Fun with Filo Pastry

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

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Bolivia Omokoroa

Bolivia is a card game for four people playing in partnerships using two decks of cards and four jokers.

Great way to meet new people and exercise your brain a little.

The group meets every Friday afternoon at the Omokoroa Bowling Club.

Contact: Linley   07 218 7003

Home Cheese Making – Four Cheese Class

The most popular cheese class to date! Perfect for newcomers to cheese making !  Ideal for groups or clubs or team building events

Ricotta   Mozzarella    Halloumi     Feta

Four cheeses are made in the class and a comprehensive recipe booklet is included.  During mid-morning break, tea/coffee is served with savoury ricotta slice and cheesecake. Generous  tastings of all the cheese made are served with home made Ciabatta bread and salad garnish at the end of the class.

Venue:           252 Hamurana Road, Omokoroa, Tauranga
Date:              Saturday 10th April 2021
Time               10.30am – 2pm
Class cost     Class only – $75.oo / pp
Kit costs       MAD MILLIE ITALIAN CHEESE KIT – $40.00 (delivery cost included)

Bookings / 0211448225 / 075482024


NB: Other classes with Carolie in March

Mediterranean Menu Makeover

Hands-on class
There’s no question about it! Mediterranean style food is as good for you as it is good to eat!

Years of research have shown that a Mediterranean style diet is one
of the healthiest around for heart health, cholesterol, weight and blood pressure control, diabetes and possible prevention of certain cancers and chronic diseases.

In this HANDS-ON class, ideas will be introduced on how to plan, cook and serve favourite foods in ways that will satisfy while sustaining wellness. A recipe booklet covering all meals of the day and all courses of the menu is part of the class.

Venue 252 Hamurana Road, Omokoroa, Tauranga
Date TBA
Time 10.30 am – 2.00 pm
Cost $75.00
Bookings / 0211448225 / 075482024

Check with Carolie for date of next class

Fun with Filo Pastry

Join Carolie’s HANDS-ON class and discover how diverse this pastry can be.
Working with filo pastry is fun and a great culinary experience.
Create impressive classic and trendy, large and small pies and pastries, with a wide range of healthy savoury and irresistible sweet fillings.
The class includes generous tastings, a substantial  recipe booklet and more tastings of what was made to take home!


Venue: 252 Hamurana Road, Omokoroa, Tauranga
Date: Saturday 17th April 2021
Time: 10.30 am – 2.00 pm
Cost: $75.00
Bookings: / 0211448225 / 075482024

NB: Other classes with Carolie in March

Friendship Force: Travel & Home Hosting Group

The Friendship Force is not a travel club although the core activity is travelling in groups, to stay with like-minded people in other countries (a cultural journey).

The first priority is to develop friendships and through this to generate understanding across cultural boundaries.

  • Unique travel experiences focused on friendships.
  • Hosting interesting people from around the world.
  • Participating in community activities that promote lasting friendships.

Meetings are held twice monthly:

1st Thursday of the month 10am-12pm at Nourish Cafe Te Puna
3rd Sunday of the month 7pm-9pm at Omokoroa Settlers’ Hall

Contact: Barbara 027 315 1136 or Jonathan 572 2091

Festive Feasts – Yotam Ottolenghi Inspired

Yotam Ottolenghi’s food inspiration has changed the way the world cooks and eats !  Come and experience it for yourself !

The 3½ hour cookery demonstration includes morning tea with
sweet and savoury treats and ends with generous tastings of all the
food prepared, served as a Yotam Ottolenghi style lunch.
Each attendant will receives a Festive Feasts recipe booklet with
additional recipes for all the courses of the menu, plus baking.

Venue: 252 Hamurana Road, Omokoroa, Tauranga
Two dates: TBA
Time: 10.30 am – 2.00 pm
Class cost: $75.00 / pp
Bookings: / 0211448225 / 075482024

Check with Carolie for date of next class

Take Out Meals – Home Made & Healthy

Take out meals have become a “habit” world-wide. According not only to nutritionists,
but also popular foodies like Jamie Oliver, this trend can be a serious contributor to
undermining wellness. In this class a wide range of the most popular take – out foods is
prepared using fresh and wholesome ingredients and applying cooking methods that
enhance and not abuse the food, delivering wholesome meals, as tempting and tasty as
the ready-to-go options. Join the class and be amazed to discover that it can be done!

