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28 October 2011, Issue 570

Rescue and reprieve Since Rena ran aground on October 5, more than 1400 birds have been found dead and hundreds more are in need of rehabilitation. Staff at the Oiled Wildlife Response Centre in Te Manuga have begun setting up

aviaries to cater for the long-term care of little blue penguins. Like a luxury apartment, each aviary has an indoor pool and communal area for the birds to preen, feed and swim together. The facility is caring for a total of 379 birds, 314

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of which are little blue penguins. Setting in for the long haul, Oiled Wildlife Response team members are unable to say when these birds can be released back into the wild. They want to ensure the penguins are healthy before they take that risk.

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The season of urban terrorism With the week nearly up, it looks like we might get our two wishes from last week – for the ABs to win and for Rena’s oil to go away.

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The rugby is old news, at least, for most of us. Some need to move on. Today is the RR-designated day for all silly car flags to be removed. It was tolerable during the cup. As of today, it is not. So those of you clinging to the last fading shreds of your unfailing demonstrations of loyalty to Richie and the lads, now is the time to call it a day. An Italian flag was seen flying from a car in Welcome Bay on Tuesday. That is mighty patriotic, if not sadly desperate. Considering the Italians were sent home weeks ago, that horse has long since bolted. Ten points for sarcasm however to the guy flying the All Whites flag. That takes a peculiar sense of dry wit to fly a soccer flag throughout a rugby event.

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There’s been a lot of bleating from some corners of NZ because they didn’t get an All Black victory parade. Well, diddums. They should be thankful they got a match! Tauranga of course missed out on both, despite being the fourth largest city in NZ and with a greater population that the loudest bleater, Dunedin. Get over it Dunners. At least you had some rugby matches locally to boost your economy and entertain the locals. You’d think the least the rugby union cronies could do for Tauranga, after denying us a match, would be a measly street parade. After all, if we’re good enough for Boobs on Bikes, you’d think we’d be good enough for Blacks on Utes. But no. All we get is Psa, Rena and a big screen, too late, in a liquor ban area.

Rust bucket

As for Rena, the brave salvors have battled on through horrendous conditions to keep sucking the gunk out of the sad old rust bucket. We can only hope the weather and swell hold long enough for these guys to get the worst of the fuel pumped off before it is

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unleashed again on our pristine shores. The people of the Bay are incredibly grateful to those who have risked life and limb to deal with this mess. With the bulk of the remaining fuel oil sucked away, it will minimise what could have been a huge disaster for our coast and way of life. I guess the fate of the ship’s hulk is of less significance to most of us, compared to the devastation caused by the fuel within, which thankfully, due to the commitment of a few hardy souls, is being minimised. Still little thanks to the apparent lack of preparedness for such an event by Maritime NZ. The spillage so far has been bad enough, let’s hope the worst is over. There’s likely to be plenty of clean ups ahead for a long time to come and an excellent way for young and old to contribute to the recovery of our environment and take pride in our sense of community.

Urban terrorists

That is in stark contrast to the boofheads who will be terrorising the community, wildlife and environment again during the coming weeks with the pointless, dangerous and irrelevant Guy Fawkes vandalism. Fireworks are tolerable in a controlled, professional and quality display. Fine on a designated night, once a year. (New Year’s eve would make more sense, if you must). And probably, it had a place when there wasn’t much else to do – before the advent of modern entertainment. We bang on about sustainability, reducing carbon emissions and caring for flora and fauna – then for a night or two or ten a year, it all goes up in smoke in a beserk and senseless ritual that is so far misconstrued from

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the original cause, that we might as well be pinning a tail on a donkey to celebrate space travel. Do we really need to celebrate an event that glorifies treason against parliament? Not that any of the gits, roaming the streets setting fire to letterboxes and scaring cats up trees, give a toss. It’s an excuse for mayhem, just as Labour weekend and Anzac day are lost causes for many, just a day off school or work. If they work. And there’s another injustice; that anyone on the dole can justify spending on fireworks. Don’t get me started.

Ban fireworks

Fireworks have no place in the hands of juvenile idiots wandering the streets causing trouble and danger; not just one night a year, but for many. Some of these brainless pyromaniacs carry on all year round. Some loose units in our neighbourhood haven’t stopped launching skyrockets since last year. Time for public sale of fireworks to be banned and the lighting of any non permitted fires outlawed, all year round. Halloween is not much better – just a pointless Yank Crank irritation that has no place in NZ culture. Actually, Halloween is probably a more acceptable alternative to fireworks, at least it doesn’t come with the inherent fire risk, just the one time of the year we ignore the message to children that it’s okay to talk to people you don’t know and take sweeties from strangers. We’d be better off with Boobs on Bikes – at least it’s good, clean natural fun. Better still, you fire fanatics, go do something worthwhile. With Rena, there are plenty of better options. Get off the street and instead, get along the beach to help protect our heritage.

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Waterfront plan underway The latest version of the waterfront development plan is approved by council with work expected to begin next autumn. Work could have begun earlier, but that would disrupt a number of waterfront events scheduled during the coming summer says councillor Larry Baldock. The project sees a waterfront walkway/cycleway built from Dive Crescent to the boat ramp at the southern end, plus grassed and planted areas along the harbour side of the reclamation carpark. The $625,000 project replaces the $23 million previous plan. “It is a very, very good investment of a small amount of

money,” says Larry. “Instead of spending $20 million, it does send a signal that we are serious about reclaiming the waterfront.” Councillors Larry, Tony Christiansen, Bill Grainger, Terry Molloy, chief executive Ken Paterson, strategic planner Adele Hadfield and Duarne Lankshear from Priority One are part of the waterfront task force, is now considering how to encourage a mixed community and commercial development. The consent allows construction of platforms at the Dive Crescent end, the southern end and near the Edgewater Fan. The taskforce is reporting back to council in more detail for the Ten Year Plan discussions in November. Funding comes from the cancelled Coronation Pier Project at $400,000, plus $120,000 from the Coronation Pier infrastructure

project and about $105,000 from the Waterfront Project, which will also be paying for the resource consent costs. The key elements are seen as the harbour front walkway, a southern space that can support events and temporary activities while maintaining use of the boat ramp. There will also be minor adjustments to the Edgewater Fan to make it more attractive to small scale commercial activities and a repaint. There is also to be a central space that can support events and temporary activities while continuing use as a car park. Councillors had a positive reaction to the decision this week. “It’s a step in the right direction at long last,” says Catherine Stewart. Wayne Moultrie says it is “one small step”, while Bill Faulkner says the waterfront will at last be a people friendly place; “except on days when it is screaming from the west.”

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Students leading on sports field Excellence in sport – both on the sports field and supporting from the sideline – has seen Tauranga Girls’ College students singled out for giving back to their codes.

An important contribution to school sport has been recognised by three Tauranga Girls’ College students. From left; Andrea Tauai, Zoe Wieringa and Jacinta Coleman. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

of their teams moving up a division and making the semi-finals. “I’ve loved it. You start at the beginning of the season and they don’t know a lot, then you work with them through the season and they move up grades and do really well.” To date, the pair has shared their path to sports success. Next year, Andrea is focussing on taking her volleyball to the top with a US college scholarship, while Zoe hopes a navy career will offer a chance to pursue her sports passion. Year 12 student Jacinta has also had success in volleyball and badminton, but particularly in football and cricket, which she has been in the top school teams for at least three years. During the last two years she has given back to football by coaching social teams. As a member of the Northern Spirit development squad she is receiving extra coaching in cricket, but she is also focussed on taking her football to a higher level. “At the moment I’m focussing on both of them, trying to get into higher teams.”

Three of the four students recently nominated as finalists for Sport Bay of Plenty’s student contribution to sport award are senior leaders at Tauranga Girls’, while the fourth is from Trident High School in Whakatane. The three local girls – Jacinta Coleman, Zoe Wieringa and Andrea Tauai – say they are all honoured by the nomination for the November awards Leading Year 13 netball and volleyball players Zoe and Andrea, have followed the same path since they both made the college’s League One (top) netball team as Year 10 students. The talented sportswomen have gone on to play at high levels in volleyball and netball, as well as having major success co-coaching Year 9 netball teams together. The pair began coaching the year after they made the top team says Zoe. Success has followed, with most

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Raising voices, raising spirits BOP Men’s Choir, from left; chairman Ivan Hewlett, treasurer Eion Torrance, music director Keith Bowen and secretary John Bloomfield. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

Black pants and shoes, white bow ties and claret shirts. The 35 smartlydressed Bay of Plenty Men’s Choir members are men on a mission. Choir music director Keith Bowen says the members – who are all active church singers – are committed to performing “spiritual inspiration”. The choir performs Christianbased “music with a message”, including Negro gospel, classics such as Bach and traditional hymns. It has a missionary focus, raising money for bibles. “We raise quite a lot of money

from collections at our concerts – mainly for the Bible Society which prints a million bibles a month in China.” Last month, seven members of the group took part in the Festival of Male Voice Choir in Brisbane, joining with singers from similar choirs from throughout Australia for a massed performance of about 100 singers. The festival followed a similar event in Melbourne last year which 18 members of the Tauranga group attended, while others are planning to take part in a similar event in Sydney next year. “In 2013, we may have the opportunity to have the festival here in Tauranga and Brisbane has

assured us at least 30 members will come if it goes ahead – but we are still waiting for the final go ahead,” says Keith. The group hosted visiting men’s choir members from Brisbane in 2007 and Keith says if the festival goes ahead in 2013, they also hope to attract male voice choirs from Christchurch and Wanganui. All choir members attending the festival learn the songs ahead so they can sing in massed performances. The choir is performing at Central Baptist Church (Cameron Rd and 13th Ave) on Sunday, October 30 from 2.30-4pm. A collection will be made for Gideon Bibles. By Hamish Carter

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Returning the park to the community Every week a dedicated group of more than 20 volunteers tirelessly toil to return the Te Puna Quarry Park to its original condition with native plantings. The Quarry Park Society secretary Dulcie Artus has been among the active weekly volunteers helping clear, weed and plant native seedlings every Tuesday for the last 12 years. When she heard about efforts to

restore the former quarry she decided it would be a great project to throw herself into in her retirement. Like herself, most of the volunteers are retired – with some of the regular helpers aged 90 plus. “Everyone really loves it. It is great to be able to get in there and help make a difference.” Dulcie says the current focus in the park’s redevelopment is removing pine trees and returning the park’s eastern portion to natives. A lack of council funding, however,

Te Puna Quarry Park volunteers, from left; Jenny Carmichael, Lyn Bellerby and Lois Galbraith have been helping restore the park. Photo by Bruce Barnard. means the group relies on events like a market day ‘QuarryFest’ on Sunday, November 6. Last month, a new open air functions gallery was officially opened, with an adjoining hirable kitchen. Dulcie hopes strong

interest in hiring it for weddings and events will raise more money for the park development costs. Ultimate plans for the park include opening up native bush areas with walking tracks. The QuarryFest runs 10am-

4pm with craft and gourmet food stalls and all-day entertainment in the park’s natural amphitheatre. For more details on helping as a volunteer email info@quarrypark.org.nz By Hamish Carter


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The give and take syndrome At council, elected members were back into the three year/Ten Year Plan deliberations this week. This forms the outline for what council plans to do in the future, but it’s not set in stone. Once again, no daily media present, except for SunLive. Yet again the resolve to cut expenditure was not there for some elected members who continue to vote with their hearts instead of their heads. A bid to allow waivers of development contributions (DCs) wasn’t well thought out and could have opened a can of worms had it been passed. The agenda item sought discretion to waive development contributions if council’s reputation was a relevant factor. Factors to consider in the report were financial hardship, financial viability, the not-for-profit or charitable nature of some organisations, the development is for a good cause, and so on. As I said, Grasshoppers Tauriko development, now in receivership, would fall into those categories although the not-for-profit bit has turned out by accident rather than design. Clearly that was not the intention of the resolution, but that’s how the resolution could have been interpreted.

Steering council on track

After lengthy discussion it was decided to go back to the drawing board and come back with a policy document for public consultation. This will also need upfront ratepayer funding to allow transparent accounting. If a development contribution is waived the cost of the infrastructure is then shared by those who do pay. That’s not transparent. The only fair way then is to shift payment responsibility to ratepayers and the public consultation lets you have your say. The intention was, and is, that community wide organisations like Waipuna shouldn’t pay DCs, but churches and schools should pay.

We need less ratepayer responsibilities, not more, and unfortunately all these well intentioned ‘small amounts’ of expenditure are how council got to its $400 million debt – as successive councils have been reminded over the years. Talking about Grasshopper, they have come back to council seeking relief from an arrangement they initiated back in the good times when they built the infrastructure in lieu of payment of DCs. Now circumstances have changed, Grasshopper has sought to change the rules as it’s apparently no longer to their advantage. Council decided there would be no change. You pays your money and takes your chances – as the old saying goes.

Living off the land

The land purchase on Totara Street at the Mount for the Mount Greens project is back on the radar screen. $3.1 million for land purchase is presently being funded out of building impact fees (BIF). The rationale here was that by creating this asset it freed up the other land the various clubs had occupied, thereby catering for the effects of growth. This is true, but it’s also true that everyone benefits – not just new ratepayers. Other funding options include ratepayers or the Mount Infill Reserve Fund. One option, originally, was to sell May Street Reserve and that is still on the cards – notwithstanding well organised resistance from those residents who back on to it.

Nothing’s free

I highlight these examples to illustrate that there is no such thing as a free lunch. It’s either develop-

ment contributions that pay for infrastructure required to cater for growth or ratepayers. One reason Tauranga’s rates are at the lower end of the scale is that the development contributions for new building are greater than other places. It’s one or other. If DCs drop, rates go up and ratepayers debt as well. As noted previously, council has already transferred $30 million of DC debt to ratepayers. Elected members need to decide what path to take, stick to it, and vote with conviction, not dither and waiver.

Combine fees calamity

A notice of motion from Rick Curach to combine building impact fees and sub divisional impact fees into one citywide DC failed 10-1. Rick has the view that this would have the effect of reducing building costs because the subdivider/land vendor would absorb this. Pigs might fly. No-one else, including developers, agreed. Council is already looking at combining the fees and is working with everyone affected, but it needs to be a well thought out change.

Debris assistance for trees to those unable to do it will continue.

Spreading the costs

Subdivision impact fees won’t continue to be collected for reserves in the urban growth areas. Nor will water and wastewater impact fees in the infill areas. This is an indication of a move to reducing those fees. Unfortunately there will be cost fallouts to ratepayers – again.

This week’s mindbender from Antiphanes, an ancient Greek dramatis: “The quest for riches darkens the sense of right or wrong.”

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Internationally acclaimed Tauranga artist Susan Harrison-Tustain invites you to her much awaited forthcoming exhibition of original paintings in oil and watercolour. WHEN: Sat & Sun Oct 29th & 30th 2011 10am to 5pm with a ticket only Official Opening on Fri Oct 28th at 7pm. WHERE: Mills Reef Winery, Moffat Rd, Bethlehem, Tauranga. During opening times on the Sat & Sun Mills Reef will have light meals and refreshments available for purchase.

Toppling trees

Trees policy is on the radar screen again. A much more pragmatic approach to the people versus trees problems over the past four years has meant only 0.43 per cent – less than one per cent – of tree problems now get to council. There are over 10,000 trees in the city on public property, 780 new trees get planted each year and 380 trees are removed. Trees last around 50 years before they get too costly to maintain we are told. The list of protected trees is now around 200 – down from the original list of around 2000. If you want a tree removed for your private benefit you can expect to fund it, but if it’s of public benefit you won’t. Pruning for light, shade and air won’t cost you but for views it will. This will all go out for consultation in the Ten Year Plan before coming into effect.

Entrance is free of charge, but there will be an optional gold coin donation to benefit the humanitarian organisation Medicine Mondiale, founded by inspirational 2010 New Zealander of the Year Sir Ray Avery. For further information email Richard: richard@susanart.com or ph Tga 5433933. For a sneak preview and information about the ticket only Official Opening go to: http://www.susanart.com/blog/exhibition-2011


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Falling under the magical spell of the iris Scratch beneath the surface with an iris enthusiast and you will probably hear a story of how they fell under the flower’s spell. Katikati gardener and Bay of Plenty Iris Group secretary Chris Edginton enjoys a wide range of gardening, including tending her vegetable patch – potatoes and garlic are the favourites – but her irises are top of the heap. “I’ve got to have my flowers and irises are number one,” says Chris.

This Sunday the Bay of Plenty Iris Group’s annual show offers an ideal opportunity for new and seasoned growers to learn more about the flowers. “I always come back to my irises. I just love them. The flowers are so beautiful and elegant and the buds are so beautiful and the excitement of waiting for them to open and the colour range and the foliage is nice.” Listening to her talk enraptured by her passion for the flowers – that come in all colours

and sizes from 5cm to 120cm – you get a sense of the magical appeal that got her into irises 30 years ago. The keen old-fashioned rose grower had run out of space for more, but got a taste for irises when encouraged to under-plant with them. “Before you know it, the roses were out and irises were in.” Fellow-grower Cris Savage, of Matua, became hooked on irises after a neighbour

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Halloween lightens up this year Business Is Booming! Forget the scary costumes, witches, goblins or gremlins – trick or treating is being swapped for alternative Halloween ‘Light Parties’ organised by churches around Tauranga.

