Museum and library decision looms

A steady stream of people has been dropping in to the museum and library info hub open days organised by Tauranga City Council. They include those who previously participated in the project and have popped in for an update, says city transformation general... Read More

Finding joy in colour

There's lots of laughter and heads bowed together in conversation. For some, there is intense concentration. For all, there is a love of colouring. This is the Tauranga Library's adult colouring club – a group that meets once a month... Read More

The birth of jazz in Tauranga

It started in the summer of 1963 with a 50-pound overdraft at the Soundshell in Memorial Park and 40 musicians playing for free. Fast-forward 55 years and what transpired that day has evolved into the Tauranga National Jazz Festival – synonymous... Read More

All-American cars come to town

Identical twin brothers Ray and Rob Sperling share more than just their looks. The Tauranga men are both big Mustang fans and will be sharing their love of the American muscle car at the Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club's annual All USA Day Car... Read More

Bringing retro back

Be a part of the retro revolution at the Greerton fayre that's got all things vintage covered. The Vintage and Retro Fayre is brand new to Tauranga, with 40 stalls of vintage items, such as clothes, furniture and vinyl on sale. There will also... Read More

Cheap seats on the way to Te Puke

The calamity that befell Christchurch has turned into a windfall, and a small blessing, for the Te Puke Sport and Recreation Club. More than 300 seats from the 135-year-old Lancaster Park rugby and cricket stadium, which has been deconstructed after... Read More

Bar set high by young filmmakers

Tauranga will be rolling out the red carpet for the 2017 International Youth Silent Film New Zealand Regional Awards Final. The competition, which challenges filmmakers aged 20 and under to create a three-minute silent film set to one of 10 musical scores,... Read More

Bringing the Christmas spirit

A Christmas event is aiming to spread more happiness and cheer through community involvement during the festive season. Tauranga Christmas in the Park, which is a not-for-profit charity event run by Little Big Events, is into its sixth year, with a whole... Read More

Sing for suicide prevention

A collaboration between Downtown Tauranga and the Mauao Performing Arts Centre will see the community join together this month to sing in support of suicide prevention with the launch of new community initiative ‘Sing! Sing! Sing!' It will... Read More

Kiwi icons join Bryan Adams lineup

Two of New Zealand's most-loved and recognisable fixtures are joining the line-up at what is quickly becoming one of Tauranga's biggest sell-out shows. Dave Dobbyn and Jordan Luck Band, formerly of the Exponents, will both play sets this... Read More