What‘s on - home show, markets, acoustic blues

Head along to Trustpower Arena Baypark for the final day of the Tauranga Home Show which is on from 10am - 4pm. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Good morning and welcome to Mother’s Day.

The MetService is forecasting a cloudy day with a possible morning shower or two, then rain later this afternoon, and northerlies.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 21 degrees, and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Low tide is at 11.36am and high tide at 5.55pm. Sunset is at 5.21pm.

What’s on today?

The Tauranga Home Show is running today from 10am – 4pm at Trustpower Arena Baypark.

Come on down to the Papamoa Lions Market at Gordon Spratt Reserve from 8am – 12pm to get your fresh produce and unbeatable bargains on everything from clothes to hardware and handmade treasures.

Fresh croissants at the Mount Farmers Market.


The weekly Mount Maunganui Sunday Farmers Market is also on today. Come to the middle of the Mount Maunganui shopping area from 9am – 12pm for live music, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, flowers, warm croissants, herbs and more.


The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford


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


Brain Watkins House

The Brain Watkins house is open today. This historic house museum is located on 233 Cameron Rd and open from 2-4pm. $5 adult, children free.


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.


For more events visit My Tauranga.

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 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.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson & The Dirt Band are playing at The Jam Factory from 5pm – 8.30pm. Chris is a psychedelic folk and blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who made his name alongside England and Ireland's best folk and blues musicians in the early 1970s while touring and recording there.

Play Misty are performing at the Mount Social Club from 5pm. 'Play Misty' is Paul Parkhouse and  Simon Elton, performing acoustic versions of harmonica blues, rockabilly, hillbilly and 60s pop.

What else is on today?

Bretts Goalkeeping Clinic
Free GK coaching 9-11am. Suits beginners to youth, 3 coaches available, At Waipuna Park. Please bring your own gloves.

Chris Thompson
Psychedelic acoustic folk/blues singer joins psychedelic theatrical rock group The Dirt Band, 4pm, Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave. Book @

Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, Sun, Tues, Fri, 12:45 for 1pm start. Beginners welcome. Ph Peter 571 0633

Encaustic Workshops Sizzling Wax
What is this art medium which is over 2000 years old? Learn all about it. Email Sue

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

Katikati Tramping Club
Nga Tapuwae O Toi (coastal) walkway, Whakatane. Easy. Depart Katikati 7:30am. Travel cost $30. Ph Grant 0274 750 556

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

Papamoa Farmers Market
Connecting our community with local produce. Rain, hail or shine, it will be on! At Redefined, 58 Ashley Pl, Papamoa

Porcelain & China Painting
Check out this enjoyable & easily learned art form. Materials required are available to get you started. Ph 027 553 3042

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

Tauranga Miniatures Club
10am-4pm Tauranga Arts & Crafts Centre, 177 Elizabeth St, Tauranga. Ph Jan 021 214 5192

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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