What’s On? Home Show & bombs

The annual Tauranga Home Show at ASB Baypark Arena and Tauranga's first official bomb competition during the official opening of the waterfront Tidal Stairs on The Strand are two of a number of awesome events taking place today. File Photos.

Morena and good morning Sunners, welcome to Saturday and the start of what should be a fantastic weekend.

With MetService forecasting plenty of sun today, the weather's looking perfect for the annual Tauranga Home Show at ASB Baypark Arena in Mount Maunganui, and Tauranga's first official bomb competition during the official opening of the waterfront Tidal Stairs on The Strand.

Are you currently building or renovating and are looking for some inspiration? Well, the annual Tauranga Home Show is the perfect place to start!

Organiser Dana McCurdy says the expanding population in Tauranga has led to a housing boom, bringing about a frenzy of new builds and subdivisions which has overflowed into outlying areas. 

The resulting progress in roading and infrastructure, combined with our beautiful surroundings, means the Bay of Plenty is one of the most highly sought-after, progressive places to live in New Zealand. 

“We have brought together some of the most experienced vendors in the area, offering home and land packages and custom builds in every option you can think of to help you become a part of these exciting developments,” says Dana.

If you're looking to modernise your existing home, it can be hard to know where to start.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to browse and compare a range of suppliers all under one roof.

The Tauranga Home Show is on at ASB Baypark Arena today from 10am-5pm. Entry costs $10 for adults, and free for children 13 and under. For more information, visit taurangahomeshow.co.nz

Tauranga's first official bomb competition will make a huge splash during the official celebrations marking the opening of the waterfront tidal stairs today.

Kicking off at 12pm, competitors will show off their best manus, staples, roll bombs, coffins and Mangeres all for the chance to win awesome prizes and to take the title of Tauranga's first and best bomber.

To compete entrants need good swimming skills, and to get extra points, a great costume. Surf Lifesaving will be on site and educate about safe swimming on the day.

Other entertainment lined up for the family-friendly, free event being hosted by the Tauranga City Council includes street food, and live music from  Auckland based Afro-beat band Ijebu Pleasure Club at the Edgewater Fan on the waterfront.

The Official Opening of The Tidal Stairs is on down at the waterfront on The Strand in the Tauranga CBD from 12-5pm. For more information, visit taurangastreetartfestival.nz

These are just two of a number of awesome events taking place today, to discover more check out SunLive's full What's On listing below:

WHAT'S ON – Saturday, May 6:

Caravan & Motorhome Owners

Interested in joining like minded people & attend weekend rallies? Neal 576 9031

Come Dance with Us

Tauranga Social Dance Club, sequence & old time dancing, 1st Saturday monthly at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Great music & supper. Entry $7. Gary 543 0051

Fair

St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd 8am. Bargains galore, sausage sizzle etc.

Friendship Force International

Friendship & Home Hosting exchanges with other clubs worldwide. Barbara 574 5711 or email: regclothier@gmail.com www.thefriendshipforce.org

LOL Laughter Wellness

Have a laugh in the winter timeslot at Arataki Community Centre, Mount 11-11.45am. $3 door. Trish 022 036 6768 email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

Messianic Meetings

Every Sat at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am. Seek to unite together in our walk to put truth into action on a daily basis. 544 7424 or 0210 226 3515

Merivale Monthly Market Day

Have a free stand to sell your stuff in Merivale. First Sat every month outside the CHIRP “Redezine' store, 5 Merivale Rd 8-11am. Judy 022 681 9867

Narcotics Anonymous Open Meetings

Sat 7.30-8.30pm & every Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Mon 7-8pm & Fri 7.30-8.30pm, Hillier Centre. 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. Women's Meeting every Tues 10.30-11.30am Downstairs Hall, Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. 0800 NA TODAY

Papamoa Healing Centre

Papamoa Library, 15 Gravatt Rd. Mini Expo Healers Night. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Entry $15 inc free raffle & supper. 022 0670 467

Petanque @ Club Mt Maunganui

Sat 1pm. Equip available, all levels welcome. Arnold 544 5598

Sabbath Service

Every Sat 10.30am Bible discussion adults & children. 11.45am share blessings/singing/sermon Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. 576 0435 or 021 0778 214

Shimmy Mob

Dancing to celebrate World Belly Dance Day & raise funds for Tauranga Moana Women's Refuge. May 13 on the Strand near the new tidal steps 2.15pm & at Dance O'Mat, the Strand 2.30pm.

Speedway - Mega Event

Jam packed racing program. See your favourite class & drivers amongst all the action. ASB Baypark Stadium 6.30 - 10pm. Adults $25 Children $10.

Tauranga Home Show

May 6 & 7 at ASB Arena Baypark 10am - 5pm daily. $10 adults, children 13 & under free. www.taurangahomeshow.co.nz

To place a listing on SunLive's ‘What's On?' page email Julie: julie@thesun.co.nz



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