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$$$$ MONEY for Spring. Corporate Angels Escort Agency. Ladies and Gay Males welcome for our extremely busy season. Apply in confidence to Allan 021 606 180

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MOSAIC WAREHOUSE want to decorate your home & garden, make gifts for family & friends. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all your mosaic supplies in one shop. Huge selection available. Making mosaics is easy & so much fun. Give it a go, you’ll love it. Unit 29, 23 Tukorako Drive, Mount (off Hull Rd) Tues to Sat 10am2pm eftpos Ph 572 3866 www.mosaicwarehouse.co.nz TO OUR WONDERFUL clients, thanks for another great year. We wish you all a safe and happy Christmas & New Year. We will be closed Stat Holidays. Open between Xmas & New Year 10am-1pm. Then back to our normal 10am-4pm Tues-Sat. Lynn & Steve Clay Art Studio & Leadlight Expressions, Historic Village, 17th Ave 571 3726

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“THE RIGHTEOUS PERSON faces many troubles, but the lord reaches them from each and everyone” Psalms 34:19

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WORK FOR YOURSELF, start your own business today (part or full tme). 2 colour pad/screen printer, compressor, inks, pads, plates, everything you need to print on pens and promo products. $12,500. 027 407 7832

computers

COMPUTER GETTING you down? Problems, viruses, upgrades, internet, new or refurb PC’s, tuition or advice. Ph Bruce for a no obligation chat or quote 576 7940 or 021 260 9183 VIRUS & SPYWARE REMOVAL Upgrades, servicing and repairs Free call out and quotation New power supply $70 fitted Motherboards From $100 fitted. All work has 12 month warranty. Laptops from $300, Desktops from $125. Wanted - faulty pc & laptops. Call Crystal Computing Tel: 07 579 5860 or 021 156 0055

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XMAS ENTERTAINMENT Stars in their Eyes Grandfinalist ‘08’ Tony Wellington 1 to 4hours - 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Party Hits. Ph 027 387 5594

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FLATMATE WANTED Welcome Bay, $80 wk inc power. 027 368 6792 or 544 3274

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1999 TOYOTA CAMRY GLX. 3L V6. Alloys, airbags, leather, air, all electrics. Serviced since new. Excel con, good towing vehicle. Offers under $4,900 considered. 07 574 9324 or 027 391 6321 CONCRETE SLEEPERS everlasting and realistic, from $9.00 each. Village Stone, 53 Hull Rd. Mt Maunganui. Ph 575 4887

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FISHING ELECTRIC CONTIKI PREDATOR with four wheeler motor bike and near new trailer, 7x4. $6500 ono. Ph 543 3248 HYUNDAI 2005 for Sale $9500 ono 137000 kms, silver, tiptronic, only two owners in NZ, wof & rego, great family car. Ph 027 5526283 or 07 5526283 or email tmc@xtra.co.nz INDULGENT, NUTRIENT RICH, body nurturing – Antipodes – buy any two products & get a third FREE. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 INIKA COSMETICS - Organic and Mineral Makeup – now with a face in a box – incredible value – all you need to start. Value $208 for only $119. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 NANRIC ROAD Fine Foods SHOP OPEN – Gift boxes and Christmas Hampers. 50 Nanric Lane, RD6, Te Puke Next Left after Pukehina beach turn off. OVEN UNIT includes Stainless Panasonic Microwave and Fisher & Paykel oven, approx 10 years old, excellent condition, plus range hood. $450 ono on the lot. Phone Claire 0274 827200.

gardening

GARDEN TIDY UPS for Christmas, qualified professionals, reasonable rates. Phone Carolyn or Alan 579 4984 or 022 0697 033 SHRUBS & SMALL TREES: $2-$10ea Pink and White Fairy Magnolias 1.0- 2mtrs tall Little Gem Magnolias 1.0 - 2mtrs Crepe Murtles (in bloom) Pittosporums, flaxes, Michelias, Coprosmas (Ideal for sm. hedges) Hydranges(flowering) Phone Ken or Maree 5524823 or 021 533075 WATER LILLIES Flowering soon $10, flowering now $15 ($35 in nurseries). Natural water filters. Ph 544 3418

