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Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Venture Centre

Kanorau Digital: Free Courses

Genealogy Informal Group

Tauranga Organ Keyboard Society

Macrame – the Art of Knotting !

Honest Liars Improv Comedy Group

Bush Skills for Women

4 Week Fundamentals of Painting Classes

Bureta Garden Circle

Ink Affair Book Club

Learn Photography Workshop

Waste Free Workshops with Kate Meads

Film Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Anglers Club

Migrant Connect

4 Week Introduction to Yoga

Printing Fun with Gelli Plates

Beginners Drawing with Nick Eggleston

Indian Music Classes

Inklings Art: Creative Design Course

500 Card Group

Paint & Wine Nights

Games Unplugged: Free Weekly Board Games

Tauranga South Garden Club

Artists Feedback Lab

The Psychic Cafe

Fun Improv Dance Class

Andrea’s Sauerkraut Workshop

Chair Up Upholstery

Behind the Scenes – Terminus Exhibition

A guided tour of this otherworldly universe.

Athena Greek Dancing

African Drumming

Life Drawing Classes

Acting Classes for Seniors

Bobbin’ Along Sewing Basics

Watercolour Level II with Nick Eggleston

Introductory Course to Urban Beekeeping

Ecstatic Dance

Gentle Flow Yoga

Inachord Chorus

Beginner Create a Blog Workshops

Powertex Creations

Metal Embossing

Ecodyeing – Leaf Printing

Releasing the Inner Artist

Sizzling Encaustic Hot Wax Painting Workshop

Piano Lessons for All Ages

Speak Kiwi English

How to Photograph Fairy Lights

CAP Life Skills Courses

Investor Education Workshop

Travel Writing Workshop

Doll Making & Collecting

Caring for Precious Family Memories



Watercolour Bees Bugs and Botanicals

Embossed Copper Filigree (Cut-Out) Artwork Workshop

 Take home your completed, handcrafted copper canvas

Making a Metal Embossed Notebook Cover

Completed Handicrafted Notebook to Take Home

Workready Skills – Free Course

Boost Your Employment Potential

Free Cloth Nappy Workshop

Getting started !

Tauranga Literacy Council

Acting Workshop for Adult Beginners

A Perfect Introduction

Piano Lessons for Adults

Ballet Class for Adults

Beginners Water Colour with Nick Eggleston

Learn to Draw Animals 2020

New Classes with Inklings Art !

Mindful Spanish Classes

Communication beyond language.

Social Economics: Going Deeper

Hosted by Leo Murray

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

Why should you care ?

Merino Wool & Silk Felted Bowl Workshop

with Fibre Artist Caroline Burton

Artery Print Club

Calling all print artists

Free Computing Courses

Toi-Ohomai

Prenatal Yoga with Nic in Bethlehem

For women at least 14 weeks pregnant

Gut Health Workshop to Improve Your Wellbeing

The journey to improved wellbeing starts with good gut health

Learn to Draw the Face 2020

Enter a Beginner – Exit a Winner

Ikebana Tauranga Group

New members welcome

Uncensored Clay

Hand build a ceramic piece

Tauranga Film Society

For film buffs wanting a break from the mainstream

Community Bible Study

Considering scripture together – non-denominational

Bugs ! Pests & Beneficials

Insects & Propagation

Events

Glass Art Demo

Our studio will be open for people to come in and see what we do and teach.

We will have a demonstration running throughout the day of Glass Cutting, Stained Glass and Fused Glass and will take people through what they can expect from our workshops.

Stained glass is the age old craft of cutting glass into shapes and then joining them to make windows, lampshades, mirrors and much more. In this course taster we will demo some types of glass work. If you decide to join our classes and workshops they are run on a friendly and informal basis where you will learn the practical skills to complete a project and have fun doing it!

Course Tasters to sample

Times for the sessions at the Wesley Church will be posted by Wednesday 28th August

Embrace Dancing – West Coast Swing

A smooth, fun, modern dance.

First class is free.

Tauranga Social Dancing Club

Come along and join us – Sequence and old time dances. Supper & raffles.

African Drumming

African Drumming

Beginners Welcome. | Drums Provided

First session free but you need to register so there are enough drums.

Freshly back from their tour of New Zealand, come and share some of the gems gathered from Nathan’s time studying with the Griots (traditional holders of musical knowledge) in Africa.

This course will also feature some special segments from guest teacher William Dinwoodie, a local player with a lifetime of learning, and over a year spent in Africa learning with the masters.

You will start with the very basics, and over the 6 weeks, build to playing as a full African percussion ensemble in a fun, social, supportive environment.  Drums are supplied.

Bookrapt Information Slam

Looking for an insight into the world of authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, printers & retailers? Come along to our Information Slam & listen to the experts!

Featuring: Chris Baskett (Books A Plenty); Angie Belcher (Purple Chicken Press); Susan Brocker (author); Chad Dick (100% Proof );
Ross Hamlyn (Kale Print); Debbie McCauley (Mauao Publishing)
& Debbie Tipuna (art & Illustration).

Our experts will give 15 minute talks followed by two panel discussions with an opportunity for audience questions.

Held in the staff café on Level 2 of Tauranga City Library, entry is only $25 which includes a membership to Bookrapt, the Bay of Plenty Children’s Literature Association (est. 1983). Books A Plenty will also host a sales table (eftpos available) and you’ll have a chance for your book to be signed by the author and/or illustrator.

 

Email to secure your spot.

Falun Dafa

Purify the Body and Calm the Mind

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional self-cultivation practice based on the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. Easy to learn, the practice includes four gentle standing exercises to purify the body and a seated meditation to calm the mind.

Around the world, millions of people from all walks of life and all ages have taken up the practice and report dramatic health improvements, clarity of thought, more energy and a deeper spiritual awareness.

True health comes from cultivating both mind and body.

Free to learn.

Please join our Free, Easy to Learn Exercise Sessions in the Parks as follows:

Exercises 1 to 4 only. Duration – 1x hour.  Look for the Blue and White Banner.

1st and 2nd Sundays – Memorial Park by the fountain, enter from Devonport Rd

3rd Sunday – Papamoa Domain near car park below Bluebiyou Restaurant

4th Sunday – Marine Parade, near cenotaph opposite Pacific Ave.

Winter Hours – @ 10:15am
Summer Hours – @ 9:45am

Change at Daylight Saving time.

Please call / text Judy for any alternative arrangements.

