The Art of Technology

During the Arts Festival, Tauranga will experience something seldom seen anywhere in New Zealand – an exhibition where all the art depends, in some way, on digital technologies. Art of Technology 2017 promises to be a stunning experience of art... Read More

Belly dancing for a cause

An upcoming event being run by a Tauranga dance instructor is giving locals the chance to dance for a cause. The New Zealand Belly Dance Flash Mob is an event being hosted at the Honeybee House Dance Studio on Sunday, October 22 at 10am. The event is... Read More

The $30 million conversation starter

  Suggestions about the future development of Tauranga sport and leisure facilities are meant as ‘conversations starters' says Bay Venues chairman Peter Farmer.  He's pleased the Council is committing $150,000 next financial... Read More

Kiwis coping in light winds

A handful of Kiwis across the classes are coping well in the light winds at World Cup regatta in Gamagori, Japan, with all three 49er crews inside the top seven and Olympic bronze medallist and Tauranga sailor Sam Meech in a share of third in the Laser... Read More

Locals getting pink and personal

A Tauranga Zumba event is helping to raise crucial funds for Tauranga breast cancer support services. The Pink Zumbathon aims to bring locals together in a fun 90 minute class that will help to raise funds for vital services in the community. Zumba instructor... Read More

Mount Rock Fest returns for a good cause

The Mount Rock Fest is returning for its second year with organisers aiming to build on the awesome local support for the event. The one-night concert at Totara Street on October 28 will provide valuable exposure for home-grown, indie rock bands, as... Read More

Early start to Tauranga Arts Festival

The official opening of the Tauranga Arts festival on the Tauranga waterfront this morning proved the early bird gets the worm, and possibly a few song birds too. The 10-day festival kicked off to an early start with an iconic performance by a community... Read More

Five concerts for Tauranga in 2018

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra next year will offer one of the most ambitious and diverse selection of concerts in its 70-year history. This includes bringing five concerts to Tauranga on February 14, June 28, July 20, August 9 and September 13. The... Read More

Presenting South Africa in Tauranga

With 11 official languages, a melting pot of cultures, and a vast and diverse landscape, South Africa is a wonderful beast all of its own. Tauranga local Brett Yeatman will be presenting the wonders and delights of South Africa tomorrow, as part of the... Read More

Kevin Bloody Wilson coming to Tauranga

Outrageous comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to New Zealand this February with his ‘Almost Awesome Tour', featuring special guest artist Jenny Talia from Australia. Kevin Bloody Wilson's show is not just a concert –... Read More



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