Good morning and welcome to the 2nd day of 2018. Hopefully you've fully recovered and have your wits about you, as today may be a long one depending on where you live in the Bay.
If you've noticed an influx of people in the last few days, it's because Tauranga's biggest music festival Bay Dreams is upon us, where the organisers have yet again upped the ante for the third year.
Bay Dreams 2018 will feature four stages and world-class production, which includes state-of-the art visuals, pyrotechnics, lighting and sound.
There will be a range of performances from people, such as Machine Gun Kelly, Foster the People, Danny Brown, NAO, Black Seeds and more.
With an expectation of 18,000 extra people in the Bay today travelling may also be a bit hectic.
Event organisers in a statement to SunLive suggested to avoid certain hot spots, if possible, around Bayfair area, Blake Park, Hewletts Road, Maunganui Road, SH2, SH29A - especially around Windermere, The Lakes and Greerton roundabouts and Baypark.
"A heavy volume of traffic will be coming from Auckland and the north and from Rhythm and Vines in Gisborne," says the event promoter.
"There will be significant traffic management in place along SH2, SH29A and Truman Lane, with installation commencing from 8am on January 2.”
Bay Dream starts from today at 10am- January 3 at 2am at Bay Park on 81 Truman Lane.
BAY DREAMS 2018 – lineup
DJ Snake, Kehlani, Machine Gun Kelly, Big Shaq, Foster The People, Pendulum, Flatbush Zombies, Danny Brown, NAO, $uicideboy$, Maribou State, Opiuo, Ocean Alley, The Upbeats, Krafty Kuts & Chali 2NA, Sachi, Theia, Bailey Wiley, SWIDT, The Black Seeds, Sons of Zion, Hybrid Minds, FKJ, Home Brew, Concord Dawn, Deadbeat, P-Money, Eptic, Stickybuds, PhaseOne, Montell2009, DJ Ruse, Written By Wolves, Classixx, State of Mind, Summer Thieves, Swindail, Manalion, Cyantific, Koven, Trei, Matrix & Futurebound, Lee Mvtthews, Phaseone, Skism, A.Skillz, Truth, Willaris. K, Flowidus, Spectrum, Nyxen, Cam Aldridge, T1R, Jason Davis, TwentyTwo.
Tuesday 2 January
Beginner Social Dance Class Tuesday, 27 February, 8pm, Tauranga Primary School Hall, 5th Ave or Thursday, 1 March, 7pm, Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd. Ph 5442337 or 0273221786
Crafty Craft Group Bring your own project Card making also on offer. Saint Peters Church Tuesday 9-11am. Ph Shelly 07 262 1035
Greerton Lions Club Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6pm at Fairway Lounge, Tauranga Racecourse. Ph Bill 543 4424 or Alison 543 4928
Housie Te Puke Housie is held at Te Puke Bowling Club every 2nd Tues 6:30pm sharp. Full details ph Te Puke Club 573 9709
Junction Coffee & Chat Join us for friendship & support at Junction Coffee & chat every Tuesday 10am-12pm at St James Church Greerton. Ph 543 3010 for details.
Junction Coffee & Chat Junction Coffee and Chat 10am - 12pm St James Church, Greerton, Tauranga. Come and meet others for support and friendship. For details call Junction 5433010
Otumoetai Tennis Club Adult Midweek Tennis Tuesdays & Thursdays at Bellevue Park, 75 Windsor Road, Bellevue. Start time 9am. Enquiries Pam 570 0302
Otumoetai Walking Group Meet at 9am at Kulim Park. All welcome. Ph Jim 576 7339
Plunket Car Seat Clinic Is your baby's car seat safely installed? 13 Queen Street, Te Puke. 3rd Tuesday each month 10am-2pm. No appointment necessary.
Sport BOP Bike Month From group rides and bike maintenance to mountain biking, there's something for everyone in our Bike Month calendars. Plus prizes to be won! www.sportbop.co.nz/bike-month
Squence Dancing Tauranga Social & Leisure Club, St John Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd Otumoetai, 7pm-9.30pm except second Tuesday each month 3:30pm-6pm. Ph Faye 543 3280
Tauranga Acoustic Music Club Greerton RSA 7pm. Friendly get-together, all instruments, all levels of ability. Come in & enjoy some live music. Grant 578 6448
Yoga for Introspection Improve your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. Tuesdays, 11am - 12noon at Omanawa Hall. Contact Chatelle on 021 647 205 or email@example.com