• Board decide against permitting sport rock climbing on Mauao
    Board decide against permitting sport rock climbing on Mauao

    Ngā Poutiriao ō Mauao, Mauao’s Joint Administration Board,
    has decided not to approve the use of sport rock climbing routes on Mauao in a recent Media Release. Read the full verdict below.

    Full Media Release:

    The decision, made at the Board's 22 July meeting, comes in
    response to an application by the rock-climbing community to be granted
    permission to climb on specified routes on the maunga.

    The Board’s decision was made in line with the Mauao
    Historic Resource Management Plan, which outlines that the Board include
    consideration of the effects on a rare fern, wāhi tapu sites and public safety.

    The Board held overall concerns about the health and...

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  • Burgers, burgers, come get your burgers!
    Burgers, burgers, come get your burgers!

    Wahoo.....Burgers, burgers, come get your burgers on Monday nights in Feb and Billy and his incredible team will give $5 from each burger to support our kids at Homes of Hope. The burgers are awesome, some of THE best in town, you won't be disappointed! Last time I looked, Trip Advisor had CBK rated as no. 8 out of 300+ restaurants here in town. Won't surprise me if they get to no. 1 sometime soon. Pick up the kids (it's family-friendly), share this with your friends or make a date with them to head on down and we'll see you...

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  • Tauranga gets free city parking
    Tauranga gets free city parking

    Tauranga City Council offered free parking in the city centre when the country moved to alert level 4 on March 26. The suspended fees were in place until June 10th when the Country moved into Level 1. Now, the Council has decided to 'trial' the free parking for a longer period of time. Starting now, parking in the city centre will become free for the public with one change. 

  • Oktoberfest is back!
    Oktoberfest is back!

    Oktoberfest is back and better than ever for 2020!

    From the creators of Gincredible, brings a new event series called “Experience the World from Here” event series. It will start right here at the Tauranga Historic Village. From lederhosen and dirndl, schweinshaxe pork roast, bratwurst sausages, brezels, cheese, stein band and other traditional and contemporary entertainment. Match this with beer, wine, steins, low and non-alcoholic options and you've got a recipe for absolute awesomeness! 

    It'll be happening at the end of next month, the 31st October 2020!

    Hurry though, tickets are limited and you'd be crazy to miss out! Check out our event listing for all the details and more! 

  • Big Buddy launches in Tauranga, providing support for boys without fathers in their lives
    Big Buddy launches in Tauranga, providing support for boys without fathers in their lives

    Currently, there are approximately 893 Fatherless Boys in the Waikato
    Region and around 48,669 Boys aged 7-14 living in solo parent families around
    New Zealand. Big Buddy, a New Zealand organisation, works to tackle that issue and provide father figures for the young boys of NZ.

    In a recent Media Release, Big Buddy announced its launch in Tauranga,
    extending the much-needed service beyond Auckland, Waikato, and
    Wellington.  Big Buddy provides support
    for boys who don’t have fathers in their lives, matching them with a volunteer
    Big Buddy who, quite simply, shows up, spends time and comes back - providing a
    consistent source of support and friendship that often...

  • Tauranga's Busiest Summer of Music
  • Can I get a ‘doof doof’?
    Can I get a ‘doof doof’?

    Ravelife Entertainment are here to shake up the electronic music scene. Since establishing themselves in 2018, the

    unique event organisers have hosted four Rewild club nights in Tauranga and Hamilton (the Tauranga ones both sold

    out) and an outstanding NYE party to see in the new decade.

    But not content with just putting on epic gigs, the team are committed to choosing locations with interest, giving

    attendees an experience they won’t forget.

    Enter Elektro Hangar, New Zealand’s first music festival inside a warplane museum hangar – Classic Flyers. Their first

    event in September 2019 boasted an international line-up, 10 hours of music, and a full festival...