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The hub of entertainment in the Bay of Plenty

Living up to their reputation as the Hub of Entertainment in the Bay of Plenty, Trustpower Baypark launches into 2021 with a packed calendar of upcoming events for everyone.

Speedway

Speedway season is on its final stretch – with some great nights of racing for adrenaline junkies in the next three months. These include 6 & 20 February, 6, 13 & 27 March and there will be a fireworks extravaganza to close the season on 3 April.

To enjoy watching the races in style there are a number of exclusive, spacious Corporate Boxes with balconies available to entertain up to 20 guests comfortably. Please contact events@bayvenues.co.nz or 07 577 8593 for more information.

Falcon Events presents…

Kanine (UK) and special guests, Lee Mvtthews on 5 February with support from Poris, Tricky, Justa Dueller & Peasoup at Trustpower Baypark.

Supported by some of the biggest and most influential names in Drum & Bass, the young Londoner known as Kanine is living up to his potential and developing into a headline act with a long career ahead of him.

Originally recognised as one of the leading names in the new wave of Jump Up producers that have helped force the sound into the mainstream, his sound is evolving all the time as he moves towards being one of the more versatile artists in the 175 BPM range.

Tickets are available online – you need to be quick before they sell out.

Charity ball for children

The children’s ward at Tauranga Hospital are hosting a charity ball on 13 February to raise money to buy a much-needed sensory trolley costing around $9000.

Specialised for children with sensory issues, autism, developmental delays and mental health conditions, the equipment is essential in helping with recovery, pain distraction and general well-being whilst in hospital.

Come along for a jam-packed evening filled with fantastic entertainment, live music and special performances.

Included with your ticket are canapés, which will be served throughout the night, along with a cash bar. There will also be some excellent prizes in the auction and raffle, kindly donated by local businesses.

Seniors and Travel Annual Expo

The Seniors and Travel Annual Expo is on again 27 & 28 February from 10am to 3pm. There will be caravans on show for tripping around, and lots more options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Colin explains “The purpose of the Expo is to provide seniors with first-hand opportunities to discuss products and services usually advertised in magazines and newspapers alone.”

The Expo is showcasing a vast range of services and products for seniors in one convenient location and it’s all for free! An event not to be missed, loads of information and entertainment, and tastings for all.

Constellation Cup comes to Baypark

The Silver Ferns will face the Australian Diamonds for the first time in over a year when the Constellation Cup comes to New Zealand in March, as part of the Cadbury Netball Series.

The Silver Ferns are playing the Australian Diamonds in the Cadbury Netball Series for the Constellation Cup. Photo/Michael Bradley Photography.

The Constellation Cup, which was postponed due to Covid-19 last year, has been confirmed to be played in New Zealand with Christchurch Arena hosting the first two matches on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 March before the action heads to Trustpower Baypark Arena in Tauranga on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March.

It will be Australia’s first series in New Zealand under new coach Stacey Marinkovich and the side will undergo a two-week quarantine period to comply with the New Zealand Government’s Covid-19 requirements.

The Diamonds team will travel to Christchurch on Monday 15 February and prepare for the series during 14 days of managed isolation.

Netball NZ Chief Executive Jennie Wyllie said she was delighted to announce the series against their trans-Tasman neighbours after what had been a long wait.

“We’re really excited to confirm this series after the disappointments of postponing the Constellation Cup in 2020 due to Covid-19,” Wyllie said.

“We’d also like to acknowledge the Australian Diamonds for agreeing to come to New Zealand where they will go into the mandatory two-week quarantine leading into the series.

“To be able to host international netball in the current climate is something we do not take lightly so we’re excited to see our world champion Silver Ferns have the opportunity to take on one of their toughest opponents.”

Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua said she was looking forward to the challenge of playing the Diamonds.

Bill Bailey – En Route to Normal

Bill Bailey

Following a thumbs-up from immigration, Bill Bailey makes Aotearoa his first touring destination post Covid-19, announcing a 12-centre 2021 tour of New Zealand, landing in Tauranga on 25 March.

How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again?

In Bill’s new show, En Route to Normal, Bill ponders these and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world.

With his trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers, don’t miss this legendary comedian, musician and actor back on stage in New Zealand in 2021.

But wait, there’s more…

Some other exciting events that have been secured by Trustpower Baypark include: NZ National Bridge Inc who will bring their National Competition and Congress each year to Tauranga – the first in September 2021, Magic Netball ANZ Premiership – May 2021 (3 games), Olympic Weightlifting National Championships – November 2021 – just to name a few. Stay tuned for more information on these in the upcoming months.

Premier conference venue

Trustpower Baypark is Tauranga’s Premier Venue for conferences, meetings, entertainment and exhibitions. Offering a complete package in one convenient location that features state of the art meeting rooms, in-house catering, audio visual services, professional conference organiser (PCO) and 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, email events@bayvenues.co.nz or call 07 577 8560.

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