SunLive – Calendar – festival, garage sale, markets

Hello and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa armadillo, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService is forecasting a partly cloudy day with easterly winds.

It’s a one-layer day with a forecast high of 25 degrees and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Low tide is at 12:20 p.m. and high tide at 6:26 p.m. Sunset is at 8:39 p.m.

What is it today?

The VW ride around historic Tauranga Village at Tauranga Fringe today. Photo: provided.

The Tauranga Fringe Festival is taking place today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tauranga Historic Village. The public will be able to visit the workshops of the artists installed in the village, and stay there for a whole day of entertainment, music and markets. As part of the traffic light system, Covid-19 vaccination certificates will be checked upon entry. Admission to the event for all dates is $10 and those under 14 can attend for free.

Shirley and Keith Carter. Photo: John Borren.

The Tauranga South Community Patrol Car Boot Sale and Sausage Sizzle takes place this morning at Tauranga Racecourse from 6.30am to noon. A single site is $5 and a dual site is $10. For more information, click here

Welcome Bay Farmers Market. Photo: supplied.

The Welcome Bay Farmers Market is open today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faith Bible College, 749 Welcome Bay Rd. For more information, click here

Pepi Toot Beach Express.

Pepi Toot is out today at Mount Maunganui. Departing from outside the Spongedrop Cafe in Salisbury Ave, the train offers local views of both beaches as well as Mount Mainstreet. Pepi Toot operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

Elms | Te Papa Tauranga at Mission St is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see the Mission House and gardens. For more information, click here

The mission house in Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.


Tauranga Art Gallery at Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Wander through the Tauranga Art Gallery and check out the many exhibits on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Do you like public art? The CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free downloadable walking tour of 20 public artworks in downtown Tauranga. 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 ever been to the Lion and Tusk Museum? It is open today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come see a massive display of RHodesian military history files and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, click here

The Incubator. Photo: provided.

At the Creative Hub incubator in the historic village of Tauranga, numerous exhibitions, workshops and events take place daily. For more information, click here. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What else is playing today?

Associative croquet
Saturday, Monday and Wednesday at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 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 the early believers. All welcome. Otumoetai Primary at 10 a.m. or FaceBook Live at 11 a.m. Joel 02 176 8043 [email protected]

Sale of car boots
Gate 4 Tauranga Racecourse 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton. Installation time: from 7 a.m. Price for single site $5 double site $10. Shirley 577 1116 / 027 414 6040 email [email protected]

Greerton Hall Market
Second and last Saturday of each month. 8h-12h. Indoor/outdoor stalls. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments in the kitchen. Phone/txt for the site. Tricia 07 543 1487 or 027 908 2952,

Impermanence Exhibition + Fringe Show (15th)
The Peoples Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) hosts The Good Sheet Collective. Life, death and renewal. 10am-2pm [email protected]

Brookfield Puzzle Library
Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rental: 500p 50c, 1000p $1. Choose from a variety of 500 puzzles. Please wear a mask, bring a vaccine pass. Brookfield, off Highmore Terrace

LOL wellness laugh
Looking for a suitable outdoor space. Will resume as soon as possible. Please check or Ph Trish 022 036 6768 for updates. [email protected]

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Departure 1:30 p.m. Bellevue Park Windsor Road (adjacent to the pool). New players and visitors welcome. Ph Victor 027 577 1818 h/h

Association Petanque Tauranga BOP
Club days Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday at Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui. French game played with Kiwi flair, boules available. Ph John 022 075 4251 for game times.

Taijiquan and Qigong
Saturday and Wednesday 7 a.m. Free Taiji/Qigong group. Kulim Park on the beach opposite the new playground. All welcome. Telephone Petro 021 751 665

Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Meet the last Saturday of the month from February to November at the Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West at 1pm. Learn how to take care of fuchsias

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

West Bay Museum Tour
Bring your museum experience to life with a fascinating guided tour. 12 hours. FREE WBOP Residents. Adult $5/GC $4. 32 Main Road, Katikati. 07 549 0651

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