What‘s on - jazz, cycling, colour splash, skating

The Okorore Ngā Toi gallery is featuring a pop up exhibition by artist Joanne Black at Tauranga Historic Village. Photo: Supplied.

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

The MetService forecast is a fine day with light winds and afternoon sea breezes.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 26 degrees, and an overnight low of 15 degrees. High tide is at 2.15pm and low tide at 8.25pm. Sunset is at 8.07pm.

What’s on today?

The Papamoa Little Big Market have gourmet street food, food trucks and stalls at the Papamoa Pony Club grounds on Papamoa Beach Road from 9am – 2pm.

There’s a Learn to Bicycle Session at the Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa today from 9am – 12pm. This is a free event suitable for all ages.

A family bike maintenance workshop is being held today from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at MyRide Mt Maunganui, 37 Totara St. Learn basics like changing a tube plus tips on how you can maintain your bike at home. This is a free event but bookings essential. Contact Leonie on

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.

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.

Immerse yourself in colour and dance at Memorial Park today for the Holi Colour Splash from 12pm – 4pm.

Nik Williams and students from Otumoetai Intermediate Art Academy have an exhibition ‘Practise what your Preach’ at the Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, 17th Ave. The exhibition is open today from 10am – 3pm.

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.

Come to a jazz night at The Barrel Room from 7pm, or to The Hop House to hear the Doc Brown Duo from 6pm, or to Jack Dusty’s Ale House to enjoy Random Notes playing from 7.30pm.

The Random Notes are playing at Jack Dusty's Ale House tonight.

What else is on today?

16th Ave Theatre

Life, Love & the Choices We Make. A show of plays, monologues & songs. Playing until 27th Feb. Go to for info & tickets

Art Cold Wax Workshops
New art medium in NZ. Very popular overseas. Workshops at The Artery, Historic Village. Email

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

Bay Singles Social Group
Join a bunch of over 50s young singles. Weekend dinners, pot-lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! Ph Delia 027 284 8762, Andrea 021 133 0313

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

Car Boot Sale
Greerton Village School, 151 Greerton Rd. Single site $5, double $10. Setup 7am onwards. Ph 027 414 6040

Carlton Gallery Exhibition
Blooming Isolation by Michelle Judge, glass artist. 15th-28th Feb. 36 Main Rd, Katikati. Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm.

Greerton Hall Market
Second and last Saturday of each month. 8am-12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments at kitchen. Phone/txt for site. Tricia 075431487 or 0279082952, www

Holi Colour Splash
Experience Tauranga’s most colourful event for the whole family! Immerse yourself in this ancient, vibrant festival of tossing colours. 12-4pm, Memorial Park. Free entry!

Jigsaw Library St Stephens
St Stephen’s church, Highmore Tce 10am-12pm. Choose from 500 puzzles. Hire for 50c or $1, for 2 weeks

Les Misérables auditions
Tauranga Musical Theatre is staging Les Misérables at Baycourt Theatre in September 2021. Auditions are being held 24-28 February. Audition booking info at

LOL Laughter Wellness
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh! Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, 11-11:45am. No experience required. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768

Otumoetai Hockey Club Pre-Season Muster
Blake Park turfs, 2pm, for men & women. All players welcome. Also training on Tues 23rd Feb 7:30-8:30pm. Ph Graeme 0274 520 600

Reid & Ruins
Nadia Reid & Holli Fullbrook (from Tiny Ruins band), play songs from their respective albums, solo & together. 7:30pm Baycourt. Tickets from

Shirley Ryder CD Launch
6-piece band of original music. CD launch to a sit down audience. Live at The Jam Factory. Tickets $15

Struggling with Debt?
Free help to anyone in need, through our debt counseling team. A sustainable solution and real hope for the future. Ph Free 0508 227 111 or

Synchronised Swimming
Friendly synchronised swimming club based at Baywave. Beginners train Sat mornings. First lesson free. Ph Jo 027 543 1697,, Facebook: @taurangasynchroNZ

Tauranga Farmers Market
7:45-12pm at Tauranga Primary School, 31 5th Ave. Rain, hail or shine. Direct from the producers. Support local.

Te Puke Community Market
Jubilee Park Te Puke, 9-12. Local producers, retailers, home industry stalls, food, coffee, second hand goods, plants, seedlings & so much more!

Te Puke Scottish Society
Dance, tonight 7-10:30pm, Memorial Hall, Jellicoe St, Te Puke. Live music, air conditioning, light supper, great company, raffles. $7 entry. Ph Valerie 573 7093

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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