The Tauranga Home Show 2018

Build your dream!  The Tauranga Home Show 2018 is the perfect place to find all your home product and service needs under one roof.

This three day event features over 200 exhibitors that you can browse, compare, and draw inspiration from.  From top of the line to budget conscious, there is a huge range of options to help you bring your dreams to life!

If you’re looking to modernise or renovate your home, it can be hard to know where to start.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to talk to a range of knowledgeable builders and trades, interior decorators, home heating and insulation installers, kitchen specialists and roofing, decking and glass services.  Wander through the Tiny Home Village to check out the small homes making a big impact in home building trends.

Maybe you’re looking for the perfect finishing touches and you can browse these too – check out the new appliances and cookware on offer, find the comfiest bed, the most relaxing spa, or the upgrades to your outdoor area you’ve been searching for.

Save time, save money, and find exactly what you need – visit the Tauranga Home Show 2018 at the ASB Baypark Arena on the 4th, 5th and 6th of May 2018.  Parking is free!  See for more information.

Rachel Hunter’s Beauty of Soul

Join Rachel Hunter for an intimate evening of conscious conversation.

Surrounded by Aromatherapy Co. scents, you will be guided through conversation and meditation with Rachel hosting you through her journey to soul. Stories from her Rachel’s Tour of Beauty world odyssey and her recent journey through India will see you sharing a night with Rachel Hunter sharing her most transformational experiences on her travels through life.

This is a small, and intimate event with New Zealand’s sweet heart sure to be a soulful evening you will never forget. BYO cushion, and open heart.

There are only 100 VIP tickets on offer for this event.

This secures you a cushion spot up close and personal with Rachel, as well as a Goody Bag loaded with organic, natural, and soul nourishing goodies.

2018 Ladies Charity Luncheon

Back by popular demand the 2018 Ladies Charity Luncheon. Developed from years of experience in running similar events, this event is be the ‘Must-attend’ women’s event in the Bay each year.

Raising funds for two amazing charities this year – Tauranga Waipuna Hospice and Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service.

This event will be a celebration of women and the amazing things they can and do achieve while raising funds to assist two amazing local charities who help so many each year. Featuring some fantastic Guest Speakers – including Miriama Smith and Suzy Heazlewood and Hosted by the lovely Matilda Rice, winner of The Bachelor, model, writer and business owner.

Follow our Facebook page for more information and updates as they come to hand: @LadiesCharityLuncheon

Book your table of ten today to avoid missing out!

Get your group of ten girlfriends, family, work colleagues or business associates together for an afternoon of celebration of women, networking, entertainment and fundraising.

You will be treated to;

  • Bubbles on arrival
  • Three course meal
  • High Profile MC
  • Two outstanding guest speakers
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion parade
  • Charity auction
  • Band to finish

This event will sell out quickly so reserve your table now.

$1,350 per table of 10
12pm to 5pm

WBOP Magic vs Northern Stars

It’s more Magic being there, so grab your chance to see the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic playing in Tauranga.  There is sure to be epic tussles so make sure you’re there!

There has been player movement across all teams, so 2018 will see a more even competition.  Support your team by making sure you’re there to witness each home game.

Remember to head to our website for more information.  And don’t forget to follow us on social media @WBOPMagic.  With your support, we’ll make 2018 a Magic Year!

Grab your chance to see the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic take on the Northern Stars at ASB Baypark Arena in Tauranga on Wednesday, 13 June.

The Northern Stars have a new coach in 2018 and head back to Tauranga where in 2017 they stopped our Magic team moving into the final series.  It’s going to be a great game so make sure you’re there!

The D1NZ & NZ Xtreme Motorsport Series – Round 2

This Summer NZ Motorsport Entertainment changes for ever – The NZ Xtreme Motorsport Series will once again transform Baypark into Moto Mayhem alongside NZ’s epic D1NZ National Drifting Championship, Featuring NZ’s Rally X Series jumping in and out of stadium, The new UTV series , Super Moto, Music Stage, Bars and more!

