What‘s on - council open day, sport, art

Tauranga has a busy weekend with thousands of visitors coming to participate in or see polo, multisport, a mega garage sale, multiple exhibitions, live theatre, STEM events, and the T20 Black Clash cricket. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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

MetService are forecasting a mainly fine day, with some cloud in the morning and evening, and northearterly breezes.

It’s a one-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 25 degrees, and an overnight low of 18 degrees. High tide is at  11.17am and low tide is at 5.24pm. Sunset is at 8.36pm.

What’s on today?

The Marine Parade Coastal Path project team will be running an open day at the art installation near the Cenotaph on Marine Parade. Photo: Tauranga City Council.

Despite nearby roads being closed due to the Mount's multisport event, Tauranga City Council are inviting the community to join the Marine Parade Coastal Path project team at the open day today from 10am to 3pm at the reserve area between Pacific Avenue and Banks Avenue.

Council say the team will be answering any questions the community has about the project to extend the Marine Parade boardwalk from the Mount Cenotaph to the Oceanbeach Rd roundabout.

The proposed extension of the boardwalk from the Mount Cenotaph to the Oceanbeach Rd roundabout. Image: Tauranga City Council.

Road closures on Saturday due to the Mount Festival of Multisport. Image: Tauranga City Council.

The Mount Festival of Multisport is on today, resulting in many road closures. The Mall (Pilot Bay) will be closed from 6am Friday to 9pm Saturday. Oceanbeach Road and Pāpāmoa Beach Road up to Parton Road will be closed from 4.30am until 1pm. Marine Parade and Adams Avenue will be closed from 4.30am until 5pm. The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (TEL) eastbound lanes between Domain Road and Paengaroa will be closed for the cycle leg of the event from 6am to 1pm on Saturday. Motorists are advised to take the Te Puke Highway as an alternative route.

The 2022 Ruegg Construction BOP Junior Tennis Tournament is on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am - 3pm at the Otumoetai Tennis Club.  Some and support local junior tennis players.

The STEM in the Community – Summer Edition is being held today at 148 Durham Street, Tauranga. There's something for all the family to be involved in. Click here for more information.

The sold-out much anticipated T20 Black Clash is on today at Bay Oval. Gates for the Black Clash open at 4.30pm with the first bowl at 6.30pm and the action expected to conclude around 10.30pm.

Photo: Supplied/Polo in the Bay.

The inaugural Polo in the Bay event will be held at Trustpower Arena from 1pm - 6pm.

Stephanie Brock with the giant caterpillar and barbecue she and husband Ben plan to sell in today's giant community garage sale. Photo: Supplied.

A giant community garage sale is being held in Papamoa from 9am - 1pm, involving over 15 houses in Buttersworth Crescent and Coutts Street. For more information click here

Rehearsal for 12 Angry Men. Photo: Supplied.

At 16th Ave Theatre, the play '12 Angry Men' which opened on Friday night, will be on again this evening, starting at 7.30pm. For more information click here

Welcome Bay Farmers Market. Photo: Supplied.

The Welcome Bay Farmers Market is on today from 9am - 1pm at Faith Bible College, 749 Welcome Bay Rd. For more information click here


One of the paintings from the TAG team exhibition at Tauranga Historic Village. Photo: Supplied.

The TAG team are holding an exhibition at The Peoples' Gallery - Toi ka rere at Tauranga Historic Village. The TAG team is made up of a group of artists that have at some point worked at Tauranga Art Gallery. This is their second group exhibition. Opening hours are 10am - 2pm on weekends and 10am - 3pm on weekdays.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga in Mission St is open from 10am - 4pm. Come and view the Mission House and gardens. For more information click here

The Mission House at The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.


Tauranga Art Gallery in Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Take a walk through Tauranga Art Gallery and view the many exhibitions on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10am - 4pm.

Love public art? CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free to download walking tour of 20 public artworks in Tauranga's city centre. 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 been to the Lion and Tusk Museum yet? It's open today from 10am - 3pm at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come and see a massive display of Rhodesian military history records and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, there are many exhibitions, workshops and events happening daily. For more information click here. Exhibition hours are 10am – 2.30pm.

What else is on today?

12 Angry Men

@ 16th Ave Theatre 21st-29th January. 7.30pm. The criminal trial of a young man accused of murder. Should he be found guilty or sentenced to death. Tickets via iTICKET

Art on the Strand
Original art for sale. Weather permitting. 9am - 4pm. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists

Association Croquet
Sat, Mon,& Wed at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, 9.15 for 9.30am start. 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 early believers. All Welcome. Otumoetai Primary 10am or FaceBook Live 11am. Joel 02 176 8043 info@bethel.org.nz

Greerton Hall Market
Second and last Saturday of each month. 8am-12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments at kitchen. Phone/txt for site. Tricia 07 543 1487 or 027 908 2952, www.facebook.com/greertonhallmarket

Jigsaw Library
Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Everyone must wear a mask. Hire: 500p 50c, 1000p $1. Choose from 500 jigsaw puzzles, landscape, wasgij, children’s. Brookfield, off Highmore Terrace

Jigsaw Library Brookfield
Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Hire: 500p 50c, 1000p $1. Choose from a variety of 500 puzzles. Please wear mask, bring Vaccine Pass. Brookfield, off Highmore Terrace

Leather Earrings Workshop
Join Donna Stobie to make your own leather earrings. No experience required, all materials provided, just bring your banter! See remaker.co.nz/pages/workshops to register

LOL Laughter Wellness
Looking for a suitable outdoor venue. Will resume asap. Please check www.lollaughterwellness.weebly.com or Ph Trish 022 036 6768 for updates. lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start 1:30 pm. Bellevue Park Windsor Road (adjacent to swimming pool). New players and visitors welcome. Ph Victor 027 577 1818 a/hrs

Petanque Tauranga BOP Association
Club days Sat, Tues & Thurs at Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui. French game played with Kiwi flair, boules available. Ph John 022 075 4251 for playing times.

Senior Net Tauranga
Learn new skills - Android /Apple. Smart phone, tablet, laptop, computer. Registration Day - Tues 25th January (10-2pm) Historic Village, 17th Ave. Enquiries: 07 577 1912 email@taurangaseniornet.co.nz

TAGTEAM v2 Group Exhibition
The Peoples Gallery (Historic Village,Tauranga) welcomes TAGTEAM - a group of Artists whose practices are wide and varied. 21st January-14th February, 10am-3pm weekdays, 10am-2pm weekends. info@theincubator.co.nz

Taijiquan and Qigong
Sat & Weds 7am. Free Taiji / Qigong group. Kulim Park on beach opposite new playground. All welcome. Ph Petro 021 751 665

Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Meet last Saturday of the month February to November at Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West 1pm. Learn to care for fuchsia plants

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

Western Bay Museum Tour
Make your museum experience come alive with a fascinating guided tour. 12noon. WBOP residents FREE. Adult $5/GC $4. 32 Main Rd, Katikati. 07 549 0651

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