Please phone or text  021 0425 398  for directions.

Emailjudystauranga@protonmail.com

Let’s Learn September 2019 Festival of Adult Learning Day 1!

Historic Village!

The Artery at the Historic Village is hosting Day 1 of the Let’s Learn Festival of Adult Learning September 2019 Calendar of Events.

Sunday the 1st of September at 10.00 – 1.00pm  is Day 1 of the Festival of Adult Learning Calendar of Adult Learning events and the Artery is hosting our opening.

There will be workshop demos,  and the Let’s Learn team to talk to about the variety and vast array of  Free events over September.  We will have Calendar handouts to ensure you don’t miss what is on.

Nearly all listed events are FREE  and give a taste of what interests you.

Events Run from 1st – 30th September all around Tauranga, the Mount, and to Katikati and inbetween.

Contact Shelley Dean or Zoe Wilkinson at info@letslearn.co.nz  phone 576 0941 or The Artery  info@theincubator.co.nz or  07 571 3232 for more information

See you there.   Check out our Calendar of Events available on our website at www.letslearn.co.nz from Friday August 23rd.

German Tuition & Conversation

Interested in learning German or polishing up the language you know ?

TanYa is offering Private Tutoring and Come and meet TanYa to discuss conversation classes to assist you with all your German needs.

Behind the Scenes – Terminus Exhibition

A lunch break guided tour at the Tauranga Art Gallery.

A second great opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of Jess Johnson and Simon Ward’s virtual reality exhibition, Terminus.

Exhibition curator and Tauranga Art Gallery Director, Alice Hutchison will take you on a guided tour of this otherworldly universe.

Johnson’s drawings are transformed from analogue into digital, animated by Ward and enriched with input from developer Kenny Smith and sound composer Andrew Clarke to create a virtual realty quest; a choose-your-own adventure into the technological.

In association with Groundswell Festival of Innovation,

This is a free event in association with Groundswell Festival of Innovation.
Book Now.

Fun Acting Classes for Seniors

If you are 60 years plus and would like to have some fun at a weekly day time acting class this is for you.

The first class is on Tuesday the 9th of February, from 12.45pm – 2.15pm, at the Detour Theatre, Historic Village, Tauranga. There will be 7 sessions.

The workshop is suited to those wanting to give acting a go or those who have been away from the stage for a long time and need a refresher.

The class tutor is Kim Williamson. If you’ve been to shows at Detour Theatre you will be very familiar with Kim’s engaging personality and playful wit. Kim is promising a lively and fun class with plenty of laughs.

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

For more information Email info@detour.co.nz

Creative Fibre: Dyeing & Crochet

Tauranga Creative Fibre invites the public to come along to view or take part in the following activities during the month of September. There is no need to register but come along for a cuppa at 9.30am before the official meeting starts.

Dyeing with food colourings:   10.30am -12 noon
Crochet learning V stitch:         12.30pm -1.30pm

Contact Person: Margaret Russell  Phone: 021 081 70 350


 

 

 

Tauranga Creative Fibre Group

Tauranga Creative Fibre meets every Monday,  9.30am, at 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga.  Learn knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving & felting.

They also get together on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm at the same venue.

Contact Person: Margaret Russell  Phone: 021 081 70 350

 

Creative Fibre: Spinning & Alternative Crafts

Tauranga Creative Fibre invites the public to come along to view or take part in the following activities during the month of September. There is no need to register but come along for a cuppa at 9.30am before the official meeting starts.

Spinning with different types of rovings:   10.30am -12 noon
Varied alternative crafts:                                12.30pm -1.30pm

Contact Person: Margaret Russell  Phone: 021 081 70 350

Creative Fibre: Felting & Knitting Techniques

Tauranga Creative Fibre invites the public to come along to view or take part in the following activities during the month of September. There is no need to register but come along for a cuppa at 9.30am before the official meeting starts.

Felting, both wet & needle felting:       10.30am -12 noon
Knitting techniques -Turkish cast on: 12.30pm -1.30pm

Contact Person: Margaret Russell  Phone: 021 081 70 350

Photos & Coffee with Kim Westerskov

An informal meeting get together with Kim Westerskov, a professional photographer, writer & photographer of 18 books, marine biologist and photography teacher .

Kim has helped many hundreds of photographers [from beginners to professionals] and he’d love to help you too. Kim’s philosophy is to make it all as simple as possible and as much fun as possible. He is passionate about photography and passionate about inspiring, guiding, and supporting photographers.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month [except January], chat about photography, and view some of the recent photos we’ve taken. It’s free [no charge], supper is served, and there’s no obligation of any kind. Please email me if you’d like to come [it’s not a big room so I need to keep an eye on numbers].
These evenings are always fun and friendly – there’s usually many smiles and laughs. It’s a great way of meeting up with like-minded people, being inspired by the creativity of our group of photographers, and coming away with new ideas and tips. There’s a wide range of interests and abilities – so you’re very unlikely to feel out of your depth. Bring photos if you wish, but there’s no obligation to. Some people do, some don’t.  We start at 7.00 pm. 18 Greerton Road, Gate Pa, Tauranga. 

He is 5 times winner at the BBC “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious nature photography competition. Kim teaches and inspires through photo workshops, private tuition, mentoring, and regular “Photos & Coffee” and “Photo Evaluation” evenings.

Latest newsletter is ready to download here [Download PDF].

Phone or email to register as spaces are limited.
578-5138 or westerskov.nz@gmail.com 

Model Railways

Come down to the Model Railway Club for a look and a play.
You’ll find them upstairs on the corner of Cross Road and Mirrelies Road at Sulphur Point. All welcome.

Club times are:
Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Phone:  543 1108 for further info.

 

Fuschia Club

Fuchsias look like dancing ballerinas, especially after the rain.  There are over 2000 varieties in a range of colours from the pinks and reds to the orange and white. They are not hard to grow.  They need to be fed and protected from nasty bugs and things, like most plants, but they are very easy to grow from cuttings.  In fact, they can become quite addictive.

All are welcome to the Tauranga Fuchsia Group’s monthly meeting.
At each meeting there is a mini workshop on some aspect of  fuchsias or fuchsia growing.

For more info contact Pat  579 1655.

The Artery – Paper Flowers and Harakeke Flowers

We will have FREE HAVE A GO workshops available…

Paper Flowers and Harakeke Flowers.