Venue: 252 Hamurana Road, Omokoroa, Tauranga
Date: TBA
Time: 10.30 am – 2.00 pm
Class cost: $75.00 / pp
Bookings: / 0211448225 / 075482024

Check with Carolie for date of next class

Sourdough & Artisan Baking Class

Turn over a new leaf with sourdough!

Demonstration and participation class

Embark on the Sourdough and Artisan Baking journey and learn how to cultivate and maintain a  sourdough starter, make the dough, shape, rise and bake a wide range of products to perfection!

Find answers to:

* What exactly is sourdough

* Why bake and regularly consume sourdough bread
* Why is sourdough the healthiest method to make bread

The class includes from Classic loaves to Mixed grain and seed, Rye, spelt and wholemeal loaves, Sorghum bread, Croissants, Pizza, Kitke plait (Challah) and Sourdough discard crackers.  Morning tea provides generous tastings and each attendant takes home a ready to use starter, substantial recipe booklet and more tastings of everything made!

Venue           252 Hamurana Road, Omokoroa, Tauranga

Date             Saturday  27th March

Time             10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Cost             $ 75.00

Bookings / 0211448225 / 075482024

NB: Other classes with Carolie coming up:

Keep on Your Feet

Balance and strength classes to fun music.  Relaxed and social.

Mount Maunganui

When: Mondays 10am – 11am
Where: Mount Bible Chapel, 2 Bedford Place, Mt Maunganui
Cost:  $7
All welcome.  Just come along.
Phone: Lynda 029 230 0162


When: Mondays 11am – 12 noon
Where: Settlers Hall, 334 Omokoroa Rd
Cost:  $7
All levels of fitness welcome.
Phone: Sharnie 021 111 8617


When: Tuesdays 10am – 11.30am
Where: Catholic Church Hall, 89 Beach Rd, Katikati
Cost:  $7
All welcome.  Just come along.
Phone: Sharnie 021 111 8617


When: Tuesdays 10.30am – 12 noon
Where: Greerton Community Village Hall
Cost:  $7
All levels of fitness welcome.
Phone: Lynda 029 230 0162

Adult Colouring – Ōmokoroa Library

Held every Thursday  from 10.00am.

BYO colouring book and equipment or give it a go using our basic materials supplied. Free.

Register your interest by phoning 07 571 8008 or by emailing

Knit and Natter – Ōmokoroa

Do you love crafting with company? Come along to knit (or crochet, sew, quilt…) and natter in the library.

When: Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon
Where:  Ōmokoroa Library
Cost:  Free

Brick Club – Ōmokoroa

Come along each week for a new building challenge using our LEGO brick collection.

When: Thursdays from 2,45pm – 3.30pm
Where: Ōmokoroa Library
Cost: Free

Worm Composting Workshop Omokoroa


A home worm composting farm is a great way for you to deal with most of your kitchen food scraps and create rich compost for your garden. Come along to this hands-on, two-hour interactive workshop and learn the art of worm farming!

At the end of the workshop you’ll receive your very own Vermihut worm farm bin, tiger worms plus lime and compost (valued over $180), so you can get started straight away.

Benefits of your worm farm:
– Quick and easy to get rid of your kitchen scraps
– Lightens your rubbish bag – saves money!
– Creates a free, natural fertiliser
– Stops methane gas production by removing your food waste from the landfill
– Minimal in size, perfect for all sized gardens

This workshop is perfect for worm farm beginners with little or no experience, or for those who would like a refresher. If you do not require a worm farm, but you would still like to learn about worm farming, you are welcome to attend the workshop at no cost, however, you’ll still need to register.

Help us to minimise waste going to landfill – register now!

When: Saturday August 28th  1pm-3pm
Where:  Omokoroa Setters Hall, 334 Omokoroa Rd, Tauranga


  • Worm Farm Admission (Non Refundable): $53.00 ea ($50.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Observer Ticket (No Worm Farm): $0.00 ea ($0.00)
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Please note, the workshop is subsidised by Council with a small fee charged. It is open to Western Bay of Plenty District Council residents ONLY. Just one worm farm per household can be issued, but for each paid registration, two people may attend. Our worm farm kits are specially ordered for each workshop based on attendee numbers, therefore we are unable to provide a refund for non-attendance. No door sales available.