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10 August 2018, Issue 920

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Good Kiwi lass p10

What do you do if you can’t afford to beef up your burger with lettuce, tomato, cheese and pineapple? You make a cheap coleslaw out of carrots and cabbage, of course, preferably grown in your own garden. Gate Pa School students are learning about

healthy eating with the assistance of the Heart Foundation and a nationwide schools programme called Garden to Table. Last week senior students made burgers and carrot cake for lunch, and middle school students made

cheesy vegetable muffins with produce from the school garden. To find out more about what Ciase Guy, pictured, and her fellow students have been up to, go to page 9. Photo: Nikki South.

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The only decisive result from the saga is proof that NZ is infested with systematic bullying and censorship. It stems from the top. Before this belly-aching started, the average NZer had no idea who these two were, or what their message was. Probably still don’t. But we have learnt, again, there are rules for some and not for others. Freedom of Speech can apparently be shut down by anyone not wanting an alternative view aired. I was not really interested in these people, their book or their views, until a bunch of heavy-handed haters started telling me what I should and shouldn’t listen to. That includes the Prime Minister, who despite being side-tracked with her poorly timed breeding programme, still managed to take a swipe against free speech. Then it seemed more important to find out, since someone was hell bent on stopping us finding out for ourselves. Ironically, the protests have been the best promotion the Canadians could ever get.

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Many of you have told me you’ve since researched what Molyneux and Southern are saying, since the furore broke out. Until then, no-one gave a toss. The protests have actually worked against the protesters. It has raised invaluable attention and profile for the two speakers, before they’ve even uttered a word on stage. Protesters even stooped to bomb threats, so adamant that they should control other people’s rights to listen to varied viewpoints. So what drives someone to such an act of terrorism? They must be very afraid of potential truths coming to light? I’ve had a look and listen on the

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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” - Evelyn Beatrice Hall net to try to figure out what all the fuss is about. I know a lot of you out there have also done your own research. To be fair, there wasn’t anything particularly outrageous that could find from Molyneux and Southern. Maybe I didn’t look hard enough. Some of it was unnecessary, and some of it I declined to view further. Isn’t that my right to do so? I ended up more concerned that my rights to listen were under threat, rather than a potentially outrageous view being offered. Goff and Ardern: I’m a big boy now, I can make up my mind.

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We’ve seen a lot more radical, rude, and hateful actions within NZ that have been wet-bus-ticketed, and even applauded as reasonable behaviour. Some of the worst, from so-called leaders in the community. Firing a shotgun at the flag at a public gathering; Declaration by a politician that he would never allow his daughter to date a white man; Law abiding spectators flour bombed at a rugby match; Constant separatist talk from those who seek further apartheid in this country. Then there’s a certain music genre obsessed with violence, sexual assault, and derision of authority. There’s a whole lot more objectionable material dribbling out of these so-called artists than the Canadians could ever muster. If ever there was a movement that needed shutting down, it’s the “F*** The Police” losers. I didn’t

care what the Canadians thought before; I don’t care now.


What has changed is, I’m more determined to not be railroaded by control-freak politicians or lowlife protesters alike, who seem to think it’s okay to ram their racist and communist ideals down our throats by any means, including illegal ones. And simply because I’ve raised the issue of freedom of speech, you just watch the radicals now who will try to pillory this as right wing hate speech. Because any time anyone speaks for balance and freedom, they’re immediately a target of the Stomping Machine. Now it’s taken another evil turn, Don Brash, cut off at the knees by a university - a supposed bastion of freedom of speech - now deciding who shall speak and who shall not. This is not some left-of-field nutter from the other side of the world with dubious credentials. We’re talking about a well respected Kiwi politician, party leader, three years as Leader of the Opposition and former governor of the Reserve Bank.

Majority fed up

I’m also aware, more than ever, that there’s a huge silent majority out there who put up with this tripe. Have been for years. They’re getting increasingly irritated. They’re not the militant, loud mouth types, but the ones who’ve been quietly working away, paying their taxes, not seeking any limelight, or trying to mindcontrol the rest of the nation. Quite the opposite of the Outspoken ashing rigade they avoid conflict and prefer to negotiate and reason. Unfortunately, that is no longer working for the silent majority, and I’m seeing and hearing it from you every day. That group, I sense, has nearly had enough. Go on, bullies and troublemakers. Keep poking the sleeping bear with the stick. It will make great entertainment when the aggravated beast turns on the tormentor.

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Grubby part of town to blossom From ‘grubby’ to something special - Wingate Architects’ vision for Dive Crescent.

“It’s just screaming for development,” was Simon Bridges’ reaction to news of a concept to transform Dive Crescent at the northern end of Tauranga’s downtown waterfront. A flower waiting to bloom, he said, and a lost opportunity that may not be lost after all. “At the moment, there’s a railway and siding, long grass and some ramshackle buildings, says the Tauranga MP and Leader of the Opposition, “so a vision of making not a lot into something special is one I would wholly support.” He was offering his thoughts on Tauranga City Council’s decision to demolish a row of old buildings opposite the Cargo hed - one adorned with an elaborate street mural - and the concept for a ive Crescent development produced by Wingate Architects. The plans include a sophisticated waterfront cityscape of apartments, commercial and retail space and open public space, and has been described by Wingates as more than an architect’s dream. However, chair of the TCC’s transformation committee, Larry Baldock, is a little more skeptical, saying the concept for ive Crescent is blue sky in other words, fanciful and probably won t lead to anything. But he says the Wingate concept certainly displays what can be done and all the possibilities.

There was definitely a commercial element, says arry, so it would be funded by commercial returns and not a council ratepayer project. For those, reasons it’s interesting.” e agrees with the MP that for too long it s been a grubby part of town. t s a beautiful piece of waterfront, he says, so we should see a design we are all very proud of and it won’t fall on ratepayers to fund it.” There would be a lot of work, financing and issues to deal with to get there, says imon, but totally support its development.” He says his long held view is that Tauranga needs to focus on the CBD and its surrounds, including Dive Crescent. “Otherwise we risk, as we continue to grow, of becoming a bit of a mini Auckland, rather than a vibrant city with a heart. What would the MP like on Dive Crescent? “That depends on what they think they can make fly, is his response. “But given the population trend in Tauranga, there will always be room for more eateries and retail. There s potential for commercial businesses alongside the more consumer focused businesses. hen the buildings are demolished, the ive Crescent site will become a carpark, but only in the interim. There are still ownership and valuation issues over the 400-s uare metre seaward strip of land to be resolved. Only then can they start developing concepts. Read the rest of the story at:

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Skull fished up uman remains fished up at Mount Maunganui this week have been identified as that of an adult human. Detective Sergeant Alan Kingsbury says initial indications suggest the remains have been in the water for some years. Police received a report that a fisherman had found part of a human skull near Salisbury Wharf in Mount Maunganui at about 1.30pm on Monday. Police responded at the scene, recovered the skull, and took it to a forensic pathologist to be examined, says Alan. “There is nothing to suggest that there are any suspicious circumstances in relation to the skull.”

Murder accused named Name suppression for the five men charged in relation to the death of a Ng˜ruaw˜hia man whose body was found at McLaren Falls last month has lapsed. A homicide investigation was launched after the body of Mitchell Paterson, 26, was found in water below the McLaren Falls Bridge on July 13. Simon Walker, Leon Wilson, Grant Wickens, James Green, and Christopher Smith appeared in court this week facing numerous charges. All five pleaded not guilty and will go on trial next year. Justice Katz remanded the men in custody.

New Papamoa houses A building developer has approached Tauranga City Council to consider more housing in the Papamoa East area. Bluehaven Holdings Limited wants the council to consider a special housing area on a site Bluehaven owns along Emerald Shores Drive in Papamoa East.The site is currently vacant, and zoned suburban residential. Special housing areas are sites in the city that are suitable for new housing, and able to be developed fast to increase housing supply. Development of these sites can be fast-tracked under the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act 2013, through an accelerated resource consenting process.

Papamoa arrests Two men have been arrested in Papamoa after police received complaints regarding two men door knocking and asking residents for donations, while misrepresenting as members of a local rugby club. Because of the enquires, the men have been charged by police with Obtaining by Deception. Sergeant Tristan Murray encourages local residents to contact police should they experience similar activities. f you have anyone knock at your door asking for donations or acting in an intimidating manner, who don’t look or appear to be legitimate, please call 111.”

SunLive Comment of the Week “Awesome” posted by usandthem on the story “Toto to tour Tauranga”. f this concert is to become an annual event as the promoter says, it will be good competition for the summer concert in Taupo on anniversary weekend as their quality of acts has dropped.”

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Bomber, Spitfire, and Chester They are a picture of misery. Three kittens with ‘icky eyes’, runny noses and snee ing. They have cat flu. t can be deadly for the littlest babies. “Very sickly,” says Sharna Asplin of Wild Whiskers – a bunch of volunteers committed to the well-being of ‘wildies’ – the true strays and wild kittens, Tauranga’s alley cats, the homeless of the feline world. Sharna has Bomber by the scruff. And she’s cooing at the little black package of sickness, sadness, and patheticness. “But of course she’s still cute.” omber and her siblings, pitfire and Chester, have lucked it. They were recovered from a Mount Maunganui industrial site by someone who cares. They’re in isolation in Sharna’s warm

bathroom – in a well-appointed cat cage with some subdued radio ambience, people talking, company. “A lot of people have the attitude that wildies are good for nothing. Who cares? “Shoot them. But that’s a little narrow minded. At the end of the day every creature, big or small, has a right to be on this earth.” Wild Whiskers is committed to adding some value, some quality of life and comfort, to that right. omber, pitfire, and Chester arrived hissing, spitting, scratching, and wretched. “But we will handle them, rehabilitate them, socialise them,” says Sharna. “Then when they’re old enough, friendly enough, and weighing at least a kilogram, they’re off for a day stay at the vet, vaccinated, microchipped, then put up for adoption.”

And there are always options once they’ve shaken off the ‘wildies’ tag. “We look at every animal as an individual case. “They will always have a place to go, we will find them somewhere. They’ve had a rough start to life and the group aims to give these ‘poor souls’ a chance at becoming loving family pets. t might take time, it might take months for that right person to come along. “But when they do, it’s all worthwhile.” n every litter there is a runt, there s always a confident boisterous one, and there’s always a scaredy cat. “And unfortunately not all rehabilitate as well as we would like. “We have a strict no euthanise policy for healthy cats , so the difficult ones that aren’t 100 per cent, we home them on farms and orchards to be barn cats, to help

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They’ve used up one of their nine – Spitfire, Bomber and Chester on the way to becoming socialised.


rodent control.” Which are wonderful outcomes compared to the uncertainty of life in a wild cat colony in the alley. “There’s sad stuff all the time,” says a weepy Sharna. “I get quite upset about it. e have trapped cats which have suffered horrific in uries in fights and because they re wild you can t pill them or put cream on their wounds. So often the best and only solution is to put them to sleep.” Not ideal, but quality of life has to be a consideration. And there was the queen (the molly or female cat) who was trapped to be desexed. “We think she’d been attacked by a tom which wouldn’t have wanted newbies on his patch. She had wounds to her belly and was unable to feed her litter. “They would have died one by one before we could get to them.” For every sad ‘wildie’ story there’s an uplifting one like the tale of a grey fluffy girl called Tammy, a tale that is the motivation for Wild Whiskers volunteers. “A litter of four kittens were trapped in an orchard and unfortunately one did not progress like its siblings. She was a scaredy cat, always frightened and unsocialised. I ended up having her here for months.” Then a ‘wonderful woman’ and her parents came to view a kitten. She decided to take both Muffin, the kitten, and scaredy-cat Tammy. They ended up going to a new home together, which was absolutely fantastic.” Tammy’s tale is the dreamy,

romantic aspect of their work. But across town, at a Mount Maunganui industrial site Wild Whiskers is dealing with another reality of the wildie problem. They re doing some T R trapping, neutering, and returning. They use ‘humane’ cat traps to round up a colony of nine wildies. “A company has been keeping an eye on the cats, feeding them. But we need to break the cycle desex them to stop all those unwanted litters. Then they will be returned to the lifestyle they know. But it’s not just about reproduction. Wild Whiskers is also attending health and unwanted behaviours. “Desexing the boys helps deter them from roaming and potentially being injured or killed by vehicles. And it deters them from fighting other wild and domesticated cats for territory. “It’s also doing the girls a favour because what the toms do to the girls when trying to mate with them isn't very nice, they’re actually quite vicious.” Once the girls have been desexed it will deter them from roaming and crying when in heat. It will also stop any unwanted litters and any injuries from mating and protecting their kittens from other cats. Sharna has a cheeky wee cat tattoo on the inside of her wrist. “Love cats, love them, but I love all animals.” Which accounts for the cheeky wee dog tattoo on the inside of her other wrist. ut the first responsibility of ild hiskers is to kittens, eight weeks old and younger, which come to them needing time, patience, and care. Add food to the equation. “Because food is the number one best way to get them socialised,” says Sharna. Visit Wild Whiskers on Facebook, message: or go to their Givealittle page. Read the rest of the story at:











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Kiwibank closure and elder housing sale

advised that the flats will be sold. To their credit TCC have kept tenants well informed about the possibility of a sale, but it is understandably very upsetting for them to now know that the sale process, which will take about one year, is going ahead. Many of the affected tenants are very elderly. The uncertainty of this situation is tough on them. have had requests from tenants to meet with them, and have organised a meeting for Tuesday, August 28 at 2pm at the Senior Citizens all in Maitland t, Greerton. f this sale affects you or a family member, would encourage you to attend.