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DIABETIC CHRISTMAS GIFT trays – delicious selection nuts and carob. Non diabetic also available. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 GUARD YOUR PROSTATE Microgenics Protech – supports health of your prostate gland. Save $10. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333

PAVERS Factory seconds, half price. 53 Hull Rd Mt Maunganui. Ph 575 4887

HEALTH STARTS IN THE GUT! Primadophillus Reuteri provides Lactobaccillus Reuteri a strain of probiotic with extra power. Save on 30’s & 90’s. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333

POWA KADDY with removable seat, near new battery, complete with charger. $370 ono. Ph 574 3439

LOSE WEIGHT FEEL GREAT! Join a ‘New Look’ clinic in your area. Healthy eating with real food. Ph Bernice NOW 576 484

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They say goodbye is the hardest word. So to help you with your goodbyes, we’d like to say ‘hello’. Because we’ve been around for over 100 years, many Bay of Plenty families already know us. Generations have relied on us to bring family and friends together, to celebrate lives, to share treasured memories and to care for recently departed loved ones.

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NATURAL NEW ZEALAND Health Products. Something for everyone. NZ Chartered Natural Therapies and Natural Medicine Practitioners. Opposite BP Te Puke. Ph 573 5533 www.naturaltherapiesltd.co.nz and www.kiwikitz.com SHUZI – THE HI-TECH solution for arthritis, insomnia, peripheral neuropathy and much more. From sports bands to high fashion jewellery. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 SMOOTH WRINKLES, rejuvenate skin, repair elasticity - Pro-Col Collagen a pure, hydrolysed triple matrix bovine collagen. Buy one get one half price. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 SVETOL the decaffeinated green coffee bean extract for weight loss. Support metabolism and weight management – save $10 off 2 mth pack. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 THE LESLIE CLINIC – Massage Therapy with a difference, specialising in developing individual treatment programmes. Call to book today 0274158254 www.theleslieclinic.co.nz TIRED OF YOYO DIETING. Celebrity Slim – the amazing diet system. Value pack – normal value over $100. 14 shakes, 2 breakfast bars, 2 replacement bars, 5 snack bars. Now $79.90. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333

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A PERFECT 3 bedroom home, warm and dry for winter with fireplace and full insulation. Absolutely gorgeous outlook and cool breezes for Summer!

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Fantastic family home or for first home buyers - ideal location in Brookfield. Fully fenced on a 716m2 section situated within easy walking distance to Brookfield shops, Schools, PreSchools & parks. Separate single garage with power. Located in a quiet cul-de sac in a great neighbourhood, this home is a must see to see the potential. View some photos on TradeMe #405 700 583 or phone Daphne 027 552 6283 today! Price Slashed to Sell was $330 now only $295,000

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CAREER RESTRUCTURING? Creating opportunity from Change. Ph Chris at Balanced Success Coaching 027 548 2548 chris@balancedsuccess.co.nz www.balancedsuccess.co.nz

mobility

FOR ALL DISABILITY, 29 Burrows St, Tauranga, ph 578 1213. Mobility Equipment Services, ‘Supporting your independence’ for 12+yrs

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HAVE A BOOMING CHRISTMAS – Pro- erex Booster Plus – buy one get one free – better sex naturally. Hardys Bayfair, Hardys Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333

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DOGGY DAY CARE – fun and socialisation for your canine friend. Ph 5766101 www.preciouspaws.co.nz PET SITTING - Book now for Christmas. Pet care and feeding in your home by qualified and experienced Vet Nurses and Pet Sitters. Ph 5766101. www.preciouspaws.co.nz

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NGATEA DISTRICT High School/ Hauraki Plains College - Centennial Celebrations - 23-25 March 2012 Download registration forms from www.haurakiplains.school.nz or contact Tracey Spence on 07 867 7783

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FREE REMOVAL unwanted steel, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, fridge/ freezers, car batteries, etc.Phone Breno 021 608 129 Or 544 6560

