland local body elections in the past as a right wing politician. ‘Right’ suggests support of capitalism, liberalism, and social hierarchy. This could be a concern for those concerned by growing social inequality. Are you crazy? - There are some issues here. – No, this man has chutzpah. He has boldness, backbone, audacity and balls. But also hints of humility and kindness. Intelligent, he graduated from Waikato University and later from Harvard University. Powell and his wife have also sold their $20m Auckland home to move here. Tauranga has always been his home he says. Both his, and wife Sharon have parents here. Powell’s C.V. is very impressive. It underlines the qualities I saw in the man in front of me. Little time dwelling on the past, Powell appears a man of action and he says that he wants Tauranga to be a better,

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more inclusive city. What that means I am not sure yet. He says the City is broken and deserves better. Really? What does he mean? How will he do ‘better’? Powell is working hard to be Tauranga’s next Mayor but a pretty picture is not enough. Powell, like others, must state clearly what their goals are and how they will achieve them. Powell is determined, he is serious. Capable of ruffling feathers if necessary I am sure. He speaks of his concern for people, and a more equitable society. Powell comes across as a very accomplished communicator but would his actions deliver for those at all levels of our society? Powell has held management roles in both the Fletcher and Skellerup organisations. Since 1983 he has served in the NZ Army, and currently Colonel of the merged Auckland and Tauranga Battalions. He also served as Deputy Commander in Middle East from 2001-2. His investment company was an investor in Hirepool, of which he was CEO during a period of significant acquisitions growth, along with directorships in many private and public companies. In public sector Powell has been a director of Waikato Link (Waikato University), The Icehouse, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Antarctica NZ, among others. In 2012 helped form the ‘Small Business Development Group’ and in 2016 appointed to the ‘APEC Business Advisory Council’. The current Government appointed him chair of Small Business Council. Why Run For Mayor In Tauranga? ‘Because I’m hard wired to make a difference’ he says. ‘I am driven to get up every day and make a positive difference somewhere on the planet’.

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must enjoy the support of his Council. Powell has demonstrated throughout his career a well honed ability to build successful teams. However: Creating plans and implementing these to guide the growth of Tauranga in a manner which will result in it retaining its natural beauty, that it remains a great place to live, offers rewarding employment opportunities, and becomes the epicentre for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment which Powell speaks of will require significant technical expertise. It is fair to say such expertise was beyond best intentions of previous elected members. I did not question Powell on these issues. I trust that his plans will be set out clearly in his manifesto, which he says will be on his website when it is launched. Powell is well aware that the community want surety and confidence that Tauranga’s leadership is in good hands.

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Do you have time? - ‘Absolutely I have time’. Powell said he is well down the track of relinquishing all business and pro-bono roles in order to focus on the role of Mayor of Tauranga. For how long? - I ask, can you resist the temptation to return to the cut and thrust of business. His response is immediate. ‘This will take more than 3 years to fix, but within 6 years we will know where we are going as a city and it will be time for me to step down’. It is no longer appropriate for complacent candidates to say ‘vote for me, I will listen to you’. That does not result in a democracy. It is important that citizens are fully aware what candidates stand for, and how they will achieve their goals before supporting them in their bid to lead your city. Get to know the candidates, exercise your right to choose carefully. By Peter McArthur I write for Bay Waka to share what I see happening in this great city of ours.

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A fond thank you and farewell to Mr Farthing Here's what some of our students had to say about Mr Farthing: “Outward Bound that Mr Farthing sent me on, changed my life.” “I am still using the skills he taught me in Year 13 History.” “He is always in a rush but really cares about us.” “Triple A - Attitude + Attendance + Action = Success. We will always remember it.” Staff will remember Bruce for being, “A passionate educator, exceptional HoD and mentor, [he] is an academic of the highest calibre,

masterful story teller and historian. Bruce ensured that I had a superb foundation on which to build my teaching career and for which I am exceedingly grateful!” Other staff have referred to Bruce as, “The epitome of humanity; Restorative beyond the circle; Inquisitive beyond inquiry". A pragmatic man who loves the school system but will bend or break any system for a student's "One Life." Bruce’s support of students and staff, his involvement in the community and his obvious love of family have inspired us all. His outstanding classroom practice is a legacy in itself. Simply put,

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auranga City will have local body elections this year in midOctober when we will elect a new set of councillors and a mayor. Like many cities in New Zealand, voter turnout in Tauranga is dismal – just 38% in 2016. Yet the decisions made by the city council have a huge impact on the city’s future.

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We hear that the Bay is booming. But ask yourself: do you count yourself as sharing in this economic boom? If the answer is “no” you are in the majority. There is little point in being able to get a job in Tauranga if decent, affordable housing is beyond reach. Tauranga has clear blue skies, sparkling harbour views and endless beaches – but this is undermined by our dangerous, choked roads. What is at stake in the upcoming elections? Tauranga faces three major challenges: accommodating growth in a sustainable way, the affordable housing crisis and the climate crisis. The continued sprawl of new housing areas in outlying suburbs of Omokoroa, Papamoa, Tauriko West and Te Tumu is locking us into travelling everywhere by car, increasing congestion and reducing our quality of life. If we continue to accommodate growth in this way, it must come with transport infrastructure that gives truly viable alternatives to travelling by car:

frequent bus services and separated cycleways are essential, otherwise congestion will just get worse. I hear you, critics of cycleways, and I am not suggesting that you give up your cars. What I am saying is that there are large numbers of people who will happily travel by cycle when the city provides safe cycleways. Similarly with public transport but we need bus lanes on our key arterial routes to make travel by bus quick and efficient. If we want housing that is good quality, well-located and affordable, the Council must change the City Plan to push intensification and ensure that more compact housing is delivered to high design and building standards. Council’s present focus to intensify only the Te Papa peninsula along Cameron Road will not deliver anything close to what is needed to cope sustainably with projected growth. If we agree with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s recent announcement of a Climate Emergency and are concerned for the future of the planet, we’ll support actions that reduce carbon emissions – of which vehicle emissions make up 64%. A close fourth is “engagement/ consultation”. How easy is it for you to participate in a conversation with

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Council about projects planned for your community? Engagement is a time-consuming and often frustrating process for citizens, but is a pillar of good democratic process. The depth of local knowledge, expertise and concern in the community about all kinds of issues is remarkable. In spite of this, Council demonstrates continuing reluctance to tap into this wellspring of knowledge to help it make informed decisions that work for communities. I believe that a change in who makes the decisions about the future direction of Tauranga is needed. We need to elect a group of councillors who collectively agree on a stepchange in the way we manage growth, housing and transport in the Bay. Until now, our local governments have been dominated by mainly pākehā, middle-aged men. Being a man doesn’t mean you cannot make good decisions. However, the current system of local government systematically disadvantages groups that rarely get a seat at the table. The brunt of the housing crisis is borne by the poor, single mothers and Māori, who have long been marginalised in our housing system. Those who are most reliant on public transport – and suffer the most when services are cut - are Continues on page 33...

