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Mahjong in Te Puke

Forklift Licence

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

Why should you care ?

Free Computer Courses in Maketu

Gain Confidence – Brush Up Your Skills

Free Financial Capability Workshops

with the Tauranga Budget Advisory Service

Te Puke Bridge Club

Italian Cooking Classes

Bringing the flavours and atmosphere of Italy to your home

Waste Free Parenting Workshops

with Kate Meads

Come Dancing – Sequence Dancing in Te Puke

Monday Nights in Te Puke

Breakthrough to Success Workshop

A Holistic Approach to Your Wealth & Wellbeing

Taoist Tai Chi Society – Bay of Plenty

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

Gernius – Business Performance

Extraordinary Results – Genius !

Te Puke Country Music Club

Te Puke Scottish Society

Baywide Community Law Service

Free legal help

Litt Park Theatre – Te Puke Repertory

Theatre club nights and shows

Worm Composting Workshops

Composting kit included.

Flower Reading Workshop

Learn what flowers can tell you about yourself and others…

Beginners Reflexology Course

Shadow Beekeeping

Follow us on our beehive inspections

Events

Mahjong

Come along and see how mahjong is played.  Join a fun, happy group. Everyone welcome, male, female, all ages, all levels.

To make sure there’s enough of the afternoon tea delicious lemon drizzle cake, please let Gig know you are coming.

Visitors welcome.

Phone: 573 5355
Mobile: 0274 306 383
Emailmeegreen11@gmail.com

Mahjong in Te Puke

Come along and see how mahjong is played.  Join a fun, happy group. Everyone welcome, male, female, all ages, all levels. Thursdays and Sundays.

To make sure there’s enough of the afternoon tea delicious lemon drizzle cake, please let Gig know you are coming.

Phone: 573 5355
Mobile: 0274 306 383
Emailmeegreen11@gmail.com

Bolivia Card Games

Bolivia is a great card game. Come along and see what it’s all about. The group meets every Wednesday.
For more info, phone: Doreen 573 8867

 

500 Cards in Te Puke

Want to learn to play 500 ?
Know how to play and looking for fellow players ?
Come along and meet this happy group and join their weekly games.

Phone Brian 573 8465 for more info.

Crafts & Laughs in Te Puke

Craft Group held every Thursday from 9.00am – 3.00pm

Bring along your projects whether it be scrapbooking, card-making, crochet, knitting, painting, mosaic etc etc. and work on it amongst other creative ladies having a knatter at the same time.

Held at 8 Tui Street, Te Puke (only 12 mins from Bayfair)

$5 incl morning tea and use of any tools available eg. cuttlebug, dies, stamps, inks, punches etc.

For more information phone Deborah on 0274 303-781 or 573-5041

 

 

Bridge in Te Puke

Are you already a bridge player ?  Would you like to learn ?
Come along and meet us.

Club days are held three days per week and include singles, paired and team events over the course of the February to November year.

Sessions are:
Monday afternoons 1pm- 4pm
Tuesday evenings 7pm -10pm
Friday afternoons 1pm-4pm followed by light refreshments.

Bridge Lessons will be starting on July 1st (12 sessions)

For further details, please visit our website or email tepukebridgeclub@gmail.com .
Club officers in 2020 are:
President:        June Day
Secretary:        Bev Nairn
Treasurer:       Margaret McDonald

 

 

Te Puke Scottish Society Dance

We organise a monthly dance (on the 3rd Saturday) as a part of the Te Puke community social network that encourages people to be involved in dancing of all kinds in the Western Bay of Plenty.  Come along and meet the friendly people who live in our town.

The dance is at the War Memorial Hall.  Live music, air-conditioned hall, lovely supper, great company.  $7 entry

Contact: Valerie 573 7093

Don’t forget: You can also Learn to Dance with the club on Monday Nights !
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Te Puke RSA/Citizens Club, Jellicoe Street, Te Puke

Te Puke Local History Day

Come along to our Local History Day to celebrate our story. Hosted by the Western Bay Community Archives. Doors open at 9am in the Settlers Room at the Te Puke War Memorial Hall, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke. Light refreshments will be provided.

Our guest speakers for the day are;

  • Kelsi Lawrence and Chrissie Keepa: Seeing our history through the eyes of our tamariki
  • Richard Hart: Compiler of the the book “Te Puke Flaxmills”.

Also join local historian Christine Clement for a guided bus tour through the District. Cost is $10 per person. Cash payments only.

Enquiries to the Te Puke Library and Service Centre – 07 571 8008.

Waste Free Living with Kate Meads

The bad news: the amount of waste Kiwi’s send to landfills has increased by over 20% in the last three years.

The good news: we can change this – and it’s easy!

Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home.

Whether you have a big family, live by yourself, or are flatting, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge, strategies, and tools to significantly reduce your household’s waste production.

What’s more is you’ll receive a free gift pack full of waste minimisation products to get you started straight away!

