What‘s on - carboot sale, carol singing, art

The Greerton Community Patrol are holding their carboot sale at the Tauranga racecourse in Greerton this morning. Photo: Supplied.

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. It's only seven more sleeps until Christmas Day. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService are forecasting a fine day with southwesterlies.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 24 degrees, and an overnight low of 13 degrees. Low tide is at 1.40pm and high tide is at 7.47pm. Sunset is at 8.35pm.

What’s on today?

The Tauranga Community Patrol carboot sale is running until noon at the Taurange Racecourse. All Covid protocols are being followed.

Pepi Toot Beach Express. 

Pepi Toot is out and about today at Mount Maunganui. Leaving from outside Spongedrop Cafe in Salisbury Ave, the train takes in local views of both beaches as well as Mount Mainstreet. Pepi Toot operates from 10am - 2pm.  At 3pm the train will be leaving the Mount RSA with carol singers on board. They will be stopping to sing carols at the Pilot Bay boat ramp, Marine Parade opposite Moturiki and on Mount Mainstreet. Click here for more information

Doreen McNeill. Photo: Supplied.

Doreen McNeil’s Expressions at The Incubator Creative Hub gallery runs until December 22. The gallery is open from 9am-4pm weekdays, and from 10am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

The Mission House at The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.


Tauranga Art Gallery in Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

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

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?

'Precocious Vessels' Ceramics Exhibition
The Incubator’s brand new Pot House Gallery (Historic Village) welcomes Dominique Ford. Featuring pottery works inspired by sea creatures, germs, triffids & body parts. 1st-29th Dec, 10am-3pm(weekdays), 10am-2pm(weekends).

113 Annual Group Show
The People’s Gallery (Historic Village) presents 113- The annual fundraising group show where all works are only $113/each! 28th Nov-20th Dec, 10am-3pm(weekdays), 10am-2pm(weekends).

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

Association Croquet
Sat, Mon & Wed at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 9:15 for 9:30am start. New players & visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 574 9232

Bay Singles Social Club
Join a bunch of over 50’s young singles. Weekend dinners, pot-lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! Ph Delia 027 284 8762 Andrea 021 133 0313

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) as did Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), his disciples and early believers. All Welcome. Otumoetai Primary 10am or FaceBook Live 11am. Joel 02 176 8043

Car Boot Sale
Gate 4 Tauranga Racecourse1383 Cameron Road, Greerton. Setup time: 7am onwards.Price for single site $5 double $10 Ph Shirley: 577 1116 or 027 414 6040.

Doreen McNeill's 'Expressions' Exhibition
The Incubator Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes Doreen McNeill. A collection of recent works and the launch of Doreen’s second book ’Expressions -Close up’. 28th November-22nd December, 10am-3pm(Weekdays), 10am-2pm(Weekends).

Greerton Hall Market
Second and last Saturday of each month. 8am-12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments at kitchen. Phone/txt for site. Tricia 07 543 1487 or 027 908 2952,

Jigsaw Library
Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Everyone must wear a mask. Hire: 500p 50c, 1000p $1. Choose from 500 jigsaw puzzles, landscape, wasgij, children’s. Brookfield, off Highmore Terrace

Katikati Crop Swap
Every 1st Saturday of the month, 14 Jocelyn Street. Swap home garden produce, plants, flowers, seeds, herbs, eggs, preserves etc. 07 549 4522

LOL Laughter Wellness
Laughter sessions on hold until 2022. Please check the website or Ph Trish 022 036 6768 or email for info

Omokoroa Market
Settlers Hall 9am-12pmChristmas shopping galore Handcrafted locally made gifts plus more. Orange restrictions apply. E-mail:

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

Petanque Tauranga BOP Association
Club days Sat, Tues & Thurs at Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui. French game played with Kiwi flair, boules available. Ph John 022 075 4251 for playing times.

Santa's Christmas Grotto
A magical Christmas journey. Be wowed by Christmas displays and take a photo with Santa. The Arts Junction, 36 Main Rd, Katikati. 07 549 1658

Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Meet last Saturday of the month February to November at Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West 1pm. Learn to care for fuchsia plants

Tauranga Open Woodworking Group
2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 6:30pm. 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 10am at Workshop 3 Cherokee Place, Mt Maunganui.

Te Puke Scottish Society
Christmas Dance 7-10:30pm at Memorial Hall, Jellicoe Street, Te Puke. Entry $7. Great music, Christmas supper, raffles. Everyone welcome. Ph Valerie 573 7093

Western Bay Museum Tour
Make your museum experience come alive with a fascinating guided tour. 12noon. WBOP residents FREE. Adult $5/GC $4. 32 Main Rd, Katikati. 07 549 0651

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