What‘s on - karaoke, rugby finals, markets and art

Waikorire - Pilot Bay. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia harikoa. Kaua e manukanuka. Kia hari to whanau me o hoa.

Today the weather is expected to be fine with westerlies with gusts up to 33 km per hour.

It’s a two-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 17 degrees, and an overnight low of 9 degrees. High tide is at 9.13pm and low tide is at 3.15pm. Sunset is at 5.58pm.

What’s on today?

Come along to the Tauranga Farmers Market which runs until noon at Tauranga Primary School. Enjoy fresh regional produce and artisan foods direct from the producers.

Today the final games of the 2020 season of the Farmlands Cooperative Society Limited Senior Mens rugby will be played. The Premier Mens Development final between Whakarewarewa and Ngongotaha Hawkes will be played at 1pm at Puarenga Park. The Premier Men’s final between Whakarewarewa and Ngongotaha will be played at 2.45pm, also at Puarenga Park. The Western Bay Senior Local final between Katikati and Eastern Districts will be played at 2.30pm at Moore Park. Come support your local community rugby teams. Remember there are strict level 2 restrictions in place. These finals will be livestreamed. For more information click on

Adam McLean

Join in on a 12 hour marathon online music gig, which is raising funds for the fledging Music Development Fund which is intended to help give all children an opportunity to engage in music. The event runs today from 9am – 9pm and is online at Adam McLean Music.

Visit Tauranga City Library from 9.30am – 4pm to see archaeological finds from 107 Wharf St that illustrate fascinating phases of the Tauranga’s history from Maori to British Imperial troops to colonial settlement. Click here for more information

Come and have your say about the ‘Innovating Streets at the Mount’ project today from 9am – 2pm at Mount Main beach. Unable to drop in there? Consultation finishes on Monday September 7 and feedback can also be submitted online at

‘This is Us – he waka eke noa’ – the exhibition that is the culmination of this project is being held at The Incubator today, and is open from 10am – 3pm.  Come along to this interactive exhibition of designed hoe (paddles) and stories by those who participated in the ‘This is Us – he waka eke noa’ workshops. More here

The Tauranga Girls College Expo ‘Artful Wahine’ is open today in The People’s Gallery at The Historic Village in 17th Ave from 10am – 3pm. This exhibition showcases work from the college’s art students.

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.

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. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

Club Mount are running a karaoke competition at 6.30pm on Saturday September 5, 12 and 19 with the final prizegiving on Saturday September 26. There is $1000 in cash prizes on offer.

Shabang, a four-piece classic rock cover band, are playing at Jack Dusty’s Ale House tonight from 7.30pm.

What else is on today?

16th Ave Theatre
When the Wind Blows. Touching, dark comedy. Runs until 11th Sept at 16th Ave Theatre. Bookings thru iTicket

Association Croquet
At Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, beside Blake Park. Mon, Wed, Sat at 9:15am for 9:30am start. Visitors & new players welcome. Ph Jacqui 07 574 9232

Bay Singles Social Club
Join a bunch of over 50 years young singles for dinners, pot-lucks, lunches, occasional outings. Mostly weekends. Give us a go! Ph Jonathan 572 2091

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate the Sabbath (Sat) as Yeshua (Jesus) & all believers did. All welcome. 10am, Otumoetai Primary Hall or Zoom 599-965-041. Joel van Ameringen 021 768 043

BOP Tall People Club
People taller than 5’’8 (178cm) who live in BOP please join our new social club & Facebook group. Ph 0210 226 2619

Carboot Sale/Car Wash
Evans Rd Community Church Papamoa 7:30am-11am. Site $5, car wash $5. Muffins & real coffee. Ph Arthur 021 163 7691

Cold Wax Workshop
Learn the secrets of cold wax art medium at The Artery, Historic Village. $79. Email Sue @ or ph 0210 239 4549


Jahvis Stantiall concert
Young emerging musician. Innovative rock with a sense of fun. Check it out! 7pm, Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave. Book @

Jigsaw Library
10am-12. Variety of 500 puzzles. Hire Charge: 50c under 1000pcs, $1 for 1000+pcs. St Stephens Jigsaw Library, cnr Highmore & Brookfield Tce

LOL Laughter Wellness
Sessions on hold until we return to Covid Alert Level 1. Keep laughing, it makes everybody wonder what you have been up to. LOL

Memorial Service
Annual Memorial Service remembering those lost to suicide. A time to reflect & find comfort. Tauranga Yacht Club, 3:30-5pm. Grief Support Services 578 4480

Mount Country Music
2nd Saturday monthly 1-4pm Senior Citizens Hall, 345 Main Rd, Mt. Mostly country, good backing band. Ph Dick 027 493 8458

New Conservative Public Meeting
Deputy leader Elliot Ikilei & Alan Tane Solomon will be presenting the parties policies at Te Puke War Memorial Hall, 1pm.

Omokoroa Bowling Club
Sat & Tues 12:30-4pm, 30 Hamurana Rd, $5. Beginners & visitors welcome. Ph 021 255 6415

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

At Club Mt Maunganui, Kawaka St every Tues & Sat, 1pm. Boules & coaching available. Ph/txt Maryan 022 070 8200

Tauranga Farmers Market
7:45am-12 at Tauranga Primary School. Rain, hail or shine. Direct from the producers, fresh regional produce & artisan foods.

Under the Stars
Community meals for the homeless & needy. Thurs 12-1:30pm & Sat 5-6pm. 45 Cliff Rd. Also accepting food donations. Ph Laura 027 555 2872

Welcome Bay Worship
Church of God’s Love (7th Day) 10:30am using WBCC premises opposite primary school. All welcome.


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