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14 June 2013, Issue 653

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Sibling sensation Slalom success runs in the family for the Higgins. Following in the footsteps of their older sibling Mark, brother/sister duo Anna and Shaun Higgins are making an international splash in the sport. The pair are preparing to compete in the ICF Under 23 World Canoe Slalom Championships in Slovakia and the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Germany. Shaun leaves for Germany this weekend, while Anna (pictured) follows him a week later. See page 7 for full story. Photo by Ian Mercer.

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Here’s 330,000 creative ways to blow your rates The Bay seems to be breathing a collective sigh of relief, now the Rena has gone. Right? Wrong. It’s a case of “out of sight, out of mind”. Because, despite appearances out at Astrolabe, only a fraction of this disaster has been removed. Less than 10

per cent of the wreck has been removed from the reef. But now there’s nothing left above the waves, there’s a sense of relief in some quarters that the problem is nearly over. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Tauranga’s own ancient mariner, Butler, sums it up pretty well in the latest edition of Waterline, due out any day now. Here’s a couple of comments from Butler: “There are plenty of ideas for removing the Rena but perhaps more than 90 per cent of the ship is still at the reef. There are still a lot of containers and debris submerged around the wreck site, still lots of toxins, and the like, and the MV Rena is still a big headache. But it’s down below the horizon and under the sea, and is no longer a constant reminder of what can, and often does, happen to ships – even large well-run commercial container ships. And now that MV Rena is gone from sight and mind, the perception of crisis is finally over. Thank goodness it wasn’t the wreck of a large tanker carrying perhaps 100,000 tonne of crude oil from freshly-exploited oil reserves off the New Zealand coast. Then the problems would never be over, the region would have been devastated environmentally, ecologically and economically for generations to come.”

Another shipwreck

Meanwhile, another vessel continues to cut a swathe of mayhem across the Bay of Plenty, with reckless abandon. The hapless ship Creative Tauranga seems to go from crisis to drama – and this week was cast adrift from The Cargo Shed management. Not much good has ever come from this Creative Tauranga, which is another leech sucking relentlessly at Mother Ratepayer’s well-abused tit. The only creativity seems to come from their ability to talk money out of councillors. The TCC funding this year is pushing $280,000 and the Western Bay is tipping in about $50,000. Meanwhile, the tenants of The Cargo Shed have succeeded in a well-overdue mutiny, getting rid of the loot-plundering

lot, and are plotting their own course. We wish them a safe and prosperous voyage without the shackles and blood-sucking of their former management.

Strange lights

Speaking of mayhem at sea, we’ve had some fascinating feedback on our story a couple of weeks ago, about strange lights in, and over, the Tauranga Harbour. We’ll bring you updates on this bizarre case in coming weeks. Watch space. This space.

Free lunch

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or so the saying goes. The Government is planning to dish out free tucker to kids who turn up to school without breakfast. But unless there’s some repercussions for the useless parents, the cycle will never end. If they are already parents that care so little for their children, that their kids turn up to school hungry, this will just become another cop out for them. So they now have no incentive to get out of bed and sort their kids out before school. And what are these children going to learn? That they too can grow up to breed with no responsibility for their offspring. The social welfare benefit is calculated to allow these families to live healthily and comfortably. There are many families reliant on the benefit, who manage it. The ones that fail to provide the necessities of life for their children, despite being paid for it, need to have their benefit docked. The children growing up with parents, who neglect to feed them, need to understand that hand-outs, over and above the benefit, are not acceptable and not normal – and that society isn’t going to keep shelling out and propping up. There’s probably no hope for the no hoper parents. But the kids may still be salvageable; in the hope they can break the cycle and become better parents themselves.

Hold the front page!

Just through in a press release: There will be some exciting changes to ‘Food in a Minute’. Here at RR headquarters, we could hardly contain ourselves when news of this broke. A couple of us had to have a sit down and a cup of tea to regain composure. ‘Food in a Minute’ is already so enthralling, how could they possibly make it more exciting? Is it going to be Food in Two Minutes?

Is Lana going to be joined by Lisa Lewis, to read the recipes topless? Or will it be filmed from the lion enclosure at the zoo? For 16 years we’ve been living next door to Alice, no, I meant riveted to the telly just before the news, to learn of fast and easy recipes. And there’s talent behind the scenes, as a quick visit to the website tells us. Such as Di Swann, the food editor during all these years. And Hannah Cullinane, the nutritionist who, it appears, cuts her own hair. Remember the anguish when we heard that Allyson Gofton was leaving ‘Food in a Minute’, and Watties were looking for a new presenter? Well, that news shook the world didn’t it. Searching the universe for a suitable replacement for Allyson. Those were dark days. The world waited on the edge of its seat. Birds stopped singing in the trees. Even the search for a potential new US president went onto the back burner. We forgot about Kosovo declaring independence from Serbia; Fidel Castro retiring as president of Cuba; and Bill Gates stepping down as chairman of Microsoft. Not even the firing up in Geneva, Switzerland, of the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind – could detract from the sense of anxiety and foreboding that came with the shattering news of Allyson’s betrayal of the hungry people of New Zealand. We had bigger fish to fry – while we anguished over who would be the next queen of ‘Food in a Minute’. Or heaven forbid, king. Then, before you can say “Moreish Meatballs in Tomato and Red Wine Sauce” we had Lana. The sun came out, flowers blossomed and the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. ‘Food in a Minute’ was complete again. Now it’s going to be even better! Bring on 5.59pm. I don’t think we can wait much longer.

Parting thought

Thanks to reader Kevin following the column on the English language: “It reminded me of a tongue twister I learned long ago. Try to say this fast: Whether the weather be cold; Or whether the weather be hot; We weather the weather; Whatever the weather; Whether we like it or not.

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Up for grabs Katikati Fire Brigade station officer Brendan Gibbs stands outside the brigade’s current Main Rd building, which the brigade formerly shared with Katikati St John.

The fate of a council-owned building nestled on Katikati’s Main Rd is undecided, but various community groups are thought to be vying for the prime location. The site is currently occupied by the local fire brigade, which will move next door to Katikati St John when two new buildings are completed on the newly-opened link between Carisbrooke St, Sheffield St and Marshall Rd. Talk of who will fill the soon-to-be vacated site is circling the township but Katikati Fire Brigade station officer and community board member Brendan Gibbs says it’s up to the Western Bay council to decide the site’s fate. “My understanding is that it will be made available to community

groups – and quite a few are interested in it.” Earlier this year Katikati Open-Air Art president Steve Graveson said his group will eventually look for a new location for its Little Blue House art gallery. He says the group has discussed its need for a new site “but other than being centrally-located – we have no preference of where we will go at this stage”. Katikati Theatre Inc is actively looking for a home and new chairman Dave Woodhouse says his group may be interested. “The theatre is without a home and it is frustrating for us and the whole town. It would be wonderful to finally find a home – though that building would need a lot of work.” Katch Katikati promotion manager Jacqui Knight knows there is talk her organisation could move

into the building with other community groups. “We would be excited to do that as we would like to remain in a central location. “It’s a fantastic area to be in because you’re right in the centre of town where it is all happening,” says Jacqui. “For that fire station building to be used as community venue would suit it, with its courtyard, nearby childrens’ park and being central – it has major advantages.” Katikati Ward councillor Mike Williams says no firm decision has been made on the building’s fate. “There is a Town Centre Plan, which indicates it is to be used for an information centre and things like that – and there is interest coming through from the local groups as well – but at this stage I’d say nothing is definite.” By Merle Foster

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Work to fix flooding issue Almost $1million will be allocated to improve stormwater improvements at Waihi Beach after recent flooding wreaked havoc in the township. Western Bay of Plenty District Council decided this week to increase rates from 5.07 per cent to 5.2 per cent in the coming financial year to pay for works. A total of $926,000 will go towards initial work to lessen the flood risk and help give reprieve to flood stricken residents.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council utilities manager Kelvin Hill says the improvements will include replacing two small stormwater culverts with a large box culvert on Beach Road in One Mile Creek along with a pumped drainage system to be installed on Otto Road. Bank protection work is being investigated behind the Top 10 Holiday Park in One Mile Creek following significant erosion with gabion baskets to be installed.

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Lease change at Shed

Kathy Sass with the Cargo Shed stallholders. Photo by Ross Brown.

Dive Crescent’s Cargo Shed operation changed hands this week when councillors handed over the lease to the tenants – side-stepping its own arts interface Creative Tauranga in the process. The council heard 10-minute talks from the stallholders and Creative Tauranga director Grant Souter before making the decision to effectively fire Creative Tauranga from the Cargo Shed operation. The parties have been at logger heads since April when Creative Tauranga told stall holders to leave before the lease was up. The stallholders took it to council, saying they could successfully run the place themselves without Creative Tauranga. The council told them to prepare submissions for Monday’s face-off. Creative Tauranga’s submissions

appeared in the foreign owned media on Saturday, which may have backfired. Councillors didn’t like Creative Tauranga’s presentation – giving the lease to the stallholders. “We’ve got our plan but we have to put it into action and delegate different jobs to everybody so it’s all done and dusted by the first of October so that when summer comes … everything runs smoothly,” says stallholder spokesperson Kathy Sass. The stallholders are planning new stalls, new exhibitions and hopefully a small museum, where people can see an encapsulation of the shed’s history. “We are pretty jubilant and we are ready to go to do the things we promised,” says Kathy. The stallholders presented a budget, which starts by putting up their own rent by $2 per stall per day. The increase will cover their expenses and boost a surplus, for

marketing and community projects, to $26,100. The stallholders’ presentation says they want no financial help from TCC and they will run the shed as a self-sustaining entity. Speaking afterwards, Creative Tauranga chairman Grant Souter says he still has questions around the stallholder model for the cargo shed. The huge success of farmers markets in recent years indicates changes in the way people like to enjoy recreational time. Market stalls, where the same people sell the same item, week after week, are losing out to a more dynamic model. “That’s what I have been trying to have the discussion around,” says Grant. “It just seems to be a model that has had its day, so we were looking for a model that incorporated both. If you have a turnover of different activities in there, there was always a reason to go back.” By Andrew Campbell

Toilet issue leaves resident flushed The absence of toilets in Tauranga Library has outraged a newly-established resident, who says expecting library visitors to use nearby public toilets is “disgusting”.

Penelope Sullivan, who moved to Tauranga from Palmerston North at the end of 2012, was appalled when told by a library staff member to walk outside, cross the street and use the public toilets. “I went straight in and joined the library because

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it’s the living room of the city, and I went up to the lady and asked where the toilets were. She says: ‘Oh you walk through the courtyard, down the road and straight across the street’. Using the library for hours doing genealogy, Penelope says the absence of toilets, especially in winter, is not acceptable. “That one just really gets me. You’re not encouraging people to stay inside your library. “What about all the kids, and the older people that need to go every hour? It’s disgusting.” Tauranga City Library acting manager Judy Sail says the library does have a toilet for children and parents, but they refrain from opening it up to the general public. “We have toilets in the children’s area for children and parents, and if there was somebody in a wheelchair or obviously struggling, we would allow them to use it. Otherwise, we direct them to the toilets across from Willow St.” Judy says the issue is raised “every now and again” and if it became a significant problem they would look at finding a solution. That would involve opening the current toilet to everyone or installing another one, she says. “We have talked about whether it’s something we should do in the future, but it is an extra cost. By Corrie Taylor

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Model take-off


From balsa wood models and handmade planes launched from hilltops, a growing number of men have rediscovered the satisfaction of flying model planes – and this weekend more are set to take flight with the hobby. Bethlehem model plane enthusiast Mike Craig fondly recalls the fun of launching his planes from any high ground he could find, before progressing to ‘control line’ flying with his planes flying in circuits. About eight years ago Mike returned to his hobby, joining the Tauranga Model Aircraft Club about the same time as Neil Attwood – who he learned to fly with at the club’s old Apata airfield. This Sunday, along with other club members, they are hoping to attract newcomers to the hobby with the club’s annual auction of member’s planes. “I’ve got about nine (models) now so I’ve probably got enough, but it’s always interesting to look,” says Mike. Neil, who also shared a love for model planes as a boy, is now the proud owner of a new generation 50cc plane with a nine-foot wing span. “As a kid I was interested but of course we never had the technology in those days that we do now,” recalls Neil. “Since I joined there has been a real explosion in technology for model aircraft with much better transmitters. And, the motors we use now are ultra-reliable –whereas they used to be dreadful.” Neil, who is one of the club’s instructors at the new large airstrip (set up at TECT All Terrain Park

Neil Attwood with his 50cc model plane, with its nine-foot wing span. Photo by Bruce Barnard. to accommodate the new generation of planes), says flying keeps him “young and sharp”. “As you get older it’s a real challenge, you have to be pretty quick on the job.” To prevent any accidents when people are training to earn their ‘wings’, the trainees’ planes are connected to a slave control so the instructor can override if the plane gets into difficulty, so they’re “not crashing every five minutes”. Neil says everything is strictly controlled under civil aviation regulations to ensure safety. Model plane enthusiasts can spend up to $20,000 on planes, but the prices will be much lower at Sunday’s auction at Classic Flyers. For information, visit:

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Welcome Bay home invasion

Three Tauranga men are remanded in custody after allegedly breaking into a Welcome Bay home, stealing money and assaulting the father inside, on Sunday morning. A family of four including a mother and father and two children live at the address. The father is reported to have been assaulted after the men entered the home armed with knives. It’s alleged the intruders took money and jewellery and attempted to take a car parked at the address. The men aged 18, 20 and 22, have been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, threatening to kill, assault and attempting to unlawfully take a motor vehicle and are due to appear in Tauranga District Court on Monday, June 17. Petition for whistleblower’s asylum A Mount Maunganui man is petitioning to offer NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum in New Zealand, or even the Bay of Plenty. Stuart Pedersen launched his online petition ‘New Zealand Government: Grant Asylum to PRISM whistle-blower Edward Snowden’ on Wednesday with the aim of getting 100 signatures. If he is successful, he hopes it will help bring 29-year-old to New Zealand. Edward’s actions, revealing information about PRISM, are being labelled by international media as the “biggest intelligence breach in recent US history”.

Tauranga likes ‘Babe of the Day’

The latest Facebook phenomenon highlighting university student’s good looks has launched in Tauranga generating thousands of followers. Created on Sunday, the Facebook page ‘Tauranga Babe of the Day’ featuring pictures of students nominated by their peers for their good looks currently has 1614 likes. The three creators, all Auckland University students hailing from Tauranga, say they created the page to follow the social media trend, but also offer a study distraction for students during the June exam period.

More hours for Mount bars?

Mount Maunganui bars could have their opening hours extended by two hours as part of the local alcohol policy that will govern drinking rules in both the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City. During a meeting to discuss the draft policy this week, councillors agreed to include a 3am closing time for all bars, taverns, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels, along with a one-way door policy from 2am. The current closure time for Mount Maunganui bars is 1am and councillors hope the new sub-regional closing time would prevent a late night migration of Mount drinkers into the city for another two hours of drinking.

Local woman wins $9.8M

A Tauranga resident’s spontaneous decision to purchase a Lotto ticket last week made her $9.8million richer after winning Lotto’s Powerball prize. The woman, who does not wish to be named, says she is looking forward to spending her winnings on a new house, upgrading her car and overseas travel but insists the substantial win will not change who she is. News tips call 0800 SUNLIVE or email

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Aussie tree a city struggle The question of how an Australian native tree made it onto the city’s protected list has been raised in council chambers this week. The tree in question is a Kurrajong tree, with one located in Matua’s Levers Rd. Also known as an Illawarra Flame Tree, the Levers Rd tree is about 30m tall and its roots are lifting and tilting the concrete driveway of number 227. Owner of number 227, Robert Lauder, is concerned about his health. His brother Mervyn spoke for him at the meeting, saying Bob is recovering from a stroke and is concerned about keeping his footing on the slippery, tilted concrete under the tree

at the end of his drive. Bob wants the tree removed, which Mervyn says is the best option for himself and the council, as it will be faced with ongoing costs of repairing damage caused by roots as the tree continues to grow. The tree is 50-60 years old, and Mervyn is not aware of its lifespan. In 2007, the council was required to replace about six metres of footpath. About 30 metres of drive was also replaced at the time and the costs were shared. The driveway near the tree is now raised by 100150mm, says Mervyn. Because it is a protected tree, the Lauder’s options are limited. If the council doesn’t act the family will be obliged to apply for a resource consent, which is a lengthy and

expensive process that the Lauders do not wish to embark upon. “There would clearly be a long-winded and costly process for Bob, as a means to deal with a tree of such dubious value,” says Mervyn. “It is not a New Zealand native, it is considered a weed in Australia.” Councillor Murray Guy asked if Bob was given the opportunity a couple of years ago to object when the tree was placed on the protected list, as he should have been. “If the tree is identified of being immediate risk to person or property, council staff do have the ability to make a decision,” says Murray. The information was presented in the public forum, as an advisory to council. No decision was made. By Andrew Campbell

Museum trustees mean serious business Tauranga’s proposed museum is expected to cost $25 million to build and fit-out – with funding coming from a variety of backers – Tauranga Moana Museum Trustees told the city council this week. Trustee Kelly Barclay says the museum trust is looking at $7 million from

central government, $7 million from regional capital funding and local government funds, and $6 million from national and local funding, that includes iwi. The museum trust is also bringing in $2 million worth of community fundraising and $3 million in business sponsorship. The museum is currently proposed to go on council land on Cliff Rd, donated by Tauranga City Council for the purpose.

“But we are completely open to another suitable site,” says Kelly. “We think it is more important to have the reason for the museum, the why, and the museum concept properly developed, and funding built – and the best site will present itself.” Most of the construction capital funding will come from outside the city, says Kelly. The council’s on-going role will include on-going storage of the heritage collection and ensuring free museum visits for locals. “Getting the most out of our current infrastructure is another current goal,” says Kelly. “We see using the heritage collection for economic and social advancement, rather than simply paying the storage costs, is one of the key ways the council can forward that aim. “Our museum concept is intended to increase business and stimulate new opportunities – particularly in the tourism, accommodation and retail markets.” A power point presentation was made to city councillors just one week after they decided to consider an application by the Modern Museum Group to use the former Mount Maunganui Cosmopolitan Club site for a community-operated museum. The group is invited to submit a proposal to the ‘registration of interest’ process for use of the Cliff Rd building and site. At this stage, the proposal will be considered beside other parties interested in use of the building site. The building is scheduled to be levelled in 2025 for car parking for Blake Park. By Andrew Campbell


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Shaun Higgins is heading to Slovakia to compete in the ICF Under 23 World Canoe Slalom Championships. Photo by Ian Mercer.

Siblings in Slovakia From front cover

Following in their big brother’s footsteps is paying off for Tauranga siblings Anna and Shaun Higgins as they head to Slovakia to compete in the ICF Under 23 World Canoe Slalom Championships. The brother and sister duo were chosen from the New Zealand selection races to compete in both C1 and K1 categories in Slovakia. Their first stop though, is Augsburg, Germany to compete in the Canoe Slalom World Cup. Shaun leaves on June 16 while Anna will meet up with him the following week after her university exams. They will spend six weeks together taking on the world’s most powerful waters. It was from watching his older brother kayaking that Shaun decided to try it out and Anna, 19, soon took to the trend.

“It looked fun – and as a little brother you always want to do what the older one does,” says Shaun. Now 23, Shaun has competed across the world. His first big event was the Junior World Championships in Europe. He has spent the last four years competing in the Open New Zealand team and U23 team at World Cup Championship events in Europe, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Whales, London and America. Competing overseas is a familiar occurrence for Shaun so he is not nervous yet. “But nerves will kick in, I’m sure, when the events start.” Anna is a little more nervous. She has travelled to America and Australia before, but this is her first time travelling to Europe. “Racing in big races like that is always nerve racking. But there is a good team culture so that always helps.” By Zoe Hunter



Call for top Tauranga dancers The call is going out to experienced dancers to perform with Tauranga’s Inzpire Dance Company at the Bay of Plenty Steamers’ ITM Cup home games this rugby season. On Saturday, June 22, dancers are invited to audition to perform with Inzpire Dance Crew at every game at ASB Arena during the 2013 ITM Cup season. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a one-minute dance routine. Successful applicants must stay for a group audition, where dancers will

learn a choreographed routine. The ITM Cup season starts on August 15. The first Steamers home game is August 25 versus Hawkes Bay Magpies. Auditions are at Inzpire Dance Company studio on Devonport Rd, Tauranga. Individual auditions start 10am. Group auditions start 1pm. To register for auditions, email your name and date of birth to: or phone 021 514 403.

