what's on this winter

Get ready for an amazing winter with our exciting lineup of events! From truffle hunts and a sauna fest to stand-up comedy, sports, and concerts, there's something for everyone. Check out our calendar now!

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Whakatāne Kiwi Trust Night Walks  | April - July
Various locations, Whakatāne & Ōhope
Wrap up warm, grab a torch and explore the bush at night time on a night walk with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust.

High Tea at Trinity Wharf Tauranga | Thursday to Sunday
Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Take in the panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Plenty while enjoying three tiers of delicious sweet & savoury treats paired with gourmet tea from T2 Teas. Add bubbles for a little extra afternoon indulgence!


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Kitchen Takeover Truffle Experiences | 2 June - 30 July
Te Puke Truffles, Paengaroa
Kitchen Takeover, Te Puke Truffles and Sugo Restaurant have teamed up to offer a rare and memorable experience. Alongside the truffle hunts at Te Puke Truffles, there's the option of a two course Italian lunch at Sugo, where Te Puke Truffle will be the hero.

Truffle hunts with Ohiwa Black Diamonds | 3 June - 29 July
Ohiwa Black Diamonds
An unforgettable truffle hunting adventure. Hunt the black and the white truffle with Annette and Matiu and sample some truffle products after the hunts. 

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Festival of Cultures | 3 June 
Memorial Hall, Katikati
The Festival of Cultures is a biennial event that celebrates all the cultures in our community. Enjoy flag parades, food, performances, and workshops at the Katikati Community Center.

Guy Montgomery - My brain is blowing me crazy | 10 June
X Space, Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga
Guy Montgomery used to be a little boy and now he's a 34-year-old man. The world is a crazy place and he would like to tell you about it through the medium of stand up comedy.

Matariki at The Historic Village | 17 June
The Historic Village, Tauranga
Enjoy tasty street food, art exhibits, workshops, and global cuisine at the Matariki at The Historic Village.

Sauna Fest | 17-18 June
Ōropi, Tauranga
Join the Sauna Fest for a weekend full of activities that are centered around health and well-being: sauna, ice plunge, breathwork, educational workshops, yoga, meditation, games, food, music and more. 

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Papamoa 'Light up the waterway' | 14 July
Papamoa Plaza, Papamoa
Te Ara ō Wairākei stormwater reserve will be illuminated to celebrate the nine stars in the constellation of Matariki that represent the beginning of the Māori New Year.

Sonoro Quartet & Tony Chen Lin | 20 July
X Space, Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga
Chamber Music New Zealand presents the Sonoro Quartet, with special guest Tony Chen Lin.

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Tauranga Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge | 21 July
Mercury Baypark, Mount Maunganui
Primary and intermediate aged kids can take on a 1.5km or 3km muddy obstacle course consisting of swamp crossings, a spider’s web net climb, crawl under obstacles, tunnels, hurdles, a climbing frame, and not to mention, mud mud and more mud!

Trust Horizon Light Up. Whakatāne | 28 July - 6 August
Light activations and digital displays, by local and regional artists, are installed throughout Whakatāne CBD and illuminated for ten nights, bringing light and joy to the darkness of winter.

Hairy Maclary's Greatest Hits | 29 July
Addison Theatre, Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga
Songs from the Hairy Maclary show with soloist Jackie Clarke.

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Piaf: The Legend | 12 August
Baycourt Additson Theatre, Tauranga
International singer Mandy Meadows presents Piaf: The Legend, a celebration of Edith Piaf’s extraordinary life and timeless songs

Dirty Work | 18-20 August
Baycourt Addison Theatre, Tauranga
This comedy presented by Indian Ink Theatre Company celebrates an unsung hero and tips the modern office on its head. 

Tauranga Food Show | 25-26 August
Mercury Arena Baypark, Mount Maunganui
Explore over 150 delicious exhibitors showcasing everything from chocolate, cheese and chutney to tea, truffles and tabasco. 

Mount Maunganui Half Marathon | 26 August
Mount Maunganui
Experience Mount Maunganui's iconic half marathon with the option to choose from 21km, 10km or 5km routes.

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