Come and have a go. One hour workshops on the hour every hour from 10am to 12 noon. No bookings or reservations. First come first served.

Let’s Learn Launch – Arty Stuff at the Artery

Launch of Let’s Learn’s Festival of Adult Learning

At the Artery, Historic Village

Art stuff to try, crafts to learn, have a go.

Learn what Let’s Learn can do for your continuing adult education!

Free!

One hour workshops on the hour every hour from 10am to 12 noon.

No bookings or reservations. First come first served.

Get Qualified – Prep for Employment

Interested in working in

* Early Childhood Education
* Automotive Trades
* Construction
* Information technology
* Cooking & Hospitality
* Sport & Fitness
* NCEA

Wanting to 

* gain confidence in reading &  writing or
* complete NCEA
* gain Workplace Skills

Employ NZ Fees Free Courses are Open to All Ages
& have a rolling intake
– you can start now !

Realise your potential 

Whichever course you choose, in as little as 20 weeks, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to get your first job or progress into higher education.

Need help to choose ?

Employ NZ will help you identify new directions, plan your career and give you the confidence and skills to take the next step.

Free call EmployNZ on 0800 002 159 or
Free text upskill to 3165

 

 

Gems and Minerals


First find your rock.

The Gem & Mineral has regular field trips searching for interesting rocks and stones.

Then it’s time to work, polish and carve the findings.

The club invites you along to this Tuesday’s workshop evening where you can watch members in action.

The Gem & Mineral Club is also home to a mineral museum featuring a comprehensive display of New Zealand and overseas rocks and minerals. The fluorescent room has a display of rocks that glow in the dark, it’s a source of wonder to all those who see it!

Kombucha, beeswax wraps, cider vinegar,flax weaving & more

Andrea offers a whole range of workshops:

Beeswax wraps
Kombucha
Apple cider vinegar
Crochet for beginners
Flax weaving for beginners
Making your own sanitary pads
Come along and find out more !

      

Bread Making – All types


Begin your bread-making adventure today !

Chiabatta & brioche,  French bread, wholemeal milk and honey bread…..

 

This is a real taster.
Come and taste what you, yourself, can make !

 

Building with Earth & Natural & Recycled Materials

What’s possible with the materials around us?

Find out about the Creative Adventures  that are possible with earth and other natural and recycled materials.

Learn about sculpting a wall/ wood-fired earth oven/ making  earthen plasters (for new and existing interior walls)/ clay paints and more.
Rose organises workshops on request.

The Art of Storytelling

Come and meet “The Storyteller” and find out what storytelling is all about.
Then do one of the upcoming workshops  !

A mysterious man often known as the storyteller comes to town to share secrets about hidden letters written by Albert Einstein in 1945. To tell a story unlike anything you have ever heard before, backed by facts and mind-blowing ideas that will leave you wanting  more.

Wednesday 7pm-8pm
Thursday 7pm- 8pm

Finished for this year.  Contact Ankit for dates for 2020.

Sustainable Backyards: Rongoa Maori – Basic Plant Identification Traditional Maori Medicine

Gain an understanding of what Rogoa Maori is about.
Explore the backyard of our property in Welcome Bay to identify native plants that are growing there and discuss some of their practical and traditional medicinal usage.  This involves a basic introduction to some Maori cultural principles that are followed for the sustainable practice of Rongoa Maori traditional healing.

Venue: 19 Waikite Way, Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Date: Monday 15th March 2021
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cost: $20.00

For more information:
Tutor: Hone Moetara
Email: kiwihomesteaders@gmail.com
Phone: 021 100 4900
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kiwihomesteaders/

Full calendar of events: HERE

Chinese Language & Culture Evening


In celebration of Chinese Language Week, come along to Chinese culture night where you can learn about Chinese culture and the language, have a go at writing Chinese Calligraphy and indulge your senses in the art of Chinese tea making.
Presentation  10min
Learn basic phrases  20min
Q&A  5-10min
Activities: Chinese Tea making & Calligraphy  30-40min

Places are limited so please register with Eventbrite

Contact Tina for info.
Email: CLLCNZ@outlook.com

 

Model Aircraft Flying

The Tauranga Model Aircraft Club has facilities at Tect Park which are always open for members of the public to attend and watch their activities.

Weekends and Wednesdays are the most popular but only when the weather is suitable.

Contact Dave on 021 909 407 to check the weather conditions are good for flying.

Women’s Wealth Workshop

Empowering women to achieve financial freedom

When: 5:30pm, Tuesday 1 September 2020

Hosts: Caroline Sykes & Katie Douglas-Clifford, Investment Advisers at Craigs Investment Partners

Our Women’s Wealth workshops are designed to help women interested in investing and their finances. Our aim is to empower women to achieve financial freedom.

The workshop will cover:

– The gender gaps – pay gap and savings gap, and the silver lining to help bridge it

– Finance and wellbeing – how they are connected

– The changing faces of different ‘life stages’

– Investing cheat sheet – 5 quick tips for new investors

Seats are limited, please RSVP early to reserve your place.

Nibbles and drinks will be provided.

Register Here

Workshops are also being held in Auckland, Gisborne, Taupo, Neslon & Whanganui during September

Check here for details

 

Investing Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of investing at one of our workshops

When: 5:30pm, Thursday 15th September 2020

Hosts: Andrew Klaassen & Rohan Graaff, Investment Advisers at Craigs Investment Partners

Our workshops are designed to help those people interested in learning the fundamentals of investing. We aim to help you be more confident in setting goals, talking to your investment adviser and developing an investment portfolio.

The workshop will cover a wide range of topics including shares, bonds, asset allocation, our current insights and our services. It has been designed to be interactive and promote discussion.

The workshop will cover:

• The fundamentals of investing – why, how and where to invest

• Key investment principles – what you need to consider when you invest

• How to build your own personal investment portfolio

• An overview of KiwiSaver

Seats are limited, please RSVP early to reserve your place.

Nibbles and drinks will be provided.

Workshops are being held around the country in August September.

For details  Click Here.

Walk In English Classes

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status.  The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Mondays 9.30 am – 11.30 am :  4 different levels

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

Walk In English Classes

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status.  The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Tutor: Catherine Sellman  579 0205

Tuesdays 9.30am – 11.30 am :  Advanced level, not for beginners.

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

 

Note: Tuesday Evening Class

Time: 7.30 – 9.15 pm

Contact Janice Bailey on 027 282 3921

English for Ethnics

Wanting to improve your English ?
Just come along Wednesdays 10 – 11.30am
St Columba Church.

