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27 Jan
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28 Jan
One Love 2018
27 January to 28 January

One Love returns in January 2018, with a line-up that’s fitting of the festival’s reputation as one of summer’s best and brightest events.   Read more

27Jan
V8 Jetsprint Racing
27 January

The V8 Boats are Back!   Read more

28Jan
Blackcaps v Pakistan - 3rd T20
28 January

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience.   Read more

03Feb
New Zealand - FINAL
03 February

New Zealand is hosting the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Make sure you come and see the future stars of cricket, entry is free!  Read more

Upcoming Events

02 Dec
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17 Mar
Cult Cinema Club - 'Summer Nights'
02 December to 17 March

Summer Nights with Cult Cinema Club! Street-food, pop-up bar and cult films at Historic Village, Tauranga.  Read more

18 Jan
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28 Jan
The Taming of the Shrew
18 January to 28 January

Summer Shakespeare Tauranga is proud to bring you their next annual outdoor production of The 'Taming of the Shrew', at the beautiful Historic Village, Tauranga. Directed by local actress and playwright, Gin Mabey.  Read more

19 Jan
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27 Jan
The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers' Edition)
19 January to 27 January

Join us somewhere Over the Rainbow as we Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a wonderful place called Oz with Dorothy and Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion.  Read more

20 Jan
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18 Mar
Future Islands
20 January to 18 March

Future Islands, New Zealand’s official entry in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, is a story about New Zealand.  Read more


25 Jan
to
28 Jan
Dinosaurs at Sydenham Botanic Park
25 January to 28 January

We invite you to step back in time 70 million years this summer to an age when dinosaurs roamed New Zealand!  Read more

26Jan
A Great Cricket Evening with Grant Elliot
26 January

A great night for cricket lovers. Come along and hear an audio visual presentation by Grant Elliott, ex Black Cap.  Read more

27 Jan
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28 Jan
One Love 2018
27 January to 28 January

One Love returns in January 2018, with a line-up that’s fitting of the festival’s reputation as one of summer’s best and brightest events.   Read more

27Jan
V8 Jetsprint Racing
27 January

The V8 Boats are Back!   Read more


27 Jan
to
24 Mar
Zee Market - City Styles
27 January to 24 March

Back in full swing for 2018  Read more

28Jan
Blackcaps v Pakistan - 3rd T20
28 January

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience.   Read more

31 Jan
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11 Feb
Oscar Wilde's: The importance of being earnest
31 January to 11 February

Another evening of hilarious comedy, fine food, and good wine in the beautiful and historic setting of The Elms Te Papa.  Read more

02Feb
Operatunity Present’s: Luck of the Irish
02 February

Featuring Operatunity's favourite core artists: Susan Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, with Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano, we kick off the year with a celebration of all that is Irish!  Read more


03Feb
Night Owl Cinema presents The Lego Ninjago Movie
03 February

Night Owl Cinema presents The Lego Ninjago Movie in association with Curate Church.  Read more

03Feb
New Zealand - FINAL
03 February

New Zealand is hosting the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Make sure you come and see the future stars of cricket, entry is free!  Read more

03Feb
The Little Big Markets
03 February

The Little Big Markets were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together.  Read more

03Feb
Cricket Farm at the Incubator, with Regan Perry
03 February

Indie folk/gypsy jazz trio Cricket Farm are coming to entertain you at the Incubator, with bay local Regan Perry.  Read more


09 Feb
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11 Feb
Mount Zoukfest
09 February to 11 February

Celebrating our diversity.  Read more

10Feb
Speedway North Island Sprint Car Championship
10 February

The North Island’s best Sprint Car drivers will all be here tonight, these high speed races do not disappoint and are always thrilling.   Read more

10Feb
Night Owl Cinema presents The NeverEnding Story
10 February

Night Owl Cinema presents The Neverending Story, at McLaren Falls Park, McLaren Falls.  Read more

10Feb
Sonic Delusion
10 February

Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk."  Read more


11Feb
Elvis Presley Tribute Show
11 February

Che Orton has successfully proven himself to be New Zealand’s best Elvis Tribute artist, with a loyal following behind him and two decades of performances.  Read more

13Feb
The Michael Jackson History Show
13 February

Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Starring accomplished performer Dantanio as Jackson, backed by a live band, dancers, authentic costumes and state-of-the-art production.  Read more

14Feb
Summer Pops - Music from the movies
14 February

Be swept away as the NZSO goes widescreen and takes you on a magical movie-themed adventure. Conducted by Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, join the NZSO as they perform some of the most popular themes in movie history.  Read more

15Feb
Ride to Dinner In the Domain With Frocks On Bikes
15 February

Grab your family and friends and join in on this free, social ride. We'll ride mostly off-road along the Papamoa waterways to Papamoa Beach Domain for dinner at the food trucks.  Read more


16 Feb
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17 Feb
NZ Xtreme Motorsport Series with D1NZ R2
16 February to 17 February

ASB Baypark will play host to Round 2 Of the NZ Xtreme Motorsport Series.  Read more

17Feb
Night Owl Cinema presents Hunt for the Wilderpeople
17 February

Night Owl Cinema presents Hunt for the Wilderpeople, at The Lakes, Tauranga.  Read more

17Feb
The Little Big Markets
17 February

The Little Big Markets were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together.  Read more

17 Feb
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18 Feb
The Extravaganza Fair
17 February to 18 February

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!  Read more


23Feb
Summer Underground Rock Tour 18
23 February

Summer Underground Rock Tour 2018  Read more

24Feb
Kevin Bloody Wilson - Almost Awesome Tour
24 February

Aussie comedy legend Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ for his “Almost Awesome Tour” with special guest Jenny Talia. This irrepressible and irreverent show is guaranteed to make you laugh until it hurts.   Read more

24Feb
Speedway Bay Champs
24 February

Watch as the Bay’s best battle it out for the coverted title of Bay Champion.  Read more

24 Feb
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24 Feb
Arcee Rapper & Greta Bull: NZ Tour
24 February to 24 February

Arcee Rapper and Greta Bull embark on their first, joint headline tour, covering 10 cities over 4 weeks of sunshine.   Read more


25Feb
Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon 2018: SOLD OUT
25 February

With a 400m Swim, a 10km cycle and 4 km walk or run – this event is all about participation and achieving realistic goals.  Read more

28Feb
Blackcaps v England - 2nd ODI
28 February

Watch the Blackcaps take on the thrilling challenge of the West Indies and Pakistan before they battle old rivals Australia and England!  Read more

01Mar
The Mockers
01 March

After a whirlwind Reunion Tour in early 2017 that gathered fans together far and wide, Plus1 is excited to announce The Mockers are hitting the road again in 2018!  Read more

02Mar
The Summer Snortler
02 March

Come and have a darn good snortle with comedy legends Dai Henwood, Michele A’Court, Jamie Bowen, Lana Walters and Jamaine Ross! Grab your tickets and snortle your night away with some of the best in the business! Book now!  Read more


02Mar
Distortion - A Night of Underground Music
02 March

Distortion - Spring Edition: Part 1/4   Read more

03Mar
The Little Big Markets
03 March

The Little Big Markets were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together.   Read more

03Mar
Speedway Rolling Thunder
03 March

This is round 2 of a 3 round series across three tracks Palmerston North, Baypark and Western Springs.  Read more

03Mar
The Great K Valley Adventure Race
03 March

Think scavenger hunt, mountain biking, map reading and puzzle solving, by bike! As a team or an individual, this event combines the best of all disciplines to locate clues and points hidden in the 'K Valley' and solve an overall puzzle.  Read more


03Mar
Night Owl Cinema presents Cool Runnings
03 March

Night Owl Cinema presents Cool Runnings, at Papamoa College, Papamoa.  Read more

03 Mar
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04 Mar
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show
03 March to 04 March

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair.  Read more

04Mar
All Ford Day 2018
04 March

Ford enthusiasts car show, all vehicles are Ford and on display  Read more

07Mar
Bay of Plenty/Waikato Business Expo March 2018
07 March

This is more than a networking event – it’s a place to effectively grow business, create opportunities, generate leads, uncover solutions and get deals done.  Read more


08 Mar
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24 Mar
The Jailhouse Frocks
08 March to 24 March

Shattering dimwitted Officer Dwayne’s tranquil evening at the Birchwood County police station is the arrests of three unlikely women; the mayor’s wife, the local mad cat-lady, and a dangerous looking New Yorker.  Read more

09Mar
Operatunity Presents: Rat Pack Returns!
09 March

We first presented our Rat Pack show two years ago, and so popular it was with first rate singers and our super band, we are delighted to announce its return.  Read more

09Mar
Kelvin Cruickshank – Soul Food
09 March

By popular demand, Open Eyes Exclusive presents New Zealand medium Kelvin Cruickshank who returns to Baycourt with his live show. Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. Event is R16.  Read more

10Mar
Banana Boat OceanKids - Mt Maunganui
10 March

Are your 7-12 year old kids enjoying their swimming at the pool? Why not extend their skill range and confidence in a safe and fun environment with the Banana Boat OceanKids!  Read more


10Mar
Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Generation Homes Sand to Surf
10 March

An ocean swim event for all ages & abilities – 2.6km, 1km, 500m and ‘OceanKids’ 200m.  Read more

