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 Website

Tauranga Astronomical Society:

Tonight’s Topic:  TBA

The meeting starts at 7:30pm. We have a 10 minute break at around 8:30pm before the second half starts at 8:40pm. The main meeting will finish at around 9:15pm. Telescope viewing may continue after 9:30pm weather permitting and depending on the visibility of suitable objects.

Meetings are held in the Otumoetai Sports and Recreation Club building, Fergusson Park, end of Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Presentations are given on current astronomical topics. All those interested in astronomy in the Bay of Plenty district are invited to attend.

Entry for non-members is $5 per adult. Children (15 and under) are free. 12 Month membership is $40.00 for individuals, $50.00 for families, or $20.00 for tertiary students. Please note that there is NO EFTPOS available, so cash only please.

Phone 028 432 8401

See you there! 

Genealogy Support Tauranga Library

Want some help with Family History Research?

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

Tauranga Library

Where:  Nga Wahi Rangahau Collection, 1st floor, Tauranga Library, Willow St, Tauranga
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12noon
On call help
Give one of our genealogists a call to negotiate a time that suits.

Tauranga Numismatic Society Club

Interested in coins, banknotes, medallions ?

The club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

Place: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave
Time: 7.30pm -9pm

All ages welcome.

Phone: Sean 027 634 7417

The Past and The Curious:

Topic:  TBA

Monthly Show and Tell Talks:

Get a close-up look at items that are normally locked away, through entertaining show-and-tell talks with Tauranga City Library Heritage Specialists.

On the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1:15-2pm in Ngā Wāhi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library.

Free, no booking necessary.

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 would normally meet on Tuesday 7th July, but I’ve had to change it to 14th July starting 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 

Honest Liars Improv Comedy Jam

A New Year and New Laughs.
Bring the gang and come out for some hilarious comedy improv.

Hilarious Comedy Improvisation like “Whose Line is it Anyway.”
Nothing scripted, suggestions from the audience inspire scenes for the show. Spontaneous, entertaining and fun. Anything can happen and often does.
Clever, quick-witted, and charming. Dumb, silly, and potentially offensive.
Both statements equally define an Honest Liars Improv Show. The audience suggestions make up the content of the show. Fun comedy games such as World Worst, Props and Emotional Symphony are sure to delight audiences.

When: Sunday 4th July 2021  TBC
Where: The Jam Factory, Historic Village
Cost: $10

A great night out for a group of friends. Honest Liars are the Bay of Plenty’s only comedy improv troupe. Evolving from a group of players from Papamoa, this group has grown to doing commercial shows, performing for events and parties and offers corporate improv training for businesses.

BYO or check out the great new bar across the way – Mood Lounge.


Painting Happiness 1-day Experience

Join me for a day of artistic play, where you’ll let go of the outside world and discover the life you long to live.

Through creative play and guided meditation, you’ll shift from your logical ‘to do list’ mindset, to your love based creative mindset. I’ll guide you to paint your own mandala, a visual representation of your universe with you at the centre. As you sink into the joy of simply creating, you’ll infuse the canvas with all your positive energy, hopes and dreams.

The only rule in this free-flowing workshop is that there are no right or wrong. I’ll be there to gently support you in exploring your innate creativity, while playfully kicking perfectionism and comparison to the kerb.

Painting Happiness is about you and the canvas, loads of glorious colour, permission to play and a whole lot of belly laughs in the company of like-minded women. Come join us and discover the inner world you never knew existed.
When: Sunday 4th July 2021  10am – 4pm
Where: The Artery, Historic Village, Tauranga
Cost: $180
Click here for more info or to book and take advantage of my easy payment plan of 4 fortnightly payments of $45.00

Wine and Clay: Pot Plant Holder & Garden Night

Make a happy place for your pot plants

Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021, 6pm – 8pm

Venue: Goddard Centre, 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Cost: The price for this workshop is $35. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing.

To book, contact Penny
Phone/Text:  021 616900

Tauranga Scottish Society Sequence Dance

Social & Sequence Dancing on the 4th Saturday of the Month from February to November.

A very warm welcome to all.

