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29Aug
Helloworld Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
29 August

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

02Sep
Springs in the City
02 September

A talk by guest speaker Joseph McAuley about the locations and history of the springs in Tauranga City centre, and the potential solutions to restore them.  Read more

05 Sep
to
06 Sep
Seriously Good Food Show
05 September to 06 September

The unique flavour of the Seriously Good Food Show is back!  Read more

19 Oct
to
20 Oct
Te Moana Glow Show
19 October to 20 October

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant-scale glow-in-the-dark puppet show! Join Kina on a journey of discovery across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa.   Read more

Upcoming Events

22 Feb
to
27 Sep
Matatoki: Mata-a-Waka
22 February to 27 September

Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga presents exhibitions, new online video interviews with artists Todd Couper and Te Marunui Hotene discussing his 'Poutama' mural in the gallery, and lots more activities for the whanau!  Read more

24 Mar
to
10 Sep
Virtual Guided Tour: Maria Brown on Bill Sutton: A Good Idea
24 March to 10 September

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukega Whakaata presents a series of online guided talks by guest curator Maria Brown on the exhibition "Bill Sutton: A Good Idea".  Read more

18 May
to
04 Sep
STEM Wana Trust - YouthDev Challenge
18 May to 04 September

For students aged 16+. This online programme provides the chance to apply learning and skills to real-world issues that will have tangible community impact.  Read more

01 Jul
to
30 Sep
NZ Short Story Competition
01 July to 30 September

If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering a writing competition can provide that extra impetus to refine your work.  Read more


06 Jul
to
23 Aug
Greerton Village Yarn Bombing
06 July to 23 August

Amazing, creative - 30 knitted trees in Greerton Village now.  Read more

21 Jul
to
11 Aug
Fundamentals of oil painting
21 July to 11 August

Have you ever wanted to use oil paints but have found it a bit daunting? Join his course and be shown the fundamentals of this great medium and get on with your oil painting practice with a new self confidence.  Read more

23 Jul
to
13 Aug
Fundamentals of oil painting (based around the portrait)
23 July to 13 August

Have you ever wanted to use oil paints but have found it a bit daunting? Join his course and be shown the fundamentals of this great medium and get on with your oil painting practice with a new self confidence.  Read more

06 Aug
to
24 Sep
Mount Hot Pools Concert Series
06 August to 24 September

Soak to the sound of music concerts featuring iconic kiwi artists, classic rock legends, and indie-pop sounds on the big screen.  Read more


09 Aug
to
10 Aug
DanceNZmade Interschool Regionals 2020
09 August to 10 August

Schools bring their best dance to the stage performing their hearts out, competing for Regional titles and a place at the Grand Finals - a unique showcase for the whole family to enjoy!  Read more

11Aug
Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
11 August

So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on the 1-day Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge?  Read more

11Aug
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
11 August

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

12Aug
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
12 August

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more


13Aug
Games Unplugged - Board games at Our Place
13 August

Come along to weekly board games hangout at Our Place on Thursdays.  Read more

13Aug
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
13 August

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more

14 Aug
to
30 Aug
Taste Tauranga 2020
14 August to 30 August

Attention foodies! Taste Tauranga 2020 is back from the 14 - 30 August... Book now.  Read more

14 Aug
to
29 Aug
Blues Brothers: First Contact
14 August to 29 August

The Blues Brothers musical world premiere will debut in August right here in Tauranga!  Read more


15Aug
Fundamentals of oil painting (based around the portrait)
15 August

A fun, informative look at traditional oil painting techniques and methods for everyone, from the absolute beginner to exhibiting artists.  Read more

15Aug
Olympic Pride Event
15 August

Come walk the 100 years of Olympic Pride Path and have some fun in our Mini Olympics event with MoreFM.  Read more

15Aug
Triumph & Tribulation
15 August

In our free winter classical concert, Bay of Plenty Symphonia is on track to triumph over all the difficulties of Covid-19.   Read more

15Aug
Devilskin - Red - NZ Tour 2020
15 August

Devilskin are excited to announce a New Zealand wide tour to support their chart-topping new album RED!  Read more


16Aug
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
16 August

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more

16Aug
Tropicana Sundays
16 August

Melt the weeks stress away with a soak in our heated Hydrotherapy Pool.  Read more

