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Saturday 28th June to Sunday 12th October - Black Rainbow Exhibition - Tauranga Art Gallery
Black Rainbow brings together works from two leading New Zealand artists, the late Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai.  This touring exhibition from Te Papa will feature five black paintings by Hotere alongside Parekowhai's distinctive Venice Biennale work,He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: story of a New Zealand river.  Parekowhai represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, where his fully carved red Steinway concert grand piano was his central work. The playable and ornately carved piano sits in contrast with Hotere's minimal and silent paintings.
This will be only the second New Zealand venue where the works in Black Rainbow have been seen together outside Te Papa.  www.artgallery.co.nz

Thursday 5th August to Sunday 28th September - 8 week Training Program for City to Surf - Smiths Sports Shoes
FREE 8 week training program for the 12km City to Surf, Sunday 28th September.  Running/Walking Group meet every Tuesday, starting 5th August - 5.30pm, meet at Smiths Sports Shoes, 100 Grey Street. All fitness levels welcome, join anytime during the 8 weeks, weekly prizes and staff on hand for advice.  For more information phone 07 578 6363

Friday August 15, 2014 - Sunday, October 2014 - The Miles Art Award 2014 People's Choice - Tauranga Art Gallery
The winners of the prizes in the Miles Art Award 2014 have been announced and selected, and along with 26 others are now available to view at the Gallery in this year's exhibition.  Now we want you to choose your favourite and vote in the People's Choice Award. Come down, take a look, make your selection and vote with a form from Gallery Front of House.  Image: Lea-Anne Sheather, Tipping Point 2013, The Miles Art Award 2014 Supreme Award Winner.

Saturday 1st September to Sunday 12th October - Sunday, October 2014 - Tracey Williams in Phantasyland - Tauranga Art Gallery
Tracey Williams' work appropriates everyday events, things or ideas, and represents them in ways that asks the viewer to consider how their own sense of reality is constructed.

Saturday  13th September to Sunday 9th November  - Ian Scott: Works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection 1966 - 1998 - Tauranga Art Gallery
Ian Scott (1945 - 2013) has been widely exhibited and collected throughout New Zealand. Between the late 1980s and 1990s the Wallace Arts Trust acquired a wide ranging collection of 27 works by the late artist, a number of which are among his most important. 

POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 21st - Saturday 20th September - Tauranga Waterfront Festival - Downtown Tauranga
Join us on Saturday 20 September for loads of free, fun, family activities and entertainment from noon onwards, with a fireworks finale sponsored by Downer from 7pm. Council parking buildings are free on Saturdays, and BayHopper buses will be free on the day too! 12pm to 7pm

Tuesday 23rd September - Summer Camp USA - City Suites Tauranga
If you are aged 18-35, enjoy working with kids & have a sense of adventure then Summer Camp USA is for you! Kiwis are in high demand to teach a variety of activities including waterfront, life-guarding, archery, ropes & more! IEP offer the highest salary on the market, personalised service & guarantee placement or your money back!
Come to our free Summer Camp USA info night. 6pm to 8pm
For more details and to RSVP for our free info night, visit our website or call 0800 443 769.

Saturday 20th September - Miles Art Award 2014 winning artists - Tauranga Art Gallery
Come along and hear from the Miles Art Award 2014 winning artists about their prize-winning works and their broader art practice. Entry by gold coin donation.
Starts 1pm.
 
Saturday 27th September - Up.lift.ed - Brooklyn Patio & Eatery - 9pm to 3am
Up.lift.ed is for Tauranga's dance music connoisseurs. Terry Gabb (MaiFm,RadioPonsonby,GingerMinx) and Scott Crook (Blend,Baccios,SpongeBar) bring together a blend of whats good in the underground bringing their interpretation of the latest international flavours of Soulful, Tech, Deep, Garage, Latin and Jacking beats.

Wednesday 1st October - Brew Beer Club - BREW Beer Craft Beer Pub
At Beer Club you get a guided tasting of four craft beers plus nibbles. The tasting is guided by one of the team from award-winning Bay Of Plenty craft brewery The Croucher Brewing Co, and usually invoves a variety of beer styles. It is a chance to learn more about beer and the people who make it.
It costs just $20 per person, bookings are recommended. Ask at the bar (107 The Strand, Tauranga) or call 578 3543. This is a fun and popular event - bookings are recommended.