Where:  Wesley Church Hall, 100 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga
Time:  7pm – 10pm

Cost: $7 includes supper and raffle

For info:
Contact: Margaret Falconer
Phone: 07 572  5938

Upholstery Workshops: DIY Headboards

One Day Workshop Dates: (Saturdays OR Sundays)

Tutor: Paula Jones

Make a plain headboard / studded headboard / shallow buttoned headboard or caravan headboard. 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 projects at home.

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Cost: Prices: $120 – $225 California King

Must pay 50% to book your seat. Balance paid 2 weeks prior to workshop.

To BOOK a SEAT or ask questions, contact

2021 Dates:
June:  26th or 28th

Times in the weekend are usually all day from 10am to 4pm.
The Monday Evenings are usually from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Other workshops:

Take home your transformed piece upholstered by you! Come away with enough confidence to continue projects at home. Paula has Beginners,  headboard or NO SEW simple armchair workshops.

Email pictures of  what you might like to cover to   Only 5 seats per workshop so BE QUICK to lock in a space.

Bring either foot stool, piano stool ,office chair , blanket box, ottoman or dinning chairs (seat only) or you could choose from some pieces I’ve collected $10-$15
Choose upholstery grade Fabric .
Cost: Varies depending on the project, from $120
*Lay-buy option x2 payments.
Bring a friend or organize a group outing.
PROVIDED in the cost.
*Elastic Webbing
*Dust cloth
* Glues
*Use of Air powered staple gun and tools
*Learn Techniques from your piece and the other pieces people have brought.
as well as on going support and advice after the workshop.
* 10% discount toward next workshop
*Tea Coffee
For booking inquiries, send pics of your piece to cover

You can also bring your own project and hire the tools

Clay & Wine: Sculpture Night

Go 3-D  – Make animals, kiwis, faces etc…

You are provided with a base “drop” shape and from there you add eyes, legs, etc. The drop shape is versatile and can be converted into a multitude of sculptures. This is all about making and attaching. Lets push a piece of clay around and see what can be achieved.
It doesn’t have to be functional. This is about form and decoration.  Chess set?, animal?, Tile?, Ornament?, light catcher or just a thing…

When: Thursday 27th May 6pm -8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Tauranga
Cost: $35

Click Here to book your workshop

Colouring Clubs – Tauranga

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.
Tauranga Library

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

Also at Pāpāmoa Library

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

Portraiture – Tauranga Society of Artists

Portraiture with Robin Purllant

The aim of the class is to encourage with positive, constructive information, with critique and sharing. The class is open to all those interested in portraiture. We are a friendly lot, there is no pressure and all work at their own level.

Robin spent 4 years at Art School in London, and then went into advertising, working as Art Director for two of the biggest advertising agencies in London. He spent many years involved in “big-name” accounts and his knowledge of all mediums is extensive.

Every Second and Fourth Wednesday Morning of each month

Morning 9.30 – 12.00

Tauranga Astronomical Society:

Topic to be advised.

Meetings are held in the Otumoetai Sports and Recreation Club building, Fergusson Park, end of Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Presentations are given on current astronomical topics. All those interested in astronomy in the Bay of Plenty district are invited to attend.

Entry for non-members is $5 per adult. Children are free. 12 Month membership is $30.00 for individuals, $40.00 for families, or $10.00 for tertiary students. Please note that there is NO EFTPOS available, so cash only please.

See you there! 

Relaxed Spiritual Circle – Meditations on Life

A series of guided meditations and interactive group discussion on things that are important to YOU. The format is relaxed and flexible and you lead the direction!

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.

Come and go as you please. So, when you ask, ‘are there any psychic or spiritual classes or groups to attend?, then this one is always ticking along open for you.

Spread the word, learn with the best, only $10 each night, pay as you go.

Meetings are Tuesday nights 7.00pm – 9.00pm


Clay & Wine: Family Night

Family night is all about….well families. This is a great opportunity to bond with the family so will be open to all families and tonight you can choose what you want to make weather it be a combines piece or individual pieces. Time to have lots of fun as a family

The price for this workshop is $35. Children will be $30. If you have a large family let us know. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Please note this workshop starts at 5.30pm

Click Here to book your workshops

Achieve Toastmasters

We are a friendly group of like minded people working together to foster confident communication in a supportive atmosphere.