Among the fun family events being held Halloween evening (Monday) is a combined church event at Tauranga’s Wharepai Domain where children are being encouraged to wear international “non-scary” costumes. Other activities planned for the family evening include bouncy castles, face painting, messy games and competitions. Central Tauranga celebration co-organiser Wesley Brinkman says

there has been growth in the trend of holding ‘light parties’ as a positive alternative to Halloween during the last few years – with many churches supporting the events. “We’re trying to get back to its origin of All Saints Day and make it a fun celebration,” says Wesley. He says the Tauranga event is open to all from 5.30-7pm, with a $2 entry charge for children. Meanwhile Papamoa children are being encouraged to dress up as their favourite movie character at a Light Party being held at Papamoa Community Centre. Organiser Linda Capes from Changepoint Church says numbers are limited to the first 150 following the success of last year’s inaugural event. “Kids love

the idea of trick or treating because they want loads of lollies, but many people don’t like the gross costumes or knocking on the doors of strangers. “The kids who come to our party will have fun and lollies in a safe and positive environment.” Scary costumes are not permitted at the party, which runs 6.30-8pm. A gold coin donation gives entry to primary children up to Year 6. A Greerton event has been organised by the Greerton Bible Church from 5.30-7.30pm. For more details see page 60.

By Hamish Carter

Tauranga Light Party co-organiser Wesley Brinkman’s children; Ethan Brinkman, 7 and Anya Brinkman, 4, get into the spirit of the alternative Halloween event with international costumes and face painting. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

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A model bunch of drivers Mount Maunganui vintage car owner Greg Davidson and local Model A enthusiasts are expecting to be joined by 30 other Model A Fords this weekend. The cars and drivers – including 20 from outside the Bay of Plenty – are taking a scenic drive out to Te Puke and visiting private car collections. A Model A Ford is Henry Ford’s first car. Greg was bitten by the Model A bug 10 years ago when a fellow vintage car enthusiast offered him an old Model A carcass at a swap meet in Tauranga. “So I went and had a look at it and one thing led to another and before I knew it I owned it.” For the next five years he toiled away, finding or building parts he needed to return the car to its exact original condition, in an experience he describes as one of the hardest things he has ever done. “It was just a pile of old junk to begin with. I didn’t start with much, just a chassis and motor and

The Weekend Sun Model driving: Ford original enthusiasts prepare for a fun weekend. Peter Robinson, Chris Edwards, Joe Scott and Greg Davidson. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

some rusty panels. “I’m pleased that I took a pile of rusty metal back to what it was like, if not better, than when it came out of Henry’s factory.” Greg’s efforts have paid off with his Model A Roadster regularly winning awards and Concourse Trophy’s for its authentic workmanship. Rather than storing his roadster away as a museum piece, Greg treats it as his run-about using the Model A “any day he can” to do errands. He says Model A’s need a little more maintenance and care than a modern car – including more regular engine oil changes and greasing. He always travels at 50 miles per hour or less (under the 55 mph maximum) to avoid stressing the car. “When you look at a model A it is just the start of the car that you’re driving today, you just don’t have all the electronic gadgets.” All the cars will be on display outside Classic Flyers Aviation Museum from approximately 11am-1pm on Saturday. By Hamish Carter

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Motocross takes Halloween ride Seeing kids as young as four years old tearing around motocross circuits as fast as modern vehicles shows the future of motocross has a bright future, according to national champion Andrew Hardisty. As a coach and rider, Andrew is offering free tips and advice at Maddix Park from 4pm on Saturday, October 29 as part of a Halloween Twilight Evening. This is an opportunity for mini MX bike riders to up-skill. Andrew says the skills he will be discussing are the basics – something that ever rider needs to know. “With kids, it is about teaching them the art of cornering, how to jump safely, braking and developing their skills to gain more confidence. “The kids that go up there are not necessarily experienced riders, but just kids that have their own motorbikes, go up there and ride. “These are really talented kids who are responding well and turning serious heads. With better motorbikes and skilled riders what they are doing is quite mind blowing.” After the coaching, riders can

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Halloween activities for the young or faint hearted in the Pumpkin Corner, the best blood-curdling scream contest and of course on-site catering. Times are approximate and the whole event is weather dependant. Non riders are most welcome. Warm clothing, covered footwear and long pants are a plus. Normal park entry fees apply.

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Pay issues survey for councillors Tauranga city councillors are being surveyed to see if they want a change in their payment system. The Remuneration Authority, which pays councillors and mayors, is asking councils whether they want the present pool payment system to continue or to change to a salary-based payment system – where the authority pays councillors according to the size of the council they are on. There are inequities sneaking into the pools system where councillors with similar sized responsibilities in different councils are being paid different salaries. Murray Guy says Tauranga City councillors are not eligible for additional payments for sitting on other boards, unlike BOP regional councillors – some of whom are making many thousands more than their base council salary for a seat on a council-controlled organisation or CCO or Quayside Holdings.

“A lot of these things need to be taken into account.” Mayor Stuart Crosby receives no fee as a director of Tauranga City Venues Ltd and deputy mayor David Stewart also received no additional payment when he was a director of Tauranga City Aquatics. Tauranga city councillors also work fulltime, compared with representatives on some other councils who are still able to maintain day jobs. After a council meeting this week, Stuart said his concern is the authority is trying to put local government into ‘little boxes’ “They appear to be looking to create a structure where we are all the same. All the councils up and down New Zealand have different dynamics to them and different challenges, therefore different councillor time requirements.” Only one response is permitted for each council and final decision is made by the remuneration authority. By Andrew Campbell

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Rena offers employment opportunity When Dutch tourist Kris Nijhuis arrived in Tauranga a month ago hoping to pick up work to fund his New Zealand tour, he never thought he would be cleaning oil from the beaches. An electrician by trade, the 28-yearold came to Tauranga and registered with labour hire companies to help find work. On Wednesday, October 19 he received a call offering him paid work to clean up the beaches. “There is no real challenge in the work, but you are out with the guys on the beach and you have to enjoy your office space.” Staying at Pacific Coast Backpackers in

Mount Maunganui, Kris says he jumped at the chance to work on the beach. “At the moment I really need the job and I get to do something extra for the environment.” Kris is working with a team of nine people contracted through different labour hire companies, getting paid $15 an hour to undertake clean up operations on Papamoa and Mount Maunganui beaches. “The first couple of days was scavenging around, removing oil from the surface of the beach. “Now we are sieving the sand, slowly walking along the beach getting oil, bag-

Dutch tourist Kris Nijhuis, 28, is working in Tauranga cleaning the oil from Mount Maunganui beaches.

ging it and taking it away.” In addition to volunteer beach clean up, operations Maritime New Zealand has contracted businesses such as Fulton Hogan to undertake paid beach clean up operations. An MNZ spokesperson says professional beach clean up teams are operating in areas “where it is impractical to have large numbers of volunteers operating and specialist equipment is required.” Tauranga’s Financial Independence Group managing director Philip Holland says there are some definite positive short term economic impacts from Rena. “I believe economically at the moment it is having a positive impact because of the volume of people in the area, working with the salvage and response. “We have a lady who comes down to Tauranga every fortnight and she tried to book accommodation, but found it difficult to get a place for the night because the number of people staying here at the moment. There are always going to be pockets and sectors that are going to do well out of it.” By Phillipa Yalden

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Arborists rethinking on tree policy Tauranga city arborists have been directed to re-think aspects of a tree policy which councillors say is going to create future problems for the city. The issue was raised at a council meeting this week. Arborists see no difficulty is allowing a kauri tree to grow on suburban road berms for 30-40 years or so and then cutting it down and replacing it when it becomes too tall, too large or starts lifting the pavement. Councillors pointed out that by then, residents will have formed emotional attachments to the tree and will vociferously resist attempts

to remove it. “That’s the issue with kauris,” says Larry Baldock. “If we plant a kauri today in Grace Road, in 30 years time, that kauri tree is going to have a lot of support. The council is setting itself up by planting this size of tree for costs and aggravation in future. “A kauri tree is made for the forest not the street.” Kauri are one of the preferred species for both significant road and minor road in the Tauranga City Council’s planting guide for street trees and gardens.

City parks manager Steve Webb and arborist Richard Conning were also asked why deciduous trees are planted in industrial areas where the leaves clog the drains and cause flooding. “Why plant trees where we know that there will be issues and we will have to spend more money to clean it up,” asked Tony Christiansen. “We can put an evergreen in there and not have a problem.” Richard Conning responded that there are contractors to clear the drains.

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The Western Bay of Plenty PPTA members are joining their colleagues in calling for increased investment into the youth of the country. WBOP PPTA chair Jason Smythe says an investment in addressing the issue of class size is sensible. “In tough economic times, government investment must be sensible. “A targeted investment reducing the number of students in classrooms will yield an increase in the productive capacity of the economy.” He says an economic argument to resolving the class size issue appears to be what is required with the government, though it is a ‘no-brainer’ for teachers, students and parents. “Class size issues were of major concern at the Post Primary Teachers Association annual conference in Wellington, October 18-20. “As well as providing more opportunity to cater for diversity and difference, smaller class sizes also enables better monitoring of student progress and earlier diagnosis of student difficulty.” Jason says reduced class sizes, reduces the students’ need to compete for the teachers’

Corey Warne has built a giant chair for a new garden at his old school in Te Puna. Otumoetai College student Corey Warne has built an extra large chair to be housed in a new garden at Te Puna School. The 18-year-old technology student has spent the last 35 weeks working on the community project as part of his Year 13 NCEA technology certificate. Corey researched the original design based on an old English style throne and has built the chair measuring almost two metres high and wide enough to fit three primaryaged children. Head of Technology Kevin Meyer says the class is aimed at product design and development, with students required to work directly with a client in the community from

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Times are a changing – part two The rugby was fantastic and it has done much to bring New Zealand together. The oil spill revealed that the people of the Bay were capable of working together and addressing problems with determination. This

new found self belief will be needed if we are to meet the challenge of Global Financial Crisis fallout in the Bay. There are many reports from across the world of protests telling similar stories, of governments that are broke, the rich getting rich, the poor

getting poorer and the death of the middle class. Some of the protests are being dismissed as selfish and having no agendas, but that doesn’t alter the fact that countries are deeply in debt with very little chance of recovery. We are a small island and dependent on trade for our way of life and

standard of living. What will happen in New Zealand? We see the signs already. If we do get angry and put our gumboots on to sort things out, where do we start? Last week, I quoted an Italian economist who forecasted our current situation, but he also had a surprising twist

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for New Zealand. He and many others believe that there will be a shift in financial leadership of the world from Europe to Australia and especially to New Zealand.

Supporting the Bay of Plenty: our place, our life force It is now three weeks since the ‘Rena’. As I write this we are holding our collective breath as the oil pumping continues and the weather holds.

And just as the Rugby World Cup volunteers have delighted with their genial hospitality, so too have the Rena volunteers amazed with their generosity in helping to protect our place. There are more than 7000 registered volunteers and many, many more involved in the efforts to mitigate the Rena conse-

quences. Whilst as a nation we are reflecting on a euphoric world cup glow, here in the Bay of Plenty we are experiencing something also powerful. The realisation that this place –with all its beauty and attributes is what gives shape, colour, texture and meaning to our lives. Our place is a huge part of our life force.

Frantic times in the Bay of Plenty This last month has been absolutely frantic and I’m not just referring to the tension of the Rugby World Cup. Since the grounding of the ship Rena at the Astrolabe Reef a month ago, I have been involved in both field and logistical operations. It was a real eye opener as the whole exercise rolled out. From the very start, people wanted information about what had happened and what they could do about the situation – so it was important that we got

as much relevant details out there as we could. We did that with a number of hui involving officials from Maritime NZ and it became my role to facilitate hui between and authorities and tangata whenua. I would enter these hui with the expectation that people would be, understandably, very angry and frustrated. That was the case, but I hope that just getting an idea of what had happened and what was going on was helpful to most. Straight questions were put and answered and that is all that could be asked.

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behind them with Sativa’s Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in remission. But a routine test showed Sativa had developed Central Nervous System Cancer in her spine – but her young age means she risks brain damage if given radiotherapy for another six months. They will increase chemotherapy treatments she has been having on her spine for the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia from monthly to weekly to try to stave off the new cancer until Sativa can have radiotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. “Last week when we found out, was definitely a bit of a blur.” With both parents unable to work since January the family have been relying on family and friends to help with the extra expenses of trips to Auckland and living away from home. Compounding their problems is a car that is dying, but a group of friends are fundraising for a new car via the ‘Help Sativa’ Facebook Page. “It would be excellent if people can help us – it would be a huge help,” says Tim, who is grateful for all the support they have had. Donations can be made into ANZ account 01 0434 0276055 03 or through Facebook ‘Help Sativa’. By Hamish Carter

Rena: Race against time Concerns are being raised about the possibility of more oil on Tauranga beaches as salvors work night and day to remove oil before the stranded Rena breaks-up. Rena Wildlife Rescue Centre responder Tim Short says it is a race against time in terms of saving the wildlife and the beaches. “If the stricken ship Rena breaks up on the Astrolabe Reef before all the oil is pumped off, it will be devastating for the wildlife and beaches. “It’s great that a lot of oil has already been removed from the ship, but with the remaining oil still left, it has the potential to be twice as bad as when the 300 tonnes of oil was released two weeks ago.” Tim has been on bird rescue duty for five days and three nights and says the Little Blue Penguins are “just so cute and so precious”. “Tauranga people would be surprised by the hundreds of nests that are around the Mount area and in the seclusion of darkness, these little penguin people come waddling ashore. “The Bird Rescue Centre is a wildlife tent centre with an international AAA rating – only four countries have such a rating – and is supported by DOC staff from around New Zealand on roster, Massey Vet Centre, Auckland Zoo staff, International Bird Rescue personnel and

Bird rehabilitation responder Jo Redman. Photo by Tracy Hardy. so many responders and volunteers.” Tim says the current bird tally since the crisis began is about 450 live penguins and approximately 1350 dead birds. “The oil pumpers out on the Rena deserve medals for bravery for their commitment in such dangerous and appalling conditions. “There are comfortable cabins on the Rena, but the salvage crew sleep on the floor of the bridge because that’s the closest point to the life rafts. “The Rena is continuously creaking and groaning and could break apart at any time.” By Letitia Atkinson


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Rugby World Cup champs play in our neck of the woods. Whether you are coming for blokarting, gloworms, a day at McLaren Falls or simply for business, we want to see you and we want you to know that so much that is great about the Bay continues. Cruise

Photo by Tracy Hardy.

Never before has one point mattered so much as when the ABs beat the French in the Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park last Sunday night, 8-7. Like you, I was gripped for every second watching the tough, tight game. The All Blacks made all New Zealanders feel very proud. In addition to the win, it is worth noting the success of the tournament over all. We should all feel pride that the biggest sporting event our country has ever held went so well and has drawn accolades from all around the world.

The Rena

Strong, but slow progress is being made by the expert salvage team, pumping oil off the Rena. Of course what has and is happening is very serious, but I also want to underscore some very positive developments in our community. Tauranga people that I meet every day are much more positive and up-beat in the face of Rena than many out of the Bay of Plenty might realise. We are getting on with the cleanups that have happened and will continue to be required and we

want New Zealand and the world to know we are still open for business. Regarding beach clean-ups along our coast, more than 6500 people have registered to help. As far as I am aware, this is one of and perhaps the only, oil-spill in the world where volunteers have lent a hand (and a shovel). We should be proud of this strong community spirit and proud of the many people who are providing help in cash and kind. Personally, I have received quite a number of calls and emails from people wanting to deliver muffins and stews to volunteers and from businesses who have wanted to lend vehicles, expertise and more to the effort. Business-wise, I have spent time in the last couple of weeks meeting with local retail, commercial fishery and tourism workers and bodies. The picture is mixed. Some are and will continue to be very significantly affected. Some have done

very well in the immediate aftermath of this as camera crews and out-of-town workers descended on our city. That, of course, may not last and given the uncertainties associated with the Rena salvage, it is difficult to predict the long term situation.

Support package

The government is considering the issue of a support package for businesses affected and analysis to help here is being done by the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce together with Priority One and Tourism Bay of Plenty. In my view, the strength and leadership of these organisations has shone through in the last few weeks. They make a great difference to our city. One message I have heard time and again from local people on the street, from business workers and owners is that Tauranga is open for business. People should know that they can still come and work and

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When a loved one has dementia Q: My husband was diagnosed with dementia five years ago. What a journey. His life and mine has changed so much since the diagnosis. However, I think the hardest thing is when friends stop coming. How does one cope with this? Not so long ago, I wrote an article on exactly this. When someone you have loved and known for years is diagnosed as having dementia or Alzheimer’s it can be like being told they have died, both for you and for them.

It is important that you both get the necessary support you need. How friends and family react is unknown, but you can put some mechanisms around this to assist you and your husband. Be honest. Tell them you need their support. That you need to be treated the same, as does your husband. That you need them to continue to be your friend no matter what. That you might need to cry with them or be taken out for a cuppa. That you might need a meal or two provided when the going gets tough. Most importantly, you need them just to be there for you as you would be for them. Dr Richard Taylor who has Alzheimer’s says “Do not treat me as I have already died, just

because I cannot respond does not mean that I do not understand”. Tell friends and family you need your husband to be respected for who he is and so do you. Be honest with them and yourself. Even now, five years later, as hard as it is, ask as it helps. And they will love you for your honesty. I am sure you have been in contact with The Alzheimer’s Society, which provides wonderful support for both family members and those with dementia. They will be able to provide all sorts of additional helpful tips and readings for you. If you have not used them, now is the time. Home Instead Senior Care has just put out

a small booklet that has some useful tips as well. I trust this helps. Be honest with friends, family and yourself. You owe it to your husband and yourself.

By Debra Jager from the Home Instead Senior Care

The silver tsunami There is a tidal wave coming our way, the effect of which will be much greater than global warming.