All welcome.

Law Series Tauranga: Wills & Trusts

Library Law Series
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 & Trusts

Your will is one of the most important documents you can prepare during your lifetime. A Will lets you say how you want your property dealt with when you die. Once you die, everything you own, and everything you owe, is called your estate. Anyone of sound mind who is at least 18 years old can make a will. Your will also appoints guardians, lists your beneficiaries and sets out your last wishes. This presentation informs you about making a will and how your estate is administered.

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: Wed, 27 October 2021 from 5.30–6.30pm

NB:  This will only take place under level 1.
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 Tauranga: 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

Register for this session
Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 21 October from 5.45–6.45pm

Register for this session

Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

Photographs & documents relating to the European settlement of Katikati.

Show-and-tell talks with our Heritage Specialists – A regular chance to get a close look at items that are normally locked away and to hear entertaining and informative stories.

Free, no booking necessary. Gather in the Okahukura Room in
Ngā Wāhi Rangahau: Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library.

Te Aka o Tuwhenua: Māori Land Court Research

Te Ao Mārama (Tauranga City Libraries), in collaboration with Te Aka Mauri (Rotorua Library), presents this exciting and informative two-part lecture.

Sometimes described as “Te Kooti Tango Whenua”, or the land-taking court, the Māori Land Court has a long and chequered past.


Maori Land Court Historical 
Seminar: 10am – 12pm

The first section of this lecture will explore the history of the Court and provide context for the Court’s relationship with Te Arawa.

Māori Land Court Research
Seminar: 1pm – 2pm

The second section will identify the unique, valuable historical resources the Court may hold for researchers of whānau, hapū, and iwi history (whakapapa, waiata, letters, wills—the list goes on).

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai.
The Lecture will be presented by Ben Manley, Pūkenga Rangahau – Research Specialist, Rotorua Lakes Council

WHAKATAPOKO MAI!! – REGISTER NOW!!

Register

For more information, and to register, visit: https://library.tauranga.govt.nz/…/tc…/7485_viewannouncement

The Boom of Bitterns (Conservation Week)

The Boom of Bitterns are declining and what would have been a familiar sound in the past after dusk and before dawn is now a rare occurrence.

The native Bittern, also known as Matuku, is at a nationally critical status, with less than 1,000 left.

Bittern are very cryptic birds that blend into their surroundings, populations are highly fragmented and no large flocks are counted anywhere in the country. Now more than ever the Department of Conservation needs people to recognise the booming call of the Bittern.

Learn about the skills and knowledge required for monitoring this critically endangered species.

This one hour event will give you all the skills you need to get you ready to help save the Boom of the Bittern.

This event is for those wanting to sign up and help the Department of Conservation survey for the Boom of Bittern in late October through to mid November.

Limited numbers

To register email your name and contact details to nlunson@doc.govt.nz

Meet the Myrtles – Mystery Myrtle Plant Hunt (Conservation Week)

Scion and the Department of Conservation would like to help you learn about Myrtle rust, a fungal disease that severely attacks plants in the myrtle family including pōhutukawa, mānuka and rātā. It is now in New Zealand.

A member of the Myrtle family may be in your backyard!! Lets learn together our native plants and meet the Myrtles!

Walk through Johnson Reserve and have an expert Scion Research Scientist help you discover the mysteries of what’s threatening the Myrtle plant family.

Discovery for the whole family in the beautifully restored track, planted and maintained by the Johnson Reserve care group in Welcome bay.

Look for our gazebo and the Department of Conservation banner at Waipuna park. Celebrate Conservation Week with prizes, native plant ID and meet the Myrtles.

City Making & The Value of Urban Design Panels – Festival of Architecture

Join our keynote speakers, Lisa Dunshea (Auckland Council Design Review Manager) and Michael Nettleship (Auckland Council Design Review Panel Lead), at the opening event of the Festival of Architecture in Tauranga.

At this Tauranga Art Gallery hosted event, Lisa and Michael will discuss the role and varied successes of Urban Design Panels in cities throughout the world, and their value in the development of well-connected, well-integrated, people-prioritising spaces.

Free event (registration required).

Register here now

2×2 City Revitalisation – Festival of Architecture

How can we revitalise our urban areas?

2×2 City Revitalisation is a joint partnership between NZIA & NZILA and explores the ideas of revitalising our urban places through a range of 2×2 presentations (2 slides/ 2 minutes per slide).

Expect great speakers presenting their built, unbuilt and potential future ideas for Tauranga city centre.
Please register for this event, spaces are limited.

The event will be accompanied with drinks & nibbles.

Movie Night : Urbanized – Festival of Architecture

Join us for a free screening of Urbanized, an award-winning documentary about the design of cities. Tauranga, just like many other cities around the world, is experiencing a booming growth. See what the world’s foremost architects, thinkers, planners and politicians have to say about the issues and strategies around housing, mobility, public spaces, economy and environmental policy. A city is not made by one specialist, but by a variety of contributors including ordinary citizens.

Come enjoy some popcorn and see how other cities around the globe are dealing with their growth though a diverse range of urban design projects.

Registration is optional for this free event.

Free

Book now

Urban Te Papa – The Evolution Opportunity of Tauranga CBD – Festival of Architecture

Great cities have vibrant city centres – how can we create a vibrant, safe and successful city for people to live, work, play and learn?

New Zealand’s urban centres are facing unprecedented pressure from strong population growth, changing preferences, and aging population. Tauranga is a prime example of this, having grown from a small costal town into New Zealand’s 5th largest city in the last half century. Despite its growth, Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s smallest local authorities in terms of land area which reinforces the need to use the land and resources available to us carefully.

Great cities have vibrant city centres – how can we create a vibrant, safe and successful city for people to live, work, play and learn? And how can we recognise the importance of environmental, cultural and heritage values in urban development?

Join the NZ Institute of Architects and our partners as we explore urban growth strategies and placemaking in our Urban Te Papa with an urban designer, architect, Tauranga City Council, iwi and economic development specialist.

Registrations Essential

Register here now

 

 

Tauranga Death Café

Time to gather again for more robust death dialogues.  Talking about death and dying does not make it happen sooner, it makes it happen better!

Everyone is welcome to this open, relaxed and spontaneous conversation on dying and death. This is a friendly space where you can share stories, question reality and hear new voices, as we ponder the mystery of dying and death.

