Good morning SunLive readers, happy Saturday and better yet - happy long weekend!
Even better news weather-wise is that it's looking like the good shine and the good times are holding up for us all weekend. MetService has forecasted highs in the 20s right through until Tuesday, with fine sunny weather expected and light winds.
It's the perfect time to get out and enjoy the sunshine; whether that's hiking, fishing, a picnic or even just some sunbathing in the back yard.
If you're up for a little more excitement then why not head out to Te Puke, which is hosting its first ever Sikh Parade.
Around 800 Sikhs from throughout the North Island are expected to attend the parade, which leaves from the Gurudwara temple on No 3 Road at 11am before making its way along Jellicoe Street to Jubilee Park.
Traditional music and a display of kirpan (the sword or small dagger carried by Sikhs) will be on show for the public before the parade loops back around to the temple for a shared meal.
The parade will be similar to the one the Tauranga Sikh community enjoys each January, with participants wearing colourful traditional dress.
Head along, learn something new and have some fun.
From 10am, a walk is also being hosted as a fight for freedom.
Thousands of people will join the annual ‘Walk for Freedom’ – to raise awareness of, and funds to fight, the $150 billion industry that is human trafficking. Banks Reserve, Banks Avenue is the launch point for Mount Maunganui’s ‘Walk for Freedom.’
The 3km walk is to raise awareness about modern day slavery and also fundraise for A21, an organisation that works on the front line to rescue, rehabilitate and prevent human trafficking.
Participating in the walk costs nothing more than two hours of your time and all are welcome.
And if you're still looking for things to do, then be sure to check out our What's on Listings below
8th Multicultural Night
Experience the music/song/dance/food of the cultures in our community, with free dinner! Hosted by Lifechurch Tauranga, 934 Cameron Rd next door to TGC. Starts 5:30pm
Te Puke Art Society. All exciting new art including pottery by Tokoroa potters. Commerce Lane Te Puke. 10am-4pm
Art Exhibition. Victoria Hall, SH2, Waikino. 10am-4pm. Gold coin donation. Paintings, photography, craft, sculpture, Armistice Day. Art work for sale. Community hall fundraiser.
Bay Network Singles Club
50 Plus. Great people & awesome outings. Must have a sense of humor. Ph Jonathan 572 2091 or Maureen 021 112 3307
Beauty For Ashes Day
Christian Women’s Event, Lighthouse Church 260 Welcome Bay Rd. 9:45am-3pm. Door donation. Shared lunch.
Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Family Life with believers who meet & worship as Yeshua (Jesus) & all the early believers did. Shalom.10am Otumoetai Primary. www.BethEl.org.nz. Joel 021 768 043
Calling Lada Car owners
The Russian festival organisers are keen to have any Russian built Lada cars on display. Interested? 021 781 968
CAP Money Course Free
Commencing Thurs 7th Nov 7:30pm at Golden Sands Baptist Church Papamoa for 3 sessions. Bookings email@example.com, 027 631 8524. Learn to manage money well.
Car Boot Sale Papamoa
7:30am-11am Community Church 30 Evans Road. Real Coffee, muffins, car wash. $5 a site. Ph John 021 0271 0140
Tauranga South Community Patrol Carboot Sale Greerton Village School 151 Greerton Rd Greerton. Single site $5, double $10. Ph Shirley 577 1116, 027 414 6040
Gate Pa Junior Tennis
Club days/times: Sat 9am: 5-7 yrs, 10am: 8-10 yrs Thurs- 4.30pm: Intermediate ages, 6pm: College ages. New members welcome. Racquets are available. Enquiries: Turu 022 031 7568
Jaguar Car Show
Nov 10th 10am-1pm Masonic Park, The Strand (opposite Visitor Information Centre), Tauranga. Large display of classic & modern Jaguars. Open to the public. Free.
Jigsaw Puzzle Library
St Stephens invites you to join their library. Open 10-12 at Highmore Pl. Over 150 puzzles to choose from. Children’s to 1000 pieces.
Menz Shed Te Puke
86B No.3 Rd Te Puke. Come & join us at our shed Mon, Wed, Fri at 9am. Ph 573 8655 or 573 5971
Mount Maunganui Toy Library
Rent toys, keep your kids entertained. Find us on Facebook. 22 MacDonald St, Wed 9:30-12, Fri 11:30-2, Sat 9:30-12
Mount Music Club
2nd Sat in month. Mostly country. Good backing band. Mount Old Folks Hall, Midway, Mount
Open meeting every Saturday 7:30-8:30pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. For more info, call 0800 NA TODAY
Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start time 1:30pm. Bellevue Park, Windsor Road (next to Swimming Pool Complex). New players & visitors welcome. Ph Fred 544 5088
Petanque Tga/BOP Club, Tues & Sat at Club Mt Maunganui 12:50pm start, All welcome to try a new sport Equip available. All coaching given. Ph Jo Ann 578 3606
Pukete Pioneers Marching Club
Reunion NZ Labour Weekend 2019. We are looking for ex-marchers, club members/families connected with Pukete Pioneers Marching Teams between 1982-1990. Contact Kath on J.K.firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Cross Volunteers
Looking for something professional & to support your community while gaining retail skills for 4hrs? Enquire today at Red Cross Shop Cameron Rd, ph 578 2683
Taoist Tai Chi -Tauranga
Beginners Class 8:30-10am at 15 Koromiko St, Judea. All welcome to join in at any time. Memberships from $19 monthly. Great for stress, balance, flexibility. Ph 578 6193
Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Meets last Saturday of month 1:30pm Tauranga Art Craft Centre Elizabeth St West. Fuchsia Growing Workshops Social time. Ph Pat 579 1655 Noeleen 578 4643
Te Puke Scottish Society
Monthly dance, Te Puke War Memorial Hall, 7:30-11pm. Live band, great company, lovely supper. Join us for a lovely evening. Valerie 573 7093
Te Puke Toy Library
Tues-Thurs 9-1pm, Fri/Sat 10-12pm Borrow Toys, have a play, Playgroup on Friday as well as Brick Kids during term 3:30pm. 7 Stock Rd. Ph 027 263 9309
30s-50s age group of males & females that meet up to dine out or participate in different events & activities. Ph 022 012 0376
Water Treatment Plant Open Days
Ever wondered how drinking water is treated, or what happens to your wastewater? Fri 26th & Sat 27th Oropi water treatment plant & Chapel St wastewater treatment plant are open to all! Go to www.tauranga.govt.nz/plant-opendays for tour times & info.