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22Aug
Book Talk: Emma Stevens
22 August

Tauranga City Libraries presents well-loved New Zealand author Emma Stevens - writer of three popular memoirs about life with the Yup’ik Eskimos, in remote Western Alaska.  Read more

23Aug
On the Couch 2019
23 August

Be entertained and enlightened with great conversation and inspirational insights from our fabulous special guests. Presented by Baycourt and Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival.  Read more

24Aug
Tauranga Turban Day
24 August

Every wondered how to wear or tie a turban? Come along and learn about the meaning of the turban and get one tied yourself!  Read more

26 Aug
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01 Sep
NZ Fashion Week
26 August to 01 September

Free week long event to celebrate NZ fashion week at Tauranga Libraries  Read more

Upcoming Events

22 Jun
to
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

06 Aug
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22 Aug
Iconic Exhibition by Lisa Jepson
06 August to 22 August

"Iconic" is a body of eight stunning artworks by Lisa Jepson that celebrates the timeless memories of New Zealand.  Read more


22 Aug
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25 Aug
Mrs Krishnan's Party
22 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

22Aug
Book Talk: Emma Stevens
22 August

Tauranga City Libraries presents well-loved New Zealand author Emma Stevens - writer of three popular memoirs about life with the Yup’ik Eskimos, in remote Western Alaska.  Read more

23Aug
On the Couch 2019
23 August

Be entertained and enlightened with great conversation and inspirational insights from our fabulous special guests. Presented by Baycourt and Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival.  Read more

23Aug
Double Dragon Noodle Night Market
23 August

This will be a night market bursting with an aromatic mash-up of different Asian cuisines, buzzing with live music, plenty of hungry mouths to feed and beverages from the High Tide Tauranga Bar.  Read more


23 Aug
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19 Sep
Exhibition: Here I Am
23 August to 19 September

A body of works that celebrates the journey of finding the way home life, discovering family, exploring culture and understanding identity.  Read more

24Aug
Tauranga Farmers Market
24 August

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

24Aug
Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
24 August

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

24Aug
Tauranga Turban Day
24 August

Every wondered how to wear or tie a turban? Come along and learn about the meaning of the turban and get one tied yourself!  Read more


25Aug
Mount Farmers Markets
25 August

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

26 Aug
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30 Aug
Tauranga Primary Schools Music Festival 2019
26 August to 30 August

The 64th Tauranga Primary Schools’ Music Festival 2019 brings together 32 choirs over five nights from local Primary/Intermediate schools embracing this year’s theme ‘Songs From Movies’. From August 26-30.  Read more

26 Aug
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01 Sep
NZ Fashion Week
26 August to 01 September

Free week long event to celebrate NZ fashion week at Tauranga Libraries  Read more

27Aug
Parents as Career Educators seminar
27 August

Find out how to guide your teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world.  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

30Aug
Sophie Turner Daffodil Day Concert
30 August

Sophie will bring her stunning voice and bigger than life personality to Our Place for a special one-off lunchtime performance to raise awareness for the 1 in 3 Kiwis affected by cancer.  Read more

31Aug
Tauranga Farmers Market
31 August

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


01Sep
Mount Farmers Markets
01 September

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

01Sep
Spring Starter Series
01 September

Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! Low-cost and beginner level activities to help you get active.  Read more

01Sep
Merchant Navy Day - Commemorative Service
01 September

Join us in paying tribute to the merchant seamen who valiantly lost their lives in World War I and II.  Read more

02 Sep
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08 Sep
Tongan Language Week
02 September to 08 September

Come along to free events celebrating Tongan Language Week  Read more


03Sep
Paint and wine night - Blue Bay - Paintvine
03 September

Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!  Read more

04 Sep
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13 Nov
Library Law Series
04 September to 13 November

Our Library Law series is back for another year. We are very excited about the addition of Chinese language sessions for our local Chinese community. All seminars are free.  Read more

05 Sep
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06 Sep
Dialogue
05 September to 06 September

Join high performers from all industries to meet, learn and grow alongside presenting speakers at Dialogue 2019 - an innovative take on traditional business conferences.  Read more

06 Sep
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07 Sep
Trianja - The Tale of the Trident [R18]
06 September to 07 September

Trianja - meaning ‘threefold’, or ‘the three pure ones’. A variety show of a different kind, from Burlesque to Lyra, aerial skills to comedy and everything in between. Presented by: EmJay Productions Ltd.  Read more


