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TECT Arena at Bayp public open day on Saturday 3 Septemb from 12pm to 3pm.

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26 August 2011, Issue 561 The TECT Arena at Baypark adds 9 courts of sporting and event space to Tauranga City’s indoor sports network.

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The TECT Arena at Baypark will be officially opened on 25 August. An opening ceremony will be held on that day for sports users, funders and project participants. The first major use of the Arena will be for the AIMs Games, 28 August - 2 September.


TECT Arena at Baypark – a facility for you!

Funding our city’s new facility

Anyone can hire a court at the TECT Arena. Prices are per court, not per person.


Two teams of 8 players would pay a maximum of $2.60 each per hour – that’s at the peak rate for casual adult groups ($42.90 per hour). Off peak hire applies for weekdays before 5pm and all weekend. Youth and pensioner rates apply when 75% of players are either over 65 or under 18 years old. See Tauranga City Council’s website for more details.

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› A 4,700 sq m six-court area.

Netball, basketball, volleyball and badmi volleyball, indoor soccer and uni hockey Plus provision for Turbo Touch, table ten martial arts, indoor bowls, wheel chair rugby and wheelchair basketball.


Total project cost: $41 million $25M capped ratepayer contribution. A small portion of everyone’s rates will contribute to this for about 25 years (about $21 per year, decreasing over time). $7M sub-regional development contributions $9M external funding: Lion Foundation grant of $750,000 Lotteries Grants Boards grant of $300,000 TECT (Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust) grant of up to $8M


Big day for Small Black Plans are underway in Te Puke to host three members of the All Blacks Rugby World Cup 2011 squad on the morning of Friday, 2 September. The All Blacks will be in the town from 10am as part of a New Zealand Rugby Union initiative, where members of the team visit a number of towns the day before the team officially assembles for Rugby World Cup 2011. As part of this event, Pongakawa School student Rique Miln has been selected to spend the day with the three All Blacks and is the envy of all his rugby-mad friends and family. Read more about Rique on page 9. Pictured: Pongakawa students Alex O’Reilly, 8, James Johnstone, 7, Jahrone Coles, 9, and Oliver Puchner, 8, raising Rique Miln, 8. Photo by Tracy Hardy.


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Can we just get on with the rugby? Rugby fever is mounting. So much fever that I hear some of you complaining about being sick of it already. That’s the trouble with fevers. Anyway, we have some more rugby gossip this week for those of you who are highly excited about the Rugby World Cup. General consensus out there in Joe Average country is that we’ve had enough of the marketing and the rip offs, can we just get on with the games? We had a huge response to last week’s RR counter campaign against the illconceived abstain nonsense. Rightly so, Telecom had an untimely withdrawal; after the plan was

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leaked in a premature exclamation. I guess they already screw us with their phone bills, so any more sex advice seemed just plain wrong. Another looming crisis with the abstain campaign – we could see a major conflict arising: with the “Random Acts of Kindness” day on September 1. We can’t imagine a more random act of kindness than offering some good lovin’ to someone, but that

hardly fitted with the abstinence idea, did it? Just goes to show how out of touch these clowns in ivory towers are with the grassroots NZ public. One of the many responses to last week’s RR came from Nicole; she and a friend (above) had already made her own All Black jersey for a rugby-themed party. She writes: “My best friend and I decided that we were too poor and stingy to go out and buy an official shirt for only one night’s wear…so to the sallies we went, dragging the children behind us…we located two identical black tees in our sizes (and with collars too!). “They went home (the shirts not the kids) with my very artistic friend and after a night, a pot of white paint and a few texts and google searches on how the adidas logo goes, the finished product was presented and I must say they were very impressive! “We had the most talked about outfit at the party, not to mention the short shorts, fishnets and black rugby socks with stilettos! So I thought I would share with you our DIY All Black Tees, with our nicknames and of course a

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number (another reason why your picture jogged my memory). They are something we will definitely keep and wear again, possibly when we watch the game where The All Blacks win the world cup.” An interesting item arrived in the mail this week, for the AB fanatic who finds that dressing up in black isn’t enough – they have to dress the car as well. All Black ‘mirror wraps’ are like little socks to pull over your door mirrors. In other sports news, we are pleased to see the end of the nasty riots in London, but there is a bright side to them: It is the inspiration for a series of new events to debut at the London Olympics: Synchronised Assaulting Boule the bystander Shop put (on fire) Rhythmic jeering

This version of the London Olympic rings, doing the email rounds, sent by many RR readers. Kickboxing, wrestling, judo and the javelin have all been combined into one giant brawl covering several city blocks. The pentathlon will now comprise of looting, smashing and brick throwing legs, with Molotov cocktails at the refreshment stations. Weightlifting now includes the snatch and grab. The Olympic flame ceremony will be extended and the flame used to torch a series of buildings and any cars parked along the way. The ‘Minton’ has been dropped from Badminton – it is now just plain Bad.

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A recently published national survey revealed residents in the Bay are better prepared than they have been in the past. Chair of the Bay of Plenty Joint Committee for Emergency Management, John Forbes says there is always room for improvement. “The annual independent research revealed 66 percent of Bay of Plenty residents have a survival plan for their households, a significant increase of 19 percent from last year’s results,” says John. “There is no doubt the recent earthquakes in Christchurch, floods and cyclones in Australia, and earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan have caused many residents to reassess their emergency readiness.”

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Te Puna’s French connection NEW SEASON IN STORE


‘Le Parisien’ journalist Pierick Lieber interviews ‘Te Puna Maori-French’ brothers Stephen Wilson and Tommy Kapai about a special day for French rugby supporters in Te Puna next month. Photo by Tracy Hardy. By Hamish Carter

Te Puna’s French history is being celebrated with a special day for French rugby supporters who are visiting during the Rugby World Cup. Tauranga writer and proud ‘Te Puna French Maori’ Tommy Kapai is leading the event, which he expects will attract ‘hundreds’ of French fans to the Te Puna Rugby Club and Tutereinga Marae on September 25 for a “gourmet hangi” and other cultural events. “It’s going be huge – the interest is really taking off.” Tommy says the event – taking place the day after the All Blacks play the French in Auckland – has

already attracted strong interest from the French media, including an interview with French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ when The Weekend Sun visited Te Puna. Tommy says part of the motivation for the event is to build links with French rugby supporters with the hope of developing a sister relationship with a French rugby club. “We grow great Kiwi free range rugby players here at Te Puna, so it’s about growing opportunities for an exchange relationship with the French.” Tommy has just finished writing ‘Le Whanau’ – a history of the Te Puna’s connection to France. He describes Te Puna as “the world’s one and only French Maori Rugby Club”. “It all started with Emile Joseph

Borell and Louis Bidois who came from Honfleur, Normandy, in the 1850s and made their lives in Te Puna. “Many descendents of those two men have and do play rugby for Te Puna.” The gourmet hangi is being cooked by Tommy’s ‘MaoriFrench’ chef brother Stephen Wilson. The days includes a powhiri and waiata for the French guests, followed by kapa haka performances and a presentation by Tommy on Te Puna’s French settlement story. “Most of our people won’t make it to the tournament, so we are making the tournament come to us.” See an interview with Tommy about the club’s plans at


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Brazilian students forecast for Bay Brazilian students are forecast to rise in numbers at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic following a successful meeting with student agents.

American students. Richard says the meeting – which was attended by representatives from tertiary providers, English language schools and secondary schools – lays the foundations for strong growth. Polytechnic business development manager “From what they were saying, Richard van der Jagt says there was a great response Tauranga would be one of the better from agents at a recent Tauranga meeting and he places for them (in New Zealand) believes Bay of Plenty has a strong future with Latin because there is already an established Brazilian community here. “With the beach, the mild climate and the general relaxed feeling here, Tauranga ticks all the key boxes.” Latin American students are one of the main regions the polytechnic is targeting in plans to significantly grow its number of international students. Richard says the polytechnic does not have a target number of students it wants to attract from the region, but is confident numbers can easily

double annually during the next years off its current low base of 10 Brazilians students. “We are confident that we have great potential in this market.” The polytechnic has 118 international students – and it hopes to begin the growth by doubling this number within a year. International students account for 13 per cent of all tertiary students nationally – but the polytechnic wants to keep below this level. International students currently make up two per cent of By Hamish Carter the roll. Brazilian student agents impressed by Bay of Plenty: Maura Leao, Ana Azevedo, Renee Zicman, Bruno Aldaz, Simone Telle Martins Ramos with Bay of Plenty Polytech business development manager Richard van der Jagt. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

Altercations over tourist business Some ‘argy bargy’ among tour operators on the Mount wharf last season has seen a redesign in the method for approaching customers this season. Instead of tour operators touting for business on the wharf beside the ship, directly among the recently-landed tourists, they are to be housed in booths in the No1 shed says Mount Mainstreet manager Leanne Brown. There will be 50 tables for the small tour operators and tourists will be able to file past and select the service or operator they want says Leanne. The in-shed booths cost tour operators $600 each and will place them on an equal footing. “There was a little bit of argy bargy on the wharf last year,” Leanne told a Tauranga City Council Projects and Monitoring Committee meeting. “There were a few altercations.” While the cruise ship tourists are good for the region, the image of big spending cruise ship tourists is not supported by Mount retailers experience. “Their cabins are really small and they fly home after their cruise. “They are not buying big ticket items.” The Australians and American tourists spend an average of $50 each at Mount retailers says Leanne. By Andrew Campbell

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National throw down Flinging your competitor on the ground may not be polite, but national wrestling competitors can’t afford to have good manners if they want to win gold.

Jason Harvey and Megan Chandler. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

in Olympic freestyle wrestling. The 21-year-old has been wrestling since she was 12 and took it up with ease. As the only woman competitor in the Bay of Plenty, she is always competing against males. “There are a few young women coming up and there are a couple in the South Island. It is hard to get competitors. I always get put straight into the boys’ weight and have been wrestling against guys for the last few years. “I like it; I would rather go in a boys’ league and come third than

come first in a girls’ league.” Megan is a multiple national champion and says her technique is down to training and her height. “I have a lot more stability on the ground so I can spread myself out. I am better at ground work.” Her partner, Jason Harvey, also wrestles and is competing in the freestyle and Greco-Roman categories. He loves the fact wrestling is an individual sport, and he “doesn’t have to rely on other people”. By Laura Weaser

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The New Zealand Olympic Wrestling and Grappling Championships are at Baypark Arena today, Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27. The championship doubles as selection for the Oceania Championship next January. Mount Maunganui wrestling coach Mark Grayling says the only way to be selected for the Oceania team is with a gold medal. “We have to take the top in each weight group in the seniors. With the juniors, we can take more than one in each weight group.” Mark started the club six years ago when there were no wrestling clubs available in the Tauranga, Mount Maunganui area. He began wrestling in Katikati when he was 14 years old and now, after developing his own club in Mount Maunganui, Katikati has become his main competition. Wrestler Megan Candler is competing in her first year as a senior


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Good news for ratepayers There is a rare bit of good financial news for ratepayers this week.

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Finance controller Paul Davidson reported a rates surplus from last financial year of $2.7 million – less some carried forward balances of $400,000 – leaving a net $2.3 million surplus.


Of course there is a policy to deal with this – council has a policy for everything – and the first $500,000 will go to debt reduction. There are suggestions for the balance including putting it all – or some – aside for possible leaky homes settlement payments. Development Contributions Collections have plummeted, as expected. In the past budgets, there were star-studded expectations and anticipation of growth continuing. As reality dawned, the budget for last year was reduced to $11.5 million with the final realisation of $8.2 million. But every cloud has a silver lining and council debt revenue ratio is down from 249 per cent in the budget – standard and poors debt revenue ratio $400 million limit 250 per cent – to 244 per cent. Once Route K debt is removed, council’s debt will be back to something like respectable, but this interim reduction is very welcome. It means council and ratepayers are under reduced threat of interest rate increases on existing debt as it falls due because of exceeding the 250 per cent limit.

six years and council is – belatedly – exploring yet another funding mechanism to facilitate some form of replacement. It won’t be a 600 tonne facility, but there is a need for an over 35 tonne facility. Previously, council hoped to move ahead on the basis of leasing the land, but nothing has eventuated from this. It is paramount in my opinion that public access to the harbour front be preserved, but this can be done, where practical, by use of easements. Staff suggested council consider sale of air space over service lanes – where space six metres above the lane can be built over.

Losing staff from CBD

Priority One, Creative Tauranga and Mainstreet organisations all submitted six month reports to council. Priority One is giving $5000 towards the Hairy Maclary trail being proposed. They told elected members they anticipate a loss of 600 staff from the CBD in the next three years with many offices moving to the periphery of the downtown.

Harbour access

On Monday, elected members gathered in the councillors’ room for morning tea and observed a distraught seagull hanging by its leg from the light standard across the road in Wharf Street. It had been tangled in fishing line and had flown to the top of the light where it got caught up. The line was not quite long enough for it to fly back up on top. It was a pitiful sight dangling from the light struggling and squawking and it was with great relief when the fire brigade turned up and rescued the poor bird. Well done for this humanitarian act. Elected members had another session on the review of council’s property portfolios. This exercise is designed to come up with a list of possible property to be sold with the object of further debt reduction. One of quite a few possibilities is a sale of freehold harbour front land known as Harbour Central down at Sulphur Point. The now removed 600 tonne slipway and adjoining land was purchased to allow the new harbour bridge to be built. The slipway facility has been gone for about

They advocate for a waterfront upgrade to try and balance the effects of this on downtown retail and cafes. The Glass Box on the waterfront was a lead attraction in this they said. The concept of a playground on the waterfront was kicked for touch by the committee, but yet another taskforce was formed to investigate a waterfront walkway along the northern reclamation. Oh joy. There have been that many plans, reports and consultants over what will be done to the waterfront over the last 30 years and still the cars prevail. At least another taskforce won’t cost in direct terms. Contrary

to the Bay Times report – I wasn’t part of the playground on the waterfront proposal. In fact I don’t support it at this time. Works are pending on 11th Avenue and Cameron Road environs. It used to be known as Faulkner’s corner – no relation. Costs will be about $1 million with $300-$400,000 subsidy from NZTA – formerly Transit now the Agency.

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Staff are still to report back on what expenses council and ratepayers are in for in regard to Rugby World Cup obligations. Russia, Fiji and Samoa are briefly training here. Rugby World Cup decides what will and will not be required and respective councils/ratepayers/government/ taxpayers pay up. Great work if you can get it. At Strategy Committee, elected members received submissions to the proposal to ban election signs for local government elections from public places. We heard from four of the 10 submitters. It was a surprisingly low response, but then so there is for council election votes – 44 per cent at least election. A low number of voters considering local government has a big effect on your day-to-day lives. A decision on the election signs will be made on September 13. In the public forum – the committee was addressed by Mrs Ursula McGrath and Anne McIntosh on a programme called Cornerstone Values Programme in Schools. It is designed to inject moral values back into society by teaching character education in schools; like responsibility, consideration and honesty, along with the principles of the Law of Consequence – Cause and Effect. There is much more to it and they told us how it works. They need to get the word out that there are options available for young people and the education system. This week’s mindbender – perhaps relevant to a council. Critics are like eunuchs in a harem. They are there every night, they see it done every night, they see how it should be done every night, but they can’t do it themselves.