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A FANTASTIC 3 bedroom home is available for Rent. Great neighbours, great cul-de-sac in Brookfield within minutes of schools, preschools, park, shops, supermarket etc. Fully fenced with single powered garage. Only $350pw ph or text Kathy on 027 211 9193 today! CARAVANS, special Spring rates from $30pw. Free local delivery. BOP Caravan Rentals Ltd, 184 Waikite Rd, Welcome Bay. Phone 544 1509 or 027 533 9301 HOUSE WANTED for rent - 4 bdrm. Family moving to Tauranga in the new year. Welcome Bay to central area. Ph 07 544 6308 or 021 851 109

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ALLAN HOLMES FOR ALL your carpentry & Handyman jobs around the home. Big or Small. Free quotes. Reasonable rates. Call 021 992 678 or after hours on 07 576 3543 BAY PAINTERS INC for all your painting needs. Interior and Exterior. Colour consults available. Call Lewis FREE on 213 0784 or 021 555 013 BUILDER 30 YEARS experience in BOP. Specialised in outdoor areas, decks, pergolas, retaining walls, fences etc. Reasonable rates. Free quotes. Ph Keith today on 578 6869 or 021 377 387

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BUILDER AVAILABLE NOW New homes, renovations, bricklaying, quality rates, quality work. No job too big or small. Call me now for a quote. DK Builders - Dieter 021 474 299 or 574 2139 a/h BUILDER / HANDYMAN 45yrs experience, no job too small. Ph Bryan on 027 408 3905 EARTHWORKS Truck / Digger hire, Tree removal, Farmwork. Opening special only $80+GST per hour. No job too big or small. Call Carl at Addison Civil today 0274 636 560 ELECTRICIAN A professional and affordable registered electrician. New builds, alterations, repairs. Ph Steve 5780555, 027 8486042 ELECTRICIAN Able to do all jobs. Alarms, New Houses and renovations. Registered. Quality service at great price. Phone Tomas, Check Electrical 07 544 6448 or 027 566 7872 ELECTRICIAN available for all services. Mitsubishi air conditioner supplied and installed for very competitive rates. Ph 027 5473 831 or a/h on 543 0062 GORSE SPRAYING do you have a gorse problem? Ph today for a FREE quote for all gorse control. Scott 0274 624 769 GUTTERING CLEAN and repairs, moss removal. Experienced Certified Roofer. Free quotes. Ph Peter now 542 4291 or 0274 367 740 HANDYMAN BUILDING and section maintenance, decks, fencing, pergolas, painting, water blasting, odd jobs. Free quotes Ph Rossco 027 270 3313 or 544 5911 INSECT SCREENS Measure. Make. Mend. Contact Rob at Magic Seal 543 4940

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NEED YOUR FLOORS SHINING B4 XMAS 5yr warranty, Green certified, Cork, laminate, Parquet, Tiles, Wood, Vinyl. Call now 0800SHINYFLOORS [ 0800744693] OTUMOETAI CYCLES & MOWERS – Huge range of Mowers and garden equipment, Biycles. Specialising in all Mower, Chainsaw, Weedeater and Bike Repairs. 158 Cambridge Road, Tauranga. Ph 07 571 5068 PAINTER / A1 DECORATOR available. All interior and exterior work. Prompt, reliable, excellent references. Ph Paul 576 4793, 027 689 6252 PAINTER, ACCOMPLISHED, reliable tradesman, friendly service. For free advice and quote. Phone Barry 021 518 994 or 07 579 0119 PAINTER / DECORATOR Interior & Exterior, quality workmanship, friendly services. Over 20 years specialising in residential and more. Quality paint at trade prices. For your best advice in all areas Ph Shane Mount/Tauranga Decorators 544 6495 or 021 575 307 PLUMBING WORKS no job too big or small, blocked drains, plumbing, spouting & roof repairs. Ph 571 5558 RESPOUT NOW! Call Ageless Continuous Spouting. Made to measure costs less than you think. For a prompt quote. Ph 574 0496 RETAINING WALL SPECIALIST Pole walls, crib walls, tilt slab concrete walls. Excavation and levelling. The best in the business. Ph Mike 0274 942 966 a/h 576 0941 ROOF PAINTING Phone for your FREE QUOTE today! We also do moss removal and water blasting. Mecon Ltd 07 576 1221 or 021 217 4428

