Mass meditation and career day

Last year's event. Photo: Ciska de Jong.

Good morning SunLive readers and welcome back to Saturday!

It feels like the first time in a long time that we are expecting fine weather up our sleeves! Long fine spells are expected today, with your high reaching 16°c and that looks as though it's carrying on into the next day. So it's the perfect time to get busy out in the sunshine and make the most of it.

To start your day right, there's a mass mediation event at Mount Drury.

The event has returned for another year, following it's massive popularity last year and this year the stakes have raised.

Organisers of the event are hoping they can get some practice in, so that next year they can achieve achieve a Guiness World Record for the most amount of people meditating at one place.

As well as that the hope is to bring people together in unity to help combat things such as domestic violence, suicide, and improve overall mental wellbeing.

Basically - you may as well just head along to see what they mean, for yourselves.

The event kicks off at 11am at Mount Drury, so take yourself and get ready to meditate.

Another event which hopes to give people throughout Tauranga, specifically youth, a wee bit more clarity is the Tauranga Careers Expo.

Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo is on from 9am - 3pm at ASB arena.

Organised by Priority One and the Rotary Club of Tauranga this year’s expo will include more than 60 high growth local industry sector exhibitors, universities and tertiary institutes from across New Zealand, the trades sector, a Freight Logistics Showcase and a Film Industry Workshop.

Organiser Sue Boyne says it’s the perfect place for students, especially, to get a real sense of direction.

Also featuring at this year’s expo is the free Film Industry Career Pathway workshop runs from 10am till 12 noon today, also at ASB Arena.

So if you're a youth or  a parent of one alike, make sure you head on down there and see what's on offer.

There's also a whole heap of other events happening today, check them out in the calendar below:

Saturday 11 August

Arms & Militaria Show
18-19 August Greerton Hall, Tauranga. All kinds of firearms, edged weapons, accessories, military collectibles, etc. A popular event for collectors where everyone is welcome.

Art In The Park
Art for Sale. Weather permitting. 9am-5pm. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists Inc.

At ZEE Market on
Saturday we have a wide range of unique Stalls, come check it out, 169 Elizabeth St, 10am-2pm #HOMEMADE #HANDCRAFTED #MADEWITHLOVE #MADELOCALLY

Bay Network Social Club
50 Plus. Great people & awesome outings. Must have a sense of humor. Ph Jonathan 572 2091 or Maureen 021 112 3307

BOP Model Powerboat Racing
The BOP model power club is holding a 2 lap sprint meeting today at the lake opp Brent Marsh Taurikura Dr starting 9:30am.

Crash Course Beginners Drawing
Basic step by step. Nick will guide even the most inexperienced to accomplished end drawings. Two days today & Sunday 021 179 4130.

Genealogy Informal Group
Discussions on climbing your family tree. 1:30pm, 849 State Highway 29, Tauriko. $2 includes cuppa. Cathy a/h 651 3335

LOL Laughter Wellness
Release your D.O.S.E. (Dopamine, Oxytocin, Seratonin, Endorphins) of joy from your inner pharmacy. Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui, 11-11:45am. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email

Mass Meditation, Mt Maunganui
Today at 11am at Mt Drury Reserve. Bring mat. Bottled water available. A free, family friendly, socially conscious event!

Mount Country Music
Mostly Country. Good backing band. Mount Old Folks Hall, Midway Shops, Maunganui Road at 1pm. Ph Dick 0274 938 458

Mount Scottish Society Dance
Sequence Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair, Mt Maunganui. Sheldons Band. Entry $7. Ph 576 0578

Narcotics Anonymous
Open meeting every Saturday 7:30-8:30pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. For more info, call 0800 NA TODAY

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start time 1pm. Bellevue Park, Windsor Road (next to swimming pool complex.) New players & visitors welcome. Coaching available. Ph Fred 544 5088

At Club Mt Maunganui, Blake Park, Kawaka St. Tuesdays and Saturdays 1pm. All very welcome to try us out. Learn a new sport. Ph Jo Ann 578 3606

Pin'd Creative Showcase
Fashion show is a display of garments designed & constructed by intermediate & secondary school students. Tonight at 6:30pm. For tickets go to

Social Dance
Tonight at Greerton Hall, 7:30pm. BYO drink & nibbles. Great music by Helen Riley. Everyone welcome. Ph 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Taoist Tai Chi -Tauranga
Beginners Class 8:30-10am at 15 Koromiko St, Judea. All welcome to join in at any time. Memberships from $19 monthly. Great for stress, balance, flexibility. Ph 578 6193

Tauranga Careers Expo
ASB Arena 9am-3pm. Free entry. Over 60 exhibitors in one place! What part will you play in your kids future?

Tauranga Farmers' Market
Join us in celebrating our FMNZ award winners! Taste sampling next Sat 18th 7:45am-noon. Tauranga Primary School, cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd.

Tauranga Floral Art Group
Monthly meeting today. Baptist Church Hall. New members welcome. Ph Ruth 543 2157

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club
CARDS 500 Mon & Thurs. INDOOR BOWLS Tues, Wed & Sat. 14 Norris St (behind PaknSave) 12:45pm for 1pm start. Entry $2 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Te Puke Scottish Society
Monthly dance, Sat 18th 7:30-11pm, Te Puke War Memorial Hall, live band, great supper, good company, special name draw. Entry $7. All welcome!

Well-being for Women
You’re invited to join the conversation on women today, our well-being & our health. 12:30-3pm at Waipuna Hospice. Ph Ingrid 021 952 690


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