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25Aug
Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
25 August

Come explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options.  Read more

29Aug
Ko Maui Hangarau!
29 August

A one-day event featuring some of the best Maori technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs, and aims to awaken, inspire and ignite rangatahi (16 - 24 years), and help connect them with the innovation ingrained in their DNA.  Read more

01Sep
Mitre 10 Cup: Steamers v Canterbury
01 September

Bring your dad this Father’s Day weekend to watch the highly anticipated game between the Bay of Plenty Steamers and last year’s Mitre 10 Cup champions Canterbury!   Read more

09 Sep
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14 Sep
Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships
09 September to 14 September

The 15th annual Anchor AIMS Games will host a record 10,851 intermediate-aged competitors from more than 320 schools all over New Zealand and the Pacific.  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

09 Aug
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06 Sep
Exploring The Abstract
09 August to 06 September

Hands on practical approach to painting in the abstract with oils. Demystify abstract art with an award winning artist and invited guest artists. Stretch your own canvas.  Read more

10 Aug
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28 Aug
Suffrage 125 - Vahine - Wahine by Jo Torr
10 August to 28 August

Jo Torr’s exhibition Vahine Wahine brings together two of Torr’s well known series of work to celebrate New Zealand women who won the right to vote in 1893.   Read more


16Aug
Kelvin Cruickshank live
16 August

Presented by: Open Eyes Exclusive, acclaims psychic Kelvin Cruickshank returns to Baycourt to help put people in touch with the loved ones they've lost, and also help them to understand how the afterlife works.   Read more

19Aug
The Frazzled Kiwi Adventure Race
19 August

A fantastic adventurous event for all to enjoy.  Read more

22Aug
The Night is Young
22 August

The well-known and much loved The Night Is Young marks its 7th year by again showcasing an expansive and varied mix of talented students from 8 local secondary schools. Presented by Friends of Baycourt.  Read more

22Aug
Suffrage 125: Wonder Women Free Speaker Series
22 August

Come and listen to words of wisdom from our speakers, communications coach Gail Page and focus magazine editor Dee Collins.   Read more


24Aug
On The Couch
24 August

The entertaining live talk show hosted by Ruud ‘The Bug Man’ Kleinpaste will make you laugh and offer interesting insights from our fabulously entertaining special guests who are all superstars of Garden and Art in New Zealand  Read more

25Aug
Transmission
25 August

Inzpire Dance Company presents Transmission. Featuring all dance styles, this year’s theme of ‘Transmission’ is centred around communication and is sure to be entertaining, moving and thought provoking for all ages.  Read more

25Aug
Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
25 August

Come explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options.  Read more

25Aug
Crowns and Kings
25 August

Handel's "Dixit Dominus" & "Coronation Anthems" performed by the Scholars Pro Musica Chamber Choir and NZBarok.  Read more


29Aug
Ko Maui Hangarau!
29 August

A one-day event featuring some of the best Maori technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs, and aims to awaken, inspire and ignite rangatahi (16 - 24 years), and help connect them with the innovation ingrained in their DNA.  Read more

29 Aug
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04 Sep
Suffrage 125 - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
29 August to 04 September

Merata Mita, pioneering Maori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film, is celebrated by her youngest son, archivist Heperi Mita, collaborating with his siblings to deliver a richly personal portrait.  Read more

31 Aug
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01 Sep
Celtic Illusion
31 August to 01 September

With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heart-racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more.  Read more

01Sep
Ledlenser Run Beneath the Stars
01 September

Run Beneath the Stars Tauranga – Saturday 1st September 2018.  Read more


01Sep
Mitre 10 Cup: Steamers v Canterbury
01 September

Bring your dad this Father’s Day weekend to watch the highly anticipated game between the Bay of Plenty Steamers and last year’s Mitre 10 Cup champions Canterbury!   Read more

03 Sep
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07 Sep
It's About Time
03 September to 07 September

The Tauranga Primary Schools’ Music Festival 2018 bring together 31 choirs over five nights from local Primary/Intermediate schools embracing this year’s theme ‘It’s About Time’.  Read more

