Sunday 1st January – MUSIC FESTIVAL – Warm up Party for Bay Dreams. Venue: Directly on the West side of the ASB ARENA complex located at 81 Truman Ln, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga 3175.

Monday 2nd January – MUSIC FESTIVAL Bay Dreams. Venue: Directly on the West side of the ASB ARENA complex located at 81 Truman Ln, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga 3175.

Tuesday 3 January 10am until 9pm – MUSIC / FOOD / CRAFT BEER – Beast of a Feast. Cost: Unknown. Venue: Soper Reserve (next to Rising Tide), 95 Newton St, Mt Maungaui.

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Wednesday 4 January 6am (every Wednesday) – SUNRISE YOGA – With The Yoga Collective Mt Maunganui. Cost: $10. Venue: Hart Street Platform, Marine Parade, Mt Maunganui (beachfront).

Wednesday 4 January 6pm until 10.30pm – FILM – Night Owl Cinema presents ‘The Lion King’. MOVIE STARTS AT DARK – approx 9pm. Food and live music from 6pm.
15781180_1407876029274645_7707833556015555664_nPremiere of Twinkling Bat Films short film “Implications of Imagination” by local filmmaker Rose McMahon. Screening the Lion King – RATED G. Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. Movie length is 1 hour 29 mins.
The Street Food Union foodies feat. Lalele Organic, Southern Fries, Hair-raisingly good mobile coffee, Judge. Cost: Gold coin entry. Venue: Hopukiore / Mt Drury Mt Maunganui.

14705826_1203487006378830_4885807186153096030_nThursday 5 January  5.30pm until 9pm (every Thursday) – FOOD & MUSIC – Dinner in the Domain is a weekly artisan food market held in the idyllic Papamoa Domain. Operating every Thursday evening from the 6th of November through to the 26th of March, this event promises to offer the best street food the Bay has to offer. Venue: Papamoa Domain, 561 Papamoa Beach Road

Friday 6 January 3pm until 8pm – SPORT- Cricket: Black Caps versus Bangladesh. Venue: Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui.

15676233_1198849876817007_4727848864054743324_oFriday 6 January (every Friday) 5pm until 9pm FOOD & MUSIC – Gourmet Night Market the return (the opening night of our balmy summer season of community dining each and every Friday). Old and new vendors are lined up and ready, musicians are standing by and fine weather is ordered.
There is something for everyone: Burgers + Bangers, Pasta + Pizza, Ice cream + Brownies, fresh Juice + Coffee, Samosas, Empanadas, Nachos + Sushi, Fries + Dumplings, Vegan + Raw Food, Mussel Fritters + Crepes all fresh, all hand made and all oh so yummy.
Clear your calendar, text your friends, round up the family and dust off the blanket – see you there. Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui.

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Friday 6 January 12am until 3am – MUSICHipstamatics. Cost: $10 online. $20 on the door. Venue: Totara Street, Mt Maunganui.

Saturday 7 January 9.00am until 2pm – MARKETS – Little Big Markets. Food, Music, Awesome handmade, heartmade products. A great people watching spot too, you’re bound to know someone there! NEW Venue: Coronation Park Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui.

Saturday 7 January 8pm until 11pm – MUSIC – My Baby. Cost: $15 + booking fee. Venue: Totara Street, Mt Maunganui.

Sunday 8 January 3pm until 8pm – SPORT – Cricket: Black Caps versus Bangladesh. Venue: Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui.

Wednesday 11 January 7.30pm (every Wednesday) – MUSIC – A Taste of your Music (an open mic night with a twist) at The Matua: Singers bring chord sheets and sing and play with the band… Venue: The Matua, Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga.
15493343_1131485250304278_7688992521342295061_oSaturday 14 January 12pm until 4pm – FAMILY DAY – Colour Splash. An electric celebration of Holi. Colour throwing, music, food and way to much fun! Cost: Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui.

Saturday 14 January 8pm until 12am
– MUSIC – ManaLion & Tunes of I. Cost: $15 – $20. Venue: Totara Street, Mt Maunganui.

Friday 13 December 7.00pm
 until 10pmDRUMS/FIRE – Full Moon Fire and Drums. Bring Drums, Fire toys and some koha for fuel. Feel free to come watch and listen. Venue: Mt Drury (Hopukiore) Mt Maunganui

Looking ahead to March: Diner en Blanc Tauranga AND Sundaise Festival.

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Those who LOVE to LEARN, see and do…
Great venues, organisations to check out are:
Arataki Community Centre, Yoga Collective, House of Yoga, The Arty House, The Incubator, Craft Collective, Totara Street, Tauranga Art Gallery * Toi Tauranga.
Wild Earth Organics also has an epic noticeboard informing the people about stuff going on.

Here’s to sharing what’s going on in our beautiful Bay.

Feel free to add ‘your’ event below in the comments on this blog, or if you see it on facebook then there. The more people that know about what’s on offer in our corner of the world the better. Let’s connect and generate joy.

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