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Top Picks

01Nov
2020
Mitre 10 Cup: Bay of Plenty Steamers v Hawke's Bay
01 November

Catch the Steamers in action for the Bethlehem Coachlines Battle of the Bays!  Read more

07Nov
2020
Tauranga Diwali Festival
07 November

Koha entry! Join the world-famous Festival of Lights, immerse yourself in the rich Indian culture and light a diya with your family and friends!  Read more

12Nov
2020
Pub Lit Quiz presented by Tauranga Libraries
12 November

Join us for a fun evening at the pub to test your literary knowledge!  Read more

20Nov
2020
7 Days Live
20 November

The 7 Days Live tour is now officially a November tradition.  Read more

Upcoming Events

06 Sep
to
01 Nov
2020
Honest Liars Improv Comedy Jam
06 September to 01 November

Hilarious Improvised Comedy with no script  Read more

08 Sep
to
10 Dec
2020
Archaeological display: 107 Wharf Street, Tauranga
08 September to 10 December

In 2015 the development of 107 Wharf Street triggered an archaeological investigation that has allowed the layers of the past to be scientifically recorded and artefacts collected through excavation.  Read more

11 Sep
to
07 Feb
2021
JK Russ: Hard Sell Future
11 September to 07 February

Tauranga Art Gallery presents a major new site-specific commission and exhibition for the entry atrium gallery by artist JK Russ, titled Hard Sell Future.   Read more

12 Sep
to
07 Nov
2020
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


19 Sep
to
07 Mar
2021
Matthew Couper: Isolation Paintings
19 September to 07 March

Tauranga Art Gallery's newest exhibition in The Cube Gallery is Matthew Couper's 'Isolation Paintings'.  Read more

14 Oct
to
24 Dec
2020
Truck Driving Night Class Intake
14 October to 24 December

FREE Trucking Night Classes Launch in Tauranga  Read more

17 Oct
to
31 Oct
2020
Rangoli at the Red Square
17 October to 31 October

The Tauranga Diwali Festival brings eye-catching rangoli art to Downtown Tauranga.  Read more

20 Oct
to
10 Nov
2020
Absolute Beginners Watercolour Course
20 October to 10 November

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for watercolour, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors!   Read more


20 Oct
to
10 Nov
2020
Absolute Beginners Drawing Course
20 October to 10 November

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for drawing, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors.  Read more

27 Oct
to
29 Oct
2020
Special Toddler Time at the libraries- Diwali performance
27 October to 29 October

Join us for a special Toddler Time with Diwali dance performance to celebrate Diwali.   Read more

28Oct
2020
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
28 October

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

28Oct
2020
Mount Maunganui College Performing Arts Awards
28 October

Celebrate the achievements of talented local students at the annual Mount Maunganui College Performing Arts Awards 2020.  Read more


28Oct
2020
Remembering the Battle of Gate Pa
28 October

A space to remember those who fought and died at Pukehinahina as part of the wider conflict....  Read more

28Oct
2020
Library Law Series 2020 - Family Trusts
28 October

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

29Oct
2020
Undercurrent
29 October

Footnote New Zealand Dance presents Undercurrent: two absorbing new dance works that are rich in detail and grand in scale. Featuring works by Japanese artist Kota Yamazaki and Kiwi choreographer Rose Philpot.   Read more

30Oct
2020
Sorry Bout It
30 October

Join international Samoan comedy superstar Tofiga Fepulea'i for a hilarious, all-ages, family friendly night out as he shares stories about growing up, family, fatherhood and being Samoan in New Zealand. With support from NZ/UK comedian James Nokise.  Read more


31Oct
2020
Oktoberfest Tauranga 2020
31 October

Think traditional Oktoberfest - costumes - lederhosen and dirndl, schweinshaxe pork roast, bratwurst sausages, brezels, cheese and stein band. Match this with beer, wine, steins, low and non-alcoholic options and we have Germany right here in Tauranga.  Read more

31Oct
2020
Kids Light Party
31 October

A free and safe alternative to Halloween.  Read more

31Oct
2020
Hocus Pocus- Mt Maunganui's Halloween Ball
31 October

On Saturday, Thirty First of October, Two Thousand and Twenty, as the clock strikes Eight Thirty, The Rising Tide in Mt Maunganui will open its doors to host the most weird and wonderful party of the year. Beware all ye who enter the dark halls…   Read more

01 Nov
to
02 Nov
2020
NEW DATES - Winding Up
01 November to 02 November

NEW DATES! 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


01Nov
2020
All Souls Service – A Time to Grieve
01 November

On All Soul’s Day - November the 1st, we are offering a service of remembrance for all those who grieve this year. All who have lost loved ones and friends, or who grieve for whatever reason, are invited to attend.  Read more

01Nov
2020
Tu Meke Tamariki Creative Writing Workshop
01 November

Get creative with your kids at Tu Meke Tamariki! Malcolm Clarke the author of the best-selling book, Tu Meke Tui!, hosts a creative writing workshop for primary aged children.   Read more

