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Managing Money Seminars

Show Me the Money & Tackling Debt

Free English Courses

Improve your English for Everyday Use

Free Parenting Programmes

Offered by the Kidz Need Dadz charity

Cult Cinema Club

Fortnightly screenings

Library Law Series

Free sessions on a range of legal topics

The Incubator Wins a Frizzell Fridge

The Incubator is a Winner !

Juggling Nights

Could Throwing and Catching be Your Thing ?

Genealogy Support Class

Get Started

Civic Choir Tauranga

Enjoy preparing and performing a range of choral works

Tauranga Social Dance Club

Dancing Supper & Raffles

More Learn the Traditional Art of Raranga

Article by Annemarie Quill, Bay of Plenty Times

Stone Sculpture for Beginners

Create and design a 3D sculpture

Pottery for Hipsters

Moulding to Glazing

Exploring the Creative Flow

Depression & Anxiety Workshop

Coping Skills and Strategies

Workshop with Abstract Artist Richard Adams

Two day Painting Workshop in Tauranga

Free Meditation Class

Sleep better and worry less

Challenge of Chess

… for the whole family …

Plenty Permaculture

Would you like to Dance ?

Ballroom & Latin American

Carolie’s Culinaire

Cheese Making and Cookery Classes

Frunch – French @ Lunchtime

Not a spelling mistake – learn French @ lunchtime…

UFO & Paranormal Society

Taoist Tai Chi Society – Bay of Plenty

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

Kim Westerskov Photography

Workshops that open a whole new world…

BreadMaking

Begin your bread making adventure today !

Tauranga Gem & Mineral Club

Everything to do with the lapidary hobby

Stellaris

Get the skills – Gain the knowledge – Take control

Mindful Living

Mind body calm and clarity

Gernius – Business Performance

Extraordinary Results – Genius !

NZ School of Radio

Your career in radio starts here !

St Johns First Aid Courses

You never know when you’ll need it…

Tauranga City Silver Band

Brass & Percussion Players Welcome

Kidz Need Dadz

Strengthening Father/Child Relationships through Support, Education & Fun !

Tauranga Radio Sailing Club

Come down and have a go …

Yin Yoga Workshops

Tune in and turn on the body talk

Tauranga Indoor Radio Control Car Club

Meet the challenge of racing radio controlled cars

Jingle bills, jingle bells

A Budget Services Success Story !

Never too old to learn new things

The first batch of graduates from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Creative Industries walked across the stage this week at Holy Trinity Church.

The three-year degree offers majors in Visual Art, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design. And 65-year-old Norah Maclachlan (pictured) is among them, and credits the staff at the institute for helping her achieve her goal.

“Being an older student, I have a problem understanding written word, which was a challenge in itself. But I had a very understanding tutor, who pushed me when I thought I couldn’t do it.”

She’s always sewn and enjoyed craftwork, and after her job was disestablished, she decided to try something new.

“Being an older person made it quite hard to get another job,” says Norah.

“My son was already studying to be a fashion designer, and he suggested I start doing the certificate in fashion at the institute.

“I already knew how to sew, so the biggest challenge was making my own patterns. But that whetted my appetite, and encouraged me to carry on to the bachelor degree.”

Norah says the degree was a bit of a learning curve, but it also allowed her to pick up more skills.

“We did more than just fashion. We worked on the business side, and learned about graphic design and visual arts as well.”

And her ambition now?

“I’m a bigger woman, and short, so what I want to do is create stylish patterns for women with that shape. I’ve tried looking for clothes myself, and they often look like sacks,” laughs Norah.

“What I’m exploring at the moment is my craftwork, so I’m working on showcasing that for a start.”

With a degree under her belt, she no doubt has many more options now. Her advice to people thinking about studying is to have a go, no matter what prior experience you have.

“If you have a passion for art, or a passion for fashion, go for it. It doesn’t matter what age you are, or the challenges you face. It’s worth it in the end.”

Article by Ryan Wood published in the Weekend Sun 16th December 2016

Argentine Tango

Guys Needed ! Free lessons to get you started !

Friends of the Tauranga Libraries

Monthly meetings at the 4 libraries

Baywide Community Law Service

Free legal help

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Games of Crib

Like to learn how to play crib ?

Rock n Roll Classes

For beginners of all ages

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club

Relaxed, social evening of dancing

Barbershop Chorus

Singing in 4 part harmony

Yoga Sessions for Seniors

Programme for all levels of fitness

Japanese

Exult

Helping Non-Profits Grow

Te Waananga o Aotearoa

a voyage that inspires education and lifelong learning experiences

Greerton Garden Club

Gardening Chat, Talks and Visits

Tauranga Bridge Club

Lessons for Beginners

BOP Pipes & Drums

Music in the community

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

Fuchsia people are happy people !

Squirrels Machine Embroidery Group

Machine Embroidery and Patchwork

A Much Under-Rated Business Skill

Words of wisdom from Stan Gregec, CEO of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce

Inklings Art – Private Tutoring

Every artist was first an amateur. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Viva Voce Singing Studio

‘Living Voice’ in Italian

Detour Theatre

New plays, classics, drama classes… there’s a lot going on!

16th Avenue Theatre

Play a part – on stage or off

Ninja Knits

Community knitting and crocheting group

Arabian Spice Belly Dance

Gain self-confidence, have fun and ultimately DANCE!!

Mah jong

Free teaching available.

Alternative Book Club

For people and books that are a little different…

Tauranga Astronomical Society

… discover the universe …

Zumba in Ohauiti

Exercise the enjoyable way & donate to Mental Health

Genealogy Informal group

Get started in the fascinating world of genealogy

Franchise Information Evening

DIY Workshops

Pacific Coast Technical Institute

Evening and Day courses available

Pottery Lessons

Bethlehem Pottery Club, where potters create!

Words and Pictures

Tauranga Writers

Silhouette Classes

Café Scientifique

TAG art studio for adults

Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme

Tennis Coaching with Rod

For complete beginners through to people who want to improve their skills…

French Classes

Investor Basics Workshops

Women’s Wealth Breakfast

Tauranga Orchid Society

Art Classes at the Artery

Get Your Money Fighting Fit

“Sorted” Seminar

Tauranga Patchworkers & Quilters Group

Members of the group meet at the Art and Craft Centre , 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

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For more information contact:

Contact: Melanie Martin

Phone: 07 577 1642

Emailmelaniemartin@xtra.co.nz

Creative Writing

Monthly meetings for wordlovers & poets at the Incubator

Russian Language

It’s the world’s most difficult language but Marina makes it easy.

French Cooking

Barista Training

Barista Training in the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regions.

Korean

Beginners class.

Spanish with Sonia 2018

Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

Chinese Community School 2018

Timetable 2018

German – Beginners

Get more from your European Holiday! Learn the basics in German.

Technologies Device Workshop

Book now for your lessons & learn the basics.

Sewing Connexion

Sew, share ideas, improve techniques in a fun environment

Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild

New members & beginners welcome

Cake Decorating

Learn cake decorating with buttercream or fondant icing

Calligraphy

Discover the different scripts

Tauranga Society of Artists

Regular meetings for like-minded people

Guitar / Ukulele for Beginners

Lessons tailored to the student’s needs