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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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hanna

Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on 4 June 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on 4 June 2022 at 1:00 pm

Being a young mum is supposed to be hard - but for Hanna, the only thing she's ever been brilliant at is

Project Youth Hip Hop D...

Jun 4 - Jun 5
PROJECT is a Hip Hop Crew Dance Competition for youth who have a passion for Hip Hop Dance. This event will

BASS IN THE PLACE

Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm
Multiple DJ's across a plethora of genres such as DNB, HOUSE, DUBSTEP , TRAP and

Improv Comedy with The ...

Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 5 November 2022

Spontaneous, entertaining and fun. Anything can happen and often

You Should Be Dancing T...

Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
If you love disco, are looking for a place to shake your thing and a great night out, come along to You

Mt Maunganui re:generat...

Jun 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Second-hand fashion rocks and we want this to be accessible for more people! Join us at the re:generate

Cultural Connections

Jun 8 - Jun 9
Cultural Connections is a council staff training package delivered by Te Pou Takawaenga Māori

Iti Pounamu with Aroha

Jun 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 14 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Join us for a special Matariki Iti Pounamu, songs, stories and fun for under

Tom Sainsbury – S...

Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Comedian, snapchat satirist and now unmasked as the dancing Alien on The Masked Singer NZ, Tom Sainsbury is

Good For Laughs Comedy ...

Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brendhan Lovegrove, ten time comedian of the year winner headlines the CBK Tauranga spot in the Good For

Leaving Jackson

Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love, and heartache. From the

Connected – Mac S...

Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm
Come and join the party celebrations of your favourite Drum & Bass, Jungle & Retrowave

The Artist RED LIVE at ...

Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
As part of the Tauranga Moana Matariki 2022 Programme we introduce this wonderful evening of entertainment

Farewell Choral Concert...

Jun 12 @ 3:30 pm
Join the Katikati Mural Town Singers for an afternoon of songs and

LISTENING TO THE LAND: ...

Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nau Mai Haere Mai, Tauranga City Libraries is honoured to present an evening with Robert McGowan,

Matariki Film Festival

Jun 16 - Jul 7
The Incubator Creative Hub & our team at Okorore Ngā Toi Māori are committed to bringing a diverse array of

The World of Musicals

Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New

Lead Zipline

Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy another world-class tribute evening of the Greatest Ever Hard Rock Music that was Led

ŌTŪMOETAI PA HISTORIC B...

Jun 18
Learn about Tauranga’s history and explore some of our off-road trails on this guided cycle tour as we

MATARIKI KŌRERO MAI ...

Jun 18
Leading Tauranga Moana toi Māori artists including Jo’el Komene, Whare Thompson and Que Bidois along with

YPT Free Concert

Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm
YPT (Youth Philharmonic Tauranga) is very excited to be presenting our first concert in 2022, having last

Jarred Fell – Int...

Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jam-packed with his unique rock ‘n roll style of laughs, wizardry, illusions & mind reading *INTEGRITY* is

Great Gable

Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Off the back of a solid 2020 which saw them release their debut album Tracing

Guy Williams – He...

Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 19 June 2022 at 7:00 pm

If you're a fan of New Zealand Today, you'll probably have an OK time at this stand up

Matariki Markets 2022

Jun 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kaupapa Māori and Sustainable Product

Matariki Kite Day

Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In celebration of Matariki, Tauranga City Libraries and the New Zealand Kite Flyers association present the

7 Days Live

Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
The 7 Days Live tour is now officially an annual

Tauranga 59th National ...

Jun 20 - Jun 26
Due to the Covid-19 situation in New Zealand and specifically the Omicron outbreak, the 2022 Port of Tauranga

A Positive Passion

Jun 20 - Jul 3
An exhibition of Christie Cramer's latest botanical series 'A Positive Passion' painted using bold

44th National Youth Jaz...

Jun 20 @ 8:30 am
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One event on 20 June 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on 21 June 2022 at 8:30 am

Young jazz stars of the future compete for trophies and

Pot Club Monthly Gathering

Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 21 November 2022

​Let's get messy! We welcome emerging and established potters/ceramicists to come along to a supportive

MATARIKI, TUPU-Ā-RANGI ...

Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Department of Conservation teams up with Forest and Bird for two new and unique presentations bonded by a

Here Comes the Judge: J...

Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A star-studded line up of the National Youth Jazz Competition judges and guest performers jam up a storm and

Midnight Sun 2022

Jun 22 - Jul 24
A spectacular, immersive artwork by New Zealand installation artist Sara Hughes will bring new life to the

Ella & Joe: The Mu...

Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm
Transport yourself to New York's Carnegie Hall, where distinguished guitarist Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald

Midge Marsden

Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
New Zealand's legendary music icon Midge Marsden needs no introduction...Midge's career spans five decades,

Kiwi Moon

Jun 23 @ 9:30 am
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One event on 23 June 2022 at 11:30 am

Meet Little Kiwi, a tiny bird who will leave a huge

Eva: The Songs & S...

Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Featuring former lead vocalist of Riverdance The Show World Tour, Caitriona Fallon has performed at the

Black & Gold

Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Tauranga Big Band returns to Addison Theatre to present their new show Black and

MATARIKI KI MAUAO FESTI...

Jun 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
To celebrate the very first Matariki Public Holiday in Aotearoa, our Festival will be open to the

NGĀ TOHU TOI MO NGĀ URI...

Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Te Tuhi Mareikura is proud to be supporting a team of Community Creative Arts and Māori Development agencies

MATARIKI KI MAUAO FESTI...

Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ngā Poutiriao o Mauao Trust, in collaboration with Te Puna I Rangiriri Trust, will be launching a new

(Love) Miles and Chet

Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm
A show romancing the music of two of the greatest trumpet players ever to walk the

Frank Meets Peggy &...

Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm
Frank meets Peggy celebrates the songs of The Great American Songbook, with songs like, Come Fly With Me and

Overload Festival

Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
NZ's Massive Summer Metal and Rock

The Joe Kaptein Quartet

Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
Grand Bacharachian orchestration, cosmic mid-70s jazz, pop and funk, krautrock, and Keith Jarrett are among
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