Honest Liars Improv Comedy

Ink Affair Book Club

Film Bay of Plenty

Migrant Connect

4 Week Introduction to Yoga

Printing Fun with Gelli Plates

Beginners Drawing with Nick Eggleston

Seasons Art Class

Indian Music Classes

Inklings Art: Creative Design Course

500 Card Group

Tauranga South Garden Club

Artists Feedback Lab

BOP Rose Society

Poetry Club: Read Between the Wines

Fun Improv Dance Class

Bay City Rockers

Young at Art Studio Classes

Ninja Knits

Community knitting and crocheting group

Tauranga Scrabble Club

New members welcome


Paint & Wine Night: The Kiss

The concept is simple – take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!

Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City!  No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!

What is included?

All you need to bring is yourself. We supply the paints, brushes, canvases, easels and more. Best of all we do all of the setup and cleaning up so you can focus on just having fun.

What drink is included with the ticket?

The ticket includes one complimentary house beer, house wine or non-alcoholic drink for those already creatively charged

What is Paintvine?

It’s a fun social painting class where our artists will run you through step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own masterpiece in a fun and relaxed bar in Tauranga City. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

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: 10th and 11th October 2020 (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.

Doing Art Together – Adult & Child

Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or caregiver. Enjoy the benefits of this adult-child bonding experience through art while being screen free. Awesome creative atmosphere in a relaxed and purpose-built room.

Do something different with your children or grandchildren over the school holidays? How about creating a treasured piece of art together? It will be good enough to go on the wall, no matter what their skill level is (or in fact yours!).

Tutor:  Christine Williams

Date: Tuesday 29th September – QUIRKY BIRDS

Date: Wednesday 30th September  – PIRATE SHIP

Date: Thursday 1st October – MY BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOUR

Date: Tuesday 6th  October  – MARIGOLDS

Date: Wednesday 7th October – COLOURFUL CATS

Date: Thursday 8th October – THREE LITTLE PIGS

Time: 1 – 4.30pm

Cost:  Produce a Collaborative Adult/Child piece of art by:

* 1 Child & 1 Adult jointly creating one artwork between them. $45

* 3 people (min 1 adult) jointly creating 2 pieces between them $80

* 1 Child & 1 Adult creating one piece of art each (2 artworks). $80

* Cost of Framed Artwork (optional) $20 extra  per painting/frame.

All Materials Supplied

Beginners Drawing with 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.

Tutor: Nick Eggleston

Dates: Four week course  Tuesdays 8th-29th September 2020

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

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

Cost: $195.00  All Materials Supplied

More Information :

The Artery – Art Learning Space
Phone 07 571 3232


Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book:

Title: Still Alice
Author: Lisa Genova
When Alice finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer’s Disease she is just fifty years old. A university professor, wife, and mother of three, she still has so much more to do – books to write, places to see, grandchildren to meet. But when she can’t remember how to make her famous Christmas pudding, when she gets lost in her own back yard, when she fails to recognise her actress daughter after a superb performance, she comes up with a desperate plan. But can she see it through? Should she see it through?

Losing her yesterdays, living for each day, her short-term memory is hanging on by a couple of frayed threads. But she is still Alice.

This is a meet up.
For full details:

Floral Art Group

Come along, meet the group and see what happens at a monthly meeting of the Tauranga Floral Art Group.

Meetings are held (generally) on the second Wednesday of each month (10am-12.00 noon), and on the Saturday following the second Wednesday of each month (9.30am-11.30am). Meetings include workshops and demonstrations.


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  6.30pm to 8.30pm for 4 weeks
Date: Tuesday 11th August – 4th September 2020
Cost: $195 (All materials supplied).

Sorry This Class is SOLD OUT

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.

The Artery Print Club

A group of like minded printmaking enthusiasts who get together on the second 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:

When: 2nd 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.

Film Acting Intensive Weekend Workshop

This workshop focuses on the Art of Relating, which trains actors to create believable characters and emotionally connected relationships on screen.