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Due to my involvement with Greater Tauranga, a group advocating for sustainable planning and transport in the region, I hear that dissatisfaction with the state of Tauranga will likely bring about big changes in who ends up being seated at the Council round table. A younger generation of confident and capable women is now working in every possible area of science, commerce and governance and I cannot help but feel optimistic that – given that these women rise to positions of real influence – that our world will be in good hands. But, they need us to back them by getting out and voting in the upcoming election. There are highly competent women serving as councillors on both our Regional and City Councils: Paula Thompson, Jane Nees, Matemoana McDonald, Catherine Stewart (retiring) and Leanne Brown are all outstanding and they need to be joined by a new cohort of passionate and inspired candidates.

who will shortly announce their candidacies and I ask that you make a point of studying their manifestos and listening to their stories. If you feel that your needs have not been well met by the status quo, then consider a change in the criteria you apply to what makes for a good councillor.

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Let’s be realistic and better-informed about how we cast our votes this year and I am talking to the majority of the population – the women in the Bay of Plenty. The decisions of our Councils have been made by a group of men who are remarkably similar in age and culture. Ability is key here regardless of gender, but in the light of what appears to be an ongoing series of expensive, poorly conceived and failed solutions, perhaps we women have something to contribute? We have encouraged our daughters to believe that “girls can do anything” and it is quite evident they can. Need reminders? Helen Clark, Kate Sheppard, Dame Whina Cooper, Jacinda, Oprah, Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Ghandi, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Michelle Obama, Christine Lagarde, Queen Elizabeth! All remarkable women. I know of several inspired and well informed women standing for Council

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young people, elders and disabled populations. Candidates in the upcoming mayoral election are seven white guys and one Māori woman – as reported by Stuff; the first debate was dominated by “Roads. Spending. Rates. Roads. Roads. Roads.” If the debate only focuses on these issues, there is little hope for the city’s future.


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UFTI – Or just Councils in Mufti?

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he Local Government Act states the purpose of local Councils is: ‘To meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses.’ Mayor Brownless has said that ‘The important issues facing Tauranga are housing and transport’. Both lack good-quality local infrastructure. This is the result of poor leadership over many years. There are no excuses. Our population has grown rapidly, but that is no different to many other growing cities. We are not unique. In 2004, our local Councils created an organization called SmartGrowth. It was charged with developing a ‘Future Development Strategy’. I think, despite claims otherwise, that it was an attempt to pass the buck. It failed. More recently, in an undated agreement titled ‘Western Bay of Plenty Urban Form and Transport Initiative – Terms of Reference’ Tauranga City Council, BOP Regional Council, WBOP District Council, and NZTA established a new organisation to pass the buck to. Oh, the Agreement does give them a role. They will provide guidance and direction regarding the desired outcomes and liaise with others such as Regional Transport Committee regarding implementation. The Chief Executives of the Councils will also consider findings and recommendations throughout the project and approve deliverables. Janeane Joyce is a senior UFTI executive and has told us that stakeholders will be invited to assist in designing key steps. These stakeholders include SmartGrowth forums, Priority One, Sustainable Business Network, Port of Tauranga, Tourism Tauranga and Bike Tauranga. Oh NO! Cr Andrew Von Dadelszen has told us that, ‘The Regional Transport Committee has been missing in action for at least six years’. ‘Mayors don’t bother attending’, and ‘the recent SmartGrowth meeting doesn’t give me any confidence that UFTI can meet its goals’.

The UFTI ‘Terms of Reference’ state that ‘Phase One will set out agreed objectives, process for moving forward for five near term projects, detailed project plan, a resource and cost plan, and public engagement plan… Phase One is to be completed by end of February 2019’. Cr Larry Baldock says that, ‘The draft Foundation Report presented to SmartGrowth on 17 July 2019 shows the UFTI team are making good progress’. Mayor Greg Brownless told us that, ‘The purpose of UFTI is to deliver an integrated, strategic and shared funding programme, with immediate and future priorities and other connected areas such as education and health’. Wow again, our future IS in UFTI’s hands. Brownless continues, ‘The project is in its early stages, so it is too soon to determine its success’. Is that a vote of confidence? Regional Council Deputy Chair Jane Nees told Bay Waka that, ‘We have told UFTI that they must succeed’. We are with you on that one Graphic credit to Jane! Andrea Chronopoulos Is UFTI just another attempt by our local authorities to pass the buck on what has become an undeniable problem to them? Time will tell, but as sure as night follows day if UFTI is to succeed in any of its goals, it will require elected members and executive staff at all three local councils to demonstrate a much greater level of knowledge, confidence, commitment and ego free collaboration than we have seen in our leaders for many, many years. It will also need a right approach to public consultation. We wish them well. Bay Waka will keep you updated on how your future in the Bay might look. By Peter McArthur I write for Bay Waka, a community magazine everyone can read, in the hope that those readers are better informed about what our leaders are doing for, or to, our fine city.


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auranga Mayor Greg Brownless has admitted that his Council has failed to communicate adequately with people who may be adversely affected by decisions Council makes and says they will do better next time. I was disturbed recently to see Councillor Brown chairing a Projects, Services and Operations Committee meeting at T.C.C. sternly reprimand a member of the public that he must not criticize Council staff in his presentation to the Committee. The subject was the Farm Street bus interchange, but that is not the focus of this article. The presenter was Mr John Jenner, leader of the residents in Farm Street who oppose Council in this matter. Jenner is a professional driving instructor and made a very good presentation to T.C.C. on the dangers of its proposed interchange two years ago. Despite strenuous attempts by him and others, neither Councillors nor staff have appeared to have consulted with residents in the prescribed manner. Halftruths have been told, consultants’ recommendations have been ignored, and after confirming the dictionary definition and what I have witnessed, I know that lies have been told. In contrast to his first presentation, Jenner’s current presentation was critical of Council’s handling of the matter; its behaviour had frustrated him. Jenner told Council and Council staff, that they had ignored their own consultant’s advice, they had written misleading reports, they had not met their obligations to the community and that the residents had been lied to. Councillor Brown bought Jenner’s presentation to an abrupt holt and informed him that he must not criticize Council staff. Brown has since informed me that Jenner has written many emails to Council, so clearly staff had had every opportunity to discuss the issue with Jenner. Clearly, they had not. Brown confirmed to me that she stopped Jenner criticizing staff as that was not permitted. It was against the rules she said. Did Brown have any evidence that Jenner’s claims were unfounded? No, she did not. Further,

Mayor Brownless has confirmed to me that there was no such rule. There is a ‘Code of Conduct’ for Elected Members which sets out the manner in which elected members must conduct themselves, with staff and with the public. The manner in which Jenner and all of the Farm Street residents had been repeatedly treated by Councillors was in conflict with their own Code of Conduct. Cr Robson has been the only Councillor who has endeavoured to broker communication. Had Tauranga City Council staff been open, honest and transparent and had Councillors (in particular Crs Brown and Morris who represent this area) acted in accordance with their Code of Conduct, Jenner would not have been reporting to the meeting that he had been repeatedly lied to. Jenner has subsequently been advised by lawyers to ‘cease and desist’. Wow. Brown has not responded to subsequent requests for comment.

