What’s on: A triathlon, Lime Day and music galore

The Tauranga Half is in full swing. File image/SunLive.

Good morning SunLive readers, there’s plenty to keep you entertained today from triathlons to movies.

Saturday’s weather is sunny with an expected high of 26 degrees, with westerly breezes so ensure you slip, slop , slap and wrap before heading out.

The Tauranga Half is in full swing and there are road closures around Mount Maunganui and Papamoa while the triathlon takes place.

Pilot Bay will be closed from 6am Friday, January 22 and Marine Parade from The Mall to Parton Road will be closed from 4.30am on Saturday, January 23.

Residents and businesses can still access their properties during the event but are asked to plan ahead for travel on 22 and 23 January or consider using alternative routes if possible as delays are likely.

Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road

The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road eastbound lanes between Domain Road and Paengaroa will be closed for the cycle leg of the event from 6am to 1pm on today.

For safety reasons, the Toll Road and Paengaroa roundabout will be closed to spectators and traffic management will be in place. The best place to watch the event is along Marine Parade and Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui.

Signage with detour routes will be in place in the days leading up to the event. For up-to-date information on traffic, detours and delays visit the Waka Kotahi journey planner at

Maniacs United Professional Wrestling is happening at 4.45pm at the Greerton Hall.

Lime Day 2021 kicks off at 11am at the base of Mt Drury Reserve in Mount Maunganui people can get involved and give Lime scooters a try, perhaps for the first time.

Niel Randrup is being honoured by the Tauranga Big Band today. Image: John Borren/SunLive.

Today at 3pm the Tauranga Big Band Celebrates Niel Randrup's 100th Birthday. The concert will honour Niel’s work as a musician and arranger with the big band at the Salvation Army Hall.

The Tom Jones Now concert at the 16th Avenue Theatre at 7:30pm will see Vincent J. Gambino appearing as Tom Jones with a show that focuses on his vocal ability spanning 55 years of performing,

Traditional music duo Polytropos present an evening of many twists and turns.
From toe-tapping jigs and reels to haunting slow airs and waltz's. A masterfully arranged selection of new and old tunes by Rennie Pearson and Oscar West. At the The Jam Factory from 7pm.

13: The Musical at the Westside Theatre at 7pm is a musical with an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out.

Dinner in the Park in Matua Park is Dinner in the Domain's equally delicious spin-off  it will be held every Sunday night from 5.30pm. Bring the family down and fight away the Sunday Scaries with a huge variety of delicious street food, a few cheeky beverages and live music.

Other events today are:

$1000 Choral Scholarships Opportunity
Secondary/tertiary students with choral singing experience invited to apply for 2021 $1000 scholarship place with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa Chamber Choir. Info/audition/inquiries:

Art in the Park
Original art for sale. Weather permitting. 9am - 4pm. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists

Association Croquet
At Club Mt Maunganui, Kawaka St. Mon, Wed, Sat; 9.15am for 9.30am start. Visitors, new players welcome. Ph. Jacqui 07 574 9232

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Shabbat the Sabbath (Sat) as Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) & all early believers did. All Welcome 10am Otumoetai Primary Hall. Joel van Ameringen 021768043

Second and last saturday of each month. 8am-12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Discounts for charity groups. refreshments at kitchen. Phone/txt for site. Tricia 0754341487 or 0279082952.

Katikati Lions Garage Sale
8am-11am behind Caltex, Main Rd Katikati. Lounge suites, beds, furniture, electrical & household goods, outdoor furniture, tools, books, & more Ph Trevor 027 488 1238

Laughing In Bedlam Concert
Story telling through songs. Observations of the pandemic, the Alps, Tongariro & the Catlins. 30th Jan 7pm, Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave. Book @

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. 1.30 pm. Bellevue Park , Windsor Road (adjacent to swimming pool). New players and visitors welcome. Ph Victor 0275771818 a/hrs.

Saturday Night Movie
Enjoy a movie in the boutique Junction Theatre, 36 Main Rd, Katikati. Doors open at 6pm. 6.30pm screening. Beverages available.Tickets: $10.

Te Puke Toy Library
Come check us out & hire some great toys to keep your kids busy! Wed 10am-1pm, Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm, Fri 10am-1pm. Also Friday Playgroup 10am-12 & Sat 10am-1.

The Sociables
A group of males & females in their 30s/40s/50s that meet to participate in events, dining out or bushwalks. Ph 022 012 0376

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