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23 Mar
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03 May
Paradox Youth Street Art Competition
23 March to 03 May

Tauranga City Council is searching for Tauranga’s next superstar street artist through the Paradox: Youth Street Art Competition.  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

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

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


18 Apr
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02 May
Exhibition of altered art
18 April to 02 May

We would like to invite you to the big reveal launch event of an exhibition of altered art.  Read more

18 Apr
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28 Apr
Paradox Inside school holiday programme
18 April to 28 April

Children aged 4 – 14 Street art inspire will enjoy practical art workshops inspired by the festival for 1.5 – 2 hours.  Read more

20 Apr
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18 May
Exhibition: Pick and Shovel Men leave their mark
20 April to 18 May

Hard of hand, muscle and face New Zealand’s tunnellers, our pick and shovel men, left their mark on the WW1 landscape.  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

23 Apr
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28 May
Soak’n Sounds – NZ Music Month
23 April to 28 May

Celebrate NZ Music Month by soaking in the sounds of talented local musicians at Mount Hot Pools.  Read more

28Apr
At The Club with Christian Cullen
28 April

Get up close and personal with the legend Christian Cullen!  Read more

28Apr
Get Them to Portland – IYSFF Winners Fundraiser
28 April

Get To Portland – A fundraiser to get the winners of the NZ Regional International Youth Silent Film Festival to the Grand Finals in Portland in June 2017.  Read more


29Apr
Teddy’s Day Out
29 April

Family fun day out, free entry and entertainment. All activities are a gold coin donation.  Read more

29Apr
Returning Home: Sequoia Schmidt's Adventure Book Tour of NZ
29 April

Join author, entrepreneur and adventurer Sequoia Schmidt in Tauranga for a talk and a reading from her autobiography: Journey of Heart; A Sojourn to K2.  Read more

29Apr
Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads
29 April

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

29Apr
Season Finale Fireworks Extravaganza
29 April

We are ending the Speedway Season with a bang with $20,000.00 of Fireworks going up in smoke.   Read more


30Apr
Play It Again Jan
30 April

Having broken both of her wrists some months ago, the unstoppable Jan Preston is back banging out her trademark boogie woogie, complete with metal inserts.  Read more

30Apr
The 13-Storey Treehouse
30 April

Would you please welcome to the stage…. Andy and Terry!  Read more

01May
Art After 5: Street Screens
01 May

Do you enjoy flexing your creative muscles but are not a confident artist? The art relief provided at this Art After 5 event for adults may be just what you're looking for.  Read more

02May
International Comedy All-Stars 2017 North Is. Tour
02 May

The International Comedy All-Stars are coming to town!   Read more


02 May
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03 May
Paradox Inside: After Hours with Director Karl Chitham
02 May to 03 May

Avoid the crowds, visit Tauranga Art Gallery after hours to experience Paradox Inside (Tauranga Street Art Festival) with Director Karl Chitham. Karl Chitham.   Read more

04May
Ali Harper in A Doris Day Special
04 May

A Doris Day Special is a one-woman boutique musical play written by and starring award winning actress and singer Ali Harper with the Big Band recorded by Roger Fox as Musical Director.  Read more

05 May
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07 May
Tauranga Home Show
05 May to 07 May

The perfect place to find all your home product and service needs under one roof.  Read more

06May
Luke Thompson - Hosts NZ Album Tour
06 May

Singer-songwriter Luke Thompson is preparing for his first tour back home in New Zealand since 2015.  Read more


06 May
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07 May
Mashup
06 May to 07 May

Mashup is a weekend event, delivering a unique learn-by-doing experience for school-aged entrepreneurs.  Read more

06May
Super Stock Rumble
06 May

An additional speedway meeting to round the season off that makes up for the rained out event when the mighty Super Stock Cars were supposed to race on the 18th February.  Read more

06May
Street Food Festival & the official opening of the tidal stairs
06 May

Celebrate street culture and the new tidal stairs with a bomb competition, street food, performance, water displays and more.   Read more

08 May
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13 May
Paradox Film Festival
08 May to 13 May

The best street art films all week at the Historic Village. More details to come.  Read more


09 May
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09 May
Design Thinking Meetup | The Ideation Sessions
09 May to 09 May

Ever wondered how ideation could help you? Bring your idea or concept to the Ideation Sessions and watch a small spark ignite an inferno!  Read more

10 May
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10 May
Technology for Smarter Business Expo
10 May to 10 May

An expo that showcases local talent and innovation.  Read more

10May
Paradox Inside: New Zealand Sign Language Guided Tour
10 May

Experience the Paradox Inside part of the Paradox Tauranga Street Art Festival on this evening guided tour.   Read more

11 May
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13 May
Bugsy Malone
11 May to 13 May

This pint-sized, pinstriped classic is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920’s.  Read more


11 May
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11 May
Digitally Empowering People
11 May to 11 May

Come be part of a new initiative to empower our local community through technology.  Read more

