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Browse upcoming creative events and workshops in the Bay of Plenty.

As a result of a number of events postponing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we recommend you check the event / workshop organisers website or contact the organisers direct to find out if they are still going ahead. If you are involved in an event that is currently being promoted on the CBOP website please email us at connect@creativebop.org.nz and keep us up-to-date on any cancelations or date changes.

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Te Manawataki o Mauao

21 October 2021 - 21 October 2022
Experience the rhythmic pulse of

Rolph Hediger: For Thei...

Feb 4 - Jun 4
Rolph Hediger’s For Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven is an ongoing project that started at the beginning of

Hand Me Down: A persona...

Feb 21 - Aug 19
The visual space is a nexus that speaks of physical and metaphorical

Private Photography Wor...

Mar 16 - Dec 22
Kim Westerskov is a professional photographer, writer and photographer of 18 books, marine biologist and

Photography Pathways

May 2 - Jul 1
Love photography and ready to move beyond 'point and

COUSINEAU Solo Exhibiti...

May 6 - May 28
This exhibition of work by Christine Cousineau explores the visual dialogue between the two mediums, clay and

LEGACY Exhibition ̵...

May 6 - May 28
The Incubator Creative Hub is delighted to present an exciting opportunity for snapping up some great works

Zentangle & Other ...

May 7 - May 28
More information coming

Book Cover Creation Mas...

May 7 - Jun 7
Join this Masterclass and transform your manuscript into an eBook.

GOODBYE BAY OF PLENTY: ...

May 11 - Aug 14
Dame Robin White (Ngati Awa/ Pakeha, born 1946 in Te Puke) is recognised as one of New Zealand’s key

After Dark Urban Light ...

May 13 - May 22
Artist applications and expressions of interest are now open and will close on 30 January 2022 with the full

Blue Sky Days – M...

May 14 - Jun 18
‘Blue Sky Days’ takes you on a journey of our story over the past two

Mindfulness and Meditat...

May 17 - Jun 21
Are you ready to manage depression, anxiety and mood swings in a new

Echoes: Tauranga Moana

May 19 - May 26
'Echoes: Tauranga Moana' is a special interactive heritage exhibition being held at Baycourt Community and

Welcome Farmers’ ...

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 24 September 2022

Welcome Farmers' Market is a community focussed food and craft market, welcoming

Katikati Artisan Craft ...

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gorgeous Local Handcrafted products bringing people together at Chrome Café, Wharawhara Road, SH2,

Improv Comedy Workshop

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Are you interested in developing some improvisation/comedy

Cardmaking at Craftables

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until 4 June 2022

Yes, that’s right cardmakers! We’re back to our usual

Nice Jugs – Ceram...

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Let’s celebrate our own beautiful vessels with all their lumps and dimples, bumps and pimples, sags and

Mindful Mosaics Beginne...

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 13 May 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 21 May 2022 at 10:00 am

Take a few hours out from the madness of the world and immerse yourself in creating your own small

How Peculiar

May 21 @ 7:00 pm
For one night only, submerge yourself in an otherworldly dance spectacle fusing art and

Aotearoa Surf Film Fest...

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
We are looking forward to coming back to the Mount to celebrate our 10th anniversary and sharing the best

Trip Change (Lies &...

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Trip Change are a fresh new band from Taranaki, New Zealand, who write and perform original music – full of

CMNZ presents Tararua &...

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau

Barrel Room Blues with ...

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner present a show of acoustic blues, ragtime and Americana, featuring acoustic

Satellite Sessions at t...

May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Satellite Sessions presents another original music showcase from some top local

Bootleg Revue LIVE at t...

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Distilled to create a taste of one of the finest original music groups this side of the black

Steam Punk’d R...

May 23 - Jun 5
Luke Devery’s leatherworks have been inspired by New Zealand artist Alfred Tinkersmith from colonial

Dancefit with Ruth

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Supportive dance classes for women - have fun & keep

Office Hours Legal with...

