What’s on: Armageddon and Matariki celebrations

Cosplayers at Armageddon. Image: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

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

MetService are forecasting a cloudy day with the odd shower and light northerly winds.

It’s a two clothing layer day with an expected high of 18 degrees, and an overnight low of 14 degrees. High tide was at 9.08am and low tide at 3.11pm. Sunset is at 5.03pm.

What’s on today?


Image: Daniel Hines/SunLive.


Armageddon continues at Trustpower Arena today.

Gaming, cosplay, anime, collectables, comics, amusements, celebrity guests, movies, television, music and more. It’s open until 5pm.


Artist Michelle Estall. Supplied image.

Matariki Celbrations are underway

The Incubator Creative Hub and Okorore Nga Toi Maori team are inviting the community to enjoy their largest calendar of events yet at the Tauranga Historic Village.

Five exhibitions from local artists will run until July 4, and the programme also includes workshops, a weekly showcase of local Maori film makers, musical performances and the inaugural Matariki market on June 27.

One of the exhibitons is Te iwa o Matariki by Michelle Estall. The theme of this exhibition is Te Iwa o Matariki / The nine of Matariki, which is also the title of the leading image of the exhibition. The rest of the exhibition would consist of nine circular paintings, each depicting a star within the Matariki cluster and a representation of its meaning.

For more Matariki events visit the website.

Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga is hosting Laurie Steer: The Abundance of Water until 18 July. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Based in Mount Maunganui, contemporary artist Laurie Steer specialises in unique wood-fired ceramics. Initially trained in sculpture, Steer’s fascination with pottery led him to work under renowned late-ceramicist Barry Brickell for several years from Brickell’s base at Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, Coromandel.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

What else is on today?

Tennis Gate Pa
Wednesday club Night 6pm - 7.30pm newbies welcome - $10.00 to play plus get dinner. Relaxed, fun & good night out.

Brain Watkins House Museum
233 Cameron Rd, open 2-4pm. Adults $5, children free. Groups or classes by arrangement. Ph 578 1835

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

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

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

Falun Dafa Exercises
Sunday 10:15am.Free to join us in the Parks. Ph/text Judy 021 042 5398 for the Locations in Tauranga, Papamoa & the Mount.

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

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

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

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

Quarry plant sale
Te Puna Quarry Park 10am-1pm - Plant/seeds/tools/shrubs and young trees for sale. Cash only. Plant sale will take place on 2nd Sunday every 2nd month

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

Sea Shanty Singalong Volume2
Learn and sing classic sea shanties with local musician Nick Newman. Tickets $5. Under 10s free. 2pm, Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave. Book @ Ph075713232.

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

Taoist Tai Chi Arts
Cultivating Balance, New beginning classes, Mon - Sat, Tauranga, Te Puke, Papamoa, Mt Maunganui, for schedule & times or Margie Ph 02 150 0320

Tauranga Miniatures Club
Meetings held 2nd Sunday each month 10am 4pm. Arts and Crafts Centre 177 Elizabeth St Tauranga. Contact: Jan 021 214 5192 or 07 5420998

The Sociables
A group of females and males in either their 30’s/40’s/ 50’s that meet for bushwalks, dining out or participating in local events email:

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings
Geshe La will be discussing "Karma". Everyone welcome from 10-11:30am followed by refreshments. 25 Junction Road, Te Puna. Also see


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