That wave will not be coming from the sea, but from the rapidly ageing population. Some of the numbers are staggering. It is predicted that half of the children born now will live to reach 100 years of age. By 2050, 25 per cent of the population will be over 65. The process of moving to an older population has already started. The first of the post war ‘baby boomers’ are reaching 65 and the swing toward a much older population is well underway. The implications for everyone, whatever their present age, are far reaching. Things such as the affordability of national superannuation, the need to

save for retirement, the provision of health services, the availability of retirement villages and rest home facilities and the availability of people to work in those facilities are all things that need serious discussion. Tauranga is seen as a good place to spend retirement years and that trend is likely to continue. The provision of age care services could easily become one of Tauranga’s fastest growing industries and biggest contributors to its economy. If Tauranga wants to make the most of that opportunity, now is the time to be doing something about it. Some positive moves to create an ‘age friendly’ city would be a good start.


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Sewing some bonanza magic The Sew n Sews at Greenwood Park Village have been busy again all year to produce more exciting items for their popular annual Art and Craft Bonanza.

They have been pushing the sewing and stitching boundaries to create unique items. When you get a group of like minded women meeting for a whole day every week to be crea-

Kathy Turnbull and Liz Gardner. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

tive, magic happens,” says organiser Kathy Turnbull. Some amazing things have come out of this year and the charm and uniqueness of the results are evident in all the items which will be for sale. This year there will also be items for men and children as well. Outside tutors have inspired new and exciting creations and the stunning modern materials which are available today lend themselves to creations not possible before. These creative sewers and their sewing machines with internet capabilities generate endless possibilities. Other craftspeople in the village have been creating a wide range of items too; original art, pottery, ceramics, china painting, cards, pergamano, beautiful knitting, photography, handmade cards to name a few. The Art and Craft Bonanza is in the Community Centre in Greenwood Park Lifestyle Village, 10 Welcome Bay Road on Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6 from 10am to 4pm each day.

Quality dentures shifted in Papamoa Craig Aspinall of Aspinall Denture Designs is operating his dentures and repairs clinic in his new premise from November 7. Craig was previously operating out of Kaimai Dentures on Papamoa Beach Road; the new premise is situated at 60 Parton Road, Papamoa. With 20 years experience in the industry, Craig is offering best quality in dentures and repairs, with a full guarantee to all customers on completion of work done. Aspinall Denture Designs do full dentures, partial dentures and offer a friendly and helpful environment.

Kaimai Dentures clinical dental technician Craig Aspinall. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

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New cafe to suit independent lifestyle Copper Beech apartments have a new addition to their residential apartments, designed to bring the luxury of a cafe-style setting to the privacy of the residential village.

Copper Beech Apartments village coordinator Linda Jaine with residents Jean Clark and Jane Newton. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

The new cafe/library area creates a common space away from the independent apartments, where residents of Copper Beech can socialise and relax – with the same peace of mind and comfort they get in their own home. Day or night, the cafe is available 24 hours for residents to use, so there is no time restraint on relaxation time. Sit back in the lounge and watch a movie or read the newspaper – the choice is there for every resident. Copper Beech is a residential

village with a twist. Providing 16 individual apartments, the boutique village allows residents to live an independent lifestyle, but still have easy and immediate access to care if need be. Linked to Oakland Life Care next door, every apartment is connected by way of an emergency button should there be any need for emergency assistance. Denise Whitehead from Ultimate Care Group, owners of Copper Beech, says they encourage people to live independently. “It’s their choice what they do and our staff are not constantly hands-on in their approach. “A staff member is on-hand to check on our residents and they are always there if the residents need to talk about anything. “We offer the flexi-care approach, to provide residents with the support

they want while they live in their own home environment. They can live independently, live their own lives and make their own decisions, but we can help them by propping them up when it is needed.” The village also offers a wide range of activities to meet the residents needs such as recreational activities, access to meals 365 days a year, health wellness plans and house keeping. National MP for Tauranga Simon Bridges is the first to get to enjoy a cup of tea at the new cafe when he visits Copper Beech apartments on November 3 for one of his regular meetings. Members of the public are able to attend the opening with Simon next week, but please RSVP to Copper Beech as there are limited seats.

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albums, design beautiful jewellery, knit booties or beanies for winter, assemble kitset crafts for yourself or children, sew a cuddly quilt or transform attractive wrapping papers into useful projects such as purses. The key to U3A’s crafty group is that the whole environment is a fun and friendly atmosphere. Great fun and satisfaction has been had within this convivial group. At present, this group has vacancies and would welcome new members. They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 1-4pm. For further information on the Creative Craft group phone Marga-

ret 07 579 4429. U3A Tauranga has a large number of groups covering a wide variety of interests. Members are invited to attend general meetings held at 10am on the third Friday of every month. These feature people who speak on a wide range of subjects – for example; Peter Otway ‘Monitoring Active Volcanoes in New Zealand; Diane Rhodes, actress and radio announcer; and Matt Crawford ‘Zespri, the future of the industry’. For further information phone

Some of the crafty creations made by the group. 07 543 4969 or 07 572 3467 or visit www.u3atauranga.org.nz


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Check up on car and driver health Improving driver safety and smoothness for older motorists is being made easier with Age Concern’s new CarFit programme. Earlier this year, technicians were put through their paces to learn how to ensure a car is CarFit. Now the technicians are trained, the road safety coordinator for Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty, Lynette Hines, says the course is on offer free to the public. The CarFit programme is based on an American model, created by the American Society of Aging and developed in collaboration with the American Automobile Association. The programme is being introduced in New Zealand through the AANZ Driver Education foundation. There are only 23 other organisations in the lower North Island that

out of the car is smooth, and overall seating in the car is comfortable. Lynette says volunteers at the technician training said the course was “Very good. It has made a significant difference to their driving.” “It is very easy to check that the driver

CarFit technician Nigel Francis, drive participant Kirsten Jorgensen and CarFit technician Heather Waldron. Photo by Tracy Hardy. have taken up this new programme. fort, for example that mirrors are adjusted and seats are at a safe Taking 15-20 minutes, cars and their drivers are taken around three distance. At Check Out, an occupational stations. therapist ensures that all the little At the Check Through checkissues are taken care of to make point, drivers are asked to make driving a breeze, such as ensuring sure everything is in the correct doors open easily, getting in and place to suit the driver’s com-

Knees up for musical favourites Residents at Bayswater residential village are putting together a musical showcase, bringing the sounds of musical favourites to life.

The Bayswater musical cast. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

Featuring songs from The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, and South Pacific, the production is performed by 40 residents aged between 70 and 90 years old – all singing and dancing. The residents have been working hard for eight weeks, rehearsing and perfecting their routines. They have also been very hands on, making their own costumes and wigs, including sailor suits for the Von Trapp children and one male resident was even game enough to don a coconut bra and dress as an Island girl for South Pacific. The production is on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30. The Saturday performance is on 7.30pm and at 2.30pm on Sunday. Limited seats are available for members of the public and families and friends of the residents. By Laura Weaser

and their car are working well together to make for safer driving.” The first course starts on November 9, from 10am until 2pm at Age Concern in the Historic Village. Bookings are essential.

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Rolling and bathing on the water This year’s Tauranga Boat Expo and Water Festival marks the first year the show will take to the water to showcase all the on-water activities Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty has to offer.

An important part of the expo and festival is not just the displays of stands on The Strand; it is the onwater activity displays that make this a truly interactive experience. One of the more unusual showcases is bath tub racing. Established in Whitianga, Auckland and with a developing crew in Tauranga, the sport features boats built around bath tubs – some reaching speeds of up to 22 knots, using an eight horse power outboard motor. Bath tub racer John Brooker from Whitianga says the key is to use fibreglass baths building around the bath with polystyrene or wood. The bath tub racers hold three events each year – an Easter race, Labour Weekend and a 10km Poker Run. Canoe slalom players are showing their skills with an Eskimo rolling

competition. The demonstration shows players from the club seeing how many rolls they can perform in 30 seconds. The Guinness Book of Records shows the most ever done is 100 in three minutes. Sue Clarke from the Bay of Plenty Canoe Slalom organisation says Eskimo Rolls are a key component

of white water canoe slalom, as it is an important safety measure to roll under the water and resurface again. Sport Bay of Plenty coach force officer Dave Jaggs will be on-site to discuss how to get into the sport and the kind of training involved. Makz Gear is offering free Seadoo Jet Ski rides, which are guaranteed to be popular. Visit their stand to grab a pass

and be in quick for a tandem Jet Ski ride around the harbour. Bay of Plenty Coast Rowing also has a public presentation, with ergs on display around the harbour. The on-water events are coordinated with the Harbour Master’s office with regards to the by laws. For more information about the Tauranga Boat Expo and Water Festival visit www.boatexpo.co.nz

Canoe slalom paddlers will demonstrate a key move in their sport – Eskimo rolls.

Country Fair heads to Te Puna It’s that time of year again to put on your boots and support the Te Puna School Country Fair. Raising money to upgrade the school’s new courts, the Country Fair is on Saturday, October 29 from 9am until 2pm on Te Puna Road. There are a whole range of activities and food stalls.

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These islands are basic, but perfect for the experience. Awesome Adventures have some fantastic packages for island hopping with some great optional sightseeing add-ons. To visit the Yasawas in style, Blue Lagoon Cruises is a fantastic way to travel – swim in the pristine waters, relax on the beaches then head back at the end of the day to the privacy of your own cabin, enjoy the company of others or sample the sumptuous fully inclusive meals onboard. By Susie Brebner


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What to bring to a barbecue Man has had a fascination with flames and grilling meat since prehistoric times. In many different cultures in the world, the flame, smoke and meat from barbecued food is often associated with a gathering and in this country it’s not often you would fire up the barbe’ for less than two people. There are many gourmet sausages available now, as well as pre-marinated pork, lamb, and chicken cuts all ready packaged at your local butcher or supermar-

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A master lesson in growing your own When it comes to growing your own fruit and vegetables we all know how good it is for you, that it saves you money, but most importantly, it simply tastes better. Traditionally every Kiwi home had a veggie garden, a handful of fruit trees and a sand pit. Nowadays, with smaller sections and busier lifestyles, this has changed. Society has adapted by growing crops in raised beds or containers, hanging baskets, window boxes and even

recycling bins. There is no excuse not to give something ‘a grow’ this season. The 4 Ps to success: Plan, Prepare, Plant and Pick Plan: Find a position in full sun for your veggie garden, raised beds, pots or baskets. Very few crops except a few leafy greens will grow in the shade. Ask yourself what do you like to eat? There is no point growing crops none of the household enjoy. Prepare: Save money on your gym membership by digging in a new garden. It takes a bit of effort, but you certainly feel good after the job is done. In cases where you have an existing area the soil needs to be cultivated, next blend in layers of compost, sheep pellets and vegetable food. When preparing and filling raised beds or growing in containers, simply fill with Tui Vegetable Mix, this has all the goodies in it already to produce delicious crops, no other products are required. Plant: Garden stores are full to brimming with vegetable plants and seeds. The young

veggies are ready for planting now and sure to thrive if you have prepared the soil or pots correctly. Simply dig a hole bigger than the root zone, plant and water in. Sprinkle Quash pellets round young plants to keep slugs and snails away. Water regularly to keep soil moist, not boggy or dry. Pick: Enjoy the fruits of your labour, pick crops as soon as they begin to reach an edible size. Many salad crops can be harvested as soon as the leaves are finger size, simply snip the small leaves. Baby carrots are delicious

when they are young, this is a good way to extend the harvest season. Simply pull a selection of carrots earlier in the season leaving some of the crop to mature for later in the season. Young pea pods and shoots are highly sought after by foodies as are courgette flowers and bean sprouts. For the sneaky gardener who can’t wait to enjoy new season spuds, simply wriggle your hands down under the soil to pluck a few larger potatoes leaving the plant in the ground to continue maturing.

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New look, same taste As with the taste and ingredients of its delicious culinary delights, Tomorrow’s Meals has “gone fresh” with a new look and feel for its classic Kiwi dishes. Embracing a bold palate of red and white checks and a font reminiscent of American diners, the rebrand evokes a sense of real, quality food, while at the same time broadening the brand’s appeal to a larger audience. “The beauty of the tasty frozen meals we offer at Tomorrow’s Meals is that anyone can enjoy them,” says chief executive Amy Thaler. “While older adults have known about our products for years, we’re keen to let everyone know that we can cater to their needs too.” Away from home for the first time? Tomorrow’s Meals can help supply easy meals that taste like home. Using quality, pro-

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A heart issue for the ladies This is an article for the ladies – and for the men in their lives that love them. Ladies, you are complacent about heart disease and stroke. You think it will happen to your husband, partner, son or male colleague, but that it is unlikely to happen to you. The reality is that in this country, 47 per cent of women will die from cardiovascular disease – heart attack, stroke or heart failure. That is almost half of us – yet I see vastly more men than women in my clinic coming to have their hearts checked.

Complacency may not be the best word to describe womens’ typical ascertain that cardiovascular disease is not a big issue for them. Perhaps it’s more about the health information marketing – media representations of heart disease have typically depicted men as the sufferers. In addition, in the medical world, women are under-represented in cardiac research and are also under-diagnosed, under-investigated and under-treated compared to men. So women may not be complacent, perhaps it is simply that we have told women for years that it is men who need to worry most about cardiovascular disease. Breast cancer is a scourge on our society and The Breast Cancer Foundation has done well to raise awareness of the disease and encourage women to have regular breast checks. It is now a routine part of many womens’ health lifestyle to have a mammogram.

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Breast cancer kills about six per cent of Kiwi women and early detection is key in survival. I iterate, heart disease kills about 47 per cent of Kiwi women – early detection is also key to survival. If you are a woman aged 55 plus please add a heart check to your list of health ‘to dos’. What every woman needs to know about heart disease: • The prevalence of heart disease has been falling during the last 30 years, but less for women than for men. • In the Bay of Plenty District Health board area: Woman have a higher incidence of high blood pressure than men; the incidence of stroke hospitalisation is the same for men and women; the number of deaths from stroke is higher for women than men. • Women do not experience the same symptoms of heart disease as men and are more likely to have ‘silent ischemia’ – a condition when lack of blood flow to the heart occurs without any symptoms. • Women tend to die from a heart attack, whereas men often survive. • Women will likely have relatively low risk of cardiovascular disease in their 40s and without any dramatic changes to their blood pressure, cholesterol or lifestyle, that risk will markedly increase in their 50s – after menopause. It is better to get checked and find you have nothing wrong with your heart and arteries than to not get checked at all and find out the hard way that you should have. Cardiovascular disease is not a mens’disease – it is a lifestyle disease that affects us all. Please get your heart checked.


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Alternative treatments for health Zandra Hartley performing ear candling.

Medium Zandra Hartley specialises in many areas – one of the more interesting ones is ‘ear-candles’, made out of bees wax. Ear candling is an ancient treatment used by the Hopi Indian tribe of North American Indians to help relieve aliments affecting the ears, nose and throat.

Marianne Bryan from The Glorious Health Clinic is presenting a talk at the festival, discussing her work with Ozone Therapy, Healing Clays and natural organic age-defying cosmetics. Ozone Therapy kills bad bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa and it helps to detoxify your body in a sauna-like environment. Ozone helps the body to heal itself from minor and major diseases and it builds the body’s immune system. Marianne says it is so effective that it is widely used in German hospitals and ambulances. The healing clays give a total remineralisation in perfect harmony for absorption. Marianne says it is a strong detoxifier plus a chelating and radiation absorbing organic product that eliminates the harmful radiation of computers and cell phones. Safe Natural Technology is hosting a stand filled with revolutionary technological devices. In the wake of much discussion that cell phones and electrical appliances are damaging for health, Safe Natural Technology presents an alternative. Owner Wayne Carter suffered degenerative back pain for a long period of time. Using this technology, he noticed very quickly the pain was resolved and the effects were long term. These technological devices protect from the harmful effects of cell phone, computers and most electrical devices. These devices can relive aches and pains, as well as increase strength, energy and flexibility to prevent acute or chronic pain or even degenerative illnesses. See Wayne and Mary at Stand 35 to experience the power of this Safe Natural Technology.

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People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road doesn’t mean they’re lost. H. Jackson Brown Jnr Do you check in with your intentions before imparting advice to another? I have come to realise that, although my intentions as I perceive them are good, they may not always be right for the person I am relating with. I can really want the best for them and then unconsciously make decisions about what that is and communicate it with the intention of being helpful, however, it is my intended best and may not be right for them at this time. What can you do to ensure that this is what they want at this time?

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When the body gets cynical When it comes to working efficiently, there is nothing on earth as marvellous as the human body. Like any living system though there are major weaknesses.

This is not poor design, just an inevitable part of our mortal beings. Sometimes our very healing systems work against us and not only prevent healing, they can create new chronic illnesses. This is especially true for autoimmune diseases, but most inflammatory diseases follow a similar pattern.

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When our bodies are damaged, the main response from our immune system is inflammation. This is a very important first phase to healing and is needed to mobilise other immune forces such as dealing with damaged tissues and to restore blood supply. But, here is a problem. What if the damage if permanent? What if the damage was actually caused by the body in the first place? If damage is permanent such as arthritis, the body, if allowed will set up a permanent state of joint

inflammation, which is of course most of the discomfort we feel. Autoimmune disease is really cynical. Firstly, the body loses its ability to recognise your own cells as belonging to you and generates autoantibodies which set up an immune system attack on your own cells damaging cells and tissues.

