Good Tekau - Things Happening in Tauranga in Aug/Sep

  1. Groundswell Festival of Innovation From 27 August to 2 September, Tauranga will come alive with a range of events, showcasing how our people and organisations are leading the way through innovation. Electric bikes, sustainable textiles, robotics, horticulture technology, and how to power an island. Engage with international leaders and experts from Tesla, Google, IBM, ANZ, Air New Zealand and more. From arts and culture, to science and technology, there’s something for everyone. Events such as, Ko Maui Hangarau (yesterday) The New Zealand Avocado International Industry Conference, Love Our Laneways which is happening on Grey Street from the 13-15th September What happens when artists and architects take-over a city laneway and fill it with art, culture and personality? Bring a friend and grab lunch from one of our food trucks while experiencing art installations, street performers and more, all in the Tauranga CBD. Design The City Experiment: The Conclusion on the Fri 31 Aug, 4:30pm – 6:00pm at The Tauranga Art Gallery.

  2. Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen Tauranga Screenings. 4 Sept at 16:15 – 18:15. Rialto Cinemas. Merata Mita, pioneering Māori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film, is celebrated by her youngest son, archivist Heperi Mita, collaborating with his siblings to deliver a richly personal portrait. Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen Tauranga Screenings

  3. Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn (Tauranga). 11 Sept at 19:30 – 12 Sept at 22:30. Baycourt. “There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told” Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women. Maggie Flynn, a fiery Irish woman leaves Ireland a convict and arrives in Kororāreka the captain of a whaling ship. When burying her husband on the shores of this land she is captured by a Māori chief and becomes his mōkai, a prestige slave more akin to a pet. Her fortune continues to twist and turn as Maggie becomes a force facilitating the burgeoning trade between Māori and European settlers, the publican and madam of the notorious Duke of Marlborough Hotel. One day culture and history collide and her ultimate undoing is the very world she sought to escape. Maggie’s legend is reimagined with the story telling skill of Paolo Rotondo and the visual flair of Red Leap Theatre. DATES & SHOW TIMES: Tuesday 11 September - 7:30pm Wednesday 12 September - 12pm & 7:30pm All evnts can be found

  4. HopeWalk Tauranga 2018. 8 September from 12:15-15:00 at Memorial Park. HOPEWALK is a movement to bring greater awareness around the issue of suicide and promote suicide prevention. Community members come together for a Public Walk of Hope and in Memory, united in a sea of yellow TShirts, Banners and Signs! Why yellow? Yellow is the International colour for Suicide Awareness. HopeWalk Tauranga 2018 will be a 3.8km walk starting at Memorial Park at 1pm (T Shirt Pickup and Check-In from 12.15pm) and ending at Tauranga Fish & Dive at Marine Park (Sulphur Point). This will be the second HopeWalk for Tauranga and is EXTRA special because this event is being organised by local youth group YOUNG CONNEX who are very passionate about leading this cause in their community!

  5. Spring Starter Series for Women - The Spring Starter Series for Women is a fun, friendly way to get active, meet new people and try something new. Sport Bay of Plenty's Play in the Bay initiative has pulled together a handful of experienced and skilled trainers around the region to provide you with a series of fun, motivating and inspiring fitness sessions during September and October. The toughest part will be choosing what activity to take part in! Build skills, fitness and confidence while trying something new and meeting new people. Ladies, make sure to round up your friends, family and colleagues, get involved and do something for you! Choose from: Golf, AntiGravity Yoga, Yoga, Beginner Pilates, Learn to Swim classes, CrossCore, Rock Climbing. All activities are designed to be fun, social and supportive, and the range of options ensures there’s something for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Registrations extended - now closing close August 31st!

  6. Book Launch: Hana Tapiata - Te Whakarewatanga, The Launch: Self-Awareness Doesn't Begin With 'Self' The launch event for “Self-Awareness Doesn’t Begin with Self” to be held in Rotorua, Saturday 8th September 2018. The evening will be an interactive and empowering showcase for kaupapa (initiatives, causes) and the incredible people and ideas behind them.  It will feature Māori businesses whose mahi (work) and values align to empowering Māori knowledge, cultural practices and its people. The book launch will fit in there somewhere, along with Q&A sessions, live local entertainment, food and drinks (plant based) served throughout the night. Books and merchandise will be available for purchase on the evening. Only a few tickets left so hurry and get yours now.

  7. Cult Cinema Club - Pretty In Pink. Saturday from 17:30-21:20 Historic Village. It’s back to the ’80’s with this John Hughes teen classic, Pretty In Pink! They’re dressing up, with spot prizes on the night! Let your 1980’s inspiration run wild!!  Named after the song by The Psychadelic Furs, Pretty In Pink is one of a series of John Hughes cult classic teen flicks, otherwise referred to as the ‘Brat Pack’ films, which were hugely popular and influential in the ’80’s. Starring Molly Ringwald, John Cryer, Andrew McCarthy and Harry Dean Stanton. Event commences from 5.30pm with the resident food truck ‘Wild Over Food Co.’ serving up delicious dinner options, accompanied by our Cult Cinema Club pop-up licensed bar serving the best local refreshments in town! Film commences inside the Village Cinema from 7.30pm Rated: M (93 min) +18 licensed event Members: $16.00 (+bf) / Non-Members $20.00 (+bf) (*bf is $1.14 PayPal booking fee) *If bad weather is forecast on the day of the even, all pre-film entertainment will take place inside the Village Cinema.

  8. Teen/Adults Roller Disco. By Skatescool Tauranga. 14 September from 19:30-21:00 at Mount Sports Centre, Hull Road, The Mount. Roller disco specifically for the teens and adults! Skates and protective padding provided in price of $10 each. No family pass as no under 13 year old kids please. Great idea for a date night or just a bunch of friends to have fun together. Please bring socks and cash for entry and refreshments as no eftpos. See you there!