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Blood, sweat and beers Roy is in his 84th year. He’s had a couple of heart attacks, but the doughty 76 kilogram hooker from Paengaroa played through it. Now he’s about to turn out for his beloved Eastern District Devils Golden Oldies rugby team for yet another season – his 25th.

In rugby parlance, he’s a tough old bugger, and the engine ust eeps on firing Roy Baldock, aka “Roy Boy”, goes for the odd run but team training is banter and beer on a Thursday night and game day is Sunday. “I hadn’t done anything or been anywhere ‘til I joined the


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Devils,” he says. “Now Mum and I have been all around the world playing Golden Oldies rugby.” There’s an invitation to go dancing with the devil – that’s Roy Baldock’s Devils – at Easter when the team celebrates its 40th anniversary. Read the full story on page 10. Photo: Nikki South.

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Shock! Horror! Consternation! It’s true my nose is huge. I checked my Instagram posts and there it is – big-nose-itis. Some days I feel like I’m starring in the musical: ‘Nose Wipe and the Seven Warts’. Is my smartphone a portable funhouse mirror or is my nose really this colossal lump staring back at me from my ace oo profile I really need to believe it’s just camera distortion. hose o us without selfie stic s ta e selfies rom a out inches away, whereas a photo taken from the standard distance o a out fi e eet appears to ha e no distortion. I’m in such shock about my nasal situation that I can’t mentally re-twig that into the appropriate metric measurement. Weirdly, and ultimately shooting themselves in their collective feet, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have collected the results of a survey and found that 55 per cent of facial plastic surgeons treated patients who “want to look better in selfies in hat s a percent increase rom h would the want to point this out on t the lose usiness A friend told me that the face doesn’t grow into its nose until your mid-to-late s there ore a nose o i re uired should be a 30th birthday present to oneself. Apparently, self-snapped pictures are becoming a public health risk. Smartphones are proliferating like science fiction maga ines in the s resulting in a nearl percent increase in electi e cosmetic procedures since according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

I don’t know what they’re complaining about - after all they get paid pretty well to do more and more rhinoplasties. But I’m not keen to push my nose into their business. Speaking of rhinos, it’s interesting to see that Simon Bridges was asked this week what his favourite animals are. It’s so satisfying to see the important questions asked - those that are relevant to our lives. I heard he picked the red panda and the leopard. I have no idea what this means, politically. It probably means he likes pandas and leopards. chec ed out his selfies ut ill English and Steven Joyce, our departing politicians, seem to have larger noses.

Does this angle make my nose look big? oliticians doing selfies anasal me mean, don’t they nose we’ve moved on to the ussie a photo with others he should dive right in. Concerning diving, someone did a nose dive right over the rails into Wairoa River, after escaping their burning car on the ridge ow s that or high drama A screenwriter couldn’t have asked for a better location for an action movie. The culprit gave himself up after a boat with police on-board took to the river. n ortunatel tra fic had to halt and vehicles were lined up nose-to-tail, probably backed up all the way to the Omokoroa intersection, which isn’t anything unusual as most days it’s a daily crawl into the city.

o od nows tra fic woes li e those who truly know - the drivers. It can be a mindless time of repressing mild to moderate road rage or, as I did recently, don a large Mexican hat, turn on the radio to ‘loud’, wind down the windows and sing madly. No one really notices, so if nobody nows did it reall happen id reall let out m inner cra horse ou ha e all the gear to safely execute it, you could set up a dashboard cam and record your own karaoke. Maybe don’t attempt this on a state highway. Of course, then you’re faced once again with “is my nose too big, too small, too weird looking, too rec l lump grew on the side o mine when was a out and it’s never gone away. I always thought it would come in handy one day if I was ever playing one of the villainous characters in The Wizard of Oz. So when is it appropriate to ha e a nose o did wonder once why the soccer ball was getting bigger. And then it hit me. Ok, so it’s a nosey question. Kind of like ‘what did he know and when did he know it’, a variation of Howard Henry Bake’s immortal line about Watergate. This old question has started circulating online in the wake of President Trump’s unprecedented staff resignations. Questions are also circulating about stink bugs arriving on ships from Japan. This bug could cost our economy up to $3.6 billion, which is causing a huge stink. They could destroy our fruit and vege crops, like kiwifruit and grapes. We can’t look down our noses at this problem. It’s a real blow and snot funny that a stink bug could affect our lives like this. o what do ou call a nose with no od Nobody knows.


IMPORTANT STUFF: All material is copyright and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. Sun Media makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information and accepts no liability for errors or omissions or the subsequent use of information published. Men generally have larger noses than women, researchers say. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest human nose on a living person belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek of Turkey. His nose is 3.46 inches (8.8 centimetres) long from the bridge to the tip.

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No answers for evicted Bella Vista residents Bella Vista home owners at a meeting on Tuesday night.

Bella Vista homeowners came away from a meeting with city council staff with few answers this week and no precise indication of when they will be able to return to their homes or retrieve their property. Residents of 13 of the 21 homes built by liquidated Bella Vista Homes were evicted before the weekend on the strength of a Building Act warrant signed by council chief executive Garry Poole. Tauranga City Council is currently paying for their accommodation. uesda night s meeting was in two parts first council o ficers demonstrated ia photos wh the houses were dangerous, along with action taken to remove residents ahead of the additional threat presented by Cyclone Hola. Despite the cyclone passing through without incident, residents still cannot return as council requires more information from the site, including

data from a ground penetrating radar. Residents’ unanswered questions surround how the situation arose in the first place and wh the have codes of compliance from council on properties which are now deemed dangerous. They’re also asking how several geotechnical experts ad ice con icts with the council s expert Mike Trigger. A council claim that work was unable to proceed on fixing the retaining wall along the cut etween properties on Aneta Way and Lakes Boulevard, because of a WorkSafe prohibition order from cto er was contradicted rom the oor Leon Styles, from BOP Retaining Walls Fences and Decks Ltd, says they have WorkSafe’s permission to enter the site and carry out work they have been contracted to do by nine of the home owners, but council will not permit them to do so. Garry Poole said at the meeting that he would Andrew Campbell contact Leon on Wednesday.

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From river to court

The man who leapt into the Wairoa River to escape capture by police following a pursuit is facing a whole raft of charges. The 34-year-old man is charged with two counts of failing to stop, two counts of recklessly operating a motor vehicle, plus driving while his licence was suspended, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and shoplifting. The man leapt into the river after the BMW car he was dri ing caught fire on the ridge on Monday. Witnesses say the vehicle was on its wheel rims when it caught fire on the ridge loc ing tra fic in oth directions until the wrec could be removed.

Crime taskforce launched

tas orce launched in auranga on uesda will focus on organised crime and asset recovery in the a o lent olice ommissioner Mike Bush says the taskforce is strategically based in Tauranga and is a response to organised criminals with ‘transnational ties' operating in the region. “This taskforce will target the connections o local criminals with networ s in uc land and Waikato, which are known to have a national reach,” says Mike. s well as targeting the criminal side o organised crime, police will also be focusing on the business side of criminal behaviour by investigating the financial crime that goes alongside drug suppl

Phone stores raided

Several telecommunications stores were broken into in Tauranga’s CBD and Bayfair on Sunday night, with a number of phones stolen. a air hopping entre confirmed that the centre was broken into while closed overnight. “The offenders gained entry through force and targeted three specific retailers orcing entr into Vodafone and Spark before leaving the centre four minutes later,” says Bayfair Shopping Centre manager Steve Ellingford. “Our security team and the police were alerted as soon as the alarm was triggered.” The stolen handsets would be blocked on all New Zealand networks.

Tauranga crash victim named

olice ha e released the name o the woman who died after being hit by a car in Tauranga on Friday, March 9. Barbara Joy Rowe died in Tauranga Hospital the following day. The 76-year-old Tauranga woman was hit by a car on Devonport Road, and was taken to hospital in a critical condition. In her funeral notice on SunLive, Barbara is described as a loved wife, stepmum, sister and nana ser ice or ar ara was held on ednesda olice extend their s mpathies to her amil at this di ficult time said a spo esperson “The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.”

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Home for Bonnie now is the brown trout capital of the world.

Then, almost a year ago to the day, Bonnie Leonard switched off her microphone, packed her life into some cartons and drove out of town. She had done her homework. She’d been on a road trip around the country looking for somewhere she might want to live. The road trip stopped abruptly in eastern Southland, 1500 kilometers away in the depths of the South Island where they roll their “Rs”, where they eat cheese rolls, where they made bootleg whiskey and where they dr angle or rown trout in a ri er at the bottom of the street. Why does a 70-something-year-old up and leave Tauranga – the new Kiwi mecca hen people are oc ing to Tauranga, why does an established and respected figure renounce her citi enship and swim o against the ow The Weekend Sun asked Bonnie Leonard why? Why would you forsake Tauranga for Gore? This is Bonnie’s story: “Tauranga had been my home for years, and I miss my friends and family and illage adio ut not the tra fic or the s rocketing costs of living there. “Gone are the days when you could pop to the beach on a hot day in your lunch hour for a quick cool off swim; the cost of rapid growth means you would spend that time finding a par ing space “My decision to move came when I spent an hour or more waiting for the Wairoa Bridge to be cleared after an accident there, and then hit ethlehem at fi e o cloc i e me a place where peace reigns and there s no tra fic chaos nd here it is in ore ter reading ear in ro ence and ear in uscan months in ore sounds li e wallowing in the remains o a ullfight “In actuality, it is a delightful little rural town bisected by the mighty Mataura River, but doomed to obscurity by its boring name, thanks to a former Gov of NZ, Thomas Gore Brown. “It was formerly known in the mid-1800s as Long Ford Crossing, and was the safest place for wagons to cross the river. The settlement grew around that. The town has 12,000 residents now, and like so many South Island towns, it is very proud of its roots and heritage.





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Bonnie in a previous incarnation on Tauranga’s Village Radio. people could die ha ing to tra el to unedin or n ercargill so the communit raised unds here to uild their own hospital acilit and it operates under outhland ealth ut is run a oard locall t is clean e ficient and such a happ place helped o course the act that this is an e er one nows e er one ind o place nd the nurses ha e pro a l doc ed sheep e ore coming on dut so the are so capa le t is an inspiration he local pu coo s the meals olunteers rom t ohn ma e teas u up the owers and do messages and apart rom two resident doctors specialists are rostered on he town is er proud o this and rightl so he town cloc is chiming the hour as write a com orting sound which can e heard throughout the illage telling me that it s another da in this town which honours the past dail respects old alues has all the modern acilities ut ignores the nonsense in toda s world he don t elie e in child po ert here E er one in recei es mone it s what is done with it lanting spuds is more important than legalising mari uana homeless people could e housed in ataura where ou can u a house or nd finall a local isited uc land during the election circus and met acinda who as ed him where ou could u the est cheese rolls when she comes to ore n his return he told the ca e owner that he had gi en her this plug and the repl was ust what ou would expect rom a staunch outhlander he had etter not come in here ote or ill English hat s ore and lo e it

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A relaxing day of country fun for the whole family is on offer at Te Puna School's 2018 Country Fair on March 17, from 10am-2pm. It will be jampacked with fun activities for all, with a our filled ood and stalls a coconut sh plate smash ri e range shooting face painting and much more. A cake stall will be chocka with home a ed ca es slices and mu fins for sale plus homemade sweets such as fudge, coconut ice and toffee for those of you with a sweet tooth. The cafe will offer tea and coffee and

lots of scones, plus there’s a barbecue, hangi cand oss and drin s People can pre-order a hangi for lunch or buy it on the day. Plants and produce will be on offer alongside a second-hand book sale and jumble and some amazing silent auction items. The famous helicopter ping-pong drop is at 1.30pm on the school field where a helicopter ride is up for grabs. For more information email: or search Te Puna School Country Fair on Facebook.

Poetry Slam at Astrolabe Brew Bar After the Valentine’s Day ‘Cupid’s Poetry Slam’, organiser Dhaivat Mehta is continuing the Poetry Slam event monthly in collaboration with Astrolabe Brew Bar, under the name ‘Incantation’. “The turnout for the slam was very encouraging, and there was an awesome variety of talent on display,” says Dhaivat. “We want to continue to provide the opportunity and have people’s inner poets come through.” Astrolabe’s Nana’s Bar will be hosting the slams monthly this year, as it

turned out to be an ideal space for the slam, says Dhaivat. They are throwing in a bottle of wine on the house for the winner of the poetry slam as well. The evening will be formatted to ha e the slam competition first the rules for which can be found at: www. The Poetry Slam will be followed by an open mic night, which will be non-competitive and allow poets more freedom in their delivery. The Poetry Slam is on Wednesday, March 21, at 7pm. Entry is free.

Helping animals and people in need Generous Kiwi pet lovers have donated more than $120,000 through Animates’ Tree of Hope Initiative for Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust and the SPCA. The funds raised will allow the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust to help more Kiwis with physical disabilities get the support they need, and the SPCA to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate animals in need in often over-stretched centres. ited v n I Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust ’re says General Manager Jody YouWilson mobility dogs are trained to provide

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Tots at one with the environment They may be just three or four years old, but the children of Katikati Kindergarten are helping to feed their local community and learning to protect and enhance their environment. The kindergarten’s environmental philosophy, developed over the past decade, has recently seen them earn the prestigious beyond Green-Gold status in the national Enviroschools programme. They will be among a number of organisations promoting their work at the Katikati Environmental Expo this weekend. One of the projects the kindergarten is involved in is the Kati Kaiway - an edible walkway in ilfillan eser e he adopted the neglected reserve, once littered with gra fiti and ro en glass a ew ears ago and helped to plant 50 fruit trees, including feijoa, plum, nashi, walnut, citrus and Chilean guavas. The children help to weed the pathway and keep it free of rubbish. “Part of the Enviroschools programme involves reaching out into your community,” says head teacher Cushla Scott. “We thought the Kaiway would be a perfect way for people to source fruit trees. “We advocate for healthy lunchboxes and people were saying fruit was too expensive, so we thought we’d plant this edible walkway.” Each bed of trees along the walkway includes educational signage, and everyone in the community is encouraged to weed and water the plants. A peaceful, healthy and sustainable environment is at the heart of teaching and learning at Katikati Kindergarten. “The whole of our philosophy is around creating a peaceful environment where children have areas to play and explore,” says Cushla. “The children learn about recycling and we have two worm farms and a compost bin. They also do

When the town meets the country lots of planting of herbs and veges and learn about bugs and how to keep the soil healthy. “We’re

empowering our students to love the environment, because when they love it they will care for it and care for one another.” There are no plastic playgrounds at Katikati Kindergarten – they built their own playground from adobe and have planted large, shady trees. “We have a little Hobbit house with a living earth roof which is a cave one day, a dragon’s den the next, or a princess castle,” says Cushla. “There is no set use and the children can use their imagination.” The Katikati Environmental Expo is at the Katikati War Memorial Hall from 10am-3pm on Saturday, March 17. The event is a collaboration between Envirohub Bay of Plenty, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the EnviroKatikati Charitable Trust, Katikati Taiao, as part of Sustainable Backyards 2018. It will provide a chance to buy products geared towards sustainable lifestyles, see what local conservation groups are up to and join guest speakers in discussions about local environmental issues. Uretara Estuary Managers will be giving guided tours of the estuary and people will have an opportunity to make a re-usable boomerang shopping bag. The expo will include youth games, contests, activities and school projects. Kerry Mitchell

Leave your sneakers and loafers at home and put on your wellies for Free Farm a at ndrew and o n c eod s dair arm he e ent at elcome a oad ust o tate ighwa west o e Puke – is touted as the day town meets country, where you can leave the city behind for a rural experience out in the paddock. There’ll be talks and demonstrations covering milking, fertiliser, nutrition, tractors, tankers and farm machinery. There will also be sheep shearing, static displays and a petting area. There’s even a cele rit appearance a cow called ose If you haven’t quite been hooked yet, there’ll be a free colouring competition, free gum oot throwing a ree loll ha stac um le and a oured mil So get a taste of the country this Sunday, March 17, between 10am and 2pm.



