What‘s on - grassroots footie, powhiri and gala

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

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 long fine spells with westerlies.

It’s a three-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 15 degrees, and an overnight low of 4 degrees. High tide is at 7.15am and low tide at 1.21pm. Sunset is at 5.13pm.

What’s on today?

The Lion and Tusk Museum is in Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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

It's grassroots footie today with Otumoetai Eels playing Tauranga Whalers at Arataki Park this afternoon. Kick-off from 2.30pm. Your support is most welcome, wear your Blue and Gold merchandise with pride, and watch grassroots footie at its best!.


Whareroa Marae. Photo: SunLive.

The first powhiri welcoming migrants in the Bay of Plenty will be held today at Whareroa Marae at Mount Maunganui from 9.30am - 3pm.

Paediatric dietician Rachael Wilson is hosting two workshops on raising children to eat well and enjoy food from right from the start. Children who are confident in their bodies, who eat a variety of food, and enjoy being at the table, have skills that help them experience both health and happiness, says Rachael. The first workshop is Baby led feeding at New Shoots Tauranga, 850 Cameron Road, from 10am - 12pm.  The second is Find peace at the dinner table at New Shoots Papamoa, 5 Twin Oak Avenue from 1.30 pm -3.30 pm.

Te Puke Community Garden are holding a mid-year gala from 10am – 2pm, next to New World carpark, Te Puke. Come along for a seedling sale, learn to grow mushrooms, silent auctions and sausage sizzle.

There are markets on today at the Greerton Hall, Greerton, and the Papamoa Lions Club Market at the Gordon Spratt Reserve.  

Prayer Station on The Strand waterfront. Photo: Supplied.

Come for a free Bible and coffee at Prayer Station on The Strand today from 12pm – 1.30pm. For more information click here

The Hauraki Regiment the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Association are holding their 123rd birthday celebration this weekend, which will feature a parade on Sunday. For more information click here

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.

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.

'Life in Colour' Exhibition
The Incubator Gallery (The Historic Village Tauranga) welcomes Katja Pott. A collection of works about life in Aotearoa, Central Australia and Northern Germany. 10th-24th July, 10am-3pm(Monday-Friday), 10am-2pm(Saturday). Ph 07 571 3232.

'Outsiders At Home' Exhibition
The People’s Gallery (The Historic Village Tauranga) welcomes Rolph Hediger and Fiorella Silva Prez. Collection of paintings about immigration, new opportunities, and personal growth. 10th-24th July, 10am-3pm(Monday-Friday), 10am-2pm(Saturday). Ph 07 571 3232.

16th Ave Theatre
Neighbourhood Watch, a brilliant comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. What starts out as a well intentioned neighbourhood watch scheme soon develops into something quite different.

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 permitting. 9am-4pm. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists

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.

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) as did Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), his disciples and early believers. It’s time. All are welcome @ Otumoetai Primary 10am. Joel 02 176 8043

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

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

Exhibition by Janet Collenette
Janet Collenette is exhibiting her fine art paintings, featuring the monarch butterfly life cycle, in the Art Gallery, 33 Devonport Road, for July.

Genealogy Informal Group
Researching your ancestors? Discussions/suggestions on your next step. 1:30pm Hall behind Brain Watkins House, 233 Cameron Road. Ph Janet 576 8835 a/h

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

Neighbourhood Watch
Gnomes, neighbours and mayhem. A great comedy for a good nights entertainment at 16th Ave Theatre. Book @ iTicket

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

Saturday Junction Theatre Movie
Screening: ’Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ at the boutique Junction Theatre, 36 Main Rd, Katikati. Tickets $10, doors open 6pm for

Senior Net Registration Day
Term 3. Tues July 13. 10-2pm. Upskill on Smart phones, tablets, TVs, computers, etc. Senior Net, Historic Village, 17th Ave Tga. Gate opposite St Johns.

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

Tauranga Miniatures Club
Meetings held 2nd Sunday month 10am-4pm. Arts and Crafts Centre 177 Elizabeth St, Tauranga. Waiting to welcome you. Jan 07 542 0998

Tauranga Social Dance
7-10pm Baptist Church 13th Ave, every 2nd Saturday of month, Next dance this Saturday 10th July Ph Jan 576 3455

Te Puke Scottish Society
Dance, Saturday, 17th July, 7-10:30pm, Memorial Hall, Jellicoe Street, Te Puke. Live music, supper, air conditioned hall, good company, raffles. Contact Valerie 573 7093


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