What‘s on - Anna Hawkins, market, doggy play date

Come along to Our Place in Tauranga today to hear Anna Hawkins singing, accompanied by guitarist Duncan Crawford. Photo: Supplied

Kia ora and welcome to the first Sunday for 2020. He ra hou. Me korero atu ki tetahi tangata tauhou a ka riro pea he hoa hou.

Expect a fine day becoming hazy, and later becoming cloudy tonight with possible drizzle. Westerlies will be picking up this afternoon.

It’s a one-to-two-layer clothing day with an expected high of 23 degrees and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Sunset is at 8.41pm.

The current UV level is at ‘5’ which means ‘Dangerous’. Sun protection is required all day today even if it’s cloudy, until 5.30pm. Cloudy days mask the UV risk.

Are you freedom camping? Click here for information on where you can find a camp ground.

What’s on today?

The Little Big Markets has been cancelled at Coronation Park today due to the high winds and gusts expected.

At the Tauranga Historic Village in 17th Ave, it is full speed ahead for the Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Village Market, which runs from 8am – 12noon. Come along and enjoy art, music, stalls, produce, and food.

Also at Tauranga Historic Village, 17th Ave, Marilyn Muirhead is holding an exhibition at The Incubator Creative Hub, with doors open today from 10am – 3pm.

The BOP Oodle Club have a doggie playdate organised from 2pm – 3pm at Fergusson Park, Matua. This is a playdate for all dog breeds, with gold coin donation. More here

Next to Coronation Park is the Pepi Toot train which will be out about today from 10am – 2pm, leaving from Salisbury Ave outside the Spongedrop Cafe. All aboard! Toot! Toot!

Kelcy Taratoa

Tauranga Art Gallery is open today from 10am – 4.30pm. Come along and view the current exhibitions  - Kelcy Taratoa: Who am I?; Te Rangi Haupapa – a woven history; HOME: Mr G; and Insert Coin –Kereama Taepa.

Exterior scene showing boy standing in front of Christmas tree playing with a toy plane. Credit: Personal Record. Reynolds, Ah. [Christmas 1952] Stills Collection, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Courtesy of Alfred Harry Reynolds Collection. S297831

At Tauranga City Library is an opportunity to view ‘Summers past and Christmas presents’, a compilation of amateur films from the archive collections. More information here

Sunday Sounds Good

Sunday Sounds Good have their third outdoor summer holiday season event tonight from 7pm – 8pm downtown the Mount at 137 Maunganui Rd. Tonight features an Artinian acoustic chill out. More information here

Anna Hawkins

For a special treat and more live music head on down to Our Place at 91 Willow St, Tauranga to hear Anna Hawkins from 2pm. Anna will be singing some low key tunes with guitarist Duncan Crawford. More here

If dancing is more your thing, head on to the Tauranga Citizen’s Club, 13th Ave from 4pm – 7pm for some New Year tango.

For more of what’s happening around the Bay:          

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.

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

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

Ninja Knits Hook Up
Social knitting group of mad yarn bombers, sultry stitchers & happy hookers. First Sunday of month, 9am-12pm, The Incubator, Historic Village. Ph 571 3232

Radio Controlled Model Yachts
Sundays & Thursdays 1:30-4pm. Pond behind 22 Montego Dr Papamoa. Sailing Electron radio controlled yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Sunday Stitch Workshop
Textile Art casual get together. Create treasures with Kristy Clegg. First Sunday of month, 10am-1pm. $10. The Artery, Historic Village. Ph 571 3232

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club
Have a go at underwater hockey at Baywave at 5pm. No experience needed. Just come with your togs & we’ll provide the gear.

The Sociables
A group of males & females in 30s/40s/50s age group that meet up to dine out or go for bushwalks etc. Ph 022 012 0376

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