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A day dedicated to our loved dogs Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s animal services team is hosting their fourth annual Doggy Day Out, which will see Western Avenue Sportsground turned rom a sports field into a ha en or dogs and their amilies There will be entertainment and lots of fun, including performances from the Tauranga and Mount Maunganui dog agility clubs, market stalls and food, competitions ra es ounc castles and other acti ities or ids Dogs won’t miss out either, with a dog-only swimming pool, a photobooth to capture that perfect pic with your K9 friend and dog groomers on site to pamper our pooch “This is a great day for all dog-lovers to attend, regardless of whether you own a dog or not, so I’d encourage everyone to come along and be part of the fun,” sa s nimal control o ficer and owner ett all The theme for the day is ‘Doggywood’, so dress your pooch up as a famous star to enter the tar o the a competition The Doggy Day Out is on Saturday, March 24, from 10am-2pm at mo oroa portsground estern enue

Pedallers push for cycleway

Bike Mount’s vision of the cycleway in action. Artwork: Timo Rannali.

Bike Mount are seeking public support to push for a six-month trial of a two lane cycleway encircling Mount North, after city council Transport Committee members ac ed awa rom the issue this wee i e ount s proposal or a m wide c cle lane along The Mall, Adams Avenue, Marine Parade and Salisbury Avenue came unstuck because The Mall in Pilot Bay is too narrow to accommodate angle par ing and tra fic as well as the i e lane The expected bonus of 17 additional car parks ailed to materialise when cit tra fic engineers examined the proposal, meaning the trial will not go ahead at present Committee chairman Rick Curach says the proposal is still on the table while councillors look at

the options with a site isit planned or next wee Transport Committee members were unable to recommend the proposal should go forward to council, because they would keep parallel parking and lose one car park, says Mount Bike spokesperson eidi ughes “There would be only one metre for the cycleway,” sa s eidi ut we get a c cle lane in there and the councillors didn’t think that was enough of a reason to ma e it one wa t oors me ecause in the er same meeting the councillors were saying to the planners ‘we need to get some runs on the board, we need to make some change, why is it we can’t see anything happening in the next three years?’ nd it s onl a trial he are de erring a six month trial where people then have the opportunity to decide i the want it or not

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Bottle bins create wrong impression

This photo, from a Facebook community page earlier this week, triggered a huge amount of comment.

It looks heartening, but can also be an eyesore and a menace. The recycling bins stationed around town are often chock-ablock with bottles, and bottles that can’t be crammed down the spout are mounting up around the bins. It seems when a city’s will to recycle is challenged by the cancellation of a private kerbside collection it will find new wa s to save the planet. “That’s nice,” says Marty Hoffart, the waste warrior, director of the waste minimisation group, Waste Watchers Limited. But, he warns, don’t be fooled don’t be deceived. “Everyone wants recycling bins out there in the community,” says Marty, “but the problem is they are the most expensive and ine ficient wa o collecting and

recycling beverage containers. And when Mount Maunganui Intermediate School opened for class on Monday morning, the bottle bins in the school carpark were spilling over and hundreds of loose bottles were scattered around. The school cried “enough”. Recyclers could take their bottles a few hundred metres up the road to the Te Maunga transfer station, and the kids would be spared the mess and stay safe. Marty Hoffart says the bins aren’t helping long term, and he again pitches the internationally proven legislated container deposit system. “Then we wouldn’t see any bottles or bottle dumps out there in the community. There wouldn’t be the need for people to dispose of their bottles publically. “But until containers have a value, until they’re worth ten cents, many people will just continue to throw them out the

window of their car, leave them on the footpath or stick them in council rubbish bins.” Marty says this week, the beverage industry will have seen all the social media pictures of recycling bins spilling over and think “great”. They give the impression that everyone’s recycling, but Marty says the bottles might represent just two per cent of the population, with many still conveniently sticking containers in their wheelie bins at home, skip bins at work and sending them o to landfills “It’s all the containers we don’t see, the one billion containers that go to the landfill e er ear and have done for 30 years.” There are other issues with bottle banks which, in the last 20 years, have been tried and the bins were eventually pulled from locations around Tauranga. Read the rest of the story at:

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Call goes out to all lapsed Devils o he ic ed the amil s Paengaroa kiwifruit orchard onto his son – he will watch kiwifruit grow rather than pick them. And he will focus on his rugby. Because “Roy o s rug career is ic ing on “Yup, I will still turn out,” says

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o o a a o aldoc es still in quite good nick. “I had a couple of heart attacks in 1999, and I am full of stents, but good otherwise.” The year 2018 will be “Roy o s” 25th season of turning out for the Eastern Districts Golden Oldies Devils. He plays in the engine room, in the scrum. e s a ra e “I always wanted to be a hooker,” he chuckles. The hooker is also the team s chairman do an thing that s wanted of me. Sometimes I play the full game sometimes don t “If someone comes along and wants a game, I would sooner let the younger ones have a go.” “He runs on, runs off and gets in the way quite a bit,” jokes Mark Riddell, himself a Devil. ut elie e me he s got spirit o rec ons he s carr ing a it of condition. m gs should e ut m carr ing a spare t re ro a l ecause he s not working anymore. m sitting round reading mum s girl maga ines This week Allan was at a “serious” meeting of the Devils – as opposed to a “not serious” meeting. Mark explains a “not serious” meeting, or training, happens on Thursday nights when the team gathers “to have a few beers and exchange bullshit.” raining apparentl starts pm sharp then runs into the night. ou aren t re uired to rea into a sweat in act it s rowned upon ou could e fined or actually training. Boots are pulled on in anger just once a week, on game day – Sunday. The “serious meeting”, presided over by Allan, was to discuss plans or the e il s th anniversary celebrations coming up this Easter. t s going to e a ig night followed by an equally big da here s a past and present members meet and greet on the Saturday night – a similar format to Thursday night training or a “not serious” meeting – followed on Easter unda hal a do en local golden teams playing three games each.

Happiness is Golden Oldies rugby – Devils Roy and Anne Baldock. Photo: Nikki South.

“Golden Oldies playing three games in one day probably tells you something about the intensity of the competition,” says Mark. t s a cele ration n a team of over 35 players and partners fundraised to go to Canada to attend a Golden Oldies World Festival. This started the Eastern Districts Golden Oldies in Paengaroa. It went on for a few years before folding. “But then a new generation of oldies came along and resuscitated it, keeping rugby alive for over 35s in Paengaroa. o or our clu ears is a great achievement,” says Mark. In that time there have been many olden ldies esti als here s another in Christchurch in April. “Sir Ron” – Ron Don – will no dou t e going e s one o a team full of characters. “He been to esti als around the world he s

known globally,” says Mark. e s anatical a out golden oldies, loves it to bits.” Roy and Anne are fanatical too. e didn t do an thing til we joined the Golden Oldies – now we e oth een all around the world.” These two are tight. e e een married coming up 58 years,” says Roy. he first were the toughest The bravado ends there as he gra s nne s hand or a photo Anyhow, to business, and the Devils want every past member of their Golden Oldies team to know about the Easter Celebrations. They can message Mark via: riddler hotmail co n or call him on r ou ma want to play Golden Oldies rugby for the Devils. Read the rest of the story at:

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“Roy Boy” retired recently, and deservedly so. At 83-years, he was thinking it was probably time to enjoy a few relaxed twilight years. And his rugby career.

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City interchange site challenged Durham Street’s buses were not given the go-ahead by neighbours.

The proposed Durham Street site for the city’s bus interchange was selected without neighbouring property owners and businesses having a great deal of say about it. Barrister Kate Barry-Piceno told councillors in no uncertain terms this week that the owners were alarmed to find urham treet apparentl selected for a bus interchange without being consulted apart from a ‘tick the boxes’ exercise. Speaking for Brian Scantlebury, John McCall and Paul Spillane, Kate said: “When you look at the options that have been rejected, there seems to be quite a strong message that’s being spoken. “It’s the elephant in the room.” She described that message as: “We don’t want it in

front of our fancy buildings or residential buildings, and we don’t want it in front of our civic buildings, so we will shove it up the back of Durham Street and, therefore, out of sight out of mind. “But we will say that it’s part of the CBD.” She says in real, “grown up” cities, public transport “isn’t a social service for the lowest rung of society, ut instead a re ection o a cit s cultural di ersit “Rather than just a bottom rung social service, you need to make it something that you embrace wholeheartedly as part of where your new city vision is going,” said Kate. In February, council agreed to spend $50,000 looking for other options, as Durham Street was selected as a fall back if the Willow Street interchange had to move because of the administration block demolition.

Young guns with hammers and saws The annual hunt for the country’s best apprentice carpenters is underway once more. The competition will be held nationwide across 18 regions, including Tauranga on Saturday April 21, and is open to apprentices employed by current NZCB builders or enrolled with Industry Training Association Building. All participants will receive a prize pack and each regional winner will take home a Makita power tool and progress to the national final in

Rotorua in May. They’ll compete for the Ken Read Memorial Trophy and a prize package valued at more than $50,000. Competitors will get a week’s notice of the structure they’re to build, and will have eight hours to complete it on the day. Judges will assess a range of building skills including workmanship, measuring, cutting, assembly and the ability to work to a detailed plan. Enter by visiting: before March 29.

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He introduces himself as Mr Sausage – a name well earned and well respected. “I barbecue sausages for 300 kids in just a couple of hours,” Mr Sausage says proudly. “I love it. The kids are just wonderful.” Three hundred kids are on Papamoa Beach getting started on what for many, will be a lifelong adventure with surf lifesaving. The Junior Surf Nippers’ programme sees kids aged etween fi e and ha ing un getting exercise and learning to be safe on the beach. Sunday morning is their time at the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club. And when their morning’s done, Mr Sausage feeds them. “They’re ravenous,” he says. Mr Sausage is Paul Wiseman. He and the nippers are at either extremes T e est o of the surf lifesaving spectrum.



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still only have the racquet and ball. Nothing’s changed.” But they might also have made squillions by winning Wimbledon. “If you are very, very lucky, but probably not. Conversely, at a surf club ou come in at fi e and learn s ills on the beach, there’s wading through the waves, there’s boogey boarding, boogey boards turn into foam boards, foam oards turn into fi re glass oards and fi erglass oards turn into s is Her point is that things, and people, at a surf lifesaving club are forever evolving - doing new things, meeting new challenges and all the time making beaches a safer and more enjoyable place to be. “You may be an elite athlete thinking ou e done this or fi e ears and you’ve done enough – so we would suggest you do your IRB module. “Or I quite like the idea of getting in one of those canoes out there – canoe racing, surf craft racing. At any time there is something new and challenging for everyone.” Most other clubs, whether its football or rugby or whatever, have just a single focus. So it’s about pathways – even though those pathways all relate to the core business of saving lives and keeping beaches safe. More information on Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club can be found at: or via: To read the rest of the story visit:

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Broadening the tastebuds Milk on a stick or a vegetable sorbet sounds like a recipe for a disaster, but 15 tertiary students are making it work by serving up some tasty, locallygrown dishes. Toi Ohomai culinary students, in collaboration with Tauranga Farmers Market, are challenging themselves to create the perfect platter with some of the market’s best produce. Malaysian student Chang Ik Each second year student will be Fong, ‘Kaybe’, prepares cake with cooking up a storm in the kitchen tutor Marco. Photo: Bruce Barnard. ma ing their own finger ood sized dish that uses at least one of He says this exercise is a vital experience, as the the market’s produce as its main component. students have one-on-one interaction with their Toi Ohomai Hospitality Tutor Marco Fuchser says customers and get quality feedback on the spot about each dish is different and highlights techniques and their dishes. “I’ve been blown away by what some skills that the students have learned over the year. of the students have been able to make. Some of the “The students have been challenged to do something recipes were quite out there and I wasn’t sure if they that you wouldn’t normally do with the produce,” would come together, but all of the students have been says Marco. “Some dishes might taste the same as the able to pull it off.” The 'Taste the Market' Degustation produce, but look completely different, or some might luncheon will be at Tauranga Farmers Market on taste different.” The students have been working for Saturday, March 24 from 10-11.30am at Tauranga a week to develop a recipe that is tasty, inventive and Primary School on 5th Avenue. looks nice on a plate. Tickets for the tasting are limited to 50 people “First we got them to develop a concept, then cook and can be obtained from one of your favourite stall some samples in class by themselves before having a holders or at the market information desk on Saturday, play around to come up with something creative, by March 17. Read the rest of the story at: researching and experimenting.” Sharnae Hope










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Take one, leave one is a hit in Tauranga As an avid reader, Hairini’s Karen Williamson jumped at the chance to set up a neighbourhood book exchange outside her front gate six months ago.

The bright yellow box on Wickham Place, highlighted with blobs of blue, green and red, holds about 30 books at any one time. Users are encouraged to swap one book for another – take one, leave one – but you can also just take a

book if you don’t have one to swap. Karen got the ‘little free library’ from an acquaintance, Kerri Price, who also has one outside her business on Botanical Road in central Tauranga. Little Free Libraries is a world-wide movement to inspire a love of reading by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges. Millions of books are exchanged each year, increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. There are several Little Free Libraries dotted around Tauranga, including

Right: Karen Williamson with her ‘little free library’ in Hairini. Below: The ‘Mussel Library’ on the foreshore at Omokoroa.