07Sep
Worm Composting Workshop
07 September

Tauranga City Councils worm farming workshop, get all the equipment and education required to start your very own worm farm at home.  Read more

07Sep
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
07 September

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

08Sep
Oodle Dog Walk
08 September

Let's get a massive group of people and dogs together and all go for a walk at the same time - surrounded by dogs.  Read more

13Sep
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
13 September

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.   Read more


14Sep
Swing into Spring: A tribute to Bobby Hackett
14 September

Join the Tauranga Jazz Society Jam band with special guests Kate Martin (vocals), the Cleanwood Horns, Brian Geoghan (cornet) & Woody Woodhouse for a memorable afternoon of Jazz, Dixieland and swing.   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

14 Sep
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22 Sep
2019 Ford National Hockey League
14 September to 22 September

Catch the best men's and women's regional teams throughout the country battle it our for bragging rights as the nations best.  Read more

14Sep
Bookrapt's Information Slam
14 September

Looking for an insight into the world of authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, printers and retailers? Come along to our Information Slam and listen to the experts!  Read more


17Sep
Waipuna Hospice Movie night - "Downton Abbey"
17 September

Downton Abbey is heading to the big screen! Enjoy a glass of bubbles or juice and some popcorn to munch on.  Read more

18Sep
Paint and wine night - The Great Wave - Paintvine
18 September

Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!  Read more

20Sep
Top Dog Film Festival 2019 - NZ Tour
20 September

The Top Dog Film Festival is back and you'd be barking mad to miss it. After a sell-out first year, the Top Dog Film Festival returns with a carefully curated program of canine-themed films.  Read more

21Sep
Cherry Blossom Festival
21 September

Greerton Village's annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, 21 September.  Read more


22Sep
World Car Free Day 2019
22 September

Ditch your fuel guzzler on World Car Free Day  Read more

25 Sep
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28 Sep
"Xanthia" by Tarnished Frocks and Divas
25 September to 28 September

A visual extravaganza which is, quite simply, out of this world.  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

28Sep
New to the Bay Expo 2019
28 September

Whether you are a local or a newcomer to the community, the New to the Bay Expo will have something for you!  Read more


28Sep
Multicultural Tauranga Ethkick 2019 Football Tournament
28 September

Multicultural Tauranga, Ethkick 2019 Football Tournament, bringing people together through sport.  Read more

28Sep
Mitre 10 Cup - Bay of Plenty Steamers vs Hawke's Bay
28 September

The BNZ Battle of the Bays is set to be an exciting match up as the Magpies travel to Tauranga with the Macrae-Shelford Cup as last seasons winners.  Read more

01Oct
Ledlenser Trails In Motion 7 Film Tour
01 October

The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra-running films to passionate audiences around the world.  Read more

04Oct
Imperfect Offering - The Music of Leonard Cohen
04 October

Imperfect Offering is delighted to present The Music of Leonard Cohen. Featuring Cohen's greatest hits including "Suzanne", "Bird on the Wire", his best-known song "Hallelujah", plus music from his astonishing last album, "You Want It Darker”.   Read more


05Oct
NZCMA Entertainer Of The Year Awards 2019
05 October

The NZCMA proudly presents the 40th Entertainer of the Year Awards. Two sessions: 1pm matinee featuring Dennis Marsh and 7pm evening show featuring the Topp Twins. Single session and dual session tickets available.   Read more

05Oct
Mitre 10 Cup - Bay of Plenty Steamers vs Manawatu
05 October

Catch the Volcanix and Steamers in this Double Header in the last round robin game of the season as they take on their Manawatu counterparts.  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

11Oct
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
11 October

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.  Read more


12 Oct
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13 Oct
Flying Hope
12 October to 13 October

TCSC Productions is excited to present its thrilling new contemporary dance production FLYING HOPE - a story focusing on Hope and her teenage years looking at her struggles and how she overcame them to become the encouraging person she is today.   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

12Oct
Shane Cortese and the Class of '58 presented by Waipuna Hospice
12 October

Waipuna Hospice presents Shane Cortese and the Class of '58 who will engage you in a performance of sensational rock ‘n roll entertainment. Featuring brilliant guitarist Chet O’Connell.  Read more

