Valid until February 3

THURSDAY 25 JANUARY
WHAT: Dinosaurs at Sydenham Botanic Park
WHERE: Sydenham Botanic Park, Millers Road, Brookfield
WHEN: Thursday 25 January to Sunday 28 January
We invite you to step back in time 70 million years this summer to an age when dinosaurs roamed New Zealand! Now in it's second year, DinoFest is back with more dinosaurs, more roaring, and more chomping! Meet Rexy and Roxy our two-legged meat-eating dinosaurs, baby dinosaurs, and 'Big Herb' our plant eating titanosaur... Learn more about the prehistoric ferns, cycads and conifer trees whose descendants still grow in the gardens today!

FRIDAY 26 JANUARY
WHAT: Mount Maunganui Lions and Lioness 18th Annual Book Fair
WHERE: Mount Maunganui Sports Centre,
WHEN: Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Something for everyone. Books, puzzles, DVD's, CD's, records. Donations gratefully received up to Thursday 25th January. Contact Pip - 543 2175.

SATURDAY 27 JANUARY

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WHAT: 2018 ENZED V8 Jetsprints Stadium Cup
WHERE: ASB Stadium at Baypark
WHEN: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
After a two-year break, the award-winning event showcasing exhilarating, high-octane V8 Jetsprint racing action is returning to ASB Stadium at Baypark in Mt Maunganui. A spectacular five-hour day/night racing extravaganza with three classes of V8-powered Jetsprint boats battling it out for the ENZED 2018 Jetsprints Stadium Cup -- 30 boats reaching speeds of up to 125kph - all on a purpose-built aqua-track in the stadium.

WHAT: One Love 2018
WHERE: Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd
WHEN: Saturday 27 January 2018 10:00am and Sunday 28 January 2018 11:00am
One Love returns to Tauranga in January 2018, with a first line-up announcement that's fitting of the festival's reputation as one of the summer's best and brightest events.

WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY

WHAT: Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
WHERE: The Elms, Tauranga
WHEN: Wednesday 31 January to Sunday 11 February, 7.30pm.
Good Productions presents another evening of hilarious comedy, fine food and good wine in the beautiful and historic setting of The Elms Te Papa. Delicious picnic boxes can be ordered from Lemongrass Catering. 48 hours notice is required for delivery to the venue or bring your own picnic. BYO alcohol is not permitted. Tickets on sale online from TicketDirect or over the counter at Baycourt Theatre. (booking fees apply)

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY
WHAT: Operatunity Presents: Luck of The Irish
WHERE: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd
WHEN: 11:00am – 1:00pm
eaturing Operatunity's favourite core artists: Susan Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, with Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano, we kick off the year with a celebration of all that is Irish! Joining them is fiddler, Jessica Hindin, well-known to Operatunity audiences for her incredible talent and pathos as a classical violinist. Buy Tickets – 0508266237.

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY
WHAT: Mothers (in da) Hood
WHERE: 16th Avenue Theatre
WHEN: 20:00–21:30pm
Fresh from a sell-out season at the Dunedin Fringe Festival in 2017, Harriet and Charlotte are hitting Tauranga with their unique blend of song and comedy to present 'Mothers (in da) Hood', a no-holds-barred show on mums - being one, having one, and the realisation that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Tickets are available through the iticket. Door sales will be available.

WHAT: Greerton Family Festival 2018
WHERE: Greerton Village School, 151 Greerton Rd
WHEN: 10:00am – 1:30pm
Come and join us this coming Waitangi Weekend for a free, family fun day out! Food Vendors, Free sausage sizzle for a limited time, Mobile Trampoline, Pony Rides & Petty Zoo. Live entertainment including Kapa Haka and Urban Dance. Family Friendly Games, Scavenger Hunt and ending with a lolly scramble for the kids.

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