Death Café’s are not grief or bereavement support groups, but rather interesting and inviting gatherings held all over the world to increase our awareness of life as we ponder what we know of death. There is no agenda, objectives or themes, it is a simple open conversation, which is gently facilitated and group lead. To date we have had many moving and lively discussions. Meet, eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

When: Saturday 27th March 1pm – 3pm at Grindz Cafe

• What to bring
Your own kind of wonderment, perhaps an open mind, open heart, sense of humour..

• Important to know
Order your favourite drink and treat at the counter before joining us in the middleroom. Please arrive 15 minutes early as the cafe is busy.

For info:

Emailtaurangadeathcafe@gmail.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TaurangaDeathCafe/

Stone Carving for Beginners

Learn the basics of how to use the tools needed to craft shapes from stone. Create and design a 3D sculpture. Covers basic carving techniques in soft stone (Oamaru stone); all the stone and carving tools supplied. Participants to arrive with an idea in mind to produce a stone sculpture over the weekend. Very small class with a max of 5 students.

Tutor: Rex O’Brien

Explore how to use tools to shape stone with award winning and experienced tutor and artist Rex O’Brien. Rex holds a Diploma in Art BOP Polytechnic, has been carving for over 18 years and been instrumental in organising and participating in carving symposiums nationwide.

Dates: 30th and 31st October 2021 (One full Weekend)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $295

All Materials, Safety Gear and Tools Supplied. Bring a packed lunch any tools you wish to use, wear closed shoes.

Living Well in Your Cancer Journey

Run over four consecutive Wednesdays, our free Living Well programme offers practical ways of living well, building knowledge, self-confidence and self-help skills wherever you are in your cancer journey. It is a free programme suitable for anyone with any type and stage of cancer, as well as their carer or significant supporter such as spouse, partner, family or a friend.

Living Well is run by our specially trained liaison nurses with expert speakers from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Each course is tailored to meet the specific needs of the group.

The course dates are: 2nd Oct, 9th Oct, 16th Oct & 23rd Oct.

Course is from 10am -2.30pm with light lunch provided.

Birds And Wildlife of Costa Rica & the Challenges of Jungle Photography

Steve Raynor travelled to southwestern Costa Rica to photograph birds, reptiles and insects in 2015. Having started bird photography in the bright sun of the middle east this trip was one of those “you’re not so good after all – are you!” occasions where most of the photos were pretty poor and often did not include anything but leaves.

This talk shows the photographs that did work out – mostly – and reviews tips and traps for photographers in a jungle environment.

 

Diwali Festival

The festival is being held on Friday October 25, from 4pm to 10pm, with performances from the Bay of Plenty Indian community as well as traditional food and interactive family fun for all to enjoy.

The Historic Village will come to life with colourful light, the sights and sounds of Bharatanatyam, Bollywood and Punjabi dancing and the delicious tastes and aromas of traditional vegetarian delights and Indian street food.

Highlights of the festival include performances from the Soornapur Dance group, the energetic Bay of Plenty Bhangra Dance group, the young and talented Masti Dance group, and dynamic and graceful Arya from Tauranga.

These acts will also be supported by the Te Puke Women’s Dance group and Te Puke Fairhaven Indian Dance group.

The event will be interactive with opportunities for all the family to get involved with dance workshops, beautiful henna and face painting, and enriching Vedic storytelling as well as painting traditional Diyas which will be lit to decorate the festival venue.

In keeping with the family theme, the event will be drug and alcohol free with a strong sustainability theme and the food village using only compostable plates and cutlery.

Bee Awareness

September is ‘Bee Awareness’ month. With the help of our exclusive honey producer Kaimai Range Honey and our other stallholders, they will show you how they use bees to form their product. Kaimai Range Honey will have a display of their hive equipment on site (no bees) and other stallholders will bring any items they use for bees.

Kaimai Range Honey will have a ‘Bee In to Win’ competition for a surprise Honey gift pack.

Come see and learn how our producers use bees in and with their production.

Bee Awareness

Secret of Sponsorship

The secret of sponsorship is a one day workshop for schools, sports clubs, event organisers and non-profit organisations and explores the idea of developing business sponsorship for your organisation. It will give you the tools and strategies you need to develop an effective sponsorship plan, reach potential sponsors, value what you have to offer, and manage the sponsorship relationship.

Check with Exult for future workshops.

Running an Effective Meeting

Do you want to have short, constructive meetings where decisions are made and outcomes met?

Do you want to encourage contributions from all trustees, while managing potential disagreement  or conflict?

Your board meetings are the one chance you have to get things sorted each month, so it is vital they run smoothly, on time and with actual action points.

Learn how to make the most of your meetings, so that your organisation continues to move forward.

Check with Exult for future workshops.

Gain Confidence with Technology with Tauranga SeniorNet

Tauranga Senior Net  Registration Day

Join us at our Learning Centre at the Historic Village on Tuesday 7th July 10am – 2pm.  Meet the tutors and discuss our courses.  Enrol on registration day or anytime before by email  email@seniornet.co.nz or phone 577 1912

  • How to use your Smart TV
  • Gmail
  • Introduction to Android Smartphones
  • Introduction to Android Tablets
  • Introduction to Microsoft Windows computers
  • Introduction to the iPad
  • Introduction to the iPhone
  • Computer Skills, Levels One and Two
  • Windows 10 – New Features
  • Internet Banking
  • Picture Editing Either Level 1 or Level 2

Free Circus in a Flash Workshop

HEY KIDS – COME JOIN THE CIRCUS!
Hey kids … and adults too!!!

Come join our FREE Circus Workshop on Saturday March 13th from 11am – 2pm

Circus In A Flash will be on Wharf Street with their big box of circus equipment for all to try. Learn from a professional tutor who performs real circus skills, from basic right up to the most advanced. There will be so many fun circus antics to learn and play with including:
Juggling balls, rings and clubs
Flower sticks, diablo
Spinning plates
Hula hoops
Poi spinning & More!Bring the family, have some fun, enjoy a coffee, refreshments or lunch on Wharf Street and ‘roll up, roll up’ to our fun, FREE Circus Workshop!

Understanding Soils 3 Workshop

NEW! All our workshops are now held both online and
face to face.

