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18 May 2018, Issue 908

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Missing sister p7

Brass harmony

Gorgeous gowns p12

Millennial mindset p16

There’s a century of brass banding between the at bassist and the cornet layer, but to the beat of different drums. eremy hom son lays a arm and mello cornet for auran a City rass and, and ohn urns

oom ahs for the allies can t sin in tune and couldn t lay any other instrument, admits ohn ut their collecti e e erience and the full force of t o of the city s brass bands ill oin in harmony to ma e better end of life e eriences

he bands lay a fundraisin concert in aid of the Wai una os ice at the al ation rmy Church on Cameron oad on ay , at m o bands, but one bi bandin family heir story is on a e Photo: Nikki South.

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Fortunately for those of you less interested it’s in the middle of the night New Zealand time, so it will be easy to opt out, to be comatose… but brace yourself for a barrage of media fawning for the next day or so. While it won’t be quite the fuss of his brother William’s wedding, as it’s not an official state e ent, the arry hitchin ill still be a sizeable bash. The couple have invited 2640 people to Windsor Castle. About half are members of the public, 200 charity representatives plus 100 local school students.

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The level of security around Windsor, the world’s largest inhabited castle, is mindbo lin ecurity officials are concerned about stalkers, terrorists and snipers (so they should be, this column has been sniping about the Royals for two decades). The medieval city will be invaded by 100,000 for the event. But not before they’ve been screened and vetted by formidable frontline forces – national Air Police, hostile vehicle barriers, mounted units and dogs – plus a lot of technology that can’t be seen; CCTV and automatic number plate recognition.

Probably caused by all that shooting from it. He’s my favourite Royal, infamous for making outrageous public comments over the decades. We’ve some suggestions for wedding clangers, based on his best work, in case Philip is running short of ideas: 1. We love you Americans. You saved our asses in the War. 2. Who invited the ginga? 3. That’s not bloody James Hewitt, is it? 4. She looks lovely, but can she cook? 5. Does her family still throw spears at each other? 6. I hope there are no Russians here today. They murdered half my family. 7. Ooh look, there’s Elton. I hope he didn’t bring that ghastly car. 8. What happened to Tom Jones? Choked on a pebble I suppose. 9. How much is all this costing? I will have to give up polo again. 10. We can watch this again on the tele. Cate lanchett fi ed my layer, you know.

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The celebrity contingent includes Elton John and the Spice Girls. Meghan of course has an entourage of ritzy glamour girls; Misha Nonoo, Jessica Mulroney, and Priyanka Chopra. And a move that few of us peasants would contemplate, Harry has invited a couple of his former girlfriends. His old squeezes, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas will be there ma ine the bunfi ht that ould create at ‘normal’ weddings. The security might have their hands full.

We wish the couple well, and remind Meghan Markle that she has much to learn about the ways of the Royals. She’s already changed some of his habits; he’s quit smoking and tequila shots; lives healthy, eats kale and joins her in yoga. But she might have to live with quaint traditions and rituals, such as High Tea and Harry’s desire to dunk his Gingernuts.

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It’s unlikely that Prince Philip will make it. He’s recovering from hip surgery.

Celebrity weddings are notorious for things going wrong. Here are some pitfalls

that the royal couple should be aware of. Hilary Duff, actress, lost a tooth while eating a bagel on the morning of her wedding to professional hockey star Mike Comrie. An emergency dental visit solved the problem. Another bit of bad luck: Kristin Cavallari, on the morning of her marriage to Jay Cutler, was reportedly bitten on the eye by their dog Brando. A make-up artist closed the wound before the ceremony, gluing it together. Harry’s own mum crumpled her 25-foot long wedding train, then bungled her future husband’s names during the vow. It should have been a warning of things to come.

Beware of candles

Kym Johnson, of Dancing with the Stars fame, had a burning desire to wed business tycoon Robert Herjavec. er eddin o n cau ht fire The groom stomped it out. Nicky Hilton, marrying a Rothschild, snagged her ridiculously expensive wedding dress under a car tyre in 2015. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s big day was struck by two natural disasters in Mexico in 2002. Hurricane Hernan ravaged the beachside venue, forcing the nuptials indoors and then an earthquake struck as guests were leaving. Madonna and Sean Penn’s hitching in 1985 was bound to draw a major paparazzi presence. A message with the F word written in the sand didn’t deter them. Penn is alleged to have taken a gun and fired at the a ara i helico ters

Parting thought:

So happy since I quit my job testing car rear-view mirrors. I’ve never looked back. brian@thesun.co.nz

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. Some Prince Philip clangers: 1- “British women can’t cook” (in Britain in 1966). 2- “What do you gargle with, pebbles?” (speaking to singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance). 3- “I declare this thing open, whatever it is” (on a visit to Canada in 1969). 4- “Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed” (during the 1981 recession). 6- “It looks like a tart’s bedroom” (on seeing plans for the Duke and Duchess of York’s house at Sunninghill Park in 1988) 7- “Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on” (shouted from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994 to the Queen who was chatting to her hosts on the quayside).


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ot bitter but had enou h “After 27 years in Tauranga we have decided to move on.” That’s the thrust of a message to The Weekend Sun this week. It’s both a message and an indictment because Ross and his partner Gay say their “nice little retirement town” is no longer the haven they came here for. nd as uc landers ood do n , oss and ay ill be dri in bac u a ainst the o hey re uittin auran a city, the e el of the ay, and oin to ati ati, a farmin and a riculture service town. Why ecause, they say, auran a has become too e ensi e, the traffic here is no chaotic and the city has become an untidy city. “At least it is up The enues south of th enue, says oss e al ays fancied auran a for his retirement, al ays thou ht it as nice ut then, all of a sudden, it as disco ered by uc landers ccordin to oss, auran a s roblem is uc land And this from a transplanted JAFA – he was brought up in Auckland. “But we decided Tauranga was no longer for us.” raffic s his first bi bu bear and this from a former cabbie and airport shuttle driver. “People seem to think indicators are toys that you play with only when you want to. They think it’s a challenge to beat red lights and most are illiterate because they can’t read speed signs.” Then there’s congestion. Last Friday Ross left his much-loved Tauranga South Bowling Club at 11.30am. “It took me more than half an hour to go from 11th Avenue to 16th Avenue to get home. “What does that tell me? It tells me Aucklanders should stay here they are, in uc land alf o in , half serious e insists he s not lea in to n bitter ot at all, e eryone to their o n ut he as sufficiently ruf ed to fire off a dis runtled artin letter to the editor. And it’s probably an attitude shared by a lot of auran a eo le, not ust the retired, as they ad ust to the city’s massive growth spurt. hen there s the litter, the noise, and the house prices. And there’s the fact that Ross and Gay’s peaceful little retirement place south of 15th Avenue is now surrounded by rental properties. ife ust isn t the same nd hen they a e do n the street from their loun e indo , it seems to them Tauranga is no longer conducive to an

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A tornado that tore throu h yes a on Tuesday destroyed a shed, ri ed roofs from houses and caused mass surface oodin Kevin and Gaye roo er, ho li e on yes a oad, ot a sur rise as a mini t ister sent their ut terin yin , alon with their shed and trampoline. We ere ust sittin there and sa our table y ast the indo , says aye t as uite a shoc The force of the wind was so severe it threw a brand ne arden shed o er their fence and into the roof of a nearby retirement illa e

he auran a ba er that the It was a one-pound box of continental chocolate treasures. No cherry truf es, no rande bra ils nor French vanilla creams. ut for orma ent of yes a, the contents of that old battered chocolate box ere e ery bit as s eet, and li ed u to the Cadbury s romise of the erfect ift mi hty man says orma, cho in u t ma es me ery roud and ery emotional ecause that bo , that tro e, contained the life and times of Lieutenant Colonel d ar William ed – Norma’s Dad – in the shape of artime documents, mementos, hotos and medals. mon st them the ree rder of Valour – until the hi hest

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unicorn s ull as discovered washed up on the beach at ount aun anui recently Well maybe not ut it certainly loo s li e one tumoetai oman ecs c an as ha in coffee on the beach with a friend when she made the unusual discovery. ay of lenty e ional Council chair in coastal science Professor Christopher Battershill says truth behind the discovery is much more mundane. t is the to front section of a leather ac et s ull s eleton eather ac ets are also no n as tri er fish he unicorn bone is the s ine or tri er e says the s ecies is ari a scaber, sometimes called cream fish in fish sho s

A “very proud and very emotional” Norma Bent. Photo: Bruce Barnard.

military decoration of the ree state and a arded for acts of bra ery or distin uished leadershi on the field of battle e as a reat leader of men, says Norma. “I heard from soldiers after the war that he as hi hly trusted and res ected is men ould ha e done anythin for him and follo ed him any here he ree rder of alour medal, and star, ere amon st a clutch of decorations, mounted and orn by the soldier s dau hter orma at this year s

n ac ay ser ice at emorial ar the rder of the ritish m ire, the ilitary Cross for e em lary allantry or de otion to duty on the ni ht of riday, ctober , hat as the ni ht Ca tain ed s com any follo ed him u iteiriya id e durin the second battle of l lamein e eral enemy stron oints continued to hold out and to be of reat nuisance alue, said the citation Ca tain ed as directed to ca ture those stron oints “His company was successful in the face of bitter o osition in ca turin the hi h round so ital to the holdin of the brid ehead his officer dis layed remar able ability and coolness to or anise under fire, and by his ersonal coura e and leadershi , he has al ays been a fine e am le hat as my father, says orma i e so many returned soldiers, he ne er tal ed about it nd am still findin out about it no lso in that chocolate bo , all ty ed u and neatly folded in an unmar ed en elo e, as a ersonal note to t Col W ed from ernard reyber , the charismatic Lieutenant General and war hero himself. ou are, as you no , no due lea e in e ealand, reyber told ed “So you should report to HQ NZEF as soon as you can con eniently hand o er nd it as si ned reyber t en, commandin officer ullets and bombs aside, ed as also battlin ery hi h blood ressure nd, “A mighty man” re ardless, there ould be no e ealand – Lieutenant furlou h for the e on ort oad ba er, Colonel father of t o irls and distin uished soldier E.W.Aked. He was required elsewhere. he ery ne t day ad as in reece, says orma is soldier s ay boo confirms it belie e reyber s letter as a smo e screen ha e been told the German’s were very aware of my father. e as a ery ood soldier, caused them lots of trouble and they Continued ...

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Germans wanted dead Continued ... wanted him dead. “So Freyberg didn’t want the enemy to know where Dad was headed and what he was doing.” Years later Norma Bent had phone calls from people she believed to be military historians In England and Australia wanting to know why Churchill himself had dispatched Aked to Greece. “I couldn’t tell them,” she admits. “I didn’t know.” He arrived in Greece about the time it was being liberated from a Nazi occupation that had killed 400,000 Greeks and devastated the country’s economy and infrastructure. Perhaps there’s a clue to Aked’s mission in a letter to the Kiwi from a Major General Tsakalotos, commander of the Greek Army Corps. He thanks Lt. Col. Aked, his “colleague in arms”, for all his good work and words. “In remembrance of the best days of my life,” said Major General Tsaklotos. And, of course, there was the Greek Order of Valour. A nation was in deep respect and gratitude. The Germans had high-tailed to the isles of the Aegean, but there was still a vicious civil war between the British and American sponsored conservative Greek Government and leftist guerillas. “I continue the struggle against the criminals of our country,” wrote Tsakalotos, the commander of the Greek Army Corps, to Aked. “The criminals and their detestable leaders who cover themselves under the designation of political party leaders.” “It just send shivers up my spine,” says Norma Bent. Pleasant and proud shivers. And later, after Aked had return home, Tsakalotos rote a ain s an officer and a ree it is not possible for us to ever forget what we owe to the New Zealand Expeditionary force. “You will occupy a special place in our thoughts and our gratitude.” Aked came to New Zealand from Yorkshire as a fi e year old e left school to or in a mens ear shop in Wellington, planted pines during the great

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Plenty of advice and pleas for money Long Term Plan submissions are a once-every-threeyears opportunity for the public to tell Tauranga City councillors how the council should be doing its job. It’s where wish lists are trotted out, sage advice imparted and solutions offered. A small sampling of the submissions this year includes Welcome ay traffic, rates, the museum, cycling, climate change and the city’s carbon footprint.

