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08 Jun
to
06 Jul
2024
Matariki - Te Tauranga o ngā Waka
08 June to 06 July

This year marks Aotearoa New Zealand’s third official celebration of Matariki, with a public holiday taking place on Friday 28 June 2024.   Read more

25Jun
2024
Sew your own awesome dungarees
25 June

Ever wanted to make your own dungarees  Read more

29Jun
2024
Avis Magic vs Stars
29 June

Join us at Mercury Baypark Arena as the Avis Magic take on the Stars  Read more

03Jul
2024
Living Lightly
03 July

Want to declutter your space, reduce your waste, or embrace a more mindful approach to consumption that will save you time and money? This event is for you!  Read more

Upcoming Events

02 Apr
to
31 Jul
2024
Midnight Sun, 2022
02 April to 31 July

'Midnight Sun, 2022' is a spectacular, immersive artwork by New Zealand artist Sara Hughes which will bring new life to Tauranga’s Willow Street bus shelter from June 2022.  Read more

02 Apr
to
13 Dec
2024
CV typing help - All library locations
02 April to 13 December

Do you need a hand to type out your CV? We’re here to help.  Read more

02 Apr
to
17 Dec
2024
Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
02 April to 17 December

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.  Read more

02 Apr
to
17 Dec
2024
Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
02 April to 17 December

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.   Read more

03 Apr
to
18 Dec
2024
Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library
03 April to 18 December

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.   Read more

03 Apr
to
18 Dec
2024
Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
03 April to 18 December

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.  Read more

03 Apr
to
18 Dec
2024
Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
03 April to 18 December

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.   Read more

04 Apr
to
19 Dec
2024
Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library
04 April to 19 December

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.  Read more

04 Apr
to
19 Dec
2024
Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
04 April to 19 December

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.  Read more

04 Apr
to
19 Dec
2024
Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
04 April to 19 December

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.  Read more

05 Apr
to
13 Dec
2024
Pēpi Play | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library
05 April to 13 December

Rhymes, songs and movement for under 1s.  Read more

08 Apr
to
09 Dec
2024
Pāpāmoa Family History Group | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
08 April to 09 December

Need help with your genealogy research?  Read more

17 Apr
to
18 Dec
2024
Tauranga Book Chat | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
17 April to 18 December

Discover new parts of your library with monthly themes while enjoying the company of our friendly group.  Read more

26 Apr
to
29 Nov
2024
Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
26 April to 29 November

Need help with your genealogy research? Let us assist you  Read more

29 Apr
to
01 Jul
2024
Kawhe Whawhe
29 April to 01 July

Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe-whawhe! Come along and practice your reo Māori skills, no matter your level   Read more

04 May
to
27 Jul
2024
Historic Village Market
04 May to 27 July

Get ready for a delightful blend of crafts, fresh produce, live music, community vibes, diverse products, and mouthwatering food!  Read more

09 May
to
04 Jul
2024
Fiero Coding Club
09 May to 04 July

Join our in-person Code Club and work on your Fiero Coding projects with others at Pāpāmoa Library  Read more

15 May
to
19 Jun
2024
Draw Squad | Te Ao Mārama -Greerton Library
15 May to 19 June

For young artists and doodlers!  Read more

22 May
to
17 Jul
2024
EmployNZ Career Advice Drop-in - All library locations
22 May to 17 July

Come along to our drop-in sessions for professional help with job searching, CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and more  Read more

07 Jun
to
29 Jun
2024
Tae Ako - Whenua Student Roopu Exhibition
07 June to 29 June

Tae Ako Whenua Palette from Tauranga Moana Earth Pigments locally harvested with a collective of student exhibitors; lead by Rhian Smith sharing matauranga and knowledge using our Taiao/environment as a natural resource and artistic medium.   Read more

07 Jun
to
29 Jun
2024
Darlene Walters - Kōrari Collective Exhibition
07 June to 29 June

As part of our Matariki program of exhibitions The Incubator Creative Hub has the privilege of presenting Darlene Walters Kōrari Collective Exhibition.   Read more

07 Jun
to
29 Jun
2024
Hauora – a Matariki Exhibition by Pip Lewis
07 June to 29 June

As part of our Matariki program of exhibitions The Incubator Creative Hub has the privilege of presenting Hauora – an exhibition by Pip Lewis.   Read more

