Culture News

  • Around The Bay
    Around The Bay

    We've found the best events happening in Tauranga and around the bay. Go out and get something to eat, drink, see a show in town with friends.

  • Tauranga's Busiest Summer of Music
  • Ink & intrigue
    Ink & intrigue

    The annual Tattoo & Art Extravaganza showcases the finest talent in variety of creative fields from contemporary to traditional art form.

    This month Mount Maunganui will be again the home to the top international and local tattoo artists, indigenous arts performances, creative village, live entertainment and street artists. Run across two days, with more than 150 artists from all corners of the globe, it’s time to get that ink you’ve always wanted or marvel at the style of someone else’s skin.

    Tattoo & Art Extravaganza

    Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, March 15

    11am to 10pm

    Trustpower Baypark, 81 Truman Lane

    Tickets on sale online or at the door: www.tattooextravaganza.nz

  • Matariki Rocks!
    Matariki Rocks!

    The sun was out as Okorore Ngā Toi Māori and The Incubator Creative Hub ran an incredible Matariki school holiday event that saw plenty of families flocking to The Historic Village this morning. 

    The free family event, called Matariki Rock Hunt, had kids and their parents exploring the Historic Village on the hunt with their maps and clues, looking for painted rocks that spelled out a special word around the different stores in the village.

    There was a rock painting station and Te Hononga o te Aroha was there, teaching the eager children Flax weaving. 

    It was for sure a great time for...

  • New comedy series shot in Tauranga ready to launch
    New comedy series shot in Tauranga ready to launch

    A new web series, entirely set and shot in Tauranga is about to release its pilot episode. 'Chloe And The' is about a group of 30-somethings trying to navigate their way through adult lives in a comical way. It focuses on the life of a woman called Chloe Butler,
    and her trials and troubles and those of her friends.

    We were lucky enough to catch up with writer and lead character of the series, Alyssa Stringfellow who plays Chloe.

    Alyssa says Chole is loosely based off her own life after she found out 4 years ago her partner was cheating on her. "It...

  • Tauranga youth reveal new local feature film 'The Man She Weeps'
    Tauranga youth reveal new local feature film 'The Man She Weeps'

    An up and coming new feature film called ‘The Man She Weeps’ has had its first press launch here in Tauranga. The film set to release in Mid 2021, with filming commencing in October, is from the local TCSC Entertainment Group. The group started as a few friends gathering, creating, and choreographing dance numbers. Now, TCSC is an established arts organisation providing quality entertainment.

    “TCSC Entertainment Group is an organization established to produce high-quality work that is thought-provoking, justice speaking and inspiring to the audience and the viewer and this film is no different,” Says Samuel Tomaszyk. Sam is the director...

  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week kicks off in the Bay!
    Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week kicks off in the Bay!

    September 14th sees Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week kick off with the tagline, Kia Kaha Teo Reo Māori. Although traditional marches, to mark the beginning Māori Language Week, has been cancelled, Te Taura Whiri/Māori Language Commission is calling on everybody to be involved one way or another. 
    Try putting a little Te Reo Maori in your day and incorporate it into your vocabulary. Maybe try and order a coffee in Te Reo Maori or start some of your emails off with a Kia Ora and a Nga Mihi. 
    This year marks 48 years since a small group of language...