Commercial rates differential

The proposal to increase commercial rates is being opposed by a number of property owners, including member of the public Kristina Leggett, who says the council has already targeted the business community over the past 10 years with higher demands in terms of costs every year because of the combination of city council fees, government regulation and compliance costs. Kristina says she’s been operating a business in the CBD for 16 years and every year it becomes more economically difficult because of the different forms of regulation and taxation. She would agree to contribute to a new parking building or improved public transport which ill ha e a direct benefit ut beautification is for the benefit of the region or the apartment developers and the university.

Incubator trustees chair Ciska Vogelzang is among the hundreds from the community who spoke on their submissions on the Long Term Plan.

The museum

While applauding the initiative to build a museum, museum professional John Coster has reservations about the site, the planning process and the storage of the current collection. He accepts the wishes of Ngai Tamarawaho to have the museum built on the si nificant Cliff oad site, but says it is the most difficult, expensive, and time-consuming of the two options proposed. The council’s own multi criteria matrix makes it clear the central city location, taking advantage of the synergies gained by closeness to the library and art gallery, will attract a similar cohort of visitors and would be cheaper and attract higher numbers, says John. he Cliff oad site demands a landmark building of exceptional character that becomes a source of community pride, says John. Budget and height restrictions ma e achie in that difficult and

there will be only one chance to create an outstanding building. Get it wrong and it will be a continuing source of embarrassment.

Rates and recycling

Member of the public John Middleton slammed the council’s proposed rates-funded kerbside rubbish collection system, labelling it undemocratic. Without all residents being aware of the proposal, and the cost implications, the council cannot assume it has a mandate for change, says John. The average Tauranga rate has increased 176 per cent between 2008 and 2017, says John, during which time tatistic data sho s in ation during the same period is 17.5 per cent. The average Tauranga rates have increased at 10 times the rate of Andrew Campbell in ation

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Free school bus options to be explored

Missing Matariki sister atariki has a missing sister. Photo: Andrew Campbell.

With Matariki approaching, the gap in the line-up of the Matariki carvings on The Strand is being noticed. The carvings represent a Maori interpretation of the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or the seven sisters. The figure missing from the Tauranga line-up is of Waipuna a Rangi who portrays the water that hails the arrival of Matariki and the life-giving properties of water. It is also the figure with particular reference to Tauranga Moana, with three manaia at the top representing the three Tauranga iwi; Ngati Ranginui, Ngaiterangi and Ngati Pukenga. The carving was removed from its plinth about a year ago as it had started to rot, says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson. It is currently with the carver, and the city council does not know when a replacement will be installed. The carvings were initially installed in December 2003. According to the Te Papa Museum, the popular story about the cluster is that Matariki is the whaea-mother, surrounded by her six daughters, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Waipunarangi, Waiti

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When does litter become rubbish? “It’s a rubbish bin, so I put rubbish in it. Your problem is...?” One very indignant punter – sneaking domestic rubbish into a big blue public rubbish bin. “Well yes ma’am, it does look like a rubbish bin,” says The Weekend Sun reporter. “And anything that looks like a rubbish bin with rubbish in it, I suppose, ostensibly, is a rubbish bin… but there’s an important distinction.” “No buts, no distinctions… I put rubbish, a few wine bottles, in a rubbish bin. I did not do anything wrong, I did not commit any offence.” It was a right old stink over what constitutes rubbish, and when a rubbish bin is not a rubbish bin. A Weekend Sun reporter squaring off with a serial bylaw abuser in broad daylight on The Strand. Who was right? And why should we care? “Well ma’am,” said the Sun reporter with all due deference. ”I am sure you, as a ratepayer, are familiar with the Tauranga Street Use and Public Places Bylaw 2013.” Well, no she wasn’t. “No person, without prior written permission of Council shall deposit in or around a public litter receptacle any household, business or trade refuse.” And for those unaware of the Tauranga Street Use and Public Places Bylaw 2013, the general thrust is reiterated in bold white font on the rubbish bins themselves. “Unlawful to deposit household or commercial rubbish.” Then The Weekend Sun put on its blue rubber gloves to perform an autopsy on the rubbish bin. There were several supermarket bags full of fruit and vegetable scraps, other household rubbish, several wine bottles, a wine bottle carton, magazines, a bag of dog excrement – stuff that does not constitute ‘litter’. A bylaw had been breached. “And the problem is...?” The answer, from Rebecca Maiden, Tauranga City Council’s manager of resource recovery and waste, puts it in perspective. “Our rubbish bins are there to keep streets tidy, as they enable the public to deposit small amounts of litter. They are not provided for household waste. When eo le fill u ublic bins ith household

waste, it can sometimes mean it’s difficult to use the bins for their intended purpose.” The bin abusers observed by The Weekend Sun were all middle-class, middle-aged women in middle-of- the-range cars – a paid-for rubbish bag wouldn’t have seemed beyond them. And when they dodge the user-pays system, their behaviour becomes a cost to other ratepayers. In 2016/17, 721 tonnes of rubbish was collected from public bins, whereas kerbside rubbish collection totalled 32,136 tonnes. “If everyone used public bins for household waste, our collection costs ould o u si nificantly, says Rebecca. “We’ve seen people disposing of household rubbish in public bins across Tauranga since 1994 when council moved to a user-pays kerbside rubbish collection system. At this stage, it’s too early to say if the decision to stop kerbside glass collections has made a difference to waste collection from our public bins.” There is no infringement option under the Street Use and Public Places Bylaw 2013. ut e can issue fines of u to under the itter ct , althou h in many cases it is difficult to trac down the people responsible,” says Rebecca. “Our staff follow up any leads about illegal dumping to identify offenders, and they may also speak to neighbours and the local community. We issue warning notices for first offences but e ha en t yet seen any re-offending that warrants enforcement action.”

TCC launches assault on ‘pests’ in Mount Maunganui Eight “pests” will be retained. And eight pests will be eradicated. They’re the phoenix palm trees at the Phoenix Carpark in central Mount Maunganui. The phoenix palm is considered a pest plant by the Tauranga City Council. The council is developing a greenspace at the site, including a planting of approximately 20 native trees, with a pohutukawa the feature tree. Over time, the combination

of species will provide the site with better shade. The new park will also be home to low-growing native shrubs and grasses, representing the coastal environment. To support native forests and wild places, the council strongly supports planting native species in urban areas. he first t o hoeni alms ha e already been removed and in July the remaining six phoenix palms will come down.

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olunteers needed for science e eriment When year old u e ar o oes huntin ith his ste father, safety is ey and solid oran e is the bush fashion of the day ery year eo le are illed or ounded huntin because eo le thin they are a deer or a i , says the auran a ntermediate chool student u e has chosen to do his science fair in esti ation on fabric isibility hen huntin , and he needs your hel is e eriment ill in ol e linin u a selection of coloured shirts at a

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In the spirit of cooperation Venture Centre and Basestation co-founder Pascale Hyboud Peron in the open plan workspace at Basestation.

eads are do n, fin ers are ta in on the eyboard, small rou s are con ersin and the in i oratin aroma of coffee afts in from the front door Welcome to auran a s co or in s ace, asestation stablished in o ember by enture Centre, asestation as set u by ascale yboud eron, o llum, te en incent and ichael oerner to romote the ro th of entre reneurshi in the city ey to the realisation of this ision as a lace for it to ro from he co or in s ace started ith the enture Centre team, t o anchor com anies and a handful of indi idual users, and has ro n to include com anies and more than residents he facilities are s read o er three oors and include a mi of o en lan and office settin s, e ible meetin s aces, itchens com lete ith tea and coffee ma in facilities and a ell stoc ed fruit bo l here s also an outdoor courtyard currently under reno ation and a cafe, ol resso ar he basement car ar as recently re laced ith a ne e ents s ace, hich is already bein ell used by the community Wor in at asestation i es residents access to ultra fast broadband and su ort, as ell as lenty of eo le to bounce ideas off t also caters for out of to n isitors, or locals ho ant to et out of their o n office for a chan e of scenery asestation residents include se eral small technolo y com anies, freelancers and remote or ers ho or for com anies outside of auran a, and start u com anies that may only re uire one or t o des s We feel alidated in that there is a need for this ty e of lace, here you can ust lu in and et on, says ascale ou ay a at licence to occu y for the duration you need and e erythin is ro ided for you to et on ith your business or ro ect, includin the a les and the decaf hen you e had enou h

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Judges under strain with reduced numbers A law change last year which reduced the number of district court judges has resulted in an "avalanche of work" and lengthy delays in the court system. Since the beginning of last year, 15 district court judges have retired, one has gone to work for the New Zealand High Court and two have died in office ean hile, another 18 judges have indicated they will retire or are due to retire by the end of next year, as is required when

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they turn 70. New Zealand Criminal Bar Association president Len Anderson says the system was under pressure. “If you lose one or two judges, it doesn't have an immediate effect,” says Len, “but it has a gradual effect as the work those judges would have done just gets added into the pot. “Judges are under incredible pressure at the moment. “They would say it's like an avalanche of work.”

Breast cancer survivor Bex Tereu wants to spoil women at her Pink Breakfast on May 26. Photo: Nikki South

Welcome Bay’s Bex Tereu is a woman constantly on the go, working at the Parenting Place, writing a blog and business column, and being mum to two children.

these women.” Bex runs a website and Facebook page called Life and Insights, which is geared towards giving women inspiration and encouragement, both in life and business. She also writes a blog and has just published a book called ‘Purpose Driven’, based on the blogs she wrote while undergoing her cancer treatment. Bex was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. It started with an insect-looking bite on her left breast. That bite turned out to be nothing to worry about, and health authorities were reluctant to give her a mammogram because she was only 37. At her insistence she did receive a mammogram, which found cancer in her other breast. What followed was a mastectomy, removal of lymph nodes from her armpit, a hysterectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and a future of taking preventative medication. The Pink Breakfast will be at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Road at 7am on Saturday, May 26. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased from: www.lifeandinsights.org/pink-breakfast All proceeds will go the Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga Trust. Read the rest of the story at: www.theweekendsun.co.nz Kerry Mitchell

When she developed breast cancer in 2015, she was forced to slow down and it didn’t sit well. “It was really debilitating, a real mind-job for me,” says Bex. “I spent my days feeling a little sorry for myself because all I wanted to do was get out there and do stuff that matters. “I would often daydream about what I would do when I got better and one of the things I wanted to do was a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga Trust. Without their love, care and attention my journey would have been so different.” Now that day has come. Bex has organised a Pink Breakfast on May 26, with all proceeds going to the trust. It will form part of the One Heart United Women’s Conference being held at City Church in Otumoetai.“As well as an amazing breakfast and décor, I’ve been making sure we’ve got lots of goodies,” says Bex. “Yes, we’re raising money, but I also want to spoil

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Conservator will weave magic It’s about 19th century gowns, and it’s also about a museum conservator’s intriguing skill set.

Curator Paula Gaelic and the Shaw gown. Photo: Nikki South.

