What’s happening
in Downtown Tauranga

Looking for what’s going on in Tauranga city centre? You’ve come to the right place.

For upcoming events, activities for all ages, and the best restaurants, pubs, cafes, shopping and accommodation, look no further.

This is your go-to place for things to do in Downtown Tauranga.

Friends! The Musical Parody

So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The Musical Parody will be there for you in 2020 as it tours New Zealand for the first time. I mean,...

2nd October 2020


In conjunction with the Tuia encounters 250 and commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gate Pa, Te Rangi Haupapa – a woven history approaches concepts around colonisation and the aftermath of the land wars in the Bay of Plenty, specifically through a Te Ao Maori lens. An exhibition combining contemporary art and historical...

19th October 2020


** UPDATE Following the recommendation of the New Zealand government and public health officials we regretfully announce, that this event has been closed due to COVID-19 concerns ** This exhibition brings together internationally-recognised contemporary Maori carvers who work under the collective ‘Matatoki’ (meaning ‘The blade...

22nd February 2020


Principal Partner Ryman Healthcare Edo de Waart Conductor Beethoven orch. Weingartner Grosse Fuge Haydn Symphony No. 64 Tempora Mutantur WA Mozart Symphony No. 40 The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra sees out Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing Beethoven’s achievements in the...

22nd October 2020


Presented by: Six Chairs Missing Productions Ltd THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, The Boss is tuned to perfection, bringing you a three hour world-class show...

14th November 2020

Support local, eat local - SOS Cafe

SOS CAFE SUPPORT LOCAL. EAT LOCAL Are you registered on SOS Cafe so the public can support you during and after the lockdown? There are a number of Downtown Tauranga restaurants and bars already registered with SOS Cafe. The  initiative is set up to encourage the public to buy vouchers to our cafes, bars and restaurants which can be redeemed at a later date, once the lock down is...

21st April 2020

Is your business ready to relaunch?

Are you ready to relaunch? Are you as ready as you could be to seize every opportunity for your business after lock down? We were thrilled to have Pascale and Craig from the Venture Centre hosting this 45 minute webinar with us. We talked about how you can digitally optimize your business and what that means. Tips and tricks to help you communicate more effectively with the public to get...

30th April 2020

Who can open and how under alert level three

Safety is the key to what business can do, rather than 'essential' (and the associated confusion around this definition). Level 3 will still be a very restrictive environment where businesses that are accessed by the public or face to face contact with customers such as retail, hardware stores and restaurants will be restricted to online or phone purchases and contactless delivery or...

21st April 2020

Weather the Storm

The webinar you should take a moment to watch for the sake of your business If you couldn’t attend yesterday's webinar, don’t panic, we recorded it for you and it’s here. The Secret to Business Survival is hosted by Isis Farrelly (Weather the Storm | Getting Through) and Tom Beswick (Director at Ingham Mora and Mainstreet Board member). This webinar is full of...

21st April 2020

Build your business and personal resilience

MISSED OUR FIRST MAINSTREET TAURANGA WEBINAR?  VIEW IT IN YOUR OWN TIME HERE. Sally Cooke, Millie Newitt and Cr Tina Salisbury hosted a webinar on Building your Business & Personal Resilience, the first in our series of webinars.  If you’re open to some ideas, insights and useful tools to help you in business and personally, TAKE A LOOK HERE.  And stay...

21st April 2020

Get your favourite fixes from our city centre

You’ve been waiting so long…And so have we! COVID Level 3 means there’s...

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Goddards Shopping Centre

Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...

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Look Fashion Month

We asked some of our leading fashion designers and stockists to share fashion...

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