A fair slice for workers or will it stall growth? The business community warns of the threat to continued growth in the Bay of Plenty posed by proposed changes to industrial relations legislation. ut the government says it s about fairness for workers and restoring parity. “Workers have fallen behind,” says Tauranga list MP an Tinetti. “The country has become more une ual. At the heart of the argument is the Employment Relations Amendment Bill which Jan says will “address the squeeze on middle-income workers . The government says the Bill is aimed at restoring minimum standards and protections for employees, and to strengthen collective bargaining and union rights in the workplace. The changes, the government says, are intended to introduce greater


workplace fairness between employees and employers, in order to promote productive employment relationships. But in an email, the business lobby group Priority One has encouraged members to make themselves aware of the proposed changes. And to get involved, if appropriate,” says chief executive, igel Tutt. “While the growth outlook in our region is strong, want to draw your attention to potential changes on the horizon,” says igel in his memo to members. “We think that these changes could negatively affect the environment that Bay of Plenty businesses operate in and potentially hamper business growth. The combination of proposed changes to business rights under industrial relations law and the removal of trial periods for employers is something that we believe businesses should be aware of and

have their say in. However, Jan says the Amendment Bill will ensure workers receive their fair share of the economic growth Nigel refers to. For the most part, the proposed changes will return New Zealand to the employment relations framework under the previous abour government. t s nothing new and will return fairness to our country s employment law. Priority One has directed its members to: an Employers and Manufacturers MA website. The EMA website claims the bill will undo many of the gains made in employment relations in the past few decades, will seriously reduce employers ability to engage and develop staff, and would put the brakes on business growth. Read the rest of the story at:



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There have been two announcements recently which have brought concerned and upset people into my Greerton office. Many people, especially our older citizens, choose to live in Greerton because of the wonderful shopping and services available at the village, so residents were very upset to learn via Sunlive that the local Kiwibank branch will be closing in October. t is a very busy branch operating alongside NZ Post. contacted iwibank s head office and they advised that they want to have standalone Kiwibank branches, and a new store will be opening at The Lakes – a long way to go if you don t drive. would urge anyone who is going to be affected by this closure to contact iwibank head office to voice their concerns and opposition to the closure. Also recently, tenants in Tauranga City Council elder housing complexes were

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Just like Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh, Brian has carted around his thread bear for 63 years. They both have a few loose threads and some wear and tear, but they are still chugging along. Thread bear has damage on his breast – he’s a breast cancer patient, much like his owner. Thread bear was given to me on the first day by my grandfather – he’s been with me ever since, and the spooky thing is he has damage on his left breast just like me. I took him to hospital and he lay on my bed with me and comforted me as he always does.” The Tauranga resident, who doesn’t want to disclose his full name due to his profession, was diagnosed with breast cancer a month ago, after he found a small puckering on the left side of his breast. Breast cancer is a women’s disease, or so the pamphlets and awareness suggest. However, there is one male case of breast cancer per 1,000 female cases that suggests otherwise. Brian is living that statistic. “There’s 10 trillion cells in us and all it takes is one to go wrong,” says Brian. “Cells normally commit suicide when they are getting old, but cancer cells don’t. I knew that males got cancer in the nether regions and that’s about it really, apart from the usual organs, it never entered my head. “I asked my doctor how long that piece of rot had been inside of me, and he said up to two years, and if I hadn’t got that rot out of me, I would be dead in six months.” He thought he was just getting old when he found the lump, but mentioned it to his doctor anyway.

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He went in for a mammogram expecting to come out with the results of a cyst, but he was wrong. ] A following ultrasound showed the 2cm long cigar shaped mass on his breast, next to his rib bone. “It looked like something from a low budget horror movie – a black gremlin with tendrils sticking out.” A week later he got the results. Bad news is always given face to face. “I went cold with the news he gave me that I would be having a total mastectomy – not just the black blob and surrounds were to be removed.” Brian faced chemo, radiation, and drugs, and his left arm will never be the same. “I’m not even allowed to get my blood pressure checked on that arm because I have two lymph nodes pumping out all the rubbish, and if my arm gets one scratch I will infect so easily it’s not even funny.” Although Brian doesn’t claim to be a writer he wants to tell his story, through a book titled “1 in 100,000”, so that more males don’t wait too long to get something that looks so insignificant checked out. Much of the writing comes from what he likes to call his ‘middle of the night thoughts’. It’s a book that will inform, but more importantly entertain its readers. “It’s an ongoing process. I’m still writing it, but I’m enjoying it – it’s keeping me from sitting around and being bloody morbid.” “Everyone goes through much the same thing as I did: the initial shock, telling your family and friends, dealing with all the paper work, dealing with the professional people and technical jargon, and saying goodbye to a bit of your body.” To support and raise awareness for this cause, contact Catherine Stewart on: Sharnae Hope or: 027 274 6160.


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Looking into alternative predator management The use of 1080 as predator and pest control has been in place in New Zealand for more than 60 years, yet the problem of predators and pests has not diminished. The very chemical that should have handled the problem over the years does not seem to be effective, yet it is still used widely throughout the country. 1080 is spread by aerial application – dumped into an area by helicopter.

The chemical is indiscriminate, and it affects everything it touches. Any animal that consumes it dies a slow, painful death. Prior to the election, New Zealand First committed to the allocation of adequate resourcing and initiation of proper and urgent research into alternatives to 1080. We are proud to be part of a coalition government which set aside $81 million in udget 2018 for pest control.

Spring Hinearoha Phillips, Taeyah Da Silva-Robertshaw and Poorvi Kumar pick fresh vegetables from the garden at Gate Pa School.

From garden to table The smell of burger patties sizzling on the barbecue and fresh muffins straight out of the oven wafted through Gate Pa School last week as children put their healthy eating lessons into action. The school is involved in two national healthy eating programmes, including the Heart Foundation’s Food for Thought programme, and the nationwide Garden to Table programme fronted by high-profile chef Al rown and ealthy Food Guide editor iki e ant. Food for Thought is for Year 5 and 6 students and includes classroom nutrition sessions, a supermarket visit, and a contribution towards a healthy class lunch which the students design, budget, buy, and prepare for. Students at Gate Pa decided on burgers and carrot muffins for their meal, but had to make some adjustments along the way, says syndicate leader eather allantyne. ecause we were on a limited budget we told the children, ‘This is what the foodbank has given you; how can you feed a hundred people on this?’ “For example, we couldn’t afford a lot of mince, so we bought oats, carrots, onions, and eggs to mix in with the mince to make it go further. “Instead of lettuce, tomato, cheese, and pineapple the cheapest thing to do at this time of year was to buy cabbages and carrots and make some coleslaw.” The more expensive muffin option was also replaced with three roasting dish carrot cakes. “We’re trying to teach them how to budget, how to make things healthy, and how to cook using

seasonal produce.” For many children, it was their first experience of using cooking utensils such as a grater. “Some of these children haven’t seen a lot of the tools that you use for cooking. How do you make a peeler peel for example?” The Year 3 and 4 children involved in the Garden to Table programme are also learning about the art of cooking in the school’s on-site kitchen, growing a garden, and enjoying delicious seasonal meals. The school garden currently has an impressive array of green beans, kale, bok choy, peas, cabbage, spinach, radishes, beetroot, spring onions, leeks, lettuce, parsley, and turnips, some of which ended up in the cheesy vegetable muffins on the menu last week. Team leader Robyn Robertson says the school has had a garden for about 10 years but the Garden to Table programme has made the growing and use of the vegetables more purposeful. efore, we would cook with it and give it to families, but now children are eating what they are growing and getting recipes to take home.” The children are also learning the language of cooking – names of kitchen utensils and types of fruits and vegetables – as well as learning to describe taste beyond simply ‘yum’ and ‘yuk’. eetroot, for example, is something they would pull out of a burger because they didn’t like it. “When we grated it and ate it raw, and roasted it, they were amazed.” Gate Pa School is one of only two schools in the ay of Plenty involved in the programme the other is Oropi School.

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It’s a case of three degrees of separation, where often a lot of The Weekend Sun’s stories start. One conversation overheard by a staff member and next minute I knew the mother of someone my flatmate likes to describe as a ‘true Kiwi babe’. That ‘true Kiwi babe’ is Shayna Maunder. And if you love to watch a bit of trashy TV on your down time, she may have become a friendly-face in your home. The 28-year-old dental assistant from Tauranga took on the challenge of becoming one of the first contestants on T s ‘Heartbreak Island’. Imagine a foot shaped island with 16 single Kiwi’s pairing up and doing

random challenges all for a $100,000 cash prize – oh, and love. That’s ‘Heartbreak Island’. Although Shayna didn’t win, she definitely was a strong competitor, winning almost all of the challenges with her partner Stacy Smyth. “I signed up because why not! “Who doesn’t want to win $100,000 and a Suzuki Swift and return flights to A that was literally my pushing point.” Shayna had a few friends who kept tagging her in some posts about entering. “But it wasn’t until I came home one night from happy hour and had a few drinks and I was tagged in it again, that was like fine, I’ll do this’ and then I applied and away we went.” The first person she told was her mum, Debbie Kirk – Sun Media’s

smiling receptionist. And Debbie gushed telling me all about it in a proud motherly way. “She called me up to tell me the news and said ‘How would you feel about me being on reality TV?’. I said, ‘That sounds amazing, as long as it’s not Married at First Sight!’ he laughed and said, o, but it s pretty close,” says Debbie. “At the start she was worried about how she would be portrayed on TV, but looking at it now the way they portrayed her is very her – just Shayna being Shayna.” “I’m really proud of myself at how well I did at challenges – I just went for it and I got a free holiday and met some really cool people,” says Shayna. Read the rest of the story at: Sharnae Hope

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Career choices galore f you ve dreamed about a career in the film industry, and you’re keen to know how to get into it, the ay of Plenty Film workshop at the Canvas Tauranga Careers xpo is the perfect event for you. The free Film ndustry Career Pathway workshop runs from 10am-12pm tomorrow at A Arena. ay of Plenty Region Film Office C O Anton teel says it will be a power packed two hours of insights. The workshop will be facilitated by producer Paula ones from ip-hoperation who ran outh eas Film chool for 10 years. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from someone of this calibre, says Anton. Meanwhile, if you like the sound of uickly earning up to six figures, a career in the freight and logistics sector might be worth exploring at the Freight and ogistics ig ay Out showcase. Organiser ue oyne says the showcase will allow

people to see the vast array of industries on offer that fall under the Freight ogistics banner. From inventory control to production supervision, customs brokering, warehouse management, dispatch and delivery, or being a specialist driver, it s such a diverse industry sector and the expo will be a great chance for people to truly understand these career opportunities. The Freight and ogistics industry is hugely important to the economic growth of the region so it s pleasing to see business and education collaborating to create a skilled logistics workforce, says Priority One instep manager yn Parlane. The Canvas Tauranga Careers xpo is on this weekend, 9am- pm, with free entry at A Arena. For more information visit www.

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The old expression ‘just like riding a bike’ implies that we know everything about an activity and can easily take up where we left off.

