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Inklings Art: Creative Design Course

Beginner Oil Painting Classes

Papamoa Country Music Club

Introductory Course to Urban Beekeeping

Pilates, Yoga & Barre Classes

Learn to Draw Animals 2020

New Classes with Inklings Art !

English Language Partners Free Courses

ESOL Intensive

Learn to Draw the Face 2020

Enter a Beginner – Exit a Winner

Paula Knight Painting Classes

Let your creative juices flow

Learn @ Papamoa Library – One-on-One IT Help

One-on-One IT Help

Learn to Draw People 2020

7 Session Course with Inklings

Budding Writers Workshop

Bringing Out the Book in You

Free English Courses

Improve your English for Everyday Use

Library Law Series

Free sessions on a range of legal topics

Taoist Tai Chi Society – Bay of Plenty

We teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts: a moving meditation – build your strength, flexibility and stillness.

Friends of the Tauranga Libraries

Monthly meetings at the 4 libraries

Waste-free Parenting

Learn about waste free parenting, reusable products and recycling.

Boomerang Bags – Sewing Bee

Tackle plastic pollution at the grassroots level

New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Papamoa Branch

Shadow Beekeeping

Follow us on our beehive inspections

Falun Dafa

Events

Papamoa Country Music Club

A Warm Welcome to All

A wonderful club full of warm friendly people, high quality singers and a first rate band.
The club meets monthly on the 4th Sunday of the month at the Gordon Spratt Domain at 1pm.  Includes afternoon tea.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Papamoa-Country-Music-Club-Inc-200543270457465/

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

The club is called the Royal Palm Beach Yacht Club and you can go sailing – from dry land !

Sailing Electron and similar 3 foot long yachts is great fun. Go along and watch their manoeuvres.  You might want to join them !

Venue: The pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa.

Contact: Graham   572 5419 or Mike 575 0062

Days & Times
Sundays 1.30pm – 4pm
Thursdays
5.30pm -7pm during summer
1.30pm to 4pm during winter

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

The club is called the Royal Palm Beach Yacht Club and you can go sailing – from dry land !

Sailing Electron and similar 3 foot long yachts is great fun. Go along and watch their manoeuvres.  You might want to join them ! 

Visitors welcome.

Venue: The pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa.

Contact: Graham   572 5419 or Mike 575 0062

Days & Times
Sundays 1.30pm – 4pm
Thursdays
5.30pm -7pm during summer
1.30pm to 4pm during winter

Library Law Series Papamoa: Wills

Library Law Series starting in September.
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Topic 1:  Wills 

Your will is one of the most important documents you can prepare during your lifetime. It sets out who you entrust all of your property to. Your Trustee(s) will be responsible for selling your home and giving your property to the people you love. Your will also appoints guardians, lists your beneficiaries and sets out any of your last wishes. Because your will is the last action taken in your name, it is important to have it exactly right. This session will cover the key parts of a will, things you need to consider and any challenges that can be made if people are not happy with your decisions.

Tauranga Library: Wed, 2 September from 5.30–6.30pm

Register for this session

Pāpāmoa Library: Wed, 9 September from 5.45–6.45pm

Register for this session

If you have family or friends that would benefit from getting this information, feel free to share this invite with others who may be interested.

Law Series Papamoa: Enduring Powers of Attorney

Library Law Series starting in September. Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Enduring Powers of Attorney

We should all have powers of attorney. These are the documents that appoint a person who can make decisions on your behalf if you cannot. As we get older, or if we suffer from unexpected illness, we need to make sure that someone is ready to help us pay bills, sell our house and arrange any medical care on our behalf. When preparing a power of attorney, you need to consider who is best for the different roles – personal care and welfare, and property. We can highlight some of the issues and explain how these important documents work.
Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 14 October from 5.30–6.30pm

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Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 21 October from 5.45–6.45pm

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Waste Free Parenting with Kate Meads – Tauranga

Did you know… That each baby goes through approximately 5500 nappy changes throughout their childhood? That’s a lot of single-use items being thrown out across New Zealand!

Attend my longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around!

At the workshop you will learn about lots of exciting ways you can reduce waste at home, be introduced to modern waste minimising household products, find out how you can save money, and learn about what impact your choices will have on future generations.

Who would benefit from attending this workshop?
– Parents to be
– Parents with children in the home
– Grandparents
– Anyone interested in reducing waste in the home

What else? You will receive a gift pack full of waste minimization products, including a couple of cloth nappies to have a go at!