07 Jun
to
21 Jun
2024
The Dynamic Communication of Contact Series
07 June to 21 June

Have you considered that there's more than just body language? In this series you'll learn that listening is an action of the entire body.  Read more

08 Jun
to
06 Jul
2024
Matariki - Te Tauranga o ngā Waka
08 June to 06 July

This year marks Aotearoa New Zealand’s third official celebration of Matariki, with a public holiday taking place on Friday 28 June 2024.   Read more

10 Jun
to
30 Jun
2024
matARiki Sculpture Trail
10 June to 30 June

A family friendly Matariki themed exhibition event that uses Augmented Reality   Read more

11 Jun
to
10 Dec
2024
Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
11 June to 10 December

Need help with your genealogy research? We can help  Read more

12 Jun
to
26 Jun
2024
Crafting Your Story: Teen Writing Workshop
12 June to 26 June

Learn how to craft your ideas in this exciting two-part writing workshop  Read more

13 Jun
to
29 Jun
2024
Death By Fatal Murder
13 June to 29 June

Hilarious laugh-a-minute murder-mystery spoof!  Read more

14 Jun
to
01 Jul
2024
Mānawatia a Matariki - Matariki Star Trail
14 June to 01 July

Find the Matariki whetū (stars) in Downtown Tauranga!  Read more

15 Jun
to
22 Jun
2024
Cats the Musical
15 June to 22 June

Let the Memory live on! This June, the record-breaking, award-winning musical - CATS returns the Baycourt stage for a limited season.  Read more

19 Jun
to
11 Dec
2024
Knit and Knatter Junior | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
19 June to 11 December

Join our knitting whizzes to learn and practice a fun new skill! They’re happy to knit or crochet with you.  Read more

19Jun
2024
Trusts: What, When and Why | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
19 June

Library Law Series - Join us in person, or online, to hear from the experts about the What, When and Why of trusts.  Read more

20Jun
2024
Ladies Night
20 June

This is the ultimate wholesome girl's night out- dessert, prosecco and self-care!  Read more

21Jun
2024
The Battle of Te Ranga - 160th commemoration
21 June

Join us to commemorate the Battle of Te Ranga in Pyes Pa  Read more

22Jun
2024
Matariki at the Village - Whānau Day
22 June

A community event for whānau and friends to come together to enjoying Māori art exhibitions, waiata, kanikani, kai, and to remember those who have passed and share hopes for the coming year.  Read more

22Jun
2024
Pocket Sized Play - Raranga weaving I Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
22 June

We're celebrating Matariki this week with a Raranga (weaving) workshop.  Read more

22Jun
2024
Concert Storytime with Opus Orchestra | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
22 June

Enjoy the magic of a storytime enhanced by live orchestral music.   Read more

22Jun
2024
Concert Storytime with Opus Orchestra | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
22 June

Enjoy the magic of a storytime enhanced by live orchestral music.   Read more

25Jun
2024
Digital Workshop for Adults - Social Media Marketing for Groups and Small Businesses
25 June

Upskill yourself for free at our after-hours Digital Workshops.   Read more

25Jun
2024
Sew your own awesome dungarees
25 June

Ever wanted to make your own dungarees  Read more

25 Jun
to
29 Jun
2024
We Will Rock You Schools Production
25 June to 29 June

Come and see the amazing talents of Tauranga Boys' and Girls College students in the well known Queen Musical We Will Rock You.  Read more

26 Jun
to
27 Jun
2024
Mauao Always Beside You
26 June to 27 June

MAUAO is a devised theatre spectacular to celebrate Matariki and create new legends, featuring waiata, dance, haka and drama (monologue and poetry). Featuring a large cast of rangatahi, this will be the most epic Mount Maunganui College production ever.   Read more

27 Jun
to
21 Jul
2024
Tauranga Baypark Ice Rink
27 June to 21 July

Real Ice. Real Fun. Real Memories.  Read more

27Jun
2024
Ngā Tohu Toi 2024
27 June

Let's celebrate and honour Māori individuals shaping our regional identity, reaching beyond our borders, and in some cases, making a local, national and/or international impact.  Read more

