What‘s on - markets, art and Taijiquan

The Welcome Bay Farmers Market is open from 9am - 1pm at Faith Bible College. Photo: Supplied.

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService are forecasting a day with cloudy periods and one or two shows, light winds, then northeasterlies from the afternoon.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 21 degrees, and an overnight low of 16 degrees. High tide is at  8.56am and low tide is at 3.04pm. Sunset is at 7.30pm.

What’s on today?

Welcome Bay Farmers Market. Photo: Supplied.

Today is the last day that the Welcome Bay Farmers Market will be held at Faith Bible College, 749 Welcome Bay Road.  Head along from 9am - 1pm. For more information about the future of the market click here

Pepi Toot Beach Express. 

Pepi Toot is out and about today at Mount Maunganui. Leaving from outside Spongedrop Cafe in Salisbury Ave, the train takes in local views of both beaches as well as Mount Mainstreet. Pepi Toot operates from 10am - 2pm.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga in Mission St is open from 10am - 4pm. Come and view the Mission House and gardens. For more information click here

The Mission House at The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.


Tauranga Art Gallery in Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Take a walk through Tauranga Art Gallery and view the many exhibitions on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10am - 4pm.

Love public art? CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free to download walking tour of 20 public artworks in Tauranga's city centre. For more information click here

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Have you been to the Lion and Tusk Museum yet? It's open today from 10am - 3pm at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come and see a massive display of Rhodesian military history records and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, there are many exhibitions, workshops and events happening daily. For more information click here. Exhibition hours are 10am – 2.30pm.

What else is on today?

Association Croquet
Sat, Mon,& Wed at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, 9.15 for 9.30am start. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 07 574 9232

Bay Singles Social Group
Join a bunch of over 50’s young singles. Weekend dinners, pot-lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! Ph Delia 027 284 8762 Andrea 021 133 0313

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) as did Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), his disciples and early believers. Everyone Welcome. Otumoetai Primary 10am, or Facebook Live 11am. Joel 02 176 8043 info@bethel.org.nz

Free Community Dinner Saturday
Under the Stars provides dinner every Saturday for our homeless and hungry guests. 45 Cliff Rd, near the rose garden. Takeaway only for now, 5-6pm

Jigsaw Library Brookfield
Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Hire: 500p 50c, 1000p $1. Choose from a variety of 500 puzzles. Please wear mask, bring Vaccine Pass. Brookfield, off Highmore Terrace

LOL Laughter Wellness
Looking for a suitable outdoor venue. Will resume asap. Please check www.lollaughterwellness.weebly.com or Ph Trish 022 036 6768 for updates. lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start time 1.30pm. Bellevue Park Windsor Road (adjacent to swimming pool). New players and visitors welcome. Ph Victor 027 577 1818 a/hrs

Petanque Tauranga BOP Association
Club days Saturday, Tuesday & Thursday. Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui. French game played with Kiwi flair, boules available. Ph John 022 075 4251 for playing times.

Taijiquan and Qigong
Sat & Weds 7am. Free Taiji / Qigong group. Kulim Park on beach opposite new playground. All welcome. Ph Petro 021 751 665

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