When:  Thursday 27th May 2021  6.00pm – 8.00 pm
Where: Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa
Cost: $27 ,Includes a $100 Goodie Bag.

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Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach

– What is the zero waste movement? Why is waste reduction important?

– How zero waste principles can revolutionise your perspectives on living and lifestyle, beyond your rubbish bin.

– Innovative examples of waste minimisation policy, practice and thinking from around the globe, and how these might inform community-level waste reduction.

– Tips for how you can reduce the rubbish in your life (including fun DIY household products, cosmetics, and other life hacks).

Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin.

Envirohub Bay of Plenty is pleased to host The Rubbish Trip’s popular presentation on zero waste living in Te Puke as part of Sustainable Backyards 2020.

Taoist Tai Chi Beginner & Advanced Classes

We teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts: a moving meditation – build your strength, flexibility and stillness.

From Monday to Saturday there are different classes at different times and for different levels in Tauranga, Te Puke, Papamoa, Mount Maunganui and Katikati.

Please see our website for more information:
https://www.taoisttaichi.org/find-a-class/

or phone 02 150 0320 (Margie)

Remember – You can come along to any beginners class at any time and try Taoist Tai Chi for free.

 

Start your gardening journey – Spring Workshop

In this full-day comprehensive workshop you will learn the basics of how to design, plant and maintain a garden that will be abundant and full of all the things you love.

Through this workshop you will learn:
– The best place to create your vegetable garden
– How to make a new garden bed, with different techniques
– The basics of soil biology and the fundamentals to healthy soil
– How to plant seeds and transplant them to you garden
– Companion planting, crop rotation and pest control
– Feeding the garden
– AND more….

Held at the home of Crafty Gatherer in the Papamoa Hills, with a beautiful lunch included. Taught by Tess – who has over 10 years gardening experience and loves sharing knowledge to help other people to enjoy the joys and connection of gardening.

When: Saturday 29 August 2020 9:30am-3:30pm
Where: Papamoa Hills

Cost: $95  Book In Here

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Seed Saving Workshop

Join Tess for an afternoon of learning how to save your own seeds. This will be a hands on workshop where you will learn how to harvest, process and preserve seeds from your garden for planting next year.

Seed saving is a fantastic resiliency skill which encourages the growing of heirloom & open-pollinated seeds to increase the genetic diversity of plants available to us all and of course of our future generations.

We will cover some basic theory behind seed saving, as well as different methods and storage. And of course there will be some seed to take home with you.

When: Saturday 6th March 2021 1pm -3.30pm
Where: Workshop held at the home of Crafty Gatherer in the Papamoa Hills, Bay of Plenty.

Cost: $40

Learn Kiwi English Fast in Papamoa !

Free for residents and citizens.

It is for learners who already have some English, but need more practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Certificate is offered from English Language Partners NZ on completion.

  • Improve English for study, work and everyday life
  • Professional, friendly teahers
  • Safe comfortable classrooms
  • Only FREE, full-time class in Papamoa

Location: Papamoa Community Centre/Library (Plaza)
Days: Monday to Friday 9am- 2.30pm
(no class Wednesday)
Dates: TBA

Register with:

Email: bayofplenty@englishlanguage.org.nz
Phone:  07 571 4181

Law Series Papamoa: Real Estate (focus on first home buyers)

Library Law Series starting in September.
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Real Estate (focus on first home buyers)

Real estate has been a hot topic in the past 18 months. Prices in the Bay of Plenty region have jumped up significantly and there has been plenty of competition for properties. This session will cover different ways property can be sold, the process of buying and selling and important pre-purchase investigations purchasers should carry out. We will discuss matters relevant to first home buyers such as KiwiSaver and the Housing New Zealand HomeStart grant.

Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 16 September from 5.30–6.30pm

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Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 23 September from 5.45–6.45pm

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Law Series Papamoa: Relationship Property

Library Law Series starting in September.
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Relationship Property

Understanding your rights and obligations is important to all people in relationships, whether married or not. The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 details how ownership of assets is dealt with both during relationships and after they terminate. You should know how this law applies to you and how to contract out of the legislation if you so choose.
Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 30 September from 5.30–6.30pm

Register for this session
Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 7 October from 5.45–6.45pm

Register for this session

Law Series Papamoa: Family Trusts

Library Law Series starting in September.
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Family Trusts

Family trusts can/may be used for a variety of reasons. If you are in business, they offer protection from creditors, and an opportunity to split income between family members. They protect the interests of future generations and can avoid estate litigation. Many people want to know about whether they will help with rest home subsidies. We have worked with family trusts for many years and can tell you how they work, why you might want them and what they can achieve. We will also look at how you administer a trust.

Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 28 October from 5.30–6.30pm

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Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 4 November from 5.45–6.45pm

Register for this session

Kōrero Mai : Pronunciation Workshop

Nau mai, haere mai! 

Take part in Mahuru Māori (Māori Language Month) with our introductory pronunciation workshops here at Te Ao Mārama (Tauranga City Libraries).

All workshops are free and open for anyone to attend. If you’d like to come along, please let us know by registering through the links below (limited spaces apply).

Greerton Library

Wednesday, 02 September from 12-1pm

Register here

 

Pāpāmoa Library 

Wednesday, 16 September from 5-6pm

Register here

Workshops will cover the pronunciation of the Māori alphabet, local place names, greetings and basic sentence structures. 

Light beverages will also be provided. 

Let’s make te reo māori welcome in our homes, workplace and community.

New Zealand is revitalising the Māori language, so let’s do our part by taking part in this nationwide event. Mahuru Māori encourages everyone to give it a go, no matter your current level and ability of speaking the Māori language. The idea is that we consciously speak more every day during the month of September – even just a ‘Kia ora!’ contributes to the revitalisation.

This invite is open to colleague, friends and whānau so feel free to share this invite with others who may be interested – Lets get the word out.

New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Papamoa

Learn about researching family history/genealogy and family trees/pedigree charts and accessing records for family history research.

Meeting: 9:30am, on the 2nd Monday of each month, February – December

Venue: Tohoroa Room, Pāpāmoa Library and Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Road, Pāpāmoa
Contact:
 Kate McEwan
Phone: 07 929 7884
Email:  Papamoa@genealogy.org.nz

Genealogy Support Papamoa Library

Want some help with Family History Research?
Get started !

Call in at one of the Library Drop In Genealogy Help sessions hosted by local genealogy experts.

No booking necessary.

Bring along your laptop if you have one and any details you have already collected.

Genealogy Research Assistance

Papamoa Library

Where: Pāpāmoa Library
When: 4th Friday of the month, except January, 10am – 12 noon

On call help 
Give one of our genealogists a call to negotiate a time that suits.

Flax Weaving Workshop for Beginners to Intermediate

Contact the tutor directly re the next workshops

Always wanted to learn the art of flax weaving?

In This fun and interactive workshop you will gain an introduction to the art of flax weaving, learn how to weave a big green basket like the one in the picture. This basket is quick and very very useful for use around the house.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.

Tutor: Ilil Lunkry

Venue: Papamoa Hills
Cost: $40
Dates:
Saturday, November 14th Full
Sunday the 15th Full
Monday 16th  10am – 3pm Full

Text or call 022 691 9982 to check up on future workshops.

Limited space available

Knit and Knatter at your Library!

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good natter. Bring along your latest project, share your ideas and skills or simply enjoy time spent with fellow creators.
Crocheters, cross stitchers, embroiderers and beginner knitters are welcome.

Greerton Library  :  Tuesdays at 1pm

If you want to learn but don’t know how – Come along and learn with the Greerton Main Street Community Knitters. If you are an advanced knitter, you are also welcome to come and share your skills!
Greerton Library : On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 2pm

For more information about these sessions

Contact Lesley
Emaillesleywarner66@gmail.com
Phone: 0210309280.

Other sessions are held:

Pāpāmoa Library
Wednesdays at 1pm
Mount Maunganui Library
Wednesdays at 2pm

Knit & Knatter at Your Library

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good natter. Bring along your latest project, share your ideas and skills or simply enjoy time spent with fellow creators.
Crocheters, cross stitchers, embroiderers and beginner knitters are welcome.


Pāpāmoa Library
Wednesdays at 1pm
Mount Maunganui Library
Wednesdays at 2pm

For more information about these sessions

Contact Lesley
Emaillesleywarner66@gmail.com
Phone: 0210309280.

 

Other sessions are held:

Greerton Library  :  Tuesdays at 1pm

Also
If you want to learn but don’t know how
– Come along and learn with the Greerton Main Street Community Knitters. If you are an advanced knitter, you are also welcome to come and share your skills!
Greerton Library : On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 2pm

Colouring Club – Papamoa

Adult Colouring Clubs

Come along and enjoy a relaxing, social colouring session at a library near you. Bring your own colouring book and equipment; or give it a go using our basic materials supplied.