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Once it is damaged, other parts of the immune system then try to fix the damage it has caused. In doing so it starts an inflammatory response thus making the second state worse than the first. This is much like hitting your big toe with a hammer in your right hand then trying to fix it by hitting it with a hammer in your left hand. When the body’s systems go wrong like this you get a rather cynical cycle of destruction and the outcome is, of course, all the

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This should include a range of anti-inflammatory nutrients plus all the supporting antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. If in doubt feel free to call me. To contact John phone 0800 423559 or visit www.johnarts.co.nz. To read more go to www.sunlive.co.nz

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extensive and disfiguring operations at a later date. Mohs surgery offers the ability to minimise any sign of surgery, while offering the best possible cure rates. What can be seen of a skin cancer is often the ‘tip of the iceberg’ with more tumour cells growing downward and outward into the skin, like the roots of a tree. These ‘roots’ are not visible with the naked eye, but can be seen under a microscope. This specialised procedure is performed by highly trained specialist dermatologists with skill in skin cancer diagnosis, surgical removal, microscopic analysis (to determine the extent of the skin cancer) and facial reconstruction. Cure rates for skin cancers treated with Mohs micrographic surgery by College Accredited Specialist Dermatologists are higher than for any other type of treatment. The nature of the technique also allows the preservation of as much uninvolved skin as possible, minimising scarring and ensuring the best possible cosmetic result. Early detection, treatment and management of skin cancer is dependent on regular and thorough examination of the skin. Contact the Skin Centre today for a priority appointment. By Dr Paul Salmon


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Smart styling at boutique salon Boutique Mount Maunganui hair salon Active Hair Design is one of the area’s best kept secrets. That is the feedback owner Simon Cotter is regularly given by his many loyal customers. “People walk in and they immediately relax, that’s the friendly atmosphere we offer.” Next month will be the 11th anniversary from when Simon began running the Prince Avenue salon, Active Hair and he is proud to say he has many clients who have been with him all that time. To celebrate the salon’s birthday, clients go in the draw to win a five day trip to New York when they buy

a product at the salon. He’s increased the hour of trading for the summer and the extra clients he’s expecting with his birthday special. Simon, who followed his mother and grandmother into hairstyling, says he was originally drawn to the career for the customer contact. He is still inspired by looking after his customers, helping them look their best and having a personal connection. To help his customers keep up with the latest trends he updates the salon’s Facebook Page regularly with images and videos of new styles. But when he knows a style or colour will not suit a client he tries to talk them out of it. “Ladies love to have colours in their hair and with the

Active Hair owner Simon Cotter is often told his boutique Mount Maunganui salon is one of the area’s best kept secrets. Photo by Bob Tulloch.

economy as it is at the moment we are doing colours that last a lot longer and don’t need to be maintained every few weeks. “We try to do colours that suit the ladies rather than just being the latest trend. We want to

make sure they look their best.” Simon describes his small salon as offering a family-like atmosphere, where the team ensures clients are made to feel immediately welcome.

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Riding out Live to Play month worthy bicycle, helmet, drink bottle and a smile. On Sunday, October 30 head down to the Memorial Park ‘Have a Go Day’ from 10am to 2pm. Have a go at a range of different sports and activities, including basketball, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and basketball, volleyball, frisbee, zorb, horizontal bungy and loads more. All the activities are at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre and Memorial Park. The popular YMCA treasure hunt is at 1pm so head down with the family for some fun activity. Live to Play has been brought to the city by Tauranga City Council, Sport Bay of Plenty, YMCA, Tauranga Leisure and major sponsor Cooney Lees Morgan.

This weekend marks the end of another awesome Live to Play month. The month has been packed full of events and activities to encourage people across the community to be more active and explore the great parks, reserves and facilities Tauranga has on offer. This weekend join the ‘Frocks on Bikes’ group for a ‘connect the parks’ bicycle tour at the mount. The group is meeting for a leisurely 10km ride at Mount Hopukiore (Mount Dury), Marine Parade on Saturday, October 29 at 10am. Bring along a road

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Battle for best ‘Big Idea’ Tauranga businesses can soon compete in the region’s own Dragon’s Den-inspired contest to win help launching a ‘big idea’. The event, which has been organised by chartered accountant Rachel Wilson and sales coach Alistair McMahon, is a way to help businesses that are struggling to implement a ‘big idea’. Rachel, who runs RWL Chartered Accountants says the businesses will be vying for a package of professional business advice and support. “There are a lot of people out there in business at the moment that are finding things pretty tough and a lot are not in a position to invest in professional advice to help move their business forward,” says Rachel. “There is definitely a need out there, but a lot of people don’t know where to go, they don’t have the money or they don’t know the right questions to ask.” The competition is open to any business looking at ways to grow, but she says rather than giving businesses a grilling – like on the TV show – the judges aim to be helpful.

Business professionals (from left) David Parrott (Totali), Nicola Green (Sharp Tudhope Lawyers), Rachel Wilson (RWL Chartered Accountants), Alistair McMahon (Big Growth Sales) and Claudia Nelson (Right Staff) want to hear from those pitching the best business idea. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

Alistair, who runs Big Growth Sales business coaching, says he hopes the event will be the first of regular mentoring activities the group offers Tauranga businesses. Businesses are judged on, amongst other things, their creativity, market potential and ability to execute. The winning business receives a package of support worth $15,000 in total from

RWL Chartered Accountants, Big Growth Sales, Sharp Tudhope Lawyers, The Right Staff and Totali web developers. Applications close 5pm Friday, November 4. The ‘den’ panel judging is planned for mid-November with the final event on Thursday, November 24. For details and an application form visit www.bigideas.org.nz By Hamish Carter

Glorious lessons for achieving goals The All Blacks have delivered our community, as well as the country, some much deserved happiness during the weekend. Well done boys.

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These athletes should be congratulated on reaching their goal. It was not easy, the final especially so, but their application to the task got them there in the end. What can we learn from their achievements? One lesson I think we could take is that success is earned through hard work, coupled with a never failing eye on your goal. The lesson of hard work and application is best capitulated by Stephen Donald’s 45 minutes of fame. Stephen Donald, in my humble opinion, is not as naturally gifted as a Dan Carter or Aaron Cruden. During his All Black career he has had his detractors, including myself. However, and I am only guessing here, but I believe Stephen, to get to where he has got to, has worked very hard at his game. You might ask what keeps guys like this

going – I would guess once more that it is his goals – like making the World Cup Squad or scoring the winning points in a world cup final. If you have not got clear goals how do you expect to achieve anything? Luck plays a part in people’s lives, but hard work, driving towards your goal, makes for better lives. Even if Stephen Donald had not made it out on that field on Sunday at least he could say through his application he had been an All Black – something most people will not even get close to achieving.


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Factoring environmental savings into build Are there affordable, environmentallyfriendly choices when renovating or building your new home?

Richard Hale and Matt Hodson.

Many home owners are often surprised to hear it is easy to factor in modern energy saving elements to their building project and in the longer term big savings on expensive utility bills can be made. Sandra Varley from Insight Architecture says by integrating creative design into renovating or building your home, you can create energy saving practices – a lighter, warmer, more cost-effective home to run. “If you allow for these elements early on in the building process, you can save yourself more money in the long term.” Architectural designers creatively design living spaces and incorporate modern building practices. Matt and Richard at Insight Architecture have extensive knowledge of mainstream, modern and environmentally

Katikati pool improvements heating up Heat exchangers being installed at Katikati’s Dave Hume Pool help the complex to offer a more pleasant swimming experience. David Hume Pool Trust chairman Richard Evans says the installation of a heat exchanger in the learning pool will replace the smelly diesel heater, while the installation of an extra exchanger in the main pool increases the heating capacity of the current exchanger. Along with stopping the diesel smell, the heat exchangers also save the pool trust $6000 in heating fuel expenses per year. Water from a bore at 42 degrees is pumped through the heat exchanger, which warms fresh water pumped into the pool. Richard says the extra large exchanger enables them to heat four times the amount of pool water than with the just the original exchanger. The exchangers were installed this week and are being tested in preparation for the pool complex opening on Monday. Richard says the season opening has been delayed a week to install the heat exchangers. “Luckily the weather has been so poor that we haven’t had any members of the public complaining about not being able to go swimming.” He says $6000 in diesel expenses will be saved on heating the learning pool and expects only a slightly higher

electricity bill for pumping water from the bore. The second-hand heat exchangers were donated to the pool trust from Fonterra and the National Library in Wellington. Meanwhile, work to reinvigorate the pool complex is expected to progress with plans to appoint a committee to drive the proposed redevelopment. A public meeting last month showed 90 per cent of those in attendance supported the development of a new pool to increase the pool’s use beyond the summer season. A report, compiled by leisure consultants Visitor Solutions, gives two main upgrade options: A new 25 metre indoor pool plus learners’ pool (cost $7,400,000) or cover and refurbish the existing pool (cost $3,700,000). By Hamish Carter

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responsible options when it comes to designing a home. Matt says it’s vital to be involved as early as possible. “We will even help you with your choice of section, this helps to avoid expensive retaining, drainage or land preparation costs. “We can also advise you on prevailing wind and all year round sun. We design homes to maximise passive solar energy – making the most of the suns heat in the winter, but avoiding too much heat gain in summer.” This not only reduces your heating bills

– something that is ever increasing – but provides a comfortable atmosphere to live in all year around. Double glazed windows, new paint technology to avoid heat absorption and high levels of insulation are also features that are popular for sustainable homes. “Building in solar energy for water heating, waste water recycling, ground source heat pumps – all these things mean a more energy efficient home,” says Sandra. “We demonstrate to our clients that even the smallest project can accommodate these long term benefits of a home with cheaper running costs.”


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“We had so many commenting how impressed they were with the hall and what it offers the community.” The recent opening attracted about 200 local people and dignitaries to the opening of the hall complex, which adjoins Pahoia School. Cheryl says when the 50-year old Apata Hall on Wainui South Road burnt down in 2004 it was like “a death of a family member”. She believes the lack of a central venue in the area has hampered community connec-

tion, but says groups are already lining up to use the hall or adjoining community functions are ‘The Apata Room’. While the hall is now open for use, however, the functions space is still waiting for council sign-off. Committee members Karen Clement and Scott Parker have been working hard to get all paperwork to the Western Bay Council within a month, but Cheryl is unsure how long approval will take. By Hamish Carter

Industry building towards a busy future The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation is holding an afternoon information session in Mount Maunganui for those interested in professions and specialists trades within the building industry.

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The session is at BCITO, 40 Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui, between 1-4pm on November 5. The local BCITO team invites all school leavers, parents, teachers and anyone else interested to come along and speak to professional BCITO training advisors about the industry and the lucrative career opportunities on the horizon. The BCITO believes the number of qualified building professionals needs to nearly double to keep pace with increasing demand, meaning those in the industry will be well-placed to benefit from growth. “New Zealand’s building industry has

been in a bust period for a few years now, but that’s all about to change,” says BCITO chief executive Ruma Karaitiana. “With pent-up demand, leaky-building remediation and rebuilding in Christchurch, the industry will be busier than ever before.” He says with years of demand ahead, there really hasn’t ever been a better time to start a career in the industry. With positive building consent numbers, demand may just be starting to kick in. There is an opportunity for all types of building trades, including building, masonry, brick-laying, concreting, plastering and tiling to name a few. The BCITO offers qualifications in these sectors, including the National Certificate in Carpentry, which can be completed direct from school through an apprenticeship programme. The careers event will enable those looking at career options to get detailed information on apprenticeship programmes, how they work and the steps to get started.

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Construct your career with us Lee Holmes had worked in the building industry for 30 years, working his way up through the industry, but decided his theory based knowledge wasn’t enough to take him to the next level. Around his full time work, Lee studied the National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6, the part-time option at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. He says the programme was “a lot of hard work” and he had been warned by tutors that it would take over his life. “We were advised you’ll need to put in at least 10 to 14 hours a week of study aside from attending classes. “But it was very enjoyable and

learn more programming systems, building law – it was definitely more theory based and administrative, but it prepares you to deal with the role of a construction manager.” The National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6 next programme starts February 13, 2012 and is available either full time or part time. This qualification replaces the New Zealand Certificate in Building. It is theoretical in nature and teaches the

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after years in the industry and running his own business. He wanted a career in management and this was the qualification he needed. “You learn how to correspond with clients via email or in person,

I learnt so much from doing the programme. “You don’t go in half hearted, it is a huge commitment, but it is worth it.” Lee decided to do the programme

Gadget addiction exposed I’ve been busted. After trying to hide behind a non de plume in my last column on the Phillips LED light bulb, one of our editors, Laura, who wishes to remain anonymous, ended the article with my real name.

Another great thing about these led strip lights is you can daisy chain them to make a strip as long as you like – there's a thought – I could buy a trailer load, string them together and encircle Astrolabe. Must head off and tell Maritime NZ my idea. By Ross Brown

This has now meant my wife knows about my gadget addiction and some of my favourite hangouts such as Jaycar in Gate Pa. Owning a campervan is a great excuse to buy ‘toys’ and I have already got the satellite dish, 80 watt solar panel, 12volt DVD TV, right down to various things that stick on the window like the bluetooth thingie for the phone and the GPS. I thought my excuses to buy more bits for the campervan were exhausted until I called in at Jaycar again. As soon as I staggered in, obviously needing a fix, shop owner Ashley pounced. They only let the bosses deal with severe cases of gadget addiction and she had the product for me. The new LED light strip. Thirty tiny LED lights in a 48cm strip, just the thing for boaties (I used to be one) an isolated bach in some remote location (never could afford one) garden shed (hate gardening) or a campervan (got one!). I tested the strips and they give an incredible warm light and the power savings will mean I can let the 12volt fridge in the camper chill the wine for that much longer. The strips sell from $24 to $37 and come in warm or white light.

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I come from a broken home Joerg and Natasha, the Mobile Vets, call in for my check up and shots.

I never knew house repairs could be so much fun. All those friendly builders, painters and carpet chaps down on their hands and knees, fixing our broken house, just waiting to have a wet puppy nose planted in their faces. Not to mention cavorting around in the sawdust, running off with tools and sticking my oversize pup paws in the wet paint. The boss doesn’t think it’s quite so much fun however. He fails to see the funny side of a pipe bursting in the upstairs floor and flooding the entire downstairs; resulting in half the house being dismantled and rebuilt. (About as impressed as when I tell him need to go to the lawn at 2.45am.) Ironically, he and Mrs Boss thought they’d planned a quiet time to get a puppy – all prepared with the fences tarted up, old D’s dog door rebuilt and even the garden shed had a makeover. Little did they know that a few days after my arrival, the laundry, bathroom, kitchen, dining, lounge and spare room would quickly turn into a paddy field. On top of that, Rena decided to hari-kari on the reef, throwing the newsroom at work into overdrive as well. How does a puppy cope with such upheaval in my life? Remarkably well, really. Not fazed at all by a handful of industrial blowers and dehumidifiers going 24/7 in my face. A bit like sleeping with a Boeing jet in the next room. Us canines are incredibly versatile critters, we can adjust to anything. When you’re 10 weeks old, it’s easy to take it all in your stride, as long as the food and the love keeps coming. Meanwhile, the nice people in the mobile vet van visited the office this week to bring me up to date with shots. Joerg and Natasha from Mobile Vets just cruised up in their van and delivered whatever a canine needs to keep healthy and vibrant. In my case, it was a bunch of vaccinations and a microchip, which is a bit like a number plate for dogs. Except you wear it on the inside. Funny, I always thought the microchips were the little bits left in the bottom

of the bluebird bag after a Labrador’s had his face in it. Anyway, Joerg gave me a clean bill of health, except saying maybe I was a little light for my size and could do with a bit more tucker! Hallelujah! That is music to the ears of this foodie. Next week I’ll tell you the story of my adventure on the high seas, but in the meantime, Ady’s got a tale about her wild goose chases. Darn, that girl has a life, meanwhile the Boss and I go walking around the lakes and as I am supposedly a bird dog, I just do what I do, but according to the man, trying to beat Ian Thorpe at his game is not really the thing to do. We were walking in the morning sun (all serene like), when geese on the water were spotted. I held my best pose, until the boss got to me and as soon as he gave me the sign (secret), into the water I went. After 30 or so minutes and 10km of going round in circles, getting no closer to the #@**!!s and adding to the ignominy, the boss had gone, so I decided to give it a rest for another day. Wet, happy, but tired I followed the boss man’s tracks back to the “Ady and Flo” mobile. When we caught up, at least, he gave me lots of love and attention and treats, as he reckoned that was the first time bird seeking that I actually did what he told me. Well well, one step for dog kind. Anyway when base was reached and a few hours kip, it was off to seek out Flo, as my BONE IS MISSING! Cheers all, have fun out there and enjoy life. Love from Ady and Flo. Training by Wendy Graydon, The Dog Trainer. 0210 700 111 Repairs and Maintenance: The Mobile Vet 0800 VETCALL Sustenance: Ziwipeak. We do all our own stunts. No geese were harmed in the making of this column, although one or two got a nasty surprise.


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Drifting is back on track

Gaz Whiter from Dargaville is the defending D1NZ champion while Mike Whiddett and Cole Armstrong will be two of the other top contenders at the opening round of the 2011/12 New Zealand series at Manfeild. Photos from Fast Company/Roo Wills. After a disaster crash in the Australian World Time Attack earlier this year, Tauranga drift racer Cole Armstrong has a fully repaired car and is gearing up for the 2011/2012 D1NZ Drifting Championship. The competitions first circuit is scheduled rain or shine at Fielding’s Manfeild motor racing circuit on October 28 and 29, with drivers vying for a $5000 cash first prize at the opening round. Drifting differs from traditional ‘first-pastthe-post’ motorsport categories in that it is judged. At each venue a course is marked out with specific start, finish and ‘clipping points’, the drivers job is to slide (oversteer) through each corner as quickly and as spectacularly as possibly.

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Setting short and long term goals by Grant Buchanan of Mile High Karate and Youngforest Tai Chi

So often in modern society we hear messages about entitlement and rights to what we deserve when really life is about what you can achieve off your own back or working with a great team.

