What’s on in the Bay of Plenty? June 2018 events


Concerts, racing, a food show and pet expo – there’s so much to enjoy this first month of winter!

He Kura E Huna Ana

19-20 June

Baycourt X Space

Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae korero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley. When Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by a jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River. Returning to her papakāinga on the anniversary of her family’s death, young Hine seeks consolation in the myths of Arahura. Raised solely by her Taua, Hine battles the grief that left her tipuna transformed into pounamu.

Visit baycourt.co.nz for ticket prices.

Kiwifruit Cup Day

23 June

Tauranga Racecourse

Enjoy a full day of thoroughbred racing action featuring the Orora Kiwi Packaging Kiwifruit Cup, Listed Seeka Tauranga Classic and the 2018 Informant Racing Tauranga Punter of the Year Competition. Mid-winter Christmas hospitality packages available now – call 07 578 6102 for more information.

Free admission


Bay of Plenty Pet & Animal Expo

23-24 June

ASB Arena, Baypark, Mt Maunganui

This expo is designed to celebrate all animals, great and small, and the positive role they play in society. Visitors aren’t allowed to bring their own pets but they will find everything they might need for dogs, cats, birds, rats, fish, reptiles, ponies and other furry friends there. There’s a puppy and kitten cuddle corner, dancing dogs and pony rides.

Tickets: Adults: $10; Child: $5 (5-16 years)


The Māori Sidesteps

29 June, 7.30pm

Baycourt Addison Theatre

To celebrate Matariki 2018, Baycourt Presents is proud to bring you The Māori Sidesteps starring Cohen Holloway, Rob Mokaraka, Jamie McCaskill, Jerome Leota and Erroll Anderson. The Sidesteps are a contemporary Māori showband known for putting their own political spin on well-known songs and entertaining crowds with soulful harmonies and off-the-cuff comedy.

Visit baycourt.co.nz for ticket prices.

The Seriously Good Food Show

30 June-1 July, 10am-5pm

ASB Baypark Arena

The Seriously Good Food Show is going to be the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty, so get your forks ready. The show features over 120 exhibitors sharing the latest in innovative products, acclaimed chefs sharing their secrets and delectable food and wine tastings.​

Tickets available at the door. Adults $10; Children 13 and under $5