SunLive – What’s On – food show, concerts, art, museums


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

MetService plans a fine day with southeasterly winds.

It’s a three-layer wear day with a forecast high of 17 degrees and an overnight low of 7 degrees. Low tide is at 1:45 p.m. and high tide at 8:09 p.m. Sunset is at 5:51 p.m.

What is it today?

The Tauranga Food Show takes place at the Trustpower Arena Baypark from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door – adults $15, SuperGold card $10, children 13 and under are $5.

Gates to the Tauranga Estate open at 11am with the Volcanix v Canterbury game at 11.35am and the Steamers v Counties Manukau game at 2.05pm. Photo: Bay of Plenty Rugby.

Foggernauts and Volcanix team up again today for another double header at Tauranga Estate. There will be a free Bunnings Warehouse BBQ throughout the day, as well as the Steamies Food Truck, plus plenty of delicious food and drink options. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Jeremy Hantler of Harmonic Resonators will put on a stellar show to raise money for Boobops. Photo: Bob Tulloch.

The Harmonic Resonators, New Zealand’s show-stopping, heart-warming family band, bring their unique blend of country, Waiata Māori and party music to the Baycourt Theatre. The Resonators join the Boobops, a dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors, to support their participation in the World Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Championships in Karapiro, Hamilton in 2023. The concert takes place today, Sunday August 28, at 6.30pm at the Baycourt Addison Theatre, Tauranga. Take tickets at:

The Brain Watkins House. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

The Brain Watkins House is open every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Located on the corner of Cameron Road and Elizabeth Street, Brain Watkins House is a unique historic Tauranga property built in 1881 by Joseph Brain and occupied by one family for almost 100 years. It’s packed with original content, offering insight into the life of a middle-class European family in the late 19th century.

On display in the Galerie du Peuple – Toi ka rere until September 11 is the Tauranga Girls College Annual Exhibition – Artful Wahine. A series of Tauranga Girls College students present their own original artwork on any subject and in any medium. This exhibition is about participation and the opportunity to exhibit their works in a safe and supportive environment. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends.

For more events, visit My Tauranga.

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

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


Tauranga Art Gallery at Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Walk through Tauranga Art Gallery and discover the many exhibitions presented 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: supplied.

At the Creative Hub incubator in the historic village of Tauranga, numerous exhibitions, workshops and events take place daily. For more information Click here.

What else is playing today?

Artful Wahine-TGC Exhibition

The Peoples Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) hosts the Tauranga Girl’s College for its annual art group exhibition. An exhibition open to students to show original works. August 19-September 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (weekends).

Falun Dafa exercises
Apply ancient wisdom in 2022 with Falun Dafa. Outdoor exercises – welcome, it’s free. Call JayJay 027 750 2312

Flag Gridiron Practice
Arataki Park. Sunday 2:30-4:30 p.m. Go down and try Flag Gridiron. It is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand. All welcome.

hammers and horsehair
Tauranga Musica Concert with Rowena Simpson – soprano, Douglas Mews – piano and Robert Ibell – celloBaycourt X Space 2:00 p.m. Adults $40

Luke Waddington Exhibition
The Incubator Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) presents “My hair is on fire and I’m looking at you”. Opening on August 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Exhibition from August 20 to September 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weekdays), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weekends).

Maori history walks
Papamoa Hills – learn about the stories of Maori settlement along the BOP coast. See details and book here or txt 022 049 4465

Omanu Petanque
Omanu Petanque welcomes new players every Sunday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Bayfair Reserve Russley Drive. Balls available

Papamoa Country Music Club
Come to our monthly musical afternoon and listen to great music. Starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Gordon Spratt Reserve and including afternoon tea.

St Enochs Presbyterian Church
Join us Sunday morning at 9:30am. 134 Sixteenth Avenue, Tauranga. Phone 578-3040. Honoring God. Christ following. Holy Spirit leads.

Tauranga City Tridents AGM
Waipuna Pavilion, 5 p.m. Join the club for its Annual General Meeting and help shape the future of this growing club.


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