The Weekend Sun Competition


The Tauranga Home Show is back on October 16-18 and it’s shaping up to be a good one. 


After a turbulent year, this exhibition is gearing up to be one of New Zealand’s few major retail events of 2020, with more than 300 exhibitors spread over two halls at Trustpower Arena Baypark. 


Browse, compare and draw inspiration from a huge range of home and lifestyle businesses from top of the line to budget conscious.


“We encourage you to support local businesses by visiting the show,” says Dana McCurdy, managing director of Bay Events who organise the show. 


“We live and work here in the Bay and we see firsthand the positive effect that the Tauranga Home Show has on business progress in the region.”


Being Tauranga owned and operated means Bay Events works together with local businesses and community groups to create a special show experience. 


BespOak Kitchens Mount Maunganui has designed and built the fully functional Live Cooking Theatre kitchen, specifically created for live cooking sessions while showing off their beautiful oak kitchen design. Special guest Nadia Lim will ­be demonstrating at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday, while local food heroes – non-profit organisations and social enterprises – will be demonstrating over the three-day show.


“We’re also supporting Waipuna Hospice again this year,” says Dana. 


“Make sure you show your support with a friendly wave or donation!”


Grab lunch at The Landing Food Truck Hub, with a range of local food trucks and plenty of seating and enter the major door prize from Destination Rotorua. 


The lucky winner will experience some of Rotorua’s ultimate attractions, exploring the culture and beauty of New Zealand’s coolest hotspot with a weekend away in our own backyard.


Take advantage of exclusive show specials and giveaways you won’t find anywhere else! Doors are open from 10am to 5pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 4pm Sunday. Door sales only – adult tickets cost $10 and children 13 and under can attend for free. 


Visit on Friday and take advantage of two-for-one door prices – that’s two adults for just $10! 


Parking is free and plentiful.



The Weekend Sun has eight double passes to attend one day of the Tauranga Home Show for eight lucky readers.


Competition Results

Congratulations to our winners, Suzannah Newton, Donna Morrison, Maureen Lindsay, Ian Sherwood, Fred Stewart, Ivan Hamilton, Nathan Allan & Maria Copping!