“A star-studded, entertainment spectacular” is how this year’s Tauranga Gala Dinner is being described. Back for its ninth year, the 2021 edition will be held on Friday 16 July at Trustpower Arena to an audience of several hundred locals and visitors.
Featuring cricketing legend, Brendon McCullum, and renowned sports broadcaster, Scotty Stevenson, the Tauranga Gala Dinner will not only be a chance to hear from the star former Black Cap, but will also be an evening of revelry and celebration, with national treasures, The Lady Killers, taking the stage.
The group is made up of a trio of New Zealand’s most acclaimed performers, including Jackie Clarke, Tina Cross and Taisha Tari, who will provide a stunning showcase of hits to ensure this year’s event is an unmissable gala night out for Tauranga.
Organisers, Events Innovated, say that is what this year’s event is all about; giving Tauranga a big-city event to socialise and enjoy together.
“It’s about creating a special occasion where people and businesses in our community can come together with good banter, great music, sumptuous food and a chance to dress to the nines and celebrate the night away.”
This year’s event is partnering with local Rotary club, Tauranga Te Papa Rotary, who will lead the charity auction.
Each year The Tauranga Gala Dinner provides a platform for local charities to raise money, run separate to the commercial operations of the event.
Tauranga Te Papa Rotary will be fundraising to support two incredible charities; Cure Kids and the Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust.
They have some amazing items up for grabs, including e-bikes, luxury experiences, sports memorabilia and more.
The Tauranga Gala Dinner is supported by Bay of Plenty Business News, The Weekend Sun, Media Works, Kale Print, Trinity Wharf, Black Barn Vineyards, Lion and Tauranga City Council. It is produced by local events company, Events Innovated.
In addition to the world-class entertainment and guest speakers, The Tauranga Gala Dinner includes 3-course meals, fine beverages, charity auction, VIP options and plenty of after-function revelry.
Many local businesses use it as a way to host staff and clients, while groups of friends book tables to shout themselves a much-deserved night out.
Only a few tables are left and bookings close on Monday 12 July.
Information and last-chance reservations are available at www.taurangagaladinner.co.nz