Day: 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of every month
Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Venue: St Stephens Church Hall, 9 Brookfield Terrace, Otumoetai,  Tauranga
Phone Contact:La Verne 027 318 5575

Tauranga Anglers Club

This is a friendly trout fishing club.
Visitors are welcome.

Trips, talks and tuition, magazine and monthly club nights.

Club nights are the 3rd Monday of every month.
When: Monday 7.30pm
Where: Fish & Dive Club Rooms, Sulphur Point, Tauranga

Phone: President 5441192

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.


Authentic Argentine Tango- Free Intro Class

The close-embrace dance that will change your life !

A friendly group of people of various ages and nationalities wanting to learn Argentine Tango

No partner required and no experience necessary.

Free Tango Introduction class every 3rd Sunday of the month from 6.30-7.30pm at Tauranga Citizens Club

Beginners Tango Class
Day: Mondays  6.30pm – 7.30pm

Cost: $10 per session

:  Denise 0204 006 1340

Venue: Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 13th Ave, Tauranga


Tauranga Woodcrafters’ Guild

We are a group of hobby woodworkers – men and women – keen to share our love of wood and skills with anyone keen to join us. We live in a land with beautiful timbers and with a long tradition of do-it-yourself creativity.

We have been active since 1987 and in any given year we have 80 – 100 members of all ages and skill levels.

We have a purpose-built Workshop located at 3 – Cherokee Place – Mount Maunganui in Tauranga which is well-equipped with lathes, bandsaws, bench saw, mitre cut-off saw, buzzer, drill press, scroll saws and all the associated hand tools.

Our Carving, Turning, Scrollsaw, Toy Making & Open Workshop Groups all meet each month.

On the 3rd Saturday of every month at 1.30pm we have a general meeting plus demonstration & refreshments.Visitors are welcome. Our Guild Brochure defines meeting times, contact details and our annual fees.

Men and women are all invited to join us.


Bonsai Beginner Workshop

This beginner Bonsai workshop will take you through the steps to design your own Bonsai. It will include everything you need to know to start out with Bonsai as an art form. You will take your own stunning original Bonsai home with you, so you can amaze family and friends with your creativity.

: Dawid de Villers

Date: Saturday 19th June
Time: 9am to 12pm
Cost: $120.00
All equipment, tree, pot, and incidentals are supplied.
Book Now:

Dawid is a national Bonsai demonstrator and educator. This workshop is for beginners to Bonsai and will teach the basics of Bonsai design. There is a bit of history, design principals and then the highlight, a step-by-step process for you to design your own Bonsai.

Future One Day Workshops
11th July


Young at Art Classes

Friday mornings 10am -1pm: Click for info
This is for those who are looking for more time to learn, improve their skills, seriously play and dig a bit deeper. Suitable for beginners – experienced levels.
Learn techniques and different medium use through exploration and immersion.

Casual Classes: $45 each

These classes run with the school-term.
The groups are for all levels of experience.
They are very friendly and supportive of each other and we also have good FUN !

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.


Spanish with Sonia – Advanced Class

Time: Thursday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Start Date: Thursday 18th February 2021
Venue: Gate Pa Primary School
Fee:  $150 for 9 classes per term

Contact: Sonia Blair
Phone: 027 346 7723

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 !

Ballet Class for Adults

one-hour ballet class at the Dance Education Centre, specifically created for adults. A class for those who love ballet, those who have the interest and didn’t get the opportunity earlier, and those who have children learning and want to know more.

Good music, fun and great for mind, body and soul. Ballet shoes required and comfortable dance or exercise wear.

Thursdays, 6.30 pm -7.30 pm, in our Matua studios. Free trial class available.  Learn more

Phone: (07) 5767815
Address: 228 Levers Rd, Matua, Tauranga


No class during school holidays.

Multicultural Conversational English

English classes for all visa holders on Thursdays

When: Thursdays 10am – 12pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Tutor: Mark

For details:
Contact Multicultural Tauranga
Tuesday to Thursday
Ph: 07 571 6419

For new students, the first time is free then you need to pay $5 for each class after that, or $40 for the Term.