Otumoetai Road, Levers Road, Matua, and another in an old red telephone box, also in Matua. Omokoroa has one along The Esplanade called ‘The Mussel Library’. Karen says because she is a reader herself, she believed in the concept. “We had a little bit of trouble with kids pulling the books out to start with, but it’s working really well now and last week someone left us some apple cucumbers,” she says. “I think it’s great because we read books once and then they just sit there, so it’s good to be able to swap them. And most people do swap them; I rarely have to top up now.” Karen has a suitcase of donated books on standby, but would welcome donations of more children’s books as there are a number of children in her

neighbourhood who check the box. Kerri says as well as being a place to share books, the Little Free Libraries are a space to bring people together in the community. “Some people do it quite formally, with library cards in the back of the books,” says Kerri, “but ours is very much take one, leave one, and if you don’t have one, take one anyway. “We’re located opposite a kindy so we get lots of kids’ books. Sometimes we get DVDs donated too. “We have quite a few elderly people on our street and for some it has become a bit of a routine – on a certain day they’ll come and swap their books. “I’ve also seen whole families gathering around it. It always surprises me when I check on it to see how much of the content has changed over.”

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Mother’s Day run in the Bay “Heart disease is the single Participants in the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk help to raise biggest killer of women funds and awareness for heart health. in New Zealand, claiming the lives of more than 55 women each week,” says Heart Foundation medical director Gerry Devlin. “The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/ Walk is a great way to raise much-needed funds and awareness Runners and walkers will for heart health and set off from Kulim Park at encourage women to look 10am, joining a throng of more a ter themsel es eing fit than 13,000 participants at 33 and active.” Jennian Homes locations throughout COO Aidan Jury says mothers New Zealand. play a special part in our lives, making Now in its seventh year, the annual Mother’s Day the perfect day to hold an event supports ‘Heart Foundation for event focused on women’s health. Women’, in what is the Heart Foundation’s 50th “We are proud to be involved in not only anniversary year. This year is expected to be the biggest helping to raise money and awareness, but also in yet, with events at 10 new locations. encouraging women and their amilies to get fit and Each location will have up to three Commonwealth active,” says Aidan. Games athletes assisting with the warm-up, and Early Bird tickets are $20 for an adult and are all participants will recei e an o ficial e ent t shirt available until the end of March. There are also designed by iconic New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell, discounted rates for juniors and groups. To register for eaturing the word fi t in the shape o a lo e heart to the 5km event go to: acknowledge the anniversary.

New Zealand’s biggest Mother’s Day event, the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk, in support of women’s heart health, is returning to Tauranga on May 13 with tickets now on sale.

Objects in the mirror may appear larger At the transport committee this week, members expressed their frustrations about why there seems to be more talk than roadbuilding. Of course, talk is cheap but roads are expensive! We then debated the proposal for a one-way trial at The Mall (Pilot Bay). It started when we were given a presentation by the proactive ‘Bike Mount’ group last year and they

Mainstreet also spoke in support, so we did the work. Unfortunately, it turns out The Mall is too narrow for more angle parking and a cycleway without cutting into the reserve and removing some Norfolk pines. Without angle parking, the oneway trial would reduce the total number of carparks at the Mount, so the proposal seemed to be at a dead end - or so you’d think.

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Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Pink, Shania Twain, Celine Dion – the line-up of concerts on offer in New Zealand this year is great for music fans, but not so great for their hearing. Hearing Support Bay of Plenty manager Jo Sykes has had a number of people pop into the organisation s o fice in reerton after attending the recent Bruno Mars concert concerned about ringing in their ears and possible long-term damage to their hearing. “These people were parents of teenagers who’d gone along to the concert,” explains Jo. “One woman said her hearing felt dull or ‘deadened’ afterwards, and another experienced ringing in her ears, known as tinnitus.

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“She said there had been a large screen at the concert encouraging people to scream as loud as they could and,

while they had thoroughly enjoyed the concert the noise had een ust horrific here were also firewor s on top o the loud music.” Jo says we often don’t think about the risks to our hearing when attending music concerts, but taking simple measures can help. “We stock a range of earplugs to cater for things like snoring, power tools and music,” say Jo. “We have what is called the ‘party plug’, which is an attenuated ear plug that filters out the harm ul noise le els to protect against noise-induced hearing loss. You can still hear the music, but it makes listening to it safer.” Hearing Awareness Week, held earlier this month, focused on bringing New Zealanders’ attention to the long-term impact excessive noise can have on their health. The World Health Organisation says noise exposure is the biggest cause of permanent hearing damage around the world.

Let’s not fluoride the water Like many of you, I am a concerned parent who wishes only the best for my children and their health. And like many parents, I am sure I can comfortably say I care more about their health than my own. ater uoridation is one issue eel very strongly about. n uoride was ta en out of Tauranga water supply after an overwhelming public vote against its use. The same was done from 1986 in other areas around New Zealand, such as Kaitaia, Ashburton, Taumaranui and Timaru. The question is, should the water ha e uoride added to it at all, with just over half (54 per cent) of the country’s territorial authorities opting to add uoride to cit water supply? A New Zealand-wide study completed in 2016 shows there is no difference in levels of tooth decay for the majority of New Zealand children no matter what the uoridation status In fact, the study shows a steady decline of tooth decay in children across the whole of New Zealand, as well as the rest of the world. Fluoride has other negative effects that are far more damaging.

At a seminar with US Professor Connett which I attended, it was pro en e ond dou t that uoride in water effects children’s IQ by lowering it by seven per cent to 10 per cent. I would say the key to children’s oral health would be to eat less lollies, drin less fi and rush those teeth twice per day. The residue from sugar destroys tooth enamel. If not removed, the sugar decays the teeth at an alarming rate something a study in Porirua asifi a communit has shown, even with their water eing uoridated New Zealand First policy is to have a local binding referendum to allow our communities to decide whether uoride needs to e added to the water or not. It doesn’t work, and it’s bad for you. Fluoridation is like adding sunscreen to the public water supply to reduce skin cancer. Let’s not do that, and instead look after our pearly whites and our health by brushing our teeth every day, consuming less sugary products and not adding unnecessary chemicals into our water supply. International Women’s Day was celebrated in Tauranga with an open mic poetry and songs evening held at The Social Club and organised by Rupal Mehta (below). Both men and women were invited to contribute their own poem or song, plus a selected favourite poem by another women poet from another country or culture.

BOP Film Tauranga’s networking event is held monthly in either Rotorua, Tauranga or Whakatane and brings together actors, film crews, writers and film industry people.

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What do you want for your city? Tauranga City Council’s proposed Long Term Plan 2018-2028

Every three years, we develop a Long Term Plan (LTP) in consultation with our community. Our LTP sets our vision, direction, budgets and work plans for the following 10 years. We’ve been asking ourselves a lot of good questions lately. Give us your views on our proposals to manage our city over the next decade.

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Flicking the off switch The lights will go out across the world and the globe will be in unison for just one hour in a symbolic commitment to the planet this month. Earth hour will be celebrated in Tauranga with a combination of fun and education at the rotect ur aradise enefit oncert he Ei el ower and Empire tate uilding will e turning o as well so this is our way of contributing to earth hour and raising awareness to our electricity footprint,” say Sustainable ac ards pro ect manager indse owles “Events like this are important because they are more accessible and engaging for young people to learn about environmental issues,” says Lindsey. “People are able to become educated in conservation issues at any point in their life, but I think it’s important to target young people, as they are the people who are trying to decide what they want to do with their lives, and are coming into the voting population, so they have the power to make changes. he ree rotect ur aradise enefit oncert will e held on Saturday, March 24 from 7pm-11pm at Rising Tide, 107 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui. Read the rest of the story Sharnae Hope at

Lindsey Bowles unplugs and lights a candle for Earth Hour.

State Highway 2 in need of urgent upgrading Anyone who has ever driven on State Highway 2 from Tauranga to Katikati will surely agree that the road is in urgent need of an upgrade. Statistics show it is New Zealand’s deadliest stretch of highway, yet our Regional Council has it listed at number 11 on the regional transport committees list of priorities. This is an utter disgrace. Locals are outraged, and quite rightly so. Every time they turn on to SH2 they are taking their

lives into their own hands. Under a National government, this stretch of road would have been treated as a Road of ational ignificance ecause that is exactly what it is. It’s a main artery for our community and our economy. Unfortunately the Labour government doesn’t share our view and is instead prioritising pet projects like trams in Auckland. The Minister of Transport, Phil Twyford, should come down

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Kiwis to join day of protest for helmet law reform New Zealand will join Australia in a day of protest against blanket helmet laws, with a helmet-optional ride in Wellington this weekend.

Choice Biking in NZ, along with Freestyle Cyclists (Australia), are urging their respective governments to join the rest of the civilised cycling world, as Mexico, Israel and Bosnia have done, in reforming helmet laws to allow adults to make case-by-case decisions on safety. Jeremey says one-in-10 Kiwis already ignore the law which is arbitrarily enforced. “Some conscientious objectors have never been fined while others ha e paid thousands he sa s “It’s time to stop penalising the victims of a carcentric society, scaring away would-be riders, and encourage people on bikes to make informed judgements according to cycling style and conditions.”

Organised by new advocacy group Choice Biking, the ride, on Saturday, March 17, will highlight cycling as a healthy and sustainable form of transport, hindered by blanket helmet legislation. “Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates are the only countries continuing to penalise a healthy and safe transport, to the detriment of cycling rates and overall cycling safety,” says ride organiser Jeremy Teague.

A ‘good volunteer experience’ Research tells us that people in New Zealand still want to volunteer, but there has been a 40 per cent reduction in the amount of hours they can do so in the last decade. People have increasingly busy lives, with work, sport and kids as well as recreation. This has created some much needed competition for volunteers by organisations which, in turn, is forcing them to provide well developed volunteer engagement to hold on to a decreasing commodity. So what motivates people to volunteer? It could be for social reasons, a desire to do good or to gain that much needed ‘work’

experience for a CV. But today’s savvy younger volunteers are mostly seeking a ‘good volunteer experience’. So what is it? And how do you create one to keep existing volunteers? The answer for organisations is to provide a volunteer experience that is mutually beneficial. People volunteer with expectations. They expect a simple application process, a basic welcoming induction and to feel they will be valued.

Those who give their time are as important as those who give cash. We need to treat them as such. A ‘good volunteer experience’ will be shared with others because people talk. This will lift the profile of the organisations and likely attract more volunteers. With the advent of Facebook and other social media platforms, volunteers can pick and choose from a variety of organisations. Good processes, like effective volunteer engagement, will ensure the organisation get to hold onto their volunteers. Volunteering Bay of Plenty provides an online database of volunteer roles available in the Bay of Plenty. Access it via:

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Meet Victor and Joan Smiley. They are married, but definitely not smiling. In fact they hate the sight of each other, particularly on Sundays.

“There are 53 rules for the perfect murder,” says Victor to Kamila. She is already distancing herself emotionally rom his preoccupation ut finds hersel rimming with enthusiasm when he tells her how much Joan’s life insurance is worth. Jaine Kirtley as Joan is superb Both are prickly, mean and - both petty and sparkling. bicker at the other. Victor, She shines in the role, played by Alan Liddell, sees glamorous one moment a way out and decides to run and fretful and agitated the off with Kamila Walcak - a next, bickering with Victor Croatian call girl played by and later with Don. Andrea Finta. he s uirms mar ellousl Meanwhile Joan, played when under the scrutiny of by Jaine Kirtley, has become etecti e onsta le o charmed by Don Kirk, played race pla ed a id u by Callum Armstrong, who he split le el set cle erl speaks in Cockney rhyming conceals a turntable slang, which linguiphiles will transporting the Smiley’s Joan Smiley and Detective Constable find astl en o a le drab lounge into a luxurious This, along with Don’s boudoir through soft lighting Roy Grace. humming, which is also one of with mau es and mellowed Victor’s irritating traits, threatens to enrage Joan. music luring us into the encounters with Kamila. Victor, in order to start a new life with Kamila, The set design and costumes are so ‘right’ that you decides he must remo e oan rom his current li e almost don’t notice the detailed subtleties. hile oan eeds o st le tele ision The technical team manage to pace well, their programmes, Victor soaks up old crime mysteries, timing and expertise pro iding that extra li t that plotting how to kill his wife. enhances the action on stage. ‘The Perfect Murder’, written by Peter James, is There’s dark humour, comic timing, smooth set directed elissa sgood in her first solo outing changes and tuned acting ndrea is elie a le and as a director at th e heatre he has pre iousl en o a le capturing amila s ps chic role and directed at other theatres and has masterfully spun her accent with such ease you wonder if English is in magic o er this m ster comed fact her second language.

Yes, State Highway 2 will be upgraded

After listening to people’s concerns both during and a ter the meeting it ecame er clear that there are a number of misunderstandings about SH2 and the go ernment s position on it It’s important to point out that National MPs are merel scaremongering to suggest the go ernment has made changes to the Omokora to Te Puna 7km upgrade announced by the Transport Agency in December. The Transport Agency informs me that work is scheduled to egin on the first fi e o intersections along the road later this year. ur go ernment is currentl de eloping a new o ernment olic tatement on land transport and until that is finalised we can t pre empt the ransport genc s decisions or gi e urther details a out specific transport pro ects until the GPS 2018 is released. I saw media comment this week from MP Todd Muller.

Talking about SH2 he said e deser e etter than putting our li es at ris on this road.” On this point we agree, which is why I’m proud that our go ernment is switching its priorities rom building roads with weak business cases – like when we cancelled ational s o scenel expensi e million per-kilometre Auckland East-West Link – to safety upgrades on our regional roads. Yes, SH2 will be upgraded, but in the meantime I’m proud to be a part of Jacinda Ardern’s team which prioritises safety.


Last Wednesday I headed along to the regular Omokoroa Future Focus community meeting to hear people’s concerns and to speak about State Highway 2.

