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29Sep
Pedal Papamoa
29 September

Grab your bike for a morning of biking fun for all ages!  Read more

03 Oct
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06 Oct
2018 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships
03 October to 06 October

Athletes from around New Zealand compete in Tauranga for Gymnastics biggest and greatest event of the year.   Read more

13Oct
Mitre 10 Cup: Steamers v Northland
13 October

It’s the last match before the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals, so come along to watch as the Bay of Plenty Steamers take on Northland this Saturday 13 October at 2.35pm!  Read more

15 Nov
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18 Nov
Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival
15 November to 18 November

Come and view the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of our talented artists   Read more

Upcoming Events

31 Mar
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23 Nov
Arts on tour NZ
31 March to 23 November

Baycourt Presents is bringing seven Arts On Tour NZ  Read more

02 Apr
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21 Oct
Lion's Historic Village Market
02 April to 21 October

This community market is a great morning out for the whole family!  Read more

15 Sep
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31 Oct
Suffrage 125 - Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Suffrage 125 Study Award 2019
15 September to 31 October

This Study Award carries on a tradition started by Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in 1993. The 2018 study award is offered to a female student who has enrolled to study a Toi Ohomai course in 2019.  Read more

22 Sep
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29 Sep
Shrek the Musical
22 September to 29 September

Join Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona in this all singing, all dancing hilarious production which turns the world of fairytales upside down.   Read more


27 Sep
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21 Oct
Weber Bros Circus
27 September to 21 October

Two hours of adrenaline pumping entertainment suitable for the whole family!!  Read more

28Sep
Suffrage 125 - Find your suffrage ancestor
28 September

Join the Papamoa Genealogist group at Papamoa Library on 28 September and focus on locating your ancestor's signature on the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition.  Read more

28 Sep
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30 Sep
Tauranga Orchid Show
28 September to 30 September

Queen of Flowers theme - Includes a mass display of flowering plants and plants for sale  Read more

28Sep
Suffrage 125 - Hilda Hewlett Suffrage 125 Camellia Planting
28 September

Join the Suffrage 125 Committee and MP Jan Tinetti as she plants three 'Kate Sheppard' camellias in memory of early aviator and aviation entrepreneur Hilda Beatrice Hewlett (1864-1943).  Read more


29Sep
Memory Walk
29 September

Take a positive step for dementia! Walk in honour of someone you love who is affected by dementia.  Read more

29Sep
Pedal Papamoa
29 September

Grab your bike for a morning of biking fun for all ages!  Read more

29Sep
Tauranga Worm Composting Workshop
29 September

Learn how to reduce your household’s food waste but utilising tiger worms in your very own worm farm!  Read more

30Sep
Ethkick 2018
30 September

Ethkick 2018 is a football tournament of social games played by migrants from various countries.  Read more


02Oct
Postmodern Jukebox
02 October

New Zealand loves Postmodern Jukebox! Following three successful tours in as many years, the multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears to eagerly awaiting fans in 2018.  Read more

03 Oct
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06 Oct
2018 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships
03 October to 06 October

Athletes from around New Zealand compete in Tauranga for Gymnastics biggest and greatest event of the year.   Read more

06Oct
NZCMA Entertainer of the year
06 October

The best of the best junior to veteran amateur country music entertainers from across NZ will compete for the title of NZ Country Music Entertainer of the Year in their age groups. Special guest artists featuring on the night.   Read more

09 Oct
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10 Oct
Air Play
09 October to 10 October

Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle bringing to life the very air we breathe.  Read more


10Oct
AOTNZ - Adam McGrath and the Roaring Days
10 October

Adam with The Eastern has played everywhere from Timaru to Nashville and beyond. Throwing down on theatre stages, street corners pubs and living rooms, he treats every show as the best one yet.   Read more

10Oct
HOT Pink Walk 2018
10 October

Join us for the annual pink party in aid of local breast cancer services.  Read more

11Oct
Suffrage 125 - Drop in Workshop, feminine hygiene kit assembly
11 October

Come along to our Drop In Workshop where we will be putting together DAYS FOR GIRLS feminine hygiene kits for girls and young women in Cambodia.   Read more

12 Oct
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14 Oct
The Book Club
12 October to 14 October

Needing a diversion from her lonely life, self-confessed book-a-holic Deb joins a book club and meets a diverse group of women. But when she invites a local author to talk to the group about his latest book offering, all hell breaks loose.  Read more


13Oct
Mitre 10 Cup: Steamers v Northland
13 October

It’s the last match before the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals, so come along to watch as the Bay of Plenty Steamers take on Northland this Saturday 13 October at 2.35pm!  Read more

17Oct
ISYFF Nz Nationals 2018
17 October

Screenings of the top films from around New Zealand will be held at Baycourt for a red carpet awards ceremony, with Nathan Avakian, the festival’s composer, playing the Wurlitzer live.   Read more

20Oct
A21 Walk for Freedom Mt Maunganui
20 October

Abolish slavery with every step. Join us for the A21 Walk for Freedom Mt Maunganui  Read more

23Oct
The Merchants of Bollywood
23 October

The Merchants of Bollywood features a cast of more than 40 performers direct from Film City Mumbai – the home of Bollywood Cinema.   Read more


24Oct
2018 Pasifika Festival in the Bay
24 October

Celebrating Pasifika culture here in the bay, featuring local school performance groups and authentic food stalls.  Read more

26Oct
Pango
26 October

Atamira Dance Company’s PANGO combines dance, light & the live music of Shayne Carter & James Webster to create an extraordinary, raw, human performance that explores ‘Te Kore’ - the state of unlimited potential for being.  Read more

26Oct
Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos
26 October

In a concert with a similar format to our acclaimed Mario Lanza show in 2016, we look into the lives and music of many of the world’s greatest singers of all time including Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Pavarotti, Caruso and Mario Lanza.   Read more

27Oct
Spot the difference
27 October

Featuring original music and terrible choreography, Spot the Difference is a funny and thought-provoking musical-comedy about being Pasifika in Aotearoa (but also about how being racist is still kinda sucky).   Read more


27Oct
Tauranga 10 Up! Dragon Boat Regatta
27 October

A corporate day of racing where teams can challenge their off-the-water rivals to a fun water competition.  Read more

27 Oct
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28 Oct
Focus on Women Expo
27 October to 28 October

Be inspired, empowered and entertained at the Focus on Women Expo!  Read more

28Oct
Dr Seuss's the Cat in the Hat
28 October

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes.  Read more

02 Nov
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04 Nov
Tauranga Fishing and Boat Show
02 November to 04 November

Tauranga's new format fishing and boat show, for everything on, in and under the water.   Read more


03 Nov
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04 Nov
Madagascar
03 November to 04 November

The talented students of STEPS Performing Arts will delight audiences of all ages with their production of DreamWorks – Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.   Read more

09 Nov
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10 Nov
A Russian Triple Bill
09 November to 10 November

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to NZ.   Read more

11Nov
Miscellany
11 November

Miscellany - there’s something for everyone in Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s final concert of 2018. Music ranging from late 18th century classical up to the 1920s encompasses a range of styles and sounds from Mozart and Beethoven to Nielsen and Kodály.  Read more

11Nov
Dionne Warwick
11 November

Baypark is pleased to announce the Legendary Dionne Warwick and her Greatest Hits Tour. Part of the Baypark Concert Series Dionne Warwick will be performing in Tauranga for the very first time.  Read more


11Nov
Walk 2 D'Feet MND
11 November

Motor Neuron Disease fundraiser/walk along Matua's foreshore to raise awareness and support victims of this debilitating disease  Read more

15 Nov
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18 Nov
Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival
15 November to 18 November

Come and view the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of our talented artists   Read more

15 Nov
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18 Nov
Bloom in the Bay
15 November to 18 November

Bring down the family and take a walk around landscape designed gardens, view fascinating art pieces, listen to music, engage in workshops and much more...  Read more

20Nov
Social Climbers
20 November

What do you call 6 women stranded on a mountain in the rain? Ridiculous! Or Social Climbers - just not to their faces! Perfectly timed for your own social group’s ascent into summer, don’t miss this hilarious play when it comes to Baycourt in November.  Read more