Working in pairs with scripts, actors learn the Five Arts of Film Acting – the Art of Concentration, the Art of Not Knowing, the Art of Acceptance, the Art of Giving and Receiving and the Art of Relating, which maximises instinctive and creative choices and trains actor to bring their own personality to the screen. The work will benefit actors wishing to reset or reinvigorate their acting muscles, remove blocks limiting creative choices and improve sight reading skills. In this practical course scenes are filmed.

Tutor: Vicky Yiannoutsos
Intensive Weekend Workshop
Weekend 8th and 9th August
Time: 10am- 5pm
Cost: $320
Bring pen and paper


Vicky Yiannoutsos has worked for over 40 years in the film industry as an editor, actor, acting coach, director and producer. She trained at the Jeremiah Comey Acting Studios in Los Angeles and has coached some of our finest film actors and directors. She has taught at Toi Whakaari, Auckland University, UCOL, TAPAC, The Actors Programme and Unitec in Auckland. Vicky develops, produces and directs theatre and film works and splits her year between New Zealand and Greece. Website:



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

Tauranga South Garden Club

The first Wednesday of the month, the group holds their monthly meeting, where there is usually a guest speaker plus an exhibition space for members to show the results of their gardening activities.

This is a friendly, mixed gender, social garden group.  Guys are most welcome too.

The second Wednesday of the month, there is usually a garden focused walk.

Monthly meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm
Place: Central Baptist Church, Cnr 13th Ave& Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Contact: Margaret  578 1017

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book is:
Title: My Italian Bulldozer
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative. While there may be no cars available there is something else on offer: a bulldozer.

With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts and so begins a series of laugh out loud adventures through the Italian countryside, following in the wake of Paul and his Italian Bulldozer. A story of unexpected circumstance and lesson in making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm holiday read guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

This is a Meet Up.
For full details:

Beginners Upholstery Workshop

Come and learn important techniques to upholstery.

Bring with you a basic piece to cover e.g foot stool , basic ottoman, blanket box, stool seat,piano stool, dinning chairs (seat only) .
or I can provide you with a piece at $15 .
Send different angled pictures of your piece to
Once approved, pay your fee to get your space locked in.
Only 5 spaces so don’t delay.

Price $145.00 includes
+Elastic webbing
+Dust cloth
+Use of tools including pneumatic staple gun

You will learn techniques from your piece as well as other pieces there on the day.
Such a fun day . Also enjoy the great atmosphere at the historic Village.
You’ll not only take home your transformed piece but also confidence to continue your new hobby at home .

Private message or email me to get your space booked.

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 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of every month.
Visitors are welcome.

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

Free Budget Course – Regain control of your money….

Wish you were holidaying somewhere in the Pacific ?

The CAP Money course is designed to empower people to regain control of their money.  Using a very simple system, it encourages people to know what is happening with their money and helps them to plan for their future.

Dates: July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd 2020
Time: 7 PM
Length: 3 weeks
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Tutor Name: Wendy Rose

Phone: 5787718

Course Fee: FREE with fabulous supper provided

A second three week course will be held on September 14th, 21st. 28th 2020

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


Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

Come and learn the art of Macramé with Tori from Evarose+Co.  Her classes full up very fast as the spaces are very limited to be able to give everyone time one-on-one.  Join in and create that special one-off piece. The last workshop sold out in a few days. Costs will depend on the project.

You’ll learn the basics of knot making, tips & tricks, and create your own wall hanging, shoulder bag or wreath depending on the project for the day.  Take an amazing hand made item home or as a gift for a loved one. No experience is needed, and all materials are supplied. You will be working with beautiful NZ-made cotton cord (for some workshops – Tori will supply coloured cord)

Tutor: Tori Landon

Dates Available: Sunday  19th July or 13th September

Times:  1.30pm – 4.30pm

Cost:  $90

Includes all supplies & refreshments

Get in touch with Tori now to book in.