This Council has bought a lot of trouble, lack of trust, and disrespect on itself through its lack of fundamental discipline and courage of its convictions. That is unfortunate as individually these people have no desire to inflict suffering on others, but collectively that has what our Council has done time and again. Many elected members think they should be re-elected. Are they any wiser now? It would be foolish to throw the baby out with the bath water, but equally Tauranga City Council must become a much better performing organisation. By Peter McArthur I write for Bay Waka at no cost in order that the editor Antoon, who does the same, can keep you better informed, without charging for the privilege. Long live 'the community'.

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n the last 25 years the price of most residential property in New Zealand has increased three or four fold. The kicker, however, is housing affordability. For decades the cost of the average home was between two and three times the average salary. Today it is amongst the ten highest ratios in the world, well over six times the average national income. Tauranga has the highest ratio in New Zealand, and 8th highest in the world. The cost of the average house here is more than 9 times the average salary. The result is that many first home buyers have been unable to ‘get on the housing ladder’ simply because they cannot raise the required deposit for a mortgage for their first home. This results in a major problem for us all when at the other end of the spectrum, as people reach retirement age, they still do not own their own home. These people may have been hit by misfortune, they may have been caught in a much wider financial crisis. It does not mean they must have frittered their money away. On the contrary, as a consequence they have likely paid more over their life for rental accommodation than those who paid off their mortgage. Public opinion placed housing affordability at the top of the political agenda in the last three national elections. Control of urban zoning and therefore access to land for housing, infill or urban sprawl rests with local authorities such as Tauranga City Council. What have they been doing? Every year more elderly people are not living in a mortgage free house. In the mid 1990’s it was 17%, mid 2000’s it was 22%, today it is 28%.

In another ten years the decline in home ownership rates by our elderly population will include not only baby boomers, but also Generation X following them. Having likely paid more than home owners for accommodation over their life time, these elderly people are now faced with current market rents when they no longer have the income of a fully employed person. Statistics NZ tell us that as of June last year, more

than half of the 65-plus age group have an income that puts them in the second lowest quintile — in dollar terms that means an annual income between $12,700 and $25,800. That may be enough if you live in a multi-person, owner-occupied household, but otherwise there is a problem. The ugly truth is that if you are elderly, widowed or single and renting, you simply cannot afford what any respectable Kiwi would consider the basic necessities of life. The Ministry of Social Development confirmed last year that 15% of single people aged 65 plus in NZ lived below the standard definition of the poverty line.

The reality that many people are simply unable to find the deposit for their own home is the start of a toxic trap which will leave more and more of our elderly suffering in conditions we as a society must not tolerate. It is a trap which fans a growing inequality of income and wealth in our country. We need to find ways in which we can all contribute toward making NZ a better place for everyone. It is not simple and we need systems in place to do this. We need to address our greed. If we want to be proud of the country we call home, we must ensure that we don’t see our fellow citizens trapped in poverty simply because they did not have the money to get on the ‘property ladder’. The property ladder is now bent well out of shape, and the poverty it has created is destroying families. Mayor Brownless has stated that social housing for the elderly is a central Government issue. If that was correct, I suggest it is time to change it, and we all took some responsibility to improve the health and well being of those people less fortunate than ourselves. We need All of Us to support leaders at every level who WILL address this issue locally. On a personal level we must all contribute to a better community. If you’re not sure how, please call the Women’s Refuge, the Men’s Shelter, Craig at the Tauranga Boxing Academy, the Community Food Bank, Homes of Hope, Red Cross, Te Tuinga Whanau, Kai Aroha, or the Salvation Army. They will all be pleased to hear from you; they all have work to be done and you could help personally, or through a regular financial donation. Go on try, you might enjoy it. By Peter McArthur I write for Bay Waka to encourage conversation and a better understanding of how we can all make Tauranga a safer and fairer place for everyone. Editor’s note: In the Feature section of Bay Waka issue 8 (www.baywaka.nz) we delved deeply into the concerns expressed by local older adults struggling to find affordable rental accommodation.


Issue 16 - Spring 2019

Boxing with a strong dose of values for Tauranga’s youth

So who are the men driving this inspiring initiative? You’ve heard from Craig Nees, Chair of the BOP Youth Development Trust in Bay Waka’s Spring 2018 and Autumn 2019 issues so we thought we’d expand on the others for you. The Coach Henry Fa’afilii was a professional league and rugby player for over 14 years and is now an ambassador for NZ Rugby League, NRL and the Warriors providing workshops to help boys make the right decisions in life and realise that rugby isn’t everything! Fa’afili’s skills are essential at the TBA. “Boxing is the vehicle to get the boys in. Once they’re in for an hour’s session we slowly try to incorporate our values into their lives for them to utilise at school and home. Our long-term goal is to get these kids into employment and local businesses have really opened their hearts to us and said ‘Hey, how can we

help?’. Our programme is unique because we give the kids work experience that they would have never had access to before and we say to the kids; ‘You can become anything you want to’. I was very lucky throughout my career to have good coaches/mentors that I learnt from and I can now pass it on. It’s a big challenge but that’s why we’ve opened Tauranga Boxing Academy.” Henry Fa’afili, TBA Coach. Where Fa’afili brings the sporting knowledge, Paora Howe delivers skills from his career as a teacher, policy maker and business owner. He’s loving the role because it utilises his strong social conscience. “Our values are a major point of difference that we’re trying to replicate and eventually it’s rubbing off on them. It’s a really robust system to catch where the kids are at physically, mentally and spiritually in terms of their relationships and monitor their ongoing changes. We’ve got skin in this game, this has been created from our blood, sweat and tears and it’s become sentimental for us.” Paora Howe, Manager.

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Tauranga Boxing Academy is open after a lot of effort expended transforming a community hall at Number 7, The Strand in Tauranga. League legend Henry Fa’afili (Head Coach) and education policy maker Paora Howe (TBA Manager) are ready for hundreds of youths to pour through the freshly painted doors to learn boxing. Alongside the boxing their number one priority is to install values of respect, responsibility, compassion, consideration, kindness, duty, obedience, honesty and truthfulness in the sparkling new boxing ring.

