A new strategy set to shape the Historic Village

One of the streets at Tauranga Historic Village

Tauranga City Council has approved a strategy that will enable The Historic Village to grow further in the space of arts, culture, events, history and as a community hub that supports social wellbeing.

The work undertaken over a period of five months including consultation with key stakeholders was successfully adopted at Council’s December 10 meeting.

Manager of The Historic Village for Tauranga City Council, Blair Graham is excited about the new strategy and what it will mean for the city.

“We are looking forward to building on what has already been achieved at The Historic Village as well as creating a community hub that will provide new and cool experiences for locals and visitors to Tauranga all in one location," says Blair.

“Community is at the heart of everything we do, and we are hopeful that the new hub will get the funding it needs from the Long Term Plan process next year, to enable us to deliver something special for our city and region. We’d love our community to get behind this awesome initiative."

The vision of The Historic Village is to provide a unique, inspired and diverse community hub that provides a multitude of experiences catering to a wide range of people, all in one location. 

This includes telling the story of the location’s culture and history in an engaging way, providing a vibrant space for festivals, events, markets and activities, being home to community groups that supports the arts, culture and social needs of the community along with the diverse range of venues, hospitality and unique and complimentary shopping experiences.

There will be a range of summer events at The Historic Village on 17th Ave for everyone to enjoy:

  •   •  December 31 2020 – The Hell Year’s Eve party 7.30pm till late. Tickets from: https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/13354/The-Hell-Yeas-Eve-Party.utr

  •   •  January 30 2021 – Night Owl Cinema, showing Rocketman. Tickets from: www.eventfinda.co.nz/tour/2020/night-owl-cinema2

  •   •  February 6 2021 – Waitangi Day festival, free event – 10am to 3pm

  •   •  Friday night markets will be going ahead every Friday, 5 to 9pm (except for Christmas and New Year’s Eve)

  •   •  Sunday markets every first and third Sunday, 9am to 2pm.

  •   •  Mood will have gigs over weekends, check out their Facebook page for details as they will be running lots of free events during summer: https://www.facebook.com/homeofmood

  •   •  The Incubator Hub has a range of music events through the Jam Factory, art workshops and The Artful Stitch Exhibition running from December 29 – January 11 2021. Find out more about what’s coming up: https://www.theincubator.co.nz/whats-on

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