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An enigma, a mystery, or a dark comedy - for me this is a story of a wonderfully pedantic and plodding sleuth trying to get to the bottom of what was going on. Who was murdered? Who was the murderer? Was there a murder? As the audience we are pulled along for the ride, thinking we know the answers. It reminds me of trying to get

urder to the bottom of Charles Dickens’ ‘The ster o Edwin rood a no el that was le t unfinished when the author died suddenly halfway through writing it return to th e heatre on another night, will the play end differently? I think yes! The play runs until Saturday, March at th e heatre on t miss it Rosalie Liddle Crawford

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Generosity alive and well in the Bay They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is also true of wider communities. It is unrealistic to expect national or local governments to fix all o the pro lems and challenges in societ partl ecause onl a communit reall knows what its own needs are. That’s where local community foundations play a key role. The Acorn Foundation connects generous people who care with causes that matter in our region. Acorn provides funding support for over 100 charities and community groups each year, thanks to the generosity of local people who want to make a difference. These groups are highly in tune with people who live and wor near and are est placed to pro ide the ser ices that are going to make a real difference to people’s lives. But they need funds to operate, and that’s where Acorn’s donors come in. er million has een added to the corn oundation endowment pool over the past year, from 80 different people from all walks of life. Acorn Operations Manager Margot McCool says: “It’s not the amount you give that matters – the fact is that when many people choose to support their community in this way, together their generosity can and does make a huge di erence Acorn uses its Vital Signs research to pinpoint exactly where

The Salvation Army is just one of the many organisations that the Acorn Foundation is able to support through the generosity of their donors. those funds will have the greatest impact, so donors can rest assured that their support is going to make a difference where it matters most. For more information, visit:

How can NZ agritech feed the world even more? How New Zealand can meet the challenge o eeding a predicted glo al population o illion will e a ma or ocus at a Techweek event in Tauranga in May.

What are our region’s vital signs? How did we rate? What do we love most about our region? What are the top priorities for improvement?

orld leading meat dair and horticultural industries have esta lished ew ealand s reputation as a producer of food. But NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says the country’s colla orati e agricultural ecos stem is shifting its efforts to developing sustaina le wa s to eed the world “Will the future of food production rel on ro ots and data or a glo al consumer shift toward alternative proteins as s raeme

hese are ust some o the agritech issues that are so important for New ealand s econom that will e discussed in auranga on a echwee run ech is a ma or nationwide esti al o tech and innovation events held in towns and cities around the country. Techweek promotes New Zealand tech and innovation to the world and supports the growth of our fastest growing and third iggest industr in New Zealand.

Vital Signs® 2018 is a key resource for the Acorn Foundation. It takes a snapshot of the health and vitality of our region across 14 key indicators, and lets us know where we need to focus our annual distributions. Acorn uses the insights gained from the Vital Signs® report to help inspire and support those people who will help build a vibrant and thriving community in the Western Bay of Plenty region.

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Together we can reap the rewards of a better tourism industry Isn’t tourism great? It’s great for the economy, it’s great for our reputation overseas and it’s great for helping our local businesses. But sometimes, there are growing pains. recent sur e ound that two out o e er fi e New Zealanders are worried about the impacts of our tourism boom. They’re worried about things like the pressure on roads and the environment, and the way that increased visitor numbers push up accommodation costs. These types of problems arise because many regions are not planning ahead. Here in the Bay of Plenty, tourism is already worth $1 billion a year – and we’re working to grow this to $1.45 billion within the next decade. But it would be reckless to allow this growth without a considered management plan. At Tourism Bay of Plenty, we believe the answer is to move towards ‘destination management’.

This is the coordinated management of all the elements that make up a region. It is the key to controlling tourism’s environmental impacts and preserving the region’s unique identity. To achieve this we are seeking an additional $620,910 from Tauranga City Council in 2018/19, to be funded through the Economic Development targeted rate. The impact on most businesses would be minimal, equating to less than the cost of a cup of coffee a week. I’m sure we all agree that this is a small sacrifice to help oost our economy and create jobs, which enefits e er one in the long run It would be a shame if our region became burdened by tourism to the point that we, as locals, didn’t continue to love where we live and enjoy the economic enefits To show your support you can make a submission until April 16 at: or for more information on our Visitor Economy Strategy email:



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Reflecting the region’s growing optimism New research has commended a range of sectors in the Western Bay of Plenty, with gains being made in nine of the 14 areas re iewed since the first ital Signs report in 2015. The Acorn Foundation’s Vital Signs 2018 research report, used to understand the community’s perceptions of the place where they live, shows that the two areas perceived to be performing best are the economy and sports and recreation. Areas receiving the lowest score are unchanged from 2015, such as housing and reducing inequity. “It’s no real surprise, therefore, to learn that the things we love most about living here include our natural environment, climate and

air quality, with 91 per cent of respondents naming these,” says Acorn General Manager Nicky Wilkins. “However, the popularity and growing economy of Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty has brought strong population growth, and with it

the growing pains of a region whose infrastructure is being stretched. he iggest issues identified or our region include planning for the region’s growth (50 per cent), cost of living (40 per cent) and transportation/roading networks (39 per cent).

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To understand pigmentation, it helps to understand how melanocytes protect your skin from sun damage on a cellular level. Melanocytes are special cells that jump into action when your skin is exposed to direct sunlight, producing melanin – a dark pigment that clusters around skin cells to protect cell DNA from harmful UV rays. These clusters are a bit like a sun umbrella being raised over the skin cell. With too much sun, the melanocytes can produce too much melanin, which in turn become the age-spots and sunspots you see. Autumn and winter is the best time to target pigmentation with specialised skincare treatments and products. It’s vital to minimise your sun exposure while you treat pigmentation, or else the sun undoes all the work of your treatment plan. Bear in the mind that pigmentation treatments are not one-hit wonders. It generally takes time for pigmentation products to take effect, and if you are doing treatments, a series will be needed rather than a one-off. Quality products and treatments will gradually lighten the skin and any pigmentation spots, as long as you are vigilant about staying out of the sun. For more information, visit:

Can Type 2 Diabetes be reversed? Health Practitioners at Bay Health Clinic in Judea offer a range of therapies which help if you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Jaine Kirtley, one of the naturopaths at the clinic, says: “In Type 1 Diabetes there is permanent damage to the pancreas (which controls blood sugar balance). “We support people with Type 1 to improve blood sugar levels, maintain health and decrease likelihood of long term damage. “Type 2 Diabetes is different to Type 1. “Research shows a ‘reversal of Type 2 diabetes’ occurs when specific diet and li est le changes allow the body to repair the pancreas. Herbs and nutrients

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Osteoarthritis talk, part two Last week we saw that damage to specialised cartilage cells called chondroc tes was the first step in the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Research suggests that chondrocytes can be damaged by physical damage from accidents or graduall pro a l rom insu ficient dietar antioxidants. Cartilage is a tough matrix that includes living chondrocytes. The matrix of cartilage is a combination of proteins (mostly collagen), glycosaminoglycan (GAG) and water. The most abundant GAG is chondroitin sulphate. In my opinion, adding correct amounts of high grade chondroitin is the single most important part of OA therapy. Cartilage is 80 per cent water, which is why it acts as a shock absorber. GAG such as chondroitin readily attracts water. This is an important reason to stay well hydrated - a real problem with our aging population. Cartilage then has two main components. What you see is the tough cartilage matrix. What you don’t see is the tiny chondrocytes tucked away in tiny cocoons called lacunae. When working properly, chondrocytes act like

repair kits for cartilage. They actively secrete new cartilage matrix when damaged or worn. My nutritional therapy for OA is firstl ased on protecting chondrocytes by adding antioxidants. These include curcumin from turmeric, and others such as trace minerals like selenium and grape seed extract. We then add compounds that help stimulate chondrocytes to make cartilage, especially chondroitin but also glucosamine. I have one client who had a damaged shoulder and hip. Both caused him real problems. We increased antioxidants and added my joint complex and he reports he is largely pain free. I like to initially add 1500mg of both chondroitin and glucosamine with about 400mg of 95 per cent curcumin extract (from turmeric). his is usuall su ficient to start the healing process and o ten rings significant relie For more information give me a call or email: You can read back issues at: John Arts is a qualified nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health. Contact John on: 0800 423 559. To read more go to:

Raise price of alcohol says health group A poll commissioned by Alcohol Healthwatch has shown strong public support for raising the price of alcohol to fund mental health and addiction services. Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of people polled supported increasing the price of alcohol. ew figures show that more alcohol was a aila le for consumption per person in the OctoberDecember quarter of 2017 than in any other quarter in the fi e ears since the ale and uppl o lcohol Act came into effect. Annual per capita consumption has barely shifted

since 2012 says Alcohol Healthwatch executive director Dr Nicki Jackson. "We have witnessed more people drinking hazardously in all age groups from 35-74 years, whilst adolescents are making positive changes by reducing their drinking. More than a third of hazardous drinkers are aged 35-54 years.”

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Crowning the winner of wonderful window dressing The winner of Greerton Village’s Vintage and Retro Fayre Window Dressing competition is Wendy Forgesson.

Wendy’s window display at Embellish Boutique in Chadwick oad has won her a un edia advertising package. The window features mannequins, hats

and accessories from the shop, along with additional items and details that are theme-related. Overall, it was original and inspiring, making effective use of the available space. It wasn’t an easy competition to judge, with the aipuna ospice reerton est a and s Leatherworks also creating stunning displays

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celebrating the vintage and retro theme. Competition runner-up, and a very close second, is Waipuna Hospice Greerton, who created two tableaus that drew the passer-by in. One window is dedicated to a display of vinyl records. The Greerton Village Vintage and Retro Fayre will be held in reerton illage on aturda arch rom am pm with more than stall holders selling a wide variety of vintage and retro items. The public is encouraged to dress up in vintage or retro style and join the Best Dressed to Theme ompetition at noon at the reerton chool otunda ar and olene rom he ree e will e among the judges. High teas will be served on site, with live music from Cleverwood, who will be playing old favourites from the 60s and 70s. The Waihi Troupe Roving entertainers will be performing amongst the crowds and there will be classic and vintage cars and motorcycles on display. Selected stores will be running a competition with the prize of a seven night trip for two to the Gold Coast up for grabs.

Put your hair in very talented hands When you walk into a Vivo hair salon, you are whisked into a world of glorious, well maintained and enviable hair. Clients are beaming, and the salon is occupied with a creati e u that one can onl find in a pro essional salon environment. The salon, with its stunning ambience, beckons you in with a warm, welcoming feeling. Senior stylists from Vivo hair salon in Greerton, auren i fin and oland aas erg are nown or

welcoming clients in with gracious service. Their solid backing of professional salon skills makes for a winning mix. With many years in the industry, you know you are in good hands with this fantastic team. When asked what the top autumn hair trends are, the team dish the scoop with some insider secrets. “A nourishing hair treatment with your colour goes a long way,” says senior stylist Lauren, who specialises in creative hair colour. “Pamper yourself with a couple of nourishing hair masks a week. One of my favourite tips is to use a cleansing shampoo to get rid of excess product.” So, what is a must try at this gorgeous salon? It’s the half head of foils or all over colour package for new clients at onl the per ect introduction to the best hair salon group in New Zealand. ou are guaranteed to wal out with stunning hair and that’s the best part. See you in the salon!

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Greerton Village turning vintage this week Walking through Greerton Village this week, and especially this Saturday, you may think the clocks have been turned back as we celebrate all things Vintage and Retro once again. This year the event has added attractions such as The Breeze Radio Station, who will be live onsite in the Village Square from 10am-2pm with games, giveaways and, of course, music. We also welcome back the Waihi Troupe, who you will see roving the streets and school grounds in their somewhat interesting costumes. On the Rotunda in the school grounds you can sit and be entertained by ‘Cleverwood’ - a local band playing our favourite songs from days gone by. For car enthusiasts, there will be a variety of Vintage and Retro cars, such as Minis – including the red Mini owned and driven by NZ’s only Formula one World Championship driver, Denny Hulme – Austin-Healeys and a number of privately-owned vehicles that owners love to bring out and share. We will be asking the public to vote for a “People’s Choice” vehicle and there will be pri es or first and second place On the subject of prizes, we encourage you to dress up and join the best dressed theme competition at 12 noon on the Rotunda in the school. There’s prizes for first and second or ladies and gents

Another reason to come along to the Fayre this Saturday is the chance to win a trip for two to the Gold Coast, sponsored by House of Travel, The Crossing. Just shop with any of the 23 businesses displaying a window poster this Saturday and you could be in to win the big prize when it is drawn live on The Breeze 95.8 at 7.35 on Monday, March 19. How about a beautiful high tea?

A Splendid Afternoon will be serving up beautiful delicacies on the veranda of the school, and you can pre-purchase your tickets from MDs Leatherworks and Unichem Greerton Pharmacy on Greerton Road. Currently we have a couple of sites left, but you will need to be very quick and get in touch today on that and any other aspect of the Fayre. Email Sally Benning at: o fice greerton illage org n

Local band Cleverwood play at the Vintage and Retro Fayre this weekend.

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New Zealanders paying too much for car insurance New Zealand motorists are missing out on hundreds of dollars per year in car insurance savings by not shopping around, says Youi NZ. According to a national survey of 2500 motorists, commissioned by Youi NZ, more than half of all New Zealand motorists (54 per cent) may be failing to shop around when renewing their car insurance. Youi CEO Frank Costigan says the research shows many car owners are missing out on substantial savings by simply renewing their car insurance without taking the opportunity to review what others are offering. “The research shows almost half (46 per cent) of those who did shop around by getting quotes from other insurers, saved money on their car insurance policy,” says Frank. “The savings to be had are in the

hundreds of dollars. As the research showed, those who shopped around saved $236 on average off their renewal premium.” The research also revealed a variety of reasons as to why New Zealanders did not shop around including being satisfied with their current insurer (50 per cent). Other reasons include people who “couldn’t be bothered” changing insurer (eight per cent), those who believe their current insurance premium is competitive (seven per cent), people who were too busy with not enough time to get around to it fi e per cent and those who simply never thought about it (four per cent).

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Windscreen claims rise in one ‘fowl swoop’ Pukekos, ducks and hawks have all made an impact on windscreen insurance claims this summer, but projectile stones continue to be the major culprit, according to AA Insurance. “Our most common car insurance claims over the holiday period are for windscreens and windows, with the most damage received from projectile stones,” says customer relations manager Amelia Macandrew. “One unfortunate customer received two windscreen cracks during the same road trip - the first rom an oncoming ehicle that ic ed up a stone, and the second from a misdirected pukeko. “In the summer months, we see up to 20 per cent

more windscreen repairs and replacements than our yearly average, and 30 per cent more than in winter. “Given the increased number of people on roads over summer, these numbers make complete sense." During the peak four-week Christmas period from mid-December to midJanuary, AA Insurance handled almost 2500 claims related to damaged windscreens and glass, totalling around $900,000.

