What‘s on - Cool cats, karaoke and working bee

The NZ Cat Fancy National Show is on today at the Tauranga Racecourse from 9am- 5.30pm. Photo: Supplied

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday!  We have a chilly evening ahead, so it’s time to start thinking about donning those winter jerseys, jackets and socks.

The weather forecast for today is showing cloudy periods ahead with southwesterlies. It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 17 and an overnight low of 10 degrees.

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front moving onto the lower South Island later this evening.

On Sunday June 16, we’re expecting a mainly fine day with southwesterlies and a few evening showers. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast to be mainly fine, with rain expected on Thursday and Friday.

Overnight temperatures during the week are expected to drop to around 5 degrees.

You can rock it today with the cool cats at the NZ Cat Fancy National Show, hosted by Patches & Pointed Inc. The show is on at the Tauranga Racecourse in Greerton from 9am- 5.30pm. Check their website for more information

A Celebration of Ceramics by the Bethlehem Pottery Club is on show at the Bob Owens Retirement Village today from 10am – 3pm.  Free admission, refreshments provided, and village tours available.

The BOP Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club are hosting a planting day on Mauao from 9am – 12noon.  All the plants will be supplied, as well as approximately 20 spades, hand washing supplies and some gloves. If you can, bring your own gloves, and a water bottle. This year the club is working above where they planted last year - above the track to the navigation light. More information here

Looking for Vinyl Destination? The popular ‘The Station your Vinyl Destination’ has relocated to the Tauranga Historic Village, so rock on in for a chat and familiar faces, between 11am and 3pm. More here

Also at the Tauranga Historic Village is the group exhibition ‘Te Whānau O Matariki - An Exhibition’ at the Incubator Creative Hub. The exhibition runs from 10am – 3pm today. For more information click here

Today is the last day of Fieldays 2019, happening at Mystery Creek, Hamilton from 8am – 4pm. Fieldays is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event and the ultimate launch platform for cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Are you watching rugby today? Unwind after a full day of rugby with an evening of karaoke at the Greerton Marist Karaoke Night in Oropi Rd, Greerton, starting at 6pm. More information here

The Otumoetai Football Club are hosting a quiz night at Fergusson Park in Matua, from 6-9pm. Come along to this OFC annual fundraising event, with plenty of laughs, prizes, nibbles and drinks to be had!

A Well-being for Women event is being held at the Atrium, Waipuna Hospice, Te Puna today from 12.30-3pm. The topic is “What is the true beauty of a woman?” More information here

AvaNiu Pasifika are hosting a discussion about the Budget 2019, Pacific investment, Maori and Pacific health and Pasifika communities this evening from 6-8pm at 934 Cameron Rd, Gate Pa. Click here for more information.

Tauranga Musical Theatre are inviting you to come and join them in a theatre working bee today from 1-5pm and be treated to pizza afterwards. Jobs include general tidy up, and fixing and moving sets.

If you like listening to acoustic blues and original songs, come along for Barrel Room Blues with Mike Garner and his friends from 6-9pm at The Barrel Room in Wharf St.

The Tauranga RSA Darts Club are holding their mid-winter Ham Tournament today from 9.30am- 5pm at the Tauranga RSA in Cameron Rd.

For more of what’s happening today see below:

Art In The Park
Next Dates 13th & 27th July 9am-4pm. Weather permitting. Coronation Park. Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists

Art on the Strand
Art on the Strand - next date is 22nd June. The Strand, Tauranga. 10am- 4pm. Weather permitting. Tauranga Society of Artists

Bay Network Singles Club
Single, over 50? For weekend dinners, barbeques, outings. Ph Jonathan 572 2091, Maureen 021 112 3307

Black Swan, White Swan
Magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake, with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. 7:30pm in Addison Theatre. for tickets.

Church Garage Sale
8am at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. Amazing bargains!

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

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:

National Cat Show
Over 30 breeds of cats on show open to public 9-4 Tauranga Racecourse. Admission fee applies. Check website

New To Tauranga?
Join us for an enjoyable long table, three course dinner at a top Tauranga restaurant. Sat July 13. Interested? For more info

Oliver! The Musical
Tauranga Boys’ & Girls’ Colleges present their combined musical, Oliver! Graham Young Youth Theatre 25-29 June

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start time 1pm. Bellevue Park Windsor Rd (adjacent to swimming pool complex). New players & visitors welcome. Ph Fred 544 5088

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

Premium Market Day
Bring the family. Electrical appliances, furniture, books, linen, clothing, plants, baking, produce. 9am-12. Centrepoint Carpark, Chadwick Rd Greerton. In aid of St Georges Church.

Sunshine Sequence Dance Group
Come & enjoy tea dance, Sat June 29, Baptist Church Hall, 13th Ave. 5-9pm. $5pp. BYO food, plates, cutlery, non alcoholic drinks. Jan 544 4379

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 meeting & workshop, today & every 2nd Tuesday & Saturday of the month. Baptist Church Hall 9:30 start. Ph Ruth 543 2157

TeWhanau O Matariki Exhibition
Group Exhibition celebrating Matariki. The People’s Gallery - Toi ka rere.

Well-Being For Women
You’re invited to join the conversation on the well-being & health of women today 12:30- 3pm at Waipuna Hospice. Ingrid 021 952 690


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