There are plenty of events happening in and out of Tauranga today, with many people heading to one of the biggest car shows in the North Island, the Beach Hop.
Car enthusiasts from all over the Bay of Plenty will be piling into their cars and cruising the roads to make their way to Whangamata.
People will be admiring American muscle and classic cars at the 2014 Beach Hop.
Back at home, there is plenty of action with speedway from 6.30pm at ASB Baypark.
Many people are also preparing to go off the grid for an hour tonight as they mark Earth Hour.
Tauranga City Council sustainability advisor Michelle Elbourn says this is the fifth year Tauranga has had an Earth Hour event.
“What’s different this year is every effort possible is being made to minimise the impact of the event and run it ‘off the grid’.
Read more about the planned outage here.
See what else is happening around Tauranga by checking out SunLive’s What’s On listings below:
Saturday 29 March
27th Easter Book Sale
Rotary Club of Tauranga April 19-21 at 6 Triton Ave, Mt Maunganui (old Mount Action Centre). Deliver your unwanted books, magazines, records, CD’s, videos, DVDs & jigsaw puzzles to Caltex Welcome Bay, Bayfair, Greerton, 14th Ave. Z (Shell) Omokoroa, Bethlehem, Hewletts Rd. Ross 544 0817 or email@example.com
Women’s meeting at Mt Maunganui Primary School, Orkney Rd 10-11am. Children welcome.
Bay Association Sea Kayakers Waikato River. April 5 Mayor Island.April 12 Lake Taupo. Grant 576 8885.
Being - A Self Empowerment Workshop
April 5 at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 11am - 4pm. Meditation 11am, positive thinking 12pm, homeopathy 1pm, vegetarian cooking 2pm. Come for 1 talk or the whole day. Free. Register: discoverbeing@gmail..com www.bkwsu.org
Katikati Kindergarten host an hour of fun at Kati KaiWay 8.30-9.30pm. Make a dessert for the family & bring it down, along with a picnic rug, eating utensils & torches. Watch Fire Poi Dancing with Kal Irwin & music to entertain. Parents responsible for supervision of their own children.
Earth Hour “Off the Grid”
Gourmet night market, Coronation Park, Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui 5-9.30pm. Great music & entertainment. www.earthhour.org
Greerton Hall 8am – 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Nancy/Merv Waihi 07 863 6697
Messianic Weekly Meetings
The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. 570 1438
Rally Against the Transpacific Partnership
In Red Square 1pm. Live music & speakers. Bring family & friends. See itsourfuture.org.nz or ph/txt Martin 021 184 1018
Red Cross Forum
For all members & interested people in Lifezone Church, 7 Oak Lane, Judea 10am – 3pm. Speaker: Dr Jennifer McMahon, National President of Red Cross.
Tauranga Farmers Market
Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Fresh & artisian produced food. Today meet Julie Biuso, Peter Blakeway & more for Fresh Funky Food & the judging of the 2014 Summer Fresh Awards from 9am. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz
Tauranga Fuchsia Group
AGM meeting at Tauranga Arts & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West 1pm. New members welcome. Pat 579 1655
Tauranga Multicultural Festival
April 5 (postponement date) at Historic Village on 17th Ave West, Tauranga 10am – 4.30pm. Watch ethnic dances, listen to many music genres & try authentic ethnic food from a variety of ethnic food stalls. Activities for children. Adults $6, door sales only.
Tauranga Society of Artists
Open day at 171a Elizabeth St West, Tauranga 10am – 4pm. Live demonstrations & discuss the many opportunities the society has to offer.
Te Puke Art Gallery
Open today at Constables Gallery, Commerce Lane 10am - 1pm. Exhibition of animals in pastels by local artists.
30’s/40’ age group of males & females that meet once a week to socialise by dining out or participating in local activities & events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community radio broadcasting from Tauranga Historic Village 1368 kHz AM. Music of 1920’s - 80’s weekends 9am - 5pm, weekdays 10am - 5pm. Specialty programmes. www.villageradio.co.nz or 571 3710
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