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or even slamming your car doors will encourage a chip to expand, so take care and go easy. If there’s more of a crack than a chip in your windscreen, you’ll need it replaced for your own driving safety. If there’s any rust on the surround of your windscreen or it’s looking worn or cracked, this may weaken its integrity or prevent it from remaining watertight, so get it

repaired or replaced. If you notice arc shaped scratches on the glass, then consider cleaning or replacing your windscreen wipers. For maximum visibility, clean your windscreen and windows inside and out with the right uid such as water and vinegar or special car window cleaner. Avoid ammonia-based household window cleaners, especially if your windows are tinted.

If your windscreen has any chips, get them repaired immediatel an can e filled with a special resin to prevent them from spreading, which is cheaper and less time consuming than replacement. If the chip is larger than 25mm, your car will fail its Warrant of Fitness. Vibrations caused by driving, hitting a pothole


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Soup season just around the corner As summer draws to a close, soup season is just Whether its memories of Nan’s chicken to cure the snu es or a rich roth to around the corner. But as Kiwis prepare to eat soup fend off the winter blues, most of us have their way through more than 7.8 tonnes of the fond memories of soup. Unfortunately, in our stuff, Canstar Blue has asked consumers what time-poor society, many of us don’t have the time to make it. they like about their consommé. hree out o fi e iwis thin o soup as a winter food,” says Canstar Blue’s Emma Quantrill, “but sadly nearly one third of people say they don’t have the time to make their own. “In recent years fresh soups from the chiller have become increasingly popular and seem to e filling the gap The steady rise

in fresh soup sales – around four per cent per ear ma e re ecti e o our li ing o resh soup over canned. More than half of the people Canstar spoke to said they preferred ready-to-eat fresh soup over the canned variety, and 22 per cent said they eat more soup as a result of it now being available from the chiller. “Our food preferences and habits have changed over the years and, overall, we now tend to have a much stronger focus on eating healthy food,” says Emma. “For many, fresh soup hits the spot for both nutritional value and convenience.”

The famous red and wh ite soup cans immortalised by Andy Warhol in 1962 we re not the original labels use d by Campbell’s. The now ico nic cans were originally ora nge and blue. • The world’s most exp ensive soup is generally thought to served at the exclusive Ta be lon Club in Las Vegas. If yo u fancy a bowl, it’ll set you back around $940NZD. • The earliest soup da tes back to around 600BC and was tho to be hippopotamus sou ught • It was said US Presid p. ent Richard Nixon would not have soup on the menu of any banque t he attended as he always use d to spill it on himself. • Using a tin of conde nsed tomato soup, a restauran t owner from Glasgow claims to be the ‘inventor’ of the famed Ind restaurant dish Chicken ian Ti Masala. He says that to kka appease the British desire for all foo come with a gravy or sau d to ce, mixed the soup with a few he and yogurt to create the spices now popular dish.

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Seek and you will find If you have a treasure map, there are two vitally important things you must do if ou want to find the treasure irstl read the map, and secondly, seek the treasure according to the map’s instructions.

Easter draws near. The foil-wrapped chocolate eggs in the supermarkets remind us every time we shop! Before we Christians commemorate the great event of Christ’s resurrection, we first remem er his su ering and death the Paschal Mystery, that suffering and death must precede the glory of the resurrection. Christ’s suffering is not simply some historical e ent in erusalem some ears ago he suffers still. We must recognise the suffering Christ in our world today: the children of Syria, living in the hell of civil war; refugees, forced from their homeland con ict or hunger or oth the homeless, their desperation a constant reality on our own city’s streets; young people who go to school hungry in this land of plenty; the addicted, whether it e to a high to a utter or to lo e and the lonely. The suffering Christ struggles every day, walks our streets, lives amongst us. As we recognise Christ in those who suffer, let us also recall the responsi ilit we ha e as hristians to e the presence o the isen hrist in our world in our worship in our outreach in the goodness of our lives. illiam oms wrote e care ul how ou li e ou ma e the onl i le some person e er reads e ma also e the onl experience that some people have of the truth we hold so dear: hrist has died hrist is isen app Easter

What would you think of someone who says: he ll e right don t need to read the map to find the treasure ow a out the person who onl reads the map once and sa s the treasure will find them ecause the re a good person r the person who sa s m not a reader ut hope ll find the treasure somehow What would you think of the person who read the map ut thought the new etter and loo ed or the treasure elsewhere ow a out the person who understood the map ut dug or the treasure elsewhere for fear that others would think they were crazy digging where the map told them to? o dou t ou would regard them as oolish Many, surprisingly, adopt the attitude and approaches a o e in relation to the eternal hea enl treasure od o ers he treasure map o the i le is greatly neglected and ignored. esus howe er tells us onl those who see will find and the wa to eternal li e is narrow and di ficult and ound ew atthew Where do you stand? Are you the sort of person who would e excited to read a treasure map and to ollow its instructions to a ut has a completely different approach and attitude to God’s precious word? i e is short od is good sn t it time to see im as for hidden treasure? David Kidd, Church of God

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Only the fittest survive Cyclists frightening elderly

As a former believer in the theory of evolution I read A McLeod’s letter (The Weekend Sun, March 9) with interest. Evolution does not pertain to the origin of species. About the start of life it tells us nothing. For natural selection to work it has to select from something. For the fittest to sur i e there must be some who are fitter than others and the must first e ali e Fortunately A McLeod does not really believe in evolution either. If he did then there would be no point writing a letter to the Sun about it. There is no point to life if it is all pre-

determined chemical processes, and debating the point is illogical. Furthermore, the only morality that can derive from the theory is the ‘you will do as I say, or else’ system. Arguing that all animals are equal contradicts the basic tenet of the theory. It is onl the fittest that survive, not the worthy. The greatest evils of the previous century – communism and Nazism – are both children of this theory. The better way is to love God, and your neighbour as yourself. S van Schalkwyk, Welcome Bay.

I would like to commend Jim Bunny on his article (page 15, The Weekend Sun, March 9) regarding bicycle bells. My mother and two of her mates walk every Saturday morning in different places round Tauranga. They are all elderly women who want to enjoy our beautiful city by walking it. Unfortunately, even though they are courteous and walk two abreast with one behind or in front, they are constantly abused by cyclists because they don’t hear them coming and get in their way. They are not trying to be ignorant: they simply cannot hear the cyclists coming and get such a fright. They are not young and are not able to move quickly. A bell changes the situation because they can get out of the way without panicking. Some cyclists are very nice and some abuse elderly

women to the point where mum and her friends avoid certain walks because they are afraid of the cyclists. These are shared spaces but the arrogant cyclists abuse the privilege. I am constantly watching cyclists ride through red lights and ignoring the road code yet they get upset when someone runs them over. It is about time cycles were registered. If they had an identity number they could be made more accountable. S Bryan, Bellevue (Abridged).

Not interested in rubbish games PC stands for pedantic gone crazy. In October last year we moved from a lifestyle block in Rotorua to Papamoa and are slowly getting used to suburbia. We had a wheelie bin in Rotorua, which proved excellent, but going back to a bag on the roadside is something we are trying to get used to. But things turned sour last week when our bag was slightly over the 15kg limit (does anyone weigh their rubbish?). Our bag was left behind by the rubbish collector and we ended up taking it to the transfer station.

This week our bag was not picked up because it was taped instead of tied. The pink sticker on the bag clearly states ‘secure top of bag’. It seems that a bag that is taped is too di ficult or the ru ish collector to handle. We requested the Envirowaste manager to call and are still waiting for the phone to ring. This week’s bag had also been sprayed with what smelt like a cat repellent, giving an offensive odour. If indeed the rubbish collector has a problem, we are not interested in silly games and we’ve since taken steps to organise a wheelie bin. O&C Campbell, Papamoa (Abridged).

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Bus service plans bemuse Recent reports regarding the future of Tauranga and suburbs’ public bus services, especially the proposed Bayfair Bus Interchange and Park and Ride Hub, have left me somewhat bemused. Surely the two proposals are totally separate considerations, yet I am left with the distinct impression that only one might result from discussions. The prime objective is to ensure the daily services provide the best opportunities to board and alight at significant acilities such as shopping centres, parks, churches, schools, gated communities, beaches, accommodations, the airport, cruise ship berths and inter-city transport locations. This is only successful if the

bus stops and interchanges are placed at or near such facilities. A Park and Ride Hub is worthy of consideration as a means of attracting more commuters to use buses, but the location could be yet another to be added to the list above. Baypark would not be a location for a successful bus interchange and hub. The short-sighted Bayfair Complex ‘problem’ must be resolved or all else will fail. Street-side parking for interchange buses (as evident in Willow Street) is totally unsatisfactory. Only facilities similar to that constructed in amilton will fit the ill or our ast growing communities. R Fowke, Papamoa.

Not a purrfect world I write this in the hope that it gives a chance for many to give opinions. In short, I love all animals big or small, but as a keen gardener cats seem to be hell-bent on making my gardening experience a miser digging owers to make way for small deposits. I have a small dog who is registered, microchipped, controlled by a leash when in public places, plus we always pick up after our dog. Yet a cat has the right to come into my garden, leaving mess which my dog rolls in. The question I pose is ‘is this fair?’ In Australia they have controlled the cats somewhat with curfews and no right to roam in some states. Council have no bylaws to control rights to roam in lovely Tauranga. Is it just me I wonder? T Hounsome, Papamoa. The Weekend Sun welcomes letters from readers. Preference will be given to short letters (200 words maximum) supplied with full name and contact details. Email: For more letters go to

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I have just received a parking ticket and am not impressed. After nine months out of work I got my dream job. The only problem was limited parking. I took that on board and left home early to get the free parking by Memorial Park but no matter what time I left, many of the spaces were already taken. It turns out these parks are taken by TCC and Inland Revenue workers who start at 6am. To top this off, more of the TCC workers have been relocated to 306 Cameron Road (where I work), which makes the parking even worse. I now take my chances and park on 3rd or 4th enue and toda got caught will pa m fine

Of mushrooms and museums Re ‘No museum in my front yard’ (page 16, The Weekend Sun, March 9). The article related to a hearing by the council on concerns by locals about the location of this cyber museum. I call it cyber because it does not exist. I thought the council had agreed to hold a referendum on whether ratepayers should fund a museum. I heard also it would be ‘nonbinding’ - a complete waste of more ratepayers’ money. If the referendum is to go ahead then surely all work by council staff and consultants should cease pending the outcome. To continue to spend our money on this museum makes one think that the referendum is an exercise in treating ratepayers as mushrooms. Keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit. P Dolden, Papamoa.


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but my question is why is there no free parking from 3rd Avenue on, when most of these parks are for the workers. Very rarely during the day do you see anyone trying to get a park on 3rd or 4th. The only free parking

is for mopeds and bikes. Unfair! I would appreciate someone looking into this, not just for me, but for all of us who face this parking struggle every day of the week. J Hillis, Welcome Bay (Abridged).

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Smoke alarms save children Smoke alarms are credited with saving the lives of fi e children a ter fire ripped through a garage in a Tauranga home on Wednesday. hree fire crews were called to the blaze at a Laurence Street address in Gate Pa shortly after 4.30am. Fire investigator Luke Burgess says the occupants made it out of the house quickly thanks to the presence of working smoke alarms. “These were in the bedrooms, which is a really good thing to have,” he says. “The children had also undergone Firewise training at school, so they knew what to do in this situation.” If it wasn’t for the smoke alarms, Luke says the outcome could have been much worse.

Flying taxis to be trialled A network of selfpiloted ing taxis will be trialled in New Zealand in a partnership with the government. Airways, New Zealand's air navigation service pro ider confirmed the trial and said it will develop a nationwide unmanned aerial vehicle tra fic management s stem which will integrate the ing taxis The New York Times reported that Zephyr Airworks - a company funded by Google's co-founder Larry Page - has been testing the drone-like electric aircraft called Cora in the South Island. They also suggested the company will make a joint announcement with the Prime Minister about the next phase. The aim now is to gain a iation certification or the ing taxis

Police investigate summer camp A police investigation has commenced into allegations regarding a Young Labour summer camp at Waihi in February. Allegations of sexual misconduct were brought to light on Tuesday when reported: “It’s alleged a 20-year-old man sexually assaulted four teenagers, all aged 16, including putting his hands down the pants of at least three of them.” The police investigation will be overseen by Detective Superintendent Chris Page. “We continue to encourage anyone with information they wish to discuss with police, or matters they wish to report, to contact us,” says assistant commissioner (investigations) Richard Chambers.

Review of police pursuit policy A review of police pursuit policy will look at decision-making in more than 280 chases, the Independent Police Conduct Authority says. The Authority is evaluating 81 police chases which ended in death or serious injury over the past year, and 200 other pursuits as part of a review. The issue was brought into focus again earlier this week after a chase in Nelson resulted in the deaths of three people. IPCA chairman Judge Colin Doherty told RNZ’s Morning Report that the review, which commenced in July last year, was looking at common themes and issues from previous pursuits.

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Playing blues at the Jazz Festival Okay. As I promised last week – Jazz Festival stuff. It'll be here in a mere couple of weeks, so I thought as a blues lover I'd start with a couple of international blues visitors. Next week, jazz. First is award-winning guitarist Jöel Fafard, who hails from British Columbia. He's been here before, a couple of years ago, playing at the art gallery and he was

As far back as 2010 he was named the Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year, which took him to the International Blues Competition in Memphis. Other winners of this prestigious award to visit Tauranga include Jan Preston and Ali Penny. His two latest albums have both been recorded in that famous home of the blues, New Orleans. You can hear them – and his previous albums – on his website at: The latest, A Moment In Time, from 2016, led American Blues Scene Magazine to write: “As always, these songs include the high level of writing and stories that fans revere, and have come to expect. “Of course the music itself is not to be dismissed. On the contrary, this music demands to be heard.” That album pumps with the Isaiah B Brunt jumping grooves of New Orleans, The other bluesman of note Isaiah B Brunt. while his earlier work is a mixture of coming to the festival is Australian raw acoustic blues, Delta, hokum and New OrleansIsaiah B Brunt, who was actually born in Auckland, in uenced lues with sprin les o countr lues and who brings his band. He should be fantastic. He plays a mighty slide guitar and his style has been Although known for many years as a top production likened to the great Lonnie Mack. guy who has worked alongside the likes of Midnight He also has a reputation as a captivating storyteller. il and old hisel saiah has car ed out a fierce reputation as a blues player. terrific a great rough sandpaper oiced singer and impressi e acoustic guitarist who told man a fine and funny story and who, despite the cultured ambience of the gallery, treated it with the relaxed informality of a pub gig. His latest album, Cluck Old Hen, is a collection of old Southern classics, breathing new life into grand old numbers such as an t e atisfied poon ul and Come on in my Kitchen. Previous albums have been award-winners, including a Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Instrumental Album in 2006 and nominations for both a Juno and a Canadian Folk Music Award. So to hear him play a bunch of blues classics will be a real pleasure.

