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15 Jun
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16 Jun
Black Swan, White Swan
15 June to 16 June

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake, with the RNZB’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.   Read more

22 Jun
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23 Jun
Bay of Plenty Pet and Animal Expo 2019
22 June to 23 June

An exhibition of the best products, services and entertainment for all pet and animal lovers.  Read more

29 Jun
to
30 Jun
Seriously Good Food Show
29 June to 30 June

Sick of the same old stuff from the supermarket? This is going to be the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty!  Read more

23 Aug
to
25 Aug
Mrs Krishnan's Party
23 August to 25 August

Indian Ink Theatre Co bridges cultures and expands boundaries with this utterly disarming new comedy that seats the audience at the dining table and the kitchen bench in the back room of Krishnan’s Dairy.  Read more

Upcoming Events

27 May
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29 Jun
Oliver!
27 May to 29 June

Tauranga Boys' and Girls' Colleges present their combined musical, Oliver!  Read more

07 Jun
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05 Jul
Exhibition: Matariki Hao Tāngata
07 June to 05 July

Matariki Hao Tāngata – Matariki, a Remembrance. Māori portraits 1970s – 1990s. A retrospective of black and white photography from Kapua Joy Bennett (Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui).  Read more

07 Jun
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03 Jul
Exhibition: Ruahine by Michelle Estall
07 June to 03 July

An exhibition of artwork based around contemporary Māori Ruahine, inspired by the writing of Te Iwa Makere Tamaki.  Read more

07 Jun
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03 Jul
Exhibition: Mātātoa – Mumu Returns
07 June to 03 July

An exhibition of Taonga Pūoro artist Mumu (Will Moore). Mātātoa, which means to live fearlessly, is the key to how Mumu lives his life, creating pieces of art that move from one state of being to another.  Read more


07 Jun
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02 Jul
Te Whānau O Matariki - an Exhibition
07 June to 02 July

"We are all stars wrapped in skin, the light that you have been searching for has always been within.” A collective exhibition in honour of Matariki.  Read more

15 Jun
to
16 Jun
Black Swan, White Swan
15 June to 16 June

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake, with the RNZB’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.   Read more

15 Jun
to
22 Jun
Matariki e-Sewing Session
15 June to 22 June

Spend time with our digital programmes kaiako (tutor) learning about electrical circuits. In this session, tamariki will decorate and sew their very own stuffed toy stars which light up when being squeezed.  Read more

16Jun
CANCELLED: Matariki Kauri walk at Tuahu Track
16 June

Giant Kauri Trees once covered Aotearoa, come for a walk with the Department of Conservation and see if a Giant still stands today  Read more


16Jun
Workshop: Ngā Mahi Tākaro (toy making)
16 June

Come take a free workshop for adults in contemporary harakeke toy making with Marina Stokes. Learn a non-traditional method of flax weaving for fun, and create balls, snails, fish, birds and snakes.  Read more

16Jun
Mount Farmers Market
16 June

Come along to the Mount Farmers Market, held every Sunday. You'll find great coffee, fresh produce and delicious foods.   Read more

16Jun
Workshop: a Muka Experience (flax fibres)
16 June

Book yourself right now into this workshop to learn a non-traditional method of extracting muka (flax fibres). This 3.5 hour workshop is for adults – don’t miss it!  Read more

16Jun
Puketoki Reserve short loop - Matariki Glow Worm Walk
16 June

Bring the kids along for a Matariki-inspired story and night-time glow worm walk through the gorgeous Puketoki Reserve near Whakamarama.   Read more


18 Jun
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19 Jun
Fresh Moves 2019 - Impact
18 June to 19 June

BOP Dance presents Impact the 2019 Fresh Moves Festival that celebrates original contemporary dance created by students in Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools.  Read more

18 Jun
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20 Jun
Exhibition: Mataraunui Tohu o te Kura
18 June to 20 June

Te Mataraunui Exhibition is a three-day event open to all ages. Join informative workshops, lectures by keynote speakers and experts in repatriation and preservation of artefacts, whariki and tukutuku in marae, old photo portraits and more.  Read more

18Jun
Whanake ake Matariki with Aroha ki Te Papa
18 June

Twinkle Twinkle Matariki, a fun filled half-hour of Matariki-themed stories and waiata for preschool children.  Read more

18Jun
Pō Pūrākau ki Te Papa
18 June

Dress in your PJs and join us for a magical fun-filled whanau night of story-telling at Te Ao Marama ki Te Papa  Read more


19Jun
Storytelling: Te Reo Wainene o Tua
19 June

Story time in Te Reo! A te Reo Māori storytelling kaupapa, revitilising pūrākau (ancient legends), reviving oral traditions, normalizing Te Reo.  Read more

