What‘s on - pedals, baseball, choir and art

PEDAL Papamoa is on today - a great community event for all ages in Papamoa. Photo: Supplied

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.  

Today we are expecting fine spells but with a few showers also, and northwest winds. It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 18 and an overnight low of 11 degrees.

On Monday September 20, the forecast is for rain developing in the morning with a chance of it being heavy and thundery, but easing to a few showers in the afternoon. Strong northerlies will be changing to westerly through the day.

Sunrise in Tauranga this morning. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford

Going into the week, Tuesday may have showers clearing late in the day.  Wednesday through to Friday should be mainly fine, with rain expected again on the weekend.

Check out what’s on today around the region:

The Oropi Sunday Market is on today from 9am – 1pm at the Oropi Memorial Hall and Community Centre. More here

Kick start your school holidays with PEDAL Papamoa. This event runs from 10am – 1pm and is going to be huge today, with the chance to win one of four brand new bikes and helmets. Pedal Papamoa is a community-driven, fun and free cycling event made for all ages, sizes and levels of ability. Lots of goodies and spot prizes. For more information click here

Do you like playing baseball? There’s a Baseball Open Day today from 11am – 2pm at the Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa. Fun for all ages with a pitching and hitting competition, food for sale, and prizes up for grabs. You can also register for the season online at or via the Facebook page

The second game of the Battle of the Kaimai is on this morning!  The Men’s Futsal Superleague WaiHOP Home Series is happening at Trustpower Baypark.  The first game was last night and the second game is today Sunday September 29 from 9am – 10.30am.  More here

Explore Matua with Frocks on Bikes. Meet behind Briscoes and ride through Matua ending at The Raft for coffee. Make some new friends with this fun social outing. More here

Come for an afternoon of music by John Rutter with the Tauranga Civic Choir at 2.30pm at Otumoetai Baptist. Click here for more information

The Great Moscow Circus is at the Tauranga Crossing with a show at 2pm and 7.30pm tonight.  The circus will continue at The Tauranga Crossing through to October 13.

The Omokoroa Artists are holding their annual art exhibition in the Settlers Hall from 10am – 4pm. Come and check out the new paintings. More here

In Katikati, the Dave Hume Heated Pool in Carisbrooke St will be providing free entry to the public from 11.30am – 3pm today, and a free sausage sizzle to celebrate the opening of the pools for the 2019/20 summer season. The inflatable castle will be in operation, weather permitting from 1-3pm. Check out more here

Dean Flavell from the Tauranga Heritage Collection and Adrienne Martyn

A Tauranga Heritage Collection photographic exhibition by Adrienne Martyn sponsored by Tauranga Peugeot acknowledging the ancient legends of Poutini, Mata and Hinehoanga is on at Kowhai Interiors & Art Gallery at the 11th Ave Plaza. The exhibition is titled ‘Kaikauhoe Pounamu Taonga o Tauranga Moana’ and runs from 9.30am – 2pm, until November 2.  More here

Mira Corbova at the Art Lounge

The Art Lounge is hosting a group exhibition until October 10. Come and see ‘Multicultural Connection’. More information here

For more of what’s happening today see below:

Atrium Art Artisan Fair
11am- 3pm. Local handmade art & wares at the Black Sheep Restaurant, 21 Plummers Point Rd, Whakamarama

Bible Seminar
1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: God’s miraculous deliverance of Israel from Egypt. Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Mary 573 5537

Computer Club (Tga) Inc
Meets at Art & Craft Ctr, Elizabeth St West 9:30-12.30. Ph 027 277 1699

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

Golf Croquet
Croquet Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St Tues, Thur & Sun 8:45am for 9am start. New players & visitors welcome. Nev 575 5121

Home Based Christian Church
Join us for a one-hour sharing from the teachings of Jesus Christ. 7pm Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre, 80 Alice Way. John 022 680 7705

Lion's Annual Book Sale
Books & jigsaws wanted for Tauranga Harbour City Lions late November book sale. Drop off points are Smith City Bethlehem Town Centre, Mitre 10 Cameron Rd, Golf Warehouse Chapel St & Gilmours at The Crossing. No magazines, Readers Digest or encyclopaedias. Ph 576 7105

Maketu Market
Every 3rd & 5th Sunday at Village Green. Set up for vendors from 7am. Ph Carlyn 027 251 0388 or Pat 021 447 420

Omokoroa Artists Art Show
Pick up a new painting! At Settlers Hall, Omokoroa 10am-4pm. Free entry. Eftpos available.

Oropi Sunday Market
Great range of quality stalls that vary monthly there is something for everyone. A smashing day out for the whole family! 1295 Oropi Rd, 9am-1pm

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

Resoundingly Rutter
Tauranga Civic Choir presents music of John Rutter. Otumoetai Baptist Church, 2:30pm. Tickets $30 at the door. School children free.

Spanish Language Catholic Mass
At St Marys Catholic Church, Cameron Rd 2pm. All Spanish speakers are welcome. Bienvenido

TePuke Country Music
Club charity concert. Invited singers. 1-4pm at Te Puke Citz & RSA Club. Ph Gayle 573 8255

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