Happy New Year to SunLive readers and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa armadillo, ka koa hoki ki reira.
MetService is forecasting a fine day today with northeasterly breezes.
It’s a single layer day with a predicted high of 26 degrees and a low of 16 degrees overnight. Low tide is at 1:19 p.m. and high tide at 7:31 p.m. Sunset is at 8:40 p.m.
Remember to slip, slap, slap, and wrap today if you go and are about to enjoy the second day of 2022.
What’s new today ?
The Black Caps face the Bangladesh Tigers at Bay Oval today, on day two of the five-day cricket test.
The match starts at 11 a.m. and is one of three matches that test world champions Black Caps will play to defend their title.
As well as watching some outstanding international cricket there will be relaxing vibes, a chance to dress up or bring the whole family, meaning there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained.
And what a day for that, start your New Year on the verdant shores of Oval Bay, as our World Test Champions, the Blackcaps, take on the Bangladesh Tigers.
Soak’n Sounds Sundays are also held tonight from 7pm in the hot pools of Mount Maunganui, where everyone is welcome to take a swim and listen to live music right under Mauao.
Soul Markets are open until 2pm at Simpson Reserve Papamoa today. The monthly market which launched on November 14, 2021 offers only products, services and information from local traders who take sustainability into account in their business practices.
Browse zero waste swimwear, sustainable indoor plants and flowers, aromatherapy products, handcrafted jewelry, furniture and more! Go downstairs and soak up the sun, support the local vendors, and enjoy the live music.
The Tauranga Summer Carnival takes place at Memorial Park at 6 p.m. There will be more family fun than ever with more rides and more carnival games for everyone to enjoy.
Summer sun lounger sessions will start today at 2:30 p.m. and will include a bar and DJ just off Mount Maunganui main beach.
What else today?
Art on the shore
Original art for sale. Time permits. The Strand, Tauranga. 9 am-4pm. Tauranga Artist Society
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
Sun, Tuesday and Thursday at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 8:30 am for a 9am departure. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Nev 07 575 5121
Papamoa Hills Historic Walk
Stories of Maori settlement along the coast, from the port of Tauranga to Whakatne. Incredible views and a striking krero. Book here https://www.traveled.co.nz/upcoming-experiences
Warm welcome to share your spiritual journey with a group of friendly people. Tea, coffee, thoughtful conversation, silence and camaraderie. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cnr Cameron and Elizabeth. Phone. 543 3101