What’s On? Hockey & Theatre

New Zealand have had to settle for a third place playoff after losing to India. Photo: www.photosport.com.

Good morning, you SunLive readers looking for things to do.

Sunday is always the neglected half of the weekend – everything seems to happen on a Saturday.

However, there’s a couple of events happening today, with something to satisfy both the sporty types and the arty types.

Weather-wise, MetService has Tauranga down for fine spells with a chance of showers (let’s hope that’s a snowball’s chance). The high is forecast to be 26 degrees, with another restless sleep coming at 20 degrees overnight.

This afternoon the final games of the Tauranga leg of the University of Waikato Four Nations hockey tournament will take place at Blake Park. After a 3-1 defeat to India earlier on, the New Zealand Black Sticks will have to settle for a third place playoff against Japan at 12pm, before India and Belgium face off in the final at 2pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for pensioners/students, and $5 for children. If you can’t make it along, both tests will be streamed live and then available on demand through the Black Sticks Facebook page.

This evening Summer Shakespeare Tauranga’s season of The Taming of the Shrew also continues at the Historic Village. The play promises plenty of laughs as the bombastic Petruchio attempts to ‘tame’ and marry the shrewish Katherine, thus freeing her younger sister Bianca to marry her pick of many suitors.

The outdoor show plays under the stars from 7.30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, available here.

As the event is weather-dependent, it might pay to keep an eye on the Summer Shakespeare Facebook page for any cancellations due to rain.

Elsewhere, The Wizard of Oz continues this week at Tauranga Musical Theatre, although today’s matinee is sold out. The final show of 16th Ave Theatre’s Jack and the Beanstalk is also sold out this afternoon – you’ve got to be in quick to catch Tauranga’s many quality productions.

For more of What’s On, check out today’s other listings below:

WHAT’S ON – Sunday, January 21:

A More Meaningful Life

How to achieve your new year’s resolutions. Backbenches room, Grindz Cafe, 50 First Avenue. 12pm Coffee & chat. 12:30-2:30. Watch video followed by discussion.

BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC Athenree Homestead

& Refreshment Rooms in the old Athenree Station open 12-3pm. 360 Athenree Road, Athenree. More info on website www.athenreehomestead.org.nz

Computer Club (TGA) Inc.

Meets at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West, on last Sun of the month, from 9:30am-12:30pm. More info Ph 571 4941

Computer Help for Individuals

Need help to use your computer, iPad, tablet, eReader, phone or other device. Contact the Library to book a lesson with one of our tutors. Phone 577 7177

Corkers Toastmasters

Promoting Communication & Leadership meets 3rd Sunday of month commencing 2pm Zone Cafe - upstairs 2/5B Owens Place Mount Maunganui. Inquiries Chrissy 027 296 7939

Maketu Market

3rd & 5th Sundays 7am-12pm at Maketu Village Green. Ph Pat 533 2687 or Fennis 0274 282 862

NZDA BOP Range Day

NZDA BOP branch run public open days last Sunday each month at their 300m range in TECT All Terrain Park. 9am-3pm $20 bring firearms licence.

Papamoa Outdoor Bowls

All welcome to our Roll Up’s. Sun & Wed. Register at 12:30, commences 1pm. Come & experience OUTDOOR BOWLS Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ph 574 0177 anytime.

Psychics, Healers and Mediums

The Psychic Cafe - Spiritual & Healing Centre. Door fee $10, then everything FREE. Greerton Community Hall, 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. start 7pm. www.psychiccafe.nz

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Sundays 1:30pm & Thursdays 5:30pm, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Sport BOP Bike Month

From group rides and bike maintenance to mountain biking, there’s something for everyone in our Bike Month calendars. Plus prizes to be won! www.sportbop.co.nz/bike-month

Tauranga Rotary Easter Booksale

Please donate books, records, Cds, Dvds, Jigsaws & Sheet music for next Rotary Charity Book sale. Ph Anne 543 5350 or Ross 544 0817

Te Puke Country Music Club

Sunday 21st at 1pm at Te Puke Citizens & RSA Club. All welcome. Ph Gayle 573 8255


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