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Growing community spirit in Greerton When Greerton accountant Verne BurLessons at Greenpark School are soon extending mester offered the school the use of land outdoors with students getting their hands dirty in the beside his office for a garden, teacher Ben school’s new community garden. Brock seized the opportunity. By Hamish Carter

Greenpark School students prepare to help build community gardens: Front, from left, Hannah Jones, Cody Ronald, Phoenix O’Brien and Isaac Strange, with the people who made the garden possible; Mark Dean, Steve Callagher, Verne Burmester and teacher Ben Brock. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

with working bees Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Anyone interested can join Rotary

Club members from 9am at the corner of Argyll Road and Carlisle Street – bring a wheelbarrow and a shovel.

“I was down there the next day talking to him saying ‘yes we would love to use the land’,” says Ben. Verne had recently shifted his business into the adjoining house and says he offered the section to local schools to help “give the community something to take pride in”. Students are excited about the gardens, with some already growing seedlings in the classroom to transplant into the new beds says Ben. “It’s about growing vegetables. We are following it with the school work we are doing in the classroom on growing food.” Ben thanks Greerton landscape gardener Steve Callagher for his support in designing the garden and Tauranga Rotary Club, ITM and Naturally Native, for covering the cost of timber, soil and compost for the garden’s seven large raised beds. Steve lives up the road from the site and was keen to help out because he was already thinking about how the disused site could be improved. “I’m helping out with the project because – like many people nowadays – I am passionate about communities banding together and connecting in ways that help them become more self sustaining. “It’s been a great team effort and quite an exciting thing to be part of.” Rotary Club community services committee chairman Mark Dean says the club wanted to get involved because it was a good community project with education benefits. The gardens become a reality this weekend

Mobile library getting the squeeze Library staff are being asked to find sponsors and to see if schools will help pay for the city’s increasingly popular mobile library service.

and 27 locations where there is high foot traffic. Recent cuts have been made in the number of classes serviced at Bethlehem, Arataki and Welcome Bay schools. Requests from several new kindergartens and priThe suggestion from mary schools for visits have councillors came out of been declined this year. a workshop meeting on The mobile library is on August 16 at which coun- the road five and a half cillors heard Tauranga’s days every week, serving Mobile Library is the mainly the elderly and busiest in the country and children – two groups with is still unable to cope with the least ability to transport demand. themselves. It calls at 41 locations The mobile library every two weeks; six retire- supplements Tauranga’s ment villages, seven schools network of branch libraries

in parts of the city which are at least 3km from a library. Schools are only serviced if they are at least 5km from the nearest public library and/or have serious limitations on their ability to provide adequate library services for their students says libraries manager Jill best. The bus holds about 4000 books with another 500 on store at the Mount. The total net cost of service budget for the Mobile Library for 2011/12 is $126,288 – including revenue of $11,721, but excluding fixed overhead cost allocations.

It is an increase of $20,000 on last year because the bus needed to be repainted and there were some running cost increases. By Andrew Campbell

Show NZ you’re wild about it 11th - 18th September Enjoy one of these low cost or free public events:

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Te Puke kid in dream draw with the All Blacks

Rique’s father Steve watches as Alex O’Reilly, 8, James Johnstone, 7, Jahrone Coles, 9, and Oliver Puchner, 8, raise Rique Miln, 8, to glory. Photo by Tracy Hardy. From front cover.

Rique Miln has blue and gold in his blood, but after September 2 the tiny Bay of Plenty rugby protege may dream of adding all black to the Steamers’ mix. Eastern Districts’ Under-8’s player Rique gets to spend the day with three All Blacks next Friday, September 2 after winning a New Zealand Rugby Union random draw – which all young players from Te Puke area could enter. The Pongakawa School student is over the

moon and is the envy of his three rugbymad brothers; Coby, Carlos and Marco. It is the main topic of conversation in the Miln household and Rique’s parents Steve and Maria are thrilled he has been chosen to accompany the All Blacks. “We are so proud of him – this is something he will never forget,” says dad Steve. “His older brother Coby lives and breathes rugby and Rique has been in his shadow a bit, so it is lovely for him to have his own special day in the limelight.” On his big day out with the All Blacks, Rique gets to accompany the players as they are formally welcomed at Jubilee Park, spend time helping out at rugby skills train-

ing and then lead the players on a town ‘walkabout’ with Western Bay Mayor Ross Paterson. Te Puke is one of 11 towns to host All Black World Cup Squad players in their national tour. The occasion provides a well-timed buildup to the town’s commitment to hosting the Namibian team during the Rugby World Cup pool games at Rotorua. Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Sport Bay of Plenty, rugby clubs; Eastern Districts, Te Puke Sports and Rangiuru Sports Club – plus local schools are all coming to the party to make the All Blacks’ day in town a memorable occasion.


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The opening month of events celebrates and showcases the diversity of the Arena. There’ll be something for everyone! Check the Baypark website for more details. 3 court area

› Over 13,000 sq m of useable space.

The TECT Arena at Baypark is now open, adding nine courts of sporting and event space to our city’s indoor facility network.

› A 2,400 sq m multi-purpose sports and events auditorium.

› A 4,700 sq m six-court area. Netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton, mini volleyball, indoor soccer and uni hockey. Plus provision for Turbo Touch, table tennis, martial arts, indoor bowls, wheel chair rugby and wheelchair basketball.

Baypark is hosting an open day on 3 September, 12 - 3pm, with sports action aplenty. Come and see this great new building for yourself. The total ratepayer contribution towards the TECT Arena is about $3.1 million per year. This includes paying off the $25 million for construction (see below) plus $545,000 each year for operating costs and $908,000 each year for depreciation (replacement of assets).

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Total project budget: $41 million $25M capped ratepayer contribution. A small portion of everyone’s rates will contribute to this for about 25 years (about $21 per year, decreasing over time). $7M sub-regional development contributions $9M external funding:

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Assessing a council Local Government New Zealand’s release of council debt figures and ranking across the country was the start of the openness and transparency required from all councils before the next local body elections.

This move was unexpected, but appears to be a message to councils who were supposed to be opening their books and have been a little slow to comply. The new openness is to allow the public more time to understand their council’s working and be more involved in local body issues and decisions with more community participation – rather than token community consultation.

With Brian Anderson

Let’s write our report. We had better get started. We can have a dummy run now. As just a columnist, I can’t write the report. It has to come from the public. A report on any large organisation has a statistics section, followed by three key questions: What is council doing well? What can it do better? What is needed urgently now?

Kiwifruit spraying time in the Bay There has been a lot of community concern over the last few years about negative health effects of Hicane spray.

Hicane is sprayed onto kiwifruit vines to encourage bud-burst and achieve consistent size and yield of fruit. In 2009, a group of concerned parties – including the kiwifruit growing and spray contracting industry, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, iwi and community groups – established the Hicane/Spraydrift Action Group to identify and encourage use of spray best practice and to monitor how well it was being applied across the region.

Another stunning performance Since 2008, we have all experienced some of the hardest financial times – second only to the Great Depression – and yet Port of Tauranga has just announced another stunning result. Year in, year out, this company has produced outstanding results – making it the darling of the New Zealand sharemarket. Net Profit After Tax is up a further 17.2 per cent to $57.9m – this on top of a 9.3 per cent increase the previous year. On average, it has improved its profitability 10.2 per cent annually over the last four years and this at a time where cargo

throughput only increased 5.3 per cent annually – including containers, which increased 6.9 per cent. This shows the Port’s profits are productivity driven, not just volume driven. Tauranga can be rightly proud to be the home of Port of Tauranga and ratepayers benefit hugely from Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s 54.94 per cent shareholding.

World Cup just around the corner Lately I’ve been inundated with news and updates about everything and anything rugby. It’s not surprising with the Rugby World Cup just around the corner. So I feel it only fitting that I use this opportunity to make a statement about our national sport; the sport that will very soon be invading our homes and taking over our dinner table discussions. With the naming of the team, the ten-

sion is certainly starting to build now. What many of you may not know, is that us parliamentarians will be a part of our own little rugby tournament. It’s called the Parliamentary Rugby World Cup and it will precede the actual Rugby World Cup. That’s right, we’ll be going up against parliamentarians from all other nations involved in the Rugby World Cup and on September 6 we’ll be playing South Africa at Rotorua’s Kuirau Park.

The Hicane spraying season is well underway and this group is in regular contact to discuss how the industry is performing. The good news is all parties involved are committed to improving spraying operations in the Bay of Plenty. Read these columns in full and make comments on the Bay of Plenty’s leading news website Join free for daily news updates in the BOP.

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Why am I waiting? A great day was had by all though and the score ended with the pheasants well ahead on the score board. Not the usual result. One rabbit and a purple chicken was not a great return for all the endeavour. But that is not really the point, as it is just fantastic to be out in the wild with my two-legger mates, doing what I do and enjoying the sun. But now it’s home to rest my weary bones and grab the duvet, before the boss ventures up the stairs. Now the headmaster has named his World Cup squad, let’s get on with it. I really feel for the unlucky players who missed out, especially my mate Hosea Gear. I reckon Hosea could come pheasant shooting with me and while I lay in the grass, he could do all the running. He is quick enough to catch the birds by himself – the feathered ones.

They say patience is a virtue, but when they came up with this inane saying, a GSP was not included, either that or I was standing behind the door when the briefing was being held. So either I am not very virtuous or patience is not my strong point. So be it, but as the picture will

attest to, I can wait with the best of them. But if something does not fly by soon, I am out of here. All this occurred the other day with the boss man, uncle and a couple of other intrepid two-leggers, who went on another mission in the wild. The sun was out and guns were loaded, this is what I live for; rummaging around in gorse and trying to flush out game birds so the lads can have a shot or two.

Well I did my job, as you would expect, putting up a few birds, but I am yet to get an honest answer on the shooting capabilities of the boys in question. It seems like I was copping all the critical comments, like “they are out of range” or “Ady get you butt back here!” Hey I do what I do. If you cannot keep up, get a cat to help, as the gorse and blackberry do not help my constitution.

So onto playing Dingo Deans and his convict mates – with a few Kiwi exceptions – this weekend. I have to say, if they tip up my boys, things for the “Head Master” will be getting hotter – as you know what they say, two beatings in a row is a recipe for another. My prediction for the winning of the cup is Georgia, as I reckon they will have the most attractive and single twolegger females and will be constantly on the look out for a rugby player or two to give their email address to. Running onto the pitch during a game showing their wares to the opposition will keep the Georgian boys winning. Mark my words; I know how to pick them. Cheers all – get out to enjoy this weather with your canine.



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More boats needed for Fathers’ Day With overwhelming interest in the Bartercard Fathers’ Day Family Fun Sail, the supply of boats has been outstripped and extra boats have been called in to assist. BoPSAT chairman Roy Walmsley says Luv Boat owners Noel and Natalie have come on board with the annual fundraiser and an extra 80 people can now be taken out onto the harbour on Fathers’ Day. This year’s event is Sunday, September 4 at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club in Sulphur Point. The yacht club is also holding an Open Day in conjunction with the BoPSAT fundraiser to showcase what the club has to offer. Roy says the club has everything from junior, family, senior citizen

and social membership, as well as the popular ‘Women on Water’ – the fastest growing section of the club. The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club is open to the public from 3pm on Sunday and members of the various divisions will be on hand to explain all about their section of the club and show people around. “Arrive before 4pm and you get to see all the yachts returning to the Marina, after the Bartercard Fathers’ Day Family Fun Sail,” says Roy. “You also have the opportunity to join the sailors for a buffet dinner at 5pm.” For further information and to reserve a place on the Luv Boat or one of Tauranga Yacht Club’s big boats phone Roy 07 541 2341.

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The annual Daffodil Day is once again underway – celebrating 21 years of fundraising for those who are affected by cancer. Daffodil Day has grown to become an iconic event on the New Zealand calendar since the first event was held in 1990 – starting in Wellington and Central District regions. Fundraising activities range from the sublime – high tea parties – to the ridiculous –getting soaking wet while collecting money in the rain. Hundreds of thousands of people have helped raise millions of dollars over the years – to enable the Cancer Society to continue to provide information and services to support people with cancer, their families and whanau.

Why the daffodil?

The daffodil is the ‘symbol of hope’ and is used by a number of cancer organisations all over the world. In New Zealand the daffodil was chosen because as one of the earliest flowers of spring it symbolises rebirth, hope and a promise of happier times after the cold winter. The brilliant golden yellow colour of the daffodil uplifts the spirits after the long months with little garden colour.

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The donations received on Daffodil Day are crucial to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in

Harbour City Lions Jude Berry and Norma Trevenna bunch up the daffodils.Photo by Bruce Barnard. the community and ensuring the best cancer care for New Zealanders. The money is spent in the region where it was raised and allocated to numerous important initiatives each year. These include supporting people affected by cancer, raising awareness, scientific research and information resources.

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The Tauranga Pakeke Lions are regularly active in the community and are one of the many groups helping the Cancer Society on Daffodil Day. Pakeke, which means respected elder, is a club of more than 30 members, which meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Their daffodil stand is located at The Warehouse on Cameron Road.

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Keeping on top of the sun but still serious, skin cancers. Ultraviolet light generates free radicals, highly charged molecules that damage cells and DNA and suppress the cancer-fighting immune system. Experts recommend seeking the shade, heading to the pool or beach in the late afternoon – rather than midday when the sun is strongest – sporting a broad brim hat and long sleeves and wearing sunscreen.

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The ozone layer is shrinking, the rates of skin cancer are rising and you can still recall the blistering sunburns you had as a kid or those deep dark tans you – regrettably – worked so hard on as a teen. But does that mean your skin is doomed and there is little point in continuing to protect it from the sun? Absolutely not. Careful sun avoidance and safe sun practices at any age can greatly reduce your risk. Nearly 80 per cent of your lifetime’s sun exposure happens after the age of 18 – so it’s still vitally important to protect yourself from the sun and the havoc it wreaks on your skin. New research shows what you consume and how you treat the damage can help further safeguard your body’s largest organ. The steps you take to ward off skin cancer also fight wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Use sunscreen correctly

Avoiding the sun as much as possible is unquestionably the most effective way to prevent both potentially fatal melanomas and other less dangerous,

Most people use way too little sunscreen. If you’re applying it to your face, neck and arms, you need two teaspoons. For your entire body, use at least a shot glass full. Even more if you’re out in the sun longer than two hours and reapplying after swimming and sweating. Studies show people tend to use onequarter to one-half of the recommended amount, turning that SPF 30 into a 10.

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Buy a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and broad-spectrum coverage and check for these ingredients; avobenzone, mexoryl, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. When you’re not planning to be out for extended periods, you still should wear an all-day moisturiser with a sunscreen.

