What's On

Monday 28 November

Achieve Toastmasters

Promoting communication & leadership. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon. St Stephens Church Hall, Brookfield 7.30-9.30pm. Craig 027 587 5115


Tauranga Badminton Club - summer season. Every Mon at Bethlehem College Events Centre 7.30-9.30pm. $5pp. All senior players welcome. Sue 0211 944 335

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners

Free dance lessons at Club Mount 7pm. Just come along, easy & fun. Udance2 - The Dance Centre. Dean/Miki 542 1295 www.udance2.co.nz Email: udance2@xtra.co.nz

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

For over 50's, social events & guest speakers. Mon & Fri Greerton Hall Cameron Rd. Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St. Thurs at Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St behind Pak n Save. All classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 ‘Qualified Sport & Physical recreation instructor'.

BOP Pipes & Drums

Practice Monday's at Hauraki Reg Hall, 11th Ave, Tauranga 7pm. Experienced players & learners welcome. Andrew 021 669 027

Bowls Matua Twilight

Starts 5.30pm. Casual bowlers welcome. Bowls & free coaching provided. Fun, prizes, sausage sizzle, bar. Tom 576 7212

Brass & Percussion Players Welcome

Practice every Mon at 10 Yatton St, Tauranga 7pm. Jeremy 021 132 3341

Chess Mt Maunganui

Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon at Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Early program 6-7.30pm during school term. Late program 7.30pm onwards. Standard Chess Rules. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412

Chess, The Mount Club

Every Mon at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd 1-4pm. The only place you play standard chess in Tga. $3 a session. Sets, boards, clocks & refreshments provided. Bob/Viv 575 5845 or 0274 786 282

Citizens Advice Bureau

For free, confidential information & advice about anything call in Mon -Fri 9am-5pm 38 Hamilton Street, Tau-ranga or Freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP Service every Mon 1-4pm, Weds & Thurs 9 -1 1.30am & Fri 2-4pm & Migrant Clinics Tues - Fri 1-4pm. All welcome. No appointment necessary. Employments Disputes Clinic fortnightly Tues - appointments necessary. New CAB Papamoa Satellite Service each Tues, Weds & Thurs 10am - 1pm weekly. All welcome, no appointment necessary.

City of Tauranga Pipe Band

Grade 3, every Mon at Otumoetai Primary School Hall 7.30pm. A comprehensive programme for pipers & drummers. Experienced players welcome to join this competitive band. Maureen 541 0532

Civic Choir Tauranga

Practice every Mon at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. www.taurangacivicchoir.org.nz Heather 575 9092

Counsellor Available

Would you like to speak to someone in confidence. Kidz Need Dadz have a counsellor available by appointment. Payment by donation. 571 0379

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increase strength & fun. Every Mon at Greerton Senior Citizens Hall, 39 Maitland St 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 548 0377

Fitness League

Safe effective, low impact fun exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. Every Mon at Settlers Hall Omokoroa 9.30am & Tues St Johns Anglican Church Waihi 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378

Learn to Dance Argentine Tango

Classes starting soon, more info at facebook.com/goldenaxistango Phillip 027 309 1355

Line Dancing

Every Mon evening at Tauranga Citz Club, cnr Cameron Rd/13th Ave 6-8.30pm. 6-7pm beginners. Last class for the year Nov 28 - restarts Jan 9. Pat 544 2574

Mah Jong

Every Mon at Tauranga South Bowling Club, 11th Ave 12.45-4pm. Visitors & beginners welcome. Free teaching available. Shirley 576 0014

Meditation - Free Classes

Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm at Bellevue. Find peace, truth & wellbeing, its right inside you. David/Trisha 570 1204

Pilonga Classes

Mon & Fri at Arataki Community Centre 10.30-11.40am. A fusion of Pilates & Yoga. $12 per class until Dec 16.

Public Film Screening

And discussion. “Disobedience”: a film about climate action. Guest speakers: Ruby Jane Powell - direct action activist. Gray Southon - “On behalf of Tauranga Carbon Reduction Group”. Wesley Centre, 100 13th Ave 7.30pm. Entry: $8 cash at door (includes healthy refreshments). RSVP if poss: tmfn2007@gmail.com or 544 5360

Recycled Teenagers

Gentle exercise for 50's forwards, & injury or illness rehabilitation. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club, behind Pak n Save. Tues at St Mary's Church Hall, Girven Rd. All 9 - 10.30am. Classes taken by qualified instructor. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411

Tauranga City Silver Band

Practice every Mon 7pm. Some instruments & tuition available. New players welcome. Jeremy 021 132 3341

