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Meet and support our hard working business owners and operators and Buy Local Buy Downtown Tauranga!  Plus find out what’s on in our city centre.  We’ve highlighted some key events below and for more events on now and coming up click here

Activate Vacant Spaces - BOP Screen Media Production Office

BOP Screen Media Production Office is a collaboration, helping to create more film work within the Bay of Plenty region, bringing together crew and cast with networking events and workshops, producing, and creating. Their office has an open-door policy where they want people to come in and talk to them about the Film and TV industry in...

28th May 2021

Activate Vacant Spaces - New Perspectives Exhibition

New Perspectives encompasses artist John Baxters new work from 2021 and 2020. John's style is based on Mixed Media Abstraction but also includes some Manipulated Photography pieces. A symphony of colour, shape and layering with patterns of finer details. Free to attend. The exhibition runs until the end of June and is part of the...

5th June 2021

Activate Vacant Spaces - POP-UP ART GALLERY

The new Pop-Up Art Gallery on Devonport Rd features works by respected and sought-after international artists Sue MacDougall, Shaun McLean, and John Baxter.    SUE MACDOUGALL  Recognized for her bold and colourful work in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture. An Abstract – Acrylic,...

3rd June 2021

LET IT GO - The Songs of Frozen Live in Concert

Presented by Showcase Entertainment Group Recommended age 3+ It’s a Frozen party! Frozen 1 and Frozen 2 are undoubtedly two of Disney's greatest animated movies of all time. The soundtrack to the movies is stunning, and while the big songs like 'Let it go' have probably been overplayed in your house, you have to admit they...

19th July 2021

Activate Vacant Spaces - June Ceramic Gallery Workshops

At the Pottery Studio, you can indulge in social pottery making. The workshops are perfect for beginners, someone returning to clay, or people just looking for a fun night out with a difference. Evening sessions (except for family night) are wine and clay nights. During the 2 hours, you can expect to make something and underglaze it so that...

8th June 2021

Exhibition New Perspectives In Downtown Tauranga This June

New Perspectives is the latest exhibition to be shown in Downtown Tauranga as part of the Activate Vacant Spaces programme. The exhibition encompasses artist John Baxter's new work from 2021 and 2020. Well known from Yorkshire, England, John is an artist, photographer, poet, songwriter, musician, prop maker, and furniture designer with a Diploma in Creative Industries.  The context...

8th June 2021

Take the kids to a real toy store!

Meet Kelly from Craniums Tauranga Craniums' stores aim to create childhood memories and Kelly's friendly smiling face when you enter the store sure does do that!  Professor Craniums wanted to make sure every kid got to visit a real toy store - shelves filled with quality educational toys and books to make learning fun - while you can shop online there is nothing quite like...

11th May 2021

A City Centre First - Screen Media Produciton Office Opens

Global creative management company, TMH Management, and Film Creative Jannine Spiers have joined the ranks of activations utilising vacant spaces in the city centre, under the Activate Vacant Spaces programme, providing the city centre’s first collaborative open space film production office. Located in the former Moochi store vacant space on Devonport Road, the BOP Screen Media...

2nd June 2021

We welcome Norris & Bell Woodfire Eatery to Downtown Taurnaga

Have you visited the latest restaurant to call The Strand home?   Norris & Bell - Woodfire Eatery is proving very popular! Opened by the owners of CBK Craft Bar Kitchen Tauranga & CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen Rotorua among other well-known eateries. It is incredibly unique & high quality!   Do not make the mistake of thinking...

16th March 2021

Support Local, Buy Local

At the backbone of our community are our business owners – mums and dads...

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Goddards Shopping Centre

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Keep warm and enjoy browsing Goddards Shopping Centre - linking Devonport...

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Durham Street

Durham Street and Durham Lane is a contemporary and inviting community space...

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Wharf Street

Wharf Street is a pedestrian-friendly street designed to bring people together...

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