What’s On: Bay Dreams and horse races

Image: Bay Dreams – North Island Facebook page.

Good morning SunLive readers, I hope you had a great first day of 2020 and are set to make day two even better!

There are so many things going on around the Bay today, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Looking at the weather for today, it is set to be yet another fine day with some south-westerlies.

The high is set to be 29 degrees with a low of 18 degrees.

Happening today at the Trustpower Baypark Stadium is Bay Dreams with gates opening at 11am with the first performance starting at 12pm going all the way through to around 10pm.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the festival and road closures around the stadium are in place.

For more information about Bay Dreams, click here:

Also taking place today is the Interislander Summer Festival at the Tauranga racecourse.

The day kicks off at 10.30am with general admission costing $10.

There will be live music, food and drink, free kids entry and entertainment, and exciting racing action.

For more information about the races, click here:  

To find out what else is happening around the Bay today, check out the What’s On listings below:

Thursday 2 January:

500 Cards Club Papamoa
Keep your brain active. Play 500 cards 1pm at Papamoa Sports & Recreation Ctr. $4 incl afternoon tea. Ph Bob 027 478 6282

Blues Brothers Musical: Auditions
Want to audition for the world premiere of the musical The Blues Brothers: First Contact? Auditions in January 2020. Head to for audition info.

Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga
Free confidential impartial information & advice. Don’t know? Ask Us! Phone or visit us at 38 Hamilton St, Tauranga. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 07 578 1592 or 0800 367 222

Golf Croquet
At Croquet Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St; Tues, Thur, Sun; 9:15am for 9:30am start. Ph Nev 07 575 5121

Holiday Programmes
House of Science Tauranga holiday programmes. Robotics 13th-17th Jan, Science 20th-24th Jan. Book at

Katikati Concert Band
We welcome brass, woodwind & percussion players of all ages & experience. We meet at Katikati Bowling Club, 7pm every Thursday. Ph Mick 021 217 1780

Mah Jong Te Puke
Thursdays & Sundays 12:45-4pm. All players visitors & beginners welcome (free lessons). Te Puke Lyceum club rooms, 8 Palmer Pl. Ph 027 430 6383

Mount Senior Citizens Assn
Afternoon 500 Cards, Mount Senior’s Hall Lounge, 345 Maunganui Rd, Tues & Thurs 12:30pm. New members welcome. Ph Barry 021 950 028

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. 9am Tues & Thur. Bellevue Park Windsor Rd (adjacent to swimming pool). New players & visitors welcome. Ph Pam 570 0302

Petanque Tauranga BOP
At Club Mount Maunganui Tuesday play starts 4pm, second game 5pm. Saturday play starts from 10am. Maryan 07 552 4346 or 022 070 8200

Social Games
Club Mount Maunganui. Come along & play indoor bowls or cards. Have a fun afternoon. Everyone welcome. Ph Dot 575 3780

Tga Citizens' Indoor Bowls
Summer Bowls every Monday & Thursday. Monday, names in by 7pm & Thursday, 1pm. Everyone welcome. $2

Yoga in the park
Only $5 for yoga in the park all summer! Tuesdays at Kulim Park, Tauranga & Thursdays Moa Park, Mount Maunganui. More info at

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