All sessions are free of charge. For more information, please call 07 577 7177.

Pāpāmoa Library

On the 3rd Thursday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

 

Also at Tauranga Library

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

 

Start Your Gardening Journey – Autumn Workshop

In this full-day comprehensive workshop you will learn the basics of how to design, plant and maintain a garden that will be abundant and full of all the things you love.

Through this workshop you will learn:
– The best place to create your vegetable garden
– How to make a new garden bed, with different techniques
– The basics of soil biology and the fundamentals to healthy soil
– How to plant seeds and transplant them to you garden
– Companion planting, crop rotation and pest control
– Feeding the garden
– AND more….

Held at the home of Crafty Gatherer in the Papamoa Hills, with a beautiful lunch included. Taught by Tess – who has over 10 years gardening experience and loves sharing knowledge to help other people to enjoy the joys and connection of gardening.

Book here:  Start Your Gardening Journey -Autumn

OnLine First Aid Homeopathy for Mother and Baby

Learn Homeopathy First Aid in the comfort of your own home, in a time slot that suits you.

Homeopath, Noeline Levinson, offers First Aid classes online, via zoom, teaching mums how to use homeopathy for themselves and for their baby.
The course deals with teething, rashes, colds, flu, fevers, colic, digestive upsets, bumps, scrapes and much more.
The course includes 6 x 2hr classes, notes sent via email, a 12 remedy kit and a book by Miranda Castro.

When: In a time slot that suits you
Where:  On Zoom in the comfort of your own home.
Cost: $190 all inclusive.

For details and to book your place contact:

Tutor: Noeline
Phone: 021 052 8980
Email: noeline@family-focus.co.nz
Website:  http://www.family-focus.co.nz/

Noeline has been using homeopathic remedies for the past 26 years and brought up both her children on them. She specializes in the treatment of babies and children.
She wants to teach mothers how to use homeopathy for their children and offers courses in homeopathy first aid for mother and baby.

Papamoa Garden Circle

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Visitors welcome.

When:  Wednesday 1pm
Where: Papamoa Sport & Recreation Centre, Gordon Spratt Reserve

Contact Marilyn for more details:

Phone 542 0762

500 Cards Papamoa & Mount

Card games – a great way to exercise your brain, socialise and have fun !

Papamoa Group

When: Thursdays at 1pm – 4pm
Where: Gordon Pratt Reserve, Parton Rd
Cost:  $4 includes afternoon tea & prizes

Contact Wendy 021 254 4621 or Bob 027 478 6282

Mount Maunganui Group

When: Thursday afternoons
Where: Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd, the Mount
Cost:   Afternoon tea & prizes.

Contact Margaret 027 656 848

Pāpāmoa Hills Māori History Group Walk

Discover by Doing | Mā te Mahi, Ka Mārama
… bringing people together through Māori context experiences.

Easy 20 minute Walk to the top of the hills pā sites.

You will hear the stories of Māori settlement from the northern end of Tauranga harbour to Whakatāne. Your learning journey will touch on the cultural importance of the various physical features.

When: Sunday 31st October 2021 9am -12 noon
Where: Meet at the Summerhill Farm carpark, Reid Road (off the Welcome Bay Road), Tauranga
Cost: A koha would be appreciated. Limited to 15 participants

This walk takes you across gentle undulating farm land to the top of the Pāpāmoa Hills. It is an ideal walk similar to the fitness needed to walk around Mauao. There are spectacular views to enjoy as we walk.

Bring water, sun screen, hat, warm layer and a lot of enthusiasm.

Next walk 28th November 2021

Book here

Travel Ed
Phone
022 049 4465.
Emailinfo@traveled.co.nz
Websitehttps://www.traveled.co.nz/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TravelEdLes/

To book exclusive group walks contact Les – Click here

DIY Christmas Craft 

Counting down to Christmas already? Come along to your nearest library, get creative and make your own Christmas cards or decorations at DIY Christmas Craft. We’ll provide craft bits and pieces to start you off—feel free to bring materials you may want to use as well.

Open to all ages. Young children will require accompanying adults’ assistance.
Free. No bookings needed, just drop in!

Please note: these sessions will only take place in Alert Level 1.

Mount Maunganui Library 

Thursday, 4 November
3:30pm-5pm

Tauranga Library

Saturday, 6 November
10:30am-12pm

Greerton Library 

Thursday, 11 November
3:30pm-5pm

Pāpāmoa Library

Saturday, 13 November
10:30am-12pm