19 Jun
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23 Jun
Tauranga Society of Artists Art Expo/Trustpower Supreme Art Award
19 June to 23 June

Tauranga Society of Artists are happy to again be presenting their annual exhibition, including the TrustPower Supreme Art Award.  Read more

19Jun
Whanake ake Matariki with Aroha ki Tutarawānanga
19 June

Twinkle Twinkle Matariki, a fun filled half-hour of Matariki-themed stories and waiata for preschool children.  Read more

19Jun
Paint and Wine Night - Piha Sunset - Paintvine
19 June

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more


20 Jun
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21 Jun
The Pink Floyd Experience
20 June to 21 June

After 2017’s hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. Presented by: In The Flesh Productions  Read more

20Jun
Whanake ake Matariki with Aroha ki Mauao
20 June

Twinkle Twinkle Matariki, a fun filled half-hour of Matariki-themed stories and waiata for preschool children.  Read more

21Jun
Shorts 4 Hospice 2019
21 June

The days are getting cooler, which means it’s nearly time to bare the legs in support of Waipuna Hospice!  Read more

21Jun
Matariki Allstars 2019
21 June

With less than expected sales this year we've decided to cancel Matariki Allstars to focus on a bigger and better event in 2020. Our artists and team are gutted we couldn't hang with you guys this year.  Read more


22Jun
Matariki Toi Rahoroi ki Tutarawananga
22 June

Come along to the Saturday Matariki Craft Session at the Greerton Library  Read more

22Jun
Ten
22 June

Join Inzpire Dance Co. as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary. Featuring dancers of all ages showcasing various styles, Ten promise to inspire and is sure to be to be entertaining, moving and thought provoking for all ages.  Read more

22Jun
Workshop: Raranga (flax weaving)
22 June

This is your chance to participate in a hands-on raranga workshop! Join Parewhati Taikato to learn the art of weaving and create a bracelet or basket out of harakeke (flax).  Read more

22Jun
Workshop: Māori poi making
22 June

Learn to make the traditional poi with Zebulin Kapareira Mohi. Poi were used by early Māori as a way to keep their hands flexible, and as a training tool. Here’s your chance to make some yourself!  Read more


22Jun
Tauranga Farmers Market
22 June

Come along to Tauranga Farmers Market, held every Saturday. You'll find delicious coffee, great entertainment and lots of fresh produce!  Read more

22Jun
TEDxTauranga
22 June

Ever watched an amazing video from TED.com? Join us in person for Tauranga's own event TEDxTauranga.  Read more

22 Jun
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13 Oct
Hā: Lewis Tamihana Gardiner
22 June to 13 October

Leading pounamu artist, Lewis Tamihana Gardiner (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāi Tahu), will be exhibiting at Tauranga Art Gallery this winter.  Read more

22 Jun
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06 Oct
'Blood Water Earth' by Louise Potiki Bryant and Santee Smith
22 June to 06 October

An immersive video installation and ceramic display arising out of an international indigenous collaboration between Kahnyen’kehàka artist Santee Smith and Ngai Tahu video/dance artist Louise Potiki Bryant.  Read more


22 Jun
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13 Oct
Mātiro: A survey of photography by Kapua Joy Bennett
22 June to 13 October

'Mātiro' is a retrospective of black and white photography from the 1970s -1980s by Kapua Joy Bennett (Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui).  Read more

22 Jun
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23 Jun
Bay of Plenty Pet and Animal Expo 2019
22 June to 23 June

An exhibition of the best products, services and entertainment for all pet and animal lovers.  Read more

23Jun
Workshop: Contemporary Māori art for children
23 June

Fun contemporary Māori rock art with a twist for kids – doesn’t that sound like a great way to spend an hour and a half! Each child will design their own taonga with tutor Arohanoa Mathews, and then paint a tile to take home with them.   Read more

23Jun
Toi Whakairo – The Art of Carving
23 June

Learn about the cultural origins of whakairo (carving) and common bone carving designs. Carver Hei-Tuakiri (Gavin Smith) will take you through a demonstration of the art, and explain the technique and history of traditional bone carving.  Read more


23Jun
Crop Swap
23 June

Our Crop Swap happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.  Read more

23Jun
Mount Farmers Market
23 June

Come along to the Mount Farmers Market, held every Sunday. You'll find great coffee, fresh produce and delicious foods.   Read more

23Jun
Sulphur Point Showdown
23 June

Play Disc Golf at Sulphur Point! Win Prizes!  Read more

23Jun
Matariki Kite Day 2019
23 June

A traditional way to celebrate Matariki is through the flying of kites – manu tukutuku. Join us for this popular annual event at Fergusson Park. Bring along your whānau, friends and kites from all cultures, and join in the excitement!   Read more