Just click BOOK HERE


Life Drawing Sessions

Come along to our Life Drawing bi monthly Life Drawing Session
Life Drawing Session Friday (first and third Friday of the month)

Where: 171a Elizabeth Street West, Tauranga
Koha: $10.00 for Society Members, $15.00 for Guests

Life Drawing, Figure Drawing… the act of drawing a living person.
It’s one of the most challenging and interesting ways to develop your drawing skills. Skills that translate to all aspects of art making.
It’s also a great way to escape into your own world for a little while.
This is an untutored session, however, we won’t leave you completely alone if you are new to it and need a little help getting started. It is a very friendly, mixed level, session and you will be surprised what you can learn and achieve with a little encouragement.
If you are an experienced artist or student a Life Model will give you unlimited inspiration and a chance to experiment with your technique, materials and style. And we all appreciate and are inspired by new approaches.
We always take time for a feedback session before we leave. This is a positive and invaluable part of the session. It is inspiring looking at what worked during the session and why; sometimes the less obvious “works” provide the most interesting insights. There is always something to learn.
Bring your own drawing/painting gear (any media is fine), there is usually sugar paper available for sale at the Art Room. We do have some easels at the rooms, but they are limited. If you have your own please feel free to bring it along.
Please turn up in time to assist with set up, and stay on to assist with pack down. We are a self supporting group and if everyone helps it is very quick and easy.

PS:  If you are interested in modelling and are available please feel free to PM me. We love experienced Models, but are happy to use a sprinkling of “new” models… so don’t be reluctant if you haven’t done it before.

Introduction to Square Dancing

6 week Intro Course
Starts TBA

We have  informal learning sessions, lots of laughs as Square Dancing is fun, we don’t teach Rounds to learners we let them concentrate on the basic moves. No experience needed, just to be active, no partner required and we do require ladies to wear low heeled comfortable shoes, no high heels. Children 12 and upwards welcome but must be accompanied by a parent.

Time:  7.30pm
St Enochs Church Hall, 16th Ave, Tauranga
: $20  for the course

Tutor: Warwick McKay (577 1100)
For more info: Jean Salmons 578 6516


Orange City Squares
Club nights are on Thursdays at 7.30pm at St Enochs Hall. Cost: $4 per evening
Contact: Noel 543 1063 for more info.

Cold Wax – The COOL Way to Paint

* While you’re at the Historic Village, check out Sue MacDougall’s exhibition

Sue has an exhibition of her paintings created using the encaustic method
July 3rd-26th at the Incubator Gallery
Free entry Weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2

The cold wax workshop is an amazing half-day workshop to explore what cold wax is really made of, how to use it and what NOT to do with it.

Learn what rules you can break when using cold wax, and what special benefits (namely, amazing texture) come with this medium. See what kind of paints you should reach for and discover the simple tools you will need. Explore the surfaces that will work best when working with cold wax, and how you can combine it with other art mediums such as mixed media, photography, painting and encaustic wax.

A finished cold wax painting has several layers and with drying time, can take weeks to complete. You will however, come away with a better understanding of the cold wax painting process and the possible beginnings of a painting you can continue to work on at home/studio.

Tutor: Sue MacDougall

Two workshop options

1. Thursday 16th July 2020
Time: 6.30pm -9.30pm
Cost: $65.00
All materials supplied

2. Sunday 26th July 2020
Time: 9am -12.30pm
Cost: $65.00
All materials supplied

Place: The Artery, Historic Village

“It’s a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but the cold wax medium is one such medium. Cold wax painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction; cold wax painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers.”

After over 20 years of living in Greece, Sue now lives permanently in New Zealand, although she does visit Greece once or twice a year. She is recognized for her bold and colourful work in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture.