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I'd happily go to the show at The Mount's Classic Flyers on Easter Sunday just to see Isaiah but, as they used to say on overexcited infomercials, wait there's more. Though the show is billed as the Blues Hurricane Party, it seems more of a mix of blues and jazz since the other Aussie visitors on the bill are Shirazz, who are definitel a a and I caught them last year and was blown away. This is early trad jazz (so it has a lot in common with blues) played by a bunch of young virtuosos who are brilliant at breathing new life into an old genre. There seems to have been a trad revival recently with bands taking a punk guerilla approach to early jazz – think Wellington's Shake 'em on Downers and others. Shirazz are as good as they get. he final and on the ill is auranga s er own Kokomo, of whom I don't think I need to say much. They have added Robbie Laven to bolster their horn section and are promising a night of surprises and a full-on dance party set of blues and more. Go to: for a listen. ust as a warning ignore the E entfinda listing for this gig, which I assume someone from the Jazz Festival will correct. It says the concert is at Baycourt at 6.30pm and is free. It is in fact at Classic Flyers Museum starting at 7pm and costs $45. Get tickets from Ticketek. Find out more about the Jazz Festival at:




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The Cuban Brothers returning to town Crowds around the world love their well-chiseled Cuban accents, catchy originals, cleverly re-imagined funk, hip-hop and soul classics and their notoriously kitsch costumes. Even the Cubans love the Cuban brothers – the group has played Havana several

times without being run out of town. The Weekend Sun has a double pass to The Cuban Brothers for one lucky reader who can tell us where the group will play in Tauranga. Enter online at: www sunli e co n under the competition section. Entries must be received by Tuesday, March 20.

The Cuban Brothers will make you laugh, sing, cry and wet your pants.

If you haven’t heard of the Cuban Brothers, there’s a few things you should know about them such as the time Elton ohn ew them to Paris in a private jet. Not A-list enough? How about the night Robbie Williams pulled them in for an end-of-tour party, when Damien Hirst hired them for a Christmas bash, or the time Vernon Kaye and Tess Daly booked them for a wedding gig.

Make no mistake - The Cuban Brothers are a classy act. And when the unstoppable and infectious Edinburgh-based group aren’t doing the celeb thing, they’re globe-trotting with their special brand of unrivalled funk, blending sexy, soulful music with jaw dropping breakdancing and riotous comedy. ‘Los Hermanos Cubanos’ have been dropping by New Zealand regularly since the early 2000s, and they’re coming back to Totara Street in Mount Maunganui on Thursday, March 22, at 8pm.

Harmony in the community bring a folding chair to guarantee yourself a seat. The festival will take place from 10am-4pm at Wharepai Domain at 91 Cameron Road, Tauranga. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for children aged fi e to nder fi es are ree with a amil tic et two adults and two children o er fi e or more in ormation go to www e entfinda co n and type in 19th Tauranga Multicultural Festival.

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The Wharepai Domain will come alive with colourful activities, cultural performances and community spirit this month. Multicultural Tauranga’s signature festival is a perfect means to demonstrate and celebrate cultural diversity and harmony in the community. On Saturday, March 24, there will be music and dance performances by various ethnic community groups, food stalls with a wide range of ethnic food and a children’s area to keep the little ones happy with a bouncy castle, face painting, pony rides and other activities. Chairs and some picnic tables will be provided, but

GIGGUIDE & ENTERTAINMENT GREER’S GASTRO BAR Sun 18 th B laze – Tak e Two Jazz & E asy Listening Duo 5:30pm – 8 :30pm MT RSA Fri 16th Coopers Run 7 pm – 10: 30pm Sat 17 th Terry J ensen Duo (St Patrick ’ s Day) 7 pm – 10: 30pm Sun 18 th Country M usic Club 1pm – 3 :30pm followed by A ndy Bowman 4 pm – 7 pm MOUNT SOCIAL CLUB Fri 16th Regan Perry 6: 30pm – 9 :30pm followed by DJ Ayesha from 10pm Sat 17 th Camila & S antiago 6: 30pm – 9 :30pm acoustic then DJ E li from 10pm

Sun 18 th S ienna 5 pm – 8 pm Wed 2 1th Q uiz N ight from 7pm THE BARREL ROOM Friday 16th Sneak y B ones (US A) folk muso – 9 pm. Free entry. Sat 17 th Comedy Night with Cori G onzalez M acuer 9pm. $ 20 pp Monday 19 th Q uiz N ight – 7pm. F ree entry. Wed 2 1st M ark M azengarb & friends US A B luegrass. Tick ets $ 35 pre show, $ 45 on the door. THE CITZ CLUB Sat 17 th S t Patrick ’ s Day with the “ Original” Blarney B oys with A ndy Craw & Robbie Lavën from 7 :30pm ( upstairs)

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Saturday 17 March A Healing Experience

Practise proven alternative methods to clear your mind of fear & negative beliefs. Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 First Ave. 12:30-2:30. A Meditation On Beach Join us for a meditation at Tay Street beach. 7-8am. Enjoy peace, beauty, harmony & the sunrise. Art In The Park Art for sale. Weather permitting. Maunganui Rd (Opp Burger King), Mt Maunganui. 9am-4pm Tauranga Society of Artists. Balmoral Kilties Marching Team We welcome ladies to join our fabulous sport. Ages 30-60. No experience required. Ph Anita 07 578 8996 or 0210 257 6094 evenings Bay Network Singles Club Social activities 55+ Dining, BBQs, outings. Phone Maureen 021 112 3307 or Jonathn 572 2091 Baypark Family Speedway Race Night - Bulldogs Teams Race.Tickets from ASB Baypark, at the gate or online Be In To Win Kids Hunting Fishing Comp 16th-18th March. Ph Nathan 027 305 2328 or Beth El Messianic Family Celebrate family life with Jews & Gentiles who meet & worship as Yeshua (Jesus) & early believers did. 10am Otumoetai Primary. info@, Joel 021 768 043 Carboot Sale 30 Evans Rd Community Church Papamoa 8-11am. $5 for car wash or site. Hot sausages, real Coffee! Ph John 0210 271 0140 Cards Interested in 500? Flexible evenings to suit. Ideal for central Tauranga & Mount residents. Ph Chris 572 3834 Gate Pa Junior Tennis Saturdays: 9am 5-8 years, 10am 9-11 years. Thursdays: 4:30pm Intermediate & College ages. Coaching included. Enquiries Graeme 0274 520 600 or web/facebook. Healing Workshop for Animals Healing & meditation techniques to connect with animals. Sunday, Mar 25th, Riding for the Disabled Equestrian Centre, Welcome Bay. Contact Jackie- Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344 LOL Laughter Wellness Keep well on LAUGHTER - the best medicine ever. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email Narcotics Anonymous Open meeting, 7:30-8:30pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton

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Wed 28 Mar - Mon 2 Apr. Addison Theatre, Baycourt. More info of shows at Olive Copperbottom Show by Penny Ashton. Sat 31st 4pm at 16th Ave Theatre. See Otumoetai Tennis Club Saturday adult tennis 1:30pm start. Bellevue Park. Windsor Road. New players welcome. Coaching available. Ph Fred 544 5088 Petanque Tga/BOP Club Club Mt Maunganui. Tuesdays & Saturdays 1pm start. All welcome. Try a new sport! Equipment available, all coaching given. Ph Jo Ann 578 3606

Sunshine Sequence Dance Group Tea

Dance Saturday, Mar 31. Baptist Church Hall, 13th Avenue. 5-9pm. $5pp. BYO

food, plates, cutlery, non alcoholic drinks. Jan 544 4379

Taoist Tai Chi Beginners class today at 15 Koromiko St, Judea. 8:30-10am. Membership from $19/month. Great for stress, suitable for all. Ph 578 6193 Tauranga Friendship Social Club

Walks, dinners & outings for the over 50s. Couples & singles all welcome. Barbara 544 7461

Tauranga Rotary Easter Book-Sale

Drop books off at Caltex Greerton, Bayfair, Welcome Bay, Katikati, Z Bethlehem, Hewletts Rd, 11th Ave, BP TePuna, Philips Garage, Wet & Forget, BP TePuna, Mike Dean Omokoroa TePuke Bible Society Stall Today at Te Puke Market Day. Cooking & produce. Te Puke Community Market Live Band ROOF SHOUT & shave for a cure. Market is jammed packed with something for everyone. Stall fee $10. Ph Monique 027 356 9545 Te Puke Menz Shed Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays @ 9am 86B No. 3 Road Te Puke. New members welcome. Ph 573 8655 or 573 5971 Te Puke Scottish Society Dance at Te Puke Baptist Church, Malyon St, Te Puke, 7:30-11pm. St Patrick’s theme. Live band, lovely supper, all welcome. Ph Valerie 573 7093 Te Puna School Fair A day of fun for the whole family. It will be packed with un acti ities a our filled ood oo sale jumble & silent auctions. 10am-2pm. The Sociables 30s/40s/50s age group of males & females that meet once a week to dine out or participate in activities & events. Ph 022 012 0376

Trust Power Photographic Exhibition

On The Strand. Open every day to the public until 25th March. Free entry. Village Radio Museum Community Radio broadcasting nostalgic music & Community Notices seven days on 1368 KHz AM Band. Radio Museum open from 10am. Request line 571 3710

Sunday 18 March

Athenree Homestead & Refreshment Rooms in the old Athenree Station open 12-4pm. 360 Athenree Road, Athenree. More info on website Bible Seminar 1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: “Paul’s letter to the Colossians explained” Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504 CD Social Group A discreet, safe environment for CDs to dress & socialise starting soon. Wives & partners welcome. Interested? Text only Dan 022 109 4188 Computer Club (Tga) Inc. Meets at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St. West, on last Sun of the month, from 9:30am-12:30pm. More info Ph 571 4941 Corkers Toastmasters Promoting Communication & Leadership meets 3rd Sunday of month commencing 2pm Zone Cafe - upstairs 2/5B Owens Place Mount Maunganui. Inquiries Chrissy 027 296 7939 Croquet At Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, Sun, Tues, Fri, 12:45pm. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Dave Dobbyn Show A slice of heaven

- 40 years of hits. Sun 1st Apr at 8pm. Addison Theatre. See for details.

Farmers Market - Mount Mainstreet Held every Sunday 9-1pm rain or shine!

Right in the middle of Mount Mainstreet at Phoenix Car Park, Maunganui Rd. www. Federated Farmers Farm Day Today 10am-2pm. Out In The Paddock with Andrew & Robyn McLeod, 1185 Welcome Bay Rd, Te Puke. Dairy Farming. All welcome. Fun & friendly. Fundraiser High Tea & Art Acution for Alzheimers Tauranga @ Te Puna Quarry ‘Dragon Garden’ today 1-4pm $15 (members) $20 (non-members) alzheimershightea. Historic Village Market Every 1st & 3rd unda monthl noon et or fine Inquiries: A Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club Project. Introduction to Buddhism A new subject each week. Sunday 10am-11:30am. Tuition free. Donations accepted. BOP Tibetan Buddhist Centre Welcome Bay. Details from 0274 338 834 Messy Church 4-6pm Holy Trinity 3rd Avenue, Tauranga. Activities, Crafts Short Christian Story & community time. Finish with a simple meal. No charge. Intergenerational fun. Children must come with an adult. Theme “Finding Joy” Narcotics Anonymous Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY NZDA BOP Range Day NZDA BOP branch run public open days last Sunday each month at their 300m range in TECT All Terrain Park. 9am-3pm $20 bring firearms licence Papamoa Outdoor Bowls All welcome to our RollUp’s Sun & Wed. Register at 1230 commences 1pm. Come & experience OUTDOOR BOWLS. Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ph 574 0177 Quakers in Tauranga In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk 544 0448 Spiritual Centre Psychic Cafe Greeton Community Hall 7pm start. $10 door, then everything free. Over 25 top mediums, psychics & healers. Kitchen. Discover what the buzz is about! Sunday Sessions Music Group Gathering of musicians, singers, music lovers of all kinds. With a relaxed, let’s have fun feel. Playing music together every Sunday 4:30pm-5:30pm. $15. Ph 0274 751 023

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

Meets every Sunday during school term time (except holiday weekends) at Baywave. 5pm for beginning players & 6:15pm for experienced players. More info: TePuke Country Music Club Today 1pm at Te Puke Citizens & RSA Club. All welcome. Ph Gayle 573 8255

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ing Communication & Leadership 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of month St tephens hurch all roo field auranga 7:30pm-9.30pm. Inquiries to Frank or Chrissy 027 296 7939 Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, 10am, Tauranga Central Baptist Church,corner 13th Ave & Cameron Rd. All welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757 Argentine Tango “The dance that makes you feel” *FREE Intro classes. *No partner required...(need more guys). Come chal-

lenge your senses. FB/”Tango in Tauranga”. Denise 0204 006 1340

Badminton at Aquinas College

Tauranga Badminton Club at Aquinas College. Mondays 7:30-9:30pm. Free use of club racquets. All abilities of senior players welcome. Phone/text Sue 021 194 4335 Bethlehem Indoor Bowls Meets in Bethlehem Hall Monday night. Names in by 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. New members of all ages welcome. Ph John 027 654 1298 Body+Soul Fun Fitness For over 50s, occasional speakers, social events. Monday to Friday various venues. All classes am am ualified nstructor Dianne 027 431 4326 or 576 5031. Chess in the Afternoon Mount Chess Club. Mondays 1-4pm Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd Mt Maunganui. $3. Sets, boards,clocks & refreshments provided. Bob or Viv 575 5845 or 0274 786 282 Chess Mount Maunganui Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon, 544 Maunganui Rd. 6-7:30pm during school term. Late program 7:30pm onwards. Standard rules. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412 Concert Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd, 1:30pm. Entertainer Raymond Solomon followed by afternoon tea. Door cover $3, everybody welcome. Ph 575 4650 Floral Art Group Te Puke Papamoa Floral Art Group meeting at Te Puke Methodist Hall, Oroua St at 11am. Beginners welcome. Ph Berwyn 574 3335 Free Diabetes Support If you have type one, type two or gestational diabetes ph 07 571 3422 for details of free clinics, programs & events to support your diabetes. Friends Of The Library Greerton Library Book Group meets at 10:30am. Theme this month is Poetry.Visitors & new members welcome. Tea/Coffee. Ph Jenny 543 4760 Genealogy Friendly Group Mako Room, Papamoa Community Centre 1:30-3:30pm. We offer assistance to anyone with an interest in researching their family history. Ph 575 4674