28Jun
2024
Lunchtime Art Demo
28 June

Come and have a go at our free interactive ART demos with live music, at lunchtime; 12-2pm.  Read more

28Jun
2024
Pāpāmoa "Light up the waterway" Te Ara ō Wairākei Matariki 2024
28 June

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable evening of manaakitanga, whānau, live music, kapahaka, storytelling and breathtaking lights as we celebrate Mānawatia a Matariki in Pāpāmoa!  Read more

29Jun
2024
Decoupage
29 June

Have you tried decoupage?  Read more

29Jun
2024
Pocket Sized Play - Noho & toi I Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
29 June

Join us for a Matariki themed noho and toi (sit and paint) session.  Read more

29Jun
2024
Young@Heart2: Renewal
29 June

Join Bay of Plenty Symphonia and Youth Philharmonic Tauranga in a journey through classical music inspired by far-flung cultures, places, and times!  Read more

29Jun
2024
Avis Magic vs Stars
29 June

Join us at Mercury Baypark Arena as the Avis Magic take on the Stars  Read more

29Jun
2024
The Afrolites
29 June

This stellar line up will bring some very funky grooves to the night. Influences abound amongst these talented musicians. Jazz, funk, soul, R&B, reggae and more  Read more

30Jun
2024
The Stars
30 June

Join Ballet.Culture in a celebration of the stories and the meaning behind this special cluster of stars, from cultures all around the world.  Read more

01Jul
2024
Tauranga Public Lecture
01 July

This lecture reports on a project that put children’s experiences of the performing arts centre stage at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre.  Read more

03Jul
2024
Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0
03 July

As seen on Britain’s Got Talent 2023, winner of ‘Best Comedy Show' at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and following a sell-out Australian and UK tour, don’t miss Nurse Georgie Carroll as she brings her hit show to Baycourt!  Read more

03Jul
2024
Living Lightly
03 July

Want to declutter your space, reduce your waste, or embrace a more mindful approach to consumption that will save you time and money? This event is for you!  Read more

04Jul
2024
Harp in the Library | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
04 July

Come along to hear our very own local artist, Margaret Harper, play a selection of enchanting music and song.  Read more

05 Jul
to
27 Jul
2024
The Odd Bird an Exhibition by Joel Nicholls
05 July to 27 July

In the Incubator Gallery, we are showcasing Joel Nicholls' exhibition titled "The Odd Bird." This exhibition is named after the artist's poem, "The Odd Bird," which humorously refers to his focus on birds.  Read more

05 Jul
to
27 Jul
2024
He Tangata – An Exhibition by Hayley Smith, Whaea Whenua.
05 July to 27 July

Drawing on years of research inspired by Tauranga's landmarks and events, Hayley has crafted an original contemporary character base, that reflects the essence of the community and depict local history.  Read more

05Jul
2024
Caribbean Nights
05 July

A Flavourful Feast Fundraiser   Read more

05 Jul
to
28 Jul
2024
VIVID – Photographic Exhibition
05 July to 28 July

Mathew Johnson, Ash Standring, and Gabriel Paul have selected their favorite works for exhibition at the People's Gallery.  Read more

06Jul
2024
Lunchtime Art Demo
06 July

Come and have a go at our free interactive ART demos with live music, at lunchtime; 12-2pm.  Read more

06Jul
2024
Art Workshop , Wine and Cheese
06 July

Gather your friends and learn a new painting technique with local artist Emma Prill  Read more

06 Jul
to
25 Jan
2025
City Night Markets
06 July to 25 January

Eat. Play. Shop. Repeat - Every Saturday at Tauranga's only undercover carpark markets! The best range of food vendors, stalls, live music and free fun in the heart of the city  Read more

06Jul
2024
Junk
06 July

Junk is a 5-piece rock band from Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, playing original funky blues and alt rock. Support acts are The HuneyBee Wild and The MetroGnomes.  Read more

09Jul
2024
Animal costume Workshop
09 July

Know any kids who like to dress up as animals?  Read more

09Jul
2024
Zootopia
09 July

For low cost family entertainment during the school holidays, The Incubator Creative Hub has got you covered!  Read more

