What‘s on - night train, disc golf, museums

Tonight at Tauranga's Memorial Park the miniature steam trains will be taking the public for rides around the track - the 'Matariki - Train under the Stars' twilight steam train event runs from 4pm - 8pm. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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 some morning cloud, and light winds. Otherwise there is a fine day ahead.

It’s a three-to-four-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 15 degrees, and an overnight low of 4 degrees. High tide is at 2.09pm and low tide at 8.11. Sunset is at 5.109pm.

What’s on today?

The Memorial Park Railway will be open this afternoon and evening from 4pm – 8pm with the Matariki - Train under the Stars night run as miniature steam trains take to the tracks.  For more information click here

Learn to Lindy Hop in a day with Bay City Swing at the Elizabeth Street Community & Arts Centre, from 10am – 3pm. More information can be found here

Come and try your hand a disc golf at Bayfair Reserve today or tomorrow from 10am – 4pm.  Come to the Russley Rd entrance. There will be 18 baskets, with a fun layout. $5 casual play or $10 to play scored rounds for some spot prizes and bragging rights. Pay on the day. The course will be set up by about 10am Saturday but come anytime over the weekend. Last tee off is 2.30pm on Sunday. For more information click here

The Complex Chronic Illness Support Inc are holding a CCI Support CFS/ME/Long Covid Seminar and 40th Celebration today, starting at 10am, at Daniel’s in the Park. Speakers for the event are Dr Ros Vallings, Dr Sarah Dalziel and Emeritus Professor Warren Tate. This event is to keep CCI Support members, the medical community and other interested groups up to date with the latest worldwide research about chronic illnesses and how to best manage them.  This also is a celebration of the 40 years CCI Support has been serving people in the Bay of Plenty. Members and invited guests are free. Members of the public $20 per person. For more information click here

Dominic Lee. Photo: John Borren.

This evening at 7.30pm join the New Zealand Cello Duo for a refined musical evening at Trinity Wharf.  The evening features cellists Dominic Lee and Inbal Megiddo, along with a special performance by award-winning violinist Anna Lee. Also sit back and enjoy a short segment of cellist Dominic Lee interviewing locals impacting our community. Special guest MC of the evening will be Logan Craft. 

The programme includes 'Bach Cello Suite 1' played by Inbal, 'Bach Cello Suite 3' played by Dominic, 'Melodie' by Tchaikovsky played by Anna and Maria Lee, and 'Passacaglia' by Johan Halvorsen played by Anna and Inbal. Following an intermission the programme continues with Conversations with Dominic, 'Barriere Duo' and 'Vivaldi Double Concerto' both played by the New Zealand Cello Duo, followed by 'God's grace' played by Dominic and Maria Lee.  Click here to read more.

Shotgun. Photo: Supplied.

Shotgun is playing tonight from 7.30pm at Jack Dusty’s Ale House.  Shotgun is an electric blues band, with influences such as Los Lobos, John Mayall , Bondi Cigars, Red Devils, Clapton, Hendrix, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Santana & Jeff Beck. Come enjoy a dynamic representation of the blues genre, with a diverse splattering of classic and modern blues numbers, played by Neil Ransfield - vocals, harmonica, and percussion , Chris Dunn - lead guitar and vocals, Garry Phillips - vocals and bass, and Dean McGaveston – drums. There is no cover charge.


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.

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

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.

Association Croquet
At Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. Mon, Wed, Sat; 9:15am for 9:30am start. New players & visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 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

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
Evans Road Church Papamoa 7:30-11am. $5 Car wash and site. Sausage sizzle, real coffee, free karaoke. Enquires 027 572 2987

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

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

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

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

Paradise or the Impermanence of Icecream
Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Inks new play Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream. Jacob Rajan delivers a dazzling solo performance.

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 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


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