It’s all building to a celebration of the emancipation of New Zealand women, when they won the right to vote. To mark the anniversary, Katikati’s Western Bay Museum is holding a series of events from July 1 under the exhibition banner ‘Suffrage 125’. But the curtain raiser is about women’s gowns. he first is the illen o n, an ele ant sil o n of inta e t as orn by one of the re ion s first ladies, Mary Elizabeth Killen, and her image lives on in a s ecial e hibit at Western ay useum in the old fire station. The exhibit is a small slice of Katikati - the origins of its people and their town - and it’s a rare insight into a specialist craft. And when an expert costume conservator from Te Papa National Services went to Katikati, and spent four days mounting the gown for the exhibition at the museum in front of locals, it started something. “It meant the community viewed The Western Bay Museum as a professional and reputable organisation,” says manager/curator Paula Gaelic.“Our credibility as a museum grew commensurately. And on the back of the Killen gown, we have been gifted so many more important objects.” One of the people who visited the museum, to watch conservator of costumes and textiles Sam Gatley at work on the Killen gown, was Omokoroa resident Mrs Shaw. “She could obviously see we were giving the Killen gown the care and dignity it deserved,” says Paula. “So she gifted us a gown worn by her greatrandmother it s years older than the Killen gown.” The garment behind the story is on public display at The Western Bay Museum from May 26-29. More information on the exhibition and the rest of the story is at www.theweekendsun.co.nz Proudly Associated with

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Colin Leech, Hilary Price, Tanya Grimstone, Nicola Dunlop, Ken Evans, and Bruce Furze. Photo: Ryan Wood. youth in Tauranga. It’s a thrill for us n the first and third uesday of as a club to be giving the money back every month, the Tauranga City to the community.” Canteen Waikato Sunrise Lions Club meets for regional manager Nicola Dunlop, who breakfast at one of the few places was representing the Tauranga branch, in the city that can accommodate says they support young people aged them at an early hour – 13-24 either undergoing treatment for McDonald’s on 11th Ave. cancer, or with a close family member who has cancer or has died from it. This Tuesday just gone, they were “We are not funded by the joined by representatives from three government at all,” says Nicola, “so local community groups, who were there at 8am to collect a $3000 cheque donations like this are wonderful. Mental health is a big issue at the each from the club. moment, so these funds will likely go The groups were Canteen, Homes towards our counselling services.” of Hope, and Te Aranui Youth Trust, Tanya Grimstone, from Te Aranui and club president Russell Blackler says Youth Trust, says they work with they were chosen for the work they do groups like the police and Ministry with young people in the community. of Education to help support kids “We raised more than $8000 who might be at risk of dropping out helping to run a magic show for underprivileged kids this year,” he says. of school or drifting into anti-social behaviour. Read the rest of the story at “We decided to give the money to www.theweekendsun.co.nz organisations working with at-risk

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The world’s biggest literary event for children is coming to the Bay of Plenty, as local super-readers join more than 8000 children worldwide to compete for the title of Kids’ Lit Quiz champion 2018. The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual international literature quiz for students aged 10-13 years, with the goal of encouraging children to read for pleasure, widening the breadth of their reading and celebrating their content knowledge. It is a unique literary event in the English-speaking world and demand for it increases every year. Around 100 students will compete in the Bay of Plenty heat

for a lace in the national final, which will be held in Wellington on June 10. There they will compete for a place in the World Final, held in Auckland in July, where the New Zealand team will compete against teams from nine other countries. The Kids’ Lit Quiz, a Kiwi initiative, was founded 27 years ago by quizmaster Wayne Mills, and is now held in 13 counties. More than 2000 New Zealand students in teams of four will take part in the event, in 16 heats across the country. Wayne says spectators at the Bay of Plenty event can expect a nailbitin com etition as the field is fiercely com etiti e, ith students training for months for “the sport of reading”. “The kids spend months

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Air NZ hikes domestic fares ir e ealand domestic i ht rices rose by fi e er cent this ee he carrier says it s unable to absorb risin o erational costs such as the rice of fuel and labour t re ularly chan ed i ht rices across routes and fare classes and the latest chan e ould not ha e a material im act on its business o erations, says the airline he mo e has already raised the ire of re ional de elo ment minister hane ones ho says increasin fares is not an acce table res onse

Wait list for housing high e fi ures ha e been released sho in the aitin list for state housin has hit an all time hi h here are no nearly families and indi iduals on the aitin list for ublic housin , and more loo in to shift to a different state house ousin inister hil yford says the o ernment is or in as fast as it can he aitin list is shoc in ly hi h t s ettin close to , it s one u by er cent in the last three months thin it s eo le comin for ard for hel because they no there s a o ernment no that not only reco nises there s a housin crisis but has said it is oin to do its damnedest to ut a decent roof o er the heads of eo le ho need it

Smoke alarms under scrutiny Consumer test of smo e alarms found ionisation ty e smo e alarms erformed so oorly retailers should ull them from the shel es onisation alarms i e much less arnin of smoulderin fires, such as those caused by faulty electrical irin , curtains dra ed o er a heater, or a hot ember i nitin u holstery foam, ma in it less li ely you can et out of your home safely Consumer head of testin r aul mith recommends eo le buy hotoelectric alarms ire and mer ency e ealand also recommends hotoelectric alarms he esidential enancies ct re uires all ne alarms landlords install to be hotoelectric ith a lon life battery

Companies underpaying staff oot ear chain annahs has admitted staff aren t aid for o ertime after stores close, hile riscoes boss doesn t no ho many of his em loyees historically ha en t been aid for the last minutes of their shifts each day he com anies are the latest to be cau ht under ayin their minimum a e or ers after it as re ealed miths City and otli ht had been forcin em loyees to attend a minute daily mornin meetin un aid ome uc land riscoes staff this ee noticed on their online roster that all their shifts had been e tended by minutes, after mana ement realised they eren t bein aid for the on a era e minutes it ta es to cash u at the end of the day

The legacy of ‘generation Snowflake’ ome may call me a s ecial little sno a e, an echo boomer or e en ust a member of the eneration that cares ut there s no denyin millennials aren t ust a eneration they re a mass mo ement determined to create chan e on a lobal scale e ardless of your ie s on the youn er eneration, e ealand s millennial o ulation is no lar er than baby boomers, ith an estimation of more than million millennials in e ealand his means our o inions and ie s are dri lin more and more into e ery s here olitics, reli ion, technolo y, education, and culture, breathin ne life into the country ccordin to rban ictionary the most millennial site you can find , millennial is an identity i en to a broadly and a uely defined rou of eo le here are three enerations that ma e u the millennial mo ement eneration eo le born bet een the early s to the mid s , eneration mid s early s and eneration l ha early s until no lthou h these are three se arate enerations, each eneration has similar ualities, such as bein more conscious consumers, ha in an eye on the en ironment and healthy li in , and often fa ourin e eriences o er material ossessions

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or me, the first si n of the millennial mo ement in e ealand as hen elen Clar became rime minister as four years old and li e many little i i irls as too bossy and lac ed lady li e ualities es ite this, as told by teachers that could be anythin anted to be e en the rime minister he only issue as that before as born there ere no female olitical fi ures to loo u to unty elen a e me coura e used to atch her on our old bo ed and stare in ama ement at ho she could al around the eehi e and ma e rules in her strai ht le ed ants er famous ants ere iconic and in little harnae s eyes e ualled business and res ect m sure many youn irls also loo at current rime inister acinda rden in a similar li ht fter all, she is runnin our country ith a small baby ro in in her belly thin it s reat he s sho in that a rime minister can be entle and nurturin ithout bein ea and nai e he s uttin one fin er u to man s orld o inions and sho in the country hat omen, and more im ortantly humans, are ca able of

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remember e actly here as hen same se marria e as le alised When the ournalist on the m ne s made the announcement as sittin on my family s couch in amilton surrounded by my astly di erse family t as bi arrely onderful, and could feel the millennial mo ement almost li e a lo hum han s to these la s e are no loo in at the most di erse nation, here anyone can o under any name, race, or reli ion, such as a non binary anse ual demiromantic ho belie es in a lism bit of a com le ton ue t ister, but so are humans

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o hy no n the sim lest e lanation, no one really no s sually eo le ill ut it do n to technolo y or education, but thin it s a mi of e erythin nli e re ious enerations, millennials shudder at the thou ht of settlin for anythin , and are com rised of eo le constantly tryin to better themsel es and incessantly loo in for the ne t best thin to im ro e With so much oin on in the orld, and i en ho easily e can access, learn and connect ith each other, millennials are hi hly stimulated and ha e ro n a are of the a s in our culture o hen you uestion hy millennials are so serious for their a e, ust no that it s because they ha e the ei ht of the orld on their shoulders

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Spotlight on: Damon Innes January storm insurance final costs released Figures released by the Insurance Council sho the final cost to private insurers of the storm that hit in early-January was nearly $34.2 million. More than 4200 claims were made following the event. “The storm of early January caused hea y oodin and substantial damage to the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

New Zealand-born Damon Innes enjoyed music as a youngster, learning to play guitar at 12, and had already started to write songs just a year later. He spent a good part of his life in Vancouver, Canada, and it was here that he released an album called ‘Omanu’ with his band Automatic Slim. Back in New Zealand, he ran a jam night for around 12 years, and was fortunate enough to meet a good number of talented musicians. He formed a group called The Deeds and released an album named: ‘The Evidence’. The family moved again, this time to Australia, where Damon met another group of talented musicians. He recorded an album with Big Natural, featuring Kevin Shilling on drums. He was then fortunate enough to be able to play with Killerqueen - a well-respected tribute act - and they did some touring, with a highlight being playing bass guitar with the band in front of 10-20,000 people. Back in NZ again, Damon

regions,” says ICNZ Chief Executive, Tim Grafton. “In particular, the towns of Kaiaua and Thames suffered extensively. “We went into these towns shortly after the storm passed, along with private insurers, to talk to residents about the help they needed and to listen to their experiences.

“It’s important to us as a sector to get claims resolved quickly so people can get back on their feet, and talking to those affected is the first ste “As time goes on, we expect these sorts of events to become both more frequent and more severe. “Every dollar spent on adaptation now will be more than repaid in future savings.”

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Damon Innes at Matua. reconnected with childhood friend Joel Shadbolt, with whom he had played with when he was learning guitar. They know each other well and enjoy similar styles of music, so it made sense to join forces and perform as a duo. They are playing together on Sunday, May 27, at The Matua from 3-6pm. It’s a great little venue with a friendly atmosphere. I have heard these two perform, so you will be in for a treat.

Our children are so important A huge thank you to everyone who joined the #KnitforJacinda cam ai n ere in the office it has been such a joy receiving beautiful knitwear and other gifts for the needy babies of Tauranga and on June 1 I will be gifting these items to the local Salvation Army to distribute in time for winter. Children and their families are very important to this government and prior to the Budget it announced measures that ill benefit them enormously A major funding increase will enable thousands more children access to extra learning support they need before they start school. A lack of funding has meant many children have missed out on behaviour, learning, and speech and language support. As a former principal and teacher I ha e seen the difficulties this creates As Jacinda says, high quality early childhood education gives children a head-start on their learning and

this government believes all children, regardless of their ability or disability, their culture or their family background, have the right to an education that sets them up for life. Children living in fear in domestic violence situations will also be helped as social services dealing most directly with family violence, such as Tauranga Women’s Refuge and our local Shakti, will get much-needed support as the government boosts funding to frontline a encies for the first time in years It is no secret how hard these agencies have had to work to keep providing their services over the past few years. From July 1 most families with children will receive, on average, an extra $75 a week through Working for Families and our Best Start Package, and some of our most vulnerable families, as well as our older residents, will be entitled to the Winter Energy Payment. We want to make New Zealand a great place to be a child.

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Thanks for coming in and seeing us Over the last fortnight, nearly 300 members of the public have spoken to us in the council chamber on our draft 10-year budget. We’ve received more than 3200 submissions - four times more than usual. It’s heartening to see this level of engagement; usually, we’re lucky to have one member of the public and the media in the chamber while we make decisions on your behalf. The hottest topic in oral submissions has been a move of some of the rates burden from residential properties to commercial ones (Tauranga homeowners pay a higher

proportion of rates verses commercial than other cities). As you would expect, there has been strong push back from commercial property owners, but they raise valid points about the level of consultation we had with them before proposing the change. The overall size of the rating pie, not just how it’s cut up, has also been a common theme from submitters. n early analysis of the first

1000 submissions shows a majority reject the $55m museum proposal, echoing the referendum. Nearly three-quarters support a council glass collection starting in October, and a similar proportion support a rates-funded council rubbish and recycling collection starting in 2021. Once we’ve been through all submissions, we’ll get a clearer picture and then it’s decision time. A very well-presented submission from Otumoetai Primary School students was a highlight. They surveyed 162 of their fellow Year 5 and 6 students and told us what they, as future ratepayers, want for their city.

