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Tauranga Harbour events

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Upcoming events 

Volunteer opportunities

Many inspiring individuals and groups are regularly doing work to care for the harbour and catchment. They include groups like:

See our volunteers page for other upcoming working bees and ways that you can get involved.


Other events and sporting activities

The harbour is used for a large number of sporting and recreational activities. For information on upcoming events visit:


Past events

Happy Harbour Fun Day

Happy Harbour Fun Day 2018 has been and gone. It was a great day with over 3,000 people coming down to learn about their harbour. You can check out the photos from the day here or watch the video below. 

See you next year!


Enspire youth video challenge - April 2016

Enspire 2016 is now closed. 2016 winners were announced at a public screening and awards event held at Tauranga Art Gallery on 19 April 2016.  

See Enspire page for competition details and winning videos.

Three entries focused on Protecting Tauranga Harbour and waterways:

First Place: Protecting Tauranga Harbour and waterways category 

James Jefferies-Thorne


First Place: Enviro-Challenge Schools category

Tauranga Girls College Environmental Committee


No placing: Enviro-Challenge Schools and Tauranga Harbour and waterways categories 

Katikati College

Dairy effluent trial open day - February 2016

DairyNZ and Bay of Plenty Regional Council are joining forces to host a public open day on a dairy farm near Katikati to demonstrate the on-farm trial of a process to convert dairy shed effluent into fish food. 

For more information and to register for the open day visit

Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour Catchment Catch Up - June 2015

A free event was held on 10 June 2015 to share information and ideas about work that's going on to care for land, water, wildlife, cultural values and recreation in and Tauranga Harbour.

See programme details and presentations.

Youth Jam Taiohi-Taiao: Freshwater from Source to Sea - May 2015.

More than 60 secondary school students from nine Bay of Plenty Enviroschools participated in two days of learning, discussion and field trips to explore freshwater values and management challenges in the Tauranga Harbour catchment and wider region. Find out more.