04Sep
Suffrage 125 - Schools Debate: 1893, Why should men get the vote?
04 September

Step back in time and join us for a debate between Tauranga Girls’ College and Tauranga Boys’ College on whether men deserve the vote.  Read more

07Sep
Suffrage 125 - Are We There Yet? An Evening with Helen Clark
07 September

Former Prime Minister and United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Rt Hon. Helen Clark will be speaking in Tauranga in September as part of the Suffrage 125 celebrations. Helen will take part in a discussion moderated by Elizabeth Hughes.  Read more


08Sep
HopeWalk Tauranga 2018
08 September

HopeWalk is a movement to bring greater awareness around the issue of suicide and promote suicide prevention.  Read more

09Sep
Song for nobodies
09 September

Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday & Maria Callas touch the lives of 5 every-day women resulting in stories of life-changing encounters. The singer has her story & the listener hers, & should these touch each other, there can be magic.  Read more

09Sep
Richard Mapp
09 September

Well-known pianist Richard Mapp has played many times for Chamber Music NZ, performed with the major orchestras of the world and many groups and soloists. Richard’s programme will include pieces by Bach, Kenneth Young, Schubert, Chopin, Messiaen & Brahms  Read more

09 Sep
to
14 Sep
Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships
09 September to 14 September

The 15th annual Anchor AIMS Games will host a record 10,851 intermediate-aged competitors from more than 320 schools all over New Zealand and the Pacific.  Read more


10 Sep
to
16 Sep
Suffrage 125 - Celia
10 September to 16 September

Amanda Millar’s moving documentary CELIA celebrates the enduring legacy of Celia Lashlie, a passionate advocate for social interventions that equipped those long deprived of choice with the tools for responsible decision making.  Read more

11 Sep
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12 Sep
Kororareka – The Ballad of Maggie Flynn.
11 September to 12 September

“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told”. Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororareka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women.   Read more

13Sep
Classical Hits
13 September

NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich leads the orchestra on a country-wide tour, presenting a Classical Hits programme for the whole family. Featuring works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Gillian Whitehead, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky.  Read more

14Sep
Operatunity Presents: Tennessee Waltz
14 September

In a concert where pop meets traditional country we feature award winning songs from artists like Doris Day, John Denver, Connie Francis, Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton.  Read more


15Sep
Suffrage 125: Frocks on Bikes Tauranga
15 September

Dress vintage style or in the New Zealand suffrage colours of Gold White and Violet. Enjoy a bicycle tour of the historic Te Papa area, followed by a shared picnic afternoon tea at The Elms.  Read more

19Sep
Suffrage 125 - Are We There Yet? An Evening with Jan Tinetti
19 September

Former principal of Merivale School and current Labour List MP based in Tauranga, Jan Tinetti will be speaking in Tauranga in September as part of the Suffrage 125 celebrations.  Read more

21 Sep
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23 Sep
The Tauranga Spring Home Show
21 September to 23 September

Create your happy place! The Spring Home Show is the perfect opportunity to find all your home products and service needs under one roof.  Read more

21 Sep
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22 Sep
Tauriko School 100 year reunion
21 September to 22 September

Tauriko School is holding its 100-year reunion on 21st and 22nd September this year. An exciting line up is planned for the two day event.   Read more


21Sep
The Big Sing
21 September

As a warm up to the National Barbershop 2018 Convention, Downtown Tauranga will be treated to a public barbershop harmony performance.  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

22Sep
Vegan Vibes
22 September

Vegan Vibes is back this September the 22nd 2018!  Read more

22Sep
Tauranga International Marathon
22 September

Fast. Flat. Fun! With a spectacular finish in Tauranga's beautiful CBD.   Read more


22Sep
NZ Barbershop Champion Chorus and Quartet Concert
22 September

“Harmony A Plenty”, the local Tauranga Barbershop Chorus has its Silver Jubilee this year and is to host National Barbershop 2018 Convention which has the motto -- “Waiata Ki A Mauao” – “Sing to the Mount”.  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

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

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


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

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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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