What I really love about the ABs win in the RWC is how long they have wanted, planned and worked towards achieving the goal. In fact, much of the informed commentators seem to think the secret to winning the cup was the fact that this group of players and management had swallowed the bitter pill of defeat last time around.

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Dealing with grief In the past it was often thought that babies and children were unconcerned when a loved one died or when there was an event that should cause intense emotions such as grief. Children sometimes seemed to continue playing or be engaged in their usual activities as if nothing had happened. We have come to understand, however, that babies and children tend to grieve in a different manner often requiring more reassurance and comfort. Babies and toddlers do not understand what death or loss is and have no language to be able to talk about their feelings. They can, however, experience that loss by continuing to look for the person who is missing, cry more, and become anxious, clingy or withdrawn. Often this behaviour is spasmodic and may largely depend on how much of the adults’ distress or anxiety is picked up on. Being calm and keeping to normal routines as much as possible is important to provide them with reassurance.

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For some children this type of dress up play can be overwhelming and a small tray with doll house furniture and small figures representing their family may provide a safer option. The child can then re-enact the event without needing to be the main actor. We recently experienced one young child who wanted to know where his grandfather had gone when he died. With parent’s permission; our educator took him to visit with

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Rena oil risk under 1000 tonnes After extensive pumping efforts, there is now less than 1000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil aboard the container ship stranded on the Astrolabe Reef. Rena ran aground three weeks ago, at about 2.20am on Wednesday, October 5, and has since leaked an unknown quantity of oil into the sea and lost 88 containers into the water. Maritime New Zealand’s focus is pumping the oil out of Rena’s fuel tanks and into bunker barges stationed alongside. Of the about 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil originally onboard, the salvage

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Free health care for children under the age of six years is being extended to include after hours visits as part of a new Government initiative. Prime Minister John Key says all children under six will have free after hours medical visits from July 1 next year. “Parents will be able to take their kids to the doctors when they need to without the fear of not being able to pay for it.” Mr Key made the announcement at a visit to Central Med medical centre in Tauranga. The initiative is expected to cost the Government $7 million a year. He says funding is already available through efficiencies and savings made in other areas of healthcare, and expects half of the estimated 300,000 under six year old children in New Zealand will use the service. Minister of Health Tony Ryall says district health boards will work with local GPs and after hours clinics to extend free medical visits to after hours for under six-year-olds. “In each budget we made savings to invest in other areas.” On average after hours visits cost parents $17, but can cost up to $100.

Operation Snap topic of police visit

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team has pumped about 740 tonnes off. This was pumped from the port number five tank onto the Awanuia barge, a vessel being replaced in the pumping operation tonight by the Go Canopus. MNZ salvage unit manager Bruce Anderson says this barge has a dynamic positioning system to help it function in rough seas where there is risk of collision. The weather forecast is good for the next five days and the ship is stable on the reef, with Bruce saying its stern and bow movement differential is being closely monitored.

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school and in the community. The pair has appeared on TV3 and TV4 and will deliver safety messages through their show to children in a fun and interactive way, says Tauranga South Police senior constable Leanne Fairbairn. Leanne says Bryan and Bobby were introduced to New Zealand children in 2005 and work in association with the community policing initiative Bluelight. The goal of Bluelight is to reduce youth crime and to build positive Police, youth and community partnerships.

Avalon stepping out of the shadows

Avalon in Te Puna is working to bring the organisation out of the shadows with the implementation of a new outlet store that will sell items made by students at Avalon. Avalon is a training organisation for people with intellectual disabilities, offering them a chance to work and give something back to the community. Avalon chief executive officer James Middleton says the organisation receives funding from both the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health. James says the organisation wants to be more involved in the community and become self sustaining, by growing their own fruits and vegetables. Besides providing a place of work for people with intellectual disabilities, Avalon makes money from its kiwifruit and avocado orchard and is now venturing into selling hand crafted items. “We get around $850,000 but that’s not enough. We need to make around $1 million a year just to pay the wages.”

Hardy. Email your photos to newsroom@thesun.co.nz Blog of the Week: Tauranga Writers suggests people give novel writing a go with the upcoming NaNoWriMo 50,000 word challenge. Read it at www.sunlive.co.nz Comment of the Week: By user the_ fourth_estate about the showing of the Rugby World Cup final on a big screen free on The Strand: “It was great down there with everyone on Sunday night. Well done to the people who got this going and thanks for the media coverage on the issue I think it really helped get that sleepy group of people at the TCC off their butts and into action however late it was. In the end we got what we

wanted and we all enjoyed it! I hope to see it used like that much more in the future!” Not the News of the Week: “As the final whistle blew to signal the biggest moment in New Zealand sporting history for 24 years, a pre-planned revenge mission was given the green light. While the country was sleeping off the celebratory hangover, echoes of 1985 reverberated through the Auckland waterfront. With all the hallmarks of the French Intelligence service, the DGSE, and carefully making sure there were no casualties this time around, the $2 million Tupperwaka was sunk in Auckland harbour overnight.” Read this Not the News in full at www.sunlive.co.nz

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Unexpected donation for Oropi community An unexpected boost of nearly $30,000 from Pub Charities will help Oropi community sports grow and develop says Oropi School principal Andrew King. After applying for a grant of $10,000, the school received more than they asked for to renovate their faded tennis courts. Putting $22,000 towards the renovation project and the rest on sports items, the courts will be transformed into a modern and versatile playing field using Astroturf. “With Astroturf, it is more suited for PE lessons and sports teams,” says Andrew. “It can now function as more of a community resource for many of our local teams, meaning they won’t have to travel far to practise.”

Andrew says the current tennis courts limited the sports that could be played and practised, but the new area will open it up for sports including basketball, tennis, netball and hockey – a growing sport in the area. “We were not expecting so much from Pub Charities. “I think they saw it as a community investment

for not just the school children, but the whole Oropi community and surrounding areas.” Other items purchased with the money include flippa ball goals, hockey goals, basketball goals and a high jump mat. The project is due to be completed today with students able to access the courts for the weekend. By Laura Weaser

Amanda Yang, 12, Hannah Green, 12 , Trent Amrein, 13 and Braydan Storey, 13 rolling out the new astro turf. Photo by Tracy Hardy.

Tauranga BMX club say final farewell to track The Tauranga BMX Club hosted the last race on the iconic Sulphur Point track on Tuesday night after being on the site for more than 25 years. BMX Racing began in the early 70’s with the craze hitting New Zealand about 10 years later. In 1984, the Tauranga BMX club was established, firstly on the Judea wetlands, then at the old Bay Park raceway before it was located at the current site at Sulphur Point. It was a busy evening, with the majority of members wanting to participate in the historical event. Also among those present were life members Dennis

Howlett, Vanessa Quin and Ash Rawson – who ended the evening with some history of the track and acknowledged those who have contributed to the club during the last 25 years. In 2008, the sport was introduced into the Olympics, which was a breakthrough for the sport of BMX racing and New Zealand was represented by former Tauranga club member Sarah Walker, who achieved a fantastic 4th result. Four years later, local rider Kurt Pickard is joining Sarah to take on the world at the 2012 Olympic Games. Tauranga is an obvious leader of BMX racing in New Zealand. The club is moving to a new site on Cambridge Road with its opening and National Qualifying Race meeting on Sunday, December 11.

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Nature’s patina revealed Acclaimed Tauranga painter Susan Harrison-Tustain is not a prolific artist, despite painting many hours each day, but she would not have it any other way. With her emphasis on quality rather than quantity, she aims to unveil an exhibition this weekend which has been worth the four year wait. The famed artist is also a leading water-colour painting teacher – having sold 60,000 copies of her guide book while more than 20,000 of her instruction DVDs have found their way into artist’s studios all over the world. Enchanted by painting since a very young age, Susan says art has always mesmerised her. “I remember as a small child standing in front of a painting and feeling breathless with the excitement.” Her exhibition ‘Recollection’ is mainly made up of paintings from around New Zealand including pieces from Central Otago, Stewart Island and Mount Maunganui in her signature timeless quality. “I love to capture this history before these places are restored, before they are lost. “I love the patina of time. It is nature reclaiming what was always hers.”

Tauranga artist Susan Harrison-Tustain works on a painting for her exhibition ‘Recollections’ that runs at Mills Reef Winery this weekend.

“If you imagine an old window with several layers of peeling paint, to me it’s like the rings of a tree. It’s revealing all the history in all the different layers and the generations that have been there.” The timeless theme is something she shares with the art of 2010 New Zealander of the Year Sir Ray Avery who is officially opening the exhibition for her at the invitation only function on Friday. The eminent scientist and philanthropist, inventor has helped bring accessible healthcare and medicine to millions of people in the Third world through his humanitarian development agency and charity Medicine Mondiale. “He’s an artist himself, I met Ray at a function and we had an amazing conversation about art and so many things – but I had no idea who he was or what he’s done to help millions of people around the world until later that evening,” says Susan. “I think Ray is an inspiration to us all.” Susan Harrison-Tustain’s 'Recollection' exhibition is open to the public at Mills Reef Winery on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30 between 10am and 5pm. For more information visit www.susanart.com/blog/exhibition-2011 By Hamish Carter

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Brighter future than what? Takeover will ignore core values A Brighter Future says National - yeah right Brighter than what? $18 billion borrowed and a reduction in our credit rating. How much brighter can you get than that? Unemployment at a near record high. Will Brighter be more or less and if less how will it be achieved. An empty promise of 174000 jobs with no detail of how to achieve it is not Brighter. Selling off our only income earning assets. Does Brighter mean less income

and less asset backing for borrowing? Certainly Brighter for Nationals investor friends. Giving away assets such as $7 trillion dollars of Taranaki ironsands. Brighter if you are local Iwi receiving the gift. Improved medical services for certain groups but longer waiting lists for others. Brighter future? Record numbers leaving NZ. Brighter for them but not those staying behind. A Brighter Future - what nonsense. Stuart Keene, Otumoetai

If the attempted hostile takeover of Comvita by Cerebos Greggs, a subsidiary of the Japanese booze giant Suntory, shows anything, it’s that financial analyists can do a wonderful job of crunching numbers, but completely fail to understand the things that make a company like Comvita such a successful high-growth business. Comvita was founded on a set of core ethical values, and those values permeate the way its many dedicated staff, overseas partners, and NZ suppliers work together to bring natural healthcare products to the world. Chief among those

values are honesty and cooperation. Cerebos NZ chief executive George Crocker has tried to make it appear in his public comments that Comvita welcomed the takeover bid, when he knew full well that sharemarket rules required Comvita to allow any company to carry out due diligence under such circumstances. The truth of the matter is as Comvita chairman Neil Craig put it – the takeover attempt is unsolicited and unwelcome, and has diverted time, energy and resources away from Comvita’s real purpose.

Crocker should realise something they might not teach in business school. Even if the attempt to bully his firm’s way into Comvita manages to succeed, unless he and his team are able to change the way they do business and show they can pay more than lip-service to Comvita’s core values, Cerebos will destroy the glue that holds together an iconic New Zealand company. He’ll have numbers he can initially put on a balance sheet, but he will probably lose many of the people and much of the passion that has made Comvita what it is today. Cliff Van Eaton, Papamoa.

Flyers’ Skyhawk departure delay Peters lacking TV time I cannot understand why Winston Peters, an up-andrunning candidate and former deputy prime minister, has appeared just once recently on TV news - and that only after a dismissed possible NZ First candidate stupidly drank his own urine on 20/20. I cannot understand, why oh why, National has promised, if elected outright, to sell our dams and rivers to Australia. Meridian Energy earns $250 million and Mighty River Power 500 million a year for the government. I just do not believe the Wizard of Finance, Bill English’s “We are still better positioned than most countries.” I cannot understand why John Key is given such an easy ride by the media in view of the impending world economic doom predicted by some reputable economists. I muse as to why the peasants aren’t revolting in the streets over the increase in GST, tax breaks for the rich and rising supermarket food prices. And I cannot understand why we have not the promised tunnel at Hairini. Why has National promised to sell Kiwi Bank? Most of all, I fail to see why our current MP, or his immediate predecessor, has not removed the ineffectual toll on Route K and thus freed up Cameron Road. I do, however, believe opinion polls have regularly been very wrong in the past. Hylton Rhodes, Tauranga.

Earlier this year the NZ Government allocated Skyhawk 01 to the people of Tauranga via Classic Flyers NZ. The package included delivery and reassembly to display standards together with appropriate artefacts to complete a major display area for this iconic RNZAF aircraft. To average out the costs between the various museums allocated aircraft the Government charged a $30,000 fee, which in Tauranga’s case probably does not meet their full costs. The Board of Classic Flyers NZ thus went out to the people of Tauranga to ask for donations to enable the acquisition to take place. We are pleased to relate that we are well on the way to meeting this target. Due to problems of logistics the RNZAF have now informed us that delivery is scheduled for very early February. Whilst we are disappointed to be told about the delay, we have been made aware of the full circumstances behind the decision which we accept. We cannot expect the delivery of redundant aircraft to get in the way of operational tasks. However, we have been told that the Defence Minister, Dr Wayne Mapp, is to make an important announcement about the disposal of other redundant RNZAF assets on 7 November and this may include an exciting additional announcement for our collection. To all the people who have so far contributed to the acquisition of the Skyhawk we trust you will understand these circumstances which are beyond our control. We do not expect any further movement of the delivery date and we will keep you all informed of progress. David Love, Chairman Management Board ClassicFlyersNZ

Most expensive in NZ The overriding emotion among Trustpower executives appears to be greed. This company is the most expensive in New Zealand by far, and apparently aim to keep it that way. Never trust a company with the word TRUST in its name or advertising. A National government gave them the tools to do the hatchet job and they do it very well. We will never see power at a fair price again. It’s called “gouging”. Cedric Sutherland, Otumoetai.

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Hidden danger of rock phosphate

Little chance to debate Brash cannabis concept No matter what you think of Brash’s proposal to debate the cannabis situation, as usual the media have given us little chance of any sensible approach to that aspect. Frankly, the idea is not without its merits, providing drug driving could be targeted properly. The people I feel sorry for are the Police, who, it would seem, have not been consulted at all. Everything is measured in money ($100 million) and nothing in time, effort, and common sense. R.McGuinness, Tauranga.

Goff ‘reeks of desperation’ Phil Goff seems to have more interest in criticising Members of Parliament than contributing opinions and actions benefitting the country and his own Party. His outburst taking John Key to task in relation to the disruption in the House by a member of the public reeks of desperation and incompetence. Barry H Walker, Mt Maunganui.

Sharia law result for Libya The uprising of the Libyan people has prevailed and the new leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, has made a victory speech including the promise of the installation of Moslem Sharia Law, making special mention of the right for men to have multiple wives. One wonders how many Libyan females anticipate the trip from the frying pan into the fire. Frank Smead, Mount Maunganui.

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Street lights on all day Can some apologist for the council tell us why it is deemed necessary to keep the street lights on all day, at our collective expense, along the Pyes Pa end of the new road towards Rotorua? One day a couple of weeks ago they were turned off during the day and I thought someone had noticed, but since then they have stayed on permanently. John Sarjeant, Tauranga.

It’s nice to see the newly renamed BOP Regional Council pretending to be interested in fixing soil erosion on farms. Previously as Environmental BOP they struggled to control erosion and pollution. According to the Niwa’s 2009 report, after 20 years of environmental agencies pollution and erosion had increased! Quick, change the name! This erosiion will never stop while chemical fertilisers are allowed to be spread on and around our environment and our farm land. Super phosphate is the combination of Rock phosphate blended witth sulphuric acid, a toxic mix!

Rock phosphates are so high in undepleted uranium that several mines are on offer as uranium deposits. Morocco is the largest exporter and its phosphate is on that list. Rock phosphate also contains the heavy metals lead (Pb), Arsenic (As), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), and Fluorine (F) and there is an enhancement of these toxic metals when blended with sulphuric acid, the additive that results in Super Phosphate. These heavy metals are all accumulating in our soils and transferring through to our waters and our food. (abridged) John K Morris, Te Puna. Agrissentials NZ Ltd

TCC responds: There is a fault which is causing these lights to be on during the daytime on this new stretch of state highway. Contractors are working to fix the problem. There will be no ratepayer costs associated with this as the road is an NZTA asset. Elizabeth Hughes, Communication Manager.

Muslims far from peaceful

It is important to keep our NZ soldiers in Afghanistan, as the fanatical Muslims have to be kept in check, more soldiers should be sent there, along with troops from UN countries to quell the Taliban and Al Qaeda uprisings, which they have been warring for since their illiterate founder of the Islamic religion, Mohammed, in 672AD. I am astounded that Sonny Williams said on TV, I note that some idiot do-gooder is claiming that “that the Muslims are a peaceful people!” (he is a the killing of Gadaffi could be a war crime. One has Muslim) they are just the opposite! to wonder where the voice of this snivelling gutless In their Koran, it states that the ‘word of Allah’ do-gooder was when Gadaffi was carrying out his –a ‘spirit’ – a ‘nothing’ said that Christians are their slaughtering activities and where was that do gooders number one enemy, plus infidels, must be killed (so voice when the Lockerbie incident occurred. All the new age gutless whining by these new age PC less than much for their peaceful outlook). There will never be peace until the Islamic religion is human beings is sickening. EM Izett, Tauranga. Alastair Bourne, Bethlehem. quashed!

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E N T E R T A I N M E N T

This information can be viewed online at www.sunlive.co.nz

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

News, reviews and opinionated raving on the music scene.

License Plate Safety Screw Day At Mount Police Station.

