What‘s on - Everest, triathlon, hot pools and art

Today is the last day of the More FM Mount Everest Challenge. More FM's Promotion Intern Katherine Marr and Promotions Manager Kelsey Harrap on the stone steps of Mauao. Photo: John Borren.

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

MetService are forecasting some morning cloud, otherwise a fine day with light winds.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 24 degrees, and an overnight low of 15 degrees. High tide is at  8.42am and low tide is at 2.49pm. Sunset is at 6.07pm.

What’s on today?

More FM Promotions Manager Kelsey Harrap and Promotion Intern Katherine Marr. Photo: John Borren.

Today is the last day of the More FM Mount Everest Challenge, raising funds for local charity Good Neighbour. So far over $75,000 has been raised. To support the More FM Mount Everest Challenge go to https://givealittle.co.nz/event/mount-everest-challenge-2022

The TECT Park April Race Day is on today from 8am - 2pm. For more information click here

Nicole Van Der Kaay. Photo: ScottieT.

The 2022 Oceania Triathlon Cup is being held at Mount Maunganui this morning. Come and see the best of New Zealand's triathlon athletes compete for a place in the NZ team to go to the Olympic Games.

Mount Hot Pools Photo: John Borren.

Due to popular demand, the Soak n Sounds events at the Mount Hot Pools has been extended until April 3. Come along tonight to hear  Les and Annie Duo perform from 7pm - 8.30pm.

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

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


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?

Art on the Strand

Original art for sale. Weather permitting. 9.30am-3pm. The Strand, Tauranga. Tauranga Society of Artists

Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, Sun, Tues, Fri, 12.45 for 1pm start. Beginners welcome. Ph Peter 571 0633

Digital Photography Youth Workshop
11am-4pm at The Artery. $150. Introductory workshop for 13-18 year olds. Tutor: Nic Clegg. 3rd & 10th April. For more info and to book visit: www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

Gig Photography Group Exhibition
The Peoples Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes 9 talented NZ photographers. Varied photos ranging from the Jam Factory to the Jazz Festival and Woodcock. 19th March-1st May, 10am-3pm weekdays, 10am-2pm weekends. info@theincubator.co.nz

Māori History Walks
Papamoa Hills - learn the stories of Mori settlement along the BOP coastline. See details and booking here www.traveled.co.nz/upcoming-experiences

Mike Morgan Solo Exhibition
LAST WEEK! The Incubator Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes NZ iconic artist Mike Morgan. Vibrant oil paintings full of colour and humour. 19th March-6th April, 9am-4:30pm weekdays,10am-2pm (weekends). info@theincubator.co.nz

N.Z.'S Oldest Extreme Sport
Wood chopping & sawing. Come see NZ top exponents in these events take place in the Mount RSA Dee St. car park 10am-4pm

Pukemapu Potters & Friends
The Pot House Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes Pukemapu Potters, Maureen Ball, and Sophie Evans. A ceramics exhibition of different styles and techniques. 19th March-1st May, 10am-3pm weekdays, 10am-2pm weekends. info@theincubator.co.nz

St Enochs Presbyterian Church
9.30am controlled access service - Vaccine pass required. 134 Sixteenteenth Avenue, Tauranga. Info: Ph 578 3040

Sunday Social Cycle Group
We are a new casual group that has an organised ride together on the last Sunday of each month. Info: Fiona taurangasocialriders@yahoo.com

Tauranga Organ Keyboard Society
Meets at 1.30pm at Carmel Country Estate Social Centre, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti, Tauranga. Play or listen to Organ, Clavinova or Piano. Maureen 544 5013

Zee Market - New Venue
Find Zee Market at The Tauranga Racecourse, 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton. Crafts, Bric-a-brac, plants, produce/preserves and food trucks. come for brunch or lunch. 10am-2pm, free entry.

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