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This is a particularly common problem that can lead to all sorts of unwanted outcomes. There is a wonderful easy solution however. The solution is: MEDIWISE Mediwise is a free service in the Bay. They are a team of pharmacists who work together to sort exactly these issues. One of the team will come to your mother’s home, they will sort through the medication packs, remove any expired or unwanted medication and they will arrange for all current medication to be packed and

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Conditions of a retirement village The retirement commissioner has recently published some research into retirement villages and it makes interesting reading. About five per cent of New Zealanders aged 65 plus live in retirement villages. In Tauranga, the figure is much higher; where 14 per cent of the older population live in retirement villages. It is forecast there will need to be 800 to 1200 new retirement village dwellings built each year to meet rising demand as New Zealanders age. Part of the research was directed at finding out how well retirement village residents understood the relatively complicated contractual arrangements around Rights to

Occupy and the other conditions associated with buying into a village. Most people who participated in the research were happy with their decision to move into a retirement village, but many did not have a good understanding of their rights and obligations. Many also had concerns their future in the village may not be as certain or secured as they had been led to believe and there was a level of dissatisfaction with the reality of life in a village not being what they had been led to expect. From a lawyer’s point of view, I have concerns about the amount and content of the paper work people intending to shift into a retirement village are expected to understand. There is a Disclosure Statement which sets out details of the particular village, a Code of Resident’s Rights which apply to all villages and an Occupation Rights Agreement which

sets out the resident’s rights and obligations on shifting into the village. These documents often total about 50 pages and deal with every aspect in detail. It is simply not possible to expect anyone to take all of that information on board. The result is people tend to rely on the information contained in the brochures and other marketing information prepared by the villages, which may or may not be totally consistent with the fine print in the documentation. There has got to be a better way of providing people with the correct essential information they need before shifting into a village. Hopefully the retirement commissioner’s report is a first step in that direction.

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It’s all about attitude How many times have I heard the words, ‘I’m just not ready yet’ and my response is ‘what is it that you are you not ready for?’

Residents and family enjoying the midwinter Christmas dinner. Many people still consider retirement villages to be ‘old folk’s homes’ or a rest home – with the association meaning loss of independence, freedom and purpose. This is not so at Althorp – here we are all about independent living. Why would you move into this lifestyle environment? Eventually, most of you will want or need to downsize and enjoy a lifestyle where you can live in an attractive apartment or a sunny one, two or three bedroom home. At Althorp, your lawns, garden and home maintenance is done for

you. Althorp offers you a lifestyle that is part of a welcoming community, where friendships are here to be made, a place where family and friends are welcome to share the facilities with you. You won’t feel you could become a burden on your children or friends – you’ll be happy knowing you won’t need to rely on them and they will be happy knowing you are living a busy lifestyle and are enjoying a wide range of activities. Friday night is happy hour where you can socialise, catch up with friends or enjoy a delicious two

course dinner for only $7. Our Christian Fellowship group run a great shop here in the lodge, with all the grocery essentials and a great range of giftware for your shopping convenience. The village bus takes you to the supermarket, shopping, restaurants, shows or out with the walking group. Think about how fulfilling your life is right now and how much more you could have at Althorp. Althorp is open daily in Pyes Pa from 10am to 4pm. By Claire Neshat, Althorp manager


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Celebrating 97 years of life Dorothy Lusty says the success to a long life is being true to yourself and not fighting what you can’t control.

I had of gotten the last two, I would’ve got the whole team.”

Good advice from a woman who is celebrating her 97th birthday on September 3. Dorothy moved to Tauranga from Seattle, America 37 years ago. “It was very nice there,” she says describing her time in Seattle. “I have lived in Tauranga for a few years now. “I think the place is lovely and the people are so kind.” When asked what she did for a living in Seattle, she says she didn’t do anything. “I used to play a lot of sports. Hockey, cricket and running. My favourite was cricket. “I loved it because it’s a challenge. I got eight wickets for one run during my last game. If

Dorothy has spent her life travelling the world, but she spent the first part of her life in the United Kingdom. She was born in Warrington in England, but spent most of her school years in Darby. “I used to do a lot of cycling. I would

cycle to the point (in Darby).” During her time in the United Kingdom, Dorothy worked for Rolls Royce, where she was an architectural designer. “It was just a job. I preferred to play sports. I was mostly a sportswoman.” Beside being a successful sportswoman, Dorothy spent a lot of her time creating artwork, particularly sculptures. “I have a lot of my own artwork around my home. Paintings and sculptures in the lounge and on the walls.” She says out of all the different types of art, she prefers doing sculptures.“I like to cut into things; I see something and get rid of the things I don’t want.” Dorothy refuses to cut her cake until it’s her birthday. Photo by Letitia Atkinson. By Letitia Atkinson

Exploring the beauty of the Bay where the spectacular autumn colours and plentiful fungi kept cameras clicking. The last three outings have been to the ‘Hongi Track’ at Lake Rotoiti, a walk round the Mount and, on a beautiful winter’s day the Haiku Walk at Katikati plus the lovely Uretara River Walkway. This Nature Study Group was started

The U3A Tauranga Nature Study Group comprises people who enjoy walking and studying flora, fauna, fungi and Bay of Plenty marine life. The group meets once a month in winter and twice monthly in the warm weather, on the second and fourth Wednesdays. This year, the Matua Wetlands, Kaituna Wetlands and the Maketu area have been explored. In March the group went further afield and walked the beautiful Wentworth Falls Track in the Coromandel, picnicked on Whangamata Beach and walked through the woods at Opoutere to observe the bird species in the sanctuary. Other trips have included Otainewainuku, Taniwha Springs at Rotorua and McLaren Falls Park

by the late Eric Geddes, to whom a debt of gratitude is owed for his enthusiastic and patient approach in introducing us to the wonderful natural surroundings we live in. For further information on U3A Tauranga groups and meetings phone 543 4969 or 571 6767 or visit


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Let the games begin Sunday 28th August to Friday 2nd September 2011

Future sports stars go headto-head across Tauranga next week when elite intermediate-aged athletes from across the country compete in the NZCT AIMS Games. Tournament director Vicki Semple says the event, which runs until Friday, September 2, offers many highlights including swimming, basketball and football tournaments – where the competition will be “extremely tough”. Vicki says the swimming event is always special because it is the only national competitive event for the age group. She’s excited about having students coming from four Christchurch schools – after the stress and challenge of last year’s event which started the day after Canterbury’s first earthquake. “The kids are just amping to get here. Everyone is very excited and looking forward to getting away.” Indoor bowls becomes the 15th competition sport this year – with teams from 11 schools playing for titles. Other sports include badminton, basketball, gymnastics, hockey,

Mount Maunganui Intermediate School students prepare for the NZCT AIMS Games at TECT Arena at Baypark with tournament director Vicki Semple. The event is officially opened at TECT Arena this Sunday. Photo by Bruce Barnard. new TECT Arena at Baypark. “We are so excited to have this amazing new facility – it’s going to be so good for the opening ceremony as well as the basketball tournament during the week.” Next year, the event goes international with efforts already underway to attract Australian competitors. Keep up-to-date throughout the tournament with results, news, action photos and programme details at

multisports, rugby sevens, netball and tennis. The competition programme opens at Welcome Bay’s Waipuna Park at 12.30pm on Sunday with the first cross country race. Along with recognising sporting excellence, the event also places an important focus on sportsmanship – with a fairplay team award on offer for the team displaying the best sportsmanship. Vicki says it is great the AIMS Games is the first major event at the

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Rising singer to open AIMS Tauranga Intermediate’s Calista Nelmes has been handed the prestigious role of opening the NZCT AIMS Games this Sunday, August 28 – the first performance to occur in the new TECT Arena at Baypark. The 12-year-old was spotted in a starring role in the school’s production ‘Who Does That?’ performing Madonna’s hit song ‘Material Girl’. Her mother Sheryl says a talent scout was at the production and offered Calista the chance to perform the song in front of nearly 5000 athletes, parents and organisers at the AIMS Games opening ceremony. “She is not nervous at all,” says Sheryl. “Calista has been dancing since she was three years old and is a natural on stage. She is really looking forward to

Calista Nelmes is singing ‘Material Girl’ for an audience of nearly 5000 this weekend. Photo by Tracy Hardy. it.” Sheryl says Calista wants to make music her career and this selection is a fantastic opportunity.

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Papamoa’s lifeguards trump Aussies Papamoa surf lifeguards have confirmed their dominance in the under17 competition after returning from the Australian Pool Rescue championships with gold. Coach Kurt Wilson says the success is a great boost to the training squad members who have their eyes firmly set on the 2012 Junior World Championships in Adelaide next December. “It was really cool – the kids have worked really hard for it. “They sometimes have been training eight times a week.”

Mannequin rescue squad: Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club lifeguards Natalie Peat, Mason Pickering, Ben Johnson, Seth Merrett and Hamish Smith. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

The squad of six lifeguards from Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club won two gold medals. The Papamoa U17 boys team – Mason Pickering, Michael Bryant, Seth Merrett and

Hamish Smith – upset the locals by winning the 4x25m manikin carry relay, while Natalie Peat also won gold as part of New Zealand U17 team 100m manikin tow.

“We also had lots of fourths and fifths, which is also pretty cool because they were up against the best.” In the individual events, Ben Johnson was fifth in the 100m manikin tow with fins and Mason was fifth in the 100m rescue medley. “The exposure for the team at this highest level puts these lifeguards and the club in good stead as the wave of our quality homegrown talent comes up through the age groups. “To compete at this level and to mix it with the best in the world is huge for the growth and development of these lifeguards.” It was the first time the

All-rounder keeps class energised Six-year-old Joel Griffiths is a real go-getter when it comes to sport – trying everything he possibly can. Teacher Heather Robinson says he always wants to learn new skills and is so enthusiastic. “He makes other children enthusiastic about sports. “He is a bit of a sports fanatic. His parents say he has so much energy. He

Cricket is one of the many sports Joel excels at. Photo by Tracy Hardy.



often gets player of the week in soccer and shows his award in class. He is a bit of an all-rounder.” Heather says Joel plays in a soccer team, has started to play rugby, loves to play cricket and any other sports he can get into. “He’d do sports all day if I let him.” See the ad on this page for details on how to nominate your child for Band-Aid Sports Kid of the Week.

Papamoa club has competed in the Australian pool championships. Kurt says the squad will definitely return again next year. He says their next focus is the New Zealand Pool Championships – to be held in Hamilton in October – before returning their attention to the summer season of competition and lifeguarding on the beach.

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The roll-out of ultrafast broadband in Tauranga has been officially launched by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Steven Joyce, with the laying of the first fibre cable. He says the roll-out is the most important infrastructure expansion since the electricity network was created and will help transform the local economy. “It’s about shortening the distance between our ideas, our entrepreneurs and the rest of the world.” Steven says the launch is exciting for Tauranga and will bring benefits for business, healthcare, education and the general public.. Preliminary work over the past months has been preparing ducting for cables along Cameron Rd and adjoining streets from Seventh Ave to Sixteenth Ave. Tauranga is one of the first areas to get

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A new initiative has been launched in Tauranga with the aim of improving the lives of people with disabilities. Health Minister and Bay of Plenty MP Tony Ryall says the Local Area Coordination has been set up to help disabled people have more control over what support they get. “Instead of telling disabled people what support they’ll get, and from whom, our new approach offers people a choice through an individual budget,” says Tony. “The disabled person gets to choose how their budget is spent.” Local Area Coordinators will work alongside people with disabilities to help them use their individual budget to lead a better life.

The 50-year-old man who died in a fire on Wairoa Road has been named as John Bartley. John Carter Bartley, of Tauranga, is survived by his mother Glen and brother Geoff. The fire which occurred on the evening of Saturday, August 20 is currently being investigated by Tauranga Police and has been determined as not suspicious. Detective Senior Sergeant Lindsay Pilbrow says police would particularly like to thank the person who has come forward and provided information relating to the fire. A celebration of John’s life will be held at Olive Tree Cottage in Pyes Pa on Saturday, August 27.

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Recognising your dad As a nation, we love to celebrate champions. We love to see our men and women in black chalking up another victory. When we see their success, we also get to celebrate with them, however, while we enjoy the moment, we often don’t think of the hours they spent in practice, the blood, sweat and tears they had to go through to become a champion. This can be true about dads also. They have braved the blood, sweat, tears and nappies, but seldom is there a victory dais for them to stand on. So this year, Elim Christian Centre and The Weekend Sun want to celebrate champion dads in the Bay; those who have braved the elements, gone the distance for their family. So mums, wives, partners, children, grandchildren – it’s time to nominate your man for the Dad of the Year competition. In 100 words or less, describe why your dad should be named 2011’s Dad of the Year and

he could be in to win some awesome prizes. Include a high resolution digital photo of you and your dad. Enter online at under the Competitions section. Entries must be received by September 1. On Fathers’ Day – Sunday, September 4 – a prize-giving is being held for all the dads who have been nominated, at Elim Christian Centre, on the corner of Devonport Road and First Avenue. The morning starts at 10am and contains our annual DIY competition for a father and his son or daughter, music and an encouraging message. The guest speaker is Andrew Stroud, New Zealand Superbike champion and champion dad. With eight children, he has certainly earned legendary status in many people’s eyes – all while maintaining the determination and focus to be the current National Champion. As always, a barbecue lunch fit for a Kiwi


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Organisers of next January’s Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow are well on their way with planning. There is plenty in store for families at the Airshow on January 28-29. “The focus for the Tauranga City Airshow is family fun and affordability,” says Classic Flyers chief executive Andrew Gormlie. “Ticket prices have been set to encourage families to come along as a group, with the 2012 event featuring two days of flying activity and festivities.” To create an event suitable for all ages, from babies to great grandparents, organisers are welcoming enquiry from trade site holders who want to reach the 30,000 people expected during the weekend. The Trade Fair and Family Entertainment component of the airshow is organised by members of Tauranga Te Papa Rotary. Rotary liaison committee member Jerry Cowper says trade sites are 7.5m x 6m, which is larger than at the previous airshow. Human interest or hobby-type sites are also catered for, with smaller 3m x 3m sites available this year in a fully covered super-sized 60 metre long marquee. Running the trade fair and family entertainment component of the airshow is a fundraising project for the Rotary club, with all net proceeds distributed to local community organisations. For more information phone Jerry 027 634 7239 or visit – click on airshow tab. Organisers of the Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow have joined forces with The Weekend Sun to create a series of kids’ competitions with some great prizes on offer. The first competition is launched today with a prize of an action-packed birthday at Classic Flyers worth $250. To enter, simply print out the instructions at www. under the Competitions section and make a model plane. Drop into The Weekend Sun on the Strand or Classic Flyers, Jean Batton Drive in Mount Maunganui to show us your plane and then you can take it home with you again. All entries need to be in by September 10 so kids, get busy making those model planes.