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Under sandy hammer Works from more than 30 well-known artists will go under the hammer this weekend for Papamoa Kindergarten’s first Beachside Art Auction.

By Corrie Taylor

The event on June 15 from 6.30pm has been gathering attention city-wide from artists and art collectors in recent weeks. Big names such as Owen Dippie, Peter Cramond, Doreen McNeill, Lisa Christiansen, Bob Tulloch, Ken Wright, Timo Rannali, Paula Knight, Richard Smith and more have donated art for the auction. Organiser Hayley Wain says the artist sets the reserve price, which they retain, and then anything bid over and above is a donation to the kindergarten. She is overwhelmed with the amazing art sent in from the “talented and generous” artists, and says events like this are how the kindergarten can provide the best quality care for its children. “They have been so complimentary of the quality of art in this upcoming art auction. “I spoke to Owen Dippie this week and he told me of all the auctions he has been involved in, this one has the highest standard of art, which is awesome.” A live jazz band will entertain guests as they view the art from 6.30pm, with the live auction beginning at 8pm. Tickets are $10, with a glass of bubbles given on arrival at the Te Akau Ki Papamoa School hall. Bel and Brendon from More FM will kick-start the night, followed by Eves and Bayleys’ auctioneer Blair Cashmore taking over the bidding process. Email: for more information Organiser Hayley Wain with artwork going on auction tomorrow. Photo by Brydie Thompson. or preview the art at:

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Bruce Trask inside the couple’s cottage. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

For many years, prominent Tauranga couple Bruce Trask and Iris Thomas have contributed to the community in one way or the other. Now their friends and family are enlisting the help of the community to return the favour after Iris suffered a brain aneurism. While Bruce is well-known for his zero waste school education programmes, Iris is the founder of award-winning bike safety programme ‘Kids Can Ride’ and has organised many breast cancer walks in Tauranga. Iris had a brain aneurism on May 1 and Bruce now cares for her 24 hours a day at their home in Judea. She will not be able to work until she fully recovers, which Bruce says could take years, and

the couple wants to sell their property for a smaller one. It means they will have to sell their beloved two-bedroom cottage, which the couple have spent around eight years restoring. “It was a lot of fun. Every time we’d go away on holiday we spent lots of time in antique shops, second hand dealers and restoration places,” says Bruce. “We could tell you stories of just about every item that we’ve got in the cottage. Where we found it or what era it comes from.” Bruce believes the cottage was built around 1905 on Waihi’s gold mine at 4 Pipe Lane. He says when a new entrance was built for the mine, the houses in Pipe Lane were shifted. The one, which caught Bruce’s eye was relocated to Mount Maunganui. Bruce says it was originally owned by miner Christopher Cornthwaite, who died in the cottage after suffering miner’s disease.


In 1998, the cottage was moved to the couple’s half-acre property where it was run as a bed and breakfast for three years. Bruce says sometimes he and Iris stay in the shed and stoke up the wood-burning coal range during the cooler months.“We often cook a pork roast out there on a Sunday or something.” The couple’s friends and family want to give them something they can never forget by publishing a book of memories made at the cottage. They are fundraising to cover production costs and any extra money will be deposited into a bank account in the couple’s name. The extra money will help to fund daily expenses including house cleaning, gardening and medical costs. To share a memory of the cottage, email: Or to donate, visit: By Zoe Hunter


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Students ditch wagging to win Tauranga Boys’ College students Ben Hamill (Year 10), Callum Housham (Year 9) and Stephen Clinton (Year 13) won t-shirts at Monday’s school assembly for having the best attendance rate in their year groups.

Tauranga Boys’ College students Callum Housham and Ben Hamill reckon offering a big-act concert to the Bay school with the best fourweek attendance rate will get their missing peers back in class. “It’s a great idea,” says Ben. “I reckon it will work,” says Year 13 Stephen Clinton. The trio won free t-shirts for chalking up best attendance rates in each year group, announced at Monday’s assembly where a new competition launched to get students in every class this term. The ‘Big Day In’ live lunchtime concert




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VIEWS Wow! Portray the raw emotion and terrible consequences of drink-driving for all the 15 year olds of the Western Bay in an attempt to keep them safe on the roads.

attitude toward better long-term student attendance and engagement.” The new method zones in on all wagging school kids –not just those with low attendance rates. “We want to capture as many kids as possible from schools, which regularly use our service,” says Kelly. Tauranga Boys’ College assistant principal Leyton Watson thinks it’s a great initiative, which uses student appeal to competitions to drive the message. “Boys’ like competition and it’ll certainly appeal to boys at our school,” says Leyton “I also like that it will pull the schools together - because it’s an issue that crosses over all schools.” By Merle Foster

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Rob Williams, Holly Morton and Robyn Jarrett are busy planning their missions trip to the Philippines next month. Photo by Bruce Barnard. was just the size of a living room – a lot smaller than a house here. “There is a certain satisfaction in contributing, but it’s also quite an eye-opener.” Rob is urging people to support their fundraising – through donating goods for a garage sale at the church on June 22 or by purchasing chocolate bars – saying that they have enough to cover their costs so every extra dollar raised will be given to the projects they are supporting. Neil Ryder, one of the group’s adult leaders, says the group wants to lend a helping hand to the projects they are supporting to help make a “small” difference. By Hamish Carter

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After months of fundraising and preparation, St Peter’s in the City youth pastor Rob Williams says everyone is excited about the twoweek project. But after leading two earlier trips to the Philippines, Rob expects it will have a mix of “satisfying” and “challenging” moments. The group, which is made up of eight youth group members and seven adults, will split their time between Manila, where they

will help with a range of youthfocussed projects for the Kids International Ministry, and the Ruel Foundation’s base in Mindoro Island’s Calapan City. Rob says work for the Ruel Foundation project, which is a Tauranga-based charity that provides surgery for children with disfiguring cleft palates and cleft lips, will include helping with medical outreach and providing care in its orphanage. But he says they will do whatever they are asked to do, like on his first trip in 2009 when they built a house for a family of 11 that had been destroyed in a typhoon. “It was satisfying, but it was pretty challenging too. The house

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A village of friends The Historic Village is following in the footsteps of other organisations and has established a friends group to provide important support.

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Historic Village Advisory Group chair Catherine Stewart hopes the group will attract a lot of members who can help with fundraising or with work around the 17th Ave site. “It will move it forward. The friends will be the engine, doing a

lot of the work to help achieve the potential for this great asset.” Catherine says the friends group will help the advisory group, and management, achieve the vision to expand the village’ s role as the heart of the community – as detailed in the Historic Village Ten Year Strategy adopted by council last year. “It’s to assist the management in livening the place up and bringing

it to its full potential.” Catherine, who is coordinating the friends group, says members could be as active or passive as they wanted and she envisages some would help out in their own areas of interest – such as helping with gardening, repainting or heritage walk guiding. “Our major focus at the moment for the friends is to actually start getting some things done like

signage, more opportunities for locals and tourism, education involving schools so people can learn what the stand looked like in the 1900s. The advisory group has developed a draft master plan, which allows for extra car parking and the potential for extra buildings for the site – but Catherine says this was a long way off. Call Catherine on 07 576 5411. By Hamish Carter

Pool temperatures hot issue for council Tauranga City Council has agreed to place a $160,000 band-aid on the fluctuating temperatures at the Mount Hot Pools. As part of last week’s annual plan deliberations, council decided to allocate $160,000 towards gas heating in an attempt to stabilise the facility’s water temperature, as a supplement to the natural hot water bore that run the pools. The hot pools have come under intense scrutiny in recent months from fluctuating temperatures, and from being forced to close for two days in January after a recurring electrical fault. The two-day closure resulted in $7000 lost revenue. Mayor Stuart Crosby admits there have been issues from “time to time” with temperatures but the gas installation – seen as a stop gap – will help resolve this. “I think it’s a sensible thing in the interim.” He says the main issue is customer service because people attending the hot pools expect constant hot water. But Tauranga City Aquatics Ltd chief executive Tania Delahunty denies the Mayor’s comments – claiming it is part of a risk management strategy for the facility. “It provides us with hot water if the bore fails for any reason. And the bores can often fail, not catastrophically but for minor faults.” TCAL runs the Hot Pools, Baywave and the Greerton, Otumoetai and Memorial swimming pools. She says the brand new gas system – yet to be installed – will be a permanent addition to the facility and will be an added “boost and back-up” during the winter months to ensure temperatures remain steady, along-

side the bore failing, and scheduled maintenance. Deputy Mayor and ex-Tauranga City Aquatics Limited director David Stewart agrees the “back-up system” is necessary to sort the water system out and repay the public. “Having a gas back-up like this, which is not which is the most cost-effective and economical way to do it, will ensure people will experience the same quality of hot water.” The Mount Hot Pools’ hot salt water core temperature is about 45-46 degrees Celsius at the moment. Pool temperatures are supposed to be 38-39 degrees Celsius. Of concern, for Tauranga City Aquatics Limited and the CCO running the hot pools, is current negotiations with Environment Bay of Plenty over the discharge consent for the hot water. Keeping the hot pools hot requires balancing the amount of water drawn from the bore, with the amount and the temperature of the permitted discharge into the harbour. Hot salt water is pumped up from the bore and run through heat exchangers, heating up salt water pumped from Pilot Bay. This is chlorinated and used to fill the pools. The resource consent governs how much hot water the pools can draw from the ground, how much can be discharged into Pilot Bay and how hot it is when discharged into the harbour. Ecological reports on the effects of the discharge are part of the resource consent. The system will be installed following a design process, after council advised a building consent is needed. By Luke Balvert

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Dog’s guide to surviving winter It’s probably not news to you that winter has arrived. Well, it’s close as we get to winter here in the lovely Bay of Plenty.

My friends Shivaun and Basil. And winter has its challenges for pets and their owners, so this week we have a guest editorial from Basil. His boss is a pet care advisor, so Basil knows his stuff. So here’s Basil, with advice for furry family members to get us through the winter cold. Generally speaking, July is the coldest month of the year in New Zealand. And while we have fur we still feel the cold too. Dogs don’t speak English, but my human and I are so in touch that I got her to translate for me – so I can give you my best winter advice for your pups this season.

Take me out!

I am desperate to get out for a run-around, even in the depths of winter. I need it for my health too! I know it’s not so appealing for you to go out on a cold, wet day, but I still need a run-around. Put on one of those snuggly person-wraps you have and take me out – I’ll love you for it (even more than I already do, which is already a lot!).

Winter layers

I always hear you people going on about how you’re putting on your ‘winter layers’, but guess what – I need them too! Well-fed dogs like myself are much better prepared to withstand the cold winter winds – and I’m not just saying that for extra treats. We dogs may need a little more food than normal to generate enough energy to stay warm, particularly if we’re outside dogs. Please keep me topped up

with fresh water, like normal. And if we’re in an area where water can freeze, you can get these super-cool, electrically-heated water bowls (every dog’s dream!).

Taking shelter

If I usually sleep outside, it may be time to bring me indoors when icy July rolls around. Put my kennel in the garage or the laundry, and I’d love an extra blanket on my bed! If I’m still kept outside, just make sure my shelter is insulated, elevated, protected from prevailing winds and watertight – no-one likes sleeping in a puddle, after all – least of all me! The shelter should also be small enough to keep in my body heat when I’m all curled up, but large enough to be comfortable.

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You may love them or you may think I look silly, but when push comes to shove, a doggy jumper will keep me nice and warm. Plus, I think I look pretty suave in them! If I’m a short-haired dog, senior dog, puppy or if I have any health problems, I could be more prone to the cold, so I may need a dog jacket to keep me warm. I particularly like yellow (hint, hint Shivaun!). Most importantly, the best way to keep warm is human touch – so keep up the pats and snuggles! And I’m not just saying that for extra pats … really, I’m not. Anyway, I hope that helps. If you have any questions or concerns about your own dog this winter, Shivaun and friends at Nestlé Purina PetCare offer a FREE advice service at 0800 PET VIP (0800 738 847). There’s a team of pet care advisors, including trained veterinary nurses and animal behaviourists, available to offer advice and support on a wide range of questions about your pet, from health and nutrition to behaviour, training and socialisation, as well - Basil as information about winter diet.


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All for one – and one for all Elected members wrapped up the annual plan last week with a final rate revenue increase of two per cent.

This extra amount will kick start a five- year $43.5million new project for additional storm water works. We had already made inroads into the budget, by cutting out some other discretionary expenditure amounting to just under $1million, which will also go towards storm water. For the first time in memory, this rate revenue increase was a unanimous decision. Where basic infrastructure for ratepayers’ homes is concerned, all ratepayers are in this together – hence the agreement of all elected members. It’s true that this storm water work should have been done in the past. But it wasn’t, as successive council’s focused on noncore business – nourishing minds I remember being repeatedly told – and the three waters – water, waste water and storm water were the Cinderellas of rates dollar priorities. So now the work must be done and probably to the exclusion and/or postponement of many other items in council’s 10-year plan. So be it.


After this year’s elections, council will be looking at a much reduced 10-year plan if the presently estimated nine per cent rate revenue increase for 2014/15 is to be reduced to council’s self-imposed rates cap of two per cent, plus inflation. So anyone making election year promises will be speaking with forked tongue where any extra expenditure is concerned. And urgency, conveyed by affected residents and elected members, was reflected with staff action. New CEO Garry Poole and his staff were back the next day with a generic way forward, starting with the five-year programme outlined, with estimated extra capital expenditure and extra operational funding. The existing storm water programme is unaffected and those works will continue as planned. It was great to hear David Stewart speaking to the resolution, and saying how paramount it was that basic

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infrastructure was council’s priority. It’s never too late to change your focus! First term councillor Tony Christiansen gave an impassioned speech, citing his disappointment at previous council’s reluctance to increase rates to a sufficient level. I didn’t interrupt him but afterwards I did alert him to my contention that even if the rates increases of those years had been doubled, those councils were unlikely to have spent it on core infrastructure anyway. In my opinion, waste water and storm water were set back at least a decade with the financial restraints imposed on them. Simply, elected members on those councils, in the majority, were focused elsewhere. Pipes in the ground don’t make good election planks because no one can see them whereas buildings make good entries on your CV – is an old adage in local government.

Failed attempt

A last minute attempt to reinstate $80,000 of an original $150,000 earmarked for promotion of Baypark ASB arena, and associated CCO operations, failed. Because it was a recent resolution to remove the $150,000, a 75 per cent majority was required. Peter Farmer, chairman of Bay Leisure and Events for whom the money was intended, said this was a “transitional” cost. I asked how this could be a ratepayer responsibility when it was for promotional costs and he didn’t give a convincing response in my opinion. That $80,000 is about 40 people’s rates, and it has to be recognised that one purpose of council forming the CCO is to detach it from ratepayers’ breasts and stand on its own feet. The promotional work is a great move and should happen but not at ratepayers expense. Rick Curach, Larry Baldock and others, are most concerned that some council employees


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a weekly minimum income of $18.65 per hour. Gate Pa commemoration finances will get $50,000 towards upgrading the Gate Pa reserve, with already budgeted for funds being reprioritised. Te Ranga battle site will get consideration in later years in a united approach to Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay District Council and other funding sources. Te Ranga is in Western Bay district.

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A parting thought on the flooding situation council found itself in consequent to the April 20-21 floods. It is another consequence of intensification. Planners and others constantly harp on that city boundaries must be contained, because of the cost of expanding infrastructure, and intensification is the way forward. But controlled development of green-

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Warming up winter in style Its official – winter is here. We know it’s cold, but you don’t have to suffer at home. Staff at Harvey Furnishings are encouraging residents to keep their home warm with new, top quality curtains and blinds. How does this work? By installing new curtains or blinds, they can effectively block out the cold from outside, and keep the heat inside. As New Zealand’s largest manufacturer and retailer of curtains and blinds, Harvey Furnishings has been

providing customers with high quality products for more than 50 years – so they know what they’re talking about. The Tauranga store on Cameron Rd is packed full with a huge selection of readymade curtains and readymade blinds, cushions, bedspreads and seat covers for an instant make-over this winter. As well as selling every style of curtain and accessory, they also sell every style of Venetian, vertical, roller and roman blinds and a wide range of shutters.

Harvey Furnishings staff Sue Woodward, Anne Warren, and Estelle Shaw. Photo by Tracy Hardy. Harvey Furnishings also stocks famous brands of fabrics and the latest fashion textiles from around the world; and a huge range of its own direct-import value fabrics. Don’t know what to choose? No problem, their highly-qualified, in-home consultants can help

anyone find the perfect fit for their home. They also offer free in-home consultations, so they can see firsthand what your home needs. Consultants have a full range of samples to view with your colour scheme and furnishings and

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Organiser Emily Mowbray-Marks. Emily herself will run the writing section of the class, where participants can develop their writing and poetry skills. Tauranga yoga teacher Kristen Borchardt will take a yoga class, while Heidi Borchardt will run the pottery section. The event coincides with the winter solstice, which Emily says makes for the perfect setting. “It’s a mental health day on the weekend.” Tickets are available by emailing your query to By Phillipa Yalden

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Last week, as winter was biting I suggested that a warming soup or one-pot wonder were the best thing at the end of the day. As I am writing this it’s a sunny Tauranga day and thoughts of winter are far away. However, I do have a crop of pumpkin ready at the front doorstep for soup. But my thoughts today are of curry. Some curries can take a lot to prepare and others are simple, like this week’s recipe, which can be made in a large frying pan with a lid.

Vegetable curries come in many styles and types but I quite like a simple rustic one that is easy to prepare. With plenty of good pumpkin around, it goes well with ginger, garlic and coconut cream, as it does in my favourite pumpkin soup. This curry is a deconstruction of Thai-style pumpkin and peanut soup. By adding a crust to the pumpkin, and simmering it in spiced coconut cream, the flavours are all there to warm us up this winter.

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Method Toast coriander and cumin seeds by dry-frying in a hot pan. Remove and toast pumpkin seeds then crush all in a mortar and pestle. Add the turmeric, sea salt and finely chopped peanuts. Toss the diced pumpkin in the dry mixture then pan-fry in a large, hot pan with a little oil for a few minutes each side and set aside. Add the remaining spice mix to a food processor and blend to a paste with a dribble of the pan juices. Using a spatula, top the cubes of partially cooked pumpkin with the crust paste. Allow to rest while you make the sauce. In the same pan, (an electric pan with a lid is ideal), which should have a spicy residue, add a little oil and cook the onion until soft and golden, then add ginger, garlic, the chilli powder and then add the coconut cream with equal amounts of water and the stick of cinnamon. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, then add the pumpkin pieces carefully back into the pan. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until pumpkin pieces are tender. Add the lime juice and grated palm sugar and cook for a few more minutes. Serve with rice or just by itself.

