What's on

Check out what’s happening at The Historic Village below and find more events and activities on The Historic Village facebook page

27May
2022
Creature From The Black Lagoon
27 May

Village Cinema - Community Picture Theatre, opening night screening 'Creature From The Black Lagoon'!  Read more

28May
2022
Watercolour Pencil Portraiture
28 May

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop both watercolour pencil and portrait drawing techniques to encapsulate both the subjects and their own unique characteristics.  Read more

02Jun
2022
Matariki 2022 Programme Launch
02 June

Nau mai, haere mai, tautoko mai, ki te Incubator Creative Hub Matariki Celebrations 2022  Read more

03 Jun
to
09 Jul
2022
'Ngā Mata o Te Ariki' Matariki exhibition with Hayley Smith
03 June to 09 July

View the stunning landscape portraits and mahi toi of Tauranga Moana artist Hayley Smith.  Read more


03 Jun
to
09 Jul
2022
Meadow Maharey - Matariki Exhibition
03 June to 09 July

An exhibition of incredible new works by emerging toi Maori artist, Meadow Maharey  Read more

03 Jun
to
09 Jul
2022
Manākitanga - Whakairo Exhibition
03 June to 09 July

Manākitanga is an exhibition which brings together renowned traditional and contemporary Māori carvers who live in Tauranga Moana.  Read more

03 Jun
to
09 Jul
2022
He Uku Maioro - Que Bidois
03 June to 09 July

He Uku Maioro is an exhibition of uku (clay) works by Tauranga Moana artist Que Bidois.  Read more

03 Jun
to
10 Jul
2022
Te Pou Arataki Exhibition - Tame Iti (Ngai Tuhoe) and Joanne Black (Ngati Kahungunu)
03 June to 10 July

We are very excited to present an exhibition celebrating the work of Whakatane artists Tame Iti (Ngai Tuhoe) and Joanne Black (Ngati Kahungunu).  Read more


03 Jun
to
10 Jul
2022
‘E kore te patiki e hoki ki tona puehu’ Exhibition - Justine Munn (Ngati Pukenga, Te Atiawa, Nga Pot
03 June to 10 July

‘E kore te patiki e hoki ki tona puehu’ - The flounder does not return to the dust.  Read more

04Jun
2022
Rongoa Balms Workshop
04 June

You will learn how to make balm for your first aid kit and family care with native plants. We will learn karakia and tikanga around harvesting. Learn about simple methods and tools for infusing medicinal plants with oil and their benefits.  Read more

04Jun
2022
Rongoa Balms Workshop
04 June

You will learn how to make balm for your first aid kit and family care with native plants. We will learn karakia and tikanga around harvesting. Learn about simple methods and tools for infusing medicinal plants with oil and their benefits.  Read more

05Jun
2022
Parāoa Parai / Fry Bread
05 June

Fry bread (Parāoa parai) is a special treat and is often a staple made in many Maori households, special occasions, and marae. Step by step with guidance from your tutor Kelly, you will learn how to make this fried bread.  Read more


11Jun
2022
Rēwena Māori Bread Workshop
11 June

Learn to make and bake rēwena bread with Karin Egan, step-by-step, beginning with the mixture (bug). Take your bug home to ferment and let it rise over seven days.  Read more

11Jun
2022
The Artist RED
11 June

Bold, sassy, enigmatic – moulding a love of live performance with passion and artistic flair.  Read more

12Jun
2022
Kōkōwai / Painting with Whenua
12 June

Guided by Rhian Smith, in this workshop you will have the opportunity to prepare your own pigments and paint your own masterpiece while discussing how to respectfully harvest whenua without leaving a trace.  Read more

12Jun
2022
Kintsugi Workshop
12 June

This traditional Japanese art uses precious metals – liquid gold, liquid silver or lacquer dusted with powdered gold – to bring together the pieces of a broken ceramic item and at the same time, enhance and make a feature of the new seams.  Read more


15Jun
2022
Storytelling Through Tukutuku
15 June

This is a contemporary take and introduction on the traditional Maori art form of tukutuku. We hope to inspire you to come along and weave and tell your story through tukutuku.  Read more

16 Jun
to
07 Jul
2022
Matariki Cinematic Showcase
16 June to 07 July

Join us at the Village Cinema - Community Picture Theatre to celebrate our local Kaupapa Maori film makers. Every Thursday evening during Matariki.  Read more

19Jun
2022
Matariki Village Market
19 June

Join us on 19 June for our Matariki Village Market, where they will be something for all the whānau. There will be stallholders celebrating kaupapa Māori and sustainability, tasty kai, live music, a health and wellbeing centre and more!  Read more

26 Jun
to
03 Jul
2022
Timeless Portraits / Maumaharatanga
26 June to 03 July

This year during our Matariki celebration we have an opportunity for whānau that will awaken the nostalgia of your whakapapa.  Read more


02Jul
2022
Maramataka / Moon Phases Dial and Planting Calendar
02 July

An introduction to the Maramataka that relates to our planting seasons here in Tauranga Moana. You will be able to make your own Maramataka dial to visualize the Maori moon phases for planting and learn how to use it.  Read more

03Jul
2022
Rōreka Workshop / Taonga Pūoro
03 July

This 4.5-hour workshop will introduce you to the different families of traditional Maori musical instruments with a discussion about each.  Read more

16 Jul
to
14 Aug
2022
Stitch-a-Plenty
16 July to 14 August

National Embroidery Conference including several exhibitions, shopping at merchants' stalls, raffles and sales tables.  Read more



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Grounds open 7 days a week, 7.30am – 10pm

Office open Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Office is closed public holidays

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