Escape!

Escape!

Escape 2018! is a little festival with big ideas bringing the community together and the city alive from 1-4 June (Queen's Birthday weekend). At Baycourt Community & Art Centre you can Escape!  into food, theatre, discussion, workshops, storytelling, music and poetry... Tickets available...

1st June 2018

Winter Nights Winter Lights 2018

There is no excuse for hibernating this winter. Get up from the couch, grab your woolly hats and come together to celebrate midwinter at this year’s Winter Nights Winter Lights. Watch Tauranga’s heart of the city come to light at the free, all-ages event, presented by Tauranga City Council, showcasing a spectrum of interactive light...

13th July 2018

Tauranga Coffee Festival 2018

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and it’s association with the cafe culture here in New Zealand has provided an industry within itself. From boutique roasters and coffee brand collaborations to barista competitions. Coffee has become more than just a morning pick me up - it’s become a lifestyle. Tauranga’s...

28th July 2018

Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle

The Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle is back and bigger than ever for 2018!  Hosted by Sport Bay of Plenty, the Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle is an annual FREE event designed to encourage local Tauranga businesses to get out from behind the desk and get active for up to 45 minutes during their work day. Local businesses are...

4th May 2018

Tiki Party

On Saturday 26th May we will be hosting our first annual Tiki party, starting at 8:30pm! So if you love the taste of rum or just fancy some Hula dancing come on down and enjoy the sounds of DJ Sean...

26th May 2018

Meet Stephen at The Pilates Loft

Meet Stephen at The Pilates Loft

  The Pilates Loft is a light filled space with multiple rooms dedicated to providing people with a classical and authentic Pilates experience. Located in the heart of Downtown Tauranga, The Pilates Loft is a friendly and accessible space for people who are looking for a "smart" way to work the mind and body.  Pilate's instructor and owner of The Pilates Loft Stephen...

3rd May 2018

Meet Alistair - Our Local Butcher

For this month's business showcase, we got to know Alistair Franklin, the local butcher in Downtown Tauranga. He was an absolute delight to chat with and we learnt what is unique and special about the meat products sold at Doug Jarvis - the traditional butcher and deli in our city centre! Check the interview out here to learn more about where Doug Jarvis's meat is...

18th April 2018

Have you seen this street art yet?!

The streets of Downtown Tauaranga are alive with artwork! From interactive murals, to large scale portraits, surrealism and sculpture....our city has many colourful creations tucked away!! These are all within walking distance in the heart of Tauranga, discover some of the public artwork here....   (Right) artwork by Wongi, painted for Paradox Street Art Festival in...

13th April 2018

Free fun for all at the Tauranga Waterfront!

The school holidays are nearly here and Downtown Tauranga is the perfect location to bring the whole family, to enjoy a city centre with a beautiful and vibrant waterfront, great shopping and delicious eateries. See a full list of activites for kids and families on the "school holiday programme" - hotspots page here. Our waterfront plays a vital role in our city centre,...

20th March 2018

Treat the Wonder Woman in your life this Mother's Day

Downtown Tauranga retailers have so much to offer! Take a look at some of the amazing gift ideas for Mother's Day this year...   Tres Chic, Cabbages and Kings and Home etc   Bivouac Outdoor, Footloose and Style XLAB   Noel Leeming, Life Pharmacy Tauranga and Tranquillo Beauty Clinic   The Art Lounge, Indelible and Escape...

11th May 2018

Student Hotspots
Welcoming students to the city centre! Enjoy these amazing deals below from our...
Goddards Shopping Centre
Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...
Tauranga Waterfront
Some of the greatest cities in the world have iconic waterfronts and we firmly...
Wharf St Dining Precinct
Over 500 railway sleepers from the old Matapihi Railway bridge, over 80...