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Junior classes at Otumoetai Primary got a taste of outdoor education when pedestrian crossings appeared in the school yard recently. Otumoetai Primary is one of 33 schools taking part in the Travel Safe school travel plan, a city council programme. “We have some programmes like Kids on Feet, Kids Can Ride, but for this one they were doing a road safety focus,” says Travel Safe programme leader Karen Smith. “So we supported them with travel safe messages and helping them set up a road course in school. “It’s learning road safety practice skills – so it’s

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learning how to be safe pedestrians or a safe cyclist or scooterist and being considerate and sharing footpaths. “How to walk on a footpath, how to cross a pedestrian crossing, all those.” The programmes are tailored to meet the needs of the community or to run with the school programmes already happening at the time. “They were junior classes and our Travel Safe coordinator worked alongside the school to see what the junior teachers wanted,” says Karen. “We also run a teacher workshop at the beginning of the year to let schools know what is available to support them in Travel Safe and Road Safe.”

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Ten ways to discipline children - part one Follow up rules with logical consequences. If your child gets into the ball pit at the indoor play centre and immediately starts throwing the balls at other kids – then take them out. Sit down with them and watch the other kids play and explain they can go back in when they feel ready to join the fun without hurting other children. Avoid trying to ‘reason’ with your child, such as asking; “How would you like it if he threw the ball at you?” Toddlers don’t possess the cognitive maturity to be able to imagine themselves in another child’s place or to change their behaviour based on verbal reasoning. But they can understand consequences.

Keep your cool

Yelling, hitting or telling your child they’re bad won’t get them to curtail their behaviour. You’ll just get them more riled up and give them examples of new things to try. In fact, watching you control

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Try to respond immediately whenever your toddler is aggressive. Don’t wait until they hit their brother for the third time to say, “That’s enough!” They should know instantly when they’ve done something wrong. Remove them from the situation for a brief time out – just a minute or two is enough. This is the best way to let them cool down and after a while they’ll connect their behaviour with the consequence and figure out that if they hit or bite they end up out of the action.

Discipline consistently

As much as possible, respond to each episode the way you did last time. Your predictable response – “Okay, you bit Billy again, that means another time-out” – will set up a pattern that your child will recognise and come to expect. Eventually, it will sink in that if they misbehave, they’ll get a timeout. Even in public, where you may be mortified by your child’s behaviour, don’t let your embarrassment cause you to lash out at them. Other parents have been there too

– if people stare, simply toss off a comment like “It’s hard to have a two-year-old” and then discipline your child in the usual fashion.

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Wait until your toddler has settled down, then calmly and gently review what happened. Ask them if they can explain what triggered their outburst. Emphasize – briefly – that it’s perfectly natural to have angry feelings, but it’s not okay to show them by hitting, kicking, or biting. Encourage them to find a more effective way of responding by ‘talking it out’ – “Tommy, you’re making me mad!” – or asking an adult to help. Make sure your child understands they need to say sorry after they lash out at someone. Their apology may be insincere at first, but the lesson will sink in. The passions of toddler-hood can overtake a child’s natural compassion sometimes. Eventually they’ll acquire the habit of apologising when they’ve hurt someone.


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Building a lifetime love A career dedication to Tauranga Registered Master Builders Association has led to Miles Everton being recognised with an honorary life membership award.

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The former association president, from 1999 to 2002 and a committee member for 16-years, is delighted to receive the award. He says it was “a great tribute” for the behind the scenes work he has done for the association and building industry during the years. Miles – who has worked as a builder for 37 years – is only

the 11th person to receive lifetime membership in the Tauranga association’s 64-year history. Association manager Lani Christensen says the award is only given to a small, but “very distinguished group” of individuals who have provided extraordinary service to the association for many years. During a 20-year period competing in the Master Builders’ House of the Year Awards, Mile’s company Everton Homes won almost 50 prizes – including the national award twice. Miles says building is in his blood and he still gets a buzz when he drives past homes he built 20 years earlier. After a four month break from building – to work on his golf handicap – Miles is just

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money aside in our contingency funds to address these issues, but until the claims come in we don’t know.” Tauranga City is not as exposed as Auckland because most of the builder compliance certificates issued to Tauranga’s leaky homes were issued by a private certification company. The scheme is attractive to home owners who don’t want to pay lawyers a lot of money with no predetermined outcome says Stuart. “If you opt into the government-assisted scheme, which includes the council, there is a guarantee the government will step up with 25 per cent, the council will step up with 25 percent. “They will find the other 50 per cent and the whole regime is tightly controlled. “There is a lot more discipline round the whole thing and they are not spending anything from $15 to $70,000 in lawyers’ fees. The money goes into the fix and not the argument.” By Andrew Campbell



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Tranquillo Beauty Clinic is celebrating its new name and transformation with an official launch party on Wednesday, August 31. The central city beauty clinic was bought by Sue Dewes, who has more than 20 years beauty therapy experience and several national awards to her name. In 2007, Sue was named runner-up Beauty Therapist of the Year by the New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists. She has regularly made the finals of national industry product awards and won Case Study of the year in the 2006 Environ awards thanks to her expertise in skin analysis. Having previously owned beauty clinics in Dunedin and Gore, Sue says she is looking forward to offering her in-depth knowledge to Tauranga clients.

Brenda Odendaal, Sue Dewes, John Dewes and Diane Rodda. “A lot of people visit beauty clinics, but they are never told what their skin specifically needs, why it looks and reacts the way it does and what they can do to help themselves. “Our vision is to develop individualised programmes for each and every client that incorporates their overall health and wellbeing, rather than just providing off the shelf treatment. “The training I have helps me understand the needs of people’s skin.” Former Body + Soul clients will be impressed by the renovated clinic and have access to all the latest technology and equipment. Tranquillo has an IPL, LEDeluxe, Microdermabrasion and a DF Ionzyme machine from Environ for all skin treatments – along with top quality, professional products. Tranquillo is now open for business. An official launch party is being held for invited guests and former Body + Soul clients on Wednesday, August 31 from 5pm.

New way to see The launch of a new resource booklet for the visually impaired is designed to reach out to those who are stuck in the middle says Retina New Zealand president Fraser Alexander. The ‘Your Blue Book’ is being launched at the organisation’s annual general meeting this Saturday, August 27. Fraser

says it is a “first guide for people who are obviously frustrated their sight loss means they are not functional in some areas”. “This could mean around the home pouring a cup of tea or going for a night walk, but they don’t have any information on who to go to solve these problems. “It is for those who don’t qualify for membership of the blind foundation, but have some kind of visual impairment.” Retina NZ is an organisation set up to help and support those who are affected by a retinal condition. This is the second year the AGM has been held in Tauranga and Fraser says the location has proved to be a popular one. “In the Bay of Plenty, with an aging population, these conditions are a bit more prevalent around New Zealand and we had a great turn out last year.” The AGM is at Community Village Hall on 17th Avenue from 10.30am. For more information phone 0800 233 833 or to access ‘Your Blue Book’ visit

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Changes for your spring diet With September comes spring. If you have been feeling blue, a bit ill or have been hibernating during the last few months, pull your socks up, soak in a pool of warm summer sun and start making plans. Spring is a great time for plans; in nature, new beginnings are happening. The weather is getting warmer and we can venture outside a bit more than we might have done in the last little while. Plan for your health – change the mindset of only actively focusing on your health when you are not feeling 100 per cent. Remember, it is what you do every day that matters, not what you do sometimes. Plan to not become sick in the first place. Plan to prevent the onset of fatigue and illness. If you have a family history of illness – for example heart disease, stroke or diabetes – plan to have these illnesses not be a part of your health future. Easier said than done, but making a plan of action is better than doing nothing.


Schedule in time for yourself each week for rest and relaxation – this is time where you do something that you enjoy. Something relaxing that removes you from the stresses that are a normal part of life. For example, find a warm spot in the house with sun streaming in and read a book. Take a walk along the beach. Have a picnic lunch with a friend. It is important your scheduled relaxation time does not include alcohol – this is time to just be. Plan a regular health warrant of fitness with a health professional. This is especially important if you have a family history of disease. Catch it before it catches you. It’s better to go and find there is nothing wrong with you then not go and discover the disease process has been developing within you for years.

implement all your proposed changes – so be it. As long as when you make one change, it sticks before you make another. If it takes you six months or a year to get where you want to be in terms of your health – it is more likely to last than if you attempt to do some type of challenge or quick-fix diet. Plan for your health now – and enjoy the sunshine while you are doing it.


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Freedom of fitness Making healthy choices shouldn’t be about money – when it comes to joining a gym, there is nothing worse than when longterm contracts seem cheap, but carry huge consequences when you need to leave.

Keeping fit at the gym is about freedom – to do what you want and on your own terms. Now, there is a gym in the Bay of Plenty that is making the choice a whole lot easier. Unlike the competition, Global Fitness has permanently done away with restrictive long term contracts, making getting fit fun and easy without long-term pressures holding you down. Assistant manger Sean Joyce says Global Fitness knows that when it comes to leaving a gym, it is because something in the gym member’s life has changed. “We have a great team, great facilities and we know that we don’t need to lock our members in when situations can change at the drop of a hat. We pride ourselves on being easy to join, easy to cancel.” He says Global Fitness has been active in helping people reach their fitness goals for the past eight years, and now offers only short fixed term contracts and maintain their low prices. “The fear of what might happen down the track often puts people off coming to the gym. That’s why

the need to remove lengthy contracts without increasing the rate” says Sean “and at the end of your short term, carry on payments or simply cancel with only seven days notice.” Global Fitness offer a great range of team training programs (Boxing, Bootcamp, Group fitness, Mixed Martial Arts classes) that promote camaraderie, support and motivation, with that and the mix of fun, disciplined workouts you achieve fast and measurable results making it perfect for people who struggle with commitment. “There is no better time than now to start something that could really make a difference in your life.”

Look after your cartilage What do fat, cartilage, bone and blood have in common? Surprisingly they are all classified as connective tissue. The connective tissue that causes us the most grief is the cartilage in the discs of our vertebrae and the padding in our knees and hips. The main purpose of cartilage is to prevent bone on bone contact while providing cushioning and support for the joint. Cartilage is a matting of fibrous tissue generated by cells

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it hurts! The slowness of repair is caused by there being relatively few cartilage forming cells and that the lack of direct blood supply. Cartilage is very susceptible to unwanted inflammation. The “itis” in “arthritis” just means inflammation. When cartilage is damaged through trauma or disease white blood cells in cartilage increase the production of various inflammatory chemicals. This is the first stage of healing and is needed before tissue starts to regrow. The weakness with this system is when the problem is one the body cannot fix it leading to a permanent state of inflammation. For those who like to adopt natural health solutions there are many compounds that are really beneficial to protect and heal cartilage. Firstly cartilage needs to be protected from corrosion caused by free radicals damaging joint cells causing thinning of cartilage. All the antioxidants play a role but the compounds found in grape seeds, acai berries and turmeric reign supreme as these have an additional anti-inflammatory function. Other important compounds are the Omega 3 fats EPA and DHA from oily fish and glucosamine and MSM. The real trick of course is to get these in the right doses and right combinations. If you cartilages are groaning they just may be sending you a nutritional SOS. Read more from John at


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Fridge for thinking With the economy taking another dive these days, it is important to get the most from our grocery spend. Using up leftover food doesn’t always mean shepherds pie though. My partner often stands by the fridge door staring into the appliance as if waiting for dinner to just materialise from the assorted leftovers. This fridge thinking, about what’s for dinner, often doesn’t involve a lot of planning – just spontaneity. For some people, planning what’s for dinner is done well in advance. For example, thawing out frozen meats and making sure all the correct ingredients are in the cupboard. For others who prefer to go with the flow, the fridge’s resources can reap some rewards; in the back is half a jar of pasta sauce, some roast vegetables from last night, a few cooked mush-

rooms the kids wouldn’t eat and some wraps and feta. So this week’s recipe is an easy ‘throw almost anything’ in a vegetarian tortilla stack. You can add canned beans, other cheeses and vegetables. Next time you are at the supermarket, get a packet of burrito wraps or flat bread; they are very versatile and adaptable for using up your leftovers or creating quick meals from scratch. As a compliment to this vegetarian dish is some booster mix from

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Serves 6-8 Ingredients 5 tortilla wraps 300-400g roast pumpkin/kumara chunks Bunch spinach leaves 2-3 cooked field mushrooms, sliced 200g feta cheese 1cup pasta sauce or chopped canned tomatoes Salt and pepper Oil for frying A spring-form cake tin Method In a hot pan with a little oil, quickly fry off tortillas so they are pliable, but not too crispy. Place in spring form tin, smooth over a little pasta sauce then arrange roasted vegetables, spinach, feta and mushrooms on top. Place another tortilla wrap on top and press down firmly, repeat the process until tin full. Garnish the top with grated cheese or parmigiana. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes on 250 degrees. Once out, place a plate on top and a heavy weight to press the layers together. Cut portions with a sharp knife once the tortilla has compacted. Serve with a salad or micro greens.


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...with flair and colour Winter nights have been dragging on for a while now and it’s hard to get inspired to cook something new at this time of year. If you want a change from your usual roast dinner, try something a little different which offers maximum visual appeal, without being too difficult. A colourful, tasty medley of roasted and raw vegetables is a gorgeous dish to put in front of family or friends. Throw in some feta cheese and a great dressing and you have a meal that looks sensational and covers all the main food groups. In pre-vegetarian days, I used to throw in some spicy sausage pieces, but now we use feta cheese as it adds a lovely creaminess to the dish. With a green salad or a crunchy coleslaw on the side, this is a festive meal. Roasted vegetable salad with feta and garlic dressing Serves 4 Ingredients 1/2 pumpkin, peeled and diced 4 waxy potatoes, washed and diced 1 kumara, peeled and diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced Any of the following: Small onions,

Cobb Country Ribs Cobb’s famous slow baked pork ribs, in a smokey BBQ sauce, on a sizzling platter with spicy wedges.

parsnips, swede, courgettes, cauliflower or broccoli florets 1/2cup Kalamata olives 1 red pepper, chopped into chunks 100gs feta, diced 1/2cup olive oil, plus 1/4cup extra 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/4cup white wine vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard Method Splash 1/4 cup of olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic salt over the root vegetables and roast in a hot oven for 45 minutes. Then add the courgettes or cauliflower/broccoli for the last ten minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a large serving dish or bowl and add olives, feta and pepper, and toss well. Combine the rest of the olive oil, garlic, vinegar and mustard in a jar and shake well, then pour over the hot and cold vegetables. Toss again, then serve with a green salad on the side.

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Crackers a little bit cheesy

If you’re crackers about cheese, you’ll love the latest offering from Kiwi cracker expert Huntley & Palmers: their cheesiest-ever cheese crackers. These new crispy bites of delight are baked with real New Zealand

Tasty Cheese and sprinkled with Parmesan for extra cheesy bite and taste. They’re so cheesy they’re equally delicious just as a snack on their own or with any of your favourite dips or toppings. Huntley & Palmers Cheese Crackers come in three different varieties: Tasty Cheese, Mini Tasty Cheese and Cheese & Chives.

The Weekend Sun has two packs of the Huntley & Palmers Cheese Crackers range to give away to the lucky readers who can tell us the three varieties of cheese crackers. Enter online at under the Competitions section. Entries must be received by August 31.

But what does it do? This week, The Weekend Sun has a quadpod-like device, The Weekend Sun has this anonymous with four prongs kitchen tool to give away to lucky readthat open up to form ers who can tell us what it is. Enter online at a cross or could be under the Competitions section. used as a tiny stool. Entries must be received by August 31.