Market

Greerton Hall 8am - 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Merv/Nancy Waihi 07 863 6697

Otumoetai Market

Friday 28 October Arataki Art Group

Exhibition & sale of paintings at Palmers Market, Domain Rd, Papamoa Oct 28 - Nov 8 10am - 4pm.

Free Family Movie Night

St Mary’s, Girven Rd 7pm. Free entry. $2 half time snacks. Movie clue: Hood vs Evil.

Te Puke Forest & Bird Camp

Two nights at Whirinaki Recretaion Camp Oct 28 - 30. Walking tracks a short distance from camp. Carole 542 0224

Saturday 29 October Agriculture Day

Tauriko School, SH 29, Tauriko. Animal judging from 9.30am & loads more fun starts 10am with raffles, body zorbs, horizontal bungy, BBQ, giant wave slide, horse rides, paint ball & more.

Balmoral’s Marching Team

Ladies interested in joining this new team aged 20-50yrs welcome. Experience preferred but not necessary. Anita 571 4096

BOP Christian Singles

Over 40’s group meeting for a barbecue at Pilot Bay Nov 5 5.30pm. truthseeker8@xtra.co.nz

Otumoetai Primary School first Sat of every month 9am - 12pm. Books, crafts, Rawleighs dealer. Briar 578 3309

Otumoetai Swimming Club

Learn to swim 5yrs onwards - register now for Term 4. Fitness, squad, competitive. osc4swim@gmail.com or www.OtumoetaiSwimmingClub.co.nz or ph 985 6311

Quiz Night & Bottle Auction

(Opeys - Otumoetai Plunket) Nov 12 at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 7pm. $10 per person (teams of 4 or 6). Sue/Jayne 576 4649 or call into Opeys at Darraghs Rd, Otumoetai.

St Pauls Church Annual Spring Fair

242 Dickson Rd, Papamoa 8am. Great stalls including white elephant, plants, clothing, books etc. Children’s entertainment. Lots of fun & bargains for the family. Joan 572 3588

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am 12pm. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

Tauranga Radio Sailing Club Sailing

Model yacht sailing every Sat 11am - 4pm & Weds 1.30-7pm at Lake Taurikura, Scoria Close, The Lakes, Tauriko.

Tga Society of Artists’ Annual Exhibition

Planting days at Waihi Beach Surf Club Oct 29 & 30 2-6pm, followed by a BBQ. Kimberley 022 089 0557

Oct 29 9.30am – 5pm & Oct 30 9.30am – 4pm at Tauranga Contract Bridge Club, 252 Ngatai Rd, Cherrywood. Great variety of art & prices for all tastes. Eftpos available. Plenty of parking beside the building. Gold coin donation entry.

Come Dancing Tonight

Tauranga Synchronised Swimming Club

Coast Care Waihi Beach

Combined Scottish Society Dance, Greerton Hall 8-11.30pm. Live band, good supper. Friendly atmosphere. Sequence & old time dancing. All welcome. Entry $8. Valerie 573 7093

Free Family Funday

Village Preschool, 171B Moffat Rd, Bethlehem 10am - 2pm. Sausage sizzle, pony rides, bouncy castle & more. Rain or shine.

Beginners training at Baywave every Sat 9-10.30am. If you’re a good swimmer but getting bored with swimming lengths, come for a free trial lesson at Synchro. Pool entry fee applies. Angela 552 5416

Tauranga Woodcrafters Club

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

The Weekend Sun

Every third Sat at club rooms, Yatton St, Greerton 1pm. Visitors & interested people welcome. Geoff 579 3637

Te Puna School Country Fair

Te Puna Rd in the heart of Te Puna 9am – 1.30pm. Featuring: BBQ, café, breakfast & our wonderful hangi. Children fun rides & a kids fun zone. Plants, books, jumble sale. Hall display. Rifle range, coconut shy & more.

The Cargo Shed

Open every Sat & Sun, Weds & Thurs at 16 Dive Crescent, Tga 10am - 4pm. Visit the Cargo Shed for Tauranga’s most divine art work & handmade crafts.

Sunday 30 October Bay Blokart Club

Friendly club sailing at Baypark track every Sun & race days on second sun of month. Thurs twilight meeting. Use construction entrance 400m down Truman Lane. All welcome. 027 391 8300 or Peter 0274 721 322

Bay of Plenty Iris Show

Legion of Frontiersmen’s Hall, Elizabeth St West Tauranga. One day only 9am – 4pm. Entry $2, Irises for sale.

Bible Seminars

Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

Healing Meeting with Weston Carryer

Come have your needs met through the power of Jesus Christ at City Life Church, 174 11th Ave 6.30pm. 571 6316

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

Computer enthusiasts meet to share knowledge & experience at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth st West, on last Sun of month 10am - 3pm. $3 door charge. Visitors welcome. 544 2067

Maketu Community Market

Maketu Park 8am – 12pm. Variety of stalls including fresh veges, baking, plants, bric-a-brac, books & more.

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

Reviews of DVDs, old and new, as well as other bits and bobs. Mt Maunganui College PTA

Community Golf Day at Mount Golf Course Nov 6 12pm start. 4 divisions/ fun day for good & indifferent golfer. Lots of prizes. Funds raised go towards scholarships to support Mount College students for tertiary study. Nicola 027 351 5549

Petanque

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

Quarryfest

Te Puna Quarry Park Nov 6 10am – 4pm. Quality craft & produce stalls. All day entertainment & the big Quarry Garage Sale. Needed: plants, pots, old tools, garden furniture, plants, tubs & troughs, gardening books etc. For donations Elizabeth 578 6569.

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Every Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 5.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to race electron class yachts. Graham 572 5419

Singles Mix & Mingle 40+

Coffee afternoon at Zaggers Cafe, Chapel St 2.30pm. Looking for friendship or companionship? Mix & mingle with other like minded singles in a relaxed atmosphere. Gayle 027 439 3267

Tauranga Spiritual Society

Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Meet the mediums & healers. Door charge members $5, non members $10. All welcome.

Monday 31 October After Suicide Support Group

Next group starting in Nov & runs for 6 weeks, registration necessary. 578 4480

Badminton Summer Club

Every Mon at Bethlehem College Gym 7.90-9.30pm. Racquets available. Sue 543 0035 or 021 194 4335

Beginners Ballet Class

Fun introduction to dance class featuring music, mime & movement for 4, 5, 6yr olds at Bethlehem Hall, opp Countdown, Main Highway 3.30-4pm. Free. Yvonne 544 1919

Beginners Salsa

Starts 6.45pm. Improvers salsa

OUT THERE Stories, snippets, strangeness, and general entertainment. 7.45pm, Rueda 8.45am at Otumoetai Action Centre, Tauranga. Fun, social, great for fitness. No partner required. All welcome. 021 045 4235 or www.baysalsa.co.nz

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Mon at Bethlehem Hall 7.15pm. All ages & players. New players welcome, first 2 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

For over 50’s, social events & occasional guest speakers Mon & Fri 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

City of Tauranga Pipeband

Every Mon in Otumoetai Primary School Hall 7pm. Quality learning programme available with both experienced players & learners welcome. Maureen 541 0532

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

Greerton Amateur Swimming Club

Want your children to learn to swim, improve stroke/fitness in time for summer or just have fun? Classes Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs pm weekly. Free assessment given. Pool entry fee applies. Jean 544 9730

Junction Coffee & Chat Group

For people with an experience of mental illness at Junction office, 4 Roys Rd, Greerton 10am – 12pm. 579 9890

Light Party - Alternative to Halloween

Held by Changepoint Church, entry limited to first 150 children through the door at Papamoa Community Centre, next to Library 6.30 - 8pm for primary children year 0 - 6. Scary costumes not permitted. Gold coin donation.

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


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The Weekend Sun Meditation with Horses

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month & Riding for the Disabled Nov 7 at 44 Ngapeke Rd 10am. Bookings essential. Kerry 575 2063

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. Weekend Course relationship secrets, for couples. 576 8392

Saints & Angels Party

St Mary’s Anglican Church car park. Drop in between 5-7pm. Free games & activities. Dress up for the occasion.

Sequence Dance Class

Modern sequence dance tuition & revision every Mon 1-3pm St Johns Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai. $3pp. Gordon 573 4333

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

Roy Hampshire Cup 7.30pm, St Columba Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd. New bowlers welcome. Ron 570 1570

YMCA - ALFS

(Active lifestyle for seniors). Smooth Movers class Mon 8.45-9.45am & 10-11am at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. Also 9.15-10.15 at Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St). 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

ship, games. St Andrew’s Church, Dee St, Mount. $5. 575 9347

Genesis - Women’s Group

Join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am 12pm for an interdenominational in depth study of Colossians. Joan 576 9065

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Midweek Country & Variety Music

Meet every first Tues of month at 7pm, Elizabeth St Arts Centre, Glasgow St. All proceeds to charity. Ruth/Dick 576 4527

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

Muay Thai

Arataki Community Centre Tues & Thurs 7.30-9pm. Cost: 14-18yrs $3 per session. 18 years + $5 per session. Ray 022 103 7471 or email: MTmuaythai@hotmail.co.nz

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Arataki Community Centre Tues 9.30-11am & Weds 6.30-8pm. Amy 542 4178 or www.fortheloveofyoga.co.nz

Wednesday 2 November

Black Wave: Legacy of the Exxon Valdez

Fellowship at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm. Guest speakers: Richard Two Bears & Nicky (experiences on the Colville Indian Reservation). Door charge $3. All welcome. Gary 576 9001

Mount Underwater Club Night

MOSC clubrooms 7.30pm. Speaker: Mike Smith of Ocean Hunter, “Chathams, Pacific, Products Apnea Diving”. Linda 027 363 3399

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

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

Otumoetai Toy Box Toy Library

94 Bureta Rd. Opening Hours: Weds 6.30-8.30pm. Thurs 9.30-11.30am. Fri 9.30-11.30am. A number of membership options available. All welcome. 576 9923 or 027 857 7452

Scottish Country Dancing

Weds Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd. Fri Papamoa Primary School Hall, Dickson Rd. Both 7.30pm. 573 5055

Shakti Ethnic Women Support Group

Friends of the Gallery

For Asian, Middle Eastern & African women. Activities for women to increase their self-esteem & confidence & integrate with the host community. At Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd first Weds of month 11am – 12pm. Rupal 575 9848 or 021 0533 548

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Beginners class Nov 9 at 15 Koromiko St 9.30am. Increase your strength/flexibility. Carlene 544 5403

Award winning film about the effects of oil spills. After film, discussion with Green MP Gareth Hughes, Ocean & Transport spokesperson. Wesley Centre, 100 13th Ave 7.30pm. $10 cash at door. Drinks & nibbles provided. RSVP Ron 544 5360 ArtTEAfacts 2.30pm. Hands on art instruction by Grant Thompson, artist & teacher. Greerton Hall 7.30pm. AGM. Kevin 543 4044

Global Hearts Exercise Group

Conversation Cafe

Meet every Weds Greerton Bible Church Hall, cnr Oropi & Chadwick Rds 9.30am - 1pm. Helen 541 0537

For housebound seniors every Tues 10am - 12pm. Morning tea, fellow-

Mount Badminton Club

Massage Awareness Week

Boundaries for Women

Course at Papamoa Support Centre, Hartford Ave (opp playground) until Dec 7. Cost $15. 574 7170

17th Ave, Tga 9.30am - 12pm. All welcome. Organised by Turning Point Trust.

Summer social club night every Weds 7-9.30pm at Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd. Cost $8 per night. All past & new players welcome. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529

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

Tuesday 1 November

Papamoa Support Centre, Hartford Ave (opp Playground) until Dec 6. Cost $15. 574 7170

Every Tues during school term. 10am morning tea at Papamoa Surf Club, Papamoa Domain. This weeks theme: This is your life. New members welcome. Jennifer, Salvation Army 578 4264 Nov 1-7. MNZ registered massage therapists providing free massage tasters at the pink walk. 021 162 9692

Greerton Care & Craft

Growing Food @ Your Place

Introductory gardening course,

Taoist Tai Chi

Te Puke Tennis Club

Ladies opening morning 9am 12pm. No charge. All interested players welcome. Joy 573 8444

Walking Group

Age Concern Walking Group meet at Kulim Park, Bureta 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

Wine & Cheese Evening

Presented by Tauranga Pakeke Lions at Sports Centre, Fergusson Park Nov 9. $15. Jenny 544 7215

Thursday 3 November Awesome Clothing Sale

Good used clothing all ages, sizes & styles. Fill a bag for $2. At Village on

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Wanna Dance Rock & Roll

Community Bible Study International

Social rock & roll dancing to authentic music. Senior Citizens Hall, end of Maitland St, Greerton every Thurs 7.309.30pm. $2.50 entry. Peter 544 5556

Forest & Bird Walk (Tauranga Branch)

Friday 4 November

Sanctuary Reserve, Pyes Pa - new reserve area & The Lakes. $4. Cheryl 576 2689 (note changed venue).

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony Womens Chorus

Meet Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Pam 578 3757

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Chadwick Rd 11.30am. Many crafts, creche. Great atmosphere. $3 per morning. All welcome. Ruth 576 0955

Salsa on the Strand

Presented by Bay Salsa. Intro class 8pm followed by social dancing every Thurs at Buddha Lounge. Great for fitness, no partner required. $2 entry, members free. All welcome. www.baysalsa.co.nz

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

Arize Youth Night - Arataki

Nov 11 at Arataki Community Centre 7-8.30pm for ages year 8-13. Music, games, free desert, guest speaker. Smoke/ alcohol free event. Kirsty 021 0260 61911

Gay/Bi Mens Support Group

Do you need a trusting person to talk to? Discretion assured. For meetings & locations ph/txt Alex 027 358 5934

Lyceum Club Ladies

Club luncheon 12pm at Clubrooms 68 1st Ave. Dot 543 2260

Pasifika Playgroup

Every Fri at Pacific Island Trust, 7 Kauri St, Gate Pa 9.30am - 12pm. Need a ride? Let us know! 577 1270

Te Puke Forest & Bird Street Stall

Outside Te Puke Post Office, Jellicoe st from 8am. Come & buy seedlings & trees, produce, raffles, cakes & white elephant. Contributions for stall welcome. Dorothy 573 8152

Regular events see www.sunlive.co.nz under the What’s On section.

The Power of Women’s Voice

Presented by National Council of Women NZ & United Nations Assn Tauranga. Speaker: Elizabeth Bang, president of National Council of Women NZ. At Bongard Centre, BOP Polytechnic, 200 Cameron Rd, Tga Nov 10 5.30-7pm. Gold coin donation. Gray 578 7119 or email: gray@southon.net

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


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The Weekend Sun

By Winston Watusi

Bad news comes in threes to the Bay They say bad news comes in threes and this week the Bay had its third piece of bad news. There’s still a large hunk of metal hanging onto one of our most important marine habitats, and oil is now heading to the Coromandel. Everyone I know is hoping against hope that the rest of the oil can safely be removed before the ship falls apart. I note that a similarly grounded container carrier in the UK a few years back – sparking a bit of a frenzy, since there seems no law there against claiming spilt cargo that washes up on the beach – took 18 months to dislodge. At least with half a ship stuck on the reef no-one else is likely to run into it. And, with plants beginning to bud in the warm spring sunshine, it looks like the full extent to the Psa outbreak is likely to be revealed, and it is unlikely to be pretty. The Bay of Plenty produces the vast majority of the country’s kiwifruit; this is going to – at least in the immediate future – get ugly. As a lover of the Gold variety, which appears to be the main casualty, I’m gutted, but I feel

more for the orchardists who see their businesses under increasing threat. And now the third bit of bad news. Kiss-FM, the boldly independent Mount Maunganui radio station that has been doing so much to promote and support local music – both from the Bay and the country – is closing its doors. “Yeah,” says station founder and owner Max Christoffersen, “Kiss-FM hit our own Astrolabe Reef called The Ministry for Culture and Heritage!” As regular readers will know, there was a brand new FM licence on offer here and Max had made an application for it, in an attempt to take Kiss-FM to full broadcast power. At the time Max said: “It’s the Last Waltz as it were, and the final shot for the local music community to have a station that gives a damn.” That sounds melodramatic, but I agree with him. The Tauranga music scene is – in my opinion – in about the worst state I’ve ever seen it. And one of the main reasons we are lagging so heavily behind every other major centre is the

lack of radio support in the Bay: we have no outlet to hear local music. Max could, and was, changing that, but you can’t do much unless you have the broadcast range. This licence would have done it but – for reasons unknown – no new licenses have been granted for the Bay, a slap in the face that will leave music here floundering for the indefinite future. Bugger, I’m even depressing myself now… On the good news front – about time! – singer/songwriter John Michaelz unveils his new band next weekend (Friday 4) at Brewer’s Bar. The outfit is called The Usual, but is far from it, featuring two musicians new to the Tauranga scene. On drums is recently-arrived-from-Wellington Paul Hoskin, who will be familiar to jazz festival punters as the man behind the kit with retroseventies organ trio Twinset. Paul is a fantastic player who can do most things and will be a real asset to the local scene. The other unknown in the band is bass player Dave Porter, who has relocated to the Bay after

living in Hong Kong. This is his first live outing since returning to New Zealand though he was press-ganged into providing bass for Dave Roy’s latest new album (to be – no doubt – reviewed here shortly; Dave has, meantime, started on the next one). Guitar duties are handled by the venerable Mike Kirk (Kokomo, Rockhouse). This is John’s first venture since being a finalist in last year’s New Zealand Music Awards and he has assembled songs from throughout his career, and a bunch of new tunes – if you want to have a look there’s a video on YouTube for the first single ‘God Is Not American’ (which sounds sensational!) – and, to add spice to the evening, guitarists Anton Tipi Elkington and Trevor Braunias will kick things off with their own band and will probably jam it out with John and the boys later. Things start at 8pm, tickets are a reasonable $12 on the door.

