What’s on? Cricket, markets and a carnival

The Black Caps take on Bangladesh’s Tigers at the Bay Oval today. File image/SunLive.

Happy New Year SunLive readers 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 fine day that will be significantly hot during the afternoon with light winds and sea breezes.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 30 degrees, and an overnight low of 18 degrees. Low tide is at 12.19pm and high tide at 6.31pm. Sunset is at 8.40pm. 

Because of the significant heat today Metservice is advising people to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and avoid extreme physical exertion.

Remember to slip, slop, slap and wrap today if you’re heading out and about to enjoy the first day of 2022.

What’s on today?

The Black Caps face off with Bangladesh’s Tigers at the Bay Oval today, on day one of the five day cricket test.

The match starts at 11am and is one of three matches the World Test Champion Black Caps will play in their title defence.

As well as watching exceptional international cricket there will be chilled vibes, a chance to dress up or bring the whole family meaning there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.

The Little Big Markets have a range of stallholders to check out. File image/SunLive.

The Little Big Markets are on until 2pm at Coronation Park. With a range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse. There'll be live music and lots of activities to entertain the little ones.

The Tauranga Summer Carnival is on at Memorial Park at 6pm. There will be more family fun than ever before with more rides and more carnival games for everyone to enjoy.

What else is on today? 

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

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.

LOL Laughter Te Puke

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

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.

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

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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