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Quizzicality (44 points); Oxyphenbutazone (41 points); Subjectivizing (38 points); Psychoanalyzing (38 points). Forget about knowing what the words actually mean – a true Scrabble enthusiast only cares what these high-scoring plays are worth in the game. Tauranga game convert Barbara Dunn laughs as she recalls her first experience of the competitive game – scratching her head as the players used all these ‘strange’ words. “The main difference between those who play scrabble at home with friends and those who play competition level, is the words that they use. “Often people who just play for fun comment about all these funny words that the competition players use – I remember I was the same.” Barbara, the Tauranga Scrabble Enthusiasts club president, began playing competitively when she shifted to Tauranga nine years ago. She had always enjoyed social scrabble so decided to join in the fun.

Rather than being put off by the odd words, she started learning some scrabble lists to give her a chance at the big scores. Ironically, she says the best players are not always those with the best vocabulary or spelling. “It’s really people with a mathematical brain that are good at Scrabble. “There are some people who aren’t good spellers who are great at the game.” Along with learning word lists, she says players benefited by practising anagrams and knowing small words to use as ‘hooks’ when placing a longer word on the board. Some members regularly compete at regional tournaments, including Maungatapu player Marianne Bentley who is in the country’s top tier of players. Players from around the county are expected to be among 70 competitors playing the boards when the club host’s the annual Tauranga Spring Tournament on August 27. The club meets at the Bridge Club at Ngatai Road on Tuesdays from 9am12pm. For more information email By Hamish Carter

Memo to Graeme Henry: If there is a better back up loosey for Richie McCaw in the country than Colin Bourke, then we were all watching the wrong game on Tuesday at Bay Park against Canterbury. Bourke’s positional play is exceptional as is his leadership, ball skills and the ability to let go a left jab when his team mates are thrown unceremoniously across the touch line. Memo to Priority One. Please make the retention of Colin Bourke as the Steamers standout Captain an absolute priority next year. We cannot afford to have him exported off to a foreign footy field. Sacre bleu, the thought of losing this hugely talented and gifted asset is almost as bad as losing the cup this year. Surely a “Bring Back Bourke” campaign can be kick started sooner than later. Go the Bay! T. Kapai, Te Puna.

No wonder sales are slow No wonder this country is well behind in ticket sales for World Cup Rugby. A while ago severe ripoffs relating to accommodation charges surfaced, and now we have All Black rugby

jerseys available on line at a cost half of that stores are charging. All this, added to the disgusting intrusion into our living rooms by the Sergeant with his obnoxious voice and manner on Sky have really put me, for one at least, off that coming event. Barry H. Walker, Mt Maunganui.

Greens imitating NZ First Set out in Winston Peter’s Press Releases are the excellent and workable policies of the New Zealand First Party. Unfortunately we do not read them in the “free” press. Fortunately we listen to them from Russell Norman, Leader of the Green Party. It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Thank you Russell. Frances Kibblewhite. Papamoa. The Weekend Sun welcomes letters and photographs from readers. Preference will be given to previously unpublished letters that are short (200 words) and supplied with full name and contact details.


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Capital gains con Labour’s proposed Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is not just for the rich who may well deserve such tax, its net will encompass every NZ worker. I am referring to KiwiSaver and all other saving schemes outside of that, including people who use their businesses and farms to provide for their retirement. Whilst KiwiSavers can elect to join an income only fund, most will quite rightly belong to growth funds, many of which will be a mixture of income and growth. The point is that growth is a nice word for capital gain. So the growth part of those funds will be impeded by a CGT

which in turn affects the final sum on retirement. The Labour Party leader says that withdrawals from KiwiSaver will not be subject to this new tax. That’s true – because the fund itself will have paid its CGT many years, in fact in some cases, decades earlier. This is a good example of how inhibiting CGT can be because people do switch their investment type savings at various times in their lives. The downsides of CGT for the average New Zealander is far greater than the upside of collecting a new tax on windfall capital gains. Bill Capamagian, Tauranga.

Eden Park will let NZ down The recent complaints that Eden Park is or will be a dog appear to be wellfounded and were obvious from the outset. The vast majority of thinking people wanted this new Stadium constructed in the Auckland Waterfront location. It could have made a statement on the Waterfront for locals and tourists alike. Very interesting to look at it all again in retrospect – Eden Park in its existing state could have been retained for most normal activities and become the base for say Cricket and League. The never-built brand new multi-use Waterfront Stadium could have been used for all major international sports events; rugby, athletics, concerts, etc.

and would have been close to accommodation, the Viaduct and Auckland CBD. Weekends or nights would not have been an issue as normal weekday business park would have been available. Too late, the dye is cast. It is such a damn shame because NZ has once again wasted a one-off opportunity and invested a huge amount of money, around $400 million, on an Eden Park lemon which will rarely ever fill its capacity after RWC 2011. Access, noise and parking problems will always be issues at this Eden Park venue. Why do we never seem to get it right in this country? S Paterson, Arataki.

Researching coarse fisherman Anglers are passionate creatures, and none more so than J. Stewart Smith, the man who brought coarse fishing to New Zealand, introducing rudd, perch and carp to our waterways, often to the fury of angling clubs, Fish & Game and the Department of Conservation. Stewart was formerly a member of the Communist Party who spent four years in prison during the war. Later he was a commercial fisherman, inventor, fish breeder and owner of the Massey Service Station in Auckland. He remained an ardent member of the fishing fraternity from first catching tiddlers in his East London childhood to his recent death.

A biography is in preparation under Stewart’s chosen title of That Bloody Pom! We’re looking for memories to include. If you’ve had any kind of dealings with J. Stewart Smith and you’ve got an anecdote to share, we’d love to hear it. We’d also welcome contributions to the debate about introduced fish species and your views on coarse fishing as a sport and tourist attraction in New Zealand. Whether you regarded Stewart Smith as friend or foe, or because you’re passionate about coarse fishing yourself, please tell us your tale. All contributions will be fully acknowledged on publication. Jenny Argante, Tauranga.

An Invitation: Dilworth Information Afternoon Based in Auckland, Dilworth is a renowned, all expenses paid, full boarding school. The school is Christian-based, supported by a substantial charitable trust. As one of the country’s top schools, it provides opportunities for boys to be involved in a challenging academic programme, music, sporting and cultural activities. Scholarships are available for boys from low to modest income families in Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9. Limited places available in Years 10-13. On Saturday, 3rd September, current parents, Old Boys and prospective parents from the Waikato and Bay of Blenty regions are cordially invited to an information afternoon. We particularly encourage interested prospective parents to attend and find out what a Dilworth Scholarship has to offer. Venue: Westbrook Primary School (Hall) 362 Malfroy Road Rotorua 3015 2-3pm Refreshments to follow

Library blues again

The tail is trying to wag the dog I had a bit of a chuckle over the self-righteous bossy boots from NZ First, writing to your fine paper last week. Fancy telling the media they were “supposed to be” writing about dearest Winston. The cheek of it! The piece was a balanced look at the local political scene and no doubt would have also included reports from maybe Labour and the Greens, had they actually been doing anything newsworthy (which is a rarity around here.) Not only that, but Peters got a prominent picture, which was more than the other parties were given. Last time I looked, the media was quite capable of making their own decisions about what constituted news, not political parties. Especially not the washed up ones. The day the politicians and the parties start telling the newspapers what they are “supposed” to write, is the day democracy comes crashing down around our ears. Perhaps the NZ First cronies should relocate to Libya. I hear there’s a vacancy coming up in a dictatorship there. Carry on the great work, Sun. R. Shaw, Welcome Bay.

Dealing with the Greerton Library, the current approach is flawed. Forget any expensive upgrades or a renewal, move to eliminate Greerton as a branch with library books and give it satellite status which would see it operated via computerisation by say two Library staff members. Library books could be ordered at and returned to the Greerton satellite by way of a one-day courier service, operated by Council. If anyone wishes to physically see or touch the library books then simply drive to or take a bus (superannuits no cost between 9am and 3pm and also drops them outside the Library doors) to the main excellent City Library in Tauranga. Currently the $8 million or 8.5% of total annual Council rates spent on TCC Libraries is outrageous and meaningful rationalisation is called for now, not an increase in the white elephants. R Paterson, Matapihi.

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Saturday 27 August

12 Step Recovery Group for Women

Every Sat 10am at Hanmer Clinic meeting rooms, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton (behind Tyre Master) Ph/txt 021 022 05550 email: Balmoral’s Marching Team Ladies interested in joining this new team aged 20-50yrs welcome. Experience preferred but not necessary. Anita 571 4096 Brazilian Percussion Absolute beginners workshops every Sat 9.30-11am. No experience required. Instruments provided. Phil 021 075 4300 or Come Dancing Tonight Sequence & old time dancing at Greerton Hall 7.3011pm. Friendly atmosphere, good music & supper. Entry $6, members $5. All welcome. Run by Tauranga Scottish Society. Allyson 576 9194 Katikati Tramping Club Tramp to Karangahake, Country Road, New Dubbo-Windows loop. Bring torch or headlight. Helen 07 863 8781 Kids Expo & Fashion Parade Sept 3 at Kiwi 360 4pm. Te Puke Playcentre fundraiser. Tickets $20 on sale at Don Bayliss clothing. Goodie bags with each ticket purchase. Raffles running on the night. Fiona 573 9860 Market Greerton Hall 8am - 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Merv or Nancy, Waihi 07 863 6697

Messianic Meeting: Ha Derech - The Way

News, reviews and opinionated raving on the music scene.

every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Trixie 552 5278 or

teas available to all participants. Pim 0800 884 881 extn 8518

Tauranga Leisure Marching Display Day

Cystic Fibrosis Charity High Tea Coffee Club, Bethlehem Town Centre Sept 4, 4-6pm. Cost $20 for High Tea & quick fire raffle fun. 10 great prizes valued at approx $250. Bookings essential. All welcome. Bring a friend. Ph Coffee Club Bethlehem 579 3668 before Aug 28 Friendship Dining Group Males/females 30’s/40’s. 022 012 0376

Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Memorial Park. 10.30am march past, raffles, free admission. Come & support 15 Tauranga & 8 North Island teams.

Tauranga Radio Sailing Club Sailing

Model yacht sailing every Sat 11am - 4pm & Weds 1.30-5pm at Lake Taurikura, Scoria Close, The Lakes, Tauriko. Tauranga Woodcrafters Club Meet 3rd Sat of every month at clubrooms, Yatton St, Greerton 1pm. Visitors or interested folk welcome. Geoff 579 3637

Tauriko Playcentre Adult’s Celebration

Enjoy an evening out with great friends, fabulous food & happy memories at Tauriko Playcentre & Tauriko Hall Sept 10 6.30-10pm. Tickets $15 – includes complimentary drink, hangi meal & dessert. Cash bar available. Registration by Sept 3. Amy 544 7482 at The Prime Suspects Murder mystery dinner show at Daniels in the Park, 11th Ave 7-10pm. A unique, interactive comedy dinner show. $60pp 15 yrs & over at Baycourt TicketDirect 577 7188 or 0800 484 2538 Weird & Wacky Visual Arts Art Attack, Cambridge Town Hall Aug 27 & 28 10am - 4pm daily. Gold coin donation. Paintings, ceramics, speciality lighting, Ikebana, experience a Japanese tea ceremony 11am & 2pm Aug 27.

Sharing The Truth, The Way & The Life together. All ages & backgrounds Jew & non Jew welcome. Every Sat 10am. Geoff or Pamela 570 1438 Pahoia School Quiz Night Sept 3 Omokoroa Settlers Hall 7pm - midnight. Arrange a team of 10 or come as individuals. Dress theme: Sports. Great finger food, prizes, lucky ticket, best costume & spot prizes. Eftpos. Tickets on sale now from Pahoia School office 548 0723 $20 single, $35 double. Proceeds to upgrade IT programme. Retina New Zealand Inc AGM at Community Village Hall, 17th Ave Tauranga 10.30am. Share your experiences with other attendees. 0800 233 833 or 03 338 1559 Rotorua Has Talent Presented by Interact at Rotorua Civic Theatre 7.30pm. Tickets from Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd

Sunday 28 August



GUIDE The ever popular guide to ‘What’s On’ in the Bay.

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Bay Blokart Club Land sailing at Baypark track every Sun & race days on second Sun of month. Use construction entrance 400m down Truman Lane. All welcome. 027 391 8300 or Peter 0274 721 322. Bethlehem Lions Market Now incorporating Arts & Crafts indoors at Bethlehem Town Centre carpark (second entrance to town centre off Bethlehem Rd) 8am 12pm. Stallholders $10 per site. On wet or fine. 548 2977 Bible Seminars Sunday at Greerton Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “The Acts of the Apostles - Conflict in Jerusalem.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Vic 543 0504 Coast Care Papamoa East From 9.30am – 12pm. Look for the Coast Care sign on Taylors Rds & walk down the beach access to join us. Morning or afternoon

Holistic & Spiritual Community Centre

Presents well known psychic Gavin Knight, at Legion of Frontiersmen’s Hall, Elizabeth St 7-9pm. Join us for a night of fun & friendship. $5pp. All welcome. Leigh 218 0330 Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc Computer enthusiasts meet to share knowledge & experience, at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West on last Sun of month from 10am - 3pm approx. $3 door charge. Visitors welcome. 544 2067

Mount Maunganui Farmers Market

Every Sun 9am - 1pm in Phoenix car park, rain or shine. Home grown, home made, organic or spray free - fresh fruit & veges, breads, cheese, oils, plants & more. Downtown the Mount open 7 days. 575 9911 New Zealand Chamber Soloists Presented by Tauranga Musica & Radiolive at Mills Reef 7pm. Lara Hill, violin. James Tennant, cello. Katherine Austin, piano. Tickets at Baycourt or ticketdirect. Papamoa Country Music Club Inc Every 4th Sunday of month at Papamoa Sports & Rec Centre, Parton Rd 1-4.30pm. Guest artist: Glenys Wana. Petanque Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. Neita 572 3768

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Every Sun & Thurs at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to race electron class yachts. Graham 572 5419 Singles Mix & Mingle 40+ Coffee afternoon 2.30pm at Zaggers Cafe, Chapel St. Are you looking for friendship or companionship? Join likeminded individuals who want to meet new singles in a relaxed atmosphere. Gayle 027 439 3267 Sunday Bible Study Every Sunday 10am. Fellowship tea 10.45am, Sunday worship 11am. 1st & 3rd Sunday evening singing 6pm. Tauranga Church of Christ, Greerton, 1400 Cameron Rd. 541 0388

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Stories, snippets, strangeness, and general entertainment.

