What’s On? Cops & Helicopter

A member of the Tauranga AOS team stands guard as police dog handler Mark Chapman with his dog Mario prepare for the police open day. Photo: Bruce Barnard.

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to another full-on Sunday.

It’s officially autumn now, and those getting up early in the morning may be starting to feel a nip in the air.

That being said, today’s forecast high is for 23 degrees, so no need to fish out the cardigans just yet.

For those interested in the emergency services, today is a great day to get up close with our local heroes. For those who want to find out more about our local police, they’re holding an open day at the Tauranga station from 10am-12pm.

The day is part of a nationwide opening of police stations.

Bay of Plenty District Commander, Superintendent Andy McGregor, says it will enable police to connect with local communities and will be a good chance for people to get a glimpse of a potential career path.

“There will be a number of activities on display during the day to give a real insight into the job we do,” says Superintendent McGregor, “including displays from the Armed Offenders squad, police dog teams and staff from specialist teams including road policing, youth and CIB.

“We’ll also have staff on hand at both events who can talk to and provide advice and information to anyone considering policing as a career.”

Coinciding with this is the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter 2018 open day, from 10am-2pm, at Tauranga Hospital.

Spokesperson Nadine Rogers says: “We host this event at our hangar every year. The community are able to come and see inside the hangar and get the chance to see the helicopter and meet the crew.”

The day involves demos, competitions and a barbecue and Nadine says it’s often quite popular.

The Tauranga Ulysses Motorcycle Club will also be arriving at the hospital just before midday to deliver toys as part of their annual toy run. Riders will leave Papamoa Plaza at 11am, with all motorcyclists who want to take part invited to come along and sign up before then for just $10. Proceeds will go towards the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter and St John.

For more of What’s On, check out today’s other listings below:

WHAT’S ON – Sunday, March 11:

Arataki Day Out

Pato Entertainment presents Arataki Day Out at Arataki Sports Club. 11th March 12-4pm. Bouncy castles, sausage sizzle, free lollies, competitions & giveaways. Live music. Free entry.

Art & Artisan Fair

Last Sunday every month Black Sheep Bar & Grill Cnr SH2 & Plummers Pt Road Whakamarama 11am-3pm. Original art & artisan product contact

Art on the Strand

(opp playground), Tauranga. Weather permitting. 9am-4pm by Tauranga Society of Artists

Be In To Win

Kids Hunting Fishing Comp 16th-18th March. Ph Nathan 027 305 2328 or

Bible Seminar

1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: “A Study of Genesis - What went wrong in Eden” Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

CD Social group

A discreet, safe environment for CDs to dress & socialise starting soon. Wives & partners welcome. Interested? Text only Dan 022 109 4188

Corkers Toastmasters

Promoting Communication & Leadership meets 3rd Sunday of month commencing 2pm Zone Cafe - upstairs 2/5B Owens Place Mount Maunganui. Inquiries Chrissy 027 296 7939

Czech School & Playgroup

Czech & Slovak Club Tga 10am-12noon, Tauranga Boys College, Devonport Rd, guests welcome! More info on

Introduction to Buddhism

Multi-week series with new subject each Sunday 10am-11:30am. Tuition free. Donations accepted. BOP Tibetan Buddhist Centre Welcome Bay. Details at 0274 338 834

Narcotics Anonymous

Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Nemesh Exhibition & Workshops

"Gennie Collection" Exhibition by NEMESH: 2 Feb-1 Mar. Opening & Art Demo: 2 Feb, 5-7pm. Oil Workshops: 3-4-5 Feb, 11am-5pm. Contact:

Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust Workday

Forest workday. 9am Mountain Rd, Oropi. Reasonable fitness level. Please wear strong footwear, hi-viz vest, bring drink/snacks. Sausage Sizzle provided. Register with Peter Crane 0274 912 424

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 Boat Racing

Model powerboat racing at thunder valley lake Tauriko this sunday starts at 9am. Watch the thrills & spill

Sunday Sessions Music Group

Gathering of musicians, singers, music lovers of all kinds. With a relaxed, let’s have fun feel. Playing music together every Sunday 4:30pm-5:30pm. $15. Ph 0274 751 023

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

Meets every Sunday during school term time (except holiday weekends) at Baywave. 5pm for beginning players & 6:15pm for experienced players. More info:

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