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Help for Katikati response plan Katikati has launched its new Community Response Plan and is looking for volunteers to fill back-up positions on its response team.

eruption. So I think if you can be prepared or have a thought of what do – you’ll be a lot safer and you’re chance of survival will be good.” Encompassing the township’s 50km zone, the plan outlines evacuation points and gives critical information on the town’s available resources, such In February, Katikati Community Board tasked as first aid, fuel, water supplies, transport, generaKatch Katikati to develop the plan, in conjunctors, camping and earthmoving equipment, cooking tion with Western Bay of Plenty Council and Civil facilities, bedding and radio gear. It also formalises Defence for use during a civil emergency in the a Katikati Community Response team, which takes township. responsibility for setting Launched this month, up evacuation points and Katch Katikati promotions welfare centres. “Before, manager Jacqui Knight no-one held that responsisays the plan, compiled bility, instead we relied on by a steering committee emergency services which during three months this may not be able to initially year, was called for by her focus on that side of the – after she’d heard a Civil issue,” says Jacqui. Defence spokesperson Jacqui says forming the highlight its need. plan has highlighted the She’d also saw community’s resources Omokoroa’s plan, while “and it’s a second group of Waihi Beach and Te Puke people to help assist the continue work on theirs. community during such “Having spoken with an event while emergency people who experienced services are busy”. Christchurch’s earthquakes She will now visit Tanand the difficulty they ners Point, Tuapiro / faced in not knowing Ongare Point and Sharp what to do, where to go Rd areas, which could be or what was happening, Katikati Community Response Team’s resource isolated by road washouts, I thought it was vital,” officer Shirley Vincent, assistant communication to ensure each has a safety says Jacqui. “We live in a officer Derek Stansfield, personnel officer Vin plan. To volunteer, call relatively risky area, defiAllan and team leader Alan Hay hold the 07 549 5250. nitely for tsunami but also town’s new community response plan. By Merle Foster earthquakes or volcanic

Are builders in an identity crisis? Sometimes, I think today's builders have a real identity crisis. It seems everyone is a builder. Do an apprenticeship and bam - you're a builder. Pick up a hammer, grab a licence - and bam you're a builder. This has resulted from a watering down of the good old days when the road to the top was quite structured. An apprentice would start their journey and evolve into a carpenter, then leading hand, and onto supervisor. Keen to learn the ropes of their forefathers, they often carried through as a trade qualified builder, and often clerk of works, developing wider skills such as quantity surveying and business acumen. The ultimate, of course, was business ownership, sharing their skill set with a valued team of tradesman. Employers and homeowners had a measuring stick as to the capabilities and value a tradesman bought to their project. In today's world, we often see a business owner, with no real level of physical build-

ing experience, leading a team to build your investment. The team has a site supervisor, who needs nothing more than a carpentry license to supervise and sign off a raft of labour-only gangs. In this scenario, everyone calls themselves a builder. What this does is diminishes the value

proposition of a tradesman, who has worked their way up the ladder encompassing both trade and business skills through a structure of stepping stones. So how do you spot a ‘true blue’ builder? Ask to see their trade qualification and structured evolution. To find your ‘true blue’ trade qualified builder, visit:


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Mid-June the Southern Cross or Crux, the constellation gracing our national flag, features high in the south. Crux is kite shaped and has two distinct ‘pointer’ stars commonly known as Alpha and Beta Centauri, differentiating it from the ‘False Cross’, the diamond shaped constellation to its right. Alpha Centauri is actually a binary star-system; the two closely orbiting stars are separable when viewing through a decent telescope. Alpha Centauri is also generally the closest star to us, barring our own Sun, and about 4.3 light years away from us. The bright star below Crux is Canopus. The constellation of Scorpio can be seen lying on its ‘back’ in the east. The brightest star

in Scorpio is Antares, which features a slightly reddish hue. The froth of the Milky Way, our own galaxy, is brightest and broadest around the constellation of Sagittarius, found just below Scorpio. The Clouds of Magellan, LMC and SMC, are in the lower southern sky, easily seen by eye on a dark moonless night. Both of these neighbouring galaxies are smaller than our own Milky Way, and approximately 160,000 and 200,000 light years distant. The Large Cloud is about five per cent the mass of the Milky Way, but that is still many billions of stars. The Small Cloud is about three per cent the mass of the Milky Way. Saturn graces the northeastern sky, with the star Spica of the constellation Virgo ten o’clock of it.

Tenant selection to save money The most important aspect to being in the rental property investment business is the selection of your tenants.

If you get this wrong it will cost you in rent arrears and, or, costly damage to be repaired. This not only will cost you money but your time, and the stress that goes with it. To get the selection right you must get references from your prospective tenants and you must check them out with a phone call. On their application for your property, you need to have history of where they have lived for at least the last five years and call each of those landlords – and then always take into account what they have said. Sometimes

unwanted tenants will have friends take those reference calls, so make sure who you are calling the person that does own the property. You should never compromise on the references received from a potential tenant just because you may be losing money on a vacant property – you will lose a lot more if they are bad tenants. Also in our tenant selection process, we do a Driver License check – to see if they have any Tenancy Tribunal orders against them, and a credit check. Even after you have made your selection for a good tenant, their circumstances might change. Life

has a way of doing that, as a job gets lost or a marriage breaks up. All of these and other life changes can affect the way a tenant lives and treats their landlord – so getting to know your tenant is very important too. In summary – get the selection process right. Stay in touch with your tenants, get on with them (as they are paying off your investment), and you will have a trouble-free time as a landlord. Or you can call us, leave the stress behind and use your time to make money doing what you do best.


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Banking on a competitive deal Broad banking experience over 28 years, a wide network of contacts to call on and a reputation for giving great service – there are many reasons to turn to Lawrence Russo for your finance needs.

Mortgage Link Tauranga’s Lawrence Russo has 28 years’ experience in banking.

Lawrence - who has held roles in banking ranging from business and farm financing, to mobile mortgages and branch management –now operates Mortgage Link’s Tauranga and Rotorua franchises. Only three months after setting up the mobile broking business, he is already busy with his experience and proven track record attracting old contacts and clients. “I get my clients a very competitive deal, with the right products to fit their needs,” says Lawrence, who is able to help customers with farm, business, commercial , home and personal loans. Mortgage Link works with 15 or more banks and lenders to provide competitive finance packages – with Lawrence meeting clients where it suits them to discuss their needs. For details, contact Lawrence on 07 573 5554.

Benchtop technology resists scratches Sick of having a stained and scratched benchtop? Why not install a new heat, stain and scratch resistant benchtop that only require a wipe with a damp cloth to keep it clean? Or a benchtop that looks and feels like stone but at nowhere near the cost?

Benchtop Transformations has been, as the name suggests, transforming benchtops for more than three years. Director Bruce Dawson and his team can fit a stone benchtop in just one day, by fitting the stone directly over an existing benchtop – making it look brand new. Benchtop Transformations uses ROXX engineered stone, a 100 per cent New Zealand-made material available in a range of colours. Bruce has been a stonemason for

more than 30 years and believes that ROXX is the best engineered stone that money can buy. The team can also transform bathroom vanities, bath surrounds or fire places. They also manufacture new benchtops and vanities for new designer kitchens or bathrooms. Bruce also offers a 10 year warranty for the material, a five year warranty for the workmanship and free comprehensive, obligationfree quotes.


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Pet of the Week

These cute kittens are two of four that arrived at ARRC needing some tender loving care after their mother, owned by a resident, rejected them. The resident has tried to bottle feed them but was unsuccessful and, with nowhere else to turn, rang ARRC for some help. ARRC’s fabulous foster team took the kittens in, bottle fed and reared them. They are now old enough to be de-sexed and will be looking for homes soon. Contact ARRC on 07 579 9115 or

Palmers Garden Centre merchandiser Sharyn Crawford with some of the gift and homeware available at the winning centre. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

More than a garden centre There’s far more to Palmers Garden Centre in Bethlehem than just plants. As well as the large range of plants and gardening products, the organically-certified centre boasts a stunning range of gifts and homeware, jewellery, clothing, spa pools and a popular café. That is what made the centre New Zealand’s 2012/2013 Garden Centre of the Year, says owner and manager Peter Wayman. “It’s all to do with becoming a destination store,” says Peter. “Rather than buying plants and leaving, people often come for the morning or afternoon, shop around, enjoy a coffee around the gardens – and there is no pressure to spend money. “What’s been really popular lately is our spa pools. In fact, we have one or two new lines coming in for this spring.”

Peter says it’s the centre’s passion to go above and beyond the call of duty that won them the national title. The centre was also recently certified organic. “We are monitored to ensure all the products we claim are organic, definitely are. That goes from organic plants through to organic chemicals, feeds and insecticides.” That said, plants are still the centre’s number one focus, and always will be, says Peter. “We don’t lose focus of that. They’ll always be number one and we’re always looking for new plants and exclusive lines.” Staff are highly knowledgeable in all things plant– related, and are ready to answer customers’ questions. Currently, key trends at Palmers are growing your own vegetables, and plants with colour, says Peter. He welcomes residents to come in and enjoy the centre, have a coffee and unwind. By Corrie Taylor






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National Volunteer Week is almost here and Volunteer Western Bay of Plenty is sending the reminder that volunteering is all about the people.

linking volunteers to roles in the community, and by providing information, training and advocacy to volunteers and member organisations.

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Residents are encouraged to try their hand at volunteering during the national week – with With 2013’s theme being: plenty of short-term and one-off “He tāngata, He tāngata, opportunities to try out. He tāngata” (translated “It Volunteering connects you to is people, it is people, it is others and is good for the mind people”), the week is dedicated and body, says Janine. to recognising and celebrating “Our volunteers always tell volunteers’ selfless contribuus what a great time they are tions nationwide. having and how good it feels to help out in their community. Huge thanks Come and see us, we can match Locally, manager Janine Volunteer coordinator Murray Clayton and volunteer Napawan you to a project. Branson would like to say “A (Nok) Williams. Photo Bruce Barnard. “If you are a not-for-profit big thank you” to the board, organisation, we can talk to you the reception team and the about how volunteers can add value to your newsletter team for their amazing contribu- and the 80 not-for-profit organisations organisation.” tions that make Volunteer WBOP a great receiving their assistance,” says Janine. organisation. Visit or for Registered as a charitable trust in 2005, “Their success shows in the 800 volunteers Volunteer WBOP aims to add value to the more information contact the office on currently registered with the organisation region’s volunteer sector, primarily through 07 571 3714.


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Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai

We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers

By many, by thousands, the work will be accomplished

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for their community work. THANKS ALSO TO ALL OUR FUNDERS: AW Parsons Trust, Bay Trust, Cambridge Comm Board, COGS, Hastings DC, Hauraki DC, Huntly Comm Board, First Sovereign Trust, J N Williams Memorial Trust, Napier CC, Nova Energy, Pirongia CCCG, Rotary Club of Taupō Expresso, Rotorua DC, Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate, Springhill Charitable Trust, Te Awamutu Comm Board, Thames Comm Board, Tindall Foundation/ Community Waikato, Trust Waikato, Waiora Comm Trust/Taupō DC SSG, WEL Energy Trust, Whakatāne DC, Z Energy.

The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart health charity. We are very grateful for people like you, from all walks of life who help in our fight against heart disease. Support your community by using and developing your skills. Whatever your availability, you can help save a heart by joining our inspirational team of volunteers. E P 07 571 3013 HF1765WS

National Volunteer Week – Te Wiki Tūao a Motu | 16 – 22 June 2013

THANK YOU wonderful volunteers for sharing our vision through your support for our members, Guide Dog Services and fundraising efforts for the blind and partially sighted of New Zealand. To share our vision, call 0800 24 3333 or visit


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Take a moment to connect Do you enjoy going for a walk, playing pool, darts, gardening, fishing, sport, art, having a cuppa, music, dancing, baking, swimming, photography, shopping or just a good chat? Why not include someone else? People with intellectual disability tell the team at the IHC Volunteer Programme that they have wanted friends in their lives for a long time – so they are currently recruiting volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and interests to match in a friendship with a disabled person in the area. The IHC Volunteer Programme is about oneto-one friendship in the community, says coordinator Brenda Evans. She says volunteers enjoy enriching someone’s life, gaining a friend and adding a new dimension to their own life. An IHC volunteer says: “What you give as a volunteer you get back. It makes a big difference to your friend’s life. You share the enjoyment and have a lot of fun along the way.” What their friend says: “I wanted a friend of my own, not just going to do things with staff and dad.” For more information, contact IHC volunteer coordinator Brenda Evans on 07 577 4628, email: brenda.evans@ihc. or visit:

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A big thank you from all our team Volunteer week is about recognising the quality, depth and extent of work undertaken by a very select group of people - a group who, for the most part, work behind the scenes to add value to their communities. During this special week we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to the dedicated few who look beyond their own busy professional and personal lives to volunteer their support to worthy causes. TE KAUNIHERA O TE HAUAURU





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Student boardroom battles This weekend three Tauranga students will compete for a chance to represent the country in the boardroom – in the AsiaPacific regional business championships.

Wendy Macphail Director LLB(Hons)

Does your business look a bit like this?

Ask Tauranga Boys’ College student Nicholas Mason what he enjoys about studying business and you touch a nerve. Like two fellow Tauranga students competing in Albany this weekend for a chance to represent the county in the board room, business is a passion for Nicholas which he is determined to build into a successful career. “It’s definitely something I want to pursue. The thing I love about business is that is it so relevant, it’s all around us and affects everything we do.” Nicholas and fellow Year 13 students Loren McCaTauranga Boys’ College Year 13 student Nicholas Mason is offering businesses rthy from Tauranga Girls’ College and Kate Burn the chance to advertise at school for his Young Enterprise School project. from Aquinas College, are each leading their respecPhoto by Bruce Barnard. tive school’s projects to set up and run a business in the national Young Enterprise Scheme competition. lenge, to come up with an idea, write a business plan to support it, The Tauranga student are excited about the opportunity to learn create a prototype and present it to a judging panel of top business and make business contacts at this weekend’s competition, and people. They will compete against other inspiring entrepreneurs each hopes it will help the business projects they are working on. for one of six places to represent New Zealand in the FedEx ITC Nicholas’ team is developing advertising posters to put up around Asia-Pacific final regional final in Hong Kong in August. Saturday’s his school to promote products to students – such as suit hirage for competition is also part of the Global Enterprise Challenge, where school balls. Kate’s Aquinas team is producing naturally-flavoured they will compete against teams from 17 countries in an online gourmet marshmallows; and Loren’s Girls’ College team is pro12-hour challenge. ducing a nut spread. “The opportunity is priceless – there are Young Enterprise Trust CEO Terry Shubkin says the weekend is a some great business mentors there and it’s a chance to learn some great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to put business skills skills that will be applicable for the future,” says Nicholas. In the they have been learning from the programme “to the test in a real competition, teams only have a few hours, from being given a chal- pressure cooker environment”. By Hamish Carter

Have your say on Te Puke

Te Puke residents and business people can learn more about the proposed town centre redevelopment at five public workshops this month. The consultation workshops follow a public meeting last month, where there was strong

support for Page Henderson Architects’ vision to bring more residential living into the city centre, by creating more open spaces and making the area more pedestrian friendly, while attracting businesses to help make Te Puke into a shopping destination.

The workshops, at the Te Puke Memorial Hall Settlers Lounge, will be held on June 19 (noon and 5.30pm), June 26 (7pm), June27 (3pm) and July 2 (5.30pm). The midday workshop on June 19 will be facilitated by development consultant Peter Kageyama.

If your business is out of shape, chances are it’s showing on your bottom line. A few simple changes are often all it takes to boost your performance. With just one hour of your time, we’ll assess your business and give practical advice on how to fix problems and make the most of opportunities.

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Managing finances during difficult times A no-fee course, designed to help residents manage their money in the current tight financial climate, begins in Tauranga next month.

Ra Winiata teaches course participants how to better manage their money.

Tutor Ra Winiata has seen a recent upsurge in people wanting to learn how to control their personal finances and look to future investments in property and share markets. He says this course is designed to help with just that, and has proven successful for many participants in the last two years. “It’s a really comprehensive course that encourages people to look at every aspect of their finances and provides practical steps to achieving financial goals,” says Ra. “We have lots of people who love the course.” Alongside Ra, is tutor Peggy McKenzie, a previous community education officer with Tauranga Budget Advisory Service. “She’s great at being able to teach people to get every last cent out of their dollar. She really lives what she teaches, it’s great.”Bethlehem resident Glynn Smith is completing the current course and highly recommends it. “It’s really positive and we have learned lots, I’ve done it with my wife and son and his girlfriend, and it’s really good. “We’re learning lots of information, and refreshing stuff we have known. It’s fun, refreshing and a really

Enter hi-tech gadgets for police A more mobile, visible frontline police presence in the Western Bay is hoped for as the region’s police begin using iPads and iPhones as part of the Police National Mobility Project.

munity, rather than returning to the station. “This is all about freeing up staff time so they can spend more time in the community, focusing on proactive crime prevention activities and providing a better service to victims.” Some officers are already trained in the new technology and will share The 128 iPhones their knowledge with are distributed to others during the officers in Tauranga, initial set-up. Mount Maunganui, “These devices Te Puke and Katiallow officers to be kati, with 72 police more efficient and officers also receiving effective at their iPads. jobs because they Nationally, 6500 have fast access to iPhones and 3900 information and iPads are being disother useful policing tributed this year. tools.” Acting Western Bay Karl says the of Plenty area comexpected time savings mander Inspector will be reinvested Constable Cam Saunders learns to use his iPad. Karl Wright-St Clair into preventative Photo Bruce Barnard. says the devices mean policing activities, a more mobile, visible frontline presence by enabling keeping with the police ‘Prevention First’ police to complete critical tasks while out in the com- operating strategy. By Letitia Atkinson

good learning experience.” Ra says the Ministry of Educationfunded course caters to people in full-time work. Participants meet for one three-hour session each week (either a day or evening option) then

the majority of the work is completed at home. The course starts July 17. Information evenings are each Tuesday at 6pm at the Public Trust building for people who want to know more. By Corrie Taylor


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Waikato offers range of study options in Tauranga next semester Whether you are starting a degree, looking to up-skill or wanting to move into postgraduate study, the University of Waikato is offering a range of papers in Tauranga next semester to suit different needs. Starting in July, students can enrol in Social Science, Human Development and M ori papers to embark on their degree here in Tauranga. Upon application, these papers can also lead into the Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Teaching programmes, starting in 2014. Beginning June 24, an intensive third-year Bachelor of Social Work paper ‘Children and Young People at Risk’ will be offered. It is available for social work practitioners who are looking for further professional development or to up-skill. Four postgraduate papers get underway

in July, as part of the university’s new 180-point Master of Education (MEd). Two Educational Leadership papers will be taught in intensive blocks during the semester. The other two explore research

Essential career skills When the Year 13 students heard the news, the silence was deafening. The presenter at the large organisation’s careers expo had just dropped a bombshell. High quality science graduates certainly were in short supply but the students had been told they should not bother applying for positions – without bringing their

NCEA English results with them to the interview. From the looks on students’ faces, many were seeing their dreams disappear. The high level careers that most were hoping for demand high levels of literacy and analysis, with proven written and oral communication skills. Read more on

methods and gifted and creative children, and both are offered online, with support from Tauranga-based tutorials. For further details and to discuss your study options, please call 0800 Waikato.

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself ” - JOHN DEWEY Formal education can be seen as something we need to learn so we can achieve something else. However, education is obviously much more than that … it’s about challenging ourselves continually and keeping open to the opportunity to learn on a continual basis. And with so

much information available at our fingertips, it is even more important to check the validity of what we read so we are informed rather than ill-informed. Formal education is important so we can learn how to educate ourselves for our life. Do you compartmentalise your learning or do you keep an open, enquiring and questing mind in all areas of your life?

FOR PEOPLE WHO REALLY WANT TO GO PLACES. It’s not too late to start studying in 2013. B Semester at the University of Waikato starts July. Whether you want to begin undergraduate or postgraduate study, continue working towards a degree or upskill, the best place to start is at the University of Waikato at our Tauranga campus this semester. The university is now offering specific papers in the following areas:

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Free fun maths day for parents Invitation to Parents

What’s Happening in Maths Classes Today? You are invited to a fun maths day for parents! This is a special day where our friendly Maths Facilitators are here to answer all your questions. Find out why maths is different now from when you went to school. Hear what you can do to help your child with maths at home. We will be open from 10am-3pm, so come into the Learning4 Store at your leisure and enjoy a relaxed learning atmosphere, where you can: ask questions, listen, learn and play!

University of Waikato regional mathematics coordinator Honor Ronowicz. Learning mathematics has changed since parents went to school. To help parents find out about the changes, the University of Waikato is inviting parents to an inaugural, free, fun maths day. Regional co-ordinator Honor Ronowicz says teachers are following a global trend of mathematics, which has seen a change in the last decade. So how has it changed? Honor says the same mathematical problems are being taught in schools but teachers are using a whole new way of teaching. It’s called ‘strategy teaching’, she says. “We do teach everything that we used to teach but it’s in a very definite progression now. “Strategy teaching is a much more creative way of solving some problems, that requires people to make

a lot of links and connections, which in the long run makes it a lot easier when learning algebra at high school.”Honor says every new concept introduced to the classroom is taught with the use of equipment, which children use to help solve mathematical problems. But don’t worry, parents won’t be asked to sit a maths test. Honor says the day is a fun, relaxing way for parents to learn what they can do to help their children with mathematics at home. On Saturday, June 22 doors open 10am-3pm at the Learning4 Store in Tauranga and parents can come in and out when they please. A team of maths facilitators will be there to answer queries through the day. By Zoe Hunter

Young cartoonist is an illustration of success The Learning Connexion is thrilled to congratulate 28-year-old Cory Mathis – winner of the NZ Cartoonist of the Year Award 2013. Originally from Waihi, Cory has been drawing since a young age, mostly illustrating dinosaurs and monsters. But after high school he wanted to do more with his

Waihi-raised Cory Mathis is the 2013 Cartoonist of the Year.

passion. “I was working in retail, trying to fit my art in during that. I decided what I really wanted to do was to take a year off and go somewhere where I could consolidate all of those skills.” Cory enrolled with Wellington art school The

Learning Connexion and has been going from strength to strength ever since. He likes The Learning Connexion’s learning flexibility, and the idea of building his own curriculum. He is also enjoying the exposure to fellow artists, experienced tutors and on-site resources. “I’ve always been a fan of life drawing, so I’m really happy I get to do that at The Learning Connexion. I’m also learning about all the classical media and techniques. It’s been really cool because I’ve been able to take on contemporary media like digital painting on tablets and computers – I’m taking full advantage of that here.”


