What's On: Meeting the fire crew

Tania Anderson, Operational Support; Levi Peeters, Fire Fighter; Karen St George, Fire Fighter; Jeff Francis, Station Officer. Photo supplied.

Good morning Sunners and welcome to a fire blazing day this weekend.

If you’ve always wondered exactly what the Tauranga Fire Brigade do, now is your chance.

The Tauranga Fire Brigade recruitment day will allow members of the public to talk to fire fighters about what they do, find out about the equipment they use, try it out and see if they have what it takes to volunteer.

Station officer Jeff Francis says the day is a great chance for those interested in a career in the industry to get up close with volunteers.

“Being a fire fighter is not a nine-to-five commitment,” says Jeff. “When you are on call, you have to be ready to respond at the drop of a hat and tackle whatever challenge you may be about to face.

“It’s not just about putting out fires - calls can be to any number of incidents, from medical emergencies and flooding to motor vehicle accidents and chemical spills.”

Volunteer fire fighters from Tauranga will be at the Chapel Street shopping centre from 9am-12pm.

In Mount Maunganui around 1000 swimmers aged seven to 82-years-old are gearing up to conquer the surf this morning.

The Generation Home Sand to Surf event is into its 12th year, bringing Kiwis from afar as well as travellers overseas to Mount Maunganui.

With distances designed for swimmers of all abilities including children, those looking for a personal challenge and more competitive long distance swimmers, the event has become one of the most popular in the seven-swim season.

There will be a 200m OceanKids, 500m Give It A Go, 1km Step It Up, 2.6km I’m Going Long race.

“This year we have a huge range of swimmers, from youngsters who are setting their sights on their first big swim, to those smashing a personal goal, to more seasoned swimmers who do it every year,” says event Director Scott Rice.

“That’s the great thing about this type of event - anyone who puts their mind to it can cross that finish line.”

The Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series runs from until April 2018 with the Mount Maunganui on today from 10am.

Saturday 10 March

16th Avenue Theatre
The Perfect Murder to 24 March. 7:30pm. Dark comedy of marital woe, drastic solutions & surprising outcomes. A must see!!! Book iTicket or Online.

Balmoral Kilties Marching Team
We welcome ladies to join our fabulous sport. Ages 30-60. No experience required. Ph Anita 07 578 8996 or 0210 257 6094 evenings

Bay Network Singles Club
Social activities 55+ Dining, BBQs, outings. Phone Maureen 021 112 3307 or Jonathn 572 2091

Be In To Win
Kids Hunting Fishing Comp 16th-18th March. Ph Nathan 027 305 2328 or nathanxlb@gmail.com

Beth El Messianic Family
Celebrate family life with Jews & Gentiles who meet & worship as Yeshua (Jesus) & early believers did. 10am Otumoetai Primary. info@BethEl.org.nz, Joel 021 768 043

Interested in 500? Flexible evenings to suit. Ideal for central Tauranga & Mount residents. Ph Chris 572 3834

Genealogy Informal Group
Come & tell us your genealogy finds. 1:30pm, 849 State Highway 29, Tauriko. $2 for a cuppa. Cathy a/h 541 3335

LOL Laughter Wellness
Keep well on LAUGHTER - the best medicine ever. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

Mount Maunganui Sequence Dance
Mount Sequence Dance tonight 7:30-10:30pm, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuck Way. Program includes Maxina, Gay Gordons, Dances. Great Band & Supper. Entry $7. Theme “Green”. Ph Erica 576 0578

Narcotics Anonymous
Open meeting, 7:30-8:30pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton

Nemesh Exhibition & Workshops
"Gennie Collection" Exhibition by NEMESH: 2 Feb-1 Mar. Opening & Art Demo: 2 Feb, 5-7pm. Oil Workshops: 3-4-5 Feb, 11am-5pm. Contact: theartoungenz@gmail.com

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Saturday adult tennis 1:30pm start. Bellevue Park. Windsor Road. New players welcome. Coaching available. Ph Fred 544 5088

Sunshine Sequence Dance Group
Tea Dance Saturday, Mar 31. Baptist Church Hall, 13th Avenue. 5-9pm. $5pp. BYO food, plates, cutlery, non alcoholic drinks. Jan 544 4379

Taoist Tai Chi Relaxed-Balanced-Strong
Beginners class today at 15 Koromiko St, Judea, Tga. 8:30-10am. Membership from $19/month. Great for stress, suitable for all. Ph 578 6193

Tauranga Rotary Easter Book-Sale
Drop books off at Caltex Greerton, Bayfair, Welcome Bay, Katikati, Z Bethlehem, Hewletts Rd, 11th Ave, BP TePuna, Philips Garage, Wet & Forget, BP TePuna, Mike Dean Omokoroa

Sat 17th March, Te Puke Market Day Cooking & Produce.

Te Puke Menz Shed
Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays @ 9am at 86B No. 3 Road Te Puke. New members welcome. Ph 573 8655 or 573 5971

Te Puke Scottish Society
Dance at Te Puke Baptist Church, Malyon St, Te Puke, 7:30-11pm, Sat 17th. St Patrick’s theme. Live band, lovely supper, all welcome. Ph Valerie 573 7093


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