17Aug
Spanish Classes - next level
17 August

Learn to talk with Spanish speakers.  Read more

19Aug
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
19 August

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more


19Aug
How to Avoid Scams and Stay Safe Online
19 August

Join us for a library talk on "How to avoid scams and stay safe online" by Deb Jamieson from Westpac.  Read more

20Aug
Games Unplugged - Board games at Our Place
20 August

Come along to weekly board games hangout at Our Place on Thursdays.  Read more

20Aug
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
20 August

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more

23Aug
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
23 August

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more


26Aug
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
26 August

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

26 Aug
to
28 Aug
Stormwater 2020
26 August to 28 August

The Stormwater Conference Committee welcomes you to the annual Stormwater Conference, being held from 26 – 28 August in sunny Tauranga.  Read more

27Aug
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
27 August

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more

27Aug
Games Unplugged - Board games at Our Place
27 August

Come along to weekly board games hangout at Our Place on Thursdays.  Read more


27Aug
Waste Free Parenting Workshop
27 August

Attend our longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimise waste in your home whilst babies are around!  Read more

29Aug
Free Community Seminar on Macular Degeneration
29 August

Learn about NZ's leading cause of blindness, affecting 1 in 7 people over the age of 50, at this free public event on macular degeneration.  Read more

29Aug
Helloworld Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
29 August

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

29Aug
Blindspott
29 August

Just a week into the much anticipated 2020 Blindspott tour it was stopped short as NZ went into lockdown. Now they’re back with a vengeance and frothing to get out there for their loyal fans, who’ve been nothing short of amazing!  Read more


30Aug
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
30 August

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more

01 Sep
to
03 Sep
Fundamentals of Painting
01 September to 03 September

A fun, informative look at traditional painting techniques and methods for everyone, from the absolute beginner to exhibiting artists.  Read more

02Sep
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
02 September

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

02Sep
Springs in the City
02 September

A talk by guest speaker Joseph McAuley about the locations and history of the springs in Tauranga City centre, and the potential solutions to restore them.  Read more


02Sep
Library Law Series 2020 - Wills
02 September

Library Law Series is back! All seminars are free and open to anyone to attend.  Read more

03Sep
Games Unplugged - Board games at Our Place
03 September

Come along to weekly board games hangout at Our Place on Thursdays.  Read more

03Sep
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
03 September

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more

04Sep
Beethoven: Virtuoso
04 September

The New Zealand String Quartet is celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday! Beethoven: Virtuoso follows Beethoven's evolution from the bold virtuosity of his earlier works through to the incredible storytelling of the late quartets.  Read more


04Sep
Friday Fun Night
04 September

Join us for games, music, inflatables and dedicated party hosts at Greerton Aquatic and Leisure Centre.  Read more

05Sep
The Little Big Markets
05 September

A huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse... you won't be short of things to do.  Read more

05 Sep
to
06 Sep
Seriously Good Food Show
05 September to 06 September

The unique flavour of the Seriously Good Food Show is back!  Read more

06Sep
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
06 September

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more


08Sep
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
08 September

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

09Sep
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
09 September

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

09Sep
Library Law Series 2020 - Wills
09 September

Library Law Series is back! All seminars are free and open to anyone to attend.  Read more

10Sep
Games Unplugged - Board games at Our Place
10 September

Come along to weekly board games hangout at Our Place on Thursdays.  Read more


10Sep
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
10 September

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more

12Sep
Project Youth Hip Hop Dance Competition 2020
12 September

PROJECT is a Hip Hop Crew Dance Competition for youth who have a passion for Urban Street Dance. Enjoy crews from all over New Zealand take to the floor and battle it out for over $5,000 in prize money.  Read more

12 Sep
to
07 Nov
Fundamentals of Painting - Saturday workshop
12 September to 07 November

A fun, informative look at traditional painting techniques and methods for everyone, from the absolute beginner to exhibiting artists.  Read more

13Sep
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
13 September

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more


13Sep
The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show 2020
13 September

Planning your wedding is a beautiful, fun experience so come along to The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show and be inspired.  Read more

16Sep
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
16 September

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

17Sep
Games Unplugged - Board games at Our Place
17 September

Come along to weekly board games hangout at Our Place on Thursdays.  Read more

17Sep
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
17 September

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more


18 Sep
to
19 Sep
Winding Up
18 September to 19 September

Winding Up showcases Sir Roger Hall in classic form, once again demonstrating his inimitable wit and knowing insight, while comic legends Alison Quigan and Mark Hadlow command the stage.  Read more