Tauranga Creative Fibre

Every Mon at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St from 9.30am. Spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet & more. Also on Thurs evening twice a month. Margaret 571 3483 or 021 0817 0350 or marg.rus@gmail.com

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd, Greerton 8pm. Relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Visitors welcome. Check the Facebook pages. Trina 575 7461 a/hs

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Cards, 500 & Bridge Mon & Thurs. Indoor Bowls Tues, Weds & Sat at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 1-4pm. Register by 12.45pm. $2 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

The Writing Project

Support, encouragement, info for people working on a piece or wanting to. 4th Mon of month 7pm. Kaye 07 218 1411 or 022 034 0115 or kaye.mclaren@gmail.com

Womens Art Group

Every Mon at Lyceum Club rooms 68 1st Ave 9am - 12pm. New members welcome. Margaret 543 3244

Yoga with HanneHatha

Mon & Weds 9.30am & 5.30pm. Gentle hatha yoga, small groups. Bethlehem studio. Hanne 027 244 6710

Tuesday 29 November

Altrusa Community Service Club

Business/dinner meeting 2nd Tues. Social night 4th Tues, each month. Julie 544 0277

Badminton (Social)

Every Tues & Fri at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9.30am - 12pm. Racquets available. Lorraine 579 3229

Bayfair Petanque Club

Tuition & boules available for learners & visitors. Every Tues & Thurs at Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive 1pm. Margie 542 0084 or 021 0293 7459

Beginners Linedance Class

Every Tues at Tauranga RSA 5.30-7pm. First 2 lessons free. Just turn up. 027 487 6332

Cards 500

Social, fun, free, competitive evenings of 500 played regularly on various nights. Ideal for Mount & Bayfair residents. Chris 572 3834

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs Mt Maunganui Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4650

Excel Toastmasters

Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair 6.15-8.30pm. Learn excellent public speaking & leadership skills. brooke_bop@hotmail.com

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increased strength. Every Tues at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 548 0377

Inachord Chorus

Womens 4 Part Harmony every Tues at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 6.55pm. Enjoy the challenge of singing & performing varied repertoire. Cathy 579 2040

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy: Coffee & chat at St James' Hall, Greerton 10am – 12pm. 543 3010

Kids for Kids Slice of Heaven

Kids for kids brings local schools together to form mass choirs all over NZ. These events have been running for more than 20 years. ASB Baypark 7.30-9.20pm. www.asbbaypark.co.nz

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9am - 12pm. Social, all ages, beginners welcome. Racquets availa-ble. Daily fee $5pp. Margaret 575 9792

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

Chinese martial art training Tues & Thurs at Tauranga Boys' College 6-7.30pm & Mon & Thurs at Tahatai Coast School, Papamoa 6.15-7.45pm. New members welcome. Brian 021 241 7059

Ocean Running

5k run & walk around Mauao base track every Tues. Register from 5.15pm at Mt Ocean Sports Club, Pilot Bay. $5 entry includes free drink after run/walk & chance to win spot prize. Walkers start 5.45pm, runners 6pm. Phil 021 383 354

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

Tues & Sunday at Blake Park 1pm. Equip available, all coaching given. Linda 544 2818

Pilates Classes

Every Tues at Arataki Community Centre 12-1pm. $10 per class.

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club, St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai. Tues 7-9.30pm except 2nd Tues of month 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

Tauranga Samba

Mt Maunganui Sports Centre 7-9pm. Brazilian drumming & percussion. No experienced needed. Rob 021 232 7185

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8.50am. 3 games $2.50. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Toastmasters

Meet weekly at Tauranga Lyceum Club 7.15-9.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. Guests welcome. Alan 544 5989

Wednesday 30 November

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Briscoes 10am. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance

Learn the right moves & drills, gain confidence. No partner required. Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30pm. 576 4112 or 021 124 5982 arabianspicebd@gmail.com

Awaken to your Intuition & Angels

Class to access your spiritual abilities & trust your inner guidance. Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount Maunganui 12.30-2.30pm & 7-9pm. $20. Visit www.YouHaveInnerInnerGuidance.com 027 352 2445 melissa@communicatewithangels.com

BOP Plastic Modellers Club

Last Weds of month at Gallipoli Room, Mt Maunganui RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd 7.30pm.