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Cheering a balancing act Gym fever hits Tauranga schools

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Greenpark School’s Gorgeous Greens cheerleaders practise their poses. Photo by Tracy Hardy

Gymnastics fever hit Tauranga this week with Year 3-4 pupils competing in the Western Bay schools zone for a chance to compete at the regional and national events.

boys and girls aged from about six to 16 compete in junior and senior events, with the girls competing in vault, floor, uneven bars and beam. The boys will compete in six apparatus – floor, vault, parallel bars, high bar, rings and pommel horse. “Numbers competing in gymsports are Argos Gym definitely growing, administration manwhich is great to ager Christine Barns see.” was pleased with the Gymsports standard but says combines artisthe highlight in a tic gymnastics, busy run of compeperformance titions will be the groups – including club’s annual contest hip hop, aerobic this Saturday. and cheerlead“It’s a very busy ing – along with time but it’s great to rhythmic and see so many people trampoline skills. involved.” The Western The competition Bay inter-schools on Saturday will Girls pose for photos at the prize giving. Photo by Tracy Hardy. competition will attract 450 competicontinue over the tors from 19 clubs next two Tuesdays with Year 7-8 pupils competing from New Plymouth to Auckland. on June 18 and Year 5-6 pupils on June 25. Each “There should be a high standard of competition section’s top eight competitors return for a regional – some of them will be trying to qualify for the New showdown of “the best of the best” on July 5. Zealand Nationals.” The women’s and men’s artistic By Hamish Carter competition on Saturday will see

Phoebe Hoskin, Maia Blackbrun, Amelia Harvey and Ayva McOnie. Photo by Tracy Hardy


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Burning fright sparks student’s award winning idea Natalie Gage has come up with a solution to stop people burning their tongues on hot drinks.

The idea for Natalie’s product involves thermo chromic ink on a label that will change to reveal a ‘drink me’ logo when the beverage has reached a suitable drinking temperature. “I thought with a product like a coffee cup, placing a label would be easy for a customer to see. Instead of feeling the cup and trying to judge, this gives the customer a clear sign the drink is ready.” Now into the second-round of the competition, Natalie has to create a detailed business plan and present it in front of competition judges in a setting similar to television show ‘Dragons Den’. “I now have to come up with a presentation about the product and I’m still awaiting feedback if they want me to make a prototype. But my original idea is basically to sell the idea to a company like Starbucks.” Natalie has also considered the possibility of extending her idea to more than just coffee cups. “I’ve looked at getting the label onto other things like key chains so it can be used on things like food. “I researched into the idea and it’s similar to the hot spot Pizza

A third-year fashion student at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is receiving growing support for her idea based on placing a label on a coffee cup that changes colour with temperature. Natalie submitted her idea to the Audacious Business Challenge, which is a competition that selects 40 of the best student business ideas and gives them a share of $10,000 to get the idea started. “The idea came through a personal experience, I bought a hot drink while on the go and took a sip without checking the temperature and burned my tongue,” says Natalie. “I pitched the idea to my class first and they all loved the idea and told me to run with it.” When naming her business idea, Natalie decided to name it from experience – and ‘Cup Stain’ was born. “The naming idea came from when I burnt my tongue and then I spilled coffee on myself and it stained. I thought it really clicked with what I was trying to get across to people.”

Natalie Gage tries not to burn her mouth on a hot cup of coffee. Photo by Tracy Hardy. Hut used to have on their pizza boxes.” Natalie is competing against 39 other students for a chance to win from a pool of $40,000 worth of cash, to be presented at the September awards after round two is completed. By Cameron Russell

Lucky winner scores clean home Wouldn’t it be a dream to win a cleaner for a year? Well this dream has become a reality for one lucky bb’s Café regular. bb’s Café, Fraser Cove has been a part of a nationwide bb’s café competition to ‘Win a Cleaner for a Year’. This competition was held across 12 bb’s Café New Zealand stores from March 22 to May 19 with the thousands of entries received being testa-

ment to such a desirable prize. Kavita Parasher from Tauranga was the lucky winner who now can head to bb’s Café, Fraser Cove on the weekend with her family to relax, while amazing staff at Green Acres clean her house. bb’s Café, Fraser Cove is thrilled that the winner was drawn from one of their local regulars. This promotion was run across all bb’s Cafes, as part of bb’s commitment to giving Kavita Parasher and bb’s Cafe owner our fantastic customers more Karen Brighouse. you time.

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Bank’s customer first focus brings better banking to Tauranga TSB Bank was set up in 1850 on the principals of selfreliance and independence. And 160 years on, those principals are still true today. It has grown into New Zealand’s largest and strongest independent bank. It’s been a great success story, but not one without its challenges. Back in 1985 the government proposed to merge all of New Zealand’s twelve independent banks into one big one. They delivered an ultimatum – get in line or be doomed. TSB Bank decided they didn’t want to throw away 130 years of independence. They knew it wouldn’t be in the best interests of their customers. The pressure to merge was intense – from the other banks, and the government. TSB Bank stood firm. The merger went ahead without them. But within a few years it faltered and was sold off to a big Aussie bank. How did it work out for TSB Bank? They went from strength to strength – with customers from Cape Reinga to Bluff, to all corners of the world.

They’re still making their own decisions. Still giving customers the kind of care and attention they’ve always been known for. Putting customers first is as important to them today as it was nearly 28 years ago. As far as they’re concerned, it’s just a better way to bank.

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Customer first philosopy TSB Bank has been rated highest for customer satisfaction in the banking category over and over again. Most recenty they were awarded Canstar Blue’s 2013 ‘Most Satisfied Customers in Banking’ award which questions Kiwi’s on their satisfaction with their Bank across seven categories. It’s hardly surprising when you consider their amazing customer service record. So what’s their secret? TSB Bank’s Managing Director/CEO Kevin Murphy says:

Kevin Murphy, TSB Bank Managing Director/CEO

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Strong financial performance TSB Bank has just reported an impressive 10.6% increase in pre-tax profit for the last financial year. Their Capital Adequacy Ratio (an industry measure of financial strength), at 14.56% continues to be one of the strongest of all banks in New Zealand. Kevin says “We’re totally New Zealand owned and all of our funding is obtained from within New Zealand – we rely wholly on the deposit support of our customers.”

Convenient banking Wherever you are in New Zealand, or the world, banking with TSB Bank is easy. There’s an office right here in Tauranga, on the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets. If you can’t make it to TSB Bank’s offices, HomeBank is their Internet, phone and text banking service – you can access your accounts, make payments, review transactions and transfer money.

[my]bank, the Bank’s mobile banking app, lets you open, close and even name accounts. You can also sort your day to day needs through the TSB Bank Direct call centre. Their friendly staff can answer all your queries in person Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 7pm. They’re so helpful in fact, they won the 2010 CRM Contact Centre Award.

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Bank’s customer first focus brings better banking to Tauranga investment mainstay for over 100 years now, and it will continue to be so.”

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It is make or break time for Tauranga off-road rider Reece Burgess, with the final round in the Dirt Guide Cross-country Series at Ohakuri on Saturday.

Reece is the favourite to walk away with the winning trophy, after his success winning the second round near Tokoroa last month, where heavy rain and muddy conditions were no obstacle for him. Last month’s win, coupled with his third place at the series opener, puts him in the series lead. But he knows nothing is guaranteed, with fellow KTM rider Taupo’s Greg De Lautour – who finished behind him in second place at the last round – is only 10 points behind him, and Auckland’s Callan May is only two points back. “It’s a pretty good spot to be in, but at the end of the day anything can happen,” says Reece. The seasoned rider says he will be sticking to his “safe and steady” approach to avoid any unwanted surprises. “It’s a game when anything can happen. You can get guys going past you and knocking themselves out. “I can go faster but I know what happens when you do, so I choose not to.” Reece, who is also competing in the Yamaha NZ Enduro Championships, did not cope with the wet conditions. At the last enduro event in Maramarua at Queen’s Birthday weekTauranga’s Reece Burgess (KTM 450EXC) is hoping his end, his late placing saw him fall from second “safe and steady” riding style will help him win the Dirt to fifth in the series. But he’s aiming to reclaim Guide Cross-country Series this weekend. lost ground in two remaining rounds, with Photo by Andy McGechan Taupo up next Saturday, June 20. By Hamish Carter

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Restoring Britain’s best Despite being more than 35 years since he owned his last motorcycle – it only took moments for Richard Patching to fall under the spell of classic bikes once again. “I hadn’t had a bike since my early 20s – but I got the bug back just like that,” recalls Richard, when a customer at his caravan yard told him about his 1953 G9 Matchless Twin. “I had the same bike when I was a young fella,



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but I could only afford the single,” says Richard, about what revived his interest in classic bikes, prompting him to buy the dream bike of his youth. Today, 19 years later, the Tauranga Classic Motorcycle Club life member owns five classics and has completed four restorations. “As my wife Marie says ‘you put these classic bikes away in the shed and they start breeding’.” After restoring two Matchless bikes, a 1952 500cc single cylinder and the 1953 twin, his latest restoration project - a 1954 Norton Dominator Model 7 500cc - completes another pair of bikes. He describes the Dominator, which he took for its debut run last weekend on the classic motorcycle club’s annual rally at Waihi Beach, as the `Earls Court model’ which Norton displayed at its promotional show in Earls Court. The smart-looking bikes, with their chrome tanks, were used as in-store demonstration models. But because of a shortage of chrome, due to the Korean War, everyone who ordered one received a ‘standard model’ with a grey painted tank and black frame. Seven years after getting “a pile of rubble and rusted parts”, including a few years where he focussed on other projects, Richard had the standard Norton restored to prime condition. After completing the Norton standard project he bought the “bashed up” Dominator ‘special’ with a twisted frame and broken handlebars, to complete the pair. After toiling away on the project for two years, and pouring a lot of money into it “I won’t tell you how much I’ve spent” says Richard, the restored bike hit the road last weekend with only 19 miles on the clock. While he was happy with its performance on the run to Pauanui he was particularly proud to win the rally’s top restoration award for a non-Japanese classic bike. “It makes you feel proud of what you’ve done and I’ve done everything I possibly could to restore it to its original condition.” His efforts extended to getting parts specially made, including a seat made in England.

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Tauranga classic motorcycle lover Richard Patching has won high praise for his 1954 Norton Dominator Model 7 500cc restoration. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

After completing his latest Norton, Richard says he has no plans to do another restoration. “But I have said that before,” admits Richard. He has a 1953 Norton frame and motor in the cupboard in case he changes his mind. By Hamish Carter

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In the Bay

Classic times for riders

Retro motorcycle lovers hit the road for the Tauranga Classic Motorcycle Club’s annual rally last Saturday – with organisers happy with the high attendance numbers.

Rally organiser Marie Patching says the rally, from Waihi Beach to Pauanui and back last Saturday, was a great success, attracting 89 bikes – including many riders from beyond the Western Bay. “It went really well – it was one of the most successful rallies we’ve had with numbers up, everything running smoothly and everyone having a good time.” Riders came from around the North Island, with contingents from Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, New Plymouth, Waikato and Auckland – with Marie

350cc. The Tanner Cup for the top saying everyone enjoyed catching Japanese restoration went to Lionel up. Reeve for his 1982 Suzuki GS85G, Marie says one of the major with the runner up prize highlights of the rally was going to Merv Garrett the annual awards for for his 1968 Honda classic bikes, which Richard Patching CB 350cc. participants voted was voted top nonA Top Riders’ for before leaving Japanese restoration Choice award, for for Pauanui on for work on his the bike voters would Saturday morning. 1954 Norton most love to have Bikes had to be at Dominator 500cc themselves, was shared least 25 years old to by Lionel Reeve’s be classics. Suzuki and Waikato rider John As luck would have it Roberts’ 1928 Triumph Deluxe Patch Marie’s husband Richard Patch494cc. ing was voted top non-Japanese Second place was shared by Erik restoration for work on his 1954 Kristensen (Tauranga) for his 1946 Norton Dominator 500cc which Nimbus Special 750cc and Nigel won him the Mount Motorcycles Quike (New Plymouth) for his Cup. All restoration winners were 1960 BSA A10 650cc. from Tauranga. The oldest bike and rider comThe two runners up, for restorabination was won by 83-year old tions in the non-Japanese category, Lloyd Baker of Tauranga who, with were Ray Nitschke for his 1952 his 1930 Ariel E 500cc, were a Ariel NH 350cc, and John Whitcombined age of 168 years. combe for his 1965 BSA B40WD

June 15: Tauranga – hot rod run Bay Rodders’ annual Winter Blast Rod Run gives hot rod lovers a chance to hit the road on a fun run to a mystery location (leaves Armitage Hotel 9am). Details: www. or call Dean on 0274 992 947. June 16: Tauranga – Hot rod swap meet Bay Rodders’ annual swap meet is on at the Spring St car park building from 9am-2pm. A great chance to see some of the area’s top cars (from rods to race and muscle

cars to new vehicles), motorcycles or to source those hard-to-find parts. June 16: Ohauiti – Hillclimb Motorsport Bay of Plenty will challenge drivers to put their hillclimb skills to the test on a stretch on Ohauiti Rd, as part of the club’s championships series. Details: www. June 16: Matata – MX Round two of the BOP Motorcycle Club Honda MX Series takes place at the Awakaponga MX track, corner of Caverhill Rd and Braemar Rd. Details:


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Winter chic at a boutique You know those mornings where you just stand there staring aimlessly at your wardrobe. Yes – we all have those “I have nothing to wear” moments. At Ebony Boutique they have lovely ladies that are happy to help you put your wardrobe together. Adding a few pieces doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Ebony Merino is perfect for this cooler weather – it is super-fine, easy care, and you don’t need to wash it every time you wear it because it breathes. Ebony Merino is made from such a fine micron natural fibre it easy great for those who are sensitive to wearing wool. Ebony Boutique stocks, exclusively in New Zealand, the fabulous Motto range, along with other great labels such as Charcoal, which is designed in New Zealand. Threadz, Contrast and Four Girlz, both from Australia, and Cordelia Street are also in-store. Ebony Boutique prides itself on stocking affordable fashion that fits. If you want a full wardrobe consultation, you can book a free wardrobe consultation appointment. This is great if you are limited for time, or can only shop outside normal opening hours. Ebony Boutique stores are located in Downtown Tauranga, Waihi Beach, Tirau, Ngatea and Hamilton’s Grey St.

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At the forefront of fashion Volunteer fireman wins SunLive iPad

SunLive reader and volunteer fi refi ghter Shannon Farelly’s fortunes changed this week when his name was drawn as the SunLive iPad winner. Shannon claims he’s usually not that lucky, but after jumping online and registering for free on the SunLive website, he’s got a new toy. Registered members not only get the chance to win competitions, they receive latest news

updates and can contribute by commenting on blogs and stories. Smartphones users can also download the SunLive app to access the latest By Cameron Russell stories on the go.

Fifth birthday for Rotary The Rotary Club of Papamoa celebrated its fifth birthday at the Mount Maunganui Cosmopolitan Club, where 26 members gathered to celebrate the club’s success, including its first annual Charity Golf Tournament raising more than $4000 for charities. Pictured: Rotary Club of Papamoa former president Jim Carroll with the fifth birthday cake.

Fifteen years of service recognised Tauranga’s Red Cross family farewelled two of their own this week and are looking to for special volunteers to take their place. Maureen and Joy were thanked for their 15 years of voluntary service at the Greerton shop during a morning tea this week. Three volunteers are needed for retail stores in Greerton, Mount Maunganui and Cameron Rd. Contact the Cameron Rd store on 07 578 2683.

One hundred years old – but always at the forefront of fashion with new and inspiring collections – George Edward has become a household name around New Zealand. Originally established in Taihape in 1913, by George Edward Little, it has been successfully run and transformed from a solely menswear store to a mix of mens and womens wear. The brand George Edward has stood the test of time and is still trading today under new management in the same spot. Although not part of a franchise, the Bethlehem store (originally from Bayfair), upholds the same family values and customer service that the Little family was renowned for during such a

long time in Taihape. Owner Vicki Burns and her team in the Bethlehem Town Centre are constantly working towards a balance of old and new. New designers are introduced each season to ensure the excitement of ‘the next best thing’ within the fashion industry isn’t a thing of the past. To celebrate the 100-year trading milestone, the girls at George Edward have a few surprises up their sleeves during the next few months, so do keep an eye out for these, as they might just add a few extra smiles to your next shopping trip. Every customer that makes a purchase during the next few months will have the opportunity to win a 100 per cent money back voucher – which means winning back your purchase. This weekend, the store has 50 per cent off all coats and jackets.

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In with old worn shoes, out with near-new Are your favourite winter boots looking a little less for wear? Instead of spending hundreds on a new pair, why not get them professionally repaired, it will save you money and keep you in your best boots this winter.

Shane Barr Shoe Repairs has been bringing old shoes back to life for more than 12 years –having the skills to specialise in fixing common issues plagued by winter shoes, such as worn-down scruffy heels and thin soles. Even on modern soles that appear to be all one piece, owner Shane Barr and his team have developed methods to reheel and re-sole to such a standard that they guarantee all their work to not only look great, but to stay stuck as well. Owner Shane Barr says

Far Left: Shane Barr Shoe Repairs Tauranga manager Garry Hamnett. Photo by Bruce Barnard

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the idea of repairing an old pair of shoes is an option not often considered by most people, but one they make easy. “It’s possible now to rejuvenate shoes to a better standard and higher quality than when they were first new out of the box.” Shane Barr says the company is different to other shoe repairers, because they guarantee shoes that both look and feel great, and are ready on time. “Our fancy computer system keeps track of the number of jobs and the amount of time each will take. “You get a firm price up-front that you pay when you drop your shoes off, so no surprises when you come to collect your shoes.” What happens if something else needs doing once the job is started? “If we find a few more bits of stitching or gluing to do, we will just do them at no cost to you. If it's a bigger issue we will phone you to discuss.” By Corrie Taylor

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Amerase allows you to budget for treatments, simplifying beauty, and helping provide long-term benefits of Botox – softened lines and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. Caci has more than 18years’ experience operating in the skincare and appearance industry, making it the largest appearance medicine group in New Zealand, with 29 clinics throughout the country. With this long history, Caci has become the trusted in name in appearance medicine. When clients visit Caci for Botox, they can be assured to be offered expert advice, treatment information and superior service from their cosmetic nurse specialist. At Caci, they make it simple to improve appearance, leaving clients feeling more attractive and confident.

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Sharon Melrose is helping women emphasise their natural beauty the safe way.

Younger skin the safe way Helping slow the hands of time and emphasise natural beauty is something most women want to achieve – and a Tauranga cosmetic medicine practitioner has the solution. Sharon Melrose from Rejuvenation Cosmetic Medicine, specialises in delivering facial treatments for those who want to look refreshed and rejuvenated, but in a natural looking way. “I am very realistic about my treatments,” says Sharon. “I am not promising that they will look like Elle McPherson when they can’t. I tailor treatments for each person. My goal is to soften the effects of facial ageing and enhance my clients’ unique, natural beauty.” With more than 14 years’ experience in the field of cosmetic medicine, Sharon’s expertise is sought after. She has a reputation of achieving excellent treatment outcomes at a competitive price. Tried and tested Botox and Restylane dermal fillers

work to plump and firm the skin and decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Restylane is a non-animal based product almost identical to what the body already produces in skin cells, says Sharon. She says Restylane actually ‘kick starts’ production of collagen. “You can’t get better than that.” The results are immediate and can typically last up to a year. Although both Botox and Restylane treatments are injected, after 14 years of practise, Sharon says that almost all clients questioned, agreed that the ‘scary needle’ part of the treatment turned out to be of minimal concern. “In fact, clients often wished that they had started treatments earlier.” Botox treatment is maintained at three to four monthly intervals. “Unlike more invasive procedures, Botox and Restylane fillers are quick to administer, safe to use, cost-effective and there is very little, if any, ‘down time’ following treatments.”

