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ActiveVoice - Activities a Plenty in the Bay

Monday, August 15, 2016

Looking for ways to get active, have fun, or try something new? The Bay of Plenty is bursting with opportunities, but it can be hard to know where to look or who to contact. To help, Sport Bay of Plenty has sourced details of over 750 local activities on offer and collated them into the Play in the Bay Activity Directory.

The directory is a one stop shop for anyone looking to get involved in a recreational activity – from beginners to enthusiasts, individuals to whanau groups, and children to grandparents. Split into three regional booklets targeting the Western, Eastern, and Central Bay of Plenty, there are over 750 listings to get involved in throughout the Bay, the 2016/17 editions are out now!

Why not shake off the winter chill by attending a dance class? From belly dancing, ballroom, Latin, ceroc, and flamenco, to hula hoop, Scottish, ballet, hip hop and line dancing, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes and style. It doesn’t matter whether you go alone or grab a friend or family member and join up to a class together; it’s all about getting involved and giving it a go.

There are numerous activity classes on offer that will improve your health and wellbeing, including aerobics, boot camps, box fit, senior’s fitness, antenatal fitness and more. These classes cater for all age groups and fitness levels so it’s easy to find one that suits you.

Perhaps you’re planning to enter one of the many running, cycling, or triathlon events held in the Bay during the summer. It’s easy to get started now with many groups offering beginner cycling, running, or swimming sessions.

If you prefer a slower more holistic approach to exercise, yoga or tai chi are worth considering. The yoga scene around the Bay has grown phenomenally in recent years and we are lucky to have many good quality instructors offering classes.

Lots of the opportunities are free of charge, and each one unique. With so much on offer, the hardest choice will be deciding what to try first!

Don’t hesitate, pick up a directory*, look up an activity and get involved. You can also check out all the listings on the Sport Bay of Plenty website at

*Directories available from:

//Western Bay: Sport Bay of Plenty office, Papamoa Community Centre, Arataki Community Centre, Tauranga City Council, Tauranga Library, Greerton Library, Mount Library, Te Puke Library, and the Katikati Resource Centre.//

//Eastern Bay: Sport Bay of Plenty office, Whakatane Aquatic Centre, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki Libraries, local Councils and Information Centres and Citizens Advice Bureau.//

//Central Bay: Sport Bay of Plenty office, Rotorua Aquatic Centre, Rotorua Library, Rotorua Lakes Council, Sir Howard Morison Performing Arts Centre and the Redwoods.//

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