SunLive – What’s on – sailing, bricks and Fijian celebration

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

The weather forecast is partly cloudy with a few showers possible from late afternoon, and northwesterlies.

It’s a two-layer clothing day with an expected high of 21 degrees, and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Low tide is at 1.44pm and high tide is at 8pm. Sunset is at 7.31pm.

What’s on today?

Have a go at sailing today from 12.15pm at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at Sulphur Point. For more information click here

Bricks of Plenty Brick Show at Welcome Bay School today. Photo: John Borren.

Head along to Welcome Bay School for the Bricks of Plenty Brick Show event. There will be amazing collections and builds on display, LEGO for sale, raffles, bake sale, sausage sizzle, plant sale, brick pits – plenty galore! Tickets cost $5 per person with tamariki 3 and under free. EFTPOS and cash available. Street parking is available with additional parking on the field, with access via Esmeralda Street.

The Bay of Plenty Fijians Community are celebrating Fiji Language Week and Fiji Independence Day in Te Puke today with a community sports and family fun day starting at 9am at Te Puke Sports Club, 65 Atuaroa Ave. At the end of the day at 3pm they are having some cakes and kava ceremony and talking about the story of Fiji independence and their journey here to the Bay of Plenty.

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.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

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

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

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

What else is on today?

Bay Singles Social Group

Join a bunch of over 50’s young singles.Weekend dinners, pot lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! Ph Delia 027 284 8762, Andrea 021 133 0313


Tauranga BOP Club Tawa St. Social + competitive play. Boules available. New players welcome. Phone Ray – 027 756 3565 – for times, further details.

Creative Writing Workshop

Tauranga Christian Writers invite you to join us on Election Day, 14th October 1.30-4.30pm Door opens at 1pm for registration RSVP Elaine Dixon Ph 021-157-1258 or email

Grow On Katikati Shed

Collect vegetable seedlings for your garden (small donation if not a member). Open 9.30-10.30am beside Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road.

Repair Cafe Tauranga

Volunteers come together and fix objects destined for landfill for free. @basestation Durham street, Tauranga. Last Saturday of every month 9.30-11.30am. Free ticket at

St Stephens Jigsaw Library

Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Hire for 2 weeks a variety of 600 puzzles. Please wear a mask. Cnr of Brookfield and Highmore Terrace.

Taijiquan and Qigong

Sat & Wed 9:00 a.m. free Taiji / Qigong group. Kulim Park on beach by big rock. All welcome. Ph Petro 021 751 665

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Indoor Bowls 14 Norris Street. (behind Pak’n’Save) Come and give it ago. Start 1.45 pm. 1st time free Ph Carol 002 639 2411

Tauranga Social Dance Club

Sequence Dance Sat 14th Oct. 7pm Wesley Methodist Church Hall 100/13th Ave Good music and programme Come join us ph Jan 5763455


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