More men wanting botox treatments The number of men using botox and other cosmetic surgeries is growing, with businessmen wanting a look of authority driving the increase, according to the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine. The college estimates clients spent more than $22million on injections of Botox and dermal fillers during the year ending March 31. This was 18 per cent more than in the preceding year – compared with the 15 per cent increase recorded in

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Australia for all non-surgical cossought by men, she says. metic treatments, including beauty “[They] are unhappy with lines therapies such as hair removal. that make them look irritable and College president Dr Teresa Cattin it alters the way people respond to says the increasing demand for you. When you're in a manageinjections of botox and dermal fillers ment position it's important that is spurred by your face backs 15 per cent increase recorded the effectiveup what you are in Australia for all non-surgical ness and value saying because we cosmetic treatments of today’s tend to read faces products. rather than quesShe says recipients have extended tion what people are saying. beyond the traditional category of “The way people respond to us, women aged 40 to 55, and now especially in a position of authority, included older people, patients in is very much influenced by what we their late 20s, and an increasing look like. I wouldn't say it's vanity number of men. at all. I would say it's a practical Botox is the standard treatment issue reflecting work needs.”

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What goes into making a health supplement? Today, I thought we would look at my ‘other’ side as a product formulator, using my latest joint product as an example of how I go about making a new product.

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We first add glucosamine and chondroitin as important components of cartilage. We then add a potent antiinflammatory compound, extracted from turmeric, to reduce the inflammation associated My goal was to with joint tissue repair. create a prodI then settle on the uct that would balance of the ingrediachieve two ents – in this case 50 main goals. per cent glucosamine, Firstly, we 45 per cent chonwould target droitin and five per the cause of cent (as a 95 per cent osteoarthricurcumin ‘turmeric’ tis, which is extract). These doses the progressive attempt to replicate destruction of research into therapeutic with John Arts joint cartilage. levels of each ingredient. We want to give the The next step is to obtain body the building blocks high quality ingredients of cartilage to allow optimum through my ingredient supplier in repair. The second goal is to the USA. reduce the amount of inflammaOnce I have my product design tion associated with this loss in place, I then target optimum of cartilage. dosages to ensure a therapeutic



outcome. While I was confident on the role and dosages of both glucosamine and turmeric, chondroitin is a little more controversial. Most joint products include some chondroitin but I have always felt that small doses have little benefit. A clinical trial in 2011 confirmed that chondroitin has great value but only at higher doses of 800mg daily. The final step is to set the dosages and make up the label design, and final pricing. By following these processes I generally know in advance how a product will perform but the ultimate tests are the actual benefits obtained by those who use it. Give me a call if you need more information. To join my weekly newsletter go to: and visit: John Arts is a Nutritional Therapist and founder of Abundant Health. Contact John on 0800 423 559. To read more go to:

Why people should eat more beans and lentils For some of us, the mere mention of beans and lentils conjures up horrifying images of bland meals from our childhood – or jokes about hippies or alternative life-stylers munching on lentil rissoles.

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But guess what – those “alternative life-stylers’” know a thing or two about healthy and tasty foods. Beans are among the oldest known cultivated plants and were an important source of proteins for our ancestors. Archaeologists have found traces of beans buried with many of the dead in ancient civilizations from ancient Egypt to Peru, and Thailand to the Aegean. Some civilizations regarded beans with

suspicion, mistakenly linking flatulence to over-indulging in beans and the build-up of gasses in corpses. Known as the poor man’s food, during the Middle Ages it was often the staple food that staved off malnutrition, and possibly death, for many people in Europe. Beans and lentils are not only inexpensive but are also one of the most versatile and nutritious foods available. While they are not a “whole protein”, which means they do not provide all the essential amino acids required, they form an important role in our diet.

This is especially true if you are vegetarian or consume small amounts of animal proteins. These complex carbohydrates are rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, folate, fibre, iron and vitamin B1 – as well as being high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, which make them great for fighting a number of diseases. Beans and lentils have been attributed to lowering blood sugars, reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and incidents of stroke and heart disease. The high dietary fibre also helps prevent digestive disorders and constipation. However, there are a couple of negatives (aside from the flatulence) which can cause health problems for those prone to gout and kidney stones because lentils and beans are rich in purines, which break down to form uric acid, thus moderate consumption is advised. To cook dried beans it is important to soak them overnight. The larger the bean, the longer they need to soak. Lentils can be used without pre-soaking. Use beans in soups, stews, salads, casseroles or stir-fries – you are only limited by your imagination. Lentils will absorb flavours of the food they are cooked in – so are ideal to thicken soups, stews and casseroles. For further information, please feel free to contact:


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Men’s health spotlighted during awareness week New Zealand men live on average four years less than women. Many men die of potentially avoidable illnesses – and alarmingly, death rates for Maori men are double that of non-Maori. Men’s Health Week this week brought the health of Tauranga’s brothers, fathers and sons into the spotlight at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. In an effort to turn the tide on negative statistics, along with a

range of events happening throughout New Zealand, polytechnic staff and students got on board with a waka race, just for the blokes. Health nurse Alana Johnson says it is fantastic to see so many men lining up to take part in the fun event. “We had eight teams of four go head to head on the rowing machines clocking up 1200m for the entire event. “It was a fun way of getting the message across to men that they do need to take better care of their health.”

Wiremu Te Kanawa, Rob Herewini, Dave Gucciono and Matewiki Ratawari.

Boosting weight loss without exercise The Reset Program is the new way to sustainable weight loss – with or without exercise. It is the only programme where you and your coach work together to find the unique balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat to help your body shed excess kilos – easily. Excess weight, age and inactivity are all contributing risk factors for insulin resistance. This is associated with difficulty in losing weight. So how does insulin resistance affect the body’s ability to lose weight? When we consume food and drinks that are carbohydrate-rich, they elevate blood glucose levels. It

does not matter if the carbohydrate comes from fruit, cereals, grains, soft drink, honey, sugar, rice, pasta or potatoes. Once we eat carbohydrate-rich foods, they are all digested to plain old glucose. Your body does not distinguish the difference between “good” or “bad” carbs, healthy or junk. It just does its job and digests the food. If we bypass the involved scientific process and give you the basics – this is what you get.

Injured shoulders I wrote in a previous article about the effects of neck pain on the shoulder and how it can cause considerable pain and limitation of movement.

and specific exercises and treatment can be given to ensure you make a full recovery. At Salveo Therapy, we have highly qualified and experienced practitioners who will provide a comprehensive assessment and guide you through your rehabilitation, from injury or surgery to the shoulder, to ensure you achieve the best posWith Roger Athy-Knibbs sible results. from Salveo Physio

However, as with all areas of the body, pain in the joint is not necessarily referred from another area, such as the spine. One of the most common shoulder injuries to occur is that to the rotator cuff muscles. This group of muscles have a specific role in that they provide the joint with its stability. The shoulder is a complicated joint with many different planes of movement, and as a result requires the rotator cuff to provide this stability. If it does not work properly it often results in pain both in the shoulder and in the upper arm, and, or, limited mobility of the joint. Following any injury to the shoulder, it is important to get the joint assessed to ensure that if any damage has occurred you can be referred to the appropriate person for further investigation. Or if you need rehabilitation, the correct


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Do you have an Enduring Power of Attorney? Every adult should consider appointing one.

15 June

Ensuring a safe backup It doesn’t take much convincing to see why having an enduring power of attorney in place is a good idea. Having a legal document, which says who’ll look after your affairs if you fall ill or can no longer manage, saves you and your family time, money and unnecessary stress. The question ‘Who will I appoint as my attorneys?’ can take a little more thought. There are two attorneys to appoint: one for your personal care and welfare and one for your property. Public Trust solicitor Henry Stokes sheds light on some points to consider. “Your personal care and welfare attorney is an individual, [your spouse, partner, an adult child or close friend], who can make decisions about your health or personal matters. “Your property attorney makes decisions about your money and property. They have a number of responsibilities, including arranging benefits, paying bills, buying and selling assets and managing bank accounts.”

Before appointing someone for one or both of these positions, Henry says to discuss it with the considered person(s) and consider if they have the time, skills and knowledge to do the job. Sometimes best intentions can lead to complications later on, he says. “We’ve had instances where people have appointed someone and then when it’s time for the EPA to be activated, it’s discovered that their property attorney is unwell, has moved overseas or is in fact deceased. “Families can also be complicated. If you’ve got more than one child, appointing one over another may cause friction within a family, even if that person is quite capable.” In these instances, Henry suggests a good solution is appointing someone independent as your property attorney. “We’re impartial and offer expert, professional advice. “We discuss EPAs with every customer we see, regardless of why they called. That’s how fundamentally important these documents are as part of a forward planning process. They are a wonderful thing to protect you and your assets.”

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -

15 June

Difficulty managing finances? Are you finding it difficult to manage your day-to-day affairs or finances? Perhaps you know someone in this situation? Getting help through an agency service may be the solution. Agency services have particular appeal to those no longer wanting to manage their day-to-day affairs, or those no longer physically or emotionally capable of dealing with their finances. This is common in elderly, when a partner passes away, or when one partner or a couple need residential care. An agency service is also beneficial to those wanting to travel exten-

sively and need an impartial party to manage their affairs while they’re away. An agent, simply put, is someone to take care of your financial affairs on your behalf. Their duties must be specified to entitle an agent to act, and may include the investment of money, management of investments and other assets and the payment of liabilities and expenses. How does an agency agreement work? A formal agreement is established that clearly outlines the agent’s duties and responsibilities. Most decisions are made in consultation with the client and are authorised in writing, unless otherwise agreed. The role can be tailored as the scope of each client’s needs is different. The following is a real life case study: John and Jane (names changed to protect their privacy) are an elderly couple, with children from previous relationships. Jane was diagnosed with alzheimers and needed full time rest home care, so she appointed John as her enduring power of attorney in relation to their property while she still had full mental capacity. John could not cope with the management of their finances (including

making investment decisions) and approached an agency service for assistance. They took over the management of Jane’s financial affairs, including collecting all income and paying expenses. This arrangement freed up John’s time and reduced his stress levels. John also realised he too could end up requiring full time care. For that reason he appointed an enduring power of attorney in relation to the property. He did not want his children to have the stress of managing his financial affairs.

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There can be concerns about the potential for loss of control and mishandling of funds. But this can be managed by engaging a reputable company and incorporating, in the agency agreement, a requirement for the agent to consult. As friction and other issues can arise when family members are appointed agents, it is often wiser to appoint an impartial organisation. Professional managers are required to act in their clients’ best interests and are experienced in managing conflict, when it arises. They will also report regularly and fully on their actions and any transactions made. This allows transparency and allows the clients and their family to be involved in decision making.


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Tertiary facility I strongly support a full Tertiary facility being built in Tauranga to accommodate the educational needs of many local Bay of Plenty students. There is no quarrel with TCC (ratepayers) through the Council providing the existing carpark land at Durham Street for a Bay of Plenty University Campus facility. Undeniably we need a University Building that will fully cover this smallish site in Tauranga CBD which should also be built to a maximum height with several levels of basement carparking. The main issues will be traffic and parking and they must be properly addressed at the outset. As it appears total initial funding will come via TECT ($15m) and Bay of Plenty Regional Council Infrastructure Fund ($15m), then it is critical this University facility must be operated and owned by local Tauranga/Bay of Plenty interests, not by Waikato University with some non-descript iwi input. After all, it is Bay of Plenty funding being used and any University should be controlled by us. Proposed courses need to relate to the real world with a commercial/practical bias and providing internationally recognised qualifications otherwise there will be long term adverse effects. R Paterson, Matapihi.

Die cast on rates hike Not so long ago (6-months) the gleefully happy TCC Councillors dreamed of what to do with the last year’s $3.70m surplus. TCC rate policy requires $500,000 (leaving $3.20m) to reduce TCC debt from say $510m to $509.5m… that’s really meaningful? TCC policy says: the annual rate increase is a maximum of CPI+growth, TCC said 0.6%/0.6% respectively, the $3.20m(3.1% of rates) surplus and around $1.45m(1.3% of rates) staff layoff salary savings. The real increase is 5.60%, Council still says only 0.60%? Well you guessed it, they spent it, like that’s good for ratepayers’ that purse empty feeling? It’s a “kind of magic” where it’s all yours but you never get to see, it’s spent never to be seen again, are we surprised? Looks to be a typical election year with in-disguise full-on spending but really it’s actually ratepayers own money that’s been gone west! Last blow to ratepayers is $43m borrowed for drainage. TCC have added another 2% to rates (less than interest) history is repeating, the actual rates increase 7.60% that we know of. Rates next year are set to increase even more, no $3.70m surplus, staff are all back and more, no money for “nice-to-haves”. The new council will have a massive rate increase or massive cost cutting, either way it’s going to hurt. Where did all ratepayers’ money go? I Stevenson, Tauranga. The Weekend Sun welcomes letters from readers. Preference will be given to letters that are short (200 words) and supplied with full name and contact details.

On the Barcelona buses A friend of mine went to Barcelona recently and tells me that for $2 (in our money) they could go anywhere on public transport, up to 10 kilometres. Over 10km was a little more. Why? Years before, when they were also in danger of being swamped by cars, the city fathers and possibly Central Government too decided to try free transport for a year. Like 10,000 buses. It worked so well, almost overnight, that the above is now the accepted way of travel. Perhaps we should try this in Tauranga? But we should refrain from telling Auckland or Central Government. Why? Because it is a wonderful intelligent idea, that up here, would sink without a trace, never to be heard of again. R McGuinness, Tauranga.

Harbourwatch opposes Before the end of this year, the Hearing date yet to be advised, the Regional Council will consider Tauranga Bridge Marina’s (a private, profit driven company) request to construct a breakwall in Tauranga Harbour. We at Tauranga HarbourWatch Inc.oppose the proposal as it means the present channel width which serves the whole southern harbour will be halved and the resultant tidal flows will be much stronger. Moreover the proposed thick rock earth concrete wall is huge and will ruin the spectacular viewshaft to the Mount, especially at low tide, one now has when crossing Winston’s bridge. With the present unobtrusive floating barrier the marina is flushed by the tides but if the highly visible thick wall were to be constructed, the whole huge marina area would become dead stagnant water. Remember, 17 years ago 33 hectares of deep tidal blue water were reclaimed just for the marina carpark! Where are the Maoris? Green Party? DOC? Forest & Bird? RC? Non-marina boaties? The Media? Hylton Rhodes, Tauranga HarbourWatch Inc.

Tax would be a disaster I see on the news that the OECD has suggested that NZ should have Capital Gains Tax. This is terrible. It will hit all those nice people badly. The OECD should stop these scurrilous ideas immediately and go back to their knitting! The next thing they will probably suggest will be bringing in FTT to eliminate GST. This would be a disaster. People would have to pay tax when they haven’t bought anything! In case you don’t know, FTT is a tiny amount of tax the banks take off every transaction and gives it to the tax dept. No more doing GST every month. I think the politicians would rather take large doses of arsenic than have a bar of these ideas. They should tell the OECD to get lost. May be tricky! Cedric Sutherland, Otumoetai.

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Driven mad Seagrass needs protection The Te Puke commuter driven mad with slow motorists: May I provide the following information to save him a great deal of money, instead of selling house in Te Puke. Te Puke to Domain Road Roundabout is10.2 km. At an average speed of 90 km/h travel time 7 minutes. At 80 km/h Travel time 7.5 minutes. Lost time half a minute At 70 km/h Travel time 8.7 Minutes. Lost time 1 & a half minutes At 60 km/h Travel time 10 minutes. Lost time 3 minutes At 40 km/h travel time 15 minutes. Lost time 8 minutes. Simon would need to be on a very large hourly rate to make it profitable to move to Tauranga to save 16 minutes a day on commuting from Te Puke to Mount Maunganui and return. Just out of interest a trip to Auckland of 220 K’s at average 90 KPH would take 2 hours 30 minutes At average 80 KPH would take an extra 18 minutes. Graeme Weggery, Mount Maunganui.

It happens every year doesn’t it. A black swan shoot followed by negative comments from readers. Animal cruelty on the harbour, black swans being slaughtered by organized shooters. Are there too many black swans on Tauranga Harbour? In my opinion, yes. The last number that I heard was 4500 to 5000 constantly interchanging with the Huntly population. What would be a good number for Tauranga Harbour? In my opinion 1200 to 1500 birds. My concern isn’t landholders crops being grazed, it’s the damage these birds do to the harbour ecosystem by destroying the zostera seagrass. Zostera is vital to the harbour ecosystem and the future of inshore fisheries. Consider that the Tauranga Harbour has lost about 80% of the intertidal zostera meadows that it had in the 1950s. We have a failing ecosystem

which impacts on all the harbours, invertebrates, vertebrates and ultimately us. Sedimentation is another major contributor of zostera depletion and this also needs to be assessed and dealt with. However, anyone who has spent time on and around Tauranga Harbour with binoculars in hand and has studied the habits of black swan will soon realize that they too are contributing to the demise of our zostera seagrass meadows. Native, introduced or whatever, black swan numbers need to be brought down to a level where they are compatible with their habitat. While black swans are a beautiful and graceful bird, they are also very destructive and in my opinion, their present numbers are a negative to the harbour ecosystem. Effective control (by shooting, not egg picking) is paramount. Dick Marquond, Tauranga.

Black swans not native Swans: There has been an error in the media regarding these birds. TV described them as “indigenous” and in your paper of 7 June Maniisha Wiessing described them as “native”. Both these terms are wrong as they are a native of Australia,originating in New South Wales. They even featured on postage stamps there many years ago. The stamp was 3 1/2 penny one issued in 1954 showing 1854/1954 “First Western Australian Stamp” Len Gee, Katikati. Editor’s note: Thanks Len. According to there are seven species of swans in the world, all pure white except for the Australian black swan and the South American black-necked swan. The black swan was introduced as a game bird from Australia to New Zealand in the 1860s.

Chill out, slow down Response to ‘Te Puke Commuter driven mad with slow motorists’: You seriously need to chill out, lay back and lighten up. You are stressing yourself into an early grave by getting heated up about something so pointless. The 100km is a LIMIT, a MAXIMUM, not a requirement. You share the road, you do not own it. Unfortunately drivers put others at risk with tailgating and reckless overtaking. If it is such an issue for you, why not leave home 10 minutes earlier – you will either miss the motorists who annoy you so much, or you will have 10 minutes more in which to complete your journey. I guess it’s good to know that you are so keen to get to work... Slow down and enjoy the ride. Alison Badger, Omokoroa.

Greerton Library and debt Library and debt, Besotted spending? In May 2011 Hauraki Councilors approved a new Waihi library 530sqm +90sqm for a service centre, total land area available only 549sqm? the cost then $1.2m ($1,880/m), cost now $1.6m (33% increase). Just a few weeks ago at TCC the Greerton Library was all go at a cost of some $3.2m ($1.8m ex Consent Fees from all of Tauranga, balance borrowed) for 900sqm ($3,560/m), that doesn’t include fit-out, shelving, books and who knows how many more staff? Now that has been canned until next year and instead everyone gets a bigger drain pipe and rates bill instead, but then it gets bad … the Library is delayed only until next year. But worse is that TCC spending has increased a lot, adding some $43m of new borrowings over the next few years, like current borrowings of $500m by TCC isn’t high enough already, 2% more rates won’t even pay the interest? Making this all much worse is the Library supporters want 1700sqm likely costing $10m and millions annually? But I guess that can be borrowed to, no problems? Perhaps a free ride on the “Yellow Lemons” to the CBD would be better for TCC ratepayers? D Richards, Auckland.

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The rising incidence of child poverty

Cry me a river. Nothing liberates tears of frustration like the rising incidence of child poverty and its siamese twin; child abuse. Despite decades of kicking the can down the road, neither successive Governments nor legions of researchers can claim a modicum of success in identifying a solution. The latter group, in tandem with advocates for the most ‘at risk’ demographic (Maori children) rarely stray from their default position “send more money”. Nobody has demonstrated the political courage to cross the cultural Rubicon and confront what is arguably the major driver

of child poverty: industrial-strength birth rates legitimised in the guise of ‘culture’. Maori leaders - most notably, Tariana Turia - stubbornly

stick to the line that “every child is a taonga (treasure) so keep ‘em coming”. Irrespective, that is, of financial circumstance. When herculean birth rates and lilliputian budgets collide, children cannot get out of the way. Today’s taonga swiftly becomes tomorrow’s irritation with all the dark implications that brings. Child poverty, in a New Zealand context, needs re-thinking. The discussion, more accurately, should be around poverty of the parental, political and cultural mind - where common sense went out for the day and never came back. Peter Bullick, Bethlehem.

