What‘s on - jazz, comedy, kites

Peter Clark's octopus kites. File Photo/SunLive.

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 a mostly cloudy day with occasional rain, clearing by evening. Light winds, then a gusty southeast change in the afternoon which could be perfect for some Matariki kite flying.

It’s a two-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 17 degrees, and an overnight low of 8 degrees. High tide is at 11.02am and low tide at 5.04pm. Sunset is at 5.04pm.

What’s on today?

Peter Clark's Disney kites are expected to be flown at the Matariki Kite Flying day at Fergusson Park, Matua from 12pm - 4pm. Photo: Supplied.

Visit the Tauranga City Libraries Facebook page to find out if the event is going ahead due to poor weather.

In celebration of Matariki, Tauranga City Libraries and the New Zealand Kite Flyers association present the annual Matariki Kite Day.

Connecting heaven and earth, kites were traditionally flown at Matariki to send karakia to those that had passed and to send wishes for the future to the heavens. So wrap up, bring your whānau, a hot chocolate and a kite of your own down to the beach side of Fergusson Park to join in on the winter festivities. There will also be food stalls and a children’s activity space. If flying your own kite, please ensure to keep it out of the association fly space.

This event is being held from 12pm - 4pm at Fergusson Park, 90 Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga, and is subject to change due to weather impacts. More information on this event can be found here. 

7 Days comedy live show

Jeremy Corbett will be joined by six of NZ’s best comedians - Paul Ego, Dai Henwood, Justine Smith, Josh Thomson, Laura Daniel and Ben Hurley - for a show this evening at the Baypark Arena.   

Jeremy Corbett, on stage tonight with six of NZ's best comedians. Photo: Supplied.

Jeremy says whether people like 7 Days or not they will enjoy the standup comedy.

“If you're not really into 7 Days, come along anyway. What you will see in the first half is each of us doing seven minutes of standup. You’ll see one of the best standup comedy shows in New Zealand," says Corbett.

7 Days Live is at Trustpower Baypark Arena at 7.30pm Sunday June 19. Tickets are available at Ticketek

And if that's not enough comedy, here comes Guy Williams with 'Here Comes Nothing' stand up comedy.

Guy says that if you're a fan of New Zealand Today, you'll probably have an "OK time" at his stand up show.

Tickets to Guy's show are very limited - Book Now. R16, contains adult themes and frequent coarse language.

The event is held at the 16th Avenue Theatre, 164 Sixteenth Avenue, Tauranga and runs from 8pm to 9pm. More information on this event can be found here. 

44th National Youth Jazz Competition:

Young jazz stars of the future are competing for trophies and glory today.

The National Youth Jazz Competition showcases the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools across New Zealand.

Everyone is in for a special treat as they listen to these musically talented Combos and Big Bands strut their stuff for trophies, prizes and awards.

Make sure you get along and support our jazz stars of the future.

The event runs from 1.30pm to 5.15pm. More information can be found here.

Haka Workshop: 

Meet Tāne at Te Taiope Huringanui/Turning Point, on Taniwha Street at The Historic Village, at 10am, for a free one-hour workshop. Then hit the village streets to perform as part of the Matariki Village Market haka mob at 11.30am!

All members of the whanau are welcome!

Tāne Cook is the Kaiwhakahāere – Cultural Leader at Te Taiope Huringanui – Turning Point Trust. A native speaker of Te Reo Māori, Tāne is a strong advocate for the revitalisation of Te Reo me ōna Tikanga. With more than 20 years’ experience working in the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education sector including the Primary Industry and Māori Health service, Tāne's professional aim is to raise capability and capacity improving outcomes for Māori, whānau, whai ora and communities by providing services that enable people to engage and develop pathways to growth and success.

More information on this event can be found here. 

Matariki Village Market:

Rain or shine, the Matariki Village Market at Tauranga Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga, has something for everyone.

Along with a range of stallholders celebrating kaupapa Māori and sustainability, you can enjoy tasty kai from stallholders and take part in or watch a kai eating competition, a haka workshop, live music and karaoke, a health and wellbeing centre - including mirimiri, matekite, reiki, readers, sports massage, and more!

The event is being held at the Historic Village, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga. 

More information on the event can be found here.

What else is on today?

ACCORDION MUSIC GROUP
Every 3rd Sunday of the month. 1-4pm Welcome Bay Hall. $4, players and visitors all welcome. Come join us. Joy 027 285 3093


Art on the Strand
Original art for sale. Weather permitting.9am - 4pm. The Strand, Tauranga.Tauranga Society of Artists


Bretts Goalkeeping Clinic
Free goalkeeping coaching at Waipuna Park. Sundays 9-11am. Please bring own gloves and water to drink. Junior to youth keepers welcome


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


Maketu Market
Food, fun, arts, crafts, and bric-a-brac. Bring your friends and make a morning of it. 7am-1pm. Vendor information: mauzie54@gmail.com or Ph 021 267 1685


Maori History Walks
Papamoa Hills - learn the stories of Maori settlement along the BOP coastline. See details and booking herewww.traveled.co.nz/upcoming-experiences or txt 022 049 4465


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


Omanu Petanque
Find out more about recreational or competitive petanque. Weds & Sun 1pm at Bayfair Reserve on Russley Dr. New players and visitors welcome. Chris 022 639 3489


Papamoa Country Music Club
4th Sunday of the month. Good band. Sports Centre, Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd, Papamoa. 1-4.30pm. Ph Dick 027 493 8458


Psychic Cafe Spiritual Centre
Greerton Community Hall. Starts 7pm, doors open 6.30pm. $20 entry then everything FREE. Psychics, Healers, Refreshments. Largest regular Spiritual meet in the Bay! www.psychiccafe.nz


Quakers Tauranga
All welcome to join. Mostly silent meeting for worship and reflection followed by sharing and discussion. 10am cnr Elizabeth and Cameron Rd. Ph 543 3101


Radio Controlled Model Yachts
Sundays & Thursdays 1-3.30pm at Pond behind 22 Montego Drive, Papamoa. Sailing Electron Radio Controlled Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419


St Enochs Presbyterian Church
9.30am at 134 Sixteenth Avenue, Tauranga. Everyone welcome. God honouring, Christ following, Holy Spirit led. Ph 578 3040




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