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We believe the benefit from being taught a craft by someone who is skilled, educated and uses their talent within the community is second to none. All our tutors are involved in a number of different aspects within the music and performance industries. Bands, solo projects, recording and production experience enable them to bring a wealth of knowledge to their lessons. Focusing on technique, theory and live performance ensures that, with enough practice, students progress in leaps and bounds. Mauao Performing Arts Centre's mission is to provide a fun and educational experience that gets results and keeps students interested and keen to learn more. Students grow and work towards taking to the awesome TOTARA ST stage at one of our prestigious student concerts. One of the great benefits of learning with MauaoPAC is that students get to experience performing in a safe and supportive environment alongside other artists and on the same stage as international touring acts and some of New Zealand's best-known performers.

Founded in 2010, Mauao Performing Arts Centre is comprised of five teaching studios, a recording studio, waiting room, reception, commercial kitchen and a 420 capacity performance space named TOTARA ST. Since inception there have been many upgrades and adjustments made to provide the community with the best facilities possible. We provide one-on-one private tuition, group drama classes, a school holiday DJ Academy, special needs workshops and the MauaoPAC Contemporary Choir. With a raft of activity going on under one roof, MauaoPAC provides musicians, students and families with a creative hub. Taking into account the diverse variety of shows and events that occur in the TOTARA ST performance space, the Centre plays host to all walks of life within our amazing and talented community.

Coming Events

Northland’s global chart topping songwriter and talented musician, Merv Pinny has been noticed the world over. He has captured the imagination of millions, charting across the globe including America, Canada, Brazil, Europe, South Africa, Norway, Ukraine and the Middle East. He had his first global hit by making the Amazon world music charts for his song, Amazing, hitting the #1 spot in february 2021! After organically building a huge following from around the world, (with more than 80 million FB followers and more than 30 million music streams across multiple platforms), Merv Pinny is hitting the road on tour with his full Band through October, November & December!

Remaster Promotions Presents - Double Tribute show

Two epic bands of the past and present will perform a set each giving you the shivers, making your feet tap, and stretching out your vocal cords. There will be over 3 hours of ear food to feed those eardrums. Pure enjoyment.

Bowie performed by Stardust:
A group of experienced musos showing their love for the music of the late David Bowie, who produced hits in every decade over a 50-year music career. Stardust will take you from Ziggy to China Girl with renditions that will have you feeling like you are right there with the chameleon himself.

U2 performed by Blood Red Sky:
NZ’s only U2 tribute brings you some of the best rock songs of U2 with a tight sound, epic arrangements, and emotional punch. Whether it’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Pride, or Vertigo, there will be much much more for you to sing along, dance, and reminisce to. You’ll love our interpretation of one of the biggest Irish rock bands.

Local band The Darlings are ready to take to the stage at Totara Street as they headline an exciting release party for their debut EP! Joining them on stage are incredible local talent Marmalade Skies, Dig the Gig Finalists Uncommon State, and a surprise guest fresh off the plane from L.A. Once the live sets conclude get ready for amazing DJs Turnexx and Extract who will take over, ensuring the party doesn’t end. With free entry till 9pm there’s no excuse to not be there! 

Indie Roots Soul

Allen Stone's journey to becoming a successful musician started in the small town of Chewelah, Washington, where he was raised on gospel music and spent much of his childhood as a pastor's son, watching his parents lead their congregation in song.

After dropping out of college, he made the move to Seattle to pursue his music career, often driving up and down the West Coast in his '87 Buick to perform at any and all gigs he could find. Stone quickly gained a reputation for his powerful live performances, and over the years, he has played up to 200 dates per year, building a devoted following along the way.

A night to say thank you to our community, to celebrate you. We are fully charged with insane music, good booze and even better vibes. With headlining act Jackson Owens, supported by local artists Left Hand Break and DJ Absolute.


Join us on a trip down memory lane as we perform the greatest Rock hits from 1990 all the way through to 1999 LIVE and LOUD on stage.

Dust off the Doc Martens and iron those flannel shirts as we take it year by year diving into the very best of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Green Day, Weezer, Alice in chains, Metallica, The Smashing Pumpkins and much, much more!

Let’s party like it’s nineteen-ninety-something!

'The 90's Rock show' is a three hour love letter to arguably the greatest era of music - THE FRIGGEN 90's!!!

Indie New School Rock Roots

Welcome back to another round of musical action put on by the students at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre.

We are deep into the swing of things at the centre and there are some great songs being learned and skills getting honed in. Come and check out what all the fuss is about on Sunday the 17th of December for our End of Year Student Concert!


Get ready for a extravaganza like no other, as the iconic band that gifted us unforgettable bangers such as "Road Rash" and "Drinking for 11" is about to set New Zealand ablaze with their electrifying performance!

Fresh off their recent signing with SBAM Records and boasting a revamped lineup featuring the exceptional talents of drummer Sean Sellers (known for his work with Good Riddance and Pulley) and guitarist Brandon Landelius (of Authority Zero fame), this tour marks the triumphant return of MAD CADDIES after a decade-long hiatus.

Dance Electronic

Sound + Light: a Mount Bass Odyssey

The Sub:Culture Squad are back throwing bass raves!

Following up from Bush + Bass with Sound + Light: A Mount Bass Odyssey

Sub:Culture DJs Groove Mantis, Mufasa and DOVBLEVISION (Jimmy Fresh and Kauri Sage) are teaming up with heavy hitting bass music producer Ashez to fill the place with lush, healthy bass for an epic sensory immersion experience.

Hip Hop


Don’t call it a comeback! With brand spanker ‘’House of Pain’’ released into the wild 1,077 days removed, Mustang returns home to supporters across Aotearoa & Australia this summer!