Also at the Centre:
– Monday Basic English Classes 9.30am-11.30am with Alex
– Newcomers Network free morning tea every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

CAP Life Skills Course

Over eight sessions your CAP Life Skills coach will provide you with practical and relevant support to ensure you get the most out of the course.

You will gain practical skills to make the most of what you have, and discover new ways to live for a brighter future.

Money: money saving tips, budgeting skills, shopping tips

Organisation: meal planning, budget building, shopping to a list, time management

Health and Wellbeing: healthy eating, positive wellbeing, self-worth

Relationships: building healthy relationships, communication, forgiveness, loving others

From here you can make a plan to get things back on track !!

For more information or to register
Phone: (07)571-5916

When: Thursdays 9:30-12:00 for 8 weeks
Start Date: Thursday 20th May 2021

Where: St Peters House, 130 Spring Street, Tauranga

Cost: FREE but please book your spot.


Building Awesome Whānau

Tiaki Tamariki Māia – Building Awesome Whānau includes practical ideas and positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki. The course facilitator supports participants in their journey with their whānau. Session topics include building your family on aroha, protecting your whānau, creating boundaries to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out, creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere in the home, communication, and living in the big, wide world.

The course, designed to help whānau raising tamariki aged 0-12 years, will begin on February 11.

The course is for parents and caregivers and runs over six sessions.

When: Thursdays 9.30am – 11.30am
Venue: The Salvation Army – Community Ministries
Address: 375 Cameron Road, Tauranga – above the Family Store
For more information contact:
Phone: 07 578 4264 Option 3

Kickstart Toastmasters Club Tauranga

Kickstart Toastmasters holds a weekly club meeting where everyone gets a chance to improve their public speaking, listening and leadership skills. We always have a laugh and the café upstairs opens at 6:00 am giving you time to buy a coffee and/or breakfast that can be enjoyed during the meeting.

Guests welcome – we offer three free attendances per person before signup, giving you a really good chance to find out what Toastmasters and our club is all about. No pressure to speak so come along and enjoy the atmosphere.

Day:  Thursday
Time: 07:00am
Venue:  Base Station – Babbage Room, 148 Durham Street, Tauranga
Contact Phone/Txt : 022 390 2216 (Stan)


For other Toastmaster groups in the Bay of Plenty:

Square Dancing

Book in for a whirl and a twirl and some fun.

Contact: Jack
Phone: 543 2806

Spanish with Sonia – Intermediate Class

This class is suitable for people with some knowledge of Spanish, eg previous year’s beginners.
Time: Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Start Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021
Venue: Gate Pa Primary School
Fee:  $150 for 9 classes per term

Contact: Sonia Blair
Phone: 027 346 7723

Creative Art Therapies Practitioner Training

MBEd Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy Dip.HICAT()MBEd)

This is a one year online or 6-month weekly face to face professional, practical training course where you will explore a wide range of creative arts while learning the essentials of working as a Holistic integrated Creative Arts Therapist, in a safe, extremely supportive and fun-filled environment.

You will spend 10 hours per week completing one module every 2 weeks for 40 weeks.

(MBED)Diploma of Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy is the use of art, music, drama, dance/movement, poetry/creative writing, play, storytelling and sand play within the context of therapy, counselling, rehabilitation, and holistic healing.

This enhances physical, mental and emotional functioning and well-being. Holistic therapists work with the whole person and assist people in becoming self-empowered through supporting them on a journey of self-exploration and personal growth, incorporating the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

You will graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to set up and run workshops, work with groups and see individual clients, either in general practice or specializing in one particular area.

In high demand in the corporate arena where they can contribute to positive work environments, less workplace stress and reduced workplace bullying. HICAT also helps to stimulate creativity and awaken leadership skills. This improves productivity and profitability making it a popular team building program for smart corporate managers.

Re-discover your innate creativity and playfulness while developing skills to overcome physical, mental and emotional hurdles and live happier healthier lives.

