What‘s on - fairs, markets, speedway

The annual Waihi Beach Summer Fair is being held today from 10am - 4pm at Wilson Park, Waihi. Photo: Supplied.

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 a fine day with light winds then northerlies from the afternoon.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 25 degrees, and an overnight low of 17 degrees. High tide is at  12.37pm and low tide is at 6.45pm. Sunset is at 8.41pm.

What’s on today?

Welcome Bay Farmers Market. Photo: Supplied.

The Welcome Bay Farmers Market is on today from 9am - 1pm at Faith Bible College, 749 Welcome Bay Rd. For more information click here


Waihi Beach Summer Fair. Photo: Supplied.

The annual Waihi Beach Summer Fair is being held today from 10am - 4pm at Wilson Park, Waihi. This annual event is a summer must-do for all. Fun for the kids, shoppers, browsers, tinkerers, DIYers, holiday makers, foodies and connoisseurs. There will be over 200 stalls, showcasing the stallholders' wares, passions and talents

This event will be spread out and socially distanced to ensure safety for all. Please remember to bring your mask and sign in with the QR code at the gate.  All attending will be required to show their vaccine pass as per the government rules at Orange.

Little Big Market, Coronation Park. Photo: Supplied.

The Little Big Market is on today at Coronation Park, Mount Maunganui, from 9am - 2pm. Come along for a huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse.

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. 

The King of the Bay champs is being held at Baypark Speedway tonight from 6.30pm. For more information click here

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?

A Course In Miracles
Zoom meeting to discuss this life transforming book. Email for more info

Association Croquet
Sat, Mon,& Wed at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, 9.15 for 9.30am start. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 07 574 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

Katikati Moggies Market
Memorial Hall, Main Rd. 9am-12pm. Under new management, come and check us out: food, coffee, crafts plants, music and more.

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.

Taijiquan and Qigong
Sat & Weds 7am. Free Taiji / Qigong group. Kulim Park on beach opposite new playground. All welcome. Ph Petro 021 751 665

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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