10Mar
Tauranga Worm Composting Workshop
10 March

Come along to our 2-hour interactive workshop to learn the art of worm farming.   Read more

11 Mar
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11 Mar
Marra Sprint Triathlon
11 March to 11 March

This event attracts many local and visiting athletes and caters for novice to experienced athletes of all abilities.   Read more

14Mar
White Ferns v West Indies, 1st T20
14 March

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more


16Mar
White Ferns v West Indies, 2nd T20
16 March

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.   Read more

16Mar
Night Owl Cinema Presents Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
16 March

Night Owl Cinema presents Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, at Sydenham Botanic Park, Brookfield in association with Good Neighbours Trust.  Read more

17Mar
Night Owl Cinema presents The Wizard of Oz
17 March

Night Owl Cinema presents The Wizard of Oz, at The Elms, Tauranga.  Read more

17Mar
The Little Big Markets
17 March

The Little Big Markets were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together.  Read more


17Mar
Speedway Bulldogs Team Race
17 March

The Bay of Plenty Bulldogs Stock Car team take on an out of town challenger for bragging rights in a winner takes all team race.  Read more

17Mar
We Run The Night
17 March

Put on your light bright colours and run with the night!  Read more

23Mar
Night Owl Cinema presents The BFG
23 March

Night Owl Cinema presents The BFG, at Selwyn Ridge Primary, Welcome Bay.  Read more

24Mar
Night Owl Cinema presents Big Hero 6
24 March

Night Owl Cinema presents Big Hero 6, at Fergusson Park, Matua in partnership with the Matua Residents Association and Creative Events.  Read more


24Mar
Foundation Mauao Half Marathon 2018
24 March

Whether you're a competitive off-road "mountain goat" runner or someone just looking for a challenge, the Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon appeals to all.  Read more

24Mar
Dr Julie Bhosale Baby & Toddler Tour
24 March

Dr. Julie Bhosale is on the road in New Zealand and Australia for her Baby & Toddler Tour!   Read more

25Mar
ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day
25 March

Your chance to learn of Para Sport opportunities and meet Paralympians & Para athletes.  Read more

28 Mar
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30 Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - 41st National Youth Jazz Competition
28 March to 30 March

For 41 years the National Youth Jazz Competition have showcased the very best of emerging jazz players from across New Zealand.  Read more


28 Mar
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02 Apr
The National Jazz Festival 2018
28 March to 02 April

The 56th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga which will showcase performances from some of the best jazz musicians from right here in Aotearoa and around the world. Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga.  Read more

29Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Caitriona Fallon
29 March

Caitriona Fallon’s emotional connection to songs can move you to tears and then before you know it you’ll be dancing in the aisles!  Read more

29Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light
29 March

Renowned Wellington vocalist Lisa Tomlins presents A Tribute to Joni Mitchell.  Read more

30Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Shirazz
30 March

Australia and now NZ’s Festival favourite Shirazz is a six-piece Melbourne trad jazz and dixieland band specialising in classic hot jazz of the 20s and 30s playing classic trad jazz as it was meant to be played.   Read more


30Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Dr Fox brings the Funk
30 March

Legendary bassist Dewayne Pate teams up with saxophonist Dave Wilson and Dr Rodger Fox and the NZSM Big Band for a concert that will blow your socks off!  Read more

31Mar
Speedway Demolition Derby & South Pacific 6 Shooter Champs
31 March

An action packed night of racing concludes with the Demolition Ramp Derby.  Read more

31Mar
The Little Big Markets
31 March

The Little Big Markets were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together.  Read more

31 Mar
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01 Apr
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Downtown Carnival
31 March to 01 April

Tauranga Central comes alive as an exciting jazz hub with two days of music and entertainment that will keep you dancing all weekend!  Read more


31Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - The Birth Of Jazz
31 March

Tauranga Jazz Society are proud to present this jazz showcase featuring early bands from the Tauranga Jazz Society: The Woody Woodhouse Connection, Bay Dixie, and The BBC.  Read more

31Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Swingin’ with High Society
31 March

Treat yourself to a sophisticated cocktail of jazz, blues, swing and soul from the Madam of Sass and US trained vocalist Nicole Chesterman Kircher joined by the Wellington jazz cats Big Bad Bob Keeton on piano/keyboards, Mad Dog Mike Duffy on the upright   Read more

31Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - James Morrison
31 March

Australian trumpeter James Morrison is world-renowned for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician. His recordings are best sellers and multiple award winners.   Read more

31Mar
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Jöel Fafard
31 March

Award-winning guitarist Jöel Fafard performs Southern roots and blues classics with the soul of a purist and the showmanship of a seasoned entertainer.  Read more