But what if you never learned how to ride a bike in the first place? That won’t be a problem for students at Selwyn Ridge Primary School in Welcome Bay following the opening of its new cycle track last week. The school is following in the footsteps of Gate Pa School, which won a national award for its cycle track last year, James Street School in Whakatane, and Te Puke Primary School. A cycle track is also in the pipeline at Tahatai Coast School in Papamoa. The cycle track, located on the TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY school grounds, was developed in partnership with Tauranga City Council’s Project Tauranga and its YOU JOIN FOR partner Higgins, and the Bikes in Schools Charitable Trust which TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY




Selwyn Ridge Primary School administrator Sharon Leggett, students Lokie Prictor, 5, and Ellie Patrick, 6, and caretaker Rob Taylor celebrated the opening of the school’s cycle trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

donated $20,000 towards the cost of purchasing bikes, helmets, and storage facilities. Principal Craig Price says the track is ‘absolutely vital’ for the success of the Bikes in Schools programme, which aims to get New Zealand children back on bikes. Between 1990 and 2014 the average time biked by New

art and gifting a smile to a child

Art lovers will have a chance to snap up the work of established New Zealand artists, as well as fundraise for a good cause, at the Ruel Foundation Art Exhibition and Auction on August 18. The foundation is fundraising for its ‘Give a Smile’ campaign, which funds cleft lip and palate surgery for 578 3605 • 107 FIRST AVE • THEGYM.CO.NZ children in developing countries such as the Philippines. The art exhibition and auction will feature work donated by New Zealand artists including Hope McConnell, ynne inclair-Taylor, Mandy illiams, 578 3605 •578 1073605 FIRST AVEFIRST • THEGYM.CO.NZ • 107 AVE • THEGYM.CO.NZ

Nick Eggleston, Gill Brodie, Andy Davies, Julie McGowan, Lyn McConnell, John Hawksworth, Paul Oellerman, and Froyle Neideck. Doors open at 2pm on Saturday, August 18 at Farmer Autovillage on Hewletts Road. There will be priced artwork for sale, drinks and nibbles, and a final auction at 6pm. ntry by gold coin donation. Anyone who wishes to donate original artwork can contact Eunice Chivers on: 027 307 4348 or email:

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ealand five to 12-year-olds fell from 28 minutes per week to just four minutes per week. “There are a number of other benefits too, not least that our children will be more active and feel comfortable with cycling as a form of transport as they grow up.” Read the rest of the story at:

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Yellow army needed They say it takes an army to move a mountain. That’s why Tauranga residents are being invited to come on board as volunteers in the annual Daffodil Day appeal. Each year the Cancer Society relies on more than 9,000 volunteers around New Zealand to make Daffodil Day a success. Since its inception in 1991, Daffodil Day has become one of the biggest fundraising awareness campaigns in the country and a symbol of hope for the one in three Kiwis affected by cancer. This year Daffodil Day is on August 31, and the organisation is looking for more than 500 enthusiastic ambassadors to deliver

an exceptional fundraising appeal. Tauranga Daffodil Day Coordinator Karen Gemmell says Daffodil Day volunteers will experience a unique atmosphere, meeting new people and contributing to a cause which impacts so many New Zealanders. “Together we can beat cancer, so we want to engage with all ages, genders, and communities to build on our fundraising results of previous years. “There are a variety of volunteer roles across the region, so there is something for everyone.” Volunteering roles range from helping to deliver more than 1,600 bunches of fresh daffodils to organisations and people around the city, to being the face of the street collection at more than 300 sites from Te Puke to Katikati.

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Banning the bead for beaches They’re small tiny bits of plastic that get washed down the drain and end up on our dinner plates. Microbeads are manufactured solid plastic particles less than one millimetre in dimension, and they are found in our exfoliating personal care products such as toothpastes and facial washes. They are the nemesis of the ocean, leaching toxins over time, and potentially harming marine life. And although no one likes to think about it they’ve been spotted on our own beautiful beaches. A local resident Ryan Fellingham recently found the bits of plastic resting in debris at the high tide line along the Mount Beach. “There were millions of them scattered all the way along from the Mount to Papamoa. “They were there two weeks ago and they were still there last weekend.” On June 7 some products containing microbead plastics were banned from sale. Ryan says he has contacted Tauranga City Council and they had a man go down the beach to

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analyse samples. “All we need is some people with shovels – there’s only one way to get rid of them. All the people who live around here love the beach and all that, but these microbeads are still here. “We are supposed to live in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, but no one seems to care about the rubbish on the beach. We all just need to chip in.”

The new coastal walkway and more parking Soon we will be consulting on the latest project to connect residents with their harbour; a coastal walkway/ cycleway from The Strand along the foreshore to Memorial Park. There is a unique opportunity right now to tap into a subsidy from government for cycleways which could contribute up to 70 per cent of the costs of the project. My view is that we need to strike while the iron is hot and get it done. There may be some detractors at this early stage, but there were also sceptics about the Pilot Bay boardwalk, myself included, and look at it now – none of us would trade it for anything! It beautifully complements the area, and is well used. We also voted to begin the process to close Wharf St and turn it into a proper outdoor dining precinct.

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Tauranga golfers en oy mixed success in Fi i There is something truly special about watching a uality field of professional golfers taking on a world class golf course. The ebb and flow of tournament play is always fascinating, especially when it comes down to a last green finish, as was the case at the Fi i nternational that concluded last unday at the sumptuous atadola ay Championship Golf Course. The scenery is so good alongside the glorious Coral Coast that even four-

time Ma or winner rnie ls was uoted as saying it took his breath away at times. ure took mine away during the four days spent watching the tournament, and one extra day when had the pleasure to play the course after the pros had finished. ls and three-time Ma or winner i ay ingh were the headline acts and the ig asy ls came so close to following in the esteemed divot marks of previous winners Matt uchar and randt nedeker. n the end he had to settle for third

Kieran Muir celebrates after his hole in one in Fiji. Photo: PGA of Australia. e ual with talented iwi en Campbell, with young Aussie star Anthony uayle finishing second behind the aptly named Gagan eet hullar from ndia Gagan eet means ictor of the ky , despite shooting a final round course record of nine-under 6 . Campbell was one of 1 ew ealanders in the field, including Mark rown, osh Geary, and ieran Muir, who all call Tauranga home. t was a mixed golf bag of success for the trio, with rown finishing a solid week s golf in 18th e ual place, Muir fading in his last round to drop down to 8th, and Geary missing the cut to play in the weekend. rown, 4 , has been a top class tournament pro for 24 years, and in 2008 was the highest ranked ew ealand golfer, after he won two prestigious tournaments in ndia. e has been in top form on the Asia Tour in uly, and showed

in Fi i he can match it with the top ranked players. e en oyed a round with ls and matched him hole for hole. rown grew up in ellington and is renowned as a fine exponent of playing golf in windy conditions. like the course and like the wind, but despite finishing 11th last year have not played that well around. struggle a little bit reading the greens around here. “The course is now a lot better designed. There are a lot more options around the greens with pin placements. The changes are really good and have made a good course even better. Muir, who had Tauranga Golf Club senior pennant player osh Presley on his bag, was disappointed to shoot a six-over 8 in his final round after showing glimpses of his talent in the blustery sea breezes at atadola ay. ut this is one tournament he

will not forget after he holed his eight iron at the par-three second hole in his third round. Muir s perfectly struck shot flew straight into the cup to give the spectators behind the green a thrill. t was a slam dunk, which is great, Muir said. nfortunately for Geary, who has en oyed some reasonable success at the Fi i nternational, it was a case of two bad holes wiping out his tournament. Taken in isolation, the triple and uadruple bogies in his opening round 81 ruined a reasonable round. is second round was under par, but he missed the cut. Geary, who learnt to play at the Otumoetai Golf Club, has two months of intense tournament play coming up in urope, where he will work harder than anyone to ensure he keeps his tour card. t was such a battle to finally get on the uropean Tour for him. o one deserves success there Peter White more than he does. Proudly Associated with

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Academy gives MTBers a head start When students from more than 45 schools gather in Tauranga for the North Island Secondary Schools Mountain Biking Champs in October, a group of local riders will have the jump on many of their competitors.

mountain bike. At first didn t like it, but it definitely grew on me. didn t like riding up the hills on my bike but when got fitter it was okay. Troy, along with fellow 15 year olds Emma Lord and Angus Riordan, are among the Academy’s top title contenders in the coming North Island champs, and beyond. The North Island Secondary Schools champs are on October 6 at Tauranga’s Summerhill Mountain Bike Park. Read the rest of the story at

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Mountain Bike Tauranga Youth Academy members Emma Lord, Troy Herdman, Luke Kivell, Lexus Jump, Cam Ford, and Angus Riordan with coach Tristan Haycock. wheels, and in 2014 entered his first six-hour race. Partly because of home advantage, partly because The following year, at 16, he was taking on 24-hour of their own enthusiasm and work ethic. But solo events. Twelve months later a 24-hour under 23 that’s not all. There’s a healthy dose of mentoring, world title was under his belt – an astonishing success coaching and cajoling from 20-year-old Tauranga for a 17-year-old. mountain bike master Tristan Haycock behind their Looking to the future, he has more success on outstanding potential. the world stage planned, all while studying for a The students are members of the Mountain Bike Sport and Recreation degree at Toi Ohomai Tauranga Youth Academy, a group Tristan set up to Institute of Technology. fill a gap he found in the sport s structure as he was The kids under his tutelage know they have to put on the way up. in the hard yards. “I came through the ranks and there was nothing “My philosophy, and the way I teach, is the riders there for me – no development squad at this age have to want to do it, and have to want to be here. group. I felt there was that on offer I other sports. If they’re just rocking up because Mum and Dad In mountain biking across the country there wasn’t are telling them, to or because their mates are here, anything there, so I came out of high school and they’re going to fall behind. And the group know thought, I’m going to do something about this. that.” For 15-year-old Troy Herdman, as with many “I enjoy working with kids, so I kicked it off and of the group, Dad did get him into the sport, but started encouraging as many kids as I could into the that’s not the reason he sticks with it. academy.” Tristan’s example is a great one for the played football since was about five, then group to follow, but he’s set the bar high. Having Dad introduced me into mountain biking when kindled his passion for the sport in 2012, he found I was probably nine or ten. Just bought me a new its endurance racing version in particular spun his



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Greatness in Brookfield The cream of the crop is officially the ay of Plenty when it comes to supermarkets, as proven by the Foodstuffs orth sland Annual Co-Op Awards earlier this week.

Our very own rookfield ew orld not only went home with the award for Fresh Food epartment of the ear akery, they also won ew orld tore of the year, making them the overall best ew orld in the orth sland. Our bakery department is uni ue, says rookfield ew orld owner-operator rendon Good. The fact we make everything we sell on site, fresh everyday means our uality and range is second to none. To be awarded the best bakery out of all ew orld, Pak n ave and 4 uare stores in the orth sland is ama ing. The bakery team are so proud of their department and the award.

udging comments said, ew orld rookfield is a known high performer with top fresh standards in every department. A strong focus on delivering brand standards and attention to detail across the board saw this store come out on top. igh levels of staff engagement are evident. The team has fully bought into the store s detailed and comprehensive business plan, which in turn has driven

high store performance. Food tuffs orth sland C O Chris uinn says it s humbling to get up on stage and applaud the incredible work their people put in each day to deliver what customers need. hile we are the marketleader in the supermarket business, we can t rest on our laurels. These awards recognise the extra effort they put into running 100 per cent ew ealand owned and operated businesses, that really get what this country is all about.

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Avocado exports bring business to the ay usiness could be about to boom for avocado growers in the ay of Plenty. A OCO, ew ealand s largest avocado export group, is predicting a strong fruit set this spring and the company is urging ay of Plenty growers to consider the merits of supplying A OCO during what could be a bumper crop in one year s time. They say they re receiving reports from growers across the region that avocado trees look very healthy, with

canopies well set up to provide for a strong flowering and fruit-set in spring and summer. Fruit successfully set during this period will grow into mature avocados harvested during the 2019 20 season. A OCO is expecting to manage a crop of 2.28 million export trays this coming season, and have made plans to ship 80 per cent of the volume to Australia, with the rest distributed to health-conscious Asian markets where A OCO trades under its A A A brand.


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Looking into all the fuss surrounding turmeric - part one Curcumin extracted from turmeric is probably the most studied of all natural compounds. There are research papers that cover everything from its antiantioxidant capacity, to it helping our cancer defences, to it helping protect brain cells against age related and neurodegenerative problems, and many more. Most research, however, is focussed on its anti-inflammatory capacity. Almost every chronic disease either causes or results in inflammation. hile the inflammatory process is essential for healing, it can cause new problems or worsen existing problems. Just think about this for a moment – heart disease is inflammation of blood vessels leading to pla ues. nflammation is part of how cancer cells spread. All autoimmune disease is

inflammatory. Neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia related conditions, are inflammatory. All respiratory and allergic conditions are inflammatory. Most skin problems are caused or worsened by inflammation, and osteoarthritis is, of course, inflammatory. Most medical treatments for these conditions centre around reducing inflammation with everything from humble aspirin through to powerful steroids. Part of the problem, though, is that some people cannot tolerate medications, or the medications

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Going the extra mile to help A Tauranga general practice is going the extra mile to ensure that patients get the health care they need.

Ngati Kahu Hauora staff in Bethlehem realised patients were missing doctors’ appointments because they lived in remote areas, lacked mobility, or needed to catch multiple buses, and they wanted to do something about it. They decided that, instead of asking those people to come to them, they would go to the people. The Hauora bought a van and, with funding support from the Western Bay of Plenty Primary

Health Organisation, is now regularly driving to patients’ homes to pick them up and bring them to their GP appointments. The Hauora has been transporting patients to the practice, as well as outreach patients to secondary appointments at Tauranga Public Hospital, Park St Eye clinics, Pathlab, Podiatry, Breast and Cervical Screening Aotearoa, and Kathleen Kilgour Cancer Centre. “It’s been really great to see so many people and their whanau get the health care they deserve, but which has been so hard for them to access until now,” says general manager Judy Harpur. The van is equipped with child

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car seats and booster seats for tamariki and babies, and this helps Ngati Kahu Hauora’s patients with large families and their whanau to access a range of primary and secondary health care services during normal operating hours. Ngati Kahu Hauora often works with vulnerable populations. Designated staff drive the van to visit families weekly as far afield as elcome ay, Matapihi, Omokoroa, and Katikati. “Ngati Kahu Hauora is a general practice that follows a holistic Maori approach to wellness, and staff have been helping families with more than just their doctor visits. Patients may need medications to be collected, so we’ll drop by the pharmacy.” Judy says that the WBOP PHO “listened to our plight” by helping to fund the Hauora’s transport service. WBOP PHO CEO Ross Smith says the scheme is a great example of health professionals going the extra mile to help their people. “Judy and her team are really making a difference by helping people to visit their GPs. “They’re helping families to improve their wellbeing, and to catch any health problems early.”