20Sep
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
20 September

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more

23Sep
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
23 September

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

24Sep
Games Unplugged - Board games at Our Place
24 September

Come along to weekly board games hangout at Our Place on Thursdays.  Read more


24Sep
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
24 September

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more

25Sep
The Tauranga Gala Dinner
25 September

The eighth annual event featuring the legendary Dan Carter!  Read more

26 Sep
to
27 Sep
Our little Mermaid
26 September to 27 September

Join I Dance Studios for their magical under the sea journey! Our Little Mermaid is sure to delight audiences young and old as we follow Ariel's adventure to the human world. Don't miss this visual feast featuring Tauranga’s Young local Talent  Read more

27Sep
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
27 September

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more


29 Sep
to
30 Sep
Tu Meke Tūī!
29 September to 30 September

Best-selling book Tu Meke Tui! is brought to life for the very first time. Join Tere the excitable tui and Taitu the flightless takahe as they work together to outwit Stan, the sly stoat, who has a beady eye on our native birds for his dinner.  Read more

30Sep
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
30 September

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

01Oct
Games Unplugged - Boardgames at Papamoa Library
01 October

Come and play board games at Papamoa Library every Thursday 2-4pm.  Read more

02Oct
Friends! The Musical Parody
02 October

So no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody.  Read more


02Oct
Friday Fun Night
02 October

Join us for games, music, inflatables and dedicated party hosts at Greerton Aquatic and Leisure Centre.  Read more

03 Oct
to
04 Oct
Bay of Plenty Pet & Animal Expo 2020
03 October to 04 October

The exhibition of the latest pet products, services, and entertainment for all those who love pets and animals returns to Mt Maunganui/Tauranga, and like the region, is growing each year! Home of the cute and cuddly, fluffy and fabulous.  Read more

04Oct
Games Unplugged Classic - Board games at Greerton Library
04 October

Classic board games for adults at Greerton Library.  Read more

07Oct
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
07 October

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more


07Oct
Women’s Organisations in Tauranga
07 October

Learn more about women’s organising in Tauranga.  Read more

10 Oct
to
16 Oct
First Date
10 October to 16 October

With a contemporary rock score, first date gleefully pokes fun at the mishaps and mistakes of blind dates and gives hope that there could be that one perfect moment. Parental Guidance recommended. Recommended for ages 16+  Read more

10 Oct
to
11 Oct
Women's Lifestyle Expo 2020
10 October to 11 October

The Women’s Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. Each event features 100 to 200 exhibitors showcasing everything from fashion and beauty to health and fitness, artisan products and crafts, gourmet food and beverages and much more!  Read more

10Oct
POSTPONED - 21st Tauranga Multicultural Festival
10 October

The Tauranga Multicultural Festival is a celebration that promotes social cohesion through a celebration of cultures.   Read more


13Oct
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
13 October

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

13 Oct
to
15 Oct
Fundamentals of Painting
13 October to 15 October

A fun, informative look at traditional painting techniques and methods for everyone, from the absolute beginner to exhibiting artists.  Read more

14Oct
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
14 October

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

16 Oct
to
18 Oct
Tauranga Home Show
16 October to 18 October

Over 250 exhibitors showcasing everything you need to build your dream in the Bay of Plenty.  Read more


17Oct
Elemental
17 October

In a world that is becoming increasingly technologically driven, it is important to remember the Elements of Nature. Ballet.Culture will celebrate and explore the wonders of Earth, Fire, Air and Water.  Read more

19 Oct
to
20 Oct
Te Moana Glow Show
19 October to 20 October

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant-scale glow-in-the-dark puppet show! Join Kina on a journey of discovery across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa.   Read more

20 Oct
to
21 Oct
The Shows Must Go On
20 October to 21 October

Indulge in the magic of the best songs from musical theatre. Featuring an all-star Kiwi cast from the international stage, this concert of musical theatre showstoppers is not one to miss. The Shows Must Go On - a spectacular night to remember.   Read more

21Oct
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
21 October

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more


22Oct
Timeless - NZSO
22 October

The NZSO celebrates Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing his achievements in the context of contemporaries Haydn and Mozart - the main pillars of the First Viennese School. They are the par excellence of quintessential Classical style.   Read more