Tauranga BMX Club Gates Sunday after-

noons at Sulphur Pt track 1.30pm start. First 3 nights free, members $2. Volunteers needed to help run this. All welcome. Email:

Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Car Fair

Every Sunday 8am - 12pm 11th Ave carpark (opp Mad Butcher). Buy & sell cars/ vans/utes/4x4/camper/boats. Ken 027 733 9686, Tauranga Motorcycle Club Maize paddock fun day! Jensen’s farm, Omanawa Rd. Follow the Tga Club event signs. Sign on from 8.30am, riding from 10am 3.30pm. Cash or chq - no eftpos. Craig 552 5181 or 021 870 117 Theosophical Society “Vision 2011 Interesting Times.” This is not the AGM. At Tauranga Yoga Centre, Elizabeth St West 2pm. Entry by donation to cover the rent. All welcome. June 576 6106 Variety Concert Memorial Hall, Katikati 1.30pm. Entry $5 followed by afternoon tea. Katikati & District Savage Club.

Monday 29 August

Body & Soul Fun Fitness For over 50’s, social events & occasional guest speakers Mon & Fri (Sept 2 Sandi Richie, Heart Foundation), Greerton Hall, Cameron Rd. Tues Wesley Church, 13th Ave. Weds City Church Otumoetai Rd. All classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. Men & women welcome. Dianne 576 5031 Ceroc Dance Classes at Dance Fusion

Beginners classes every Mon at Baypark Function Centre 7pm & Weds at Elizabeth St Community Centre opp Yoga Centre 7.30pm. No partner or experience required. All welcome. 0274 391 997 or Fire Brigade Indoor Bowls Club Club night Dunlop trophy 7.30pm at Greerton Hall, Cameron Rd. Colin 543 0326 Fitness League Tone & align your body, increase flexibility & stamina. First class free. Mon at Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd & Tues at St Johns Anglican Hall, Seddon St, Waihi. Both 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378

Golden Kiwis Leisure Marching Team Meet weekly for exercise, fun & fellowship. No experience required for ladies 50+. Dorothy 579 5232

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. 542 4191 or

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Living in Harmony Presented by Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council Ltd at the Orchard Church, 20 Macloughlin Drive, Te Puke 7pm. Host: Te Puke Sikh Assn fabulous evening about their culture, art & food. Free entry. Bring plate of food to share. Lehmber 027 289 8999 Meditation Free classes. Find the real meaning & purpose of your life. Bring out the peace & joy that exists inside you. Mon 10am & 7.30pm. David 576 9764 Mount Badminton Club Club night Mon 7-9pm & social club night Weds 7.30 - 9.30pm at Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd. All past & new players welcome. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529 Otumoetai Indoor Bowls Ladies versus Men, Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. Fred 576 4607 Papamoa Swimming Club Volunteer coaches required for emergent learn to swim. Full training provided. 3 x 1/2 hour sessions from 3pm Mon to Thurs. Helen 542 3547 Recycled Teenagers Gentle exercise for 50’s forwards, & injury or illness rehabilitation. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga, Senior Citizens Club, behind Pak n Save. Tues, St Mary’s Church Hall, cnr Girven Rd & Marlin St. All 9am 10.30am. Taken by Heart Foundation phase 3 cardiac instructor. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411 Relationship Services Mon - Parenting Through Separation, free course for separating parents 10am - 12pm. Positively Me 4 Women - self esteem course for women 12.30-2.30pm. Blended Families, course for parents in combined household 7-9pm. ManMade, self esteem course for men 7-9pm. Tues - Parenting Through Separation 7-9pm. Weds - Sex, Drugs & Homework, course for parents of teenagers 7-9pm. Parenting for Success, course for parents of 2-12yr olds 7-9pm. Thurs - Parenting Through Separation Papamoa 10am - 12pm. Positively Me 4 women 7-9pm. 576 8392 Sit and Be Fit Class Seated down class. Focused on balance, stability, aerobic, flexibility & strength. Tues 11.30-12.30pm at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Weds 11am-12pm at Greenwood Park Village, Welcome Bay. 578 9272 St Columba Indoor Bowling Club Progressive 7.30pm, St Columba Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd. New bowlers welcome. Ron 570 1570

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sequence dance tuition & revision every Mon 1-3pm St Johns Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai. $3pp. Gordon 573 4333 Tauranga Badminton Club Bethlehem College every Mon & Weds from 7.30pm. All players welcome. Friendly club. Racquets available. Sue 543 0035 or 021 194 4335 Tauranga Plunket Older Mums & Bubs Playgroup. Are you an older mum or dad, aunt/uncle or grandparent caring for young babies & preschool children? Every Mon during term time at Tauranga Plunket Rooms, Devonport Rd 10am. Kath 557 8109 or YMCA - ALFS (Active lifestyle for seniors). Smooth Movers class Mon 8.45-9.45am & 10-11am at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. Also 9.1510.15 at Salvation Army Community Hall, Eversham Rd. Tues 9.15-10.15am & 10.30-11.30am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Weds 9.15-10.15am Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. Thurs 8.45-9.45am at Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd. Also 10.30-11.30am at Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd. Fri 9.15-10.15am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. 578 9272 Yoga Beginners classes Mon 5.30pm & Weds 9am. Paul 575 7310 or Zumba for All Mon 9.30am, Thurs 9.15am Bethlehem Hall, Waihi Rd. $5 casual, $4 with a concession card. Ruth 027 415 6819 or just turn up!

Tuesday 30 August

Bayfair Petanque Club Every Tues &

Thurs at Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive 1pm. Tuition & boules for beginners & visitors. Margaret 572 3173

Excel Toastmasters Club

Learn to be a competent communicator & get your message across. Meet 6.15pm on 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of month at Mount Senior Citizens Centre, 345 Maunganui Rd. New members welcome. Tess 575 6610 Free Dance Lesson Ballroom & Latin at Baypark Stadium, Mt Maunganui function centre 7pm. Genesis - Women’s Group Every Tues during school term 10am. This week: Daffodil Day morning tea at Vision Papamoa. Please bring a plate. New members welcome. Jennifer, Salvation Army 578 4264 Junior Badminton Club Otumoetai College Gym, all grades 5.30 - 7pm. Racquets available. Sue 543 0035 Leisure Marching For exercise, fun & fellowship. Ladies 50+ required. No experience needed. Dorothy 579 3232

Mount Morning Badminton Every Tues 9am - 12pm at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park. Social, competitive, all ages, beginners welcome. Racquets available. Visitors $5 per session, students $2. First day free. Margaret 575 9792 South City Indoor Bowls Club Inc

Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Open Fours Tournament (Plate & raffle item). Ph Mary 541 0687 Stitching Servants Every Tues at Tauranga Church of Christ, Greerton 10am. Card, quilt, bear making, knitting etc. 541 0388 Table Tennis Tauranga Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd Tues 12.30-3.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Thurs 9-11.30am, Fri 9-11.30am & 7.309.30pm. QEYC Weds 12.30-3pm. Caroline 543 0702 Tauranga Freemasons Meet last Tues of month. Social events, charity, companionship, fishing & more. New members welcome. Terry 574 4104 or Tauranga Indoor Bowling Club Club night 7.30pm. Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. New bowlers welcome. Ron 570 1570 Tauranga Toastmasters Tga Lyceum Club, 1st Ave Tues 7.15-8.45pm. Exterminate the butterflies, confidence building, improving public speaking & leadership skills. Alan 544 5989 Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions Meet 2nd & 4th Tues at Settlers Lounge 6pm. Pat 533 4345 Wing Chun Kung Fu Free first lesson Tues & Thurs at QE Youth Centre cnr 11th Ave & Devonport Rd 6.308.30pm. Te Puke classes also available. 027 236 0908 or Zouk Lambada Dancing For beginners every Tues at Tauranga Baptist Church Hall cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 6.30pm. No partner necessary. All welcome. 022 091 5970 or

Wednesday 31 August

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Drop-in clinic every Weds at 63 Willow St, Tauranga 5-6.30pm. No appointment necessary. Free legal assistance. Bipolar Support Group Junction office, 4 Roys Rd, Greerton 1-2pm. 579 9890 Carbon Nation Documentary Rescreening. Audience discussion with Jeanette Fitzsimons (former Green co-leader) after film. Facilitated by Dr Ian McLean at Wesley Centre, 13th Ave Tauranga 7pm. $8 at door (incl refreshments). RSVP Gillian 544 5360

City Early Start Toastmasters Join the motivated, vibrant & encouraging bunch at Zaggers Café 7-8.15am for personal development, career boosting opportunities. Lani 571 1545 or Faith Bible College Public meetings every 2nd & 4th Weds of month at 749 Welcome Bay Rd 7.15pm start. Variety of speakers. Supper to follow. All welcome. 544 2463 Fernlands Spa Water Exercise Class

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Free 6 week course Weds 7.30pm. Enlighten your life. David/Trisha 576 9764 Gate Pa Indoor Bowls Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Handicap Singles (Bowie Trophy). Kevin 543 4044 Global Hearts Exercise Group Weds 2pm & Fri 11am. Provides group activities combined with health education that encourages members to live a healthy & active lifestyle. Classes run by qualified instructor. Vikki 575 0470 or 0272 800 388 Ladies Bible Study/Tea Every Weds 10am. Singing/Bible class 7pm. Tauranga Church of Christ, Greerton, 1400 Cameron Rd. 541 0388

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Fellowship at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm. Mini night healers & readers. Door charge $10. All welcome. Jules 578 0777 Mount Junior Badminton Club Club night 6-7.30pm at Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd for all keen players aged 8-15yrs. A night of fun & learn the game. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529

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Weds combined Advanced & Plus, Thurs club night. Frontiersmen’s Hall, 7.30pm. 543 1063 Salvation Army Meeting For all women every Weds 10am morning tea, 10.30am meeting. This week: Father’s Day Special at Salvation Army, cnr Cameron Rd & 5th Ave, Tga. New members welcome. Jennifer 578 4264 Scottish Country Dancing Weds Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd. Fri Papamoa Primary School Hall, Dickson Rd. Both 7.30pm. 573 5055 Taoist Tai Chi Classes Every Weds 5.30-7pm at 15 Koromiko St, Judea. Find balance & improve it at the same time. For health, wellbeing, mobility, suppleness, stamina & memory. 578 9116

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Artsfest Extravaganza Tauranga Girls’ College Hall 7pm. Gold coin donation. See the amazing talents from the students to finish off Artsfest 2011! Awesome Clothing Sale Good used clothing, all ages, sizes & styles. Fill a bag for $2. At Village on 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30am - 12pm. All welcome. Organised by Turning Point Trust. Community Bible Study International Come join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am 12pm for an interdenominational in-depth study of the book of Daniel. Joan 576 9065 Fitness League Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for females. All ages & abilities. Thurs 9.30am Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd. Weds 10am at Katikati Memorial Hall. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170 Forest & Bird Walk (Tauranga Branch)

Ongare & Tanners Point - upper harbour views. Jacqui/Rex 552 5692 Keynotes 4 Part Harmony Women’s Chorus Every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Pam 578 3757 NZ Society of Genealogists Tauranga Branch monthly meeting at St James Church Hall, cnr Pooles Rd & Devon St, Greerton 7.30pm. Speaker: Bill Sedcole, antique dealer, will discuss members treasures. 1 item per person please. Visitors welcome. Heather 578 1689

Tauranga Heart Support Group Fun, rehab exercise, social events & occasional guest speakers for those with or at risk of heart disease. Thurs 9.30-10.45am City Church, Otumoetai Rd. Men & women welcome. Cardiac Care leader Dianne 576 5031 Tauranga Indoor Bowling Club We visit Greerton 7.30pm. Ron 570 1570 Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions Opportunity Shop fashion parade & mystery bottle charity auction at Te Puke Citizen’s Club 7pm. Tickets $10 & available Te Puke Mitre 10 & Gift-Rapt. Snack food & drinks available for purchase at the bar. Proceeds to Te Puke St John. Ann 573 9790 Wanna Dance Rock & Roll Social rock & roll dancing to authentic music. Every Thurs at Senior Citizens Hall, end of Maitland St, Greerton 7.30-9.30pm. $2.50 entry. Peter 544 5556

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By Winston Watusi

Playing it local I sometimes wonder exactly what the words ‘local’ and ‘community’ really mean when it comes to music, be it on the radio or at festivals. Once again, it was something that sprung to mind when I perused the programme for the Real Tauranga Festival, an event to be held in September and October in downtown Tauranga, presumably as some sort of consolation for the city not hosting any Rugby World Cup games.The slogan is: ‘Real People, Real Culture, Real Proud’. Allow me to quote from the introductory blurb on their website: “Tauranga may have missed out on hosting Rugby World Cup 2011 games, but during the cup period The Strand, perfectly situated in the centre of town beside the sea, will be humming with activity. “This is where the REAL Tauranga Festival will showcase the Bay of Plenty people and region in a programme of music, fashion, art, culture, food, sport, children’s activities and charity events – a rich variety of events to engage the local community and international visitors.” Well that’s a lot of stuff and a big mission statement. But it was, of course, the music bit that I was interested in. There are six days of musical events – including one for kids – two in the middle of September, four in the middle of October. So I looked through the programme to see

all the local bands featured…and I looked again… It seems that of the dozen bands playing, there are two and a half from Tauranga – each playing opening support slots. The “big draws” appear to be: an Eagles tribute band, a Joe Cocker tribute band and a Queen tribute band. There are also some good bands from around the country: The Thomas Oliver Band (Wellington); Phoenix Foundation (Wellington); 1814 Band (far north); Patea Maori Club (guess where). And there are two “classical crossover” acts – also not from Tauranga. The local bands – by the way – are Nine Mile Stone, Kougar Sisters and Sweet Echo – half Rotorua – jointly playing for two hours and twenty minutes. Now for a festival claiming to “showcase the Bay of Plenty people and region” that seems like pretty scant coverage to me. One could even call it a blatant insult to the musicians and bands of Tauranga. A third of the shows devoted to tribute bands? Just kill me now… The same approach to the Bay music scene has existed for decades on radio. We have had radio stations that pride themselves on being part of the local community, that happily sponsor music events and will send their DJs along to act as announcers at concerts and festivals which they have given advertising time to. But, while doing all that, they stubbornly refuse to air local songs. Musicians are certainly welcomed onto breakfast radio shows to plug upcoming

events. What musicians want most from radio however is for their songs to be played. That’s how people hear them, that’s how you build a fan base, that’s how a music scene grows and thrives. Isn’t it the same everywhere? ‘Local’ radio stations owned by the corporates with a few local hosts and a computer-generated nationwide playlist? What about that every other city the size of Tauranga has a student radio and specialist independent stations – that independent niche allowing for real support of the music community by actually playing its music. Tauranga, by comparison, is a musical black hole. Things have changed though. At least they have for Mount Maunganui. Little Kiss-FM has been revitalising the music scene by actively playing local music. They got behind it enough to produce a compilation album, ‘Kiss-Picks’. They take requests online. They have broadcast local concerts live and plan to do more of it. Well, it could soon happen. There is a new FM license available for Tauranga which would allow the station to go to full power and be picked up throughout the Bay. If Kiss-FM get the license it has the potential to be a game changer for local music, the most significant step forward for bands here that I can remember. Keep your fingers crossed.

