Mahjong in Te Puke

Forklift Licence

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking

Free Computer Courses in Maketu

Gain Confidence – Brush Up Your Skills

Loneliness – the Hot Topic -and how we can help …..

Community Education – Is one of the benefits of ‘community education classes’ helping overcome loneliness and isolation?

One of the discussion points Let’s Learn’s Committee members had with MP Jan Tinetti recently, dwelt on the undervalued benefit of night classes and day courses in helping people meet others in their community, and overcoming loneliness and isolation. The courses aren’t just for you to learn a skill or hobby, but they meet a deep and meaningful need for social interaction and connection.

Loneliness appears to be a hot topic – and people getting involved in some form of Community Education could be one solution. While social media works for some, there are others who need real contact, verbal communication and interaction and to feel part of a group. Courses and classes give people the opportunity to gather with a common focus, and while undertaking that journey, they get their social needs met too.

While some people dismiss the idea and value of such courses, they are unknowingly disregarding the powerful side effects that social interaction in a safe and nurturing place can offer.

So next time you hear someone say they are lonely, or feel isolated, maybe you could suggest a local community education course, club or hobby group.. and emphasise the social interaction and contribution they could enjoy by attending.

Looking for something to be a part of? go to

Free Financial Capability Workshops

with the Tauranga Budget Advisory Service

Te Puke Bridge Club

Bridge Lessons Start in March

Italian Cooking Classes

Bringing the flavours and atmosphere of Italy to your home

Bolivia & 500 Cards

Newcomers welcome.

Let’s learn – the vision

Come Dancing in Te Puke

Monday Nights in Te Puke

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 !

Baywide Community Law Service

Free legal help

Litt Park Theatre

Theatre club nights and shows


Waste Free Living with Kate Meads – Te Puke

Through this exciting Te Puke seminar you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your households impact on our future.

What else? You get a free pack valued at $100 with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products!

This workshop is suitable for all ages and stages, households and flats, in fact everybody should attend!

WhenWednesday 11th December 6.30pm – 9pm
Where: The Orchard Church, 20 MacLoughlin Drive, Te Puke
Cost: $15 for an individual or couple. Includes $60 goodie bag.


Bridge in Te Puke

Are you already a bridge player ?

Would you like to learn ?

Come along and meet us.

All ages welcome.

500 Cards

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.

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
November 22nd
December 6th & 20th
January 17th & 31st
February 14th & 28th
March 13th
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