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 11 April 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on 23 May 2022 at 11:00 am

Office Hours is your opportunity to spend one-on-one time with local, professional service

Tauranga Moana Pride pr...

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Goal setting and mindfulness with Anna Veale from Fresh

Helen O’Grady Dra...

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

STEPS Performing Arts

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 15 December 2022

Anything is Possible - be a part of ‘STEPS Performing Arts’ offering structured classes in a friendly

Gobsmacked Musical Theatre

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

Musical theatre classes for

Tauranga Art Gallery pr...

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Catering for the beginner or sometimes artist, this workshop for adults will provide a creative and friendly

Zumba | Mount Maunganui

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 22 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

The Seasons Art Class

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 7 June 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 7 June 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 8 June 2022

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 8 June 2022

The Seasons Art Class run a comprehensive 14-week art

Cinemate Film Club

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27 December 2022

Come along to a free movie screening of award winners or

YMCA Smooth Movers

May 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until 16 December 2022

Join us in this fun and highly social class, designed to help keep you fit and

Papamoa Art Group

May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

We are a group of like-minded individuals who meet weekly to share our passion for

Helen O’Grady Dra...

May 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Mauao Youth Pop Group

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Sing contemporary style music in a warm, fun and comfortable

Zumba | Gate Pa

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 17 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

Israeli Dancing

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 May 2022

All

Watercolour and Wine Ni...

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

Advanced Ballroom/Latin

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Inachord Women’s Chorus

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

Do you like to sing in the shower, entertain a crowd singing with friends or enjoy the challenge of some

Oriana Singers Choir

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 May 2022

Oriana Singers Inc is a mixed-voice (SATB) choir with members from the greater Tauranga

Tauranga Acoustic Music...

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 May 2022

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club is a group of people who enjoy making

Mataatua

May 24 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 27 May 2022

Mataatua is a devised, bilingual theatre extravaganza that features singing, dance, haka and authentic

Gold & Above Ballr...

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Helen O’Grady Dra...

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 28 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Financial Literacy for ...

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Are you a creative? Would you like to learn more about how to support your business

Ballet Culture

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Welcoming ballet classes for all ages and experience

Helen O’Grady Dra...

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

TJS Jazz Jam

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 30 November 2022

Head over to the Social Club at Mt Maunganui for the monthly TJS Jazz Jam.

Star Jam

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Inspiring young people with disabilities to express themselves through music, dance, singing and

Diamond Tufting

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 1 June 2022

Diamond tufting is a very skilled upholstery technique and so satisfying to

Diamond Tufting

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 25 May 2022 at 6:30 pm

Diamond tufting is a very skilled technique. Learn a new skill and set yourself up to make your own

Dance Fusion

May 25 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Ceroc is an easy to learn, modern Jive partner

Office Hours Mindset Re...

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on 26 May 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on 26 May 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on 21 June 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on 21 June 2022 at 12:00 pm

Office Hours is your opportunity to spend one-on-one time with local, professional service providers who give

Helen O’Grady Dra...

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Hittmen – A Fuse ...

May 26 @ 3:45 pm
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One event on 26 May 2022 at 6:30 pm

Hittmen is a team of dynamic bucket drummers that have been busking in Auckland and performing at NZ

Gobsmacked Physical The...

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Physical theatre classes for

The Big Bike Film Night...

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together

Paint and Wine Night &#...

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

School of Historical Arts

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

We are a group that trains Medieval and Historical martial arts as a

Arataki Art Group

May 27 @ 9:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Friday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Supportive art group for painting

Zumba | Tauranga

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until 16 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

Helen O’Grady Dra...

May 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 23 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 23 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Art Access Aoteroa̵...

May 27 @ 6:00 pm
This year Arts Access Aotearoa is holding its Annual General Meeting online, via Zoom. Please join us

3 Acts of Differing Fla...

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An evening of music featuring 3 acts of differing flavours from alternative to 90's inspired

Pride Party 2022

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - May 28 @ 1:00 am
A celebration of all things

Creature from the Black...