New blood – new sounds By Laura Weaser

Starting a new relationship by dredging up the past never bodes well, but for Kiwi rock band ‘Head Like A Hole’, bringing up the last 10 years of absence worked in their favour. A decade after the band disbanded in a haze of drugs, booze and aggressive arguments, they are back – with a new energy, new album and more ballsy then ever. Guitarist Nigel Regan says the reform happened in a “really roundabout way” after playing briefly at Homegrown in 2009. He says while the band was broken up he continued to write songs, which formed the basis of a lot of their new album, ‘Blood Will Let Out’. “I was really happy that my songs had stood the test of time and that they were still good songs, particularly ‘Glory Glory’. “I brought the songs in that I had recorded to

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see if they liked it and they did.” Nigel says there were “no tensions at all”, but more “big grins all around” when they got back into the studio. “After Homegrown, I said I wanna have a jam – I’m not signing anything (to start the band again]. It took a couple of goes as we haven’t played some of the songs for so long. We would have to chuck on the CD and have a jam.” With the addition of former ‘The D4’ guitarist Andrew Ashton, Nigel says he brought “something to the party with his guitar sounds” to compliment the rocker’s vibe for a new, improved sound on the new album. Fully self-funded, the album skyrocketed to number eight on the charts after its release in July – something Nigel is “stoked” about. “Considering ‘The Adults’ debuted at number four and we’ve had

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Head Like A Hole are back and more outrageous than ever. minimal publicity. “It was a deliberate choice to self-fund this time around. It was time to take control.” Head Like A Hole is playing at Brewer’s Bar on September 3. The show is R18. The Weekend Sun has a double pass to give away to the lucky reader who can tell us the name of Head Like A Hole’s new guitarist. Enter online at under the Competitions section. Entries must be received by August 31.


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Dir: Jonathan Liebesman. Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez Fighting aliens on the war-torn streets of Los Angeles – what’s not to like? Well, it won’t be everyone’s cup of meat, but as far as big dumb war movies with aliens, this lives up to the promise on the tin. It’s basically ‘Independence Day Redux’, but this time, rather than seeing the President and all sort of folk in charge, we get a Black Hawke Down take on things, a grunt’s eye view of proceedings. Aaron Eckhart – a Staff Sergeant nearing retirement, with a troubled past – leads a one-dimensional bunch of I’d watch pretty much anything with Kevin Spacey in it. I don’t regret watching Casino Jack although it will, I suspect, appeal to a fairly niche audience. Spacey plays Jack Abramoff in a “based on true events” story about the celebrated and reviled Washington lobbyist who did some extremely dubious deals with Native Americans tribes, purportedly to help them build casinos. He made a mass of money before karma – and jail – caught up with him. Spacey is great, as is Barry Pepper as his partner, but the movie’s tone, somewhere between reality and ‘Thank You For Smoking’ irony doesn’t entirely convince – leaving the story uninvolving. It would be a foolhardy viewer who expected subtlety and depth from a film called Faster starring Dwayne “The Rock” John-

marines through the LA part of a worldwide alien invasion, with a lot of shaky hand-held camera work and shouted macho dialogue. One could possibly observe unkindly that aliens are becoming particularly popular because they’re the only modern day enemy that an American army can blast away against and defeat without any moral ambiguity – the same problem has afflicted the wild west too – witness ‘Cowboys and Aliens’. It makes it even easier when the invaders are yucky-looking and have attacked with no

son. But subtlety and depth aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and Faster has a welcome toughness and economy that makes for a good ride. Johnson has just been released after 10 years inside and is bent on avenging his brother – murdered during the botched robbery that led to Dwayne’s incarceration. The pared-down feel brings to mind Ryan O’Neal’s ‘The Driver’. As in that film, the characters here are simply called “Driver”, “Cop” – Billy Bob Thornton etcetera. No surprises, but solid stuff. Red Riding Hood . It’s like

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warning. So how does this compare with ‘Skyline’, the other recent aliens invading Los Angeles movie? Mainly, this is more focused. It knows what it is and it’s a war film. It just happens that the enemy are not of this earth. Skyline, on the other hand, leant more towards popcorn thrills and had an inexplicably stupid ending. Bottom line: Even if the dialogue and story here never rise beyond standard cliche, at least special effects and explosions are never in short supply.

‘Twilight’ but just werewolves. Would that work as a slogan? In some medieval past, hot young Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding village outsider Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry. Valerie and Peter are about to run away when her sister is killed by a werewolf. Enter famed werewolf hunter, Gary Oldman. More people die and Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke –who made ‘Twilight’. Patrick Warburton has been very funny support in a lot of movies. So starring in an offbeat private detective comedy could be a surprise winner, maybe? sadly proves this not Rock Slyde to be the case. Warburton is the titular

PI, hired to protect a hard-drinking femme fatale from a mysterious stalker. Like the lead, the film is none too bright and has few resources. It says a lot when a highlight is the appropriately named Andy Dick, totally out of place, but intermittently entertaining as a weird cult leader who covets Warburton’s office space.

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Shakespeare returns to the historic stage Detour Theatre’s annual season of Shakespeare is back, bringing one of Shakespeare’s most loved romantic comedies to the stage – Much Ado About Nothing.

“This sparkling comedy is loaded with romance and hilarious shenanigans,” says director Devon Williamson. “Much Ado is certainly our most entertaining Shakespeare yet and I think our previous shows are hard to beat.” The comedy revolves around the imminent marriage of two young lovers – Claudio and Hero – that looks set to be thwarted by the devious scheming of the resentful Don John. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for the reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick, whose endless witty sparing threatens to keep them apart forever. Lead actors include Chris Traill playing Benedick – audiences will remember Chris as The Engineer in Tauranga Musical Theatre’s hit production of Miss Saigon. Beatrice is played by Melanie Harris who is relatively new to the Tauranga stage, but brings a wealth of experience from theatre in Christchurch. David Guy plays Leonato, with the gusto and finesse he has brought to previous Detour Theatre Shakespeare productions. In all, 20 actors take the stage for the play. “This is our third annual Shakespeare production. In 2009, we made the com-

Beatrice (Melanie Harris) and Benedick (Chris Traill). mitment to produce one of Shakespeare’s plays every September.” Devon says they had no idea how the first production would be received and felt they were taking a big risk. “We were prepared for small houses. Instead the season quickly sold out and the theatre had to turn people away.” Much Ado About Nothing is on stage from September 1 to 17. Show nights are Wednesday to Saturday. with

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Creativity with wood By Hamish Carter

Creative chainsaw carving is among the highlights at next weekend’s annual Kawerau Woodfest and National Woodskills Competition. The event – which this year celebrates its 21st birthday – is the high point on New Zealand’s creative wood calendar – with 160 entries coming from right across the country and Australia. Organiser Shirley Whitwell is expecting 10,000 visitors to enjoy the fun festival during the three-days. A range of exciting events are being held outside the hall to offer something for everyone – from axemen to chainsaw racing and carving, to a family fun fair, arts and crafts. Shirley says spectators always love the ‘big dig’ which sees three-member teams racing to shovel woodchips into a skip to help culminate the festival on Sunday. Beyond the outdoor activities, the skills and craftsmanship are on display inside the hall – with entries in 10 categories including wearable wood, college art, woodturning, artistic furniture, along with carving and sculpture. All visitors get to have their say in a new public vote category, which gives them a chance to vote for their favourite entry. Shirley says another popular change has been opening the competition to entries from secondary school students. “The quality and quantity of exhibits already seen by these school-age competitors ensures a positive future, for not only the art of woodcraft, but the Woodskills Competition. “The younger ones are proving themselves to be great with the design. They are producing some wonderful pieces – there are no basic coffee tables any more.” Offsetting the entire exhibition is the floral art decor by Whakatane Floral Art society – with a theme and

Highlights of the Kawerau Woodfest include chainsaw carving and woodchopping. colours of Rugby World Cup and their teams. Inside the hall, there will also be a display of historical rugby memorabilia, including photographs and jerseys of former All Blacks. The Kawerau Woodfest and National Woodskills Competition is at Kawerau’s Ron Hardie Recreation Centre on September 2-4. It’s open from Friday and Saturday 9am-4.30pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. Adults $10, senior’s special of $5 on Friday and children under 12 $5.


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1 DAY MOSAIC WORKSHOP Sat 10th September 9am-4pm It’s time to book your place on this practical hands-on, lets do it, kind of day! Lots of fun and huge amounts of info. Choose a project whether indoor or outdoor and learn the techniques to complete it, and other types of mosaics,

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in glass, tile or china. Clay Art Studio, Historic Village, 17th Ave. Ph 571 3726 MOSAIC WAREHOUSE want to decorate your home & garden, make gifts for family & friends. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all your mosaic supplies in one shop. Huge selection available. Making mosaics is easy & so much fun. Give it a go, you’ll love it. Unit 29, 23 Tukorako Drive, Mount (off Hull Rd) Tues to Sat 10am2pm eftpos Ph 572 3866

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art & craft

FELTMAKING AND TEXTILE Art Workshops see www. for information or call in to the shop see samples and discuss your wish list/project with Rosemary. We are at the Historic Village 17th Ave Ph. 07 985 6232 email

bible digest

“DON’T WORRY ABOUT anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6

cars for sale

1996 DIAHATSU PYZAR low milage 96768kms. 5 good tyres. Air Conditioning, Wof & reg. Ph 579 5257 for more info. $5500 O.N.O


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 COMPUTERS IN PLAIN ENGLISH Training, Repairs & Sales. We come to you! Gold card discounts. Paul From Keeping Ezi-PC. 07 543 1000. Qualified / Experienced. VIRUS & SPYWARE REMOVAL Upgrades, servicing and repairs Free call out and quotation New power supply $70 fitted Motherboards From $100 fitted. All work has 12 month warranty. LAPTOPS from $300 DESKTOPS from $125 WANTED faulty pc & laptops Call Crystal Computing Tel: 07 579 5860 / 021 156 0055 COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Free call outs and delivery. Software and hardware issues. We also install TV’s and home theatres. Ph Kyle 027 828 7078 at TechSolutions

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PECHAKUCHA EVENT TE PUKE Vol.3. Special Rugby Theme. Friday 2nd September 6.30 – 9.30pm at Kiwi 360. Guest Speakers include:- Dame Susan Devoy on “Winning”, Andrea Cooper, Ash Peat, Emily Bristow and many more! Entry $10 at the door or Tickets available at Paper Plus Te Puke & Gift-rapt Te Puke for a night to remember! More info at:

PAVERS Factory seconds, half price. 53 Hull Rd Mt Maunganui. Ph 575 4887 PORCELAIN DOLLS and others including soft toys. Deceased collection. All for sale at Bethlehem Markets - Sunday 4th September. 8am til noon. WINDOWS & ENTRANCE doors seconds & recycled all sizes and colours. View at Ryan Windows and Doors, 97 Hull Rd, Mt Maunganui

FLATMATE WANTED Marine Parade, right across from beach, $120 p/w call Kerry on 021 051 4016 FLATMATE WANTED Welcome Bay, $120 wk inc power. 027 368 6792 or 544 3274 WELCOME BAY, double room available for $130 per week plus expenses. Must be working. Phone 027 5444 967 or 07 544 4967

222 PAPAMOA BEACH ROAD. Saturday 27th, not before 8am. Wooden furniture / coffee tables / household / kitchen items & misc.

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AMAZING SELECTION OF salt lamps at brilliant prices. Each with dimmer. Helps improve breathing. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 BORDER COLLIE PUPPY. 7 months old. Beautiful markings. $300, reluctant sale to approved homes only. Phone 0274 705530 CONCRETE SLEEPERS everlasting and realistic, from $9.00 each. Village Stone, 53 Hull Rd. Mt Maunganui. Ph 575 4887 DOUBLE MATTRESS AND BASE $30. Pick up Te Puna, ph Daphne 027 5526283 FRESH FRUIT AND VEGE Red Kumara $1.99. Fuji Apples .99cents kg. While stocks last. CITY MARKETS, Cnr Willow and Hamilton Streets, Downtown Tauranga. Ph 07 577 0270 FRESH FRUIT AND VEGE Carrots .99cents kg. Bananas $1.99kg. Swedes .99cents kg. While stocks last. CITY MARKETS, Cnr Willow and Hamilton Streets, Downtown Tauranga. Ph 07 577 0270 HEALTH AND FASHION performance in sports. Meridian stress management. The incredible Shuzi. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 KAYAK PREDATOR VIKING with accessories (free) and kayak trailer. $2900. Ph 07 576 9797 or 0274 777 298

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CONSCIENTIOUS GARDENER Qualified with knowledge & experience. Maintenance, tidy ups and revamps. Ph Tita 027 65 8781 a/h 542 0120 GARDENER AVAILABLE Pruning, spraying, weeding, rubbish removal. Ph Tracey on 578 9779 for a free quote GARDENER with chainsaw, weed eater & hedge trimmer. All Tools. Seeks work. Phone 57 00 539

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100% NATURAL UNIQUELY New Zealand, Living Nature Body Lotion. Pamper yourself. Free body wash with each purchase. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT health-promoting supplements. Flax Seed Oil from NZ Botanicals. Long list of healthy benefits. Save $5 on every 500ml purchase. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 KEEP YOUR JOINTS HEALTHY with Microgenics Glucosomine 1500 complex. Proven clinical results with 1500 strength. Save $10 off every 180 tabs. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 LOSE WEIGHT FEEL GREAT! Join a ‘New Look’ clinic in your area. Healthy eating with real food. Ph Bernice NOW 576 4848 MULTI VITAMIN SOLGAR VM 2000 high potency multi nutrient system with chelated minerals and herbs. Tops in absorption. Buy 90 tabs and save $5. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333

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NATURAL ANTIBACTERIAL and antiviral fighter Comvita Olive Leaf extract in natural or peppermint flavours. Get free Olive Leaf liquid oral spray with each purchase. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333. NATURAL NEW ZEALAND Health Products. Something for everyone. NZ Chartered Natural Therapies and Natural Medicine Practitioners. Opposite BP Te Puke. Ph 573 5533 and PREPARE YOURSELF FOR summer. Spend $50 on Celebrity Slim and receive one chocolate fudge and one berry fudge flavoured meal bar free! Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 WANT TO LOOSE WEIGHT and body fat? New green coffee bean extract Svetol from Good Health. Proven clinical results. Gradual weight loss is best. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 YOGA CLASSES starting in August - at ‘Otumoetai Sports and Recreation Clubs Inc’ at Furgusson Park. Pregnancy - Postnatal - Beginners Flow Dance Yoga. Ph Carey 07 218 0012 or 021 202 1758

house for sale

A FANTASTIC 3 bedroom home, warm and cosy with a fireplace and full insulation. Fenced on a 716m2 section, situated within easy walking distance to Brookfield shops, schools, parks. Separate single garage with power. Located in a quiet cul-de sac in a great neighbourhood. Only $330,000 please phone Kathy on 027 211 9193 FANTASTIC LIFESTYLE BLOCK AT PIKOWAI Within easy commuting to Tauranga, Te Puke and Whakatane this 4 bedroom brick home is in paradise! Beautiful sea and rural views 6 acres grazing land, horse pens, heaps of shedding, butchery and chiller for own use single garage with sleepout/ office big games room or can be converted to extra double garage, chook house, drenching race for the cattle. 11.5 x 4.5 metre in ground swimming pool which is fully decked and fenced. This is a beautiful home and comes with a share in the community woolshed, tennis courts and cattle yards. Own water scheme. Fantastic community to belong to - be in quick! Price of house has been slashed! to $550,000 - urgent sale. Ph 027 281 7427 today.

lifestyle coaching

BALANCED SUCCESS Moving beyond average. Ph Chris at Balanced Success Coaching 027 548 2548

travel & tours For all your trave l ne eds Harvey World Travel Downtown the Mount 149 Maunganui Road Phone: (07) 572 3040


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A PSYCHIC READING clairvoyant counselling, vibrational healing. Ph Denise 574 2261 GET THE MALENESS ROARING! Natural libido stimulants Pro-Erex and Testo 19. GREAT results reported. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 MALES. NEED AN all natural herbal formula that may help boost your love life? From just $59 per 30 daily capsules. See for special online pricing.


