What's on in Tauranga and the Mount


Looking for something to do in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui? Here is a list of upcoming events. To list your own events, click here...


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16

WHAT: 93.4 MORE FM Sand Sculpture

WHERE: Mount Main Beach

WHEN: January 16, from 10.30am

Bring your best sand sculpture ideas to the popular annual competition. Ph 928 7300.

FRIDAY JANUARY 18

WHAT: Electric Dreams

WHERE: Westside Theatre

WHEN: January 18-26, 7.30-10pm

Travel back in time with the Youth of Tauranga Musical Theatre. Set in the 1980s and packed full of great eighties songs. Ph 578 4824.

FRIDAY JANUARY 18

WHAT: Katikati Folk Club summer concert

WHERE: Katikati Bowling Club

WHEN: 7.30pm

Opens for the year with visiting United Kingdom folk musicians Glenn Coggin and Phil Harty. Email peterflkner@yahoo.com for tickets and information.

SATURDAY JANUARY 19

WHAT: Tauranga A&P; Show

WHERE: Tauranga Racecourse

WHEN: 10am-4pm

Entertainment, pony rides, livestock, shearing demonstrations, equestrian events and more. Ph 578 6102.

WHAT: Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival

WHERE: A&P; Showgrounds

WHEN: 12noon-6pm

Wineries and cooking demonstrations galore, plus entertainment. A great day out for all. Ph David Crispin 549 1900.

WHAT: Eat a Pest Dinner Party

WHERE: Manawahe Hall

WHEN: 6pm

Support the Manawahe Eco Trust and attend the annual dinner and entertainment. Test your palate with various pest stews and hangi. Ph 027 724 7843 for details.

WHAT: Te Puna Speed Shearing

WHERE: Top Shot Bar, Te Puna, by Farmlands

WHEN: 5pm

Some of the worlds best shearers shearing sheep in the fastest time. Live band. Inquiries 552 6479 or 027 577 2632.

TUESDAY JANUARY 22

WHAT: PORSE Dino Dig

WHERE: Mount Maunganui Main Beach - Moturiki

WHEN: 9-11am

Come and join PORSE for a morning of free fun in the sun digging up fossil dinosaur bones or dinosaur eggs to win great prizes. Bring your spades, hats and sunblock aimed at the under fives and open to all. Ph Hilary Fraser 578 8554.

FRIDAY JANUARY 25

WHAT: Crazy Carnival 2013

WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre

WHEN: 10am-3pm

This year there's slides, rides, side shows, candy floss, carnival food, pro wrestling, magic, face painting, balloons for the kids and market stalls for mums and dads. Ph Tauranga Leisure 0508 732 732.

SATURDAY JANUARY 26

WHAT: High Wire Wrestling Society presents The Bays Wrestlefest 2

WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre

WHEN: 7-9.30pm

Kiwi Pro Wrestling's finest stars will be out to shine and add wins to their career totals. All the action you see on television seen right here ... family friendly. info@kiwiprowrestling.co.nz

WHAT: Maketu Rotary Duathlon and Historic Hikoi

WHERE: Maketu Village Reserve - Park Rd

WHEN: 8am-1pm

A 3.5km run/walk, 10km bike ride, 6km run/walk, 20km bike and 5km Hikoi walk. Ph Lyn Fraser-Jones on 533 1572.

WHAT: Demon Energy and RockFM Monster Truck and Stunt Explosion Tour

WHERE: Baypark

WHEN: 5.30-7.30pm

High flying, mind blowing monster truck jumps and races, V8 wheelie jeep, motorcycle stunts, FMX, human torch, cars on two wheels, clown act and WHAT: Rotary Club of Otumoetai "Dream Machines" car show

WHERE: Bethlehem Town Centre carpark

WHEN: 10am-3pm

Show will include BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Lexus. The show is a fundraiser for the purchase of Shelter Boxes. The boxes provide emergency housing and supplies in times of natural disaster or in war zones around the world. Ph 574 6009.

SUNDAY JANUARY 27

WHAT: Mills Reef Stars Under the Stars Rock Legends Concert 2013

WHERE: Mills Reef Winery

WHEN: 6.30-10.30pm

Now into its 11th year, the popular event is back featuring three international, legendary tribute acts of Elton John, Cher and Rod Stewart. Ph Mills Reef 576 8800.

WHAT: Interislander Summer Festival Tauranga Harness Races

WHERE: Tauranga Racecourse

WHEN: 10am-6pm

Join the Bay of Plenty Harness Racing Club for exciting harness racing action, free kids entertainment and local food and wine. Ph 578 6102.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30

WHAT:The Eastern: Town Like Here Tour

WHERE:Tauranga Art Gallery

WHEN: 7.30pm

Christchurch band The Eastern and their sounds of banjo, fiddle and six-string guitar. Ph gallery 578 7933.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2

WHAT: James Moore-morial Champions Cup

WHERE:Pilot Bay

WHEN:7am-5pm

A favorite solo ocean paddling race. Elite paddlers national and international paddle outrigger canoe.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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