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28 Mar
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15 Jun
Paradox – Tauranga Street Art Festival
28 March to 15 June

Tauranga City Council in partnership with Oi YOU! and the Tauranga Art Gallery are proud to present Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival  Read more

28 Mar
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15 Jun
Paradox Inside exhibition
28 March to 15 June

The ground-breaking exhibition features the Oi YOU Collection and bespoke works created by international and local street artists!  Read more

07 Apr
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29 Sep
Cult Cinema Club
07 April to 29 September

Warming up your Autumn/Winter Friday evenings! Cult films, street food, pop-up bar at Village Cinema, Historic Village, Tauranga.  Read more

20 Apr
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12 Oct
Holiday Public Skating Session
20 April to 12 October

Holiday Public Skating Session!  Read more


22 Apr
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17 Jun
Family Roller Disco
22 April to 17 June

Wear thick socks and come join us for a boogie. Awesome family friendly event.  Read more

22 May
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02 Jun
Purapura O Nga Whetu – portraits by Bob Tulloch
22 May to 02 June

An exhibition of photographic portraits of Kuia and Koroua of Tauranga Moana by Bob Tulloch.  Read more

26 May
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15 Jun
A Noble Savage - an exhibition by Iata Peautolu
26 May to 15 June

The first solo exhibition by Iata Peautolu, Niuean (Hakupu Village) and Te Whanau a Apanui.  Read more

29 May
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09 Jun
Paradox: Youth Street Art Exhibition
29 May to 09 June

Works of the Paradox Youth Street Art Competition winners will be exhibited alongside works by Wongi, Lucy McLauchlan, Jacob Yikes and Milton Springsteen.  Read more


30May
Tauranga Matariki Toddler Time
30 May

Matariki-themed story fun time for pre-schoolers and their caregivers   Read more

31May
Papamoa Matariki Toddler Time
31 May

Matariki-themed story fun time for pre-schoolers and their caregivers   Read more

01 Jun
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02 Jun
Cultural Connections training programme
01 June to 02 June

Cultural Connections is a Tauranga City Council staff training package designed and delivered by the Takawaenga Maori Unit.   Read more

01 Jun
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03 Jun
The Pickle King
01 June to 03 June

The Pickle King - A comedy about love, death and preserves  Read more


03Jun
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
03 June

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

03 Jun
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04 Jun
Project Youth Hip Hop Dance Competition
03 June to 04 June

In its 8th year, PROJECT now caters to youth from all over New Zealand over two days.  Read more

03Jun
Print your own Street Art T-shirt
03 June

With the assistance of students from Toi Ohomai, screen print a T-shirt with pre-designed Street Art image  Read more

03Jun
Concert: Te Puru - the Golden Bull Lyre
03 June

“Matariki - the new beginning" – an intimate bull lyre concert with renowned harpist Natalia Mann, Jo'el Komene and Sundus Abdul Hadi.  Read more


04Jun
Mt Joggers & Walkers Half Marathon
04 June

The Mt Joggers Half Marathon is also one of the least expensive half marathons in the country, offering big bang for a competitor’s buck. Any profits are reinvested into making the following year's event better and given back to the local community.  Read more

04 Jun
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18 Jun
Maori wood carving demonstration - Whare Thompson
04 June to 18 June

Traditional Maori wood carving demonstration with Whare Thompson. Whare will open his workshop during the Historic Village market day, to provide insight into his practice.   Read more

04Jun
Desi Mela
04 June

Celebrate Desi Mela with Kulwinder Billa, Sandeep Brar, Pamma Dumewal and Harinder Bhullar.  Read more

04Jun
Matariki Kite Day
04 June

Come fly with us at Matariki Kite Day - a fun day out for the entire whanau  Read more


07Jun
Mana Rangatahi – youth workshop
07 June

‘Growing leaders, realising potential’ - an interactive workshop for rangatahi (15-18 years) on the services available to increase their hauora (wellbeing).   Read more

07 Jun
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28 Jun
Linda Munn workshop: painting by kupu
07 June to 28 June

A painting by kupu workshop with Linda Munn, using acrylic paint – no brushes required!  Read more

07Jun
Lecture: Hoki Wairua Mai – with Antoine Coffin
07 June

Come hear about the discovery of 112 taonga from Tauranga Moana held in the Melbourne Museum.  Read more

08 Jun
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08 Jun
Jimi Hunt “Live More Awesome” Talk
08 June to 08 June

Jimi Hunt advocates “Living Awesomely” for your mental health; he’s damn good at it too.  Read more


08Jun
Mauao Matariki Toddler Time
08 June

Matariki-themed story fun time for pre-schoolers and their caregivers   Read more

09Jun
2017 Ladies Charity Luncheon
09 June

Embrace – Accept –Celebrate. Ladies it your day to relax and shine.   Read more

10 Jun
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11 Jun
North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships
10 June to 11 June

Come and watch the awesome acrobatics of the North Island’s best synchronised swimmers in action at Baywave.   Read more

10Jun
Kokako Dawn Chorus
10 June

Come learn about kokako with the Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust. Bookings essential.  Read more


10 Jun
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11 Jun
Taniko Weaving Workshop with Wiki Bidois
10 June to 11 June

Weekend workshop: come learn Taniko a Maori variation of whatu (twining) to weave colourful, intricate patterns.  Read more

11 Jun
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15 Jun
Paradox Night Walks
11 June to 15 June

Go on a guided night walk and see the nocturnal creatures come to life.  Read more

13Jun
Matariki and Me
13 June

An evening with four significant Maori artists, discussing their works.  Read more

13Jun
Po Purakau ki Tutara Wananga
13 June

Join us at the Greerton Library for a magical night of local storytelling followed by milo and marshmallows.  Read more