16 Oct
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17 Oct
Alice in Wonderland
16 October to 17 October

Urban Dance presents Alice in Wonderland; A street dance version of the classic tale which will showcase the diverse work of local choreographers and 120 dancers from The Urban Dance Studios training out of Tauranga, Papamoa and Arataki.   Read more


18 Oct
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20 Oct
Bay of Plenty Home Show
18 October to 20 October

The Bay of Plenty Home Show returns 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

24 Oct
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25 Oct
Kaput
24 October to 25 October

A multi-award-winning family show that's melted hearts around the world. Be swept up in the mayhem that is the larger-than-life ‘elegant buffoon’ Tom Flanagan, as one man’s life is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him.   Read more

24Oct
Reb Fountain
24 October

A pre-eminent singer and performer, Reb has for years been the musicians’ secret. Adam McGrath (The Eastern) describes her as Lucky Strike-cool and Jameson’s-raw, with a voice born of fire and river run, mountain strong and feather soft.  Read more


24 Oct
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03 Nov
Tauranga Arts Festival 2019
24 October to 03 November

New Zealand’s beautiful diversity will be showcased at this year’s Tauranga Arts Festival. Featuring a everything from theatre to music, dance to comedy, circus to speakers and more – get ready for a rollicking 10 days and nights of astounding arts!  Read more

25Oct
Shooglenifty
25 October

Formed 1990, Scotland's Shooglenifty bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. Sponsored by Holland Beckett Law.  Read more

25 Oct
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26 Oct
Limbo
25 October to 26 October

Staged between heaven and hell, LIMBO is dirty and dangerous stuff, whisking audiences into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, mind-boggling illusions and fiery flames hot from Dante’s inferno...  Read more

26Oct
A Synthesized Universe
26 October

A Synthesized Universe is an immersive experience combining live music with custom animation, video manipulations, and a flight through the known universe which makes for a truly multi-sensory experience.  Read more


26Oct
Boundary Riding: Writing for Middle Readers
26 October

This workshop explores the range of forms and approaches possible when writing for this multifaceted age group. Kate De Goldi hopes participants leave with a new appreciation of the 9-13 reader and some fresh ways of thinking about how to write for them.  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

27Oct
Greg Copeland
27 October

For this special acoustic show Greg Copeland pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from the deep South of the USA, channelling the spirit into his own material and style.   Read more

27Oct
Writing Fiction That Sells
27 October

Want to write fiction, but don’t know about the publishing process? No problem. To make your journey less painful, Catherine Robertson offers to let you in on all the mistakes during her 5-year mission to get a book in print.   Read more


28 Oct
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29 Oct
Cellfish
28 October to 29 October

Eight counts of unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Maori mythology, four counts of possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count dangerous operation of a voice class...  Read more

28Oct
This is Tami Neilson!
28 October

Accompanied by Tami’s brother and long-term co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to Tauranga Moana. In an up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written.  Read more

29Oct
Mr Red Light
29 October

Mr Red Light tries to rob a bank and fails miserably, ending up in a pie shop dealing with three uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator. Slapstick, the meaning of life, falling in love –the pie shop is where anything can happen.  Read more

30Oct
An Evening with John Wright and The Sou’Westers
30 October

John Wright launched his debut 10-track album Red Skies at a concert in Motueka in 2017 last year, touring with the Sou’Westers and his collection of insightful songs and stories about travelling as an international cricketer and coach.  Read more


30 Oct
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31 Oct
Rants in the Dark
30 October to 31 October

The hilarious unfiltered truth on parenting, courtesy of Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book 'Rants in the Dark'. Honest, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny.  Read more

30 Oct
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31 Oct
Still Life With Chickens
30 October to 31 October

When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship.  Read more

31Oct
Nadia Reid
31 October

NZ's Nadia Reid has attained global success from her first two albums. With sell-out shows in Auckland, London and Melbourne, and record three under her belt, Nadia is a rising star not to be missed. Nadia and band will be joined by Motte (Anita Clark).  Read more

01 Nov
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02 Nov
Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
01 November to 02 November

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt will challenge your perceptions of culture, life and love. Based on Tusiata Avia's provocative and unapologetic poetry, this is a play that explores power, politics, racism, sex, abuse and life between cultures.  Read more


01Nov
Milly Taback and The Miltones
01 November

Milly Tabak and The Miltones are masters of blending modern blues-rock with the nostalgia of a vIntage record collection. The Auckland five-piece have been turning heads with their powerful stage presence and moody melodies since forming in 2014.   Read more

02Nov
Wilson Dixon – What A Country!
02 November

Wilson Dixon is a comic who delivers with careful listening – and rewards his audience with buckets of smiles. Wilson Dixon’s latest show, What a Country! delivers cleverly crafted songs that reward the attentive ear!  Read more

02 Nov
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03 Nov
Speakers Programme Day Pass
02 November to 03 November

A Speakers Programme Day Pass allows you to attend all sessions at the Carrus Crystal Palace on either Saturday 2 November or Sunday 3 November.  Read more

02Nov
The Political Years - Marilyn Waring & Chlöe Swarbrick
02 November

Marilyn Waring talks to MP Chlöe Swarbrick about her 2019 autobiography recounting her years in parliament.  Read more


02Nov
Mess, Magic & Mothering
02 November

Join parenting writers Emily Writes and Dr Renee Liang, paediatrician and co-author of the 2019 book, 'When We Remember to Breathe', as they talk to Tracey Slaughter. Emily and Renee are each mother to two young children.  Read more

02Nov
Headlands
02 November

Traversing anxiety and depression is a daily reality for more people than we ever know. Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety editor Naomi Arnold, fantasy/horror writer Lee Murray, and actor/playwright Victor Rodger share their stories with Dr Renee Liang.  Read more

02Nov
Standing Up
02 November

Tracey Slaughter talks to second-youngest NZ MP to ever be elected Chlöe Swarbrick; Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien, and award-winning NZ Herald columnist Rachel Stewart about the cost of their courage to be themselves in public life.  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


03Nov
Money Talks: Rich Enough?
03 November

Join award-winning journalist Mary Holm as she discusses her 2018 book 'Rich Enough? A Laid-Back Guide For Every Kiwi' which helps readers get their money sorted, while also considering the fascinating relationship between money and happiness.  Read more

03Nov
The Hunters
03 November

Rotorua’s Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre founder Debbie Stewart, MNZM, talks with with fellow falconer and hawker, award-winning columnist & ex-farmer Rachel Stewart to discuss New Zealand’s extraordinary birds of prey and the challenges they face.  Read more

03Nov
Start Listening
03 November

Join Brannavan Gnanalingam, Renee Liang, and Victor Rodger, as they talk to Scott Campbell about the cultural and social impacts of being ‘different’.  Read more

03Nov
Money Talks: Smashed Avocado
03 November

Aimed at 16-35 year olds, this conversation will focus on why getting savvy with your money is important. New Zealand’s leading financial communicator Mary Holm will discuss with Rosie Dawson-Hewes. Questions from the floor essential!  Read more


03Nov
Getting Louder
03 November

Scott Campbell discusses climate change with climate scientist Dr James Renwick, Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick; business journalist Rod Oram; BOP Regional Council’s Namouta Poutasi; and environmental campaigner/ex-farmer Rachel Stewart.  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

08Nov
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
08 November

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.  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
Tinman Triathlon
10 November

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Tinman Triathlon returns for another year. The event will host the national standard distance and para-tri championships.  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

13Nov
Nanogirl Live! - Bring On the Noise
13 November

Join Nanogirl and her trusty lab assistant Boris as they engineer their way through a new adventure all about the science of sound. Packed with experiments, explosions and laughs, see science and engineering come to life right before your eyes.  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

27 Nov
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07 Dec
Ladies Night
27 November to 07 December

Stage Right Trust presents a classic kiwi comedy about a group of local blokes down on their luck who decide a male strip show is the perfect way to make some quick cash! Book now for an awesome night out for all! Recommended age: 16+  Read more

30 Nov
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14 Dec
Legally Blonde: The Musical
30 November to 14 December

A pop-rock musical based on the movie of the same name  Read more

01Dec
Humanity Peace
01 December

Don't just dance, move the world!  Read more


13Dec
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
13 December

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.  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

10Jan
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
10 January

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.  Read more

11Jan
Mount Festival of Multisport
11 January

The Mount Festival of Multisport returns  Read more


15Feb
We Run The Night
15 February

A social night run event comprising of the main half marathon distance 21km, 14km and 7km events run over the flat sealed roads of Mount Maunganui.  Read more

23Feb
Generation Homes Women's Triathlon
23 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 and at any level of fitness and ability.  Read more

15Mar
Marra Sprint Triathlon
15 March

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 33rd year. This is an event for the entire family!  Read more