Coming up – take a look!


The cherry trees in the Greerton Village have already started to scatter their petals. Spring is moving and so are the arts and events in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.

bazCollider Scope the joint exhibition of Jackie Gray and Baz Mantis commences this Friday 14th October 2016 at The Incubator Gallery, Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga.

A two-day painting workshop is to be held at The Gallery at the Te Puna Quarry 18th and 19th October 10am to 4pm, $300. Elements of Surprise within the Abstract. Please contact Yvonne Lambert on 021 499318 or

photo0994The inaugural International Youth Silent Film Festival regionals at Baycourt Theatre on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Original silent films accompanied by the original musical themes of Nathan Avakian on the wonderful Wurlitzer.

The Tauranga Society of Artists has another of its cash and carry original art sales scheduled img_2171octoberposter

What’s On @ Rotorua Museum

ROTORUA UkeBox Sunday 16th October and 20th November 2016 at 3pm Rotorua’s own Thermeles give a short uke performance and then there’s a community uke and sing a long. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is asked to cover UkeBox admin costs.

More information


to 27th November 2016 Dutch migrant Bakkenes was part of the post war European migration to New Zealand and a thriving New Zealand arts community.


to 20th November 2016 57 digitally remastered images of the work of Dutch Master Rembrandt Van Rijn


to 20th November 2016 Recent acquisitions to Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa Collection

Rotorua Museum is open daily, 9am to 6pm (Dec – March) or 9am to 5pm (April – Nov), except Christmas Day. Admission is free for Rotorua residents with proof of residency. Adults $20, Seniors (65yrs+) $18, Children (5-15yrs) $8.

For further information please visit or contact Holly Watene Ph 07 351 8290, Email


Katikati haiku workshop

Katikati haiku workshop


Entries Closing 31st October 2016

Prizes sponsored by Kings Seeds


All proceeds go to the Katikati Haiku Pathway project.


  • Poems should preferably be typewritten, otherwise clearly handwritten. Several poems on one sheet are fine.
  • Submit 2 copies of each haiku, or each haiku sheet, with 1 only including your name, address, phone number, email address, and for the junior section only, age.
  • Haiku should not have been previously published (including on the web or broadcast).
  • Entry fee: 18 & over – $5 for 3 haiku or $2 for 1 haiku. 17 & under – $1 for up to 2 haiku.
  • Any entry not accompanied by the correct entry fee will be disqualified. Entrants send cash at their own risk. Make cheques payable to: Katikati Haiku Pathway Committee.
  • Entries in hand by October 31. Post to Katikati Haiku Contest, P O Box 183, Katikati 3166.
  • Prizes: 18 & over: $100 for first; $50 for second and $25 for third. 17 & under: $50, $25, $10. Also a prize for the best local haiku.
  • Judges: Sandra Simpson (senior) and Catherine Mair (junior).
  • A judge’s report will be sent by email, otherwise please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

A Lion in the Meadow & Other Stories by Margaret Mahy” adapted by Tim Bray with songs by Christine White – “magical Mahy” Sunday October 30 and Monday October 31st at Baycourt checkout

Bay of Plenty GARDEN & ART Festival, 17th – 20th November 2016 the tenth Biennial Garden & Art Festival showcasing Katikati, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Te Puke. A new festival format – a four-day festival. Garden trails open from Thursday through to Sunday with one or four-day ticket options. The Festival Hub at the Lakes with displays, exhibitions, creative concept spaces and so much more check out

Now established as a major art award: The Molly Morpeth Canaday Aware is open for entries. Entries close on 16th December 2016. Take a look at the website or for more information


Downtown Tauranga’s outdoor art market November 13 and 27th

Interested in participating you can get information from

and take a look at facebook Left Bank Tauranga

photo1144And a heads up for Paradox the Street Art Festival coming to Tauranga March to June 2017 –

Make sure you take a look on eventfinda and checkout the local gig guides and event guides in local media for a comprehensive list of what’s happening around the Bay of Plenty.


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