What‘s on - badminton, powerchair football, art

Sunrise in July at Omanu. Photo: Cate Duff

Good morning. Morena koutou katoa. Me koa te ra. Me koa tonu ki o hoa me o whanau.

There are long fine spells forecast today with light westerlies and a chance of a shower.

It’s a two-layer-clothing day with a high of 15 degrees and an overnight low of 10 degrees forecast.  High tide around Tauranga itself is at 8.58am and low tide at 3.14pm. Sunset this evening is at 5.14pm.

What’s on today?

Head along to the Papamoa Lions Market at the Gordon Spratt Reserve for stalls, food, handmade treasures, crafts, fresh produce and unbeatable bargains on everything from clothes to hardware.

The Matariki 'Seven Sisters' pou on The Strand, Tauranga

Each year, the winter stars of Matariki signal the arrival of the Maori New Year. Matariki Tauranga Moana 2020 continues right up until July 21. The theme for the Matariki 2020 programme is Nga Kura Huna: sharing important knowledge and prized learnings that would otherwise remain hidden. There's plenty happening. To find out what events and workshops you and your whanau can enjoy, visit

The Bay of Plenty Badminton Association are hosting the Badminton NZ under 13’s and Under 17’s Championships all day today. Based out of the QEYC in Devonport Rd there will be loads of great matches, with over 114 players from across NZ participating.

The Bay of Plenty Powerchair Football event starts at 10.30am at Tauranga Boys’ College.

Have you tried paintball? The BOP Paintball Open Day is happening at the TECT Park from 10am. Everyone is welcome.

There’s a Coast Care Planting Day at Pukehina from 10am today. Come and join a community working bee.

Inside the Lion & Tusk Museum

The Lion & Tusk Museum is open today from 10am – 3pm at Unit 10, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come along and see the museum of the Rhodesian Services Association. Adults $10, under 12 have free entry.

Art work by Areena Smith

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, come and see ‘Timatanga Hou – New Beginning’, an exhibition by Areena Smith. Exhibition hours are 10am – 3pm.

Corben Simpson, Simon Graham, Fiona Cosgrove and Mike Kirk will be performing tonight at The Entertainers Club from 5pm. More information here

Corben Simpson

The Phoenix on The Strand, Tauranga also has live music with Tim Amstrong from 3pm this afternoon.

The Anzacs are playing at Jack Dusty’s Ale House from 3pm today. Come and hear Colin Williams and Ian Taylor, a duo of acoustic guitar playing singers, bring your some great dancing music.  For more information click here

If Latin grooves and sizzling beats are your thing, head over to the Mount Social Club for a Latin night of music and dancing.

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