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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. 

Thursday 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

Friday 17th October  to Sunday 22nd February 2015- Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting - Tauranga Art Gallery
Although he has been based in Sydney for more than 30 years, Euan Macleod has constantly returned to the country of his birth, making art and exhibiting here. Alongside Australian images, this exhibition features works inspired by the Bay of Plenty, Lyttelton Harbour, and the Southern Alps.
n the Gallery Atrium Macleod will be presenting a new work of White Island, the largest he has produced to date.

Saturday 18th October - Footnote New Zealand Dance - Baycourt Theatre
New Zealand YouTube star explores status, choice and reality through contemporary dance
Footnote New Zealand Dance proudly presents the world premiere of The Status of Being, an exciting new work by award-winning multi-disciplinary choreographer, Alexa Wilson. The Berlin-based New Zealanders full-length contemporary dance piece whirls through Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth and Wellington this October, investigating how the media, political players and social networks affect the choices we see and the decisions we make.  Price $25-$35. Note: The Status of Being contains nudity and strong language

Saturday 18th October to Friday 19th December 2014 -  WIN A Car Downtown Tauranga Promotion
Shop at any participating Downtown Tauranga store to go into the draw to win a car just before Christmas.  For a list of participating stores click here.  For the full terms and conditons of the promotion click here.

Saturday 18th October to Monday 6th April - Welcomes all Cruise Ship Passengers to Downtown Tauranga.
Daily shuttle bus for passengers will be operating between i-port and Downtown Tauranga.
For cruiseship arrivals please link to Port of Tauranga.  http://www.port-tauranga.co.nz/Shipping-Information/Cruise-Schedules/ 

Sunday 19th October - John & Juliet, Q & A with Guilie Dowrick - Tauranga Art Gallery

Gallery Director Penelope Jackson will have a conversation with Tauranga resident Guilie Dowrick (sister of Juliet Gray) on the art and life of Juliet Gray (1940 - 1985) and her husband John Bellany. Bellany (1942 - 2013) was a major Scottish artist. He married fellow artist Juliet Gray in 1979 after they met at Goldsmith's College of Art, London.

A suite of works by both artists - John & Juliet - is on display at the Gallery until 9 November.

Entry is $5. Places strictly limited so bookings essential on 578-7933 or at the Gallery. Payment on booking secures your place at this event.

Wednesday 22nd October - Spanish Wine and Tapas Evening - Comida Tauranga
Come join us for an exclusive evening of Spanish wines & Tapas at COMIDA Tauranga. Tasting hosted by Andrew Antunovich.
Costs $40 per person, includes tasting wines and tapas
Contact Comida to book reserve your seat, 07 571 3373
 
Wednesday 22nd October - HOT Pink Walk - The Strand  
The Hot Pink Walk. That's H.O.T for House of Travel, fundraising for local women with breast cancer. 5pm to 7pm
 
Wednesday 22nd October - Annabel Langbein Book Signing- Paperplus
Annabel Langbein 'The Free Range Cook' - through the seasons, IN-STORE, Wednesday 22nd, book signing 10am to 10.45am
 
Saturday 25th October - The Thing From The Place - Baycourt Theatre
Mad scientists, crazy experiments and snot-monsters combine in the ridiculously silly comedy The Thing From the Place.  11am to 12noon

Saturday 25th October - Calypso Nights- Baycourt Theatre
Venezuelan Calypso DJ Juan Vesuvius (aka Barnie Duncan) uses two turntables and a microphone, vinyl records, plus maracas (and a beautiful handmade shirt) to tell a musical tale. He makes amusing remarks and punchlines simultaneously. Covering the history of Calypso, Soca, Kim Jong Un, beauty pageants and female pleasure.   8pm to 9pm
 
Saturday 25th October -  BOP Polytechnic Free Music Concert - Edgewater Fan Stage
Live music hosted by music students of the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. 1pm to 3pm.
 
Sunday 26th October - Stranded Sunday - The Strand
Mustang Cars, VW cars on display with buskers and afternoon entertainment on The Strand and Masonic Park between Wharf and Hamilton Street.
11am to 2pm
 
Wednesday 29th October - Public Arts Policy Workshop - Council Chambers  5.30pm to 7.30pm

Tauranga City Council is developing a public art policy and are holding a workshop at Council Chambers.  This workshop is an opportunity to input into the development of the public art policy for Tauranga prior to a policy being drafted. A full definition of public art will be devloped as part of the policy but at this stage we are defining public art as an activity so that the policy includes all art forms that take place in a public space.  it includes permanent, temporary and performance art, and the conceptual contribution of artists to the design of public space.  For more information or to rsvp please email haveyoursay@tauranga.govt.nz.

Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November Tauranga Boat Expo - The Waterfront
Friday 10am to 4pm, Friday seminar 4pm to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm
A wide range of exhibitors, covering all areas of marine activity from kayaks to alloy cats, fishing boats to paddle boards. There is will be a NEW fishing zone, this includes a semianr area with a well known TV celbrity giving fishing tips on how to catch the big one and practical on-th-water displays.  On the water activities, including rescues, power boats, paddleboards plus much more. Adrian De Villiers will be out on the water demonstrating his power Jet Ski, the only Jet Skier in NZ able to do backward flips.
 
Lots of family fun with a treasure hunt for the children and a seaside licencsed cafe, thanks to Cornerstone.
 
Tuesday 4th November -  Melbourne Cup  - Macau Bar, Kitchen, Lounge
Join us from 12pm and enjoy watching the Melbourne Cup, on the big screen, in style.
Tables for 10 $950 (bookings less than 10 $95 p/person and will be seated with other small bookings.
Cost includes, Melbourne Cup Race, 5pm start, Glass bubbles/tiger beer on arrival, 4 course banquet dinner, 3 bottles of wine per table, prizes for best hat/attire (Magnum plus more!).
We'll have our own 'Jockey' to place your best at the TAB on the day!
Book with Macau on 07 578 8717
 
Wednesday 5th - 26th November -  Corporate Grit Games -  The Gym, held on Grassed Area on The Strand
30 Minute Sessions.  Go Hard. Rest. Go harder. Rest. Repeat
Les Mills GRIT = High Intestity Interval Training designed for the ultimate results in minimum time.
Challenge your fitness. Take the trophy hom to your company.  Most improved results wins.  The playing field is even.
Every Wednesday, 12.10pm for 30 minutes. Register your team my contact info@thegym.co.nz.  Limited numbers to be in quick.

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.

Sunday 23th November- Stranded Sunday - The Strand
Mustang Cars, VW cars on display with buskers and afternoon entertainment on The Strand and Masonic Park between Wharf and Hamilton Street.
11am to 2pm
 
Saturday 29th November- Trustpower Christmas Parade - Downtown Tauranga
Annual Christmas parade with entertainment from 10am to 2pm.  Parade starts at 11am.

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.

Sunday 14th December - Stranded Sunday - The Strand
Family Christmas entertainment on The Strand and Masonic Park between Wharf and Hamilton Street.
11am to 2pm