Free glasses for children with a lazy eye Some 400 New Zealand children at risk of developing a permanent eye impairment will get free glasses over the next 12 months thanks to a new community trust. The Eye Institute Trust has been formed by surgeons from Eye Institute, a leading eye clinic in Auckland, who want to share their skills with those who need glasses the most but are falling through the cracks. Any New Zealand optometrist or teacher can apply to the Eye Institute Community Trust for additional funding of glasses on behalf of

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Interest in homes for sale warms Interest in buying properties has risen as spring looms upon us, says Vanessa Taylor from, NZ’s largest property website with the most homes for sale.

Real-time statistics show there were 846,818 unique visits to the site in July, similar to 2018 summertime levels. “Typically, interest in property peaks in the first uarter of the year, and then gently declines as we head into winter, before lifting again as we return to spring. “June is usually more active than July, as measured by unique users. “To see this jump in July is unusual, particularly when it registers numbers equivalent to summer time browsing.” Vanessa says, while it’s yet to be seen whether this translates into an increase in sales, it indicates that Kiwis are still engaged in the housing market. “They may not necessarily be looking to buy or sell their homes right now, but are checking out the possible opportunities.” These could vary across all forms of housing, depending on where people are at on the property ladder.

The significant number of new builds underway, particularly in Auckland, are also a potential factor with a possible flow-on effect to all parts of the market. People looking to buy a brand new home will often be selling their existing house.” New listings down nationally and an all-time low in seven regions Nationally, new property listings were down 5.4 per cent compared to July 2017, with 7,508 new listings coming onto the market this past month. Auckland and Wellington recorded significant falls in new listings – 7.0 per cent and 16.7 per cent respectively – compared to July last year. But it was in seven of the 19 regions that the lowest number of new listings in any July month was recorded since started collecting data more than 11 years ago. Coromandel, Wairarapa, Nelson/ Bays, Northland, Central Otago/Lakes, Marlborough, and Otago all registered record lows.

Of this group, Coromandel registered the biggest fall in new listings compared to the same month the previous year, falling 24.3 per cent to 81 listings. More significantly, this number has almost halved since January 2018, when we saw 163 new listings,” says Vanessa. “This could represent the difference between a summer and winter market in holiday destinations.” The Wairarapa region followed Coromandel, with a 23.0 per cent fall in new listings at 77. Nelson/Bays registered a 14.9 per cent fall at 126 listings, while Northland dropped by 11.8 per cent with 307 new listings. Central Otago/Lakes fell 10.7 per cent at 134 listings compared to the previous year, followed by Marlborough falling 3.8 per cent with 76 new listings, and Otago falling 3.4 per cent with 229 new listings.

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Housing development benefits iwi A street view of the proposed Nui development in Papamoa. celebrates our culture and people.” A new housing development in Papamoa The trust partnered with Ngati Manawa is expected to deliver solid returns for Developments Ltd to fund the Nui development in a Rotorua iwi, with the proceeds put March 2017. “It was one of the last parcels of land close to the beachfront along this specific part of back into the community through marae Papamoa Beach Road,” says Jason. renovations and upgrades. “We liked the location, the builder, ZB Homes, and the land was consented. So we provided the capital Titles to the Ngati Whakaue Assets Trust 23-lot to acquire and then develop the land. We have strong high-end ‘Nui’ development at 462 Papamoa Beach commercial experience and capabilities within our Road are about to be issued, with more than one third trust, and a proven track-record of direct investment already sold. Prices for the house and land packages and private equity, so we’re looking forward to realising range from $69 ,000 to $1.2 million, and profits will the opportunities Nui presents for our iwi.” be distributed to iwi members. Physical works for the Nui development, including Founding trustee Jason Rogers says the trust has the roading, water, and services were completed several ability to distribute up to 75 per cent of its annual months ago. Titles are about to be issued and a show surpluses to the iwi. home will open in six weeks’ time. “These typically go back to our marae and are used Nui offers a combination of single level and twofor renovations, upgrades to facilities such as the story three and four-bedroom homes with elevated wharekai, and other coastal views, plus scenic vistas across the Papamoa capital items. We also Hills. The land sits northwest of Papamoa Beach support a wide range of tribal initiatives including Resort and Papamoa Domain, and is directly across the road from the beach. Ngati Whakaue’s annual For more information visit: whakanuia event, which

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Brighten up your home this winter There’s nothing better than a home makeover to brighten up the drab winter months. New curtains and blinds can transform any space and help keep your home warm and cosy, and help save money on your power bills. Donna Wilson and the team at Harvey Furnishings have a huge range of curtain solutions for you. To get the most insulation out of curtains and roman blinds you should choose quality thick fabric and lining. They also need to be installed correctly so they fit snugly against the wall or frame around your window. Having searched the world for the latest fabric trends, and with thousands of fabrics to choose from, the team at Harvey’s will custom make your curtains in any style to suit your home’s décor. Take a moment to look at the stylish ILIV and European Collection fabrics, which are exclusive to Harvey Furnishings. These, along with other exclusive designs will give your home a point of difference. Don’t know what to choose? No problem, as Harvey offer a free in-home consultation service. Their highlyualified consultants have a full range of samples for you to view with your colour scheme and furnishings, and

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Can I change my real estate agent? Choosing a real estate agent is a bit like finding a business partner. ou need to be able to trust them with your life or at least your largest financial asset and that means more than simply trusting your gut feeling that they will be able to do a good ob. hen you re selling a property, the agent is working for you. They won t be paid for their work unless they successfully sell your property and receive the commission that you ve agreed on in the agency agreement. n other words, it s in their best interests to do a good ob. ome agents work in partnership with another licensee or a team of other agents. efore you sign the agreement, check whether the agent who has listed your property will be the one you will work with or whether a member of their team will be your point of contact. ither way, your working relationship with them is defined by the agency agreement that you and the agent signed at the start of this process, says chief executive of the Real state Authority, evin ampen- mith. An agency agreement is a legal contract that sets out, for example, how the agent or agency will market and sell your property, what commission is expected to be paid and for how long you are contracting them for. y signing it, the agent is agreeing to act

in your best interest. They can t, unless re uired to by law, do anything that you don t want them to do, and they have to keep you up-to-date and informed about all relevant matters relating to the sale of your property. o, if the agent decides that your property is best served by a series of open homes held on Thursday nights, they need to explain to you why this is the case. f, in the course of holding these open homes, they discover that no one wants to visit properties at that time of night, they need to discuss this with you and seek your approval for a new course of action. f you re not happy with your agent s performance to date, it s best to sit down and have a chat with them, adds evin. Outline your concerns and ask them to explain how they can deal with them. t s far better to endure 10 minutes of potential awkwardness than years of disappointment. f you are uncomfortable having this conversation directly, evin suggests discussing your issues with the manager of the agency the agent belongs to. Agency agreements are usually between yourself and the agency, not the individual agent, so the manager may be able to assign a different agent to work with you. f you re still unhappy after trying these avenues, your agency

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agreement will contain information on how you can cancel it. f you do decide that you want to cancel the agency agreement, the R A recommends that you get advice from your lawyer first. f you have a sole agency agreement, you might not be able to cancel the agreement early unless the agency agrees, says evin. f you have signed a sole agency agreement that is for a term of more than 90 days, R A says that you or the agent can end the sole agency agreement after 90 days. Again, this must be done in writing. n some agreements, the sole agency agreement becomes a general agency agreement on cancellation. f this is the case, you will also need to cancel the general agency agreement if you don t wish to continue working with the agency. Another option may be to withdraw your property from the market until the agency agreement term is up, says evin. ou can then list it again at a later date with a new agency. owever, depending on the contractual terms with your first agency, you may be responsible for certain costs. f you do decide to list with a new agent, make sure to take care when choosing your agent the second time around.

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Brian Scantlebury honoured for huge contribution The ay of Plenty ducation Trust has honoured one of its own who gave 22 years’ service to the organisation.

Brian Scantlebury has been awarded the honour of emeritus trustee, only the third person to receive the award. OP T chairman Roger overidge says Brian has retired after many years

dedicated to assisting with financial investment. He’s a director with Guideline Investors and Asset Management, and his financial prowess played an important part in the success of the Trust. The OP T annually awards scholarships to exemplary students about to embark on tertiary education in the fields of science, technology, or emerging industries. rian contribution has been huge, says Roger. “He was the main driving force behind the Trust’s investments.” It started in 1985 with just $10 and today its assets exceed $7 million. rian has also been praised for his sound advice, his ability to keep things moving, and for his reasoned opinions. Brian says serving on the trust has been a pleasure. “It has been very rewarding to be part of an organisation with education objectives – a Trust which, through prudent stewardship, has achieved a funding base that will ensure its long-term future.”

Over the last 1 years a total of 290 estern and astern OP scholars have gained scholarships valued at $1, 2,000.

Retiring Brian Scantlebury, left, receives his certificate or e emplary ser ice rom B c airperson oger o eridge.

Turning a toothbrush into a garden Kiwi kids and students have the chance to win a recycled community garden set by diverting tens of thousands of oral care products from landfill, thanks to a recycling competition run by Colgate and TerraCycle. Between August 1 and November 16, the Colgate Community Garden Challenge invites preprimary and secondary schools nationwide to collect all brands of oral care waste and send it to TerraCycle, who will give the waste a second life by creating new products. Two recycled community garden sets will be awarded to two schools, with each set including one garden bed, one park bench, and one bin,

plus a $300 gardening voucher to buy seeds and plants. Besides showing how recycled materials can be used as a sustainable alternative to virgin plastic, Colgate and TerraCycle hope the sets will promote gardening and healthy eating among schools. Colgate vice president and general manager of outh Pacific Julie Dillon announced Colgate’s excitement to be part of the national recycling challenge. “Colgate is thrilled to partner with TerraCycle to give kids the opportunity to win a recycled community garden set while reducing landfill. e re confident they’ll do an excellent job of

showing New Zealand how oral care products can be recycled and given a second life.” e want to liminate the dea of aste and a perfect place to start is with schools, says TerraCycle New Zealand General Manager Jean Bailliard. “Kiwi kids and young adults are the next environmental leaders, so we re excited to see how much oral care waste they keep out of landfill. Schools are encouraged to visit to oin the competition, access posters and resources to get started, and watch their competition ranking on a digital leader board. Individuals can also vote for their nominated school at: colgategardenvoting

Young Kiwi filmmakers in the making The search is on for the best young Kiwi filmmakers in Aotearoa with the return of the International Youth Silent Film Festival New ealand ationals 2018. oung filmmakers, aged 20 and under, have a month left to get their entries in for this year s ew ealand competition, with submissions closing promptly at midnight on September 1. Another exciting prospect for the IYSFF NZ team is the possibility of another Kiwi

film winning higher honours in the international competition, like Otago brothers enaiah 16 and Thomas 1 unn whose silent film The Chase won second place and a cash prize of $USD1500 at the IYSFF Global Awards 2018. For more information about the IYSFF NZ National 2018 competition visit the IYSFFNZ Facebook Page. For rules, soundtracks, or to make a submission visit the FF s website at

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Learn to buzz with the bees and get honey Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) recently launched a new youth scholarship in beekeeping aimed at encouraging young New Zealanders who wish to take up a career in the industry, and training that supports best practice beekeeping.

“Our family business has evolved over 70 years,” says Neil Mossop. “We retain the values that were important to my father, including maintaining high standards in beekeeping practice. We are keen to see those values reflected in a scholarship programme targeting young people.” Karin Kos, chief executive of Apiculture New Zealand says the

scholarship aims to support young New Zealanders in learning best practice beekeeping, provide a way for youth to engage positively in a vocation and promote a better understanding of the value of honeybees to our environment and to the food chain. “Our organisation recently introduced the New Zealand Apprenticeship in Apiculture

and this scholarship aligns with the objectives around best practice beekeeping,” says Karin. The Scholarship includes $2000 for one year towards an agreed training programme (the funds must be spent to help the recipient further their career in the apiculture sector, such as the NZ Apprenticeship in Apiculture),

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The Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping is sponsored by Mossop’s Honey based in Tauranga. Ron Mossop was a leading pioneer in the industry, starting out his family beekeeping business in the 1940s and building a values-based family business focused on quality and integrity. Today, the Mossop family honours those values through the scholarship fund which will be awarded annually.

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Festival showcases ideas and initiatives The Groundswell Festival is back this month, showcasing the wide range of entrepreneurial activity happening in the Bay of Plenty. The festival comprises a range of events demonstrating how local people, organisations, and businesses lead the way through new ideas. There will be opportunities to engage with international leaders and industry experts across a range of sectors including arts and culture, science, and technology. Priority One chief executive Nigel Tutt says fostering a culture of innovation is fundamental to the region’s future

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and the ability to attract skilled and talented people, new business, and investment. “Groundswell is a great way for people to experience thought provoking and interesting events and to be inspired by local and international innovators.” Interesting events include a forum on screens, machines, and virtual reality. It looks to the future, including the latest in gaming, how robotics is changing farming, and Google’s impact on global education. There’s also a start-up weekend with teams coming up with new business ideas over the course of a weekend. Groundswell runs from August 27-September 2. For more information visit:

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Renting a set of wheels overseas Whether you’re planning a monthlong road trip, or just looking for an easy way to get around overseas, rental vehicles offer freedom, privacy and an alternative to stressful public transport. However, renting a car overseas requires research and some planning ahead. ust as you research flights, accommodation and tours, it’s best to research car rental companies. ebsites such as Expedia and Webjet allow you to compare prices, vehicle types and available dates. ou can also read customer reviews and book your car.

Here’s some tips designed to help you save on your rental car: Pre-purchase fuel options may be convenient, but rental companies often charge a higher price for fuel than service stations. Be wary of unnecessary extras that can end up costing you more than you need. Rental companies often charge a premium if you collect the vehicle at the airport. Consider using the same company, but picking up the car at an alternate location. Lesser-known companies are worth considering, however it’s important to book with a reputable licensed company.

If you book a vehicle online, ensure you enter your information correctly to avoid unexpected fees over the counter. Several countries require New Zealanders to hold an international driving permit, as well as a valid New Zealand licence, to drive overseas. If you’re planning to rent a car overseas, it’s a good idea to protect yourself with comprehensive travel insurance that includes cover for rental vehicle excess. While your rental agreement may outline some public liability insurance, it’s likely you’ll still be required to pay an excess if the vehicle is damaged or stolen. nformation courtesy of outhern Cross Travel nsurance

Outfits and snaps to be proud of If you’re off on a picturesque holiday, one thing you might not think to pre-plan is your outfits. If you’re a last minute packer, throwing into your suitcase whatever is clean may end in some unfortunate photos – that will be memorable for the wrong reasons. Pre-planning outfits or at least laying out all the clothes you want to pack and making sure you can mix-and-match – may save your holiday snaps from dreary colours, unflattering fits, and mismatched patterns. Don’t look back at your travel snaps 10 years down the line and regret

packing only black, or not putting a little thought into what clothes you packed. A bit of planning now might be all the difference between photos you cherish and photos you hide.

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Exploring North America Having just returned from the east coast of America, I thought there was no better time than to share the travel delights of this area. My travels started in Washington DC, home to the President. This city was beautiful, with lots of green spaces, and beautiful buildings with museums to cater for every calling. It was then a three hour coach drive to the Big Apple, ew ork, where spent five nights on the Upper East Side. I explored the very moving 9/11 Monument and Museum, Statue of Liberty, Empire State building, and topped this off with a fabulous Broadway Show ‘Kinky Boots’ – and of course plenty of shopping. Our next stop was five hours away by direct train straight to Boston, which is a very laid back city. Here I explored the historic towns of Lexington and Concord,

where the American Revolution began. Next I was boarding my Holland America cruise ship ‘Maasdam’ sailing from Boston to Montreal, discovering North America’s most scenic, historic, and culturally rich region on a Canada and New England cruise. Perfect for family vacations, these cruises feature convenient homeports, historic seaports, dazzling cities, outdoor activities, and unforgettable sea life. The summer weather was perfect, and if you prefer cooler times, this area is perfect to explore in the autumn where scenery will be a stunning mix of red and gold leaves. And no trip to this area would be complete without a side trip to

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Managing car rental with a smartphone Filling out paperwork or standing in a queue is a thing of the past for Avis car rental customers, and in the future they won’t even need a key to unlock their rental car. Avis New Zealand’s new mobile app is one of many mobility innovations Avis is undertaking in New Zealand and around the world, including car-sharing and fully connected vehicles. Avis Pacific commercial director an ones says the app signals a major shift in how travellers use rental cars. “We are working to achieve our global objective of a connected fleet by the end of 2020, and ew Zealand is a major part of that move.

Avoid inflight scams When we think of pickpockets overseas, we often think of train stations, tourist attractions, and bustling city streets as high-risk areas to watch out for. However, there’s a new place emerging as a favourite hunting ground of opportunistic thieves, and it’s costing unlucky travellers. nflight theft happens on planes all around the world. It’s up to passengers to protect themselves and their valuables. Southern Cross Travel Insurance says while you are sleeping or when you go to the bathroom never leave your belongings out in the open. You should ensure your valuables are locked securely, and your carry-on bag and any smaller electronics are accounted for. If you have a larger item like a laptop computer, ask the passenger next to you to keep an eye on it for you.

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“The app is the start of these advancements, and customers will benefit most. The app allows customers to manage the entire car rental process through their smartphone including check-in and return of the vehicle, arrangements for pick-up and drop-off, the location of the nearest petrol stations and car parks during travel, and the ability to change the return location and extend the rental period. The app was designed in consultation with Avis customers to ensure it solved concerns facing travellers such as queues, long wait times, and paper work. The Avis mobile app is available for vehicle bookings at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Napier Airports, with more locations to follow.

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Coffee Culture – growing a good brew Michelle Carabine.

The Coffee Culture chain was started next to a umner movie theatre in 1996 by Chris ouston while he was in his late 20s. Today, the original umner store is still in business, and the chain has grown to having several outlets in Christchurch, Timaru, unedin, and more recently amilton, after the family moved north in 2012. There have been some challenges along the way, including store closures and struggles as a result of the earth uakes, and some Christchurch and Australian franchisees leaving the chain, but the business has stuck to what it does, and has done it well. COO acha Coburn says coffee is the focus as

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it had been from day one. hat we offer has developed over time, but essentially it s the same recipe make great coffee, make it fast, and give great service. acha will present at the next meeting of the ay of Plenty ranch of the Franchise Association of ew ealand on Thursday, August 16. This is a great opportunity to hear a franchisor s perspective of franchising, and you will learn plenty to help you on your way. The meeting is presented by local franchise law specialist Michelle Carabine of arris Tate awyers and the A ank. For further information please see the advertisement on this page.

pring clean your finances Spring means new beginnings. The next three months can be the most financially stable months in any calendar year. Christmas shopping is still a way off, and life feels better with the sun setting later. The next three months is your time in the sun financially speaking, says Alisha rady of enableMe. ere are six tips to help you spring clean your finances. udgets don t need to be complicated. f you don t have one, then create one by printing off your last three months of bank statements, and work out what you spent. This accurate snapshot is what you will continue to do if you don t have a plan or budget to work to. For a different outcome, work to a plan that stretches you. et a budget for what you spend at Christmas. ntroduce a ecret anta

giving rule this year to limit the waste. peak with your parents. Are they on track for retirement t s never too late to start making progress. mpower them to address this, as it will become your issue if they don t. f you are salaried, and haven t worked a full financial year, or your remuneration has changed over the year, you may have overpaid your income tax. Go to the R website and use their calculators you may be due a refund. alance on your credit card Refinance it to a low interest credit card, and cut up the card. And finally, opt for P F bank statements, saving on bank fees. No one is going to care about your finances as much as you. Make this spring about your new financial beginning.

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Understanding the body of Christ concept

The Church of Jesus Christ is in fact the body of Christ. It’s not a social club, it’s not simply a religious organisation, and it’s far more than a team. This body belongs to Christ and is therefore more complex and diverse than any worldly association, and should not be thought of with worldly values. God’s intention is that “through the church the manifold (multi-faceted) wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 3:10). All angelic beings, both good and evil, should be able to watch the body of Christ to view the many facets of God’s wisdom on display. The potential for God to be glorified, exalted, and spoken well of, largely depends on the accuracy

in which Christ’s body lives out uncompromising biblical beliefs and behaviour. This enormous privilege and responsibility is uniquely gifted to the body of Christ alone. The inescapable truth is that believers not only belong to the Lord, they equally belong to each other. “Love one another with brotherly affection. “Outdo one another in showing honour” (Romans 12:10). Both corporately and individually, Christians share oneness of identity and relationship in Christ, and in the body of Christ. Likewise, what should be the obvious love and commitment God’s children have for their Lord, should be equally as obvious for one another. You are welcome to join us at Bay Bible Fellowship every Sunday morning, as we learn from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians: “God’s Healthy Church” series. Lincoln Forlong – Bay Bible Fellowship

Is love all you need? Really? “All you need is love, love, love is all you need,” goes the lyrics of the famous song The eatles first broadcast in 196 . Is this true? Is love the most important thing in the world? I believe that hope is as important, if not more important, than love. Why? Without hope we find it hard to keep on living, and we can easily fall into the black hole of depression. However, it is important we discover true hope. False hope is nothing more than wishful thinking and so it carries little or no benefit. True hope is much more than this. It is linked to faith and what we have faith in. If our hope is dependent on just having faith in ourselves, then we are in trouble. This is because we are mortal, our bodies and minds let as down, especially as we age, and we all are prone to failing in our relationships and doing what we know we shouldn’t. This is also true if we put our faith in other people. They are also imperfect mortals like us. However, when we put our faith in God, made known to us through Jesus, then we live with true hope. This is because God is love, God is the source of life, and God is powerful beyond our comprehension. We need a new song that goes “all we need is hope, hope, hope in the living God.” Dale Williamson – Vicar Holy Trinity Tauranga

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At present TCC is paying around $800,000 a year to keep museum items in storage, which to me is dead money. Council has also spent thousands of dollars sussing out possible sites for a museum, and subsidises the art gallery for around $800,000 a year. A new city library is now to be built at a cost of around $2 million. no longer visit the town library because of lack of parking and or parking costs. ow much money does the 2 centre return to council every year m sure it wouldn t be anything like what ratepayers are paying to keep the museum items in storage and the art gallery propped up. hy not close the current art gallery and sell it to developers who could make better use of the site in town Forget about building another library in town. nstead, let s renovate and redevelop the 2 site at Memorial Park to incorporate not only a small museum and art gallery, but also a library and small caf . There is plenty of free parking and a lovely outlook across the park to the estuary. People will be more inclined to visit the three sites if they are all situated together. certainly would There may even be some money left over to finish off the Memorial Park to Tauranga boardwalk around the estuary. A in e le e Ab i ge

Fancy words and facts don t impress Re un controls our climate The eekend un, August . t was very interesting and theory filled, with fancy words and facts, however the writer is blind. e live on a ball within a globe, much like one of those Christmas snow globes, where everything stays inside simply because of the pressure outside of us. umans have belched, fluffed, cleared forests, warred, tested atomic and nuclear, overpopulated, covered over with concrete and tar, wiped out some species and allowed others to increase for farming, and much more simply for power and greed. eah right, the sun does change our weather. f you doubt what have written, here is a test you, as a well-educated person, can do. Place a house plant of your choice, along with food and water, again of your choice, and last but not least, yourself into an airtight container and see how long you live for. e a e e

What to do with the poor people? One of the benefits of age is that eventually, things start to repeat. ike fashions. ife goes in cycles as each generation learns its lessons. Once upon a time everyone had vegetable gardens, and then we didn t, and now they re

making a comeback. Of sorts. ometimes we ust don t see what we re doing wrong because the last time it happened, nobody living was alive. And that s what we re seeing today with the huge rise in numbers of poor people and the many problems they face. ou don t have to be young and pregnant to be poor these days. ou can be old and poor as well. don t know how we re going to look after them all. They grow in number by the hour. At both ends. hen you look at how it s happening, you ll find that we re creating most of it ourselves. Taxpayers are paying for the poor people to both breed and live longer in old age. arwin told us many years ago that the survival of the fittest is how life survives. Our survival of the poorest age may be kind in theory, but it is poor theory. f it carries on like this, nc. will be bankrupt within 20 years. a in fiel Ab i ge

ature responding A Gawith, in the first of two recent letters ury out on climate change The eekend un, uly 20 , should note the scientific ury returned its verdict decades ago mankind is guilty e are all now facing our sentence of more fre uent damaging storms, record heatwaves, wildfires, and sea level rise. R Colmore, in un controls our climate The eekend un, August , is partially correct there but its full effect is greatly modified by atmospheric gases. cientists have been factoring the real science he uotes into their climate models for many years, but these natural factors alone fail to account for the big changes already observed. For instance he says we have ust gone for 120 days into the ddy solar Minimum , like those previously associated with northern hemisphere cooling, but in fact the reverse is occurring. A ashington Post article in the OP Times uly 28 says it all ow climate change supercharged a hot, dangerous northern summer . oth correspondents should read it to help them understand that the claim, climate change is the greatest scientific scam in history , is itself the deliberate lie, initiated by the big oil companies and enthusiastically endorsed by many worldwide. ature is now responding a a

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‘Fake news’ alive and thriving Saddened and disgusted is how I feel at the slandering and defaming of visiting Canadians Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern recently at the hands of New Zealand’s left-wing mainstream media who labelled them as ‘far right extremists’, ‘white supremacists’, and insinuated they promoted racial hatred and violence against minorities. But where was the evidence? There is none, and never was, confirming that the slandering and attempted banning of these people was not only clear evidence of a totally biased and corrupt media, it was also proof that ‘fake news’ is clearly alive and thriving. There has been a clear attempt to deceive the public as to the real reason these people were shut down.