10Jul
2024
Crystal wrapping workshop
10 July

Know someone who loves crystals?  Read more

10Jul
2024
The Dark Crystal - movie screening
10 July

For low cost family entertainment during the school holidays, The Incubator Creative Hub has got you covered!  Read more

10Jul
2024
Living Lightly Online Course
10 July

If you want to simplify your life and live a bit lighter on the planet but have no idea where to start - this online course is for you!  Read more

11Jul
2024
Problem Solving for Families
11 July

Ever find yourself having to problem solve in family situations?  Read more

12Jul
2024
Crooked Finger
12 July

A local, alternative, indie pop band with influences of rock. They have a mixed collection of songs from their newly released first album “Unshackled”.  Read more

13Jul
2024
Brother Sister
13 July

Fresh from their sunny debut at this year's Fringe Festival, Brother Sister bring their snappy, electro pop back to Tauranga  Read more

14Jul
2024
Bromley: Light After Dark documentary
14 July

All About ART - monthly Sunday Arts documentaries at The Village Community Cinema  Read more

15Jul
2024
Badjelly the Witch Glow Show
15 July

Badjelly the Witch, the much-loved, utterly loony Spike Milligan classic, is this year’s Glow Show! This utterly original mash-up of science, puppetry and music is a glorious experience for children 7 years and up!   Read more

16Jul
2024
Go wild family disco
16 July

Ever wanted to disco with your fam?  Read more

16Jul
2024
Sing - movie screening
16 July

For low cost family entertainment during the school holidays, The Incubator Creative Hub has got you covered!  Read more

17Jul
2024
Sketchy school kids
17 July

Do your kids love to sketch or want to learn how?  Read more

17Jul
2024
Spiderman Into the Spiderverse - movie screening
17 July

For low cost family entertainment during the school holidays, The Incubator Creative Hub has got you covered!  Read more

17Jul
2024
Trust Management | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
17 July

Library Law Series - Join us in person, or online, to hear from the experts about Trust Management  Read more

19Jul
2024
Magic Men 2024
19 July

Australia's most anticipated men are heating up our city with Magic Men - Feel The Magic, showcasing their most talented men in a heart-stopping live performance.  Read more

19Jul
2024
Chocolate melting and moulding
19 July

Ever wanted to design your own chocolates?  Read more

20Jul
2024
Tauranga Youth Chamber Ensemble
20 July

The Tauranga Youth Chamber Ensemble is a talented bunch of young violinists from Ahlers Violin Studio and cellists from Therèse Ahlers Music Studio in Tauranga.  Read more

20Jul
2024
Beginner ring making workshop
20 July

Ever wanted to make your own ring?  Read more

20 Jul
to
10 Aug
2024
Poetry Boot Camp
20 July to 10 August

Unleash the power of poetry!   Read more

20Jul
2024
Pāpāmoa Hills Night Walk
20 July

Experience a magical night walk under the stars to support local people facing a breast cancer diagnosis in our community.  Read more

21Jul
2024
Sylvia Jiang
21 July

For her debut national tour as a soloist, Sylvia has built a programme around the theme of ‘home’— both to her personally and as a broader concept.  Read more

22Jul
2024
The World of Musicals in Concert
22 July

The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to Tauranga in 2024 featuring an all new show. From the best of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Misérables’ to ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘South Pacific’ and many, many more classics!  Read more

24Jul
2024
A Taste of Ireland
24 July

Hot off its Off-Broadway premiere, ‘A Taste of Ireland: The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ is coming to Baycourt. Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a production that is Celtic, for this generation.  Read more

26 Jul
to
28 Jul
2024
Prima Facie
26 July to 28 July

Acclaimed Oliver and Tony award-winning play, Suzie Miller's Prima Facie is an unforgettable story and one-woman tour de force that has the power to question the structure of the legal system  Read more

26Jul
2024
Creedence Clearwater Collective
26 July

Enjoy a night of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty, celebrating one of the worlds most iconic bands.  Read more

27Jul
2024
Karohirohi
27 July

Step into a world where whimsy and classical grace collide in our dynamic concert lineup. Albert Schnelzer's "A Freak in Burbank" blends Tim Burton's quirkiness with Haydn's ingenuity, offering a thrilling opener.  Read more

01Aug
2024
Harp in the Library | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
01 August

