What‘s on - outdoor church, music, and egg hunts

Come and find all the characters in the Pāpāmoa Alice's Wonderland Easter Hunt. Photo: Supplied.

Good morning and welcome to Easter Sunday. Kua ara a Ihu Karaiti. Ki te whakaae tou mangai ko Ihu te Ariki, a ka whakapono tou ngakau na te Atua ia i whakaara ake i te hunga mate, e ora koe.

MetService are forecasting a fine day with some high cloud. light winds, then easterlies from midday.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 22 degrees, and an overnight low of 13 degrees. Low tide is at 1.33pm and high tide is at 7.53pm. Sunset is at 5.47pm.

What’s on today?

Soper Reserve. Photo: File.

Curate Church are holding an outdoor Easter Sunday gathering and picnic from 10am at Soper Reserve in Newton Street, Mount Maunganui.

Come and find all the characters in the Pāpāmoa Alice's Wonderland Easter Hunt. Photo: Supplied.

Pāpāmoa's Te Ara ō Wairākei Storm water trail has been turned into Alice’s Wonderland. The Pāpāmoa Alice's Wonderland Easter Hunt Pedal & Pump track will be open for exploring from 10am to 4pm today with prizes up for grabs. Click here for more information.

Te Puna Quarry Park. Photo: SunLive.

Satellite Sessions is back with another stellar lineup of original music at Te Puna Quarry Amphitheatre this afternoon. Enjoy an afternoon surrounded by nature, discovering new music.
Bring some seating and any refreshments you want. Doors at 3pm, Gig starts at 3:30pm. Click here for more information.

The 18th Annual Easter Egg hunt starts at noon today at the Katikati Bird Gardens. Click here for more

There's also an Easter Egg hunt at Jubilee Park in Te Puke from 2pm - 4pm. This fun, free community event will feature a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle and more.  There will be an Easter egg hunt for three age groups: 1-4 years old, 5-8 years old and 8-13 years old.

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?

Accordion Music Group
Recommencing 17th April 1.00pm Welcome Bay Hall, everyone welcome, $3pp + a plate please. Masks required. Ph Joy 027 285 3093

At ZEE Market
This Sunday there is something for everyone, food stalls, produce & Handcrafts, come along to The Tauranga Racecourse from 10am-2pm

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

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

Golf Croquet
Sun, Tues & Thurs at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 8.30am for 9.30am start. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Nev 07 575 5121

Gospel Meetings Paengaroa Hall
Sundays 4-5pm Learn how the teachings of Jesus from the Bible can help you throughout your life. Everyone welcome. Ph June 0204 026 0321

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

Music Group Sunday Sessions
Play an instrument? Love to sing? Come along, join in! 1st/3rd Sunday monthly. Arataki Community Centre. 4.30-5.30pm, $15. To book: 0274 751 023 / rahimc@email.com

Outside In-Inside Out Exhibition
The Incubator Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes John Baxter. A solo exhibition about the inter-connectivity of life forces from the cellular to the celestial. 9th April-2nd May, 9am-4:30pm weekdays, 10am-2pm weekends. info@theincubator.co.nz

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

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

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