What’s On? Mount Busking Festival

Buskers will be entertaining passers-by on Mount Mainstreet today. File photo.

Kia ora, SunLive readers, and welcome to what is an initially wet Sunday.

I say ‘initially’ because, who knows? It might fine up later – it is spring, after all.

That being said, MetService has us down for a decent bucketing of rain, with falls heavy at times, and a chance of evening thunderstorms.

However, October’s biggest event – The Weekend Sun Mount Busking Festival – is still going ahead, rain or shine. The festival, organised by Mount Mainstreet, is a perennial favourite, showcasing the best amateur performers and buskers from Tauranga and beyond.

The junior section performs from 10.30am-12pm and the open section from 12.30-2.30pm. Mount Mainstreet invites you to vote for your favourite act to be in a draw to win $50 Mount Mainstreet cash. There’s also a multitude of cafes, restaurants and bars to grab a coffee, a wine or beer, and soak up the magic of Mount Mainstreet.

There’s also a free photo booth. And for the kids, donkey rides, animal petting pens, Pepi Toot train rides around the Mount streets, free popcorn, fun games out on the closed road, face painting, balloon twisting, stilt walking and a trampoline.

All of the acts will be under cover, so don’t be deterred by the weather. Come down and enjoy the show!

If you’d rather stay indoors, though, there’s plenty of other events on below:

WHAT’S ON – Sunday, October 8:

Bay Networking Singles Club

Social activities 55 +. Dining, BBQ’s, outings etc. Facebook us on Bay networking Singles Social Group or phone Mary-Anne 0272071690 0r Jonathan 07 5722091

Bible Seminars

At 1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St. Title: Jesus said ”Get behind me Satan”. Bible explanations. Interactive, Q&A. All welcome, Vic 543 0504.

Corkers Toastmasters

Building communication & leadership 3rd Sunday of Month. Upstairs Zone Cafe, Owens Place, Mount Maunganui. 2-3:30pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939


At Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, Sun, Tues, Fri, 12:45pm. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Farmers Market - Mount Mainstreet

Held every Sunday 9-1pm rain or shine! Right in the middle of Mount Mainstreet at Phoenix Car Park, Maunganui Rd.

Free Womens Self Defence

28th & 29th Oct More details contact The Gym, Tauranga or go to click on Register for Workshops

Historic Village Market

Every 1st & 3rd Sunday monthly 8-12noon. Wet or fine. Inquiries: A Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club Project.

Introduction to Buddhism classes

Join us for a ten week course based on the DVD "Discovering Buddhism". Facility donation/Koha of $5 gratefully received. Email for details

Model Railway Show

At the Otumoetai Sports Club, Fergusson Park, Tilby Drive 10am-4pm. Children $3, Adults $7, Family $20. See you there! Ph Ed 543 1108

Quakers in Tauranga

Meet in hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth/Cameron Rd at 10am. All welcome for hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & friendly chat. Ph 543 3101

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Sundays 1:30pm & Thursdays 5:30pm, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

RC Powerboat Boat Racing

Club day racing 10am-3pm. Taurikura Drive (opp Marsh Transport), The Lakes. Model powerboats, monos, hydros & cats sprint & endurance racing.

Taize at St. Georges

Join us for a quiet service based on the style of worship from the Taize Community in France. 7pm.

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St. Meditation & Healing Group. Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of month. Next meeting Sun 15th Oct 7pm. Members $5, non-members $7. Ph 022 067 0467

Wilma & Friends

Piano Quartet. Graham Young Youth Theatre Tauranga Boys College. At 4pm. BDO & Tauranga Musica followed by AGM.

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