This is a Wednesday afternoon and evening course. The duration is 6 months for the fulltime diploma course. This runs with the school terms with the first 10 modules commencing May 5th with the school term over 10 weeks then a break in line with the school holidays, we are working at the Artery .

Time: 1pm to 6pm
Time: 6pm to 8pm ( people working)
This will take up some extra time each day to attend to course work and Art not completed during class time.

Practical topics covered in this course include:
Art Therapy (paint, watercolour pencils, charcoal & oil pastels)
Tactile Therapy (sculpture, clay, construction, Sandplay & environmental art making)
Music, Tribal Rhythms, Medicine Drums & Sound Therapy, Dance & Movement Therapy, Role Play, Storytelling, creative writing & Drama Therapy.
Course Outcomes:
Graduates receive the MBEd Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy and can use the letters Dip.HICAT(MBEd) after their names.
Graduates can also join the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and the Complementary Medical Association and get professional insurance. They will also be provided with a full year of free membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists Association.
You will graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to set up your own Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practice; run workshops, work with groups and see individual clients, in either general practice or specialising in specific areas of interest, if you wish.
You may also be able to seek employment within some organisations who value holistic and complementary therapies. This is a professional, practical training course where you will explore a wide range of creative arts while learning the essentials of working as a Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist, in a safe, extremely supportive and fun-filled environment, with a highly experienced holistic therapist trainer.
For further information and to enrol:
You can email Natalie or more information:

BOP Tree Society McLaren Falls Park

The society looks after the arboretum at McLaren Falls, labelling and planting new trees.

We hold working parties at McLaren Falls, planting, identification & GPS plotting location, nursey work with trees.

We meet at the Information centre at noon on Wednesdays with our packed lunches. After lunch and a discussion about what’s on for the afternoon we set to it. Usually no more than three hours in total. We bring our own tools, and plenty of cheerful enthusiasm. The afternoon is cancelled if the weather looks guaranteed to be wet.

A volunteer doesn’t have to be knowledgeable about trees, or be a competent gardener, just to be willing to follow instructions. One of our current members has said she loves coming, not just because the park is such a lovely place, but because she learns something every week.

Contact Chris (027 918 0589) or Stephen (07 544 4733).


Christine Reynolds (President)
07 544 3207 (Preferred)

Multicultural Newcomers Network

Free morning tea every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

When: Wednesdays 10.30am – 12pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

For details:
Contact Multicultural Tauranga
Tuesday to Thursday
Ph: 07 571 6419

Also at the Centre:
Monday Basic English Classes 9.30am-11.30am with Alex (March)
Thursday Conversational English Classes 10am-12pm with Mark (Feb)

Tauranga Book Chat

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Tauranga Library.

Choose from one of two sessions:

  • 10.30-11.30am
  • 5.30-6.30pm

Discover new parts of your library with these monthly themes:

19 May 2021: Colonial/Historical New Zealand/Aotearoa

16 June 2021: Young adult/youth coming into adulthood

21 July 2021: An old favourite or book that has made an impact

18 August 2021: Alternative history

15 September 2020: Challenge yourself: a genre you normally avoid

20 October 2020: The Deep South (US)

17 November 2021: Biography of a favourite person

15 December 2020: Finale: your best and worst books of the year!


Other library book groups:

Mount Maunganui Book Group: 4th Tuesday 10am-11am
Contact: Gail on 574 3376

Pāpāmoa Book Group: currently in recess but if you are interested in joining contact Betty on 542 4322

Greerton Book Group:  3rd Monday  10.30am-11.30am
Contact: Marian on 544 2624

Monthly Friends of the Library general meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 10am
Monthly guest speaker and morning tea.
Contact Pam on 571 2566


Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild

The guild meets:

Day:  Wednesdays
Time: 10am – 2.30pm  and  7.00pm – 9.30pm.
Location: Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Road, Tauranga

Contact: Carol 0273 485 875 or 07 466 0075


Happy people say:

* A great place to meet new like minded people & learn new stitches.

Scrapbooking at Craftables

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

Paula is the teacher at the shop on Wednesday from 10am – and spaces are available.

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

The Incredible Years Free Parenting Course

Our next Incredible Years Parenting course is starting on Wed 24 Feb.

