'Titiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamura' 'When you understand the past, you know your future'
Talk: 14 April 2021 - Justice Sir Joe Williams and Simon Dallow
Exhibition: Nov - 28 Jan 2020
Kowhai Gallery was home Tauranga Heritage Collection's outstanding light-box exhibition of GLIMPSES - a snapshot of the rich heritage crossing Bay of Plenty. This was accompanied by some amazing art work from Arohanoa Mathews and exquisite weaving by Lisa Passmore.
Exhibition: 27 Sept - 2 Nov 2019
This very successful exhibition, Kaikauhoe - Pounamu Taonga o Tauranga Moana, acknowledged the legend of the greenstone as journeyed to from the Bay of Plenty its resting place in the South Island
Photographic History of Tauranga's Jazz Festival - 2019
The Photographic History of Tauranga's Jazz Festival on Tauranga's Strand, has come about through a collaborative initiative between Taonga Tauranga, Taylor Bros Transport Ltd, Tauranga City Council's Heritage Collection, Tauranga Jazz Society, Downtown Tauranga, Trustpower, Tuskany Agency and Tauranga's Historical Society. Read more about the Exhibition here The aim being to make more of Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty’s history accessible to all.
Clayton McGregor & Celeste Skachill: April 2018 - Read about it here Clayton and Celeste are young, talented, inspirational and originally from Tauranga. They will share their journey and experience working on exhibitions such as Gallipoli, Bug Lab and the new Te Papa Gallery, Toi Art.
Ken Gorbey: March 2018 - Read about it here Ken shares his vision for the role of the museum in the modern world Ken is recognised for his creative leadership as an international museum professional.
Ian Taylor: February 2018 - Read about it here Ian is world renowned for his virtual reality work and takes us into technology applications which can be used to create virtual reality exhibits. Ian is an inspirational speaker enthralling audiences young and old.
Taonga Tauranga Essay Competition - April 2018
Senior Prize Winners
Lillie Scott and Liv Donavan-Grammerwere the winners of the Senior Essay competition. Lilly from Aquinas College won first prize of $1000.00 and Liv from Otumetai College was second with a $500.00 prize.
Sponsored by HOBEC Lawyers,Tauranga Taonga Tauranga Senior Essay competition Sponsored by HOBEC: $1000.00 for first prize $500.00 for second prize Read about it here.
Junior Prize Winners
Carla Roberts and Amy McAulay from Otumoetai College were the winners of the Junior Essay Prize; they won a trip to visit Ian Taylor’s Studio and the two museums in Dunedin. Mini Video taken by the students here.
Sponsored by CLASSIC BUILDERS, Taonga Tauranga Junior Essay competition sponsored by Classic Builders: The two winners won a trip to Ian Taylor's studio in Dunedin and a tour of both the Otago Museum and the new Settlers Museum Read about it here.
Junior Prize - a trip for two to Dunedin escorted by Lee-Ann Taylor
Inspirational Intermediate Art Competition - April 2018
Tauranga students inspire with their museum designs: Taonga Tauranga helped run an Art Competition for Intermediate Students. The students were asked what their vision was for a Museum for Tauranga. Two of the winners: Mirakyl Mitchell, left, and Hillary Kip, both from Tauranga.