ASB Baypark will play host to Round 2 Of the NZ Xtreme Motorsport Series

NZ Xtreme Motorsport & D1NZ Series 2018


Featuring D1NZ Pro and Pro-Sport.
The NZ Rally X Series, The NZ UTV Series and The NZ Super Moto Series.
Bars, Food Vendors, Show cars, hard parks, Music and more to be announced!

That’s right over 120 Professional drivers will invade Mt Maunganui to put on the hallmark night show!

Over 100 Trucks of concrete will lay a custom course that will see the main show from 3.30pm – 10pm on February 15th.


General Admission Friday $25.00 – At the gate $30.00 if not sold out
General Admission Saturday $35.00 – At the Gate $40.00 if not sold out
Weekend Pass $50.00 – At the Gate $60.00
Family Pass $75.00 – 2 Adults & 2 Children under 15 years of age – On Competition Day only, Child tickets are not available online or at the Gate
VIP Weekend Pass $200.00 – Includes Free Demon, Water Three Alcoholic Beverages and food both days
Child (under 15 years) $10.00


Pit Access $15.00

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NZ Tattoo and Art Extravaganza

The NZ Tattoo and Art Extravaganza is back bigger than ever with more artists, multiple stages, and more entertainment than ever before. This year hosts some of the best in the business with the likes of Randy Engelhard, Tofi, Matt Jordan, AD Poncho, Kamil and many many more amazing artists attending.

2018 also hosts the first Wearable Arts event with performances from top NZ choreographers and dancers.

So much going on under one roof, this is one event not to be missed!

Bay of Plenty/Waikato Business Expo

Bay of Plenty/Waikato Business Expo

7th March 2018

The inaugural Bay of Plenty/Waikato Business Expo offers a prime opportunity for businesses across the country to maximise exposure to the thriving central region of Tauranga, Hamilton and Rotorua and reap new opportunities. This is a platform to foster the reginal economies, for businesses to showcase their brand, share their story, and be seen. It’s a great way to supercharge your 2018!

“This will be an Expo where business gets done,” says Sharon Giblett. “It’s a great chance to access one of New Zealand’s most prosperous markets.”

Here is some of the excitement it is generating already:

“This is fantastic – just what we’ve needed”

“It’s going to be a huge event for the region. So excited to be exhibiting!”

“Our team can’t wait for this event. If the recent Wellington expo is anything to go by, it will be an outstanding experience and well worth the investment for us.”

The 7 March, 2018 Expo at ASB Arena, Tauranga is attracting exhibitors from around New Zealand, as well as within the region. The Expo, which runs from 9am until 4pm, includes half hourly business seminars offering valuable opportunities, insights and tips on how to improve your business, as well as exclusive pre and post Expo exhibitor and sponsor networking sessions.

The organisers, Jigsaw Solutions Group, are planning to showcase more than 130 exhibitors at the ASB Arena. Entry is free to visitors, and the organisers are expecting to draw a qualified audience of entrepreneurs and professionals.

The Expo is being supported by the Chambers of Commerce in Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Hutt Valley as well as the Tauranga economic development agency Priority One.

“With significant economic growth expected to continue across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty over the next few years, the Expo presents a unique opportunity for those in business in the region, to capitalize on the growth and improve existing relationships as well as cultivate new ones” said Waikato Chamber of Commerce CEO William Durning.

Priority One Chief Executive Nigel Tutt said it was great to see the business expo come into the region and believes it is an initiative that is good for business and our region. “We look forward to it providing an opportunity for BOP businesses to shine,” he said.


Time:   9am – 4pm

Visit for more information and exhibitor bookings.

Kids for Kids 2017

Kids for Kids is back in 2017 with its iconic mass choir performances. Kids for Kids 2017 presents a brand new show ‘Kiwi As’, fronted by Nathan King and showcasing our own talented kiwi kids as its stars.

‘Kiwi As’ is jam-packed with 100% Kiwi loved songs. It’s a guaranteed fun night out for the entire family.

Thank you for supporting World Vision Kids for Kids 2017. We’re big on transparency at World Vision, so we want you to know exactly where your money is going. By purchasing a ticket you are helping to cover the costs of bringing this awesome event to your community, thank you very much.

It’s important to note though that the ticket cost doesn’t go towards World Visions development work around the world. To find out more about this work and how you can continue your child’s journey to becoming a true Global Citizen please see a World Vision rep at the event.