This free course for whanau of children aged 3-6 models building healthy relationships, addressing challenging behaviour and creating happier families.

The Incredible Years Parenting Programme is designed to develop positive family relationships, empower parents to make change and manage difficult behaviour.

The course is full of practical step-by-step suggestions that help in handling everyday situations parents face.

Why do a parenting course?

  • Parenting is the most important job adults do.

  • Many of us are not trained or prepared for the task.

  • Challenging behaviour causes stress in families.

  • Improve family functioning.

  • Learn new skills to manage challenging behaviour.

  • Encouragement and support.

  • Confident parents make a difference in families.

  • Learning parenting skills in a supportive group is effective and fun.

For more info and to sign up go to:

St Peters House Facebook

Walk-In English ESOL Evening Class

The Tuesday evening class commences in Term 2 on 4th May

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.

Contact Janice Bailey on 027 282 3921

Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.15 pm:

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718



Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

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

Meets:- First & Third Tuesday nights; 7pm – 9:30pm
Second & Fourth Fridays; 10am – 3pm

Facebook link

For more information contact:

Contact: Denise Lee

Phone:  027 291 9917

Young at Art Classes

Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm: Click for info
Discover the amazing freedom that Mixed Media can bring.
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood). Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂

Casual sessions $31

These classes run with the school-term.
The groups are for all levels of experience.
They are very friendly and supportive of each other and we also have good FUN !

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

Fundamentals of Painting: 5 Week Course

Tuesday  afternoons for 5 weeks.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment. Get stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week. This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the genre.

As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

The ideas covered can be applied to all painting mediums (oil and acrylic) and brief discussions can be explored. Damien is an exceptional and experienced tutor that comes to us from Auckland where he has been a part of the Browne School of Art.

Damien has a Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic.  He is passionate about art in general, with his main focus being Painting and Drawing. He has designed these courses to demystify the process behind painting and show individuals approaches to quickly start to enjoy a wonderful and enjoyable painting medium. Oil or acrylic paints.

Tutor:  Damien Kurth

Day:  5 Tuesdays from 25th May to 22nd June 2021

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm.

Cost: $260

Bookings  Here
Any questions
Contact Damien directly:

Venue: Classes held at The Artery Space at The Incubator

Bring Paper towels or cotton rags with you. Basic starting materials are supplied, guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course You are more than welcome to bring your own paints and brushes. Tea and coffee are supplied, a café is a few doors down the road.

Clay Workshops in the Morning

Workshops are held in the morning: 10am – noon

Clay Workshops:
Tues 1st June: Vases
Tues 8th June: Candle holders
Tues 15th June: Plant holders
Tuesday 22nd June:  Houses
Tuesday 29th June: Jewellery

Mums and Pre-Schoolers:
Wednesday 2nd & 16th & 30th June 2021
Thursday 10th & 24th June 2021

Home-Schoolers Pottery:
Thursday 3rd & 17th June 2021
Wednesday 9th & 23rd June 2021

Children’s Workshops:
Saturday 5th, & 12th & 19th & 26th June 2021

Cost: Adults $35, children (8-14) $30

Click Here to book your workshop


Pastel Painting – Tauranga Society of Artists

Pastel painters love the immediacy of drawing with a rich and painterly colouring power. If you haven’t used them before you may be surprised at how easily the essential techniques can be mastered. Learning to handle the pastels and the attractiveness of the work you can produce is very satisfying.
You are welcome to attend Mary’s sessions and see for yourself the versatility of this medium which is suited to either large, ambitious compositions right down to small quick sketches. The whole pastel process is one of ease and simplicity – no palette to organise, no canvas to prepare, no need for water or turps and no clean-up afterwards.
Mary is passionate about her medium and will welcome you to her sessions to share the pleasure of working with pastels and will show the various types of pastel available, their wide range of colours, subtle hints and textures.

