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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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Music Music Music

10 July 2021 - 1 February 2022
Music connects us all, entertains, lifts our spirits and calms the soul. Explore the history of New Zealand

Te Manawataki o Mauao

21 October 2021 - 21 October 2022
Experience the rhythmic pulse of Mauao with a walking performance specific to our

Violent Legalities

23 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
olent Legalities is an interdisciplinary project that brings together contributors spanning the fields of

Bruce Connew: A Vocabulary

23 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
Over several years, photographer and artist Bruce Connew has roamed the many memorials and

In the Wake: Rena 10 Ye...

6 November 2021 - 6 February 2022
RENA (working title) is timed to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the environmental disaster, the

Hononga Photographic Ex...

Nov 15 - Dec 15
As people, we are connected through place, culture, relationships,

Seventeen Days | Lara M...

Nov 18 - Dec 18
Sumer is pleased to present Seventeen Days, an exhibition of new paintings, all 2021, by Sydney and South

Katikati’s Upcycl...

Nov 19 - Dec 29
It's time to get your creative Christmas juices

The Milliner | Ingrid B...

Nov 19 - Dec 16
A stunning, new collection inspired by the elegant and timeless design of the

Patched Up | Group Exhi...

22 November 2021 - 2 January 2022
Patched up is an exhibition encouraging the fusion of painting, textile, installation to create your 'patch'

Giant Gingerbread House

26 November 2021 - 17 January 2022
A giant Gingerbread House is being installed in Red Square for the Christmas

Expressions Exhibition ...

Nov 27 - Dec 22
The Incubator Creative Hub is excited to bring you Expressions - an Exhibition by Doreen

Darcell Apelu: A Death ...

27 November 2021 - 27 March 2022
A Death of Prosperity is a new commission from Mount Maunganui artist Darcell Apelu (Niue/ New Zealand

113 Annual Group Show

Nov 28 - Dec 20
The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to present 113 - The Incubator's annual pre-Christmas group

The Strand Christmas Il...

28 November 2021 - 5 January 2022
The Strand Christmas Illuminations will light up Tauranga’s

Precocious Vessels Cera...

Dec 1 - Dec 29
The Incubator Creative Hub is delighted to bring you the first show in our brand new Ceramics/Pottery

Santa’s Wonderland

Dec 1 - Dec 24
Come and meet Santa at Fraser Cove Shopping Centre this December (you can even bring your pets

Seeka Te Puke Christmas...

Dec 4 - Dec 25
Te Puke Christmas

An Exhibition with a Di...

Dec 6 - Dec 12
Check the new works at the Katikati Art

Christmas Exhibition

Dec 6 - Dec 19
An exhibition of local

Christmas Exhibit 2021

Dec 6 - Dec 19
Come and enjoy the coming together of local and regional artists in a celebration of art, craft, and

Arataki Art Group

Dec 10 @ 9:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Friday, repeating until 30 November 2022

Supportive art group for painting

Artist Feedback Lab

Dec 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 10 December 2021

Join our monthly Friday get-together for artists. We motivate and inspire each other while teaching each

Knit and Natter –...

Dec 10 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30 September 2022

Bring your knitting or crochet along and relax with like-minded

Gourmet Night Market

Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 28 February 2022

Gourmet Night Market: the summer night market at Coronation Park, Mount

Clay & Wine: Socia...

Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 18 December 2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 18 December 2021

These mainly Fridays and often Saturdays are about letting your hair down and creating whatever you

‘Allo ‘Allo...

Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until 18 December 2021

Following 5 Star rave reviews and four seasons of completely sold-out shows in both Auckland and Tauranga,

The Magnificent Carnival

Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 11 December 2021

One event on 11 December 2021 at 3:00 pm

Roll Up, Roll Up - Come One, Come

Swingers

Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 11 December 2021

Old golfers never die, they just lose their

West Coast Swing Classes

Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 17 December 2021

West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in the Lindy

Tauranga’s Christ...

Dec 11 - Dec 12
Tauranga's Christmas in the Park is our annual community-focused Christmas fundraising

Omokoroa Market

Dec 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until 18 December 2021

Your local market held in the Settlers Hall on Omokoroa Road: arts and crafts, produce, plants and car boot,

The Little Big Markets ...

Dec 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 30 April 2022

Presented by: The Little Big Markets Join us for The Little Big Markets 2021/2022 SUMMER SEASON! With a vast

Discover The Joys of Ge...

Dec 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 12 December 2021 at 9:30 am

Join Shona for a massive two-day workshop to explore the addictive process of printing from a soft gel

Christmas Fête

Dec 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Calling all craft

Create a Weaving with P...

Dec 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this 2 hour workshop, you will create a unique weaving using rescued fibre dyed with

The Great Gingerbread Hunt

Dec 11 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 18 December 2021

Calling all kids, we need your

Santa’s Grotto

Dec 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 18 December 2021

Santa is coming to Downtown

Elektrophoria Festival ...

Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Creates an opportunity for PRO and AMATEUR DJ'S to take the stage and perform live to our

Guided Tour at Western ...

Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 30 November 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 30 November 2022

Make your museum experience come alive with a Guided

Music at the Quarry

Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm
We are presenting a selection of Christmas music, old and

Barrel Room Blues with ...

Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner present a show of acoustic blues, ragtime and Americana, featuring acoustic

Barrel Room Blues with ...

Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner present a show of acoustic blues, ragtime and

Come Dancing – Sequence...

Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 31 December 2021

Monthly sequence ballroom

Lions Moggies Market

Dec 12 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 11 December 2022

Every month on the second Saturday at 8am you will find the hustle and bustle of Moggies

Waihi Beach Sunday Market

Dec 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 17 April 2022

This wee market is a gem filled with happy summer vibes and great

Hotel California the Ea...

Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on 12 December 2021 at 8:00 pm

It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles

MauaoPAC End of Year St...

Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm
Welcome back to another round of musical action put on by the students at the Mauao Performing Arts

Dinner in the Park

Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 3 April 2022

Dinner in the Park is a weekly artisan food market held at Matua Park. The best of the best that the Bay has

Santa’s Christmas...

Dec 13 - Dec 29
Santa's Christmas Grotto, a magical Christmas

Kia Kaha te Pānui

13 December 2021 - 16 January 2022
A great way to maintain reading levels over

Dancefit with Ruth

Dec 13 @ 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 30 November 2022

Supportive dance classes for women - have fun & keep

Pre-School and After-Sc...

Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 20 December 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 20 December 2021

Hosted by Amanda from Celeste

Art Classes After School

Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 20 December 2021

This program is the perfect blend of creative fun and fine arts

STEPS Performing Arts

Dec 13 @ 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 30 November 2022

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

Summer Art Classes with...

Dec 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 21 December 2021

Discover how to paint faces, figures, friends, family and beautiful

Papamoa Art Group

Dec 14 @ 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

Knit and Knatter | Gree...

Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 July 2022

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good

Mauao Kids Choir

Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

The Mauao Kids Choir is more than just singing, it is an opportunity to practice and perform as part of group

Israeli Dancing

Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 14 December 2021

Both circle and line

Advanced Ballroom/Latin

Dec 14 @ 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 2021

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Inachord Women’s Chorus

Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 28 February 2022

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

Young at Art Classes

Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 14 December 2021

Discover the amazing freedom that Mixed Media can

Adult Dance Classes

Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2021

Performance (jazz), Hip Hop & Contemporary dance

Flexi Barre – Yog...

Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 14 December 2021

Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam-packed

Gold & Above Ballr...

Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Knit and Natter –...

Dec 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15 December 2021

Do you love crafting with

Read, Sing, Move –...

Dec 15 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 30 September 2022

An interactive storytime for

Knit and Knatter | Pāpā...

Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 July 2022

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good

Knit and Knatter | Moun...

Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 July 2022

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good

Ballet Culture

Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

Welcoming ballet classes for all ages and experience

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 December 2021

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Flexi Barre – Yog...

Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 15 December 2021

Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam-packed

Star Jam

Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

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

Dance Fusion

Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 30 November 2022

Ceroc is an easy to learn, modern Jive partner

The Floral Hub

Dec 16 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Thursday, repeating until 30 June 2022

Your go-to flower

Mount Art Group

Dec 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

This is a small friendly group catering for all levels and

Porcelain Painting

Dec 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

China painting, or porcelain painting, is the decoration of glazed porcelain objects such as plates, bowls,

Society of Artists: Oil...

Dec 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Karen Pritchard is the Leader of the Thursday art

Adult Colouring –...

Dec 16 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Pop into the library to socialise and relax with colouring

Bookworms – Katikati

Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 16 December 2021

A book club focused on Junior Fiction books. Perfect for readers aged

Greerton Draw Squad

Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 31 July 2022

An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 July 2022

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3.30 - 4.30 pm at Greerton

Hand Painted Cards with...

Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn natural painting with kōkōwai (clay) on handmade

Dinner in the Domain

Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 31 March 2022

Dinner in the Domain is a weekly artisan food market held at the Papamoa Pony

Hand Painted Holiday Ca...

Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn natural painting with kokowai (clay) on handmade

Gobsmacked Physical The...

Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 30 November 2022

Physical theatre classes for

Adult Jazz

Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2021

Social adult Jazz class where you can have fun improving technique and learning new

Ballet Class for Adults

Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

A one-hour ballet class at the Dance Education Centre, specifically created for

Keynotes Women’s Barber...

Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part

Bay City Rockers

Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Rock’n’Roll plus other popular dances, including waltz, & some line

Tauranga Latin Dance Ni...

Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Join us at 7:30 pm for a fun night out at the Barrel

Flexi Barre – Yog...

Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam-packed

Samba de Gafieira Dance...

Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Samba de Gafieira is a fun partner dance style sometimes called “Happy

Salsa on the Strand

Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23 December 2021

Learn to dance Salsa and Bachata on Thursday nights with Bay

A Capture of Light | Je...

17 December 2021 - 13 January 2022
Essay in Flemish style oils from cellar and

Colouring Club | Papamo...

Dec 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 July 2022

Come along and enjoy a relaxing, social colouring session at a library near

The Upbeats | Album Tour

Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm
New Zealand drum & bass titans The Upbeats have galvanised the last 18 months of global turbulence and

Katikati Artisan Craft ...

Dec 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 18 December 2021

Locally handcrafted products bringing people together at Chrome Café, Wharawhara Road, SH2,

The Little Big Markets ...

Dec 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 19 March 2022

One event on 23 April 2022 at 9:00 am

Join us for The Little Big Markets 2021/2022 SUMMER

Katikati Artisan Craft ...

Dec 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stop in for fabulous food, free parking & amazing shopping with artisan crafters from around the beautiful
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