Next Workshop:
Thursday 2nd December 2021:  The Orchard Church,
20 MacLoughlin Drive, Te Puke
Book Here

Caravan Cooking Classes in Te Puke

Julie Gray will be holding cooking classes  in a caravan based at the Te Puke Community Gardens and run as an extension of the garden’s contribution to the community.  It will be simple, easy food prepared with produce picked from the garden. Other food supplied by community establishments will also be used to create healthy meals for the family.  Snacks, preserving and other fun things to do with food are on the menu too.

 

The classes will be run through the summer
Dates:
April 9th& 24th

Spaces are limited so phone to register.
Time:  10am -1pm
Place: Te Puke Community Garden

To register: Phone  Julie Gray 027 630 5935

Email: herbitvegit@gmail.com
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TePukeCommunityGarden/

Bolivia in Te Puke

Want to learn to play Bolivia ?
Know how to play and looking for fellow players ?

Come along and meet this happy group and join their weekly games.

Day: Every Wednesday
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $3, refreshments included
Phone: Doreen 573 8867

Learn to Dance in Te Puke

Learn to dance on Monday Nights !

Get involved in Modern dancing/ sequence dancing / Old Time Dancing in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Te Puke RSA/Citizens Club, Jellicoe Street, Te Puke

Contact: Gordon Cadman
Phone: 07 572 0060
Emailgordoncadman@kinect.co.nz

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.

Te Puke Country Music Club

The club meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Singers are from the wider Bay of Plenty with invited guests from further afield at times.

Listeners and singers all welcome.

Where: Te Puke Citizens RSA Club
Time:
1pm – 4pm

Cost: $3 members, $4 non-members

Phone: Gayle 07 573 8255

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.

 

Free Life Without a Car Workshop

Age Concern Tauranga are introducing a new 2 hour workshop for the benefit of those who no longer drive, or who are thinking it may be time to give up driving.

Our Life Without a Car Workshop will:
*  Highlight a range of possibilities to remain mobile
*  Offer alternative ways of getting about in the community
*  Suggest many options to keep involved and enjoy activities
*  Encourage living positively without driving

The course facilitator, Ian Lee, said “Apart from my input, the workshop is a great opportunity for participants to exchange ideas with people who are in a similar position.”

When & Where:

Wednesday 14th October: Te Puke Country Lodge, No 1, Number One Road, Te Puke
Thursday 5th November: Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Rd, Katikati
Wednesday 11th November: Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui
Monday 23rd November, Greerton Senior Citizens, 33 Maitland Street, Greerton

Time: All workshops are from 9.30am until 11.30am

Registration is essential.
To register for one of these FREE workshops, contact Age Concern Tauranga on 07 578 2631.

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

Beginners Bridge Lessons

New Members Welcome

We will be starting a series of 12 Bridge lessons beginning, July 1st.

Wednesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm

Fridays 10.00 am to noon

You may attend both or switch between them if you have to miss a day.

 

Fees will be reduced to half price – $35 for the lessons and membership for 2020.

Any enquiries, please ring Margaret Somers at 07 929 6509 or 022 300 3688

The club goes to considerable effort to foster a friendly style and new players are welcomed. Where possible they will place people needing partners. Club days are held three days per week and include singles, paired and team events over the course of the February to November year.
For further details, please visit our website or email tepukebridgeclub@gmail.com .

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

New Members Welcome

We will be starting a series of 12 Bridge lessons beginning, July 1st.

Wednesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm

Fridays 10.00 am to noon

You may attend both or switch between them if you have to miss a day.

 

Fees will be reduced to half price – $35 for the lessons and membership for 2020.

Any enquiries, please ring Margaret Somers at 07 929 6509 or 022 300 3688

The club goes to considerable effort to foster a friendly style and new players are welcomed. Where possible they will place people needing partners. Club days are held three days per week and include singles, paired and team events over the course of the February to November year.
For further details, please visit our website or email tepukebridgeclub@gmail.com .

Bridge in Te Puke

Are you already a bridge player ?  Would you like to learn ?
Come along and meet us.

Club days are held three days per week and include singles, paired and team events over the course of the February to November year.

Sessions are:
Monday afternoons 1pm- 4pm
Tuesday evenings 7pm -10pm
Friday afternoons 1pm-4pm followed by light refreshments.

Bridge Lessons are held regularly.

For further details, please visit our website or email tepukebridgeclub@gmail.com .
Club officers in 2020 are:
President:        June Day
Secretary:        Bev Nairn
Treasurer:       Margaret McDonald

Tai Chi Internal Arts – Te Puke

Tai Chi Internal Arts has been operating for two years at Te Puke and Tauranga with Beginner and Regular classes. Post Covid19 we are restarting with an emphasis on looking after ourselves. What this means is as well as the Tai Chi training, we will encourage the students to apply the principles of Tai Chi to everyday life and incorporate mindfulness, balance and the ability to deal with change. We seem to be in a time of rapid change which can create enormous personal stress.

