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25May
Retro and Mod sale
25 May

Vintage and retro heaven mixed with modern. Clothing, fabrics, linen and bric a brac.  Read more

26May
The Tauranga Plunket Fun Run/Walk 2019
26 May

Come down to the Historic Village and run/jog/walk around the beautiful Kopurererua Valley, all to support Plunket!  Read more

07 Jun
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03 Jul
Exhibition: Ruahine by Michelle Estall
07 June to 03 July

An exhibition of artwork based around contemporary Māori Ruahine, inspired by the writing of Te Iwa Makere Tamaki.  Read more

07 Jun
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03 Jul
Exhibition: Mātātoa – Mumu Returns
07 June to 03 July

An exhibition of Taonga Pūoro artist Mumu (Will Moore). Mātātoa, which means to live fearlessly, is the key to how Mumu lives his life, creating pieces of art that move from one state of being to another.  Read more


16Jun
Workshop: Ngā Mahi Tākaro (toy making)
16 June

Come take a free workshop for adults in contemporary harakeke toy making with Marina Stokes. Learn a non-traditional method of flax weaving for fun, and create balls, snails, fish, birds and snakes.  Read more

16Jun
Workshop: a Muka Experience (flax fibres)
16 June

Book yourself right now into this workshop to learn a non-traditional method of extracting muka (flax fibres). This 3.5 hour workshop is for adults – don’t miss it!  Read more

22Jun
Workshop: Raranga (flax weaving)
22 June

This is your chance to participate in a hands-on raranga workshop! Join Parewhati Taikato to learn the art of weaving and create a bracelet or basket out of harakeke (flax).  Read more

22Jun
Workshop: Māori poi making
22 June

Learn to make the traditional poi with Zebulin Kapareira Mohi. Poi were used by early Māori as a way to keep their hands flexible, and as a training tool. Here’s your chance to make some yourself!  Read more


23Jun
Workshop: Contemporary Māori art for children
23 June

Fun contemporary Māori rock art with a twist for kids – doesn’t that sound like a great way to spend an hour and a half! Each child will design their own taonga with tutor Arohanoa Mathews, and then paint a tile to take home with them.   Read more

23Jun
Toi Whakairo – The Art of Carving
23 June

Learn about the cultural origins of whakairo (carving) and common bone carving designs. Carver Hei-Tuakiri (Gavin Smith) will take you through a demonstration of the art, and explain the technique and history of traditional bone carving.  Read more

29Jun
Natural treasure children’s workshop
29 June

Open your children’s minds to the wonders of nature! Join this Matariki-inspired creative activity using natural resources collected locally, led by inspired florist Kalena Egan from Putiputi Recycled. Children will create something special to take home.  Read more

30Jun
Workshop: a Muka Experience (flax fibres)
30 June

Book yourself right now into this workshop to learn a non-traditional method of extracting muka (flax fibres). This 3.5 hour workshop is for adults – don’t miss it!  Read more


30 Jun
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30 Jun
Workshop: Ngā Mahi Tākaro (toy making)
30 June to 30 June

Come take a free workshop for adults in contemporary harakeke toy making with Marina Stokes. Learn a non-traditional method of flax weaving for fun, and create balls, snails, fish, birds and snakes.  Read more

14Jul
Workshop: WAI.TAI with Robyn Kamira
14 July

Learn an original waiata in te reo Māori from the WAI.TAI set list. WAI.TAI is a collective of musicians under the direction of Robyn Kamira, who writes in both te reo Māori and English.  Read more


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