24 Jun
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25 Jun
Matariki Glow Show
24 June to 25 June

The Matariki Glow Show is a large-scale puppet show perfect for tamariki aged 3-10! The Matariki stars are preparing for the Maori New Year, but there’s a problem in the night sky! Buzzing with great music and fun characters, it’s a show not to be missed.  Read more

26Jun
Te Papa: Naboth's Vineyard? Towards Reconciliation in Tauranga Moana
26 June

Historian Dr Alistair Reese presents a summary of his report, “Te Papa: Naboth's Vineyard? Towards Reconciliation in Tauranga Moana”.  Read more

26Jun
Paint and Wine Night - The Wharf - Paintvine
26 June

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

27Jun
Showquest
27 June

Showquest is a new, nationwide performing arts platform for schools produced by Rockquest Promotions Ltd, with support from the Ministry of Education. Showquest enables schools and students from year 1 – 13 to showcase music, drama and dance.  Read more


28Jun
OP's Garden
28 June

OP’s Garden is a tale of how our children’s future should be. Will Tane Mahuta be happy with plans for the future of Omokoroa or will our creatures disappear to somewhere safer with Taniwha Te Pura of the Wairoa River? Come and find out!  Read more

29Jun
Celebrate Yarn Bombing in Greerton Village
29 June

This years theme for our trees is Children’s Books so come along for a morning of story telling and fun.  Read more

29Jun
Tauranga Farmers Market
29 June

Come along to Tauranga Farmers Market, held every Saturday. You'll find delicious coffee, great entertainment and lots of fresh produce!  Read more

29Jun
Natural treasure children’s workshop
29 June

Open your children’s minds to the wonders of nature! Join this Matariki-inspired creative activity using natural resources collected locally, led by inspired florist Kalena Egan from Putiputi Recycled. Children will create something special to take home.  Read more


29 Jun
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30 Jun
Seriously Good Food Show
29 June to 30 June

Sick of the same old stuff from the supermarket? This is going to be the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty!  Read more

30Jun
Workshop: a Muka Experience (flax fibres)
30 June

Book yourself right now into this workshop to learn a non-traditional method of extracting muka (flax fibres). This 3.5 hour workshop is for adults – don’t miss it!  Read more

30Jun
Rising Stars 2019
30 June

BOP Symphonia presents the finals of the Rising Stars Concerto Competition 2019. Six young musicians perform a movement from their chosen concerto, accompanied by the orchestra. Winner selected by panel of judges; Tauranga City Mayor to present prizes.  Read more

30Jun
Mount Farmers Market
30 June

Come along to the Mount Farmers Market, held every Sunday. You'll find great coffee, fresh produce and delicious foods.   Read more


30 Jun
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30 Jun
Workshop: Ngā Mahi Tākaro (toy making)
30 June to 30 June

Come take a free workshop for adults in contemporary harakeke toy making with Marina Stokes. Learn a non-traditional method of flax weaving for fun, and create balls, snails, fish, birds and snakes.  Read more

02Jul
The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ
02 July

What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage!  Read more

03 Jul
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04 Jul
Room on the Broom
03 July to 04 July

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?  Read more

03Jul
NZ String Quartet - National Tour 2019
03 July

Join the NZ String Quartet for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 21st centuries. Experience works by the inimitable Mozart, Czech musical icons Dvorák and Janácek, and a new work from Christchurch-based composer Gao Ping.  Read more


06Jul
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
06 July

Head along to The Little Big Markets at Coronation Park for a range of delicious food, interesting stalls and live music.  Read more

06Jul
Mindful Weaving Workshop
06 July

Join us for 2.5 hours of weaving and mindfulness for a perfect Sunday of self-care.  Read more

07Jul
Tauranga Judo Club Fun Day
07 July

Tauranga Judo Club Fun Day, Intermediate Judo Championships and National Secondary Schools Tournament   Read more

09Jul
Paint and Wine Night - Wheat Fields - Paintvine
09 July

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more


12Jul
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
12 July

An interesting and unique market environment that is all inclusive to reflect our diverse community.  Read more

14Jul
Workshop: WAI.TAI with Robyn Kamira
14 July

Learn an original waiata in te reo Māori from the WAI.TAI set list. WAI.TAI is a collective of musicians under the direction of Robyn Kamira, who writes in both te reo Māori and English.  Read more

14Jul
Wai.Tai Performance
14 July

Te Reo fusion performance – Maori rhythm and vibes  Read more

17Jul
Paint and Wine Night - Picasso Kiss
17 July

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more


18Jul
Mātauranga
18 July

Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Maori and Europeans.   Read more