Craig Nees commented “There’s something quite special we’re putting together here” and Bay Waka agrees! By Kathryn Stewart, Kat Comms. I write for Bay Waka because I’m inspired seeing the community support initiatives like the Tauranga Boxing Academy.

THE TAURANGA BOXING ACADEMY IS OPEN. We are more than a Boxing Gym – we work with youth to help them become champion people by teaching important life values; raising their aspirations; making them believe in themselves to achieve dreams they never thought possible; and by creating pathways to higher education and employment. WHERE:

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Thank you to all the local businesses that have supported Tauranga Boxing Academy!


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Epic Rugby Showdown – Te Puna won! greatest-ever State of Origin, and ended at 4am yesterday with — again in my opinion, our greatest world cup sporting moment ever. And then the magic of a Maramatanga Final that took it to the limit when it comes to Grassroots rugby royalty.

Tommy Kapai Wilson, CEO, Te Tuinga Whanau.

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f rugby is a religion — and for many of us it is, then making it to the finals in the Bay Wide competition is the Holy Grail — or the taonga in the jewel of our club rugby crown. Up and down the land of the long white try line there were little and large clubrooms lighting up the hangi fires, knocking off a kuni kuni and peeling the spuds, in preparation for the after-match kai to celebrate a season — win, lose or draw. That was how it was at Maramatanga Park in Te Puna who hosted this year’s Bay Wide Premier Final against Tauranga Sports. The road to finals day is paved with yarns of yesteryear. Each winning kick grows a yard or two, and each trysaving tackle by a no neck prop has an extra elbow added. And, as the last two teams standing enter into finals footy the photos up on the clubrooms wall are brought to life, by the honour each chosen player who puts on their beloved club jersey on finals day is given, for getting their team to the Holy Grail moment.

The atmosphere was electric with more flags than a seabed and foreshore protest march. The development team came out with all guns and a few taiaha blazing. They had some utu to settle from last year and made the Te Puke Pirates walk the plank, thus laying down the perfect platform for their blue ‘n’ black brothers.

tūpuna (ancestors) drifting across Maramatanga like an early morning mist across Mauao. Then it started like a karanga calling out to the faithful believers. A wave of emotion only ever seen when our ancestors are in the house – off the photo wall and on the field, and Continues on page 39...

It was all or nothing for the coaches, players, supporters, believers and whānau from every corner of the motu who had come in their thousands to tautoko Te Puna against the very talented tall timber from Tauranga Domain. Eighty minutes of historical, hysterical never-ever-give-up rugby. The crowd went wild as the clock ticked down. Many of us could feel the wairua of our Winners are grinners.

The build-up to finals week had more magical sporting moments for me than any I have read or written about in my career as a columnist-comejournalistic hack. It started on the previous Wednesday with mate against mate at Olympic Stadium in Sydney where we witnessed — in my opinion, the

Band of Blue & Black Brothers who started their Maramatanga finals day mission together. From left, Coach Aden Kuka, Hayward Kuka and Daniel Shuster


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(...Continued from page 38) they were. When the final whistle blew the first call for a weekend of unprecedented celebrations began and are from all accounts still going, when this magazine went to press. The Blue and Black brave-hearts had brought the trophy home for the first time in the 100-year history of the club. This is why we love the game and will be back next year or better still in a few weeks-time, if the Steamers selectors finally understand we will only show up if there is local talent to support. We have the talent in our own back yard so why import Mr McMillan – coach of the Steamers? The Happy Haka. Whanau that play together stay together.

Sport & Learning

Yes, rugby is a religion, and many of us believe in it beyond what happens on the field. It's the glue that keeps our community together. We call our clubrooms in Te Puna the fifth marae. It carries the hopes and dreams of all of our community — both Māori and non-Māori. It is our Tūrangawaewae — our place to stand and celebrate our successes. Our place to catch a Hail Mary moment - when Te Puna took out the Bay Wide competition at Maramatanga Park, and put in our pocket for future generations to share. By Tommy Kapai Wilson I write for this paper because the taiaha of knowledge will win all the challenges we face as Māori and non-Māori and bring us all closer together.

Jayjay Sheung Fuk – boom crash opera towards the Tauranga Sports line.

Aden Kuka – More than a competition winning coach and role model mentor - but a future leader for Māoridom.


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School celebrates 100 years of Waldorf education with a 'Festival of Lights' Waldorf Education began in Europe in the early 20th century and has since spread to 1100 schools throughout the world across 60 nations. It is an education system which has a focus on teaching through nature and experiential learning. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Waldorf Education worldwide and since Waldorf schools all over the world are known for their beautiful festivals. To commemorate, the school opened its gates to the local community by inviting 100 families to help celebrate those 100 years of Waldorf Education throughout the world.

thousands of twinkling lights. Along the way they found seasonal grottos celebrating the change of season from autumn into winter, a bush soundscape and many other beautiful installations. Flaming braziers provided cosy places to stop, warm the bones and relight lanterns, suffering from the effects of over exuberant swinging in the dark. Lantern festivals harken back to a time when children in Great Britain and Europe carved out turnips and other small squashes, making them into lanterns to carry throughout their villages after dark.

"The Lantern Festival is a firm favourite with our families and it feels very special, in our special year, to share some of that magic with our neighbours, the children of Welcome Bay", says Principal, Mary Tait-Jamieson. It was a chilly but beautiful evening steeped in awe and wonder, topped off with nachos and warm spiced apple juice! By Principal, Mary Tait-Jamieson I write for this magazine because I am passionate about children experiencing wonder and beauty.

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"Every year we welcome the local community into our school with our popular fair in November , but because a 100 years celebration is so special, we wanted to invite children of our local community to experience us in a new way. Waldorf schools all over the world are known for their beautiful festivals and so, what better way than in a festival of lights in the depths of winter?" Visitors to the Tauranga Waldorf School Midwinter Festival were welcomed with the gift of a lantern to light their way as they walked a trail marked by

Children make their own lanterns for the evening.

Every class makes their own especially lit display.

Nurturing through Nature and Relationship Rose Ring Kindergartens A foundation for a Steiner/ Waldorf Education Open for enquiries for children born in 2016-2019 in preparation for our next enrolment intake OCTOBER 2020. To secure a place on the waiting list, call and book for our next information tour, Wednesday September 11, 3.15- 4.15pm and experience our wonderland environment where children learn through touch, taste and smell. We also provide a Parent and Child and Nursery Group for younger ones. Again please call the number below if you are interested.