11 May
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11 May
National Co-Working Day
11 May to 11 May

Co-working spaces across New Zealand open their doors to the public, to showcase what sharing a working environment is all about.  Read more

11 May
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11 May
Tauranga Web Meetup
11 May to 11 May

Thinking up solutions to local challenges and problems.  Read more

12 May
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12 May
Celebratech
12 May to 12 May

Showcasing local expertise and innovation in the fields of technology, entertainment, education and more.  Read more


13May
Skin Centre Trust A Night in Venice Charity Fundraiser Ball
13 May

The Skin Centre Charity Trust presents "A Night in Venice" Charity Ball, with thanks to our premium sponsors: Bay of Plenty Times, The Hits, Devcich&Co and the Skin Centre.   Read more

13May
Paradox Inside drop-in session for families
13 May

Visit Paradox Inside with the family and create simple artworks inspired by street art.  Read more

14May
Swan Lake by Moscow Ballet La Classique
14 May

The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece.   Read more

15 May
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04 Jun
Paradox: Youth Street Art Exhibition
15 May to 04 June

Five pieces from each category of the Paradox Youth Street Art competition will be selected to be exhibited for the public to enjoy.  Read more


16May
Four Flat Whites in Italy by Roger Hall
16 May

Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country.  Read more

17May
Loren and Mark Guitar Duo
17 May

Mark and Loren continue to wow audiences around the globe with their world class guitar show.   Read more

18 May
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19 May
The Pink Floyd Experience
18 May to 19 May

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show.  Read more

19May
Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis
19 May

A showcase of modern musicals   Read more


19May
Coridian, The Eternal Sea, Checaine & Legion of Dissent
19 May

Coridian are gearing up to release their 2nd single 'Reflection' and are teaming up with The Eternal Sea, Checaine & Legion of Dissent to bring all types of rock and roll to the Tauranga & The Mount   Read more

20May
Kelvin Cruickshank Soul Food
20 May

By popular demand NZ Medium Kelvin Cruickshank returns to Tauranga with Soul Food.  Read more

21May
Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ and Kleine Orgelmesse
21 May

Tauranga’s premier chamber choir, the Scholars Pro Musica, present two sublime works by Haydn.  Read more

21May
The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show
21 May

This show is a must day out for all brides, grooms and bridal parties.  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

23May
Dr Hook Starring Dennis Locorriere
23 May

The New Zealand leg of the ‘Timeless’ World Tour in 2015 sold out, so by popular demand, the band are delighted to be announcing their ‘Walk Right In’ tour will start in New Zealand in May 2017  Read more

23May
Dr Hook - Walk Right In Tour
23 May

Dr Hook are coming to the Bay!  Read more

24May
Gloria’s Handbag
24 May

Baycourt Presents Gloria's Handbag starring Helen Moulder. A modern, magical mystery with music from The Magic Flute. "It's imperative to have a good handbag when you're on the way out."  Read more


24May
Tiki Taane Mahuta
24 May

Breath-taking aerial dance, hip hop & kapa haka with a potent Aotearoa story of whakapapa & redemption to the live performances & music of Tiki Taane & Sambora. Let’s take the music industry and performing arts to a whole new level!  Read more

25May
Hikoi tahi with Jack Thatcher
25 May

Join navigator Jack Thatcher for a dawn walk to the top of Mauao and learn about Maori astronomy.   Read more

25 May
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27 May
Take Me Home – The Music & Life of John Denver
25 May to 27 May

Take Me Home – The Music & Life of John Denver returns to New Zealand following the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia.   Read more

26May
Pathetique – Tchaikovsky and Dvorak
26 May

David Grahame Taylor’s Embiosis is a stunning exploration of string sonorities and harmonies folded upon harmonies.  Read more


26 May
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18 Jun
A Noble Savage - an exhibition by Iata Peautolu
26 May to 18 June

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

27May
Kokako Dawn Chorus
27 May

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

27 May
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28 May
Dog Agility and Jumpers Competition
27 May to 28 May

Hosted by Tauranga Dog Training Club - Watch dogs and handlers in action competing in Agility and Jumpers events.  Read more

27 May
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28 May
Armageddon Tauranga 2017
27 May to 28 May

In 2017 we are trying something new, Tauranga we are coming to you! Our first ever #BAYOFGEDDON is shaping up to be a huge event.  Read more


27May
Katchafire
27 May

Its that time of year, Katchafire are on the road again!  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

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

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
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

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

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

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

10Jun
Youth Art Competition Auction
10 June

The Paradox: Youth Street Art Exhibition will conclude with live music, great food and hospitality to set the stage for the live auction, which will see money raised go back to our young creatives.  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

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

14Jun
Lecture: Defending Tauranga 1818 -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


14Jun
Tutara Wananga Matariki Toddler Time
14 June

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


07Oct
Tauranga International Marathon
07 October

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