23Nov
Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime
23 November

We bring you our famous Christmas pantomime with a new twist on Cinderella!   Read more

23Nov
AOTNZ - The Messy Magic Adventure
23 November

Circus, slapstick & magic combine in this special adventure for primary school aged children & families. Fantastical fun, with waterproof ponchos provided for those in the front row.  Read more

23Nov
AOTNZ - Seven Deadly Stunts
23 November

Chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how they came to be.   Read more

23 Nov
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25 Nov
Tauranga Woodcrafters 2018 November Show
23 November to 25 November

Beautiful wood and woodcrafts - turning, carvings, scroll saw work, marquetry, toymaking - all on display & for sale together with working demonstrations, exhibition work, & trade stalls.  Read more


25Nov
Tauranga Bay of Plenty Migrant Expo
25 November

New to our region? Come along on to find out about all the great services and lifestyle choices available for you!  Read more

01Dec
Suffrage 125 - Book Launch: Eliza and the White Camellia
01 December

Join us to commemorate 125 years of women's suffrage with the launch of award-winning author Debbie McCauley's new bilingual children's picture book 'Eliza and the White Camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand'.  Read more

02Dec
Classic Builders Tinman Triathlon
02 December

A great way to kick-off the Triathlon season. Set in the idyllic setting of Mount Maunganui you can race either the Standard, Sprint or Super-Sprint races & for the kids the Splash'n'Dash. With something for everyone this race is a must do.   Read more

03Dec
Nanogirl Live in 'Out of this world'
03 December

Join Nanogirl, Boris, and CLAIR (Constantly Learning Artificial Intelligence Repository) for science & engineering as you have never seen them before. An action packed adventure with rockets, explosions and even a live tornado!   Read more


08Dec
While We Wait
08 December

Human spend approximately 6 months of their lives waiting in line, so KJ Studios transformed the wait into movement to show what we can do within those times. A fun family show featuring Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and more.  Read more

15 Dec
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16 Dec
The Mount Monster
15 December to 16 December

New Zealand's premier endurance ironman race with a prize purse to match.  Read more

17Dec
The Abba Show – ABBAsolutely fABBAulous
17 December

Far from being “just another cover band” The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring over 2 hours of live music, replica costumes, theatrical lighting/effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.  Read more

22Dec
A Night Before Christmas
22 December

“A Night Before Christmas” returns in 2018 and will be the perfect way to welcome in Christmas. The Bay’s biggest free Christmas party will celebrate 22 years of Christmas joy and Festive fun.  Read more


27Dec
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon
27 December

What better way to enjoy the Xmas break than entering this iconic Surf beach Triathlon. Then sit back and watch NZ's Elite Triathletes race.  Read more

12Jan
Mount Festival of Multisport
12 January

The Mount Festival of Multisport is a community sporting event offering an opportunity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels to be involved.  Read more

09Feb
Generation Homes Sand to Surf
09 February

A multi-event Ocean Swim with achievable distances for anyone aged 7 to 87! Part of the iconic Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series.  Read more

17Feb
XRACE Tauranga
17 February

The amazing race for families!  Read more


24Feb
Generation Homes Women's Triathlon
24 February

This is such a great event for all you Ladies out there. Come and take part in this event that will support you all the way from the start to finish.  Read more

06Mar
Business Expo 2019
06 March

Gain inspiration and ideas, find solutions, improve your expertise, develop product knowledge as well as seeing what exhibitors are showcasing, who’s new in the region, and what is the latest in innovation and technology.   Read more

17Mar
Marra Sprint Triathlon
17 March

Looking for a great way to wrap up your Triathlon season. Look no further than this iconic race.  Read more

19Mar
Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show
19 March

Step into the past with Johnny and June to a time when songs told a true story of life, love and heartache. This two-hour performance will have you singing laughing and crying out for more.  Read more


10 Apr
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13 Apr
Shortland Street - The Musical
10 April to 13 April

Shortland Street - The Musical features iconic characters, stories from the classic era of NZ’s favourite TV show, and songs like ‘Stuck In A Love Triangle’, ‘Cliffhanger’ & ‘Not In Guatemala Now’. A warm-hearted musical comedy the whole family can enjoy.  Read more