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Civil wars made treaty redundant A treaty was signed I good faith, and some years later was broken by both sides and war was fought. The wars call them what you may, was in fact a civil war, a war for power over the lands and its people. That makes the treaty redundant and has no place in our future and the victors rule. In recent times we have been let down by our politicians as they bought the treaty back and lawyers get rich. The Maori have constantly accuse all others of wrong doings and lay claims, also wanting sovereignty all under a treaty that is as I see it, redundant. Politicians have given the Maori seats in parliament, their own TV. channel, privileges in health and welfare, their own schooling plus much more in pay

outs to get them started in trumped up schemes. And what did fellow Kiwis get. The settlements made by the crown I see are illegal in two counts. One, they were settled on basis of the treaty, which we all know is illegitimate and two, they never at any stage consulted with the rest of New Zealand, not once, not one other race was talked to on each individual settlement, all been done by politicians, lawyers and iwi. In short people we do not have a treaty as it was broken, and our politicians have done us wrong by giving one race things it was and is not entitled too. The Treaty has been a divisive document since its signing, civil war and greed by both had broken the agreement and laid it to rest and should stay dead. Richard. A.Stewart, Te Puke.

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Some of my ancestors used to travel in long open boats to the coasts of neighbours, and burn down their villages, kill all the men, and take away women and any goods they wanted. I am not proud of them. Others, living in large family groups, used to regularly raid neighbouring people, kill all the men and take off anything they wanted. I am not proud of them either. You might think I am Maori and recounting the bad things my ancestors did, but I am European. The sea raiders were Vikings, and the family were Scottish clans not iwi. Either way, these terrible habits of our forbears are best forgotten, and their cultural habits also left behind us. My Scottish ancestors were driven out of their homes and

off their land by the Enclosures Act which gave large holdings to privileged people who fenced the original people out. There followed a mass migration of Scots people to all corners of the world. Maori did not have this resolution of their troubles, although the great number of Maori that have moved to Australia in search of a better life are, perhaps, a small shadow of the mass movement of Scots out of their country. The answer for we New Zealanders seems plain. We must, all of us, forget all the wrongs made by our ancestors and, with our children, look, and work, toward a better and more harmonious future. We must vigorously oppose those who try to gain personal advantage by resurrecting the ills of the past. John Mills, Mt. Maunganui.

Legally recognised Maori sovereignty It is always disappointing when so called academics get things so wrong. Mr Bruce Moon is a case in point. In his latest letter he asserts that he and his followers stand for equality and truth. At what point does equality start? At the signing of the treaty, when in the words of his supporters the Maori were nothing but ignorant savages, there is a contradiction. Or perhaps later when the need for more and more land led to confiscations, often, on trumped up charges. Or perhaps later, when Maori were denied a proper education conducted in their own language. Language being the first step to all learning. Or until very recently when local body

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councils driven by the need for land development upped rates to unaffordable levels, leading to even more confiscations. Most people will remember the “Raglan Fiasco.” As for the truth Mr Moon, that’s a tough one. My truth tells me that when the crown entered a treaty, they legally recognized Maori sovereignty. Whether all Maori signed away their rights can be argued for ever and a day. In any event the dominant part, i.e, the crown has undeniable obligation to protect all the interests of the minor signatory. This, the crown clearly failed to do, Justice Cook knew this. Hence the settlements. Robin Bell, Omanawa.

There are no smelly yellow lemons here! In reply to Ken Evans on smelly yellow lemons. It is about time you got off the subject of the yellow buses. A person your age has Gold Card so where do you get $3 for your fare, and also you think of yourself, nobody else. What of the people who don’t own a modern car let alone any car? The people with disabilities who appreciate the yellow buses as their only means of transport. I use the buses on many occasions but I have a car as well

but find the hassle of finding a car space with my card to park any where down town is almost impossible so I use the lemons. Next time a bus passes you I advise you to open your eyes and see just how many people use them. Maybe with all your ideas you should stand for council and put them all to good use instead of the same old letters to the Sun on the same old subject, I await to see your name on the election paper. Mac McNaughton, Avenues.

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Down the road to apartheid On Monday night I attended a meeting to listen to David Round of the Independent Constitutional Review panel. This was a follow-up to the recent meeting held by Michael Cullen of the Constitutional Advisory Panel of which the main aim is to entrench the Treaty of Waitangi into a written constitution for New Zealand. If this happens, our lovely country will be heading down the path to apartheid. The racially-stacked Advisory Panel have spent two years talking to iwi about this, and ethically, they must now inform the other 85% of us about their intent. The trouble is, they don’t want us to know about it! On the other hand, David Round is a lecturer in law at the university of Canterbury and an expert on treaty and constitutional issues. He is co-author of the book “Twisting the Treaty” and he reiterated that in order to have true democracy we must reject any reference to the Treaty of Waitangi in any constitutional document. In a democracy, there must be one law for all with no regard to race, gender or religion.

Submissions to the government must be received by July 1. A suggested submission - “New Zealand does not need a written constitution and I strongly oppose any legislation or reference to the Treaty of Waitangi should one be drafted now or in the future.” Email it to constitutionalreview@ or post to The Secretariat, Constitutional Advisory Panel, c/- Ministry of Justice, DX SX 10088, Welllington. You, the public, can take your pick! Do you want to live in a democracy, or do you want the corruption and uncertainty of apartheid? You have 15 days to ensure the government hears your voice! R. Bishop, Pyes Pa.

Govt giving away our birthright This is for those of you who have not seen this notice in the press. It tells how a 14% Maori population, who are only half Maori, with the connivance of a self-serving, vote- seeking National Party are giving away our birthright. The Waitangi Tribunal, a group of Maori and non-Maori chosen for their Maori sympathies has rubber- stamped a great number of claims whose authenticity is doubtful. Already two Iwi have lost nearly half of the millions of tax-payer money given for Treaty settlements, through injudicious investment and one tribe has suggested that the loss should be repaid

Focus education not the treaty Too much importance has been attached to the financial side of the Treaty process. Much bigger gains are to be had from reducing the Maori Unemployment rate and improving Maori wages and salaries. What has to happen to achieve that is straightforward, though doing it will take at least a generation. Aspirational levels have to be raised among the “non-performing component” of Maoridom. For children to achieve at school their parents have to be convinced of the benefits of providing a stable environment, positive role models and disciplined learning habits. I doubt the government can achieve much by writing out cheques, but it is vital that the government, schools and families get their institutional arrangements right. The lesson for Maoridom is to put its efforts into building up its human capital rather than focusing on Treaty settlements. It is so damn obvious that it’s almost embarrassing to have to mention it. Bob Grant, Bethlehem.

by Government under the terms of the Treaty. What I’m stating is not racist rhetoric but facts that have been hidden from most Kiwis. This has led to an apathetic attitude by most of us. It is now up to us to rectify this situation. Already the 1LAW4 ALL Party had 6,000 on line hits in its first three days. What can you do to help? If you can afford $10 join the Party. Receive Muriel Newman’s weekly news letter. Notify all your on line mail friends. But please do something! Remember New Zealand is for all New Zealanders. God Bless. Bryan Johnson, Omokoroa.

Constitution and conflict

The consensus of opinion from those who attended ‘The Independent Outlook on the NZ Constitutional Review’ meeting at Bureta Park on Monday evening,with a presentation by David Round, Chairman of the Independent Constitutional Review Panel (ICRP) was that it was an overwhelming success. ICRP was formed to counter the mischief being created by the Government (or should I say Maori Party) stacked Constitutional Advisory Panel which clearly does not have an open mind so that others who are actually independent need to represent the public interest. The message came across loud and clear – the Declaration of Equality ( spells out what needs to happen to ensure there is one law for all and one class of citizenship in this country. David Round is well versed and knowledgeable on Constitutional and Treaty issues. In excess of 300 people heard his message and hopefully took note of the implications. This was one of the larger Tauranga public meetings in recent years. It is clear we, as New Zealanders, need to oppose separatism and bi-culturalism. New Zealand’s democracy and our way of life is under serious threat. As Edmund Burke said, “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. The ball is squarely in all New Zealander’s court!! Roger Bailey, Papamoa.

Realising review danger Well done Tauranga again I think you are all beginning to realise how dangerous this ‘Constitutional Review’ would be if the results and changes that are mooted to our Constitution were passed into law. So David Round’s meeting was a success with 306 people attending with an enthusiastic audience. He explained to you all just how many things in our country have already been changed and how the ‘Maori Party’ and a few radicals wield a lot of power that they don’t really have! We Kiwis have been too laid back and allowed all this to happen, but now if you wish to maintain equality and the lifestyle we have all been used to we have to stand up and say no more! You have til 1 July 2013 to get those submissions in that’s a good start. C Humphreys, Katikati.

Ridiculous construction price for library TCC are to be commended for deferring the new Greerton Library proposal and at least address the massive $42million stormwater / drainage issues that have clearly been neglected while TCC Councillors played with the ‘nice to have toys’ to the detriment of maintenance infrastructure services. In my view, the proposed new Greerton Library concept should be canned once and for all as the

existing Library is fine and future rationalisation could see satellite and mobile libraries made more use of than at present. With regard to $1.8million contributions held, these come from developers all over Tauranga, not just Greerton area. The cost of $3.2million for 900m2 works out at $3,600 psm to construct - ridiculous! A planned new library at Waihi in 2011/12 was to cost $1.2 million for

600m2, that’s only $2,000 psm. What is going on here with prices? Greerton Library advocates apparently think Greerton needs 1,700m2. of space which is nearly the size of the City Library which is only 5km away? What planet are these people on? I see some 2013 ‘wannabe’ electoral hopefuls endeavouring to get mileage out of the mess. R Paterson, Matapihi.

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A Brookfield man fresh out of jail, when he was arrested for unlawfully being on the rooftop of the Otumoetai Caltex service station, is heading back to prison for 12 months. Quayde Richard Hulbert was sentenced inTauranga District Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to four charges including burglary. The 20-year-old had been out of prison for two months when he was found on the Otumoetai Rd service station’s rooftop in possession of a bong, screwdrivers and a camera on April 26. The burglary charge relates to a separate incident, where police say Hulbert acted as a lookout while a second offender broke into a Brookfield home and stole about $550 worth of property.

Chemical theft accused jailed

Three people accused of stealing a chemical used to make methamphetamine from a Mount Maunganui plant will remain behind bars after being denied bail. Tokoroa men Graham Richard Maxwell, 52, Jonathan Clay Spear, 40, and a woman, who has name suppression, appeared in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday charged with burglary and possession of instruments (used for burglary). They were remanded in custody. All three are yet to enter pleas on the charges and are due back in court on June 19.

Assaults on hospital staff rise

Assaults on Bay of Plenty District Health Board staff by mental health patients are continuing to rise with a 17 per cent increase in the number of incidents in the last two years. Figures obtained by SunLive, from the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, show there were 89 reported incidents in 2012, compared with 74 in 2010. Overall, reported assaults increased from 110 in 2010 to 122 in 2012, with a total of 111 recorded in 2011 – these figures include both incidents that resulted in injury and non-injury.

Drink driver dodges jail time

A Welcome Bay woman convicted of drink driving after blowing almost three times the legal limit has been sentenced to 80 hours community work. Roimata Cherie Grennell, 25, was also disqualified from driving for nine months in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday. Grennell was stopped by police on Turret Road on February 24 where she blew a reading of 1038. The adult limit is 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. She was also disqualified from driving for nine months.

Serious assault in Greerton

Police are seeking information on an alleged assault in Greerton that left a man with serious injuries. The assault took place on Rawhiti St sometime between 11.30pm on Wednesday, June 5 and 4.30am on Thursday, June 6. Police are looking to speak to anyone with information on the alleged serious assault. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Constable Jonathan Baguley of the Tauranga CIB on 07 577 4328 or information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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E N T E R T A I N M E N T G U I D E OUT THERE MUSIC The ever popular guide to ‘What’s On’ in the Bay.

Saturday 15 June

2013 Christian Singles Born again

friendship group meet monthly socially. Plus 1st & 3rd Tues of month at McCafe Tauranga 6.30pm. email: janfos@gmail. com or 021 182 7972 Audition Call Inzpire Dancers will perform at BOP Steamers home games again this season. Experienced dancers are invited to audition June 22 at 90 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. 10am individual auditions. Prepare a 1 min routine of your choice. 1pm group audition, learn a routine from our choreographer. To register call/email with name & DOB to inzpiredanceco@gmail. com or 021 514 403

Bay Association of Sea Kayakers

Fergusson Park to Mangrove Island & back. 32km. Bevan 576 8885 Beachside Art Auction At Te Akau Ki Papamoa School. Viewing 6.30pm, auction 8pm. Tickets $10. Email: or 542 1865 to order tickets. Fundraiser for Papamoa Kindergarten. BOKWA Fitness Class At Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd 9.30am. As seen on TV. Great music, easy steps to sign language for a cardio workout. All levels of fitness welcome. Instructor, Sarah 021 185 3363 or Car Boot Sale Every third Sat of month at Evans Rd Church. $5/ car. Bargains for all. 0211 338 986

Churches Spectacular Talent Challenge And cake auction June 29 at

Salvation Army Citadel 6.30pm. Entries limited to 25 soloists/duets or groups. Entry fee gold coin donation of cake for auction. Bible Society fund raiser. Trevor/ Michelle 579 1304

Creative Open Day with Stampin’Up!

Fun free craft event. Enjoy stamping projects, digital demonstrations, play with new product & check out card & scrapbooking displays! At Bethlehem June 15 11am - 2.30pm. Register at 021 129 9923 or

Foraging Food for Free Workshop

You’ll be amazed how many weeds once identified you can safely eat. Learn how to turn these superfoods into a delicious green smoothie. At Solar Barn, 186 Hereford Rd, Oropi 10am - 12.30pm. Cost $30 inclu ebook. Email: info@ or 0274 308 471 Katikati Tramping Club Walks around Waihi. Helen 07 863 8781 Let’s Dance Tonight With Te Puke Scottish Soc at Te Puke Memorial Hall, Jellicoe St Te Puke 7.3011pm. Sequence & modern dancing with live band. Light supper. Members $7, visitors $8. Owen 574 2714 Messianic Weekly Meetings The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. All welcome. 570 1438 Purple Patch AGM At the shop, 55 Grey St, Tauranga 2pm.

News, reviews and opinionated raving on the music scene.

Roller Disco! Mount Militia Roller

Derby presents a fun night out, music, games & prizes! Mount Sports Centre 6.30-8pm. $5 entry includes 1 sausage, limited number of skates for hire. Scooters welcome. Tachi Qigong Every Sat in Memorial park between mini golf & playground 10am. Free to join in. All welcome. Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Fresh & artisian produced food. Trixie 552 5278 or The Little Vintage Markets Mount Citizens Club, 345 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui 9am – 2pm. The best quality vintage, cake & coffee.

Welcome Bay Community Centre Car

Boot And market day July 6 at Welcome Bay Hall car park 9am - 12pm.. Bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, cafe, car boot & stalls. To book car boot/stall site 544 9774 or

Sunday 16 June

Argentine Tango for Beginners 6 week intro to Salon Tango starts July 7 5.15pm. First lesson free. Carl 021 280 4464 or email: Bay Bible Fellowship Welcome Bay School Hall 10am. Pastor/teacher Lincoln Forlong speaks on the “Shield of Faith & the Helmet of Salvation” (Ephesians:16-17). All welcome. Gerald 021 938 618 Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Market Every first & third Sunday of the month at Bethlehem Town Centre 8am – 12pm. Bible Seminars Sunday’s at Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Running away from God’s people.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Vic 543 0504 Club Mt Maunganui Indoor bowls start 1pm. All welcome. Allen 575 5776 Maketu Rotary Club Market Held 3rd & 5th Sun of month (June 16) at Village Green, Maketu 8am. $10 per stall. Lyn 533 1572 or 021 882 059 Mount Mainstreet Farmers Market

Every Sun in Phoenix car park 9am - 1pm. Fresh fruit & veges, breads, cheese, oils, plants & more. All home grown & home made. Downtown the Mount open 7 days. 575 9911 Mount Maunganui Cricket Club AGM June 23 at Clubrooms in Kawaka St, Mt Maunganui 4pm. Reece 572 3482 New Era Platform Ideas & insights on a global/universal perspective at Brain Watkins House Museum (back unit, heated), 233 Cameron Rd, Tauranga from 1pm. You are invited to experience a “source integration” balance before & after the main presentation. Koha. Magdalena 07 929 6533 or



Reviews of DVDs, old and new, as well as other bits and bobs.

Stories, snippets, strangeness, and general entertainment.

Petanque Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. Neita 572 3768

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Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to race electron & similar 3ft long yachts. Graham 572 5419 Recycled Fashion Market June 23 by Katikati Kindergarten at Katikati Primary School Hall, Beach Rd 10am - 1pm. Be in to win a trailer of firewood for $2 & other great raffles. Stalls $20, includes table, free raffle ticket. Free entry. A community fundraising event. To book stall, Rachel 549 3014 Singles Mix & Mingle 50+ coffee afternoon at Zaggers Cafe, Chapel St 2.30pm. Mix & mingle with other likeminded singles in a relaxed atmosphere. Gayle 027 439 3267 Tango Argentine Tango upstairs at Imbibe Bar & Restaurant, 19 Girven Rd, Mount. Social dancing from 6.45pm. For free demo/intro, Carl 021 280 4464

Tauranga Model Aircraft Club

Annual auction at Classic Flyers Aircraft Museum, Jean Batten Drive, Mt Maunganui. Registration opens 8.30am, auction 10am. Items auctioned range from complete model aircraft & helicopters to a wide range of parts & accessories. Mike 579 1979 or

Tauranga Rainbow Social Network

For gay/lesbian/bi/transgender meet 2nd Sun every month at 3pm. Kaye 021 239 7142 or 07 218 1411 Tauranga Spiritual Society Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Guest speaker: Sonia Managh, clairvoyant/medium. Entry $5, members $3. All welcome. Te Puke Country Music Club Third Sunday of month at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave 1pm. All welcome. Colleen 573 9360

Monday 17 June

Badminton Mt Maunganui Club

night tonight 7pm-9pm Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd. Past and new players welcome. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529. Bethlehem Bowls Every Mon 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585 Body & Soul Fun Fitness For over 50’s, social events & guest speakers. Mon & Fri (Friday 21st class - speaker: Tina Richards ME Fibromyalgia), Greerton Hall Cameron Rd. Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/ Sherwood St. All classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. Men & women welcome. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

donations of tidy books for their annual booksale being held later this year. To arrange pick up 576 2505 Chess Mt Maunganui Every Mon at Mt Maunganui RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Juniors 6.15-7.15pm during school term. Open club 7.30pm onwards. Bob/ Viv 575 5845 Citizens Advice Bureau For free, confidential information & advice on anything call in Mon -Fri 9am - 5pm 38 Hamilton St, Tauranga or freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. Weds CAB Service at Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am - 12.30pm. Fri CAB Service at Mount Library 1.30pm. All welcome. No appointment necessary. Concert At Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 1.30pm. Entertainment Doug Cooke followed by afternoon tea. $3 door cover. Rest Homes bring along some of your people. All welcome. Fire Brigade Bowling Club Club Championship Pairs at Greerton Hall, Cameron Rd 7pm. Sharon 543 3929 Fitness League Safe effective, low impact fun exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. Every Mon at Settlers Hall Omokoroa 9.30am & Tues St Johns Anglican Church Waihi 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378 For the Love of Katikati Community workshop at Katikati Heritage Museum 5.30pm presented by Peter Kageyama. This workshop will encourage community engagement; generate new ideas & new ways of thinking about our community’s social & economic development. Share your ideas on our city. Free - light refreshments provided. Free Antenatal Classes Pirirakau Hauora, classes available each month in 2013. Venues throughout the Bay. For dates & venues ph 552 4573 or email: Glengyle Marching Team Ladies aged 18-50years required to join this awesome team. Training on Mondays 7-9pm. Ex marchers preferred. Margo 218 0838 or 021 246 6192

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. 572 3345 or www.