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Chef Stephen’s - The Happy Puku Catering Co. Kia Ora everyone - and comment ca va? KAI AND KORERO Who remembers the golden age before there were the golden arches and the two minute takeaways? I often wonder if the land of green has become a fast fat food nation. Every corner seems to have burger and chips, a pie and coke or a pizza on the cheap. We buy our food pre-made and then eat it on the go! Where are the affordable healthy options - please tell me? Far and scarce. Did you know we have become the third highest obese nation in the world! Crazy eh ,who would have thought? Far too much sugar, salt and fat hidden and disguised in our food and drink... and not enough exercise. As the saying goes, "You are what you eat". Yep, we now live in a fast food age where the pizza gets to your home before the police ! ...and the warning bells are, if the tide doesn't change, our tamariki will face Type 2 Diabetes and obesity. So let’s get back to the kitchen and sit around the table, celebrate and enjoy the art of korero/conversation. Good kai ends with good korero, connection or reconnection, so turn off the TV and social media screens and let's share the aroha...and why not our dreams too. So what's on the menu?

Food & Garden

Crunchy Asian Slaw Here is a healthy fast food that you and your family will just so love... your body will thank you! This Asian salad you can make ONCE and eat ALL week! ...and then take it to work for lunch the rest of the year! Throw in some rotisserie chicken and you’ve got dinner! You can have this slaw recipe ready and on your table in under 20 minutes. Asian Slaw is just bursting with flavour, packed with fresh, crisp and colourful veggies, a tangy zesty dressing, and crowned with toasted sesame seeds for extra crunch! There is no mayo like in a normal coleslaw, so you can feel good about making it as often as you want. It stores well in the fridge and the flavours only get better with time! The most time-intensive part of this recipe is finely chopping the vegetables, but even that can be quick if you have a mandoline. This recipe is very hard to mess up and everyone prefers their dressing a little different! Feel free to add more Ginger/Garlic if you like things spicy, Rice Vinegar/Lemon/or Lime for more acid, or Tamari (GF Soy) or Fish sauce for more salt and depth of flavour. Whenever I make a large tossed salad, whether it’s this Asian slaw, or a green salad, I assemble and toss it in an oversized mixing bowl so there’s plenty of room to toss everything together and get it well mixed.

Stephen Kapai | The Happy Puku Catering Co. | stephenkapai@gmail.com | 021 140 5515


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1/2 purple cabbage, finely cut and shredded; 1/2 green cabbage 1 Granny Smith, small dice 1/2 bunch spring onions finely chopped 1 large carrot, cut into match sticks 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped (optional) 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

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Thumbsize piece fresh Ginger, Finely sliced and diced 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed and finely chopped 1 Teaspoon Sesame oil 2 Tablespoons Tamari (Soy) sauce 1/2 Tablespoon Fish sauce 1/3 cup lemon or lime juice 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar (optional) 3 tablespoons Canola oil 1 Tablespoon Sesame seeds

Toasted sesame oil - this is key. If you’ve never bought it you’re missing out, the flavour is rich and nutty. It’s also Vitamin E and antioxidant rich. Tamari sauce is naturally gluten free and has a more complex flavour than regular soy sauce.You can find it in the Asian or local supermarket.

La Methode First, whisk the ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, tamari, fish sauce and lime or lemon juice together in the bottom of a large bowl. Add in sesame oil and if you want, a touch of honey is nice. Toss the remaining ingredients into the bowl and fold into the dressing until everything is well-coated. Taste and add any extra ingredients to taste, if desired but please don't put in any salt! Be creative and add snowpeas or capsicum. Garnish-I topped this Asian slaw with toasted sesame seeds. Roasted peanuts would be nice, too! A sprinkling of spring onions for a touch of colour and deliciousness ... and there you have it. Voila voila! And Bon Appetit! By Chef Stephen, thehappypuku.com I write for this magazine because real food doesn't have ingredients, Real food IS ingredients.

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Rongoa Māori

Sick of Feeling Sick? Help is Here! Natural Approach to Health

Are you sick of feeling sick? Whether you have physical, mental or emotional health issues the health practitioners at Bay Health Clinic can help find the cause of your problems; then provide the natural support and guidance for you to regain the best possible health. The experienced and qualified practitioners are all trained naturopaths; they also have expertise in other areas, for example Medical Herbalism, Nutrition, Massage Therapies and the Bowen Technique. Comprehensive testing is available when needed to help find the cause of your health problems. Belinda Smith, who has recently joined the clinic, uses live blood analysis which can help highlight nutritional deficiencies, immunity issues, inflammation, toxicity, and digestive problems. Another new test at the clinic is a Laboratory Test for food sensitivities with results available within a day.

Health & Wellbeing

In depth consultations are held to explore all aspects of your health. The Naturopaths are skilled in understanding how one health complaint can be influenced by other health issues you have. For example, feeling stressed or anxious may be triggered by hormonal imbalances, low immunity, muscular tension, low levels of nutrients, or dehydration. Naturopath, Nutritionist and Registered Nurse Jaine Kirtley, has 30 years’ experience in natural health says, “A big part of our approach is the changes we encourage people make to help build great health naturally”. Jaine Kirtley is available to give talks about Natural Healing methods. Contact Bay Health Clinic today. By Jaine Kirtley, Naturopath I write for this magazine because it’s a great way to help a whole community, communicate to become happier and healthier.

Pirirakau Hauora have a Rongoa Māori Group that gathers ever 6-8 weeks to share knowledge around Rongoa Māori, practise plant identification and make something from native plant material. Tikanga (traditional practices) are followed when harvesting plant material and making medicines. We also look at other forms of “Rongoa”, for example household remedies, edible weeds, things our grandparents taught us to use to help with ailments. For example here is a wonderful cough medicine recipe: Wairekarawa Cough liquid 500g Manuka Honey 250g Molasses 50ml Peppermint oil essence 1 cup strong Kawakawa tea or Kumarahoe tea 12 calendula flowers (petals only) Put one cup of rongoa tea into pot, add molasses and honey. Heat on stove just as starting to “rise” turn off then add peppermint essence. Bottle in sterilized bottles. Come along to future Rongoa Days and share knowledge around Rongoa Māori and the safe practices of making use of what is readily available around us. Please note, our Rongoa Days are introductory in nature and not suitable for persons wanting to learn to make rongoa for commercial purposes. The following dates are 6-8 weeks apart and always land on a Friday from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm (this is to allow time for those who need to drop off and pick up our little darlings from school, who are also welcome to attend Rongoa Days if Mum or Dad is with them): 6th September, 1st November and 13th December (tentative). Please bring a koha for the day and a plate of healthy kai for shared lunch. For more information or to RSVP contact Hone Moetara, Pirirakau Hauora Phone: 07 552 6238 Extn: 1 We look forward to seeing you at the Rongoa Days during 2019! Mauri ora!