Sunday 5th October - Book Launch: Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill - Tauranga City Library  - 3pm to 4pm
When Rena grounded on 5 October 2011, spilling an estimated 350 tonnes of heavy fuel oil into Tauranga Moana, the impact was devastating for the people of the Bay of Plenty.
This bilingual children's picture book tells the story of a little blue penguin who was rescued and treated at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Centre before being released back into the wild. Book sales on the day $28.95 (cash/cheque).

Monday 6th to 10th October - Martial Arts Holiday Programme - The Martial Arts Academy
Term 3 is running an action packed school holiday programme in the 2nd week of the holidays.
Sign up for either half day, full day, or full week of martial arts and sports fun including Taekwon-Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Self defence, power breaking, Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and much more.
Suitable for ages 5 to 12 yrs, limited spaces available. Sign up now online http://www.tmaa.co.nz/events/school-holiday-programme or at TMAA reception.

Sunday,  12th October - Waylon McPherson - The Phoenix
The Phoenix is the place to catch up with friends and enjoy some great food, drink and fantastic live music with musician Waylon McPherson 2pm-5pm

Saturday  16th October - Free presentation by Bridget Cummins and Michelle Perkins from Craigs Investment Partners- Tauranga City Library
The Tauranga City Library will be hosting a free presentation by Bridget and Michelle form Craigs Investment Partners as part of Money Week (13 - 19 October)
Bridget and Michelle will cover some investing basics and discussing how to build a balanced investment portfolio.  Register your interest by emailing library@tauranga.govt.nz or phone 577 7177. The presentation will run 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Wednesday 5th November -  Brew Beer Club - BREW Beer Craft Beer Pub
At Beer Club you get a guided tasting of four craft beers plus nibbles. The tasting is guided by one of the team from award-winning Bay Of Plenty craft brewery The Croucher Brewing Co, and usually invoves a variety of beer styles. It is a chance to learn more about beer and the people who make it.
It costs just $20 per person, bookings are recommended. Ask at the bar (107 The Strand, Tauranga) or call 578 3543. This is a fun and popular event - bookings are recommended.

Sunday, 9th November- Waylon McPherson - The Phoenix
The Phoenix is the place to catch up with friends and enjoy some great food, drink and fantastic live music with musician Waylon McPherson 2pm-5pm

Monday, 10th November-  South American Road Show with Andreas Holland - Macpac Tauranga - 6pm to 8pm  
Join Andreas Holland and learn how you can venture to this exciting continent and enjoy the trip of a lifetime! Discover the South American countries of Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands), Peru and the legendary Inca Trail, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and more. There are many options available for travellers on a World Expeditions trip to South America - from easy journeys of discovery to challenging extended treks in the High Andes.
The Macpac team will also be on hand to help guide you with the gear you will need for your adventure and to kit you out so you not only feel comfortable when travelling, but so that you look great as well!
Reservations are essential as spaces are limited! 

Sunday, 16th November - All USA Day - Wharepai Domain - 10am to 2pm
Extreme Automotive Parts All USA Day, Sunday 16 November, Wharepai Domain, Cameron Road, Tauranga. Cars $5 Public $2, Family $5. Cars from 8am, public from 10am. Prizing give at 2pm. All cars of US origin welcome. A percentage of the money will be donated to the Waipuna Hospice. Organised by the BOP Mustang Owners Club.

Wednesday 3rd December -  Brew Beer Club - BREW Beer Craft Beer Pub
At Beer Club you get a guided tasting of four craft beers plus nibbles. The tasting is guided by one of the team from award-winning Bay Of Plenty craft brewery The Croucher Brewing Co, and usually invoves a variety of beer styles. It is a chance to learn more about beer and the people who make it.
It costs just $20 per person, bookings are recommended. Ask at the bar (107 The Strand, Tauranga) or call 578 3543. This is a fun and popular event - bookings are recommended.