Justice of the Peace Service Centre

Monday at Bayfair Shopping Centre Management office 10am - 12pm. Mandarin Learning Every Mon 7-8pm for adults only. Non profit but small contribution of $32 for 8 lessons (once a week) to cover the cost of the rentals & handouts. Ian 578 9668 Meditation Free classes Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm. Find peace, spiritual awareness & the meaning of your life. David 576 9764

The Weekend Sun’s guide to who’s playing and where.

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls Aggregate,

Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. Karen 576 0443

Papamoa Patchers & Quilting Group

Arataki Community Centre, Grenada St, Bayfair 10am – 3pm. Stella 542 1343 Recycled Teenagers Gentle exercise for 50’s forwards, & injury or illness rehabilitation. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club, behind Pak n Save. Tues at St Mary’s Church Hall, Girven Rd. All 9 - 10.30am. Taken by Heart Foundation phase 3 cardiac instructor. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411 Tauranga Badminton Junior Club From 7-17yrs. Every Mon at Bethlehem College Events Centre 6-7.30pm. Every Tues at Otumoetai College action Centre 5.156.45pm. Racquets available. Beginners welcome. Sue 0211 944 335 or 543 0035 Tauranga Creative Fibre Every Mon at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St from 9.30am. Spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet & more. Learn & share in a mutually supportive club. Also on Thurs evening twice a month. Joan 577 6781 Tauranga Ladies Probus Club Meet 3rd Mon of month at Tauranga Citizens Club 10am. Interesting speakers, visitors welcome. Meet new friends. Claire 576 5973 Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Club nights at Tauranga RSA 7-8pm. or Colleen 544 4676 Tauranga Senior Badminton Club Every Mon & Weds 7.30pm onwards. Racquets available. All welcome. Sue 0211 944 335 or 543 0035 Toughlove Parent support group meet at Totara House, 1428 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7pm. All welcome - no need to pre-register. 543 3194 Welcome Bay Painting Group Meet every Mon at Welcome Bay Church Hall 10am - 12pm. New members welcome, no experience necessary. Jean 544 2342 Working Writers Group 3rd Mon each month 7pm. For anyone working on a writing project, paid or unpaid. Kaye 07 218 1411 or 021 239 7142 YMCA - ALFS (Active lifestyle for seniors). Smooth Movers class Mon 8.45-9.45am & 10-11am at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. Also 9-9.55am & 10-10.55am at Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St). Tues 9.15-10.15am & 10.3011.30am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Weds 9.15-10.15am Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. Also Te Puke Senior Citizen’s Club, Jocelyn St, Te Puke 9.15-10.15am. All welcome. First class free. Thurs 8.45-9.45am at Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd. Also 10.3011.30am at Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd. Fri 9.15-10.15am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. 578 9272


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The Weekend Sun Tuesday 18 June

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Intermediate School Sports Centre. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time). Seniors (Adults) 7.30-9pm. Club racquets & coaching available. Delwyn 027 212 4720 Altrusa Club of Tauranga Womens community service group. Dinner & business meeting 2nd Tues of month, social programme 4th Tues of month. Interested? Denise 570 3134 Badminton (Social) Every Tues at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9.30am - 12pm. Racquets available. All welcome. Lorraine 579 3229

BOP Shirley Club Walking Group

Every Tues meet outside Mount Surf Club 9.20am. Easy walking. Cafe jaunt after. Great group. See you there.

Conflict Resolution Skills Course

For parents at Mt Maunganui Intermediate, Lodge Ave June 18 & 25 6-9pm. $60 for both sessions. Register: email andrea.ohagan@ or 07 307 9085 Conversation Cafe for Seniors Every Tues at St Andrew’s Church, Dee St, Mount 10am - 12pm. Morning tea, fellowship, games. 575 9347

Genesis - Women’s Group

Every Tues during school term. 10am morning tea at St Paul’s Co-operating Church, 242 Dickson Rd, Papamoa. Speaker: Lorraine Hart - arenophile (sand collector). New members welcome. Jennifer, Salvation Army 578 4264 Inachord Chorus Womens 4 part harmony every Tues at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 6.55pm. Enjoy the challenge of singing & performing a varied repertoire. Penny 579 2945 or Elizabeth 542 0646

Justice of the Peace Service Centres Every Tues at Te Tuinga

Whanau, 190 Chadwick Rd, Greerton 10am - 12pm. Mount Mainstreet Centre 11am - 1pm. Meet the Politician Tauranga people have voted the one they would most like to have a beer with. Labour MP Jacinda Ardern. Come for a pint at Cornerstone Bar, The Strand, Tauranga 4.45pm. All welcome. Mount Morning Badminton Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9am - 12pm. Social, competitive, all ages. Beginners welcome. Racquets available. Visitors $5 per session. Margaret 575 9792

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club Beginners Tues 10am - 12pm.

Weds advanced, Thurs club night, Frontiersmen’s Hall 7.30pm. 543 1063

Sequence Dancing Tauranga

Social & Leisure Club, St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai Tues 7-9.30pm, second Tues of month 3-5.30pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

South City Indoor Bowls Club (Inc)

Championship Triples (Bieleski/Reid Cup) at Greerton Hall 7pm. Mary 541 0687 Table Tennis Papamoa Every Tues at Papamoa Primary School, Dickson Rd 7-9.30pm. All welcome. John 572 0129 Tauranga Acoustic Music Club Cedar Lounge, Bureta Park, Vale St 7.30pm. Friendly jam sessions or open concert 4th Tues & 2nd Sun, 1pm. Sing, play or just listen. Paul 579 2346 or

Tauranga Central Ladies Probus Club Third Tues of the month at

Daniels, Memorial Park 9.45am. New members welcome. Jean 544 6516 Tauranga Continuing Education (50+) Group At Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga on third Tues of month. Lectures start 10am & a charge of $3 is made to cover expenses. Speaker: Dr Willem de Lange, Coastal Sciences, University of Waikato. Topic: Impact of sea level changes & storms on the BOP coast. 573 8851 Tauranga Toastmasters Tga Lyceum Club 1st Tues 7.15-8.45pm. Exterminate the butterflies, confidence building, improving public speaking & leadership skills. Alan 544 5989 Toastmasters Excel Club Learn to be a competent speaker & get your

message across. Meetings held on 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of the month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St) Mt Maunganui 6.15pm. New members welcome. Tess 575 6610 Treasure Box Music & movement for 1-5years. Morning tea & kids preloved clothing. Every Tues at Freedom Centre, 36d MacDonald St, Mt Maunganui 10am. Lisa 027 501 0530 YMCA Sit n Fit Class Tues at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd, Papamoa 11.30am - 12.30pm. Weds at Greenwood Park Village, Welcome Bay Rd 11am - 12pm. Social exercise seated to music. All welcome. 578 9272

Wednesday 19 June

AAPNZ Battle of the Brains Quiz First annual Association of Administrative Professionals NZ quiz at Worlds End Sports Cafe, Fraser Cove, Tauranga. Arrive 5.30pm for 6pm start. Teams of two - six. Tickets $10 per team, pay cash on the night. Includes music rounds, picture rounds, bar tabs, spot question prizes. Register tauranga@ Age Concern Walking Group Meet at Matua Shops, Tilby Drive 10am. All welcome. 578 2631 Badminton Mt Maunganui Social club night Weds 7.30-9.30pm Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd. Past and new players welcome. If you’ve been thinking of getting back into the game or would like to give it a go come along. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529

Badminton Mt Maunganui

Junior Club Club night tonight 6-7.30pm Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd. Keen players 8-15yrs welcome. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529. Baywide Community Law Service

Drop in clinic every Weds at 63 Willow St 5-6.30pm. No appointment necessary. Free legal assistance. 571 6812. Every Tues morning at Te Puke Clinic. For appointment 573 5614. Every Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399

Fernlands Spa Water Exercise Class

Weds 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine, but not during school holidays. New participants planning to attend, ph Jennifer 571 1411 Gate Pa Indoor Bowls Handicap Singles (Bowie Trophy) at Greerton Hall 7pm. Marg 543 3394 Global Hearts Exercise Group Weds 2pm & Fri 11am. Provides group activities combined with health education that encourages members to live a healthy & active lifestyle. Classes run by certified Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitator. Vikki 575 0470 or 0272 800 388

Justice of the Peace Service Centres Every Weds at Citizens Advice Bureau, Hamilton St 9-11.30am. Te Puna School 6.30-7.30pm. Papamoa Library 10am - 12pm.

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Guest speaker: Janet Arthur, Christchurch medium. Door charge $3. All welcome. Janet 027 264 0226 Otumoetai Toy Box Toy Library 94 Bureta Rd. Open Weds 6.30-8.30pm, Thurs & Fri 9.30-11.30am. A number of membership options available. 576 9923 or 027 857 7452 Papamoa Book Club Papamoa Library 10am. Topic: Family Sagas – in any format; book, audio, DVD, TV series, graphic novel etc. $2 donation. All welcome. Papamoa Garden Circle Meet in Tohora Room, Papamoa Community Centre 1pm. Alison 572 3601 Salvation Army Meeting For all women every Weds 10am morning tea, 10.30am meeting at Salvation Army cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd, Tauranga. Theme: Cold hands, warm heart. Speaker: David Wall, electrician. New members welcome. Jennifer 578 4264 Satsang For lovers of truth. Support the call of awakening that is taking place. Being present & ‘how to”. Meet 3rd Weds of month at Arataki Community Centre 7-8.30pm. $10.

Please book with Sonia 022 191 0871 or 562 2048 Scottish Country Dancing Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd. Fri at Papamoa Primary School Hall, Dickson Rd. Both 7.30pm. 573 5055

Tauranga Embroiderers Guild

Every Weds at Rowing Club Rooms, Memorial Park 10am - 2.30pm then again 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners & experienced welcome.

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Improve communication, leadership & teamwork skills. Join the motivated & enthusiastic group every Weds at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe 6.45-8.15am. Email: LaniDTM@ or 571 1545. Website: http://

Toastmasters Tauranga South Area

Leadership skills, speaking skills. Weds at St George’s Church Hall cnr Cameron Rd & Church St 7.15pm. All welcome. Alan 544 5989 Tong Ren Healing Every Weds at Plunket Rooms, 59 Otumoetai Rd 6.30pm. $5 minimum donation. Great energy healing! Try it. Tools to Love By Karma settles from our birth experience as abandonment & anger. Discomfort, then denial, dysfunction, derangement, disease & death. Break the cycle & become whole by facing your pain & your worst fears. Wednesday’s with Carl 021 753 693 or 281 2223 TS Chatham (Sea Cadets) Every Weds at TYPBC, Keith Allan Drive, Sulphur Pt 6.30-9pm. Lee 542 5377 or 027 291 6151 or email: Yoga with Ocean Views Every Weds & Fri during school term at Fergusson Park Sports Centre (end of Tilby Drive, Matua) 9.30-10.40am. $10 casual. Stella 021 0249 6390 or email:

Thursday 20 June

Annual Book Fair Held by Te Puke

Kiwicoast Lions June 20 & 21 8am 6pm, June 22 9am - 3pm in Te Puke Memorial Hall. Also magazines, jigsaw puzzles, games, records, DVDs & music. Maxine 573 3325 ASB Stage Challenge & Jrock June 20 7pm & June 21 6.30pm. A high energy dance, drama & music extravaganza that aims to motivate & inspire students to lead positive proactive lives by giving them a ‘natural’ high without the use of drugs, tobacco or alcohol. Price adult $33, child under 12 years $27. or 577 7188 Club Mt Maunganui Seniors Play indoor bowls, 500 & Bolivia every Thurs 12.45pm. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

Join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational in depth study of Ephesians/Hebrews until July 11. Jack & Betty 544 3809 Fitness League Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for females. All ages & abilities, first class free, every Thurs Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 9.30am & Weds at Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 170

Forest & Bird Walk Tauranga Branch

Waihi Beach to Orokawa Bay, coastal views. Medium grade. $12. Carole 576 5698 French Connection Meet like minded people who have an interest in French language and/ or culture. Fortnightly at Brooklyn Eatery on the Strand 4.30-6.30pm. Healing Rooms Fashion Island, 42 Gravatt Rd, next to Esquires Coffee Shop. Weekly every Thurs 10.30am - 12.30pm. Sat 1.30-3.30pm. No appointment necessary & no charge. Also 2nd Weds of month 10.30am - 12.30pm. At Church of the Open Door, cnr Dickson & Longview Rds. 574 1510 or

Justice of the Peace Service Centres Every Thurs at Citizens Advice Bureau, Hamilton St 9-11.30am. Te Puke Anglican Church 10am - 12pm. Tauranga Ethnic Council, Historic Village 11.30am - 1.30pm. Welcome Bay Community Centre 12-3pm.

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony Women’s chorus meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2714 Knitting Classes for Children

8 years onwards (including adults). Every Thurs at St Andrew’s Church, Dee St, Mount 3-4.30pm. 575 9347 Red Shield Indoor Bowls Club Don’t like playing at night anymore? Play every Thurs afternoon at Salvation Army Hall, cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd 1.30pm start. Learners welcome. Frank 544 7120 Salsa on the Strand Presented by Bay Salsa at new venue, upstairs at Flannagans 8pm. Intro class followed by social dancing. No partner required. $2 entry, members free. All welcome. Tauranga Heart Support Group Phase 3 rehab exercise, social events & guest speakers for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs at City Church Hall, Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St 9.30-10.45am. Men & women welcome. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified instructor/Cardiac Care leader. Tauranga Opera Forum Samson & Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens, opera fundraiser for Tga secondary students arts scholarships. Complimentary wine, finger foods, lucky ticket draw and opera screening at Tauranga Club. Tickets from Creative Tga. More info 928 5270 or 577 0583

Tauranga Photographic Society Meet on first & third Thurs of month at Art & Crafts Centre, 177 Elizabeth St West, Tauranga 7.30pm.

Tauranga Storytellers’ Group Meet last Thurs every month. Learn how to develop your storytelling skills. Claire 577 7220

Friday 21 June

Bethlehem Campus Celebrates 25 Years

July 5-7 2013. All past & present students, staff, supporters & families from all different operations on the Campus are invited. Registrations needed: Chess Tauranga Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm onwards for the whole family. Noel 579 5412 http://www. Craft Retreat June 21-22 at Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd. Fri 5.30pm - midnight. Sat 10am - midnight. Only $15. email: or 0274 303 781 Free Immigration Clinic Every Fri - legal advice & information on immigration issues. For appointment, Baywide Community Law 571 6812 Gay/Bi Men’s Support Group Do you need a trusting person to talk to? Discretion assured. For meetings & locations ph/text Alex 027 358 5934

Justice of the Peace Service Centres

Every Fri at Tauranga Library, NZ Room 12-2pm. Katikati Resource Centre 10am - 12pm. Tauranga RSA, Greerton 2-4pm. Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffats Rd 10am - 12pm. Mount Maunganui Library 11.30am - 1.30pm. U3A Tauranga Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 10am - 12pm. This month: speaker from our groups, 2nd speaker Tony Edwards “Highly Strung.” $4 at the door.

“What’s On” in the Weekend Sun is a free service for non-profit clubs and organisations. Email or fax 571 1116 or post to PO Box 240, Tauranga. Deadline 3pm Tuesday. Contributions should be less than 20 words.


52 M U S I C

By Winston Watusi

Telling the tale of a full-time musician A couple of weeks ago I was in town on a Friday night and we ended up at Comida.





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Comida's the new tapas joint on The Strand, set in behind the Phoenix and distinguished by the fact that none of my friends can remember its name. For some reason the word Comida (which I'm led to believe means “food” in Spanish) simply will not stick in people's minds. But it's easy to find and we were hunkered down in their courtyard enjoying little bites of pleasure with vaguely Spanish provenance when a guitarist started playing, just a single acoustic guitar and a microphone, and he sounded fantastic. With the Strand still awash with cover outfits parleying the same How to general solvecatalogue of popular favourites this was something genuinely Sudoku! different. And extremely cool.


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brave move that he undertook last year. I caught up with him earlier this week. But, firstly, a little correction from Solution No.1682 1the 7 last 3 5 8I was 2 9column. 4 writing about 4 rather 7 8 wonderful 1 9 6 2 soulful electronic 3the 7 1 His new album, 6 3 Blake. 8balladeer 9 4 5 James 5which 1 9 I3am4 still 7 2enjoying 6 immensely, 3 Homegrown. 9 5 2 8 1not 4is 6Overgrown, Call it 2 1fade. 9brain 6 7 4 5 8 2 6to 4where 7 Right, 8 3 1back 5 we started. 2 Santiago 3 6 4 5has8been 9 7kicking around 6 5 8 7 9 2 1 3 the music scene for several years now. He's a native of Argentina who's been living in Tauranga for a decade or so. For a few years he played guitar in a duo with singer Tim Mellalieu and the pair released a couple of CDs, the second under the name The Locos. He also formed a three-piece rock band with Brett Standon on drums and Paul Bloxham on bass releasing the 2008 album

Waiting For 2012 under the name Perfectamundo. But keeping a band together is a hard road and there aren't a lot of gigs around for any sort of outfit that's hoping to play something vaguely original. Like pretty much every other musician in town Santi (as everyone knows him) kept his day job in construction, working on ceiling and paying the rent. Until his birthday, last February. He quit his job.

New stages

And, if this story was following traditional lines he would immediately have launched himself into music. But he didn't. Like many he was uncertain what direction to take. The epiphany came on the trip he immediately took back to his homeland of Argentina, with a side jaunt to Chile. It was in Chile that a Tango dancer and actor, a friend of his partner, asked him to play at a Tango bar, El Cachafaz. So, the gig was a huge success and doors opened? Nope. Again, not the traditional story. Santi was not great, he was rusty. He finished the gig saying to himself “I'm better than that.” And he is. Back in New Zealand he started working with a primitive loop delay, enabling him to set up rhythms live and then play over them – you know, the whole “looping” thing that the likes of Liam Finn and K T Tunstall groove on. So Santi released the CD of a dozen original songs he'd been working on in his home studio for the previous year (Le Bonheur de Vivre, reviewed very favourably by NZ Musician) and started really getting into his solo material. He got a better loop pedal, and has just added a beautiful new ArtLutherie acoustic guitar from Canada. Now he's gigging regularly, either solo or in a duo with guitarist Derrin

Full-time Tauranga musician Santiago Rebagliati. Richards or possibly a percussionist. But the core of it is what Santi is doing: loops set up by tapping on his guitar and then creating a rhythm guitar bed; a fascinating range of Latin American-influenced material, be it a revamped Stones song or an obscure black immigrant Spanish tune from Majorca; and fabulously dexterous and fluid acoustic guitar playing.

Something different

It's a great sound – something different and dynamic, a breath of fresh air along The Strand. Currently Santi is playing every second Thursday with Derrin at De Bier Haus (soon to close for renovations) and every Friday at Comida. Plus all sorts of other bits. Check out his website at Good to have another full-time musician out there.

Brendan Dugan joins NZ’s best impersonators

Brendan Dugan, Che Orton and Tony Wellington perform together.

Brendan Dugan will be joining the country’s best impersonators at Bureta Park Motor Inn. He will be teaming up with New Zealand’s Elvis impersonator Che Orton and our very own local entertainer Tony Wellington, as New Zealand’s Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly for one night only of fun-filled entertainment on Saturday, June 29. Due to popular demand Tony Wellington, who has organised and produced the shows during the last four years, says he has been inundated with hundreds of requests from people for more shows at Bureta. With Bureta being a fantastic venue for the show, tickets cost only $5 each

and are available from the park’s reception. Tony says that it is an honour to have the likes of Brendan Dugan (as Johnny Cash), who has been successfully touring with Tony during the last four months. “He’s a great entertainer and a fantastic wealth of knowledge,” says Tony. The night will be run by real estate agent auctioneer and MC extraordinaire Frank Vosper. Tickets are already moving and limited to 150. “If you don’t want to miss the ‘show of all shows’ get in quick,” says Tony, who will provide spot prizes on the night. “The show is an excellent idea for a midwinter Christmas function.” Proudly sponsored by Barrier Reef Pools, doors open 5.45pm.


