What‘s on? Cricket, live music and markets

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

Happy New Year SunLive readers and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService are forecasting a fine day today with North Easterly breezes.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 26 degrees, and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Low tide is at 1:19pm and high tide at 7:31pm. Sunset is at 8.40pm. 

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

What’s on today?

The Black Caps face off with Bangladesh’s Tigers at the Bay Oval today, on day two 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.

And what a day for it, start your New Year on the lush green banks of Bay Oval, as our World Test Champions, the Blackcaps, take on Bangladesh’s Tigers.

Soak’n Sounds Sundays is also taking place tonight from 7pm at the Mount Maunganui Hot pools, where everyone is welcome to soak and listen to live music from right under Mauao.

The Soul Markets are on until 2pm at Simpson Reserve Papamoa today. The monthly market which launched November 14 2021 uniquely offers products, services and information from local stallholders that consider sustainability in their business practices. 

Browse through zero-waste swimwear, sustainable house plants and flowers, aromatherapy products, handcrafted jewellery, furniture, and more! Come on down and soak up the sunshine, support the local vendors and enjoy some live music. 

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.

Deckchair Summer Sessions will begin today at 2:30pm which will include a bar and dj right alongside Mount Maunganui’s main beach. 

What else is on today? 

Art on the Strand

Original art for sale. Weather permitting. The Strand, Tauranga. 9am-4pm. Tauranga Society of Artists

Golf Croquet

Sun, Tues & Thurs at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 9:15 for 9:30am start. New players & visitors welcome. Ph Nev 5755121

Golf Croquet

Sun, Tues, & Thurs at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 8.30am for 9am start. New players & visitors welcome. Ph Nev 07 575 5121

Papamoa Hills History Walk

Stories of Maori settlement along the coastline from Tauranga harbour to Whakatne. Amazing views and gripping krero. Book here


Warm welcome to share your spiritual journey with group of friendly people. Tea, coffee, thoughtful conversation, silence and companionship. 10am-12noon. Cnr Cameron and Elizabeth. Ph 543 3101

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