01Nov
2020
Mitre 10 Cup: Bay of Plenty Steamers v Hawke's Bay
01 November

Catch the Steamers in action for the Bethlehem Coachlines Battle of the Bays!  Read more

01Nov
2020
Barbershop Singing Concert
01 November

Acapella singing at it's finest! You've seen the movie Pitch Perfect now come and hear Tauranga ladies Keynotes Chorus, men's Harmony a Plenty Chorus and from Hamilton, Mighty River Harmony.  Read more


04Nov
2020
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
2020
Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer - POSTPONED
04 November

POSTPONED | 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
2020
Echoes of War
04 November

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

04Nov
2020
Free Family Film Screening - Horrid Henry
04 November

Bring a comfy cushion and your funniest friend to enjoy the movie featuring everyone’s favourite naughtiest book character – Horrid Henry!   Read more


04Nov
2020
Library Law Series 2020 - Family Trusts
04 November

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

04Nov
2020
BayActive Corporate Games
04 November

Team Building at its best!   Read more

06Nov
2020
Friday Fun Night
06 November

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

06Nov
2020
Blindspott
06 November

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


07Nov
2020
Bees, Trees, and Idiosyncrasies
07 November

Rachel Weston and Rebecca Larson, talk about their journeys to becoming published picture book authors.   Read more

07 Nov
to
08 Nov
2020
Tauranga Harbour Jam 2020
07 November to 08 November

A weekend of fun racing for all levels of windsurfing and foiling abilities.  Read more

07Nov
2020
Book an Author - presented by Bookrapt
07 November

This is your chance to have a 10-minute, 1-1 conversation with one of our fantastic children’s authors or illustrators.   Read more

07Nov
2020
Tauranga Diwali Festival
07 November

Koha entry! Join the world-famous Festival of Lights, immerse yourself in the rich Indian culture and light a diya with your family and friends!  Read more


07Nov
2020
Speedway - Fireworks
07 November

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemisphere's Fastest Traffic Jam.  Read more

08Nov
2020
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
2020
Walk to D'feet MND
08 November

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

08Nov
2020
Alcohol Ink - Zebra Painting
08 November

This full day course will teach you the basics of alcohol ink.  Read more


10Nov
2020
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
2020
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
11 November

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

11Nov
2020
The Changing Face of Tauranga: Through the Lens of Photographer Bob Tulloch
11 November

Visual presentation and behind the scenes stories by Photographer Bob Tulloch.  Read more

12Nov
2020
Pub Lit Quiz presented by Tauranga Libraries
12 November

Join us for a fun evening at the pub to test your literary knowledge!  Read more


13 Nov
to
21 Nov
2020
The ABBA Show
13 November to 21 November

| EXTRA SHOW ADDED - FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER! | By popular demand, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute returns to Baycourt! Featuring energetic performances, live band, replica costumes & more gives fans a chance to relive the ABBA experience!  Read more

14Nov
2020
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
2020
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

14Nov
2020
Learning to Use Alcohol Inks
14 November

This full day course will teach you the basics of alcohol ink.  Read more


14Nov
2020
Graphic Novel Workshop for Teens
14 November

Led by talented local artist and illustrator Ross Murray, this workshop is designed for aspiring comic book artists aged 10+.   Read more

14Nov
2020
Tales of the Telling Time: Pip McKay Author Talk
14 November

Meet with author Pip McKay and hear her read from her prize-winning debut novel, The Telling Time. Be inspired, ask questions, get your book signed!  Read more

15Nov
2020
Mitre 10 Cup: Bay of Plenty Steamers v North Harbour
15 November

Catch the Steamers in their final Mitre 10 Cup round robin game of the season at the Tauranga Domain!  Read more

18Nov
2020
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
18 November

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


20 Nov
to
22 Nov
2020
2020 Tauranga Woodcrafters Exhibition
20 November to 22 November

Tauranga Woodcrafters 2020 Exhibition and sales of local woodwork, sale of tools, plus demonstrations by local artists and craftspeople.  Read more

20Nov
2020
7 Days Live
20 November

The 7 Days Live tour is now officially a November tradition.  Read more

20 Nov
to
05 Dec
2020
Popstars: The 90s Musical
20 November to 05 December

It’s boyband vs girlband in this jukebox musical of 90s hit songs – from the creators of ‘Back to the 80s’ (as seen on stage at TMT!)  Read more

21Nov
2020
Pedal & Spokes Family Cycle Ride for Charity
21 November

Pedal & Spokes - The fun family cycle ride for charity  Read more


21Nov
2020
Harry Potter Family Quiz Night
21 November

A magical evening where we test your Harry Potter expertise!  Read more

21Nov
2020
Night Owl Cinema - Abominable
21 November

Night Owl Cinema proudly presents Abominable.  Read more

22Nov
2020
Scheherazade & Other Tales
22 November

Arabian nights, witches, and fantastical tales – a fanciful afternoon of spellbinding orchestral music presented by Bay of Plenty Symphonia.  Read more