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

situations vacant

CHINESE CHEF WANTED An exciting opportunity awaits you! Must be able to work independently without supervision. Good in Chinese pastry-dim sum, dumpling and Shanghainese cuisine. At least five years working experience required. Be able to speak Mandarin, Cantonese. Preferably the applicants are able to sign at least two years contract, the position available in Eastern Ocean Chinese Restaurant, Tauranga. Please contact by phone: 021 157 6568. Benson.

to let

CARAVANS heated, special winter rates from $30pw. Free local delivery. BOP Caravan Rentals Ltd, 184 Waikite Rd, Welcome Bay. Phone 544 1509 or 027 533 9301

trades & services

ALTERATIONS & NEW HOMES qualified builders & joiners with references available. Proform Construction, 130 Newton Street, Mount. Ph 07 574 9135 BUILDER 30 YEARS experience in BOP. Fences, decks & maintenance work. For a reliable service and a free quote, Ph Keith today on 578 6869 or 021 377 387 BUILDER AVAILABLE NOW New homes, renovations, bricklaying, quality rates, quality work. No job too big or small. Call me now for a quote. DK Builders - Dieter 021 474 299 or 574 2139 a/h BUILDER EXPERIENCED New homes, repairs & alterations. Bathrooms, decks, fences. Trade qualified. Ph Warren 543 2040 or 021 021 98 196 BUILDER / PAINTER qualified carpenter. Labour only $30p/h. Ref available. Ph Mark 544 4177 or

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CHIMNEY CLEANING For prompt service. B.O.P Chimney Sweep 07 543 2669 evenings. 0275 449 505 anytime ELECTRICIAN Able to do all jobs. Alarms, New Houses and renovations. Registered. Quality service at great price. Phone Tomas, Check Electrical 07 544 6448 or 027 566 7872 ELECTRICIAN affordable and prompt electrical solutions. Guaranteed friendly and professional service. Ph Steve today on 027 848 6042 or 578 0555 ELECTRICIAN available for all services. Mitsubishi air conditioner supplied and installed for very competitive rates. Ph 027 5473 831 or a/h on 543 0062 FENCING WORK, DECKS, pergolas, timber retaining etc. More than 16 years exp. Quality work, immediate start and competitive rates. Phone Daneby 574 4259 or 027 615 0432 GORSE SPRAYING do you have a gorse problem? Ph today for a FREE quote for all gorse control. Scott 0274 624 769 GUTTERING CLEAN and repairs, moss removal. Experienced Certified Roofer. Free quotes. Ph Peter now 542 4291 or 0274 367 740 HANDYMAN..............Jack Handy Cuts........Installs.......Repairs Paints....................Anything No Delay..................021 55 66 83 HANDYMAN BUILDING and section maintenance, decks, fencing, pergolas, painting, water blasting, odd jobs. Free quotes Ph Rossco 027 270 3313 or 544 5911 INSECT SCREENS Measure. Make. Mend. Contact Rob at Magic Seal 543 4940 PAINTER AVAILABLE free quotes. Experienced. Reasonable rates. Ph Warren 07 543 2040 or 021 021 98 196 PAINTER / A1 DECORATOR available. All interior and exterior work. Prompt, reliable, excellent references. Ph Paul 576 4793, 027 689 6252 PAINTER / DECORATOR Interior & Exterior, quality workmanship, friendly services. Over 20 years specialising in residential and more. Quality paint at trade prices. For your best advice in all areas Ph Shane Mount/Tauranga Decorators 544 6495 or 021 575 307 PLUMBING WORKS no job too big or small, blocked drains, plumbing, spouting & roof repairs. Ph 571 5558 RESPOUT NOW! Call Ageless Continuous Spouting. Made to measure costs less than you think. For a prompt quote. Ph 574 0496 RETAINING WALL SPECIALIST Pole walls, crib walls, tilt slab concrete walls. Excavation and levelling. The best in the business. Ph Mike 0274 942 966 a/h 576 0941

trades & services

ROOFING & SPOUTING Metal fascia, gutter and rainwater systems. Long run corrugate. Maintenance, repairs or replacement. Free no obligation quotes. PROFIX 0274 965 375 ROOFING New roofs, re-roofs, spouting & repairs. Free quotes. Ph Chris 027 276 6348 or 572 3237 ROOF REPAIRS metal or onduline, gutters & down pipes, clean or replacement, chimney repairs. Certified Roofer over 30yrs experience Free quote. Ph Peter 542 4291 or 0274 367 740 ROTARY HOEING Lawn preparation & sowing. Loader & blade work. Tractor mowing. Quality work & friendly service. Mini Tractor Service. Ph Murray 543 4538 or 027 200 7480 SHAPAZ BUILDING for all your building needs, trade qualified, new homes, alterations, decks/ fences. Ph Tai for a no obligation quote. 577 1802 or 021 997 409 STUMPINATOR STUMP Grinding free quotes & prompt service. Narrow machine to access rear yards. Ph 576 4245 or 0220 764 245 TAURANGA TANDEM SKYDIVING Best Buzz in the Bay, Gift Vouchers. Ph 576 7990 TREE FELLING, PRUNING & Removal/chipping. No job to big or small. Phone Scott 0274 624 769 TIMBER RETAINING WALLS, Decks and all types of fencing. Excellent work at a competitive price. Ph Clive 0210482833 or 552 6510

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The Steamers had a great come back win against Canterbury on Tuesday night at Baypark. The crowd came alive as they cheered their team to a 35-31 victory. Photos by Tracy Hardy. Gary Bishell took his 10-year-old grandsons Bailey and Matthew Cotton from London to see the Steamers play.

Rebecca-May Rosser, Hayley McNeil, Amy Russell and Melissa McNeil have a girls night out at the rugby. Steamers fans from Katikati; Jared Snowball-Boyes, 9, Sebastian Drewery, 8 and Desmond Vilou, 9, cheer loudly for the Steamers.

travel & tours

BOOK NOW FOR one of our springtime tours. Taranaki Rhododendron Festival Tour 28-30 October, has just 4 seats left. Fully escorted, door to door. Transport to Rugby World Cup Matches Rotorua, Hamilton. Be driven and avoid traffic / parking hassles. Phone John’s Trips & Tours 576 9305 CURTISY TOURS TRAVEL club Upcoming day and away trips:Raglan, Kawerau Wood Fest, Tairua/ Whangamat, Catlins/ Lower South 10 days. Wairarapa 5 days, Christmas Northland and many more phone 07 543 9205 SCOTTSDALE SENIOR TOURS, fully escorted owner/operated since 1978. Ph free for colour brochure today 0800 664 414. Also see www.scottsdaletours. SMALL GROUP TOURS. Door to door service/pick up. Day trips away or enjoyable short holidays. Ph Kae & Rick 575 8118 WANT A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Friday 2 September 6.30 – 9.30pm at Kiwi 360. Get primed for RWC with 12 x fascinating 6min 40sec presentations! Speakers include:Dame Susan Devoy on “Winning”, Ash Peat on Te Puke Sports

Welcome Bay’s U7 Rippa Rugby team having fun at the game.

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RFC, Mark Basham on Rangiuru RFC, Richard Weld on Eastern Districts RFC, Mike Montgomery on Rally Driving. Entry $10 at the door or Tickets from Gift-rapt & Paper Plus Te Puke Powered by PechaKucha 20x20 More info at:

CHICKENS, not fussy about breed but need to be good layers. Daphne 027 552 6283 a/h or 928 3044 wrk WE BUY FURNITURE House lots, deceased estates, shed/ workshop clearouts. Large or small. Ph 577 99 20

PIANO TUITION modern styles, Jazz, Blues, Pop and Rock. Experienced teacher, Mr Smith. Ph (07) 218 8001 or 021 267 6033

GIB STOPPING, PAINTING, Exterior & Interior Plastering.Full time, Part time. Labour only. Ph Joshua 022 031 0375


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New love revolution with God God is opening a new season of hope and opportunity. By Janet Johansen

It is like a new dawn – fresh and new, glistening in purity and promise – a blank canvas yet to be painted on. I sense the Heavenly Father is dispensing liquid honey oil into the old wine skins of disappointment, hurt, broken dreams, abandonment and disillusionment. He

is softening hearts and preparing the fallowed ground to change our mindsets of the past and prepare us and ‘woo’ us into a deeper intimacy of relationship with Him. Out of that intimacy of relationship, Jesus received revelation of what it was the Father was calling him to do. Intimacy of relationship releases revelation of the Father’s love to do His will here on earth. In Luke 10v38v42, we see the story of two precious sisters Mary and Martha, which gives a prophetic picture of God’s love and promise. Martha opened her home to Jesus and busied herself while Mary sat at

His feet listening to what He said. Martha became upset and worried and the Lord spoke to her that Mary had chosen what is better. Out of intimacy of relationship, combined with the practical application of Martha’s open home policy, miracles start to take place. This is our inheritance and the call to each one of us in this fresh new season. My prayer is that both the Mary and Martha heart be capsulated and embedded into the womb of The Father’s House and that together we can all take a hold of promise and destiny.

Bringing a bright new Building better relationships life to comedy The Alpha Marriage Course starts soon on Monday, September 5 at Holy Trinity Tauranga , corner Devonport Road and Third Avenue.

Pauline Toye in her ‘Bright Spark’ outfit. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

This course is very practical and for seven evenings from 7-9.30pm over coffee and dessert, couples talk about the important issues: recognising each others needs, communicating effectively, resolving conflict, healing past hurt, making each other feel loved, relating to parents and in-laws, good sex, making time for each other and having fun together. Privacy is always respected. There is no group discussion and no requirement to

After 12 years of suffering from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, entertainer Pauline Toye says she is using “God’s gifts” to help bring happiness into her life and the lives of others. Pauline, otherwise known as a comedian or joyologist, is taking her act around retirement homes and local churches using “clean Christian comedy, impersonations and song and dance” to entertain the crowd. “I started this because I have these gifts from God such as acting, signing and entertaining. I got inspired and decided to develop a routine.” Pauline has been trained with a karaoke and theatrical background. She says knowing how to project her voice – and with volunteering at a day program for the elderly – she has no problem performing without a microphone. She often goes out amongst the crowd and involves them with a dance or song or two. Pauline develops her script-based performance around the crowd she is entertaining. “My recent script talks about the ‘good old days’ because the elderly can relate to that.” She says the title ‘Bright Spark’ comes from her bubbly personality and she has a bright and colourful outfit to match. “I feel I have been healed a lot by God emotionally, so I have called myself ‘Bright Spark’ because now I am always happy and bright.” Pauline is looking to get into entertaining more churches and private functions. She is also looking for a musician to accompany her. Email Pauline at for more information. See Pauline’s comedy in action on SunLive performing a section of her routine. To watch the video, search for ‘Pauline Toye’. By Laura Weaser

disclose anything about your relationship to anyone else. To register or for more information phone 07 578 7718 or email The course costs $50 per couple and registration is a must as there are limited numbers.


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Spring fun in new arena including a Premiere Shower 1200 Range from Tauranga based Premiere Showers worth $2500 and $1000 worth of curtains from Baystyle Interiors. In short, everything for the ideal home

A new generation home and lifestyle event for the Tauranga region will be the first Expo to take place in the new $40 million TECT Arena at Baypark. The HIS & HERS Home & Leisure Expo will be the Bay of Plenty/ Tauranga region’s major springtime lifestyle event for 2011 and is designed to deliberately coincide with the opening of the new TECT Arena. Baypark’s Business Manager Karen Gemmell says the Home & Leisure Expo is a great way to help launch the new TECT Arena in September as it attracts a different audience to the usual sporting one. Local event organiser Graeme Martin from Bay Events says the expo is Tauranga’s new spring Home Show – with a focus on what spring does best.

Classic cars will be on display for the boys. camping and outdoor products and “Within the Expo, there will be the HIS World & HER World areas. ideas, as well as a comprehensive These themed zones are designed ‘to range of the latest in new boats, just in time for the new season on the keep him happy while she shops’, water, some swanky new cars from and ‘to keep her happy while he Farmer Auto Village and more. plays.” The heart of the HIS & HERS HIS World will have both an Home & Leisure Expo is the new indoor and outdoor part to it, Spring Home Show. including an outdoor Kart track, There are also some great prizes Classic Cars on show, new season

A girl called Molly I am extremely privileged to meet some very inspiring people – Molly, a six-yearold girl certainly fits into this category. I meet Molly at an industry conference in Australia. Not only did she stand up in front of 200 people, but she also told us her story about her battle with Leukemia. A very brave girl indeed! Molly and her lovely family were truly an inspiration to everyone. They told us of the day when Molly was diagnosed and the emotions that rippled through the family. They then lead us on the journey they went through during the next nine months of therapy. Their story was an eye opener for many attendees and one which highlighted the impact an ill child can have on a family, both finan-

cially and emotionally. Molly’s story started with her diagnosis and then the long drive to the treatment center, where with the help of the Ronald McDonald House she lived with her mother for nine months. Like many families, Molly’s parents both worked. He mother had to take unpaid leave from her job and thus almost halving the family income. Molly’s father had just started a new job and after exhausting all his holidays and sick leave he had to return home to work. Luckily for Molly, her family had a great support network; her grandparents were able to help look after her brother and sister and the small community they lived in fundraised with a ball and raffles to provide the family with some extra funds. Even with all this support, Molly’s family came very close to having to sell the family home. Molly was also very lucky her par-

ents had a very strong relationship. Although not a published statistic, it was revealed many relationships break down during such times of stress. Imagine for a second what would happen to you if one of your children became ill? Could you survive on one income? Would you want to take time off work to help them recover? Did you know you can insure your children for major illnesses? It does not cost much and in some cases it is free, but it could make a huge difference to their recovery. Visit and Philip Holland is the general manager for Financial Independence (Tga) Ltd . A Disclosure Statement is available free of charge on request.

lifestyle to consider, check out, taste or try and buy will be there. Mark September 16 to 18 on the calendar for a great weekend for the people of the bay.

“Selling quality business is what I do best, so well in fact that I am seriously short of good quality businesses to offer our long list of pre qualified purchasers.” Specialising in

For your free free 24 24 page page guide “Managing “Managing the the sale of your business” business” call or email email me me today. today.

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