SunLive – What’s New – Oropi Market, Art, Underwater Hockey


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 beautiful day with light winds and sea breezes.

It’s a single layer day with a predicted high of 25 degrees and a low of 14 degrees overnight. High tide is at 1:33 p.m. and low tide at 7:44 p.m. Sunset is at 8:17 p.m.

What’s new today ?

The Sunday market of Oropy holds its last market of the year today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial of Oropy, just 13 minutes drive from Greerton. You won’t want to miss the Oropi Sunday Market – with an impressive range of stalls, coffee, breakfast or lunch, honey, jewelry, candles, arts and crafts and much Moreover.

The Papamoa Lions Club organizes its Papamoa Lions market in the Gordon Spratt reserve from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come buy fresh produce, bargains and food.

The popular annual Athens Homestead Christmas Fair takes place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, click here

The Parafed BOP Christmas Picnic is organized for Parafed members at Memorial Park, next to the playground. This is a bring-along picnic for your family and friends, complete with soft drinks and activities for the kids.

Parent to Parent (Coastal BOP) are also having their annual Christmas party today for families and whānau living with disabilities and health problems. Come and swim in a heated swimming pool, chat with Santa Claus and meet up with the family. Please bring a plate for a delicious shared picnic. More information click here

At 5 pm, it’s time for the Tauranga “Have a go” underwater hockey session in Baywave. The first one three sessions are free, just pay for entry to the pool and tell the administrative staff that you are there for underwater hockey. All equipment is provided, but please snorkel if possible.

Meet at the Barrel room at 7 p.m. for an evening of jazzy and blues tunes with the John Key Trio with singer Carol Storey and bassist Max Stowers.

Painting by Doreen McNeill. Photo: Supplied.

There is a double exhibition at the historic village of Tauranga with the Doreen McNeill exhibition until December 22 and the 113 annual group exhibition until December 20. Both galleries are open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, see here

Pepi Toot Beach Express.

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

Today is the last day to visit an exhibition by Christie Cramer titled “In the Balance” at the Imprint Gallery in the historic village of Tauranga. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more events, visit My Tauranga.

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

The Maison de la Mission in Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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Tauranga Art Gallery in Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Stroll through the Tauranga Art Gallery and see the many exhibits on display there this week. The gallery, at 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 walking tour of 20 public works of art in downtown Tauranga. For more information, click here

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum in Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Have you ever been to the Lion and Defense 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 records and displays of uniforms, medals and equipment. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. For more information, click here

The incubator. Photo: Supplied.

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

What else today?

Croquet
Sun, Tuesday and Friday, 12:45 pm to 1:00 pm, at Tauranga Estate, Cameron Rd. Beginners are welcome. Phone. Stone 571 0633


Golf Croquet
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am departure. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Nev 5755121


Walks on Maori history
Learn about our popular Mori hkoi story which tells the tales of the Mori settlement of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty Coast. Book here: https://www.traveled.co.nz/upcoming-experiences


Oropi Sunday Market
Rain or shine, the market is set in the vibrant Oropi Memorial Hall, where you can comfortably browse the incredible array of stalls. 9 am-1pm


Papamoa Farmer’s Market
58 Ashley Place, Papamoa 8:30 am-12pm. Live music, food trucks, vegetables, coffee, seedlings, playground, fresh meat and seafood


Career selling plants
Te Puna Quarry Park. Plants, garden tools, coffee cart and more. Free entry. Please bring money for the stands as well as bags


Public range day
NZDA public range day – The last Sunday of each month. 300 m shooting range at TECT park, open from 9 a.m. to approx. 3 p.m. $ 20 / shooter


Quarry yard factory sale
10 am-1pm, Te Puna Quarry Park. Plants, Christmas trees, cafes, defibrillator demonstrations. Bring money. Plant donations are welcome. [email protected]


Radio controlled yacht models
Sundays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pond behind 22 Montego Drive Papamoa, cruising “Electron” radio controlled yachts for fun. Beginner adults welcome. Graham 572 5419


Swingers, 16th Avenue Theater

Ralph, Archie and George have been golf buddies for years. Their wives want to spice up their lives. Book @iTicket Nov 26-Dec 11



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