What‘s on - festival, carboot sale, markets

Tauranga fringe festival director Ayesha Kee at Tauranga Historic Village where the festival is happening all day Saturday from 10am - 5pm. Photo: John Borren.

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 partly cloudy day with easterlies.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 25 degrees, and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Low tide is at  12.20pm and high tide is at 6.26pm. Sunset is at 8.39pm.

What’s on today?

The VW ride around Tauranga Historic Village at Tauranga Fringe today. Photo: Supplied.

The Tauranga Fringe festival is happening today from 10am to 5pm at Tauranga Historic Village. The public will be able to visit the working studios of artists based in the village, and stay for a whole day of events, music and markets. Under the traffic light system, Covid-19 vaccination certificates will be checked on entry. Entry to the all-date event is $10 and under-14s can attend free of charge.

Shirley and Keith Carter. Photo: John Borren.

Tauranga South Community Patrol car boot sale and sausage sizzle is on this morning at Tauranga racecourse from 6.30am-12noon. A single site is $5 and a double site $10. For more information click here

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

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. 

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?

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

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 Racecourse 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton.Setup time: 7am onwards. Price for single site $5 double site $10. Shirley 577 1116 / 027 414 6040 email

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,

Impermanence Exhibition +Fringe Spectacular(15th)
The Peoples Gallery (Historic Village,Tauranga) welcomes The Good Sheet Collective. Life, death, and renewal. 10am-2pm

Jigsaw Library Brookfield
Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Hire: 500p 50c, 1000p $1. Choose from a variety of 500 puzzles. Please wear mask, bring Vaccine Pass. Brookfield, off Highmore Terrace

LOL Laughter Wellness
Looking for a suitable outdoor venue. Will resume asap. Please check or Ph Trish 022 036 6768 for updates.

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

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

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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