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It is simply because they were telling the truth, and brought a message of peaceful and open discussion of serious issues, without violence. The intolerant left have advocated for the total opposite. Shutting down and attempting to ban free speech sets a dangerous precedent in any democracy. It is not the ‘victory’ that some leftists claim, but in fact breaches several parts of the New Zealand Bill of Rights. These people have been shut down simply because certain political powers are worried about being exposed as liars, with policies that are flawed and doomed to fail. If you want to view an unedited media interview and learn the truth about what happened, check out the Stefan Molyneux YouTube channel. D Maisey, Welcome Bay (Abridged).

Democracy confusion N Mayo (The Weekend Sun, August 3) seems confused about democracy. Democracy is based on fairness, so in elections we all get one equal vote, and the majority rules. Fairness also means not making decisions unfair to minorities such as Maori. At present non-Maori voters heavily outnumber Maori voters in local elections, so Maori candidates are not elected, and the Maori point of view is not represented. That is unfair. N Mayo seems to think that democracy is just about equal voting, while ignoring fairness. Race-based legislation to provide fair representation for Maori is not undemocratic if everybody still gets one equal election vote. N Mayo supports democracy because it is fair but objects to fair representation for Maori. That is a contradiction. P Dey, Welcome Bay.

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A little bit precious

Speaker Trevor Mallard, bullyboy turned gamekeeper/photographic censor, really is something else. Just be consistent and ban all photography in the Beehive. New Zealand’s parliamentary press gallery, in my view, are usually fairly responsible and should not put up with this A major national publication sent me its eponymous nonsense. Just refuse notebook and pen and an editor’s letter thanking me to take any photos, for my many letters over many years. They had not sit back and enjoy published a single one. Hypocrisy. the whinging. It does not take an objective observer long in studying Frankly, most the media to notice a definitely biased agenda in place. people seem It takes the extreme measures employed by Southern disinterested in and Molyneux to break through the liberal left’s almost photos of Ms Ardern, Mr Gayford or baby – complete control of Western media. hardly oil paintings and nothing out of the ordinary I doubt that more than 40 per cent of those anyway. It seems this lot only want magazine-type protesting in Auckland had a clue of what Southern airbrushed photos taken to maximise the posturing. and Molyneux were saying and were totally dependent Mr Gayford and Neve have no special rights over the on the media for what to print on their banners and general public to wander around the Beehive corridors, what inane chants to yell. but with typical socialist psyche, simply want to have it The presenters in both the print and broadcasting all their own way – a bit like covert capitalists. media almost invariably express left wing ideologies. Instead of traipsing around the Beehive with Perhaps Alan Duff or Bob Jones may have contrary partner and offspring in tow, just get on with the job opinions published but few others will. of attempting (to date a failure) to run New Zealand. Ms Ardern, hope you were speaking ex officio Ms Ardern, as a public servant, must adjust her when you made the injudicious statement about the life to meet the wants of Kiwis, not the other way views shared in this country, because you are certainly around. As noted previously, if the kitchen is too not speaking for me and an increasing number of hot, then get out and let someone who can do the disenfranchised New Zealanders. If you diminish the right of free speech of one person job take over the reins. Ms Ardern has caused her own predicament. you diminish the rights of all. R Paterson, Matapihi. B Johnson, Omokoroa.

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A few more blues moves are afoot Changes are afoot, but then changes are always afoot. And the more you write it, the weirder the word ‘afoot’ seems...

I have a few public information announcements this week, with very little connective tissue, so I'm just going to rattle through them – a couple of gigs, and some of those changes that are currently afoot. Incidentally, one of the joys of the internet is that you can find out uite a bit about words. For instance, the word ‘afoot’ has been used for centuries, but reached the peak of its popularity in the 1930. From then on it slowly dropped in usage. ntil about 10 years ago. Since then it has been on the up and up. Who knows why. OK, let's go. As many are by now aware, the blues

ams at rivers ar have finished. That s because Drivers has been sold and will be morphing into something different. The good news, which many also know, is that the blues jams will be continuing with nary a pause after almost immediately finding a new home. ack usty s owner ess Luxton and music manager Andy Craw, have stepped into the breach and will be hosting the jam at their Bureta-located venue. Official kick-off there is the ednesday, September 10.

a group of local musicians jammed with lvis s legendary bass player, erry cheff. But the only constant thing is change and Drivers is becoming a restaurant. In the meantime, there are a couple more happenings there that might be of interest. Firstly, with the change of direction,

Looking back

The blues ams started back in the days when local musician Chris Gunn was in charge of the music at Drivers (I think it was when he still owned the place). After Chris bowed out, they were taken on by bass player Dave Porter and the band he assembled, Chill Factor. ince then the night has built a regular following and seen most of this town’s top blues players show up for sessions, as well as visiting luminaries from Hamilton, Rotorua, and elsewhere. What with the recent demise of Croucher Basecamp, it’s sad to lose yet another venue. Drivers may be a bit small but there have been many memorable times there, from the blues jams to Brilleaux gigs, to Ritchie Pickett and Hammond Gamble, and even an extraordinary afternoon some years back when

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Albi and the Wolves. owners Pete and Deb are taking the opportunity to auction off the memorabilia collected over the years. Drivers is, of course, a sports bar, so there is nothing remotely involving music. But if you want to recreate that sports bar look at home, get on down on August 21 for the auction.

A big finale

Then the following week is the final gig. The id Atwell and are closing up the oint on August 25 with their mix of rocking blues

and soul. Sid plays the guitar as does regular blues jammer Mike Everard, along with keyboard player Ken Green and a rhythm section comprising Tony bass and Raymon (drums) Crichton. There ll be a cover change dunno what yet – and I suspect it will be a wild night. And somewhat sooner, next week to be exact, Auckland’s Albi and the Wolves are back at the atikati Folk Club Friday, August 1 . I’d guess pretty much everyone in the Bay has seen these guys by now since they seem to have been playing here in recent months more than many local bands. I’ve written about them several times so please excuse any repetition. They are Chris ent (Albi), Pascal Roggen, and Micheal Young, who play acoustic guitar, electric violin and double bass respectively, while Albi sings lead vocals. Their album One ye Open won the ew ealand Music Tui award for est Folk Artist of 2018. es, they are really good – great musicians and most entertaining live – and if you haven’t seen them, you should. oors open pm, the show starts . 0pm at the atikati owling Club. Tickets at the door cost $20 for adults, $15 for members, and are free for school children.

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Lions put out the call for books and jigsaws Books! Tauranga Harbour City Lions needs books, lots of books, for as much as $700. The spotter was Glen Pettit, a retired newspaper its October book fair fundraiser. “They’re much slower coming through this year,” says Lion Christine Currie. “And we don’t know why.” specially, they would like fiction books, a rollicking good read. But while quantity is a problem, quality isn’t. A couple of treasures have been spotted by the Lions’ book trained eyes during the sorting process. The treasures were published 64 years ago – two volumes of Laurence Pomeroy’s ‘The Grand Prix Car’. They could be worth

man with a gut instinct for books. He sorts the rare and valuable for the Lions. “The illustrations on the dust jackets drew my eye to them and I thought, these books are going to be worth a substantial amount.” The books are a history of grand prix motor racing from 1906 to 1954. They were written by a prominent motoring and technical journalist called Laurence Evelyn Wood Pomeroy and published in 1954. “They’re beautiful, superb artwork,” says Glenn extending a fold-out diagram of a 1924 Sunbeam. And a 1922 Vauxhall. You don’t have to understand or appreciate vintage racing cars to see these books are quite special. Just inside the front cover the numbers ‘75/6’ are penciled – 75 shillings and sixpence, or three pounds 15 shillings and sixpence being the sale price in 1954. That’s equivalent to about $7.55. Glenn did some research and reckons they could fetch between $600 and $700 for the two volumes when they go up for offer at the Harbour City Lions book fair at the Tauranga Racecourse on October 26-28, “I wasn’t surprised at the value, but they were an astonishing find. They will appeal to anyone with an interest in fine books or an interest in grand prix motor racing.” Books can be dropped off at the Mobile service stations in Cameron Road and rookfield, Payless Plastics in Cameron Road, and the furniture store

Living Quarters at Bethlehem Town Centre. The Lions would also like jigsaws that people are finished with they re as popular as a good read.

Lion Alison Waugh with some book fair treasures. Photo: Nikki South.

Planting day at Cooney Reserve Cooney Reserve in Omokoroa will soon be home to 500 assorted oioi, wiwi, tenex, and muelunbeckia plants – but the community needs help to plant them. A planting day will be held at the reserve, off Margaret Place, on Thursday, August 16 from 1pm with senior students from Omokoroa Point School. Western Bay of Plenty District Council has supplied the plants, arranged for weeds in the area to be sprayed off, and for the holes for the plants to be drilled by a contractor. Volunteers are encouraged to bring along their own gloves, spade, and wet weather gear if needed.



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Saturday 11 August

Arms & Militaria Show 18-19 August

Greerton all, Tauranga. All kinds of firearms, edged weapons, accessories, military collectibles, etc. A popular event for collectors where everyone is welcome. Art In The Park Art for Sale. Weather permitting. 9am-5pm. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists Inc. At ZEE Market on Saturday we have a wide range of unique Stalls, come check it out, 169 Elizabeth St, 10am-2pm #homemade #handcrafted #madelocally #madewithlove Bay Network Social Club 50 Plus. Great people & awesome outings. Must have a sense of humor. Ph Jonathan 572 2091 or Maureen 021 112 3307 Cards 500. Interested? Flexible evenings to suit. Ideal for central Tauranga & Mount residents. Ph Chris 572 3834

Crash Course Beginners Drawing

Basic step by step. Nick will guide even the most inexperienced to accomplished end drawings. Today & Sunday 021 179 4130. Genealogy Informal Group Discussions on climbing your family tree. 1:30pm, 849 State Highway 29, Tauriko. $2 includes cuppa. Cathy a/h 651 3335 Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344 Katikati Lions Moggies Market 2nd Sat of month Katikati Memorial Hall, Main Road 8am-Noon. Enquiries 549 3589 LOL Laughter Wellness Release your DOSE (Dopamine, Oxytocin, Seratonin, Endorphins) of joy from your inner pharmacy. Arataki Community Ctr, Zambuk Way, Mt. 11-11:45am. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email lollaughterwellness@

Mass Meditation, Mt Maunganui

Today at 11am at Mt Drury Reserve. Bring mat. Bottled water available. A free, family friendly, socially conscious event! Mount Country Music Mostly Country. Good backing band. Mount Old Folks Hall, Midway Shops, Maunganui Road at 1pm. Ph Dick 0274 938 458

Mount Scottish Society Dance

Sequence Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair, Mt Maunganui. Sheldons Band. Entry $7. Ph 576 0578 Narcotics Anonymous Open meeting every Saturday 7:30-8:30pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. For info, ph 0800 NA TODAY Otumoetai Tennis Club Adult tennis. Start time 1pm. Bellevue Park, Windsor Road (next to swimming pool complex.) New players & visitors welcome. Coaching available. Ph Fred 544 5088 Petanque At Club Mt Maunganui, Blake Park, Kawaka St. Tuesdays and Saturdays 1pm. All very welcome to try us out. Learn a new sport. Ph Jo Ann 578 3606 Pin’d Creative Showcase Fashion show is a display of garments designed & constructed by intermediate & secondary school students. Tonight at 6:30pm. For tickets go to

Social Dance Tonight at Greerton Hall,

7:30pm. BYO drink & nibbles. Great music by Helen Riley. Everyone welcome. Ph 544 2337 or 027 322 1786 Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginners Class 8:30-10am at 15 Koromiko St, Judea. All welcome to join in at any time. Memberships from $19 monthly. Great for stress, balance, flexibility. Ph 8 619 Tauranga Careers Expo ASB Arena 9am-3pm. Free entry. Over 60 exhibitors in one place! What part will you play in your kids future? Tauranga Farmers’ Market Join us in celebrating our FMNZ award winners! Taste sampling next Sat 18th 7:45am-noon. Tauranga Primary School, cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd. www.taurangafarmersmarket. Tauranga Floral Art Group Monthly meetings today. Baptist Church Hall. New members welcome. Ph Ruth 543 2157 Te Puke Scottish Society Monthly dance, Sat 18th 7:30-11pm, Te Puke War Memorial Hall, live band, great supper, good company, special name draw. Entry $7. All welcome. 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 Well-being for Women You’re invited to join the conversation on women today, our well-being & our health. 12:30-3pm at Waipuna Hospice. Ph Ingrid 021 952 690

Sunday 12 August

Bible Seminar 1:45pm Greerton Senior

Citizens Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: ow does esus sacrifice save us nteractive, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504 BOP Oodle Club Socialise your dog and meet other dog lovers! Meets first unday of each month from 2-3pm at Fergusson Park (Beach Road end). All breeds welcome. Croquet Croquet at Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, Sun, Tues, Fri 12.45 for 1pm start. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633 Czech School & Playgroup Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga 10am-12noon, Tauranga Boys College, Devonport Rd, more info on https://www.csclubtauranga. nz/en/kids-classes/

Diabetes Self Management Program

Need support for type two diabetes? Ring us Sun-Thurs for details of our DESMOND program that puts you in charge. Diabetes Help Tauranga INFOline 0278 830 158 Dvorak & Bruckner Community orchestra concert, BOP Symphonia & cello soloist Inbal Megiddo in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto & Bruckner’s 6th Symphony. Baycourt, 2:30pm. Tickets $10

Farmers Market - Mount Mainstreet

Held every Sunday 9-1pm rain or shine! Right in the middle of Mount Mainstreet at Coronation Park, Maunganui. www. Free Taichi Classes Learn the Art of Taichi, made easy. Absolutely free. Hosted by Richard Johnson .Wu Kwan Chen Taichi. Tauranga Senior Citizens Club.