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Issue 16 - Spring 2019

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety (Part 2)

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Just because we desire something does not mean we are more likely to get it. Yes, it makes sense to act practically to influence situations, but we need to let go of attachment to our wishes understanding that attachment is of no real benefit to us. • Reduce our distractions: Internet, social media, Netflix, there are so many distractions in the modern world. It’s becoming a constant habit to be looking for something to stimulate us. With such habits it is very hard to keep a calm and contented mind. Reducing our distractions helps us to be content and as a result our mind will become calmer and more peaceful. It is much harder for stress and anxiety to get a foothold in a calm peaceful mind. • Learn to cherish others: It is very useful to read, meditate and apply the teachings on developing a kind heart towards others. These teachings gradually move our mind away from constantly thinking about ourselves, towards thinking about others happiness. As a result our own problems (including stress and anxiety) gradually diminish and eventually disappear. In their place we find great joy and self-confidence. • Improve the control we have over our mind: To overcome these painful mental habits and cultivate more beneficial habits we need to learn to develop an awareness of what’s happening in our mind. It’s just bad habits of mind that lead us to experience stress and anxiety. We need to learn to identify these mental habits, understand how they harm us and use this to cultivate the determination to overcome them. Then, when we notice our mind going down these

painful paths, we remember our determination not to ‘go there’, and divert our mind to more constructive thoughts. • Meditate regularly: To improve the awareness of what’s happening in our mind and to learn to control our mind we need to meditate regularly. • Encourage yourself, you can definitely change: Remember it is definitely possible for to overcome stress and anxiety. You are a different person from the one you were 5, 10, 20 years ago, and actually your mind changes moment by moment. One day we feel anxiety, the next we don’t. This shows us that our states of mind are not permanent, if they are not permanent then we can definitely overcome them.

“Controlling our self-cherishing is of great value, even temporarily. All worries, anxiety and sadness are based on self-cherishing. The moment we let go of our obsessive concern for our own welfare, our mind naturally relaxes and becomes lighter.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

By Mathew Stuart I write for Bay Waka because I want to help people find some happiness. If you are interested in Buddhism or meditation, regardless of experience, you are welcome to attend a weekly drop-in class at Greerton Library (every Thursday at 7pm). Classes cost $15 per person, all proceeds go to spreading Buddhist teachings. Everyone is welcome! www.meditateintauranga.org

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• Reduce attachment: A key reason we suffer from anxiety is because we have strong expectations of the way we want our life to turn out e.g. work and relationships. Then, fuelled by strong attachment to the fulfilment of these wishes, we develop fear that our life will not go according to plan. This attachment causes us much pain.


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Cricket World Cup – owzat, eh?! Who else is tired? The final two games of the CWC have captivated a nation. I started to write this article, following the Black Caps semi-final Miracle in Manchester victory over the mighty Indians, thinking we would probably get a pasting in the final. You know, concentrate on the positives? Little did I know what was to transpire in the final.

Culture & Art

I love NZ cricket. The humility and bare-faced human emotion we see displayed on the cricket pitch is an absolute reflection of all of us. Take Marty Guptill for example. No one could argue he has had a decent statistical tournament, in fact many pundits that know more than me about the

gentleman’s game called for him to be dropped prior to the semi-final. The bloke is clearly down on confidence and maybe having some self-doubt. I even heard him referred to as a ‘Mental Midget’. Aye? A Mental Midget? I thought we were talking about cricket, not politics. Come the semi-final, the superb Marty Guptill once again lucked out with the bat, but he probably won the game by running out Dhoni, the greatest closing batsman in history, by knocking over the stumps with a remarkable piece of balance amd instinct that only a class act could generate. No Mental Midgets here, only Magnificent Martins. Did you hear that Marty? Class

act? That’s you. Manchester Miracles! Lift your head up high Marty – the stats may not have been where you wanted them, but we are so proud of you for persevering and showing rare resilience. Crikey, if the armchair critics were under the scrutiny of billions of TV viewers like you every time they went to work, I’d bet very few would hang in there. Onto the final. Wow. How proud are we? A nation of less than 5 million people almost beating the home nation at the home of cricket. International respect gained. A game that will live on in history forever. Sport is amazing. It gives us heroes like Marty Guptill, who is a true kiwi – humble, grounded and real. Thanks.

Sports Reporter Duncan McCallum

It affords us escapism from the daily grind. We can forget the direction of NZ that the current crop of numpty politicians who are not humble or grounded, are leading us. Mental Midgets indeed.

Capture nature’s “special moments”

Last issue we looked at capturing special “people moments” with your camera. Let’s now look at capturing special “nature moments”. Some last quite a while, such as a gorgeous sunset or people (or landscape) lit by the warm colours of “golden hour”, when the sun is just above the horizon. But many of the best moments are fleeting, such as a breaking wave, a seagull flying past, or an animal doing something interesting: yawning, sneezing, catching prey, taking off or landing… These Orca gave me just one special, fleeting moment, at the high point of their spyhop.

Three Orca gave provided one fleeting moment to be photographed together.

So how do you capture nature’s special moments? The same way I did, standing on an ice shelf in Antarctica with killer whales swimming around: • Be there. Be standing in front of wildlife or breaking waves or whatever. It may, of course, take research, time and money to “be there”. • Be ready. Have the right equipment, ready to go. Camera in hand, power on, the right lens, the best settings for what might happen next, including a fast shutter speed and continuous/burst mode for fastmoving wildlife.

• Grab the moment. Press the shutter. Quite simple really. If you want to learn more, there are free “Photos & Coffee” evenings for keen photographers on the first Tuesday of every month with supper. Email Kim to book your place: kimsworkshops@gmail.com By Kim Westerskov Website: kimwesterskov.com I write for Bay Waka because I want to help everyone become better photographers.


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Keep a watch out for Performances at 16th Ave Theatre’s new Black Box Experimental Space.

Outside of happy hour, bridge and mah-jong, our well-to-do seniors indulge in greed, jealousy, love and lust… not to mention their share of gossip, backstabbing and scandal! News that Bill English is to open a new wing of the Cambridge Retirement Village sparks a revolution among its residents. Though many want to turn on something special, others are less enthused and plan to stage a protest. Soon, new fractures appear along old fault lines, transforming the swanky facility into a hotbed of insurrection, intrigue and infidelity. A (cardio) arresting comedy packed with hypertensive hilarity. Last Legs is a lethally funny black comedy about sex, death and politics with an irresistible appeal to the old and bold of heart. Block Bookings are available; a great way to raise funds or entertain! Visit www.16thavetheatre.co.nz.

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The National Runway Success of Tauranga’s Sea Queen In the April 2019 edition of the Bay Waka we wrote about the Tauranga Creative Fibre group entering a National Competition in Palmerston North. It was a Project Runway entry in our National 50th Anniversary Festival.

Our members had created a wonderful depiction of a Sea Queen. As she paraded among the ladies, all celebrating, she moved smoothly and confidently as people gasped at the striking outfit we had made.

This was a very enjoyable Festival attended by many people from all parts of New Zealand. We took our entry down and put it on display on our mannequin for two days so everyone could view her. The theme was Gold and Local and there were twelve entries on display in the main hall of the Exhibition.