Free concert to showcase young talent Youth Philharmonic Tauranga will be joining Bay of Plenty Symphonia in a free concert on Sunday May 27. “Eventually many will hope to As part of Bay of Plenty attain the experience to join their Symphonia’s youth programme, adult counterparts in Bay of Plenty a free orchestral concert will be Symphonia,” says Maggie. presented on Sunday, May 27, at In this concert, YPT will perform movements from symphonies by Otumoetai College. Mozart and Tchaikovsky, as well as In YOUNG@HEART, the more modern pieces by Debussy and Symphonia will join with Tauranga’s the New Zealand composer David youth orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Farquhar, among others. Tauranga, in a varied programme of Schubert’s well-loved 8th Symphony classical and not-so-classical pieces. he nfinished is the o ular YPT was formed in 2016 and has showpiece for the adult players of Bay become a valuable asset to the arts of Plenty Symphonia. scene in the area, attracting young The two orchestras will combine musicians from the ages of 12-to-18 for three items: Berlioz’s ‘March to who have fun playing together at their the Scaffold’, the Finale of Mahler’s weekly rehearsals. rd ym hony, and finally a Bay of Plenty Symphonia secretary rollicking ride with the Pirates of Maggie Gething says with expert the Caribbean. coaching from their conductor, Justus The concert is free, but donations Rozemond, the young musicians are are welcome. able to hone their artistic talents and It will take place at 3pm at develop their skills in the company of Otumoetai College Performing Arts other like-minded young people. Centre on Sunday, May 27.

Art and craft fair returns to Waihi Beach The Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair is back for its 14th year with an array of hand-crafted items to suit all tastes. On offer will be pet accessories, designer jewellery, clothing for the family and pets, wooden items, art photographic prints, soaps, herbal creams, graphic art, dolls, bears and toys, shabby chic homewares, soy candles, knitted garments, scarves and hats, preserves, handbags, handmade

alpaca products and upcycled glass garden art. A cafe will also be available on-site, with refreshments provided by volunteers from the RSA women’s section. The fair is at Waihi Beach Community Centre on Beach Road from 10am-3.30pm on Sunday, June 3. Entry is $4 for adults and children under-16 attend free.


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Transforming the green space

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is undertaking a bylaw review which considers no longer allowing horses to be ridden at Tuapiro Point. Policy planning and regulatory services group manager Rachael Davie says the decision to do a review of activities around Tuapiro Point resulted from council being made aware of the inadvertent damage horses were causing. “We know Tuapiro Point is very popular with horse riders,” says Rachael, “but it's important that we take a wider look at all uses of

Tauranga’s Historic Village green is about to be transformed, and the BOP Garden & Art esti al ill be the first ma or e ent to be held on the new space. The November 15-18 festival will have its hub at the Historic Village this year, but the positive impact will stretch beyond those festival dates. Concept gardens that will be created as part of the festival will remain, and be part of the village landscaping. Over the past few years the festival hub has been based at The Lakes, with various activities at other sites. This year all the action – other than the garden and art trail itself – will be held at the hub under the banner of Bloom in the Bay. Concept gardens, artists, speakers and more will be at the hub, and a music component will be introduced too. ‘Bloom in the Bay’ will be held over the festival dates. Anyone can come and soak up the creative atmosphere, and the site will be a place where everyone – including families with young children can en oy reat entertainment, dis lays, tasty food and beverages. Historic Village team leader Blair Graham says there is great excitement around the festival utilising the

Council considers horse riding ban this area with a view to prioritising public health and the health of the inner harbour. “The Regional Coastal Environment lan identifies the need to a oid si nificant dama e to the coastal environment, particularly where this impacts public health and si nificant cultural sites such as kaimoana beds, which is why we're proposing this change.” o find out more, and to ma e a submission about the proposed Reserves and Facilities Bylaw change, go to: haveyoursay.westernbay.govt.nz

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Checking out the site plan are Tauranga Historic Village team leader Blair Graham, BOP Garden & Art Festival director Marc Anderson, and Gordy Lockhard T.K Lead from The Kollective. re italised illa e reen and the ad acent e ent sta e, which is built within the new Kollective building. Furthermore, The Kollective Community Hub, bein constructed at the illa e, ill be finished ust before the festival begins. This co-work space is for use by the social and community service sector.

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It’s going to take two to tango this weekend Al Pacino famously danced it in his role of blind Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in ‘Scent of a Woman’. Television personality Simon Barnett impressively danced it with a dislocated knee in a New Zealand series of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

It’s the tango - a sensual ballroom dance that originated in Argentina in the early 20th century, and it will be displayed at the Tauranga Baptist Church on Saturday night at Latin Dance Tauranga’s party. The event will also feature bachata, forro, merengue, reggaeton,

salsa, samba de afieira and ou lambada music and there will be a short intro class in one of the dance styles. Entry is $5 at the door and includes a light supper and refreshments. The dance party is at the Tauranga Baptist Church, 640 Cameron Road, from 7.30-11pm on Saturday, May 19.

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Coming soon to Greerton The 2018 Yarn Bombing Greerton Village trees are shaping up to be a very creative installation, with the theme ‘depict your favourite song’. There will be around 45 decorated trees, and once again there will be a yarn bombing trail pamphlet in Greerton’s shops to help you vote for your favourite tree on our Facebook page. Thanks to our sponsor Crockford Real Estate for the cash prizes, Greerton Village Community Association for Knitted by Wendy Pederson. supplying the wool and also the generous donations from members of the public. This will give the charities, the yarn bombers and you the opportunity to win cash prizes. The yarn bombing will be erected at the end of June and there will be a yarn bombing celebration day on Saturday, June 30, outside Greerton Library in the Village Square (weather permitting). Learn more about this creative event by searching and liking us on Facebook, via GreertonVillageCommunityYarnBombing.

More in store in Greerton Village

Well, Mother’s Day may have been and gone but don’t let that stop you – all year round we are buying presents, shopping for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, weddings, family gatherings and other special occasions. This time of year is a great time to be looking for those presents that are a little bit different, and here in Greerton Village, we can help you with those gift ideas. We are so lucky to have a variety of boutique and unique stores packed with ideas for those special presents. At Greerton Lotto on Cameron Road – apart from bein such a luc y otto sho you ill find the most amazing selection of greeting cards for every possible occasion, from light-hearted fun cards to special cards for more formal occasions Just along the road, Artisan Manufacturing Jewellers have unique pieces of jewellery and will also design a piece especially for you. Make sure you call in and have a chat. Point of Difference on Cameron Road is a great sho to eruse for ifts, o ers and the best chocolates, while Greerton Village is also home to Maitea – a unique and genuine tea bar offering “Greerton Grey” – our very own tea that would make a wonderful gift on any occasion. We are also fortunate to have a great array of cafes in Greerton Village full of delicious morsels to tempt the taste buds, from pies and rolls to delicious homebaked cakes, lunches and takeaways. This is just a small taster of what’s available

in our village. Of course, we still have our established cafes, boutique style shops and plenty of services with banks, a post shop, pharmacies, medical centres, dentists and so much more. If you haven’t been out to Greerton Village for a while, come and visit us and discover what we have to offer.

Pull your skates on and boogy If you’re looking for a fun, family activity, why not get some skates on and join Skatescool Tauranga for their regular family roller discos at the Greerton Community Hall on Cameron Road. Family roller discos will be held from 4-6pm at the hall on the following Saturdays: May 19, June 16 and 23, July 14 and 28, August

4 and 25, September 15 and 29, October 13 and 27 and November 10 and 24. Skates and protective gear are provided. Wear thick socks and come and join in for a boogie. Tickets at the door are $10 per person or $35 for a family pass. It’s cash only, and there’s free entry for s ectators and under fi es For more information contact Skatescool Tauranga on: 021 118 0513 or email: skatescooltauranga@gmail.com


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Volunteers, the lifeline of sports clubs Who would train your children in their sports if it wasn’t for the parents stepping up to coach or be part of the committee? Kids would be running around on the field ith no su ort and arents wouldn’t know what times they should be playing. At our centre, we see some great volunteer engagement at sports clubs in Tauranga, but hear that it is also hard to fill all the ositions With children playing different or multiple sports, clubs are competing for the few hours that parents have available to support their kids play. Another issue for clubs is that volunteers are drawn from the small pool of current parents, resulting in those that put their hand up picking up more than one role. To share the workload of the club, sometimes it is compulsory for parents to undertake certain duties. This might include assisting in a working bee or

manning the barbeque. I think that without parents having a strong club connection, it is difficult to find hel ers and e en then, you can’t force possible helpers to join in. Except, of course, if you are able to recruit people from outside your club – a source not many clubs think about. There are many volunteers who might not know much about the particulars of the sport, but are excellent treasurers, experienced trustees or could assist clubs in other ways. Volunteering Bay of Plenty helps clubs tap into this group, and gives them the tools to be able to attract and retain these new types of volunteers. As they haven’t got experience with your sport, this group needs to be nurtured and supported in their new role; tell them what difference they make by giving their experience and time. It can also be quite refreshing, as these volunteers can give an unbiased ‘outsiders’ governance opinion without looking at the sport itself.

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Put some warmth into the Bay’s cooler months It is no secret there is a perception that the Bay of Plenty is only a summer destination. But during the cooler months, our region still has plenty to offer. Think kayaking, scenic walks, craft breweries and local artisan cuisine - all of which have the raw potential to be harnessed and packaged for the nation and the world. To spread this message, we have partnered with Air New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport to entice southerners to travel here from May to November. We believe these winter months hold the key to realising our tourism potential as a year-round

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Maori don’t stand for election Mr Dey (The Weekend Sun, May 11), once more you have let your enthusiasm interfere with the facts. You state that Maori candidates for election in councils are disadvantaged by the number of non-Maori voters. There are no Maori candidates! They do not stand for election. In the present parliament there are 25 per cent of Maori members including the Leader and Deputy Leader of the National Party from 14.9 per cent of the population. One can scarcely call that underre resentation ut those s stood for office, which Maori do not do in local body elections. B Johnson, Omokoroa.