Hanna Somatic Movement Education

Gentle, safe, & easy restorative movement. Monday & Thursdays 5:30pm Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall. Tuesday & Thursday 9am Scout Hall Moa Park. 027 227 4161 Suds Individual Computer Help Need help to use your computer, iPad, phone or other device. Book at lesson at the library. Ph. 577 7177 Indoor Bowling Greerton Senior Citizen 33 Maitland St Greerton Mondays & Thursdays 12:45-3:30pm. $15 pa & $3 per session, afternoon tea provided. Ample parking & Wheelchair access Junction Garden Group Junction, a service to support those experiencing mental health issues. Join us every Monday at unction fice pm h 3010 for details Katikati Bowling Club Welcomes New Members. Come along & learn how to play lawn bowls Coaching available. Mixed Rollups 9:15-midday. Phil 549 5344 Let’s Learn Wanting to learn something new? Check out the wide variety of classes, workshops & activities listed on www. or Ph 544 9557. Become a lifelong learner today! Meditation - Free Classes Mondays at 10am in Bellevue. Find Peace, Balance, Joy. End Stress, Stay Healthy. Ph David or Trisha on 570 1204 Mike King, I Am Hope Mon 26th Mar

at 7pm. Addison Theatre. Free entry. See for more info Mount RSA Indoor Bowls Club nights are Monday & Thursday. 6:30 names in, start 7pm. Everyone welcome. Come & have some fun. Ph Diane 575 3480 Narcotics Anonymous Open Meeting, Mon 7-8pm, Hillier Centre. 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help: 0800 NA TODAY Omokoroa Beach Indoor Bowls Meet at Settler’s Hall, Omokoroa Road at 1pm for 1:30pm start. Wear smooth sole shoes/slippers. New & returning members welcome. Ph Anne 548 1636 Otumoetai Indoor Bowling Club Meets at 7:15pm in the Matua Primary School hall. New members welcome. Come along & give bowls ago. Ph Karen 576 0443 Plant Based Cooking Seminar Last Monday of every month 26th Mar-29th Oct 6:30pm-8:30pm Arataki Community Centre Zambuk Way, Arataki.Talk Teach Taste $10 per night. Book now with Arna 0210 232 9895/

Recycled Teenagers Gentle Exercise

50s+ & illness/injury rehabilitation. Monday & Wednesday at Tauranga Senior Citizens Club 14 Norris Street, Tuesdays St. Mary’s Church Hall. All 9am-10:30am. Jennifer 571 1411 Scottish Country Dancing For Fun Fitness & Friendship. Monday 1-3pm. St Peters Church Beach Road Katikati. Ph Douglas 07 548 1997 Silver Singers Choir Require soprano & tenor voices for their choir. Practices every onda at t tephens hapel roo field Tce. Ph Pat 579 1036 Taoist Tai Chi: Beginners Classes today: Te Puke: 8 Palmer Place, 9:30-11am. Pyes Pa: 9 Granston Drive, 3:30-5pm. Memberships from $19 month. Great for stress, suitable for all. Ph 578 6193 Tauranga Bird Club Matua Hall, Levers Road. 7:30pm. Keen to learn about breeding & exhibiting birds? Sheryl 027 216 3568 Tauranga Civic Choir Practice Monday, 7:30pm, Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga. For more information please visit our website. Enquiries welcome. Heather 575 9092 Tauranga Creative Fibre From 9:30am 177 Elizabeth St. Learn & share spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, felting. Margaret 571 3483 Tauranga Rocknroll Club Lessons & social evening of dancing Mondays @ Legion of Frontiersman Hall, 165 Elizabeth Street. Inquiries ph Malcolm 027 592 7240, or

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

CARDS 500 & Bridge Mon & Thurs. INDOOR BOWLS Tue/Wed/Sat. 14 Norris St. (behind PaknSave) 12.45pm 1pm Entry $2.00 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Taoist Tai Chi Relaxed-BalancedStrong Beginners classes today in: Tga: 15

Koromiko St, Judea 9:30-11am. Te Puke: 8 Palmer Pl 9:30-11am. Pyes Pa: 9 Granston Dr, 3:30-5pm. All welcome. Ph 578 6193 Women’s Art Group New members are very welcome. Meet every Monday 9am-12pm at Lyceum club rooms 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244 Yoga Mondays At Arataki Community Center 9:15-10:30am. $10 per class. Breathe, move & release tension. Ph Mel

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THE WEEKEND SUN 022 187 1295 *runs Feb 12-April 13th (no class Easter Monday) Yoga With Nic -Bethlehem Classes are: Mon & Thurs nights 7-8:10pm; Wed & Fri mornings 9:15am-10:25am; Tues afternoons 1:15pm-2:25pm. Stretch, lengthen, strengthen, reset. Contact Nic: 021 124 2598

Tuesday 20 March

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Boys College Gym. Juniors 6-7:30pm (term time). Seniors (Adults) 7:30-9:30pm. Club racquets available. Delwyn 027 212 4720 Age Concern Driver Refresher Free Driver Refresher Workshop for Senior Drivers. Matua Bowling Club, 108 Levers Rd on today. Theory based (no actual driving). Register on 578 2631 Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, St Peters Anglican church, 11 Victoria Rd Mt Maunganui 7:30-8:30pm. All Welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757

Altrusa Womens Service Group

Meet 2nd Tuesday for business & 4th Tuesday programme evening. Lots of fun. Contact Denise president.tauranga@ Badminton (Social) Every Tuesday & Friday at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9:30am-12pm. Racquets available. Ph Lorraine 579 3229 Bayfair Petanque Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive. New members welcome. Coaching & boules available, a friendly, social club. Ph Alf 570 0480 BOP Linux Users First Tuesday 7-9pm L.J.Hooker, Cnr Cameron Rd & Eighth Ave 578 6024. Smarter, faster, safer & free. Put YOU in charge of your computer. http://boplug. Cards Interested in 500? Flexible evenings to suit. Ideal for central Tauranga & Mount residents. Ph Chris 572 3834 Cards 500 Mount Senior Citizen, 345 Maunganui Rd, Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:45pm. Further info Garry 576 3033 Crafty Craft Group Bring your own Craft or learn one. 9am every Tuesday (Term Time) St Peters Church. Ph Shelly 07 262 1036 Fitness League Fun exercise with weights ands oor wor dance 9:30-10:30am St. Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. Ph Gloria 021 139 2448 Freshwater Rescue Forum Panel discussion: Freshwater Rescue Plan. 7 achievable steps for the Govt to protect New Zealand’s people, wildlife, & waterways. events/544781052550373/ Tickets $10 Eventbrite/buy cash door sales Heath Franklin’s Chopper Bogan Jesus comedy show. R15. Tues 1 May at 7:30pm.Addison Theatre, Baycourt. More info at Inachord Women’s Chorus We welcome new members. Multi genre music. 3 weeks free trial. Bethlehem Community Church 183 Moffat Rd. Tuesdays 7-9pm. Ph Debbie 021 129 1126 Israeli Dancing 6:30-7:30pm for beginners. Gate Pa Primary School hall, Cameron Rd. All ages welcome, no partners required. Ph Maria, 544 1680 or 022 165 2114 Junction Coffee & Chat At St James’ Church, Greerton, 10am-12pm. Support & friendship for those experiencing mental illness &/or addiction. Ph 543 3010 for details or pick-up. Learn To Play Bridge Beginners lessons start on arch at pm finish at the end of June at Tauranga Bridge Club, 252 Ngatai Road. Lessons are $70. Morning Prayer Morning Prayer Tuesday to Friday 8:30am-9am at 53 Te Okuroa Drive Papamoa. Ph Julie 0274 205 375 or visit:

Mount Morning Badminton

9-11:30am. Mt Sports Centre, Blake Park. Social, all ages, racquets available, beginners welcome. $5 per day. Ph Margaret 575 9792 Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, Tues 10:30-11:30am, Downstairs Hall (accessed from rear bottom car park), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. Ph 0800 NA TODAY

Ocean Running Mount Maunganui

5k run & walk around Mauao base track. $6 entry Mount Ocean Sports Club from 5:15pm. Full details on Facebook or Phil 021 383 354. All welcome.

Omokoroa Beach Indoor Bowls

Meet at Settler’s Hall, Omokoroa Rd at 7pm for 7:30pm start. Wear smooth sole shoes/slippers. New & returning members welcome. Ph Anne 548 1636 Oriana Singers Oriana Singers practice every Tuesday 7pm at St Andrews Church, Dee St, Mt Maunganui. Actively recruiting Tenors, Basses. Ph president Terry Fulljames, 021 0266 8684 Otumoetai Lions Club Otumoetai ions lu meet e er first & third Tuesday of the month at Daniels in the Park, Memorial Park. All welcome. Please ph 570 3839 Otumoetai Tennis Club Midweek adult tennis Tuesdays & Thursdays. 9am10:30am Bellevue Park, Windsor Road. Beginners welcome. Coaching available. Ph Pam 570 0302 Otumoetai Walking Group Meet at 9am at Kulim Park. Ph Jim 576 7339 Overeaters Anonymous Do you or family members/friends have a problem with over or under eating? Meet Tue & Fri Ph 544 1213 or 022 064 2186 Pilates Classes 10-11am at Arataki Community Centre. $12 per class. Claudia 021 192 7706 Scrabble Tauranga Scrabble Club 8:50am 3 games $3 Tauranga Bridge Club Ngatai Rd. New players very welcome Ph 544 8372 Sequence Dancing Tauranga Social & Leisure Club, St John Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Road Otumoeti. Tuesdays 7pm-9:30pm except 2nd Tuesday each month 3:30-6pm. Faye 543 3280 South City Indoor Bowls 7:30pm Club Night (Interclub format). Tai Chi Otumoetai Sports Club Fergusson Park 1:30-2:30 $8 Suitable for beginners to advanced. Beautiful surroundings, friendly group, all welcome. Taoist Tai Chi Tai Chi Classes Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1-2:30pm. Come along to 15 Koromiko Street, Tauranga. Kay 021 668 468

Tauranga 60+ Continuing Education Marc Anderson will talk

about the “BOP Garden & Arts Festival”. 10am Otumoetai Baptist Church 241 Otumoetai Road. $4 door charge.

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Greerton RSA 7pm. Friendly gettogether, all instruments, all levels of ability. Come in & enjoy some live music. Grant 578 6448 Tauranga Orchid Society 7:30pm, Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. All welcome to hear Conrad Coenen talk a out potting on de as ed orchids

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters

Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7pm & 2nd & 4th Friday at 10am. At Tauranga Art & Craft Centre, 177 Elizabeth Street. Ph Helen 0274 177 581 Welcome Bay Lions Welcome Bay Lions meet every second & fourth Tuesday of the month at Greenwood Park. All welcome. Please Ph 544 8625 Yoga For All Welcome Bay Community Centre, 6:30-8pm. Traditional, relaxing Yoga class. Beginners welcome. $12 one or $90 nine classes. Bring a mat. Info: Bhajan 07 929 7484

Wednesday 21 March

41st National Youth Jazz Comp Wed

28th-Fri 30th at Baycourt. Tickets from & more info at Age Concern Walking Group 10am Willow Street Bus Stop Belly Dance Classes Teach your body a new language ha e un eep fit oin Arabian Spice classes in Tauranga. Call or text 021 124 5982 arabianspicebd@ look us up on Facebook Bolivia Card Game Every Wednesday 1-4pm Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Court Te Puke. Entry $3 includes refreshments. Beginners welcome. Marie 573 9219 Bowls Indoor Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd, Wednesdays & Fridays 12:45pm. For info Ph Ernie & Nancy 575 4650 CAP Money Course CAP money course is a revolutionary FREE money management course that teaches budgeting skills with a simple system that really works. Carlene 021 241 3671 for info Cards Cribbage Do you play crib or would like to learn? Every Weds at Greerton RSA 1pm sharp. Michael Ph 562 0517 Club Mt Indoor Bowls Names in by 6:45 for 7pm start. Ph Val 543 4168 Community Bible Study Join us @ City Church 252 Otumoetai Road

7–9pm Wednesday’s for a Bible Study on the “Book of Acts”. Ph Julie 552 4068 Community Tai Chi Bethlehem Hall 1pm. All welcome Tutor Trish 021 482 842 Fernland Spa Water Exercise 10:4511:45am. Held rain or shine, not during school holida s ualified instructor lifeguard. New participants Ph Jennifer 571 1411

Free Law Seminars - Papamoa

Making law more accessible by cutting through the legal jargon. Papamoa Library 5:30-6:30pm. Tonight’s topic, Estate Planning & Wills. To register, email ph 577 7177 Friends Of The Library Papamoa Library Book Group meets at 10am. Theme this month - A Book you read at School/University. All welcome. Tea/ coffee. Ph Patti 572 0201 Gate Pa Indoor Bowls Club night & Mackay Shield vs Papamoa. 7:30pm. Plate for supper please. Healing Rooms 1-3pm Come & experience God’s healing touch, whether physical, emotional, spiritual. Above Graced Oppshop, cnr 11Ave, Christopher. No charge. Inquiries 021 110 0878 Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. Mixed Roll-ups 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344 Kiwi Toasters First, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month, 3 Palm Springs Boulevard Papamoa. 5:30pm-7pm. Inquiries to Chrissy 027 296 7939 Meditation - Free Classes Wednesdays 7:30pm in Welcome Bay. Ph David or Trisha at 570 1204. Find Peace, Balance, Joy. End Stress & be in good health.

Mount Maunganui Lioness Club

Meetings 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. Meet new friends & enjoy community services & social activities Ph Christine 575 2144

Mount Spiritual/Healing Centre

Guest Speaker Zoe Wilkinson talking about self-awareness positive changes. Her teaching style is relaxing, interesting/ fun. Doors open 7pm. Golf Rd Bowling Club $5 entry. Ph 021 0223 2052 Narcotics Anonymous Working the Steps (closed meeting), Weds 7:309:00pm, Downstairs Hall (accessed from rear bottom car park), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. Ph 0800 NA TODAY

Scottish Country Dancing

Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd. Beginners 6pm, general dancing 7:30pm. Ph Mary 574 8687 Lynne 021 140 7912 Sea of Faith, Tauranga Religions ignite di isions con icts across the globe. We delve into religions. Join our second Wednesday monthly discussions. Enquiries Ph 576 1849 Singles Social Coffee Club 60+ Looking for something new to do or make new friends, this could be it. Gayle 027 439 3267 or 578 1878 E: Steady As You Go Exercises at St Johns Church Hall Bureta, Weds 2-3pm EXCEPT 1st Weds each month. Improve balance and overall wellbeing. Contact Alison 576 4536 Taoist Tai Chi: Beginners Classes today in: Tauranga, 15 Koromiko Street, Judea: 1-2:30pm & 5:30-7pm. Memberships from $19 per month. Great for stress, suitable for all. Ph 578 6193 Tauranga Embroiderers Guild Meets EVERY Wednesday at the Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Road, Tauranga 10am-2:30pm 7pm-9:30pm. Beginners very welcome. Ph Jenny Williams 07 562 3757 Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club Midweek ladies Wednesdays 9-11 Tauranga lawn, Tauranga Domain, Cameron Road. Players welcome to join organised doubles. All abilities, all ages. Followed by morning tea first isit ree

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women’s Friendship Club. New members very welcome. Catered lunch 1st Friday & dinner 3rd Wednesday monthly. Activities include painting, bridge, rummikub & music. Dianne 552 4416

Tauranga MidWeek Tramping Group Henderson loop to Hurunui.

