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22May
2024
Historic Village Blood Drive
22 May

Get together with your friends, team mates or work mates to donate blood and save lives!  Read more

25May
2024
Andrew Joyce & Jian Liu
25 May

Showcasing music for cello and piano from the UK, China, and NZ, the virtuosic duo brings a colourful assortment of soundbites for the first half, followed by a larger Romantic sonata by Brahms for the latter half of the programme.  Read more

25May
2024
Pocket Sized Play - Face Painting
25 May

Step into character with free face painting.  Read more

30May
2024
The Big Bike Film Night - Tauranga
30 May

Let the good times roll Tauranga - The Big Bike Film Night is heading to town  Read more

Upcoming Events

17 Feb
to
03 Jun
2024
Tauranga Moana Waterscapes: 1800s - Present
17 February to 03 June

Drawing on artworks from three of Tauranga’s largest public collection, as well as selected works by prominent local contemporary artists. Curated by Ellie Smith. Sponsored by BOP Times.  Read more

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

03 Apr
to
11 Dec
2024
Knit and Knatter Junior | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
03 April 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

04 Apr
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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

06 Apr
to
02 Jun
2024
Weekend Drop-in Learning and Art Activities
06 April to 02 June

Create your own masterpiece to take home! Free entry. Everyone is welcome. Bookings are not required.  Read more

07 Apr
to
26 May
2024
The Day Out Markets
07 April to 26 May

A must-do event this summer with epic local markets, live music, food, free activities and more!  Read more

08 Apr
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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

09 Apr
to
10 Dec
2024
Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
09 April to 10 December

Need help with your genealogy research? We can help  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
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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

01 May
to
17 Jul
2024
EmployNZ Career Advice Drop-in - All library locations
01 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

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

10 May
to
01 Jun
2024
Art Seeks Wisdom in a Multitude of Voices
10 May to 01 June

Featuring a collection of never-before-seen striking portraits, artist Cordula Taiwo invites you to experience the profound impact of everyday heroes and engage in meaningful conversations.   Read more

10 May
to
01 Jun
2024
'Te Hononga – The Connection’ - Arts and Culture by students of Pāpāmoa College
10 May to 01 June

The Incubator Creative Hub would like to invite you to view a collection of work from Pāpāmoa College's Art Students.   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

18 May
to
19 May
2024
The Chocolate Factory
18 May to 19 May

Let the talented Dance Avenue dancers take you on a journey through a world of pure imagination. 160 dancers of all ages will inspire and amaze you!  Read more

18May
2024
Screen Printing 101
18 May

Have you ever wondered how to screen print?  Read more

18May
2024
Pocket Sized Play - Cupcake decorating
18 May

Decorate a tasty cupcake treat to eat!  Read more

18May
2024
Zwergen Gezwitscher – German Language Storytime | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
18 May

Sing, socialise and share stories with your children in German!  Read more

18May
2024
Boogie between the Bookshelves | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
18 May

Join us at He Puna Manawa for some stories followed by a boogie between the bookshelves.   Read more

18May
2024
Matt Joe Gow and Kerryn Fields
18 May

I Remember You is the highly anticipated album from Matt Joe Gow and Kerryn Fields out May 3. Discover the irresistible charm of this Americana Folk duo.  Read more

19May
2024
Painters Anonymous
19 May

Need a creative space outside of your home to work on your painting or paintings? Need some guidance and professional advice? Well, do we have a monthly gathering for you!  Read more

19May
2024
My name is Gulpilil
19 May

Screening as part of The Incubator Creative Hub 'All About Art - Monthly Sunday Arts Documentaries' programme  Read more

21May
2024
Heath Franklin's Chopper - Not Here to F*ck Spiders
21 May

AS SEEN ON 7 DAYS NZ's MOST WANTED comedian is back after three years off....and he's not here to f*ck spiders! That's right. Not even if they're dressed in a sexy spider nurse outfit. He just hasn't got the time. And neither do you.  Read more