Soil is a critical element to understand if you want to grow nutritious food, successful plants, vibrant trees and healthy livestock.   If you also want to cut down on buying and hauling soil amendments, spending hours weeding, hoeing, and digging, this  course will make all the difference in helping you get your soils into a healthy, sustainable cycle

This is the second of the 4 Understanding Soils  Sessions

Soil “beginners” are welcome as well as those of you who would like a “soil” refresher to fill in any gaps in your knowledge.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about your specific soil by bringing along samples from your property. If you have a soil test you can bring that along too. By the end of this course you’ll know what all those chemical abbreviations and numbers actually mean and what you might do about them!

Topics covered over the four sessions will include:

  • Why soil texture matters, and how to identify soil types easily.
  • Reading the soil profile.
  • Learning what weeds can tell you about the soil.
  • Monitoring the health of the soil.
  • Using S-Map to identify NZ mapped soil types to be able to research different soils without a sample or test.
  • How to take a soil test sample, understanding Soil Test results and how to interpret and take appropriate actions.
  • The Soil Food Web– what is it, how to support it and enhance plant health and production.
  • pH scale. Testing, interpretation and subsequent actions.
  • What soil can offer to climate change – storing carbon in the soil.
  • Humus, the essential ingredient.
  • Importance of covered soil, minimising digging and soil disturbance.
  • Soil amendments: compost, vermicast, compost teas, ocean products.

Practical activities include soil testing, Visual Soil Assessment, earth-worm counts, using a microscope to look for soil biology, making hot compost, making compost tea, and making a mini worm bin.

Laptops will be useful for the S-Map session, but not essential for each student.

Cost: If you join us for just a few sessions, pay $59.95 for any session before 22 August, excellent value for hours of quality education, interaction and the support materials.

 

Beginner Cake Decorating Classes – Buttercream Novelty

Beginners Buttercream Novelty Cakes

Opportunity for those just starting out to learn decorating with buttercream icing including cupcakes, novelty characters and cakes.

This is a four week course.
Equipment, cakes and/or icing required for all classes.

Start Date:     Wednesday 29th July 2020 (4 Weeks)
Time:             7-9pm
Fee:                $110

Equipment  cakes and icing required for all classes.
Location:       The Lakes Tauranga
Contact: Gaye Seymour Phone 021346308
Email: gaye@kingfishercakesandcrafts.co.nz

DIY Upholstery Headboard Workshop

Add a headboard to your room – it will instantly add comfort and the WOW! factor.

You supply the fabric and the buttons, I’ll bring the rest.

You’ll not only take home your awesome headboard at less than retail cost but you’ll also gain enough skill and confidence to continue small upholstery projects at home.

Sunday, 6 September 2020 from 10:00-16:30

Prices: $120 – $225 Cal King
Included in cost:
– Learning basic upholstery techniques e.g.stretching fabric onto board, building comfort base, single corner pleats,
– High density foam
– Dacron
– glue
– Backing cloth
-Leg’s and screw’s
– Use of tools incl. pneumatic staple gun
Pay 50% of the cost to book your seat. Balance is to be paid 3 weeks prior to workshop.
To BOOK a SEAT or ask questions, contact chairup.upholstery@gmail.com
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village
Great gift for someone, awesome team building activity or a bonding time with someone special.
It’s always a great day out at the Historic Village with its art galleries, retail shops, and the best cafe in the city (I think anyway!)

Anyone can do this. It’s easier than you think!

Andrea’s Sauerkraut Workshop

In this interactive hands on workshop you will learn how to make your very own sauerkraut!!
Come together and learn and socialize with the like-minded.

Together we will grate the cabbages and go through the process step by step. It’s easy for you to do yourself at home afterwards.

You will take home a jar of sauerkraut that you have made and a knowledge of fermenting.

Cost: $49 per person including a jar of your own sauerkraut

Venue: Welcome Bay Community Centre
Date: 26th January 2021
Time: 6.30-8.30

BOOK HERE

For more information on my workshops or course content please contact Andrea 0279557499

Chair Up Upholstery

Want to learn upholstery? Recover that stool? Kick-start your new hobby? It’s easier than you think.

Come and enjoy the awesome atmosphere of the Historic Village while you learn a new skill.

Bring a small upholstery project e.g. a dining chair (seat only), footstool, basic ottoman, bar stool or piano stool.
(Don’t have a project? Ask a friend, check out the op-shops, Trade Me or Facebook Marketplace.) Keep it simple!

Come and enjoy the awesome atmosphere of the Historic Village while you learn a new skill.
Choose either of these two dates: 2nd November or 23rd November

Cost: Cost varies depending on the project from $110 – $215

TO MAKE A BOOKING:

Send 3 different angled photos of your project to chairup.upholstery@gmail.com (for a suitability check)

Beginners Watercolour with Nick Eggleston

A step by step practical guide to learning the fundamental skills needed for painting in water colour

Tutor: Nick Eggleston

Nick will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing results, he is extremely patient and loves to help you find your creative vibe. You can achieve an exceptional piece of art with his help, we have seen his students results, they are outstanding. You’ll be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and have a great time connecting with others in our terrific Artery space.

When:  Tuesdays  12.30pm to 2.30pm for 4 weeks
Date: Tuesday 20th October – 10th November 2020
Cost: $195 (All materials supplied).

Tutor: Nick Eggleston

Nick graduated from Chesterfield College of Art and Design and is a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. Nick is world famous for his amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers. He’s a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and recently the art of bespoke shoe making.

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part harmony. We’re looking for new members, especially if you love to sing the high notes. Come along to our practice night and see what we’re all about. Singing is very good for your brain and your soul !

Chess Tauranga

The Challenge of Chess for the whole family
Come along and enjoy the atmosphere and the fun challenge of a game of chess.

Standard chess rules apply.
Includes casual games.

Just visit and see if chess is for you!

Time: 4pm-6pm or longer for longer games.  Includes casual games.

Location:  Tauranga Citizens club, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Road, Tauranga

Chess is also on at the Mount RSA  on Mondays  from 6pm.

Contacts:
Helmut Marko h.marko@xtra.co.nz  0274 147 254
Secretary & co-founder: Caleb Wright first25plus5@gmail.com
Website: www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/westernbopchess/

Creative Writing Workshop

Learn to Take Your Writing Off The Page 

A creative writing workshop taught by award-winning author & poet, Michael Botur.

This is in our regular Sunday Focus time, but during our January recess. Those of you not heading away might like to attend. Koha entry.
RSVP: mike@michaelboturwriter.com

For more information about Tauranga Writers see our website, join our Facebook page, or contact taurangawritersnz@gmail.com.

