What‘s on - plant fest, village market, art

Painted tui rock by Roseanna Hennessy, on display at the Sunday Village Market at 17th Ave. The Tauranga Historic Village is also hosting the Tauranga Plant Fest today. Photo: John Meredith.

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

The MetService is forecasting a fine day, then cloudy at times from the late morning, with westerlies.

It’s a two-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 20 degrees, and an overnight low of1 degrees. High tide is at 11.23am and low tide at 5.28pm. Sunset is at 5.45pm.

What’s on today?

Hand-stitching by Che Crawford on display at the Tauranga Historic Village.  Photo: Supplied.


For plant lovers and the green fingered, it is a perfect day to get out and enjoy a festival of plants. The Tauranga Plant Fest is happening today at Tauranga Historic Village from 10am – 3pm. Come along and meet plant sellers and pot makers.


The Sunday Village Market is on today from 9am – 1pm at Tauranga Historic Village. Sunday Market has its charm in that it is well known for a fun-filled day for the whole family with something for everyone and entry is free. There is an array of handmade handcrafted products, earrings, necklaces, art, soap, wooden pens, and plants. Stroll the streets of the Historic Village and take in the atmosphere.

For fun for all the family on skates, and come along to the public roller disco at Skatescool Tauranga today at 2 Roxanne Place, Poike at 1pm. Entry is $11, and under 5s are free, with café, food and drinks available onsite.


For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga in Mission St is open from 10am - 4pm. Come and view the Mission House and gardens. For more information click here

Kobe Jennings, 5, winner of the ‘Innovative Use of Art Materials’ award with his ‘Insect and Bird House’. Photo: John Borren.

Take a walk through Tauranga Art Gallery and view the many exhibitions on display there this week, including the entries in the Acorn Foundation Youth Art Awards. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10am - 4pm.

Love public art? CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free to download walking tour of 20 public artworks in Tauranga's city centre. For more information click here

Enjoy workshops at ReMaker, 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.

What else is on today?

Old time music-makers, Welcome Bay Hall 1-4pm. $3 entry & Ladies a plate please. All welcome. Ph Ces or Joy 544 3849

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

At Sunday Village Market
Awesome stalls, food, great atmosphere. Find all this at The Historic Village 9am-1pm. Free entry. Family friendly.

Bible Seminar
1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: Understanding Jesus, Bible teaching. Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Mary 573 5537

Enjoy Travel?
Friendship Force meets third Sunday monthly. Home hosting in NZ & overseas. Noumea, Melbourne in 2022. Ph Jonathan 572 2091, Diane 027 249 9859

Golf Croquet
At Club Mount Maunganui, Kawaka St. Tues, Thurs, Sun; 9:15am for 9:30am start. Visitors, new players welcome. Ph. Nev 07 575 5121

Healing Optimal EFT
Learn how to heal your mind & body using the Unseen Therapist within you. Free e-booklet describes this proven process. Text 0210 274 2502

Invitation To Meditate
Follow your own meditation practice with friends in 1 hour of silence. 10am-12 in hall behind Brain Watkins House, 233 Cameron Rd. Refreshments. All welcome. Txt 0210 274 2502

Mah Jong Te Puke
All players welcome 12:45-4pm. New player lessons on Thursdays. Lyceum Rooms, 8 Palmer Pl, Te Puke. Ph Gig 027 430 6383

Maketu Market
3rd & 5th Sunday of month. Set up from 7am at Maketu Village Green. Ph Maureen 021 267 1685

Medieval Swordfighting
Learn to fight with swords axes, spears, etc. in a controlled safe & fun environment. Memorial park 1:30pm

Messy Church, Holy Trinity
215 Devonport Rd, 4-6pm. Theme: Remember Me. Activities, short Christian story, simple meal. GF, all free. Children accompanied by adult. Ph 576 7718

Quakers In Tauranga
All welcome to join mostly silent meeting exploring the spiritual experience of each person. 10am, 233 Cameron Rd. Ph 07 543 3101

Radio Controlled Model Yachts
Sundays & Thursdays 1-3:30pm. Pond behind 22 Montego Dr, Papamoa, sailing “Electron” radio controlled yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Soul Food For You
Relax, unwind, reflect, refresh, enjoy. Share in a selection of sacred & inspirational writings & music. Held last Sunday of month. All welcome. Ph 543 0434

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

TePuke Country Music Club
1-4pm, Te Puke Citz & RSA Club. All welcome. Ph Gayle 573 8255

Underwater Hockey
Baywave Pool. Intermediate age & above. Gear provided & first 3 Have-a-go sessions free. 5-6pm Have-a-go & novice players. 6:15-7:45pm experienced players.



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