2017 Rally New Zealand

The route for the 2017 Rally New Zealand has been finalised with an exciting mix of stages confirmed for the November event. Based from the host city of Tauranga the 2017 edition of Rally New Zealand is the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with 14 special stages covering 280 kilometres over the weekend of 24-26 November.

The Strand in Tauranga city will host a pre-event rally show and ceremonial start on Friday evening, providing fans the opportunity to get up close with the cars and stars. With Kiwi WRC driver Hayden Paddon already confirmed for the event, a large crowd is expected to see the teams flagged away from the rally start.

The competitive action will start the following morning with teams heading over the Kaimai ranges to the west coast and eight stages covering 200 kilometres based from a central service park at Raglan. Stages including Te Akau, Te Hutewai and the iconic WRC Rally NZ signature test – the world renowned Whaanga Coast – 29 kilometres of winding gravel coast road, await drivers.

Leg two on Sunday is based from the ASB Baypark Stadium and takes in six special stages to the south of Tauranga including the 25 kilometre Manawahe test. A traditional favourite from Rally New Zealand events of the 1980’s and 1990’s the road winds through farmland and around Lake Rotoma with the favourite spectator vantage point at Helicopter corner. Rally New Zealand organisers have also combined with Motorsport Bay of Plenty to run a special stage in the TECT Park motorsport facility providing a number of great spectating opportunities for rally fans.

Rally New Zealand Event Chairman Peter Johnston says the new host location has provided the organising team with a number of options to create a memorable event for competitors and rally fans. “We’re really looking forward to bringing Rally New Zealand to Tauranga and have enjoyed fantastic support from the council and community who have been very welcoming. The Tauranga facilities including ASB Baypark Stadium are superb. Both organisers and teams are going to really enjoy working out of this location. Tauranga has also enabled Rally NZ to include a mix of our traditional stages in the Waikato and Raglan districts along with reintroducing some old favourites in the Bay of Plenty,” states Johnston

The victory celebrations and podium presentations will be held on the finish ramp back at Baypark on Sunday afternoon where another name will be added to the Rally New Zealand trophy alongside previous winners and World Rally Champions including five times winner Marcus Gronholm (Finland), four times winner Carlos Sainz (Spain), and three time winners Colin McRae (Scotland) and Sebastien Loeb (France).

With the event being the final round of the 2017 Rally New Zealand a high quality field of New Zealand’s best drivers is guaranteed including at least 10 different manufacturers. In addition organisers have received a number of enquiries from international teams with three Japanese and two Australian entrants already confirmed. “With the event being the grand finale of the NZRC for our top national crews, Hayden returning home at the end of the WRC season and some guest international entries, another classic Rally New Zealand is on the cards,” says Johnston. “Only a handful of Kiwi drivers have their name on the Rally NZ trophy, (2011 – Hayden Paddon, 1981 – Jim Donald, 1975 – Mike Marshall, 1970 – Paul Adams, 1969 – Grady Thompson) the 2017 edition is certain to be closely fought with the ultimate reward of joining this elite list of names on the trophy.”

The 2017 Rally New Zealand will be the 43rd running of the event which was last held in 2012 as a round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Rally New Zealand organisers continue their efforts to secure a return of the WRC to New Zealand at the earliest opportunity.

V8 Jetsprint Racing

We are excited to announce that the V8 Boats are back at ASB Baypark!

Don’t miss out – one night only!!

After a two-year break, the award-winning event showcasing V8 Jetsprint racing action is returning to ASB Baypark Stadium.

Five-hours of day/night racing with three classes of V8-powered Jetsprint boats reaching speeds of up to 125kph, battling it out for the ENZED 2018 Jetsprints Stadium Cup.

Our covered stadium seating at ASB Baypark allows you to get up close to the exhilarating racing action all happening on the purpose-built aqua-track in the stadium. Thrills ‘n spills and action-packed family entertainment both on and off the track – perfect for the whole family.

With near sell-out crowds of 15,000+ in past years, tickets are expected to go fast, so get in quick to secure your seat.

Race Programme will be released on the Jetsprint Facebook page on 1 December 2017.