What‘s on - hydrofest, uku and Ash Laforteza

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui.

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Morena koutou katoa. Kia pai te ra ki nga hoa me nga whanau.

Today there will be some cloudy periods with perhaps the odd shower, and northerlies. Rain is forecast for this evening, with squally thunderstorms and hail possible.

A heavy rain watch is in place for the Bay of Plenty west of Opotiki.

It’s a two-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 18 degrees and an overnight low of 11 degrees. High tide is at 10.20am and low tide at 4.21pm. Sunset is at 5.47pm.

What’s on today?


The Dressage Tauranga Rally that was planned to be held this morning at the Tauranga Racecourse has been postponed due to weather.

Church at home:

Churches have headed back on line for Sunday gatherings due to the Alert Level 2 restrictions.

Katie and Joel Milgate at Curate

‘Curate at home’ with Mount Maunganui’s Curate Church is online at with online gatherings at 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 5pm and 6.30pm.

The Anglican Parish of Gate Pa is holding it’s service today online from 10am – 11am. To join the gathering click here.

Bethlehem Baptist Church will be running a live stream of their 9am and 6.30pm services today on their website  

Events being held today:

The Darcy Baker Memorial Hydrofest is being held at the Bay of Plenty Model Powerboat Club at Thunder Valley, Tauriko from 10am -  4pm. Today brings on all the racing, four classes including Sport Petrol Hydro and Open Hydro which will feature some of the fastest oval race boats in NZ. More here

Brett’s Goalkeeping clinic sessions are on today from 9am – 11am at the Waipuna Football Club. These sessions will also be held on Sunday August 30 and Sunday September 6. More information here

Linda Munn. Photo: RNZ/Justine Murray

Come along to an Uku workshop with Linda Munn at Art + Body Creative Studio. This clay workshop is for artists that want to have some fun with their hands. More information here

A display at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui


Have you been to the Lion and Tusk Museum yet? It's open today from 10am - 3pm at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come and see a massive display of Rhodesian military history records and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. For more information click here.

Brain Watkins House

The Brain Watkins house is open today. This historic house museum is located on 233 Cameron Rd and open from 2-4pm. $5 adult, children free.

Join an online beginners’ carving workshop using soap. As part of the 2020 Tauranga Moana Matariki calendar of events the Incubator Creative Hub is proud to be presenting a series of workshops celebrating Maori artists and their art forms. This series of online tutorials have been made available by support from The Tauranga Creative Communities Scheme.

Try your hand at carving using soap

Also check out the Matariki online plant-based kai workshop with Teiaro Taikato

The Anzacs

The Anzacs are playing at Jack Dusty’s Ale House in Bureta, Tauranga from 3pm – 6pm today.

Ash Laforteza

Sunday Live Music with Ash Laforteza can also be enjoyed at The Phoenix from 3pm – 6pm.

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, there are many exhibitions, workshops and events happening daily. For more information click here. Exhibition hours are 10am – 2.30pm.

What else is on today?

A Course In Miracles
Nondenominational transformational teaching aimed at bringing you peace through forgiveness & love. How to live a fulfilling, meaningful, purposeful, healthy life. RSVP Txt 0210 274 2502

Bible Seminar
1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: The heart of the Gospel - Love. Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Mary 573 5537

Bopmpbc Hydrofest
Darcy Baker Memorial Hydrofest, Lake Taurikura, Tauriko, at back of JA Russell Ltd, 9am

Brain Watkins House Open
Historic house museum, 233 Cameron Rd. 2-4pm. $5 adult, children free. Group tours school classes by arrangement. Ph 578 1835

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

Enjoy Travel
Safe travel & home-hosting NZ & worldwide. Melbourne, Noumea 2021. Meet twice-monthly. or Barbara 027 315 1136, Jonathan 572 2091

Golf Croquet
At Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, beside Blake Park. Tues, Thurs, Sun at 9:15am for 9:30am start. Visitors & new players welcome. Ph 07 575 5121

Katikati Tramping Club
Walk to Otawa Trig from Quarry Rd. Ph Keith 07 552 0215

Mah Jong Te Puke
12:45-4pm, Lyceum Rooms, 8 Palmer Ct. All players welcome. Beginners session available. Ph 027 430 6383

Maketu Market
3rd & 5th Sundays at Maketu Village Green. Set up from 7am. $10 per stall. Ph Carolyn 027 251 0388 or Maureen 021 267 1685

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 07 571 3232

Papamoa Radio Control Yachts
DF65s sailing daily, pond behind Monterey key 1-3pm. All welcome. Ph Dusty 021 076 1252

Polish Salon Pl Event
Polish prose, poetry & immigrant stories complemented by live piano. Anya Fischer ceramic art. 27th Sept 2pm, Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave. Book @

Invite you to meet, to explore your spiritual journey. Silent worship, refreshments & conversation. 10am NW cnr Cameron Rd & Elizabeth St. All welcome. Ph 543 3101

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

Soul Food
Relax, unwind, reflect, refresh, enjoy! Share in a selection of sacred & inspirational writings & music from around the world. Ph 543 0434

TOF Scholarship Concert
Tauranga Opera Forum present their annual scholarship’s concert. Wesley Centre, 13th Ave. Sunday 6th Sept 2pm. Tickets $10 from House of Travel 027 284 9738


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