From Invercargill to Wollongong, through past & future stallion strongholds, you can bet your last buck he’s getting a few things off his chest.

You wouldn’t miss it, would you? UH!


Calling all Teenage Dirtbags and All Stars!! Are You Ready to be Jumpin’ Jumpin’ and bring in 2024 with the best throwback 90s and early 00s tunes at our No Scrubs Party?! Say You’ll Be There and Let’s Get Loud to say Bye Bye Bye to 2023.

If you Wannabe Livin la Vida Loca, come Get Jiggy Wit us on the dance floor and get in quick for tickets xxx

Fresh off the back of their SOLD OUT European tour NO CIGAR are announcing their debut foray across New Zealand shores & across the ditch for Australia. Off the tail wind of their debut album ‘Bienvenido’ the band are looking forward to sharing their live sound & new album ‘The Great Escape’ with their fans across New Zealand & Australia. An album that was designed for the live-experience these shows won’t be ones to miss.

Pop Rock

The Feelers Announce Reimagined - Greatest Hits - New Zealand Summer Tour

17 dates nationwide with Capital Theatre + special guests

Following on from the release of the band’s REIMAGINED – GREATEST HITS album, The Feelers are hitting the road this summer with a brand-new live show and with good friends Capital Theatre in tow.

The Feelers extensive jaunt across the country to mark the release of REIMAGINED - GREATEST HITS will see the band treat their legion of fans to a live set exploding with all of their epic classic hits.

Indie New School

Australia’s genre bending trio The Grogans are crossing the ditch to treat New Zealand fans in Raglan and Mount Maunganui for two special headline shows. The band will play The Yard in Raglan on Thursday 4 January with special guest George VILLA and Friday 5 January at Totara Street in Mount Maunganui with special guest Grown Downz.

Pop Rock

Redstar Entertainment are stoked to present AUSSIE, AUSSIE AUSSIE

Crack open a coldie and throw another shrimp on the barbie because we are bringing this fair dinkum tribute to your town this summer AGAIN and she’s going to be a beauty mate, deadset!

DEADSET will pay homage to some of Australia’s most popular & successful bands playing all of the classic bangers from: INXS / MIDNIGHT OIL / AUSTRALIAN CRAWL / MEN AT WORK / COLD CHISEL HUNTERS & COLLECTORS / THE ANGELS / HOODOO GURUS / ICEHOUSE and more…


Perth-based, NZ born band of brothers, Coterie, are set to take the stage by storm this summer with their highly anticipated ‘Lush Leopard Regional tour’. Known as "the most electrifying live band either side of the Tasman," Coterie have been making tidal waves in the music scene for the past 18 months.

MY BABY, the internationally acclaimed Dutch-New Zealand trio, is set to return to New Zealand this summer for a nationwide tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut album, 'Loves Voodoo!’

Formed by New Zealander Daniel ‘Da Freez’ Johnson (guitar), Joost Sheik van Dijck (drums/vocals), and Cato van Dijck (lead singer and guitar), MY BABY has cultivated a devoted fanbase both in their home country and abroad. Renowned for their unique blend of blues, roots, and trance, the trio has left an indelible mark on the global music scene, gracing stages at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Sziget (Hu), Lowlands (NL), Pinkpop (NL), and Boomtown Fair (UK).

Hip Hop




Join us for an extremely heavy serving of Lil Peep + $uicideboy$ amongst your other favourite alt rap tracks until late



After amassing over 1 million followers and making audiences all around the world laugh till they cry online, Blake Pavey is bringing his hilarious and heartfelt hour of stand up onto the stage as he regales some cheeky tales about life as someone with a terminal illness in his debut national stand up tour “Literally Dying”.

Kaosis hosts New Zealand's first EDM tribute Fest featuring the music of the biggest names in EDM.


Calvin Harris tribute set by Kinoni.

Lady Gaga tribute set by Monshi.

Daft Punk tribute set by Herja.

DJ Snake tribute set by AEON.

Diplo tribute set by Kinoni.

Skrillex tribute set by Xen.

Kaosis (DJ Set)

Production by Liquid Sound.

VJ'ing by Djinnobi.


Step into the enchanting world of Taylor Swift as our tribute band brings her greatest hits to life!

Join us for an unforgettable night of music, energy, and nostalgia. Immerse yourself in the magic of Swift's iconic sound and relive the moments that stole our hearts. Don't miss the experience – grab your tickets now and be part of the ultimate Taylor Swift tribute concert!"

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Mata ‘Eyes’ Ariki : ‘High Chief or God’ : MATARIKI

This upcoming 8 date tour is in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year and to showcase Rei’s latest album Ariki. Traveling through Aotearoa, from Tāmaki to Te Wai Pounamu, Rei can’t wait to share his waiata kanikani (dance music) and party with the people.

His last tour was for his award-winning album ‘The Bridge’. Always in mahi hard mode, Rei has dropped 3 new albums since then, played across the world, won 3 Māori music awards, earning millions of streams and radio hits since this tour… but nothing beats performing to your home country. Rei’s Matariki tour will start with local support acts, followed by Rei’s full high energy set, topped off with a DJ set featuring remixed te reo music.

CHUR CHON SNDY is the Bays newest Sunday Session.

Live Music from the kick arse house band, with week to week features from some of the best talent Aotearoa has on offer...

Original acts will kick off proceedings prior to the house band hitting the stage. The Chur!Coal BBQ & Eatery will be rolling out some seriously tasty charcoal cooked treats. The beers will be cold and the vibes will be high. Get along to TOTARA ST and be part of a unique addition to the Mount Maunganui events calendar.