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come join us to celebrate the opening night of the Village Cinema - Community Picture

Local Loudness – ...

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An evening of music featuring 3 acts of differing flavours, from alternative to 90's inspired

Assistant Accountant...

May 28 - May 29
Are you looking for consistent work in the film industry? Or are you wanting to add another 'string to your

Watercolour Pencil Port...

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop both watercolour pencil and portrait

Dvořák: Mass in D

May 28 @ 3:00 pm
Dvořák: Mass in D and music by Bach, Brahms and

“Contained”...

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
It was during the “Lock Down” of Covid19, March 2020 in NZ, that I started painting from the collection

Around the World: Altit...

May 28 @ 6:30 pm
Welcome to Altitude Pole the Mount's show Around the World. Their students and staff will showcase their

The Power to Change You...

May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Dr Vinyl Burns - not a real doctor. Enigmatic motivation speaker, faux-genius and guru of

Boycott the Candy Shop

May 28 @ 8:30 pm - May 29 @ 12:30 am
Albert Street, Flaxxies and Marmalade Skies are linking up for a run of shows across the North Island. They

Pride Picnic 2022

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pride Picnic at The Strand in

Sunday Scholarship Conc...

May 29 @ 3:00 pm
Tauranga Opera Forum presents it's first live concert for 2022 following their winning concert in 2021. Our

PAE KOROKĪ DROP-INS

May 31 - Jun 23
Drop-in to He Puna Wanangā where the Heritage and Research team will guide you through the online wonders of

TE MĀTAHI O TE TAU KI T...

May 31 @ 5:45 am
Tauranga Moana, like many other regions, observe Matariki differently from other areas in Aotearoa - this

Improve your Marketing ...

May 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Operating a website and using marketing methods to drive traffic to your website through things like Google

Poetry Club: Read Betwe...

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 29 November 2022

Looking forward to see who comes out of the woodwork this

Matariki Star Hunt at T...

Jun 1 - Jun 30
Nau mai, haere mai, ki te Whare Toi o Tauranga Moana. Bring the whānau in and have a go at our Matariki Star

TE KETE IPURANGI –...

Jun 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Explore Matariki significance, local customs and traditions and how we can utilise this seasonal marker to

Digital Navigation Clinics

Jun 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 27 April 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 4 May 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 18 May 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 1 June 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 15 June 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 29 June 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 13 July 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 27 July 2022 at 10:00 am

Need help with the digital side of your

Meadow Maharey – ...

Jun 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 9 July 2022

Kia ora my name is Meadow Maharey. I am a 17 year old student at Tauranga Girls College. I enjoy expression

Manākitanga – Wha...

Jun 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 9 July 2022

Manākitanga demonstrates the strength of a number of Whakairo in Tauranga Moana with work including those by

Matariki 2022 Incubator...

Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm
NAU MAI, HAERE MAI, TAUTOKO MAI, KI TE INCUBATOR CREATIVE HUB MATARIKI CELEBRATIONS

Tipene Fitzell – ...

Jun 3 - Jul 9
Tipene was born considering, observing, questioning. A young man whose creative mind and ability to think

NGĀ MATA O TE ARIKIR...

Jun 3 - Jul 9
Hayley Smith Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi descent. Landscape portraits and Mahi Toi; using earth pigments

‘E kore te patiki...

Jun 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 9 July 2022

The Incubator Gallery presents ‘E kore te patiki e hoki ki tona puehu’ by Justine

He Uku Maioro – A...

Jun 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 9 July 2022

He Uku Maioro - this is reference to the clay fortifications work that were created here in Tauranga

Te Pou Arataki – ...

Jun 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 9 July 2022

The People’s Gallery - Toi ka rere is proud to host Whakatāne artists Tame Iti and Joanne Black with their

Jon Stevens – The...

Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
Tauranga concert announced for JON STEVENS - The Noiseworks + INXS Collection. Aussie based Kiwi rocker Jon
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