ON THIS DAY in 1864 The Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand Wars began


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72 Devonport Rd,
PO Box 2401, Tauranga 3140,
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Tauranga City Planning
Sep 27, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Friday (4pm??) fives
Tauranga Club
Sep 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Comedy Debate
Tauranga Racecourse
Sep 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Savealife / Kindest Possible Wish
Oct 04, 2019
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Guests and visitors:

Janine Speedy - Speaker

Grant Neagle - G/o Rhonda

PP Wayne Shadbolt in the Chair struggling to command attention (for a while)


Ron Fyfe - 18 years in Rotary (only NZ - his total is 32 years)

Pauline thanked those who had volunteered for New to The Bay expo tomorrow. More would be greatly appreciated. 10 pin Bowling on 16 October at 13th Ave - probable opponents Tauranga and Te Papa.

Wendy S had a thank you from Alzheimer's to say that $16k had been raised (in total) and asking for volunteers to run a Sausage Sizzle (oh all right - BBQ) at Mitre 10 Mega on 5 October. Contact Wendy if you can help.

Kathy gave her weekly update on Treasured Art. Bigger and better than ever apparently but quality invitees are required urgently. Please go through your contacts list. Contact Kathy for any help.Also required is a 'background musician' for a couple of hours at the pre-auction gathering at Duncan and Ebbett.

Dan has tickets for 'Hillary - Ocean to Sky' at the Rialto on 20 October in aid of Kiwi Can. $25 EMAIL DAN WITH NUMBER REQUIRED.

Warwick dV urged everyone to consider standing for a Board post for the next Rotary year. WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF A PRESIDENT ELECT. The Training sessions are coming up soon so it is VITAL that we get this position filled SOON. The post of Secretary is available for 2020/21. Also from WdV is the link for the latest Board minutes:

Michele suggests that as many as possible get to the Climate Change March TODAY from Red Square at midday

Our speaker today was Janine Speedy, a team Leader at Tauranga City Council. Her subject was based around the Te Papa Spacial Framework. The Te Papa Peninsula extends from the CBD to Barkes Corner. An increase of around 50,000 people is expected within the next 30 years so good infrastructure is of paramount importance. Some stats for the Peninsula:

19,300 people; 19,700 jobs;7800 dwellings;1071 ha

In comparison, in 1977 there were 48,000 in Tauranga; Sulphur Point was being built and there was no harbour crossing or Takitimu Drive. There's a government led National Policy Statement for Urban Development (planning for successful cities) and our Council is going to work with the community to determine what is needed, one of the things being higher density residential dwellings  - the demographics are changing from what is now (say) a 3/4 bedroom property to a smaller 2 bedroom requirement within a taller structure. The vision of the Council is to:

ENGAGE with the community

CREATE options

TEST those options and 

DEVELOP from then on.

Want to know more? Head on over to Input? email

Rosalie won the raffle (no lost ticket this time)

Sergeant Dorrington started quite quietly (for him) by fining Barbara for wearing Barry's badge and Kathy for not noticing. Glenn has no one to blame but himself for fessing up to his wife's 11pm comment last week (in bed??) 'Did you have a nice anniversary today?' Ouch.

Then he got personal with Ken who apparently doesn't eat eggs because of the cholesterol (having been offered egg (singular) on toast for breakfast at Stephen's). Seems the fry up the previous evening disputed that claim and finished with a 'fruitless' search for sugar-free jam.

He then launched into a remembrance session about old Tauranga (did we detect a tear in his eye?) and has backed this up with the following photos:

Town Hall



Aspen tree

2011                                                          Charlie Haua's                                 blacksmith shop.

                                                      Grey Street c 1969  

Parting Thought from Ken. 'Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they were given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It is a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.' (Muhammad Ali)

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


4 October
11 October
18 October
Les Geraghty
Henry Kayser
Shiv Thammalla
Technology Set-up
John Carlson
David Robinson
Les Geraghty
Door and Parting Thought
Pat Taylor
Dean Thompson
Lynda Burch
Chris Dever
Kevin Atkinson
Ursula Hurn
Speaker Intro and Host
Warwick de Vere
Sally Morrison
Warwick de Vere
Speaker Thanks
Neil Matson
Wendy Showan
Andy Cameron
Michele Beaton
Lisa Phillips
Kathy Webb
Bulletin Editor
Neville Whitworth
Stephen Dorrington
Pauline Cowens
Henry Kayser
Shiv Thammalla
Rosalie Liddle Crawford
-The Savealife Project
and Kindest Possible
Wish histories
Chris Couglan  
Life A
Plenty Charitable Trust
Marie Bilodeaux - Bird