Grade moderate, 5.5 hrs. Bruce 021 0853 2234

Tauranga Opera Forum

Cavalleria Rusticana & Il Pagliacchi. Complimentary wine & canapés. Graham Young

Theatre. $20 tickets from House of Travel 07 577 0583 Toastmasters City Early Start Improve communication leadership teamwork skills. Join a motivated & enthusiastic group at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe 6:50-8:15am email Text 021 044 5654 Tutus On Tour The Royal NZ Ballet. Wed 4 Apr at 6:30pm Addison Theatre, Baycourt. More info at Unique Ukulele Group A group of players who meet to share their music at Tauranga RSA. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1pm. Ph Loma 579 5109

Thursday 22 March

Adoptee Support Tauranga Support Group for Adoptees. We meet every 2nd Thursday at 6pm at the Arataki Community Centre. Ph Scott for details 027 565 6459 Age Concern Driver Refresher Free Driver Refresher Workshop for Senior Drivers. Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Rd, on today! Theory based (no actual driving). Register on 578 2631 Bay City Rockers Social RocknRoll Dancing, Neon Moon, Rnr Waltz. Thursdays at Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. 7-9:30pm $3 entry includes supper. Gavin 0276 436 222 or Steve 027 277 9569 Coffee & Chat Support Junction: Peer Support & Advocacy Coffee & Chat for people wanting support around mental illness &/ or addictions. St James Church, Greerton, 10-12pm. Ph 543 3010 Community Bible Study Join us @ 14th Avenue Gospel Centre 10am–12pm every Thursday for Bible Study on the “ Book of Acts ”. Ph Gay 021 2255 981 Craft Club Ladies, all crafts are welcome. 9am-2.30pm. For a friendly social day at Arataki Community Centre Bayfair. Ph Jan 021 062 3660 Diabetes Clinic Bongards Pharmacy Greerton, 3rd Thursday each month. INFOline Ph 571 3422 Diabetes? Meet Desmond Diabetes ‘burn-out’? Meet DESMOND. h find out how meeting DESMOND might save your life. Fitness League Exercise, movement & dance to help with posture & balance, 1st class complimentary. Thursdays, 10am, central Baptist Church 13th Ave. Ph Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170 Friends of the Library General Meeting 10am at Greerton Library. Debbie McCauley, librarian, talks about her latest book “The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga”. All welcome. Pam 571 2566

Hanna Somatic Movement Education

Gentle, safe, & easy restorative movement. Monday & Thursdays 5:30pm Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall. Tuesday & Thursday 9am Scout Hall Moa Park. 027 227 4161 Suds Headway Brain Injury Blackout for Brain Injury- Awareness & Appeal 22 March at Tauranga PaknSave, New World Gate Pa. Papamoa Plaza & apamoa a n a e fice or details Junction Coffee & Chat Junction Mount Maunganui/Papamoa COFFEE & CHAT, McDonalds Papamoa, 1-2pm. Support & friendship for those experiencing mental illness and/or addiction. Ph 543 3010 for details or pick-up Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Rd Rummikub 1-4pm, $3 entry. Phil Green 549 5344 Katikati Toastmasters Promoting Communication & Leadership meets 1st 3rd & 5th Thursday of month at 7:30pm Katikati Community Resource Centre 45 Beach Road, Katikati. Inquiries to Chrissy 027 296 7939 Keynotes Inc. Keynotes 4 part harmony Womens’ Chorus meet Thursday 7pm @ Wesley Church hall 13th Ave. Singing for fun & health. Ph Jacqui 542 1766 Learn To Dance WCS We teach a modern, sexy & smooth dance called West Coast Swing. Every Thur at QV Cafe (850 Cameron Rd) from 6:45pm 1st class is FREE. embrace.dancing@ Vero 021 191 1601 Mainly Music-Holy Trinity 9:30-10. Corner Devonport Rd, 3rd Avenue. Music & dance for preschoolers & mums, Nans, Carers. $3 per family. Morning tea incl. Meditation - Free Classes Thursdays 7:30pm Bellevue. Ph David or Trisha at 570 1204. Find Peace, Balance, Joy. End stress, enjoy good health. Meet the Missioner Discuss any topic that is important to you. First 4 receive a FREE coffee 11-12pm at Gana Cafe Papamoa Julie 0274 205 375 http://www.communityofstaidan. com/

Mount Papamoa Coffee Group

Junction Coffee & Chat 1-2pm Papamoa MacDonalds. Come & meet others for support & friendship. For details call Junction 543 3010 Narcotics Anonymous Closed Men’s Meeting every Thurs, 7:30-8:30pm, Waipuna Park Hall, 25 Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay. If using drugs is causing you problems, call 0800 NA TODAY

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40 THE WEEKEND SUN . . . continued Papamoa Coffee & Chat

Junction, a service to support those experiencing mental health issues. Join us for every Thursday at Papamoa McDonalds, 1pm-2pm. Ph 543 3010 for details

Papamoa 500 Card Club

Every Thursday at 12:45pm. At Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ph Dave 575 5887 Pilates Classes 11am12pm at Omokoroa Settlers’ Hall. $12 per class. Claudia 021 192 7706

Spiritual Development Psychic Craft Spiritual

development, meditation psychic craft 7-9pm. Open group. Tutor Kevin Reed 25years experience. Ph 578 7205 email kevinreednz@

Social Rock’n Roll Dancing Neon Moon,

Rock’nRoll Waltz. 7-9:30pm at Senior Citizens Hall Norris St. Includes Supper. $3 entry. Gavin 027 643 6222 or Steve 027 277 9569 Square Dancing Fun Enjoy music, movement, laughter. 7:30pm Frontiersmen’s Hall, Elizabeth St West. Ph 578 6516 or 577 1100. See us on Facebook Orange City.

Sunshine Sequence Dance Group Learn dancing at a

friendly club. Every Thursday at Baptist Church Hall, 13th Avenue, 7pm-10pm. $2 entrance includes supper. Jan 544 4379

Table Tennis Tauranga

Table Tennis Memorial Hall QEYC 1-3pm social grades, 3-5pm Junior

club, 5-6:45pm junior squad training, 6:45-9 Club Night. Ph Paul Henderson 021 884 021 Tai Chi in the Park Memorial Park next to Mini Golf on 11th Ave. No charge. 9:30am

Taoist Tai Chi: Beginners Classes

today in: Tauranga, 15 Koromiko St, Judea: 1-2:30pm & 5:30-7pm. Katikati: Memorial Hall, 5:30-7pm. Memberships from $19 month. Great for stress, suitable for all. Ph 578 6193

Tauranga Creative Fibre

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7pm. Learn and share spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, felting. 177 Elizabeth St, Margaret 571 3483

Tauranga Model Railway Club Meets at 7:30pm in

club rooms, corner Cross Rd & Mirrielees Rd, Sulphur Point. Ed 543 1108

Tauranga Porcelain Artists Meet 9am-12pm at

Elizabeth Street West. Beginners welcome. Ph Lynne 549 0847 027 222 3627

Women’s Singing Group

Beginners are very welcome. Interested then ph Marie 576 1300. Meet every Thursday 11am at 68 1st Ave Tauranga.

Zonta Tauranga Womens Organisation Warmly

welcomes other like minded women, meet new friends championing the rights of women & girls in our community, get togethers, dinners/speakers, Suzy 021 266 5044

Friday 23 March Alcoholics Anonymous

Open meeting, 7:30pm, Tauranga Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd. (Behind SuperLiquor) All welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757

Alcoholics Anonymous

Open meeting, 10am, Tauranga Central Baptist Church, corner 13th Ave & Cameron Rd. All welcome . Ph 0800 229 6757 Cards 500 Senior Citizens Te Puke every Friday 12:453pm. Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Court Te Puke. New members welcome. Brian 573 8465 Chess Tauranga Tauranga RSA Chess Club, Greerton 5-7pm, Casual & Standard length games. Standard Chess rules. Ph Werner 548 1111 http:/www.

Comparative World Religions Tauranga Term 1

classes on the Western belief traditions on Fridays 6-8pm, 16 Feb-6 Apr. More info & registration at nz/classes

Genealogy Support Group The Library support group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month either at Greerton or Tauranga Library. Experts available to assist. Register: p 577 7177

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club Championship Singles.

Yatton St, Greerton. Names in by 7:15pm for 7:30pm start.

Junction Board Games

12:30pm-2:30pm. Support, fun & friendship for those experiencing mental illness and/or addiction. Ph 543 3010 for details or pick-up.

Junction Mount Walk 10am-

12:30pm. Support & friendship for those experiencing mental illness and/or addiction. Ph 543 3010 for details or pick-up.

Narcotics Anonymous

Open Meeting, Fri 7:308:30pm, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help: 0800 NA TODAY Piloga Fridays At Arataki Community Centre 10:0511:20am. Pilates, yoga & relaxation. Ph Mel 022 187 1295 or Claudia 021 192 7706 *runs Feb 16-April 13th

Preschool Music @St. Georges A half hour of fun,

dance & movement to music, followed by morning tea. St. Georges Church lounge (1 Church Street) 9:30am Fridays termtime. Koha Singers Wanted Ladies Singing Group. Meet at TePuke Lyceum Club. 10am. Ph Bev 573 4943 Te Puke Brick Kids Lego Club. Free entry, school aged children. At Te Puke Toy Library 7 Stock Rd, Te Puke Te Puke Toy Library New hours, new location & so much fun. Come along & check it out. Friday Playgroup & Lego Club Friday afternoon. See Facebook for details. Tots’ Time 10-11.30am, Grace Community Church, Bethlehem Hall. Ph Elaine 576 5135

EVENTS ENTERTAINMENT National Jazz Festival superstars will shine James Morrison.

If you’re looking for a truly magical experience this Easter, then now is the time to grab your tickets for the 56th National Jazz Festival Tauranga. With just two weeks to go until the longest running festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, anticipation is building and a number of shows are close to selling out, including the Bay’s very own Caitriona Fallon and Melbourne’s Shirazz. For a full experience, the picks of must-sees include Wellingtonian Lisa Tomlin’s stunning Joni Mitchell tribute and the world-renowned Australian maestro James Morrison. Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light features Lisa’s beautiful singing alongside some of the best jazz musicians of the era. The renowned vocalist and her band members have a deep respect and love of Mitchell’s music, and are well prepared for the challenges of performing her sophisticated arrangements. James Morrison comes to town on the back of rave reviews. He will hit the Baycourt stage with the James Morrison Quartet – featuring his sons William on guitar and Harry on bass, with drummer Patrick Danao – in what promises to be a truly magical experience. Not only is the Australian jazz artist an accomplished musician, but he also has an infectious stage presence which is uplifting and extremely entertaining. “This year’s line-up is proving extremely popular and highlights the calibre of the musicians we are bringing to Tauranga,” says festival director Craig Wilson. “You can feel the buzz and excitement around town already, and we can’t wait for the festival to kick off!” ith fi e da s o entertainment cele rating a in all its forms, there is something for everyone. So don’t miss out on the action. Get your tickets now for some of the hottest shows in town this Easter. For ticket information, visit: The Weekend Sun has one double pass ticket to Shirazz on March 30, James Morrison on March 31 and Hurricane Party Blues featuring Melbourne's Shirazz, Tauranga's own Kokomo and Sydney's Isaiah B Brunt on April 1, for the lucky reader who can tell us what country James Morrison is from? Enter online at: under the competition section. Entries must be received by Tuesday, March 20.

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Gentle game, wicked competition It’ll have the edge of cricket’s Chappell-Hadlee Trophy or rugby’s Bledisloe Cup. It’s the trans-Tasman pétanque series which, or the first time will e held at la e ar in Tauranga this weekend. The contest will see 24 of New Zealand’s best against 24 of Australia’s best, starting on Saturday March 17. A gentle game with its origins in Provence, it involves tossing hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet – literally ‘piglet’ or a jack – and played on a gravel area called a boulodrome or, in this country, a terrain. A gentle game maybe, but at Blake Park it’ll be played with all true traditional trans-Tasman rivalry. “It will be very competitive, high-end pétanque,” says Jo Ann Ingram, president of Tauranga BOP Pétanque. “They will be taking it very seriously, and everyone’s here to win.” Someone at the club expressed surprise when they learned that the Kiwis and the Aussies were set down

Time is running out for the opportunity to receive a $2000 grant for your community group, so get in quick. President of the Papamoa Rotary Club, Russell Kilpatrick, recently announced that grants of up to $2000 each will be considered for projects by eligible community groups that meet the club’s criteria. Grant applications close on April 30, and the club reserves the right to partially fund or not fund any grant if they are not deemed eligible or do not reach the expectation of the club.

The Rotary Club of Papamoa is a local community-based group of volunteers. In the nine years since being chartered, in April 2008, the club has donated more than $190,000 to local, national and international causes, and intends to continue with similar involvements into the future. Community grant guidelines and applications can be obtained from project director Doug Kingsford on: 07 572 5305 or: What are you waiting for?

to practice at different times. “We had to keep them apart,” says Jo Ann. New Zealand has dominated the competition since it began 2003, but Australia won it last year. The Kiwis are boasting a strong team with some of their young players having won the recent national doubles and singles tournaments. “The Kiwis are as keen to win the title back as the Aussies are to keep it,” says national pétanque president, Stefany Frost. Each team consists of 12 under-60s and 12 over60s. They’ll play singles on both days as well as single-sex doubles and triples on Saturday and mixed doubles and triples on Sunday. There’s a meet and greet between the two teams on Friday night and a presentation and dinner on Sunday, but between those times, it’s all on. The public are invited to drop by and see the series at Blake Park. “It will be good to watch,” promises Jo Ann. Both teams will be accompanied by a big entourage of supporters and coaches.

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