2018 Trustpower Christmas Parade

Join us for the Trustpower Christmas Parade, the parade that heralds the start of the Christmas season, featuring colourful community floats, lively bands, marching teams, acrobatic groups and colourful characters. Santa will join us and has invited many of his friends along too. He has chosen two of his most trusted reindeer to help him and...

1st December 2018

2018 Christmas Carols on the Waterfront

Christmas Carols on the Waterfront The annual Carols on the Waterfront event returns this year to the city centre. Everyone is welcome at this free family friendly event where we will celebrate the festive season, singing everyone's favourite Christmas Carols! Bring your picnic blanket, dress up if you like, enjoy the start of summer and...

9th December 2018

Soft Paradise / Ka Rongo Te Po, Ka Rongo Te Ao: Works by Fiona Pardington

With a diverse range of subjects, the photographs in this exhibition act as windows into the artist’s deep connection with nature and in particular the elemental forces of land, sea and sky. It features a selection of works that reference her interest in still-life, a genre in Western painting that depicted collections of arranged...

29th September 2018

Pango

Dance, light and live music come together to create an extraordinary, raw, human performance. Six male dancers from Atamira Dance Company ignite the stage, bringing movement, energy and life to explore Te Kore – the state of unlimited potential for being. The fascinating blend of live electric guitar by former Straitjacket Fits Front-Man...

26th October 2018

Spot the Difference

Presented by: TAHI TA'I TASI Antony is Samoan.  Benny is Cook Island Maori.  But no-one can seem to be able to tell them apart.  TAHI TA'I TASI invites you to see if you can spot the difference between them in this funny and thought-provoking musical-comedy about dealing with the various forms of racism and...

27th October 2018

Pop Up Park Art!

There is a new mural in our city centre! The Pop Up Park on Devonport Road has been transformed overnight to become a work of art, and a fantastic space for people to sit, relax and enjoy in Downtown Tauranga. Local artist Shane Walker has created a stunning 4-panel piece of art as part of a project to rejuvenate the Pop Up Park. Shane says "I wanted to create a spot where people can go...

12th October 2018

The 2018 - 2019 cruise ship season has begun!

Each year Mainstreet Downtown Tauranga runs a paid cruise ship shuttle service, bringing passengers from the Port to Tauranga City Centre.  This season will see a 30% increase in passengers and ships, up from last year, so we are expecting a fantastic, busy cruise ship season from October 2018 - April 2019! Our amazing Downtown Tauranga ambassadors greet passengers at the...

9th October 2018

Calling all groups and creatives

Become a part of the Downtown Tauranga Giant Advent Calendar this Christmas! We are building a giant Advent calendar and placing it pride of place in Red Square in the city centre, Downtown Tauranga.  We want to celebrate the creative people we have in our community by showcasing their work to the theme of Christmas. To do this we are inviting primary schools, community groups and clubs...

1st October 2018

A Tapas Trail of Delights

The Taste Tauranga Tapas Trail was unlike any other dining experience I’ve had in Tauranga. Not only did I have a fantastic night out with friends, I met new people, tasted new and exciting flavours, was wowed by the presentation of food and cocktails and enjoyed the ambiance of each restaurant. There were so many highlights…. Meeting the people in my group of 12 at Brooklyn,...

30th August 2018

Winner of Shop to Win!

There were thousands of entries in the Shop to Win competition which ran in Downtown Tauranga this year through June and July. Considering that the prize was a $2000 shopping spree, we're not at all surprised!  Whether you purchased a handbag, shoes, a new suit, haircut, coffee, dinner out or a piece of art, everyone had a chance to fill in an entry form in store and go in the...

22nd August 2018

Student Hotspots
Welcoming students to the city centre! Enjoy these amazing deals below from our...
Goddards Shopping Centre
Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...
Tauranga Waterfront
Some of the greatest cities in the world have iconic waterfronts and we firmly...
Wharf St Dining Precinct
Over 500 railway sleepers from the old Matapihi Railway bridge, over 80...