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LINCOLN Dir: Steven Spielberg - Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field Lincoln sharply divided audiences. Some found it a majestic retelling of one of the greatest achievements of America’s greatest president. Some found it a stuffy parliamentary procedural full of indistinguishable men in beards talking in old-fashioned language. Both, to an extend are accurate. There are certainly a lot of blokes with beards. And the beginning and end of the film have all the cloying sentimentality that Spielberg is worst known for. But this is a rare example of a single actor striding through a film with such staggering skill and authority that he transforms it into something truly special. There are a bunch of great actors here: David Strathairn, James Spader, Joseph Gor-

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don-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, and many more, but all are totally eclipsed by Day-Lewis. He is magnificent, mesmerising, absolutely believable, a three-dimensional character so real you feel you could talk to him. No one will ever try Lincoln again, he’s that good. Around him is a swirling mass of bits: Linclon’s homelife with unstable wife Fields; the burden of trying to end the civil war; and, primarily, the attempted passage of the constitutional amendment to end slavery. It’s a down and dirty political struggle, with blackmail, bribery and dirty tricks aplenty. A nineteenth century West Wing. Some will undoubtedly have little patience for this (it’s long). But, even if only for Daniel Day-Lewis, it’s a ride worth taking.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is a very silly film. It’s the latest attempt to “re-imagine” fairly tales in a somewhat adult setting. Or, in this case, a very adult setting, an excuse for some wild fighting and killing and a whole bunch of special effects. So you have the very reliable Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as a grown-up Hansel and Gretel doing exactly what the title suggests. It’s mindless and makes little sense, has thinly developed characters (if you can even call them that) and no redeeming social value. Expect all this and it’s also a lot of fun.

Director Joe (Atonement, Hanna) Wright’s take on the sweeping romance that is Tolstoy’s Anna is unusual. The entire film Karenina is set inside a theatre, the fourth wall continually broken as rooms are assembled around actors while clever theatrical devices replace most outdoor action. Couple this with a respectable cast (Keira Knightly, Jude Law and a host of classy Brits) and a cracking screenplay from Tom Stoppard and you have the makings of a fast-paced, inventive and surprising adaptation, a fine example of virtuoso filmmaking within selfimposed restrictions. One big problem: while you’re meant to sympathise with the tragic Anna, I would have gladly strangled her.

Brewers Bar Friday 14 – Sonic Delusion 8.30pm. Part of the album release tour.

With Rialto

The Last Sentence (M) Contains adult themes Based on the life of Swedish journalist Torgny Segerstedt, this black and white biopic follows Segerstedt's oneman battle against Hitler, the Nazi regime and his own country's neutrality. Officially neutral, but fearing German reprisal, Sweden's leaders did their best to silence the writer – especially as he began attracting the ire of top Nazi officials.

Sideline Sports Bar Friday 14 – Al’s Karaoke. The Crown and Badger Friday 14 – Business Time. Saturday 15 – Sharp Az.

Club Mt Maunganui Friday 14 – Blaze from 9.30pm.

My, hasn’t Nic Cage been in a lot of crap films? Presumably, though, they all return dosh to their investors, so here’s another dumb slice of schlock, Stolen , re-teaming Cage with his Con Air director Simon West for an action heist movie set in New Orleans. It starts with Cage getting busted during a bank robbery. Eight years later upon his release, attempted bonding with his estranged daughter is interrupted by a duplicitous ex-partner (Josh Lucas, psycho) and the FBI (Danny Huston, solid), both with their eye on the missing heist money. Staggeringly average.

Katikati RSA & Citz Club Sunday 23 – Brendan Duggan and Tony Wellington Tribute Show to Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash 4-7pm.

The Matua Sunday 16 – The Blarney Boys 3-6pm. Wednesday 19 – Country Night 7.30-10pm.

Mount Maunganui RSA Friday 14 – Helen Riley. Saturday 15 – Harmonics. Sunday 16 – Shylo 4.30-7.30pm.

Welcome Bay Sports Bar Friday 14 – Paulina’s Karaoke 8pm. Karaoke Queen.

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In 1993 three Arkansas teenagers were accused and charged with the killing of three 8-year-old boys in a Satanic ritual. They were found guilty and spent 18 years in jail. West of Memphis is the fourth documentary about the case and details how, with the intervention of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, only the latest of many celebrities to champion their cause, they were finally freed. Many may have seen coverage earlier this year of chief suspect Damien Echols visiting Jackson. This is the film of how it came about, a desperately sad indictment of a justice system that, even today, is more interested in covering its own back than seeking the truth.


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Capitol Cinema 4 MEGAscreen times in GREEN NEW THIS WEEK!

(M) Violence & Sex Scenes. Drama, Rom. Leonardo DiCaprio.


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on MEGASCREEN! Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson. Fri 1:00, 6:00pm.

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(M) Violence,

Off Lang & Horror. Brad Pitt. Gerry traverses (M) Violence. ACTION,

the world to stop the Zombie pandemic.

ADVENT, SCI-FI. Will Smith, Jaden Smith. A father & son crash land on Earth after humans have evacuated.

New Wed 19th: 1:00, 8:30pm.

Fri 3:50, 6:20, 8:40. Sat 1:25, 6:20, 8:35. Sun 3:40, 6, 8:30. Mon 2:30, 4:25, 6:25. Tue 3:50, 6:10, 8:40. Wed 1:20, 3:45, 6:15



(M) Sexual References.

COMEDY. Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson.

PLAYING THIS WEEK IN 3D (M) Violence & Sex Scenes. From Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!)

Fri 12:45, 8:30pm. Sat 5:00pm. Sun 12:15, 8:00pm. Mon 8:20pm. Tue 5:40pm. Wed 3:25pm.

Fri 3:50, 8:30. Sat 12:50, 6:05. (PG) Sun 3:25, 8:10. Mon 3:20, 6:00. THE CROODS (3D) (G) Coarse Lang & Sexual References. COMEDY, DRAMA. A prehistoric family goes on a road trip. Fri 4:35pm. Sat 10:45, 6:40pm. Sun 4:00. Tue 3:35, 8:20. Wed 3:30, 6:00. BEKAS (M) Offensive Language. Subtitles. Emma Stone. Sat 10:45am. Sun 10:30am.. Mon 2:30pm. Tue 12:45. Wed 4:25pm.


The Weekend Sun has two double passes to ‘The Last Sentence’ for lucky readers who can tell us Torgny Segerstedt’s profession. Enter online at: under the competitions section. Entries must be received before Wednesday, June 19.


Violence, Off Lang, Sexual Material & Other Content That May Offend. COMEDY. Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms.

Fri 6:25pm. Sun 5:55pm. Tue 3:35pm.


DRAMA. Following two young homeless Kurdish brothers who decide to journey to America.


Fri 2:40, 6:25. Sat 12:30, 8:30. Sun 2:00, 6:00. Mon 4:15, 8:00. Tue 2:30, 6:40. Wed 12:40, 6:15.


BARBARA (M) Sexual References. Subtitles. DRAMA. A doctor finds

(M) Viol, Off Lang & Sex Scenes. THRILLER. Riz Ahmed, herself banished to a small hospital.

Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland. Fri 8:20pm. Sat 4:15. Sun 11:30. Tue 4:20. Wed 8:05.

Fri 12:45. Sat 2:20. Sun 8:00. Mon 6:05. Tue 8:30. Wed 2:30.

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(M) Violence. FINAL DAYS! Fri 1:00pm. Sat 3:20pm. Sun 12:40. Mon 8:25pm. Tue 12:50.


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Robert Downey Jr. FINAL WEEK! Sat 11:10am.


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Treasured art growing strong Organisers of this year’s Treasured Art exhibition are already planning 2014’s event – after a thoroughly successful auction and exhibition last month. More than 150 people attended the fourth annual auction and launch on May 23, which raised approximately $15,000 for charity KiwiCan. Team organiser Kathy Webb says they are thrilled with the event’s success and are already planning a bigger and better auction for next year. “We’re very pleased with how it went. We had a lot of people also visit the exhibition. “Most of the artists have said they are keen to be involved again and we have had new artists contact us, saying they want to be involved too.” She says the aim is for the event to be known as a showcase for high quality art.

“There is a lot of interest in it. It’s very promising when things grow. We are already planning the next one and we are going to take it to a new level.” Organisers would particularly like to thank the artists and sponsors involved – including Ingham Sears for donating the location. “All the sponsors, they are just so great, some of them have been with the event the whole time. They are all equally valuable.” Foundation for Youth Development’s KiwiCan programme has been Treasured Art’s chosen charity every year so far, and Kathy says they are thrilled to help the organisation. KiwiCan is a youth development programme teaching life skills in schools to children aged 8-12 years old. “We are very happy with the charity – they do so much good in the community.” By Corrie Taylor

Frank Vosper with Tauranga Sunrise Rotary president Warren Banks auctioning a work by Antony Warnes – the auction’s feature artist.

Campus celebrations reuniting good friends Bethlehem Campus’ 25th anniversary celebration is fast becoming the perfect way for past students and families to reunite and catch up with old friends and colleagues on July 5-7.

Celebrating 25 years BETHLEHEM


1988 - 2013

5th - 7th July 2013 Bethlehem College (Yrs 1-13) Five Early Childhood Centres Bethlehem Tertiary Institute BOPELS English Language School

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Event manager Luisa Schroder expects as many as 500 people will attend the anniversary weekend and encourages people to sign up and join the reunion. “Many of our past students and families, from all the different operations, are looking forward to meeting up with their old friends. “We actually have some well-loved teachers, who are now based in Hong Kong, who have made this part of the trip back to New Zealand, so that’s indicative of how people feel about the chance to come back.” The campus began with Bethlehem College 25 years ago, but has grown into a large Christian-based community, adding five early childhood centres, an English learning school, and Bethlehem Tertiary Institute. Anniversary celebrations will include a concert headlined by 2005 former head girl Jessica Armstrong and a series of sports games between past and present teams. Bethlehem College sports teacher Andy Bartrum, organising the invitational sports games, says the response from past students and families wanting to reconnect with the college is awesome. “Even though the school is only 25 years old there is obviously a lot of history and significance about this place. It has been a pleasure listening to people share their memories of times spent at Bethlehem College and I cannot wait to see them take the field and court

Sports teacher Andy Bartrum with Knox Welsh who has taught at Bethlehem College for 25 years. against some of our current first teams.” Luisa says people must begin registering if they wish to attend. Register by June 28 for the chance to win a family pass to Parachute 2014, visit or phone 579 1719. By Corrie Taylor

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Catch‘The Vicar of Dibley’ live “You were expecting a bloke, beard, Bible, bad breath... and instead you got a babe with a bob-cut and a magnificent bosom.” Detour Theatre's latest show steps off the television screen and onto the local stage – it’s the UK comedy ‘The Vicar of Dibley’. When their vicar (played by Michael Morris) passed away in the middle of a service, the inhabitants of the small Oxfordshire village of Dibley expected his replacement to be another old man with a beard, a Bible and bad breath. Instead, they got a babe with a bob-cut and a magnificent bosom. Geraldine Granger (played by Michelle McAnulty-Smith) is a woman – and an outrageous one at that. However, the thoroughly modern, pop music-loving vicar is not the only eccentric character in the village. The locals include the very, very dim verger Alice Tinker (Jen Edney), the pompous parish councillor David Horton (Jon Edney), his indecisive son Hugo (Jamie Parkes), the incomprehensible Jim Trott (Geoff Herd), the boring parish clerk Frank Pickle (Brian McKenzie), straight-talking farmer Owen Newitt

(Liam Hagan) and terrible cook Letitia Cropley (Sally Hughes). The play consists of three episodes from the popular television series: ‘Arrival’, ‘Dibley Live’, and ‘The Window and the Weather’. It is ably-directed by wellknown Tauranga director and actor Kim Williamson. Kim has a wealth of experience bringing television shows to the stage having previously directed ‘Allo Allo’, ‘The last of the Summer Wine’, ‘Fawlty Towers’ and ‘Blackadder’. “The challenge is always the same”, she says. “Find the iconic attribute for the character and use that to bring the rest of the character to life. We know our actors won’t look, or sound, exactly the same as the television actors who played the parts originally – but that doesn’t mean that the audience won’t see and hear those same characters. If we get the key attributes right for the character, then the audiences’ imagination will do the rest.” She proudly adds: “of course it helps to have fantastic actors and I have a cast full of them”. ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ runs from the June 25 to July 13. Bookings and information are available at Baycourt Ticketdirect, by phoning 07 577 7188 and online at:

College’s ‘technicolour’ performance Tauranga Boys’ and Girls’ college students Miriam Chancellor, Joel Karenga, Robbie O’Hara and Tomasi Warren are ready to perform. Photo by Ross Brown.

Anchored by a 37-voice cast, Tauranga Boys’ College is getting ready to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’. From July 2-6 students will bring to life a modern version of the biblical story of Joseph in a musical, the production’s music director Brenda Oakley describes as “humorous and fun-filled”. Based on the story from Genesis, the production retells the story of Joseph’s adventures with his brothers, as he journeys from being a humble farmer with a knack for predicting the future to reaching the highest levels of government and leading a nation. “It is a story of inspiration and achievement against adversity that celebrates the tall poppies amongst us, and proves you can’t keep a good man down,” says Brenda. Year 10–13 students are stars in the show, which is set to be staged at the college’s Graham Young Youth Theatre. Brenda says the secret to a good production is having a good team. “Having students who are eager to participate and happy to commit to a busy schedule, of course good organisation and communication, and staff who are passionate about performing arts, are all factors in bringing together a successful production.” Show times are 7pm each night from July 2 to 6, with Saturday also hosting a 2pm matinee. Tickets cost $25 per adult and $15 per student, available at TicketDirect and Baycourt’s ticket office.

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Owen is pleased the new vicar is a woman. The Weekend Sun has two tickets to ‘The Vicar of Dibley’to give away to a lucky reader who can tell us who plays the vicar. Enter online at under the competitions section. Entries must be received before June 12.

Pin Up Pet Of The Week My name is Rosie and I am a 9 month old female American Bulldog Cross. I came to the SPCA after my previous owners found me too much to handle. Sadly, they didn’t spend any time training me as a small puppy so now that I am a big dog I can be a little unruly. I have an amazing personality and I do know how to sit but I love people so much that I get very excited when I think I am going to get some attention. I will need a reaPlease ask to meet sonable amount of exercise and of course some training me and see if I might from a patient person who will see the potential in me for be the perfect dog for an awesome future forever friend and companion. you. Ref no. 18642


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Tears and giggles promised in new show The Weekend Sun has two season passes to Operatunity’s Daytime Concert Series, for the remainder of this 2013 season, to give away to a lucky reader who can tell us how many concerts Operatunity performs each year. Enter online at: under the competitions section. Entries must be received before Wednesday, June 19.


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An array of tunes to warm the heart, produce tears and encourage giggles are promised in Operatunity’s latest show ‘Music for Romantics’. The next instalment of the Daytime Concert Series arrives in Tauranga at Holy Trinity Church on June 28, starring three professional singers.

Cameron Barclay and married couple, Sue Boland and John Cameron, accompany string trio Miyo Yoon, Rachel Wells and violinist extraordinaire Jessica Hindin. The show presents many different musical genres, such as classics like ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square’, ‘Plaisir d’amour’, ‘Be My Love’, as well as a little Puccini added into the mix. Jessica completed a performance violin degree at Auckland University, then travelled to Ireland and performed as part of a traditional Irish stage show in Galway. While there, she joined the international touring show ‘Barrage’ based in Alberta, Canada. ‘Music for Romantics’ will celebrate love in all its many forms. Join them to laugh and cry and ‘ohh’ and ‘ahh’ your way through some of the best love songs of all time. Operatunity presents more than 200 concerts each year in 24 venues throughout New Zealand. Concerts commence at 11am and tickets are $30, including lunch with the artists.

More than 800 native trees planted Many people in the region will know that Legacy Funerals is owned by a charitable trust and that every cent made by the business is returned to the community via the Legacy Trust. This unique charitable model has seen more than $1million donated to a diverse number of groups and organisations during the last five years. Indeed, there will be few who have not been positively touched by the gifting initiative in some shape or form. A less-known gifting programme, undertaken by Legacy, is its biannual planting days, which are held at the Legacy Glade in the Kopurererua Valley just near the Historic Village. At the start of each planting day, those families who have recently used Legacy will gather together, before choosing a native tree to plant. Legacy Trust provides all the trees for families, with full support in the tree selection and planting provided by Tauranga City

Crowds enjoy Legacy Trust’s annual plant day. Council’s park ranger Craig Fea and his team. “Families derive comfort and strength from the planting days,” says Legacy’s funeral director Don Hoult. “The day is always full of emotion, but there is camaraderie and comfort extended between families, and we know that those who are grieving feel like there is an area of Tauranga which represents new beginnings and healing. The Legacy Glade truly is a lasting legacy for their loved ones.” For more information on Legacy Glade, you can visit:


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Success is to run your race We have a desire to be successful. Often, we see this in terms of what material possessions we have, for example our bank balance, or status and fame. As life goes on, our understanding of success tends to evolve. At the age of two, not wetting your bed is success. It’s the same at 92 – but not so much at 22. In my teenage years, life was about attaining all the “success stuff ”. As we get older, we begin to realise that “success stuff ” can be pretty hollow. As we grow in our understanding of what it means to walk the way of Jesus, we discover that following him rarely leads to the kind of success that is glorified in our Western materialistic context. Rather, success is about running the ‘race’ that God has set before each of us. This isn’t a race where we’re in competition with others but rather where we run alongside others. Each runs participating in God’s redemptive mission in the world in their own unique way. The book of Hebrews offers examples of what we call “heroes in the faith” – men and women who didn’t give up but continually pushed forward in life, running their race. This list of heroes is a mixed bag though. This side of eternity, these legends of the faith experienced varied out-

comes in regard to the way the world might measure success. Abraham and David ended up wealthy and highly regarded. But others were tortured, flogged, sawn in two, were financially destitute, persecuted and mistreated. Sometimes, God’s idea of success comes with the kind of accolades our world admires. But sometimes it simply doesn’t. Sometimes, God’s idea of success comes with all the stuff that our comfort-seeking world would deem as failure. Ultimately, God is working in history to bring about the reconciliation and restoration of all things. We’re invited, as followers of Christ, to partner with the Holy Spirit, and creatively engage in purposeful living – living in big and small ways that bring wholeness on earth. Some people will have an acute and focussed sense of what this means for them. For others, living in response to that calling is like being in a wide open space with all sorts of possibilities. Success is to engage in God’s mission and to run the race set before you. Success is to partner with God, in God’s wider mission, living a life that, over time, becomes a collaborative masterpiece co-painted with God. Our materialistic world may not deem this a valuable piece of art but ultimately you running your race is priceless. What kind of success are you pursuing in life? By Joseph McAuley

Keeping on being filled with the Holy Spirit Pastor and author Charles Swindoll made this statement: "I don’t know of a more important verse in the New Testament for the Christian than Ephesians 5:18 – honest, no exaggeration. This verse tells the believer how to live an authentic, empowered life: ‘And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit’”. In speaking about being ‘filled with the Spirit’, Swindoll says: “this is a command, not a suggestion. It’s an urgent imperative, not a casual option. It is a command, which I must play a part in. For example, I cannot be filled with the Spirit while I have un-confessed sin within me. I cannot be filled with the Spirit while at the same time conducting my life in the energy of the flesh. I cannot be filled with the Spirit while I am resisting God’s will and relying only on myself. I need to walk in conscious dependence on the Lord on a daily basis”. John MacArthur echoes the importance of this doctrine writing that: “If we do not obey this command, we cannot obey any other – simply because we cannot do any of God’s will apart from God’s Spirit. Outside of the command for unbe-

lievers to trust in Christ for salvation, there is no more practical and necessary command in Scripture than the one for believers to be filled with the Spirit”. There can be a tendency in Christian life to avoid emphasising the presence and the ministry of the Holy Spirit, even though He is the third Person of the Trinity, equally God with the Father and the Son. Yet, Jesus makes it clear in John 14:6, 14:26 and 16:7 that God the Father sent the Holy Spirit to walk with us, to empower us and to stand with us in daily life, now that God has seated Jesus at His right hand in heaven. We need the Holy Spirit and His presence and His power in a desperate way. We shouldn't fear the Holy Spirit – instead we should welcome Him and we should create an atmosphere where He is free to work unhindered in Christ's Church and in our lives. The literal translation of “be filled” is “keep on being filled” or “be being kept filled” which was the experience of the disciples, in Acts 13:52, who were “continually filled with joy and the Holy Spirit”. May that be our expectation and our experience today. By Peter Whitcombe, Jesus First Church

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