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri Mt Maunganui Senior Citizen's, 3.45 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4650


Do you play crib or would like to learn? Every Weds at Greerton RSA 1pm. Rona 578 7939

Community Bible Study International

Every Weds at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm for a Bible Study on the “Book of Philippines” Julie 552 4068

Fernland Spa Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine but not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants ph Jennifer 571 1411

Five Hundred Cards

Every Weds at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd, Mount 1pm. $3 a session. Includes weekly prizes, door prize, refreshments, aggregate. Barbara 572 4962

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

Computer enthusiasts meet last Sun of month to share knowledge & experience at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West 9.30am – 12.30pm. $3 door charge. Visitors welcome. 544 2067

Kiwi Toasters

Building communication & confidence 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds of the month at 3 Palm Springs Boulevard (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm start. Meet the Mediums night (Janet Davis, Sharon McAuliffe, Helen Anderson, Elaine Sollitt.) Janet 027 264 0226

Mt Maunganui RSA Women's Section

Christmas social day. Entertainment today, the lively “Ukulele Ladies” followed by afternoon tea. Members please bring a $5 exchange Xmas gift. Fresh produce & good sales table would be appreciated.

Multicultural Tauranga

Living in Harmony evening “Pasko sa Pilipinas” - Christmas in the Philippines at Village Hall, Historic Village, 17th Ave 7-9pm. Showcasing Christmas traditions & traditional costume, music, songs & food. Bring a plate of food to share for potluck dinner & a donation. Maria 022 542 2601

Narcotics Anonymous

Working the steps. Closed meeting every Weds at Downstairs Hall (accessed from the building's rear), Salvation Army Recover Church, 375 Cameron Rd 7.30-9pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall Maunganui Road starts 7pm. Lynne 573 5055

Tauranga Embroiderer's Guild

Meet every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Maratoto Rock from Golden Cross. Grade mod, approx. 6.0 hrs. Garry 578 3083

Te Puke Toy Library

Weds to Sat at 242/1 Jellicoe St, Te Puke 9.30am - 12pm & Thurs 3.30-5.30pm. 027 263 9309

Stress-free personal shopping exclusively for executive women at ASB Arena, Tauranga Suite 4 5-9pm. Skincare, jewellery, designer clothes & shoes, travel & more. Free entry. 

Thursday 1 December

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $5 a bag. You pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500, bolivia & 5 crowns every Thurs 12.45pm. Prizes & visits to other clubs. Subsidised monthly dinners. Gloria 575 0059

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, balance & stamina, combination of exercise, movement & dance. All ages & abilities. Complementary 1st class. Thurs: Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 9.30am. Weds: Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170

Free Meditation Classes

At Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre, 80 Alice Way, 1st left in Parton Rd, at Gordon Spratt Reserve 7pm. Find peace, truth & wellbeing. It's right inside you. Ian 576 2032

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Come & meet like-minded people over a relaxed drink. Every second Thurs at La Mexica on the Strand 4.30-6.30pm. Andrea: agohns@yahoo.co.nz

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Mount Ocean Sports Clubrooms (Cnr The Mall & Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunaganui) 7.30pm. Xmas BBQ. Meat provided, please bring a salad. New members welcome. Gail 021 471 768 or gail.bingham58@gmail.com

Opera Forum: Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss's light-hearted & mischevious operetta. Tickets from Bureta Pharmacy or House of Travel, Spring St. Complimentary wine & canapes. Tauranga Opera Forum 577 0583


Cliff Road Club every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd 1pm. Equipment & tuition available. Charles 570 1099

Step by Step

Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting every Thurs at Salvation Army Hall, Eversham St, Bayfair 7.30pm.

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart & associated diseases. Every Mon & Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai Rd 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Diana 021 0476 155

Young Parents Group

For ages 20 & under, every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd 12pm. Lunch provided. Txt Rozi 027 293 0353

Friday 2 December

Brick Kids Lego Club

Every Fri at Te Puke Library 1.30-4.30pm. During school term only. Free entry.

Chess Tauranga

At Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Standard Chess Rules. Werner 548 1111 http://www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Christmas Carols in the Park

Sydenham Botanic Park, 6 Millers Rd, Brookfield 7-8.30pm. Featuring the Tauranga Civic Choir, Salvation Army Band & Bellevue School Choir. All welcome. Free entry.

Operatunity's 15th Anniversary Gala

At Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd 11am. Celebrating the best of the best from the past 15 years. Tickets $32 include lunch after the concert (discounts available for groups). 0508 266 237 or www.operatunity.co.nz

TaiChi QingGong 18 Moves

A good way to improve your health. Every Fri at Greerton Hall 6.30-7pm. Gold coin donation. Join now. 571 5168

Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz

Opinion Poll

What did you do when quake hit the Kaikoura area early last Monday morning and a tsunami warning was sent out?

Heeded the warning and quickly made our way to higher ground.
Didn't receive a tsunami warning at all.
Received a tsunami warning from Civil Defence but was too late - when we woke that morning.
Ignored the warning.

Bay Today

Sunrise from Matua by Janet Hetherington. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz