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Hello, winter

Winter is here and while it’s tempting to hibernate indoors, there’s so much happening in the Bay of Plenty you simply need to rug up warm, get out there and have some fun!

Plus, if you want to know what's happening this June, check out the June Events Guide.

 

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SPOT THE KIWI

What: Whakatāne Kiwi Trust Night Walks
When: Various dates and times, see the website for more information
Where: Ōhope Scenic Reserve and Mokorua Bush Scenic Reserve

Explore the bush at night time on a Night Walk with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust!

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EVERYBODY LOVES A SATURDAY MARKET

What: The Little Big Markets
When: First, third and last Saturday of every month, 9am – 2pm
Where: Coronation Park, Mount Maunganui

Whether you’re keen to pick up some artisanal goods, want to shop for some new crafty knick-knacks or just tuck into some scrumptious delights, The Little Big Markets has it all.

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LET'S GET MOVING

What: Mount Runners & Walkers Half Marathon
When: Sunday 6 June8am – 1pm
Where: Main Beach & Mauao, Mount Maunganui

The popular Queen’s Birthday weekend event is the original Mount Maunganui Half Marathon, drawing over 1400 participants.

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IT'S TIME TO GET CRAFTY

What: Waihī Beach Arts & Crafts Fair
When: Sunday 6 June, 10am – 3:30pm
Where: Community Theatre, Waihī Beach

The 17th iconic fair is back! From pet accessories, jewellery, photography, food, homewares, candles and much, much more!

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GRAB SOME POPCORN

What: Sunday Cinema
When: First Sunday of every month, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka, Mount Maunganui

Bring your bean bags, cushions, blankets and deck chairs and enjoy an outdoor cinema, it’s free!

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THE BATTLE OF THE FITTEST

What: Ultimate Athlete
When: Friday June 11 – Saturday June 12
Where: Mount Maunganui Main Beach

Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach welcomes you to NZ’s very own obstacle race series. A game changer for endurance sports events!

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MATARIKI IS HERE

What: Matariki Tauranga Moana
When: Friday 11 June – Friday 9 July
Where: Various locations, Tauranga

A series of kaupapa Māori workshops, cinematic showcases, music, markets, public talks and exhibitions in celebration of Matariki.

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ARMAGEDDON COMES TO THE BAY

What: Armageddon Expo
When: Saturday 12 June – Sunday 13 June
Where: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui

A pop culture social event, featuring gaming, technology, anime, international celebrities and more!

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IT'S TIME FOR A GIG

What: Devilskin & Kora
When: Friday 18 June
Where: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui

These two iconic Kiwi bands join forces for a must-see tour promising big songs and a formidable live energy that is not to be missed!

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LET'S CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

What: Katikati Festival of Cultures
When: Saturday 26 June
Where: War Memorial Hall, Katikati

Back after being cancelled due to Covid. Join us for lots of food and performances to celebrate all the cultures in our community.

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FOOD, FOOD AND MORE FOOD

What: The Seriously Good Food Show
When: Saturday 26 June – Sunday 27 June
Where: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui

Celebrate your love of all things gourmet with food and beverage vendors, craft beers, wine and food truck.

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GET YOUR TASTEBUDS TINGLING

What: Kitchen Takeover: East of the Middle
When: Thursday 15 July – Saturday 4 September
Where: Secret location!

Kitchen Takeover’s next secret supper brings the flavours of Arabia to your plate for East of The Middle. The secret location will become a tongue-tingling spice trail, working its way from the souks of Syria to the markets of Marrakesh.

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THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON RETURNS

What: Les Misérables
When: Friday 10 September – Saturday 25 September
Where: Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga CBD

Twenty-six years after first bringing Les Misérables to Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga Musical Theatre is thrilled to present a brand new, reimagined production of the much loved show. 

With the change in alert levels, events may be cancelled or postponed. Please check the event's website for the most up-to-date information. Remember to please use the NZ Covid Tracer app, practice good hygiene (wash those hands!) and stay home if you are unwell.

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