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After approximately 27 years The claims by Ryan Wood (page That is non-participation. Ryan in Tauranga we have decided to 19, The Weekend Sun, May claims that Maori wards are not move on. Three of the reasons 11), that Maori wards have not necessary for Maori to be elected, are as follows: 1. Tauranga is increased Maori participation but nobody is claiming that, just too expensive and I have in democracy, that there is that Maori wards are fairer. Ryan outlived my retirement fund. no need for them, and that says that at present all councillors raffic here is chaotic, councillors already represent all represent all their voters. However, with a lack of courtesy from voters, lack credibility. Council the councillors objecting to Maori drivers who don’t know what indicators are for and who participation is measured by wards have not represented their are so illiterate that they can’t read speed limit signs. how many representatives there Maori voters. Maori wards will 3. This is an untidy city. At least it is up in The are at the council table, not how eventually be supported because, Avenues south of 15th Avenue. There are some berms many people voted. On the Bay like Ryan, nobody can produce there that are obviously reluctantly mowed by residents of Plenty Regional Council with any credible objection to them. because the grass is untrimmed and creeps over the Maori wards there are three Maori P Dey, Welcome Bay. footpath to a considerable degree. After heavy rain, councillors. That is increased litter (leaves, twigs, paper and plastic) from the gutters participation. On the Western that the city council fails to sweep blocks the drains and Bay of Plenty Council finishes u on the berms, lea in a hi h ater mar as without Maori wards there the water drains away. Footpaths are also breaking up are no Maori representatives. because of damage by tree roots. Finally, I would suggest that if the berms were at least reduced in size, vehicles could park on wider roads and there would be no need to play dodgems by ducking behind parked cars to avoid inconsiderate I currently pay $2500 per annum in oncomin traffic R Stewart, Tauranga South (Abridged). rates to Tauranga City Council and, at my latest evaluation, I get sweet The Weekend Sun welcomes letters and photographs from readers. nothing, apart from the privilege of Preference will be given to short letters (200 words maximum), supplied with full name and contact details. Photos are best in high living in suburban Tauranga. It would resolution, jpeg format. Email: letters@thesun.co.nz Read more letters at www.sunlive.co.nz be nice to get my weekly garbage taken away for that $2500, but no, that is uess he s less ro i ate ith his o n beyond this council. You can imagine household budget. But then, that’s the my disbelief when I read that Larry point, isn’t it? Easy to spend someone Baldock wants to have a museum else’s hard-earned money. I would funded, contrary to the result of the suggest that Mr Baldock get in his car referendum. Obviously Mr Baldock and drive to Wellington or Auckland if has no sense of economics, especially he really wants to visit a museum. when it’s someone else’s money he’s G Kenny, Bethlehem. advocating spending. I would hazard a

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Show us economic benefits Road Safety Week was a reminder that the vexed question of an upgrade to SH2 between Tauranga and Katikati is not disappearing. Strident calls for a referendum and the views of various central government MPs and local councillors, messrs Bridges, Muller, Mitchell, Morris, Brownlee etc., seem besotted with the notion that an upgrade must be done. All experienced motorists I have contacted state categorically the opposite view; that the problem is not the road itself but the standard of driving on it. I challen e any of those mentioned to roduce a ro er cost benefit analysis that demonstrates the economic benefits of an u rade am not holdin my breath, which leaves the only other argument advocating the case – driver skills – which is a a ed emotional remise that su ests that all state hi h ays from Ca e Reinga to Bluff should be twin-lane-separated roads. No way. et us dro this cra y u rade notion and firstly loo at the s eed limits, hich are an annoying hodgepodge, and reduce them to say, maximum 80-90km/hour. The time difference to Katikati is about three minutes. Secondly, spend more funds on u radin the s ills of all road users, for the benefit of e eryone P Hickling, Papamoa Beach.

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Speaking with a forked tongue Enough is enough The article quoting councillor Larry Baldock in The Weekend Sun of May 11, (page 3) is living proof that the saying “Lies, dammed lies, and statistics,” is being used to back a weak argument by him for rejecting the 60/40 ‘no’ vote by ratepayers in the non-binding referendum against the museum. Larry claims that the result is not clear enough. He then plays around with statistics to suggest, after excluding some ‘no’ voters, that the preferred site for the museum comes out to 55 per cent preference for Cliff Road compared to 46 per cent (101 per cent total) for Willow Street. Me thinks that Larry ‘speaks with

Grow up and take responsibility I was disappointed to hear the results of the referendum clearly showing people don’t want a museum. Sure, economically it will save us money as ratepayers, but long-term the cost to the community will be in other ways. Acknowledgement of our rich history and culture we have here in the Bay of Plenty is articularly si nificant for our youn eo le Like Mr Rabbits I also enjoy feijoas and sandy feet, and I appreciate water pipes and roads. However, I desperately want our city to grow up and take responsibility of these beautiful treasures we have in the museum collection at the Mount. They deserve a place to be seen and enjoyed by all. There are extraordinary stories linked with these taonga. We have a job to do, to care for them and tell their stories. To take positive steps towards the future we must look back at our history. There is a glimmer of hope for Tauranga. When the new University of Waikato city campus opens next year on Durham Street, this will be a very special opportunity to extend our understanding in history, science, the arts, languages, and technology. All the subjects that the museum could bring too. S Taylor, Mount Maunganui.

Loving life in the Bay As a recent import from Hamilton, I can only say I love living here in beautiful Papamoa. So far I’ve only met other imports like myself or imports from Auckland. We all have one thing in common – we love it here. Please don’t change. Ignore those who are callin us culturally deficient the ay is not We don’t want the museum, that’s true, mainly because there is a need for better infrastructure first do agree with C Connon (The Weekend Sun, May 11) though – wandering dogs are a problem. There are a huge amount of unregistered and un-microchipped dogs here – council, step up. S O’Neill, Papamoa.

a forked tongue’. I would suggest the ‘no’ voters who ticked a site box for the proposed museum location did so because they felt if they didn’t then their form would be rejected. Add that possibility to his statistical analysis if he can. Lastly, I would also suggest that eligible voters, who are legally responsible for council debt, do not vote because as Larry says “We are not elected to only serve the wishes of the majority.” At last, well said Larry, so why bother voting in the first lace o uote arfield t doesn’t matter”. D Wilson, Mount Maunganui.

Forget the museum What distant, imaginary planet does Larry Baldock live on? If his views were correctly expressed in The Weekend Sun of May 11 (page 3), he should seriously consider stepping down as a councillor, as he demonstrably does not want to follow the proven wishes of Tauranga ratepayers. The facts are that the voter return was 31.23 per cent, of which 58.95 per cent voted against the creation of a museum. That is a very clear mandate from eligible Tauranga voters. The ballot questions regarding the location of the museum were poorly worded and should not be interpreted by Mr Baldock as some form of support. The article in the same edition by Steve Morris (page 18) is very pragmatic – we can only hope other councillors follow his lead. TCC has a history of over-promising and underdelivering. Those who voted against the museum know the build cost will be much more than the council estimate, and annual maintenance and staff costs will be much more than is suggested now. The vote result is clear – all councillors should forget the museum and get on with solving the many more urgent problems facing Tauranga. All councillors should remember the elections a few years ago where councillors who voted against the wishes of the ratepayers were dumped. B Strong, Otumoetai (Abridged).

It was Dr Samuel Johnson who said “Depend on it sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” Substitute hanging for ‘losing seat on the council’ and it might convince Larry Baldock and his ilk, who may be contemplating shafting Tauranga ratepayers and ignoring the result of the museum referendum, that there is a price to pay. Ratepayers are under an intolerable burden with never-ending rate increases, choked roads and, to add insult to injury, we have some councillors hell-bent on putting more debt on our shoulders over the Taj Mahal of a museum. Enough is enough. D Medhurst, Otumoetai.


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From duty to delight Two weeks ago, Rev Jim Wallace challenged us to consider “doing our duty”. His letter reminded me of something I’d recently read that says if we’ve done our duty, we shouldn't expect thanks but rather: “When you have done everything you’ve been told to do you should say: ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty’.”

This quote seems very out of place in our culture - it seems a bit insensitive, it seems a bit harsh, it must surely be some outdated ancient statement! You may be asking who said the words I’ve quoted? Well, it may surprise you. It was Jesus of Nazareth! Luke 17v10. The point being that we are to do whatever we do willingly for God and others he fact that e are fulfillin our duty is reward enough. It’s also true that doing our duty isn’t the same as

drudgery, though at times we may feel reluctant, or find it a hard road to tra el When we know we are serving someone who loves us, and someone whom we love, duty turns into delight. There is another quote that I think helps us remember the great reward we will receive, that’s when we hear the words: “Well done, good and faithful servant - come and share your masters ha iness atthe God bless. Rev Ian Pittendreigh - Bethlehem Community Church

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A royal love On Saturday, May 19, the eyes of world will be glued to TV screens to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Kensington Palace announced that Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, who is the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (ie Anglican Church) in America, will give the address at the wedding ceremony. It is reported that Bishop Curry issued a statement after being invited to give the wedding ceremony address, which read: “The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness.” This is a very true and accurate statement. The Bible teaches us that God is love. 1 John 4:8 says: “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” If we want to know what true love looks like, we need look no further than the God who created the whole world, and who in love made it possible for us to be reconciled to Him. Ephesians 2:4-5 declares that: “because of his great love for us, God, who is la tyb rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we Messianic Family were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved.” nd finally, omans provides the reassurance that: “neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Dear friend, have you found the royal love of God in and through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ?

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Find free music gigs all over town Gigs, gigs, gigs. They keep piling up. This week I have a veritable plethora of them.

Let's start with a couple of oneoffs. On May 31, singer Lydia Pense and guitarist Robben Ford are coming to Baycourt with the Rodger Fox Big Band. I don't think I need to say any more. Essential stuff. The previous week, the brilliant Stan Walker is at Totara Street on Saturday, May 26, and a couple of days before that a bunch of top musos are holding a Bob Dylan birthday concert at the Tauranga Boys' College theatre on May 24 – Bob’s 77th birthday. ll of those are on entfinda, but that's not necessarily the case for the free music that pops up all over town on weekends, music sessions from duos, soloists and occasionally trios. Typically these are cover acts, but not exclusively - the likes of John Michaelz and Alice Sea mix in original material, and artists such as Josh Durning and Mike Garner specialise in early Americana styles. There are also exotics such as Santiago, with his Latin-infused looping. All-in-all, I'd guess there are a couple of dozen acts revolving between various venues. I guess you could call it ambient background entertainment, but it's usually created by people skilled enough to attract audiences s ecifically to hear their music

More acts

In addition to those names, you might see the hea ily tattooed am afai, uitar fi er Waylon McPherson, B-Side Band members in Play Misty, Take Two, from Mount music shop Music Planet, Whakatane blues player Jinan Dodd, Kokomo duo The Self-Righteous Brothers, more blues from Twelve Pound Daddy, Izzie and Moe, SparX, soloist Josh Pow and more. That's not an even vaguely exhaustive list, but it is diverse. The roster of venues featuring music is also ever-changing, so don't consider for a second this overview is comprehensive – I received complaints about omissions last time I tried this, so apologies in advance. And I'm only looking at free music on weekends. ome of these are listed on entfinda, some aren t some are on the venues’ websites or Facebook pages, some aren't. It's a bit of a punt. I'd suggest contacting laces directly to confirm their music But this might help with where to look. The obvious place is along The Strand in Tauranga on a Sunday. Perhaps that's a good reason to visit the chronically-underused CBD. Croucher Basecamp has music from 2-5pm. Further on up the road, The Phoenix also has live music from 2-5pm. The Crown and Badger seems to have stopped

GIGGUIDE & ENTERTAINMENT GREERS GASTRO BAR Sun 20th Take Two – Jazz & Easy Listening Duo 5pm – 8pm MT RSA Fri 18th Che Orton 7pm – 10:30pm Sat 19th Blaze the Band 7pm – 10:30pm Sun 20th Andy Bowman 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Thur 24th Social Jam Night from 10pm

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THE BARREL ROOM Sat 19th Alice Sea 7pm Mon 21st Quiz Night from 7pm

JACK DUSTY’S ALE HOUSE (Bureta) Sun 20th The Blarneys with Chris Gunn & Andy Craw 3pm – 6pm

MOUNT SOCIAL CLUB THE INCUBATOR (Tauranga Historic Village, 17th Avenue) Fri 18th Alice Sea 6pm – 9pm, then DJ from 9:30pm Sat 19th Southern Diplomats & Slickback. 2x rockabilly bands. Sat 19th Santiago 6pm – 9pm, DJ $10 cash door sales only. Mateo from 9:30pm

Sunday afternoons, but is doing Friday nights. Just round the corner on Wharf Street, The Barrel Room has been having music on Saturday nights and some other times too. Keep an eye on them as unusual touring acts sometimes pop up. Along the end of The Strand, The Cornerstone has Sunday music from 4-7pm (Gold Star Award – The Cornerstone actually has live music every night from 9.30pm!). If you're out Greerton way, there's also a regular Sunday session at Greer's, running from 5-8pm.