Sunday Focus Sessions are held every third Sunday in the Okahukura Room at Greerton Library from 2-4pm. Work in Progress meetings are held on the first Thursday at the Wesley Methodist Church on 13th Avenue from 7-9pm.

Find out more

Note: Michael Botur other Tauranga poetry and writing workshop dates: 

  1. Youth Creative Writing Workshop –  Thursday January 14 – 10am-12.30pm, The Artery, Historic Village. RSVP to mike@michaelboturwriter.com
  2. ‘Loudmouth’ poetry performance plus open mic and local poet Jay Fitton – Thursday January 14 – 7-9pm, The Jam Factory
  3. Second poetry performance – date and venue TBC – guest poet Dhaivat Mehta. Details at https://nzshortstories.com/news/

RSVPs are essential – register via https://nzshortstories.com/news/

Fun Improv Dance Class

A fun improvised dance class open to beginners and more experienced dance lovers, you can take this class at your own pace. Designed to get get you fitter, co ordinated and agile and dancing like a pro.

I will guide you through an improvised warm up, where you get to explore some new movement pathways. The second part of the class is a free style dance jam where you can sizzle your own dance grooves. Fun and relaxed atmosphere with some great music!

The third part is optional partnered bodywork.

When: Friday’s at 7 – 8.30pm at Soma studios
Cost:  $10

Led by Maria Dabrowska.
Photo by Vanessa Rushton, from Rushes, Circa

Tauranga Radio Sailing Club

Come and see what it’s all about.

Meeting Times:
Saturdays 11am until 4pm
Wednesdays 1pm until 4pm approx

Venue:  Scoria Close, Lake Taurikura, Tauriko, Tauranga

Emailtgarsc@gmail.com

Bromeliad Club

The BOP Bromeliad Club’s activities include garden visits, guest speakers and an annual bus trip away as well as the sharing of advice and tips on cultivating bromeliads.  Visitors are welcome. Good sales table.

Club Meetings:
Date:  Second Wednesday of each month.
Time:  12.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue:  Tauranga Yacht Club, Sulphur point, Tauranga
Phone:  Lynley 576 7711 for more info.

NZ Bromeliad Websitehttp://bsnz.org/

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

The Tauranga Fuchsia Group holds monthly meetings at 1.00pm on the last Saturday of the month.
At each meeting there is a mini workshop on some aspect of  fuchsias or fuchsia growing. The meetings are held at the Arts and Crafts Centre. 

Fuchsias look like dancing ballerinas, especially after the rain.  There are over 2000 varieties in a range of colours from the pinks and reds to the orange and white. They are not hard to grow.  They need to be fed and protected from nasty bugs and things, like most plants, but they are very easy to grow from cuttings.  In fact, they can become quite addictive.

All are welcome to the monthly meetings.

Day: the last Saturday of each month.
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: Tauranga Arts & Crafts Centre, Corner Elizabeth Street & Takitimu Drive, Tauranga

Contact:  Pat Mitchell (07 579 1655) or Noeleen (578 4643)
Emailpatem@xtra.co.nz

Tauranga Rose Show

The BOP Rose Society is holding a Rose Show with named varieties on Saturday 2nd November, 11am – 4pm, at the Wesley Church, in 13th Ave, Tauranga.

The society meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

For info, phone 578 0671.

BOP Rose Society

The society meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1.30pm

We are located in Tauranga and welcome new members to our society.

For any queries please contact
Judy Webber
Phone: 07 573 6525
Email : tepukehome@gmail.com

Elizabeth Murphy
Phone: 07 578 0671
Email: elizabeth@wrca.co.nz

Spiritual Centre Psychic Cafe

Tauranga Psychic Café – This New Spiritual and Healing Centre for the 21st century is run Cafe Style. The Psychic Cafe opens every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the Greerton Community Hall, Greerton, Tauranga. It has over a dozen practitioners in all areas considered Spiritual, Healing or Psychic.

$10 entry but once inside free psychics, healers and spiritualists.  Please feel free to chat with them, share and discuss, learn or teach, make friends and be surrounded with like minds.

Opens 6.40pm. Starts 7pm.

Includes refreshments.  Kid friendly.
www.psychiccafe.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepsychiccafe

Meditations on Life – Relaxed Spiritual Circle

We start with a 20/30 minute meditation and then a discussion about it afterwards. The middle part of the evening is up to you..whatever you want to share, discuss or learn. The last bit of the class is the same as the first. A 20/30 minute meditation that will bring us to the end of class at 9pm. You are welcome to stay behind for tea/coffee/refreshments if you want!

Run by Kevin Reed, a psychic medium healer and mystic, with over 40 years working in Spiritual Churches and Communities, this spiritual group is open to everybody.

The Artery Print Club

A group of like minded printmaking enthusiasts who get together on the first Friday of every month.

We meet in the Artery Art Learning Space which is part of the Incubator Creative Hub in Tauranga’s Historic Village.

There is plenty of space for many to work collectively with great company, motivating and inspiring each other while teaching each other new tricks. We have a great press. Please bring your own tools and materials.

Tea and coffee provided and there is a fantastic Whipped Baker cafe in the Village – good donuts!

Please bring a $5 contribution fee towards the venue and equipment.

Join our Facebook page for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/219876665350266/

When: 1st  Friday of every month

Time: 1 pm -5 pm
Cost: $5

Social atmosphere. Tea and coffee provided.

We welcome any print makers to join in. Meet other printers and connect.

Artists Feedback Lab

Join our monthly Friday get-together for artists. We motivate and inspire each other while teaching each other new tricks. The meeting takes place at The Artery in the Historic Village on 17th Ave, Tauranga.

We meet regularly on the second Friday of the month. All are welcome.

Time: 10am to 12pm.

Place: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

We have some great discussions about pricing, statements, exhibiting, presentation, materials and processes to name but a few, and you can be part of it! Sculpture, textiles, ceramics, painting, drawing, recycled art… the list is endless.

Masterclass with Melody Deng

The registered Music Teachers are holding a workshop /masterclass featuring well known Auckland piano teacher Melody Deng on Saturday 9 November, 1pm – 4pm at Wesley Church 13th Avenue, Tauranga.