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The third annual run through back roads and bridges, exploring some of the never before seen areas of Tauranga, is back again. The Bays and Bridges Challenge on Sunday, November 6 offers 14km of track through some areas usually inaccessible to members of the public. The course incorporates the airport, golf course and two main bridge crossings over both the Harbour Bridge and the railway bridge. The course can be competed as an individual or in a team of two, each completing 7km with the halfway point at Matapihi Road. Although most of the track is tarsealed, there are stretches of loose metal track and rough terrain to traverse. The event is organised by the Tauranga Ramblers – an organisation committed to providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy cross-country, road running and

Tauranga Ramblers provide enjoyable running events. track and field. Tauranga Ramblers meet every Tuesday night between October and March at the Tauranga Domain for a variable programme of track and field events on the new Mondo all-weather track. The winter programme, between April and September, incorporates both cross country and road events. With more than $5000 in major prizes, download an entry from now, visit www.enteronline.co.nz


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THE TERRORIST Dir: Mahsun Kirmizigul. Starring: Danny Glover, Robert Patrick, Hailuk Bilginer. The original and overseas title was Five Minarets in New York, which was probably a mistake. But it’s also a mistake to think of this as another post-9/11 examination of American grief and paranoia. For a start it’s not an American film and, ultimately, it’s not really a film about America. The Terrorist is Turkish and sees – after a dramatic raid attempting to take down a radical Islamic cell in Istanbul – two police officers from that country sent to New York to extraSome films are what they call ‘criticproof ’ and Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides is one of those. If you liked the previous Pirates films you’ll watch this; if you didn’t, you won’t. Nothing I can say will make any difference. For the record, I thought this was as pleasant and harmless as any fourth film in a franchise based on an amusement park ride can expect to be. Johnny Depp is doing the same shtick as before, Geoffrey Rush is back, Penelope Cruz is the love interest, and Ian McShane joins the shenanigans as Bluebeard. Yo-ho-ho! Vampires seem to be on the wane but more zombies are arriving on DVD shelves every week, this time in the form of The Dead . Three things distinguish this particular zombie outing: it’s set in Africa; it returns to the old ‘slow-moving’ zombies; and it uses beautiful widescreen cinematography. Gore, suspense and almost a buddy story ensue in a film that stands apart from others in the genre while honouring the usual conventions. Directors the Ford brothers have made a classy and distinctive entry into the genre and will clearly be worth following in the future. French director Francois Ozon has a fondness for an unusual seam of retro-kitsch,

dite the possible leader of the group. There they confront typical American prejudice, and complications when the convoy is ambushed and the suspect escapes en route to the airport. Filmed half in Turkey and half in America this is a ravishing-looking film, a slick action job, which at the same time, pauses to allow thought and discussion. The subtext (and later explicit theme) of revenge and the difficulty of letting go old wounds tempers the regular thriller conven-

but Potiche (Trophy Wife) came as a surprise to everyone, updating a play from France’s unfashionable ‘boul-

evard’ genre (light comedies regarded by critics as passé, escapist and conservative) and capturing the French box office. Revel-

tions and if there’s a tendency to be a bit ‘message heavy’ it doesn’t get in the way of the story. Kudos to writer/director Kirmizigul, who also has a pivotal acting role. Looking at the IMDB reviews, some seem to regard this as Muslim propaganda, since it posits the (radical only in the states) opinion that Islam is a peaceful religion subverted by extremists. Which only seems to reinforce the idea that films like this need to be seen more widely.

ling in its ‘70s origins – witness the kitsch cookie-box opening – this smartly plays on feminist themes and subtly subverts social conventions while uniting two veritable icons, Catherine Deneuve (quite magnificent) and Gerard Depardieu (fat and fun) in the story of an industrialist’s wife and the ‘liberation’ that comes when she takes over running her husband’s factory. Delightful. The Chinese have a history of earthquakes that make the Christchurch shakes seem like a slight nudge. Aftershock follows a family torn apart in the aftermath of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake in which some quarter of a million people were killed. With two small children caught in the rubble a mother must decide whether to save her son or daughter. She picks the son (this is China after all), but both survive and we follow their separate lives until they are reunited – ironically – by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. This is epic emotive stuff, well worth braving the subtitles for.

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Michael Winterbottom (A Cock and Bull Story, 24 Hour Party People) directs British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they play fictionalised versions of themselves undertaking a road trip around the UK, ostensibly working with

The Weekend Sun has two double passes to give away to the lucky readers who can tell us who are the two British comedians in this film? Enter online at www.sunlive.co.nz under the Competitions section. Entries must be received by November 1.

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Weird and wonderful aircraft expected

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Visitors to the January Classics of the Sky – Tauranga City Airshow can expect to see an air display unique in New Zealand.

people who “dream of flying their own aircraft and to fulfil their dreams they build their own and fly it” – some enthusiasts even design their own aircraft. The aircraft may be built in back yards, garages or hangars, but they are not a poor relation of the classic aircraft in performance. The T-51 Thunder Mustang ‘Tigers Blood’ flown by TV celebrity chef Simon Gault is three quarters of the size of the WWll P-51, but it can climb at twice the rate and has the same VNE (Never Exceed Airspeed) at 439 knots. Local graphics designer Marty Cantlon’s silver and dark green

As well as displaying vintage, classic and military aircraft, the Tauranga airshow goes back to its roots and includes aircraft from the Sport Aircraft Association New Zealand (SAANZ). Reputed to be ‘90 per cent of the fun at 10 per cent of the cost’ of classic aircraft, more than 100 sport aircraft are expected at the airshow. SAANZ president and codirector of the airshow Bill Sisley says sport aircraft are owned by

T-51 can be seen and heard around the airport as it currently undergoes a flight test programme. Sport aircraft have been designed for reasons other than for leisure. The Lockwood Aircam was originally designed as a camera ship for the National Geographic Society in the Congo rainforests. It had to fly low and slow and the cameraman needed an unobstructed view. Sport aircraft seen at the last airshow included the Aircam, Colomban Cri Cri, Pulsars, Glassair lll, Europa, Miranda, Furio and various Vans RV aircraft. Tickets and airshow information are available from Classic Flyers NZ phone 07 5724000 visit www.classicflyersnz.com

Tauranga Girls’ to expect a rewarding catchup The second annual Tauranga Girls’ College Alumni Spring Luncheon marks a special occasion, with the first year awarding the Chica Gilmer Scholarship. The Chica Gilmer Scholarship is to be awarded at the senior prize giving at the Holy Trinity Church on November 9 at 6pm. It is to be awarded annually to a Year 13 student who has attended Tauranga Girls’ College for a minimum of three years, has qualities in sport or leadership and is going on to attend a full-time tertiary education the year following completion of secondary schooling.

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Tauranga brimming with artistic talent With 52 artists and 139 pieces of original art work, the Tauranga Society of Artists Inc’s Seasonal Exhibition is set to showcase some of the brimming talent hiding in Tauranga.

Exhibit organiser Jenny Brogden. Photo by Bruce Barnard.

The works of art are mostly paintings, in a range of oils, water colours, acrylics, pastel and mixed media and some sculpture. Exhibition coordinator Jenny Brogden says the works are of a very high standard by new and experienced artists, having gone through a high selection process that included assessing balance of colour, perspective, quality framing and presentation. The Seasonal Exhibition is an opportunity for the artists to showcase their work to the public who are able to purchase an original piece of art from a wide range of subjects and price. Hundreds of people attended the exhibition last year during the two days and this year looks to see an even higher standard of art work. The exhibition is held on October 29 from 9.30am to 5pm and October 30, from 9.30am to 4pm. The exhibition will be on display at the Tauranga Contract Bridge Club, 252 Ngatai Road, near the roundabout at Cherrywood. Entry is by gold coin donation. With nearly 200 members, Tauranga Society of Artists Inc is an opportunity for new and experienced artists to get together and grow in confidence and skill. Operating from February to December, the artists frequently display their work at Art in the Park in Mount Maunganui.

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Methodist Church Hall 1.30pm. M Lewis 573 6868 Many styles taught by experienced teachers. www. also available at Katikati, Waihi Beach, Papamoa, Te Te Puna Bridge Club Every Tues 7.15pm Marmama543 0872 Learners from 7pm. Thurs, Learners Group & Junior taurangayoga.org.nz Puke by arrangement. tanga Park, Te Puna. Howard 552 5320 Karaoke Club 2nd & 4th Tues at 7pm, Drivers Bar, Band 6.30pm. Graeme 578 9713 Assn of Administrative Professionals (AAPNZ) Otumoetai Table Tennis Club Sessions at Matua The Elms Mission House & Library Mission Street, 11th Ave. 579 0502 Tauranga Bureta Park Probus Club 3rd Mon of Tauranga Group meet 5.30pm first Weds of month Hall, Levers Rd. Tues 12.30-3.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Tga. Open Weds, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 2-4pm. Katikati Herb Society 2nd Weds of month at St month 1.30pm at Tauranga Citizens’ Club, 13th Ave. at Sebel Trinity Wharf Hotel, Dive Crescent, Tga. Thurs 8.45-11.45am. Fri 9-11.30am & 7.30-9.30pm. At New members welcome. Brian 570 0074 Paul’s Church, Mulgan St, Katikati 7pm. 552 0217 577 9772 tauranga@aapnz.org.nz QEYC Weds 12.30-3pm. Christine 576 1344 Tauranga Central Ladies Probus 3rd Tues of month Weekend Warriors Music Jam Drivers Bar 11th Ave Athenree Historic Homestead 360 Athenree Rd, just Kidz Need Dadz Coffee morning Tues 9.30-11am (except school holidays) Kidz Need Dadz House, 538 Overeaters Anonymous Is eating a problem for you? 10am, Daniels in the Park. Anne 578 6221 Plaza Tauranga last Sun of month 4pm. 579 0502 off SH2. Visit the colonial homestead open 1st Sun of There is a solution. Meet Tues 7-8pm at Church of Fraser St, Greerton. Jim 544 3424 Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Friendly, easy going Welcome Bay Community Playgroup Educamonth 10am - 4pm. $5 donation Christ, 1400 Cameron Rd. 544 1213 KW Tae Kwon Do 11 Ashley Place, Papamoa Tues & mixed club. Breakfast meeting 1st & 3rd Tues of tional playgroup with vacancies Tues, Weds & Thurs Bay Network Singles Social Club Friendship group Pacific Probus Club (Mount) 3rd Mon of month. month, RSA Tauranga, Greerton. Gail 576 1221 www. 9.30-11.30am during school term at Welcome Bay for single, separated, divorced & widowed people aged Thurs 5.30, 6.30 & 7.30pm. Fri 6-7pm. Olympic style. Many activities. Peter 572 3884 Karl 575 9737 taurangacarfair.co.nz 40-70. Weekly activities. Jean 576 9988 Community Church. Ariana 544 3404 La Leche League Pregnant women, all mothers, ba- Papamoa Country Music Club 4th Sun of month Tauranga City Silver Band Practices in Brass Band Bayfair Petanque Club Every Tues & Thurs at Welcome Bay TaekwonDo Club Selwyn Ridge bies & children invited to attend monthly breastfeeding at Papamoa Sport & Rec Centre, Gordon Spratt Hall, 10 Yatton St, Greerton every Weds 7-9pm. New School Mon, Weds, Thurs 6-8pm. Children, adults & Russley Drive Reserve 12.45-3pm approx. Weather support & info meetings. Tga - 1st Weds of month, 24 Reserve, Parton Rd 1-4.30pm. 542 3200 players & visitors welcome. permitting. Margaret 572 3173 families. Garry 021 386 189 or www.tunz.net.nz/clubs/ Westwood St, Bellevue. Julie 576 8404 Mt Maunganui Papamoa Genealogical Society 2nd Mon of month Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Carfair Every Sun Bolivia Tauranga Bridge Club, Cherrywood every welcomebay in the Tohora Room, Papamoa Community Centre, - 1st Fri of month, 25 Pitau Rd. Christine 574 8722 8am - 12pm, 11th Ave carpark (opp Mad Butcher). Buy Western BOP Newcomers Network New to the Thurs 12.50pm. Tuition, cards, tea/coffee. Toby 543 Lions Club Greerton Dinner meeting 1st & 3rd Tues Gravatt Rd 9.30am-2.30pm. Modest door charge. Tea/ & sell cars/4WD/Utes/Motorhomes/Trailers/Boats. Ken area? Want to meet new friends? Meet every Weds at 5358 at Tauranga Racecourse. Ray 577 1894 coffee provided. Interesting speakers. Mark 542 0204 027 733 9686 or www.taurangacarfair.co.nz BOP Newcomers Network New to the area? Want Forrester Hall, Historic Village on 17th Ave 10.30am Marlin Probus Club Mt Maunganui Second Mon of Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Friendly, mixed club. Papamoa Lions Club Like to join Papamoa Lions? to make new friends? Weekly coffee mornings at For12pm. 571 6419 Breakfast meeting 1st & 3rd Tues of month at RSA, rester Hall, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tga every Weds month 9.45am at Club Mt Maunganui 45-47 Kawaka Great company & you’re helping your community. Yoga Classes Papamoa at Papamoa Library/Com10.30am -12pm. 571 6419 St. Visitors & new members welcome. Elaine 575 Greerton. Gail 576 1221 www.taurangacarfair.co.nz Meet 1st & 3rd Weds of month. Donna 542 3409. Brookfield Care & Craft Group Every Tues 9.306447 Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary School munity Centre, 15 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa, Mondays Papamoa Lions Markets Every 2nd & 4th Sun of 11.30am at St Stephens Church, Brookfield Tce. Mens Cancer Support Group 3rd Thurs of month at month at Palm Beach Plaza grounds. 027 259 3120 cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. 5.30pm. Central Mount at St Peters Church, Victoria St, Mount Weds 5.30pm. Penny 574 6556 or email Bridge Lessons for Beginners Mount Bridge Club Cancer Society rooms cnr 14th Ave & Fraser St. Mike Papamoa Progressive Association 2nd Mon of Trixie 552 5278 Tues 7pm. Alice 579 1175 575 7696 month in the Tohora Room, Papamoa Library. 7.30pm Tauranga Friendship & Social Club Weekly activities yogainmotionnz@yahoo.com Chess Every Mon at Mount RSA. Juniors 6-7.30pm, Messianic Meeting: Ha Derech - The Way Sharing for the over 50’s. Companionship, walks, movies, din- Yoga Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Bayfair. Thurs Papamoa Sunshine Probus Group 2nd Tues of seniors 7-10pm. Vaughan 544 1329 or email: grandThe Truth, The Way, & The Life together. All ages & ners, daytrips, dancing & good times. Joyce 578 0226 10-11.30am. Marlene 542 3531 month for lunch at Parton Rd Sports Club. James master@kol.co.nz or web http://vaughanlisa.kol.co.nz/ backgrounds Jew & non Jew welcome. Every Sat Yoga Papamoa Library/Community Centre, 15 Tauranga Harbour City Lions Ladies club, 2nd & 542 3235 chess.htm Gravatt Rd, Thurs 9-10.30am & Tues 5.30-7pm. 10am. Geoff or Pamela 570 1438 4th Tues of month. Patricia 543 3665 Rotary Club Tauranga Weds 5.30pm at Daniel’s ReComputer Courses For over the 50+ at Tauranga Mount Art Group St Peter’s Church Hall, 11 Victoria ception Lounge, 11th Ave. 543 2012 or www.tauranga. Tauranga Historical Society Brain Watkins Historic Margaret 571 6331 SeniorNet. 577 9121 Yong In Taekwondo Any day Mon - Fri. Choose any Rd, Mount every Thurs 9am - 2pm. Elise 575 9851 House open every Sun 2-4pm. $4 adult, $2 child. rotary.org.nz Disability Information Services WBOP Inc. Providing Mount Indoor Bowling Club Weds at Mount InterGuided tours. Groups by arrangement. 574 4965 3 nights to suit your lifestyle. Kids: 5-6pm, 6-7pm. Scrabble Enthusiasts Tues 9am -12pm at Bridge free, confidential & impartial info on a wide range of mediate School, Links Ave. Names in by 7.15pm. New Club, Ngatai Rd. 3 games, door charge $2. Stan 572 Tauranga Ladies Probus Club Every 3rd Mon Citi- Adults: 7-8.30pm. Unit 3, 33 Burrows St, Tga. Master disabilities & related issues. Office open Mon - Fri 9am members welcome. Jim 572 1983 zens Club 13th Ave 10am. Speakers. Beryl 576 6719 WS Lee 021 167 6733 (txt) or 574 2708 0866 - 3pm. 578 2929 Mt Maunganui Contract Bridge Club 60 Golf Rd. Tauranga Model Railway Club Every Thurs 7.30pm Young Stroke Survivors 1st Weds of month at differShakti Ethnic Women Support Group For Asian, Drivers Country Jam Drivers Bar 11th Ave Plaza, Bridge Mon 1-4pm, Weds 7-10pm, Thurs 11am at Te Puna with running nights every 3rd Thurs. John ent places for friendship, support & fun. Roy 544 5005 Middle Eastern, African, Indian & Fiji Indian women. Tauranga 2nd Sun of month 4pm. 579 0502 2.30pm, Fri 1-4pm. 575 4251 575 2286 or 0276 062 706 Youth on the Coast Church youth group for ages 10Activities for women to increase their self-esteem & Gate Pa Outdoor Bowling Club 500 cards Tues 1pm. Mount Lionesses Every 1st & 3rd Weds 5.30pm. Tauranga Numismatic Society Re coin collecting. Mem- 17. Fridays 6pm at Evans Road Community Church, confidence & integrate with the host community. At Yvonne 544 2910. Housie Weds 11am June 544 8960 Shirley 575 2725 bers meet 1st Weds of month at Wesley Church Centre, Papamoa. $2. 027 437 7868 Glengyle Leisure Marching Team More members 13th Ave 7.30pm. 533 1881 Mount Morning Badminton Every Tues 9am - 12pm Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd first Weds of Zonta International Club of Tauranga Business & needed. Fun, fitness, friendship. Diane 572 0859 month 11am – 12pm. Rupal 575 9848 or 021 0533 548 Tauranga Ongoing Pain Support Group 1st & 3rd at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park. Social, competiprofessional women’s club meet 2nd Mon of month Golden Kiwis Leisure Marching Meet each Tues for St Pauls Friendship Group, Papamoa Upwords Thurs of month at Central Baptist Church, cnr 13th Ave tive, all ages, beginners welcome. Racquets available. 5.30pm. 544 9992 or email: tauranga@zonta.org.nz exercise, fun & fellowship. No experience required for (word board game), or arts & crafts every Thurs 10am. & Cameron Rd 10am. Karen 543 3661 Visitors $5 per session, students $2. First day free. ladies 50+. Dorothy 579 5232 $2 donation to cover costs. Margaret 542 1633 Margaret 575 9792 Due to the popularity of the Weekend Sun’s What’s On Regular Events items will be inserted for 3 months only. Contact julie@thesun.co.nz or phone 578 0030 to reinsert your listing.

