NZ Festival of Squash is coming to Tauranga

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The largest squash festival in the nation’s history will be held later this year with the two tournaments running back-to-back on a purpose-built glass court at the Trustpower Arena in Tauranga.

From November 3rd – 6th, New Zealand will be the first country in the world to host the Nations Cup which comprises eight teams of two players – one male and one female – from 12 countries.

See NZ’s Commonwealth gold medal winning squash players Paul Coll and Joelle King in action at Baypark Arena.

The New Zealand Open men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Silver event will follow from the 8th-13th November and boasts a US$150,000 prize pool. The festival also includes some exciting local tournaments with opportunities for all grades to compete. Come and watch some of the best squash players in the world.

Nations Cup

New Zealand will be the testing ground for a major initiative for squash with the launch of the Squash FORWARD Series, a sequence of new squash events intended to trial innovative changes to the way the sport is delivered.

The Nations Cup will comprise eight teams of two players – one male and one female – from the same country to add a new dimension to the typical competition structure in squash. It will also include an alternative scoring format.

New Zealand Squash Open

The biggest squash tournament on the NZ squash calendar is back! The Robertson Lodges New Zealand Men’s Open and the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Women’s Open will be PSA World Tour events with NZ’s own Paul Coll and Joelle King set to be the star attractions amongst a top-class field that will line up at the Trustpower Arena in Tauranga on all glass court. Players will battle for the lion’s share of a US$150,000 prize fund.

Tickets are selling fast and available at NZ Festival of Squash (iticket.co.nz) – more information at www.festivalofsquash.co.nz

The Women’s Lifestyle Expo – 17 & 18 September 2022

The Tauranga Women’s Lifestyle Expo is bringing 140 of the best lifestyle companies together, showcasing all the fashion, beauty, health, fitness, gourmet food & beverages and much more. The expo will have something for everyone. It’s the perfect opportunity for a girls’ day out, or to treat yourself to a day leisurely wandering between exhibitors.

Bay of Plenty Baby Expo – 24 & 25 September 2022

An expo not to be missed if you have little ones. A weekend of expert, up-to-date advice, seminars, and workshops. A complimentary Creche, Parents Room and Mothers Room are provided onsite to ensure you have everything you need to visit in comfort. Free entry.

NZ Bridge Congress 2022 – 1-8 October 2022

The New Zealand Bridge Congress will be hosted at Trustpower Arena.

This highly anticipated event attracts the best Bridge players from across the country to compete and celebrate the card game they love. Top international level players mix and meet less experienced players and vice versa – it is a rich exchange and a highly exciting environment.

This event includes national events for all categories of competitive bridge players: Open, Intermediate and Junior. Players are required to register to participate. Spectators and supporters are welcome to attend free of charge.

Demi Lee Moore New Zealand Tour – 7 October 2022

International star Demi Lee Moore is coming to the Trustpower Baypark Stadium Lounge with her latest album Jy Ken My Naam, which has reached Golden status across South Africa. Demi Lee was first introduced to the South African audience in 2014 when she reached the top seven on Season 10 of Idols.

She went on to be the first winner of the television show Die Kontrak. This paved the way for her success in the music industry. Her latest album Jy Ken My Naam, was released in late 2020. www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/demi-lee-moore-tour/mt-maunganui

Silver Ferns v Australian Diamonds – 16 October 2022

The Silver Ferns will defend their Constellation Cup title when they meet the Diamonds in four Tests, played as part of the Cadbury Netball Series. The rivalry resumes on this side of the Tasman at Spark Arena in Auckland on 12 October and Trustpower Arena Tauranga on 16 October.

The Silver Ferns then head off on their first trip to Australia since late 2019, with matches on Wednesday 19 October and Sunday 23 October. Trustpower Baypark is delighted to be selected for one of the two tests to be played in NZ – guaranteed to be a sold-out event.

HoopNation “The Classic” – 21-24 October 2022

The electrifying atmosphere of The Classic is unparalleled in the sport events marketplace and has quickly become the ‘must-attend’ event on the basketball tournament calendar. The fusion of music, the vibe and energy of athletes, and the detail of venue presentation make HoopNation branded events world class.

Speedway – Bay Summer Starter – 22 October 2022

Join us for the Bay Summer Starter 2022/23 Season Opener!

This promises to be a huge night of Speedway racing action just in time for the warm weather of Summer. Tickets will be available at the gate and via the Speedway website from mid-September. Check out our family Zone with displays, merchandise and other exciting new stuff this season presented by Mediaworks. Gates open 5pm and racing starts from 6pm.

The Tauranga Home Show – 28-30 October 2022

Draw inspiration for your home from 300+ exhibitors bringing you everything you need to build your dream in the Bay of Plenty at Tauranga’s largest home and lifestyle event. Jo Seagar will be demonstrating live at 11.30am and 2.30pm each day with her natural wit and charm, showing you recipes from her latest cookbook Better Than A Bought One.  Jo is famous for her catchphrases: ‘easy peasy’ and ‘maximum effect for minimum effort’ – don’t miss this chance to see her live at the Tauranga Home Show.

Tauranga’s Premier Venue

Trustpower Baypark is Tauranga’s premier venue for conferences, meetings, entertainment, and exhibitions. Offering a complete package in one convenient location, featuring state of the art meeting rooms, in-house catering, audio visual services, marketing/promotional services.

For more information on any events, enquiries for Trustpower Baypark venues, BayStation activities or service on/off site from BayCatering, BayAudioVisual
visit www.trustpowerbaypark.co.nz or email events@bayvenues.co.nz.

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