What’s on in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui October 2017

Workshop of the Month

Friday 27 October
7.30pm till 9pm – MUSIC – Kirtan with Sarah Marlowe Spence and Fiona McClure. Cost: $10 unwaged, $15 waged. Venue: 356 Levers Rd, Matua, Tauranga.

6Saturday 7 October 10am till 6pm – INSPIRATION – TEDx Tauranga. 10 live speakers on stage + 4 TED videos + 3 entertainment acts + glorious food + 850 other interesting people in the audience to meet and talk to. Cost: $99. Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

Saturday 7 October – WELLBEING – Tauranga International Marathon. The Tauranga International Marathon: It’s not like any other marathon event. Well, you can still run/walk 42.2km, 21.1km, 10.5km or 6km—plus there’s a kids (and parents!) dash. But here’s the clincher—it’s the first ever international marathon event to be held in New Zealand’s sunshine capital. Think sea, sun, surf; think cafés, culture and seriously cool stuff; think fast, flat, fun. Marathon starts at 7am. Cost: From $19 – $149. Venue: NB: Different start locations for different distances. 42.2kms starts Downtown Tauranga Waterfront.

Sunday 8 October 10.30am till 2.30pm – PERFORMANCE – Mount Busking Festival. A fantastic day on Mount Mainstreet with Buskers galore!  Check out the talent and vote for your favourite to be in the draw to win $50 Mount Mainstreet cash! Sit back or cruise the street for a great atmosphere to enjoy.  Grab a coffee or beverage, a bite to eat alfresco, then soak up the Magic of Mount Mainstreet. Free photo booth plus lots of activities for the kids such as donkey rides, animal petting pens, Pepi Toot train rides around the Mount streets, free pop corn, fun games out on the closed road, face painting, spider man, balloon twisting, stilt man and trampoline.  The Sunday Farmers Market will also be operating in Phoenix Car Park. Come and be entertained!  Come and have a great time in your piece of paradise, The Mount.


19 till 29 October – ARTS –  Tauranga Arts Festival. Established in 1999 we are Tauranga’s flagship arts festival. We deliver world-class programme direct from leading artists and performers at the peak of their practice. It’s a live experience that you don’t have to travel to Auckland for or be living in London – it happens right here in Tauranga. We bring the community together and the City alive over 10 days, from the 19-29 October 2017. The Festival activates the Tauranga CBD, presenting performances and exhibitions from the Carrus Crystal Palace, Baycourt, the Tauranga Art Gallery and throughout the streets. But it doesn’t stop there. Cost: Tickets range from free community events up to $46 for full price adult tickets. Until Friday October 6 cash in on the generous TECT cardholder discounts available on the first 2 tickets to most shows – a whopping 20% saving. Not sure where your card is or if you qualify for one? See tect.org.nz or phone 578 5094. Earlybird discounts can only be redeemed over the counter at Baycourt38 Durham StreetVenue: We show from a number of venues in greater Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Waihi Beach and Te Puke.

Friday 27 October 7.30pm till 9pm – MUSIC – Kirtan with Sarah Marlowe Spence and Fiona McClure. Cost: $10 unwaged, $15 waged. Venue: 356 Levers Rd, Matua, Tauranga.

Save the Date for November 2017

the heart of self-love immersion tauranga web final

Saturday 4 November 9am till 4pm – WELLBEING – The Heart of Self Love with Kara-Lead Grant and Ben Ralston. Join Heart of Tribe founders Kara-Leah & Ben for a day-long yoga-inspired journey into the heart of self-love. Learn how to use practical tools to embrace your weaknesses, your flaws, your shadow, your unconsciousness, your humanness. Learn how to embody self-love with your entire being, rather than as an intellectual concept. We’ll share conversation, we’ll practice yoga, we’ll enjoy meditation, and we’ll play with pranayama. You’ll finish the day feeling connected, grounded, present, calm and in love – with yourself & life. LIMITED to 18 places. Contact: Emily@wildandgrace.co.nz to register. Cost: $108 before October 28, $128 after October 28. Venue: Ohauiti Settler’s Hall, 459 Ohauiti Road, RD3, Tauranga.

Sunday 12 November 10am till 3pm – FAIR – Tauranga Waldorf School Fair and Open Day.
Cost: Free entry bring cash to buy beautiful Christmas gifts and delicious food, and good natured ‘rides’. Venue: Tauranga Waldorf School, 364 Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga, New Zealand

Great venues, organisations to check out are:

Arataki Community CentreYoga CollectiveHouse of YogaThe Arty HouseThe IncubatorCraft CollectiveTotara StreetTauranga Art Gallery * Toi Tauranga.
Wild Earth Organics also has an epic noticeboard informing the people about stuff going on.The Incubator now features its own Incubator what’s on, and Tauranga Gig Guide (has just launched) for original music hip-ening (happening in case my joke fell under the radar) in Tauranga.

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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