What‘s on - Oropi Sunday market, kayaks and swaps

The popular Oropi Sunday Market is on today. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday!

The weather forecast is for cloudy periods, with showers developing in the afternoon and a chance of it turning heavy with thunderstorms.

A northwest breeze will be dying out at night. It’s a one-clothing layer day with an expected high of 20 degrees, and an overnight low of 12 degrees.  

The weather is expected to remain fine with southerly breezes for the remainder of the week.

There are many activities on today, so let’s go enjoy them!

The popular Oropi Sunday Market is happening today from 9am – 1pm at the Oropi Memorial Hall and Commmunity Centre, Oropi.  Go for breakfast, check out the flower, dumplings, craft, wood, collectables, art and many other stalls.  Check out this great country market here

The Papamoa Lions Club Market is also on from 8am – 12noon at Gordon Spratt Reserve at Alice Lane, Papamoa.

Join Waimarino, Sustainable Backyards Bay of Plenty, Envirohub and Nathan Pettigrew at 1.30pm for a leisurely 2-hour kayak down the beautiful Wairoa river to the Tauranga Harbour. Whilst kayaking help clean up the river and learn from Nathan Pettigrew as he discusses marine etiquette and the beautiful ocean we live by. Kayak and Lifejacket hire included. More information here

Wahine on the Water is being held at Omanu from 8.30am – 3.30pm.  Check it out here

Crop Swap Tauranga City will be at Our Place, Willow St from 9 -10am.  Tauranga Seed Library will also be there. Come and swamp seeds, fruit, jams, backing and more.

Also at Our Place today from 11am- 12.30pm is the opportunity to learn how to make vegetarian Thai food with a Saigon Corner Cooking Class.

There is a Beginners Macrame Wall Hanging workshop from 1.30 – 4.30pm today at The Artery at Tauranga Historic Village. No experience is needed. Learn the basics of knot making, tips and tricks – more information here

‘A Modern Alice’ comes to life at Baycourt today at 1pm. This is a quirky and fun take on the classic Alice in Wonderland story. More information here

Doreen McNeill’s exhibition ‘XCBition’ is running at The Incubator Creative Hub until May 15, and celebrates the work of renowned local artist Doreen McNeill on her 90th birthday. Check out the exhibition here.

Come and view the ‘Finding Beauty’ Exhibition which includes five winning images from the 2019 Hitachi City Art Exhibition, a profile of Tauranga’s sister city relationship, a digital display of hundreds of this year’s entries from the Trustpower Photographic Exhibition and information storyboards profiling ‘The power of an image – a history of photojournalism.’  The exhibition is located within the Pacific Toyota Container at Our Place Tauranga on Willow St.

The Barrio Brothers are running a fundraiser from 4pm until closing with 20 per cent of their takings being donated to Impact Gymsport Academy.  More information here

For other activities on today:

A Modern Alice
Not your average recital! Amazing costumes, lighting, scenery & special effects! Production with dancers ages 3-17! 1pm at Baycourt. Go to for tickets.

Bible Seminar
1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: Lot’s effort to save Sodom. Bible lessons. Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

BOPMPBC April Sprint Day
Darcy Baker Hydrofest. See the fastest, then who’s the best across 4 different classes .

Computer Club (Tga) Inc
At Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West on last Sunday of month 9:30-12:30. Ph 572 1230

Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, 12:45 for 1pm start, Sun, Tues, Fri. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Friendship Force Travel Club
Enjoy travel & meeting visitors? For world-wide exchange travel ph Jonathan 572 2091, Barbara 574 5711,

Historic Village Market
1st & 3rd Sunday every month. 17th Ave Tauranga. 8-12 wet or fine. Crafts, plants, health, merchandise, food. A Bethlehem Lions Project.

Maketu Market
Maketu Market is held 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month, 7am-12pm at Maketu Village Green. Ph Carolyn 027 251 0388 or Pat 021 447 420

Mount Art Group Exhibition
9-5 at Mount Surf Club, main beach. Kids painting corner, artists in residence, raffle, cash ’n carry sales. Come & enjoy! Gold coin donation.

Oropi Sunday Market
A great range of quality stalls that vary monthly, something for everyone. A smashing day out for the whole family! Oropi Memorial Hall.

Papamoa Country Music Club
Come along to our event at Gordon Spratt Reserve for great music & afternoon tea, 1pm

Radio Controlled Model Yachts
Sundays & Thursdays 1:30-4, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Tauranga Spiritual Growth Centre
Meet the mediums & energy healers. Citz Club, 14 Norris St. Every 2nd & 4th Sunday, 6:45pm. $5 door charge

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings
Teachings by Geshe Jamyang Sherab held at Papamoa Community Centre, alternate Sundays 10am-12pm. Teachings free, donations appreciated. For dates contact Jaki on 021 216 1102

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