At the Mount

Robben Over at the Mount, there's Ford. another whole bunch of stuff. The Rising Tide has interesting Sunday music from 2-5pm (this week it's a country session with the Harmonic Resonators), and Astrolabe often has Sunday sessions from 1-3pm. There's also Hide: Thirst And Hunger, the tuckedaway little restaurant that promises $10 dumplings along with their live music (Sundays 3-6pm). The venue with the most music at the Mount is The Mount Social Club, site of the monthly jazz jams, with a pile of music each weekend - at night on Friday and Saturday and from 6pm on Sundays. Best to contact them for details. There are also a couple of other Tauranga spots. In Bureta, just around from the supermarket, new entry Jack Dusty’s is doing Sunday music from 3-6pm, and I inadvertently exaggerated a couple of weeks ago when I said that Sunday sessions at The

Matua pub had “withered and died”. In fact they are continuing on the last Sunday of every month. This month it's Damo and Joel, who are always worth seeing.


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Playing favourites and little-known gems Evocative sounds and fantasy well-describe Toru, a ne trio consistin of har , iola and ute, layin for Tauranga Musica from 4pm Sunday, May 20 at Tauranga Park Auditorium.

Ingrid Bauer, Karen Batten and Sophia Acheson, of Toru.

Ingrid Bauer on harp, Sophia Acheson on viola and Karen atten layin the ute are three rinci al layers from rchestra Wellington who have come together to form Toru. All three are established Kiwi musicians, Ingrid just having won the audition for the uc land hilharmonia rchestra s rinci al harp position. They will play favourites such as Debussy and Beethoven combined with little-known gems. ebussy o ularised this combination of ute, iola, and har ith his onate en trio its ma nificently aried timbral alette has since captured the imaginations of composers, performers, and audiences alike. ndoubtedly dra in on the e ocati e fantasy of ebussy s writing, the Bax sonata moves from impressionism to melodies and dance rhythms that give the music a distinctly Irish character. The trio are also including in their mix of romantic and contemporary repertoire the quirky and entertaining oolo ical character ieces of Wendelin it en and a cle er arrangement of a Beethoven serenade in programmes that are sure to delight audiences.

The Weekend Sun has one double pass to see Toru at Tauranga Musica for one lucky reader who can tell us what three instruments make up Toru. Enter online at sunli e co n under the competition section. Entries must be received by Tuesday, May 22.

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How might we ‘grow plenty’ of ideas and entrepreneurs which ‘do good for the world’? By inviting all kinds of people together to generate ideas to solve major challenges, like feeding and watering people sustainably, now and in the future. That’s what GrowPlenty – Puna Tonuitanga workshops, part of Techweek Tauranga, are all about. There are four to choose from 1-4pm with afternoon tea, and 5-8pm with supper on May 21 and 22. “Everyone has something to contribute” says Tim Uckun, director of data and analytics for the Centre for Space Science Technology, who will be demonstrating how we might use data from space to save and use water, our land and more. You don’t have to be techy to attend and all ages (15-plus) are welcome. If you care about what the future will be like, what technology will be in use and ho you ill or , in uence and lay a

Tim Uckun looking for local input. part in it, this workshop is for you. Technologists and entrepreneurs you’ll hear from alongside Tim include; Alvaro imene nternet of thin s from Sensum Technologies, Tim Lowe (Bees, buds and trees , from es ri, eremy e y ner y ho e ma e and share it) from Trustpower, Dugald Hamilton (Fungi and earth care) from Respond and te e aunders listair carfe RoboticsPlus and Natashia Lucas (Co-op distribution) from FareShare. GrowPlenty – Puna Tonuitanga is one of 15 Techweek Tauranga workshops everyone can be part of. To sign-up, visit: htt cli c ro lenty


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Solving the problems of the world

The friendliest gym in town With their gloves and mitts proudly held high, TGA BOX are honoured to celebrate their 10th birthday.

Chris Walker, Brady Lesa, Cameron Hodgson and Amelia Grafas.

TGA BOX Health and Fitness prides itself as the Bay’s friendly health and fitness centre, caterin for all le els of fitness from first timers to fitness fanatics Owner Chris Walker says 10 years ago he was coaching at the Tauranga Boxing club at Wharepai Domain, and the majority of member were males. “Now, 10 years later, we have become a full health and fitness facility ith a ood mi of males and females, says Chris, ith the ma ority antin to et fit, tone u , and lose ei ht We ha e hel ed so many achie e this oal offer rou fitness classes, ersonal trainin and boxing coaching. They also have a great facility with all the cardio and weights equipment needed. “I’d like to thank all members and staff for their involvement ith this reat ym o er the last years, says Chris “If you’re looking for a friendly gym with a great point of difference, come and meet the team and celebrate our th birthday To join the fun at TGA BOX at 43 Waihi Road, contact: 07 578 0788.

Brahm’s blockbuster Requiem

The Tauranga Civic Choir.

Take the composer of some of the world's best melodies, 60-plus voices, two great soloists, a virtuoso organist, a renowned drummer, and what do you get? The Tauranga Civic Choir's presentation of Brahm's German Requiem – one of the truly great choral works of all time. The Requiem is an interesting blend of sombre lyrics and glorious soaring melodies. The lyrics give pause for thought. The music soothes the soul and lifts the spirit. If you have never heard this work, or if it is one of your favourites, this will be a

night to remember. The English version will be sung. Already famous, composer Johannes Brahms hit new hei hts ith this or , first erformed in ei i in n immediate success, it is a ri ed art of choir repertoires worldwide. Musical director Nigel Williams and the Civic Choir are accompanied by Douglas Mews on organ and Yoshi Tsuruta playing timpani. The soloists are soprano Elaine Wogan and baritone Joel Amosa. Together, they interpret Brahm's vision of deep despair and desolation in the face of death with a clear picture of divine consolation. Brahm's genius was his ability to musically face life s difficult issues ithout ever losing sight of hope.

The pressure’s back on for young local students to help put the world right. It’s the Young Innovator Awards – a competition which tasks students to come up with an idea for an innovative product or service. o far do ens of students from across auran a and the Western Bay have signed up for this year’s competition. Bluelab Corporation’s head of innovation Jono Jones says it’s exciting to see more classes coming on board in 2018, with some students preparing for their second or even third YiA entry. or more information o to yia co n


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Saturday 19 May

Bay Network Singles Club Social

activities 55+ Dining, BBQs, outings. Phone Maureen 021 112 3307 or Jonathn 572 2091 Beauty For Ashes 9:45-3:30pm at Lighthouse church, 260 Welcome Bay Rd. Door donation. No child care Beth-El Messianic Family Celebrate Family life with believers who meet and worship as Yeshua (Jesus) & all the early believers did. 10am Otumoetai Primary. www.BethEl.org.nz, Joel 021 768 043 Car Boot Sale Evans Road Papamoa Community Church. 8am-11am. Real coffee. $5 a site. Car Wash. For info Ph John 021 027 1014 Cards Interested in 500? Flexible evenings to suit. Ideal for central Tauranga & Mount residents. Ph Chris 572 3834 Dragon Boating Give It A Go paddling sessions held weekly. Sat 8am, Sulphur Point. RSVP by Text to Brooke 022 078 2308 for an info pack. Garage Sale 7:30am @ St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Road. Amazing bargains! Glaucoma NZ Tauranga Support group meeting for those living with glaucoma, held on the 1st Saturday of every month. For more info. taurangaglaucoma@ gmail.com 07 549 5776 Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344 Keynotes Inc. Keynotes 4-part harmony Women’s Chorus Meet Thursday 7pm @ Wesley Church 13th Ave. Singing for fun & health. Ph Nora 544 2714 Neighbourhood Support Start a Neighbourhood Support group in your street. Neighbourhood Support will help you to do it. Ph 0800 463 444 or for local contacts: www.wbopns.org.nz Otumoetai Tennis Club adult tennis 1:30pm start. Bellevue Park. Windsor Road. New players welcome. Coaching available. Ph Fred 544 5088 Spiritual Wisdom On Karma Discover tips for past life research. Explore keys to spiritual grown & freedom. Eckankar discussion class. 26th May 1:30-3pm, Papamoa Library, 15 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa. Ph 533 2295

Sunshine Sequence Dance Group

Come and enjoy tea/dance. Sat June 30. Baptist Church Hall, 13th Avenue. 5-9pm. $5pp. BYO food, plates, cutlery, non alcoholic drinks. Jan 544 4379 Synchronised Swimming Tauranga Synchro is a friendly synchronised swimming club based at Baywave. Beginners train Sat mornings. First lesson free. Ph Jo 027 543 1697, info@taurangasynchro. co.nz, www.taurangasynchro.co.nz Tauranga Long Walks Group Walks take 2-4 hours. Group meets 8am Sunday. Starting point varies. Meet at Ferguson Park main gate. Walk today 17km. Ph Sue 021 925971 for details.

Tauranga Senior Citizens’ Club

CARDS 500 Mon & Thurs. INDOOR BOWLS Tues/Wed/ Sat. 14 Norris St.(behind PaknSave)12:45pm for 1pm start. Entry $2 includes

afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Taoist Tai Chi Relaxed-BalancedStrong Beginners class today at 15

Koromiko St, Judea, Tga. 8:30-10am. Membership from $19/month. Great for stress, suitable for all. Ph 578 6193 Tauranga Indoor Remote Control Car Club race day from 9am, Mount sports club. Come along & have a look. For more info see www.tirccc.co.nz TePuke Scottish Society Dance, 7:30-11pm, War Memorial Hall, theme Royal Wedding. Dress up & enjoy dancing with like minded people, live band, special supper. Valerie Brown 573 7093 TSCP Car Boot Sale Tauranga South Community Patrol Car Boot sale. Greerton Village School 151 Greerton Rd. Setup time: 7:30am onwards. Site. $5. Double site $10. Shirley 577 1116 0274 146 040 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

Welcome Bay Community Church

Garage Sale fundraiser, 340 Welcome Bay Road. 8am. Bargains for all!

Sunday 20 May

Accordion-Keyboard Oldtime Music-

makers. Welcome Bay Hall 3rd Sunday every month 1-4pm. All welcome. $3 entry, Ladies a plate please. Ph Ces or Joy 544 3849

Athenree Homestead Antiques Roadshow 360 Athenree Road, Katikati,

Sunday 27th May 10am-2pm. For more info ph Val 07 863 4673 Bible Seminar 1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: “The 70th anniversary of Israel, the si nificance for us nteracti e, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504 Christian Talk Mike Bain from Christian Voice NZ presents When a ation or ets od Papamoa Community Centre Gravatt Road, Sessions 4:15 & 5.30 Free entry. Christianity Explored Come & join us as we explore who Jesus is, & why he came. 6pm Mt Bible Chapel, Monowai St, Mt Maunganui. Len 021 230 2210 Cliff Road Petanque Join us for social games on Sunday & Thursdays at 1pm. Beginners welcome. No joining fees. Need new players. Fresh air guaranteed! Corkers Toastmasters Corkers Toastmasters meets on the 3rd Sunday of month at 2pm at The Zone Cafe, Owens Place, Mount Maunganui. Ph Chrissy 027 296 7939

Farmers Market - Mount Mainstreet

Held every Sunday 9-1pm rain or shine! Right in the middle of Mount Mainstreet at Coronation Park, Maunganui. www. mountmainstreet.nz Golden Oldies Rugby Golden Oldies rugby needs you. Tauranga Old Stars needs new players. For fun games, post match celebrations & social activities email taurangaoldstars@gmail.com for more info Historic Village Market Great market every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 8am-12

pm at 17th Ave. Fruit & veg, crafts, tools, food, plants, clothes & paintings. Home Hosting & Travel Go to thefriendshipforce.org or attend one of our meetings or coffee mornings to learn more about Friendship Forces home hosting program. Ph 022 011 4776 Maketu Market Maketu Market is held every 3rd & 5th Sunday of the month at Maketu Village Green. 7am-12pm. Pat 021 447 420 or Fennis 027 428 2862 Messy Church Looking for something creative, messy, stories, prayer, games, all ages? 4-6pm at 53 Te Okuroa Dr Papamoa Dinner provided Koha appreciated. Julie 0274 205 375 http://www. communityofstaidan.com/ Messy Church Holy Trinity Cnr 3rd Ave & Devonport Road 4-6pm. Children welcome with accompanying adult. Crafts, activities, christian story, community time, simple meal & no charge. Theme: Patience. 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 Omokoroa Lions Market 2nd Sunday monthly. Western Ave Car Park, Omokoroa. 9am-noon. Bookings not required. Ph Keith 548 2117 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

Psychic Cafe Spiritual Centre

Greerton Community Hall. Doors open 6:45pm starts 7pm. Only $10 then everything FREE. Psychics, healers, spiritualists & the ‘cafe’. Meeting place for like-minds. Kevin 578 7205 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 www.quaker. org.nz

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Sundays & Thursdays 1:30pm, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419 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: emailtuwh@gmail.com TePuke Country Music Club 1pm at Te Puke Citizens & RSA Club. All welcome. Ph Gayle 573 8255 You Are Invited Join us for Sunday worship & Bible teaching @10am. Topic “Fruit Bearing Christians t ible Cha el, ono ai t, Mount Maunganui. Len 021 230 2210 Voice for Life BOP Charitable Trust AGM at St Peter’s Presbyterian Church,

Spring St. 2pm Next Sunday 27th. All welcome.