27Oct
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two
27 October

Join The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King as they celebrate and recreate the magic of the Kiwi phenomenon, the original Howard Morrison Quartet.  Read more

28Oct
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
28 October

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

04Nov
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
04 November

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more


04Nov
Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer
04 November

Heath Franklin's Chopper returns to Baycourt with his brand new show The Silencer! Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; Everyone is crazy, everyone has an opinion, everyone is wrong. Get ready for Chopper because he’s done suffering fools!  Read more

04Nov
Echoes of War
04 November

Locating and making sense of New Zealand's First World War Military Records.  Read more

06Nov
Friday Fun Night
06 November

Join us for games, music, inflatables and dedicated party hosts at Greerton Aquatic and Leisure Centre.  Read more

08Nov
Tinman Triathlon
08 November

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Tinman Triathlon returns for another year. In 2020 the event will host the north island standard distance & para-tri championships.  Read more


08Nov
Walk to D'feet MND
08 November

Walk along the Matua waterfront in support of Motor Neuron Disease Sufferers  Read more

10Nov
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
10 November

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

11Nov
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
11 November

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

14Nov
The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show
14 November

THE BOSS is a three-hour full production that brings alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection and features the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS other Springsteen hits.  Read more


14Nov
Wander Women Adventure Race
14 November

Ladies - enjoy a fun and adventurous weekend with your besties taking part in either the 3 or 6 hour Wander Women adventure navigational team race in the beautiful city of Tauranga!  Read more

18Nov
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
18 November

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

21Nov
The ABBA Show
21 November

By popular demand, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute returns to Baycourt! This full-scale concert production featuring energetic musical performances, live band, replica costumes and more gives fans a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience!  Read more

25Nov
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
25 November

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more


02Dec
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
02 December

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

02Dec
A taxing task!
02 December

Our project to preserve, and make accessible, the library’s collection of historic rate books.  Read more

03Dec
Food Lovers Masterclass
03 December

Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food.  Read more

04Dec
Friday Fun Night
04 December

Join us for games, music, inflatables and dedicated party hosts at Greerton Aquatic and Leisure Centre.  Read more


08Dec
Waste Free Parenting
08 December

Attend our longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimise waste in your home whilst babies are around!  Read more

27Dec
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon
27 December

If you are looking for the Triathlon race that has it all, then the EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon at Mount Maunganui is the race. This Iconic race has been on the Calendar since 1985, making it one of NZ’s oldest races.  Read more

09Feb
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
09 February

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

21Feb
Generation Homes Women's Triathlon
21 February

The Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon is an entry level Women’s only event that encourages participation of Women from 11 years of age & at any level of fitness and ability.  Read more


09Mar
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
09 March

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

14Mar
Marra Sprint Triathlon
14 March

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 34th year. This is an event for the entire family.  Read more

25Mar
Leaving Jackson
25 March

Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. LEAVING JACKSON The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.  Read more

08Apr
Yesterday Once More
08 April

The Stetson Group brings you YESTERDAY ONCE MORE a unique new musical revue from Las Vegas that celebrates the music of THE CARPENTERS, ABBA, The MAMAS AND PAPAS and 5th DIMENSION. Two hours of non-stop hits.   Read more


13Apr
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
13 April

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

19Apr
World of Musicals
19 April

World of Musicals brings the very best, colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics to life, all performed by an internationally star-studded cast presenting the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level.  Read more

30 Apr
to
01 May
The Ten Tenors - Love Is In The Air
30 April to 01 May

Australia’s best classical cross-over group, The Ten Tenors, returns to Tauranga in 2021! This talented tensome will charm their way into your heart, performing an irresistible selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads & arias of all time.  Read more

11May
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
11 May

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more


08Jun
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
08 June

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

13Jul
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
13 July

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

04Aug
Family History Month - Publishing the Research!
04 August

Part of The Past and the Curious series of talks at Tauranga City Libraries. Nga Wahi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library. Free, no booking necessary.  Read more

15 Nov
to
16 Nov
The Nutcracker & Don Quixote
15 November to 16 November

Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt to perform a double bill, Tchaikovsky's much-loved 'The Nutcracker' & 'Don Quixote'.  Read more