What’s On? Moto Trials & Football

The second day of Moto Trials is taking place at Maddix Park from 9.30am. Photo: Tracy Hardy.

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to your Sunday.

Today we've got a couple of great sporting events looking for spectators, so if you feel like braving the chill, pack a windbreaker and check them out.

First up we've got the second day of the North Island Moto Trials Championship rounds being held at Maddix Park, Ohauiti.

Trials coordinator Francis Sydenham says the event shifts around the main centres, and involves riders from as far away as Wellington and Auckland.

“We're expecting 35-40 riders, across all age groups,” says Francis. “The oldest would probably be in their 60s, while the youngest is 13.”

“It's an opportunity to gain points in the North Island series. At the end of the year, the rider who has the most points will be the winner for the North Island.”

Action starts at 9.30am, with spectators welcome, so long as they leave the dogs at home.

At Links Ave Reserve there's a couple of football matches, as Tauranga City United take on North Shore United. The Tauranga lads will be hoping to make a comeback after some recent unsatisfactory games, so they're sure to put on a good show. Kick off for the reserves is at 12.30pm, while the first teams will clash at 3pm, 130 Links Ave.

Find out what else is on below:

WHAT'S ON – Sunday, May 7:

A Course in Miracles

Discover your life purpose with love & compassion in the Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 1st Ave. 12.30: coffee & chat. 1pm: Watch a video + discussion. Trans denominational. Free.

Athenree Homestead

Open 1-3pm.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. “Trusting in step with Jesus.” Preacher: Pastor Lincoln Forlong. www.bbf.net.nz

Bethlehem Lions Market

Held 1st & 3rd Sun of month at Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 8am - 12pm. Stallholders - booking a carpark site is essential. Email Alf hvm@lionsclubs.org.nz

Bible Seminars

Every Sun at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “the Book of Jonah - can you run away from God?” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

BOP Model Powerboat Club Race Day

RC Powerboat racing at Taurikura Drive, Lakes Industrial area, opp Marsh Transport 10am - 3pm. Peter 021 190 1899

Club Mt Maunganui Bingo

1st & 3rd Sunday of month. Good prizes. 575 4886

Croquet

Every Sun, Tues, Fri at Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd 12.45pm. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Discover your Life Purpose

How to achieve what you want using visioning. Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 1st Ave 12.30pm coffee & chat. 1pm: Watch a video & discussion. Free.

For the Birds

Featuring Le Mont Baroque presenting music mainly about birds & birdsong at St Peter's Anglican Church, 15 Victoria Rd , Mt Maunganui 2.30pm.

Katikati Maestros & Divas

‘What a wonderful world' at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Katikati 2pm. $5 entry.

Mothers Day Fun Run

Jennian Homes & Heart Foundation for Women 5km Fun Run Walk. Kulim Park 14th May 8.45. Register online at jennianmothersday.com

Norwegian Constitution Day

May 12 at Althorp Village, Main Building, Cheyne Rd, Pyes Pa 12pm. Come along, meet fellow Norwegians. Bring plate of food & drink. Gold coin donation to ScandinaviaNZ BOP.

Quakers in Tauranga

In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth St/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk. 544 0448 www.quaker.org.nz

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 1.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to sail Electron & similar 3ft long yachts, for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Spiritual Centre Psychic Cafe

The Bay's top Psychics, Healers & spiritualists in a ‘cafe' style environment. Fee of $10 then everything else is free. Greerton Community Hall. Doors open 6.45 for 7pm start. 578 7205 or www.psychiccafe.nz

Tauranga Dollhouse & Miniature Club

Hands on workshop. Second Sunday of the month. 1-4pm. Robyn 544 7236

Tauranga Historical Society

Monthly meeting in hall behind Brain Watkins House, 233 Cameron Rd 2pm. $2 entry. Bring an object connected with your family history to show & talk about.

Tauranga Home Show

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

Tauranga Organ & Keyboard Soc

Carmel Country Estate Social Centre, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti 1.30pm. Listen to, or play the Organ EL900 or the Clavinova 405. June 574 2204

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St, Tauranga. Carolyn Wahanui – Psychic Artist. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm. Raffles & free supper. Members $3, non members $5.



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