14 Jun
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18 Jun
Tauranga Society of Artists’ Exhibition
14 June to 18 June

Original Art Exhibition with works created by local artists.  Read more

14Jun
Tutara Wananga Matariki Toddler Time
14 June

Matariki-themed story fun time for pre-schoolers and their caregivers   Read more

14Jun
Lecture: Defending Tauranga 1818 to 1840 – with Trevor Bentley
14 June

Come and listen to Trevor Bentley’s talk on defending Tauranga from the years 1818 to 1840.  Read more

17Jun
Mamil
17 June

Baycourt Presents Mark Hadlow in Mamil by Gregory Cooper  Read more


17Jun
The Little Big Markets - Papamoa
17 June

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

17Jun
Uku clay workshop with Linda Munn
17 June

Come learn to create uku using pinch pot, coil and slab techniques.  Read more

19 Jun
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23 Jun
Matariki ki Mauao - Workshops for kids
19 June to 23 June

A series of workshops for school kids around the Matariki theme of kai and kites.   Read more

19 Jun
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23 Jun
Matariki ki Mauao – hikoi tahi
19 June to 23 June

Join one of our early morning navigated tours on top of Mauao.   Read more


20 Jun
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21 Jun
FreshMoves 2017
20 June to 21 June

Bop Dance presents FreshMoves 2017 Reflection. The 16th annual celebration of creative dance in Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools.  Read more

21Jun
Lecture: the Battle of Te Ranga – with Des Tata
21 June

A lecture by Des Tata. 21 June 2017 marks the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Te Ranga here in Tauranga.   Read more

23Jun
Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads
23 June

This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products.   Read more

24Jun
The Science Behind Kites
24 June

Join us at the House of Science to become an expert in all things kite! A workshop about how kites fly and what forces effect successful kite building.   Read more


24Jun
Orora Kiwi Packaging Kiwifruit Cup Day
24 June

See New Zealand’s top winter horses in action.  Read more

24 Jun
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25 Jun
The Secret Garden
24 June to 25 June

Welcome to the wonderful world of Dance Avenue’s Secret Garden, where you are only limited by your imagination.  Read more

25Jun
Matariki ki Mauao – Whanau Day
25 June

A fun day for the whanau with kite flying, activities for kids, food stalls and demonstrations.   Read more

01 Jul
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02 Jul
The Seriously Good Food Show
01 July to 02 July

The Seriously Good Food Show is coming back to Tauranga and will be held on the 1st and 2nd July 2017.  Read more


01Jul
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
01 July

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

01 Jul
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02 Jul
Seriously Good Food Show
01 July to 02 July

Get your forks ready - the tastiest show in the Bay of Plenty is coming!  Read more

01 Jul
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02 Jul
Travellers Tales
01 July to 02 July

Oriana Singers present a selection of popular items to set feet tapping and faces smiling.  Read more

06Jul
Black Grace – As Night Falls
06 July

A poetic ode to our troubled world, As Night Falls is a beautiful new work performed by Black Grace, choreographed by Artistic Director Neil Ieremia, set to the timeless and passionate sound of Antonio Vivaldi.  Read more


15Jul
The Little Big Markets - Papamoa
15 July

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

19 Jul
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29 Jul
World Junior Squash Championships
19 July to 29 July

Tauranga is hosting the World Junior Squash Championships offering an abundance of top class squash to watch! This is the largest international sporting event to be held in Tauranga and we can’t wait.   Read more

23Jul
Herman’s Hermits
23 July

When the 1960’s British Invasion hit worldwide, Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest groups out of the UK with their hits  Read more

26Jul
Alexander Shelley Returns
26 July

Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas makes his New Zealand debut performing Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.  Read more


29Jul
Tauranga Coffee Festival
29 July

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and it’s association with the cafe culture here in New Zealand has provided an industry within itself.  Read more

05Aug
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
05 August

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

12Aug
PIN’D Creative Showcase
12 August

The fashion show is a display of garments designed and constructed by intermediate and secondary school students.  Read more

13Aug
Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird
13 August

It is 2017, a year of global fear, out of options, Rhys Darby turns to a mystic for answers, and discovers he was a bird in a past life. Expect silly dance moves, sound effects and general laughs as he finds himself.  Read more


19Aug
The Little Big Markets - Papamoa
19 August

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

26Aug
Hawaiian Airlines Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
26 August

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

28 Aug
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29 Aug
One Night of Queen
28 August to 29 August

Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen.   Read more

02Sep
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
02 September

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more


03Sep
The Smith Sports Shoes Moa Experience
03 September

The Moa Experience is Papamoa’s only trail running event and promises to be a fantastic experience for all participants.  Read more

09 Sep
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10 Sep
A Festival of Russian Ballet
09 September to 10 September

Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand.   Read more

16Sep
The Little Big Markets - Papamoa
16 September

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

23Sep
Vegan Vibes 2017
23 September

Vegan Vibes is back in action for 2017! We're the Bay of Plenty’s first dedicated Vegan festival.   Read more


23 Sep
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07 Oct
Mary Poppins
23 September to 07 October

Based on the Walt Disney movie and the stories of P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is packed with the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventures, music numbers and magical moments!  Read more

07Oct
Tauranga International Marathon
07 October

The first and only marathon in Tauranga. Fast, flat, & fun!  Read more

07Oct
TEDxTauranga 2017 – Perspective
07 October

Find perspective. Change perspective. Share perspective.   Read more

09Oct
The Sound of Music
09 October

One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October.   Read more


29Oct
The BaseUp Omokoroa Coastal Challenge
29 October

Fun family and community Run/Walk/Duathlon event to suit all abilities.  Read more

20Jan
Port of Tauranga Half
20 January

The 2018 Port of Tauranga Half is one of the longest running and most popular triathlon events in New Zealand.  Read more