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 cafe opens at 6:45am 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:  Alimento Cafe, 74 1st Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand
Contact Phone/Txt : 027 543 2777 (Brian – President) or 022 4444 501 (Alex)


For other Toastmaster groups in the Bay of Plenty:

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:

Remember – You can come along to any beginners class at any time and try Taoist Tai Chi for free.


Marine Radio Operator Certificate Course

Are you aware that any person operating a maritime VHF radio must hold, as a minimum requirement, a Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate (unless transmitting in an emergency or a distress situation)?

On the course you will cover subjects such as the general features and functions of a maritime VHF radio, correct distress and urgency procedures for ‘Mayday’ and ‘Pan Pan’ calls, pro-words and phonetic alphabet, trip reports, weather services, callsigns, EPIRBS and other search and rescue equipment.

When: 7pm, Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th July 2020
(attendance required at both nights)
Where: Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard, Sulphur Point, Tauranga
Cost: $70 pp and payment in full required on booking

For more info:
Phone: 07 578 5578


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.

Tauranga Toastmasters: Physical & Zoom – Hybrid Meeting

Tauranga Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

We’re back to physical meeting at  7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start every Tuesday evening at Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Building at 72 Keith Allen Drive Sulphur Point from 2nd of June 2020.

It will be a hybrid meeting setup where we have a ZOOM meeting at ID 688 273 329 setups alongside our physical meeting, so you have options on how you would like to attend.

Come along for your three FREE visits and see how Tauranga Toastmasters can benefit you. We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday evening!

Guests are Warmly Welcomed!

Each member has taken the plunge and stepped through the Toastmasters door for a myriad of personal reasons; which makes us a very supportive team with oodles of personality, fun, and enthusiasm. Some of which have been members for several months, and some for (more than) several years! As a guest, there is no expectation for you to jump in head first – only when you are ready to.

At Tauranga Toastmasters you will receive encouragement to attain your personal goals.

There are a few conditions for Level 2 however:
– The kitchen for Level 2 will not be available to use. Please bring your own refreshments for the supper break.
– If you feel/are sick or are at home with somebody sick, we ask you do not attend ( You can join the online meeting on Zoom instead).
– Contact tracing: you have the option to use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan the QR-code on site or use the registration book to log your details.
There are a few other safety operating procedures outlined by the Coastguard which our Sergeant at Arm will address on the day of the meeting.

French 14th July Quiz Evening

Bonjour à tous et à toutes !
Yes, it’s that time of year once more. Hope you are all safe and happy.
Mark Quiz du 14 juillet Tuesday July 14th in your calendar and tell me you’re coming.
Let’s catch up again and have some fun.

Date: Tuesday July 14th 2020  (on the day itself !)

Venue: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Quiz Start Time: 7pm

Cost: $15 – This covers the quiz, coffee/tea plus delicious dessert and
perhaps some entertainment from the inimitable Chef Stephen!
Bring: Yourself, your friends, your partners, in fact anyone who wants to have fun and discover what they know about all things French. Everyone is welcome.
(However, if you are unwell, please stay at home).

Dress Code: French

Format: Tables of 4-6 people (not necessarily pre-arranged). Questions are about France, French things, Francophone countries and Franco-NZ links. Questions are in both French and English so no French language knowledge and no dictionaries are required.  Lots of multiple choice questions plus some that require answers.

For example:

Question 1: In the « French Song », who does the sun say good morning to ?
a) the mountains  b) the moon   c)  the dawn

Question 2: France has which geometric shape ?
a) pentagon  b) hexagon  c) heptagon
Question 3: Which animal dreams of becoming a top French chef in the animated movie « Ratatouille » ?
Question 4: Which three months come next ? Août, avril, décembre, février, janvier, juillet, juin, mai …..

No laptops or other digital devices please.

Please advise to as soon as possible and by July 12th if you will be coming, just to have an idea of numbers for catering.

A minimum number is required before I start thinking up questions.

Sorry, no big prizes of trips to Noumea BUT maybe some little ones…

Phone : 07 544 9557

Email :


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


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

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.

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

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718