What‘s on - Bay Dreams, carnival, art, music

NZ's largest music festival Bay Dreams is on today. Photo: Supplied

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa.

The weather forecast is for showers, with some heavy but should be easing at night. A heavy rain warning and severe thunderstorm watch have been issued by the MetService. There will also be light winds and afternoon northerly breezes.  

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 22 degrees around 3pm, and an overnight low of 17 degrees. High tide is at 11.13am and low tide at 5.20pm. Sunset is at 8.41pm.

Traffic update:

Please click here for today’s traffic updates for State Highway 2 from Paeroa to Tauranga, Opotiki to Waimana, and around Baypark, also for updates on State Highway 29 Kaimai Range.

What’s on today?

NZ’s largest music festival Bay Dreams is happening in Tauranga today at Trustpower Baypark. Click here for more information.

Come to the Summer Carnival at Jordon Field at Memorial Park this evening. Ride your heart out nightly with a super pass from 6pm – 10pm for unlimited rides. Entry to the carnival is free, and pay per ride. The Summer Carnival opened on Boxing Day and runs until January 5.

Skatescool Tauranga are running a public roller disco session for all ages and abilities, featuring a limbo competition and cha cha slide dance from 1pm – 3pm every day of the school holidays at 2 Roxanne Pl, Poike.  Hot food and cold drinks are available on site. Entry is $11, with $4 skate hire. Spectators and under 5s are free.

Artwork by Mary Transom

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village in 17th Ave, you’ll find ‘The Artful Stitch’ - a cohesive collection of spectacular textile art by four of the top Bay of Plenty and nationally acclaimed textile artists - Mary Transom, Lois Parish Evans, and Melanie Martin and Marilyn Muirhead. These exhibiting artists have enjoyed success through top International exhibitions such as The World Quilt Show, and the International Quilt Show, and in prestigious fine art exhibitions and competitions worldwide. Exhibition is open until Monday January 11 from 10am – 3pm.

Enjoy Soak ‘N Sounds at the Mount Hot Pools tonight from 7pm – 8.30pm as live musicians play beside the pool. Tonight come and hear Les Robinson perform. Every Sunday at the Mount Hot Pools until January 24 2021 live performances will take place while people unwind with a relaxing soak in the pools.

The Pepi Toot Beach Express is out and about around Mount Maunganui today and tomorrow from 10am. Come for a ride and see the Mount area from a new perspective.  More information here

Enjoy workshops at Re:Maker, with the community of makers, located at Our Place in Willow St. Click here for more information.

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford 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. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

The Incubator

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.

There will be live music at The Rising Tide in Newton St from 2pm – 5pm today with Danika & Noah.

White Chapel Jak will be performing this evening from 7.30pm at the Waihi Beach Hotel.

What else is on today?

A powerful transformational interfaith teaching to find inner peace. Stuck in past grievances and resentments? Get over it! Free Internet forgiveness workshop. Text02102742502

Art On The Strand
Original art for sale. The Strand, Tauranga. Weather permitting. 9am-4pm. Tauranga Society of Artists

Follow your own meditation practice with Quaker Friends during an hour of silence.10am-12 in hall behind Brain Watkins House, corner Cameron/Elizabeth Roads. Refreshments. Text 02102742502

Kaimai Canoe Club
Meet other white water kayakers, practise skills at Baywave, kayak the Wairoa release. Ph Joe 021 156 3472

Mah Jong Te Puke
12:45-4pm Lyceum clubrooms, 8 Palmer Pl Te Puke. All welcome. Learners on Thursday. Gig Green 0274 306 383

invite you to explore your spiritual journey. Silent worship, refreshments, conversation. 10am N W cnr Cameron Road Elizabeth Street. All welcome. Ph 5433101.


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