21May
2024
Book launch
21 May

We're having a book launch and you're invited!  Read more

21May
2024
Creativity and Design in Tech
21 May

Join us for an enlightening evening where you'll have the chance to engage with leading professionals, ask burning questions, and explore the fascinating realms of STEM.   Read more

22May
2024
Historic Village Blood Drive
22 May

Get together with your friends, team mates or work mates to donate blood and save lives!  Read more

23May
2024
Movie Screening - Alex James: Slowing Down Fast Fashion
23 May

Movie night in the Historic Village - popcorn and drinks included!  Read more

23May
2024
Kelvin Cruickshank Live
23 May

NZ Medium Kelvin Cruickshank is back! Since the incredible success of Sensing Murder, seeing him live is the best way to put people in touch with the loved ones they've lost and also help them understand how the afterlife works.  Read more

23May
2024
Tangaroa Piri Whare - Reverberating Through Time
23 May

A panel discussion with leading artists and knowledge holders on the significance of Tauranga Moana through time.  Read more

23May
2024
Painting with Whenua
23 May

The Creative Campus is so excited to welcome this lovely wahine back with her beautiful toi.  Read more

24May
2024
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
24 May

The New Zealand Alpine Club with Presenting Partner brings back the Banff Mountain Film Festival in May. From approximately 375 films entered into the annual festival, the world’s best mountain films are chosen for the World Tour.  Read more

24May
2024
Ura Mai Fitness | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library
24 May

Come join us along with Ura Mai Fitness to learn about Cook Island dancing that is energetic and catering to all levels of dancing.   Read more

24May
2024
The In'th Way Mangosteen Experience
24 May

Dive into mesmerizing world of The Inth'way Mangosteen Experience, an innovative musical journey crafted by the enigmatic guitar instrumentalist Inth'way Mangosteen and the captivating spoken word and song artisan Mama Hollywood.   Read more

25May
2024
Andrew Joyce & Jian Liu
25 May

Showcasing music for cello and piano from the UK, China, and NZ, the virtuosic duo brings a colourful assortment of soundbites for the first half, followed by a larger Romantic sonata by Brahms for the latter half of the programme.  Read more

25May
2024
Ukulele in the Library | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
25 May

Come along to this free session and learn with others how to play chords and songs on the ukulele (your singing voice is optional).   Read more

25May
2024
Pocket Sized Play - Face Painting
25 May

Step into character with free face painting.  Read more

25May
2024
Tauranga Open Cross Country
25 May

Bay of Plenty's largest cross country event with races for all ages and abilities with lots of prizes for you and your school!  Read more

25May
2024
YOUthFest 2024!
25 May

Celebrate Youth Week at YouthFest on Saturday 25 May from 1-4pm. Join us for an afternoon of music, creativity, and community spirit at this free event.   Read more

25May
2024
Zig Beatnik
25 May

Here comes the return of the legendary Zig Beatnik with his astonishing and wonderfully weird solo show, complete with a musical shopping trolley. Ably assisted by very popular locals, The MetroGnomes and Club Med.  Read more

26May
2024
Matthias Balzat: Joie De Vivre
26 May

Join us for a weekend of spectacular virtuosity and emotion with Opus Orchestra’s “Matthias Balzat: Joie de vivre!”  Read more

26May
2024
The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show
26 May

Getting married? Come along to The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show and get your planning started.  Read more

26May
2024
Poi Making | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library
26 May

Come along to make your own contemporary fabric covered poi.   Read more

26May
2024
Turkey The Bird
26 May

New Zealand's folk trio "Turkey The Bird" will remind you of the famous Margarita cocktail infused with a hint of "Simon and Garfunkel", 2 ounces of "Mumford and Sons", a splash of banjo and served on ice on a sunny day.   Read more