First and Third Monday Mornings of each month – continued in the afternoon

Morning 9.30 – 12.00
Afternoon 12.00 – 4.00

Convenor is Mary McTavish

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

This class will start in Term 2 on 4th May 2021
Time: 7.30 – 9.15 pm

Contact Janice Bailey on 027 282 3921

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

The Tauranga Scrabble club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
They play 3 games of competitive scrabble per morning. 3 games $2.50

Contact: Barbara
Phone:  Barbara Dunn 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850

Tauranga Bird Club Night

Interested in birds and breeding them ?
Want to learn more ?

The club has regular meetings on the second Monday of the month

Day: Meetings on Mondays
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Matua Hall, Levers Road, Otumoetai

Contact the Tauranga Bird Club:
Phone:  Sheryl 027 216 3568


Spanish with Sonia – Beginners Class

This class is suitable for complete beginners.
Time: Monday evenings 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Start Date: Monday 15th of February 2021
Venue: Gate Pa Primary School
Fee:  $130 for 8 classes per term

Contact: Sonia Blair
Phone: 027 346 7723

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Come and Sing with Us

Have you always wanted to sing in a group but didn’t know where to start? We welcome potential members to come along and watch and listen as we go through our weekly rehearsal. If you already know some of the songs you can even join in! It’s great fun and not too scary, so why not pay us a visit ?

You are welcome to attend our chorus practice.

Day: Monday evenings

Time: Starting at 19:00 until about 21:30

Venue:  Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga

– enjoy free voice training

– meet really nice guys who love to sing

– feel free to come and be part of the harmony

– you’ll recognise us by our smiles and good humour.

Tauranga Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

Beginners Lessons from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm

Relaxed social evening of dancing.


Lessons run in 5 week blocks on Mondays throughout the year.
Time: 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Cost: $30 per 5 week block

Social/Club Dancing

Day: Mondays
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Mount Senior Citizens Club, 345 Maunganui Road, Mt Maungnaui

Cost: Members Fees have been set at $35 per year with NO door charge for Tauranga Club Members.
Visiting club members on producing their club card will pay $3.
Non Club Members will pay $5. 

Visitors are most welcome.

Social Dance Classes – Ballroom, Latin, Rock & Roll, New Vogue

From social dancing to competition dancing, there are lots of opportunities for everyone to enjoy dancing.

Beginner dance classes commence four or five times a year for an initial 6 week course at our Tauranga Dance School. These are then continued in blocks of 6 weeks to enable greater proficiency and a wider range of dances to be learnt.

Learn the different styles of dance from the beginners through to competition level. Hugh and Sonia are specialists in the field of Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue and Rock & Roll dancing.

Click here for details of the next classes.

Venue Welcome Bay.
No need to book – just come along on the night!


Supreme Dance Centre
Hugh and Sonia Hodson
Ph 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Private tuition available by appointment

Italian Classes

When: Monday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Start Date
: 22nd February 2021: 5 initial sessions

Duration: 5 weeks

Where: Multicultural Centre, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Tutor: Isabella

Venue: Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Text: 022 698 6653

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing

Come and enjoy learning to dance, making new friends, exercising your mind and body as well as extending your social life. Friendly classes.  Newcomers and beginners welcome. If you need to know more…..

Day: Monday evenings
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Beginners
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm All levels
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church Hall, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga
Cost: $7

Phone: Pat Wilson on 544 2574  or 021 0271 2467

NB: There are Classes in Arataki on Wednesdays

Drawing For Pleasure: Tauranga Society of Artists

This year’s drawing sessions will be based on a monthly theme. The February subject will be “perspective” linear and aerial. Don Hewitt will be available to assist and share his experience and knowledge. At the initial February class there will be a doll’s house for people to draw OR you can bring along a photo or project to draw that you could also carry over to continue drawing at the 2nd February class.
Should you be new to the drawing class you will be very welcome, with a number of ‘old hands’ happy and willing to share their skills.
MICHELANGELO quote: “Let whoever may have attained the power of drawing know that they hold a treasure.”

Second and Fourth Monday Mornings of each month

Morning 9.30 – 12.00
Drawing for pleasure with Audrey Naismith
Afternoon 12.00 – 4.00
A continuation of the morning sessions, as above, but with no tutor. The rooms are open and all members are welcome to bring their drawing work, in any medium.

Contact:   Convenor – Audrey Naismith, 544 3068

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