22Nov
2020
Christmas At The Lakes
22 November

Come along to this free, family friendly, Christmas event at Koikoi Reserve featuring local entertainment, Santa and fun activities for the kids.  Read more


24Nov
2020
Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza Marilyn Garson Author Talk
24 November

Marilyn is a New Zealand Jew who lived and worked for four years in the Gaza Strip. She writes from lived experience and speaks in a positive, unifying, and compelling way about solutions that acknowledge the equal value of lives.  Read more

25Nov
2020
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
25 November

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

27Nov
2020
Free Film Screening: Lion
27 November

Come and watch this Oscar-nominated film based on a heartfelt true story.  Read more

27Nov
2020
Myth & Magic in the Bay: November Book Month Panel and Book Launch
27 November

Come along to hear from panel of local and award-winning authors.   Read more


28 Nov
to
29 Nov
2020
Without Words
28 November to 29 November

Without Words is a dance journey about connection and communication throughout the ages, from pictograms through to social media. Have we got better at communicating or do we rely on our devices to do the talking for us?  Read more

28Nov
2020
Without Words - Sensory Relaxed Performance
28 November

KJ Studios has worked with Arts Access Aotearoa to provide this sensory relaxed performance which features a shorter show time, fewer lighting changes, no strobe lights, lower sound volumes, and the ability to move around during the performance if needed.  Read more

28Nov
2020
Helloworld Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
28 November

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

28Nov
2020
Orchid Market
28 November

Plants, growing gear and growing advice.  Read more


29 Nov
to
30 Nov
2020
BLACKCAPS v West Indies
29 November to 30 November

Welcome the return of international cricket as our BLACKCAPS take on T20 World Champions the West Indies in back to back matches at Bay Oval!  Read more

01Dec
2020
An Intimate Evening with Stan Walker
01 December

The Man | The Book | The Music - Stan Walker like you've never seen or heard him before!  Read more

02Dec
2020
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
2020
A taxing task!
02 December

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


03Dec
2020
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
2020
Friday Fun Night
04 December

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

04 Dec
to
05 Dec
2020
The Chocolate Factory
04 December to 05 December

Join the magic world of innovation and journey through a Chocolate Factory of delicious delectable and yummy sweets. Celebrating all genres of dance and performed by talented local dancers Gillian Moore School of Dance.  Read more

08Dec
2020
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


10Dec
2020
BayActive Corporate Games
10 December

Team Building at its best!   Read more

11 Dec
to
12 Dec
2020
The ‘B’ Bomb Concert
11 December to 12 December

An exciting dance show featuring themes starting with ‘B’. Watch how DEC brings high level dance training to the stage with local talent for audience enjoyment. Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre and more from students aged 5yrs and up.  Read more

12Dec
2020
Mount Monster
12 December

New Zealand greatest endurance ironman race on the beach, testing New Zealand's best lifeguards to create fitter, stronger, more skilled lifeguards.  Read more

13Dec
2020
Reid and Ruins
13 December

Songwriters and friends Nadia Reid & Holli Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) are hitting the road together in Springtime for REID & RUINS – an expansive double headline tour across Aotearoa, where they will play songs from their respective albums – solo & together.  Read more


26 Dec
to
30 Dec
2020
BLACKCAPS v Pakistan
26 December to 30 December

International cricket is back! Don't miss Bay Oval's debut Boxing Day test!   Read more

27Dec
2020
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

23Jan
2021
Mount Run
23 January

Following a sell out year in 2020, the Mount Run returns this January!   Read more

30 Jan
to
31 Jan
2021
Battle of the BBQs
30 January to 31 January

The Battle of the BBQs is about bringing Kiwis together for the BBQ cook off of the year!   Read more


09Feb
2021
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

09Feb
2021
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two
09 February

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

12Feb
2021
Gincredible 2021
12 February

Our festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers.  Read more

21Feb
2021
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


06 Mar
to
07 Mar
2021
The Extravaganza Fair
06 March to 07 March

Free entry, family friendly fun!!!  Read more

07Mar
2021
BLACKCAPS v Australia
07 March

Experience the rival revival as Australia play the BLACKCAPS at Bay Oval!  Read more

09Mar
2021
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

13 Mar
to
14 Mar
2021
Mauao Super Slam
13 March to 14 March

Beach Volleyball National Tournament - 4th event of the 2021 G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour  Read more


14Mar
2021
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
2021
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

03Apr
2021
Generation Homes - The Mount Swim
03 April

Swim around Leisure and Rabbit Islands Easter Weekend 2021!  Read more

08Apr
2021
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
2021
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
2021
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
2021
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
2021
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
2021
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
2021
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
2021
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

03Oct
2021
Friends! The Musical Parody
03 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


15 Nov
to
16 Nov
2021
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

31Dec
2021
Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage - POSTPONED
31 December

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, Tu Meke Tui! Live on Stage has been postponed until 2021. New dates will be advertised soon. If you cannot attend the new dates please contact Ticketek: 0800 842 538 | online@ticketek.co.nz   Read more