If anyone would to join Tauranga Creative Fibre, we meet every Monday at 9.30am at the Tauranga Art and Craft Centre, 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga. You will be made very welcome. Come and visit us and see all the genres we cover.

Our lady model was part of the runway show viewed by all members. The entries were wonderful and varied. In the end we were judged as coming 2nd equal. We were amazed and astonished, but very pleased.

Please phone Margaret for further details: (07) 571 3483, or visit Facebook: facebook. com/taurangacreativefibre By Margaret Russell, President O  ur lady model was part of the runway show viewed by all members.

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“Valuable” art exhibition Lynne Sinclair Taylor will be holding an exhibition entitled “Valuable” in the conference room at The Raft Espresso and Eatery, Chapel St, Tauranga over Labour Weekend. Lynne has been a professional artist for 25 years, well known in Hamilton and has been living in Tauranga for four years. She is known for her versatility of style, subject and medium and for her vibrant use of colour. Having won several awards in fashion design and art she has exhibited and sold in many different settings over the years and has also spent hundreds of hours tutoring adults and children over her career. “I believe every person is unique, every person is valuable. This exhibition portrays different people in different ways, and sometimes with elaborate

gowns, but each painting is enhanced with gold, glitter, or bronze to represent the value inherent in an individual.” Opening 5.30pm Friday 25th October, Lynne's recent works will be displayed in the Raft conference room, finishing 6pm Monday 28th (Labour Day). Come with your friends, grab a coffee and enjoy the artwork. Lynne is confident that the exhibition will be a visual treat. The conference room will open to all visitors to the cafe over the duration of this exhibition. By Lynne Sinclair Taylor

I write for Bay Waka because I want to use my creative talents to portray that everyone is valuable.


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Rotary in action – international good in our own backyard

Vinna (centre) on arrival at Tanna Airport with her cousin and sister.

Culture & Art

Over Easter, 2019, I had the experience of walking alongside Vinna as she made the journey back to her village in Tanna, Vanuatu to reconnect with her roots and her family. It was a privilege to be part of this journey. Vinna’s story began on Saturday April 29th, 2017 when she arrived in New Zealand a young small broken girl having sustained an infected double fracture of her femur. After complex and lengthy orthopaedic treatment, we have returned a strong, healthy and resilient young woman to her family. Two years is a long time to be disconnected from family, to trust others who are strangers to care for you in unfamiliar surroundings. However, the most poignant moment unfolded at White Grass airport in Tanna when Vinna’s sister Elizabeth stepped forward and wrapped her arms around Vinna in pure love and joy – a smile extended across her face as she took in her younger sister – you could see she could hardly believe her eyes - she had most likely thought she would never see Vinna again. Vinna’s mother, father, brother and cousin were equally thrilled to see her. This was the beginning of a welcome back that was embraced by the warmth and love of the whole village – a Grandmother and Grandfather – joyous and hugging Vinna - the children calling her name – she was still an integral part of the memory of this community – albeit looking a little different on her return. The village celebrated Vinna’s return both in song and dance –the men chanting and dancing, then the women joined - their song adding crescendo to the celebration. It was heartening to see Vinna leap up and be part of this celebration alongside her blood sister and amongst her village sisters. It was clear these were her roots – she was connected in every way. The Chief of the village opened his tok tok expressing how grateful they were for the healing, the caring and the return of their loved one to them. I thanked them for trusting us with their daughter, thanked them for their patience in the long time that the healing had taken and to let them know that we were not quite there and Vinna needed to remain in Port Vila for the next year for regular checks ahead of the final surgery. I also responded to a reference to disability made in relation to her built up shoe. I encouraged the villagers to look for the ability in each and every person and not be

Dancing in celebration of Vinna's return to her family.

focused on the disability. I pointed to Vinna’s leg and said she does not have a disability – she is a whole person with a whole lot of potential ability. When it came time to leave for my overnight accommodation Vinna was nowhere to be seen – blending in to the myriads of small faces that made up the hope of a new generation of villagers. As Vinna has moved back into Ni-van life she has done so standing tall with confidence. By Glenys Parton, ROMAC New Zealand Region Chair I write for Bay Waka to acknowledge the great work of Rotary through its project 'Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children' (ROMAC).


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Three great walks at Ōtanewainuku If you’re looking for some exercise with friends, family or on your own this weekend, try one of the great walks in the nearby forest at Ōtanewainuku. The Rimu Loop walk with take you about 45 minutes going at a leisurely pace, is relatively flat and features some giant rimu trees. The walk to the Summit Track to the Trig is more challenging but the view from the platform at the top is totally worth the effort of the hour long walk each way. My favourite though is the Whataroa Waterfall Walk – about 60 minutes each way. The pool and waterfall at the end are breathtakingly beautiful and well worth the effort to get there. You can find out more about the tracks on the website www.kiwitrust. org If you take any photos while you’re on one of the walks we’d love to see them on our Instagram page otanewainukukiwitrust.

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No dogs allowed, sorry! But please leave your dog at home – this is a no-dogs zone as they can damage and kill kiwi easily by crushing their chests. So, enjoy the walks but

without your canine companion, not even on a lead.

D  ave Brown and Sheryl Petersen releasing one of the Zespri sponsored kiwi at Ōtanewainuku. Photo credit: Dcsribe Media.

By Bruce Fraser I write for this magazine because I love the way in which it connects to the community.

Tui in our back yard Tui are beautiful native birds that feed largely on the nectar of flowers which is facilitated by their extraordinary long tongues. They also occasionally eat insects and may be seen fluttering around native bush with their lovely call. Tui are common residents in Tauranga and are easily identified by their black plumage and distinctive white tuft under their throat. They may fly long distances, especially during winter, to find their favourite foods and they can be very territorial, aggressively chasing other birds away from good food sources. They are also capable of mimicking other bird calls and noises and one of our Tui in care was able to mimic the phone ring much to our confusion! Tui are often brought into ARRC needing medical care for a variety of reasons. Sometimes

they have broken wings or legs which we are able to set and allow to repair, with rehabilitation they usually make a full recovery and are returned to the wild. Unfortunately, these fractures are occasionally irreparable and these birds are humanely euthanased. During spring we are inundated with fledgling birds. Baby Tui are absolute characters and we thoroughly enjoy nursing these orphans until they are ready for reintroduction into the wild. How you can help Tui and our other natives: • Plant and help to conserve native species of plants and forests. • Look after your pet cat responsibly: make sure it’s desexed, has good quality food and doesn’t roam and hunt. Call ARRC: 579 9115, arrc.org.nz

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That winter weight!

The coldest time of the year is upon us. Winter reminds us of being snuggled up inside and treating ourselves. This effect often rolls on to our four-legged friends as well! Its common during winter for pets to put on a few extra pounds, but even a little bit of winter weight gain can put your pet at risk of serious health problems. Excess weight can make your pet more susceptible to arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and urinary troubles to name a few… the list is long.

