Good Morning SunLive readers, I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.
The weather has come out to play today, making sure that you can make the most of that extra day off.
Labour Day commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day.
New Zealand workers were among the first in the world to claim this right when, in 1840, the carpenter Samuel Parnell won an eight-hour day in Wellington.
Labour Day was first celebrated in New Zealand on 28 October 1890, when several thousand trade union members and supporters attended parades in the main centres. Government employees were given the day off to attend the parades and many businesses closed for at least part of the day.
If you are planning on being out in the garden today, heading out on the water or making the journey home from the family getaway, it is a fine day to do so.
Looking at today, there is some morning cloud, then fine for the rest of the day. There will be some light winds and sea breezes.
Looking into the rest of the week, tomorrow should be the same conditions as today, with Wednesday being fine with light winds and Thursday, fine with some evening cloud.
Your high for today will be 20 degrees with an overnight low of 12 degrees.
If you are making that trip home today, make sure you are prepared for the holiday traffic.
NZTA are expecting traffic delays to occur on State Highway 1 and 2, as well as State Highway 29.
Make sure you are planning your trip in advance and are checking for updates about delays.
If you are looking for something to do with that extra day off, why not head down to the Tauranga Waterfront and see the Homecomings: From Tauranga to the trenches exhibition.
It is all about the stories of our soldiers who make it back to Aotearoa, being told in a unique exhibition, accompanying the installation of the Field of Remembrance at the Tauranga waterfront.
The exhibition is free to check out and it weather dependent, so make the most of the sunny day.
To find out what else what else is happening around the bay today check out the What’s On listings below:
Monday 22 October
Find your voice Achieve Toastmasters meets 1st 3rd & 5th Monday at St Stephens Church Hall Brookfield Terrace at 7:30pm. Ph Frank/Chrissy 543 9493
Adult Social Ballroom/Latin Dance
Free Introductory Beginner Dance Lesson Mon 29th 7pm. Club Mt Maunganui. Partner not necessary. Just come along! Dean Smith Ph 021 230 3187, www.udance2.co.nz
Open meeting 10am. Tauranga Central Baptist Church,13 ave/Cameron Rd. All welcome. Ph 0800 229 6757
Te Puke Art Society. All exciting new art including pottery by Tokoroa potters. Commerce Lane Te Puke. 10am-4pm
Art Exhibition. Victoria Hall, SH2, Waikino. 10am-4pm. Gold coin donation. Paintings, photography, craft, sculpture, Armistice Day. Art work for sale. Community hall fundraiser.
Badminton Club, Aquinas College
Tauranga Badminton Club, 7:30-9:30pm. Aquinas College Events Centre. Seniors & Year 11 upwards. Casual players welcome. $8pp. Club racquets available. Ph/text Sue: 0211944335 www.sporty/taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz
Bethlehem Indoor Bowls
Meets in Bethlehem Hall every Monday night. 7:30 start. New members, all ages welcome. Names in by 7:15. Ph John 0276 541 298
Body + Soul Fitness
For over 50s. Mon & Fri Greerton Hall, Tues Tauranga Senior Citizens Norris St, Wed Bethlehem hall 9:15am. Ph Dianne 027 431 4326 or 576 5031
Social, competitive & fun. Flexible evenings to suit. No cost. Ph Chris 572 3834
At RSA Greerton. Every Tuesday 12:30-2:30pm & every Monday 7pm.
Chess at Mount Maunganui
Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon, 544 Maunganui Rd. 6-7:30pm during school term. Late program 7:30pm onwards. Standard rules. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412
Chess During The Day
The Mount Chess Club - Mondays 1pm-4pm. Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd Mt Maunganui. $3. Sets,boards,clocks, refreshments provided. Bob or Viv 5755845 or 0274786282
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga
Free confidential impartial information & advice. Don’t know? Ask us! Ph or visit us at 38 Hamilton St Tauranga Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 07 578 1592 or 0800 367 222
Diabetes Drop-In 10-12noon, Diabetes Help Tauranga Office, Graced Support Centre, Cnr 11th Ave/Christopher St, Tauranga. INFOline 0278 830 158
Diabetes Self Management Program
Need support for type two diabetes? Ring us for details of our DESMOND program that puts you in charge. Diabetes Help Tauranga INFOline 0278 830 158
10am Judea/Brookfield area. The peace & calm you need in your life lies within yourself. Ph Ian 027 884 2238
Genies Unbottled Dance Class
Belly dance classes for beginners at Te Puna Studio 1pm & 7pm. Small class sizes make booking essential. Ph Linley 552 4352 or 027 286 3452
Hecksplorer - The Exilers
Love reading? Young or young at heart? The Exilers is for you. New chapter posted every Monday. Read it online at hecksplorer.com/exilers or search Hecksplorer.
Menz Shed Te Puke
86B No.3 Rd Te Puke. Come & join us at our shed Mon, Wed, Fri at 9am. Ph 573 8655 or 573 5971
Open meetings every Monday, 7-8pm, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. If using drugs is causing a problem, call 0800 NA TODAY
Recycled Teenagers Exercise Class
50+, & illness/injury rehabilitation. Mon & Wed 9:15-10:45 Snr Citz Club 14 Norris St Tga. St Mary’s Church Hall Girven Rd Tues 9-10.30am. Jennifer 571 1411
Red Cross Volunteers
Looking for something professional & to support your community while gaining retail skills for 4hrs? Enquire today at Red Cross Shop Cameron Rd, ph 578 2683
Taoist Tai Chi -PyesPa
Beginners Class: 3:30-4:30pm, at Althorp, 9 Granston Drive. Come along & join in any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193
Taoist Tai Chi -TePuke
Beginners Class: 9.30-11am, at Memorial Hall, 130 Jellicoe Rd, Te Puke. Come along & join any time. Great for stress, balance, flexibility. Friendly group. Memberships from $19 monthly. Ph 578 6193
Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga
Beginners class 9:30-11am at 15 Koromiko St Judea. Come along & join in at any time. Great for stress, balance & flexibility. Memberships from $19 per month. Ph 578 6193
Tauranga City Brass
Band practise is 7-9pm at 10 Yatton St Greerton. All brass players & percussionists very welcome. Instruments available. Ph Jeremy 021 132 3341
Tauranga Creative Fibre
Every Mon 9:30am, also 2nd & 4th Thur 7pm. Learn/share spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, crochet, all things fibre. 177 Elizabeth St. Margaret 571 3483
Tauranga Indoor Bowls
At Tauranga Citizens Club 7:15pm. New members welcome all ages. Ph Andrew 021 0298 5047
Tauranga RocknRoll Club
Lessons 6:45pm & social dancing 7:30pm at Legion of Frontiersmen Hall, 165 Elizabeth Street. Ph Rana 027 699 5571 or www.taurangarocknrollclub.org.nz
Zonta Tauranga Womens' Organisation
Zonta Tauranga Womens’ Organisation Leading global organisation empowering women worldwide thru service & advocacy warmly welcomes professional women. Make a difference. Monthly meeting. Ph Suzy 021 266 5044