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ROOFING & SPOUTING Metal fascia, gutter and rainwater systems. Long run corrugate. Maintenance, repairs or replacement. Free no obligation quotes. PROFIX 0274 965 375 profixltd@xtra.co.nz ROOFING New roofs, re-roofs, spouting & repairs. Free quotes. Ph Chris 027 276 6348 or 572 3237 ROOF REPAIRS metal or onduline, gutters & down pipes, clean or replacement, chimney repairs. Certified Roofer over 30yrs experience Free quote. Ph Peter 542 4291 or 0274 367 740 ROTARY HOEING Lawn preparation & sowing. Loader & blade work. Tractor mowing. Quality work & friendly service. Mini Tractor Service. Ph Murray 543 4538 or 027 200 7480 SHAPAZ BUILDING for all your building needs, trade qualified, new homes, alterations, decks/ fences. Ph Tai for a no obligation quote. 577 1802 or 021 997 409 STORAGE SECURE YARD. Caravan, car, boat etc. Cheap. Bethlehem. 576 4245 STUMPINATOR STUMP Grinding free quotes & prompt service. Narrow machine to access rear yards. Ph 576 4245 or 0220 764 245 TAURANGA TANDEM SKYDIVING Best Buzz in the Bay, Gift Vouchers. Ph 576 7990 TIMBER RETAINING WALLS, Decks and all types of fencing. Excellent work at a competitive price. Ph Clive 021 0482 833 or 552 6510 TREE FELLING, PRUNING & Removal/chipping. No job to big or small. Phone Scott 0274 624 769

transport

HELP YOUR PARENTS! Relief for busy families, let us take care of the mobility issues with mum or dad to appointments, outings and assist with Christmas Shopping. Safe, friendly, reliable service. Phone Jackie 552 6614

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A HOLIDAY OR DAY-OUT. Every week. Small Group Tours. Door to Door Hinterland Tours Ph: Kae & Rick 07 575 8118 CURTISY TOURS TRAVEL Club Coming up Day Trips: Matata/Pongakawa, Wildlife Sanctuary Franklin, Whakatane Early Xmas lunch. Away Trip: 23-27th Dec Northland and more phone 543 9205 FAMOUS FOR FUN! Book with The Touring Company this summer - see our ad for more info. Ph 07 5770057 JAPAN CULTURAL TOUR Join Lets Homestay for the 50th Anniversary of the Cherry Blossom festival in Hitachi City, Japan. Call Stuart on 5433220 also see www. letshomestay.com/hitachi SCOTTSDALE SENIOR TOURS, fully escorted owner/operated since 1978. Ph free for colour brochure today 0800 664 414. Also see www.scottsdaletours.co.nz

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ANYTHING CONSIDERED looking for a summer job for the holidays before I go back to my last year at study. I am a confident, energetic 24yrold and am willing to consider anything. Please Ph Jeremy on 027 781 5549

God is love, God is holy Scripture declares in 1 John 4: 8 and 16 that God is love and in Psalm 99:9 that God is holy. By Peter Whitcombe

That means God does not just do that which is loving and that which is holy, but rather that both love and holiness are the embodiment of His essence, His nature and His character. He loves because in all that He is, God is love. He does that which is holy because in all that He is, God is holy. His nature and character of love ensures He does all things perfectly, in love. His nature and character of holiness ensures He does all things perfectly, in holiness, righteousness and in justice. Because He is all-powerful and all-knowing, because He is perfect in wisdom, God manifests His nature and character of love, without compromising His nature and character of holiness. Likewise, He is holy

and righteous and just, without compromising love. His nature and character of holiness requires that God cannot tolerate sin. If He did, He wouldn’t be holy and if He wasn’t holy, He wouldn’t be God. Also, in His holiness, He must judge sin and punish sin. His love doesn’t cover sin because that would compromise His holy nature and character. Instead, in His great love, God Himself provided a way for man to be free from His holy and just judgment because of sin. He did this by providing His own Son as the atonement or the ransom that is paid for our sin – that which meets the requirements of His holiness, righteousness

and justice. God is love, God is holy. Two truths held together in the nature and character of God. If we focus on God’s love and ignore His holiness, we are liable to get into cheap grace and false grace that denies God’s holiness and righteousness and justice. If we focus on God’s holiness without understanding His love, we are liable to become legalistic. The cross of Jesus is the ultimate revelation of these two truths concerning God. Come and worship with us at Jesus First this Sunday and on Christmas Day as we worship a loving and holy God.

