What‘s on - markets, greyhounds and uni

Greyhounds as Pets are having a greyhound walk at Fergusson Park on Saturday morning. Photo: supplied

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday!

The weather forecast is morning low cloud clearing to fine late. There should be cloud again tonight with northerlies developing. It’s a one-clothing layer day with an expected high of 19 degrees, and an overnight low of 12 degrees.  

On Sunday May 12 we’re expecting rain developing in the morning, and heavy at times, with northerlies becoming stronger during the day.

A few early showers are expected on Monday morning, with the remainder of the week expected to be mainly fine.  

Zee Markets are holding a special Mothers Day Market this morning

The Zee Mothers Day Market is happening from 10am – 2pm at Elizabeth St in Tauranga with plenty of handcrafted gifts and a wide selection of items to buy for mum. Here for more information

Moggies Market in Katikati

The Lions Club of Katikati is hosting the Moggies Market at the Katikati Memorial Hall this morning from 8am – 12noon.

The University of Waikato are holding a Community Day at their Tauranga Campus today from 10am – 2pm.  The doors to the brand new Durham St campus will be opened for the community to come in and have a look around. There will be guided tours every hour, food trucks on site, entertainment and giveaways. Check out more here

Greyhounds as Pets NZ are holding a walk this morning in Fergusson Park, from 10am – 11am.  Drinks and food afterwards. More here

Today in Te Puke, The Charitable Stage Co will be having a grand opening of their new dance studio Fusion Studio, in the old Girl Guides Hut on Cameron Rd, next to the netball courts. The open day runs from 12pm – 4pm. Come and meet the tutors and try out some free classes in dance, acrobatics, acting, singing and music.  More here

Rage in the Cage is on at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre today from 4pm – 11pm.  Check out more details 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.

For more of what’s happening today see below:

Art in the Park
Original Art for sale. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Weather permitting. 9-4. Tauranga Society of Artists

Artist Interview with Nemesh
An inspirational evening with a multi-award winning artist Nemesh. Artist’s interview & bubbles. 17 May, 5-6pm at The Art Lounge NZ, 117 Willow St

Exhibition 'The Incredible World'
Beautiful resin art by Svetlana Kloogh. Must see! Solo Exhibition at The Art Lounge NZ Gallery, 117 Willow Street. Tue-Sat 11am-4pm

Bargains galore at St Columba Church Fair 502 Otumoetai Rd. 8am

Fiddler On The Roof
Musical set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. Presented by Aquinas College. 1:30pm & 7:30pm Baycourt. for tickets & info.

Free First Home Seminar
Free First Home buyers seminar @ the Smart Business Centre: 65 Chapel St, Tauranga. Saturday 11th May, industry specialists talking about the process to first home buying.

Genealogy Informal Group
Discussions about family history research. 1.30 pm - Hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Cameron Road and Elizabeth St. Sue Ph 07-544 1751

Greerton Hall Market
Last Saturday of the month. 8am-12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments available. Ph/txt for site. Tricia 543 1487 or 027 908 2952, www

Jam Session/Open Mic
3rd Saturday of every month at Mount RSA. All genres welcome. Backing band available. Keith Dickson 021 170 239

Jigsaw Puzzle Library
10am-12 noon. Choose from of 300 puzzles. Hire $1 per 1000+ puzzle, 50c under 1000. Cnr Highmore Tce & Brookfield Tce. Ph 576 0698

LOL Laughter Wellness
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh! Come join us. Arataki Community Ctr, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. 11-11.45am. Ph: Trish 0220366768 or Email:

Mount Maunganui Sequence Dance
7:30pm Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair. Sheldon’s Dance Band. Supper. $7. Mount Maunganui Scottish Society 576 0578

1pm Tuesday & Saturday 45 Kawaka St, Club Mt Maunganui. No Equipment needed, come & try this low-impact sport. Jo Ann 578 3606

Taoist Tai Chi
Beginners Tai Chi classes Mon-Sat, 15 Koromiko St, Tauranga. Also KatiKati, Mount, Papamoa & Te Puke. For times visit or ph 578 9116

Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga
Beginners Class: 8:30-10am, at 15 Koromiko St, Judea. All welcome to join in any time. Great for stress, balance, flexibility. Friendly group. Ph 578 9116

Tauranga Floral Art Group
Monthly meetings & workshops every 2nd Wed & Sat, Baptist Church Hall, Cameron Rd, Tauranga. New members welcome. Ph Ruth 543 2157

Tauranga Synchronised Swimming Club
Have a go at synchro! Beginners train Saturday mornings at Baywave. Supportive & friendly environment. First lesson free. Ph Jo 027 543 1697,

Te Puke Scottish Society
Monthly dance, War Memorial Hall, 7.30-11pm, Saturday 18th May. Air conditioned hall, great supper, meet other dancers, live band. Subs due. Ph: Valerie 573 7093

The Sociables
A group for females & males in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s that meet up to dine out or participate in local activities. email

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