Monday 21 May

Achieve Toastmasters Where Leaders are Made Achieve Toastmasters meets 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of month, t te hens Church all roo field Terrace 7:30pm start. Chrissy/Frank 0272 967 939 Age Concern Cards 500 Every Monday except Public Holidays 9:30-11:30am at e Concern ffice, a raser treet $2 Donation. Ph 578 2631 Alcoholics Anonymous

Open Meeting 10am Tauranga Central Bapist Church . 13th Ave/Cameron Rd. All welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757

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 www.sporty.co.nz/taurangabadmintonclub Bethlehem Indoor Bowls Meets in Bethlehem Hall every Monday night. 7:30pm start. Names in by 7:15pm. New members of all ages welcome. Ph John 027 654 1298 Body+Soul Fitness For over 50s. Mon & Fri Greerton Hall, Tues Tauranga Senior Citizens Norris St, Wed Bethlehem hall. 9:15am. 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 at 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 Seniors Hall

345 Maunganui Rd. at 1:30 pm. Entertainment by Robyn & Chris. Followed by afternoon tea. Door cover $3. Everybody most welcome. 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 10:30am. Theme this month,Teen Read. Tea & coffee. Visitors & new members always welcome. 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 544 4182 Indoor Bowling St Columba Indoor Bowling Club, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. All playing levels are welcome. 7:30pm start, names in by 7:15pm. Ph Paul 576 6324 Meditation Free classes,10am Monday in Bellevue. Stop those thoughts, find the oy of life a en your ‘spirit’. For info ph David or Trisha on 570 1204

Meet Desmond Are you interested in taking back control of your type two diabetes? Meet DESMOND. Free. INFOLine 07 571 3422 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 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 Scottish Country Dancing For Fun Fitness & Friendship. Monday 1-3pm. St Peters Church Beach Road Katikati. Ph Douglas 07 548 1997 Sequence Dancing To Enjoy Come with a partner to the Norris St Hall Monday & Wednesday 7-10pm & enjoy dancing & making friends. Learners & rusty ones welcome. www.sequencedancing.org.nz Silver Singers Require soprano & bass voices for their choir. Practices are on Mondays at St Stephens Church, Brookfield ce at Taoist Tai Chi RelaxedBalanced-Strong 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 Tauranga Civic Choir Choir practice 7:30pm Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga. Enquiries welcome. Ph Heather 575 9092. For info visit taurangacivicchoir.org.nz Tauranga Creative Fibre Every Monday 9:30am. Also 2nd & 4th Thursday 7pm. Learn & share spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, crochet & more. 177 Elizabeth St. Ph Margaret 571 3483 Tauranga Forest & Bird An evening with NZ photographer Craig Potton (NZOM) at Bongard Centre, Cameron Rd. 6:15pm Mix & Mingle. 7pm Craig Potton’s presentation. For info email tauranga.branch@forestandbird.org.nz

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

CARDS 500 Mon & Thurs. INDOOR BOWLS Tues, Wed & Sat. 14 Norris St. (behind PaknSave) 12:45pm for 1pm start.Entry $2 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Theosophical Society Study Group-

Tauranga group meets every second Monday. Topic is the Miracle of Birth by the gifted clairvoyant Geoffrey Hodson. Ph Colleen 576 0165 or Joan 021 465 626 Walk For Wellness Free walking group for people with cancer & their supporters. Departs 9:30am from the green toilets halfway along Pilot Bay. Cancer Society 07 571 2035

Tuesday 22 May

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


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THE WEEKEND SUN Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting 7:30-8:30pm, St Peters Anglican Church. 11 Victoria Rd Mt. 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@altrusa.org.nz www.altrusa. org.nz

Badminton (Social) Every Tuesday

& Friday at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9:30am-12pm. Racquets available. Ph Lorraine 579 3229

Beginner Social Dance Class Tues

6pm, Tauranga Primary School Hall, 5th Ave, or Thursday 8pm, Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd (opp Caltex). Ph 027 322 1786 Sonia BOP Linux Users Meetings resume 3 July2018 http://boplug.co.nz/eventcalendar/ Bureta Garden Circle Bureta Garden Circle’s monthly meeting at St. John’s Church Hall, 94 Bureta Road, Otumoetai at 1:30pm. Visitors welcome. Ph Jenny 576 3026 Cards Interested in 500? Flexible evenings to suit. Ideal for central Tauranga & Mount residents. Ph Chris 572 3834 Cards 500 Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd. Tues & Thurs 12:30pm. Ph Jack 575 7719

Crafty Craft Group Bring your own Craft or learn one. 9am every Tuesday (Term Time) St Peters Church. Ph Shelly 07 262 1036 Falun Dafa Free Classes Manage

stress & anxiety with easy exercises & meditation. 7pm Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Bayfair. Ph/text Judy 021 0425 398 Fitness League Ladies exercise with ei hts, oor or , stretchin , dance Make friends & enjoy. St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. 9:30-10:30am. Ph Gloria 021 139 2448

Free Pasifika Education Programme

Every Tuesday evening, 3 Apr -23 Oct. 5:30pm-8pm Lifezone Church, 7 Oak Lane, Judea. Dinner provided. Friends Of The Library Mount Maunganui Book Group meets at 10am. Theme this month, Easter. Tea & coffee. Visitors & new members always welcome. Ph Gail 574 3376 Greerton Lions Club(mixed) Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at Fairway Lounge Tauranga Racecourse 6pm. Ph Bill 543 4424 Healing Through Your Mind Change your reality from stress to health & happiness. Experience a Healing Vortex. 7:30-9 Arataki Community Centre. Ph Raewyn 021 148 1334 Donations to Lifeline. Inachord Women’s Chorus We welcome new members. Multi genre music. 3 weeks free trial. Lots of fun. Bethlehem Community Church 183 Moffat Rd. 7-9pm. Ph Sabine 021 111 8659 Israeli Dancing 6:307:30pm 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 March 6 at 7:15pm & finish at the end of une at auran a Bridge Club, 252 Ngatai Road. Lessons are $70. Morning Prayer Tuesday-Friday every week 8:30-9am, at 53 Te Okuroa Drive Papamoa. Julie 0274 205 375 or visit: http://www.communityofstaidan.com/

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

Mt Runners & Walkers Our running & walking groups meet at the Scout Hall on May St every Tuesday & Friday. Leaving at 9:30am & back by 10:30am. www.mtrunnersandwalkers.co.nz Otumoetai Lions Club Otumoetai ions Club meet e ery first third Tuesday of the month at Daniels in the Park, Memorial Park. All welcome. Please ph 579 3839 Otumoetai Tennis Club Midweek adult tennis Tuesdays & Thursdays. 9am-10:30am 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 Scrabble Meet at Tauranga Bridge Club, Otumoetai Rd, 8:50am. All very welcome. Ph 544 8372 Sequence Dancing Tauranga Social & Leisure Club, St John Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Road Otumoetai. Tues 7pm9:30pm except 2nd Tues each month 3:30pm-6pm. Faye 543 3280 South City Indoor Bowls 7:30pm Club Night (Championship pairs. Post Section Playoff if required). Table Tennis Tauranga Memorial hall QEYC 11th Ave. Wed 12:45-3pm, social mixed doubles 7:30-9:30 club night. Roy 578 7800. Thur 1-3pm social singles, doubles 3:30-6:45 Juniors 7-9pm club night. New players welcome. Paul 021 884 021 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 Astronomical Society

AGM then special video featuring 3 lectures from noted astronomers who separately present, Life Beyond Earth. Viewing weather dependent. Fergusson Park Observatory 7:30

Tauranga Interfaith Council AGM

With the Waikato Interfaith Choir. Meet the leaders of other faith groups. @ 7pm, St. Georges Anglican Church Gate Pa. Ph John on 021 679 202 Tauranga Morning Badminton Every Tues & Thurs 9-11:30am at QE2 Centre. Racquets available, all welcome. Ph Rachael 0274 462 959

Tauranga Samba Brazilian Drumming Percussion band. 7:15-

9:15pm. Mount Sports Centre, cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds. No experience reqd. Ph Rob 021 232 7185 Tauranga Target Rifle Club Shooting Tue night 7pm. Range 165 Elizabeth St West. All enquires 07 578 0098 Welcome Bay Lions Club Meet every 2nd Tues monthly, Greenwood Park Village, Welcome Bay Rd. Dinner meeting 2nd Tuesday of month. Business meeting 4th Tuesday of month. Graham 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 23 May

Age Concern Walking Group 10am at Briscoes, Chapel Street.

Annie Otumoetai College

school production. 7pm WedSat. Addison Theatre, Baycourt. See baycourt.co.nz for more info. Bowls Indoor Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd. Names in 12:45pm. Bring a friend to see if you like it. Ph Nancy 575 4650 CAP Money Course A revolutionary FREE money management course that teaches budgeting skills with a simple system that really works. Wed & Thurs. For info Carlene 021 241 3671 Cards Do you play crib or would like to learn? Every Weds at Greerton RSA 1pm sharp. Ph Michael 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 for a Study on the Book of Acts until 1st November. Ph Julie 552 4068 Fitness League Exercise, Movement, Dance suitable for all ages, 10am, Katikati Memorial Hall, Main Rd. Complimentary first class h am or 021 117 7170 Free Diabetes Support Speak to our Registered Diabetes Nurse about your diabetes INFOline Mon-Thurs 07 571 3422 Gate Pa Indoor Bowls Champion Pairs. 7pm names in book. (Roycroft Trophy) Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. Mixed Roll-ups 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344 Kiwi Toasters Where Leaders are made. Meet 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of month 3 Palm Springs Boulevard 5:30pm (next to Pharmacy). Ph Chrissy 027 296 7939 Scottish Country Dancing Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd. Beginners 6pm, general dancing 7:30pm. Ph Mary 574 8687 Lynne 021 140 7912 Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild Meets every Wednesday at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Road, Tauranga 10am-2:30pm, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Beginners very welcome. Ph Jenny Williams 07 219 7740

Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club

Midweek ladies Wednesdays 9-11 Tauranga lawn, Tauranga Domain, Cameron Road. Players welcome to join organised doubles. All abilities, all a es ollo ed by mornin tea first visit free). Tauranga Long Walks Group Walk around roo field ethlehem eet outside Unichem Pharmacy at the roo field sho s am m al h Sue 021 925971 for details.