Exalt God • Worship Jesus TAURANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL HALL, 31 Fifth Ave

10am: Worship & Communion Service Speaker: David Otway Phone: 579 2729 www.jesusfirst.org.nz JOIN US AS WE MEET WITH THE LORD & HEAR HIS WORD

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Christmas gift to the community For the last six years, Te Puke churches have joined together to give something back to the community, to reach out and touch them through the Te Puke Community Christmas Dinner. Christmas is a very special time for family and friends to celebrate. The free dinner, which is open to all, is also an opportunity to ensure no one in the community, who might otherwise be alone or unable to afford such a meal, will miss out. It is a chance to celebrate being a

caring community. The dinner is held on Christmas Day at the Te Puke Baptist Church at 4pm, with a delicious dinner of cold meats and salads from 4.30pm, followed by mouth-watering desserts. There is also entertainment, spot prizes donated from local businesses and a visit from Santa for the younger dinner guests. The Church is transformed into a festive banquet, with tinsel, lights, Every year, about 170 people metres of beautiful red fabric and, of area attend the free com from the Te Puke munity dinner. course, a Christmas tree. To contribute to this year’s dinner 07 573 9042. Bookings are not essential, but help or to make a booking for the dinner, with catering is welcomed. phone the Baptist Church office,

Giving from the heart this Christmas The Christmas season is all about Santa Claus for many, but to get a traditional interpretation on what to think about when choosing gifts, The Weekend Sun spoke to some of Tauranga’s clergy. Central Baptist Church Pastor Tom Frew says it is difficult to separate the secular and the spiritual aspects of giving at Christmas. “My personal secular side longs to have the ability and the finances to be like Santa and just leave a much needed item on a doorstep of someone I know who has a particular

need.” His personal preference is for gifts to be something special, rather than the school pants or underwear he received with disappointment as a boy. But he believes the most important element about giving is the spiritual side – with the word ‘giving’ always making him think of “the greatest gift of all”, when God gave his son (John 3:16). “That to me was the ultimate gift and makes all others fade into insignificance.” City Church Tauranga youth intern Joel

Light up your life Central Baptist in Cameron Road, next door to Countdown, has made its Christmas display even bigger and better. During the last three years, the church has opened its doors so visitors could view the magnificent indoor light display and spend a short time simply soaking up the atmosphere, then enjoying light refreshments. This year the display is even bigger and better with many new features. The amazing artwork has been painted by artists Ray Thompson and Tony Robben. The display in the church chapel takes the form and atmosphere of a MiddleEastern village market place. The nativity scene forms the background for the whole Christmas scene.

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The church is on the Christmas light trail and visitors can be assured of a tremendous scene and a warm welcome. The church is welcoming visitors as part of the light trail, but is also opening its doors from December 12-16 and December 19-23 between 8-10pm. The church is also open December 20 and 21 from 2-4pm to cater for seniors who do not like going out at night. For several months, Valda Benfell has been training her choir which is performing the musical, Night of Miracles in the church on Friday, December 16 at 8pm and again at the morning service Sunday, December 18 at 9.30am. The church’s annual carol service, conducted by Pastor Grant Wright, is on the same evening, December 18 at 7pm. Central Baptist’s one-hour Christmas Day service, with Pastor Tom Frew, is at 9am and visitors will be made most welcome.

Robertson says he believes it is important to choose presents that mean something for recipients. “You want something that is personal, that you have put an effort into choosing, not something everyday.” Other pastors spoken to agreed it was important to try to make gifts “special”, but stressed the importance of keeping gift giving in balance with household budgets and not to get carried away and overspend. By Hamish Carter

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Sunday Services 9:30am & 6:00pm All welcome! See website for more info

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