7pm Ph Richard 021 0236 5472

Fun Bowling for Families Matua bowl-

ing & clubhouse events 1pm-6pm. Small bowls sets for kids. Play pool. $5. 108 Levers Road. Ph Cliff 021 432 154 Golden Oldies Rugby Golden Oldies rugby needs you. Tauranga Old Stars needs new players. For fun games, post match celebrations & social activities email for more info Model Powerboat Racing BOP Model Boat Club is holding an oval race day & 2 lap sprint meeting today at 9:30am, at the lake opp Brett Marsh, Taurikura Dr. Narcotics Anonymous Open meetings every Sunday, 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. For more info, call 0800 NA TODAY Omokoroa Lions Market 2nd Sunday monthly. Western Ave Car Park, Omokoroa. 9am-noon. Bookings not required. Ph Keith 548 2117

Papamoa Lions Club Market

2nd & 4th Sunday Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd, Papamoa. Gates open 7am for stall holder entry. Wayne 027 974 5699 Papamoa Outdoor Bowls All welcome to our Roll Up’s Sun & Wed register at 1230 commences 1pm. Come & experience outdoor bowls. Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ph 574 0177 Quakers in Tauranga In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk 544 7158 or 573 8497

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 Tauranga Long Walks Group Tauranga Otumoetai walk 14km(2.5 hours). Meet front of QE2 Centre, Memorial Park, 11th Ave 8am. Starting point varies. Ph Sue 021 925 971 or see facebook.

Monday 13 August

Adult Social Ballroom/Latin Dance

Free Introductory Beginner Dance Lesson. 7pm. Club Mt Maunganui. Dean Smith Ph 021 230 3187. Partner not necessary. Just come along Age Concern Cards 500 Every Monday except Public Holidays 9:30-11:30am at Age Concern Office, 1 a Fraser treet. $2 donation. Ph 578 2631 Aglow Mt Maunganui Guest speakers Raki & Karen from City Church Coast, Papamoa. A powerful oly pirit filled prophetic message. Tonight, 7pm, St Andrews Church, Mt Maunganui. Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting 10am, Tauranga Central Bapist Church. 13th Ave/Cameron Rd. All Welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757 Argentine Tango 6.30pm @ Citz Club. Close embrace dance to change your life! Join in to meet friendly young dancers & share ‘a journey’ Ph/Txt Denise 020 4006 1340

Badminton Club, Aquinas College

Tauranga Badminton Mondays 7:309:30pm. Aquinas College Events Centre.

Seniors & Year 9 upwards. Casual players welcome. $8 pp. Club racquets available. Ph/text Sue 021 194 4335 www.sporty/ 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 Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga Free confidential impartial information & advice. Don’t know? Ask us! Ph or visit us at 38 Hamilton St Tauranga Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 07 578 1592 or 0800 367 222 Diabetes Drop-In Diabetes Drop-In 10-12noon, Diabetes Help Tauranga Office, Graced upport Centre, Cnr 11th Ave/Christopher St, Tauranga. INFOline 0278 830 158 Greerton Garden Club Meets 2nd Monday of each month at St James Church. Cnr Pooles Road & Devon Road, Greerton at 1pm. Visitors welcome. Ph 577 9749

Harmony-a-Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Meet 7pm Mondays at Bethlehem Community Church Moffat Rd. Men, you don’t have to be Pavarotti! We will improve your singing. Have some fun. Ph Frank 07 576 3032 Let’s Learn Wanting to learn something new? has classes, workshops & activities galore. Become a lifelong learner today! Ph 544 9557 Marlin Friendship Club Meet 2nd Monday of month at Mount Golf Club at 9:45am. Ph David 574 9692 or Helen 572 2993 Narcotics Anonymous Open meetings every Monday, 7-8pm, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. If using drugs is causing a problem, call 0800 NA TODAY Omokoroa Indoor Bowling Club Meets at The Settler’s Hall, Omokoroa Road. 1pm for 1:30pm start. All Welcome. Ph Anne 548 1636. All equipment provided. Papamoa Genealogy Branch Meet in the Tohora Room, Papamoa Community Centre 9:30am-2pm. Small door charge. Coffee & tea provided. Please bring your own lunch. Kate 07 929 7884

Recycled Teenagers Gentle Exercise

Mon & Wed 14 Norris St. 9:15am10.45am. Tues. St. Marys Hall Cnr. Girven Rd & Marlin St. 9am10:30am. Ph Jennifer 571 1411 Silver Singers Require soprano & bass voices for their choir. Practises at St tephens Chapel rookfield Tce at 1pm. Ph Pat 579 1036 Taoist Tai Chi PyesPa Beginners Class: 3:30-4:30pm, at Althorp, 9 Granston Drive. Come along & join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginners class 9:30-11am at 15 Koromiko St Judea. Come along & join in at any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Memberships from $19 per month. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi TePuke Beginners Class: 9.30-11am, at Memorial Hall, 130 Jellicoe Rd, Te Puke. Come along & join any time. Great for stress, balance, flexibility. Friendly

group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Tauranga Gem & Mineral Club Second Monday of every month. Juniors 6pm, Seniors 7:30pm, Clubrooms, Historic Village, 17th Ave West. Come & check it out. Ph Bryce 027 695 0606 or Tauranga Rocknroll Club Lessons 6:45pm & social dancing 7:30pm at Legion of Frontiersmen Hall, 165 Elizabeth Street.

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.

Zonta Tauranga Womens’ Organisation Warmly welcomes other like minded

women, meet new friends championing rights of women & girls in our community. Get togethers, dinners/speakers. Suzy 021 266 5044

Tuesday 14 August

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 & coaching available. Delwyn 027 212 4720 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 7:30-8:30pm St Peters Anglican Church 11 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui. All welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757 Altrusa Ladies Service Club Meet every 2nd Tuesday @ Chapel Cafe for meal & business meeting. Elsewhere on 4th Tuesday for social evening. Ph Denise 027 284 6828 Beginner Social Dance Class Tues 8pm, Tauranga Primary School Hall, 5th Ave or Wednesday, 7:30pm, Welcome Bay School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Road. Ph 544 2337 or 027 322 1786 or BOP Linux Users Group -9pm first Tues of month, L.J.Hooker Cnr Cameron Rd & 8th Ave. Smarter, safer, faster & FREE. Learn more to take charge of your computer. 578 6024 Cards 500. Interested? Flexible evenings to suit. Ideal for central Tauranga & Mount residents. Ph Chris 572 3834 Cards 500 Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd. Every Tues & Thurs 12:30pm-3:30pm. Ph Jack MacKinnon 575 7719

Citizens Advice Bureau Papamoa

Free confidential impartial information & advice. Don’t know? Ask us! Ph or visit us at Community Centre 15 Gravatt Road Papamoa Tues-Thurs 10am-1pm 07 574 9862 or 0800 367 222 Crafty Craft Group Every Tuesday term time 9am-11am. St Peters Church Spring street. Bring own craft or learn a new one. Shelly 022 3415 082 Free Falun Dafa Classes Manage anxiety &/or stress with 4 easy exercises & meditation. 7pm Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd Bayfair Ph/txt Judy 021 0425 398 Gate Pa Indoor Bowls Visit to Oropi Club

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THE WEEKEND SUN Inachord Women’s Chorus If you like to sing, dance ,make friends & have fun, join us! Great musical director! 7-9pm Bethlehem Community church, 183 Moffat Road. Ph Sabine 021 111 8659 Judo Moreland Fox Park. 6pm-7pm Juniors/beginners. 7pm-8.30pm Seniors. First 2 lessons free. Meet DESMOND Would you like to better manage your type two diabetes? Meet DESMOND. Mount Morning Badminton

9-11:30am. Mt Sports Centre, Blake Park. Social, all ages, racquets available, beginners welcome. $5 per day. Ph Margaret 575 9792 Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am, Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom car park), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. Ph 0800 NA TODAY Nia Dance Joy of movement. Fun dance for adults. No experience needed. Come try a class for free. 6pm, Papamoa Community Centre. Alex 021 659 219

Omokoroa Indoor Bowling Club

Meets 6:30pm for 7pm start at the Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd. Equipment provided. All welcome. Ph Anne 548 1636 Otumoetai Tennis Club Midweek Tennis Tues & Thurs. Start time 9am. Bellevue Park, Windsor Road (next to Swimming Pool Complex). New players & visitors welcome. Ph Pam 570 0302 Otumoetai Walking Group Meet at 9am at Kulim Park. Ph Jim 576 7339 Scrabble Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8:50am-noon. 3 games $3. New players very welcome. Ph 578 3606 Google; Tauranga Scrabble Sequence Dancing Tauranga Social & Leisure Club, St John Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Road Otumoetai. Tues 7pm-9:30pm except 2nd Tues each month 3:30pm-6pm. Faye 543 3280 South City Indoor Bowls 7pm Club Night (Championship Fours Post Section Playoff if required) Stroke Support Group 9:30am-12pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Great morning tea, games, etc. All stroke survivors welcome! Ph 021 137 6653 Taoist Tai Chi Katikati Beginners Class 1:30-3pm, at Memorial Hall, Main Rd, Katikati. Come along & join any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi MtMaunganui Beginners Class: 5:30-7pm, at 345 Maunganui Rd. Come along & join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginners Class 1-2:30pm at 15 Koromiko St Judea. Come along & join in at any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Memberships from $19 per month. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi TePuke Beginners Class 6-7:30pm, at Memorial Hall, 130 Jellicoe Rd TePuke. Come along & join any time. Great for stress, balance, flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193

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

Hunting the edge of Space, the expanding Universe. Tonight we look, Beyond the Milky Way. Telescope viewing weather dependent. Fergusson Park Observatory 7:30pm

Tauranga Diamond Friendship Club

Formerly Probus, meets 1st Tuesday of each month, 1:30pm at Tauranga Citizens Club. Guest speakers, social outings, numerous activities. All welcome. Ph Nancy 543 4468

Tauranga Model Railway Club

We meet Tuesdays 10am & Thursdays 7:30pm upstairs cnr Merrilees Rd & Cross St to construct & operate model trains. Ph Rob 573 6960

Tauranga UFO & Paranormal

Meeting 7:30pm Senior Citizens hall 14 Norris St. All welcome. Light supper provided. Entry $4. Use rear door please. Ph Ian 544 2811

Womens’ Textile Shed A creative, fun group, exploring exciting fabric techniques. Second Tuesday every month Te Puna Quarry Park Gallery. 9:30-2:30. Ph Kim 021 513 093 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 15 August Age Concern Walking Group 10am

Kulim Ave

Bowls Indoor Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens. Every Wednesday & Friday 12:45pm, beginners welcome. Come along & see if you like it. Ph Ernie Adams 575 4650 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 Community of StAidan Playgroup

Looking for stories music heuristic play parenting tips chat time coffee & fun. FREE 10am-12pm 53 Te Okuroa Drive Papamoa. Ph Julie 0274 205 375 Community Tai Chi Tai Chi Community Class Bethlehem Hall 1pm. First lesson free. Term concession rate Qualified Tutor Trish 021 482 842 member AATC Classic Flyers Restoration The restoration team is working in hangar 3 today & Friday on the Avenger WW II aircraft. Come down for a look. EmployNZ Free Training EmployNZ Free Education & Employment Training Clinic NCEA L1-3 & more. 10-11:30am Welcome Bay Community Centre 242 Welcome Bay Rd. Ph Sally 027 652 1429 Fernland Spa Water Exercise Gentle exercise in the warm mineral water. 11am-noon. Suitable for arthritics, accident & illness rehabilitation. New participants. Ph Jennifer 571 1411. Not school holidays.