  • Interactive Teaching Games for the Modern Studio
  • Fit4Piano E-book
    – Rae de Lisle
    – Exercise examples – Melody Deng
  • Workshops and Masterclass (using Fit4Piano games)

Melody is an associate member of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ). She is a regular presenter of seminars and workshops for music teachers and students through the IRMTNZ, as well as guest lecturing at the University of Auckland.

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Courses run until 4th December 2019.

If you are interested , contact Ian directly.

 

Where:  Sport BOP Offices, 406 Devonport Rd, Tauranga (between 12th & 13th Ave)

When:  Wednesdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: Ian
Phone:  027 884 2238

Artist Talk: Anthony Byrt in Conversation with Christina Pataialii

Anthony Byrt is one of New Zealand’s foremost writers on contemporary art. He is the New Zealand correspondent for Artforum, and the author of two books: This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art (2016), and The Mirror Steamed Over: Love and Pop in London, 1962 (2020), both published by Auckland University Press.

Here Byrt reconnects with his former student, 2019 Rydal Prize Winning artist Christina Pataialii, to discuss her newly unveiled installation. Free entry.

Floor Talk: Te Rangi Haupapa – A Woven History

When: Saturday 16 November 2pm
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr Willow & Wharf Streets, Tauranga
Entry: Free for NZ residents, $7 International

Assistant curator Arpège Taratoa offers insight into this exhibition’s concept of duality in Māoridom, gender and colonisation, past and present.

Commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gate Pa, Te Rangi Haupapa – a woven history approaches concepts around colonisation and the aftermath of the land wars in the Bay of Plenty, specifically through a Te Āo Māori lens. The exhibition runs from October 19th through to March 2020.

For more info: https://www.artgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/id/1336

NZ Sign Language

This complete beginner’s course is designed for those with little prior knowledge in Beginners level a. Your trained, registered NZSL tutor will facilitate a fun learning environment covering practical, conversational NZSL skills. A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Please note that the minimum number of students must be reached for the course to go ahead.

NZSL is a beautiful language, and an official language of NZ. Our fun interactive courses follow the NZSL community education curriculum and our tutors are all members of the New Zealand Sign Language Teacher’s Association.

Day: Mondays 7.45pm-9.30pm
Dates:  TBA
Location: Historic Village, 17th Ave , Tauranga
Level: Beginners 1A (no previous NZSL experience needed)
Cost: $175

Sunday Focus: Writers Group

SUNDAY FOCUS SESSION: Topic TBA

When: Sunday 19th September 2021
Where:  Greerton Library
Cost: $10 ($5 for Tauranga Writers members)

Refreshments free.
Raffle and books on sale.
Please bring cash for all transactions.

For more information about Tauranga Writers see our website, join our Facebook page, or contact taurangawritersnz@gmail.com.

Sunday Focus Sessions are held every third Sunday in the Okahukura Room at Greerton Library from 2-4pm. Work in Progress meetings are held on the first Thursday at the Wesley Methodist Church on 13th Avenue from 7-9pm.

Find out more

Tauranga Orchid Society

The Tauranga Orchid Society would like to introduce you to the world of orchids.
They are the ultimate hobby plant!
Join us and we’ll do everything we can to help you grow and bloom the most fascinating, beautiful plants in the world.

The  Society meets at the Wesley Church Hall, 13th Avenue, Tauranga at 7.00pm on the third Tuesday of every month.
Visitors are welcome.

Inachord Women’s Chorus

Do you like to sing in the shower, entertain a crowd singing with friends or enjoy the challenge of some moves to accompany your singing ?
Then join us !

We are a fun loving group of women of all ages, who enjoy entertaining.  Our musical director is Andrew Braid, a Vocal Coach, with many years’ experience.

We meet every Tuesday night at 7pm-9pm at the Community Church, 183 Moffat Road in Bethlehem.

For more info: contact Sabine
Phone: 021 111 8659

Chalk Painting Workshop at OOPLAH! French Vintage

Discover the wonderful Annie Sloan Chalk Paint range of products and learn painting techniques to get the confidence to work on your own projects.

In this three hour workshop you will learn the techniques that we use the most:

  • Paint layering
  • Choosing colour combinations
  • How to create smooth or textured finishes
  • Distressing
  • Waxing to accentuate your work

We’ll provide all you need, plus refreshments, you just come with enthusiasm!

On the day: 10% discount on paint products

Places are limited so please register.
Phone: 022 190 2594 (Shane)
Email: shop@ooplah.co.nz

Scrapbooking at Craftables

TWO Scrapbooking classes a week – a trial run

We’ve been having so many people wanting to book into our Wednesday morning scrapbooking class that we’re going to trial doing a Wednesday afternoon class!

This will be the same project as the Wednesday morning class and will start at 1.30pm.

If you’re interested in booking into this class (or transferring your booking from morning to afternoon) flick me an email at: cayla@craftables.co.nz or phone the shop on:
07 218 0727.

The cost is $15 (this includes the product and instructions to make the layout).

The classes are usual 1.5 to 2 hours, and we welcome all experience levels.

If you have a standard scrapbooking kit (trimmer, scissors, double-sided tape, glue), please bring it along; if not, please don’t worry; we can lend you gear on the day.

So if you are a complete new beginner, or a seasoned scrapbooker wanting to get back into it, we have a wonderful group of ladies already who are just itching to make some new friends.

We do run a booking system, so please call us if you want to come along to reserve a space (07 579 4615).

Albums to fit all the special moments and places in your life !

Paula is the teacher at the shop on Wednesday – and spaces are available.

Book your space by phoning us on: 07 579 4615.

Our shop is now at 126 Chadwick Road Greerton

Cardmaking at Craftables

Yes that’s right cardmakers! We’re back to our usual programming.

We currently offer 2 weekly cardmaking classes at our shop in Greerton:

  • Friday morning from 10 am
  • Saturday mornings from 10 am

The cost is $12 (this includes the product and instructions to make the card).

The classes are usual 1 to 1.5 hours, and we welcome all experience levels.

If you have a standard card making kit (trimmer, scissors, double-sided tape, glue), please bring it along; if not, please don’t worry; we can lend you gear on the day.

So if you are a complete new beginner, or a seasoned cardmaker wanting to get back into it, we have a wonderful group of ladies already who are just itching to make some new friends.

We do run a booking system, so please call us if you want to come along to reserve a space (07 579 4615).

Make sure you book in if you’re keen to join us!

Phone: 07 579 4615

Our shop is now at 126 Chadwick Road Greerton

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