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Simon Bridges MP MP FOR TAURANGA Simon Bridges MP will will meet meet with with constituents constituents every Friday at 184 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. Simon Bridges meet with Simon Bridges MP will every Friday at MP 184will Devonport Rd,constituents Tauranga. Appointments necessary. meet with constituents every Friday at necessary. 184 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. Appointments every Friday at 184 Appointments necessary. Devonport Rd, Tauranga.

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$$$$ MONEY for Spring. Corporate Angels Escort Agency. Ladies and Gay Males welcome for our extremely busy season. Apply in confidence to Allan 021 606 180 ELITE MALE ESCORT. Special event or brief encounter. Call Atlas @ 022 6213 123

art & craft

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health & beauty

FELTMAKING AND TEXTILE Art Workshops see www.thefeltmaker. co.nz 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 rosemary@thefeltmaker.co.nz GLASS SUPPLIES suitable for stained glass, fused glass and glass mosaics. Plus... all the tools, inspiration and advice. Leadlight Expressions, 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 www.mosaicwarehouse.co.nz

bible digest

“WHEN YOU MAKE a vow to god, do not delay in fulfilling. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it. Ecclesiastes 5:4 & 5

boats for sale

POWERBOAT - GROOVY LITTLE two seater. Former single seat racer, converted to a 2 seater, or three with small bums. Has been run with a 30hp Yamaha, and currently with a 20hp Honda. Hull in excellent order. Very fast, fun and cheap to run. Trailer needs a bit of work, but okay for a beach trolley. Not warranted. But could be. Will sell with or without near new 20hp Honda. $500 ono for hull and trailer. Or $8500 for the lot. 0274 996 747

cars for sale

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

Join our Cruise Companion Club! Do you want to Cruise? No one to travel with? We have the solution! Phone Christine or Julia today.

United Travel at Katikati (07) 549 1711 christine.steele@unitedtravel.co.nz unitedtravel.co.nz/katikati

1987 TOYOTA COROLLA sprinter GT, 4 door liftback, 5spd, 1600cc, white. wof & reg, Only $1500 AIWI. Phone 544 2323 1993 MAZDA MX5 convertable, white, 1800cc, white leather seats, new brakes and shocks. Very good condition. $3990. 021 0244 1711 1997 BMW 523i white, 2260ccm beige leather seats, new brakes and shocks, 6 CD changer. $4490 O.N.O 021 0244 1711

computers

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 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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2007 TRAILER galvinized steel includes deck good condition $980.00 Phone 544 2047 after 5pm 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 BABY BUGGY nice model, double wheels, strong, good order. $120. Dishwasher, inbuilt model, F&P brand, good order. $150. Lowrey aOrgan with music books $195. Phone 575 2105. CONCRETE SLEEPERS everlasting and realistic, from $9.00 each. Village Stone, 53 Hull Rd. Mt Maunganui. Ph 575 4887 FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD goods etc. Everything must go! Make me an offer. 021 0244 1711 HEALTH AND FASHION performance in sports. Meridian stress management. The incredible Shuzi. Hardy’s Health Bayfair, Hardy’s Organic Papamoa. 0800 833 333 LAWN BOWLS size 4, heavy weight. Henselite, with wheel bag. $70. Phone 579 2992. Walker Pride, 8” wheels, new condition, very little use. $300 ono. Phone 579 2992. PAVERS Factory seconds, half price. 53 Hull Rd Mt Maunganui. Ph 575 4887 RABBIT HUTCH. Comes with water bottle, good condition. $80ono. 021 298 6647 WASHING MACHINE & LAWN MOWER Masport Phoenix electric lawn mower $50. Maytag Performa, 10.1kg capacity, heavy duty series $500. Both O.N.O. Ph 07 542 5282 or 021 148 1305

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lifestyle coaching

WING PADDLES Brand new, used twice in demos. Rochfort, carbon shafts and blades. Pair would suit double kayak, racing or fast cruiser or will sell separately. $300 each. 0274 996 747

CAREER RESTRUCTURING? Creating opportunity from Change. Ph Chris at Balanced Success Coaching 027 548 2548 chris@balancedsuccess.co.nz www.balancedsuccess.co.nz

33 LINKS AVE, Mt Maunganui. Start time 8am Saturday the 29th of October. BOXES OF MATERIAL, wool, buttons - a sewers paradise! Other bits and bobs! Sat 29th from 7am, Sun 30th from noon. Cnr Allan + Dickson Roads, Papamoa.

MOBILITY SCOOTERS & MORE, Visit our showroom29 Burrows St, Tauranga, ph 578 1213. Mobility Equipment Services, ‘Supporting your independence’

garage sale

gardening

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 GARDEN MAINTENENCE and light landscaping qualified professionals, reasonable rates. Phone Carolyn or Alan 579 4984 & 022 0697 033 OAK WINE BARRELS Great planters, halves $59, whole $118. Vege seedlings gr8 selection, we grow our own. Punnets $2.60 singles $1.80. Bromiliads from $6.00. Petal Pushers open Wed - Sun 9-5pm CNR Bell & Parton Rds, Papamoa. WATER LILIES, soon flowering, best time to establish. $10 each! ($35 in most nurserys) Phone 544 3148

health & beauty

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 DETOX AWAY THE BLUES. Lifestream Cleanse the gentle way for a complete detox. Now with $10 off. 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 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 www.naturaltherapiesltd.co.nz and www.kiwikitz.com 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 SLIM YOUR WAY to summer with the brilliant Celebrity Slim. Spend $50 or more get free pack of 5 mint snack bars 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

house for sale

A PERFECT 3 bedroom home, warm and dry for winter with fireplace and full insulation. Absolutely gorgeous outlook and cool breezes for Summer! Fantastic family home or for first home buyers - ideal location in Brookfield. Fully fenced on a 716m2 section situated within easy walking distance to Brookfield shops, Schools, PreSchools & parks. Separate single garage with power. Located in a quiet cul-de sac in a great neighbourhood, this home is a must see to see the potential. View some photos on TradeMe #405 700 583 or phone Daphne 027 552 6283 today! Price Slashed to Sell was $330 now only $295,000

mobility

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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

public notice

THE BAY OF PLENTY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY Stihl chainsaw raffle was drawn on Tuesday October 25th by the Tauranga M.P. Simon Bridges. The winner is Kevin Condor of Maungatapu. He has been notified.

removal

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

situations vacant

PART TIME NANNY required, Phone 027 271 4525. www.homegrownkids.co.nz

to let

CARAVANS, special Spring rates from $30pw. Free local delivery. BOP Caravan Rentals Ltd, 184 Waikite Rd, Welcome Bay. Phone 544 1509 or 027 533 9301 SUITBLE FOR YOGA, dance classes, personal training, boxing, martial arts etc..Fully equipped with special mats. Unit 3/33 Burrows St, Tauranga. PH Lee 021 167 6733 (TXT) STUDIO SPACE TO LET 180m2, great location in Papamoa on the Beach Road includes kitchen and bathroom facilities and kids room. Ideal for dance classes, yoga or pilates, mirrors on all walls. Avail before 5pm Mon-Thur & all day Fri & Sun. Ph 021 267 5377

trades & services

ALL SUPER & PENSIONERS very welcome. Lawns - friendly operator. Any Otumoetai area. Ph Selwyn 578 9677 or 027 251 8779 ALLAN HOLMES FOR ALL your carpentry & Handyman jobs around the home. Big or Small. Free quotes. Reasonable rates. Call 021 992 678 or after hours on 07 576 3543 ALTERATIONS & NEW HOMES qualified builders & joiners with references available. Proform Construction, 130 Newton Street, Mount. Ph 07 574 9135 info@proform.org.nz BUILDER 30 YEARS experience in BOP. Specialised in outdoor areas, decks, pergolas, retaining walls, fences etc. Reasonable rates. Free quotes. 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 mark@wespeakhouse.co.nz EARTHWORKS Truck / Digger hire, Tree removal, Farmwork. Opening special only $80+GST per hour. No job too big or small. Call Carl at Addison Civil today 0274 636 560 ELECTRICIAN A professional and affordable registered electrician. New builds, alterations, repairs. Ph Steve 578 0555, 027 8486042 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 available for all services. Mitsubishi air conditioner supplied and installed for very competitive rates. Ph 027 5473 831 or a/h on 543 0062 EXCAVATION WORK, digger hire, auger drilling, buckets, truck, good rates now. Phone Dennis 021 570 658

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GUTTERING CLEAN and repairs, moss removal. Experienced Certified Roofer. Free quotes. Ph Peter now 542 4291 or 0274 367 740 HANDYMAN BUILDING and section maintenance, decks, fencing, pergolas, painting, water blasting, odd jobs. Free quotes Ph Rossco 027 270 3313 or 544 5911 HOME WATER BORE For your Garden & Lawn irrigation. Guaranteed workmanship Phone Grant 07 575 9633 or 027 575 9633 INSECT SCREENS Measure. Make. Mend. Contact Rob at Magic Seal 543 4940 PAINTER, ACCOMPLISHED, reliable tradesman, friendly service. For free advice and quote. Phone Barry 021 518 994 or 07 579 0119 PAINTER AVAILABLE free quotes. Experienced. Reasonable rates. Ph Warren 07 543 2040 or 021 021 98 196 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 ROOFING & SPOUTING Metal fascia, gutter and rainwater systems. Long run corrugate. Maintenance, repairs or replacement. Free no obligation quotes. PROFIX 0274 965 375 profixltd@xtra.co.nz 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 TIMBER RETAINING WALLS, Decks and all types of fencing. Excellent work at a competitive price. Ph Clive 021 0482 833 or 552 6510

transport

DRIVING MISS DAISY, relief for busy families, let us take care of the transportation of your parents to appointments or outings. Safe, friendly, reliable service. Phone Jackie 552 6614

travel & tours

A HOLIDAY OR DAY-OUT. Every week. Small Group Tours. Door to Door Hinterland Tours Ph: Kae & Rick 07 575 8118 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.co.nz

wanted

WANTED TO RENT - CARAVAN small, clean, tidy for adult family member over Christmas New Year period. No travel involved. Contact Greig 07 576 8757 or txt 021 998 330


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Live & Serve in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Glorious, unconditional love Deep in the crevasse of every persons heart is the need for love. We were created to be loved and cherished. The heavenly Father always loves and accepts us no matter what we have done.

A warm embrace is always there for us to return to Him. Often our hearts get wounded by relationships and the battles of life and we harden our hearts. God the Father made a way for us to forgive and that way is love. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that who ever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3 :16 No love is higher, no love is wider. No love

is deeper, No love is truer than the love of God the Father giving His son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins. I have found that each time I have been rejected or hurt during the years that as I come to God in prayer and either ask for forgiveness or release forgiveness in the name of Jesus my heart starts to heal. During the Walsh revival a song of the Father's heart love cracked open the heart of the nation and thousands found the unconditional love of the Father. Open your heart and receive the words of the song below as a love letter to you personally from a Heavenly Father with a big heart of love and forgiveness. Here is love vast as the ocean - Loving kindness as a flood when the prince of life our ransom shed for us His precious blood. On the Mt of crucifixion fountains opened deep and wide through the flood

gates of Gods mercy flowed a vast and gracious tide. Grace and love like mighty rivers poured incessant from above and heavens peace and perfect justice kissed a guilty world in love. Let me all they love accepting love thee ever all my days, let me seek thy kingdom only and my life be to thy praise. Thou alone shall be my glory. Nothing in the world I see thou has cleansed and sanctified me, thou thyself has set me free. The vast ocean of Gods love, like a mighty river is available for you today. A personal invitation is extended to you from Pastors Graeme and Janet Johansen to The Father's House where you will find unconditional love and prayer for your healing. We will personally stand with you and believe for your miracle of healing and impart to you the Father’s love. Where there is great love, there are always miracles. By Pastor Janet Johansen

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Children can test their mettle against biblical strongmen Samson and Goliath as part of the fun activities at the Greerton Bible Church Light Party on Monday. The event – which the church is running for its sixth year in conjunction with Life Skills Community Trust – is being held as a positive alternative to Halloween. Party coordinator Pam Shennan says

the free event was becoming a major Greerton community event, attracting 480 children last year. “We do it as an alternative for Halloween,” says Pam. “It gives the kids somewhere safe to come and have a fun evening without knocking on doors.” Activities on offer include arm wrestling Samson, trying to knock out Goliath with a slingshot or ‘sword fights’ with Philistines. There will also be a ‘Noah’s Ark’ petting zoo, face painting, a climbing wall, bouncy slide and traditional activities including a coconut shy, pin the tail on the donkey and tug-of-war. “With all the games on offer it’s lots of fun for everyone – and we are also giving away a bike and helmet.” Everything is free except food. Pam says a few community grants had helped keep the event free. All children must be accompanied by parents to the party – which is being held outside the church at the corner of Chadwick and Oropi Road from 5.307.30pm. By Hamish Carter


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Big line up for Winery Tour 2012 Gin Wigmore is headlining the 2012 Classic Hits Winery Tour, along with reformed legends The Mutton Birds and talented newcomers Avalanche City. Now in its sixth year and with a brand new presenting sponsor, the Classic Hits Winery Tour is a firmly established national touring event showcasing the best of Kiwi music. In 2012 it includes 16 shows in 14 venues nationwide. The tour returns to Wharepai Domain in Tauranga on Friday, February 10. Gin, recently back from the USA where she recorded her sophomore album, Gravel

& Wine, has enjoyed massive success since the release of her EP Extended Play, followed by the multi-platinum debut album Holy Smoke, scooping four Tui Awards in last year’s NZ Music Awards and massive airplay success with songs; I Do; Oh My; Under My Skin; and the just released Black Sheep. The Mutton Birds join the Winery Tour celebrating not one, but two milestones; 2012 marks 20 years since the release of the band’s self titled debut album and 10 years since their last show. With timeless Kiwi anthems that transcend generations like Anchor Me, Dominion Road

and Nature, band members Don McGlashan, Ross Burge, David Long and Alan Gregg are reuniting just for the Winery Tour. Avalanche City completes the 100 per cent Kiwi bill as the new kids on the block. Winners of the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award this year for hit single Love Love Love and fresh from showcase tours of Japan, Australia, USA and London, the band is rocking up the charts and winning hearts all over the globe. Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 7 and can be purchased via the Winery Tour website www.winerytour.co.nz and Ticketmaster 0800 111 999.

Book club aims to Tuba legend takes conductor baton With a career as a multi broaden horizons instrumentalist for 40 years, On Thursday, November 3 people are invited to Australasia’s first ever Joseph Campbell Mythological RoundTable in Tauranga. Joseph Campbell was the American Mythologist who devoted his life to examining and exhibiting the story, becoming one of Time Magazines’ Top 100 non-fiction authors with his work ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’. This new book club and philosophy group, run by Tauranga resident Emily Mowbray-Marks, is an opportunity for people to meet and watch or listen to the late Joseph’s recordings, read and discuss his writing and explore the story in general. “It is a chance to discuss and share thoughts, meet people with similar interests and broaden your perspectives.” The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at Le Chat Noir, Greerton’s Creperie, in Tauranga from 7.30-9pm. Please RSVP to wildandgrace@gmail.com or phone/text 021 662 852 for catering and photocopying purposes.

conductor Chris Schnack has had an illustrious career.

During this time he has been a member of the NZ Army Band, principal tuba player in the NZ Symphony Orchestra and Bandmaster of the Royal NZ Navy Band. He has been musical director of brass bands in NZ and Australia, a member of the NZ Jazz Orchestra and NZ Symphonic Brass Quintet, won two NZ Tuba titles and twice toured with the NZ National Band, one tour being the 1970 world tour, which lasted five months.

Highlights of his career include performing at Expo 70 in Japan, playing in a Royal Command concert for the Queen Mother, playing in the Sydney Opera House the year it opened, being ‘choppered’ into a fire support base in Vietnam, rifle in one hand and trombone in the other, leading the Navy Band on its first tour to Australia, conducting the Navy Band for the Opening of Parliament by the Queen and playing at the opening of Australia’s Movie World. Chris is the Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s conductor and is leading them during the Music in School programme Kids’ Concert on November 25. Tickets are available from Baycourt for $5.

Dave Baxter, Gin Wigmore and Don McGlashan.


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Friday 28 October 2011 Graham, Jan and Ailsa celebrate Edie Follett’s 100th birthday on Sunday.

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