The North Island Powerlifting Championships are on in Tauranga today giving men and women the chance to display their strength as they compete against each other in different weight classes.
The first session will start at 10am at the QE2 Memorial Hall in Tauranga.
Women are competing in one group and the men will take each other on in 83kg weight range, a 93kg to 105kg weight range and 105kg to 120+kg weight range.
People wanting to see the action are being invited to head along to the QE2 Hall from 10am.
Organisers are asking spectators to provide a gold coin donation.
Saturday 9 June
BOP Christian Singles
Friendship group who meet socially every second Sat of the month. 575 5556 or txt 021 107 9842
Cactus & Succulent NZ Soc BOP Branch
Craft Building, Elizabeth St West, Tga 1.30pm. Speaker: Ed Mroczek. Cactus gold spined, succulent euphorbia. Visitors welcome. Sheila 544 4043
Matua Bowls, Levers Rd 1-4pm, arrive by 12.45pm. Make up a team of 4 or we will fit you into a team. Cost per player $5. Wear flat soled shoes. Bowls available. www.sportsground.co.nz/matuabowls
Exhibition at Harrisons Art Gallery
Where the Wild Things Are - A Tribute” Until June 21. Gallery open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm & Sat 10am - 2pm at 106 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga. 578 9322
Friends of the Libraries
Honouring our authors – at Mount Library 2pm. Speaker: Tim Wilson – “How TV turned a print hack into a novelist.” Not to be missed! Door $5, afternoon tea provided. All welcome.
Genealogy Informal Group
Come & share your highs & lows of family research at 35 Valley Rd, Mt Maunganui 1.30pm. Visitors welcome. Joy 575 5820
Historic Village Bazaar & Market
17th Ave 9am - 2pm. Crafts, car boot sales etc. All shops open.
Messianic Weekly Meetings
The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. All welcome. 570 1438
Mid Winter Do
Ska, brit indie, northern soul, motown June 23 at Classic Flyers Museum 7.30am - late. Tickets $10 available at door. For info: www.facebook.com/groups/clunk or Ricky 027 452 6156
Mount Music Club
Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd 1-4.30pm. All genres. Contribution to shared afternoon tea appreciated. $2 entry. 576 0434
Mount Sequence Birthday Ball
Come dressed up in your finery, ladies ball frocks & men (dinner) suits (optional). Live band, great supper, good seating & plenty of room to dance. Mount Sports Centre, cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds 7.30pm. Entrance $8, members $7. Organised by Mount Scottish Soc. Elizabeth 544 5633
Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust Open Day
Meet at Otanewainuku shelter, Mountain Rd, Oropi 12pm. Sausage sizzle provided. Bring warm clothes, sturdy footwear, raincoat, extra food & a donation. Listen to talks about the forest, enjoy a guided walk & learn about our future plans. All welcome. Phil 544 9455 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stress Free Living
Explore how meditation, combined with a change in perspective on life, can enable us to reduce & finally eliminate stress altogether. June 16 at Mount Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd. Mount 1-4pm. 09 846 5829 or www.meditateintauranga.org
Tauranga Farmers Market
Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Fresh & artisian produced food. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz
Males/Females 30’s/40’s. 022 012 0376