SunLive – What’s New – community day, board commentary and art

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

MetService is forecasting a partly cloudy day with a few showers in the morning and evening, and northeasterly winds from late morning.

It’s a one-layer day with a forecast high of 24 degrees and an overnight low of 18 degrees. High tide is at 10:10 a.m. and low tide at 4:16 p.m. Sunset is at 8:09 p.m.

What is it today?

Mount Drury Playground. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

A Tauranga City Council Community Open Day is being held at Mount Drury Reserve – Hopukiore Playground today from 10am-2pm. This open day examines how the council can best create a network of highly accessible and inclusive public spaces. This will provide greater choice for members of our community with disabilities, tāngata whaikaha and those with access needs, and visitors to Tauranga, where to go and what to do, making our public spaces more inclusive and benefiting everyone.

Tauranga Racecourse. Photo: SunLive.

There is a Tauranga City Council community feedback session today on the future land use of the Tauranga Racecourse Reserve. There are seven draft options to consider. Today is the last session, which will be held at Greerton Hall from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Frocks on Bikes Tauranga ride has been rescheduled to Saturday 26th February due to rain. For more information see the Frocks on Bikes Tauranga Facebook page

Shirley and Keith Carter. Photo: John Borren.

The Tauranga South Community Patrol car boot sale and sausage sizzle was canceled this morning at Tauranga Racecourse, due to rain. The garage sale generally takes place on the third Saturday of each month from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A single site is $5 and a dual site is $10. For more information, click here

Vaccination clinics are open on Saturday and Sunday.

Drive-through and pop-up vaccination clinics in Bay of Plenty this weekend are:

Tauranga Covid-19 vaccination events:

Drive-thru at Trustpower Baypark, Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

Saturday February 19, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pop-up Clinic at Fraser Cover Shopping Centre, Fraser Street, Tauranga South

Sunday February 20, 10am-3pm.

Kawerau Covid-19 Vaccination Events:

Drive-thru at Ron Hardie Leisure Centre, Onslow Street, Kawerau

Saturday February 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Welcome Bay Farmers Market. Photo: provided.

The Welcome Bay Farmers Market is open today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faith Bible College, 749 Welcome Bay Rd. For more information, click here

Pepi Toot Beach Express.

Pepi Toot is out today at Mount Maunganui. Departing from outside the Spongedrop Cafe in Salisbury Ave, the train offers local views of both beaches as well as Mount Mainstreet. Pepi Toot operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

Elms | Te Papa Tauranga at Mission St is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see the Mission House and gardens. For more information, click here

The mission house in Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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Tauranga Art Gallery at Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Wander through the Tauranga Art Gallery and check out the many exhibits on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Do you like public art? The CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free downloadable walking tour of 20 public artworks in downtown Tauranga. 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 ever been to the Lion and Tusk Museum? It is open today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come see a massive display of RHodesian military history files and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, click here

The Incubator. Photo: provided.

At the Creative Hub incubator in the historic village of Tauranga, numerous exhibitions, workshops and events take place daily. For more information, click here. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Robbie Laven and Mike Garner. Photo: provided.

At 7 p.m. in the Barrel Room, Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner will perform a show of acoustic blues, ragtime and Americana, with acoustic guitars, resonators, mandolin, fiddle, lap steel and washboard. For more information, please click here

What else is playing today?

Accessible Access Point Community Days
Have your say on creating accessible and inclusive public spaces in Tauranga on two Community Days: February 16 and February 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Drury Reserve, Hopukiore. www.tauranga.govt.nz/accessiblehotspots


Associative Croquet
Saturday, Monday and Wednesday at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 07 574 9232


Bay Singles Social Group
Join a group of young single people over 50. Weekend dinners, potlucks, occasional outings. To try! Telephone Delia 027 284 8762 Andrea 021 133 0313


Free community dinner on Saturday
Under the Stars offers dinner every Saturday for our homeless and hungry guests. 45 Cliff Rd, near the Rose Garden. Take-out only for the moment, 5-6 p.m.


Greerton Hall Market
Last Saturday of each month. 8h-12h. Indoor/outdoor stalls. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments in the kitchen. Ph/txt for the site. Tricia 07 543 1487/ 027 908 2952 www facebook.com/greertonhallmarket


Brookfield Puzzle Library
Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rental: 500p 50c, 1000p $1. Choose from a variety of 500 puzzles. Please wear a mask, bring a vaccine pass. Brookfield, off Highmore Terrace


LOL wellness laugh
Looking for a suitable outdoor space. Will resume as soon as possible. Please check www.lollaughterwellness.weebly.com or Ph Trish 022 036 6768 for updates. [email protected]


Out of the shadows
The Incubator Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes Skye Carson-Wilson. A series of colorful paintings inspired by photography and celebrating the female form. From February 18 to March 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. [email protected]


Association Petanque Tauranga BOP
Club days Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. Tawa Street, Mount Maunganui. French game played with Kiwi flair, boules available. Ph John 022 075 4251 for game times.


Taijiquan and Qigong
Saturday and Wednesday 7 a.m. Free Taiji/Qigong group. Kulim Park on the beach opposite the new playground. All welcome. Telephone Petro 021 751 665


Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Meet the last Saturday of the month from February to November at the Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West at 1pm. Learn how to take care of fuchsias


**All listings are subject to change due to COVID, contact the organizers directly. **

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