28May
2024
Ballroom Blitz
28 May

Get ready to experience the ultimate dance extravaganza with Ballroom Blitz, the latest sensation from the visionary producers of "Celtic Illusion" and “Celtica”.   Read more

28May
2024
Digital Workshop for Adults - Cloud Storage, Photo and File Management
28 May

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

29May
2024
The Beach Boys Experience
29 May

Pick up some Good Vibrations at this unforgettable celebration dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys.  Read more

29May
2024
Ukelele Iti Pounamu |Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library
29 May

Songs and stories for under 5s!  Read more

29May
2024
Prevention is Cure Tour: Tauranga
29 May

Be inspired. Be empowered. Join the Future of Medicine Leaders live in Tauranga  Read more

30May
2024
Guy Montgomery 2024
30 May

Over 50,000,000 Guy Fans Can’t Be Wrong. My name is Guy Montgomery and I'm still getting better. As seen on Thank God You're Here, Have You Been Paying Attention? and YouTube  Read more

30May
2024
The Big Bike Film Night - Tauranga
30 May

Let the good times roll Tauranga - The Big Bike Film Night is heading to town  Read more

30May
2024
Winter Clothes Swap
30 May

Join us for a Winter clothes swap!  Read more

31May
2024
Tauranga Moana in Watercolor Workshop with Deb Clarke
31 May

Paint a picturesque landscape from around Tauranga Moana! During the workshop, you will learn fundamental watercolour techniques in a fun and relaxed setting.   Read more

01Jun
2024
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
01 June

With Tauranga Chinese Culture and Arts Hub  Read more

01Jun
2024
Pendant Making Workshop
01 June

Learn the old school ways of making a sterling silver pendant! Join Alexandra Mostyn for a fun filled day of learning and creating with like-minded artists.   Read more

01Jun
2024
Pocket Sized Play - Bookmark making workshop
01 June

Get creative with Books A Plenty at this weeks pocket-sized play.  Read more

01 Jun
to
02 Jun
2024
Project Youth Hip Hop Dance Competition
01 June to 02 June

Project is a Hip Hop Crew Dance Competition for youth who have a passion for Hip Hop Dance.   Read more

01Jun
2024
Otumoetai College Band Showcase
01 June

Featuring: Blah Blah, The B-Sides and Bloody Overalls  Read more

02Jun
2024
Sing as One
02 June

For anyone who enjoys singing, join us for a fun event we hold on the first Sunday of each month at 1pm.  Read more

05 Jun
to
06 Jun
2024
Fresh Moves 2024
05 June to 06 June

The 2024 Fresh Moves Festival of dance. Celebrating original contemporary dance, created by students in Bay Of Plenty Primary and Intermediate Schools.  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

07Jun
2024
Bad Schematics
07 June

Both on stage and in the studio Bad Schematics have a musical chemistry that is palpable, creating a sound exploding with energy and passion.   Read more

08Jun
2024
Glaucoma NZ Patient Symposium
08 June

Everything you and your whanau need to know about glaucoma, the silent disease you could be unaware that you have. Presentations from local eye specialists, Dr Sam Kain & Alex Petty  Read more

08Jun
2024
Pocket Sized Play - Ozobot robot coding
08 June

Head along for Ozobot coding robot fun!  Read more

09Jun
2024
Frances Hodgkins: Anything But A Still Life documentary
09 June

By popular demand, The Incubator Creative Hub is delighted to be hosting an encore screening of Frances Hodgkins: Anything but a Still Life.  Read more

09Jun
2024
Gian Marco Ciampa
09 June

One of the world's best classical guitarists. A must for people that like classical music, classical guitar, instrumental music, flamenco music.  Read more

11Jun
2024
Digital Workshop for Adults - Get to Know Your Smartphone
11 June

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

14Jun
2024
The Nukes
14 June

Aotearoa’s original ukulele trio  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

15Jun
2024
Graeme James
15 June

Kiwi folk sensation Graeme James is back with his first original body of work in two years, ‘Luminous Times’.   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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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