Tai Chi Internal Arts is affiliated to Sport BOP so we offer training to all comers and in particular the Keep on your Feet Program which encourages the senior students to stay active. Tai Chi is valuable because as well as keeping the body fit, it also requires a fair bit of mental activity all the while staying very low impact.

Te Puke Classes: Te Puke Memorial Hall Cost $5

Mondays 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Tuesdays
9.30 am – 11.30am
Thursdays  9.30 am – 11.30am

There are also classes in Tauranga & Te Puna

Greerton Community Hall,  Cost $5
Wednesdays  9.30 am – 11.30am
Te Puna Hall, Cost $5
Thursdays  9.30 am – 11.30am

For more information contact David
Phone:     5524425
Mobile:    027 222 2824

500 & Rummikub in Te Puke

Want to learn to play 500 or Rummikub ?
Know how to play and looking for fellow players ?

Come along and meet this happy group and join their weekly games.

Day: Every Friday
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Cost: $3, refreshments included
Phone: Doreen 573 8867 for more info

Sustainable Backyards: The 20 Degrees Programme

The 20 Degrees programme carries out home assessments identifying the issues preventing homes from reaching 20 degrees.  The programme then takes an innovative approach to solve these problems.  A prerequisite for the programme is that participants must be open to engaging with the educational component – workshops and DIY lessons that build the knowledge and skills needed to keep homes healthy after these interventions have been made.

Contact: www.sustainabilityoptions.org.nz

Find out about the programme:

When: Tuesday 2nd February from 6pm to 7pm
Where: Te Puke Memorial Hall
Cost: FREE

Full calendar of events: HERE

Learn to Play Bridge in Te Puke

The Te Puke Bridge Club is offering lessons beginning in May.

Learn to play this incredibly stimulating game !

Weekly sessions for 10 weeks –
–  Thursdays 7.30 – 9.30pm beginning May 6th|
–  Fridays 10.00 – noon beginning May 7th

Computerised dealing & scoring in use.
Fees of $49 will include membership for 2021.
Contact:
Margaret (07) 929 6509 / 022 300 3688
Or Mike 021 388 394

Creative Writing for Beginners – FREE

Open to everyone. All levels of English welcomed

Drop the children at day-care / school and join me. (Teacher/writer- Angie Belcher BEd/TESOL)

Learn how to:

  • Write from the Heart
  • Improve your English, share your stories, recipes, culture

Where: Te Puke Library Come to ONE or ALL sessions

Monday 17th May :10.30am -11.30am. Tips and Tools to help you write

Monday 24th May: 10am-11am. Poetry and Prose

Monday 31st May: 10am-11am: Retell and rewrite your own traditional tale

Monday 14th June: 10am-11am Cultural sharing, recipes, memories.  Your journey, your dreams and goals.

Let me help you capture your stories for you and your children.

Email: angiebelcher@gmail.com Text: 021 02488981

Or register at Te Puke Library

Regional Environment Network One Day Hui

If you are passionate about the environment or involved in sustainability within the Bay of Plenty, this is your chance to network and learn with others in this one-day Hui focusing on challenges significant to our region.

Develop new ideas and practices through a series of speakers, workshops and take a field trip into our natural environment.

Our key-note speaker for this event is Rob McGowan (Pa Ropata) DOC, author of Tiwaiwaka: Healing the Mauri of the Whenua and workshops for this event include Sustainable Funding and Growing Great Teams, presented by Exult.

There will be a chance to network, take part in a Rongoa Maori quiz; enjoy informative displays and much more!

The event is just $10 per person with lunch and morning tea provided. Please send an email at the time of registration to projects@envirohub.org.nz if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Date:  Saturday 29th May 2021 from 9am – 6pm
The field trips are from 3pm
Location: Te Puke War Memorial Hall, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke

BOOK HERE

Programme
9.00 am:  Morning registration & Networking Opportunity
9.30 am:  Hui begins, Karakia and Welcome
10.00 am: Keynote Speaker: Rob McGowan (Author Tiwaiwaka: Healing the Mauri of the Whenua)
How do we rearrange our priorities to ensure a thriving future for all ?  With wisdom drawn from a
traditional Maori way of belonging to the world, he will discuss the kotahitangi/unity that is needed to effectively
reverse the ecological decline that threatens life.
11.00 am: Keynote Speaker: Andrew Crowe (Author Pathways of the Birds)
Andrew Crowe will give an illustrated talk on the original explorers of the Pacific & how working with nature
provided the key to this remarkable Polynesian achievement.
12.00 pm: Lunch, Networking & Rongoa Quiz
1.00 pm: Sustainable Funding for Community Organisations Workshop
2.00 pm: Growing Great Teams Workshop – ideas & tools to grow your teams – both staff & colunteers
3.00 pm – 5pm:  Off Site Field trips
* Otanewainuku Forest
* Te Pa Ika Wetland