20Jul
Hobby Swapmeet
20 July

Hobby Swapmeet for all hobbies, arts and crafts.  Read more

24Jul
Paint and Wine Night - Kowhai Tui - Paintvine
24 July

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

26 Jul
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02 Aug
Chess the Musical
26 July to 02 August

With live orchestra, choir and talented on stage cast this production from Stage Right will have wide audience appeal. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (formerly of ABBA).  Read more


27Jul
Murder at the Juice Joint!
27 July

Who Dunnit? A night of mystery and intrigue in the wild romantic era of the roaring 20's!!  Read more

28Jul
Crop Swap
28 July

Our Crop Swap happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.  Read more

03Aug
Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show
03 August

The 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard and The Shadows.  Read more

04Aug
Chris Greenslade
04 August

Tauranga Musica presents award-winning NZ pianist and NGC NZ Scholarship winner Chris Greenslade. Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring a programme that includes works by Schubert, Schuman, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.  Read more


06Aug
Paint and Wine Night - Bob Ross - Paintvine
06 August

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

09Aug
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
09 August

An interesting and unique market environment that is all inclusive to reflect our diverse community.  Read more

13 Aug
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14 Aug
Tauranga Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
13 August to 14 August

This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in a version tailored especially for them!  Read more

14Aug
Paint and Wine Night - Bob Ross' Autumn Forest
14 August

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more


17Aug
Don Pasquale
17 August

Wanderlust Opera bring their critically acclaimed touring production Don Pasquale to Tauranga. In this sparkling Donizetti comedy a miserly bachelor gets more than he bargained for when he entered into an arranged marriage. Performed in English.  Read more

20Aug
Paint and Wine Night - Blue Bay - Paintvine
20 August

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

21Aug
Paint and Wine Night - Sunflowers - Paintvine
21 August

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

23 Aug
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25 Aug
Mrs Krishnan's Party
23 August to 25 August

Indian Ink Theatre Co bridges cultures and expands boundaries with this utterly disarming new comedy that seats the audience at the dining table and the kitchen bench in the back room of Krishnan’s Dairy.  Read more


29Aug
The Tauranga Gala Dinner 2019
29 August

Featuring Richie and Gemma McCaw! Don't miss New Zealand’s superstar couple at Tauranga's ultimate corporate entertainment event!  Read more

31Aug
Tauranga Coffee Festival 2019
31 August

Join us for an annual event that's in celebration of a much-loved culture shared around New Zealand and the world.   Read more

14 Sep
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28 Sep
Wicked
14 September to 28 September

Tauranga Musical Theatre presents Wicked, the Broadway sensation set in the Land of Oz.  Read more

22Sep
World Car Free Day 2019
22 September

Ditch your fuel guzzler on World Car Free Day  Read more


28Sep
Vegan Vibes 2019
28 September

Bay of Plenty’s first dedicated Vegan festival, we proudly showcase a curated selection of vegan food, fashion and more from around New Zealand.  Read more

11Oct
Postmodern Jukebox
11 October

Following their sold-out Tauranga debut in 2018, Postmodern Jukebox will return to Baycourt in October 2019.   Read more

12Oct
Tauranga STEM Festival 2019
12 October

A world class festival, held in Tauranga, designed to engage and inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.  Read more

18 Oct
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20 Oct
Spring Home Show: Celebrating 10 years
18 October to 20 October

Create your happy place! The Spring Home Show is celebrating 10 years of building dreams in the Bay of Plenty.  Read more


22Oct
Te Māpouriki
22 October

Guided by German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl, this concert features NZ composer Kenneth Young’s work Te Mapouriki plus music by Mozart, Strauss, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.  Read more

26 Oct
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27 Oct
Mini Nationals
26 October to 27 October

The 25th NZ Mini Nationals coincides with Mini’s 60th birthday. See classic and new Minis compete at the Show & Shine and vote for People’s Choice to win prizes.  Read more

02 Nov
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03 Nov
Tauranga Harbour Jam 2019
02 November to 03 November

A weekend of exhilarating windsurfing action with some of New Zealands top sailors competing.  Read more

05 Nov
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07 Nov
Swan Lake
05 November to 07 November

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt Swan Lake. Presented in two acts, this masterpiece ballet follows the original storyline, with subtle revisions and variations introduced by Artistic Director Gediminas Taranda.   Read more


05Nov
2019 Melbourne Cup Charity Auction Dinner
05 November

Melbourne Cup in our own backyard charity fundraiser  Read more

09 Nov
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09 Feb
Mr G: HOME
09 November to 09 February

Mr G coming ‘home’ for first solo exhibition  Read more

10Nov
Walk to Defeat MND
10 November

Show you support for the sufferers and families of this debilitating disease and enjoy walking some of Tauranga's finiest foreshore.  Read more

14Nov
The Bee Gees Night Fever
14 November

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience. Over two hours of live entertainment, state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and a handpicked international cast!  Read more