What‘s on - roller derby, Damo and museums

Moana go up against Swamp City this afternoon in a roller derby double header. Photo: Supplied.

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 periods of rain or showers, with possible squally thunderstorms and hail. Also watch out for northerlies which may be strong at times.

There is a heavy rain watch in place for the Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane with rainfall amounts that may approach warning criteria, especially about the ranges.

There is an expected high of 17 degrees, and an overnight low of 9 degrees. High tide is at 9.13am and low tide at 3.21pm. Sunset is at 5.07pm.

What’s on today?

Greerton Hall market. Photo: Supplied.

There are markets at both the Greerton Hall from 8am – 12pm, and at the Omokoroa Settlers Hall from 9am – 12pm. Come and find food, crafts, art, pre-loved goods and more.


A Bay of Plenty regional environmental network hui is being held today at the Te Puke War Memorial Hall from 9am – 5pm. Read more here

Doors open at 1pm at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre for the Roller Derby Double Header with Moana versus Swamp City. First up is Moana Salty Rollers against Swamp City All Stars at 1.30pm followed by Moana Paua Rangers against Honourable Mareikura at 3pm. Door sales only: adults $10, children aged 5-14 gold coin donation, children under five free. More information here

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

Art researcher Gabby O'Connor. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

For those interested in climate change and understanding how to create healthy marine ecosystems, check out ‘The Unseen’ which is on display at Tauranga Art Gallery until September 14.

Artwork from Lisa Chandler's exhibition. Photo: Supplied.

Lisa Chandler’s exhibition ‘The Dividing Line’ is on at Tauranga Art Gallery until June 6.  Lisa’s tactile paintings reference both street art and protest paraphernalia gleaned from various protests and rallies.

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

Lynette Fisher has a collection of new works on show at The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village until June 5.

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.

Josh & Damo. Photo: Supplied.

Josh & Damo will be live at The Barrel Room today from 7pm – 10pm.

The Doc Brown Trio will be performing at The Hop House from 9pm.

What else is on today?

Tennis Gate Pa
Wednesday Club Night 6-7:30pm. Newbies welcome - $10 to play plus get dinner. Relaxed, fun & good night out.

Association Croquet
At Club Mount 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
Jews & Gentiles celebrating Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). He is returning. Be ready. You are welcome. Shabbat Shalom Otumoetai Primary @ 10am. Ph Joel 021 768 043

Welcome Bay Community Church, 340 Welcome Bay Road.8-11 am. $5 per stall. Sausage sizzle. Cancelled if wet.

Dragon Boating
Every Saturday 8.30am at Sulphur Pt. Come & enjoy some fun & fitness on the water. Ages 12+ Contact: Brooke 0220782308

Garage Sale/Pet Expo
10am-2pm, Te Puke Memorial Hall. 2nd hand pet gear, pet photos, visiting animals, grooming, sausage sizzle & more! Please come & support RRR. Ph 021 077 8665 or go to

Greerton Hall Market
2nd & last Sat of month, 8am-12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments at kitchen. Ph/txt for site Tricia 027 908 2952, www

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

LOL Laughter Wellness
Learn to release your happy hormones & give yourself a boost. Make laughter a choice, not consequence. Arataki Community Ctr, 11-11:45am. Trish 022 036 6768 Koha

Omokoroa Market
Settlers Hall 9am-12pm. Art+crafts, plants, produce, hot food, coffee carts & loads more. Come and check us out!Support Local, Buy Local. Info:

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start 1:30pm. Bellevue Park Windsor Rd (adjacent to swimming pool). New players & visitors welcome. Ph Victor 027 577 1818 a/hrs.

Papamoa Friendly Group (55-65’s)
Want to join a small group for social get togethers? Note this is not a singles only nor a dating group. Anyone interested please txt 027 403 4130

Papamos Friendly Group (55-65s)
Want to join a small group for social get togethers? This is not a singles only nor a dating group. Anyone interested please text 0274034130

Play Petanque
Join us for serious fun, Sat 1-4pm, Tues 1-4pm & Thurs 11am. Equipment supplied, 45 Kawaka St, Mt. Ph 022 070 8200

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

Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Last Sat each month at Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West, 1pm. Learn how to care for fuchsias. Ph Pat 579 1655 or Noeleen 578 4643

TWSO Tchaikovsky concert
Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra @ St Paul’s Collegiate Chapel, Hamilton, 2.30pm. Hummel Trumpet concerto with Bill Stoneham, conducted by Rupert D’Cruze. Tickets from $15,


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