01Apr
National Jazz Festival 2018 - Hurricane Party – Blues Night
01 April

A Night Of Rollicking Jazz And Blues From Bay Of Plenty’s Kokomo Plus, Direct From Australia, Shirazz And Isaiah B. Brunt.  Read more

02Apr
National Jazz Festival 2018 - TECT Big Band Bonanza
02 April

Come on down to the Tauranga Waterfront Park, where our two Big Bands will entertain you.  Read more

04Apr
Tutus on Tour
04 April

The RNZB presents their much-loved regional touring programme Tutus on Tour. Watch your critically-acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works.  Read more

06Apr
Operatunity: Because You Asked for It!
06 April

We invite you to design this concert with us by requesting your favourite tune or the one you most want to hear in Because You Asked For It!  Read more


07Apr
Night Owl Cinema presents Wonder Woman
07 April

Night Owl Cinema presents Wonder Woman, at Mt Drury, Mt Maunganui thanks to the team at the Young Innovator Awards and Priority One.  Read more

07Apr
Speedway Super Stock Rumble and Fredrickson Gold Cup
07 April

If you are into stock car action to nights the night for you Super Stock Rumble  Read more

08Apr
Shaun Kirk - Howlin At the Moon Single Launch Tour
08 April

Kirk’s first release in over 3 years will come off the back of what the 29 year old describes as a “quarter-life crisis” ignited by a US Record Deal that fell through in questionable circumstances back in 2015.  Read more

13 Apr
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14 Apr
Foster & Allen
13 April to 14 April

Legendary Irish folk music duo Foster & Allen's are number one stars across the globe, with a 40-year career and over 20 million sales worldwide.   Read more


14 Apr
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15 Apr
NZ Tattoo & Art Extravaganza
14 April to 15 April

The NZ Tattoo & Art Extravaganza is back bigger than ever with more artists, multiple stages, and more entertainment than ever before.  Read more

15Apr
Pay What You Want Tauranga Half Marathon
15 April

Pay What You Want to enter the Tauranga Half Marathon, 15km, 10km, 5km & Matua Mile, Sunday 15 April 2018.  Read more

28Apr
Speedway Closing Night Fireworks Extravaganza
28 April

Watch the 2017/18 season come to an end with a bang!   Read more

01May
Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus
01 May

The world’s had religion ever since God was in nappies, & what have we got to show for it: wars, terrorist attacks & Christian rock. It's time religion took a look at itself, so Chopper’s starting his own, in his own image, & giving hell to the almighty.  Read more


02May
Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' – The Nutcracker
02 May

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “The Waltz of the Flowers.”   Read more

04 May
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06 May
The Tauranga Home Show
04 May to 06 May

The Tauranga Home Show is the perfect place to find all of your home products and service needs under one roof.   Read more

26 May
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27 May
Tauranga Vintage Festival
26 May to 27 May

The Little Big Markets are excited to annouce the awesomeness that is the Tauranga Vintage Festival.   Read more

01Jun
Distortion - A Night of Underground Music
01 June

Distortion - Spring Edition: Part 1/4   Read more


22Jun
Operatunity Presents: Shake, Rattle & Roll
22 June

The 50’s and 60’s introduced a liberating new beat, a more enveloping style of music, a greater zest for life and a more contagious invitation to dance than ever before.  Read more

23 Jun
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24 Jun
Bay of Plenty Pet & Animal Expo
23 June to 24 June

At last, the organisers of the Auckland Pet & Animal Expo are bringing the event to Mt Maunganui and the Bay of Plenty for 2017!   Read more

28Jun
Mozart & Beethoven
28 June

The NZSO presents Mozart’s captivating Bassoon Concerto, Beethoven’s joyous Symphony No. 8., Gareth Farr’s He iwi tahi tatou and Jimmy Lopez’s Fiesta!. Concert features conductor Miguuel Harth-Bedoya and NZSO Section Principal Bassoon Robert Weeks.   Read more

30 Jun
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01 Jul
The Seriously Good Food Show
30 June to 01 July

It's going to be the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty, so get your forks ready.   Read more


20Jul
Simon Trpceski plays Grieg
20 July

This NZSO concert sees the return of two great artists who individually had a big impact on audiences when they were last here in 2015 – Spanish conductor Jaime Martín and Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski. Features works by Shostakovich and Grieg.  Read more

09Aug
Beethoven & Brahms
09 August

The NZSO and Maestro Edo de Waart joins forces with arguably one of the finest violinists of his generation, Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich, to present de Waart’s third Masterworks concert for 2018.  Read more

10Aug
Operatunity: The Golden Era of Musicals
10 August

Many of us grew up with musicals featuring the singing greats like Jeanette McDonald, Nelson Eddy, Judy Garland and Dame Julie Andrews.  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

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

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

23Nov
Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime
23 November

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