Tauranga MidWeek Tramping Group Tuahu towards Motutapere

hut via Abseil Rock. Grade moderate. Garth 575 7293

Tauranga Opera Forum

Andrea Chenier, with Johanes Kaufmann set in The French Revolution. Graham Young Theatre. $20 tickets House of Travel. 07 577 0583

Thursday 24 May

Bay City Rockers Social RocknRoll

Dancing including Rnr Waltz, Neon Moon.Thursdays at Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. 7-9:30pm. $3 entry includes supper. Gavin 027 643 6222 CAP Money Course A revolutionary FREE money management course that teaches budgeting skills with a simple system that really works. For info Ph Carlene 021 241 3671 Community Bible Study Join us @ 14th Avenue Gospel Centre 10-12pm, for Study on the Book of Acts until 8th November. Ph Gay 021 225 5981 Diabetes Clinic Bongards Pharmacy Greerton, 3rd Thursday each month. INFOline Ph 571 3422 Fitness League Exercise, movement, dance. 10am, Central Baptist church, 13th Ave & Cameron Rd. Complimentary first class h am or 021 117 7170 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

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Men’s Vets Nine Hole Golf Thurs 8:30am Tee off. New Players are welcome. Ph Stewart 021 978 650 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@gmail.com Vero 021 191 1601 Mainly Music Music & dance for preschoolers, Mums & carers. $3 per family. Morning tea provided. 9:30-10am. Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd. Meditation Free classes 7:30pm Thursdays in Bellevue. Stop those thoughts. Find the Joy of Life. Awaken your Spirit. Ph David or Trisha on 570 1204 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/ Social Rock’n Roll Dancing

Including RnR Waltz, Neon Moon. Thursdays at Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. 7-9:30pm. $3 entry includes supper. Gavin 027 643 6222 Spiritual Study Psychic Craft Psychic Medium Kevin Reed runs Spiritual Development Meditation & Psychic Craft Open Group every Thurs evening. For details Ph Kevin 578 7205 or email: kevinreednz@ gmail.com Square Dance Fun New dancer class now, see Facebook Orange City Squares & Rounds. Enjoy music movement laughter, details 577 1100 or 578 6516. Frontiersmen’s Hall, Elizabeth St Sunshine Sequence Dance Group Learn dancing at a friendly club. Baptist Church Hall,13th Avenue, 7pm-9:30pm. $2pp includes supper. Jan 544 4379 Tai Chi in the Park Memorial Park next to Mini Golf on 11th Ave. No charge. 9:30am

Taoist Tai Chi Relaxed-Balanced-Strong

Beginners classes today: Tauranga: 15 Koromiko Street, Judea, 1-2:30pm. Mount Maunganui: 345 Maunganui Road, 6:157:45pm Katikati: Memorial Hall, 5:307pm. Memberships from $19 month. All welcome. Ph 578 6193

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Meets every Thurs at 7:30pm cnr Mirrielees Rd & Cross Rd. Ph i e ldfield for details Tauranga Porcelain Artists Meet 9am12pm at Elizabeth Street West. Beginners welcome. Ph Lynne 549 0847 or Mob 027 222 3627

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Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, 10am Tauranga Central Bapist Church, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd. All welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757 Arataki Artists Group Every Friday morning 9am-12pm at Arataki Community Centre. Occasional tuition with local artists. Paint with friends. All levels welcome. Ph Chrissy 572 0818 Chess Tauranga Tauranga RSA Chess Club, Greerton 5-7pm, Casual & Standard length games. Ph Werner 548 1111 http:/ www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/ Comparative World Religions Tauranga Term 2 classes, Eastern traditions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism etc., run for 8 weeks at 6-8pm. Info & registration at www.rdc.org.nz/classes Death Cafe Come & discuss death. A monthly facilitated meeting gathering with no agenda but the attendees’. 10-12pm at Gana Cafe Papamoa. Julie 0274 205 375. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhCzN7 5xSKA&feature=youtu.be Greerton Indoor Bowling Club Yatton St, Greerton. Names in by 7:15pm for 7:30pm start. Night tournament (2 plates per person) Junction Board Games

Junction, a service to support those experiencing mental health issues. Join us for e ery riday at unction ffice, m 2pm. Ph 543 3010 for details

Junction Mount Walk 10am-12:30pm.

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

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

Taoist Tai Chi Relaxed-Balanced-Strong

Beginners classes today: Tauranga: 15 Koromiko Street, Judea, 9-10am. Papamoa: 242 Dickson Road, 9-10:30am. Memberships from $19 month. Great for stress, suitable for all. Ph 578 6193 Tauranga SeniorNet Gain confidence ith technolo y Club day, 4th Friday every month at 1pm. All welcome. Historic Village. (opposite cafe).


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FOR THE WORD of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4

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HOLDEN BARINA 2013, red, 27,000kms, NZ new, 1 owner, $12,000. Ph 543 0399 evenings.

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TAURANGA TANDEM SKYDIVING best buzz in the Bay! Gift vouchers available. Ph 574 8533 today

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5K FROM $37pw, over 48 months incl interest at 17.95% + credit fees. Unsecured loans and car loans. Maxloans.co.nz 0508 629 5626

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ABLE GARDENER, experienced, efficient, knowledgeable, highly qualified. Maintenance, pruning, hedges, shrubs, roses; disease/ pest control, lifestyle blocks, garden renovations; design & plant. Ph Tita 027 654 8781 or a/h 542 0120 HOME & GARDEN SERVICES Tree pruning, weeding, hedges, waterblasting, home maintenance, rubbish removal, affordable rates. Ph Philip 027 655 4265 or 544 5591

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NATURAL NEW ZEALAND Health Products & Clinic. Something for everyone. NZ Registered Natural Therapies & Natural Medicine Practitioners. Opposite BP

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AC PETFOODS collect injured & unwanted cows & horses. Ph 0800 369 6269

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FOUND KITTENS, VARIOUS Various Sex, Various Areas, PH SPCA 07 578 0245 Found Adult Grey/White Female Cat, Parkvale Area, Ref: 125245, PH SPCA Found Adult Black Male Cat, Papamoa Area, Ref: 125443, PH SPCA Found Adult Black/White Male Cat, Welcome Bay Area, Ref: 125632, PH SPCA Found Adult Black Male Cat, Poike Area, Ref: 125709, PH SPCA Found Adult Cameo Female Cat, Windermere Area, Ref: 125512, PH SPCA

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS For service of all Fisher & Paykel, Haier and Elba appliances, Ph 0800 372 273 for your local technician.

BOAT BUILDING repairs and maintenance. Timber & fibreglass trade qualified, boat builder. Ph Shaun 021 992 491 or 07 552 0277

ELECTRICIAN, 18+ years experience, NZ registered. Residential & commercial, maintenance & service, new builds, renovations. Fast, friendly service. Ph Andrew 022 354 1960 EXPERIENCED PAINTER, no jobs too big or small. Please give me a call and I can come and give you a free quote. Cam 027 222 9104

PLASTERER, Interior, 30+years, skimming walls, make good ceilings, walls, cornice, cove, Plasterboard, Stopping. New builds. Small jobs. Free quote. Ph Stan 021 130 2621 ROOF REPAIRS Free quotes for all maintenance of leaking roofs, gutter cleaning & repairs. Chimney maintenance & repairs. Registered roofer, 30yrs exp. Ph Peter 542 4291 or 027 436 7740

HANDYMAN BUILDING, section maintenance, decks, fencing, pergolas, painting, water blasting, odd jobs. Free quotes. Ph Rossco 027 270 3313 or 544 5911

TREE, SHRUB and hedges trimming, topping, rubbish, palm pruning or removal, satisfaction guaranteed free quote. Ph Steve Hockly 571 5958 or 027 498 1857

LICENSED BUILDER 20 years experience. Available for small or large projects. Excellent references. Ph Ben today 021 209 0972

“AAA” Gold Star Rated with Hinterland Tours. Tour 1 – Bay of Islands & Northland... almost booked out) Tour 2 WOW in Wellington, the best Premium Tickets)….Tour 3 - Exclusive South Island ‘Autumn Colours’ and ‘Spring Time’ Tours + Main Highlights, Excellent Reviews), Tour 4 - the famous ‘North Island Train Trip & Te Papa Museum Tour’…. Excellent Reviews). Tour 5 Two night’s stay at Stunning Chateau Tongariro; Door to Door service. Plus much much more…. Phone HINTERLAND TOURS TEAM 07 575 8118

PAINTER/DECORATOR Interior & exterior. Quality workmanship, friendly service. Over 25 years specialising in residential and more. Quality paint at trade prices. For your best advice in all areas. Ph Shane Mount/ Tauranga Decorators 07 544 6495 or 021 575 307 PLASTERER A1 TRADESMAN with 30 yrs experience. Quality finish with friendly, reliable service. I specialise in interior walls & ceilings with no job too small. Strip your own wallpaper and I will skim your walls ready for a modern paint finish. Repair cracked walls & ceilings using proven carbon-fibre technology. Call Murray now for an obligation free quote 027 266 5657

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ANOTHER AMAZING ADVENTURE awaits. October 27th – 30th Forgotten Highway Rail Tour including The Chateau Hotel. All previous tours sold out. Phone Jan today at Zealandier Tours 572 4118 Email admin@ zealandiertours.com

NO 8 TOURS NEW ZEALAND’S SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB, Wellingtons Wearable Arts Show 2018, Tickets getting limited, don’t miss out. Includes Door to Door Pick Ups, Premium Seating Tickets, Full Colour Programme, Accommodation & Meals. Thurs Oct 4th 2018 to Sun Oct 7th Oct 2018, 4 Days. BOOK NOW: Ph. No 8 Tours team on 579 3981 or Email info@no8tours.co.nz Free Door to Door service.

2ND WHAKATANE/OHOPE Tour 14 June. Aorangi Peak Lunch 17 June. Gisborne Winery Tour 2628 October. NZ Flower & Garden Show, Henderson, 2 December. tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz (07) 544 1383

NO 8 TOURS NEW ZEALAND’S SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB, Join our Club today for Free to receive all our VIP Members Benefits exclusive to No 8 Tours. (1) June 15th; Faulty Towers show & lunch - selling out. (2) September 3rd-6th Tranz Alpine - selling out. (3) September 21st - 29th Southern Rail Journey. Free Door to Door service. Day Trips, Shows & Free beautiful colour catalogue. BOOK NOW: Ph. No 8 Tours team on 579 3981 or Email info@no8tours.co.nz

WEDDINGS, PARTIES, MEETINGS etc. The perfect venue. With stunning Harbour views, fully licensed bar & kitchen onsite. Restaurant open every Friday from 5pm & Sunday from 4.30pm, kids under 12 years dine free with every paying adult. Tauranga Fish & Dive Club, 60 Cross Rd, Sulphur Point. Ph 571 8450

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FOR WEDDINGS, FUNCTIONS OR MEETINGS+ check out No.1 The Strand, a beautiful historic setting. Email: bookings@no1thestrand. co.nz or www.no1thestrand.co.nz

Contact Debbie to list your RUN ON :

07 578 0030

Teams from the BOP were out filming last weekend for the hp48Hour film challenge. Twelve local teams from Opotiki, Rotorua, Te Puke and Tauranga are competing, with BOP Film managing the BOP regional entries. The films will be screened to the public on Sunday June 10 at Rialto, Tauranga. George Coyne, Peta van Rijen, Anja van Rijen and Paul Harling from the Yeah Nah team.

Addison Goold, Flynn Harris and Elliott Lee from Cucumber Cup Productions.

Rose McMahon, the 17-year-old writer and director of Twinkling Bat Films screened her short film ‘Once More with Muchness’ at the Basestation,148 Durham Street on Monday night with more than 100 people attending. Once More with Muchness is about a girl who uses her imagination to create real life, and through her eyes the audience sees a fantasy world, much like Alice and Wonderland.

Team Poleland Productions - Amber Rodgers, Cameron Macintosh, Kylie Bertelsen, Stephanie Sidebottom from Otumoetai College.

Larissa Allen and Rose McMahon. Matthew Naylor and Ashley Spiller.


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