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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

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

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

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

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

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

Back in full swing for 2018  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


20Feb
The Big Bike Film Night Feature Series - The Moment
20 February

We're going Old Skool Cool!!!  Read more

20Feb
Orchid Auction
20 February

Bag some awesome orchid bargains!  Read more

21Feb
Thompson Springs
21 February

The summer of international music continues at the Barrel Room with Chicago based Thompson Springs rolling through Tauranga for one night only.  Read more

23Feb
I Am Not Forgotten Tour
23 February

Featuring former sponsored child, Richmond Wandera and NZ singer songwriter, Omega Levine.  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

25Feb
Classic car show
25 February

A magnificent collection of Classic Cars  Read more

25Feb
Southern Cross Sea Scouts Open Day
25 February

Come along to our open day to learn more about Sea Scouting and to have a go at sailing, rowing or kayaking.  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

01Mar
Living the Change Documentary Film Premiere
01 March

The world premiere of the new feature-length documentary from Happen Films.  Read more

01Mar
Parenting yadults
01 March

Parenting yadults - set up your teens for independence and success!  Read more

02Mar
Distortion - A Night of Underground Music: CANCELLED
02 March

Distortion - Spring Edition: Part 1/4   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

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

03Mar
Seaweek - Happy Harbour Fun Day
03 March

The Happy Harbour Fun Day is a family fun event that will have hands on outdoor activities to learn more about the Tauranga Harbour’s land, water and wildlife.  Read more

03Mar
The Beatgirls
03 March

The BeatGirls are coming to Tauranga!  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


03Mar
Pilates Fundraiser
03 March

Move Over Cancer!  Read more

03Mar
Papamoa Beach Ball
03 March

Put on your best jandals and glad rags and come dance away the night farewelling summer in the big kids playground of Pap Tav.  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


07Mar
Seaweek - Tour of ARRC Wildlife Trust, Holistic Vets & Talk
07 March

Each year ARRC and Holistic Vets care for more than 700 birds and wildlife.  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: SOLD OUT
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


13Mar
Waste Free Parenting
13 March

This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house.   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

14Mar
Waste Free Living Workshop
14 March

Through this exciting seminar you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your households impact on our future.  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
We Run The Night
17 March

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

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
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


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

25Mar
ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day
25 March

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

25Mar
Animal Healing Workshop
25 March

Deepening Our Connection With Animals  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
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

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

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

With seven high quality shows to be stage in the Baycourt X Space, The Historic Village and 16th Ave Theatre - this is your chance to enjoy some of NZ’s best talent delivered direct to your doorstep.  Read more


31Mar
AOTNZ in Tauranga - Olive Copperbottom
31 March

Baycourt Presents Olive Copperbottom starring Penny Ashton @ 16th Ave Theatre - a rollicking one-woman musical journey that will fulfil your greatest expectations and be the best of times and well… the best of times.  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

05 Apr
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08 Apr
Mauao 40 'n 4 Challenge
05 April to 08 April

A unique opportunity to take part in a social fitness challenge and a promise you can: Engage....Achieve....Enjoy  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
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


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

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

13Apr
The Mermaids Perform the Music of ABBA
13 April

An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland band "The Mermaids".  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

23Apr
AOTNZ in Tauranga - Hopetown Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes
23 April

Be amazed by these three multi-instrumentalists armed with bass clarinets, tubas & trombones are swapped for trumpets, saxophones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments.  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


26 May
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27 May
Tauranga Armageddon 2018
26 May to 27 May

#BAYOFGEDDON is back!  Read more

01Jun
Distortion - A Night of Underground Music
01 June

Distortion - Spring Edition: Part 1/4   Read more

08Jun
2018 Ladies Charity Luncheon
08 June

Back by popular demand the 2018 Ladies Charity Luncheon. Developed from years of experience in running similar events, this event is be the 'Must-attend' women's event in the Bay each year.  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

07Jul
AOTNZ in Tauranga - Seed
07 July

Winner of the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award, Seed by Elisabeth Easther follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant - the dilemmas of modern reproduction.   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

05Aug
AOTNZ in Tauranga - No Holds Bard
05 August

An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor's attempt at self destruction. Ticket price includes 30 minute Q&A with Michael Hurst after the performance.   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

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


10Oct
AOTNZ in Tauranga - 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

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

23Nov
AOTNZ in Tauranga - 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 in Tauranga - Seven deadly stunts
23 November

Baycourt Presents Seven Deadly Stunts by Rollicking Entertainment at the Historic Village Hall. Chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how they came to be.   Read more