Come along to hear our very own local artist, Margaret Harper, play a selection of enchanting music and song.  Read more

08 Aug
to
09 Aug
2024
Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo 2024
08 August to 09 August

Are you an 'I don't know' or have an 'I don't know' living in your house? Turn "I don't know" into "I do know" and shift the dial on your future at the free Canvas Careers Expo.  Read more

10Aug
2024
Pendant Making workshop
10 August

Ever wanted to make your own pendant?  Read more

15Aug
2024
Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time
15 August

From the quote attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed Byrne as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.  Read more

24 Aug
to
25 Aug
2024
Tauranga Food Show
24 August to 25 August

Explore everything from chocolate, cheese and chutney to tea, truffles and tabasco, with plenty for everyone including allergy friendly, vegan or vegetarian, gluten free and organic options.  Read more

31Aug
2024
Indonesian One Day Event
31 August

Batik & Angklung Morning and Afternoon Workshops  Read more

05Sep
2024
Harp in the Library | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library
05 September

Come along to hear our very own local artist, Margaret Harper, play a selection of enchanting music and song.  Read more

11 Sep
to
28 Sep
2024
Les Misérables
11 September to 28 September

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of adversity, broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.   Read more

18Sep
2024
Wills: What, When and Why | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
18 September

Library Law Series - Join us in person, or online, to hear from the experts about the What, When and Why of Wills.  Read more

03Oct
2024
Harp in the Library | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
03 October

Come along to hear our very own local artist, Margaret Harper, play a selection of enchanting music and song.  Read more

05Oct
2024
Pink High Tea with Austin Powers
05 October

Cloe’s Creationz is curating a pink fundraiser high tea show with actor Gary Brown as Austin Powers at The Cargo Shed Tauranga.  Read more

16Oct
2024
Wills: Modern Challenges | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
16 October

Library Law Series - Join us in person, or online, to hear from the experts about the modern challenges of wills.  Read more

18 Oct
to
20 Oct
2024
BOP Home and Outdoors Show
18 October to 20 October

Create your happy place in the Bay of Plenty with over 200 exhibitors dedicated to home and the outdoors.  Read more

19Oct
2024
The Ultimate Drag Show
19 October

Get ready to sashay, shante, and slay with the most fabulous drag performers from coast to coast! The Ultimate Drag Show is hitting the road, bringing you an unforgettable extravaganza of glitz, glamour, and jaw-dropping performances!  Read more

23Oct
2024
The Bee Gees Night Fever
23 October

A rollicking fun night for Bee Gees fans and anyone who appreciates a good tune. Expect all the disco dancefloor-fillers, smooth 70s ballads and 60s Pop standards you know and love!  Read more

07Nov
2024
Harp in the Library | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
07 November

Come along to hear our very own local artist, Margaret Harper, play a selection of enchanting music and song.  Read more

10Nov
2024
Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA
10 November

Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances that all dancing ABBA fans can handle  Read more

14 Nov
to
30 Nov
2024
Twas The Fight Before Christmas
14 November to 30 November

Crazy Christmas comedy live at Detour Theatre  Read more

24Nov
2024
Urzila Carlson: Just Jokes
24 November

A deadset fan favourite (quite literally), Urzila is a household name in Australia and New Zealand and her latest show Just Jokes will not disappoint!   Read more

24Nov
2024
GenX/Marra Tinman Triathlon
24 November

The Tinman Triathlon is proudly bought to you by GENX Homes and Marra Construction. The race has a distance for everyone. 2024 is going to be bigger than ever. Make sure to join us.  Read more

05Dec
2024
Harp in the Library | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
05 December

Come along to hear our very own local artist, Margaret Harper, play a selection of enchanting music and song.  Read more

27Dec
2024
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon
27 December

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui and the surf beach of the Mount, the iconic EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon returns for the 40th year.  Read more

18Jan
2025
The Mount Festival of Multisport
18 January

The iconic Tauranga Half has been part of the Mount Maunganui summer since 1990, making it one of New Zealand’s longest running and most iconic triathlons  Read more

16Feb
2025
Calley Homes Womens Triathlon
16 February

The Calley 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

09Mar
2025
Marra Sprint Triathlon
09 March

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 38th year.  Read more