Festival Nominations Wanted

Recognise & celebrate your exceptional, innovative tutors, teachers & adult learners. Nominate them for the 2018 Festival of Learning Awards. Nomination forms on Fitness League Exercise, movement & dance. 10am, Katikati Memorial Hall, Main Rd. Complimentary first class. Ph Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170 Friends Of The Library Papamoa Library Book Group meets at 10am. Theme this month, Sport. Visitors & new members always welcome. Tea & coffee. Patti 572 0201 Gate Pa Indoor Bowls Club Night 7:30pm Healing Rooms 1-3pm Come, experience God’s healing touch, whether physical, emotional, spiritual. Behind Graced Oppshop, cnr 11th Ave, Christopher St. No charge. Ph 021 110 0878 www. Judo Arataki Community Centre, 5:30pm-6:30pm. First 2 lessons free. Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. Mixed Roll-ups 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344 Katikati Toastmasters Find your voice Katikati Toastmasters meets 1st 3rd & 5th Thursday of month Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Rd, Katikati at 7:30pm. Ph Chrissy 027 296 7939 Kiwi Toasters Find Your Voice meets 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of month 3 Palm Springs Boulevard (beside Pharmacy) Papamoa at 5:30 pm. Ph Chrissy 027 296 7939 Matua Garden Club Meets monthly, 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 1:30pm in the Matua Hall, Levers Road. New members welcome.

Meditation 6week Free Course

Wednesday 15Aug-19Sep, 7:30-8:30pm (drop-ins welcome throughout) at Youth Engagement Programmes building (behind main stadium), Tauranga Domain, 91 Cameron Rd. Ph Ian 027 884 2238 Meet DESMOND Would you like to better manage your type two diabetes? Meet DESMOND. Contact us for details

Mount Maunganui Lioness Club

Meets monthly. Dinner 1st Wed & Business 3rd Wed. New members welcome. Ph Christine 021 130 9375 Narcotics Anonymous Closed Steps meeting, every Wednesday, 7:30-9pm. Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom car park), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. Ph 0800 NA TODAY

Newcomers Network Coffee Morning Migrants new to Tauranga

are welcome to join us for a cuppa at Multicultural Centre, Historic Village at 10:30am. Ph 571 6419 Scottish Country Dancing Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd. Beginners 6pm, general dancing 7:30pm. Ph Mary 574 8687 Lynne 021 140 7912 Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginners Classes 1-2:30pm & 5:30-7pm at 15 Koromiko St Judea. Come along, join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Memberships from $19 per month. Ph 578 6193 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 MidWeek Tramping Group Wharawhara

towards Te Rereatukahia Hut & Old Baldy. Grade moderate. Debbie 543 0949 Tauranga Rotary Meet at Daniels in the Park, 6pm, 11th Ave. Dinner, fellowship, interesting speakers, projects within our community. Visitors welcome. or email Te Puke Toy Library Creative Space for kids 6+, Wed 4:30 or 6pm sessions Friday, Playgroup 10am, Brick Kids 3:30pm during Term Times 7 Stock Rd, Te Puke 027 263 9309

Toastmasters City Early Start

Improve communication leadership teamwork skills join motivated enthusiastic group Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe 6:50-8:15am email LaniDTM@ & FB

Thursday 16 August

Bay City Rockers Social RocknRoll

Dancing, with Neon Moon, RocknRoll Waltz. At Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. 7-9:30pm. $3 entry includes supper. Ph Gavin 027 643 6222 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

English Class For Migrants

Conversation class advance at Multicultural Centre at Historic Village from 10:30am during school term only. $3 per class

Exploring Abstract Oil Painting

Kristian, award winning artist & invited guests discuss their work. Hands on oil painting, stretch your own canvas. Kit Supplied. Thursdays 6.30pm Forest & Bird Walk Ongare Point, Tanners Point, Kauri Point. Easy. $8 Meet Kulim Park 8:45am. Leader Eddie Ph 576 1849 Fitness League Exercise, movement, dance. 10am, Central Baptist church, 13th Ave & Cameron Rd. Complimentary first class. Ph Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170 Judo Moreland Fox Park, Greerton. Juniors 6pm-7pm. Seniors 7pm-8:30pm. First 2 lessons free. Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Rd Rummikub 1-4pm, $3 entry. Phil Green 549 5344 Kelvin Cruickshank Live Medium from TV’s Sensing Murder. Kelvin tries to read for as many people as possible. 7pm, Addison Theatre, Baycourt. For details Keynotes Inc. Keynotes 4-part harmony Women’s Chorus meet Thursday 7pm at Wesley Church 13th Ave. Singing for fun & health. Ph Jacqui 542 1766 Kickstart Toastmasters Find your voice, learn to speak with confidence. At Alimento Cafe, 1st Avenue, Tauranga, 7-8:10am. Ph Brian 0275 432 777 Narcotics Anonymous Closed Men’s meeting, every Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm,

Waipuna Park Hall, 25 Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay. If using drugs is causing problems, ph 0800 NA TODAY Salsa On The Strand Come have some fun with a FREE introdution to Salsa @8:30 & social dancing from 9pm at La Mexica on The Strand. Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Merengue. 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@ Square Dancing Fun Easy walking dance, learners welcome. Club night 7:30pm. Frontiersmen’s Hall, Elizabeth St, Tga. Ph 578 6516 or Facebook, Orange City Squares Rounds Tai Chi in the Park Memorial Park next to Mini Golf on 11th Ave. No charge. 9:30am Taoist Tai Chi Katikati Beginners Class: 5:30-7pm, at Memorial Hall, Main Rd, Katikati. Come along & join any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi MtMaunganui Beginners Class 6:15-7:45pm, at 345 Maunganui Rd. Come along & join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginners Classes 1-2:30pm & 5:30-7pm, at 15 Koromiko St Judea. Come along, join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193

Tauranga Cake Decorators

Meets at 68 1st Ave. 3rd Thursday of month Feb-Nov. Doors open 7pm Start: 7:30pm. Demo: Ranunculus. Visitors & everyone with an interest welcome. Tauranga Model Railway Club Meets every Thurs at 7:30pm cnr Mirrielees Rd & Cross Rd. Ph Mike Oldfield 926 9198 for details

Friday 17 August

Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting

10am, Tauranga Central Bapist Church. 13th Ave/Cameron Rd. All Welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757

Alcoholics Anonymous (Open Meeting)

Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting every Friday Night 7:30pm at Hamner Clinic 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton (behind Bridgestone). Ph 0800 229 6757 for more meetings or assistance.

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:/ Discovering Religious Diversity

Tauranga Moana Interfaith Council are offering Discovering Religious Diversity: Contemporary Beliefs & Practices. To register go to Embrace WCS Dancing? Learn West Coast Swing. Smooth, fun & modern dance. 1st Class Free. 7pm at KJ Studios (8/47 Waihi Rd, Judea, behind Supercheap) Vero 021 191 1601 Greerton Indoor Bowling Club Yatton St, Greerton. Names in by 7:15pm for 7:30pm start. Night Tournament (2 plates per person) Narcotics Anonymous Open meetings every Friday 7:30-8:30pm, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. If using drugs is causing you problems, ph 0800 NA TODAY Suffrage 125 Exhibition By Jo Torr. At The Peoples’ Gallery, Historic Village until 28th Aug. Each sculpture takes the form of a garment that incorporates an aspect of Polynesian/Maori or European cloth. Taoist Tai Chi Papamoa Beginners Class: 9-10:30am, at 242 Dickson Rd Papamoa. Come along & join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginners Class: 9-10:30am, at 15 Koromiko St Judea. Come along & join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193 Tauranga Citizens Club Karaoke We need young new singers for karaoke! Men & women. Wed & Fri from 7pm onwards in upstairs restaurant, Tauranga Citz Club, 13th Ave. All welcome. Ph 578 7023 Tauranga Fuchsia Group Meets last Saturday of month 1:30pm Tauranga Art Craft Centre Elizabeth St West. Fuchsia Growing Workshops Social time. Ph Pat 579 1655 Noeleen 578 4643

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NATURAL NEW ZEALAND Health Products & Clinic. Something for everyone. NZ Registered Natural Therapies & Natural Medicine Practitioners. Opposite BP Te Puke. Ph 573 5533 www. and www.naturalpetremediesstore. com

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COMPUTER GETTING you down? Problems, viruses, upgrades, internet, new or refurb PC’s tuition, or advice. Ph Bruce for a no obligation chat or quote 576 7940 or 021 260 9183

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34 WELLESLEY GR, Sat/ Sun 7am-4pm. Builders tools, lounge suite, kitchenware, antique table, clothes & much more. Everything must go!

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56E TEPUNA RD, Sat 11am-3pm. Bikes, toys/sports, quality jackets/items kids have outgrown, furniture, pavers/ garden items, artwork, books. All must go!

JUST $20+gst with FREE signs & price stickers! bible digest

HE WILL SWALLOW up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults & mockery against his land & people. The Lord has spoken! Isaiah 25:8

book sale

BOOKS WANTED FOR Tauranga Harbour City Lions. October Sale. Drop off points are Living Quarters, Bethlehem Town Centre, Payless Plastics, Cameron Road, Mobil cnr 10th Ave/Cameron Rd & Mobil Brookfield. No magazines or encyclopedias. Ph 07 576 7105

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CVs THAT STAND OUT. Don’t let your C.V. get lost amongst all the others. Get the WOW factor. A C.V. For You can provide you with a personal and professional touch. From scratch or update existing ones. Check out samples on or Ph/text on 021 27 27 912


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

MATURE RELIABLE motorhomers looking for small piece of land to lease. Anywhere around Tauranga. Ph 021 669 001


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

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FOUND YOUNG BLACK/white female cat, Welcome Bay area. Ref 92659. Ph SPCA 07 578 0245


ELECTRICIAN, 18+ years experience, NZ registered. Residential & commercial, maintenance & service, new builds, renovations. Fast, friendly service. Ph Andrew 022 354 1960

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

HEDGES R US specialise in hedge trimming & shrubs. Some tree work, topped or removals etc. No lawnmowing. Quality workmanship guaranteed. Free quotes. Ph Terry 021 192 3159

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

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PEA STRAW conventional bales, approx 12kg, for sale & delivery. Ph Graham 027 838 7741 or email

ELECTRICIAN, 12+ years experience. Residential, commercial, maintenance, renovations & new builds. Recently relocated home to the Bay to start own business. Honest, reliable and efficient. Call Adapt Electrical today 020 4153 1902

Found Puppies, Various Colours, Various Sex, Various Areas. Ph SPCA 07 5780245

A1 HOME & GARDEN SERVICES Tree pruning, weeding, hedges, waterblasting, home maintenance, lifestyle blocks, commercial, rubbish removal. Affordable rates. Ph Philip 027 655 4265 or 544 5591 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

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BUILDER/HANDYMAN, 25 years experienced builder. Refurbs, bathrooms, stopping/ painting, tiling, decks, fences, retaining, paving, property care, home maintenance, fixing/fitting. Rick 021 822 972

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

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prices. For your best advice in all areas. Ph Shane Mount/ Tauranga Decorators 07 544 6495 or 021 575 307

PAINTER/DECORATOR, tradesman 40 years experience. High standards, competitive rates. Interior/Exterior. Free quotes. Ph/Txt Len 027 883 6661 or email 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 RENOVATION SPECIALIST, 30years experience, Trade certified & LBP. Let’s discuss your project! Ph 027 414 4753 or email 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 TREE, SHRUB and hedges trimming, topping, rubbish, palm pruning or removal, satisfaction guaranteed free quote. Ph Steve Hockly 571 5958 or 027 498 1857

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“AAA” Gold Star Rated with HINTERLAND Tours (Tour 1 – WOW in Wellington, the best Premium Tickets) (Tour 2 - Mystery Tour…….A Great Day Out, Treat yourself) (Tour 3 - South Island ‘Autumn Colours’ Tour with all the highlights Excellent Reviews), (Tour 4 – We are off to the Chatham Islands…. Join us) (Tour 5 - the ‘North Island Train Trip & Te Papa Museum Tour’…. Excellent Reviews). (Tour 3 – Old Moto Road + Night in Te Kaha)…… Plus much much more…..2018 & 2019 Tours…. Door to Door service (Local Tauranga Company). Excellent Customer Service. Email Us: Ph HINTERLAND TOURS TEAM 07 575 8118 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) August 15th August Mystery Tour, includes morning tea & lunch. (2) September 5th Discover Waihi Academy, includes morning tea & lunch.(3) September 21st -29th A Rare Southern Rail JourneyChristchurch to Invercargill & Stewart Island. 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@

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#ZEALANDIERTOURS 19th August – Last 3 tickets for Irish Celtic Dances – Spirit of Ireland (Matinee Show) – A thrilling afternoon of high energy dance and explosive rhythms! Door to door transport, Premium Plus tickets & dinner included. Contact Zealandier Tours 572 4118 email:


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