Whats On



Click here for some lovely photos of the Trust Power Tauranga Christmas Parade


Rainy Day? Check out the Fantatic range of movies at Bay City Cinemas and Rialto

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. In the Gallery Atrium Macleod will be presenting a new work of White Island, the largest he has produced to date.

Saturday 15th November to Sunday 8th February 2015- The Garden of Forking Paths - Tauranga Art Gallery

New works from Dunedin artist Anya Sinclair feature in The Garden of Forking Paths, which opens on 15 November, and runs through the summer months at the Gallery. The exhibition features 18 of the artist's works.

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/

Wednesday 3 December to Monday 5th January - Alf Rendell - Photographic Exhibition - Historic Tauranga From Above 1946-2006

In association with Heartland Bank. Please contact Creative Tauranga for further details 07 928 5270

Sunday 21st December & Sunday 11th January 2015 - Lazy Sunday Jazz - Extraordinary Machine, Comida

3pm to 5:30pm. Extraordinary Machines - Vocal stylist Carol Power and accomplished guitarist Chris Williamson have teamed up to deliver a collection of fresh and cool tunes while you dine.

Saturday 27th December - Brian Ernst (USA) - BREW Bar Beer Craft Pub, The Strand

Brian Ernst - “acoustic, soul, roots.” He layers and creates his songs live with a looping pedal and an array of instruments including acoustic guitars, didgeridoo’s, a weissenborn, and many small percussion instruments. His passion is contagious, his lyrics positive and his stories endless. 4pm to 7pm

Wednesday 31st December - Piston Broke - New Years Eve - The Phoenix

Join us for one of Tauranga's best bands playing classic and moddern rock including; Guns'nRosees, Dragon, ACDC, Dave Dobbyn, Exponents, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leion and many more.

Wednesday 31st December - The Strand New Years Eve, La Mexica & The Brew

See in the New Year in style with live music from pop and rock duo, Looking For Alaska 7pm - 10pm and The Wreckage featuring Kara Gordon 10pm - 1 am.  

Friday 2nd January - Sonic Delusion - BREW Bar Beer Craft Pub, The Strand

Sonic Delusion (Trio) heightens the contrasts and escalates the dynamics of Sonic Delusion’s funky electroacoustic folk. French import Severin Thiebaut adds his Latin-flavoured keys and funky bass. The token Kiwi, Missie Moffat, uses her vocal prowess and percussive finesse to add vocal and rhythmic harmonies. 9pm to 12am.

Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st Januray 2015 and Saturday 7th and Friday 13th February 2015- Outdoor Movie Nights with The Phoenix, Masonic Park

Come along and enjoy some movie greats such as The Matrix, Titanic, Star Wars Episode IV and many more outside! Showtime begins at 8:30 pm apart from horror night on Friday 13th February which begins at 9:30pm including fancy dress! 

Sunday 4th & 25th January 2015 and Sunday 8th & 22nd February 2015 - Lazy Sunday Jazz - U4RIA, Comida.

3pm to 6pm. U4RIA is a dynamic and experienced jazz group led by vocalist Carol Power.

Tuesday 2nd January 2015 - Sunday 2nd February 2015 - David Poole Exhibition, Creative Tauranga 

You are also invited to joing the artist at an open reception on Friday 9th January, between 5pm and 7pm. 

Saturday 3rd January 2015 - Bridge to Bridge Swim, The Strand 

The Tauranga Harbour Bridge to Bridge Swim is on Saturday 11th January 2014, in conjunction with the Murray Dingle Memoral Swim. Tide assisted, 1500m or 600m with either fins or no fins.

Sunday 18th January 2015- Life Drawing Workshop, Tauranga Society of Artists. 

9:30am to 4pm. Limited spaces available,  please contact Carol Bisset on 0226437610 or email: carolbisset1@hotmail.com.

Sunday 18th January - Kids Trike & Scooter Day, The Strand

11am to 2pm hosted by The Phoneix, Comida - further detatils coming soon

Thursday 29th January - into the east - Tauranga Art Gallery

Into the East's Liv McBride and Graeme Woller were crowned 2014 National Country Music Duo of the Year and nominated for a 2014 Taite Music Prize as well as 2014 Best NZ Folk Album (for Fight from the Inside). Featuring gently finger picked guitar one minute, bouncing percussion the next, traversing between country and folk while detouring through alternative and soul, these Invercargill-based musicians are now taking on Australasia. $25 per adult/$20 student of friend of Gallery. Contact Gallery for tickets or more information.

Thursday 12th February 2015 - Raymond Crowe - The Unusualist, Baycourt

7:30pm to 9pm. This highly sought-after entertainer returns with his own intimate, extraordinary and unconventional show. Brimming with originality and unusuality!

Friday 13th February 2015 - Tattletale Saints, Baycourt 

8pm to 10:15pm. Fresh off the back of their Tui win in January 2014, Tattletale Saints relocated to Nashville Tennessee to embark on a 50-date tour of the United States. This time spent in the vibrant Nashville music scene inspired a change in the band’s sound, and they welcome celebrated NZ drummer Tom Broome for this, their 5th New Zealand tour.

Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Freddy Kempf's Beethoven, Baycourt

7:30pm to 12:00am. Nobody plays Beethoven like Freddy Kempf. He’s a charismatic force of nature at the piano, adored for his on-stage energy and mesmerising finger work. Don’t miss a dazzling night in the concert hall confirming why Beethoven endures as a classical superstar. (With pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to concert).

Saturday 7th March 2015 - The King Is Back - Ben Portsmouth, Baycourt

8pm to 10:30pm. Ben Portsmouth looks like Elvis; sings like Elvis, and has an extraordinary stage presence that makes you temporarily believe you might be watching the "King himself"!

Friday 13th March 2015 - Rotunda, Baycourt

7:30pm - 9pm. Rotunda features the beautiful collision of the NZ Army Band with the raw power of contemporary dance, performing to a range of heartfelt hymns and stunning, new brass works. Rotunda is a living memorial that celebrates the ANZAC spirit and the themes of courage, loss, kinship and ultimately, a desire for peace.

Wednesday 25th March 2015 - Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Baycourt

8pm to 10pm. Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Friday 27th March 2015 - Peta Mathias, Baycourt

8pm to 10:30pm. A Comedy Show from one of New Zealand’s best loved personalities. This brand new stage offering sees the return of "Her Fabulousness" with "A Woman's Recipe for Life".

Saturday 23rd May 2015 - Sleeping Beauty, Baycourt

7:30pm to 10pm. Moscow ballet La Classique return down-under with their Spectacular masterpiece Sleeping Beauty ballet's most loved fairytale.

Sunday 24th May 2015 - The Pink Floyd Experience, Baycourt

8pm to 10:45pm.To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Wish You Were Here, The Pink Floyd Experience will be performing the album in its entirety. This concert will be a real treat for any Pink Floyd fans!

Saturday 5th September 2015- Fink About It - The Laughing Samoans, Baycourt

8pm to 9:40pm. Don’t miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts.