What‘s on - festival, food and family fun

The Katikati Festival of Cultures is back with plenty of vibrancy, good food and performances in Katikati today. 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.

MetService are forecasting a mostly cloudy day with northwesterlies.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 18 degrees, and an overnight low of 14 degrees. Low tide is at 2.08pm and high tide at 8.38pm. Sunset is at 5.06pm.

What’s on today?

The Katikati Festival of Cultures is happening today at the Katikati War Memorial Hall. After being cancelled earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Katikati Festival of Cultures is back with plenty of vibrancy and lots of food and performances celebrating all the cultures in our community.

Katikati Lions container garage sale, held monthly. Photo: John Borren.

The Katikati Lions are running their monthly container garage sale from 9am-noon at the Containers behind Caltex, Main Rd Katikati. Head along for indoor and outdoor furniture, tools, books, electrical, bric-a-brac and much more.

For a Matariki Family Fun Day, bring along the whanau to Tauranga Art Gallery to enjoy creation stations, story telling and an art hunt on this fun-filled day. All activities are inspired by Matariki: Te Tau Hou Maori - the beginning of the Maori new year. The event runs from 10am - 3pm, $5 per family, no bookings required. Click here for more information.

Basilur Tea at the Seriously Good Food Show. Photo: Supplied.

Tired of your same old supermarket shopping list? Celebrate your love of all things gourmet with food and beverage vendors, craft beer, wine, and food trucks at the 2021 Seriously Good Food Show. With over 120 exhibitors from all around New Zealand, you're sure to find something new and delicious, grab some great deals and expand your culinary horizon. Sweet or savoury, devour the Seriously Good Food Show at Trustpower Arena Baypark today and tomorrow.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Mission House at 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

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.

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.

Caption: Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

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

Caption: The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

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?

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

A Course in Miracles
A powerful transformational teaching to find inner peace. Stuck in past grievances and resentments? Get over it! Free Internet forgiveness workshop. Txt 210 274 2502.

Art in the Park
Original art for sale. Weather permittng. 9am-4pm @ Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists

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

Beethoven & Brass
BOP Symphonia presents Beethoven & Brass. Sat 19 June, Holy Trinity Church, 4.00pm. Tickets $10. Door Sales available.

Bethlehem Pottery Kids Classes
Kids love playing with mud? Sign them up to Kids Pottery Classes, various projectsMax 8 Kids, FIFS, for more info Contact Juliet 021 271 1433

Car Boot Sale
Welcome Bay Community Church, 340 Welcome Bay Road. 8-11am. $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

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

Junction Theatre Movie Night
Screening Judas and the Black Messiah.Enjoy a movie in the boutique Junction Theatre 36 Main Rd, Katikati.Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm. Tickets $10.

Justice of the Peace
10am-12pm The Crossing Shopping Mall

Katikati Lion Garage Sale
9am-noon at the Containers behind Caltex, Main Rd Katikati. Indoor & outdoor furniture, tools, books, electrical, bric-a-brac and much more. Ph Arthur 021 663 603

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
at Settlers Hall 9am to 12pm. Your local market with arts and crafts, food, coffee, plants, bric a brac and everything in between. 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.

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

St Stephens Jigsaw Library
Every Saturday 10am-12pm500 puzzles availableHire: 1000p for $1, 500p for 50c Large pieces available. Choose from childrens, Landscape, animals, Collections. See you at Highmore Terrace, Brookfield

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 Amateur Variety Concert
Light classical/jazz. 2-3:30pm Holy Trinity Events Centre (cnr Devonport & 3rd ave). Entry $10, must be over 5yrs.

Tauranga Farmers Market
7.45am-noon at Tauranga Primary School cnr Cameron Road & 5th Avenue. Rain, hail or shine. Direct from the Producers. Support Local.

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

Tauranga Scottish Society Sequence
Dance, Saturday 26th June, Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Ave, 7-10pm, $7 includes supper & raffle, warm welcome. Ph 072181318


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