With the weather being cold, rainy and miserable, we are less likely to be outside walking our dogs and our cats are less likely to be out exploring. Try bringing outside activities inside (minding the furniture!) or try using interactive toys and food puzzles to beat the winter boredom. The cold makes everyone crave some comfort food and we often end up overfeeding our pets. Our pets' food portions should be altered to match their energy needs. If they are not out and about as much during winter, then their calorie requirements will need to be reduced.

It is purrfectly obvious that I am BIG BONED, how DARE YOU imply otherwise!

Not all weight changes are caused by over-eating or lack of exercise and an appointment with a veterinarian can help to rule out any underlying health issues. Many Vet clinics also offer a free Weight Clinic to help your pets get into their best shape. By The Welcome Bay Vet Team We write for the Bay Waka to share advice and ideas to improve the life of the pets in our community.

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It has also been shown to reduce our pet’s life expectancy. Overweight pets can also experience shortness of breath and breathing difficulty, which can make play and exercise uncomfortable for them. At this clinic we get a lot of treats dropped off for us and we constantly have to hide them from the clinic “Labrador” (aka John), so we do understand that it isn’t easy.


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Thanks to all those Riddler’s who sent in an answer to go into the draw to win the pretty cool remote-controlled cockroach prize. The answer to the question, “Why do Eskimos not hunt penguins?” They are poles apart (from each other)! Congratulations to our issue 15 winner, Jo Moa!

As the coffin was being lowered into the ground at a Traffic Warden’s funeral, a voice from inside screams: “I’m not dead, I’m not dead. Let me out!” The Vicar smiles, leans forward sucking air through his teeth and mutters: “Too late pal, I’ve already done the paperwork.” Three rats are sitting at the bar talking bragging about their bravery and toughness. The first says, “I’m so tough, once I ate a whole bagful of rat poison!” The second says, “Well I’m so tough, once I was caught in a rat trap and I bit it apart!” Then the third rat gets up and says, “Later guys, I’m off home to harass the cat.” A police officer on traffic duty flags down a car. “Sir, you appear to have 12 penguins in the back of your car.” “That’s right, officer, I do.” “Well that’s ridiculous – take them to the zoo straight away.” “OK officer.” And the car drives off. Next day, the same policeman in the same spot sees the same car drive past – with the penguins in the back. He flags him down again. “I thought I told you to take them to the zoo…” “Yes, officer, and it was great – today I’m taking them to the cinema.”

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CLASSIFIEDS OHAUITI COUNTRY MARKET, Second Sunday Monthly, 10am - 2pm, Ohauiti Settlers Hall, 459 Ohauiti Road. Produce, handmade crafts, coffee cart. Phone Karina 027 632 1295 to book your stall.

FREEMASONRY Composed of men of character with high ideals and worthwhile values who strive to make a difference in themselves and our community. Learn more about one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organisations. Phone, or text Glen 027 918 9096

Our Community COMMUNITY SPACES & VENUES Arataki Comm. Centre 577 8565 Merivale Comm. Centre 578 6450 Ohauiti Settlers Hall0800 042 848 Oropi Comm. Hall 0800 146 767 Papamoa Comm. Centre 577 8566 Papamoa Sport & Rec. 577 8556 Rangataua Club 021 0261 6996 W. Bay Comm. Centre: 544 9774 COMMUNITY HALLS (Bay Venues) Bethlehem Cliff Road Building Elizabeth St. Comm. & Arts Centre Greerton Matua Tauriko Welcome Bay Waipuna Park Pavilion CONTACT: Aleesha - 027 839 2789

Recommended Services ANDY BELCHER PHOTOGRAPHY. Learn great photographic skills, one-toone private tutoring and mentoring, Email Andy: photos@andybelcher.com, Phone: 021 444 830. COMPUTER REPAIR & HELP. Windows or MAC, synchronising all devices together. We can get you up and running again. We come to you, 7-day support, 9am - 9pm. Phone Tauranga: (07) 262 1000. GUIDANCE READINGS by reader with over 50 years experience. Call Marie for your appointment: 021 1030 009. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Mike Savage, Tauranga, phone: 022 155 7204. PAINTER AND DECORATOR. Quality workmanship with friendly reliable service. No job too small. Free quotes. Phone. James, 7-days, 027 426 203. PHOTOGRAPHER. Bay Waka's Catherine Main, commercial, food, products, private functions and events. Proven local track record. Phone: 021 227 8787.

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Welcome aboard OUR Mobile Library The Tauranga mobile library visits locations throughout the city six days a week. You’ll find us near shopping centres, on residential estates, by Primary schools and at several retirement homes. Check out the timetable below to locate a convenient stop near you! You can check out the full timetable details on the library website at: www.library.tauranga.govt.nz

2019 Mobile Library bus stops

Week ONE

Maungatapu Shops Change Point Church, Poike Road, Ohauiti

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129 Haukore Street, Hairini

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Welcome Bay Primary School

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Cherrywood shops Bernadette House, 25 Taupo Avenue

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Monowai Street (opp. Monowai Village) 14 Russley Drive, Mount Maunganui Brookfield shops, New World 250 Lakes Boulevard (opp. Above & Beyond)

Friday

Ngakumama Reserve (Landing Drive) 137 Gloucester Road, Mount Maunganui

Saturday

203 Grenada Street, Mount Maunganui Ocean Shores Retirement Village

2019 Mobile Library bus stops

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Active Explorers (510 Cambridge Road) Monday 2.00 – 2.30 273 St Andrews Drive, Bethlehem 2.40 – 3.10 No service on Public holidays: Mon 28 Oct – Labour Day 46 Sterling Gate Drive, Bethlehem 3.15 – 4.15 No Fourteenth service to school stops during holidays: Mon 30Tuesday Sept – Sat 13 Oct 80 Avenue 11.30 – 12.00

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2 Palm Springs Boulevard, Papamoa

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Matua shops (Tilby Drive) Bloom Early Learning, 193 Parton Road Beginnings, Papamoa Beach Road shops

Cherrywood shops Countdown car park, Vale Street, Bureta

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No service on Public holidays: Mon 28 October: Labour Day service school stops during holidays: Monday 30 September – Saturday 13 October No service to schoolNo stops during to holidays: Mon 30 Sept – Sat 12 Oct NB: All patrons are welcome to visit school stops but please note that these are very busy stops where school classes must be given priority of service. NB: All patrons are welcome to visit school stops but please note that these are very busy stops where school classes must be given priority of service. Welcome Aboard the Mobile Library The Tauranga mobile library visits locations throughout the city six days a week. You’ll find us near shopping centres, on residential estates, by Primary schools and at several


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